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09 November 2015 @ 05:32 pm
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Strategic Engineered Migration as Weapon of War

After reading the title, you may think it is describing the phenomenon that Europe has recently been facing: the hundreds of thousands of refugees, both victims of the hardships of civil wars and opportunists, who are invading the Balkans by land and by sea and then making their way further, trying to reach richer countries like Germany, France and Scandinavia by any means possible.

, Moscow (Russia)

It would seem that this stream of refugees has objective reasons: armed conflicts and wars have been going on in Libya, Syria and Iraq for many years, while the situation is also turbulent in Palestine and Afghanistan. In Tunisia and Egypt, meanwhile, both of which experienced the Arab Spring, the situation also leaves much to be desired. Hardly anybody is taking notice of Bahrain, where opposition protests have been brutally suppressed for years, while in Yemen, air strikes are even being carried out on wedding processions. The location of these two states is not very convenient, however – there is simply nowhere to flee. There is also another important detail: camps are being built for Muslim refugees in Saudi Arabia, but nobody is going there for some reason. As a last resort, they stay in Jordan and Turkey.

Is there also some general reason for their frantic desire to flee so far from their homeland? Wealthy relatives who have already settled in the European Union, perhaps? Or stories about welfare benefits on which they will be able to live comfortably? After all, to make such a journey they have to pay handsomely for the services of smugglers. According to some reports, these smugglers take between $4,000 and $10,000 to transport a single refugee from Syria or Libya to Europe. Even if this person has wealthy relatives abroad, receiving money via bank transfer is impossible in war-torn Syria. Organising transportation on credit clearly involves certain guarantees, especially considering that the boats often sink in the Mediterranean.

Who is providing guarantees that encourage hundreds of thousands of people to rush from other continents to Europe and why?

Researchers have discovered a very interesting fact related to the use of social networking sites [1]. It has come to light that calls on Twitter for refugees to travel to Germany have mostly come from the US. The time spent practising in other countries has not been in vain – from Iran during the 2009 presidential elections to Egypt and Tunisia, where the role played by social networking sites in mobilising the population was considerable.

What we are seeing now is the practical implementation of theoretical calculations of a strategic nature. Such strategies have been under development for a long time. One of them is a study by the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University that bears the name «Strategic Engineered Migration as a Weapon of War», which the author also uses for the title of this article. The study was first published in 2008 in the Civil Wars journal [2]. Using a combination of statistical data and case study analysis, the author of the work, Kelly Greenhill, provides answers to the following questions: can refugees be a specific type of weapon, can this weapon only be used in wartime or in peacetime as well, and just how successful can its exploitation be? On the whole, Greenhill answers these questions in the affirmative.

In fact, researchers at the Belfer Center, along with researchers from other departments at Harvard University, have been working on designing strategies for conflict management in the context of broader foreign policy issues for many years. The director of the Belfer Center, Graham Allison, was an assistant secretary of defence in the Clinton administration. As well as this, the Center also funds the research of a special task force devoted to Russia.

The US is only pretending to sympathise with Europe, which is being hit hard by the migratory wave. In a recent article by Richard Haass, president of the influential globalist organisation Council on Foreign Relations that deals with European issues, the use of the word «managing” with regard to the migration crisis in the European Union was no accident [3]. Savouring the problems being faced by Europe as a result of the influx of refugees, Haass notes that the US has both an obligation to help the European Union and strategic interests with regard to Germany and Europe as a whole. Despite this «obligation to help”, however, there has been no help at all from the US either in controlling the illegal infiltration of European countries or in terms of the temporary settlement of refugees.

There is also another interesting fact. On 15 September, Barack Obama signed an executive order on the use of behavioural science techniques in public administration. The most recent branch of behaviourism, known as «Nudge”, is nothing more than the latest way to manipulate people. The hand of Cass Sunstein, who previously worked at the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the Obama administration, can clearly be seen here. Along with a British colleague, he co-authored the book Nudge: Improving Decisions about Health, Wealth and Happiness, in which psychological manipulation techniques in the context of everyday life are hidden behind fine words [4]. (Incidentally, Sunstein’s wife is Samantha Power, United States Ambassador to the UN.) There is no doubt that the ‘nudge’ technique will be used far beyond the borders of the US.

The most effective weapon, however, both metaphorically and literally, may be those migrants capable of setting up a small guerrilla group to carry out subversive terrorist acts on the new territory. It is rather interesting that the US is not just playing host to the ones who seem the most ‘promising’ for this, but is also granting them refugee and resident status as well as the official protection of the US government.

As far as one can judge from a recently leaked internal document, a special report to US Congress for the 2014 financial year on the issue of migration prepared by the US Department of Homeland Security states that in 2014, the US Citizenship and Immigration Services applied 1,519 exemptions to individual applicants granted refugee status, resident status, and the official protection of the US government [5]. And the most interesting thing is that in one way or another, all of these people have links with terrorist groups and extensive experience of subversive activities.

