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23 March 2014 @ 01:04 pm
The Ukraine Crisis and Vladimir Putin: A New Financial System Free from Wall Street and the City of  
By Umberto Pascali

Approximate Transcript  of Interview
[The following are excerpts from a March 19  2014 interview with Umberto Pascali, Macedonian TV program, “The People’s Voice” directed by Slobodan Tomic.]

The Ukrainian crisis? It is basically the opposite of what the media and politicians keep repeating both in the US and Europe. They say that the so-called International community have isolated Russia and Vladimir Putin.
In fact it is the real sponsors of the coup d’état and the violence in Ukraine who are isolated not only morally but also strategically.
And it is Putin, the first leader who resisted and defeated the strategy of world domination, who is enjoying the enthusiastic support of his people and the growing admiration of the world. The well financed media and politicians do not want to hear this, but this is the reality. Without exaggeration, one can compare this resistance to that against Napoleon and Hitler…

Only few know precisely how dangerous the situation has been. How close to a real war.
The incompetent representatives of the ‘international community’ lost any sense of reality and deployed the weapons of social destabilization, armed insurrection, assassination by snipers, a fascist March on Kiev reminiscent of Mussolini’s March on Rome, targeting of the Russian population.
They intended to give Russia the Libya treatment, and they did not make a secret of it.
After the assurances given by George H W Bush to Mikhail Gorbachev that NATO couldn’t be used for a push toward East, successive US governments did exactly that. Their objective is to surround Russia. With the smiling hypocrisy of hyenas, they made clear that there was no alternative but to surrender to the military power and propaganda capabilities of NATO.
No compromise, no negotiations. Or better when negotiations took place like on Feb 21, the neo-Nazi gangs in Kiev were incited to escalate the armed violence and take over the Parliament and Government buildings, beating and intimidating whoever did not agree.
The Western “diplomats” immediately recognized the neo-Nazi coup d’état as the legitimate government. Yatsenyuk, the candidate of Victoria Nuland, declared himself Prime Minister while members of the parliament were brutally beaten in the street, their houses invaded and violated, their families terrorized… to ensure their support for the democratic process…
These criminal politicians even pushed the situation close to a real nuclear war. Putin made clear that Russia — which had lost a large percentage of its population in the war against Nazism and accepted to see Moscow in flames in order to defeat the superior forces of Napoleon — was not going to surrender. That moment was more dangerous than the 1962 Cuban missile crisis. Putin called their bluff…  Then, while the Crimean (and not only Crimean) population asked for protection against the NATO-supported armed gangs, the propaganda machine went into full speed in the West, but it was too late. In this sense Putin not only saved Russia, but gave a chance to the whole of Europe… like in WWII
The fascist armed insurrection and the Kiev coup were not simply a war against Russia, they were also a war against Europe. Not the EU bureaucracy in Brussels, whose loyalty lies with the big financial institutions, but the Europe of the various countries reduced to misery and despair by austerity measures and the economic looting of Wall Street and the city of London.
Ukraine has been destabilized in order to make sure that Europe would be in a perennial war with Russia.
In fact, both, the interests of Europe and that of Russia, lie in a common economic plan for the development of the whole area. This is what was proposed by Putin and by several leaders such as former German chancellors Helmut Kohl and Gerhard Schroeder. This is exactly what had to be prevented with the Victoria Nuland $5 billion ‘to help democracy.’ And now, despite all the noises and rhetoric, this is the most obvious direction to go.
The most important point to understand is that this war and looting policy is not in the interest of the Europeans or even of the Americans.
This is the big secret that now cannot be covered anymore. The governments of the US and the European countries are NOT independent entities, they are not sovereign. They do not have the will or even the ability to act on behalf of their people. They are controlled by powerful banking interests. They have been taken over by two financial centers that do not care for the real economy. They pursue only speculation and looting.
In response on March 4th the economic adviser to Putin, Sergey Glazyev declared openly that if the financial vultures persisted, Russia would create on the spot an independent financial system which is separate from that of the US Dollar.
Glazyev explained to the vampires:

‘We have wonderful economic and trade relations with our Southern and Eastern partners. We will find a way not just to eliminate our dependence on the US but also profit from these sanctions….If sanctions are applied against Russia’s state structures we will have to move into other currencies and create our own settlement system. We will be forced to recognize the impossibility of repayment of the loans that the US banks gave to Russian state structures. Indeed, sanctions are a double-edged weapon, and if the US chooses to freeze our assets, then our equities and liabilities in dollars will also be frozen…’

This strategy is known as the Financial Nuclear Option. It could lead to the end of the predatory looting system of Wall Street.
Continues globalresearch.ca/the-ukraine-crisis-and-vladimir-putin-a-new-financial-system-free-from-wall-street-and-the-city-of-london/5374785
Ukraine was/is a bankster - CFR operation, the (zionist-CIA infested) IMF for the debt slavery, the Fed for the gold and NATO for the territorial gain.


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(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2014 02:01 pm (UTC)
But then looking at it from another point of view.
"The original protests, which started a week earlier, were caused by the refusal of the current president of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to sign a free trade agreement with the European Union—something he’s been promising Ukrainians for years. In the midst of a sudden crisis, in order to stay informed, and remain sane, I turned to watching alternative Ukrainian TV channels online, such as Hromadske.TV, Channel 5 (5.ua/live), Espreso.TV and Spilno.TV, all of which stream in real time.

