“You can just image the uproar if Russia or China were doing exercises like this (by invitation) on the Canadian or Mexican border as part of a “defense exercise,” said Jim Dean about the NATO exercises in Eastern Europe this weekend. http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/05/28/nato-parades-through-europe-on-memorial-day/
We are absolutely stupid that we allow this. It is in violation of the 1990 agreement we made with Russia.
“According to the German record of the conversation, which was only recently declassified, Genscher said: ‘We are aware that NATO membership for a unified Germany raises complicated questions. For us, however, one thing is certain: NATO will not expand to the east.’ And because the conversion revolved mainly around East Germany, Genscher added explicitly: ‘As far as the non-expansion of NATO is concerned, this also applies in general.’ http://www.spiegel.de/…/nato-s-eastward-expansion-did-the-w…
Why do they always try to provoke Russia? How many agreements do we violate? Have we ever tried the policy of honoring our agreements and making ourselves stronger internally, seeking to build up the positive, rather than tear down and smash so that we can “win?” We always loose with that stance anyway, as has been seen in all of the wars we have fought since Korea. We loose when we become the aggressor. In Korea we were succeeding at defending the South and then when we over stepped into Chinese protected territory, we started loosing.
I am grateful to Russia for not acting against us. What does our leadership think? This idea of Western Exceptionalism and violating our agreements with one of the major powers in the world is wrong. It endangers us. Russia is smart. They can just sit on the sidelines as we violate agreements, integrity and loose over and over again in wars we manufactured and fomented. Then when we are nearing bankruptcy because of the wars, Russia, China and all those we attacked can insure financially that it takes a long time for America and Europe to get back up. Trump is part of their plan, potentially, as he claims to want to negotiate with Russia but will do many things to harm America internally and further weaken us from inside out. I wonder if Putin would be as open to a President Sanders should he win? I cannot see Sanders sponsoring this type of exercise through NATO.
One thing is interesting that I had not thought about before, if the Russians feel, “the West broke its word and short-changed Russia when it was weak,” this could explain why they would support Trump. We are weak now, financially and ideologically as corruption can be found in most foreign policy decisions. The decisions are not made for values, but for corporate financial interests and quid pro quo is commonplace. Look at the French government in Libya. Their 5 point plan was focused on gold and oil. Our military should be used for defensive purposes only, not to pillage the world and soften targets to make them easier to destroy for financial interests and vultures looming in the background.
On Memorial Day, we should remember the millions of civilians killed, thousands of our soldiers killed, trillions of dollars spent and probably one billion people who have suffered because of our current wars in the Middle East. Why do we egg this on? Our leaders are too stupid, and we have little recourse to stop them.
As Americans sit at home watching Donald Trump on their TV screens belt out, “Get em’ outta here” to protesters that made their way into his speech in Albuquerque, New Mexico, an entire world seems to be slowly turning towards fascism, waiting for the day Donald Trump will be elected as President of the United States. The last cog in the wheel, the last piece in the puzzle, Trump with his hateful words for many, who he alleges are different than he is, drives out the last bit of possibility for change in an already well established police state hiding behind the scenes.
This time there are no military parades, at least as of yet, of people saluting the “Fuehrer.” This time there are however still plans to round up millions here in the US for deportation and potentially for detention. Latinos and Muslims share that potential fate if Trump is elected. He has clearly stated he will deport 11,000,000 illegal immigrants and detain Muslims and Arabs as well as restrict their travel. http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/11/politics/donald-trump-deportation-force-debate-immigration/ Perhaps there is a use for the steel prison like box cars manufactured during the late 1990’s after all.
From a lecture given by Philip Schneider in May, 1995, at Post Falls, Idaho., “Recently, I knew someone who lived near where I live in Portland, Oregon. He worked at Gunderson Steel Fabrication, where they make railroad cars. Now, I knew this fellow for the better part of 30 years, and he was kind of a quiet type. He came in to see me one day excited, and he told me ‘they’re building prisoner cars.’ He was nervous. Gunderson, he said, had a contract with the federal government to build 107,200 full length railroad cars, each with 143 pairs of shackles. There are 11 sub-contractors in this giant project. Supposedly, Gunderson got over 2 billion dollars for the contract. Bethlehem Steel and other steel outfits are involved. He showed me one of the cars in the rail yards in North Portland. He was right. If you multiply 107,200 times 143 times 11, you come up with about 15,000,000. This is probably the number of people who disagree with the federal government. ” http://uforeview.tripod.com/philschneider.html
This 15,000,000 number is not far fetched when considering 11,000,000 or more illegal immigrants and how many Muslims and Arabic people live in the US, not to mention the numbers of people who would oppose this type of action, as they would probably be included as well. I recently tweeted at a Trump employee and supporter Lynne Patton who found a way to justify what Trump was saying through a very emotional, captivating video claiming that this vision of deportation and detention is justified.