The list includes old allies of Washington from among Cuban exiles, Kosovo Liberation Army militants who for some reason cannot live well in their own artificially created state, and many other covert and overt allies of the US. There are members of the Nationalist Republican Alliance from Salvador, most likely those who shot political opponents during the Cold War and are now hiding from justice. There are fighters from the Democratic Movement for the Liberation of Eritrean Kunama – ethno-separatists who are opposed to the Eritrean government. There is the Tigray People’s Liberation Front from Ethiopia and the Oromo Liberation Front from the same country.

The list also includes activists from the Burmese Chin National Front and its military wing, the Chin National Army, which are members of the so-called Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO). Members of the Karen National Union, including militants of the Karen National Liberation Army (an ethnic group living in Burma and Thailand) also received a quota to live in the US on the spot.

Refugee status was given to 49 former Iraqi citizens from the Iraqi Democratic Party, the Kurdish Democratic Party and the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. The list of «1,519 exemptions” also includes members of other organisations that have devoted many years to armed conflicts.

One can only speculate on the kind of future wars the US has in mind if it is planning to use such specific migrants as a weapon.

Strategic Culture Foundation (Russia)

Original and references http://www.voltairenet.org/article189184.html
clothcapclothcap on November 9th, 2015 05:56 pm (UTC)
The so-called new world order is about a one world gov't (feudal fascist), one religion (paedophilic luciferian), one language (English or Chinese), one culture (consumerism), one skin colour and two classes, them (the few insanely wealthy crooks and their psychophants) and the slave class.

Another reason proffered for the shepherded migration is to dilute the diverse cultures in Europe with the objective of reducing opposition to an EU dictorship.

Fomenting racial and religious conflict is another modus operandi that will be used to bring in more restrictive laws against the people, like false flag terrorism is currently used.

Normal people don't want wars or conflict. It is forced on us by our enemies we call government on behalf of a few thousand wrong'uns and their entourage of camp followers.
clothcapclothcap on November 9th, 2015 06:05 pm (UTC)
The Flood of Refugees into Europe: “The New Slave Trade”

The Flood of Refugees into Europe: “The New Slave Trade”
By Peter Koenig
Global Research, November 08, 2015
The flood of refugees entering Europe is endless. Nobody knows exactly how many there are and where they go and went. This year, 2015, up to November, estimates vary from the low of 750,000 to a high of 2 million. Most of them went to Germany, or want to go to Germany. Up to a million, perhaps more may end up in Germany by the end of this year. For 2016 predictions are for up to 2 million. They are the direct results of the Washington-NATO driven wars and conflicts in the Middle East which keep raging on; creating chaos. Complete deliberate and manmade chaos.
The German Government has made a commitment to accept a comparatively extra-large contingent of refugees, to give them shelter, to feed them. But where and with what? – Is it guilt that strikes Madame Merkel and Co. for being complicit in the destruction of their lands, their homes, their families, their economies – in one short word, their lives?
This flood of refugees, ordered by the Washington Dictator to be retained by Turkey at the tune of 2.5 million – or more – in camps with full infrastructure that have cost some 6 billion dollars to build – not counting their maintenance – and then let loose in huge hordes at the appropriate times, like now, in stormy fall weather, followed by harsh European winters, also by orders of the Dictator. He, in turn, is comfortably protected between two oceans, oblivious to the pain of far-away others – creating purposely more confusion, destabilization and havoc within the EU – which has never really been a union, with or without refugees. The refugees are used as a weapon of destabilization
(http://www.globalresearch.ca/refugees-as-weapon-and-germany-shifting-alliances/5476544 ).
And yes, he the Washington strongman can, because the Europeans are his trusted vassals.
One by one of these un-solidary union members are pushing and shoving the stream of forced migrants, desperate hungry and sick people – on to the next country. Some build walls, or lock their borders with barbed wire fences, patrolled by armed police, military and vicious dogs. Sea-water or rain-soaked refugees are beaten, families pulled and pushed apart, dragged in the dirt. Police and military hatred and brutality in Serbia, Hungary the Czech Republic and others know no limits. Blood is flowing, small children in the arms of their hopeless and hapless parents – crying, not understanding the cruel world they have been born into – and will have to endure. Misery for millions in a world where injustice is ever more becoming the order of the day. – And we are blinded to it. Cohabitation with misery and injustice by millions has become the new normal.
Misery, hardship and submission are part of the dogma of the neoliberal masters we have allowed to take over our western world in the last 30 years. Our comfort and obscene consumerism has blinded us – and is still blinding us – to the drip-by-drip brainwashing MSM propaganda. The neocons are in the driver’s seat and will remain there until We, The People – the vast majority of the planet – 99.99% – show them the way to get lost – lost for good. Yes we can. We really can. But we have to become conscious of what’s going on and transpose our conscience to a level of non-acceptance.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-flood-of-refugees-into-europe-the-new-slave-trade/5487345
Temporary acceptance of refugees, we're human unlike our admin. Non acceptance of imperialism in any form especially in a package like dough boy Dave.
clothcapclothcap on November 9th, 2015 06:18 pm (UTC)
Will Obama Be Tried for Civilian Deaths?

