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A place in between, by Dagmar Henn

Note: following Desecrated Shrines, this is the second eyewitness report about daily life in Novorussia sent to my by the Saker Community representative in Novorussia, Dagmar Henn, Team Leader German Saker Blog who has found the time to write this text while reorganizing the German blog.

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A place in between

by Dagmar Henn

Oktiaborskii

It´s a cold, but sunny morning when we start for Oktiaborskii, another one of the prominently shelled quarters, like many others built around a mine of the same name. We drive to the last row of houses; just a few trees separate them from open fields, and just 500 m from the Ukrainian lines. Here we meet a delivery of food by the Vostok battalion. Planned or accidental? It´s not quite sure; here everything happens in a hurry, a few minutes on the spot, then it´s time to leave again.

No gas., no electricity.. in front of the second house we visit there’s an improvised stove, just a metal plate on a few stones under a tiny shed; there’s no lack of firewood, they collect the branches the shelling breaks off the trees. The facades are pockmarked from shrapnel. I remember those marks, in my childhood many buildings in Munich still wore them, dark dirty holes, but these are fresh, and the stone under the grey skin shines in a virgin white.

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Desacrated shrines, by Dagmar Henn

Note: this is the first article sent to me by the Saker Community representative in Novorussia, Dagmar Henn, from the German Saker Blog.  Dagmar has had a tough trip, with very little opportunity to write and only sporadic and slow Internet connections (this is, after all, a war zone).  I hope that this will be a first of a series of eyewitness reports by Dagmar about the reality of life in Novorussia today.

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Desacrated shrines

by Dagmar Henn

We stop in front of a burnt-out church. This is Petrovsky, one of the areas most affected by Ukrainian shelling. The destruction seems completely accidental, a shelling lottery  that left ruins between untouched, immaculate buildings. This is a suburb with small single-floor houses built with red bricks, surrounded by green metal fences, squeezed between mines, factories and railroads. The whole landscape is dominated by the artificial hills, left by a century of mining, that still show their raw stoney faces.

This building was built in the 19th century as an administrative building, tells Alexandr Kolesnik, a member of the Novorosian parliament, later turned into a school and eventually transformed into a church, during perestroika. All the women in our group cover their heads. Stanislawska, one of our guards, rushes to the Turkish photographer to ask for the neckerchief around his neck, when shenotices [deletedthat’] I don’t have anything on me that could be used as concealment, so I end up entering the place with his grey, cotton scarf over my hair. What once was the central room, is now an open ruin. Black marks slide down from the gawping holes that used to be windows, and the smell of burnt wood lingers in the air, even though the fire died down weeks ago. The roof of the entrance still exists, only now as a ceiling of charcoal. This is Donetsks tiny version, of Coventry cathedral.

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Stategic papers or: it is forbidden to think, by Dagmar Henn

A few days ago German corporate media jubilated as if they had caught Putin with his hands in the cookie jar — and proudly presented  a „strategy paper“ which they supposed proved that all events regarding Crimea and in Donbass were just the Kremlin’s evil machinations.

 They must think all their readers are idiots.

 This paper is said to have been written just ten days before the coup in Kiev last year. It contains some serious analytical flaws, like the expectation that Yanukovich would remain in power until the regular elections. Therefore it could only be considered an on-going tactical analysis and never a „strategic paper“. And something like this is supposed to prove that the events were orchestrated?

 This claim can function only based upon the fact that people had been successfully convinced that strategic thinking in itself is evil, and the assumption that  such analysis amounted to a “conspiracy theory”.

This can only work due to the fact that equivalent German papers are not so openly published.

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Conversation: Ms. Merkel and Peace, by Dagmar Henn

This is a must read analysis by someone who we have found to be one of the most rational voices out of Germany.

This brilliant analysis by Dagmar Henn dissects right through the noise of not just the mainstream pop narrative but the feel-good happy crowd who for the sake of being  ‘decent’ continue to hope for something which simply is not a give-in anymore.

Right now, no matter how you dice it, the Novorussian Armed Forces, who are fighting the Nazi forces of NATO, have the upper hand.  Russia cannot abandon them and the ‘democratic freedom loving Nazi arming West’ cannot accept that.

This is, was and will be a proxy war between Russia and the USA. We also must understand that the USA (and the collective West) did not spend $5 billion and counting in material support of the Nazi genocide to just abandon the project.

Let us see what these talks with Western supporters of Fascism bring.

