Voting in Ukraine…

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

While the war continues in eastern Ukraine (a war that has become the elephant in the room) Ukrainians went to the polls today and elected a pro-European parliament– sending a strong message to Moscow that they do not want to be under Putin’s boot.

As I have said before, Ukrainians will suffer either way.

If they fall under the economic control of the European Union socialists, they will end up like Greece.

If they fall under the control of Vladimir Putin… well, they’ll begin seeing red again.

For more on the Ukrainian imbroglio, read my commentary titled “Ukraine in the Key of G.”

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Russia decides Ukraine’s future

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By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

In my commentary titled Ukraine in the Key of G I covered the tragic reality of Ukraine’s future– and the fact that no matter which way it turns, it will have to choose between worse…. and worse.

Ukraine, which finds itself practically defenseless against Russian military intervention, gave up its nuclear arsenal on December 5, 1994 under the Budapest Memorandum on Security Assurances– a political agreement providing security promises to Ukraine, by its signators (Russia, the United States, United Kingdom, China and France– the latter gave weaker individual assurances in separate documents).

This memorandum led Ukraine to believe that it would have protection in case of threats or use of force against its territorial integrity or political independence. But it appears that the Budapest Memorandum has not done a bit of good for Ukraine– considering its loss of Crimea and the lack of strong and decisive action by the European Union and the United States concerning the Russian-backed separatist chaos in eastern Ukraine.

Vladimir Putin sees this weakness from the West as a window to assert his power and determination– and reportedly said “if I want to, I can take Kiev in two weeks.”  The recipient of this brutal message was José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, according to the newspaper La Repubblica in Italy.

Meanwhile, Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, is described as being infuriata con Putin (furious with Putin)– but apparently not furious enough to take a strong stand against him.  She is not alone. The European Union is too afraid to rock the boat– given its strong economic ties with Russia.

The following entry retweeted by Ukraine’s Ambassador-at-Large, Olexander Scherba, describes the EU’s disastrous reaction to the Ukrainian crisis:

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By the way, Ben Judah, whose Twitter entry appears above as Scherba’s retweet, writes for OpenDemocracy– a website supported by the likes of the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation– who are notorious for their support of population control.  If I were Scherba I would be retweeting and quoting someone else. Unfortunately, traditional values and vetting journalists are not priorities at this point for Ukrainian spokespersons, who are desperately seeking to draw attention to the Ukrainian crisis.

Ambassador Scherba laments how Ukraine is being punished for wanting to be part of the European Union, against Russia’s wishes– and how the EU is turning its back on Ukraine. Scherba has stated that the Ukrainian military forces are running out of weapons and are in need of aircraft.

Ukraine was afraid to be part of NATO under President Viktor Yanukovych– so as not to offend Russia’s sensitivities, when Yanukovych aspired to major economic benefits from Russia.

Now Ukraine wants to be a member of NATO– but NATO is not interested– particularly because extending the alliance into Eurasia is considered a geopolitical threat to the economic interests of the United States, the most powerful member.

It looks like the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroschenko, has accepted the fate of his country by not forcefully objecting to Vladimir Putin’s “cease fire regime” proposal. This puts Russia in control of the terms for eastern Ukraine.

How tragic. European socialism is at work– while Russian communism resurfaces through its expansionist agenda.

Will Ukraine ultimately choose neutrality during this “new” Cold War– as Austria and Finland did during the “old” Cold War?

Do you really think the Cold War ever ended?

I don’t.

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The attack on Flight 17: Will this act of war be forgotten?

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Flight 17: the aftermath

The gruesome photos of dismembered bodies and pieces of fuselage scattered over a 10-mile radius near the Ukrainian-Russian border— is a scene from hell.  It is a rather painful coincidence that this horrific attack took place on the 96th anniversary of another gruesome event: the execution of the Russian Royal family, by the Bolsheviks.

The attack on Flight 17 is an act of war– which, according to reports, appears to have been perpetrated by individuals who had access to, and operational knowledge of a BUK, which is a Russian-made, medium-range surface-to-air missile system.

While the Ukrainians blame the Russians– and the Russians blame the Ukrainians, intelligence reports from the United Kingdom and Washington are pointing the finger at Vladimir Putin and his Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine.

Barack Obama’s initial disconnected remarks about the plane’s crash (“it appears to be a tragedy“) were quite disturbing– even to the point of eliciting criticism from the mainstream media.

A similar disconnected tone was also noted in a joint statement by the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Council in Brussels.