09.11.2015 Author: Martin Berger
Global Research
It’s a well-known fact that the supreme commander is the highest official of the armed forces in any country. Simultaneously, as a rule, this very individual occupies the position of a head of the state, whether it’s a president or monarch. The fundamental law of any state – the national constitution specifies the rights and duties of the Supreme Commander, that doesn’t simply define the military policy of a country, but also bears responsibility for the fighting capacity of the national army, along with its activities in peacetime and wartime. In other words, this person gets the praise for victories, but is also bound to be questioned for defeats and mistakes.
This fact becomes particularly relevant today, when various ongoing US military operations continue to claim the lives of thousands of civilians as a result of routinely inaccurate aircraft and drone strikes in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and a number of other countries.
The crimes of American soldiers in Afghanistan in the period from 2009 to 2013 are well documented in a 84 pages long report drafted by Amnesty International that is titled «Left in the Dark». International experts from AI came to the conclusion that even the most outrageous war crimes are not investigated in the United State, so those who committed them always come out clean in the end. Thousands of Afghans were killed and wounded by the American military after the invasion, yet the US justice system has never held any of the soldiers or commanders responsible for unlawful killings of civilians and other abuses, states Amnesty International, while any evidence of terrible war crimes are simply ignored.
This sort of total impunity invites new crimes, and the recent destruction of a hospital that was run by Doctors Without Borders in the Afghan province of Kunduz proves this statement better than anything. Immediately after the air strikes that were carried out by the US Air Force, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein called for a full investigation of the tragedy, adding that if it is determined that the bombardment of the hospital was deliberate, it must be regarded as a war crime.
It took a month for Doctors Without Borders to present its own report on the circumstances of the attack. And, as it was pointed out by The Huffington Post, the report presented direct evidence that the pilots of the US military aircraft AC-130 deliberately shot people who ran out of the main building of the hospital in an attempt to get to safety. On the night of the attack a total of 100 patients were receiving treatment in the hospital. That evening, the hospital administration placed two white flags with the red Doctors without Borders logo on the roof of the medical facility. Even earlier Doctors without Borders provided the US military with exact coordinates of their facilities, while underlying the neutral status of medical workers. And when the hospital was hit by heavy fire the staff contacted Afghan and American officials 18 times for the attack to be ceased. The report concludes that Doctors Without Borders has named the attack in Kunduz a war crime and demanded a detailed international investigation and a consequent trial.
More http://journal-neo.org/2015/11/09/will-obama-be-tried-for-civilian-deaths/

Will Cameron be tried for his part in the destruction of and genocide in Libya?
clothcapclothcap on November 9th, 2015 06:27 pm (UTC)
On the Current Duality in the UK’s Political Direction

09.11.2015 Author: Phil Butler
People in the United Kingdom are fed up with war, waste, and leaning on wishful thinking. For those unsure of this fact, you only need to refer to the growing popularity of the Labor Party’s Jeremy Corbyn. As further evidence, the recent dissent on David Cameron’s Britain bombing plans in Syria tells us all we need to know about the situation in the UK. Cooler heads and logic would appear to be edging out opinion foreign disputes can be settled militarily. But what’s even more crucial in Britain is a society coming to terms with government’s divergence toward public interest.
Corbyn, a longtime advocate of the UK disarming its nuclear arsenal, has also recently attributed the Ukraine situation to US and NATO meddling. He’s also not alone in theorizing the former Soviet bloc nations should never have been swept up by NATO. Recently questioned the United States’ opposition to Iran being part of the process for peace in Syria, a variable he said could; “bring about a permanent peace and save a lot of lives?”The Labor leader who’s always sided with the poor and for human rights, is at odds with flag wavers like Michael Fallon, who said the other day:
“It is “morally indefensible” for Britain to rely on other countries to tackle the so-called Islamic State in Syria.”
Also related to the mess in Syria, the UK’s opposition leader stood up for the Syrian refugees at a rally organized by Stand Up Against Racism and Fascism NGO. Corbyn called on not only the UK’s Tory government to take more refugees into the country, but also to the EU to do more. He suggested that if Germany and other nations could do more, then so could the UK:
“Turkey has already accommodated two million refugees….Germany has already taken several hundred thousands and the other European countries. Surely we can do a bit better than that. Governments of Europe have got to do far more…to prevent those people drowning in seas.”
As for bombing ISIL without what UK parliamentarians suggest is a “cohesive plan”, that’s the sentiment of people in the UK reflected. Most there on the streets of London or Manchester, simply don’t understand why they must undergo austerity, while the government in power “bombs away” millions overseas. This is especially poignant when one considers the US and the coalition (including Britain) have failed utterly to even put a dent in the IS. While the UK media is largely owner by the same people who put David Cameron and Barack Obama in office, the people on the street appear to be simply not so obtuse as their American or German counterparts. I stated as much on Sputnik Radio international just this week.
On the home front, it should also be said, Syria’s Assad is not always painted as the face of evil. This article at politics.co.uk tells us Mr. Assad’s best weapon is his popularity. Corbyn helped to organize the recent Stop the War Coalition event in Parliament where activist Peter Tatchell accused MP Diane Abbott of goes so far as to ignore Syrian refugees. The point was well made, as Syrian refugees were not even allowed to speak at the event. One disgruntled refugee commented; “Only Westerners are allowed to talk about Syria.” This leads me to my ultimate point of contention in this report, the obvious parting of ways between Britain’s current leadership and the people of those British Isles.
More http://journal-neo.org/2015/11/09/on-the-current-duality-in-the-uk-s-political-direction/
clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 01:28 pm (UTC)
Council of Europe Slams Ukraine's Failure to Probe Odessa Massacre

