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Belarus March 2017 SITREP

March 26, 2017

Belarus March 2017 SITREP

I haven’t written much about Belarus, and many reliable analysts also have been careful not to say anything, because everyone understood that Belarus would be next to be hit by the deep state operatives in their attempt to initiate a reality game of a “War in Belorussia,” that could be blamed on Russia.

The globalists succeeded beyond their wildest dreams in Ukraine, but they failed in Armenia, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. As I covered prior in my article “Give the falling CIA APUSH,” the CIA, being an operational arm of the deep state, in order to destroy Russia has planned to instill the chaos and wars into all the former Soviet Republics.

In 2014 we were told by one of the CIA “color revolution” specialists, Steve Pieczenik, that Belorussia will be next after Ukraine.

Following the CIA plan, over the past three years, Belarus, a member of the Union State with Russia, and one of Russia’s closest political, economic and military partner, has been rocked by a series of protests. You can find a boiled down backdrop of the current political situations given by the foreign affairs commentator Mikhail Demurin.

March of 2017 has been chosen by the globalists as the “Hour Zero” point for the beginning of an anti-government operation. Keep in mind that last couple of years everyone watching the situation has been aghast at the “liberal” behavior and unreasonable exuberant tolerance of Lukashenka and the countries law enforcement structures. Anti-government, Russophobic, pro-Hitler extremist blogs and online publications flourished. Young people were posting their selfies in front of a banned white, red, white flag with a Germanic looking horseman, or a Chaise as it’s known in heraldry.

This flag reflects the tragic historical fact that a part of the White Russia was under the occupation and kept in slavery by the papists known as The Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, formally the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy Lithuania. At the time the Russian people living in White Russia (Belorussiya) and Small Russia (Malorossiya) were transferred under an authority of the  Uniate Church, a true monstrosity only papists could come up for the colonized Orthodox Christian people.

The horror of the Russian people’s existence under the combined Polish – Lithuanian rule caused nonstop protests and liberation movements by the Cossacks. The most devastating for this chimera state as was the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth became Bogdan Khmelnytsky Uprising, a Cossack rebellion within the PolishLithuanian Commonwealth in 1648–1657 and it ended the Polish Catholic Szlachta′s domination over the Orthodox Christian population of Eastern Europe.

Despite this being removed from us through time, it’s still important to have awareness of those events because the idea of re-creation of this chimera state is being awoken and brought back by those who are working now to engineer new nations.  Back then, the government of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth used foreign mercenaries, armed thugs from other parts of Europe and from Turkey, as the punitive armed formations to keep the population under submission. To position themselves as the “good cops,” the papist authorities used Jews as estate managers and local authorities, tax collectors, and judges.

Jews were unrestricted in their capacity to inflict pain on the population, including the use of the punitive formations against the Orthodox Christians in villages; they were known to close schools and churches, kill the Orthodox priests and monks, to burn icons and Orthodox prayers books, and to impose unbearable tax burdens on the Russian populations living under their control.

It is understandable that when the wrath of people reached its boiling point, the Jews tuned to be those who bore the brunt of the people’s anger the most. It’s not that hard to see that the same patterns were re-activated and now being used on the territory of Ukraine, and attempted to be used on the territory of Belarus.

I want to brag a little that my ancestral coat of arms includes the image of a chaise, which was granted to them by Peter I for their role in returning these historical Russian lands back to Russia.

The European nations’ mode in dealing with Russia has always been a state of war, hot or cold, as an enterprise between the Zionists, papists and Lutherans. The war against Russia and Orthodox Christianity is the only thing that unites all of them for centuries.

Their conjoined efforts to destroy and take apart Russia demonstrated itself during the Bolshevik revolt against the Russian government, church and state, with simultaneous invasion of the Antanta forces known as the Allied Antanta armies invasion of Russia in 1918 when over 3,000,000 invaders attacked Russia from the West, South, North and East, including the British and French forces, the Canadian, Australian and the British Indian Colonial forces, German Empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire, Ottoman Empire, Czechoslovakia, along with the troops from Greece, Italy, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Finland, Serbia, the Japanese occupational forces and the American Expeditionary corpus  in Siberia and the Far East. For more details read here. in Russian

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It’s has been a common practice of deception to call this multinational invasion of Russian in 1918 to 1921, a “Russian Civil war, when in fact it was a typical “color revolution” staged by the same scenario that was used in the USSR in 1991, in Ukraine in 2014, and in Syria and in Libya, and in many other countries. It’s truly tragic for us that it took us hundred years to start recognizing this scenario of invasion by the Western powers .


For Belarus, March of 2017 has been chosen as a start of a color revolution.

Predictably, it’s designed to be anti-government, anti-Russia, pro-free market, pro-European Union, and the US. The moving force of this has been a Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian nationalists who call themselves “Belarusian nationalists,” fascists and anarchy-extremists, Zionists, and jihadists.

March Madness in Belorussian politics has come to a boiling point during the March 19 visit of the IMF representatives with the plan to loan Belarus’ government some money in exchange for “social and economic reforms.”

The European Union and the globalists have become very enthusiastic about this newly found nation to be “liberated” from trade ties with Russian markets, from the cultural and political ties to the Russian people, and also from its national wealth, lands, and its sanity.

The following article published by the European Council on Foreign relations listed all the talking point of the subject of Russia and Belarus relations: “Belarus’s game of truancy by the European Council on Foreign Relations.”

It would take me a hundred pages just to disprove each of the ECFR points. For now, just take this as a CIA-developed propaganda manifesto, that completely inverts the reality.

We know that the altered and simulated reality is the basic principle for the game of the liberalization and democratization with the goal of taken out the national sovereign governments and replacing them with the rule of supra-national corporations and entities while suppressing the country’s population by punitive forces of the international mercenary armies.

If this anti-government revolt succeeds, and if NATO invades Belarus, the US nuclear missiles launchers will be right in the middle of the European part of Russia, and China will have to say goodbye to the new Silk Road to Europe currently going through the territory of Belarus.

There is no doubt that Belarus will lose its status and income as a gas transit country from Russia to Europe, just like Ukraine did. Poland will stand to lose its status as a transit country, inevitably. Poland, on the Russian sanctions list, will also lose its routes to sell its apples and other products that they currently push via Belarus to Russia by re-labeling  products.

Russia is overlooking this situation for now, since it gives to Belarus some kind of cash flow. There are little doubts that if Lukashenka is toppled by the pro American and pro EU revolt, Russia will close its market to Belarus completely, and  the country will collapse into chaos and the war of NATO on its population, not unlike Ukraine.


How the Western plan of a “color revolution” in Belarus is being dismantled:

Will the US and EU and the deep state be able to cut Belarus from the Union State with Russia? Will NATO be able to invade Belarus, like they have done with Ukraine?

Unlike Ukraine, the law enforcement and intelligence officers of Belarus are getting educated in Russia and share objectives, methods, and inspirations when it comes to the global challenges.