AE

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What a lot of theatrical activity during the last days — Merkel´s hasty trip to Kiev and Moscow (carrying Hollande as hand luggage), and then the appearances at the Munich “Security Conference” … truly a heroic effort to save peace? That at least is what we are expected to think.

But how realistic is this idea? Is that possibly what she honestly wants?

Actually there are simple criteria to test her interest in peace — sober, technical criteria.

One can assume that all European governments, including Ms Merkel’s, are well informed about the real situation in the Donbass. In public they talk about the ‘evil separatists’, but they do know that the Ukrainian army shells the cities. They know the extent of destruction and they know who is responsible. Why? Because OSCE delivers this information daily to their desks. Publicly the OSCE acts as though it is not capable of calculating from the remains of a rocket stuck in the ground the direction from which it came. The reality is different. We can assume that all the atrocities committed by the Ukranian regime throughout the last months are well known. That includes the humanitarian situation in the Donbass.

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Witches Sabbath from Paris to Kiev, by Dagmar Henn

Fair is foul, and foul is fair:
Hover through the fog and filthy air.
(Macbeth)

We’ve already become accustomed to press reports of happenings and hearing the statements of our politicians as something seen through a camera obscura – passing them through a very small hole at first, and then looking at them upside down (which in this case nearly generates a kind of truth). But during the last few days the gyrations performed with definitions and invocations have turned so wild, moved around so incessently that it takes one’s breath away and any clear image dissappears in the whirl.

First the coalition of defenders of western values invoked these values on a street in Paris. In short succession after that came the jubulation by the hired butchers of words over the choice of the “Unword of the Year[1]“, making the whole bunch feel ennobled while the same motive used for the uplifting of the presstitutes became a completely irrelevant footnote when dealing with the brown shirted view of history presented by the Ukrainian ally. And even human compassion, although it appeared briefly on the frontpages after the Paris assault, was hurriedly sent back into hibernation, considering the continuous artillery barrage of Novorossija. It makes one long for a slow motion button, or at least a vow not to take in more than one of these twistings at a time, just to keep one’s sanity.

What a jubilation arose after the word „Lügenpresse“ (press of lies) was elected to be the „Unword of the Year”. It had been, so the the jury´s statement, „a keyword for ideological attack already during WWI and was also used by the Nazis to generally defame independent media.“ And suddenly they all felt independent, the scribbling serfs of Springer and Bertelsmann. It came about so easily.  The jury described „a general defamation on the part of the independent media, because the overwhelming majority of their representatives try to counter the intentionally incited fear of an alleged „islamisation of the Occident“ with neutral presentation of social issues and a differenciated sight.“ Deutsche Welle, all those months prematurely yearning for a status of war correspondent, built the bridge between the French community’s  western values to the choice of the „UNword“ straight away. You can only observe with stunned amazement how the inhabitants of the media trenches define themselves as „critical media“ and, after launching a continuous barrage of sheer twisted reality, still have the daring to decorate themselves with sentences like this one:

Because, what is the consequence of a term like  „press of lies“? It means that there is only one writing the truth and that is the only truth.  But the pluralism of democracy opposes this single truth.“

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Conversation: The big hypocrites, by Dagmar Henn

This week has been one where the world has been assaulted by fear and war mongering once again. The people no matter where they are, are being constantly told that they are under attack. It matters not what the local variant is. He/She could be a Muslim today and a Russian tomorrow.

To defend our Freedom of Speech our actual freedoms have already been taken away. Our privacy has been destroyed and our sources of knowledge have been falsified.

Oceania Saker has and will continue to put opinion that is sensible. This week we have published great opinion pieces on the French tragedy by:

The Saker, who has bravely said what many had thought off but were afraid to say. 

– Pepe Escobar, who so brilliantly puts together the context of this blow back/false flag.

André Vltchek who has given us all perspective by writing so beautifully about the great Muslim civilization.

And now, we are honored to present Dagmar Henn’s wonderfully written piece that binds our stance at Oceania. She has gotten to the heart of the matter.

AE
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I would like to react with dismay after the Paris assault.

But how can I, when I read sentences like this one:

“Actually no one needs to wonder that more and more people are afraid of Islam. In its name and referring to the Koran fear and terror are being spread. The weak voices denying that the “Islamic State” and other organisations of terror reveal the true face of Islam are always drowned again and again by the explosions of bombs and the screams of those who are brutally murdered.”FAZ 07.01.2014

In my head these sentences write themselves anew. How would it be like this:

Actually no one needs to wonder that more and more people are afraid of the West. In its name and referring to human rights fear and terror are being spread. The weak voices denying that “NATO” and other organisations of terror reveal the West’s true face are drowned again and again by the explosions of bombs and the screams of those who are brutally murdered.

