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20 February 2015 @ 02:16 pm
Currency (1) Doomsday, The End Is Nigh  
Dollar collapsing, euro on the brink, enemies of humanity trying to provoke WWIII
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The US currency wars are front and center today with Mr. Odintsov's timely article to connect the current dots.
Preamble by Jim the ed sets the scene for the report, "NEO – The Global De-dollarization and the US Policies" that follows.
February 16, 2015
Editor’s note: The US currency wars are front and center today with Mr. Odintsov’s timely article to connect the current dots.
This process had been following a natural slow evolution to allow everyone time to adjust to the changes without major disruptions. But trouble came to paradise.
The banksters decided they did not want to relinquish their lock on international trade having to be done largely in the dollar.
They unleashed their financial attacks through the mega loan fraud and then the super computer derivatives scam that still goes on today.
That brought the transfer of a huge amount of middle class capital into the hands of guess who. And to make sure “they” had no problem with prosecutions, they wisely cut the political establishment in by guaranteeing them superior campaign funding forever, and they have delivered.

But they have also overplayed their hand with the combination terrorism and regime overthrow campaigns they have unleashed, which also cut the Intel and Justice Dept. people in for a piece of the action. Sanction wars came in vogue to make examples of all those who wandered off the plantation.
Those sanctions have boomeranged as de-dollarization, the creation of multiple settlement and credit card systems, dual currency trading agreements and joint national banks, have all joined hands to build firewalls against offensive western sanctions — the modern financial slave collar.
If the West begins to lose the game, the last card to play is the big war, declaration of emergencies, etc., where the game will be re-rigged once again.
But now the intended targets will have their defenses ready, especially those with energy resources. The EU is getting a taste of this already.
You will see a big push for targeted countries to maintain domestic supplies of the crucial things people need, or to keep pipelines open to suppliers who do not have a track record of being under the thumbs of the Sanctionistas.
Meanwhile the masses seem brain dead that the solution to the debt scam hinges on one simple solution… confiscation of the criminally-gained assets of the many of the world’s elites. I am not talking about personal fortunes here, although a hunk of it is certainly there, but the super trusts where the real stashing is done.
All the Intel agencies know where they all are, and who really owns them. They can take it back any time, as data mining clearly tracks it back to the crimes done to obtain it. But the catch there is who do the Intel agencies really work for? To be continued…

Jim W. Dean

NEO – The Global De-dollarization and the US Policies
(First published  …  February 2, 2015 )
by Vladimir Odintsov
In its quest for world domination, which the White House has been pursuing for more than a century, it relied on two primary tools: the US dollar and military might.
In order to prevent Washington from establishing complete global hegemony, certain countries have recently been revising their positions towards these two elements by developing alternative military alliances and by breaking with their dependence on the US dollar.
Until the mid-twentieth century, the gold standard was the dominant monetary system, based on a fixed quantity of gold reserves stocked in national banks, which limited lending.

At that time, the United States managed to become the owner of 70% of world’s gold reserves (excluding the USSR), therefore it pushed its weakened competitor, the UK, aside resulting to the creation of the Bretton Woods financial system in 1944. That’s how the US dollar became the predominant currency for international payments.
But a quarter century later this system had proven ineffective due to its inability to contain the economic growth of Germany and Japan, along with the reluctance of the US to adjust its economic policies to maintain the dollar-gold balance.
At that time, the dollar experienced a dramatic decline but it was saved by the support of rich oil exporters, especially once Saudi Arabia began to exchange its black gold for US weapons and support in talks with Richard Nixon.
As a result, President Richard Nixon in 1971 unilaterally ordered the cancellation of the direct convertibility of the United States dollar to gold, and instead he established the Jamaican currency system, in which oil has become the foundation of the US dollar system. Therefore, it’s no coincidence that from that moment on the control over oil trade has become the number one priority of Washington’s foreign policy.
In the aftermath of the so-called Nixon Shock, the number of US military engagements in the Middle East and other oil producing regions saw a sharp increase. Once this system was supported by OPEC members, the global demand for US petrodollars hit an all time high.
Petrodollars became the basis for America domination over the global financial system which resulted in countries being forced to buy dollars in order to get oil on the international market.
Analysts believe that the share of the United States in today’s world gross domestic product shouldn’t exceed 22%. However, 80% of international payments are made with US dollars.
As a result, the value of the US dollar is exceedingly high in comparison with other currencies, that’s why consumers in the United States receive imported goods at extremely low prices. It provides the United States with significant financial profit, while high demand for dollars in the world allows the US government to refinance its debt at very low interest rates.
Under these circumstances, those hedging against the dollar are considered a direct threat to US economic hegemony and the high living standards of its citizens, and therefore political and business circles in Washington attempt by all means to resist this process.
This resistance manifested itself in the overthrow and the brutal murder of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who decided to switch to Euros for oil payments, before introducing a gold dinar to replace the European currency.
However, in recent years,
despite Washington’s desire to use whatever means to sustain its position within the international arena, US policies are increasingly faced with opposition.
As a result, a growing number of countries are trying to move from the US dollar along with its dependence on the United States, by pursuing a policy of de-dollarization.
Three states that are particularly active in this domain are China, Russia and Iran. These countries are trying to achieve de-dollarization at a record pace, along with some European banks and energy companies that are operating within their borders.
The Russian government held a meeting on de-dollarization in spring of 2014, where the Ministry of Finance announced the plan to increase the share of ruble-denominated contracts and the consequent abandonment of dollar exchange.
Last May at the Shanghai summit, the Russian delegation manged to sign the so-called “deal of the century” which implies that over the next 30 years China will buy $ 400 billion worth of Russia’s natural gas, while paying in rubles and yuans.
Continues with "Oil payment being accepted in rubles"
http://www.veteranstoday.com/2015/02/16/neo-the-global-de-dollarization-and-the-us-policies/

The West’s Great Charade Is Coming To An End
February 17, 2015
With the world focused on news out of Greece and Ukraine, today one of the greats in the business told King World News that the West's great charade is coming to an end.  The 50-year veteran also addressed the strange timing of the raid in the gold and silver markets and more.
Eric King:  “John, what will be the ramifications of a severe misstep by the EU over this Greek crisis?”
John Hathaway:  “That’s the $64 trillion question.  Spain and Italy are both waiting and watching.  It could lead to a breakup of the eurozone.  But I can tell you that if it takes a bad turn for Europe, it would fall into the category of a loss of confidence in paper money….
http://kingworldnews.com/wests-great-charade-coming-end/


Remember, it is not the people shooting at you that are the enemy, they are uninformed dupes. The real enemy are the people that control the politicians and generals that tell those people to shoot and bomb you and tell you to shoot back. Bilderberg is their front.
 
 
 
