He toddles off to Israel wakes wonderful promises.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UdkT4ByYUSU
(”lay down with us, eh? his words)
”John Kerry lecturing Russia on acts of aggression. Let’s hear from Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan, Gaza strip, Lebanon, Panama, Haiti….”
”WTF? I am from Ukraine. I see agression from nationalists hwo supports by USA. So as citizenship of Ukrakraine I see agression of USA and EU!!!”
USA is locked into perputal War..
Here is where Kerry is sucking up to Israel
By EDWARD-ISAAC DOVERE | 3/3/14 8:23 PM EST Updated: 3/4/14 9:48 AM EST
Secretary of State John Kerry came to AIPAC with a lot of selling to do on behalf of the Obama administration’s ambitions for the Middle East.
The crowd responded with light applause and a short standing ovation as he left the stage.
Speaking in Washington on Monday night to the annual conference of the Israel advocacy group, Kerry — whom the administration sent rather than President Barack Obama or Vice President Joe Biden — recalled when, on a trip years ago to an Israeli air base as a senator, one of the officers took him up in a fighter jet and let him fly for a while.
(PHOTOS: John Kerry in the Middle East)
Doing some “acrobatics,” over the Negev —
HEIRS OF RUSSIAN ARISTOCRACY GATHER IN CRIMEA’S LIVADIA PALACE
SEP 25, 2013
Russian heirs to aristocratic titles living in Europe and Africa gathered at the Livadia Palace, taking advantage of the invitation of the Crimean government and the Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, Head of the Russian Imperial House. A report of this fashionable reception was published by the Ukrainian Internet portal “Segodnya.ua.
Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the House of Romanov, in what was once the royal summer residence, the guests were treated to a royal gala reception. Sparkling with diamonds and smiles, aristocrats from Austria and Hungary, Serbia, Albania, Germany, Portugal, Italy, Egypt and Sudan grandly walked along the red carpet lined with a guard of honor composed of Ukrainian sailors. The only one who lingered was the King of Egypt and Sudan – Fuad II, who rushed into the crowd of onlookers, smiling confusedly into the lenses of cameras. To avoid such an incident, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, with the heir Georgy Mikhailovich, were accompanied arm-in-arm by Viktor Plakida, the Envoy of the President of Ukraine in Crimea.
A children’s ensemble danced “The Nutcracker” for the guests, and the Orchestra of the 36th Independent Brigade of Coastal Defense of the Ukrainian Navy amused them with an “orchestral defile”. When it sounded “God Save the Tsar” and the number “400” flared up with fireworks on the roof of the palace, the titled guests were invited into the music room for evening cocktails, where historical records of the dynasty were presented to them.
A great table was laid in the gala White Hall, where eyes went dizzy looking at all the original dishes. “Everything was cooked according to pre-revolution recipes,” one of the waiters told us. “We are treating the guests with quails stuffed with veal, patties with mushrooms, meat and cabbage, and a variety of ingenious Russian drinks. Since this event is taking place in the Crimea, we’ll serve a lamb rack.”
At the table, the crown prince, who was trying not to miss a single patriotic toast, and Chairman of the Supreme Council of Crimea, Vladimir Konstantinov, were sitting next to “Empress” Maria on either side. The Grand Duchess told us that she was greatly pleased to have gathered such dear guests under the roof of the royal palace and to be celebrating the 400th anniversary of her dynasty. She was satisfied with the reception, noting that “rigid keeping of protocol can impoverish the color of an event,” and kept saying with a smile: “Everyone is so beautiful!”
Incidentally, the social life of the Grand Duchess is quite bubbling even without Crimea: “Her visits are planned for the next three years,” said Prince Vadim Lopukhin. “She considered it her duty not to miss this event, and to pay tribute to the Crimea and Ukraine, with which we lived as one state.”
Toward the end of the evening, the aristocrats were served dessert to the music of Wagner: fruit consommé, marmalade and wine from Crimean cellars. Visiting princesses studied the unusual vegetation of the Italian patio and had their pictures taken, which incredibly pleased the heir Georgy Mikhailovich, a titled bachelor.
Prince Lopukhin disclosed a secret – that the Empress received vegetables from President Yanukovych’s garden as a present. “We have been eating delicious onions and tomatoes from the head of state for the second day already,” said Vadim Olegovich. “We are very grateful to Viktor Yanukovych, as there are no real fruits and vegetables in Europe.” According to the prince, Maria Vladimirovna gladly eats ‘salo’ and ‘vareniki’ in Crimea: “By the way, ‘borscht’ and ‘pelmeni’ are often served at her Spanish home.”
