Donetsk "Letter To Jews" Found To Be A Forgery

Tyler Durden's picture

In the days before the Geneva "de-escalation" conference (and coincidentally, days after the secret visit of CIA director Brennan to Kiev), the top story across western media was the "undisputed" proof that east-Ukraine, populated by "terrorist separatists", is preparing to unleash a neo-nazi wave against local jews, when a leaflet was unveiled, beckoning the Jewish population to register and declare their assets.

The USA Today promptly reported (joined by CBS and CNN): "Jews emerging from a synagogue say they were handed leaflets that ordered the city's Jews to provide a list of property they own and pay a registration fee "or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportation and see their assets confiscated," reported Ynet News, Israel's largest news website, and Ukraine's Donbass news agency."

Consequences for non-compliance will result in citizenship being revoked "and you will be forced outside the country with a confiscation of property," it said. A registration fee of $50 would be required, it said.

Odd because as the same USA Today further reported, "Olga Reznikova, 32, a Jewish resident of Donetsk, told Ynet she never experienced anti-Semitism in the city until she saw this leaflet."

Perversely, even the local Jewish community issued a statement saying the leaflet distribution "smells like a provocation." The chief rabbi of nearby Dnipropetrovsk, Shmuel Kaminezki said, "Everything must be done to catch them."

So the bottom line, namely that this was merely a provocation designed to generate a kneejerk emotional response from the west and paint the pro-Russia militia as neo-nazis and generally, as fascists (even though it was the ultra nationalist Right Sector that was instrumental in the overthrow of the Yanukovich government) was clear to most - even the population that was seemingly being targeted.

But not to John Kerry. "Secretary of State John Kerry said the language of the leaflets "is beyond unacceptable" and condemned whomever is responsible."

"In the year 2014, after all of the miles traveled and all of the journey of history, this is not just intolerable — it's grotesque," he said. "And any of the people who engage in these kinds of activities — from whatever party or whatever ideology or whatever place they crawl out of — there is no place for that."


U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt called the leaflets "the real deal." But the man whose name appears on the leaflets, Denis Pushilin, identified as chairman of "Donetsk's temporary government," said he was not responsible.

"The real deal"... with the small exception that they were forged, in everything from the photoshopped stamp, to the fact that the person who allegedly signed the leaflets, Denis Pushilin - the Chair of the recently created Donetsk republic - explicitly stated he had nothing to do with this attempt to rile up anti-semitic sentiment in Donetsk.

Of course, with the CIA operating freely in Kiev, and having been rather instrumental in the establishment of the current political regime (as it did in the US-foreign policy "success stories" of Libya and Egypt), one can be sure that the provocations will only gets more grotesque, surreal and most likely, violent from this point onward.

More details on the forgery in the clip below:

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Seize Mars's picture

What? Zionism being linked to fraud? I'm shocked. Shocked!

There were Mossad agents on the ground during the overthrow - this has been independently verified. If there are no Mossad on the ground right now then I am a monkey's unce.

AlaricBalth's picture

"In war, truth is the first casualty."
Greek tragic dramatist (525 BC - 456 BC)

chubbar's picture

Kind of surprised the Obama administration didn't bring the case before a group of judges that ruled the Pro-Russian forces didn't have "standing" to bring the evidence of a forgery into the public domain.

strannick's picture

That letter was on the news, desperate to stoke anti Putin fire.

Mainstream Media. Whoring for banks, broadcasting to stupid people

tonyw's picture

Anyone seen an update on that video of ex-police chief having his throat slit by Ukrainina neo-fascist thugs?

Latina Lover's picture

TonyW, here is your link to the throat slitting:


WARNING: don't watch this video unless you are prepared to be sickened. Some things seen cannot be unseen, and I could not watch it in its entirety.


Four chan's picture

lol i knew it, it sounded fishy as hell when it was first reported.

