Contrary to the expectations of many experts who were predicting a “second Munich” from Vladimir Putin in New York, the Russian president made no grandiose proclamations during his address to the UN General Assembly.
In fact, he was outwardly far milder than one might have imagined.
By comparison, Obama’s emotional speech, which was replete with strident but unsubstantiated claims, seemed sad, and occasionally even comical.
For example, there was a passage about the ouster of Assad, but then less than a day later the US position flip-flopped …
After the speeches, Putin and Obama sat down for a nearly two-hour conversation, after which the US president could not even rouse himself sufficiently to emerge to speak to journalists.
The Russian president conducted an exhaustive press conference on his own.
What is the takeaway from those last three days in September, which, according to many observers, lay to rest the idea of a unipolar world?
First of all, the US is making profound changes in its attitude to Poroshenko’s regime in Ukraine, assembling a reserve set of “politicians” and revoking its green light for military action.
Incumbent PM Yatsenyuk is more likely to be replaced by Sergey Lyovochkin, former head of ex-president Yanukovych’ administration and memner of “Opposition Bloc”.
Given the pacification of Kiev and the Southeast in accordance with the Kremlin’s terms, the US withdrawal from Ukraine – and the withdrawal of Ukraine itself into the shadow of the world’s agenda – the US wager on the “Opposition Bloc” makes perfect sense.
The very next day in Minsk, Aleksandr Zakharchenko and Leonid Kuchma confirmed that weapons of a caliber less than 100 mm. would be pulled back 15 km. behind the front line, which actually signifies an end to the hostilities.
For the preceding seven months no one had been able to reach an agreement on this point.
At the same time, Kiev admitted that it had committed war crimes in the Donbass: several stories on this topic appeared over the course of a single day in the Ukrainian media, from the admission that Oles Buzina had been killed by commandos from a special forces unit of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, to an acknowledgment of crimes committed by “territorial” battalions.
Obviously this would not have happened without an order from the American embassy.
To this must be added the resignation of Evelyn Farkas, the Pentagon’s top official overseeing military relations with Russia and Ukraine.
Ms. Farkas had held that position for five years.
She will officially leave her post in late October.
It should be noted that this senior official had insisted on retaliatory measures against Russia’s policy in Ukraine and had also facilitated the provision of financial aid to Kiev.
And all this occurred less than a day after Vladimir Putin’s speech in New York and his meeting with Obama.
That means that all these events were the result of a deal.
And in fact, these are only the first fruits.
Clearly there is more to come. But the trend is clear – the US has acknowledged the legitimacy of Russian claims that Ukraine is within Russia’s sphere of interest.
Second, the situation in and around Syria changed dramatically over the course of one day.
The US is no longer insisting on Assad’s resignation.
The US is not opposing Russian military involvement in operations against ISIL and is prepared to enter into immediate negotiations with Russia about the formation of a united front against terrorists.
Russia’s air force launched strikes on ISIL strongholds after Assad asked Moscow for military assistance, and the Federation Council approved the use of the Russian air force against the terrorists in Syria.
That would have been inconceivable even on the morning of Sept. 28. But only a day and a half later this was the reality, which is evidence of the dramatic change in the entire global geopolitical picture.
Time magazine had written about this just the day before.
If Putin can get Obama to go along with his proposal as well, it would mark one of the greatest diplomatic triumphs of his 15 years in power.
This means Russia’s victory is now official. The only question is – victory over whom?
What I mean is – I would like to emphasize that this is not a victory over Obama, as many experts are simplistically trying to present it, but over a powerful supranational grouping, which uses the United States as a battering ram in order to plunge the world into a new Middle Ages.
And this group’s reaction to the agreement between Putin and Obama quickly followed.
Right out of the blue Hillary Clinton launched into a tirade of criticism against Obama.
But she was not lambasting him over agreements with Russia on Syria and Ukraine, as one might have expected, but over a purely domestic issue – ObamaCare.
Leaving aside for the moment the content of his speech, which has already been picked over for quotes, let us try to answer the main question – why did Putin have to address the “international community” at all?
Couldn’t he have just published an article in any international media outlet?
The answer is very simple – for the same reason he had to help a flock of young Siberian cranes get to where they needed to go.
The content of Putin’s New York speech takes a distant second to the psychological component of his message to the leaders of the world community and the global decision-makers in the West.
Time will reveal the significance of that.
But, looking at how the global picture evolved between Sept. 29 and 30, we can see that Putin really got through to the intended audience for his statements.
And he was more than just heard – specific agreements have now been reached with Moscow regarding the first steps for getting out of the quagmire into which the backstage elites have led the world.”
insert quote here Leaving aside for the moment the content of his speech, which has already been picked over for quotes, let us try to answer the main question – why did Putin have to address the “international community” at all?
Couldn’t he have just published an article in any international media outlet?
The answer is very simple – for the same reason he had to help a flock of young Siberian cranes get to where they needed to go.
The content of Putin’s New York speech takes a distant second to the psychological component of his message to the leaders of the world community and the global decision-makers in the West.
Time will reveal the significance of that.
What a strange thing for a writer to say in assessing Putin!
He had to help a flock of young Siberian cranes ? What?
There are only 20 Siberian white cranes left in this part of Russia. Putin will lead a group of the birds on the first leg of their 5,000km migration and, if all goes to plan, they will spend the winter in central Asia.
Putin will have to don white overalls and a special beak to be recognised by the cranes, Yuri Markin, an ornithologist and director of the Oksk Nature Reserve, where the young birds were raised, told the RBC news website. [September 2012]
Yes, of course. The word STUNT is heavily underscored in all references I read about this 2012 endangered-crane event; you would expect that. And the matter of Siberian cranes is not really relevant
However, I agree with this writer’s assessment; the character of Putin is extremely relevant to the discussion.
I have seen no evidence whatsoever that convinces me Vladimir Putin is a psychopath sumbitch on the jewish-new-world-order paddywagon.
Contrarily, there is much to suggest that he may in fact be a conscious human being possessing conscience, heart, and feeling.
I believe Max’s assessment is correct. Mr Putin has been willing to let himself be guided, as Cyrus, Sargon of Akkad, etc by his Creator. This means the Creator has stepped in. The USofA has no choice in its geopolitical actions and so the cabal is brought to a screaming halt. The tetrad is revealed on the very day – 28th September, 2015.
Guest: That’s exacty what they want you to beleive so the BRICS,takes over and starts the NWO. Just trading one Set of bankers for another.
An obviously astute assumption Dear Guest but this game of Chess has been mind blowing. I do not know what to think other than Putin is a White European Christian who stands for the values I hope my children can live to enjoy. At the moment “I’d buy that for a dollar”
Foreign Policy In 140 Characters Or Less: US Ambassador Tweets Warning To Russia
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 10/02/2015 17:31 -0400
For anyone who might still be confused as to what the official position of the US and its allies is with regard to Russian military operations in Syria, you’re in luck because Washington – in conjunction with Berlin, Paris, London, Doha, Ankara, and of course Riyadh – is now tweeting out foreign policy.
We present the following from the US ambassador to the UN with no further comment other than to note that we are glad to see that countries who most certainly are not currently conducting any kind of overt or covert military operations in Syria are standing tall in the face of Russian “aggression”…
This is priceless Dear maxine. I always hated those Government Petitions with people signing to say “Please stop killing us” etc. Now the Gov knows what it’s like to go begging. I pray this is a catalyst that helps to topple the evil scum that have destroyed the Christian Civilization we once enjoyed.
Contrast the Tweet Foreign Policy of the u.s./israeli Twit, Samantha Powers aka Mrs Cass Sunstein,
with the diplomacy of Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, a man widely regarded as a true statesman.
New World Order No Longer Exists Says Russian Foreign Minister
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The unipolar world order has ceased to exist now that powerful new centers of economic growth are emerging in Asia and Latin America, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview on Thursday.
“Old habits die hard. Parting with one’s sense of global dominion is not easy and this process is going to be long and painful, but I’m sure that in the long haul we’ll agree on the need to redistribute our responsibilities from conflict resolution to economics to finance and trade,” Lavrov said on Venezuelan state television.
He also underscored the need to end the longtime practice of using one country’s laws on the territory of another.
All this should be done strictly in line with the UN Charter and without undermining the authority of the UN Security Council, Lavrov added.
“We are against any quick fixes here… All these problems should be tackled having fully in mind the hard fact that global politics, economics and finances are no longer directed by a single center, that there are new powerful centers of economic and financial growth now emerging in Asia and Latin America adding political clout to these new economic powerhouses,” Lavrov noted.
Russia wants to enshrine the principle of non-interference in the internal affairs of sovereign states in an international declaration.
“This is a fundamental principle of the UN Charter which, unfortunately, is often violated,” Sergei Lavrov said.
He also called for a redistribution of votes and quotas, including in the International Monetary Fund “we all agreed about ten years ago.
Sergei Lavrov warned against the principle of the so-called “legal extraterritoriality” when unilateral sanctions are imposed in circumvention of the UN Security Council and are aimed at undermining a country’s economic and social stability.
“Economic ties, trade, technological exchanges all this holds the key to development while one-sided sanctions thwart the countries’ pursuit of a better life,” Sergei Lavrov said in conclusion.
Syria Update# Air Duel between the Sukhoi Su – 30 Russian SM and Israeli F-15
Compare this map of Russian airstrikes:
Published on Oct 4, 2015
Russian fighter jets have attacked 10 Islamic State targets in Syria in their latest airstrikes, destroying arms depots, training centers and infrastructure, Defense Ministry says. In the last 24 hours, Russian military aircraft have performed 20 sorties. READ MORE: on.rt.com/6t1y
Good one @max, many thanks !
Syria Update# Air Duel between the Sukhoi Su – 30 Russian SM and Israeli F-15
Six Russian fighter jets type Multirole Sukhoi SU – 30 SM have intercepted 4 Israeli McDonnell Douglas F-15’s fighter bombers
attempting to infiltrate the Syrian coast.
The Israeli F 15 warplanes have been flying over Syrian airspace for months and in particular the coast of Latakia,
which is now the bridgehead of the Russian forces in Syria.
The Israeli jets would generally follow a fairly complex flight plan and approach Latakia from the sea
On the night of 1 October 02, 2015, six Sukhoi SU-30 Russian SM fighters took off from the Syrian Hmimim airbase in the direction of Cyprus,
before changing course and intercepting the four Israeli F-15 fighters off the coast of Syria, that were flying in attack formation.
Surprised by a situation as unexpected and probably not prepared for a dogfight with one of the best Russian multipurpose fighters,
Israeli pilots have quickly turned back South at high speed over the Lebanon.
The Lebanese army has officially announced at 2313 Z (local time) that four “enemy aircraft” (Israeli) had crossed the airspace of the Lebanon.
This ‘incident’ between the Russian and Israeli combat aircraft struck with amazement the command of the Israeli air force,
which has estimated that a possible dogfight between F-15 Israelis and the Russian Su-30 would have led to the destruction of the four aircraft Israelis.
Israel has strongly protested to Moscow of the incident but the Russians demanded explanations about the presence of Israeli military aircraft
in full Syrian airspace.
This incident indicates that the protection of Syrian airspace is now under the protection of the Russian air weapon.
What causes gnashing of teeth in Washington.
The incident has been ignored by major news agencies but relays political and media of Israel in the United States,
Europe and in the Arab world will redouble their efforts to demonize the Russian support for the Syrian Government.”
It seems that Israel is only used to fight kids with stones using tanks and airplanes and I think that this event related here
is the most crushing evidence of Putin hitting back directly against the head of the Hydra – Rothschild and his proxy army
and without this how can he save his bacon ?
U.S. vs. Russia: What a war would look like
Early on the morning of Sept. 30, a Russian three-star general approached the American embassy in Baghdad, walked past a wall of well-armed Marines, to deliver face-to-face a diplomatic demarche to the United States. His statement was blunt: The Russia military would begin air strikes in neighboring Syria within the hour — and the American military should clear the area immediately.
It was about of brinksmanship between two nuclear-armed giants that the world has not seen in decades, and it has revived Cold War levels of suspicion, antagonism and gamesmanship.
With the launch of airstrikes in Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin instigated a proxy war with the U.S., putting those nation’s powerful militaries in support of opposing sides of the multipolar conflict. And it’s a huge gamble for Moscow, experts say. “This is really quite difficult for them. It’s logistically complex. The Russians don’t have much in the way of long-range power projection capability,” said Mark Galeotti, a Russian security expert at New York University.
Moscow’s military campaign in Syria is relying on supply lines that require air corridors through both Iranian and Iraqi air space. The only alternatives are naval supply lines running from Crimea, requiring a passage of up to 10 days round-trip. How long that can be sustained is unclear.
That and other questions about Russian military capabilities and objectives are taking center stage as Putin shows a relentless willingness to use military force in a heavy-handed foreign policy aimed at restoring his nation’s stature as a world power. In that quest, he has raised the specter of resurgent Russian military might — from Ukraine to the Baltics, from Syria to the broader Middle East.
Russia’s increasingly aggressive posture has sparked a sweeping review among U.S. defense strategists of America’s military policies and contingency plans in the event of a conflict with the former Soviet state. Indeed, the Pentagon’s senior leaders are asking questions that have been set aside for more than 20 years:
How much are the Russians truly capable of?
Where precisely might a conflict with Russia occur?
What would a war with Russia look like today?
Make no mistake: Experts agree that the U.S. military’s globe-spanning force would clobber the Russian military in any toe-to-toe conventional fight. But modern wars are not toe-to-toe conventional fights; geography, politics and terrain inevitably give one side an advantage.
Today, the U.S. spends nearly 10 times more than Russia on national defense. The U.S. operates 10 aircraft carriers; Russia has just one. And the U.S. military maintains a broad technological edge and a vastly superior ability to project power around the world.
Russia remains weak, according to many traditional criteria. But it is now developing some key technologies, new fighting tactics and a brazen geopolitical strategy that is aggressively undermining America’s 25-year claim to being the only truly global superpower. The result: Russia is unexpectedly re-emerging as America’s chief military rival.
As U.S. officials watch that unfold, they are “clearly motivated by concerns that at least locally, Russia has the potential to generate superior forces,” said David Ochmanek, a former Pentagon official who is now a defense analyst at the RAND Corp. And looming over the entire U.S.-Russian relationship are their nuclear arsenals. Russia has preserved, even modernized, its own “triad” with nuclear-tipped intercontinental ballistic missiles, a large fleet of long-range strike aircraft and increasingly sophisticated nuclear-armed submarines.
“The Russian defense industry is being rebuilt from ruins,” said Vadim Kozyulin, a military expert at the Moscow-based PIR Center, a think tank. “The military balance can only be ensured by Russia’s nuclear might, which isn’t as expensive to maintain as many people think.”
But while Russia’s conventional forces are less impressive than its nuclear forces, there are specific conventional areas where the Russians excel — among them aircraft, air defenses, submarines, and electronic warfare.
The Soviet-era weapons design bureaus remain prominent internationally. Russia’s aerospace industry, for example, has benefited greatly from international exports to non-Western nations, which go to Russia to buy effective fighter jets that are cheaper than their Western variants. China today spends more on defense annually than Russia, but still imports platforms and advanced weaponry from Russia.
Attempting a side-by-side comparisons of the U.S. and Russian militaries is a bit like comparing apples to oranges, many experts say; the Russians have distinctly different strategic goals, and their military structure reflects that. Russia views itself as a land-based power, exerting influence in a sphere expanding outward from its Eurasian heartland into Eastern Europe, Central Asia and possibly the Middle East and Pacific rim. It is well suited for relying on a particular set of capabilities known as “anti-access and area denial.”
“The United States and Russia are going for different things,” Galeotti said. “What the Russians are looking for is not to take on and compete on equal terms with us. It’s denial.” For example, he said, “one can look at the U.S. Navy as massively superior to the Russian navy. Most of them are legacy Soviet ships. But in a way, that doesn’t matter, because Russia does not plan to send its forces all across the world’s oceans.”
That’s reflected in the fact that Russia maintains a lone aircraft carrier while the U.S. Navy’s 10-carrier fleet operates on a continuing global deployment cycle. Instead of carriers designed for offensive power projection at sea, the Russians are investing in an expanding fleet of submarines that can supplement their nuclear force and, conventionally, threaten an enemy surface fleet in nearby waters such as the Black Sea, the Baltic Sea or the Mediterranean Sea.
Its airspace also is heavily fortified. The quality of Russia’s stealth aircraft is far weaker than those of the U.S., but Russia has cutting-edge anti-stealth systems, and also has invested heavily in robust surface-to-air missile systems and arrayed its forces domestically to protect its border regions. “The static airpower picture would favor the Russians because they have a lot of capability in terms of air defense and a variety of tactical and cruise and ballistic missiles,” said Paul Schwartz, a Russian military analyst at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Russia’s electronic warfare capability is also daunting to Pentagon military planners; left unclear is the extent to which Russia could jam the radars and signals intelligence that forms the foundation of the U.S.’s advanced air power. Any attempt by the U.S. and its allies to infiltrate Russian air space “would not necessarily be easy,” Schwartz said. “It would be a contested environment. But over time I think we would be able to degrade it. The problem is, with a nuclear power, you try to avoid a full-scale fighting.”
Meanwhile, the Russian army, still predominantly a conscripted force, is being transitioned to an American-style professional force. In effect, Russia has two armies: About two thirds of the roughly 800,000-man force remains filled with unmotivated and poorly trained draftees, but about one third is not — and those are the units outfitted with top-notch gear, including the Armata T-14 Main Battle Tanks.
In sum, the Russian military is not the equal of the U.S. military. But the gap has narrowed in recent years.
Forward Operating Base Syria
Russia’s swift creation of a forward operating base in Syria has stunned many U.S. officials. In just a few weeks, its military erected a potentially permanent base at Latakia, on Syria’s Mediterranean coast. They’ve deployed dozens of combat aircraft, fortified the installation with tanks and assembled housing for hundreds of troops.
The Russians recently announced plans for a naval exercise in the eastern Mediterranean this fall, but did not specify exactly when ships would deploy to the region. The exercise will feature the Black Sea Fleet’s flagship, the guided missile cruiser Moskva, as well as several smaller escort vessels and large amphibious assault and landing ships, Russia’s TASS news agency reported. Some military officials question whether the exercise is a cover for shipping more troops and gear to the Syrian coast.
The new forward operating base will give Russia the capability to fly combat air sorties, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance missions and drones across the Middle East. That could include Iraq, the leadership of which has invited the Russians to assist in the fight against the Islamic State in that country.