The video entitled, “Lynne Patton ‘The Trump Family That I Know’ – A Black Female Trump Executive Speaks,” was slick PR. I was one of the few negative comments on both Twitter and Youtube. I asked her to consider the logistics of what he was recommending to take on deporting 11,000,000 plus people. Think about this for a moment, how many uprisings would occur, should an Executive Order commanding these deportations and detentions happen? How many people would get caught in the crossfire? How many dissidents would be potentially rounded up, saying they were colluding with the enemy, just as those who helped Jews in Nazi Germany were detained? Would the poor be rounded up too, if they sided with these two groups? How about the Black people? Could business go on in America, if this would be happening? What would be the net result on the American economy, should a mass round-up happen?
So here today, we are confronted with a country known as “The Leader of the Free World” with the potential for what could only be described as the second Holocaust, and we sit here and laugh at Trump’s jokes?
We are not alone in this turn towards fascism. We can take a short tour around the world to see how the far Right has virtually taken over key power centers and are using terrorism as a tool.
Thinking about Israel, Ex-Prime Minister Ehud Barak came out earlier this week saying, “Israel Has Been Infected by the Seeds of Fascism,” as new laws towards the death penalty only apply to Palestinians, and they continue the onslaught of killing Palestinians and stealing their land. There is no compromise. The idea of a two state solution is gone, and what is left is condoned genocide of the people, another Holocaust where Palestinians are shot for sport and the majority of Israel’s population believes that it is justified.
Barak continued, “What has happened is a hostile takeover of the Israeli government by dangerous elements. And it’s just the beginning.” ( http://uforeview.tripod.com/philschneider.html )
“This government needs to be brought down before it brings all of us down,” he added. “There are no serious leaders left in the world who believe the Israeli government.”
When has this ever happened that former Israeli government officials have spoken out so strongly? Now looking back at Trump and his supporters, Sheldon Adelson supports the current Israeli government in its current form.
Moving on to Brazil, where a corrupt Vice President, corrupt government officials and corrupt media created the atmosphere for a coup to hide their criminality, and there is audio tape that directly discusses this.
Planning minister Romero Jucá was recorded saying ‘We have to change the government’ as the only means to stop a sweeping corruption investigation.” Within days of being put in power, “the country’s interim president, Michel Temer, unveiled a raft of economic austerity measures and introduced a far-reaching constitutional amendment limiting the growth of public spending to the equivalent of the previous year’s inflation. Temer reportedly is now focused on overhauling Brazil’s pension system, but two of the country’s largest unions have refused to participate in talks, saying they don’t recognize the interim government. Temer has also called for the immediate abolition of funds created to channel oil revenues into education initiatives,” according to Democracy Now! http://www.democracynow.org/2016/5/25/this_confirms_it_was_a_coup
Fascism and corruption has potentially taken down the democratically elected government of Brazil.
On to Ukraine, where fascist forces have been operating since the coup there in 2014, and most recently in April, our fears have come to life, as the new speaker of the Ukrainian parliament is Andriy Parubiy, the longtime neo-Nazi activist who was a founder of the National Socialist Party of Ukraine.
According to ShadowProof writer Dan Wright,“Parubiy played a significant role in the coup, serving as commandant of the Euromaidan, where he and other neo-fascists helped violently overthrow the democratically-elected President Viktor Yanukovych. The armed battles with security forces in Kiev were carried out by many people, who would later join the right wing militias that would fight in the Ukraine Civil War. “ https://shadowproof.com/2016/04/21/ukraines-new-speaker-of-parliament-is-neo-nazi/
People who doubt that 2014 change in the government of Ukraine was a coup, may consult long time Conservative commentator, Pat Buchanan, who wrote recently, “after persuading Kiev to join a Moscow-led economic union, Putin saw Ukraine’s pro-Russian government overthrown in a US-backed coup. He has seen US-funded ‘color-coded’ revolutions try to dump over friendly regimes all across his ‘near-abroad’.” http://www.veteranstoday.com/2016/05/03/pat-buchanan-puts-the-whammy-on-nato-moves-on-russia/
Is it any wonder that Russia continues to celebrate Victory Day against the Nazis with such fervor, as the war has seemingly continued to this day behind the scenes.