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 02:51 pm (UTC)
Western sanctions and Russian perceptions
I parse the Russian media (corporate and social) on a daily basis and I am always amazed at the completely different way the issue of western sanctions is discussed. I think that it is important and useful for me to share this with those of you who do not speak Russian.
First, nobody in Russia believes that the sanctions will be lifted. Nobody. Of course, all the Russian politicians say that sanctions are wrong and not conducive to progress, but these are statements for external consumption. In interviews for the Russian media or on talk shows, there is a consensus that sanctions will never be lifted no matter what Russia does.
Second, nobody in Russia believes that sanctions are a reaction to Crimea or to the Russian involvement in the Donbass. Nobody. There is a consensus that the Russian policy towards Crimea and the Donbass are not a cause, but a pretext for the sanctions. The real cause of the sanctions is unanimously identified as what the Russians called the "process of sovereignization", i.e. the fact that Russia is back, powerful and rich, and that she dares openly defy and disobey the "Axis of Kindness".
Third, there is a consensus in Russia that the correct response to the sanctions is double: a) an external realignment of the Russian economy away from the West and b) internal reforms which will make Russia less dependent on oil exports and on the imports of various goods and technologies.
Fourth, nobody blames Putin for the sanctions or for the resulting hardships. Everybody fully understands that Putin is hated by the West not for doing something wrong, but for doing something right. In fact, Putin's popularity is still at an all-time high.
Fifth, there is a wide agreement that the current Russian vulnerability is the result of past structural mistakes which now must be corrected, but nobody suggests that the return of Crimea to Russia or the Russian support for Novorussia were wrong or wrongly executed.
Finally, I would note that while Russia is ready for war, there is no bellicose mood at all. Most Russians believe that the US/NATO/EU don't have what it takes to directly attack Russia, they believe that the junta in Kiev is doomed and they believe that sending the Russian tanks to Kiev (or even Novorussia) would have been a mistake.
The above is very important because if you consider all these factors you can come to an absolutely unavoidable conclusion: western sanctions have exactly zero chance of achieving any change at all in Russian foreign policy and exactly zero chance of weakening the current regime. In fact, if anything, these sanctions strengthen the Eurasian Sovereignists by allowing them to blame all the pain of economic reforms on the sanctions and they weaken the Atlantic Integrationists by making any overt support for, or association with, the West a huge political liability.
But the Eurocretins in Brussels don't care I suppose, as long as they feel relevant or important, even if it is only in their heads.
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/western-sanctions-and-russian.html
Good'un from The Saker
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 03:02 pm (UTC)
A Century of American Figurehead Presidents Marching to the Beat of Wall Street
and the New World Order
By Joachim Hagopian, February 18, 2015
A chronicle of this last century’s presidents offers us Americans a greater understanding of the diminished role our figurehead presidents have played as a mere public face to the shrouded power elite puppet masters pulling their strings.
1913 was a pivotal year that brought to fruition the meticulously laid out agenda conspired in total secrecy of the Jekyll Island Coup d’Etat that culminated with the Federal Reserve Act signed by President Woodrow Wilson establishing the deceptively covert, privatized central banking cabal of the Federal Reserve Board. The other illegal 1913 coup that was part of the low-blow, one-two near knockout punch against the American people was the birth of the federal income tax. Thus the foundation of today’s globalist Ponzi scheme on the verge right now of implosion gained its lethal foothold into our lives just one year before “the war to end all wars.”
A handful of extremely powerful men including prominent New York Senator Nelson Aldrich, Paul Warburg (representing the Rothschilds of Europe), Jacob Schiff (with also longtime Rothschild ties) of Kuhn, Loeb & Company and a few others like Benjamin Strong representing the financial interests of America’s most elite money barons and industrialists like John D. Rockefeller met at J.P. Morgan’s hunting club on a Georgia Island in 1910 to iron out the strategy to take over America’s government by usurping the power of the US Treasury to produce currency.
In his autobiography during the same year the Ponzi scheme was launched, then former President Theodore Roosevelt wrote:
"Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people. To destroy this invisible government, to befoul the unholy alliance between corrupt business and corrupt politics is the first task of the statesmanship of the day."
Continues http://www.globalresearch.ca/a-century-of-american-presidents-marching-to-the-beat-of-wall-street-and-the-new-world-order/5432049
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 03:17 pm (UTC)
Stopping The Biggest Corporate Power Grab In Years
[...] Fifteen years later, the “movement of movements” has another opportunity to strike a dramatic blow to neoliberalism — this time by stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). The TPP is a deal the United States is negotiating with 11 countries in the Asia-Pacific region (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam) allegedly to boost “free trade.”
However, the pact goes far beyond traditional trade issues, to affect banking regulations, environmental protections, access to medicines, use of the internet, and much more. Most notably, the deal would undermine countries’ ability to make sovereign decisions and instead offer protections to transnational corporate investors. And full information about the TPP is not even available — the level of transparency is so low that all public access to the text has come from leaks.
The TPP is a corporate power grab clearly worthy of Seattle-caliber mobilization. But the fight against this reprehensible deal requires different types of tactics. And the place to start is by derailing “Fast Track,” the mechanism that would allow TPP approval to rush through the U.S. Congress with little debate and no amendments
Full https://www.popularresistance.org/stopping-the-biggest-corporate-power-grab-in-years/
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 04:01 pm (UTC)
From Tyler's Zero hedge
Beppe Grillo: "The Eurozone Chess Game Enters Its Final Stage: Germany Wins In Three Moves"
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2015
"The Eurozone chess game has entered its third and final stage. Germany wins in three moves - Euro, deflation and purchase of public debt by the ECB (QE) – and in the last few years it has found a way to maximise its profits and reduce to zero its risks as Europe’s creditor.... If we wait too long before leaving the Euro, then Germany will get checkmate and after cashing in all the benefits of our entry into the Euro, it will also cash in on the benefits of our exit."


Danish Krone Collapses After Hints Of Capital Controls
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2015
Following numerous rate cuts and backdoor QE (halting government bond issuance), Denmark's Krone is collapsing this morning following the head of Denmark's Economic Council, Hans Jorgen Whitta-Jacobsen said:
DENMARK'S CENTRAL BANK WILLING TO USE CAPITAL CONTROLS IF NECESSARY TO DEFEND DKK PEG
This has sparked the biggest drop in DKK against EUR since 2001 and as SEB chief strategist Carl Hammer exclaimed, "currency markets are extremely nervous."
More http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-20/danish-krone-collapses-after-hints-capital-controls
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Pool Shark
And, in other 'cheerful' news (that the algos will completely ignore) Canadian Retail sales just fell off a cliff (lowest since Feb. '09):
http://www.forexfactory.com/#graph=58596

SoilMyselfRotten
Sooo, which domino will be THE domino? Stay tuned.
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Groundhog Day
EU president Junker just said Grexit will not take place.. Is it getting serious....is he lying...hhhmmmm
[Cc Division in the EU, German banksters will not back down :) Atishoo, atishoo and... elite puppet Merkel allies with Russia?]

TrumpXVI
It gets cold in Canada, right?

clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 05:49 pm (UTC)
U.S., Turkey Sign Deal to Openly Arm ISIS-Linked Syrian Rebels
NATO countries to support rebels, many of whom have pledged allegiance to ISIS
By Kit Daniels
Global Research, February 20, 2015
Infowars 19 February 2015
The U.S. and Turkey have signed an agreement to openly train and arm Syrian rebels, the majority of whom have ties to ISIS.
The deal was signed Thursday by U.S. ambassador John Bass and a senior Turkish official, according to the Associated Press, and the support could begin as early as next month.
But moderate rebel groups in Syria which are independent of ISIS are practically extinct and the main belligerents in the ongoing Syrian Civil War are ISIS affiliates and the Syrian government.
“Armed groups qualified as ‘moderate’ are closely coordinating their activities with terrorist groups,” Alexey Borodavkin, the Russian Federation ambassador to the U.N., said to a Human Rights Council, adding that Syria is facing a “huge army of trained, armed terrorists.”
A “moderate” rebel commander confirmed Borodavkin’s statement back in Sept.
“We are collaborating with the Islamic State and the Nusra Front by attacking the Syrian Army’s gatherings in… Qalamoun [in Syria],” Bassel Idriss, the commander of a Free Syrian Army rebel brigade, told the Lebanese Daily Star.
Idriss also mentioned the FSA’s dwindling power as many of his U.S.-backed fighters continue to “pledge allegiance” to ISIS.
“ISIS wanted to enhance its presence in the Western Qalamoun area,” Idriss said. “After the fall of Yabroud and the FSA’s retreat into the hills, many units pledged allegiance to ISIS.”
Another rebel, Abu Khaled, also said they were willing to collaborate with ISIS and its affiliates.
“Fighters feel proud to join al-Nusra [an ISIS affiliate] because that means power and influence,” Abu Ahmed, the commander of an FSA brigade near Aleppo, told the Guardian.
He later told the Daily Star that al-Nusra “is the biggest power present right now in Qalamoun” and that the FSA would collaborate on any mission al-Nusra launches as long as it “coincides with their values.”
Recently Turkey’s prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, was caught shipping arms to al-Qaeda and ISIS via Syria-bound trucks operated by the country’s intelligence agency, according to Turkish military officials.
“The trucks were carrying weapons and supplies to the al-Qaeda terror organization,” a report by the Gendarmerie General Command stated.
The centuries-old conflict between Sunni and Shia Muslims and the trillions of dollars in potential oil and gas revenue in Syria are both key factors motivating the Sunni Turkish government to support ISIS and its allies in a proxy war to overthrow the Shia Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad, and the U.S. State Dept. admitted last year it also wants to overthrow Assad.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/u-s-turkey-sign-deal-to-openly-arm-isis-linked-syrian-rebels/5432420
http://www.infowars.com/u-s-turkey-sign-deal-to-openly-arm-isis-linked-syrian-rebels/
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 05:53 pm (UTC)
IMF Loans to Ukraine: Deadly “Economic Medicine” Aimed at Total Destabilization
By Ernst Wolff. Global Research, February 17, 2015
On February 12, Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, announced that the IMF had reached an agreement with the Ukrainian government on a new economic reform program. Ms Lagarde’s statement, made in Brussels, came only minutes after peace negotiations between the heads of the German, French, Russian und Ukrainian governments in Minsk, Belarus, had ended. The timing was no coincidence. Washington had been left out of the negotiations and now reacted by sending its most powerful financial organization to the forefront in order to deliver a clear message to the world: that the US will not loosen its grip on the Ukraine, if not by sending weapons, then at least economically and financially.
Mme Lagarde’s assertions that the program „would support immediate economic stabilization“ and spell „a turning point for the Ukraine“ are as far removed from reality as the main stream media’s depiction of the IMF as an aid organization helping a drowning country to survive in times of trouble. Not a single cent of the loans will go to the Ukrainian working people. Instead, the money will be used to prop up the Yatseniuk government which is totally subservient to US interests, and enable it to service the debts incurred by its predecessors in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008, to pay off most of its military expenses of around $ 250 million per month for the continuation of a war against its own population and to fill at least some holes in the state budget which are due to the country’s ongoing economic deterioration.
The loans will be based on the terms of an economic program for Ukraine for 2015 – 2020, passed by the Kiev parliament in December 2014, and are tied to harsh conditions laid down in a letter of intent, signed by prime minister Yatseniuk and president Poroshenko in August 2014. Some of the measures have already been implemented, others will follow. Among those already in force is the flexible exchange rate regime which has not only led to a 67% devaluation of the hrivna, lowering the average monthly wage of Ukrainian workers to less than $ 60, but has also opened the doors for international currency speculators who have already made millions by indebting themselves in hrivnia and repaying their debts in euros and dollars.
The rate of inflation, running at 25 % in 2014 and expected to rise even higher in 2015, and a hike in gas prices by 50 % in May 2014 made survival almost impossible for the weakest 20 % of the population who already lived below the poverty line in 2013. Among the measures still to come are the layoff of 10 % of the country’s public employees and the partial privatization of health care and education. The retirement age for women is to be raised by 10 years, that for men by 5 years, most benefits for old age pensioners are to be abolished, the pharmaceuticals market is to be deregulated. Retirement pensions will be frozen, and there will be no more free lunches for school children and patients in hospitals. Benefits for victims of the 1986 nuclear disaster in Chernobyl are to be cut, and the boundaries of the officially designated radioactive hazard zone will be revised. The country’s monthly minimum wage is to remain at 1,218.00 hrivna ($ 46 at the current rate of exchange) until at least November 2015.
None of these measures will serve to „improve the living standards for the Ukrainian people“, as cynically predicted by Ms Lagarde. Nor will they „restore robust growth“ in an economy which is teetering on the verge of collapse, with a central bank left with only $ 6 billion in currency reserves and incapable of raising new funding in foreign exchange auctions. However, they will contribute to an intensification of the suffering of the Ukrainian people, deepen the social divide of a country already torn apart by a bloody civil war and lead to its complete disintegration, nurturing separatist movements and thus creating perfect conditions for a future of violence and despair.
Continues http://www.globalresearch.ca/imf-loans-to-ukraine-deadly-economic-medicine-aimed-at-total-destabilization/5431677

Edited at 2015-02-20 06:06 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 07:08 pm (UTC)
Nato Prepares For War With Russia In Europe
By Kurt Nimmo
Global Research, February 20, 2015
Infowars
Stars and Stripes reports that NATO’s Allied Land Command is using techniques used against the Taliban in Afghanistan to prepare its ground forces for a war with Russia in Europe.
Citing “Russian aggression in Ukraine and concerns along NATO’s southern flank.” Stars and Stripes says the alliance is enacting “improvements to readiness and responsiveness” and dispatching combat evaluators.
“The political guidance has lined up. The military structure is lined up, and the focus and energy is all lined up,” Lt. Gen. John W. Nicholson, commander Allied Land Command, told the newspaper. “These threats to the stability of the world around us, especially to the east and the south, have clearly energized the political and military leadership of the alliance to enact these improvements to readiness and responsiveness of the alliance.”
A Bold New Plan: Sending Weapons to Ukraine
Roll Call, a newspaper covering legislative and political developments on Capitol Hill, reports that “security in Europe requires a bold new plan: accelerating NATO force modernization initiatives in Eastern Europe and immediately delivering its surplus Cold War equipment to Ukraine.”
Benjamin Jensen, a scholar-in-residence at American University’s School of International Service and runs the Advanced Studies Program for the USMC Command and Staff College, writes that the “next National Defense Authorization Act should include language that fast tracks foreign military sales for Eastern European members of NATO. These countries need firm guarantees the United States is committed to NATO and willing to replenish weapons stockpiles they send to defend Ukrainian sovereignty.”
Defense Establishment: Russia a Threat to Baltic States
On Thursday, the UK defense secretary Michael Fallon said he believes Russia presents a “real and present danger” to the Baltic states of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
Fallon said it is imperative NATO be prepared for aggression from Russia “in whatever form it takes.” He said Russia will use what the BBC describes as “covert tactics” top undermine the sovereignty of the Baltic states.
On February 24 NATO will use Estonia’s independence celebration to parade troops 300 meters from Russian territory, a move the Russians consider a provocation.
Russian General: We Are at War
Earlier this month Gen. Leonid Ivashov, the former foreign relations head of the Russian Ministry of Defense and current president of the Academy of Geopolitical Studies, said Russia is at war with NATO and the West.
“Apparently they officials of the European Union and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry have dedicated themselves, and continue to do so, to deeply and thoroughly studying the doctrine of Dr. Goebbels… They present everything backwards from reality. It is one of the formulas which Nazi propaganda employed most successfully… They accuse the party that is defending itself, of aggression. What we are seeing in Ukraine and in Syria is a western project, a new kind of war: in both places you see a clear anti-Russian approach, and as is well known, wars today begin with psychological and information warfare operations.”
“I assume that the Foreign Ministry understands that we are at war,” Ivashov said.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/nato-prepares-for-war-with-russia-in-europe/5432436
http://www.infowars.com/u-s-turkey-sign-deal-to-openly-arm-isis-linked-syrian-rebels/
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 10:03 pm (UTC)
Fortruss: If not Poroshenko...then Biletsky?
[If not Poroshenko, who? http://obozrevatel.com/blogs/63289-kto-esli-ne-poroshenko.htm in RU]
By Yekaterina Roshuk and Petr Terentyev
Translated from Russian by J.Hawk
[This is an excerpt translation. The first 2/3 of the article focus on everything that’s wrong with Ukraine (and it’s a long list), and on the likelihood Poroshenko might simply resign his post (he has diabetes, after all). The last part concerns the crucial question of succession.]
Who instead?
Azov is the best organized and staffed battalion. This battalion has been known to use Nazi symbology and adhere to the Nazi ideology.
But for all its playing at being Nazis, the Azov battalion showed its positive aspects at Mariupol. Its troops were among the first to show up with the city was hit by a barrage of rocket fire which killed 30 and wounded 100 civilians. The situation was caught on video which then went viral on the Ukrainian media, thus enhancing the battalion’s heroic status.
Kievans have also expressed their support for Azov, electing its commander Andrey Biletsky to the Rada.
During his time at the Rada, Andrey has done nothing that would indicate he is for sale or a supporter of any political or oligarchic clan. He is reserved in his interviews and always talks business, instead of spreading propaganda. Incidentally, Biletsky’s diploma work was on the operations of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army—he has an academic degree.
Andrey was in Mariupol when the city was shelled, and his photograph in combat gear was skillfully shown to the electorate through the mainstream media.
He is the ideal military leader with corresponding education who can rally the protesters around himself and make a crushing move against Poroshenko.
Biletsky did not appear out of nowhere. Andrey is closely tied to the current MVD head Arsen Avakov. This is not by accident, since Azov fighters have appeared at various MVD leadership posts.
We should note that Avakov likewise has not been noted in any recent scandals, tries to avoid populism, and is a dedicated minister. He is actively reforming his ministry.
Therefore the police statement that the Maidan activists Sergey Nikoyan and Mikhail Zhiznevskiy were not killed by the MVD, as claimed by Maidan activists and leaders. MVD announced that the activists were killed using weapons not issued to the MVD. Investigators are considering the possibility that the killings were performed in order to escalate the situation and enable the protesters to use their own weapons.
This fact forces one to think that Avakov has decided to cut himself off from all former Maidan leaders and to clear the police from accusations of subjectivity and falsification which have been leveled a year ago. Therefore Avakov may well have personal ambitions in the event of a power transition.
In conclusion we should note that the change of the guarantor of the Constitution would be extremely bad for Ukraine.
Nothing good would come from an early departure of Poroshenko, rather the opposite—it would deepen the country’s political crisis. After all, it can’t be taken for granted that the world community recognizes the coup and the new government. It would mean the end of economic and political cooperation.
http://fortruss.blogspot.be/2015/02/if-not-poroshenkothen-biletsky.html