In May 2014 pro-Maidan radicals burned alive over 40 anti-Maidan protesters in Ukraine's third city
Daryna Krasnolutska
Kateryna Choursina
Fri, Nov 6, 2015
Originally appeared at Bloomberg
Ukrainian authorities are failing to adequately investigate 48 deaths, including of 42 pro-Russian protesters, in the Black Sea port of Odessa in May 2014, according to an international panel set up by the Council of Europe.
The demonstrators clashed with football fans and participants in a pro-government rally as the military conflict in Ukraine’s easternmost regions erupted following Russia’s annexation of nearby Crimea. Most of the deaths occurred after a building in which the protesters had barricaded themselves was set on fire.
“Despite the lapse of some 18 months after the events, not a single charge has been brought in respect of the deaths,” the panel said Wednesday in an e-mailed report. The body is tracking the investigation to check it meets the requirements of the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Court of Human Rights.
More http://russia-insider.com/en/council-europe-slams-ukraines-odessa-massacre-probe/ri10996
clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 01:59 pm (UTC)
Five Leaders Challenging Western Imperialism Through Diplomacy, Persuasion, and Pressure

Five leaders setting new agenda on war & peace, equality & inequality, security & terrorism, and environmental protection
James Petras Nov 7, 2015
Originally appeared at US-Russia.org
Western imperialism, in all of its manifestation, is being challenged by five political leaders, through diplomacy, moral persuasion and public pressure. In recent time, Pope Francis, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn have raised fundamental questions concerning (1) war and peace in the Middle East and the Caucuses; (2) climate change and the destruction of the environment; (3) economic sanctions, military threats and confrontation; and (4) growing inequalities of class, gender and race.
The New Global Agenda
These five protagonists of a new global agenda differ from past critics from the left both in the style and substance of their politics.
The politics of change, reform and peace in the near immediate period has a particular complex, heterodox complexion, which contains traditional conservative and popular components.
These leaders have a global audience and major impact on world public opinion – and indirectly and directly on Western politics.
Defying Past Left-Right Divisions
These five leaders defy the traditional left-right division. Pope Francis demands immigrant rights, equal pay for women, diplomacy and peace negotiations instead of war, and greater class equality. He excoriates neoliberal, capitalism (“the dung of the devil”).
But he also defends traditional Catholic doctrine on abortion, divorce, contraception and homosexuality. He opposes class struggle and social revolution in favor of class collaboration, dialogue, and negotiations.
President Putin favors negotiations and peaceful resolution of conflicts in Syria and the Ukraine. He is an ardent advocate of a global coalition to fight Islamic terrorism. He has sharply reduced western pillage of the Russian economy and restored salaries, pensions and employment. He has restored Russian military capacity and national security and reduced terrorist assaults from the Caucuses.
At the same time Putin supports some of the biggest Yeltsin era billionaires; is closely aligned with the conservative Russian Orthodox Church; and is excavating the remains of the last tyrannical Russian Tsar to honor him and his family.
President Xi Jinping has played a leading role in promoting increases in consumer spending, wages, pensions and social welfare. He has deepened links with US high tech industries and signed off on a major reduction of carbon fuels and pollution, offering $3 billion dollars to fund alternatives for less developed countries. He has fired, prosecuted and jailed over 250,000 corrupt government and party officials who exploited and abused the public, while limiting operations of speculative Western hedge funds.
At the same time, Xi retains the authoritarian one party system; defends China’s one hundred-plus billionaires; and restricts all forms of independent class political and trade union organizations.
Hassan Rouhani is both devout practicing Muslim and a staunch advocate of peace. He supports a ‘nuclear-free Middle East’. He is a consequential opponent of terrorism by Salafist Islamists, Zionists, Christians and Hindus. He is the leading critic of Saudi Arabia’s military intervention in Yemen and a principled defender of national self-determination. Internally he has reduced authoritarian state controls and censorship of free expression and promoted scientific and technological research – in a country where half of research scientists are women.
President Rohani has signed a high risk peace agreement with the US and its partners (5 + 1) dismantling Iran’s nuclear facilities and opening its military installations to international inspection by an international atomic agency of dubious neutrality.
At the same time, Rohani opposes a secular state, supports liberalizing the economy, invites foreign multi-nationals to exploit lucrative oil and gas fields, and supports the corrupt and regressive US backed Shia regime in Iraq.
clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 02:00 pm (UTC)
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clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 02:10 pm (UTC)
The U.S.’s Vampire Gold: It Evaporates When Exposed To Sunlight