Based on materials from the portal “Segodnya.ua”
Russian Royal & her Crimea connection: http://youtu.be/CA4miboTFdM
OLGA’S ART LIVES ON from the above ref.
”Grand Duchess Olga produced over 2,000 paintings in her life
Olga, who had painted since residing in Denmark in the 1930s, began to paint still life and landscapes in watercolours. In October 1951, she had a showing at the Eaton’s Art Gallery, in Toronto, where her son, Tihon was employed. She produced over 2,000 paintings in her life. The sale of her paintings provided a source of income for her and her family. Works by Grand Duchess Olga are now in the private collections of HM Queen Elizabeth II, HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, HM King Harald of Norway, the Ballerup Museum, Denmark, and private collections in the United States, Canada, and Europe. Today, her paintings are highly sought after by collectors, each one fetching a hefty sum at auction.”
I find the growth of EU was at first neighbours getting along.
NOW it has become, who controls the WHOLE WORLD by control of the SEAS & OCEANS.
Quote: This European Neighbourhood Policy was meant to create “a ring of friends”. Ten years on, Europe’s borderlands look more like a ring of fire. Libya has been in violent chaos since the overthrow of Muammar Qaddafi. In Egypt one military ruler was replaced by another after a brief interlude with an elected president. Syria is suffering an appalling civil war. Georgia has lost territory after a war with Russia. Belarus languishes under the dictatorial Alexander Lukashenko. Two small countries, Tunisia and Moldova, are the closest thing to success.
The Guardian - 1 day agoNicholas I’s portrait hangs in the presidential office in the Kremlin. TheCrimean war ended in defeat but it has always been presented by …TO ME, THIS WORKS BOTH WAYS.. The Austalian view was still blaming BLAMING NICHOLI of Russia 50 years after the Crimean War.Now 160 years later, we have different players of the same gameCONTROL OF THE MEDITERRAINIAN SEA.The History: http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories.asp?historyid=ab44Those countries independant of this great E.U. on southern & eastern side of the Mediterranian have had horrific revolution. You need to understand psychological warfare & control TO change another countries political mind, I mean CONTROL.
Russia has no Mediterranian Port
but it does have a Black Sea connection with Crimean Peninuslar.
The Crimean peninsula, the main flashpoint in Ukraine’s crisis, is a pro-Russia part of Ukraine, separated from the rest of the country geographically, historically and politically. It also hosts Russia’s Black Sea Fleet. Ukraine has accused Russia of invading it.
Here’s some key information about the region:
Located on the Black Sea
The Crimean Peninsula extends into the Black Sea, all but an island except for a narrow strip of land in the north connecting it to the mainland. On its eastern shore, a finger of land reaches out almost to Russia.
It’s best known in the West as the site of the 1945 Yalta Conference, where Soviet dictator Josef Stalin, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sealed the postwar division of Europe.
Why Crimea is part of Ukraine
It only became part of Ukraine when Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev gave the peninsula to his native land in 1954. This hardly mattered until the Soviet Union broke up in 1991 and Crimea ended up in an independent Ukraine. Despite that, nearly 60 percent of its population of 2 million identify themselves as Russians.http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/1.577286
The larger map does not show the straight connecting the Black Sea with the Mediterranian Sea
The Bosporus and Dardanelles comprise the Turkish Straits and divide Asia from Europe . The Bosporus connects the Black Sea with the Sea of Marmara, and the Dardanelles links the Sea of Marmara with the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas . The 17-mile long waterway located in Turkey supplies Western and Southern Europe with oil from the Caspian Sea Region.
An estimated 2.9 million bbl/d flowed through this passageway in 2009, of which over 2.5 million bbl/d was crude oil. The ports of the Black Sea are one of the primary oil export routes for Russia and other former Soviet Union republics. Oil shipments through the Turkish Straits decreased from over 3.4 million bbl/d at its peak in 2004 to 2.6 million bbl/d in 2006 as Russia shifted crude oil exports toward the Baltic ports. Traffic through the Straits has increased again as Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan crude production and exports rose.
A shining example of the bright and democratic future promised to the Libyan people by the Western powers
Injuries as protesters storm Libya parliament
Armed protesters storm the parliament building while legislators were in session, shooting and wounding two MPs.