We have to understand one simple fact about “color revolutions”: they only succeed when some people inside the national governments commit willful treason. They do it for money, more personal power, and US citizenship. They don’t care of their nations’ inevitably decent into chaos, poverty, misery and war.

Unless this condition is met, any anti-government actions would fail.

The plan to destroy the sovereign countries is simple: peaceful protests of students mixed with disenfranchised and marginalized youths, like LGBT community members, and the professional provocateurs from the Western paid NGOs These protests are almost immediately being radicalized by armed provocateurs, snipers, and militants who are there to kill the protestants and the police to create so called  “sacrificial victims,” and more chaos.

First, everything was going according to this plan.  An unprecedented anti-Russia and anti-government media campaign, accompanied by multiple micro-provocations by the journalists and bloggers.

The demonstrations in protests of laws and regulations. The more prominent role given to the nationalists, Nazis and other extremists. Everything was repeating the pre-Maidan Ukraine.


March 4th became a day of the reckoning for this plan.

Minsk held a parade for the 100th year anniversary of the Belarus Police.

 As a part of this parade, the Minsk authorities showed its crowd control units.

A monument to a Russian Empire police officer with a Scottish terrier was unveiled in the center Minsk.

Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Igor Shunevich has always demonstrated his affinity for the Soviet Union and Russia. On the featured image he is dressed in a blue uniform of NKVD for the Victory Day parade in 2016.

After the March 4 parade, the Police suddenly from a passive observer turned into a very active law enforcer arresting opposition leaders and people who demonstrated their extremism online and in real life.

On March 6, the central TV channel broadcasted a real shocker of a special report called “A phone call to a friend.”

The report showed the fight between two opposition leaders for their influence over their herd of demonstrators and  with their Western handlers. The biggest shock was that every move that opposition was making was known to the government.

 At 1:32 the documentary shows the symbol of the “fist” used by the opposition and called it “the sign of doom,” because this symbol has been so wildly used in countries destroyed by the color revolutions.  It first appeared in Yugoslavia , and the young people who walk with this symbol in Minsk won’t be able to find this country on a map. It doesn’t exist. It was destroyed

An initiator of the current opposition activities in Minks is the Belarus National Congress, a fake structure that calls to place Nikolai Stankevish as a ruler, and another fake anti-government structure called the European Belarus.

In the following days, the Belarusian KGB has detained 26 people, who had been preparing mass riots. They belong to the White Legion and the Young Front groups.

Among them there are professional fighters, they had weapons and the Azov battalion symbols. According to special services, they planned to use weapons during street protests on March 25th. The Militants arriving from Ukraine were also involved.

One of the detainees revealed that they had to oppose pro-Russian forces which could allegedly attack a column of protesters. It means that some others were supposed to act as “pro-Russian” fighters to attack the demonstrators. The plan was for these two groups to pretend fighting with each other, in the process killing the demonstrators and the police.

The arrests of the militants that are currently going on in Belarus and the weapons that were seized indicates that they were getting ready to participate in the shooting  of the demonstration and the Police.


Those of you who are familiar with the Ukrainian extremist armed punitive formation called “The Right Sector” would understand the nature of  “The White Legion,” an extremist terrorist organization located in Belarus.

They became known in the 90s for attacks on law enforcement. For over a decade they were laying low, most likely by the order of their Western handlers, now their sleeper cells have been activated.

The law enforcement in Belarus reported arrests of several members of the White Legion. The Police found three M4 carbines, a shorter and lighter variant of the M16A2 assault rifle, ammunition, bulletproofed vests,  and also printed in Ukraine materials for militants of the “volunteer armed formations.”

In mid March, the news came that Belarus detained gunmen plotting to stage an armed provocation and that Lukashenko has broken up a Maidan putsch cell backed by Poles, Ukrainians and Lithuanians with dozens arrested.

The following is a video of the arrest of Danilov, a prominent member  of the extremist fascist organization “the White Legion.” In his apartment the law enforcement officers discovered drawings of the militant in face masks in front of the government building in Minsk with blood splatters, and the Bandera followers black and red flag. In addition, at [4:06] the video shows an arsenal of weapons that Danilov claimed to be his personal collection including hand grenades, amunition, automatic weapons including one AK.

 At the same time, the Police raided a paramilitary camp near Bobruisk called “Patriot.” More on this matter see an article Belarus arrests “armed provocateurs,” Lukashenko points finger at Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland

 “We’ve already arrested several dozen…who were trained in camps with weapons. In fact, one of the camps was in the Bobruisk and Ospivoichi areas. The rest of the camps are in Ukraine. In my opinion, also in Lithuania and Poland. I won’t claim anything, but somewhere there,” President Lukashenko is quoted as saying by Sputnik Belarus.

“Thank you that there are true Belorussian men and women who, living abroad – in the EU – warned us. A woman came to an embassy and warned, officially wrote a letter about a provocation being prepared. And we started looking into it. And, indeed, we discovered some interesting things,” Lukashenko said.

The camp near Bobruisk that was used as a militants training base had been legally registered as the children’s art center “Patriot.”  Those arrested were “teachers,” all are retired military and former Police officers. Several of them are known members of the “White Legion.” Arrested Miroslav Lozovsky was prior arrested in 2008 for his connection to the terror act in Minsk that injured many people.

Arrests started on March 15th when a demonstration against economic problems turned into a violent rally of extremists nationalists who call themselves anarchists. 

Somehow every demonstration in Belarus inevitably turns pro-nationalist and against an “Eastern enemy.

Opposition, also, demands for the president and the government to step down, and to stand against the “Russian occupants.”

Victoria Nuland’ heritage is alive and well.

 This video of the beginning of the March of Anarchists, a.k.a. “angry Belarusians” in Minsk. They carry a black banner with white slogan “Parasites of all nations unites!”  

 An incredibly reasonable and knowledgeable  young blogger from Belarus CT-1 urges us to pay some attention to the British ambassador to Belarus Fiona Gibbs.

She was visited by the leaders of the extremists movement “White legion” right before their arrests.  Her SV includes many interesting “coincidences.”

She worked as a Vice Consul in Berlin from 1992 to 1995. This period was important because of withdrawal of the Soviet troops from Germany, and the eastern Germany getting a Western puppet government ruled by the US and UK. After Germany she moved to Ukraine and worked for three years 1995 – 1998 doing a mysterious job titled a “Team Leader.” 1995 was the last year Ukraine held a Victory Day parade. In 1996 Ukraine cuts broadcasting of the Russia’s TV stations. In 1997 Ukraine conducted privatization of the government assets when most of the current Ukrainian fortunes were made.  Oligarchs were buying up everything and transferring everything under the ownership of the West. In 1998 Ukraine had a near default.

In 2003 – 2005, Ms. Gibbs served as a team leader for the Counter Proliferation Department at the Foreign and Commonwealth office. You would be very wrong to assume that the western produced weapons were included into the British “Counter Proliferation”  schemes.