Over the first two weeks of the protests, the state-controlled TV channels in Ukraine either ignored the developments on Maidan, instead showing soap operas and concerts, or covered them in a biased fashion, depicting the protesters as “right-wing extremists” and stating that they totaled just a few hundred people. In reality, there were hundreds of thousands of protesters—regular peaceful citizens, fed up with the corrupt state apparatus, the puppet government, the incompetent Verhovna Rada (the Parliament) of Ukraine and the current president’s failure to fulfill the desire of the Ukrainian people to live in a democratic European society. The blatant violation of human rights on 30 November was the final straw.".

http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/polis/2014/02/20/maidan-and-new-media-the-kyiv-revolt-seen-from-ukraine-and-london-guest-blog/
clothcapclothcap on March 23rd, 2014 11:12 pm (UTC)
Winner takes all?
Massive anti-Maidan rallies grip eastern Ukraine as residents demand referendum
Rallies have swept eastern Ukraine, with residents protesting against Kiev’s coup-imposed government and demanding a referendum to decide on the future of the region. Thousands took to the streets in Kharkov, Donetsk, Lugansk, and Odessa on Sunday.
About 5,000 protesters gathered in the city of Kharkov on Sunday to rally in favor of federalizing the country and holding people’s referendums in eastern Ukraine.
The demonstrators also demanded to make Russian the official language of the Kharkov region. Russian is the most common first language in the eastern regions.
Furthermore, the residents of Kharkov proclaimed illegitimate the political part of the EU-Ukraine association agreement signed by coup-installed Prime Minister Yatsenyuk. Some of the protesters headed to the Russian embassy, asking Moscow to investigate the legality of the presence of NATO troops in Ukraine and addressed Crimeans, asking to help the region.
More http://rt.com/news/east-ukraine-rallies-referendum-701/
(Anonymous) on March 23rd, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC)
Big dancing bear shoots itssef in the foot.
Weak rouble will expose Putin's bluster to Russians.
"Russia stands to suffer the most if the West escalates sanctions over its action in Crimea.
So far, Western sanctions on Russia have been confined to visa restrictions and asset freezes on key officials. These are unlikely to have much economic effect on either the West or Russia although they could prove to be very serious for the individuals involved. But things could readily escalate from here, either because Russia engages in retaliation or because, albeit reluctantly, the West moves towards Iranian-style sanctions. What would the effects be? Does Russia hold the whip over the West?...................."
http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/weak-rouble-expose-putins-bluster-221138973.html
clothcapclothcap on March 24th, 2014 04:42 am (UTC)
Challenging annexation: in Crimea, the referendum that wasn’t
Peter Ackerman and Maciej Bartkowski
The time has come – unfortunately in the midst of another political and human crisis – for the international community to develop a rapid assistance framework for nonviolent activists and dissidents who risk their lives to preserve their right to self-rule. Yesterday it was Ukraine. Today it is Crimea.
In its editorial entitled Post-Crimea Relations with the West, published on March 18, The New York Times took issue with the legality of the referendum in Crimea that supposedly allowed the people of that Ukrainian province to approve the transfer of its sovereignty to Russia. But it also speculated that the “overwhelming majority of…Crimeans seemed to regard [the annexation of Crimea by Russia] as the righting of a historical anomaly,” without citing any evidence. Indeed, because the western media are treating Vladimir Putin’s physical take-over of Crimea as a fait accompli, they seem to regard the referendum as an ancillary procedure – whether or not it fairly ascertained the views of the majority of Crimeans
A lot more http://www.opendemocracy.net/civilresistance/peter-ackerman-maciej-bartkowski/challenging-annexation-in-crimea-referendum-that-wa
clothcapclothcap on March 24th, 2014 04:49 am (UTC)
The new Cold War "shield"
by Manlio Dinucci
Washington is making hay of its defeat in Ukraine: it is getting the Europeans to cut themselves off economically from Russia and is already imposing on them the expansion of its missile coverage. While the Western media focus on NATO’s narrative of events (the so-called "military annexation" of Crimea), the Alliance is noiselessly deploying its imperial apparatus.
Vice President Joe Biden’s flash visit to Poland and Estonia to ensure that, in the face of "Russia’s shameless incursion" in Ukraine - a country determined to build "a government for the people" (guaranteed by the neo-Nazis [1] brought to power by the "new Gladio" coup [2] ) - the United States reiterates its unwavering commitment to comply with Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty on "collective defense." As Ukraine is now a de facto, but not official, member of NATO, there is always "non-Article 5," urging members to "execute evolving missions not described under Article 5," which was promoted by the Italian government of Massimo D’Alema during the NATO war on Yugoslavia in 1999, and later also applied to the wars on Afghanistan, Libya and Syria.
To help "NATO emerge from this crisis stronger ... than ‘ever’," the United States repledged its commitment to the "missile defense" of Europe. However, by correlating the "missile defense" to the Ukrainian crisis, Joe Biden gave his game away. Washington had persistently maintained that the U.S. "shield" in Europe is not directed against Russia, but against the threat of Iranian missiles.
Continues http://www.voltairenet.org/article182862.html
clothcapclothcap on March 24th, 2014 08:28 am (UTC)
Western Mercenaries in Ukraine?
[...] The Question of Western Mercenaries in Ukraine
And if mercenaries are turning up across every battlefield the US demarcates around the world, why would Ukraine be any different? Already it is admitted that at least some of the leading factions of the Euromaidan protests were armed, thus driving out the government in Kiev. The West, including the United States has made it abundantly clear that they wholly back the new regime that has now taken over. Why wouldn’t US mercenaries be in Ukraine arming, training, and enhancing the capabilities of armed militants they will need to continue their favored regime’s consolidation of power?
It is a question that needs to be both asked, and carefully answered. For the Russians, it would be essential to find evidence of US mercenary activity inside of Ukraine, as well as the newly independent region of Crimea. Exposing such forces working along side the already increasingly unsavory elements leading the new regime in Kiev would attach to them the well-deserved taint US mercenaries have earned through their misdeeds in Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond.
Experience garnered throughout the fighting in Syria can be utilized within Ukraine regarding how these foreign forces mesh with Ukrainian militants now being prepared for potential confrontations both within Crimea, and with Russia directly.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/western-mercenaries-in-ukraine/5374815
clothcapclothcap on March 24th, 2014 08:30 am (UTC)
More items of interest at GR
EU-Ukraine Trade Deal Paves the Way for Brutal Economic Austerity. IMF to Apply “The Greek Model”
http://www.globalresearch.ca/eu-ukraine-trade-deal-paves-the-way-for-brutal-economic-austerity-imf-to-apply-the-greek-model/5374802