06 July 2015 by Jeff Nielson
The mythical/farcical “gold” of Fort Knox, a military installation in the state of Kentucky, has become a joke of legendary proportions. It is a reputed hoard of 1,000’s of tons of supposed gold, which no one (except the bankers and politicians) has seen in well over 50 years, but which the bankers and politicians insist – emphatically – is still safe and secure.
What ammunition do these individuals, of dubious integrity, produce when they attempt to prove the existence of this supposed gold? They point to the private, internal “audits”, which the bankers and politicians have occasionally conducted, over those many decades.
The most-recent of these “audits” typifies the farcical nature of this bankers’ joke. The U.S. Treasury Department’s Inspector General went to “audit the gold” at Fort Knox. He arrived at the vault, saw that the seal on the vault was still in place, and concluded it was unnecessary to go to all the bother of counting the gold (let alone inspecting the purity of the bars).
Apparently the thought that “someone” (i.e. banker or politician) could have broken the seal, and then had it replaced, never entered into the thoughts of the intrepid Inspector. As quipped at the time; it was the world’s first “faith-based audit”. He believed that everything was in place, so there was no need to go to all the time/effort/bother of an actual (legitimate) audit.
Of course if the Inspector General was so perturbed at the thought of “breaking the seal” on the front of the vault, he always had another option. He could have entered through the escape tunnel, at the back of the vault.
This was the status of the mythical Fort Knox gold: 1,000’s of tons of gold which no one ever sees, decade after decade, and which the bankers and politicians have stopped even pretending to “audit”. Then (as reported at Jim Sinclair’s site) an inquisitive journalist from Goldseek.com made a request under the Freedom of Information Act to see the (old) private audits conducted by the bankers/politicians, and a funny thing happened. The politicians are claiming that these audits have been “lost”.
Are there any “audits” of Fort Knox gold still in existence, at all? Yes, but those audits only claim to “prove” the existence of 3% of this supposed gold. The audits which supposedly “proved” the existence of the other 97% of this gold are gone.
To summarize: the bankers and politicians have stopped even pretending to count/inspect the thousands of tons of gold supposedly stored at Fort Knox. They assert that this is unnecessary, as their old (private/internal) audits “proved” all the gold was there. And now those audits are gone.
The United States government (and Federal Reserve) now has no proof of any kind, or even quasi-legitimate audit to establish the existence of the gold supposedly held at Fort Knox, the bulk of the “8,000 tons of gold” which the U.S. government continues to assert that it possesses. But gold is a monetary asset, and (despite the rhetoric of the bankers) an official part of the financial reserves of the government of the United States.
If the “gold reserves” of the U.S. have now been rendered unofficial/unproven, then the financial reserves of the United States, as a whole, are now unofficial/unproven.
If the “world’s only superpower” still wishes to claim to be anything other than a corrupt, Banana Republic; it is incumbent upon the U.S. government to conduct a full, official audit of all its finances, now that the integrity of those finances has been (officially) tainted. When the government of the United States reports its official, financial reserves to a variety of international authorities; it is not acceptable for there to be an “asterisk” beside that number.
More http://www.bullionbullscanada.com/index.php/commentary/gold-commentary/26632-the-u-s-s-vampire-gold-it-evaporates-when-exposed-to-sunlight
Another kind of fractional reserve bank fraud.
As it is the US' reserve the US regime is complicit in the gold fraud.
clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 02:22 pm (UTC)
Grandmaster Putin’s Trap
Dec 25, 2014
By Dmitry KALINICHENKO (Russia)
Accusations of the West towards Putin are traditionally based on the fact that he worked in the KGB. And therefore he is a cruel and immoral person. Putin is blamed for everything. But nobody ever accused Putin of the lack of intelligence.
Any accusations against this man only emphasize his ability for quick analytical thinking and making clear and balanced political and economic decisions.
Often Western media compares this ability with the ability of a grandmaster, conducting a public chess simul. Recent developments in US economy and the West in general allow us to conclude that in this part of the assessment of Putin’s personality Western media are absolutely right.
Despite numerous success reports in the style of Fox News and CNN, today, Western economy, led by the United States is in Putin’s trap, the way out of which no one in the West can see or find. And the more the West is trying to escape from this trap, the more stuck it becomes.
What is the truly tragic predicament of the West and the United States, in which they find themselves? And why all the Western media and leading Western economists are silent about this, as a well guarded military secret? Let’s try to understand the essence of current economic events, in the context of the economy, setting aside the factors of morality, ethics and geopolitics.
Graph - Development of crude oil prices.
After realizing its failure in Ukraine, the West, led by the US set out to destroy Russian economy by lowering oil prices, and accordingly gas prices as the main budget sources of export revenue in Russia and the main sources of replenishment of Russian gold reserves. It should be noted that the main failure of the West in Ukraine is not military or political. But in the actual refusal of Putin to fund the Western project of Ukraine at the expense of the budget of Russian Federation. What makes this Western project not viable in the near and inevitable future.
Last time under president Reagan, such actions of the West’s lowering of oil prices led to ‘success’ and the collapse of USSR. But history does not repeat itself all the time. This time things are different for the West. Putin’s response to the West resembles both chess and judo, when the strength used by the enemy is used against him, but with minimal costs to the strength and resources of the defender. Putin’s real policies are not public. Therefore, Putin’s policy largely has always focused not so much on effect, but on efficiency.
Very few people understand what Putin is doing at the moment. And almost no one understands what he will do in the future.
No matter how strange it may seem, but right now, Putin is selling Russian oil and gas only for physical gold.
Putin is not shouting about it all over the world. And of course, he still accepts US dollars as an intermediate means of payment. But he immediately exchanges all these dollars obtained from the sale of oil and gas for physical gold!
To understand this, it is enough to look at the dynamics of growth of gold reserves of Russia and to compare this data with foreign exchange earnings of the Russia coming from the sale of oil and gas over the same period.
Moreover, in the third quarter the purchases by Russia of physical gold are at all-time high record levels. In the third quarter of this year, Russia had purchased an incredible amount of gold in the amount of 55 tons. It’s more than all the central banks of all countries of the world combined (according to official data)!
In total, the central banks of all countries of the world have purchased 93 tons of the precious metal in the third quarter of 2014. It was the 15th consecutive quarter of net purchases of gold by Central banks. Of the 93 tonnes of gold purchases by central banks around the world during this period, the staggering volume of purchases – of 55 tons – belongs to Russia.
More http://orientalreview.org/2014/12/25/grandmaster-putins-trap/
Good article.