Approximately twenty-four hours later, Obama did some image damage control by presenting a much more somber approach, demanding accountability and calling for an in-depth investigation of the attack. The Europeans followed suit.

It should come as no surprise that during this international socialist era, both the United States government and the European Union are looking towards the United Nations for a plan to address the attack on flight 17.

What?

The United Nations?

Yes, the same United Nations which has elected Cuba and Russia to the Human Rights Council– but somehow forgot to include Ukraine.

As expected, Fidel Castro came out in defense of Russia.

Yes, the same United Nations which has Russia and China as permanent members of the United Nations “Security” Council.

Which begs the question: how can anyone expect that the United Nations is going to legitimately assume the role of decision-maker and justice-seeker in the act of war involving Flight 17– when it protects and elevates terrorist communist governments to positions of leadership?

Ah… but you see, the United Nations is the “new leader” of the world– and you have been conditioned to accept this as a “global citizen.”

Interestingly, a few hours before the attack on Flight 17, I had published a brief commentary on a decision made by a Dutch court, declaring the Netherlands liable for the death of 300 Bosniaks in 1995, who were under the protection of Dutch UN peacekeepers.  This court decision brings into question the reliability of the UN “peacekeeping” forces– when it comes to the protection of innocent civilians in war-torn regions.

How does Flight 17 compare with other planes brought down by a missile attack, gunfire or terrorist-related sabotage?

What about the United States?

Gone are the days of the United States lighting the way in times of war.  Washington has been weakened and disfigured by decades of corruption and lack of moral leadership.

While the remains of 298 innocent victims, including 80 children and some of the world’s top scientists in the field of AIDS research, lie dismembered in the remote fields of eastern Ukraine, innocent people all over the world will continue to be put in harms way, as they wait for justice from the bureaucrats in the United Nations.

This is the tragic reality of our times.

May this act of war not be forgotten– and may the passengers and crew members of Flight 17 rest in the peace of Our Lord.

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A Reality Check for Fans of Vladimir Putin and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

I am pleased to provide a reality check for those who are floating around in outer space waiting for Vladimir Putin and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill to shepherd them as Christian warriors.

Vladimir Putin is leading the charge against homosexuality in Russia, while praising Fidel Castro, whose Communist murderous government enjoys paying for sex-change operations (see important related articles below).

HINT… Putin and Kirill are playing both sides.

Sadly, many well-meaning conservative citizens around the world still don’t understand Putin and Kirill’s perfidious game.

Vladimir Putin and Patriarch Kirill are the classic examples of false messengers of Christianity!

Remember… Russia and the European Union are competing for domination of entire regions.  Their goals are the same.

Patriarch Kirill’s love letter to Communist murderer, Fidel Castro:

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On a day such as this…

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

It is fascinating to watch the news from Ukraine, along with the speculation on what will happen next, as the Crimea (officially the Autonomous Republic of Crimea) moves closer and closer to becoming a part of Russia.

Let’s take a look at how some territories have evolved or changed hands over time… for better or worse:

On a day such as this… in 1681, King Charles II handed over a large piece of his American land holdings to William Penn to satisfy a debt the king owed to Penn’s father. This land included present-day Pennsylvania and Delaware.  The democratic principles that Penn established in the Pennsylvania frame of government, served as an inspiration for the United States Constitution.

On a day such as this… in 1804, a ceremony was conducted to transfer ownership of the Louisiana Territory from France to the United States.

On a day such as this… in 1952, Fulgencio Batista carried out a coup d’état in Cuba, anticipating that the government would fall in the hands of the socialists.  Following his takeover, Batista led Cuba’s economy to the highest level the republic had ever known, ahead of all other Spanish-speaking nations in the Western Hemisphere. Unfortunately, Batista’s unconstitutional takeover made the long-established Cuban Marxist elements even more determined to control the island, as they did in 1959, when Fidel Castro began his bloody Communist dictatorship— placing the island’s territory at the service of the former Soviet Union.

Batista’s rule lasted less than seven years.

Castro’s Communist rule has lasted more than 55 years—and has been instrumental in the spread of Marxism and totalitarianism in the Western Hemisphere, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

On a day such as this… in 1959, Tibetans were protesting outside of the summer palace of the Dalai Lama, in defiance of the occupation by Communist Chinese forces, which began in 1950.

Sixty four years later, Tibet is still under Chinese Communist rule.