SafelyGraze's picture

the "mandatory" registration form issued in connecticut, however, shows how far the states have regressed

jeff montanye's picture

if this is a cia product they need to punch up their quality control.

it's so bad that the cia might have thought people would suspect the russians after all.  reminds me of spy vs. spy.

Cathartes Aura's picture

link'd on another thread, but certainly appropriate here as well. . .

By Way of Deception, We Shall do War

wonder if USAid, and one of the donating billionaire class is funding this. . .

Escrava Isaura's picture

Chubbar, surprised?

The quote below might help:

“We now live in a nation where doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the press destroys information, religion destroys morals, and our banks destroy the economy.” -- Chris Hedges

Cathartes Aura's picture

some diligent re-search will find a deeper definition of the word "now" used by Hedges.

when did "now" truly begin?

the Truth will set you Free.

Notsobadwlad's picture

The age of chaos, baby ... the fourth age.

Anusocracy's picture

That's just the morality of the uncivilized displacing the morality of the civilized - all at the hands of that which organizes society: government.

Hedges failed to mention that the government also destroys those opposing it, whether an individual or a nation.

Radical Marijuana's picture

Lying by omission is one of the best way of lying. The mass media reported about this letter, but I saw nothing said about it being shown to be a forgery.

sushi's picture

Very perceptive of Kerry to be aware of these leaflets before anyone else knew about them.


intric8's picture

Its that damn neocon playbook. Finding ways to label your enemy an anti-semite is standard operating procedure. Loved how Kerry was demanding that putin put an end to it, like it was putins doing all along.

john39's picture

yes, and now they murder innocent civilians to try and force Putin to take aggressive action.  they must have their war to disguise the collapse. nothing new under the sun.

Dickweed Wang's picture

Its that damn neocon playbook. Finding ways to label your enemy an anti-semite is standard operating procedure. Loved how Kerry was demanding that putin put an end to it, like it was putins doing all along.

Whoever bumped this comment down is a brainwashed asshole.

Clycntct's picture

You didn't know keeeerrrry follows these threads.

countupir's picture

This might be neocon sort of tactics but don't they just usually roll in a guns blazing. This is more like Saul's special cookbook, Rules for Radicals. No need to pick up a copy unless your interested in your own propagandistic campaign to move large groups without firing a shot. For the truth one just needs to gather as many sources and sift through until you get what makes sense. Following the money gets you there quicker sometimes.

Also see Iran Circa 1953.

yochananmichael's picture

drunken proles should know that zionists prefer the side that defeated Hitler, not the side that fought for Hitler.

john39's picture

they only prefer (what they perceive to be) their own side...  all others to be used against each other in un-ending wars of deception...

Squid Viscous's picture

Not opposing the "side" that has the sack to stand up to US/Israel/UK plans for war vs. Syria and Iran? You seem quite confused -maybe purposely so?

g speed's picture

are you sure you don't mean "the side that" funded Hitler??

autofixer's picture

Russian Times is the authority on this?  There are 3 sides to this and every story: "Theirs, mine and the truth."

Smegley Wanxalot's picture

And here in the good ol' USA the mainstream media will never tell you the truth at all, nor spend 1 second seeking it ... rather they just parrot whatever story Uncle Slam wants told.  RT certainly does the same, but at least they offer another side that you'll never get in an american paper or TV, and "truth" be told RT's sides of the stories have seemed to be more accurate when all is said and done and looked at in retrospect.

ObamaDepression's picture

Careful. Dissent is no longer allowed.

Russia Today is a credible, trustworthy source.

Winston Churchill's picture

Even Haretz debunked it yesterday.
Seems to have been photo shopped by the same guy who did
Obozo's birth certificate.
Just can't get good help these days.

A Nanny Moose's picture

No kidding. Not that it matters, but The B/C we were presented a that of The 0'Bamabot, is the worst digitally constructed document I have ever seen. Probably some W/H intern. Perhaps they should have embraced the black market to create a properly forged ID?

More evidence that the only tool government knows how to use, is The Gun.

Cathartes Aura's picture

take all media as promoting versions of reality, and do your own re-search, always holding back a bit of room for updating. . .

Oldballplayer's picture

The CIA is reverting to some pretty lame tactics these days.  But I guess "simple" is smooth and smooth is fast.

Berspankme's picture

Stupid is as stupid does. Fuck the CIA cunts

Xibalba's picture

File under: How to tell when you're being sold another war. 

Bugsquasher's picture

So is ZH just an outlet for RT now?  I remain suspicious of BOTH sides.

MarsInScorpio's picture

If it weren't for ZH, you'd never hear the other side.


Bugsquasher's picture

OH bull crap.  The divisions on this issue are all over the net for anyone to find by just looking.  Ayone who uses ZH or any other single site as a primary source of information is an idiot.

Kayman's picture


That reminds me of the old joke, "what is the last thing that goes through a bug's mind when he hits the windshield ?"

ZH has always been around to counterbalance all the pablum generously dispensed by the corporate media.  Investigative journalism, say via 60 minutes, cottened on to HFT trading 5 years after the fact.  Today, nearly all news has never been vetted by an investigative journalist.

Remember- "Yer either with the terrorists or yer with this here posse. It's a good thing I have me this stick-man drawing of the perp. who just happens to look a lot like Saddam Hussein."

The problem is Putin has nukes and a delivery system.


Notsobadwlad's picture

Remember- "Yer either with the terrorists or yer with this here posse...

Yes, I remember and it was propagandist, manipulative gobbledi-gook then and it is now.

"You are either for being manipulated to takes sides by those who want to divide us or you are against being manipulated to take sides by those who want to divide us."

I choose door number 3.

ObamaDepression's picture

And ZH has very high credibility with regard to anything involving the financial markets and economics.

On this particular subject, they seem to be taking a different approach than usual.

In 4+ years I wrote smart posts and dumb posts but I never had my account deleted, un til recently.

daveO's picture

Deleted? I've noticed sometimes, when typing replies here, that the typing becomes delayed. Like it's being redirected. NSA, anyone? 

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Remind us again which side the seig heiling, Stephen Bandaras worshiping, book burning, swastika armband wearing contingency are situated in this conflict in the Ukraine. Remind us which political party actually has in their platform a mandate for a mandatory nationality category for Ukrainian passports they want implemented to identify muscovites and jews....


Bugsquasher's picture

As I said my sympathies are with the ordinary citizens of whatever ethnic extraction who just want to live and raise their famlies in peace not with the political revanchists of either side.  Try re-reading my earlier and more lenghty post on the subject.  There are plenty of "bad guys" on both sides of the situation.  I'm not going to blindly condemn or endorse either one.  BOTH SIDES WANT A WAR AS A MEANS OF DISTRACTING THE NAIVE MASSES FROM THE COMING ECONOMIC DISASTER OF THEIR OWN CREATION AND DESIGN.  Taking sides only facilitates falling into the trap.  But then I don't see the average ZH commentor as any brighter than those found on any MSM site.

TungstenBars's picture



Tell us again which side created the econoic disaster and which side will suffer the most

Bugsquasher's picture

The Soviet Empire collapsedunder the wight of central planning and control.  The West and that includes re-emergent  Russia are now faced with the fatality of the same disease.  In its aftermath the elites, the 1/10 of 1% will retain their money and their power in whatever form it emerges and the rest of us will be presented with the blood soaked invoice to pay for it.  It's just a suckers game choosing sides.  Little different than Republican vs. Democrat over here except in the level of violence at play.  Get a fracking clue.

Quick's picture

"Republican vs Democrat" and " get a fracking clue"...................


An Obozo lib thru and thru .... telling everyone there is no "right way" or real truth so just forget what is going on........that way the liberal assholes in charge may actually have a chance at continuing to shred the constitution and whats left of American freedom

Dewey Cheatum Howe's picture

Who threw the first punch in Ukraine and for what reason? It isn't any more complicated than that in determining who is right or wrong here for this particular turf battle.