Edited at 2015-11-10 02:26 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 02:29 pm (UTC)
Western Media's Despicable Justification of Terrorism

If the downing of a Russian airliner in Sinai was in fact an act of terrorism, Western media's veritable gloating over the murder of tourists is another mark on their long record of shame
David Macilwain
Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Sometimes we can almost laugh at the twisting of truth in the Western media, as commentators come up with weird analyses to make sense of their own preposterous stories. So it was recently, when their fantastic creation of the 'moderate rebel fighter' was exposed to Vladimir Putin's incisive 'common sense' at Valdai.
But such light-hearted moments quickly give way to the more rational sentiments of frustration, vexation and incredulity, and an enduring cynicism about everything that is said and done by those across 'the credibility crevasse' that now separates the West from 'the East'; how can we ever succeed in getting 'common sense' back into the current Western narrative around the Syrian conflict?
Following Russia's intervention in Syria there was a wave of optimism on her side of the crevasse that some sense might prevail in the Western corridors of power - a hope that even if Russia's request for cooperation in fighting terrorism was dismissed, those powers and their local agents would at least stop actively fuelling the conflict with arms and propaganda. Some hope.
This week frustration with the Western media narrative has turned much darker - the despicable reaction of many media commentators to the tragic deaths of 224 innocent people in the Russian plane crash in Sinai has now turned that frustration to intense anger. Far from this being an occasion to take a step back and ask 'what are we doing that has led to this?' - following on from widespread suspicion that this crash was no accident, those commentators have already framed it as a response to Russia's actions in Syria and Ukraine - even a justified response.
Interviewing Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Monday, the ABC's long serving and widely respected radio presenter Fran Kelly posed her question like this:
“Of course the Australian government - as you've said - extends its sympathies to countries which have lost citizens here and the families of those citizens, but I must ask you minister does it strike you as ironic that Russia wants to wait until a full investigation is conducted into the causes of this plane crash, before making any further comment, given how hostile President Putin was to a full investigation into flight MH17?”
Although Bishop preferred not to speculate until more was known about the cause of the crash, she prefaced with this comment:
“yes I'm sure the irony won't be lost on people, but now is not the time for me to make such a comment.. (..considering the grieving relatives and friends..)”
For those of us who understand the depths of deceit over the downing of MH17, and the lengthy and compromised Dutch inquiry into the causes of that crash, Kelly's casual dismissal of Vladimir Putin's conduct is highly offensive. Although we all know that Russia's investigation into the Ukrainian crash was stymied by the refusal of the US to release its satellite data, and Kiev's refusal to release air transport control records for the flight, Kelly and other commentators ignore this. They continue to claim that Russia vetoed moves at the UN to set up a criminal investigation because this would reveal Russia's guilt over the atrocity. Because of them, Australians now believe that Vladimir Putin has 'denied justice to the victims of MH17'.
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clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 04:14 pm (UTC)
MSM and the Bear

Professor Michael Carley examines the treatment of Russia and President Putin by the Atlanticist media. He noted the absurdity of the main themes, both in the articles and in cartoons, and wonders about the freedom of the press in the West.
Voltaire Network 9 November 2015 by Michael Jabara Carley
I am a professor of history and I teach courses, amongst other topics, on Russia and the USSR. I try to explain to my students how Russians see themselves and their history, and how the Western Mainstream Media (MSM is the internet acronym) present Russia to its readers. Of course the MSM’s bull’s-eye is Russian president, Vladimir V. Putin, but Russia itself is also a target.
How can this be? After the collapse of the USSR in 1991, Russia fell to its knees, its economy wrecked by Russian western wannabees, so-called liberals, applying “shock” treatments. The idea was to wean the Russian people quickly from socialism, but the liberals only succeeded in ruining the personal economies of ordinary Russians who lost their savings twice in 1990s. Never mind, it’s the price you have to pay, MSM might have advised, if you want to be like us in the west. And who wouldn’t want to be like us?
President Boris Yeltsin, who came to power by dismembering the USSR, was presented in the west as a hero. In fact, he was a corrupt alcoholic playing court jester to President Bill Clinton. “Good ol’ Boris”, said Clinton, as Yeltsin sent tanks against the Russian White House in 1993 and rigged elections in 1996 with the help of the US embassy in Moscow. You do what you have to do, American government officials would have commented. Yelstin kept his “power”, in so far as he had it, showing his gratitude to the US by behaving like Clinton’s pal when he visited Washington. It was great material for the MSM, not so great when viewed from Moscow. You remember the first Star Wars film when princess Leia was captured by the evil giant worm, Jabba the Hutt, who kept her on a leash? Yeltsin was certainly not the beautiful Princess Leia, but the leash was real enough.
More http://www.voltairenet.org/article189212.html
clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 04:55 pm (UTC)
On Scaremongering and the Importance of Keeping the Real Agenda From the Masses