Who are the Nazis in the Ukrainian government?
[...] The coup organized by the CIA in Kiev brought to power a government representing the oligarchs and extremist groups. Its members comprise several Nazi leaders.This is the first time since the Second World War that politicians referring directly to the Third Reich have come to power in Europe. Two of its members claim to have links with the Islamic Emirate of the North Caucasus, an organization affiliated with al-Qaeda, according to the United Nations. One of them has left to fight against Russia within this context. Three other members were involved in propaganda operations, posturing as victims of the democratic regime of Viktor Yanukovych.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/who-are-the-nazis-in-the-ukrainian-government/5374826

From Turkey’s Covert War on Syria to the “Crimea Connection”
http://www.globalresearch.ca/turmoil-in-turkey-washingtons-short-leash-and-the-crimea-connection/5374845

Venezuela: Defeating Fascism Before it’s too Late
http://www.globalresearch.ca/defeating-fascism-before-its-too-late/5374832

Sanctions? How About Sanctions Against the United States?
http://www.globalresearch.ca/sanctions-how-about-sanctions-against-the-united-states/5374854

Constitutional Conflict Escalates between US Senate and CIA
http://www.globalresearch.ca/constitutional-conflict-escalates-between-us-senate-and-cia/5374798
Given the CIA's proclivity to eliminating problems, Reid should take precautions such as sharing what info he has with solicitors, to be released in the event of his death by any means.
clothcapclothcap on March 24th, 2014 08:32 am (UTC)
From RT Newsline
Turkish government reshuffles over 200 judges and prosecutors
A key government controlled judicial body reshuffled 271 judges and prosecutors Sunday in the latest purge of the Turkish judiciary amid the ongoing graft and corruption probe which has engulfed many top officials. A decree on the reappointment of the prosecutors and judges was issued by the first chamber of the Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors. The government recently amended the law to give it full control of the Council.

UK citizens skeptical of Cameron’s chances of EU renegotiation – poll
Polling data released on Sunday shows that nearly three quarters of respondents doubt that UK Prime Minister David Cameron will be able to reshape Britain’s relationship with the EU. The poll, which was gathered from 20,000 people, also showed large-scale discontent about how the UK benefits from EU membership. Cameron, faced both with Eurosceptic factions in his own Conservative Party as well as voters switching to the openly anti-EU Independence Party, has promised to try to negotiate sweeping reforms to the EU and, if he is re-elected, hold an in-out referendum by 2017. So far, Cameron has received a lukewarm, and in some cases negative, response to his renegotiation bid from European leaders.
http://rt.com/news/line/2014-03-23/#57357
clothcapclothcap on March 24th, 2014 08:49 am (UTC)
15 years on: Looking back at NATO's ‘humanitarian’ bombing of Yugoslavia
Exactly 15 years ago, on March 24, NATO began its 78-day bombing of Yugoslavia. The alliance bypassed the UN under a “humanitarian” pretext, launching aggression that claimed hundreds of civilian lives and caused a much larger catastrophe than it averted.
Years on, Serbia still bears deep scars of the NATO bombings which, as the alliance put it, were aimed at “preventing instability spreading” in Kosovo. Questions remain on the very legality of the offense, which caused casualties and mass destruction in the Balkan republic.
Codenamed 'Operation Allied Force,' it was the largest attack ever undertaken by the alliance. It was also the first time that NATO used military force without the approval of the UN Security Council and against a sovereign nation that did not pose a real threat to any member of the alliance.
NATO demonstrated in 1999 that it can do whatever it wants under the guise of “humanitarian intervention,” “war on terror,” or “preventive war” – something that everyone has witnessed in subsequent years in different parts of the globe.
Nineteen NATO member states participated to some degree in the military campaign against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro), which lasted for 11 weeks until June 10, 1999.
More rubble, less trouble
In the course of the campaign, NATO launched 2,300 missiles at 990 targets and dropped 14,000 bombs, including depleted uranium bombs and cluster munitions (unexploded cluster bombs continued to pose a threat to people long after the campaign was over.) Over 2,000 civilians were killed, including 88 children, and thousands more were injured. Over 200,000 ethnic Serbs were forced to leave their homeland in Kosovo.
In what the alliance described as “collateral damage,” its airstrikes destroyed more than 300 schools, libraries, and over 20 hospitals. At least 40,000 homes were either completely eliminated or damaged and about 90 historic and architectural monuments were ruined. That is not to mention the long-term harm caused to the region’s ecology and, therefore, people’s health. Economic damage is estimated at over US$120 billion, according to Serbian media.
News correspondents Anissa Naouai and Jelena Milincic, the authors of RT's documentary 'Zashto?' – which means “Why?” in English –traveled through former Yugoslavia to Belgrade, Kosovo, and Montenegro and spoke to people who endured the atrocities and horrors of the war and lost their friends and relatives.
Much more and images http://rt.com/news/yugoslavia-kosovo-nato-bombing-705/
(Anonymous) on March 24th, 2014 12:19 pm (UTC)
Putin to sell rolex watches and golden lavatory bowl.
White House Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken claims the United States’ sanctions are effectively hurting Russia’s economy.
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“What we’re seeing every single day is seeing Russia getting more and more isolated and its economy taking a bigger and bigger hit,” Blinken said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Russia’s stock market has taken a hit, the ruble has approached an all-time low, and people are second-guessing investing in Russia, he added.