See J. Hawk's comment under

Edited at 2015-02-20 10:04 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 10:04 pm (UTC)
Re: Fortruss: If not Poroshenko...then Biletsky?
J.Hawk’s Comment: One of the curious aspects of this article is how warmly they speak about “Andrey”, who comes across as an educated, erudite war leader who only pretends he is a Nazi. Seriously? Who can be that blind? Or maybe desperate?Moreover, it certainly does seem remarkably...fortuitous...that Azov and Biletsky himself just happened to be on the scene of the shelling of Mariupol, so that they could appear as heroes against the general background of Ukrainian military defeats.
Still, it’s clear we are seeing something of a three-way tug-of-war between Semenchenko, Biletsky, and Yarosh, for the three really don’t seem to be working together very well, probably for reasons of ego and personality conflict. Semenchenko’s “Coordinating HQ” does not appear to include any Right Sector formations, the Right Sector is doing its best to woo the volunteer battalions to its side, and then there’s Biletsky who only happens to have Turchinov and Avakov—and the MVD—on his side. Plus his own personal attributes are superior to both Yarosh’s and Semenchenko’s.
I guess my money is on Biletsky, he clearly has the advantage in this match-up. Should the Right Sector and whatever it is that Semenchenko thinks he is heading be decapitated (by some timely arrests by the MVD), most of their followers would most likely rally around Beletsky, just as the decapitated SA rallied around Hitler.
The commentary at the end of the article is spot on. An outright Nazi takeover of Ukraine would be hard for the West to accept, and it would greatly strengthen Russia’s international position. Therefore the more likely outcome is that Poroshenko will stay on, diabetes and all, but most of the decisionmaking will devolve to someone else. Who that someone else will be is another question.
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 10:42 pm (UTC)
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Press TV ‏@PressTV
Fight against #ISIL 3rd world war: Jordan http://ptv.io/1od4

Ana Gomes, MEP retweeted
‏@WilliamsJon 22h
Incredible level of detail from CENTCOM about #Mosul operation: about timing & positioning. #ISIS must be delighted to get battle plan #Iraq
‏@nytimes
Saudi Arabia's king doles out billions of dollars to ordinary Saudis by royal decree http://nyti.ms/1zRyTW1
‏@damomac
Krugman: "German policy is objectively pro-#Grexit. It’s also, given likely fallout, objectively pro-#GoldenDawn." http://nyti.ms/1G8eC44
@ascrim
#Turkey eyes deal with #China on missile defense despite NATO concern http://reut.rs/17Yo92z via @reuters

Gabrielle Tree, PhD retweeted
@LFC
FULL-TIME: @FinallyMario's penalty gives #LFC a 1-0 win over Besiktas in the Europa League last 32, first-leg tie

@Net_News_Global
In the fiefdom of #Kolomoisky an alternative army command was set up to counter influence of #Kiev Führer #Poroshenko http://anna-news.info/node/29482

Scott Horton retweeted
‏@ABC
ISIS images show fighters loyal to the group parading through streets of Sirte in Libya: http://abcn.ws/1zRDRlC

Révolutions Info ‏@revolution_info
TTIP under pressure from protesters as Brussels promises extra safeguards - The Guardian: http://bit.ly/1Lin5Vf #TTIP
#Syria Syrian Kurds and rebels 'advance into IS-held Raqqa province' - BBC News: BBC NewsSyria... http://bit.ly/181PcKg #arabrevolution
Zionazi #Mossad agent #Kolomonoisky tries to putsch agasint #Kiev's junta http://anna-news.info/node/29482

Partisangirl retweeted
@ShoebridgeC
Hold non mainstream views? Under new UK law you or your child may be deemed extremist, and sent for deradicalisation https://twitter.com/shoebridgec/status/566708965950902273

Quociente Cultural® ‏@Dputamadre
Egypt is calling the West’s bluff over its phony war on ISIS | @scoopit http://ln.is/www.scoop.it/t/saif-/j7Dxg

RT ‏@RT_com
‘Performance of deception’ - Anti-War @answercoalition on #Obama’s speech at security summit https://soundcloud.com/rttv/obamas-deception


Edited at 2015-02-20 10:55 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 10:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Tweetz time 19 Feb
Libya 360° ‏@libya360
Da’esh Take Control of Sirte’s University as Ideological Cleansing Continues http://wp.me/p225MK-2yk

Gray Cardinal retweeted
@sbobkov
#Donetsk is being shelled by #Ukrainian artillery. #CeaseFire is in full swing. #ATO

Steiner retweeted
@sbobkov
My prediction: #Donetsk and many other #Donbass cities will be shelled for days as revenge for #Debaltsevo disaster, #Putin will be blamed.

Democracy Now! ‏@democracynow
Record-Breaking Cold Engulfs Eastern U.S. http://owl.li/JlBfe
[Gods bless CO2 for its miracle cooling ability stopping us from boiling away and being flooded. As if.]

green heart retweeted
@WhiteSkyBlues Feb 18
#Chemtrails Obliterate Blue Sky Timelapse, #Sheffield UK http://youtu.be/6LHmtG4HxpY on @YouTube

Umami retweeted
‏@rawdawgbuffalo
Syria: Special Forces From Turkey Attack The Syrian Arab Army http://dlvr.it/8dnzT1
‏@LutaIpic
Created by US-NATO, Linguistic Engineering: New “Boshnjak” Identity and “Bosnian” Language http://www.globalresearch.ca/created-by-us-nato-linguistic-engineering-new-boshnjak-identity-and-bosnian-language/5431024
@anthonyjhilder
Data black market: New free platform lets whistleblowers sell secrets for Bitcoins http://fb.me/6tKbqCMIs
@IraqiSuryani
‏@db4300
@wolfblitzer @CNNSitRoom @CNN Has officially run out of news. They've been talking about Kim Jong Un's new haircut for over 7 mins.
former #US General Anthony Zinni