The covert war has only expanded through alliances and partnerships with terrorism and financial tools seeking to expand its ever growing influence on the world through tactics reminiscent of organized crime.
Looking at the government of Turkey, it has used repression and funded as well as armed terrorists in Syria as well as launched attacks against dissent within its country.
Turkey has arrested academics, as well as closed or taken over newspapers. One recent mass arrest of academics occurred in January 2016 when academics signed a petition against the killing of Kurdsh countrymen inside Turkey.
“The move came after prosecutors launched a vast investigation into more than 1,200 academics from 90 Turkish universities who signed the declaration. Prosecutors say the signatories were “insulting the state” and engaging in “terrorist propaganda,” according to an article, “Turkey arrests academics over ‘Kurdish massacres’ petition,” in the Middle Eastern Monitor. Where have we heard this before?
What is surprising, is despite the totalitarian actions, and also the evidence found that clearly shows Turkey is engaging in support of Daesh including the tracked mass movement of oil trucks in and out of Turkey for profit, (http://tinyurl.com/zwwllw7) that nothing was ever done to stop the flow of oil for Daesh profit across the Turkish border until Russia stepped in. Fascism has been condoned in Turkey.
Fascism is a global epidemic It is fueled by the corrupt and those with delusions of superiority.
“Grey Wolves” are also appearing. “Ukrainian nationalists and activists of the so-called Crimean Tatar Mejlis recently began to receive reinforcements in the face of right-wing members of the Turkish terrorist group ‘Grey Wolves.’ One of the organizers of the blockade of Crimea, Lenur Islyamov, on his blog posted a photo with the Turkish fighters; ‘Turkish patriots from the organization Bozkurtkar Turk Ulkuculeri, people call it — ‘Grey Wolves’, visited us at the blockade. The blockade is compressed’, — signed ‘Islyamov’”
“ ‘Grey wolves’ (Bozkurtlar) appeared in the late 1960s as the youth wing of the far-right ‘Nationalist Movement Party,’ which proclaimed the goal of uniting all Turkish peoples in one state. Colonel Alparslan of Turkey led the organization, and was an open admirer of Hitler and Nazi ideas. The Turkish state, regardless of whether it has formally forbidden the ‘Wolves’ or allowed them to emerge from the underground, actively used them to suppress opposition and promote foreign policy. “
There are many other places we could visit on a virtual tour of fascism globally, the question is how much longer will we allow this to continue?
It has taken many years for political leaders in Israel to see fascism creeping in. Many more are seeing this every day, but with little recourse for criminality, for color revolutions, for land theft and theft of assets as well as for the threats made to freedom of speech. There is one cry you won’t be hearing at a Trump rally. It is the cry of truth, and of what will happen if we get a fascist President in the White House. The cry is simple, “Are you ready for the Fourth Reich?” Hopefully, my railroad car will never arrive.
Ann Diener is the granddaughter of a German soldier who walked back from Russia after WWII
What was my favorite cartoon when I was a kid? Here is my favorite line, “For Truth, Justice and the American way,” to give you a hint. It’s Superman. I realize that Superman was created during a dark time in this country, 1938.
“…crime and economic collapse spread over the land as war loomed in the distance. Men sought dilligently for work to support their families, the Mob seized their claws on whatever they could, and in Washington; the President worked long hours repairing the critical state our fractured country was in. Yet, Americans managed to hold firm to hope, setting aside the worries of the day – we found peace of mind and joy at the movies, on the radio, and in the printed page.
“Then, two men from Cleveland introduced us to a legend. America would find a renewed hope and strength in their caped icon. The common man didn’t feel so small and helpless anymore. Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegal gave the Nation a hero, not from America like Babe Ruth nor of this world like Tarzan; but, a champion from far beyond the stars… from the planet Krypton,”said the Superman homepage.
We need a Superman so badly now. After almost 15 years of war, we have waited. Many of us have witnessed lie after lie and followed the stories where ever they lead. We have watched as our leaders have fabricated lies that have killed and displaced millions, destroyed cities, stolen from the people who they have killed. There has been so much corruption with a delicate, finely laid facade over it, one that discourages questioning. It is mafioso in nature. The facade says something like, “if you want your life, don’t look here. Don’t talk about these issues. Don’t print them, don’t publish them, don’t question.” There are at least quite a few hundred if not thousand people who still do. We work every day to understand what is going on and why.