President Obama announced additional sanctions last week that target individuals in Putin’s inner circle and Bank Rossiya.

“This is having an impact on Russia. This has to get Putin to think twice,” Blinken said.

On Saturday, however, Russia overtook another Ukrainian military base in Crimea. Russian troops have also remained along its border with Ukraine.

“It’s deeply concerning to see the Russian troop buildup along the border,” Blinken said.

“It’s likely they’re doing it to intimidate the Ukrainians. It’s possible they’re preparing to move in.”"

http://www.islamicnewsdaily.com/economy/obama-aide-us-sanctions-hurting-russian-economy/
clothcapclothcap on March 24th, 2014 03:42 pm (UTC)
Moscow: No troop build-up or undeclared military activity near Ukraine borders
Russia is observing all international agreements on troop limits in regions bordering Ukraine, the Russian Deputy Defense Minister said, adding that foreign missions’ inspections can confirm that.
The statement was made in response to reports by several foreign media outlets over concentrations of "thousands" of Russian servicemen on the Russian-Ukrainian border.
More http://rt.com/news/russia-troops-limit-border-673/
clothcapclothcap on March 25th, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC)
VIDEO: The moment Turkish F-16 shot down a Syrian Mig-23
The moment when a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Syrian Mig-23 was accidentally captured on live television, daily Hürriyet has reported.
Habertürk TV was broadcasting a live program from Turkey’s border with Syria when the aircraft was shot down in the background on March 23. Correspondent Murat Karataş and cameraman Hasan Dönmez interrupted the program to show the smoking wreckage of the jet on the Syrian side of the border, reporting that the roaring of the Turkish jets were still being heard.
Turkish fighter jets downed a Syrian jet on March 23 after it crossed into Turkish airspace, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced during a pre-election rally in Kocaeli.
“They [Syrian jets] violated our borders, our airspace. Our F-16s took off and downed a plane,” Erdoğan told thousands of voters who gathered to watch him speak. “Our response will be heavy if our airspace is violated. I congratulate our armed forces, our honorable pilots and particularly our chief of general staff.”
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/video-the-moment-turkish-f-16-shot-down-a-syrian-mig-23.aspx?PageID=238&NID=64004&NewsCatID=359
clothcapclothcap on March 25th, 2014 01:19 pm (UTC)
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Fifty former U.S. government officials and foreign policy experts have signed a bipartisan letter to President Barack Obama, urging a decisive response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. The group recommends responsible steps “to strengthen Ukraine’s sovereignty and democratic transition, to impose real costs on the government of President Vladimir Putin, and to enhance the deterrence posture of NATO.”
The full text of the letter follows. The letter was organized by the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), a non-profit and non-partisan 501(c)3 organization that promotes U.S. diplomatic, economic, and military engagement in the world.
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clothcapclothcap on March 25th, 2014 07:04 pm (UTC)
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Syrian Arab Army managed to dawn a Turkish spy balloon on the surrounding mountains of Kasab, while… http://www.syrianews.cc/?p=7367

Scott Horton ?@scotthortonshow
The shot to the back was likely the one that killed him http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/24/you-going-to-shoot-me-asked-student-before-he-was-shot-five-times-once-in-the-back/