Net News Global retweeted
@JournalNEO
US turns back on broken Poroshenko http://journal-neo.org/2015/02/19/washington-turns-its-back-on-poroshenko/#Ukraine #Debaltseve #NATO #EU
@Syriasonline
#Russia:#US training “moderate opposition” in #Syria shows futility of US led international coalition against ISIS http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=29202
Washington Turns its Back on Poroshenko http://journal-neo.org/2015/02/19/washington-turns-its-back-on-poroshenko/

21st Century Wire retweeted
@KjemalKyle
I Was Told I'd Be Dead in 24 Hours If I Talked About This! - Whistleblower Reveals Secrets! | Alternative @21WIRE http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2015/02/i-was-told-id-be-dead-in-24-hours-if-i-talked-about-this-whistleblower-reveals-secrets-3110424.html

Let`s Join the BRICS to Rebuild the World Economy! https://larouchepac.com/20150213/larouchepac-livestream-international-schiller-institute-event-lets-join-brics-rebuild-world
[seconded]

Press TV ‏@PressTV
Democrats: Postpone Netanyahu show http://ptv.io/1odB
NSA, GCHQ steal cell phone codes: Report http://ptv.io/1odG

@nsnbc
Big Pharma Dangles Life and Death Over Patients’ Heads http://wp.me/p3dxDt-fLp
Turkey on the Verge of Change http://wp.me/p3dxDt-fLt

Ana Gomes, MEP retweeted
‏@AmbroseEP
Complex geometry in EU/Eurogroup before Greek crunch talks. Germany's Schauble losing the plot http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11423922/Greece-defiant-as-Germany-tears-up-last-ditch-EMU-compromise-on-austerity.html

‏@HarryFerro
OpEdNews Article: Article: EU Reeling Between US and Russia | @scoopit http://sco.lt/8yZBC5
Latest from OSCE Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine based on information received as of 18:... | @scoopit http://sco.lt/936lH7
Frontline Ukraine: Crisis in the Borderlands by Richard Sakwa review – an unrivalled account | @scoopit http://sco.lt/8rgPI1
‘Kiev govt resists only solution to Ukraine crisis- full autonomy of Donbass’ | @scoopit http://sco.lt/7QclEH

Umami ‏@MediaExposedDay
#US state media COVERING UP SOURCE of #ISIS NEW Toyota Trucks - part of #USAID to Syrian Rebels http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/09/isis-army-parades-in-43-new-toyota-hilux-trucks-donated-by-us-taxpayers/
@Novorossiyan
Most shocking video you will ever watch. THIS is what Ukraine has been doing to civilians. Watch to the end. 18+ http://youtu.be/WadnbWUz17U @BBC
Re: Tweetz time 19 Feb - clothcap on February 20th, 2015 11:03 pm (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on February 20th, 2015 11:30 pm (UTC)
At The Saker's Vineyard incl. a couple of lengthy articles
I'm off to read this long one.
Seven countries in five years
by "Observer"
translated by "lmimkac" (thanks a lot!!)
Seven countries in five years and the US dollar is raising from the dead. Ukraine fulfilled its purpose, ISIL conquering Iraq and Syria, just conquering strategic Koban. Turkey does possum, Kurdistan rejoices. Asad has yet to fall, then comes the Iran and the "New Middle East" will be finished and dollar saved. Or - weaned Russia, China and dependent dollar still petrodollar. So simple!
But first about how the stones fit into a mosaic.
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ca/2015/02/seven-countries-in-five-years.html

Debaltsevo fallout in Banderastan
An EU Coalition of the Willing?
When I first heard of Poroshenko's latest idea about sending peacekeepers to the Ukraine, I had figured that he was talking about UN peacekeepers, the only ones with any possible legality for such an operation. Turns out I had "misunderestimated" Poroshenko. His idea is even crazier: he wants *EU* "peacekeepers"! This is what the official website of the President of the Ukraine says:
Ukraine considers the EU mission in the framework of the Common Security and Defense Policy the best option of peacekeeping operation in Donbas, as stated by President Petro Poroshenko at the meeting with Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn in Kyiv.
The Head of State has outlined clear position: "Russia, as country-aggressor, cannot and will not take part in the peacekeeping operation". "Ukraine will not agree to a peacekeeping format, which threatens to legalize thousands of Russian militaries – we already have enough such "peacekeepers"," Petro Poroshenko noted.
The President has informed on the decision of the National Security and Defense Council to appeal to the UN Security Council with a request for an international peacekeeping mission to ensure the preservation of peace in Donbas and control the Ukrainian-Russian border in Donetsk and Luhansk regions. "The format of the European Union Police Mission is preferable," the President added.

Am I the only one who is detecting a distinctly American "handwriting" behind this latest idea? Look again: the idea is this - first go to the UN and when the Russians and Chinese veto it, then turn to the EU and use EU states to make a "coalition of the willing". Why? Let me spell out the rationale here:
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ca/2015/02/debaltsevo-fallout-in-banderastan.html

Hezbollah Secretary General Nasrallah: "The game is over in Syria"
Full speech delivered by Hizbullah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah during the memorial anniversary of the Resistance Leader Martyrs held in Sayyed Ashuhada Compound on February 16, 2015.
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ca/2015/02/hezbollah-secretary-general-nasrallah.html

Two Kazzura videos about Ukrainian POW
http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ca/2015/02/two-kazzura-videos-about-ukrainian-pow.html

A few loose ends about Debaltsevo
"Dragon_First_1" has posted a detailed analysis of the forces which have actually succeeded in getting out of the Debaltsevo Cauldron. The original Russian text is here:
http://dragon-first-1.livejournal.com/22839.html
The Google machine translation is here:
https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=ru&tl=en&js=y&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Fdragon-first-1.livejournal.com%2F22839.html&edit-text=
Novorussian sources estimate the number of killed junta forces at about 3'500.
As for Poroshenko, apparently "buoyed" by the recent "victory" of his forces, he is now asking for UN peacekeepers.
Porkoi? http://vineyardsaker.blogspot.ca/2015/02/a-few-loose-ends-about-debaltsevo.html
clothcapclothcap on February 21st, 2015 02:37 am (UTC)
I Was Told I’d Be Dead in 24 Hours If I Talked About This! – Whistleblower Reveals Secrets!
Thursday, February 19
Enjoyable discussion. Article here
http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2015/02/i-was-told-id-be-dead-in-24-hours-if-i-talked-about-this-whistleblower-reveals-secrets-3110424.html
clothcapclothcap on February 21st, 2015 10:41 am (UTC)
Some Zero Hedge posts
Since 9/11, The U.S. Has Been Involved In More Than 5 Wars … And They’ve All Been Disasters
02/20 By George Washington
Below, we demonstrate that the U.S. keeps “losing” war after war.
There are 3 potential reasons this might be happening:
Is this chaos an intentional way to implement regime change and grab resources?
Or is this a sign of the decline of the American empire … and we just can’t win a war anymore?
Or do those in charge just not really give a damn about winning … and are they just focusing on one short-term goal after another?
We’ll let you decide why you think this keeps happening. But if you don’t believe that the U.S. has been losing its recent wars, read on …
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-20/911-us-has-been-involved-more-5-wars-%E2%80%A6-and-they%E2%80%99ve-all-been-disasters


The U.S. Economy is Dead
02/20/2015 Sprott Money
Jeff Nielson for Sprott Money
For the past quarter century; the most effective “stimulus” for the U.S. economy has been a fall in gasoline prices. This is no great surprise, given that the United States had been the most gas-guzzling nation on the planet – and by a wide margin. But times have changed!
After Barack Obama publicly admitted that the U.S. government had ruthlessly manipulated oil prices lower, as “part of its strategy” of economic terrorism against Russia; global oil prices have been cut in half. The only other time that oil prices have fallen so far or so fast in the last quarter century was the brief/temporary collapse in prices which accompanied the Crash of ’08.
Has this enormous economic stimulus kick-started the U.S.’s zombie economy? Not at all. Indeed, the collapse in the U.S. retail sector has accelerated throughout this plunge in oil/gasoline prices. This should not be possible. Economic stimulus from lower prices (in any sector) is supposed to be automatic.
What does it mean when an economy not only fails to respond to “automatic” stimulus, but continues to rapidly decompose? It means we are dealing with a deceased economy. This is a “surprise” to the irredeemable charlatans who have the audacity to call themselves economists, but it shouldn’t have been. Not if any of them were paying attention. Not if any of them lived in the real world.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-19/us-economy-dead