by Russell O Phobe
(The Blog Mire) Rob Slane Nov 9, 2015

Terrified into total submission yet?

From Russell O’Phobe to all journalists working on Russia-related stories in the media
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
I want to begin this missive by pointing to some of the success stories that we have seen over the past few weeks, before going on to issue what I believe is a necessary warning about some of the challenges that lie ahead.
I must say that it has been particularly pleasing for me personally to see many of the rules I set out for you in my Primer on the Art of Writing Russian Scare Stories and in my last letter being followed so judiciously by so many of you. The exercise was clearly valuable and it seems that many of the points I made have been thoroughly imbibed. That is to your credit.
You will recall that when Moscow started its bombing, we and our friends in government did a sterling job of telling the world that they were hitting the wrong targets — “moderates” and hospitals (did we manage to get any orphanages in there?), but not terrorists. But then those foxes in Moscow went and called our bluff by saying, “Well if you think we’re hitting the wrong targets, presumably you must know where the right targets are, so tell us and we’ll hit them”.
Of course this was, for reasons I’m sure we all understand, followed by radio silence from Washington. I must admit that I broke into regular sweats and had many a sleepless night for a week or so as it seemed to me that our entire narrative was on the verge of collapsing. I mean if the average Joe out there had realised the significance of Moscow’s question and Washington’s muted response, and what that meant about Washington’s real agenda, all sorts of unknowns might have occurred.
Thankfully — and I mean thanks to all of you — by and large you were wise enough to keep all that uncomfortable stuff out of the papers, and I would urge you very much to continue sticking to that rule. At all costs we mustn’t let the realities of the situation seep into our narrative, right?
More http://russia-insider.com/en/scaremongering-and-importance-keeping-real-agenda-masses/ri11019
clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 05:23 pm (UTC)
New Biography Denounces Myth of 'Alternative Stalin'

After years of research in the Soviet archives, Khlevniuk has only one assessment: Ruling by fear and terror, Stalin was a disaster for his country and there is nothing positive in his legacy
Paul Robinson
Paul Grenier’s recent post on this blog about historian Nikolai Starikov and his whitewashing of Stalinism generated a record number of comments. Stalin’s legacy remains a hot topic. As it happens, a new biography of the Soviet ruler has just come out.
Authored by Russian historian Oleg Khlevniuk, Stalin: New Biography of a Dictator is based on years of research in the Soviet archives. Khlevniuk’s unparalleled access to Stalin’s papers well justifies the production of yet another Stalin biography. That said, the Stalin he describes is a very familiar one, a man who ‘was cruel by temperament and devoid of compassion’, and who ‘favored terror and saw no reason to moderate its use.’ Those who are already well versed in the dictator’s story will not find anything surprising in this book. Nonetheless, it is a useful reminder given attempts by people like Starikov to play down Stalin’s brutality and the awfulness of his legacy.
Indeed, Khlevniuk indicates early in the book that his purpose is to denounce the ‘large scale poisoning of minds with myths of an “alternative Stalin”,’ and complains that, ‘In today’s Russia … Stalin’s image is primarily being shaped by pseudo-scholarly apologias.’ Khlevniuk’s Stalin is a man who ruled through terror. ‘Fear was the primary force behind the dictator’s patrimonial power,’ he writes. Stalin’s modus operandi was to keep the Soviet people perpetually mobilized in the pursuit of internal and external enemies, and his close associates continually off balance and in fear of being the next target of one of the leader’s regular purges. Paranoia, combined with an insatiable desire for power, characterized his rule.
Khlevniuk has no patience for theories which exculpate Stalin from any of the Soviet regime’s worst crimes. Rather, he places Stalin at the centre of all of them. ‘We do not know of a single decision of major consequence taken by anyone other than Stalin,’ he writes, adding that. ‘He personally initiated all the main repressive campaigns, devised plans for carrying them out, and painstakingly monitored their implementation. He guided the fabrication of evidence for numerous political trials and in several cases wrote detailed scripts for how the trials should play out. … He often wrote commentaries and issued orders for additional arrests or for the use of torture to “get to the truth”. He personally sanctioned the shooting of many people.’ ‘Stalin personally organized acts of terror that went far beyond any reasonable sense of “official necessity”,’ Khlevniuk writes.
The Great Terror was not the result of spontaneous action by local officials. Instead, writes Khlevniuk, ‘Archival records clearly show Stalin to be the initiator of all key decisions having to do with purges of party and government institutions. … he took a strong interest in the details. … The documentary evidence shows that large-scale operations rarely deviated from Stalin’s orders.’ During the Great Terror, ‘each region and republic was assigned specific numerical targets for executions and imprisonments’ by the Politburo. ‘Approximately 1.6 million people were arrested, and 700,000 of them were shot.’ This was a very deliberate, and highly centralized, operation, designed and overseen by Stalin himself.
Eschewing some of the larger figures conjured up by Cold War-era historians, Khlevniuk nevertheless concludes that the scale of Stalinist repression was enormous. According to Khlevniuk, ...
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clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 08:25 pm (UTC)
The US-NATO-Israel Sponsored Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria: Who Was Behind The 2011 Protest Movement
The US-NATO-Israel Sponsored Al Qaeda Insurgency in Syria: Who Was Behind The 2011 “Protest Movement”?
By Prof Michel Chossudovsky
Global Research, November 10, 2015
Global Research 3 May 2011
SYRIA: Who is Behind The Protest Movement? Fabricating a Pretext for a US-NATO "Humanitarian Intervention"
Recent reports have finally acknowledged that the so-called “protest movement” in Syria was instigated by Washington.
This was known and documented from the very inception of the Syrian crisis in March 2011.
It was not a protest movement, it was an armed insurgency integrated by US-Israeli and allied supported “jihadist” death squads?
From Day One, the Islamist “freedom fighters” were supported, trained and equipped by NATO and Turkey’s High Command. According to Israeli intelligence sources (Debka):
NATO headquarters in Brussels and the Turkish high command are meanwhile drawing up plans for their first military step in Syria, which is to arm the rebels with weapons for combating the tanks and helicopters spearheading the Assad regime’s crackdown on dissent. … NATO strategists are thinking more in terms of pouring large quantities of anti-tank and anti-air rockets, mortars and heavy machine guns into the protest centers for beating back the government armored forces. (DEBKAfile, NATO to give rebels anti-tank weapons, August 14, 2011)
This initiative also involved (with the support of Saudi Arabia and Qatar) the organized recruitment of thousands of jihadist freedom fighters, reminiscent of the enlistment of Mujahideen to wage the CIA’s jihad (holy war) in the heyday of the Soviet-Afghan war:
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-who-is-behind-the-protest-movement-fabricating-a-pretext-for-a-us-nato-humanitarian-intervention/24591
clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
Syria: The Uprising against President Al-Assad was Engineered in Washington