You could as well exchange “NATO” for “Frontex[1]“, or “IMF” or….  When looking for organisations that brutally murder people there is a long list.

There couls also be this version:

Actually no one needs to wonder that more and more people are afraid of Capitalism. In its name and referring to the free market….

Yes, I realise that I am loosing my humanity. My reason tells me that the publication of nauseous racist drawings does not justify murder. My reason calls for compassion.

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A Different Reunification, by Dagmar Henn

 

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The continuous propaganda for Greater Germany proved it´s efficiency by the fact that developments in south-eastern Ukraine haven’t been seen as what they might well be — the reunification of an artificially divided nation.

At least that is what the events of October 3, 1989 in Germany were called.

And so we must ask ourselves : how can it be, that we Germans are supposed to have felt an indomitable will for reunification, even if the statehood that was to be reunited had existed for just 74 years (until 1871 there were many German statelets but not the German State) and had disappeared 40 years ago, with gigantic colateral effects upon the rest of the planet — and yet, nobody expresses the thought that citizens of the former Soviet Union, which existed for more or less the same time as the German Reich up to 1945, might harbour the same wish for reunification,  23 years after a split that took place against the will of the people?

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Conversation: Premeditated murder, the MH17 story

Hi everybody,
 
I would like a question about the time before July 17.
 
In the last days before the MH17-event German media started to mention aerial attacks in Donbass for the first time (about Lugansk on 02 June they just repeated one Ukie line about manpads…). At that time it looked like a sudden opening, as nothing about airstrikes or artillery attacks against towns or villages had been mentioned before. But this ended immediately after MH17, and the next time there was anything about shelling of towns in German mainstream media was some time ago, when the report about cluster bombs was published.
 
I had been wondering about this fenomenon at that time, and resolved that it looked like an organized preparation to make the story about a downing of MH17 by the militias look credible. Because the whole scenario wouldn´t have worked at all if the themes “planes” and “surface-air-missiles” were not introduced to the public before that. (Just made me wonder what was with that Antonow that was downed on 14th..) Which would necessitate some beforehand knowledge about what was going to happen… which was exactly the reason why I didn´t look deeper into this suspicious combination.
 
But this few days and the reports that shone up in German media at that time remained an absolute singularity. FAZ had a big report about the bombing of a house in Snezhnoe published on 16th. Sure, there was a lot of news about it on Russian news agencies. But all the other days, all the months since then, nothing made it into FAZ. Just an airstrike in Snezhnoe one day before MH17.
 
Here is my question. Did anyone at anyplace observe a similar phenomenon? Was there an increase in the media considering the themes “airstrikes” and “defence against them” in the last few days before July 17?
 
I tried to check it myself. But I discovered that not even all articles in German media from that time are still accessible (I remember even tv coverage), but also that I lack the vocabulary to easily run a search about it and simply don´t have a chance to perceive the overall development of propagandistic waves in other countries.
 
And, honestly, I do hope it doesn´t stay a unique German phenomenon. Because that would give it a significance I don´t feel comfortable with.
 
Thanks in advance,
 

Dagmar Henn is a social services professional, she is a former member of the Munich City Council for Die Linke (“The Left’”), formed from a fusion of the former ruling party of the German People’s Republic, the Socialist Union Party, with a left-wing split from the Social Democratic Party.

The statements, views and opinions expressed in this column are solely those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of Oceania Saker.

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Hare & Hedgehog, by Dagmar Henn

The title refers to the Brothers Grimm Tale, ‘The Hare and the Hedgehog.’ They give the moral to be “that no one, however distinguished he thinks himself, should make fun of a lesser man, even if this man is a hedgehog.”

Original author: Dagmar Henn

English editor (footnotes and bracketed insertions): Rufus Magister

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Some time ago the thought passed my mind that the Vietnamese would wait in vain for any solidarity from [leftists in] the West, if the Vietnam War took place today. How could that happen? Meanwhile German media reproduce without the least hesitation statements by Kiev propaganda that cannot be called other than fascist. No voice is heard against it. Any other subject seems more important. Are we all blinded? How could it happen that we are just months, perhaps only hours away from a global war, that starts from our soil, that is set in scene by our ruling class, and there is nothing around that could honestly be called resistance?

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