The interesting thing is that these people, those of us who watch, are not sought after, we are avoided and feared. It is like when information comes to the surface that counters the propaganda, it is ignored and people are threatened. There is a very insidious game going on in the background. It is a fleecing of the American public, both of resources through the military and governmental budgets benefiting corporations who are using our military for personal and corporate profits and of leaders who control and manipulate the news so that none of it gets out in the mainstream, even when there are direct sources for the stories, such as incriminating, verified emails, statements, photographs, etc. It is overt, if you are watching.
Most people are watching the pundits on Super Tuesday, thinking about who we are going to vote for, as many of us are having our ballots stolen using Cross Check, especially if we fall into one of the “less desirable” voter groups – Hispanic, Black, Arab, Asian, etc. For viewers of main stream coverage, it is bread and circuses. It is not who has the best plan for America, it is who can say the best line or who can make the other look questionable enough or say all of the wonderful things the viewer would like to hear with little action if any behind the words.
The pope’s message about Christmas has bothered me since I heard it, and now with Christmas over, it still rings in my ears. ‘We should ask for the grace to weep for this world, which does not recognise the path to peace. To weep for those who live for war and have the cynicism to deny it,’ said, the Pope adding: ‘God weeps, Jesus weeps.” http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3327115/Pope-says-Christmas-charade-atrocities-like-Paris-massacre.html
Reading Gordon Duff’s article today, “Will the World Survive Obama’s Last Year?” http://journal-neo.org/2015/12/27/will-the-world-survive-obama-s-last-year/ it continues on despite having full awareness of the who, what, where and why behind terrorism, war and strife. It is clear that there is some group that sees themselves superior to humanity and its yearning for peace. I stumbled upon one such group called the Chabad late last night. https://infrakshun.wordpress.com/tag/ari-fleischer/ This group seems to serve as a potential explanation for the collaborators of those who choose to bring the world down through war and strife for profit and death as well as their superiority. It is clear that there is an undermining of public opinion to where stories are not covered counter to the narrative of a powerful group. If these stories were public, the public may protest like they did back in 2002 and 2003 against the Iraq war and tyranny being done in their name. Not a word is spoken about complicity with terrorism in the mainstream American press.
It is easy to blame the American people, saying they are unaware and intentionally blind because of “exceptionalism.” But why are they unaware? Is it because they choose to look the other way? No, it is because they are truly blinded, too afraid to look into the alternative press because of their fear of a “conspiracy theory.” There is a conspiracy that blinds the American public. It blinds the international public. Why? To keep the wars going and consolidate resources and power, rather than facilitate a peaceful future without war profits and oil revenues.
I was thinking about this mafia/criminal syndicate. Why would they create the Islamic State? It is right under out noses. As the West has gone more secular and become basically religious for show and financial justification, Muslims have followed the teachings of God, thou shalt not kill, etc. They pray often. There are extremists in violation of God’s laws, yes, and these for the most part have been the ones sponsored by the criminal enterprise. The reason for their emboldenment by the criminal enterprise has been to exterminate or cast doubt on a very pious people who see God, love and justice over war and tyranny. Their societies and infrastructures have been ruined, bombed into oblivion and hundreds of thousands of innocent people have been killed. This could be one reason why they targeted Muslims, both through direct conflict and through using extremists against the non-violent pious people – to eliminate those who believe in God so much that they would choose love over hate.
When we think about the Christian world, we are faced with Dominionist theory which is equal to Islamic Extremism. It is on the same side of the coin and counter to God’s teachings. Dominionism is a road to extermination of God’s creation. These mafia criminals have been operating on both sides facilitating extremism to keep the war and profits going, as well as awareness to the minimum of the average person who could do something to stop them. The path to peace cannot be found until we are willing to see that “we are opposed around the world by a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy that relies on covert means for expanding its sphere of influence–on infiltration instead of invasion, on subversion instead of elections, on intimidation instead of free choice, on guerrillas by night instead of armies by day. It is a system which has conscripted vast human and material resources into the building of a tightly knit, highly efficient machine that combines military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific and political operations,” said President John F. Kennedy.
“Its preparations are concealed, not published. Its mistakes are buried not headlined. Its dissenters are silenced, not praised. No expenditure is questioned, no rumor is printed, no secret is revealed.”
How much longer will we allow destruction to continue and criminality to profit by remaining silently living in fear of conspiracy. The conspiracy is our silence. Can we survive by being silent to the conspiracy? God weeps.