Net News Global ?@Net_News_Global
NNG: 214 gunmen turn themselves in to authorities in Homs and Damascus Countryside http://bit.ly/1p06Ukt
clothcapclothcap on March 25th, 2014 09:06 pm (UTC)
Climate scientists refuse to debate global warming ‘skeptics’ in the media
Climate scientists and environmentalists are venting their frustrations debating those who are skeptical of man-made global warming — and some have even gone so far as to refuse debating skeptics.
Dan Weiss, the director of climate strategy at the liberal Center for American Progress, refused to appear on Fox Business to debate climate skeptic Marc Morano last week. Morano runs the blog Climate Depot, where he reports on environment and climate news. (RELATED: ‘Suffocating pressure’: Former Center for American Progress describes White House censorship)
Weiss was set to debate Morano on the show “The Independents” but “refused to debate directly with Morano, and chided [the show] for airing his views,” according to the Fox Business show.
“In what is part of a growing trend, yet another global warming activist ducked a TV debate,” Morano told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “Weiss and other activists claim the debate is so settled that granting a skeptic ‘equal time’ does some type of disservice to ‘science.’ Climate activists want to impose everything from carbon taxes, UN treaties, cap-and-trade, EPA regulations, light bulb restrictions, automobile regulations, even our bedtimes — yet they will not debate the basis for these actions.”
More: http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/24/climate-scientists-refuse-to-debate-global-warming-skeptics-in-the-media/
(Anonymous) on March 25th, 2014 10:55 pm (UTC)
Putin's Ideological Fantasy of Russian “Spirituality".
"David Brooks had a brilliant column recently on Putin's historic mission to restore Russia to the world stage, recover what it can of control over what was once the Soviet Union (and before that the Russian Empire), and assert Russia's moral superiority over the "corrupt secular west."

I choked over that last one because their moral superiority is a fantasy indeed. Russia's "moral superiority" rests on three ideas, as written by Putin's favorite Russian philosopher, Ivan Ilyin (Our Task): Russian exceptionalism (that they are a special great society); devotion to the Russian Orthodox faith; and belief in autocracy (the great ruler theory).

As to the exceptionalism, they can make a case that out of feudal darkness they had an explosion of creativity in the arts (music, dance, literature and painting) in the 19th and early 20th centuries. But this creativity was in no way superior to that since the Renaissance in the West. It was an example of joining European culture, not a continuation of medieval Russian culture.................


Read more: Family Security Matters http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/detail/putins-ideological-fantasy-of-russian-spirituality?f=must_reads#ixzz2x1AtRJZH
Under Creative Commons License: Attribution
clothcapclothcap on March 25th, 2014 11:16 pm (UTC)
Twitz
Land Destroyer
How Egypt is Stopping the Next "Syrian War" http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2014/03/how-egypt-is-stopping-next-syrian-war.html

Democracy Now!
NSA, FBI Sued over Refusal to Disclose U.S. Role in Capture of Nelson Mandela http://bit.ly/1oZTiWk pic.twitter.com/Kanox440sm

Chris Sedlmair
Membership, Interoperability: NATO Assessment Team Visits Georgia http://nblo.gs/VfCdB

Senators Want Ukraine to Arrest Target Hackers in Exchange for Aid http://nblo.gs/VfugQ

RT
Israel, Turkey may sign compensation deal over Gaza flotilla deaths after March election http://on.rt.com/v9jjyv

Révolutions Info
#Egypt Egypt court sentences 528 Brotherhood members to death - Xinhua: National PostEgypt... http://bit.ly/1dnYvpa

Activist Post
UK To Start Buying Gas From Russia Despite Threats Of Sanctions Over Crimea http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03/25/uk-gas-russia-ukraine_n_5026247.html

Merkel miffed at Barack Obama and David Cameron 'nuclear war game' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10721186/Merkel-miffed-at-Barack-Obama-and-David-Cameron-nuclear-war-game.html

Marijuana Benefits MS Patients as Other Remedies Fail http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-03-24/marijuana-benefits-ms-where-many-other-alternative-remedies-fail

Colorado Approves Retroactive Reversal of Marijuana Convictions http://rt.com/usa/colorado-marijuana-reverse-convictions-929/

NOT SATIRE: Man committing random acts of kindness detained in mental hospital http://metronews.ca/news/halifax/981266/i-dont-think-hes-crazy-mystery-man-who-gave-out-free-money-in-halifax-reportedly-detained-in-p-e-i-hospital/

The corporate PR industry's sneaky war on internet activism. http://www.vice.com/read/how-corporate-lobbyists-use-the-internet-to-destroy-democracy

Révolutions Info
CASH! CASH! Hacking ATM Machines with Just a Text Message: As we reported earlier, Microsoft ... http://bit.ly/1p0z8vh

Scott Horton
I love the open complete contempt Republicans display toward their conservative followers. http://antiwar.com/blog/2014/03/24/rep-mike-rogers-is-a-liar

Democracy Now!
Death Toll from Mudslide in Washington State Rises to 14 http://owl.li/uWM6N

Libya 360°
Citizens in Liwa Iskendrun protest Erdogan support to terrorist aggression on Syrian people http://wp.me/p2ggYY-3SO

ISIL trains Syrian children for killing themselves in suicide bombings http://wp.me/p2ggYY-3T7

Organ trafficking adds to Syrians’ suffering http://wp.me/p2ggYY-3T5

A. Smith ?@360CNN
What would the serial criminals in the Obama @Whitehouse do to prevent China from obtaining new Stealth Technology? Destroy #MH370 Airliner?

4 Inventors of a New Stealth Technology were passengers on #MH370 on their way to Sell that new Technology to China.

#China should send spy ships to look for USS Navy PLANTING airline crash evidence there at night at fake #MH370 crash area.