By Eric Zuesse
Global Research, November 10, 2015
Strategic Culture 10 November 2015
A terrific news report by Jonathan Marshall at Consortium News provides the first-ever presentation in the West of the event that sparked the demonstrations that sparked the Syrian civil war, and of the entire origin of that war.
Unlike so many online ‘news’ reports that are merely authoritarian trash because they don’t link to any of their sources (they rely instead upon dumb readers’ faith or trust in the ‘reporter’ or in the publisher, such as The New York Times or Fox News), this one from Marshall is top-notch: not only does it provide intelligently skeptical readers with instantaneous access to documentation for each one of its key points, but those sources are credible ones. Taken all together, the sources, and Marshall’s presentation of them, constitute a solid historical account of how the war to bring down Syria’s leader, Bashar al-Assad, actually started. It didn’t start by Assad’s dumping (as U.S. President Barack Obama loves to claim) “barrel bombs,” upon merely peaceful protesters in Syria. It started actually in Washington, years before that.
More http://www.globalresearch.ca/syria-the-uprising-against-president-al-assad-was-engineered-in-washington/5487853
clothcapclothcap on November 10th, 2015 11:42 pm (UTC)
Berlin Pouring Cash into Anti-Russian Media Machine

The Merkel regime has nothing better to do with German taxpayers' money
Markus Mähler (KOPP Online)
Originally appeared in German at Kopp Online. Translated by Boris Jaruselski. Edited by Fabio Albertin
A massive media network against Vladimir Putin is currently under construction in Eastern Europe. Not only NATO is behind this move, but also the EU, with a super-sized propaganda ministry – the “East StratCom Task Force”. The extent and the costs involved in this media war, are being disguised though many money pots. The real cost for this is too high: Europe's media is adjusting to the “guided reporting”. If western propaganda is to function well, it has to become the truth for us.
The media Cold War between the West and Russia, is getting ever hotter: NATO and the EU are expanding their propaganda offensive massively. A question by Die Linke to the Bundestag exemplifies this. The government was forced to react – the answer discloses something more.
German citizens have apparently been financing the EU's media war for a while already. But no one knows of it, since it is not a compulsory fee, like the broadcasting fee. Things are under the public's radar. However the fact is, Western governments are paying journalists in Eastern Europe for anti-Putin reporting in the Russian language. And where are the finances coming from? The taxpayer!
Kopp Online has been reporting on this secret media war for a month already. The federal government has disclosed the true extent now in a ministerial statement: already since the 1st September, “East StratCom Task Force”, under the Brit Giles Portman, is pulling the strings. This organization is some kind of super-propagada- ministry, under the umbrella of the European Foreign Office (EEAS). Both of which, however, are not under any European parliamentary scrutiny.
EU Propaganda from labyrinthine financing channels
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