I wrote a letter this morning to Senator Dianne Feinstein about Daesh in Syria. Feel free to excerpt the letter if you would like to send one to your Senator of Representative.
Dear Senator Feinstein,
I read about your comments on “Face the Nation.” You are right. However, most policy makers have not been seeing what has been happening in front of them.
The weapons we are supplying to the “moderate rebels” in Syria end up in the hands of the same terrorists we are fighting. Now they have anti-tank TOW missiles, both thanks to our contribution to the “Free Syrian Army” that just transferred them to Al-Nusra and to Saudi Arabia. Here is video that shows this: http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/11/23/southfront-us-saudis-fsa-tied-to-al-qaeda-in-syria/
“A recently released video shows an Al-Nusra field commander thanking the so-called moderate terrorist from the Free Syrian Army for giving his forces US-made anti-tank TOW missiles. According to the reports, Saudi Arabia sent 500 TOW missiles to Al-Nusra directly last month, but the US claims that it is just supplying aid and weapons to the FSA or the so-called moderate terrorists in Syria.”
The people we train join the terrorists, as most of the Free Syrian Army has joined Al-Nusra or Daesh. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/may/08/free-syrian-army-rebels-defect-islamist-group
We have also betrayed our Pentagon analysts by continuing with this flawed foreign policy. This can be seen in the statement made in the 2012 2012 Department of Intelligence Agency (DIA) report (.pdf) which openly admitted: ” If the situation unravels there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime, which is considered the strategic depth of the Shia expansion (Iraq and Iran).”
Why are we so focused on removing Assad? Saudi Arabia, our “ally” has a far more harsh regime as their elites have been sponsoring the Daesh members and boast the foundation for the Salafist teaching. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/23/opinion/isis-atrocities-started-with-saudi-support-for-salafi-hate.html The Muslim majority in the world are against this radical sect because it is counter to the teachings of Islam.
By now we should have sanctions on those Saudi elite that have been sponsoring Daesh.
While Assad is seen as a “harsh dictator,” Syria has a secular society and its people – the majority – support Assad while a small percentage do not, as was seen in the recent Syrian elections. He is now a wartime President taking out terrorists, so I doubt he will loose ground.
A key factor that entered into the game, is the Saudi-Qatari pipeline that was, according to one Turkish engineer I met, “set in stone.” Without Assad gone, these companies and individuals invested in the pipeline would have no pipeline.
The question we should ask ourselves, is a pipeline worth the deaths of so many and the expansion of Salafism, as well as potential terror incidents originating from its allied groups? Who is currently profiting from the commodity trading of Daesh oil? Who is profiting from the oil? What is funding this huge operation that includes media operations that rival most media networks? This is not setup with limited capital.
In order for us to defeat the terrorists, we need a straight line. We need to listen to our analysts, and do everything within our power to stop Daesh. We need to identify their financial backers and sanction them.
We should support Representatives. Tulsi Gabbard, a Democrat, and Austin Scott, a Republican, who introduced legislation to end the “illegal war” to overthrow Assad, This would enable us to take all of our Pentagon and other agency information to combat the real threat, which is Daesh.
Please move forward to support Gabbard and Scott in the Senate. By seeming week on terrorism through our implicit support, the perception of other countries about us is really making us look like either fools or pro-terrorism when it is convenient. A straight line against Daesh will change this perception.
Thank you for realizing that fact. Also I ask one small favor, the terrorists like the name Islamic State and ISIS, can you please call them Daesh in your public statements? There is no reason to embolden the enemy with our words.
We are being maneuvered so perfectly into socialism and favoring government control over us. Here is Bill Gates on climate change. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2015/1027/Bill-Gates-just-endorsed-socialism-sort-of-A-boost-for-Bernie-Sanders
Do you know why climate change is happening? All of the inventions counter to climate change are suppressed. Free Energy, power from water-hydrogen, even solar is becoming suppressed. If we lived in a true market based economy these inventions would surpass what is available on the market, but we live in a Corporate Communistic mafia driven economy where thugs will track and hurt you if you build these devises. They will sabotage your research, you will have wonderful workers come in and implant you as Bob Boyce did. They will do anything to stop the individual from owning their basic needs, and now they are trying to con us into socialism.
