France, Britain keep selling weapons to Russia, Ukraine etc. etc.

This 30 June 2014 video is called Russian marines begin training in France to man Mistral warship.

The investigation into the causes of the horrible flight MH17 airplane disaster is only just beginning. No conclusions yet, of course. Still, politicians, both of big parties in NATO governments, and smaller parties like the Dutch Nederlandse Volksunie nazis, and corporate media abuse the feelings of grief and horror of people all over the world about the hundreds of lives lost, trying to pervert and channel these feelings into assent to a (potentially, nuclear) war. Or, at least, assent to less money for education, health, standards of living of 99% of people; and more money for so-called ‘defence’; meaning the military-industrial complex fat cats.

While governments invoke the horrors of Russia to beat the war drums and pressure taxpayers into feeding the military-industrial complex still more, these same governments help weapons corporations to export weapons worldwide. Including to Russia.

There are dangerous parallels to 1914, a hundred years ago, when most people did not expect that the murder of an Austrian archduke would trigger the start of World War I.

Julie Hyland from Britain writes today:

The final communiqué [of the European Union meeting about the Ukraine crisis] spoke only of “possible” targeted measures and “proposals” for further action [against Russia], however. The lack of a firm consensus on more wide-ranging sanctions was underscored by President François Hollande’s announcement that France intends to proceed with its €1.2 billion contract to supply Russia with two Mistral-class helicopter assault ships. Russian sailors have already arrived in the port of Saint-Nazaire for training on the new warships.

His statement led to bitter recriminations between Paris and London earlier in the day. Comparing Russia to Nazi Germany, UK Prime Minister David Cameron said it should be “unthinkable” for the sale to go ahead.

In response, Jean-Christophe Cambadélis, the leader of France’s ruling Socialist Party, denounced Cameron as “hypocrite … When you see how many [Russian] oligarchs have sought refuge in London, David Cameron should start by cleaning up his own backyard.”

Cameron’s Nazi analogy is especially spurious given that the UK, alongside the US and the EU, worked with fascists to instigate February’s coup in Kiev. Their support for far right brigands, who are murdering anti-government oppositionists with impunity, is directly responsible for the civil war in Ukraine that has cost hundreds of lives, including those on board flight MH17.

Meanwhile, the British government itself helps British military-industrial complex corporations to sell weapons to Moscow, which they attack the French government about.

From daily The Guardian in Britain today:

UK arms export licences for Russia still in place despite claims of embargo – report

Many weapons and military components are still approved for export to Russia, report by four Commons committees says

Calls for Tory MP to stand down as trade envoy over Russian business links. Cameron’s advisor Charles Hendry heads body promoting Russo-British trade as MPs urger stronger sanctions: here.

The far-right parliamentary coalition in Kiev collapsed yesterday, as the Western-backed regime met with visiting Dutch and Australian officials to prepare a foreign military intervention in war-torn east Ukraine, under cover of investigating the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17: here.

UKRAINIAN Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk told parliament today that it needs to come up with more money to pay the mounting costs from the war against anti-Kiev separatists. Mr Yatsenyuk, who offered his resignation last Thursday over the issue but is still in office pending its acceptance, urged parliament to amend this year’s budget to raise an additional 9.1 billion hryvnias (£450 million); here.

KIEV forces have been attacking civilians in residential areas in east Ukraine over the last few days: here.

Obama Should Release Ukraine Evidence, by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity: here.

JOHN FOSTER looks at the machinations central to the US Project for a New American Century for clues about what the future might hold for Ukraine and beyond: here.

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