“Too Big To Fails” Have Stopped Being Banks
02/19/2015 George Washington
Bloomberg reported last month:
“Banks don’t have a need for deposits, and the demand for loans by households and firms is weak,” Niels Storm Stenbaek, chief economist at the Danish Bankers Association, said in a phone interview.
Wait … what?
Banks don’t need deposits? They’re not giving many loans? Isn’t that what banks do?
If they’re not collecting deposits and making loans, what are they doing?
In reality, big banks aren’t really acting like banks anymore. Big banks do very little traditional banking, since most of their business is from financial speculation. For example, we noted in 2010 that less than 10% of Bank of America’s assets come from traditional banking deposits.
The big banks are manipulating every market. They’re also taking over important aspects of the physical economy, including uranium mining, petroleum products, aluminum, ownership and operation of airports, toll roads, ports, and electricity. And they are using these physical assets to massively manipulate commodities prices … scalping consumers of many billions of dollars each year (more here and more).
The evidence demonstrates that the big banks have essentially become huge criminal enterprises ... waging warfare against the people of the world.
Continues http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-19/%E2%80%9Ctoo-big-fails%E2%80%9D-have-stopped-being-banks
clothcapclothcap on February 21st, 2015 10:48 am (UTC)
Re: Some Zero Hedge posts
Moody's "Junks" Russia, Expects Deep Recession In 2015
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2015
Having put Russia on review in mid-January, Moody's has decided (somewhat unsurprisingly) to downgrade Russia's sovereign debt rating to Ba1 (from Baa3) with continuing negative outlook. The reasons:
*MOODY'S SAYS RUSSIA EXPECTED TO HAVE DEEP RECESSION IN '15, CONTINUED CONTRACTION IN '16
*MOODY'S SEE RUSSIA DEBT METRICS LIKELY DETERIORATING COMING YRS
We assume the low external debt, considerable reserves, lack of exposure to US Treasuries, and major gold backing were not considered useful? Moody's concludes the full statement (below) by noting that they are unlikely to raise Russian sovereign debt rating in the near-term.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-20/moodys-junks-russia-expects-deep-recession-2015

Why The "1%" Hates The Gold Standard
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2015
The following chart should clarify just why to the "1%", including their protectors in the "developed market" central banking system, their tenured economist lackeys, their purchased politicians and their captured media outlets, the topic of a return to a gold standard is the biggest threat conceivable.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-20/why-1-hates-gold-standard

How Greece Folded To Germany: The Complete Breakdown
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2015
Having, as we previously explained, been given 'just enough rope' by the Germans, we thought it worth looking at just what Greece capitulated on (or perhaps a shorter version - what they did not capitulate on) and how Tsipras and Varoufakis will sell this to their fellow politicians... and most of all people.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-20/how-greece-folded-germany-complete-breakdown

The Signals Are Clear
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2015
The signals are clear: the world has already entered a downturn in economic activity. Therefore we can expect accelerated money-printing and the imposition of more negative interest rates in a forlorn attempt to avert economic reality.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-20/signals-are-clear

Germany Gives Greece Just Enough Rope: Varoufakis Says If Troika Rejects Reforms "The Deal Is Dead And Buried"
Submitted by Tyler Durden on 02/20/2015
Here is what Schauble meant when he said that the "Greeks Certainly Will Have A Difficult Time To Explain The Deal To Their Voters": under the conditionality of the Troika's approval, the Tsipras government now has to walk back essentially all the promises it made to the Greek people - promises which by some accounts amount to over €20 billion in additional spending - or the Troika, pardon Institutions, will yank the entire deal and the Grexit can then commence. And that's the bottom line. It's also the reason Schauble was gloating: because he gave the Greek government just enough rope with which to hang itself.
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-20/germany-gives-greece-just-enough-rope-varoufakis-says-if-troika-rejects-reforms-deal
clothcapclothcap on February 21st, 2015 11:17 am (UTC)
Some Global Research posts
Media Blackout on the U.S. “Smart Grid Deployment”: Designs and Monied Interests Behind “Smart Meters” Installed across America
http://www.globalresearch.ca/media-blackout-on-the-u-s-smart-grid-deployment-designs-and-monied-interests-behind-smart-meters-installed-across-america/5432392

Jeb Bush Claims “I am my own Man.” Now Meet His Foreign Policy Advisers
http://www.globalresearch.ca/jeb-bush-claims-i-am-my-own-man-now-meet-his-foreign-policy-advisers/5432156

America’s Closest Allies Are Supporting and Funding the Islamic State
http://www.globalresearch.ca/americas-closest-allies-are-supporting-the-islamic-state/5432281

U.S., Turkey Sign Deal to Openly Arm ISIS-Linked Syrian Rebels
http://www.globalresearch.ca/u-s-turkey-sign-deal-to-openly-arm-isis-linked-syrian-rebels/5432420

Hypocrisy, Hysteria and Historical Falsification Around the Attacks Against Charlie Hebdo
http://www.globalresearch.ca/hypocrisy-hysteria-and-historical-falsification-around-the-attacks-against-charlie-hebdo/5432427

Ukrainegate: NATO Weapons for Truce
http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukrainegate-nato-weapons-for-truce/5432489

Obama’s “Fake War” against the Islamic State (ISIS). The Islamic State is Protected by the US and its Allies
http://www.globalresearch.ca/obamas-fake-war-against-the-islamic-state-isis-the-islamic-state-is-protected-by-the-us-and-its-allies/5432163

Has Democracy Gone Missing? Or Was it Ever Here?
The concept of ‘democracy’ has been used to curtail both our freedom and our independence of thought.
But is that concept, so blithely used by our leaders, truly what is meant by democracy? Or is it just a word where many party-politicians are concerned, not a principle by which to live. The ‘democratic right to vote’ is worthless if it doesn’t produce democracy, nor does having a vote necessarily mean you live in a democratic society.
http://www.globalresearch.ca/has-democracy-gone-missing-or-was-it-ever-here/5432122
clothcapclothcap on February 21st, 2015 11:28 am (UTC)
Tweetz 20 Feb
Net News Global retweeted
‏@halabtweets
#NDF and Baath Battalions have secured most of Rashdeen 4th&5th suburbs. 50+ of the Caucasus Liwaa AlAnsar were killed in process #Aleppo
Schoolgirls Feared To Have Travelled To Syria http://news.sky.com/story/1431105/schoolgirls-feared-to-have-travelled-to-syria

@democracynow
How to Use a Cellphone Without Being Spied On http://owl.li/JoBck

Land Destroyer retweeted
New Eastern Outlook ‏@JournalNEO
as Obama claims only "political transition"(regime change) in #Syria can stop #ISIS, remember: http://journal-neo.org/2014/11/20/us-never-intended-to-defeat-isis/

Press TV
#BokoHaram kills 30, torches two villages near #Chibok http://ptv.io/1oem
.@WhiteHouse : Former #NewYork mayor comments on @BarackObama 'horrible' http://ptv.io/1of3

Tatjana Dimitrijevic retweeted
Charles Guiteau ‏@FreeportIL
Greece welcome Chinese investments to rescue its economy http://dlvr.it/8fY1JM LiveLeak #News

Révolutions Info ‏@revolution_info
Reports: Boko Haram Attacks Kill 21 near Chibok, Nigeria http://bit.ly/187OR9c #arabspring
New round of talks on Ukraine crisis to be held in Paris - FRANCE 24 http://bit.ly/187SITr