On a day such as this… the Autonomous Republic of Crimea is not protesting Russian occupation forces—because the majority of Crimeans are of Russian descent and identify with Russia. The March 16 referendum in Crimea (which is considered unconstitutional by the Ukranian government) will essentially be a choice of YES NOW or YES LATER.  In other words, join Russia immediately– or declare independence and then join Russia.

And there’s nothing that the world can do.

As such, this is beginning to look more and more like an awkward situation for uninformed newscasters and self-declared political sages—who have little understanding of the demographics and the history of the region.

Sadly, powerful entities such as the European Union and Russia are pushing for vast socialist territorial governance—and are suppressing the sovereignty of smaller states.

It’s called socialism. That is why Russia is a close friend of Fidel Castro’s Communist dictatorship. The same goes for the European Union.

The rhetoric of the Russian government may differ from that of the European Union, but their goals are the same: domination of entire regions. It’s all a question of who is bigger and more powerful to hold the reins of these smaller countries. And they are not hiding their agenda. Case in point: Germany’s Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, considers that political parties are a threat to peace!

This regional domination is not done with bullets– but with economic control.

Ask the Greeks, who have lost their sovereignty and have been impoverished morally and economically, by selling their beautiful country to the socialists. The vast majority of Greek government debt is now owned by other European governments and the ECB (European Central Bank).

The old grand halls of governments across the world have turned their backs on great statesmanship.

So, on a day such as this…  we watch the United States spending millions of dollars mobilizing military assets across the Bosporus and into the Black Sea. Mind you, I’m neither a pacifist nor an isolationist. But reality shows that the Crimeans will decide their fate by choosing:

 □ Yes now                                             

 □ Yes later

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The most beautiful journeys are taken through a window…

By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

The most beautiful journeys are taken through a window…” — last line in the film The King of Hearts (1966) by Philippe de Broca.

As I follow the coverage of the situation in Ukraine I find that news correspondents and commentators are totally confused about what is happening on the ground in the Crimea.

Some reports show Crimeans calling the Russian soldiers “liberators”– while Vladimir Putin is calling the protestors in Kiev a bunch of Nazi radicals.

Everyone is waiting for shots to be fired in the Crimea, but there is no action to be reported. In fact, the Russian soldiers in the Crimea do not have insignia on their uniforms, so people are having a difficult time knowing which soldiers are from the Ukraine and which ones are from Russia.

And for some reason, no one even thinks about looking into the Ukrainian constitution.

Enough is enough.

Let’s take a break from all the confusing news reports– and watchThe King of Hearts. An unforgettable film about war, love and humor.  Perhaps it will put everything into perspective.

Sit back, enjoy and reflect on what is happening in our world.

And remember… sometimes the most beautiful journeys are taken through a window.

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Ukraine in the Key of G

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A political story told through music

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By Marielena Montesino de Stuart

Let’s talk about “socialist realism”

The choices that Ukraine faces are representative of the times:

Domination by European Union socialist economists– and “gender equality enforcers”

vs.

Domination by a former Soviet KGB agent

Ukraine, a country which is politically, culturally and ethnically divided comes out losing once again– no matter which way she turns.

Ukraine is being torn between two powers fighting for control of the same objective:

Socialism

This is particularly distressing when we consider Ukraine’s past and the massive Holomodor (extermination by starvation) that Ukrainians suffered under Stalin during the Soviet period.

Now, consider the economic and moral impoverishment that the Ukrainians will face under the socialist public policies of the European Union (ask the Greeks and the Spaniards).

And if you still have any doubts about the socialist intentions of both Vladimir Putin in Russia and the European Union, notice the company they both keep.

This past week Putin docked his spy ship in Fidel Castro’s Havana Harbor. [1]

Ah, but you say… surely the Russians are just picking up some rum.

Actually, no. Russia has a strong diplomatic, economic and strategic relationship with Cuba’s Communist government. Russia is one of Castro’s strongest advocates against the symbolic U.S. embargo. In fact, Russia considers Cuba such an important geopolitical partner that it forgave Cuba’s $29 billion debt in December 2013. [2] [3]

Oh, Marielena… Marielena– how can you say this, when Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church are promoting faith and morality?

Ah yes, the Russian Orthodox Church was also promoting faith and morality while it acted as the biggest arm of the KGB during the Soviet period– helping send untold thousands to their deaths and to the Gulags. Meanwhile, Vladimir Putin was also standing by as a loyal KGB agent.