Viedoklis
Deutsche Bank-er Explains Why He Committed Suicide http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-25/deutsche-bank-er-explains-why-he-committed-suicide

Petri Krohn
#Poland preparing for #war. 7000+ reservists recalled to military for immediate "exercises!" http://www.theweek.co.uk/europe/ukraine/57830/why-are-polish-men-london-getting-military-call-papers

halil drebbi
“The whole world needs to pay attention” to what’s going on at Fukushima http://enenews.com/pbs-reporter-the-whole-world-needs-to-pay-attention-to-whats-going-on-at-fukushima-magnitude-of-mess-is-actually-staggering-we-really-dont-know-how-theyre-going-to

youtube.com/watch?v=-WfqdcnjvlA The Rothschild Family - World's Only Trillionaires - Full Documentary

rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/video-nato-planning-war-on-transdniester-analyst/ Transnistria residents have been pretty clear that they want to join with Russia: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/worldviews/wp/2014/03/24/a-map-of-transnistria-crimea-and-other-geographical-gray-areas-to-be-worried-about/

Confronting Cognitive Dissonance on Conspiracies
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/confronting-cognitive-dissonance-on.html
clothcapclothcap on March 26th, 2014 12:02 am (UTC)
Zerohedge Tyler Durden 1
Britons Rate Russia More Favorably Than European Union, Israel
One would think that for all its demonization in the Western press, not to mention the countless comparisons to Hitler and/or the Antichrist, that Putin's Russia would be viewed relatively negatively especially in that bastion of western thought: Britain. Yes, perhaps: it certainly doesn't have a sterling image. However what is remarkableis that depite recent events in the Crimea, Britons still see Russia in a more positive light than the European Union, despite recent tensions with Moscow over Ukraine, according to a poll published on Saturday. Perhaps this is not surprising, because as AFP reports, voters in Britain are also equally divided about whether to remain in the 28-member bloc, a subject on which Prime Minister David Cameron has promised a referendum in 2017 and which is the reason for the blistering ascent in popularity of such political parties as the UKIP. The league table of 27 "liked" countries and institutions put the European Parliament -- for which elections are being held in May -- sixth from bottom, and the EU fourth from bottom.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-24/britons-rate-russia-more-favorably-european-union-israel

Ron Paul Warns US 'Democracy Promotion' Destroys Democracy Overseas
It was almost ten years ago when, before the House International Relations Committee, Ron Paul objected to the US Government funding NGOs to meddle in the internal affairs of Ukraine. At the time the “Orange Revolution” had forced a regime change in Ukraine with the help of millions of dollars from Washington. He was worried about millions of dollars that the US government-funded National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its various related organizations spent to meddle in Ukraine’s internal affairs. But it turns out that was only the tip of the iceberg. Sadly, matters are even worse now. To promote democracy overseas, NED and all other meddling US government funded NGOs should be disbanded immediately.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-24/ron-paul-warns-us-democracy-promotion-destroys-democracy-overseas

How Germans Really Feel About Russia's Annexation Of Crimea
While Angela Merkel has publicly threatened that Russia risks "massive economic and political harm" if it doesn't change course, Germany's envoy to Russia, Gernot Erler, has more realistic concerns. As Bloomberg reports, Erler warned that US sanctions are counterproductive and probably won't make Putin bow to Western demands. The sudden German show of restraint is hardly surprising given their exposure to Russian energy provision and the fact that a stunning 54% of Germans believe the EU and US should accept Russia's annexation of Crimea.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-24/how-germans-really-feel-about-russias-annexation-crimea

What's The Primary Cause of Wealth Inequality? Financialization
When the profits from financializing collateral and leveraging those bets to the hilt far exceed generating wealth by creating products and services, the economy is soon hollowed out as the perverse incentives of financialization start driving every business decision and strategy. Fed-funded financialization creates a perverse set of incentives: talent and capital flow to unproductive skimming operations because that's what generates the outsized profits, effectively starving the real economy of talent and capital.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-24/whats-primary-cause-wealth-inequality-financialization

clothcapclothcap on March 26th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
Zerohedge Tyler Durden 2
Russian Politician Suggests Dividing Ukraine Along Lines Of Nazi-Soviet Pact, Proposes West Ukraine Referendum
It has been a while since well-known Russian nationalist and spotlight-grabbing politician, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, made headlines. The recent flame up of Cold War 2.0 is precisely the cover the flamboyant individual needed to reemerge once more, scandalous as ever. Because while the west scrambles to find a way to punish Russia for openly flaunting its relentless hollow threats by annexing Crimea, Zhirinovsky is back and has a "modest proposal" for Ukraine, and the countries neighboring the troubled former USSR territory: namely dividing the country along the lines of an infamous Nazi-Soviet pact, suggesting that regions in Western Ukraine hold referendums on breaking away from Kiev. In a letter sent to the governments of Poland, Romania and Hungary, Vladimir Zhirinovsky also suggested those countries hold referendums on incorporating the regions into their territory. The question is whether Zhirinovsky, who traditionally has been just a bit of a loose cannon yet whose nationalist Liberal Democratic party largely backs President Vladimir Putin in the Russian parliament,speaks only for himself, or whether Putin is using him the way the Fed uses Hilsenrath.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-24/russian-politician-suggests-dividing-ukraine-along-lines-nazi-soviet-pact-proposes-w