Scott Horton retweeted
Salon.com ‏@Salon
Devastating news for the Hillary Clinton campaign: Bill Kristol predicts she's going to win http://slnm.us/az8UVVM
.@LMBRadio Well the Telegraph ain't much better either, but http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/11417415/Benjamin-Netanyahu-denounced-for-improper-household-spending-in-damning-report.html

Raja Chemayel ‏@RajaChemayel
Ukraine elects president with “secret Jewish roots” http://davidduke.com/ukraine-presid

‏@HarryFerro
Russia ratifies $100bn BRICS New Development Bank @scoopit http://sco.lt/8phABN

Syrian Patriot retweeted
‏@PetoLucem
NEW MAP UPDATE (February 20): The encirclement of #Aleppo.
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-T0nuZCQAA-qdy.jpg

Net News Global retweeted
Sunset ‏@_darkhours
#NorthernStorm "@halabtweets Syria-#Aleppo:Yellow pins: SAA gains/Black: main supply route,cut off v @HoseinMortada
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-TqhYbCEAEOBgU.png
Serge ‏@Zinvor
Turkey-Israel trade increases despite diplomatic tensions. Bilateral trade is $5.6 billion, up from $2.6 bln in 2009. http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/turkey-israel-trade-increases-despite-diplomatic-tensions

Press TV
#Iraq top cleric calls for key town liberation http://ptv.io/1of6
‘US, UK spy agencies engage in theft, cybercrimes’: Former US congressional staffer http://ptv.io/1of9

Quociente Cultural® retweeted
DEBKAfile English ‏@debka_english
Triple car bomb blasts kill 45 people in eastern #Libya: http://bit.ly/1ts7lu0
@PunkFeed
#ISIS: #We carried out deadly suicide bombings in #Libya. (#Friday, 20 #February) http://dlvr.it/8fZQ71

Libya retweeted
@Reuters
Bombs kill 40 in Libya in apparent revenge for Egyptian air strikes: http://reut.rs/1AcCmDz

RT
BREAKING: Greece, Eurozone creditors reach deal - European official http://on.rt.com/j3exuv
DETAILS: Greece, eurozone agree to extend bailout deal by 4 months - reports http://on.rt.com/j3exuv
MORE: Greece initially asked for 6 month loan extension to renegotiate its €316 billion debt http://on.rt.com/j3exuv
PHOTO: Eurogroup statement on Greece deal (Pics via @EmilyPurserSky) http://on.rt.com/j3exuv

RT America
White House will seek emergency order to stay Texas immigration ruling http://on.rt.com/elnxbh

Net News Global
For Whom the Bell Tolls; Battle for Aleppo Intensifies http://www.almasdarnews.com/article/bell-tolls-battle-aleppo-intensifies/
@Syrian_Truth_en
#Syrian_Truth #Syria #Aleppo #terrorist_attack A civilian was killed and 11 others were injured http://fb.me/3rVDSSZCW
Sunset ‏@_darkhours
#NorthernStorm Syria- SAA declare success in several areas close to #Aleppo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSEHw8Bxzlo by Hamad Ali
@halabtweets
Mustafa AlHajji was killed in #Aleppo northern countryside
‏@halabtweets
Currently fighting the #SAA #NDF & Allies in #Aleppo north are: 1-Jaysh AlMujahideen wa AlAnsar (Chechens mostly) 2-Jabhat AlNusra 3- Ahrar AlSham 4-Jabhat Ansar Aldeen all of which are under Turkey command and direct support.
Syria ‏@Damascus_01
Our sources deny the claimed suicide bombing by "Nusra Front" in Bashkwi village in north #Aleppo 's countryside
clothcapclothcap on February 21st, 2015 11:31 am (UTC)
Re: Tweetz 20 Feb
Scott Horton ‏@scotthortonshow
Via James Carden, Stephen Cohen Lecture re Russia, Ukraine (February 5, 2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqGgGenH5dk
@rj_gallagher
GCHQ & NSA hack of @Gemalto "an unprecedented mass attack on the privacy of citizens worldwide," @CenDemTech says: https://cdt.org/press/us-and-uk-government-sim-card-hack-threat-to-privacy-infrastructure-security/

MRZine retweeted
@EdConwaySky
#Eurogroup meeting is over
You thought your Friday night was already exciting enough. Wait until we get hold of the small print... #Eurogroup
@EmilyPurserSky
Dijsselbloem: On monday the greeks will send a list of reforms - the institutions (aka troika) will look at this and see if satisfactory. Euro countries praising Greek climb down. Statement says "it appreciates the remarkable adjustment efforts undertaken by Greece"
Bruno Waterfield ‏@BrunoBrussels 13h13 hours ago
To be fair, probably the best Syriza could get while keeping Greece in the euro just not what Greeks voted for http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2015/02/150220-eurogroup-statement-greece/

Comrade Misanthrope ‏@Antiwar2
(2006) Paul Berman's Obsessions http://owl.li/IrguV #Iraq #race #America #empire

electra retweeted
@Mirandacan
Smoking gun proof that ISIS is a CIA/MOSSAD/MI6 job???: http://youtu.be/JUX3kZmp6oE

Umami retweeted
@AndrewDFish
Tech companies like #Gemalto don’t care about your privacy. But they do care about this:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-SrWk_IgAAHEG1.png
What's more interesting than hyper-focusing on 1 idiot joining #ISIS - Who's giving them 100's of NEW Toyota Trucks & parts?
@ggreenwald Feb 19
US officials accuse Israel of misleading the public over Iran http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-officials-in-blunt-language-say-israel-is-distorting-reality-of-iran-talks/2015/02/18/94556d5e-b7a7-11e4-a200-c008a01a6692_story.html
‏@MassDeception1
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-UMtfcIYAIcj7n.jpg

Karol en Red retweeted
@les_politiques Feb 19
#Turkey is heavily intervening right now in #Aleppo, helping #Nusra/#ISIS & affiliates against the Syrian Arab Army: http://english.al-akhbar.com/content/turkey-attempting-thwart-syrian-army-operation-aleppo-countryside
AKahn ‏@akahnnyc 16 hours ago
So did #Syriza just sell out? Well, it's not a sell out because they never opposed what EU wanted. They just said they did. Sort of. #Greece
@Obscureobjet
@akahnnyc No, not a sell out at all; rather, an amazingly well orchestrated & successful global scam operation. Congrats to all involved.
@theLemniscat Feb 16
#Seriously Oct 2011, Obama: US/NATO mission in Libya was a "recipe for success in the future" http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/18/world/isis-libya/index.html https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B99my3sIEAAjkED.png
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clothcapclothcap on February 21st, 2015 07:04 pm (UTC)
Tweetz 21 Feb
YESTERDAY
Révolutions Info
Ukraine crisis: 'One miscalculation, and Britain faces an existential threat ... - The Independent: T... http://bit.ly/189h3s0

Net News Global retweeted
‏@Damascus_01
SAA missiles eliminate entire terrorist gathering in AlRashideen 4th #Aleppo

Comrade Misanthrope retweeted
David Mizner ‏@DavidMizner Jan 30
My piece @jacobinmag on the central role of the US in the creation of AQ-IS. Some of the history might surprise. https://www.jacobinmag.com/2015/01/united-states-saudi-arabia-isis/

Tatjana Dimitrijevic ‏@Tri_Tacke
@BBCPropagandaform 100 euro of loans in Greece arrived 10 cents . This is business? yes for Germany - no more

RT
BREAKING: Massive #fire engulfs #Dubai Marina Torch residential tower http://on.rt.com/gyymuv
[Steel frame, won't collapse unless...]

Scott Horton retweeted
Stop The Wars ‏@sickjew
"American Jews are largely appalled by the notion Netanyahu, or any other Israeli politician…claims to speak for us." http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/netanyahu-does-not-speak-for-all-american-jews-commentary/2015/02/20/9c456ecc-b943-11e4-bc30-a4e75503948a_story.html
Pentagon Doubts Its Own ISIS War Plan by @nancyayoussef http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/02/20/pentagon-doubts-its-own-isis-war-plan.html

BritishLebanese™ retweeted
@ISurkos
U.N. investigators to publish Syria war crimes suspect names http://zite.to/1F4jfem Why so late?