And for the Catholics among us, let us not forget that it was the Russian Orthodox patriarchate of Moscow which demanded that the Second Vatican Council remove any and all denouncements against communism. In fact, Russian Orthodox “observers” were invited to take prominent seats, during the Second Vatican Council sessions. [4]

Anyone who has entered through the door of Good and Evil at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome would have seen the relief on the door honoring a Russian Orthodox “observer” seated between John XXIII and Paul VI. [4]

Communist tendencies in the Russian Orthodox hierarchy have persisted to this day, as we witnessed during Patriarch Kirill’s visit  to Beijing, where he met with China’s President, Xi Jinping, on May 10, 2013– in order to get Beijing’s blessing for the Russian Orthodox Church in China.  This is another example of the great deceit called the “Sino-Soviet divide.” [4]

The modern history of the Russian Orthodox Church is one of shameless duplicity, while preaching faith and morality. 

My dear reader, don’t be pulled into the river of emotions.  This is how many faithful Christians are led to believe in farcical victories by impostors dressed as modern crusaders, who are socialists to the core. This is precisely how the Roman Catholic Church has been destroyed from within, for more than fifty years.

I also do not see Francis at the Vatican acting in a manner that would ensure an authentic consecration of Russia, as requested by Our Heavenly Mother in Fatima. As Catholics, it is our profound belief that this is the only hope for Russia.

I do not believe that Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church can be trusted, based on their duplicitous actions outlined above, which continue as I write these words.

Meanwhile, European Union officials are reinvigorating their love affair with Cuba’s murderous Marxist government by sending their educational and cultural emissaries to the Communist island prison. [5]

Ah, but you say… surely this cultural and educational interest in Cuba, on the part of EU officials, is simply so that they can “dialogue” and learn how to do the mambo.

Well, you are partly right.

The Castro government hides the horrendous crimes committed against the Cuban people behind the aggressive promotion of the voluptuous natural beauty of the island, the effervescent character of its people, and Cuban music. That irresistible Cuban beat always does it.

But Cuba means more than mambo to the EU.

Cuba is the European Union’s strongest geopolitical ally in the Western Hemisphere for the advancement of Sustainable Development, which is the massive international socialist United Nations initiative aimed at controlling population growth, food production and consumption, private property, the sovereignty of nations, education, culture– and every aspect of human life on the planet– all in the name of “sustainable” environmental stewardship.

After all, how else are globalists going to control entire regions?

The socialists have even written the music to go along with their plans.

A socialist musical interlude

Life is not just a war of words, is it? And the socialists know it.

They know that appealing to your emotions is a key factor– because if they allow you to analyze carefully the words they use (“sustainable,” “equal,” “social justice,” “gender equality”) you would be running desperately in the opposite direction. These words amount to nothing but complete subservience to the pecuniary and moral plans of the state.

So, as we ponder the choices that the long-suffering people of Ukraine face, we shall do it not just with words– but with music, because socialism is all about smoke, mirrors and emotions.

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Let us listen to the Dance of the Knights, part of the Romeo and Juliet ballet suites by Sergei Prokofiev, a famous 20th Century Ukrainian-born composer who chose to live under Soviet domination– after having been given the opportunity to live in the United States, Germany and France. Upon his return to the Soviet Union, Prokofiev subjected his musical works to the guidelines of “socialist realism.” [6]

But Marielena, where are you taking me?

You see, this “socialist realism” — when applied to music– is a political extension of the doctrine of the affections, a theory of musical aesthetics promoted by late Baroque theorists and composers, which argues that music is capable of arousing a variety of specific emotions within the listener. The central point of this doctrine is the notion that the composer is capable of manipulating a piece of music, in order to bring about a specific involuntary emotional response in the listener. [7]

Communists love the idea of socialist realism through  “involuntary emotional responses.”

And socialist realism is the key to the domination of Ukraine– as well as the rest of the world, with such involuntary emotional responses as you have seen in the streets of Kiev. Involuntary. Yes. Because the Ukrainian people have been emotionally conditioned to react and follow powers that can bail them out.

This is what happens when several generations are born under Communist domination. They learn to “choose”– but they lose the will to fight for REAL sovereignty and freedom.

It’s what Fidel Castro calls the “new man.” The new man who only knows how to choose between socialism… and socialism.

I speak from experience, having lived under Fidel Castro’s bloody Communist regime.

The truth is that the Ukrainian people are staring into an abyss– because when it comes to Russia and the European Union, neither one can be trusted.

An ominous musical score has already been written for the Ukrainians– and for you.

Can you hear the sound of your beating heart, and theirs, marching in unison for the socialist motherland?

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DANCE OF THE KNIGHTS:

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