Iraq Buys Massive 36 Tonnes Of Gold In March
The Central Bank of Iraq said it bought 36 tons of gold this month to help stabilise the Iraqi dinar against foreign currencies, according to a statement from the bank that was emailed this morning. It is very large in tonnage terms and Iraq’s purchases this month alone surpasses the entire demand of many large industrial nations in all of 2013. It surpasses the entire demand of large countries such as France, Taiwan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Italy, Japan, the UK, Brazil and Mexico. Indeed, it is just below the entire gold demand of voracious Hong Kong for all of 2013 according to GFMS data (see chart).
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-25/iraq-buys-massive-36-tonnes-gold-march

"Anarchy" Returns To Ukraine As Ultra-Nationalist Leader Killed By Police
The Russian foreign ministry proclaimed the recent robbing of passengers traveling from Russia to Moldova (via Ukraine), by an ultra-nationalist Insurgent Army, is a manifestation of "anarchy" and was "bewildered" by the refusal of the Ukrainian police to take any action (against the groups that are largely responsible for the overturn of Yanukoych's government just a few weeks ago). However, as RT reports, that changed this morning as the notorious Ukrainian ultra-nationalist known as Sashko Bilyi was shot dead during a police raid against his gang. The story just gets worse though as now the activist 'right sector' has stated it will seek revenge for the killing of their leader.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-25/anarchy-returns-ukraine-ultra-nationalist-leader-killed-police

Russia Prepares Mega-Deal With India After Locking Up China With "Holy Grail" Gas Deal
Last week we reported that while the West was busy alienating Russia in every diplomatic way possible, without of course exposing its crushing overreliance on Russian energy exports to keep European industries alive, Russia was just as busy cementing its ties with China, in this case courtesy of Europe's most important company, Gazprom, which is preparing to announce the completion of a "holy grail" natural gas supply deal to Beijing. We also noted the following: "And as if pushing Russia into the warm embrace of the world's most populous nation was not enough, there is also the second most populated country in the world, India." Today we learn just how prescient this particular comment also was, when Reuters reported that Rosneft, the world's top listed oil producer by output, may join forces with Indian state-run Oil and Natural Gas Corp to supply oil to India over the long term, the Russian state-controlled company said on Tuesday.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-25/first-russia-locks-china-holy-grail-gas-deal-now-rosneft-prepares-mega-deal-india

clothcapclothcap on March 26th, 2014 12:04 am (UTC)
Zerohedge Tyler Durden 3
Russian Spending In Britain Slumps 17% In Feb
February 2013 saw Russian visitors spend 16% more than in 2012 as "investor" visas flowed, property soared, and hot money slooshed into the UK recovery. However, as AFP reports, Russian spending in British shops fell by 17 percent last month compared to February 2013 as the "unstable situation in Russia has shown its effect on tourism spend this year," already. Shoppers from the Middle East (up 31%) and China (up 23%) continue to represent the highest proportion of international sales in Britain, but it is clear, as The Economist points out, Russian wealth has permeated the upper reaches of society in Britain more completely than in any other Western country, with the health of "Londongrad" now at stake if sanctions are extended.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-25/russian-spending-britain-slumps-17-feb

Goodbye Polar Vortex; Hello Solar Vortex - El Nino Is Coming
Thirsty Californians are pinning their hopes that worried farmers in Australia are right. After months of the Polar Vortex dumping snow on the US east coast and drought on the west coast (and crushing the American Dream of an 'escape velocity' economy), The US Climate Prediction Center issued an El Nino watch bring hope of a big rain year for California, floods in South America, and dismal droughts in Southeast Asia. The Australian Bureau of Meteorology said an El Nino could occur during the southern hemisphere winter from May-July. Increased sea surface temperatures suggest an increasing chance of the global weather phenomenon and the great rotation from a Polar Vortex to a Solar Vortex.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-25/goodbye-polar-vortex-hello-solar-vortex-el-nino-coming

The US Is Now Spending 26% Of Available Tax Revenue To Pay Interest
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that an unsustainable debt burden soundly tolls the death knell of a nation’s economy, and its government. Unfortunately, it can sometimes take a rocket scientist to figure out what the real numbers are; governments have a vested interest in not being transparent about their debts and interest payments. Obligations are obligations, no matter who they’re owed to. Taking this into account, total US interest payments in Fiscal Year 2013 were a whopping $415 billion... This means they actually spent approximately 26% of their available tax revenue just to pay interest last year.. much higher than the 1868 Ottoman Empire at the end of its reign...
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-25/us-now-spending-26-available-tax-revenue-pay-interest

Where In The World Is Obamao?
A funny thing happened during Michelle Obama's public relations tour of China (where taxpayers are privileged to pay $8,400 for each night of her lodgings): T-shirts, coin purses and posters that show President Barack Obama portrayed as Chairman Mao are normally available for sale at the Great Wall. But on Sunday, when First Lady Michelle Obama visited the Chinese tourist spot with her daughters, the so-called “Obamao” souvenirs were no where to be found. "We don’t have them anymore," said one peddler, a woman who declined to give her name. "But if you come back next time, you might find them. You could come tomorrow," the woman said.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-03-25/where-world-obamao
clothcapclothcap on March 26th, 2014 12:48 am (UTC)
RT
'Democratic vote, govt without fascists needed in Ukraine before any talks'
Instead of finding common ground with Russia, the West continues to escalate tensions with inefficient sanctions and rhetoric while provocatively supporting the illegitimate Kiev government, German Left opposition leader Gregor Gysi told RT.
http://rt.com/news/ukraine-government-fascists-gysi-997/