Press TV
Cold weather leaves several dead in US http://ptv.io/1ofU

Karol en Red
Who on earth accused you of such an absurdity? RT “@PressTV: US denies plotting to overthrow #Venezuelan government http://ptv.io/1oeh "

A. Smith ‏@360CNN
#Zionist Mossad infested CIA 'PLANTED' items for IAEI inspectors in Iran to torpedo talks EXPOSED http://rt.com/news/234271-cia-nuclear-evidence-iran-iaea/

RT
CIA-planted ‘evidence’ may force #IAEA review of alleged #Iran's nuclear arms program– report http://on.rt.com/axlfas

@NihiloZero
Clinton Foundation Receiving Millions of Dollars from Corporations That Want to Build Keystone ... http://bit.ly/1vRWQMt

TODAY
‏@glynmoody
Thousands of Polish farmers in GMOs, land rights protest - http://www.gmwatch.org/index.php/news/archive/2015-articles/15957-thousands-of-polish-farmers-in-gmos-land-rights-protest potentially significant for #TTIP

Syrian Patriot retweeted
‏@edwardedark
100s of fighters from across #Syria incl Islamists, came across Turkish border+tons of logistics & weapons to repulse regime attack N Aleppo

Robina Creaser retweeted
‏@liquidincrimea
The Global Stakes of the Ukraine Crisis. The Failure of Western Civilization http://shar.es/1WqzqD

Press TV
‘ISIL fight’ spells lucrative arms deals: UK arms maker http://ptv.io/1ogS

@Hatuxka
Worst Spying In World History – Worse Than Any Dystopian Novel – Is Occurring RIGHT NOW http://zite.to/1Bx7Mq6

Net News Global retweeted
‏@halabtweets
One civilian dead and 5 injured after #FSA terrorists mortar hit Midan in #Aleppo
Clashes between the Syrian Army and militant groups in the surroundings of Azzan mountain in southern reef #Aleppo https://www.facebook.com/syria24english/posts/813873631981754
TrueLoveSecularSyria ‏@Heresay1
Hourly reports from #Syria|n field reporter @HoseinMortada, translated @Damascus_01
The SAA clashes wth militants in #Aleppo Karem AlJabal
‏@_TurkeyNews
78 Syrian Terrorists from Al-Qaeda Identified Among the Dead in Northern Aleppo http://dlvr.it/8g51qs
Syrian Army clashes with militant groups on the KhanTouman front in the southern #Aleppo countryside via @HoseinMortada #Syria24
Dozen's of Air raids + artillery raining down on #Rityan since morning till now.
Mikdad: US, Turkish agreement to arm and train terrorists means failure of de Mistura initiative http://www.sana.sy/en/?p=29385
@edwardedark
rebel shells again falling on west Aleppo, 4 on packed residential & commercial area of Jamilieyeh, pictured #Syria

‏@nsnbc
Afghanistan: BSA prolongs the longest War in US History http://wp.me/p3dxDt-fMm

mauro z retweeted
Jennifer Cohagen ‏@JenniferCohagen
This is what every US conflict is about.

clothcapclothcap on February 21st, 2015 09:25 pm (UTC)
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UNSMIL ‏@UNSMILibya
UN Security Council Press Statement on bomb attack in al-Qubbah, #Libya: http://unsmil.unmissions.org/Default.aspx?tabid=3543&ctl=Details&mid=6187&ItemID=2002586&language=en-US

RT
Global Interpol op: Over 2,500 tons of fake booze & rotten food seized in 47 countries http://on.rt.com/7h6br4

Hatuxka retweeted
@rConflictNews
IN-DEPTH: #Libya - The New Frontier of the Islamic State http://www.conflict-news.com/libya-new-frontier-islamic-state/
Anti-war leaflets appear in fascist-occupied Odessa http://redstaroverdonbass.blogspot.com/2015/02/anti-war-leaflets-appear-in-fascist.html
Kiev Ambassador to Germany: Neo-Nazis Are Part of Our Forces. Without Them Russia Would Have Defeated Us http://novorossia.today/kiev-ambassador-to-germany-neo-nazis-are-part-of-our-forces-without-them-russia-would-have-defeated-us/
Donetsk is being subjected to the shelling of Ukrainian punitives simultaneously from 3 sides http://novorossia.today/donetsk-is-being-subjected-to-the-shelling-of-ukrainian-punitives-simultaneously-from-3-sides/
Putin: Ukrainian Army feels insult to be defeated by miners and tractor operators http://novorossia.today/putin-ukrainian-army-feels-insult-to-be-defeated-by-miners-and-tractor-operators/
Ukraine provides no money for the reconstruction of Slavyansk http://novorossia.today/ukraine-provides-no-money-for-the-reconstruction-of-slavyansk/
martin lawler ‏@wopthedo
Poroshenko blames Russia for Maiden killings. Took him a year to trot out this utter bilge. BBC doing its Zionist bit http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31548896
‏@halabtweets
@kinanaallouche 2 civilians dead, 6 injured after terrorist #fsa shelling on downtown #Aleppo
US “Easing Into” War with Syria Using ISIS Boogeyman http://journal-neo.org/2015/02/21/us-easing-into-war-with-syria-using-isis-boogeyman/
Toronto Star promoting the extreme right in Ukraine http://newcoldwar.org/toronto-star-p
The Battle Behind the Fog of Propaganda: The "Exceptional" U.S. Suffers Crushing Defeat in Debaltsevo http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Battle-Behind-the-Fog-by-Mike-Whitney-Military_Suffering_Ukraine-150220-655.html


RT
Thousands take to #Moscow streets in #Antimaidan demo http://on.rt.com/sd3sby

@breakingnewssy
#Aleppo_countryside: #Armed_units target locations of opposition fighters in Bustan al-Qaser district in Aleppo.

BranislavO retweeted
@EjmAlrai
#SAA HA attack on reef #Aleppo failed. Rebels, includ #JN & #JMWA took over but Bashkuy. Map
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B-Wi8_3CAAA91TQ.jpg

8Morris108
Vaccines And Autism - Kenneth Anton: http://youtu.be/F6kQwpa_3D4?a

Gabrielle Tree, PhD retweeted
@queerthoughts
Tommy Douglas on the War Measures Act 1970. Stop #C51 #cdnpoli http://parl.canadiana.ca/view/oop.debates_HOC2803_01/200?r=0&s=2
@zerohedge
Are You Ready For Total Currency War? http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-02-20/are-you-ready-total-currency-war
@corbettreport
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai says FCC is preparing a 'secret plan to regulate the Internet' http://fw.to/cMFrwbb
House Oversight Committee demands FCC turn over email with Obama officials on new (secret) internet regulations. http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2015-02-20-JEC-to-Wheeler-FCC-e-mail-exchanges-due-2-23.pdf

Superstes retweeted
‏@rebroger
Netanyahu does not speak for all American Jews (COMMENTARY) http://wapo.st/1BvU9Y0 > Zionism ain't Judaism
Peter van Brandwijk ‏@pebra2212
#Ukraine's dep. foreign minister says he is preparing for "full-scale war" against #Russia and wants #Canada to help http://www.cbc.ca/1.2964887
Magufo Hunter ‏@MagufoHunter Aug 14
EL PRECIO DEL PETRÓLEO http://ubunteacher.blogspot.com.es/
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bu_zJ2dCQAATdSa.jpg
Exiled #Ukraine MP Tsarev, survivor of mob lynching attack in #Kiev, leads antimaidan march in #Moscow
Sun Dancer ‏@SonnenTanzer
Far more "surprising" is that Andriy Parubiy isn't in jail for organizing snipers, but is head of Ukraine security.
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