Isn’t it interesting how Russia is so victorious against the terrorists, and our foreign policy is so confused. Why? We didn’t prosecute the Bush Administration. It goes on each day and more criminality continues at the behest of these Corporate Communists who extract viscous substances that potentially embolden climate change hmmm what a concept. Now they have maneuvered us so well into accepting that the individual is so lost that the individual must give up his or her rights to government control because, in reality, the government refuses to prosecute criminals – everything from banksters, fraudsters and war criminals. The government is to blame here. There is no recourse for any of the higher ups crimes – illegal wars, torture, false flag revolutions with our tax dollars. We made such a big deal over Nicaragua back in the 1980′? How about Ukraine and the $5 Billion spent there for regime change. There should have been at least an inquiry. These people should be at least questioned. How about the torture, Guantanamo, extraordinary rendition? What about the financial crimes that caused the crash, fraud, extortion, etc?
Without recourse for the American public including prosecutions and regulating corporations, we may now potentially pay their price and give them even more. People get thrown in jail for crimes like they have committed – murder, fraud, etc. People get one vote and have a maximum campaign contribution. Let’s say everyone has $2,500 with no PACS. That’s it and all. No vote for corps because can they physically cast even an electronic ballot, are they breathing? No. It is simple. No one in politics has cared for the rights of the individual. And now look what they are using criminality to create. People can say socialism is great. Fine. Individuals would function as well or better with a functional government that is able top provide its citizens with recourse. Ever wonder why every one is so complicit in the crimes from foreign governments to powerful people, you guessed it socialism and control of the right of the individual. No one wanted prosecutions. They benefited because there were none. So here we sit, lauding Russia for a fight against terrorists Bush helped to create with his illegal wars based on lies and a publicly disclosed agenda – the Project for a New American Century. Wealthy people are not stupid. They knew all along. Isn’t that called being an accessory to a crime?
Watching as the Cuban flag was raised at the Cuban Embassy in Washington D.C. presents a mixed blessing for those who are from Cuban heritage, as I am. My mom escaped from Cuba in 1961. She barely got out when Fidel Castro took over. And while my mom and I are happy to see relations normalizing with Cuba, something seems missing. What is missing is the story of those who escaped and lost everything due to the revolution. This happened to the many people who were not rich but rather middle class, like most people here in America.
Everything was taken from them. Their personal belongings and homes were taken. They were then moved to the country from Havana to work on farms. How strange it must have been for my mother, an office worker, and my grandmother, a teacher, to be moved from their home as all of their belongings were taken over, and then they were bused to the countryside.
What is eerie to watch are the numerous socialists and others lauding only the advancement of the people of Cuba. This happened on the backs of many middle class people who found themselves lucky enough to escape Cuba with one suitcase and a hidden photo or two.
Castro and the rest of the revolutionaries were given license to steal by both the poor and potentially the same corrupt elite which they claimed to be against. They have controlled those poor into their present reality. And while the socialist system has yielded lots of benefits including health care, education, housing, etc., there is little of free enterprise with the exception of the black market which is used to supplement the average Cuban’s income. There is no freedom to speak against the system, freedom of expression is limited and the revolutionaries needed to push common people down to achieve their goal which they now say is justified based on the results.
There is a much better solution than this manufactured socialist system, which is being lauded. It is found in the true and enforced meaning of the Bill of Rights in the US and in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
What if the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion really failed on purpose? One thing that my mom could never understand is how Castro managed to stay in power all of those years. She never understood how the world’s most powerful government could not remove the dictator and free the Cuban people. It seemed so clear and easy to do, and yet it never made sense that this was not done. So, perhaps the blockade was intentional to show the “benefits” of socialism. All the while, the corrupt version of the “free enterprise system” was operating in the background with visits to Cuba from prominent, well financed Americans including Mitt Romney.
It was amazing how repulsive this could be to watch our President humiliate himself in front of the world leaders who for the most part are probably aware of this information found here in Veterans Today, http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/09/28/obama-goes-potty-at-un/.
Knowing that our population represents approximately 4.49% of the world’s population and that we had a chance back in 2000 to be a bringer of peace and prosperity, yet because of the coup by Bush we may ultimately be made to feel what an ignorant, service based economy to developing countries feels like.
When listening to Dilma Rousseff from Brazil and XI Jinping from China, you can see the world that they want to create. It is clear we are not able to fit into that Sustainable Development model through our policies for oil and gas versus green, circular, natural technology and our exceptionalist militarism, as well as our inability to examine our role in the Middle East, truthfully. This will be our downfall, and it is sad that the majority of our citizens have been played along with our President who refuses to take an accurate, intelligent, fact based look at our creation of terrorism for regime change. Others see it. How long can he look forward with blinders on to criminality?