From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Gibbs served as a head of section for the Counter Terrorism Department.

From 2008  to  2009 she worked in Basra as a UK’s Deputy Consul-General. In 2009 the Britain has formally handed to the US control of Basra, where thousands of its troops have been based since the invasion of Iraq six years prior. It was the end of so called six year British rule in Iraq.

Next, Ms, Gibbs was transferred to Yemen. And this periods between 2010 to 2012  was very interesting, because in 2011 the “Arab spring” color revolution took place there with the same exact scenario as everywhere else. Current humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen is also of Ms. Gibbs’ doing.

It’s started with a small demonstration, when the demonstrators started walking towards the center square in Sana they got under snipers’ fire. More than 40 people were killed, and more than 200 injured. After that the leader of the opposition  declared the cooperation with the government “impossible.” He also said that Yemen’s president Ali Abdullah Saleh needs to step down.

Snipers sitting on the roofs of buildings around the central square shooting at the group of protesters. The scenario had been very similar to what took place in other countries, including Tunis and Maidan in Kiev. Everyone understands that it’s the most ineffective way for any government to stop the demonstration, since the mob becomes unruly.

In 2012 she had been transferred to Somali, right after so called “Kenyn invasion”  in 2011. Ms. Gibbs participated in the creation of the temporally constitution that “legalized” the division of Somali into two parts, and the current humanitarian catastrophe in Somali is of Ms. Gibbs doing.

In  2012, she heads a newly formed Task Force, one of its biggest project was the plan of taking over Ukraine, the misery of the population there notwithstanding.

And, finally in 2016  Ms. Gibbs has been appointed as an Ambassador to the republic of Belarus.

It’s expected that the demonstration of the Independence day of March 25th would follow the same scenario as in Yemen, that worked so well for the UK and for Ms. Gibbs.

Another woman of war from the UK that we should pay attention is Fiona Hill

This month, a few days before her NSC staff appointment was announced, Hill gave an interview to a New York periodical  in which she declared war on Russia. “I think we are in a hot war with Russia, not a cold war.  But we have to be careful about the analogy. It’s a more complex world. There is no set-piece confrontation. This is no holds barred. The Cold War was a more disciplined competition, aside from the near blowups in Berlin and Cuba, where we walked back from the brink. The Kremlin now is willing to jump over the abyss. They want to play for the asymmetry. They see themselves in a period of hot kinetic war. Also, this is not just two-way superpower. There is China, the rising powers. I almost see it as like the great power competition from the time before the Second World War.

Hill’s work in stoking Kremlin regime change schemes during the Obama Administration and at Brookings with Strobe Talbott, Clifford Gaddy, and Robert Kagan (husband of Victoria Nuland), was  reported here –  click to open.


In essence, it is the same snake nest of neocons, known and recognizable. To destroy this nest, the national security services have to take them out one by one. But they have to start with their network of local affiliates to bring down with them both bearers of human disaster and misery, those including Fiona Gibbs and Fiona Hill.


March 25th or The Freedom Day demonstration

The EU and US  paid anti-government opposition declared “widespread protests” on March 25th, or the Freedom day. They claimed that the protests would be held against the social “parasites” law, also formally known as the Presidential Decree “On prevention of social dependency.” Initially the law was intended against people who didn’t have jobs, but had income, people who are paid  by the West via multiple NGOs.

One important nuance of this story that has been ignored by the Western propaganda is that this decree has been canceled, and that there wasn’t any actual reasons to demonstrate against the law that wasn’t even in place.

Another detail ignored by the Western media is that the meeting wasn’t authorized by the authorities. The opposition leaders were explicitly told that they couldn’t have a demonstration in the center city because that would create a disruption of the life of the capital and costs too much for the city.

Now, imagine unauthorized demonstrations in the city of London, Paris or New York, and the police brutality that has been used against those demonstrators.

Against the same scenario is used against Lukashenka, that was applied to Yanukovich, the Western powers insisting that that the sovereign government is not allowed to use force to preserve stability in its country while it’s being threatened by extremists.  

Everyone was waiting for the March 25 demonstration that wasn’t authorized by the Minsk authorities. It was heralded by the western media as the start of Maidan. At the end of the day there were more journalists than demonstrators, and everything was done after the Police arrested two dozens of activists.

 A video made by the European Union financed anti-government channel taking the view of the demonstration from a drone

  News in brief


  • 20 minutes long video made by an opposition channel showing a handful of “demonstrators” on March 25th gatherings against the law that has already been canceled

 More videos and images of the Freedom Day demonstration here

the EU immediately condemned Belarus for “violation of democracy”



If you are new here and you feel like you don’t understand what’s going on, I refer you to our articles that explain methods of Russia’s security services called an “aquarium” and a “mousetrap.”

A beautiful situation in Syria or how to build a mousetrap, by Cat Motya


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The Awakening Conscience

March 15, 2017
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This comment was chosen by moderator HS from the post “The Empire should be placed on suicide watch”. It is all coming to an end for the 1% and their minions.

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If by “the gods”, you mean “the Rothschilds/Soros”… the US/NATO/EU MIC axis has become too difficult for the 0.001% to control. Destruction in the name of profit is all well and good, but the political/corporate psychopath puppets the 0.001% put in charge of running the show in US/NATO/EU have come to believe their own mythology… that a New World Order can be achieved., and the MIC/Deep State will rule supreme.

The realization has dawned on the Rothschild/Bilderberg/Davos class that there are ample nukes to ensure they and theirs do not survive an atomic WW3. So Clinton “somehow” doesn’t win the election, and the potential of the 0.001% deliberately crashing the Bretton Woods/US$-reserve-currency system is being made increasingly clear. Clear to all except the blind psychopaths at the top political/military/corporate levels. To use the Stanford Prison Experiment analogy, the guards think they are in charge of the entire prison system, not merely hired, brainwashed thugs working for the 0.001%.

The fly in the ointment is that the Rothschild/Soros/Bilderberg/Davos class has not been able to gain full control over Russia, China and Iran. In the past, the 0.001% could use an emerging empire to topple the established ones. The Axis powers of WW2 finally weakened the old European empires to the point the US empire could easily be put in place with little public or political awareness. The Marshal Plan and the United Nations being billed as the road to inevitable peace… once China and the USSR were contained, infiltrated and subdued to meet the cheap resource/labour requirements of the 0.001% capitalists.

Add in the current infighting between the long-view generational “old money” Rothschilds/Rockefeller-class and the impatient “new money” Soros/Gates/Koch-class and you have a nuclear powder keg, with idiots like Soros throwing regime-change/refugee matches at any fuse he can find.