Keiser Report Episode 579
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss how wrong the minister for universities in the UK got his maths - so, so wrong. The tripling of student fees has, in fact, cost the government more in defaults than if the government had kept fees at £3000
They also discuss house prices earning more in a month than one of these university educated graduates earns in a two years. In the second half, Max puts lipstick on a pig with Mitch Feierstein, author of Planet Ponzi. They discuss the UK, Spanish and Chinese debt stories and what it would take Mitch to become bullish on the S&P.
http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/episode-579-max-keiser-881/


Keiser Report Episode 571
Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss an EU membership market on which the more than 50 percent Euroskeptic populations of France, Spain, Greece and UK can dump their membership burdens on to those in Ukraine and beyond who want it. They also discuss the ‘sick joke’ that is home ownership in Troika occupied Greece. In the second half, Max interviews Dmitry Orlov of cluborlov.blogspot.com about his opinions on Ukraine and about the failed EU trade deal that led to the crisis and what the future holds for the economy.
http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/episode-571-max-keiser-082/
clothcapclothcap on March 26th, 2014 12:59 am (UTC)
'Evidence-Based' Medicine: A Coin's Flip Worth of Certainty
Sayer Ji
What if 90% of the peer-reviewed clinical research, the holy grail of the conventional medical system, is exaggerated, or worse, completely false?
A seismic shift is occurring in the field of evidence-based medicine that a rare few are aware of, but which will (and likely already does) affect everyone, as the standard of medical care today largely follows from this model.
The very life's blood of 'evidence-based' medicine -- peer-reviewed and published clinical research results – which legitimizes the entire infrastructure and superstructure upon which conventional medical knowledge and practice is erected, has been revealed as mostly and patently false.
More http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/evidence-based-medicine-coins-flip.html
clothcapclothcap on March 26th, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
California: A Geoengineered Dust Bowl
Paul Adams, J.D.
Since November of 2013, the beginning of the rainfall season, California residents have experienced heavy geoengineering and chemtrail activity almost every day, which has transformed the Golden State, normally an agricultural miracle, into an arid dust bowl.
The sun is out daily, temperatures are well above normal, yet the sky is grey, the horizon is silver, and you often cannot see mountains that are only a few miles away (grey-out). The local weather forecasters say that the forecast is sunny “hazy” or with “high clouds”, which is their (NASA/NOAA)
way of saying chemtrails.
More http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/california-geoengineered-dust-bowl.html
clothcapclothcap on March 26th, 2014 01:09 am (UTC)
Color Revolutions 101: The Making Of A Controlled Revolution
Brandon Turbeville
With the recent destabilization having taken place inside Ukraine and the ongoing destabilization of Venezuela currently playing out in South America, it is important to discuss, in a relatively detailed fashion, the manner in which the destinies of seemingly independent nations are controlled by a world oligarchy.
The precise techniques of regime change, balkanization, and the weakening of nation-states for political and/or geopolitical purposes are too lengthy to enter into a detailed expose’ in the course of this series of articles. However, it is important to understand the basics of these controlled social movements and how they work so that some guard may be erected against their continued occurrence and, at the very least, provide a mechanism for understanding a contrived revolution when it appears.
The destruction of the modern nation-state or the implementation of regime change can take a variety of forms.
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/color-revolutions-101-making-of.html
clothcapclothcap on March 26th, 2014 01:10 am (UTC)
The History and Science of Color Revolutions
Part 1
Brandon Turbeville
In my last article, “Color Revolutions 101: The Making Of A Controlled Revolution,” I discussed the basic setup of various State agencies, intelligence apparatus, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Foundations that enable and engineer color revolutions across the world. In that article, I attempted to show the different manifestations of the color revolution as well as the methodology used to coordinate such movements in their various locations.
Although more recent movements were the focus of that discussion, it is important to understand, however, that the color revolution is not merely a recent invention on the part of the ruling elite. In fact, this particular method of destabilization has quite a long history, having been perfected in the late 1960s and refined into an art form as time has progressed.
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/the-history-and-science-of-color.html

Part 2
Brandon Turbeville
In my previous article dealing with destabilization mechanisms and color revolutions entitled “The History and Science of Color Revolutions, Part 1,” I briefly discussed the history of the theory behind such mass movements and the related mobilizations of “swarming adolescents” as well as the purposes for which color revolutions are generally deployed.
Whenever one discusses color revolutions, however, it is important to understand that this tactic is not merely a recent invention on the part of the ruling elite. In fact, this particular method of destabilization has quite a long history, having been perfected in the late 1960s and refined into an art form as time has progressed.
It is also extremely important to understand how color revolutions work, as well as how these methods are successfully deployed. Such an understanding is particularly relevant if one wishes to combat or, at the very least, avoid the tragic results of color revolutions in their own country or the propaganda narrative surrounding those revolutions in another part of the world.
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/the-history-and-science-of-color_24.html
clothcapclothcap on March 26th, 2014 11:02 am (UTC)
Corn Rootworms Were Supposed to Die, Now They Eat GMOs For Breakfast
Heather Callaghan
The issue of corn-destroying rootworms becoming resistant to the very crops designed to kill them - isn't breaking news. Not only was it predicted before the advent of commercialized genetically engineered crops, but it's been an ongoing problem.
http://www.activistpost.com/2014/03/corn-rootworms-were-supposed-to-die-now.html