In his speech he tried to justify regime change for “democracy creation.” I guess he does not care much about a nation’s sovereignty in regards to self determination. Regime change is justified. Through his words and actions, what protects our sovereignty when we protect criminals involved in the creation of terrorism?
Pretty much nothing, if the case can be made and no one in the US calls these criminals out in a public court of law. Eventually Europe and the rest of the world will tire of facing the repercussions of our criminal actions. Now Germany will be hosting nuclear weapons to thwart the “Russian threat.” I wonder if this is in retaliation for their turn in support for Russia in its fight against ISIS? Perhaps the power men have a way to hold Germany hostage.
As president Obama said, “On this basis, we see some major powers assert themselves in ways that contravene international law. We see an erosion of democratic principles and human rights that are fundamental to this institution’s mission, information is strictly controlled, the space for civil society restricted. We’re told that such retrenchment is required to beat back disorder; that it’s the only way to stamp out terrorism, or prevent foreign meddling.” This statement could have been written by looking in the mirror when you think about Sovereignty of nations in regards to international law, the erosion of US democracy as we are now a basic oligarchy, using spying, torture, cooked evidence and planted hoax stories to justify our cause. It is a sad day indeed when the world can see so clearly the emperor has no clothes, just nukes and weapons trying to create Sustainable Development.
If you would like to watch the speaches, click here.
When one of my friends on Facebook posted a quote by a Russian Think Tank Strategist, Konstantin Sivkov, who said that “The best way for Russia to solve its problem with America would be to trigger a nuclear weapon at Yellowstone National Park and hope it would set off a supervolcano, destroying the continent,” according to several articles including this one http://www.wnd.com/2015/03/russian-strategist-suggests-nuking-yellowstone/, I had to wonder – do they think they have nothing to do with the American foreign policy situation? Could they have put an end to the Bush Administration with the evidence they have about 9/11/2001? Steel buildings do not collapse because of fire even when jet fuel is added. The temperature does not get hot enough.
This reminded me when I was working at the Taste of Encino during the 2004 election cycle. At the time Mikhail Khodorkovsky was a big topic in Russia, and I was talking with a Republican campaign chair about the democracy movement in Russia and what was happening to Khodorkovsky. At the time, I felt like we were being listened to. Well, within about 15 minutes of our conversation, two guys with Russian accents show up and come in between our conversation. One goes with the Republican chair and purchases the largest Bush/Cheney sign I have ever seen.
The other guy stays and talks with me while their campaign contribution is made. When thinking about the Russian strategy through out the Bush Administration, it has been one of watch the Administration make global mistakes and potentially allow criminal actions to happen for later use. Currently my views on Khodorkovsky have changed because of Ukraine, but this does not eliminate Russian culpability with the foreign policy that is currently affecting them – NATO’s encroachment.
If Russia had stood against the US and offered evidence on 9/11/2001 – satellite photos, scientific reports and analysis regarding who the culprits were, would there be NATO encroachment today? Why suggest killing thousands of Americans, Canadians and Mexicans because of what is a continuation of a potentially unfairly elected leader’s fault (the Supreme Court made Bush President), yes, but if Russia as a country had the power to stop imperialism based on lies many years ago, why did they not? Could there be a benefit to watching America fail – financially and diplomatically – launching false wars and committing financial crimes? Are the citizens to blame when no one in the world seems to be able to stop what seems to be organized crime operating within a country’s boarders? And no one internationally – or rather very few- are willing to stand up and speak against it.
It was interesting when Gordon Duff asked President Vladimir Putin for evidence connecting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Soviet Intelligence in an article titled, “We Demand: President Putin Release Documents Vital to World Peace.” http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/03/10/we-demand-president-putin-release-documents-vital-to-world-peace/
He asked for, “Full information on Netanyahu’s role in running Jonathan Pollard as a Soviet agent,” and “Full information on Netanyahu’s role as a Soviet agent in the theft of American cryptographic units from the UNTSO in 1990 and the nature of the data, NATO military secrets, US State Department correspondence and US Naval codes that Netanyahu passed on to Moscow.”