The base will help secure Russia’s longtime naval support facility at the Syrian port of Tarus, a key to the Russian military’s ability to maintain and project power into the Mediterranean. Russia reportedly is expanding its footprint at the Tarus facility.
More broadly, Moscow is signaling a long-term interest in extending its umbrella of anti-access area denial capabilities into the Middle East. The Russians reportedly are shipping some of their most advanced surface-to-air missile systems into Latakia, raising concerns inside the Pentagon because that move runs counter to Russia’s claims of limiting the focus of its military activities to Syrian rebel groups like the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL.
“We see some very sophisticated air defenses going into those airfields, we see some very sophisticated air-to-air aircraft going into these airfields,” Gen. Phillip Breedlove, chief of the U.S. European Command and also the Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, said Sept. 28. “I have not seen ISIL flying any airplanes that require SA-15s or SA-22s [Russian missiles]. I have not seen ISIL flying any airplanes that require sophisticated air-to-air capabilities. These very sophisticated air defense capabilities are not about ISIL … they’re about something else.”
In effect, the Russians could challenge the air superiority maintained — even taken for granted — by the U.S. over large swaths the Middle East for more than 20 years. A crucial factor in this equation is Russia’s alliance with Iran, another key Syrian ally. Russia depends on Iranian airspace for its flight corridors into Syria, and reportedly is prepared to support Iranian ground troops aligned with the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
Experts inside Russia believe the incursion into Syria, along with Putin’s aggressive speech at the United Nations on Sept. 28, signal his long-term interest in becoming a key player in the region.
“It became clear that Russia is going to exercise a more ambitious policy in the Middle East. The Russian President made it clear that the western model of democracy and its way of dealing with conflicts in the region is not working,” said Yury Barmin, a Moscow-based Russian expert on Mideast politics and Russian foreign policy. However, Barmin said, “it is doubtful that Russia has the capacity to emerge as a leading power in [the Middle East] in the near future because its presence in the region is limited if you compare it to that of the United States.”
Yet some see Putin’s maneuvers in Syria as some broader geopolitical gambit that aims to secure a deal on Ukraine. Russia currently occupies parts of Ukraine, but the U.S. still considers Moscow’s March 2014 invasion illegal and its control there illegitimate. “It’s much more about the U.S. than it is about Syria and Assad,” Galeotti said. “Let’s be honest, if Washington indicated that some deal could be struck where they tacitly accept the Russians’ position in Crimea and parts of Dobrunsk, they are not going to fight a war for Assad.”
In Ukraine, a new brand of ‘hybrid warfare’
The conflict in Ukraine and the American training mission there is giving the Pentagon fresh insight on an enemy they might fight elsewhere in the not-too-distant future. But critics say America’s timid response to Russian aggression — both in Crimea and the the Donetsk and Luhansk regions — has done little to deter Moscow. In Ukraine Russia has revealed a new brand of “hybrid warfare,” one that mixes non-state proxy fighters, heavy armor and artillery, drones, electronic warfare and aggressive information operations to achieve battlefield victories.
“It is good for us to be aware how they fight,” said Evelyn Farkas, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, in an interview with Military Times on Sept. 10. “We have not fought wars the way they do in kind of an urban, mixed urban and nonurban setting with UAVs, with electronic jamming.”
Farkas is stepping down from her post at the end of October, after five years at the Defense Department. It’s unclear who will take her place as the Pentagon’s key policy maker for Russia-related issues.
For the small cadre of U.S. military professionals who’ve been working alongside Ukrainian government forces, the fight against Russian-backed rebels is a major change from their recent experience in Iraq and Afghanistan. “We’ve got a ton of experience in low-intensity warfare, counterinsurgency warfare, whereas a bulk of the Ukraine experience is facing a 21st-century, near-peer adversary,” said Army Lt. Col. Michael Kloepper, commander of the U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, which recently began its third rotation into Ukraine to train that nation’s military forces.
The Army deployments are part of a broader U.S. military effort to reassure NATO allies rattled by Russia’s actions. Yet the Obama administration has been reluctant to provide more robust support, determined, it seems, to avoid the potential for a proxy war with the Russians.
Russian has lined thousands of troops and large tank and artillery units along its Ukrainian border. Those Russian troops routinely shell the border towns and make incursions into Ukraine to fight alongside the rebels in the contested areas. So far, the administration has pledged only “nonlethal aid” for training and gear such as Humvees, small drones and radar.
Washington has placed economic sanctions on Russia, sent U.S. troops to help train Ukrainian forces and has ramped up military exercises across Eastern Europe. But it has not yet provided any offensive weaponry and ammunition, and it has not threatened military action against Russia. Since March 2014, when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine, the U.S. has contributed $244 million in nonlethal security assistance and training. For comparison, that amount would pay for about three weeks of operations in Iraq and Syria.
Ukrainian officials in Kiev have made repeated pleas for more. “We need anti-tank Javelin systems, intelligence and combat drones, … fighter jets, helicopters, electronic and signal intelligence systems, radars and sound intelligence systems” to counter Russian military equipment used by Moscow-backed separatists on the eastern front, said Colonel General Victor Muzhenko, the Ukrainian military’s top officer. They’ve also asked for anti-aircraft guns and more equipment to neutralize enemy snipers, he told Military Times.
There are between 30,000 and 35,000 Russian-backed fighters in Eastern Ukraine, about 9,000 of whom are coming solely from the Russian front, Muzhenko estimates. They’re using sophisticated electronic warfare systems to jam the Ukrainians’ communications, radar, GPS and early warning-detection equipment, said Ihor Dolhov, Ukraine’s deputy defense minister for European integration.
It’s a unique battlespace, and the Americans who have provided training to Ukrainian forces are eager to collect intelligence about the Russians’ new mode of combat. “It has been interesting to hear what they have learned,” Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of the U.S. Army in Europe, told Defense News, a sister publication of Military Times. “No Americans have been under Russian artillery or rocket fire or been on the receiving end of significant Russian electronic warfare, the jamming and collecting, for example, not at tactical levels.”
The future of the Ukraine conflict is unclear. In late September, all sides agreed to withdraw tanks and heavy artillery from Ukraine’s eastern front. A ceasefire in eastern Ukraine also appears to be holding, although each side remains wary, and local parliamentary elections set to take place Oct. 25 may be upended by pro-Russian separatists, who aim to hold their own elections.
For now, Obama shows no signs of conceding to Russian control the regions Ukraine has controlled for decades. “We cannot stand by when the sovereignty and territorial integrity of a nation is flagrantly violated,” Obama told the U.N. General Assembly in a major speech on Sept. 28. “That’s the basis of the sanctions that the United States and our partners imposed on Russia. It’s not a desire to return to the Cold War.”
Predicting the next flashpoint
For more than a year, the U.S. and its European allies have been reassessing the military balance along NATO’s eastern border, which is lined with former Soviet satellite states. The result has been Operation Atlantic Resolve, an expanded rotational presence of U.S troops in NATO’s easternmost countries like Poland, the Baltics, Romania and Bulgaria.
Putin and his military have menaced the Baltic countries, who are among the newest and weakest NATO partners. Russia has repeatedly sent military aircraft into Baltic airspace, patrolled submarines in the Baltic Sea and allegedly mounted cyber-attacks. And Russian officials have voiced support for Russian-speaking minorities, raising the specter of future agitation.
The aggression in the Baltics, especially Estonia, which has a large Russian-speaking minority, has been more ambiguous than Moscow’s overt operations in Ukraine and Syria. The argument goes that Putin would employ a type of hybrid warfare perfected in Ukraine to rally ethnic Russian populations in the Baltic states to rise up in support with special operations forces — the so-called “little green men.”
That has sparked concern in the West that Putin’s ultimate goal is to break NATO with force, if intimidation fails. NATO is struggling to figure out how to respond, with member nations holding differing perspectives on when Russian behavior crosses a red line. It’s about “working out at what point a military response is the correct response,” said Nick de Larrinaga, a London-based analyst for IHS Jane’s Defense and Security Group. “Hybrid warfare casts doubts about when there should be a military response, or whether this is a civilian issue that should be taken care of by local law enforcement,” he said.
Another option for Russia, of course, is to shift to a conventional fight. A review of the military balance in the immediate Baltic theater would seem to give Russia an initial advantage in an aerial campaign against NATO, if Moscow’s political objective was to push NATO out of the Baltics.
According to a recent report by international think tank Chatham House, Russia’s military strength in its Western Military District stands at 65,000 ground troops, 850 pieces of artillery, 750 tanks, and 320 combat aircraft. Other estimates are much higher, but in general there is a high degree of uncertainty about how much of those forces exist only on paper, and how many are truly prepared for combat.
Another aspect of the Russian military that gets overhyped is its Baltic Fleet, the smallest of Russia’s main fleets and truly a shadow of its former self. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the coastal infrastructure that stretched from Kalingrad to Leningrad was lost to the newly independent Baltic states.
Today, the fleet is split between Kalingrad and St. Petersburg, making it difficult to support a larger fleet. The Baltic Fleet’s assets today include only two small Kilo-class diesel powered submarines, one of which is used mostly for training, along with a handful of Sovremenny-class destroyers, a frigate, four corvettes, and a smattering of support ships.
For a conventional operation, Russia also could bring assets from its Northern Fleet, which frequently patrols the North Atlantic, into the Baltic theater to support a larger action.
That threat could become a powerful one if Russia’s true goal in the Baltics is to force NATO into showing that it won’t honor Article V, the key element of the alliance treaty that holds an attack on one member nation will be met with a swift and unified response from all member nations.”
don Q. : This article above is clearly partial and I used it mostly for the hard data contained therein;
otherwise one could feel there the biased view of the reality on the ground,
see the author characterisation of Crimea’s referendum, the Ukraine true revolution colours and reasons to be
and mostly the perspective of military and strategic overtones,
whether we see more of the political design, the moral issues and the historical precedence of it all.
Not that, as our astute guests have stated, it couldn’t be all just for show, another distraction on the path to fulfil the cabal vile design.
On the subject of Russian Military strength, I think these so called experts get paid too much.
There are many well worn strategies that may be true in general but not always so. I see Russia and America like a Porcupine and a Tiger. The Tiger might be bigger, stronger, faster but will be well advised to avoid the Porcupine.
There was the recent report of the Russians disabling the latest American Naval defence systems in the Black Sea. Unsubstantiated but it would have been an odd boast by Russia if it was false.
Then there is the old Mutually Assured Destruction by Nuclear nations and I have seen explosions in Ukraine, Yemen and Syria that could only have been Nuclear. If the nuclear gloves are off it is another worry that the US would have in antagonising a Nuclear Nation such as Russia.
Then of course you have Hillary. She has been posting classified documents on a private server and who knows what China and Russia will have gained from this. I am also of the understanding that she wouldn’t have been the first to pass on US Top Secrets to China and Russia. The best systems in the world would be useless if the other side have the blue prints.
Then of course you have the whimpering back down by Obama towards Putin. It could be something simple as a threat to release secret information but I have a feeling it is way beyond that. The old adage of “talk softly but carry a big stick” is exactly the kind of thing Putin would do whilst Obama has no such discretion.
Putin has proven himself a master at this game of chess that has been played since Ukraine. One imagines he has timed his play perfectly which is the only answer to why America has taken to nasty tweets as a last resort of Foreign Policy.
This is a game of shadows, indeed
I mean, from an armchair is impossible to gain a definitive perspective, this because the war that never stops is for your mind –
they will muddy the waters so much that even if knowing most of the facts you still are not much closer to the truth,
not able to predict more than the one whose world understanding is by ingurgitation of a synchronised menu of CNN, or Fox.
Look at Hitler, we have opinions that span the all gamut from adoration to vilification, the man is called Rothschild peon as a matter of
fact among most truthers and only the ones that spend time reading his work, especially Meine Kampf, could hope to gain a
more sensible and objective, therefore proper understanding.
What can we learn about Putin ?
What incontrovertible piece of evidence can clarify his true position, intent and allegiances ?
It appears that a war is in the cards and that it will be of an order of magnitude higher than all the 20 century world wars
and regional conflicts taken together.
I believe that the resolution of such terrible conflagration will usher in the great pretender.
How the one that is aware acts under those dire circumstances ?
Perhaps he can see the justice when the justice is finally done
and cry the injustice when the injustice is committed;
perhaps he can Xray the evil project, its means and worldly progress
and pray for the resistance push-backs and the divine deliverance.
And resist himself and share his awareness.
There is never a good time to say : “The rest is silence !”
Silence here is capitulation, no, worst than that, complicity.
On the same date that Don Quixote started this thread, the Kremlin made this announcement
Published in sections: News, Announcements
Publication date: October 2, 2015, 15:05
Text version Vladimir Putin will meet with Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel
On October 6, Vladimir Putin will meet with Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, who will be in Russia on a working visit.
The two leaders will discuss current matters on the bilateral and international agendas, and the outlook for relations between Russia and the European Union, given that Luxembourg currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
This means that as early as October 2, the EU knew its ass was grass.
On October 2, President Putin met with Angela Merkel
Meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel
Vladimir Putin met with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.
The leaders discussed current issues on the bilateral and international agenda, including the Syrian crisis.
The meeting took place at the Elysee Palace in Paris ahead of the Normandy format talks on settling the situation in Ukraine.
October 2, 2015
Meeting with President of France Francois Hollande
October 2, 2015
Vladimir Putin met with President of the French Republic Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace. The heads of state discussed current matters in bilateral cooperation as well as Syrian issues. en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50413
All this is of course couched in high diplomacy style
but it is abundantly clear that Putin is calling the shots
World War Three has backed away. Vladimir Putin told Francois Hollande about the Russian Air Force’s operation in Syria, as well as the mechanisms being put in place by the Russian Federation for exchanging information with interested parties in the region, particularly about the work of the coordination centre in Bagdad.
The President stressed that Russia is prepared to engage in information coordination and work to seek further settlement of the Syrian problem jointly with all other interested nations.
The President of Russia particularly stressed that the operation in Syria being carried out by the Russian Air Force is in strict accordance with the principles of international law – in this case, following a request by the Syrian leadership – and is aimed at combatting terrorist extremist organisations.
During the meeting, the parties also expressed satisfaction with the settlement of the Mistral issue and hope that the spirit of mutual understanding and partnership will prevail in resolving other issues on the agenda for the Russian-French relations.
Participants in the meeting on the Russian side included Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Presidential Aide Yury Ushakov, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Presidential Executive Office and Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of France Alexander Orlov.
Meeting with Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50438
Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister of the Duchy of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, who is in Russia on an official visit.
October 6, 2015
The discussion covered bilateral cooperation and the international agenda, as well as prospects for relations between Russia and the EU in view of Luxembourg’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
* * *
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr Prime Minister, colleagues, friends, good afternoon,
I am very happy to see you again. We met briefly in Normandy. Luxembourg currently holds the presidency of the European Union [the Council of the European Union] therefore it is a pleasure to see you in both your capacities.
Regarding bilateral relations, this year we are marking 80 years of diplomatic relations. I hope we will also be able to discuss the state visit by Luxembourg’s head of state. I believe we are planning this visit for the beginning of next year.
In terms of bilateral relations, I would like to note that we are seeing a certain decline in trade and economic ties, though Luxembourg remains a large investor in Russia’s economy, with the total accrued investment amounting to about $40 billion. Russia’s investment in Luxembourg is much smaller, but the figure is nevertheless impressive — $12 billion.
We are very happy to see you. Welcome.
Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel (retranslated): Mr President, thank you very much for receiving us today in Sochi – the city that hosted the Olympic Games last year.
The state visit you have mentioned is being prepared and we are taking it very seriously. Putin has demanded this meeting. The EU has capitulated.
I believe we are meeting at a very important moment. Yesterday I had the opportunity to discuss bilateral relations and the international agenda with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
As you may remember, in Normandy you and I celebrated the landing and the end of the war. Today the world is going through a conflict, a crisis. There are developments in Syria; there is a crisis that affects everyone. We have a common enemy and we have a common goal, which is fighting terrorism.
I heard your speech [at the UN General Assembly] in New York, I also heard other leaders who spoke at the United Nations, and we will discuss this with you.
Thank you very much for the opportunity to discuss our bilateral relations as well as relations between Russia and the European Union, which are probably not going through very good times now.
I have been closely following the Normandy format round-table discussion in Paris, and we have hope.
Vladimir Putin: Thank you very much. We will talk about all these things.
All this is of course couched in high diplomacy style
but it is abundantly clear that Putin is calling the shots
World War Three has backed away.
Maxine: Another thing I like about Putin–
He is a Libra man.
From the Office of the President of Russia en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50460
October 7, 2015
Vladimir Putin has received birthday congratulations from foreign heads of state and government
Foreign heads of state and government have been sending the President numerous messages and letters on his birthday.(October 7)
A number of foreign leaders, in particular, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan congratulated Mr Putin by telephone.
In his conversations with foreign leaders, the President also discussed current international issues and bilateral relations.
October 9, 2015
Telephone conversation with Finnish President Sauli Niinistö
At Finland’s initiative, Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö.
The two presidents discussed current matters concerning bilateral relations, including political contacts at various levels. The situation with trade and economic cooperation and prospects for its development were the subject of particular attention.
At Mr Niinistö’s request, Mr Putin gave his assessment of the main results of the Normandy format meeting in Paris on October 2 and stressed that further steps toward settling the domestic crisis in Ukraine depend largely on Kiev’s readiness to implement all provisions of the Minsk Agreements signed in February.
In an exchange of views on the situation in Syria, the two presidents expressed support for consolidating the efforts of all concerned countries to provide collective resistance to the terrorist threat coming from Islamic State and other terrorist groups. Mr Putin briefed Mr Niinistö in detail on the Russian military operations currently underway against terrorist groups on Syrian territory.
The first two minutes of this video reveals much.
Vladimir Putin’s Christian Faith – in his own words
Published on May 18, 2012
-Putin first speaks about his Baptism / -Putin’s Faith and Cross 02:00
Kateye: Even though I am suspicious, Putin appears to make a lot more sense than the U.S. pentagon – they are just nuts:
Pentagon Escalates Hostilities with Russia: “We Are In a Proxy War”
October 9th, 2015
Comment: In the speech below by General Keane, he all by admits that the US does not care about fighting ISIS, but overthrowing Assad and the legitimate democratically elected Syrian government. He is saying the Russians have started a proxy war against the United States by upsetting their proxy war against Syria. It should give you a shiver down your spine to hear a former general, who in all likely hood represents the mindset of the US military establishment, imply that the US should take action which could lead to WWIII out of necessity to instill fear. We’d say we hope saner minds will intervene and prevail, but all sanity and caring for the truth seems to be absent in the Western establishment.
It should be no surprise that, with egg on its face, the U.S. was not going to stand by as Putin commenced bombing ISIS out of existence.
With U.S. leaders up in arms over the targeting of their “CIA-backed moderate rebels,” everyone is stunned at Putin’s reported 40% destruction of ISIS’ entire infrastructure in Syria in one simple week.
No, there had to be a reason to blame Putin, and reclaim the narrative.
Now, just in time, figures from the Pentagon, including Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, and former U.S. Army vice chief of staff General Jack Keane, have raised the level of rhetoric about the activities of Russia in bombing Syria.
A rationale for opposing Russia’s bombing of ISIS has been manufactured, and is now escalating – with a chorus of criticism citing the reported errors of Putin’s “unprofessional” campaign, as Secretary Carter termed it.
General Keane went much further, dramatically testifying in Congress that ‘Putin has launched a proxy war’ and should be engaged as an enemy:
General Keane is, by the way, the chairman of the Institute for the Study of War, and a lobbyist for war who sits on the board of directors for General Dynamics, and extensive ties to neocon foreign policy wonks such as Frederick Kagan, a member of the notorious Project for a New American Century (PNAC) think tank which shaped the imperial strategies of the George W. Bush Administration.
CNS News reported on Keane’s inflammatory comments:
Russian President Vladimir Putin launched a “proxy war” against the United State when Russian jets bombed CIA-trained rebels in Syria, and the U.S. military should have been ordered to retaliate, former U.S. Army vice chief of staff General Jack Keane said Thursday.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the retired four-star general said retaliatory options could have included bombing the runway of the Syrian airbase being used by the Russians, and establishing and enforcing protective zones.
He said Putin, believing U.S. and European leadership to be weak, “is counting on the U.S. fear of escalation and fear of confrontation to stop any thought of retaliation.”
“Historically, aggression unanswered, has led to more aggression.”
“If we continue to wring our hands and continue to be dominated by fear and opposed to instilling fear, then Russian aggression will not just advance in the Middle East – it will with certainty escalate in the Baltics and eastern Europe,” Keane said.
Moreover, the unconfirmed and perhaps dubious reports that Russian missiles missed their target and hit Iran instead are now being stoked by the American propaganda machine to create the image of Putin as a dangerous leader who simultaneously has a force inadequate to that of the U.S. – and can’t manage a war “professionally” – yet also poses the greatest threat to global order since Hitler.
The world need not be convinced of these arguments, only enough Americans to show support in polls for U.S. forces operating directly in Syria, and meeting Russia on the battle lines as an enemy.
After all, we are now at war with another global power, are we not? Does that mean it has become World War III, or are we waiting for an official pretext and announcement?
Comment: How are Americans going to be pushed in the direction to support direct action in Syria and by default direct confrontation with Russia? Despite the constant propaganda against Russia and Putin since the US instituted a coup in the Ukraine and Russia’s reaction, the American public does not seem to be at the point to support such madness. It would seem that they are far from it. Some event, perhaps some false flag operation much like 9/11 and what followed in the mainstream media, will be implemented in order to seat the fear and propaganda the West has been pumping out to its public. One would think the ‘event’ would have to be much bigger than take down of MH17 by the West over the Ukraine in an attempt to implicate Russia because that did not work to adequately stoke the fears.
They have also already planted the seed that ISIS would be behind the next 9/11, so maybe that is the route they will take in order to garner the support needed to counter the moves by Russia:
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., warned that the next 9/11 attack could emanate from Iraq and Syria if the U.S. does not take steps to immediately halt the advance of the Islamic militants sweeping toward the Iraqi capital of Baghdad.
Be on the alert!
BANNED IN USA: PUTIN EXPLAINS WHO SUPPORTS ISIS
Published on Sep 29, 2015
BANNED IN USA: PUTIN EXPLAINS WHO SUPPORTS ISIS
AND CNN SHOWS YOU A POPE THEY DESPISE [FOR HOURS ON END] WHILE FOX NEWS PROMOTES SINGLE-DIGIT CANDIDATES – AND TRUMP LEAD THE POLLS NATIONWIDE – THEN GOES TO CSPAN TO BE IGNORED BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA.
Omega: Hegelian Dialectic or not, it’s nice to see serious hardware being used against the bad guys for once…
Kateye: I know this probably won’t be popular, but I think we need to keep an open mind to the idea that this is controlled opposition. We are so used to hearing duplicitous politicians in the US and Great Britain so when a head of state comes to center stage with seemingly good intentions for a terror stricken area, bombards ISIS and appears to have an open, honest dialogue, it’s easy for us to wish we had a leader like this. What better way to ease the takeover of the world? Another view on things…by now I’ve learned not to put hope in any one area.
This is what redefininggod has stated all along and this is his most recent updates with more to follow in the coming days (redefiningGod.com):
Globalist Prophecy Watch: Update 1 – Alex Jones and the Christ Conspiracy (Addendum 1 – Alex, the Pope, and the BRICS)
After mulling over a more descriptive name to give the globalists’ 3-step prophecy deception, I finally settled on one that sounds about right: the “Christ Conspiracy.” This is its definition…
Christ Conspiracy – The 3-step globalist deception aimed at taking humanity through two “Antichrists” and one New World Order in order to bring about a global theocratic dictatorship ruled by a figurehead named “Jesus Christ.” The 3-steps of the Christ Conspiracy are: 1) the introduction of a fake Antichrist (Barack Obama), 2) the introduction of a fake Christ / “real” Antichrist on or about September 2016, and 3) the introduction of “the real Christ” on or about September 2023 (all times are according to current globalist plans and are subject to change).
In the course of putting together the puzzle pieces that reveal this conspiracy, I stumbled upon this video article from Infowars.com…(did not include as he states the points pertinent – go to site to view)
…While Step 3 propagandist Steve Quayle has been interviewed by Alex Jones a number of times over the past several years, this particular piece really got my attention because it begins with Alex reading Bible verses. It struck me then that he was an active participant in the Christ Conspiracy, so I looked through his videos and discovered that…
Alex Jones is using his position as the premier faux-truther in the alternative media to go for the trifecta: he is actively promoting all three steps of the globalists’ Christ Conspiracy.
To begin seeing how he does this, let’s have a look at how he lends support to both Step 1 (Obama as Antichrist) and Step 3 (Christ as the ultimate solution) in this video…
The video begins with Alex speaking of the online buzz that surrounded the Devil character on the History Channel’s TV miniseries The Bible. He then goes on to explain Obama’s status as a globalist figurehead and qualifications as an Antichrist. This is from the 5:22 mark…
“My point is… is that Obama… Obama is the closest to the Devil of any President we’ve ever had. If you look at the characteristics of the Devil… if you look at the characteristics of the Biblical Devil, or the devil in even other cultures — Hindu, you name it – it is very, very similar and very, very close to what Obama is doing.”
At the 6:30 mark, Alex goes on to read a couple of Bible verses starting with John 2:18, which speaks of “many antichrists.” He then comes to the point at the 8:45 mark: “So yes, Barack Obama is AN Antichrist.”
Once he hits the 11:28 mark, he begins to mix in some Step 3 propaganda by launching into a full-on Christian sermon. After working himself into a frenzy, he says this at the 14:04 mark…
“Yes, Obama is the Antichrist – he is A Antichrist. He is the spirit of the world. He is the spirit of Beelzebub, Baphomet, Leviathan, the Devil! He is the Devil! Barack Obama IS the Devil!”
And at the 15:18 mark, he hints at the “Great Evil” that is to come…
“Obama is a Antichrist. Obama is as wicked as the day is long, but he is only a pathetic puppet. He is only a pathetic agent of the Great Evil that is to manifest on this planet. He is only a precursor. He is only in the Satanic evolution… part of the system building towards what is to come.”
It’s interesting that Alex speaks of “the Great Evil that is to manifest on this planet” given that he is promoting the people who will bring that evil in…
…From the 1:31 mark…
“And so Russia is trying to have their own currency. They’re trying to team up with India and China. Russia is trying to defend itself. Russia’s trying to build a culture. Russia’s promoting the family. Russia is going after pedophiles. [At this point, Alex signals deception by covering his mouth and touching his ear] Russia doesn’t put fluoride in their water…”
Alex and his guests are tireless promoters of Putin, Russia and the BRICS, which means they are tireless propagandists for the real New World Order. According to Steps 1 and 2 of the Christ Conspiracy plot, the “Satanic” Obama and his Western NWO will be defeated by the “Christian” Putin and his BRICS NWO (with the help of the second leader who will be making the scene next September).
With all this laid before us, let’s recap the three steps and how Alex Jones is promoting each of them…
Step 1) The globalists are presenting us with Obama as the “Antichrist,” but it will later turn out that he’s a fake – a decoy.
As we’ve seen and heard, Alex has clearly stated that Obama “is an Antichrist” and “is the Devil.” He has also hinted that Obama is just a “precursor,” which suggests Alex is aware that the “real” Antichrist is yet to be presented. By casting Obama as an Antichrist and the Devil, he is performing the role of a Step 1 propagandist.
Step 2) The globalists will present us with a second leader who’ll initially be presented as “Christ,” but it will later turn out that he is the “real Antichrist” (the one who attempts to take the place of Christ). This leader will team up with the BRICS leaders and the Pope to defeat Obama and his “evil Western New World Order.” The result will be the rise of the real New World Order under a reformed, rebranded United Nations Complex.
As we’ve seen and heard, Alex is promoting Putin, Russia and the BRICS as the counterforce to the evil Obama, the US and NATO. In doing this, he is supporting the real NWO the globalists have been setting up all along. By promoting the “real” Antichrist’s NWO, Alex is paving the way for the second leader’s agenda and performing the role of a Step 2 propagandist.
Step 3) The globalists will present us with a third leader as the “real Christ.” He will defeat the “real Antichrist” and then stand as the figurehead through which the Occulted Powers will rule over us as “God.” His 1,000 year “Kingdom of Christ” will be utterly devoid of any democratic structures; it will be a “benevolent” totalitarian dictatorship.
As we’ve seen and heard, Alex is openly preaching for Jesus on his show, so you’ll see him jumping for joy when the globalists present the third leader. By presenting the coming Jesus figure as our true savior, he is performing the role of a Step 3 propagandist.
(Addendum 1 – 12 October 2015)
Although Alex is helping to indoctrinate the public in all three of the Christ Conspiracy steps, his primary focus is on the third step. And as we discovered in the previous entry from this series…
> The Step 3 Propaganda Team are commonly known as the “Christian Watchmen,” and they are tasked with blowing the whistle on the Great Deception (Steps 1 & 2) and preparing the way for the third leader the globalists will introduce.
We’ve seen how Alex is preparing the way for the third leader the globalists will introduce, the supposed “real Jesus Christ,” so let’s have a look at how he’s blowing the whistle on the Great Deception…
…From YouTube (again, did not include as he states what he wants you to know)
As you can see, Alex is pointing out the fact that the Pope is one of the bad guys and is a “mouthpiece for global government”…
…and that’s true enough. What Alex fails to mention, though, is that the Pope will not be siding with Obama and the West in building the NWO; he will be siding with Putin and the BRICS. In full accordance with the globalist script, the BRICS have long been calling for “governance reforms” of the UN Complex (especially in the UN Security Council and the IMF)…
…from The BRICS Post
And guess who else is calling for global governance reforms…
…From Americamedia.org. Here are some telling excerpts…
>>> However, like his predecessors, he [the Pope] called for “reform and adaptation” of the current institutions of global governance in order to pursue “the ultimate goal of granting all countries without exception, a share in, and a genuine and equitable influence on, decision-making processes.”…
Building on this tradition, Pope Francis makes three important proposals for the reform and renewal of the UN system. These proposals are at the heart of his address and speak directly to present deliberations on the future of the UN. First, Francis echoes a controversial 2011 “Note on Financial Reform” from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace to call for “greater equity” and power distribution in intergovernmental bodies, some of which reflect more the world of 1945 than 2015. With this call, the pope lends his support to the hotly debated proposals to reform the UN Security Council and international financial institutions such as the International Monetary Fund. <<<
Now that I’ve integrated the Christ Conspiracy into my tracking of the NWO agenda, I understand why the globalists have been delaying the governance reform part of the agenda for so long: they are keeping it in play as a point of contention between the West and East. Governance reform will come only after we have reached the precipice of nuclear war and the second leader (the “fake Christ / real Antichrist”) steps forward and brings peace.
When that time comes (in September 2016, according to their current schedule), the BRICS and the Pope will join with the second leader and give the UN Complex an image makeover. To see how and why the makeover process will take place, have a look these entries…
The BRICS and the UN governance reform scam
Don’t be fooled by globalist rebranding
After the makeover, the New World Order will be in full effect and the “fake Christ / real Antichrist” will be its de facto or de jure leader. So what is Alex going to say when Putin is publicly seen cozying up with Pope Francis and the second leader? I can tell you exactly how he’ll play it…
“I thought Putin was a good guy fighting against the New World Order, but now that I see him joining together with the New World Order Pope and the New Guy, I see that it was all a deception. Putin was just another pathetic globalist puppet! This IS the New World Order!! The New Guy IS the Antichrist!!!”
Alex will then spend the next seven years fighting the rebranded UN and the Antichrist, thus preparing the way for the globalists’ third leader and the abolishment of the UN, all governments, and all traces of democracy. The globalists’ wet dream would then be reality: they’d rule over us completely and without dissent because we’d all think that “God” is finally in control through his son, “Jesus Christ.”
Transmuting the Roman Christ myth into physical reality is the ultimate expression of globalist alchemy.
There is more to this story, of course, so I’ll be tacking on a few more addenda over the next day or two.
Omega: Obama is not even close to being an Anti Christ. He’s a puppet who does not have any thoughts of his own and merely destroys society and Christian values using the Liberal, bleeding heart, Satanic “Do as though will” meme posted on his Teleprompter.
Putin is a much more likely candidate but not even close. Several Anti Christs have been prophesied with possibilities being Nimrod, Caesar, Hitler and I don’t recall any of them being Christians, calling for a return to Christian values, fighting for Christian Morality and asking Our Heavenly Father for his guiding hand.
I’m really not buying any of this. We have been so immersed in the Hegelian Dialectic but forget there is equal and opposites in all things. I grant that the Satanic plan could involve using China and Russia to destroy the West but as a Christian I see more in common with Putin than anyone else.
The argument you offer is that we should fear the guy who supports Christianity and opposes those things we are taught to resist by that same Christian Teaching. As for financing, we all know the fiat money scam has come to it’s end and something has to fill the void because negotiable, transportable and creatable currency is easily the best system if done transparently. BRICS may become the next financial slave master but it might also be the only thing capable of pulling us out of the hole we can’t climb out of, we don’t know.
Russia and China have always had a dubious relationship but when challenged by the likes of Israel and the US the enemy of your enemy truly does become your friend. Putin really does not come close to the type of character that the Anti Christ might be. If I had to put money on anyone at the moment it would be The Pope but he has a lot more work to do before I would be convinced.
Nope…not having a Christian, supporting Christianity and saving Christians from certain death at the hands of US armed psychopaths as an Anti Christ candidate.
Sometimes you might be best remembering that if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck and swims like a duck it might well be a duck, or as Christ would say…judge a Tree by it’s Fruit.
EDIT Sorry to rant but I would just point out that if Obama was indeed Satan in the flesh I doubt he would constantly look like a frightened school girl when Putin starts staring him out. This is why I say Putin is a more likely candidate but only because he’s a true, stand up and fearless leader. He is discounted because of his support of Christianity. Much love…Omega
Guest: Here’s my take.
PUTIN still supports the 911 official story.
PUTIN is allowing geo engineering in Russia (as seen on recent pictures during russias last army parade)
Here’s something a few may have missed. So now who still being bombed? Who’s infrastructure is STILL being destroyed? Syria. The players have changed, now it’s RUSSIA doing it under the guise of fighting ISIS but still bombing nonetheless. The U.S. is quietly sitting back and letting it occur. RUSSIA my be officially supporting Assad but the country still gets bombed back to the Stone Age doesn’t it ? (and mistakes happen right?)
Anyone who against Christ is an antichrist. That’s what the bible teaches. All the supposed “prophecies” about an antichrist are all dispensational views on eschatology. All new and all wrong. They have nothing to do with the bible. Who ever is following this script is a Dispensationalist and they are making their own agenda. Don’t drag the bible into it.
Maxine: dispensational views on eschatology.
Those are pretty fancy words, @ Guest. I have little idea what they even mean.
I will have to look them up.
Don’t bother looking up theological terms. You will end up a theologian if you do. You’re the Keeper Max and ‘we don’t need no stinkin’ theologians here’. Just to mess up a favourite slogan. Anti-Christ is anyone – great or small or in-between – who denies that Christ came in the flesh i.e. Christ was begotten by God the Father and by Mary a nice Jewish girl. He was not divine but was FILLED with the holy spirit from his dad and a ‘just-like you or me flesh person’ from his mom.
Any of us could be anti-Christ.
This is where faith comes in. We must walk by the faith once delivered to the saints (first century).
Omega: In response to the post by our Guest…
Well the difference between Putin’s bombs and the US Bombs is that Putin is acting at the request of a legitimate Government, the US couldn’t care less about International Law or the wishes of the Countries it destroys. We fell for that BS in Iraq first time round. I won’t be falling for it again.
As for GMO’s in Russia I would appreciate links/evidence of this, I have only ever heard the opposite. As for 9/11… not revealing evidence of 9/11 wrong doing could be an important Ace to hold for when it’s important to the interests of Russia. Why should he care less about the sheeple of America who swallow the obvious lies and those who are switched on already know that the Official story is a total farce.
Come back with some plausible evidence so that I can make an educated assessment. Pick a name, register, don’t just heckle from the Galleries.
This is something I avoid like the plague. Dispensationalism is too much for me personally.
I know from my prayerlife that Mr Putin is being led.
Russia is perhaps a more significant player than many realise. Mr Putin needs our support and I support him in prayer and will continue to do so as I see my prayers answered. I hope the words played and meme can be used with caution.
Russia is fighting for its life. Truly a Stalingrad. If Russia goes down then TRUE hell on earth will result. My life depends totally on the hegemonist power being destroyed.
Omega: I think you are wise to avoid the subject @elderlyrstaff. I would also point out that I do not believe I have any chance of living a long enough life to see the End of the World.
Judging by The Lords interventions in the past things are going to have to go way beyond anything we can even imagine before he will call an end to this. Couldn’t find a righteous man in the whole of Sodom and Gomorrah, Noah and his family were the only people who were still genetically human.
All this posturing by the scum in power is nothing yet. I suggest getting on with life and keeping as positive as we can for our own health sake.
I see “Angst” was one of those Illuminati Playing Cards and they use that one the most!
Guest: …wonderfully said DQ…my hope does rest with mr putin at this time as well… I add this for thought and study to those interested.
The book of revelation is not as straight forward as you might think. There are several different ways to interpret its pages. I am a partial Prederist my self which is one of the oldest if not the one that stems right to the apostles.
Premillennialism (Also known as Chiliasm from the Greek word for “thousand”): The belief that the Second Coming of Christ occurs before the millennium, which is a literal 1000 years. The resurrection of Christians occurs at the beginning of the millennium, the resurrection of the unsaved at the end of the millennium.
Postmillennialism: The belief that the Second Coming of Christ occurs after the millennium. There is an increase in the spread of God’s rule in every area of life during the millennium (a figurative concept referring to the entire New Testament age).
Amillennialism: The belief that the Second Coming occurs at the end of history, like postmillennialism, but there is no earthly millennium. The millennium is purely spiritual, applying only to heaven and the Church. The Kingdom age is the Millennium and occurs between the Frist Coming until the Second Coming.
Full Preterism: All prophecy and future events were all completely fulfilled in 70 AD.
Partial Preterism- Most prophecy was fulfilled in 70 AD but the Second Coming, Final resurrection, final judgement and the eternal state is still future. Revelation 20 is mostly future.
Preterism is a belief that the events prophesized in the New Testament have already happened. The great war of Armageddon in the book of Revelation occurred in the late 60’s and early 70’s AD when the temple in Jerusalem was destroyed, many Jews were killed and the rest were driven from Palestine. When Jesus talked about the end of the world, he did not mean that the physical world would be no more. He taught that the old worldview held by various contemporary Jewish groups was coming to an end, to be replaced by a new concept, the Kingdom of God. Thus, all of the major elements in the book of Revelation (Tribulation, Armageddon, Rapture, etc.) actually took place in the first century AD.
Maxine: I think DQ has supplied a working definition of Dispensationalism sufficient for the purpose of this discussion.
Now, the definition of Eschatology is another matter. I looked it up.
Es- chat-ology. Not the small-talk conversation that goes on in a beauty shoppe or other random social gathering places, obviously.
Definition of eschatology in English:
The part of theology concerned with death, judgement, and the final destiny of the soul and of humankind:
That subject too, then, is pretty heavy stuff.
I am not sure how we leaped from discussing the possibility that Putin may or may not be a ‘controled opposition’ part of the nwo to this further topic.
As I review the contents of this thread, it appears that @guest is the one who dragged “the bible into it” but actually I might have done it.
Edit Addendum; Let me apologize again. I started writing this post a while ago, was interrupted and didn’t finish it then; meanwhile others have commented, and I should have refrained from hitting Send without noting that. — Max
I prolly threw the whole thing off-track by admitting that I did not know the meaning of those two words that @guest used, and I apologize for causing the interruption in the flow.
Therefore, let us go on with the assessment of Mr Putin’s performance as best we can with what information as may be available.
Keep in mind that dealing with angering people can make Mr Putin at risk of saying something in anger. I’m sure, if this be the case, he is back on top of his frustrations with the hegemonists. We should be merciful and not condemn at the slightest appearance of a stumble. He is in control and will get matters in hand.
This doesn’t prove anything, of course, ……
Visit to Holy Dormition Cathedral
October 15, 2015 Astana
Visit to Holy Dormition Cathedral
In the course of his state visit to Kazakhstan, Vladimir Putin visited the Cathedral of Holy Dormition.
On his visit, the Russian President was accompanied by Metropolitan Alexander of Astana and Kazakhstan and Archimandrite Sergiy (Karamyshev).
Publication date: October 15, 2015, 13:00 en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/50513
..…but its a hellavalot better than this…..
Obama Exhibits Profound Disrespect for Office of the President
It is a well-known rule of official conduct in the East, especially throughout India and China, that the leaders should never put their shoes up on their desk. This same unwritten law goes for any individual conducting business of any kind.
According to Feng Shui, violating such a “law” could prove to be catastrophic for your business, your career, your future prosperity and/or your overall success. Of all the things you can do right or wrong in your office, whether that be located in an office building or at home, putting your shoes on your desk is strictly forbidden. Ancient wisdom is quite clear on this matter, and for very good reasons.
Because the modern intellect is so divorced from the ancient wisdom, it is very easy to ridicule the seriousness of this particular transgression. When the presidents and prime ministers of India and Russia, China and Japan wouldn’t even think of performing such a fundamentally irreverent action, there are obviously extremely good reasons why that is the case. Especially in view of the far-reaching ramifications that such disrespectful conduct can have for a whole nation, those leaders are quite careful to avoid them. Unless one understands the subtle art of Feng Shui and esoteric science of Vastu, it is admittedly difficult to apprehend the power, and calamitous repercussions, of wrong action performed in the wrong place at the wrong time. Nevertheless, ignorance of sacred laws and time-honored traditions (a prohibition in this instance) is not a valid excuse for violating them. Unfortunately for the world community of nations gross errors in judgment, just like the one illustrated below, have contributed greatly to the prevailing state of international affairs. The current condition of the American Republic likewise reflects the resulting misfortune. ______________________________________________________________
Now, let’s look at the many instances that the President of these United States of America has violated this simple common sense code of behavior that even many children seem to understand intuitively. stateofthenation2012.com/?p=1706
(Additional text and more images at LINK.)
kateye: I don’t know what the ‘Liberty Movement’ is but thought this article has merit:
False East/West Paradigm And The End Of Freedom
Wednesday, 14 October 2015 03:49 Brandon Smith
People are desperate for leaders and heroes. This is an undeniable condition of human life and of human civilization. Some historians and social observers, however, seem to think it is enough to simply point out this condition and pretend as if they have made some grand declaration; as if they have come to the root of the problem of mankind. In their laziness, they have mistaken a symptom for the cause.
Why do people so often demand leaders and heroic figures? What drives the institutionalization of hierarchy, celebrity and geopolitical idolization? I believe this condition is caused by three factors – fear, ignorance, and apathy.
This is not to say that there are not people throughout history that are worth looking up to, or that looking up to a particular hero figure is wrong. Heroes and sometimes leaders can act as points of reference, helping us to aspire to greater personal accomplishment and extraordinary achievement. The problem is many historical figures labeled heroic are in fact monsters in masks paraded as saviors by history writers with agendas. Real heroes (in the past hundred years in particular) are most often unsung, and remain little known.
This is why the idolization of puppet leaders is so disturbing to those of us in the Liberty Movement. We witnessed the blind militancy of the so-called “right wing” in the support of George W. Bush after 9/11, only to be led into quagmire, economic despair, and a surveillance state based on numerous lies. We then had to witness the insane cult-like fervor of the so-called “left wing” as Barack Obama took office, only to continue and accelerate the same draconian policies of the Bush Administration while conjuring new methods for the division and destruction of American society and prosperity.
Yes, the Liberty Movement has examined every detail and is well versed in the horrors of the false Left/Right paradigm. Again, I’ll have to quote the ever useful elitist member of the Council on Foreign Relations and mentor to former president Bill Clinton, Carroll Quigley, on this particular issue, from his book ‘Tragedy And Hope’:
“…The argument of two parties should represent opposed ideas and policies, one perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinate and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy. The policies that are vital and necessary for America are no longer subjects of significant disagreement, but are disputable only in details of procedure, priority, or method.”
What truly disturbs me is that our movement can be so awake and aware of the false left/right paradigm while remaining astonishingly naïve and short sighted when it comes to the false East/West paradigm. And once again, I have to attribute this naivety to a desperation for heroes caused by fear and apathy.
I have written on the reality that Eastern political interests are just as controlled by globalists as Western political interests for years. Readers can review the considerable amount of data and evidence I have collected on Russia and Vladimir Putin in particular and the ties between the East and international financiers and well known globalists in recent articles such as ‘Russia Is Dominated By Global Banks, Too’, ‘False East/West Paradigm Hides The Rise Of Global Currency’, and ‘The New World Order And The Rise Of The East’.
In fact, I predicted almost every aspect of the current Syrian crisis based on the knowledge that the East versus West dynamic was purely an engineered conflict designed to diminish American power and economic influence through the use of planned chaos, and I did this years before events were ever triggered in the region.
I knew what was about to happen in Syria only because I understood one important fundamental – that there are no “sides” in any modern conflict, only proxies fighting on a global chessboard controlled by the same elitist interests. Syria represented a perfect catalyst for a planetary scale conflict triggered between East and West in way that could divert attention from internationalists. Modern war, whether through kinetics or economics, is almost always theater designed to distract and terrorize the masses, which are the true target of any conflagration.
We must set aside childish assumptions on war. Wars are not about resources. They are not about territory. They are not about the hegemony of any particular nation state. If you buy into such notions, you have been duped. No, war is about something much bigger. War first and foremost is a tool for the manipulation and molding of public psychology. As Edward Bernays, the father of modern propaganda said:
“The great enemy of any attempt to change men’s habits is inertia. Civilization is limited by inertia.”
War is meant to forcefully change the “inertia” of civilization, and thus, forcefully change the direction of civilization in a manner that benefits the engineers of the conflict.
One great threat to the mechanism of globalism and the elites behind it is the liberty movement, which is slowly but steadily growing in popularity and influence as America edges ever closer to economic and sociopolitical oblivion. As the U.S. is homogenized, harmonized, and brought down to third world status for the benefit of a one-world system, resistance continues to grow.
You see, one negative side-effect of the rush towards centralization and a single global power (often referred to by the elites as the “New World Order”) is that the harder the globalists push society toward their Utopian ideal, the more individuals (not controlled governments or political puppets) wake up to the threat. Every action has an equal and opposite reaction. The Liberty Movement is the equalizing reaction to forced globalization.
In order for the elites to neutralize the threat we present, they must either destroy us or co-opt us. I believe the East/West paradigm is being used in part to attempt the co-option of liberty elements.
Despite the fact that many liberty analysts are beginning to understand the nature of the false East/West paradigm and the truth behind the rise of Russia, the predictable escalation in Syria is energizing a strange brand of Putin-worship once again. Liberty elements WANT to believe that Putin is somehow in opposition to globalization, that he is somehow morally superior to the Obama Administration, and that Russia is on the side of right in the fight against ISIS and the evil Western empire.
They want to believe this because they are afraid – they are afraid that they are alone in the fight against the NWO. They are afraid that they will have to commit to personal sacrifice and struggle against a vastly technologically superior opponent. They are afraid that they alone will have to take responsibility for America’s destiny and that no great leader on a white horse is coming to blaze the path ahead of them.
Because of this fear, they sometimes commit the crime of cognitive dissonance in order to protect their false belief in a heroic Putin. They will ignore the fact that Putin is a long time friend of Henry Kissinger, the most publicly vocal proponent of the “New World Order, and that Putin describes Kissinger as his “trusted foreign policy adviser”.
They will ignore the fact that Russia’s primary economic adviser is none other than the hitman of the international banking syndicate, Goldman Sachs, and that Goldman Sachs has been deeply involved in Russia’s economic affairs since at least 1992, just after the fall of the Soviet Union.
They will ignore the fact that Putin and Russia have allied closely with the IMF (an institution supposedly dominated by the U.S.). Putin and the IMF are so intertwined that it was Putin who demanded that the IMF take over the management of Ukraine’s finances after the regional crisis began, and, it was the IMF that blatantly supported Putin’s call for a change in Ukraine’s bond status from private to “official”. Russia also demanded that Ukraine’s debts be repaid in Special Drawing Rights, the global currency basket which the IMF plans to use to replace the U.S. dollar as the world reserve mechanism.
They will also surely ignore the fact that Putin and the Kremlin have on multiple occasion called for the IMF to take over global management of the worlds financial systems through the implementation of the SDR as the new world reserve currency.
And of course, the fact that Russia is a member of the Bank for International Settlements and the BIS is the policy dictator of ALL central banking (do I really need to quote Carroll Quigley on the BIS yet again?) does not bode well for the affiliations and intentions of Russia as a whole, yet we are still bombarded in the liberty movement with platitudes on how Putin is “sticking it to the bankers”. No, I’m afraid not. According to the evidence, Putin is just like Obama: Yet another whore for the internationalists. Post all the pictures you want of the guy holding an uzi or finishing a judo throw, but his public persona does not fit reality.
The mainstream media in the U.S. has for the most part run on the narrative that Putin is the next Stalin, and if you are going to perpetuate a false East/West paradigm this makes perfect sense. But there is also a separate narrative being presented to the liberty movement and the rest of the world.
The talking points coming out of outlets like RT (Russia Today), a media machine controlled by the Russian government, has for the past few years stolen brilliant observations by American liberty proponents and repackaged them as video fluff. Most of these observations are negative in their view of U.S. government policy as well as central banking dictatorship, and they are also entirely correct. The problem is, RT does not apply the same standards of journalistic skepticism to the Russian government or its ties to the central banking cabal.
Time Magazine publishes pro-Putin articles naming him “man of the year” in every other nation where they have distribution, but removes these stories and covers when publishing in America.
The general American public is being sold on the idea that Putin is a calculating danger to global stability and that Western governments must become more aggressive to counter the threat. The rest of the world and the liberty movement are being sold on the image of a benevolent Putin and a Russia standing firm against the corrupt war machine of the West, but this image simply is not real.
The danger for the liberty movement in the near future is considerable. Our blind support of the false East/West paradigm makes us vulnerable to easy co-option, for if we as a movement are tricked into closely affiliating with Russia then we lose our identity as a force for American independence and become nothing more than an “Eastern created” faux revolution. Think it can’t happen? Mainstream media outlets are ALREADY building the narrative. The Atlantic was the first, with an article directly connecting “right wing” movements and “conspiracy theorists” in the U.S. with Russian influence and propaganda.
As the false East/West confrontation grows, the real purpose of such a crisis will become apparent. ISIS agents conveniently shipped out of Syria among millions of “refugees” before Russian forces finally decided to strike will wreak havoc in Western nations. Economic chaos will become prevalent. The U.S. will lose the dollar’s petro-status as the East subsumes Eurasia. Fear of another world war will haunt public perception. The ever uneducated and terrified mass majority will become far less tolerant of intelligent dissent. And, the Fabian Socialists infesting global institutions will suggest a clever solution to the problem they created – the dissolution of all sovereign nations and the complete centralization of governance into the hands of a select few to save humanity from such destructive divisions.
If you understand that a primary goal of globalists is to fully remove constitutional protections in America and assert a totalitarian framework, then you have to admit that a conflict with Russia is an excellent opportunity for them. War fever makes men delirious and malleable, and outside threats make internal despotism more tolerable.
In the meantime, if the liberty movement refuses to treat Russia with the same x-ray vision it has used against western governments (a Russia clearly working with international financiers and globalist institutions) then we make it far easier for the elitist propaganda machine to paint us as Eastern backed traitors rather than freedom fighters down the road, thus crushing our chances at garnering increased support from the public and awakening new voices.
Mark my words, in the end we will not only be forced to rebel against centralization under our own criminal government; we will also have to rebel against criminal puppet governments everywhere. I have no doubt that when we see the ranks of the globalist enemy, there will be Russian faces standing right alongside Western oligarchs. Maybe then people will finally admit that the East/West crisis was a carefully crafted hoax all along.
Putin met with the President of Syria and then made rapid-fire telephone calls. en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news
October 21, Wednesday
Conversation with President of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner October 21, 2015, 19:25 The Kremlin, Moscow
Telephone conversations with President of Turkey, King of Saudi Arabia, President of Egypt and King of Jordan October 21, 2015, 19:00
Meeting with Prince of Monaco Albert II October 21, 2015, 18:50 The Kremlin, Moscow
Telephone conversation with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud October 21, 2015, 17:20
Meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach October 21, 2015, 16:00 Moscow
Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan October 21, 2015, 15:45
World Olympians Forum October 21, 2015, 14:45 Moscow
Meeting with President of Syria Bashar Assad October 21, 2015, 09:40 The Kremlin, Moscow
This is what the BBC reported.
Assad Moscow visit: Syria leader in surprise visit
Posted on October 21, 2015 by # 1 NWO Hatr
Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad has visited Moscow on his first overseas trip since the civil war broke out in his country in 2011.
During the surprise visit, he held talks with President Vladimir Putin.
Russia launched air strikes in Syria last month against the so-called Islamic State (IS) and other militant groups battling Mr Assad’s forces.
Mr Assad said Russia’s involvement had stopped “terrorism” becoming “more widespread and harmful” in Syria.
For his part, Mr Putin said Moscow’s hope, in providing a “positive dynamic in the fighting”, was that a “long term resolution can be achieved on the basis of a political process with the participation of all political forces, ethnic and religious groups”.
The visit happened on Tuesday evening, but was not announced until Wednesday – after Mr Assad had returned to Damascus.
Analysis: Diplomatic correspondent Jonathan Marcus
President Assad’s surprise visit to Moscow represents a sign of growing confidence by the embattled Syrian president. He feels it safe to leave Damascus for the first time since the civil war in Syria erupted.
It is also a visible symbol of Russia’s confidence in the current Syrian regime. Having Mr Assad turn up in Moscow shows that there is little doubt that for now at least, President Putin is intent on shoring up Mr Assad’s position.
But the trip may also mark a new stage in Russia’s efforts to roll out a diplomatic plan alongside its military intervention in Syria; an illustration that Russia deals with Mr Assad, and that for now at least Mr Assad has to be part of any interim solution.
In comments that were videoed and published by the Kremlin, Mr Putin thanked Mr Assad for coming despite the “dramatic situation” back home.
He praised the Syrian people for “almost alone… resisting, fighting international terrorism for several years. They had suffered serious losses, but recently have been achieving serious results in this fight,” he added.
Mr Putin said Russia was also concerned by the 4,000 people from the former Soviet Union believed to be fighting in Syria. “We cannot permit them – once they get fighting experience there and ideological training – to turn up here in Russia,” he said.
Mr Assad thanked Russia for “standing up for the unity of Syria and its independence”, and said its intervention had “prevented the events in Syria from developing along a more tragic scenario”.
Terrorism is a real obstacle to a political solution,” said Mr Assad, “and of course the whole (Syrian) people want to take part in deciding the fate of their state, and not just the leadership.”
Russia launched air strikes in Syria on 30 September, saying they were hitting IS positions – which are also being targeted by US-led strikes.
Western countries and Syrian activists say Russian planes have been hitting non-IS targets, a claim Moscow denies.
The US and Russia agreed a deal on Tuesday to ensure their air forces do not clash in the skies over Syria, after Washington said last week their planes had “entered the same battle space” and came within miles of each other.
Map showing Russ and US-led air strikes
Why is there a war in Syria?
Anti-government protests developed into a civil war that, four years on, has ground to a stalemate, with the Assad government, Islamic State, an array of Syrian rebels and Kurdish fighters all holding territory.
Who is fighting whom?
Government forces concentrated in Damascus and the centre and west of Syria are fighting the jihadists of Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra, as well as less numerous so-called “moderate” rebel groups, who are strongest in the north and east. These groups are also battling each other.
What’s the human cost?
More than 250,000 Syrians have been killed and a million injured. Some 11 million others have been forced from their homes, of whom four million have fled abroad – including growing numbers who are making the dangerous journey to Europe.
How has the world reacted?
Iran, Russia and Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement are propping up the Alawite-led Assad government, while Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar back the more moderate Sunni-dominated opposition, along with the US, UK and France. Hezbollah and Iran are believed to have troops and officers on the ground, while a Western-led coalition and Russia are carrying out air strikes.
conservativepost.com/putin-to-muslim-turkish-ambassador-tell-your-dictator-president-he-can-go-to-hell-along-with/Turkey is in a difficult situation. They are strategically essential to all the players in this current Middle East “Theatre” of operations. They are between a rock and a hard place. They are having their strings pulled by NATO whilst now being threatened by Putin. Russia would like nothing more than to clear up the ISIS/Rebel problem in Syria swiftly. Unfortunately it looks to me like they are being armed and protected in Turkey where the US “advisers” still feel safe from Russian air strikes.
If we are lucky Russia will do enough damage to the rebellion in Syria and Iraq to make Turkeys umbrella a moot point. On the other hand the Rebels could constantly play cat and mouse, running across the Syrian/Turkish border and keeping Russia in Syria longer than they would prefer.
I feel Putin is a decisive kind of man. Soon he will have exhausted all peaceful threats against Turkey and will consider the pros and cons of hitting the Rebels in Turkey. He will have to gamble on the Western response being diplomatic rather than taking this conflict to the next level.
Personally I think the West want the conflict to ramp up to a large scale conventional war fought within the confines of Russia’s satellite Nations. All those East European countries (formerly soviet) that had been fighting to join the EU could end up being the Killing Fields that keep the Military Industrial Complex in riches. Ukraine failed to create this but Turkey could be their new hope after Iraq failed to play their part in the charade and gave Russia permission to hit ISIS in their Country too…America was pissed at that.
Mateye: Lately Jim Stone seems to be right on the mark about many things (aside from NASA commentary) and I couldn’t phrase how I feel about Putin/Russia better than he has. When Russia was taken over early in the 20th century, there is just no way they ‘resumed’ power from that time on. It has changed over time but the control is still there with more invisible bars on the prison doors than the overt communist past. I saw an older picture of Putin on the cover of Time magazine and there is no way this is the same person. On top of that is the long term relationship Putin has had with Kissinger. As Stone states, it really doesn’t matter as he appears to be the figure head but is no more than Obama:
I am not a fan of Russia! 22.214.171.124/ifyouareinamericayouprobablycantseethisa6.html
When I went to their embassy here to check up on a lead for a story, I told them I had absolutely no interest in going to Russia. I don’t remember pitching Russia and saying how great they are. Russia is another prison state just like the U.S. – The same Jews that destroyed Russia destroyed the U.S. and now the systems are the same for the most part. The main difference? I think there is infighting and Russia wants to keep an identity. They don’t want to go along with what is happening in Europe or the U.S.
If I am happy about Russia kicking the U.S. out of Syria (I am) it is only because right now Russia is the lesser of two evils. The horrible people who ran Russia are now running Washington DC and the untouchability of Hillary Clinton proves it. Right now America is more evil because evil people can get their hands on more money to commit their evil with. Right now the communists are far worse to Americans than they are to Russians simply because America needs to be destroyed (from a communist perspective) and they already finished the job in Russia, so the people there do not need such harsh treatment from the government to get them to step into line.
Just because I posted a “Putin speech” does not mean I like Russia. I have long stated Putin is either dead or a false front. I don’t even think he is real, he is a Russian mascot, sort of like Santa Claus, anyone with any sense ought to know neither is real, but they both show up on TV and are presented as such. And that works for a communist country. Even Obama is not a real president, he is just a concept also even if a body double is not being used in his case, and that works for a communist country, which America clearly is now but it is a filthy form of communism in America, where people pay and pay and pay and get absolutely nothing in return. At least in the Russian system there are kickbacks for contributing to the system. Not so in America.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking I like Russia. Russia is the same scourge it always was, but America passed that stage a mile ago and has arrived at the finish line the champion. It is not a matter of what is good, it is a matter of what is worse now. Clearly little surpasses how bad Russia is, maybe China, maybe a despotic republic, and definitely the U.S. – that does not make Russia good! The same Jews run both shows, and I am certain Hillary has a home in Asia.
“My response: It is called CHESS. Russia is good at it. If Russia says they know an American/Israeli plane brought their jet down, they have to then take it up with America and Israel directly. However, if they can sham it off on ISIS and play stupid, and then “get even”, they can annihilate America while “only attacking ISIS” because they know damn well America is ISIS and always did, they are not stupid.
According to Sorcha Faal Israel might have had a backup F-16 but CIA did it. Mikhail Lesin is not dead for any other reason than Russia ain’t going to return the radar bods (from Yemen).
This is serious and not time for Russia bashing. JS has lost it, IMO.
Omega; Still a tough call. Of course Putin could be a clone, a double, a Manchurian Candidate, a figure head, a puppet, who knows? But he is fighting ISIS, he is standing up to the US when it matters, he supports Christianity, he’s a man’s man, we have his history going back to his KGB Father, he seems to have a grip on the bent oligarchs that were having their own way for a while and he played the Ukraine crisis with aplomb.
The flip side of the coin is Obama.
Who do you think I’m going to be cheering for? I’ll give you a clue, it won’t be a gay Nigerian who plasters the white house with the rainbow insignia and complains about white privilege from the most powerful position in the world and wears a Muslim Brotherhood ring.
I also mean no offence. Russia may have had a form of national repentance in which case it is an ill matter to recall sins of the past now repented of. Otherwise America will have to remember Ulysses S. Grant, Abe Lincoln etc. I’m sure you would not wish to be so tainted either nationally or personally.
I’m just trying to see things straight.
PRI’s The World www.pri.org/stories/2015-01-13/five-corrupt-moves-helped-make-putin-most-powerful-man-russia
January 13, 2015 · 3:00 PM EST
Producer Bradley Campbell (followPeace talks are in the works.
The key player in all this is the man at the top of Russia, President Vladimir Putin. He’s been in charge so long that many forget he was once an unemployed KGB agent looking for a new job in St. Petersburg. The CBC’s Gillian Findlay captures his rise in the new documentary for Frontline: “Putin’s way.”
Here are five corrupt moves by Vladimir Putin that are examined in the movie and that helped him become the most powerful man in Russia.
1. The food that never came. During his time as Deputy Mayor of St. Petersburg, the city faced a food shortage. A program allowed the selling of raw materials abroad and the money made would be used to purchase food. Putin promised tons of food. Literally. Two thousand tons of butter and milk for example. But the food never came. City councilor Marina Salye investigated what happened. She says $124 million disappeared. The tons of food never showed up on the shelves. Putin denied the charges and blamed others for it.
2. The vacation villas in Spain. Putin had registered an economic relations committee called Twentieth Trust. The government gave the company 2.5 billion rubles for a construction project. Nothing was constructed. Instead, former police investigator Andrey Zykov says the money went to vacation villas in Spain for Putin and his cronies. No one punished Deputy Mayor Putin.
3. Saving his associates. Putin served as Deputy Mayor under Anatoly Sobchak. In 1996, Sobchak lost his bid for another term as mayor. Corruption investigations followed. But during questioning, Sobchak had a heart attack. He showed up in Paris several weeks later, looking great. Sobchak’s window, Lyudmila Narusova, says Putin helped get her husband out of the country, escaping the corruption charges. This loyalty is also thought to be the reason former President Boris Yeltsin hand-picked Putin as his successor. Yeltsin didn’t want any investigations into his time as president. When Putin came to power, he gave Yeltsin immunity.
4. Putin’s retirement home. Putin has a complicated way of funneling money to pet projects, like a vacation home outside Sochi. Exiled businessman Sergei Kolesnikov says money travels from one organization to another and ends up in a business where Putin owns the majority stake. This helped him build his dream home, a $250 million pad worthy of a modern day czar. Putin says the pad isn’t his.
5. Putin’s getting rich. The various moneymaking schemes have been good to Putin. Back in 2007, Putin controlled assets worth $40 billion. The CIA confirmed this estimate in 2014. He’s one of the world’s richest individuals. So the past couple decades have been good for the former, unemployed KGB agent.
must be a lot of similar genetic material floating around Russia
Maxine: This post is an Excerpt from a much longer article, at:
The Center Piece of this post is the VIDEO in the middle;
I am including the additional material as background information, to be seen in context.
[For this purpose, I have not carried forward the many embedded links in the original text. Please see LINK]
I notice at the beginning of the Video the extreme discomfort exhibited in the body language of the Jewish audience.
President Putin Tells United States Citizens Not To Give Up Your Guns: We Learned From Experience Fighting Rothschild’s Banking Schemes!
Jubilant Russians Toppling Founder Of Homeland Security In USSR Felix Dzerzhinsky.
This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items.
People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well those are bullet holders for rifles.
Various armies, such as the Poles, during the Смута (Times of Troubles), or Napoleon, or the Germans even as the Tsarist state collapsed under the weight of WW1 and Wall Street monies, found that holding Russian lands was much much harder than taking them and taking was no easy walk in the park but a blood bath all its own. In holding, one faced an extremely well armed and aggressive population Hell bent on exterminating or driving out the aggressor.
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I find it possible to believe that JFK existed, tried his best, and was a good true real human being— that is, not a Rothschild Zionist Khazar.
Therefore, I find it possible to also believe
that Putin exists, is trying his best, and may also be a good true real human, and not a criminal psychopath Rothschild Zionist Khazar. Max
Lavrov is the one who cracks me up. — Max
Caption Contest: Kerry, Putin, Lavrov Staring Match Edition
“Just how stupid do you have to be? Do you even realize whose chair you are sitting in?”
“You have an over sized head, but it appears to be empty. When you are finished pretending you have a brain, I will instruct you on what you will do. But I must admit, it is really difficult for me to keep from laughing.”
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P.S. The last time the Quds Force commander visited Putin, Russia moved into Syria. Well…
According to the Fars News Agency, General Soleimani Visits Russia
TEHRAN (FNA)- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force Commander Major General Qassem Soleimani traveled to Moscow last week to meet President Vladimir Putin and high-ranking Russian commanders, unofficial sources said Wednesday.
Somepin’ big is in the works… This time in Iraq? I think? 😉
Putins’ expression is priceless. He’s like:
“You’re so full of shit Kerry…..”
I love Putin’s shit-eating smirk.
It just screams “got you flasking good Horse Face”
It looks much more serious judging by facial expressions than the last potential nuclear standoff over the Crimea when Kerry and Nuland showed them their testicles…
Kabuki theater my friends…
Putin is just fascinated that Herman Munster is actually REAL.
You pigeons crapped on the board. We must crush the pigeons!
There’s is a magnitude of contempt and loathing in Putin’s stare we can’t comprehend .
Putin is looking into the eyes of a shallow, botoxed Billionaire-by-marriage who, if given the chance, would reduce his beloved nation to servitude and ruble.
: What the heck? U.S. calls on Turkey to remove troops from
: Iraq, Kerry says Assad doesn’t have to go
: Tyler Durden
: Zero Hedge
: Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:21 UTC
: It has been a strange two days for US foreign policy. Earlier
: today we reported that in what amounts to a significant
: blow to the official US position over Syria, namely the
: multi-year demands to replace president Assad with a
: western puppet ruler, John Kerry on Tuesday accepted
: Russia’s long-standing demand that President Bashar Assad’s
: future be determined by his own people, as Washington and
: Moscow edged toward putting aside years of…
Sat, 26 Dec 2015 16:46 UTC
Comment: Putin has taken a leading role in geopolitics in 2015, possibly even altering the course of our future trajectory as a planet, and the world is taking notice. After so many decades of seeing western leaders’ words not match their actions, people are seeing that Putin’s actions match his words and that he’s working to be a force for good in this world. Hopefully he has a lot more in store for 2016.
In 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin touched upon a whole array of pressing international issues, and it seems that the world was ready to listen as each remark made global headlines.
2015 saw Russian President Vladimir Putin discuss a spate of hot-button topics, with his thoughtful and sharp remarks quickly grabbing international headlines. Here is a list of some of Putin’s most outstanding remarks at important occasions throughout the year, including his meetings with senior foreign officials, his address to the Russian Upper House (Federal Assembly), as well as his interviews and at his keynote press conference:
On the downing of the Russian bomber Su-24 and Moscow’s relations with Turkey:
“Today’s loss is a stab in the back carried out by accomplices of terrorists.”
“Apparently, God decided to punish the ruling clique in Turkey by depriving them of their minds and reason.”
“We do not want saber-rattling and we will not do this. But if someone thinks that by committing heinous war crimes and killing our people, they will be let off with just tomatoes or a few restrictions in construction and other industries, they are profoundly mistaken.”
“If before, Turkey had constantly violated Syrian airspace, let them try it now.”
“But if someone in the Turkish government decided to lick the Americans in a particular place, I don’t know if they are acting in a right way. I don’t know whether the Americans need this. You can imagine that at some level, there was an agreement that we will shoot down a Russian aircraft here, and you will turn a blind eye to our entering Iraqi territory and occupying part of Iraq. We do not know whether such an exchange took place.”
“I’ve already said that during my address to the Federal Assembly, and I want to say it again here: we consider the Turkish a friendly people, and we don’t want to spoil relations with Turkish people. As for the current Turkish leadership – as they say, nothing is eternal under the moon.”
“Whatever happens, in the long run Russia and Ukraine are doomed to a common future.”
“In relation to Ukraine and the post-Soviet countries in general, I am convinced that the position of our Western partners — Europe and the US — is not to do with the protection of Ukraine’s interests, but with attempts to prevent the re-creation of the Soviet Union. And nobody wants to believe us that Russia doesn’t aim to re-create the Soviet Union.”
“I told them [the Western leaders] that the people are a vital issue for us. I do not know what interests do you protect, but we are defending our [interests] until the end. And this is an extremely important thing.”
“Not because we want something to bite or snatch. And not even because Crimea is of strategic importance to the Black Sea region. But because it is an element of historical justice. I think we did the right thing, and I do not regret anything.”
“We acted in the interests of the Russian people and the whole country. Replacing it with the money and replacing people with some benefits and the possibility of any contracts or bank transfers is absolutely unacceptable.”
On anti-Russian sanctions:
“You know, from the start we have been saying that the policy of sanctions and isolation in general is ineffective in the modern world and does not usually reach its goals. This is practically impossible regarding a country like Russia. It is enough to simply look at its geographical map.”
“We are not going to stick out our bottom lip over the sanctions. We are waiting. Waiting for everyone.”
“We don’t consider anyone to be our enemy and do not recommend anyone consider us as their enemy.”
“We are a country with a huge potential for development, with large natural resources. And, of course, we are undoubtedly a great nuclear power: we have to the nuclear potential which is on a par with that of the United States.”
“Russia doesn’t talk to anyone in a hostile tone… Everything we do is just a response to the threats emerging against us. Besides, what we do is limited in scope and scale, but is, however, sufficient to ensure Russia’s security “.
“As for some countries’ concerns about the possible aggressive actions of Russia, I think that only an insane person and only in a dream can imagine that Russia would suddenly attack NATO.”
“I want to tell you that there is no need to be afraid of Russia. The world has changed so much that realistic people cannot imagine such a large-scale military conflict nowadays. We have lots of other things to do, I assure you.”
“I am proud of Russia and I am sure the vast majority of the citizens of my country feel a sense of love and respect toward their homeland. We take pride in Russia’s culture and Russia’s history. We have every reason to believe in the future of our country. But we do not have any fetish about Russia being a superpower in the world. We are engaged in just one thing — the protection of our fundamental interests. ”
On Russia’s air operation in Syria:
“If we just stood by and let Syria get gobbled up, thousands of people running around there now with Kalashnikovs would end up on our territory, and so we are helping President Assad fight this threat before it reaches our borders.”
“Why do we need such a base [in Syria]? If we need to reach someone, we will do so in any case and without having this base.”
On the fight against terrorism:
“Fifty years ago, the streets of Leningrad taught me one thing: If a fight’s inevitable, you must strike first. And our actions in Syria did not have any impact on the threat of terrorist attacks in Russia, I assure you.”
“We have nothing to fear. We are in our country and we are in control of the situation.”
“We have never seen Europe as a mistress. I speak absolutely seriously. We have always offered a serious relationship.”
“Europe’s problem is that it does not pursue an independent foreign policy.”
On the United States:
“Some major powers or superpowers, I mean the United States, which claim their exceptionalism and see themselves as the only center of power in the world, need vassals rather than allies. Russia cannot exist in such system of relations.”
On Nuclear Weapons:
“Hopefully, there will be no madman on Earth today, who will decide to use nuclear weapons.”
Yes, it is possible, I guess, that Putin is merely a great fraud, a controlled-opposition player in the new world order Hegelian dialectic —
but I concede to the possibility only because practically anything is yet possible, the impossible not having been yet ruled out.
That a thing is possible, however, does not assure that a thing is likely, let alone, cast-in-stone certain.
Ken’s website has been admitted onto this thread three times now in support of the Hegelian dialectic doctrine in Putin’s case.
A principle of the Hegelian dialectic is that whatever comes next
must always be
worse than the first.
The villain must be greater and badder than the first,
the Deception and the Deceived even worse.
To assume this doctrine to be true as a premise and then to set out determinedly to prove it so,
with thousands of diligent man-hours of labor and effort as Ken (and others) has done,
indicates to me a mindset whose pendulum has swung far sideways into the ultimate negative-thinking zone,
and is stuck there, where nothing better can possibly be imagined even as possibly possible,
whereas for me the KNOWN PERPETRATORS are villains quite bad enough,
and I have no trouble believing something better than them is VERY possible, and highly LIKELY.
And that’s where it all falls apart, because who benefits by casting doubt, blame and scrutiny on Putin?
Who escapes examination themselves and scurry undetected off into the darkness?
I really think President Putin doesn’t need me to speak in his defense; he seems to speak for himself pretty well.
Gala reception celebrating arrival of 2016
Vladimir Putin attended a gala reception at the Kremlin celebrating the arrival of 2016.
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Ladies and gentlemen, colleagues, friends,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you and wish you a Happy 2016. There are signs of the approaching holiday everywhere, and it feels like there is no need to even look at the calendar.
It is wonderful that we mark such a warm holiday as the New Year during the winter season, and as it approaches, we traditionally summarise the past year, make plans, compare them to what has already been done and feel full of resolve to achieve even more.
There were many events in this past year, but the most significant was certainly the 70th anniversary of our people’s Victory in the Great Patriotic War. We marked this sacred date by paying our respects to the older generation, our fathers and grandfathers. The fate of the victors’ generation inspires us to this day.
It is very important that Russian society remains cohesive in this difficult period, that we work in unity and are always ready, despite any trials, to defend our core values, to protect national interests and our country’s security.
These sincere feelings towards the Fatherland, this pride towards our nation, fill our lives with great meaning. The striving to make an input into Russia’s development is becoming a matter of pride for millions of people. They must be confident that their efforts, work and creative search will receive support of the authorities, at all levels of government, that we are all working for the common good, so that life changes for the better.
Friends, I would like to sincerely thank you for your work. Each of you here today in this room, at this New Year’s reception, has accomplishments and results of your own – professional, military, cultural, scientific or humanitarian achievements. I wish for you to continue achieving impressive results, to be open to all new and progressive developments, and to benefit Russia.
I think we should now take our minds off our everyday worries and affairs, to relax, spend time with friends, and charge ourselves with light, positive emotions. Incidentally, I think many of you will agree with me, it is easier to tackle any challenge with that kind of attitude – and we are facing many challenges.
I want to once again wish you a very happy New Year with all my heart. I wish you health, happiness and joy. Let us raise our glasses to Russia, to success in all our endeavours for the common good.
Dieu et Mon Droit
NWO – design, issues, news
Dec 17, 2015 at 3:02pm don Quixote, bim and 1 more like this.
Well I’m glad someone has finally just spat it out. All this Hegelian Dialectic meme just had to finally get to the ultimate argument. God and Satan are just a Hegelian Dialectic. Lets all hold hands, worship Mother Earth and kill 95% of the population because God us just playing us for fools.
Let me put this more simply…your walking down the street and ahead of you a rapist drags a woman into the bushes. Do you go and help the woman or do you do the clever thing, recognise that the woman and rapist are just in cahoots trying to sucker you into lending a hand to the victim?
I’ll say it again…if Putin wants to stand for Christian values, ban GMO’s, ban the Gay indoctrination of it’s population and stop the Communist USA takeover of the next Middle Eastern victim I’m going to support him because he stands for all that I was raised to hold dear whilst NATO are just screwed up international criminals who poison their citizens with fluoridated water, GMO food, Chemtrails, vaccines, medications, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, take away your God given rights as human beings and incarcerate more people than the rest of the world combined whilst trampling every law put in place to protect the public.
I think this is another example of the Alternative Media being hijacked by the State and twisted into a Conspiracy Theorists tailor made propaganda.
Russia and China v NATO is not a Hegelian Dialectic. This is plain old Good versus Evil and I’m sat in the wrong Country. If you want a Hegelian Dialectic to focus on it is flooding Christian Countries with Muslims, now there’s a classic example and we all know who profits from the solution.
I am unimpressed by the offer of three entry-level videos about Hegelian Dialectic being inserted back-to-back into this conversation,
presumably to somehow enhance the conviction that Putin MUST therefore be a ‘controlled-opposition player’, and thus there is no chance that Putin may possibly be what he appears to be.
I have brought in the above Quote by omega because it speaks extremely well to the same topic on another thread, whereat the website of Ken re: RedefiningGod.com was also offered in support of the idea that Putin MUST therefore be a ‘bad guy’, and anybody thinking otherwise is merely being deceived.
I personally do not accept that premise.
I agreed with omega’s (above) well-stated position then, and I agree with it now –– omega said it better than I could.
Those subscribing to the viewpoint of “Ken” are of course perfectly free to continue to do so.
Maxine: Russian President Vladimir Putin attended a midnight mass on Wednesday in the Church of Intercession of Mother of God, in the village of Turginovo in the Tver Region. Russia celebrates Orthodox Christmas on January 7.
Russia Creates Law That Promises “Western Economic Collapse”
Posted on January 13, 2016 by Sean Adl-Tabatabai in News, World // 2 Comments
Russia promises western financial collapsePresident Putin has created a new set of laws that, once passed by Parliament, will create the worst “economic cyclone” the Western world has ever seen, plunging the U.S. and Europe into a financial collapse.
The Security Council (SC) have stated that the new laws were drawn up over the last year in order to deal with Western aggression against Russia. The law states that all Russian companies, both public and private, must cease paying over $700 billion in loan payments to any banks that have an association with any country that currently has sanctions against Russia.
Also, possibly, questionable as well: Preston James.
The referral says VeteransToday, but I looked on that site
and didn’t see it. I coulda missed it, tho.
PUTIN’S DILEMMA [The Khazarian Mafia]
By Preston James, Ph.D on January 13, 2016 www.veteranstoday.com/2016/01/13/putins-dilemma/
Is it time to cut the head off the Khazarian Mafia snake that has been parasitizing the World and trying to destroy and enslave Russians for over 1,000 years?
by Preston James and Mike Harris
Saddam unjustifiably invaded Kuwait as an act of outright aggression and this was viewed by the US Administration, Congress and the American People as a serious war crime in and of itself because they had been misinformed.
The American people were never told the truth about this by the Controlled Major Mass Media (CMMM).
As usual there is always more to any story like this behind the lines that never gets told in the CMMM, the main propaganda arm of the USG and the Pentagon which both have been deeply infiltrated and hijacked by the Khazarian Mafia (KM).
The actual thing that set this invasion of Kuwait off like a match to kindling was the secret deployment of horizontal drilling into Saddam’s main oil field by Kuwait, and then his being informed of that illegal act by April Glaspie, the US Ambassador.
This actual cause that set off Saddam to invade Kuwait was unknown and unpublished at the time except by Intel insiders and those in the top positions of the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department and the Administration.
This was all part of a sophisticated US covert operation on the KM’s behalf to take America to war in the Mideast for Israel further the KM’s “Greater Israel Plan”.
On the one hand the US Administration along with other NATO nations had been selling huge amounts of arms to Saddam to regain oil dollars spent by the West purchasing Iraqi Oil and were helping him arm to the teeth. Other sophisticated covert operation were conducted by the KM using Cutouts inside the Pentagon and Israel to encourage Saddam to wage war against Iran to weaken both Iraq and Iran.
The purpose of all this was to create chaos to destabilize the Mideast as part of the 50 year “Greater Israel Plan”, and to sell lots of armaments and war supplies to make huge continuing profits for the large KM related Defense contractors and banks.
The US used Saddam’s invasion of Kuwait as an excuse to wage a limited war with Iraq and to set up a no fly zone to maintain a control position for later pre-emptive invasions which were planned by the KM and it’s set of Sayanims in PNAC.
On one hand the US was running a “no fly zone” and using fake Intel to set up another war with Saddam, this time ending in a partial invasion of Iraq.
This invasion part way into Iraq caused the destruction of its infrastructure and its society and the mass-murder of over one million innocent civilians. It was as if the right hand didn’t know what the left hand was doing. But this confusion and counter purposed tasks always accomplished some main goals. It kept the American Military Industrial Complex profitable.
The attack on America on 9-11-01 was an engineered staged, Gladio-style False-flag attack run by Israel on behalf of the Khazarian Mafia with the cooperation and support of the US Administration, the JCS, the USAF, NORAD and the FAA.
It was an operation planned by PNAC, a bunch of rabid Israeli-American “Israeli-first” Dual Citizens run by the KM. These parasitical slime balls are KM Cutouts, American stooges and Traitors of the first order, real enemies within the Gates of America who have been functioning as secret agents of espionage for the KM.
This 9-11-01 false-flag attack was blamed on Osama bin Laden and Afghanistan along with Saddam Hussein and Iraq. But also blamed were all radical, extremist Islamics which were referred in a way in the CMMM as if that was most Islamics not just a small minority.
US Intel was conjuring up fake Intel to support these conclusions and to use this 9-11-01 attack on America to justify pre-emptive wars in Afghanistan and Iraq on behalf of Israel and the KM.
It was also used to justify the assassinations of alleged (but never tried in a court of law) Islamic Extremists. Some journalists suspected VP Dick Cheney made all these decisions of who was to be assassinated without Bush2 even being involved since he controlled JSOC.
Official US Military “Playing Cards” were printed up and distributed to US Forces deployed to the Mideast. US soldiers and allies were encouraged to kill any “terrorist” listed on the cards.
These pre-emptive Mideast wars were waged under the rationalization, “they attacked us first”, and “we need to get them over there because they will eventually come here and get us here on our home turf”.
These were big lies, and were actually US Administration and Pentagon war propaganda, “big-lies” created by the PNAC Dual Citizens and top NeoCons on behalf of Netanyahu and the KM.
In fact all of these Mideast wars have been surrogate wars on behalf of Israel, the Khazarian Mafia and its associated corporate buddies in Big Banking, Big Oil, and Big Defense including the Pentagon which is a revolving door with the largest defense contractors.
Putin’s situation with Syria is different, radically different than the USA’s relationship with Israel.
srael and its Sayanims, PNACers and top NeoCons have claimed that Israel is America’s best friend and the only true ally in the Mideast.
The exact opposite is true. Israel is America’s secret avowed enemy that attacked America on 9-11-01 and has been actively engaged in espionage to asset strip Americans of their hard earned wealth for many years.
America has been functioning as both Israel’s sugar daddy and Israel’s military protector. It has also become Israel’s whore due to all the AIPAC payoffs made to Members of Congress who actually are engaging in foreign based espionage on behalf of Israel and the Khazarian Mafia (KM).
Perhaps they don’t even realize the seriousness of their actions or the long term damage they are doing to the American way of life, but they are in fact doing this to America and it must be stopped before America is destroyed by this KM parasite that devours everything in its past like a cloud of locusts.
Syria is a long term ally of the Russian Federation. When Syria’s President Assad asked Putin to help defend his ally Syria from terrorist attacks, Putin agreed. Unlike Israel and America, Syria and Russia are real allies. Syria is not a parasite on Russia they have mutual interests for serious trade and joint economic development projects.
Putin’s agreement to honor Syria’s request and come to its defense by attacking Syria’s invader ISIS has not been pre-emptive war by the Russian Federation.
And these terrorists attacking Syria were created, trained, financed and supplied by Israel, America, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and some other NATO nations.
When America went to war in the Mideast the second time, terrorist leaders were considered high priority targets to be assassinated using drones controlled remotely by armchair assassins.
None of this was actually legal under US Law, nor was it Constitutional because it was all based on a big KM lie. The right hand was attacking the left hand which was created by the right hand in the first place.
And unfortunately this was all being done in order to build the Greater Israel and to transform America into a KM slave state best described as a total surveillance Police State top to bottom.
The final goal of this build up of Homeland Security (DHS) and its TSA is to transform America into GAZA II with all Americans to become the New Palestinians so they can be systematically genocided.
Yes, the Russians defense of Syria its ally against ISIS is different and is completely justified under International Law. Assad has every right under International Law to defend Syria from these foreign based invaders, Israel, America, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and others. And Syria had every right to ask its good ally and economic partner the Russian Federation for military assistance in the defense of Syria.
Thus Putin and the Russian Republic had every right under International Law to fight the terrorist forces ISIS which has been attacking and invading Syria.
It should be obvious to all that the invasion of Iraq and Syria by ISIS is a serious International War crime. Why? Because it is premeditated aggression and mass-murder by those leaders from Israel, America, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and others who started and now run ISIS and who are directly responsible.
All of these monsters must be brought to justice and made accountable for what they are doing and have done in Syria.
The International Criminal Court and the UN are toothless and truly a joke so far.
These institutions are continually blocked in any serious corrective prosecutions against Israel for its crimes against Palestinians on behalf of the KM, usually by America a hijacked KM/Israeli slave state. Right now there is no means to bring these master KM war criminals to justice especially for their crimes against Russia’s good ally Syria.
Or for their current attempt to use the US and NATO to encircle Russia and once again destroy it like a replay of the Bolshevik invasion of 1917 which was financed by the KM and its large private Wall Street Banks.
So far Putin has tried diplomatic solutions which have gone nowhere. You cannot successfully negotiate with a two-faced lying snake like the KM and its top Kingpins and the Select few that sit at the top of its private central banking hierarchy aka its “Pyramid of Control”.
So what is Putin and the Russian Federation to do? It’s a fact that Israel, the RKM, America and NATO have been doing their best the last ten years to encircle Russia militarily and to destroy its economy and have been using NATO as a tool to help execute this plan.
Putin has instituted some very crafty counter moves with the creation of the BRICs new development bank.
This will begin to place serious economic pressure against the KM private central Fiat Banking System which has become an overextended Ponzi scheme.
And Putin’s massive air assault against ISIS in Syria which has now created a complete checkmate against the RKM, Israel, America, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and NATO in their proxy war in Syria in which ISIS was supposed to first destroy Syria and them Iran, all as part of the “Greater Israel” Plan.
Putin has the assets and infrastructure to assassinate the entire KM criminal mob that runs the USA both in and outside of government.
And maybe it is the duty of the American people to assist Putin and the Russian Federation and rid ourselves of the KM criminals who are attempting to destroy our country, the freedoms we have been enjoying and completely asset strip all our hard earned wages, savings and property.
If the American people don’t do it then who will? The war the criminals are waging against the Russian people is no different than the war they are waging against the American people. The American people should cooperate with the Russians to destroy this criminal enterprise that jeopardizes everyone on the planet, all free people should unite to destroy this criminal mob starting with the bankers and those who own the banks.
Never forget it was the Khazarian Mafia trans-national and inter-generational criminal organization who set these rules of engagement in the first place with the Pentagon’s assassination playing cards and hundreds of assassinations by air to ground missiles fired by remote controlled attack drone.
Remember it was the Khazarian Mafia leadership who started the Bolshevik revolution funded by Western banks and chartered them to murder the Czar of Russia, his entire family and 100 million innocent Russian men women and children. And all was done without and trials or convictions.
What was motivating the KM was a 900 hundred year blood feud against the Russians and all the gold, silver, jewels artwork and assets Mother Russia held.
The Bolshevik assault on Mother Russia in 1917 was actually a Bankster-financed form of Piracy and was invoked so the KM could steal all the Russian assets, and these KM families still hold and control these assets they stole from Mother Russia even to this very day.
Perhaps it is time for the free people of the world to adopt the same rules of engagement in our war against the Khazarian Mafia?? Hey fair is fair, right??
If the free people adopt the same rules of engagement as the RKM uses on us, then maybe we can rid the world of this criminal parasite RKM once and for all.
Perhaps it is time for Putin and the Russian Federation to adopt these Pentagon rules of engagement against terrorists. Only this time the terrorists are real and are being run by the head of the snake, Khazarian Mafia principals, best referred to as the Head of the Snake.
The simple fact is this, when Putin checkmated ISIS in Syria the Russian Federation was actually checkmating the Khazarian Mafia. This is the first step in stopping the KM’s obsession with using America and NATO to encircle the Russian Federation and destroy Mother Russia and mass murder its innocent civilians once again like it did in 1917.
When Putin came to the rescue of the Syrian people they were being attacked and destroyed under the same control of the folks that ran the Bolshevik Revolution.
And we now know for certain that it was these same Khazarian Mafia private Fiat central banking families who ordered and paid for the brutal murder of the Czar and his whole family in 1917 along with 100 million other innocent Russians while completely asset stripping mother Russia in perhaps the greatest act of international piracy ever committed.
Putin is now the World’s Hero in this ISIS war against Syria and the US is clearly on the wrong side of this, sad to say. This makes those KM Kingpins and Cutouts who really control Congress and the Administration and the Pentagon who are supporting ISIS elated to the Head of the Snake, the Khazarian Mafia. And we now know for certain that AIPSAC and the other Dual Citizen foreign controlled espionage front for the Khazarian Mafia and Israel are serving the head of the snake.
It should now be clear to all that Putin and the Russian Federation have the legal right under International law, maritime law and Natural Law to hold secret trials in absentia and declare war on the Khazarian Mafia and its Kingpins and take direct action to eliminate this threat.
Russia is well justified to order and deploy direct action to eliminate any continuing threat the KM Kingpins pose by any reasonable means. Such corrections should of course be done using Russian Intel assets which are actually in place all over the World without harming any innocent civilians.
Not only is such a direct action well justified but it is certainly time for the Russian Federation to cut the head off of the Khazarian Mafia snake before it succeeds in encircling Mother Russian and once again repeats its 1917 Bolshevik invasion, blood fest and asset stripping of Mother Russia.
As those in the upper positions of the Intel community know, there have been special cooperative arrangements between most G-20 nations allowing their agents to exercise free reign and certain rights of diplomacy in each others nations.
Currently these agreements allow direct actions against recognized terrorists, now usually Arab terrorists who have been sheep-dipped and mind-kontrolled patsies.
If Putin makes it clear that these KM Kingpins are now fair game for with-prejudice sanctions, a very strong argument can be made for the rest of the G-20 nations to stand-down and allow Russian assets to do their job and bring the snake to justice by cutting off it head which would stop it cold in its tracks.
Conclusion: The KM owned and controlled Western Banks equipped and ordered the Bolsheviks to use the particular savage rules of engagement they used against Russia during their Bolshevik Revolution, invasion and complete asset stripping of Russia in 1917. The Bolsheviks were ordered by the KM Kingpins to murder the Czar and his whole family and completely eradicate the whole Romanov line forever, which they did.
And now these same Bolshevik Bloodline Bankster Families have ordered the sue of these same savage rules of engagement to be used against the Iraqis and Syrians by ISIS. And we now know for certain that ISIS is a mercenary army the KM has used Israel, America, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey to create and deploy to attack Iraq and Syria.
it was the KM Kingpins that ordered Chechen Terrorists to stage terror attacks inside Russia and ordered Turkey to shoot down the Russian Su-24 in side Syria in an ambush from behind like a snake
in the grass. So Putin and the Russian Federation have plenty of good reasons to directly attack the KM top leadership for these pre-emptive acts of war.
Is it time for the Russian Federation and all free people of the World to use these same rules of engagement against the Khazarian Mafia Kingpins who have been parasitizing the whole World through their Private fraudulent “money from nothing” pernicious usury Fiat Banking System?
Should these Khazarian Mafia kingpins be indicted in secret courts inside Russia and tried in absentia with capital sentences delivered from all the supporting evidence. We know that these master two-faced greatest master criminals in history would never surrender for trial or appear for an such trial so such a trial must be conducted in secret. And any sentence would have to be carried out in secret.
Certainly the time has come for these KM kingpins to be brought to final justice and right now the only nation of the World with the means and the proper mindset to rescue the human race and the World from these KM parasites is the Russian Federation.
After the attack on America on 9-11-01 the American Military took great pride in finding and killing those Mideast Muslim Terrorists they were told were responsible. If most US Special operations were told the truth who really did the attack on America on 9-11-01 which is the Khazarian Mafia, they would certainly support the same rules of engagement against it. it’;s time for the good guys in the HUS High Military Command to proceed with such direct actions that were actually improved early on after 9-11-01 and technically still remain in place.
There is an old Arabic saying, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”. The Russian people are not our enemy. As Americans that love liberty and Justice for all we stand in solidarity with the Russian Federation and the Russian People in their life and death struggle against the Khazarian Mafia which has been trying to eradicate them and steal all their natural resources for the last 1,000 years.
In an Op Ed letter directly to the American people published in the New York Times on September 11, 2013, Vladimir Putin stated, “if you cannot count on international law, then you must find other ways to ensure your security.” Looks like International law has failed to stop the KM in its creation and deployment to invade Syria and oust Assad. President Putin must find another way to stop this age old master enemy of Russia, the Khazarian Mafia.
Interesting article Max….yet, then this happens…Mr Kissenger must be a part of the KM, no? (honest question here)
So confusing all these alliances…
Kissinger is an duel/america/jew/nazi who has had a private office in the state department since God knows when, long before he ever became u.s. Sec of State. He is of course one of the biggest sonofabitches who ever lived.
So they sent one of their most accomplished envoys to negotiate with Putin — of course Putin diplomatically received Kissinger.
I cannot say that I understand all the stategy, but I do know Putin is not stupid.
IF the ‘visit’ of Kissinger to Putin had been conducted in secret and kept a secret– which it would have been if they were in bed together— there might be a case to be made that this meeting somehow implicates Putin.
Omega: Pravda appears to have changed gear.
I like to read the Russian press, knowing they will be suffering a degree of control similar to the Western press. The Pravda articles have gone from varied and diverse to a more focussed narrative that shouts of polite sabre rattling. This article discussing Russia’s latest improvements in missile technology seems interestingly timed.
“The INF Treaty signed by Moscow and Washington in 1987, still prohibits Russia from deploying land-based missiles with a range of over 500 km. However, the treaty does not expand to sea-based missiles. This means that nine Buyans, if armed with new superweapons, will be able to destroy up to 72 targets at a distance of over 1,500 km with one salvo.”
There’s no avoiding the old adage of “Talk softly but carry a big stick” which I think sums up Putin better than most attitudes. Despite the anti Russian rhetoric they have continued to maintain what can only be described as a defensive posture. They have done nothing to worry a trigger happy Western collective who are bent on global domination beyond making it clear that one of the kids on the block still believes in right and wrong and rule of International Law
The game continues but with Russia still playing the Gentleman’s rules it would seem. I don’t know how that will play out when Obama is a monkey with a machine gun? (no
posted by Omega in Current Events Thank you, omega
insert quote here Although this article was over 2 years ago I fear it is current and relevant. Whilst retired Generals are talking of secret documents alluding to the Military Take over of Middle Eastern countries, that old bastard Kissinger was talking openly about it in 2011…
“The politician recommended ordinary people to move to the countryside and build a farm, and not forget to arm, as hungry crowds will be everywhere. Kissinger did not rule out attacks on elite shelters, apparently, by the same hungry crowds in search of food, and also in recognition of the brilliant results of policies that led to the war.
But why is the war inevitable? And who will launch it? Kissinger was candid saying that the United States was luring China and Russia into a trap, and the final nail in the coffin would be Iran, the main goal of Israel. He likened the U.S. to a sniper inciting a beginner to choose a weapon, and then shooting when this beginner was ready to act. He said that the victory will be taken only by a superpower, i.e., the United States. He concluded by saying that the one who controls the oil, the government and the food controls people.”
edit: Max omega, this is so pertinent to the discussion, I am going to carry this over to the ‘Putin” thread, too. Hope you don’t mind.
President Putin does not exist alone. I think Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is as formidable as Putin.
“NATO is going beyond all borders. We are really disturbed over this barbaric action. We are outraged…and we call and demand an immediate investigation.” – Sergey Lavrov – See more at: batr.org/autonomy/120214.html#sthash.WLH1m3lE.dpuf
Sergey Lavrov Politician
Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov (born 21 March 1950) is a Russian diplomat and currently the Foreign Minister of Russia, incumbent since 2004. His nomination to the Foreign Minister’s office was approved by two Russian… wikipedia.org
Born: March 21, 1950 (age 65), Moscow
Russia’s Sergey Lavrov “Clash of Civilizations”
Since the Western Press has directed their wrath at Vladimir Putin as their latest villain, while his approval rate soars to 88% in Russia, most Americans are not familiar with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, much less know his public statements. Lavrov is a thoughtful contrast to the rigid and contemptuous foreign policy spokesmen’s from the Soviet era. It is well worth the time to investigate the actual sentiments that Lavrov has expressed throughout his diplomatic career. An insight of the mindset that underpins his thinking is revealed over two years ago, in the Voltaire Network, which published Sergey Lavrov’s account, On the Right Side of History and provided the following assessment.
“Western propaganda continues to distort Russia’s position in respect of the Syrian crisis. It accuses Moscow of supporting Damascus for profit motives, or even criminal solidarity. In this piece, Sergey Lavrov does not expound on his country’s strategic choices, but rather on the principles that underpin his diplomacy. He responds imperturbably to the inanities spouted by Western media, underscoring Moscow’s commitment to international law and its pledge to support people. Lavrov counterpoints the massive popular support enjoyed by President al-Assad and the illegitimacy of the sectarian armed opposition, sponsored from abroad.”
Quoting from the Lavrov text:
“Back in the 1990s in his book The Clash of Civilisations, Samuel Huntington outlined the trend of the increasing importance of identity based on civilisation and religion in the age of globalization; he also convincingly demonstrated the relative reduction in the abilities of the historic West to spread its influence. It would definitely be an overstatement if we tried to build a model of the modern international relations solely on the basis of such assumptions. However, today it is impossible to ignore such a trend. It is caused by an array of different factors, including more transparent national borders, the information revolution which has highlighted blatant socio-economic inequality, and the growing desire of people to preserve their identity in such circumstances and to avoid falling into the endangered species list of history.”
From the official site of THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION, read the entire remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the latest Council on Foreign and Defense Policy meeting. The information contained in these annotations requires a serious evaluation. <<<<<snip
Video “has been removed”
Watch the video, ‘Western sanctions aimed at regime change in Russia’ – Lavrov that supplements the text account. Interrupting the significance of this presentation, the blog – The Vineyard of the Saker writes an account of the Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the XXII Assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, Moscow, 22 November 2014.
I have bolded out what I consider to be the most important statements made by Lavrov that day. I would just like to add the following:
1) Lavrov is considered very much a “moderate” and his language has always been strictly diplomatic. So when you read Lavrov, just imagine what folks in other Russian ministries are thinking.
2) Lavrov makes no secret of his view of the USA and of his plans for the future of our planet. When you read his words, try to imagine what a US Neocon feels and thinks and you will immediately see why the US elites both hate and fear Russia.
3) Finally, Lavrov openly admits that Russia and China have forged a long-term strategic alliance (proving all the nay-sayers who predicted that China would backtstab Russian wrong). This is, I would argue, the single most important strategic development in the past decade.
4) Finally, notice the clear contempt which Lavrov has for a pseudo-Christian “West” which dares not speak in defense of persecuted Christians, denies its own roots, and does not even respect its own traditions.
The intrepid Brother Nathanael Kapner points the finger at THE ZIONIST HATE CAMPAIGN AGAINST RUSSIA, for an explanation why the pressitute media wants to suppress Russian nationalism. The orthodox cleric is echoing Sergey Lavrov when he cites “For it is NATO that Moscow is opposing owing to its creeping encroachment upon Russia’s borders.” www.realjewnews.com/?p=254
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Omega: The United Kingdom’s latest attempt to demonise Putin would be laughable if I were not British. It’s an embarrassment in the extreme…
To those of us who grew up during the cold war years, it’s just like old times again: Russian plots to subvert the West and poison our precious bodily fluids are apparently everywhere. Speaking of poisoning plots: the latest Russkie conspiracy – and the most imaginative by far – was the alleged assassination by poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko , a former agent of the Russian intelligence services who fled to the West to become a professional anti-Russian propagandist and conspiracy theorist with a talent for the improbable. According to his fantastic worldview, the many terrorist attacks that have occurred in Russia have all been committed by … Vladimir Putin. Aside from championing the Chechen Islamo-terrorists who actually committed these crimes, Litvinenko’s stock-in-trade was an elaborate conspiracy theory in which he regularly accused Putin of blowing up Russian apartment buildings and murdering schoolchildren and then diverting attention from his own nefarious plots by blaming those lovable Chechens. Not very believable – unless one is predisposed to believe anything, so long as it casts discredit on those satanic Russians.
The conspiracy theory promulgated by the British government – and now memorialized in this official report – surpasses anything the deceased fantasist might have come up with. According to the Brits, Litvinenko was poisoned on British soil whilst imbibing a cup of tea spiked with a massive dose of radioactive polonium-210 – and, since Russia is a prime source of this rare substance, and since the Russians were supposedly out to get Litvinenko, the FSB – successor to the KGB – is named as the “probable” culprit.
Looking at the report, one has to conclude that they don’t make propaganda the way they used to: the certitude of, say, a J. Edgar Hoover or a Robert Welch has given way to the tepid ambiguity of Lord Robert Owen, the author of this report, whose verdict of “probably” merely underscores the paucity of what passes for evidence in this case.
To begin with, if the Russians wanted to off Litvinenko, why would they poison him with a substance that left a radioactive trail traceable from Germany to Heathrow airport – and, in the process, contaminating scores of hotel rooms, offices, planes, restaurants, and homes? Why not just put a bullet through his head? It makes no sense.
Pretty much sums up my thoughts when I heard of this ridiculous “inquiry” into old news. If you’re looking for actual facts, beyond Russia using the only guaranteed method of implicating itself, you may be disappointed.If you’re interested you can see the whole article and links here original.antiwar.com/justin/2016/01/21/craziest-conspiracy-theory/
Posted on February 9, 2016 by WadeFort Russ
Henry Kissinger is one of the “bisons” of American politics. One of those who ruined the Soviet Union. It was he who put in a lot of effort to finally tear China away from the USSR and thus, weakening the latter. He is a patriot who put himself on the altar of victory in the “cold war”. Even after retiring, he did not give up on the battle throughout his life. He continued to struggle with the remnants of the Soviet Empire.
Four years ago, speaking about “the drums of war”, which could already be heard, he said:
“The coming war will be so severe that only one superpower can win, and that’s us. That is why the EU is in such a hurry to form the superpower, because they know what is coming, and to survive, Europe will have to be one whole cohesive state. This urgency tells me that they know what to expect from us. Oh, how I dreamed of this delightful moment. From the ashes we shall build a new society, there will remain only one superpower, and it will be the global government that wins. Do not forget that the United States has the best weapon, which no other country has, and we will introduce those weapons to the world when the time is right”. (Henry Kissinger January 2012).
On January 20th 2012, he arrived in Moscow to give Vladimir Putin an ultimatum and “friendly advice” not to run again for President of Russia. Because otherwise the U.S. will grind Russia into powder: “the third term of Vladimir Putin, this is a war that Russia will lose”.
It’s already been four years. On February 3rd 2016, Russian President Vladimir Putin received the former U.S. Secretary of State in his suburban residence in Novo-Ogaryovo. Like the previous encounter, what they said is not known. It is clear that Kissinger arrived on very important business that cannot be trusted with Victoria Nuland, nor Barack Obama.
The visits of Henry Kissinger to Moscow have recently become quite frequent. He came twice in 2013 (spring and autumn), most likely trying to convince Russia to withdraw from Ukraine.
His opinion and the opinion of his circles that he is in (the clan of the Rockefellers) is often ignored by the top political leadership of the US, which has become a cause of many geopolitical defeats of Washington. Henry Kissinger never ceases to remind us that the key to American dominance in the world is the disunity of Eurasia. Washington’s biggest defeat was the creation of a political and economic alliance between Beijing and Moscow. The accession of Berlin will completely negate the last victory of American diplomacy and will create a condition of rapid decline of the political weight of the United States.
But these powers soon will be able to occupy the White House, and it will be time to talk about the future, the future in which Russia and the United States have to live in.
“New world” by Kissinger
Immediately upon returning to the States, Henry Kissinger wrote a column for the magazine The National Interest, in which he outlined his vision for the future of the world. The most significant points being:
Firstly, the relationship between the U.S. and Russia is currently probably even worse than they were before the end of the cold war. Experts in both countries believe that Moscow and Washington have entered a new phase of confrontation and are unlikely to be able to cooperate effectively on issues of world order. Secondly, he pointed out that Russia and the U.S. should cooperate. According to him, the country needs to develop a concept of partnership, which will set out the roles each country will play in shaping the new world order and the concept of a coordinated approach to it.
Kissinger noted that the U.S. and Russia should cooperate not only among themselves but also with other states. Instability in the world today is unprecedented. Threats arise because of the destruction of state power and the growing number of uncontrolled territories. Such problems cannot be solved by one country, so the United States must continually cooperate with Russia and other world powers.
Henry Kissinger did not ignore Ukraine, which, in his opinion should become a bridge between Russia and the West, and not an outpost of one of the parties. Also the diplomat stressed that if the U.S. and Russia were to work together in Syria, along with other major powers, they will be able to create a model for a peaceful settlement of the conflict, not only in the Middle East, but possibly in other areas.
Over the past few years, Washington and Moscow cooperated only sporadically, but great progress was made, which is not surprising: discussions were held outside the agreed strategic format. Therefore, Kissinger stated the need to perceive Russia as an integral element of any new global equilibrium, not only as a threat to the United States.
The forgotten superpower
Let us try to understand the diplomatic lexicon of politics and look at the problem from a great height. How does the U.S (Henry Kissinger) approach problem-solving at the highest, that is, strategic level?
This catches the eye. No one in the States (even Kissinger) doubts that the future of the world, at any point, must be addressed with Russia and possibly with even some major countries.
Has the rhetoric changed in the last four years? It has long forgotten the concept of a singular global hegemon, which for last 20 years was the USA. Also forgotten are world governments (American), and the strongest army with the most modern weapons.
It should be understood that Russia’s “right to decide” was not due to the fact that the United States was flexible, but because the events of recent years and the efforts of the leadership of the Russian Federation has forced Washington to reconsider their opinions and make concessions.
An important marker is the desire of the former “masters of the world” to share the burden of responsibility for Ukraine with Moscow, and return it to its dominant period, when this area was once the bridge between Europe and Russia. In fact, the U.S. is ready to retreat and lose half of its influence, until they lose everything.
It’s the same thing in Syria. Six months ago it seemed that the days of the Assad regime were numbered, and the entire Middle East would remain not only as eternal pain for Europe and Russia, but also in full orbit of the political power of the United States. Six months later and there has been enormous change. An outpost of the U.S – Saudi Arabia – is on the verge of defeat. Turkey found itself in the situation of Ukraine two years ago, and may simply fall apart. At the same time, Russia and Iran are increasing their presence and influence by leaps and bounds in the Middle East, threatening in the medium term to squeeze the U.S. out of the strategic region.
But because of the mouth of Henry Kissinger, Vladimir Putin has apparently also heard the suggestion to “divide” the region. And this (according to the American political elite) must become a “model” for similar agreements in other parts of Eurasia.
The bridge through Alaska
What did the President of Russia say? I think he said he would think about it for another four years. Through which he will be able to offer Henry Kissinger, or someone else, to make Alaska a “bridge” between Russia and America, and will promise to consider also the interests of Washington and other major powers in Europe.
But if they are not satisfied with the American political elite, they will have to wait for the next offer, which is expected in four years. But it seems to me that it will be even worse for them.
Note: I do not know the date/context of the speech referenced below, but I think it is recent. — Max
Putin to Western Elites: Playtime is Over
An excellent blogger about Russia distills Putin’s Sochi speech into 10 simple points
Dmitry Orlov Subscribe to Dmitry Orlov
18 hours ago russia-insider.com/en/politics/putin-western-elites-playtime-over/ri761
Most people in the English-speaking parts of the world missed Putin’s speech at the Valdai conference in Sochi a few days ago, and, chances are, those who have heard of the speech didn’t get a chance to read it, and missed its importance.
Western media did their best to ignore it or to twist its meaning. Regardless of what you think or don’t think of Putin (like the sun and the moon, he does not exist for you to cultivate an opinion) this is probably the most important political speech since Churchill’s “Iron Curtain” speech of March 5, 1946.
In this speech, Putin abruptly changed the rules of the game. Previously, the game of international politics was played as follows: politicians made public pronouncements, for thesake of maintaining a pleasant fiction of national sovereignty, but they were strictly for show and had nothing to do with the substance of international politics; in the meantime, they engaged in secret back-room negotiations, in which the actual deals were hammered out.
Previously, Putin tried to play this game, expecting only that Russia be treated as an equal. But these hopes have been dashed, and at this conference he declared the game to be over, explicitly violating Western taboo by speaking directly to the people over the heads of elite clans and political leaders.
1. Russia will no longer play games and engage in back-room negotiations over trifles. But Russia is prepared for serious conversations and agreements, if these are conducive to collective security, are based on fairness and take into account the interests of each side.
2. All systems of global collective security now lie in ruins. There are no longer any international security guarantees at all. And the entity that destroyed them has a name: The United States of America.
3. The builders of the New World Order have failed, having built a sand castle. Whether or not a new world order of any sort is to be built is not just Russia’s decision, but it is a decision that will not be made without Russia.
4. Russia favors a conservative approach to introducing innovations into the
. Russia favors a conservative approach to introducing innovations into the social order, but is not opposed to investigating and discussing such innovations, to see if introducing any of them might be justified.
5. Russia has no intention of going fishing in the murky waters created by America’s ever-expanding “empire of chaos,” and has no interest in building a new empire of her own (this is unnecessary; Russia’s challenges lie in developing her already vast territory). Neither is Russia willing to act as a savior of the world, as she had in the past.
6. Russia will not attempt to reformat the world in her own image, but neither will she allow anyone to reformat her in their image. Russia will not close herself off from the world, but anyone who tries to close her off from the world will be sure to reap a whirlwind.
7. Russia does not wish for the chaos to spread, does not want war, and has no intention of starting one. However, today Russia sees the outbreak of global war as almost inevitable, is prepared for it, and is continuing to prepare for it. Russia does not war—nor does she fear it.
8. Russia does not intend to take an active role in thwarting those who are still attempting to construct their New World Order—until their efforts start to impinge on Russia’s key interests. Russia would prefer to stand by and watch them give themselves as many lumps as their poor heads can take. But those who manage to drag Russia into this process, through disregard for her interests, will be taught the true meaning of pain.
9. In her external, and, even more so, internal politics, Russia’s power will rely not on the elites and their back-room dealing, but on the will of the people.
To these nine points I would like to add a tenth:
10. There is still a chance to construct a new world order that will avoid a world war. This new world order must of necessity include the United States—but can only do so on the same terms as everyone else: subject to international law and international agreements; refraining from all unilateral action; in full respect of the sovereignty of other nations.
To sum it all up: play-time is over. Children, put away your toys. Now is the time for the adults to make decisions. Russia is ready for this; is the world?
March 14, 2016 The Kremlin, Moscow
Maxine: A feature that can be discerned from viewing this page
is that people come to Putin; he doesn’t go to them. `
He initiates the telephone calls, and says what he wants.
This list indicates his is the stronger position.
how I find some of these stories.
I have to just be led to them, it seems like.
one or two clicks and I got this shock.
I don’t even know what to do with this thing.observer.com/2016/04/former-russian-prime-minister-caught-on-camera-having-sex-with-opposition-leader/
Transcript of the conversation as reported between the two people in bed, about WHO ELSE they ‘are in bed with’ strongly suggests to me that PUTIN is NOT the nwo controlled-opposition bad guy in Russia. — Max
Former Russian Prime Minister Caught on Camera Having Sex With Opposition Leader
Secret video of Mikhail Kasyanov having sex with his assistant threatens to end Russia’s opposition party
By Mikhail Klikushin • 04/05/16 9:30am
On Saturday morning, a number of British newspapers—including Daily Mail and Mirror—broke the story to the West that some hours earlier glued millions of Russians to their television sets.
Mikhail Kasyanov, the former Minister of Finance and Prime Minister under Vladimir Putin, is a chairman of the opposition party, PARNAS (Party of People’s Freedom)—created long ago with the late Boris Nemtsov.
Clips of a secretly taped 40-minute video were shown on the Kremlin-loyal NTV channel Kasyanov’s Day, in hopes of delivering another devastating blow to Mr. Putin’s rivals in the upcoming elections for the State Parliament Duma.
In the video, the former Prime Minister removes his usual sharp suit and expensive tie. Leaving his thick-framed glasses on, he goes to bed with his fellow party member and his personal political assistant, Natalia Pelevina. Mr. Kasyanov is 58, married and has two children.
Ms. Pelevina wears seductive lingerie and waits for him in bed.
The love scene follows.
She is 38, not married and has no children. Although born in Moscow, she is a citizen of Great Britain and “maybe” the USA. At the age of 11, she moved from the Soviet Union to England with her parents, only to return to Russia ten years ago. For four years she’s been a member of PARNAS, rising to the position of Mr. Kasyanov’s assistant in charge of the party’s Youth Department.
And it appears that’s not all she’s in charge of.
The passionate encounter takes place in an unknown safe house, obviously bought for such purposes.
Although the video is repulsive, it is the audio that sent political shocks around the world.
Published on Apr 2, 2016В эфире НТВ, в программе “ЧП. Расследование” был продемонстрирован документальный фильм “Касьянов день”. Он посвящен интимной и политической жизни лидера оппозиционной партии “Парнас” Михаила Касьянова. На видео много сцен интимного характера – Касьянов после “борьбы
Ms. Pelevina taps the bed, inviting the former Prime Minister. “Come,” she says. “But first, tell me who else but me you have had here.”
He is happy to play the game. “You got yourself a pretty little thing,” he says, lifting the blanket to look at Ms. Pelevina’s most intimate part.
After sex, Mr. Kasyanov, in good spirits, begins to sing songs from Soviet pop culture. They play “name this tune,” and it is fun for both—Ms. Pelevina is good at guessing.
‘Natasha, I will push you to the top… You will be in the Duma in a year, getting your fat paycheck.’
party member and his personal political assistant, Natalia Pelevina
PARNAS party member and Mr. Kasyanov’s political assistant, Natalia Pelevina. (Photo: Paparazzi.Ru)
Later, relaxed and calm, Mr. Kasyanov opens up about his family. His daughter and son-in-law—businessman Andrei Klinovsky—bought a penthouse in Manhattan, but want to move not to the U.S. but to Great Britain.
“I think it’s the right decision,” he says.
“What miserable people they are!” Ms. Pelevina says, disapprovingly.
“No,” he insists. “It’s the right decision. When mass murder starts here in Russia, he will be able to leave and take his family there.”
It’s time to talk about good old days. Ms. Pelevina lashes out at Mr. Kasyanov’s friends—the oligarchs.
“Their billions are not honest,” she says.
“They made their money as a result of the transformation of Russian economy [in the 1990s],” he corrects her patiently.
She doesn’t buy it. “Wasn’t it stolen?”
“Stolen? What do you mean? Stuff was bought for five kopecks and sold for five rubles! This is not theft! If so, then I am a thief as well… I made all I have this way. I bought everything for five kopecks and sold it for five rubles… And I have five apartments and couple of houses.”
Mr. Kasyanov was never in business. Rather, he spent most of his life in the government and the opposition party. His years as Prime Minister earned him the nickname “Misha Two Percent” from his oligarch friends. It has stuck, and he hates it. Rumor is, the name was given to Mr. Kasyanov for taking a 2% cut of all financial deals he approved with the signature of his Prime Minister pen.
But then, more serious pillow talk begins. This is much more intriguing and revealing. Ms. Pelevina, a British national, states affirmatively to her boss and lover: “I have a right to be elected in this country (Russia)!”
“No doubt!” the PARNAS Chairman assures her. “I build my party around you. But don’t expect too much too soon,” he warns her.
“I build my life around you,” says Ms. Pelevina, wanting more.
‘The other option is to leave Russia, and become an advisor to someone like Hillary Clinton.’
His thoughts jump to something else. “How to build a front against [popular co-oppositionist Alexei] Navalny—that is the task at hand. How to ensure victory for your elections in the primaries? And then into the Duma—so that you will shine in full force, not just shimmer in the dark?”
Mr. Navalny’s name touched a nerve. An unflattering outburst follows.
They “unfortunately have to stay in alliance with Navalny,” Ms. Pelevina exclaims. Although Navalny is “a piece of shit, I can be honest with you. Of course, I say to everybody how great he is—but to you I can say that he is a piece of shit. A total piece of shit—as a human being, as a partner… he isn’t doing a flask [for the opposition].”
She hates Mr. Navalny’s followers, calling them “the minions” and “nothings.”
Ms. Pelevina continues, telling her lover that the deputy Chairman of RARNAS, Lev Yashin, is a man “without principles” who is “ready to sell his place in the election campaign for $30,000… He is a freak, and the people around him are becoming freaks with the time, becoming infected with his bastard-ism, turning into pieces of shit. And this is the truth. It’s not my truth, but general truth… If one goes to Mars, the first Martian will say to you, ‘Oh, my God, you have Yashin there on Earth, the most unpleasant man in all of mankind!’”
Mr. Kasyanov tries to calm her down, promising her a place in the State Duma from his party’s quota if the party gets elected: “Natasha, I will push you to the top, top, top.” He promises her the career of a publicly accepted politician. “You will be in the Duma in a year, getting your [fat] paycheck,” he says.
Money is always weaved into the lovers’ conversation—one way or another. How to squeeze money for the party from the exiled greedy oligarch Khodorkovsky who wants to finance only his own private candidates?
Whatever the outcome, Mr. Kasyanov promises his lover-subordinate the position as a representative of the opposition abroad, knowing her connections in Washington and London.
Ms. Pelevina visits the U.S. and British officials often, and is said to be in close contact with Senator John McCain and British financier Bill Browder. She lobbied hard around the world for the Magnitsky List and lobbies now for the Nemtsov List of the sanctioned Russian politicians in Britain. She is a staunch supporter of anti-Russian sanctions.
“The other option is to leave [Russia],” she says, “and to become an advisor to someone like Hillary Clinton.”
“That’s a good plan,” Mr. Kasyanov agrees.
“A good one,” Ms. Pelevina echoes.
“They pay good money there,” reminds Mr. Kasyanov.
“Good money and more. They will find a position for me. But I don’t want this. I want to fight here to the end. I don’t want Navalny—this Nazi bitch—to come into power. Then, in four years, I will be sitting at Hillary Clinton’s saying, ‘flask, Hillary, I would rather have stayed there!’ and she would say ‘Why the flask didn’t you stay!’ I don’t want such a dialogue [to ever happen], do you understand?”
As the conversation becomes less political, Ms. Pelevina demands Mr. Kasyanov divorces his wife.
“Forgive me, but I’m human,” she says, “I’m a woman, I have needs in this life—a loving man by my side, comfort, somebody to prepare me breakfast—it’s true, and I have a right to this. Why, Misha, you cannot divorce your wife? What’s your problem? In two years, your daughter won’t give a damn about you.”
“Absolutely, absolutely.” Mr. Kasyanov doesn’t want to fight.
Whoever made the video—which will obliterate any chance for the only opposition force in Russia to get elected into the Parliament—remains to be seen. Earlier this year, criminal charges were filed against none other than Ms. Pelevina for the illegal possession of a pen with a hidden camera function. The pen was discovered a year ago, and some say it was meant to collect blackmail—kompromat—to be used against her fellow party members in order to advance Ms. Pelevina’s own position within the party.
On his Facebook page, Mr. Kasyanov denies it was him in the video, saying this is all a conspiracy by Russia’s secret service, the FSB.
Ms. Pelevina doesn’t deny it was her, but promised to take legal action against the NTV channel for “finding a new low” in its reports.
Mr. Kasyanov now has a new nickname—more humiliating than before: “Misha two-centimeters.”
So far as his party is concerned, the video threatens to end to its very existence. After all, PARNAS is “Parnassus Mountain” in Russian—a place where the Greek gods dwelled in debauchery and permissiveness, from which they were thrown down by the brutal Titans.
All in all, many agree Russia needs new opposition leaders.
In early 2015, “John Doe” sends (out of the blue) an email to the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung (SZ), offering 11.5 million documents from a Panamanian law firm relating to offshore shell companies. SZ accepts. Under the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), some 400 journalists from 80 countries spend a year sifting through the documents. Then, in a coordinated launch, they present their first findings: With nearly identical language in all media (down to the local TV station in Washington that I happened to watch this week), they talk about the grand new revelations of corruption, money laundering, and financial secrecy by over 140 world leaders.
Most reports, no matter where, feature Russian President Vladimir Putin as the headliner. But that might obscure a much bigger and more twisted story.
The dog that didn’t bark
Despite the headlines, there is no evidence of Putin’s direct involvement—not in any company involved in the leak, much less in criminal activity, theft, tax evasion, or money laundering. There are documents showing that some of his “friends” have moved “up to two billion dollars” through these Panama-based shell companies.
But nothing in the Panama Papers reveals anything new about Putin. It is in fact far less of a story than has been alleged for a long time. For over 10 years, there have been suspicions that Putin has a vast personal fortune, claimed at first to be $20 billion, then $40, $70, even $100… And now all they find is “maybe” a couple of billion belonging to a friend?
This is the dog that didn’t bark.
I completely agree with this conclusion. Putin probably does have a huge fortune stashed away somewhere, but this “leak” doesn’t reveal anything about it. In fact, the Panama Papers will have absolutely zero impact on Putin’s political power at home, while making Western efforts to trash him look manufactured and clownish. Net-net Putin wins from the release of the Panama Papers.
As Mr. Gaddy explains.
Some (geo)political context is important here. In recent years, the media has become a key battleground in which Russia and the West have attempted to discredit each other. Early last year, circles in the West sought to use the media to respond to what they described as Russia’s “hybrid warfare,” especially information war, in the wake of the Russian annexation of Crimea and related activities. They identified corruption as an issue where Putin was quite vulnerable. It’s worth looking at the Panama Papers in that context: Journalists are targeting Putin far out of proportion to the evidence they present.
As soon as one delves below the headlines, it’s a non-story. A “friend of Putin” is linked to companies that channel a couple of billion dollars through the offshore companies. Why? To evade Russian taxes? Really? To conceal ownership? From whom? You don’t need an offshore registration to do that. To evade sanctions? That’s a credible reason, but it makes sense only if the companies were registered after mid-2014. Were they?
This information will not harm Putin at all—instead, it gives Putin cover, so he can shrug and say: “Look, everybody does it.” A more serious possibility is that the leaked data will lead to scandals throughout the West, where corruption does matter—a point I’ll discuss. On net, the Russians win.
The cui bono principle connects profits with motives, asking who stands to gain from a certain action. If it’s the Russians who win, isn’t it possible that they are somehow behind at least part of this story?
RELATED: And notice where the dots connect RENO NEVADA
While news of a single Rothschild being indicted is certainly noteworthy, a particularly important announcement was made this Friday.
The French government announced that it has launched an investigation into the entire Swiss branch of the Rothschild’s banking empire.
The Rothschild empire has been instrumental in helping move the global elite’s wealth from traditional tax havens like the Bahamas, Switzerland and the British Virgin Islands to the U.S.
Last month, the Free Thought Project reported on the “above the law” tax haven established inside the United States by the Rothschilds.
After opening a trust company in Reno, Nev., Rothschild & Co. began ushering the massive fortunes of the world’s most wealthy individuals out of typical tax havens, and into the Rothschild run U.S. trusts, which are exempt from the international reporting requirements.
I couldn’t be bothered with a new article so I’ll just append this. British PM, David Ca-moron, has the peasants revolting at his front door. There have been so many calls about the BBC not mentioning it that they have now been shamed into giving a twisted paragraph to this demonstration. A better read is to be had here voxpoliticalonline.com/2016/04/09/hey-bbc-did-you-know-thousands-of-people-are-demonstrating-against-tax-dodger-cameron-right-now-resigndavidcameron/
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Russian President Vladimir Putin is talking to the journalists from world news agencies, finishing the second day (17th June) of Russia’s St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).If the current situation continues, the outcome could be a devastating nuclear conflict. Washington poured five billion dollars into Ukraine with the aim of eventually instigating a coup on Russia’s doorstep. Washington and NATO are supporting proxy forces on the ground to kill and drive out those who are demanding autonomy from the US puppet regime in Kiev. Hundreds of thousands have fled across the border into Russia.Yet it is Washington that accuses Moscow of invading Ukraine, of having had a hand in the downing of a commercial airliner and of ‘invading’ Ukraine based on no evidence at all – trial by media courtesy of Washington’s PR machine. As a result of this Russian ‘aggression’, Washington slapped sanctions on Moscow.
The ultimate aim is to de-link Europe’s economy from Russia and weaken Russia’s energy dependent economy by denying it export markets. The ultimate aim is to also ensure Europe remains integrated with/dependent on Washington, not least via the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and in the long term via US gas and Middle East oil (sold in dollars, thereby boosting the strength of the currency upon which US global hegemony rests).The mainstream corporate media in the West parrots the accusations against Moscow as fact, despite Washington having cooked up evidence or invented baseless pretexts. As with Iraq, Libya, Afghanistan and other ‘interventions’ that have left a trail of death and devastation in their wake, the Western corporate media’s role is to act as cheerleader for official policies and US-led wars of terror.The reality is that the US has around 800 military bases in over 100 countries and military personnel in almost 150 countries. US spending on its military dwarfs what the rest of the world spends together. It outspends China by a ratio of 6:1.What does the corporate media say about this? That the US is a ‘force for good’ and constitutes the ‘world’s policeman’ – not a calculating empire underpinned by militarism.By the 1980s, Washington’s wars, death squads and covert operations were responsible for six million deaths in the ‘developing’ world. An updated figure suggests that figure is closer to ten million.Breaking previous agreements made with Russia/the USSR, over the past two decades the US and NATO has moved into Eastern Europe and continues to encircle Russia and install missile systems aimed at it. It has also surrounded Iran with military bases. It is destabilising Pakistan and ‘intervening’ in countries across Africa to weaken Chinese trade and investment links and influence. It intends to eventually militarily ‘pivot’ towards Asia to encircle China.
Washington’s game plan for Russia is to destroy is as a functioning state or to permanently weaken it so it submits to US hegemony. While the mainstream media in the West set out to revive the Cold War mentality and demonise Russia, Washington believes it can actually win a nuclear conflict with Russia. It no longer regards nuclear weapons as a last resort but part of a conventional theatre of war and is willing to use them for pre-emptive strikes.Washington is accusing Russia of violating Ukraine’s territorial sovereignty, while the US has its military, mercenary and intelligence personnel inside Ukraine. It is moreover putting troops in Poland, engaging in ‘war games’ close to Russia and has pushed through a ‘Russian anti-aggression’ act that portrays Russia as an aggressor in order to give Ukraine de facto membership of NATO and thus full military support, advice and assistance.Washington presses ahead regardless as Russia begins to undermine dollar hegemony by trading oil and gas and goods in rubles and other currencies. And history shows that whenever a country threatens the dollar, the US does not idly stand by.Unfortunately, most members of the Western public believe the lies being fed to them. This results from the corporate media amounting to little more than an extension of Washington’s propaganda arm. The PNAC, under the pretext of some bogus ‘war on terror’, is partly built on gullible, easily led public opinion, which is fanned by emotive outbursts from politicians and the media. We have a Pavlov’s dog public and media, which respond on cue to the moralistic bleating of politicians who rely on the public’s ignorance to facilitate war and conflict.
If Putin is reacting in a certain way, it is worth wondering what the US response would be if Russia had put its missiles in Canada near the US border, had destabilised Mexico and was talking of putting missiles there too. To top it off, imagine if Russia were applying sanctions on the US for all of this ‘aggression’.
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