Wikileaks and Snowden represent a millennial sub-class in the spy-spook industry that also knows the nukes will be pointed at the sitting-duck facilities they work in. The leakers are smart enough to know the only way to get those nukes pointed elsewhere is to make the NSA/CIA spying establishment impotent. Think fragging, but instead of killing the brainwashed officers, they are killing the system by exposing its secrets to public scrutiny. Spying when everyone knows you’re doing it… is not spying… it’s being stupid

When patriots are no longer willing to be cannon fodder or simply follow psychopathic orders, the empire fails.

The Empire should be placed on suicide watch

March 12, 2017

This article was written for the Unz Review

In all the political drama taking place in the USA as a result of the attempted color revolution against Trump, the bigger picture sometimes gets forgotten. And yet, this bigger picture is quite amazing, because if we look at it we will see irrefutable signs that the Empire in engaged in some bizarre slow motion of seppuku and the only mystery left is who, or what, will serve as the Empire’s kaishakunin(assuming there will be one).

I would even argue that the Empire is pursuing a full-spectrum policy of self-destruction on several distinct levels, with each level contributing the overall sum total suicide. And when I refer to self-destructive behavior I don’t mean long-term issues such as the non-sustainability of the capitalist economic model or the social consequences of a society which not only is unable to differentiate right from wrong, but which now decrees that deviant behavior is healthy and normal. These are what I call “long term walls” into which we will, inevitably, crash, but which are comparatively further away than some “immediate walls”. Let me list a few of these:

Political suicide: the Neocons’ refusal to accept the election of Donald Trump has resulted in a massive campaign to de-legitimize him. What the Neocons clearly fail to see, or don’t care about, is that by de-legitimizing Trump they are also de-legitimizing the entire political process which brought Trump to power and upon which the United States are built as a society. As a direct result from this campaign, not only are millions of Americans becoming disgusted with the political system they were indoctrinated to believe in, but internationally the notion of “American democracy” is becoming a sad joke.

And just to make things worse, the US corporate media is finally showing its true face and now unapologetically shows the entire world that not only is it not in any way “fair” or “objective”, but that it is a 100% prostituted propaganda machine which faithfully serves the interests of the US “deep state”.

A key element of the quasi constant brainwashing of the average American has always been the regular holding of elections. Nevermind that, at least until now, the outcome of these elections made very little difference inside the USA and non at all outside, the goal was never to consult the people – the goal has always been to give the illusion of democracy and people power. Now that the Democrats say that the Russians rigged the elections and the Republicans say that it was the Democrats and their millions of dead voters who tried stealing it, it become rather obvious that these elections were always a joke, a pseudo-democratic “liturgy”, a brainwashing ritual – you name it – but never about anything real.

The emergence of the concept of 1% can be “credited” to the Obama Administration, since it was during Obama that the entire “Occupy Wall Street” movement took off, but the ultimate unmasking of the viciously evil true face of that 1% must be credited to Hillary with her truly historical confession in which she openly declared that those who oppose her are a “basket of deplorables”. We already knew, thanks to Victoria Nuland, what the AngloZionist leaders thought of the people of Europe, now we know what they think of the people of the USA: exactly the same thing.

The bottom line is this: I don’t think that the moral authority and political credibility of the USA have ever been lower than today. Decades of propaganda by Hollywood and the official US propaganda machine have now collapsed and nobody buys that counter-factual nonsense anymore.

Foreign policy suicide: let’s see what options there are to choose from. The Neocons want a war with Russia which the Trump people don’t. The Trump people, however, want, well maybe not a war, although that option is very much on the table, but at least a very serious confrontation with China, North Korea or Iran, and about half of them would also like some kind of confrontation with Russia. There is absolutely nobody, at least at the top, who would dare to suggest that a confrontation or, even worse, a war with China, Iran, North Korea or Russia would be a disaster, a calamity for the USA. In fact, serious people with impressive credentials and a lot of gravitas are discussing these possibilities as if they were real, as it the USA could in some sense prevail. This is laughable. Well, no, it it not. But it would be if it wasn’t so frightening and depressing. The truth is very, very different.

[Sidebar: While it is probably not impossible for the United States to prevail, in purely military terms, against the DPRK in a war, the potential risks are nothing short of immense. And I don’t mean the risk posed by the North Korean nukes which, apparently, is also quite real. I mean the risk of starting a war against a country which has Seoul within conventional artillery range, an active duty army of well over one million people and 180’000 special forces operators. Let us assume for a second that the DPRK has no air force and no navy and an army composed of only 1M+ soldiers, 21k+ artillery pieces and 180k special forces. How do you propose to deal with that threat? If you have an easy, obvious solution, you have watched too many Hollywood movies. You probably also don’t understand the terrain.]

But yes, the DPRK also has major wseaknesses and I cannot exclude that the North Korean armed forces would rapidly collapse under a sustained attack by the US and the ROK. I did not say that I believe that this would happen, only that I don’t exclude it. Should that happen, the US might well prevail relatively rapidly, at least in purely military terms. However, please keep in mind that any military operation has to serve a political goal and, in that sense, I cannot imagine any scenario under which the USA would walk away from a war against the DPRK with anything remotely resembling a real “victory”. There is a paraphrase of something Ho Chi Minh allegedly told to the French in the 1940s which I really like. It goes like this:” we kill some of you, you kill a lot of us, and then we win”. That is how a war with the DPRK would probably play out. I call this the “American curse”: Americans are very good at killing people, but they are not good at winning wars. Still, in the case of the DPRK there is at least a possibility of a military victory, even if at a potentially huge cost. With Iran, Russia or China there is no such possibility at all: a war with any of them would be a guaranteed disaster (I wrote about a war in Iran here and about a war with Russia too many times to count). So why is it that even though out of the 4 possible wars, one is a potential disaster and the 3 others are a guaranteed disaster, why is it that these are discussed as if they were potential options?!

The reason for that can be found in the unique mix of crass ignorance and political cowardice of the entire US political class. First, a lot (most?) of US politicians believe in their own silly propaganda about the US armed forces being “the best” in “the world” (no evidence needed!). But even those who are smart enough to realize that this is a load of baloney which nobody outside the USA still takes seriously, they know that saying that publicly is political suicide. So they pretend, go along, and keep on repetitively spewing the patriotic mantra about “rah, rah, USA, USA, ‘Merica number one, we are the best” etc. Some figure that since the USA spends more on aggression that the rest of the planet combined, that must mean that the US armed forces must be “better” (whatever that means). To the birthplace of “bigger is better” the answer is self-evident. It is also completely wrong.

Eventually, something crazy inevitably happens. Like in Syria were the State Department had one policy, the Pentagon another and the CIA yet another one. The resulting cognitive dissonance is removed by engaging in classical doublethink: “yes, we screwed up over and over, but we are still the best”. Ironically, that kind of mindset is at the core of the American inability to learn from past mistakes. If the choice is between an honest evaluation of past operations and political expediency, the latter always prevails (at least amongst civilians, US servicemen are often far more capable of self-critical evaluation, especially in ranks up to Colonel and below, the problem here is that civilians and generals rarely listen to them).

The result is total chaos: the US foreign policy is wholly dependent on the US ability to threaten the use of military force, but the harsh reality is that every country out there which dared to defy Uncle Sam did that only after coming to the conclusion that the US did not have the means to crush it militarily. In other words, only the weak, which are already de-facto US colonies, fear the USA. Or, put differently, the only countries who dare to defy Uncle Sam are the strong ones (that was all quite predictable, but US politicians don’t know about Hegel or dialectics). And just to make it worse, there is no real US foreign policy. What there is is only the sum vector of the different foreign policies desired by various more or less covert “deep state” actors, agencies and individuals. That resulting “sum vector” is inevitably short-term, focuses on a quickfix approach, and unable to take into account any complexity.

As for the US “diplomacy” it simply doesn’t exist. You don’t need diplomats to deliver demands, bribes, ultimatums and threats. You don’t need educated people. Nor do you need people with any understanding of the “other”. All you need is one arrogant self-enamored bully and one interpreter (since US diplomats don’t speak the local languages either. And why would they?). We saw the most compelling evidence of the total rigor mortis of the US diplomatic corps when 51 US “diplomats” demanded that Obama bomb Syria. The rest of the world could just observe in amazement, sadness, bewilderment and total disgust.

The bottom line is this: there is no “US diplomacy”. The USA have simply let that entire field atrophy to the point were it ceased to exist. When so many baffled observers try to understand what the US policy in the Ukraine or Syria is, they are making a mistaken assumption – that there is a US foreign policy to being with. I would argue that the US diplomacy slowly and quietly passed away, sometime after James Baker (the last real US diplomat, and a brilliant one at that).

Military suicide: the US military was never a very impressive one, certainly not when compared to the British, Russian or German ones. But it did have a couple of very strong points including the ability to produce a lot of technical innovations which made it possible to produce new, sometimes quite revolutionary, weapons. And if the US track record on ground operations was rather modest, the US did prove to be a most capable adversary in naval and aerial warfare. I don’t think that it can be denied that for most of the years following WWII the USA had the most powerful and sophisticated navy and airforce in the world. Then, gradually, things started getting worse and worse as the costs of the very expensive ships and aircraft shot through the roof while the quality of the produced systems appeared to be gradually degrading. Weapons systems which looked nothing short of awesome in the lab and test grounds proved to be almost useless once they to to their end user on the battlefield. What happened? How did a country which produced the UH-1 Huey or the F-16 suddenly start producing Apaches and F-35s?! The explanation is painfully simple: corruption.

Not only did the US military industrial complex bloat beyond any reasonable size, it also cloaked itself in so many layers of secrecy that massive corruption became inevitable. And when I speak of “massive corruption” I am not talking about millions but billions or even trillions. How? Simple – the Pentagon claimed did not have the accounting tools needed to properly account for the missing money and that the money was therefore not really “missing”. Another trick – no bid contracts. Or contracts which cover all the private contractor’s costs, no matter how high or ridiculous. Desert Storm was a bonanza for the MIC, as was 9/11 and the GWOT. Billions of dollars got printed out of thin air, distributed (mostly under the cover of national security), hidden (secrecy) and stolen (by everybody in this entire food chain). The feeding frenzy was so extreme that one of my teachers as SAIS admitted, off the record of course, that he had never seen a weapons system he did not like or which he did not want to purchase. This man, whom I shall not name, was a former director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Yes, you read that right. He was in charge of DIS-armament. You can imagine what the folks in charge of armament (no “dis) were thinking…

With the stratospheric rise of corruption, the kind of US general which had to be promoted went from fighting men who remembered Vietnam (where they often lost family members, relatives and friends) to ass-kissing little chickenshits” like David Petraeus. In less than half a century US generals went from combat men, to managers, to politicians. And it is against this lackluster background that a rather unimpressive personality like General James Mattis can appear, at least to some, like a good candidate for Secretary of Defense.

Bottom line: the US armed forces are fantastically expensive and yet not particularly well-trained, well-equipped or well-commanded. And while they still are much more capable than the many European militaries (which are a joke), they are most definitely not the kind of armed forces needed to impose and maintain a world hegemony. The good news for the USA is that the US armed forces are more than adequate to defend the USA against any hypothetical attack. But as the backbone of the Empire – they are close to useless.

I could list many more types of suicides including an economic suicide, a social suicide, an educational suicide, a cultural suicide and, of course, a moral suicide. But others have already done that elsewhere, and much better than I could ever do myself. So all I will add here is one form of suicide which I believe the AngloZionist Empire has in common with the EU: a

Suicide by reality denial”: this is the mother and father of all the other forms of suicide – the stubborn refusal to look at reality and accept the fact that “the party is over”. When I see the grim determination of US politicians (very much including the people supporting Trump) to continue to pretend as if the US hegemony was here to stay forever, when I see how they see themselves as the leaders of the world and how they sincerely believe that they need to get involved in every conflict on the planet, I can only come to the conclusion that the inevitable collapse will be painful. To be fair, Trump himself clearly has moments of lucidity about this, for example when he recently declared to Congress

Free nations are the best vehicle for expressing the will of the people — and America respects the right of all nations to chart their own path. My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America. But we know that America is better off, when there is less conflict — not more.

These are remarkable words for which Trump truly deserves a standing ovation as they are the closest thing to a formal admission that the United States have given up on the dream of being the World Hegemon and that from now on the US President will no longer represent the interest of trans-national plutocracies but he will represent the interests of the American people. This sort of language is nothing short of revolutionary, whether Trump truly delivers on that or not. Unlike everybody else, Trump does not appear to suffer from “suicide by reality denial” syndrome, but when I look at the people around him (nevermind the prostitutes in Congress) I wonder if he will ever get to act on his personal instincts.

Trump is clearly the best man in the Trump administration, he seems to have his heart in the right place and, unlike Hillary, he is clearly aware of the fact that the US armed forces are in a terrible shape. But a good heart and common sense are not enough to deal with the Neocons and the US deep state. You also need an iron will and a total determination to crush the opposition. Alas, so far Trump has failed to show either quality. Instead, Trump is trying to show how “tough” a guy he is by declaring that he will wipe out Daesh and by giving the Pentagon 30 days to come up with a plan to do this. Alas (for Trump), there is no way to crush Daesh without working with those who already have boots on the ground: the Iranians, the Russians and the Syrians. It is really that simple. And every American general knows that. Yet everybody is merrily plowing ahead is if there was some kind of possibility for the USA to crush Daesh without establishing a partnership with Russia, Iran and Syria first (Erdogan tried that. It did him no good. Now he is working with Russia and Iran). Will the good folks at the Pentagon find the courage to tell Trump that “no, Mr President, we cannot do that alone, we need the Russians, the Iranians and the Syrians”? I very much doubt it. So, yet again, we are probably going to see a case of reality denial, maybe not a suicidal one, but a significant one nonetheless. Not good.

Who will be the Empire’s kaishakunin?

Alexander Solzhenitsyn used to say that all states can be placed on a continuum which ranges from states whose authority is based on their power to states whose power is based on their authority. I think that we can agree that the authority of the USA is pretty close to zero. As for their power, it is still very substantial, but not sufficient to maintain the Empire. It is, however, more than adequate to protect the interests of the United States as a country provided the United States accept that they simply don’t have the means to remain a world hegemon.

If the Neocons succeed in their attempt to overthrow or, failing that, at paralyzing Trump, then the Empire will have the choice between an endless horror or a horrible end. Since the Neocons don’t really need a war with the DPRK, which they don’t like, but which does not elicit the kind of blind hatred Iran does, my guess is that Iran will be their number one target. Should the AngloZionists succeed in triggering a war between Iran and the Empire, then Iran will end up being the Empire’s kaishakunin. If the crazies fail in their manic attempts at triggering a major war, then the Empire will probably collapse under the pressure of the internal contradictions of the US society. Finally, if Trump and the American patriots who do not want to sacrifice their country for the sake of the Empire succeed in “draining the DC swamp” and finally crack-down hard on the Neocons then a gradual transition from Empire to major power is still possible. But the clock is running out fast.

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Washington and Ankara to Moscow: No coverage for the battles with the Syrian army واشنطن وأنقرة لموسكو: لا تغطية لمعارك مع الجيش السوري

Washington and Ankara to Moscow:  No coverage for the battles with the Syrian army

Written by Nasser Kandil,

The Meeting at the level of the Chiefs of Staff of the pivotal US, Russian, and the Turkish armies in the Syrian war provides an opportunity to ask questions about the future which will be drawn by this meeting, which is supposed that it is the highest level of the tripartite communication among the countries which their consensus on the engagement rules is enough to change the image of the war and its course. There is no force that has the ability to disable what their understanding will lead to. Russia is crucial in its work within its understanding with Syria and Iran. While from the outside of Turkey and America there are no international or regional players from the same party who are able to change the general destination of the war as it is drawn by the American and the Turkish along with the Saudi and the Israeli.

The previous events of collision were neglected either for the lower levels as on the day of the US bombardment of the Syrian sites in Deir Al Zour, or to score points and draw the consequences including the risk of escalation, as when Turkey dropped the Russian fighter. Therefore the risk of Turkish-Kurdish collision in Manbej would have one of two ways if it was not granted the appropriate opportunity to change the engagement rules, and thus drawing strategies, this is done by the commanders of the armies. As in the  Russian-US meeting contrary to the doctrine of Pentagon and the CIA which was announced against the President Donald Trump to deal with Russia as an enemy that the communication with it required the resignation of a figure as important as the Advisor of the National Security. So it is US-Russian meeting imposed by the developments on America by accepting the change in the governing rules of the military relation with Russia in the Syrian war. The type of the meeting, its including strategies, and its stemming from the equation of the impossibility of the Turkish-Kurdish cooperation provided by the events of Manbej required drawing new war rules.

The Russian task was specific; it is the axioms required by every strategy; identifying the enemy, the ambiguous directions, and resolving the roles of those who assembled for treating the forces classified as friend in a non-embarrassing way, but without driving the war outside its course in favor of the privacy’s accounts which must be considered. The meeting has resolved classifying ISIS and Al Nusra as enemy unlike the Syrian army, it resolved considering the factions which have the opposition banner among those whose their relation with Al Nusra front is confused, moreover it has resolved considering the allies of the Syrian army in the war on ISIS and Al Nusra as friends even if this announcement was not desirable, because it is embarrassing. Therefore,  they are not mentioned by their names in the military fighting maps, but the Syrian army is mentioned on its behalf and on the behalf of its allies, but most importantly is to consider the fight against the Syrian army outside any coverage by those who are assembled.

This change imposed by the need to activate the war on ISIS in Raqqa by America with the inability to assemble the Kurds and the Turks in one bank on one hand, and the progress of the Syrian army to have control over the engagement lines toward Raqqa on the other hand does not abolish that the gray US position toward the formulas of the political settlement in Syria is continuous, even if it paves the way for the US-Syrian normalization at several levels. This new event does not mean the US commitment to become a friend of Iran or Hezbollah or an opponent to Israel. America will not change and will not alter its general policies regarding what is related to Israel, but like the way of the speech of Jeffry Feltman two days ago “ In Lebanon it is not allowed that Hezbollah has weapons, but we do admit that it is not a factor for the destabilization in it”.

Washington and Ankara will seek to fund, arm, and equip the armed groups, and to convince Saudi Arabia to do so, but this time under the ceiling of reserving a bigger seat in the war on Al Nusra in the northern of Syria and on ISIS and Al Nusra in its southern and middle, and if necessary to coordinate with the Syrian army in Turkish-Kurdish collaboration, provided that the Kurds and the Arab groups trained by America accelerate the requirements of the war in the northern of Syria against ISIS, and if necessary to have a direct Kurdish coordination with the Syrian army, and there is no objection  to have US Russian coordination that covers this battle and defines the cooperation framework with the Syrian army and its allies in the field.

This change may form shocking reading to some people if they remain thinking that the dynamism of the war stems from a reading that considers every talk about US or Turkish shift a kind of falling into deception, and which considers that the campaign led by Washington is characterized with malice and the support, without reading the effect of the subsequent inability of the capacitates of that campaign, as when the destroyer USS avoided the Iranian boats in the Strait of Hormuz. The inability and the narrow choices drove the American to the fields which he does not want to reach. The equation of ISIS’s defeat is a challenge set up by the administration of Trump to win its internal battles with external victory. It becomes a challenge to Pentagon as a concerned party to achieve that goal, if its achievement was possible individually it is good, otherwise to find the suitable ways to make alliances. The White House will not interfere to turn the scale of a choice to another, but the facts impose themselves, either to wage a war as the war of Iraq which the Pentagon refused to involve in it, or a change in the alliances that recognize the facts in their lower limit, where the Pentagon knows how to deal with such Antalya Meeting and its items.

Translated by Lina Shehadeh,

واشنطن وأنقرة لموسكو: لا تغطية لمعارك مع الجيش السوري

مارس 9, 2017

ناصر قنديل

– يوفر انعقاد اجتماع على مستوى رؤساء أركان جيوش محورية في الحرب السورية، هي كل من الجيش الأميركي والروسي والتركي، فرصة لطرح الأسئلة حول المستقبل الذي سيرسمه هذا الاجتماع. المفترض أنه أرفع مستويات التواصل الثلاثي للدول التي يكفي تفاهمها على قواعد اشتباك حتى تتغيّر صورة الحرب واتجاهاتها، حيث لا توجد قوة تملك قدرة تعطيل ما يتوصلون للتفاهم حوله، فروسيا حاسمة بالعمل ضمن تفاهمها مع سورية وإيران، وخارج تركيا وأميركا لا يوجد لاعبون دوليون وإقليميون من المعكسر ذاته قادرون على تغيير الوجهة العامة للحرب كما يرسمها الأميركي والتركي بمن في ذلك السعودي و«الإسرائيلي».

– حوادث التصادم التي جرت من قبل تمّ تركها لمستويات دنيا مثل يوم القصف الأميركي للمواقع السورية في دير الزور، أو لتسجيل النقاط ورسم التداعيات بما في ذلك من خطر تصعيد، مثل يوم إسقاط تركيا للمقاتلة الروسية. فخطر تصادم تركي كردي في منبج كان له أن يسلك إحدى الطريقين لو لم يقدّم فرصة مناسبة لتغيير في قواعد الاشتباك، وبالتالي رسم الاستراتيجيات، وهذا ما يفعله قادة الجيوش. وهو هنا اجتماع روسي أميركي خلافاً لعقيدة البنتاغون والـ»سي أي آي» المعلنة بوجه الرئيس دونالد ترامب بالتعامل مع روسيا كعدو يستدعي الاتصال به استقالة شخصية بحجم مستشار الأمن القومي. فهو بالتالي اجتماع أميركي روسي فرضته التطورات على أميركا بقبول التغيير في القواعد الحاكمة للعلاقة العسكرية مع روسيا في الحرب السورية، واستدعت طبيعة الاجتماع لشموله الاستراتيجيات وانطلاقه من معادلة الاستحالة في التعاون التركي الكردي التي قدّمتها حوادث منبج، لرسم قواعد الحرب الجديدة.

– كانت المهمة الروسية محدّدة، وهي البديهيات التي تقتضيها كل استراتيجية، تحديد العدو وتحديد الجهات الملتبسة التوصيف، وحسم أدوار المجتمعين في معاملة القوى المصنّفة صديقة بما لا يحرجها، لكن من دون إخراج الحرب عن مسارها لحسابات الخصوصية الواجبة مراعاتها. وهنا حَسَمَ الاجتماع العدو بداعش والنصرة، وحسمَ عدم تصنيف الجيش السوري عدواً، وحسم اعتبار الفصائل التي تحمل عنوان المعارضة ضمن الذين تلتبس علاقتهم بجبهة النصرة، وحسم اعتبار حلفاء الجيش السوري في الحرب على داعش والنصرة، ضمن معكسر صديق ولو كان إعلان ذلك غير مرغوب لما فيه من إحراج. فلا يُذكَرون بأسمائهم على خرائط القتال العسكرية بل يذكر الجيش السوري بالنيابة عن نفسه وعن حلفائه، لكن الأهم اعتبار القتال ضد الجيش السوري خارج أي تغطية من المجتمعين.

– لا يلغي هذا التغيير الذي فرضته الحاجة لتفعيل وتزخيم الحرب على داعش في الرقة أميركياً، مع العجز عن تجميع الأكراد والأتراك في ضفة واحدة، من جهة، وتقدم الجيش السوري للإمساك بخطوط الاشتباك نحو الرقة من جهة مقابلة، أن الموقف الأميركي الرمادي من صيغ التسوية السياسية في سورية مستمر، ولو أنه يفتح باباً للتطبيع السوري الأميركي على مستويات عدة. ولا يعني هذا المستجد التزام أميركا بأن تصير صديقاً لإيران او لحزب الله أو خصماً لـ«إسرائيل». وهي لن تغيّر وتبدّل من سياساتها العامة في كل ما له صلة بكل ما تستطيعه لأجل «إسرائيل»، لكن على طريقة كلام جيفري فيلتمان قبل يومين، لا يجوز أن يكون بيد حزب الله سلاح في لبنان، لكننا نعترف بكونه ليس عاملاً لزعزعة الاستقرار فيه.

– ستسعى واشنطن وأنقرة لتمويل وتسليح وتجهيز الجماعات المسلحة، ولإقناع السعودية بفعل ذلك، لكن هذه المرة تحت سقف حجز مقعد أكبر في الحرب على النصرة شمال سورية وعلى داعش والنصرة في جنوبها والوسط، وإن اقتضى الأمر التنسيق مع الجيش السوري بتعاون تركي روسي، على أن يقوم الأكراد ومعهم الجماعات العربية التي تدرّبها اميركا بمقتضيات تسريع الحرب في شمال سورية ضد داعش وإن اقتضى الأمر التنسيق الكردي المباشر مع الجيش السوري، ولا مانع من تنسيق أميركي روسي يظلل هذه المعركة، ويحدّد إطار التعاون مع الجيش السوري وحلفائه ميدانياً.

– قد يشكل هذا التغيير قراءة صادمة للبعض، إذا بقيت نظرتهم لدينامية الحرب تنطلق من قراءة تعتبر كل حديث عن تحوّل أميركي أو تركي نوعاً من الوقوع في الخداع، وتعتبر أن المعسكر الذي تقوده واشنطن يختصر تشخيصه بالخبث المشفوع بالقوة، من دون قراءة مفعول العجز اللاحق بقدرات هذا المعسكر، كما ظهر في فرار المدمرة «يو اس أس» من طريق الزوارق الإيرانية في هرمز، العجز والخيارات الضيقة هما اللذان يجلبان الأميركي لميادين لم يكن يرغب أن يصلها. فمعادلة هزيمة داعش تحدّ وضعته إدارة ترامب لربح معاركها الداخلية بنصر خارجي، وصار تحدياً لـ«البنتاغون» كجهة معنية بتحقيق الهدف، فإن أمكن إنجازه بالانفراد فليكن، وإلا فليجد الطرق المناسبة للتحالفات، والبيت الأبيض لن يتدخل في الضغط لحساب ترجيح خيار على خيار، لكن الوقائع تفرض نفسها، إما تدخل بحجم حرب العراق يرفض «البنتاغون» تورطاً فيه، أو تغييراً في التحالفات يعترف بالحقائق بحدّها الأدنى يجد البنتاغون طريقه لمثل اجتماع أنطاليا ومندرجاته.

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Wikileaks ‘Vault 7’ Release Shows Vast Spying Capacity of CIA

[ Ed. note – Do you get the feeling the people running the US government aren’t sane? It has been a day of amazing revelations. ]

Apple, Samsung, Microsoft: WikiLeaks blows lid on scale of CIA’s hacking arsenal


The major takeaway from the latest WikiLeaks dump centers around the terrifying, ‘all-seeing-eye’ surveillance project codenamed ‘Weeping Angel.’ The CIA appears to have taken espionage to a whole new level if WikiLeaks’ initial analysis is accurate.

According to the preliminary release, the CIA has the capability to hack, record and even control everyday technology used by billions of people around the world.

These include smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and even vehicles with remote control navigation systems.

On these devices themselves, the CIA can allegedly hack into some of the world’s most heavily encrypted social media and communications platforms such as WhatsApp, Weibo, Confide, Signal and Telegram before any encryption can even be applied.

For example, WhatsApp’s end-to-end encryption means that only the direct participants in a conversation can read messages; not even WhatsApp is capable of reading them.

The CIA, however, was able to hack into individual private WhatsApp messages before encryption could even be applied.

Continued here

Here are a few tweets that have been posted on the subject:

is proof that the CIA is spying on us. There is zero on-the-record evidence that Russia is. Deep state controls U.S. “news.”

FLASHBACK: CIA admits to spying on Senate staffers 

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John Brennan issues apology after acknowledging that agency spied on Senate intelligence committee’s staff members

The CIA is out here hacking our phones, computers, Smart TVs, gaming consoles, etc. & what are the liberals shrieking about? RUSSIA.

The media HATES Wikileaks because they have impeccable credibility & a virtually spotless record.

As for the media…. 😄 

 Watson’s observation about the media is rather on target. The following, written by writer Ted Kaplan, was published today at Slate:

Tuesday’s WikiLeaks release exposing thousands of detailed documents on CIA hacking tools is an unbridled attack on U.S. intelligence operations with little or no public benefit.

It is of no benefit to know the government can eavesdrop on us through our TV sets or smart phones? A rather astounding assertion to say the least.

Paul Craig Roberts: Washington’s Benevolent Mask is Disintegrating

[ Ed. note – This commentary by Paul Craig Roberts was posted on Tuesday, March 7 though apparently before revelations surfaced of the Wikileaks so-called “Vault 7” disclosure, or at least before the story had gained wide traction. In this piece Roberts discusses the campaign to start a war with Russia, and he also makes some excellent comments on the candidacy of Marine Le Pen in France and the ongoing efforts to sabotage it. His main argument is that “Washington’s mask of benevolence is falling away, revealing the face of greed and evil that is its true face.” It is an argument that is given exponentially greater force by the disclosures–which go unmentioned in the piece–of the CIA’s vast arsenal of cyber weaponry and its active involvement in spying on people via smart phones, TVs, and other devices. ]

By Paul Craig Roberts

The few weeks of Trump’s presidency suffice to make clear that there will be no change this time either. Normal relations with Russia are on the back burner, if not off the stove. The material needs of the military/security complex for an enemy in order to justify its budget and police state powers, and the ideological needs of the neoconservatives for US world hegemony, are deemed to be more important than trust between thermo-nuclear powers. As for the liberal/progressive/left, they regard working to preserve life on earth as merely a pretext for being soft on Russians and those who commit treason by favoring friendly relations with Russia.

The American working class has discovered that it has among Trump’s government no larger a constituency than have the Russians. Having been told by corporations, which are spending billions of dollars buying back their own stock, that they are too poor to pay US wages, Trump has found that the path to economic security for the work force lies in corporate tax reduction. Identity politics marches for open borders for Muslims and Hispanics and for transgendered toilet facilities, not for bread and peace, and wants Trump impeached because he is not yet at war with Russia.

Trump’s Russophobic appointments, such as McMaster, Mattis, and Fiona Hill are actually worse than Obama’s Victoria Nuland, Samantha Power and Susan Rice. Just as Hillary and Nuland brought regime change to Ukraine, Tillerson at the State Department has signaled regime change of the democratically elected government in Venezuela. Ecuador and Bolivia won’t be far behind.

Washington has never supported governments that put the interests of their peoples ahead of the interests of those who rule the US. From Africa to South America to Indonesia to Cuba to Vietnam to Iran to Egypt, Washington has always misrepresented the forces for change as communist. Washington overthrew the first democratically elected government in Iran , the first in the Congo , the first in Egypt , and a large numbers of others. Read Stephen Kinzer’s The Brothers. Read General Smedley Butler who said that he and the US Marines made South America safe for the United Fruit Company and investments of the New York Banks. Read John Perkins, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.

Washington opposes democratic change with an iron fist. Now Marine Le Pen, the favored candidate for the presidency of France in the upcoming election, is in the process of being destroyed by Washington.

Marine is not on Washington’s approved list. The reasons are: (1) she speaks to French interests, not to Washington’s or the EU’s, (2) she opposes the Trans-Atlantic Partnership, which gives US global corporations immunity to French laws against GMOs, and French labor, safety, and environmental standards, (3) she supports French opinion that the French are French and not “European” and wants out of the European Union, and (4) she wants France out of NATO, which uses France as a tool for American aggression.

Washington first attacked Marine via its surrogates in the French press and government, who managed to nullify her parliamentary immunity. With this achieved, she is now accused of “misuse of EU funds.”

The charge, of course, is a hoax, a frame-up. The charge, if it proves effective, will rely on the French presstitute media’s portrayal of Marine as a “fascist” for representing French nationalism. Today, if a European person is loyal to his or her own country and not to the EU, the person is considered to be a “nationalist,” a term that has been merged with “fascist.” The consequence is that anyone in France who wants to represent the French is a “fascist.”

Marine Le Pen lost her parliamentary immunity because she posted photos of ISIS victims on Twitter. The photos she posted were accurate and correct, simply the truth. But the charge is that to tell the truth about ISIS means that you are anti-Muslim, which today is like being anti-Jew, anti-black, anti-homosexual and anti-transgendered. The protection of Identity Politics now extends not only to the Muslim refugees from America’s wars who are overrunning the Western world but also to ISIS. The accurate and truthful photos violated Identity Politics.

The consensus of those few in Europe who reside outside the Matrix created for them by Washington and the American presstitutes is that the CIA will not permit Le Pen to become President of France. She is a threat to Washington’s empire. If she cannot be destroyed with scandal and false charges, like Dominique Strauss-Kahn, she will be assassinated.

Democracy cannot function without an honest media. Nowhere in the Western world does an honest media exist. There are a relatively few sites on the Internet media, such as this one, your site, that are independent of ruling elites and speak the truth to the extent that they can find it. But the very shadowy PropOrNot website, likely a product of the CIA or George Soros, has declared those who understand that good relations between thermo-nuclear powers are essential to be “Russian agents.”

One dozen Russian Satan 2 ICBMs are sufficient to destroy the United States. One is sufficient to destroy France, the UK, or Texas. Why is Washington and Washington’s European, Canadian, and Australian puppets inviting such an outcome with continuous false accusations against Russia (and China). No person with any intelligence can possibly regard the thrice elected president of Russia as “the new Hitler,” “a Mafia Don,” “ a thug.”

By orchestrating Russophobia in the West, Washington has put all of humanity at risk. The Russians have watched Washington’s false accusations against Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Yeman, Pakistan, Iran and against Russia herself—“invasion of Ukraine.” False accusations have in the 21st century always been Washington’s set-up of the target country for invasion or bombing.

These provacations issued daily by the idiot Western press, the idiot Western governments, and the idiot commentators have prepared the groundwork for a misunderstanding that can result in thermo-nuclear war and the end of life on earth.

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