Thinking about the Bolsheviks, their origins and the Khazarian mafia there is a possible reason no one spoke about 9/11/2001. They all potentially benefited. Previously, one could give them a pass because globally the narrative against speaking out has been so strong and looking at Think Tanks, they are typically hot heads, hawks and war profiteers, so that may be why there was little interest in bringing organized crime on trial for possibly committing one of the largest terror incidents that led to countless wars, killing well over one million people. Now looking at Mr. Sivkov’s statement, one would also have to wonder as he was present in Russia during the Soviet Union, could he also be aware of the Khazarian mafia? Why threaten us and not them, as it is possible that they are the basis for the situation in Ukraine?
Perhaps it is a Think Tank problem similar to the Bomb, Bomb Iran crowd here in the US – they refuse to see themselves as the problem. The other side of the coin is the American Think Tanks providing wonderful opinion pieces to the New York Times, especial the one written by Former Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton, now Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, entitled, “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran.” http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/26/opinion/to-stop-irans-bomb-bomb-iran.html
With the painstaking work done by the Obama Administration to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, words of Mr. Bolton are not constructive. They are detrimental.
“The inconvenient truth is that only military action like Israel’s 1981 attack on Saddam Hussein’s Osirak reactor in Iraq or its 2007 destruction of a Syrian reactor, designed and built by North Korea, can accomplish what is required,” said Bolton. What would that accomplish? The Apocalypse? Inspections over Armageddon for all including Israel is a better choice until the world reaches a point where nuclear power is no longer a profitable, viable form of power – which could be very soon if E-cat, hydrogen power and other alternatives were allowed to take the stage.
Notice how this is not ever brought up. Rather to bomb, destroy or nuke the planet rather than create solutions that are viable and solid. Perhaps we should change the name Think Tanks to Nuke Tanks, perhaps then and only then would we be clear of what these fools are after.
The US and Russia should go after the 3rd party, out them and bring peace and stability back. This morning I watched a very informative interview with Stephen Cohen on Democracy Now! Watch a clip of it here.
Cohen is a professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at New York University and Princeton University. He brought up an interesting point about President Barack Obama’s weekend statement regarding the situation in Ukraine.
“Mr. Putin made this decision around Crimea and Ukraine, not because of some grand strategy, but essentially because he was caught off balance by the protests in the Maidan and Yanukovych then fleeing after we had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine,” said Obama.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov then responded, “I have two comments which are important. There has been confirmation that the United States was directly involved, from the very beginning, in this anti-government coup d’état. And President Obama literally called it ‘the transition of power.’ Secondly, I would like to note that Obama’s rhetoric shows Washington’s intention to continue doing everything possible to unconditionally support Ukraine’s authorities, who have apparently taken a course toward a military solution to the conflict.”
What is most interesting is that Cohen went onto explain that what President Obama was referring to was the brokered deal for Yanukovych to form a coalition government and to hold elections in December. This is where the 3rd party potentially interfered, created chaos in the streets the next day and the coup.
“Here’s what happened,” said Cohen. “And he’s right about Crimea. He just let the cat out of the bag here. An agreement was brokered in February. Everybody think back. It’s only one year ago. Foreign ministers of Europe, as violence raged in the streets of Kiev, rushed to Kiev and brokered a deal between the sitting president and the opposition leaders—Yanukovych—that he would form a coalition government and call new elections in December. And everybody thought, ‘Wow, violence averted. We’re back on a democratic track.’ And what happened? The next day, mobs took to the streets, stormed the presidential palace; Yanukovych, the president, fled to Russia.
“But we now know that when that deal was struck by the European ministers, Putin and Obama spoke on the phone, and Putin said to Obama, ‘Are you behind this?’ And Obama says, ‘I am. Let’s get back on peaceful track.’ And then he asks Putin, ‘Are you behind it?’ And Putin said, ‘A hundred percent.’ And the next day, this happened. So, something happened overnight. Obama lost control of the situation. He didn’t know what was going on. But when he says that they negotiated a peaceful transition to power, he’s not referring to the overthrow of Yanukovych; he’s referring to the deal he signed onto to keep the Ukrainian president in office for another eight or nine months until national elections.
“So, he has now confirmed the Russia dark suspicions that the CIA or somebody carried out a coup.”
If Obama and Lavrov could speak on the phone today and acknowledge the third party influence on the situation, one that has been stoking the conflict, they could stop playing their roles in this “theater” and focus collaboratively to out the third party once and for all. This will restore peace and progress. Why are the US and Russia continuing to be played by the third party? It is time both work together to expose this group that has been attacking peace on all fronts and fomenting conflict for personal gain and against the interests of millions of people.
Here is a full link to the Democracy Now interview: