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25 August 2016 @ 04:00 pm
We Need To Distance Ourselves From NATO If We Want To Avoid War  

By Leif Elinder, Anders Romelsjö and Martin Gelin
First posted in Göteborgsposten in Swedish, translated by Siv O'Neall.
Title in Swedish: "Vi måste fjärma oss från Nato om vi vill slippa krig"
Information Clearing House August 20, 2013

The risk of nuclear war has never been greater and it is partly because of NATO rearmament of European countries bordering on Russia. However, these countries will also be targeted if Putin decides to strike back. Thus write three Swedish doctors in an article in Göteborgsposten on Friday August 12.
During the Cuban missile crisis, President Kennedy discussed with his advisors the various options available. One involved a limited attack on Soviet missile bases. Moscow was supposed to accept such a response rather than fight back in a way that would result in the devastation of both the U.S. and the Soviet Union.
During the years from 1950 into the 1980s there was a doctrine of military strategy and national security policy known as MAD (mutual assured destruction). MAD means that if a great power attacks first, it will always be possible for the attacked nation to retaliate. The ability to strike back served as a sufficient deterrent.
The relative security that the MAD doctrine created no longer exists. The U.S. and Russia now mutually accuse each other openly of constituting an "existential threat". The military-strategic balance is becoming increasingly uneven.
The U.S. nuclear rearmament and NATO's encirclement of Russia have created a highly insecure and dangerous world situation. The advantages of having the "first strike" becomes harder to resist. With the support of NATO, Romania and Poland are now installing a new American "defense" robot system called "Aegis Ashore". President Putin has warned the two countries that in case of a military conflict, they will now become the primary objectives. Russia's concern for a disarming first attack appears to be genuine. Whether the concern is well-founded, we can not know. What is crucial to our security are the actual thoughts and plans of each superpower.
The risk has never been greater
Former US Defense Secretary William Perry has warned that the risk of a nuclear war is now greater than ever. The reasons are, among other things, the following:
>  The breaking of the agreement after the dissolution of the Soviet Union (1990) not to expand NATO. The number of NATO nations has since increased from 13 to 28.
>  NATO's illegal intervention in Yugoslavia (1999) with the separation of Kosovo.
>  The termination of the ABM Treaty (Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty) in 2001.
>  The establishment of anti-missile bases in Romania and Poland (see above) – bases that can easily be reprogrammed to serve for attack robots.
>  The upgrading of the US nuclear weapons system at a cost of a trillion (12 zeros) dollars.
>  The illegal US-backed coup (2014) in Ukraine.
>  NATO strategic military superiority in terms of ability to strike first.
>  The demonization of Putin, including comparisons to Hitler. (A "Hitler" is not someone you can negotiate with – but someone who has to be eliminated).

Independent American security analysts such as VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity) consider NATO war games in Russia's neighborhood as extremely provocative and dangerous. More and more European politicians are publicly distancing themselves from NATO's aggressive policies – such as the Greek Prime Minister Tsipras, the German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and French President François Hollande.
Opposite effects
NATO is strong globally. Compared to Russia, NATO spends ten times more money on weapons. Many countries assume that becoming a member of NATO provides protection. But when there is an asymmetric military balance, the logical consequence will be the opposite. Should US/NATO strike from bases bordering on Russia, the Russian military leaders will not have time to react.
Russia has made it clear that such a situation will not be tolerated. Therefore, Russia currently applies a nuclear doctrine that allows for a nuclear strike with restrictions ("The Concept of De-escalation"). The intention of this doctrine is that with a limited first attack, the strike will make continued warfare less likely. By not fighting back, the U.S. will avoid the risk of an extension of the conflict to its own territory. Would an American president be willing to devastate his own country in order to retaliate against a Russian strike on bases in Europe?
The military-strategic situation is thus extremely unstable. Countries bordering on Russia that have allowed the installation of NATO bases are at an increasingly greater risk of becoming prime objectives. The outcome of the US presidential election brings no relief – whatever will be the outcome.
Cause and effect
When Western politicians do not distinguish between "cause and effect", provocation and reaction, the consequences can be devastating. Russia now faces three choices, in terms of dealing with NATO:
>  Giving up, and accepting the role of an American vassal
>  Waiting for NATO to strike first and thus be neutralized
>  Strike first with tactical nuclear weapons against European missile bases which constitute a direct threat and expect the U.S. not to retaliate, risking a counter-attack on its own territory. (Donald Trump has already implied that the United States will not unconditionally retaliate militarily to protect its NATO allies.)

President Putin has indicated that it is the third military scenario that Russia is now considering. The only question is when. The loser, in whichever case, will be Europe.
Sweden's rapprochement to NATO has increased the risk of our country being drawn into a war. Therefore, it is particularly important to Sweden and other European countries to support all initiatives aimed at détente and disarmament – and thus create a public opinion that will distance us from NATO.

Doctors active in the peace movement - Leif Elinder, Anders Romelsjö, Martin Gelin
clothcapclothcap on August 25th, 2016 04:04 pm (UTC)
The Global De-dollarization and the US Policies
NEO 02.02.2015
Author: 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 heding 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.

More http://journal-neo.org/2015/02/02/rus-dedollarizatsiya-i-ssha/
clothcapclothcap on August 25th, 2016 04:22 pm (UTC)
Are the Clintons Israeli Agents?
Man who "ran the CIA" offers an entirely new perspective
By Philip Giraldi
Information Clearing House August 24, 2016

On August 5th, Michael Morell, a former acting Director of the CIA, pilloried GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, concluding that he was an “unwitting agent of Russia.” Morell, who entitled his New York Times op-ed “I Ran the CIA and now I’m endorsing Hillary Clinton,” described the process whereby Trump had been so corrupted. According to Morell, Putin, it seems, as a wily ex-career intelligence officer, is “trained to identify vulnerabilities in an individual and to exploit them. That is exactly what he did early in the primaries. Mr. Putin played upon Mr. Trump’s vulnerabilities… In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation.”
I have previously observed how incomprehensible the designation of “unwitting agent” used in a sentence together with “recruited” is, but perhaps I should add something more about Morell that might not be clear to the casual reader. Morell was an Agency analyst, not a spy, who spent nearly his entire career in and around Washington. The high point of his CIA experience consisted of briefing George W. Bush on the President’s Daily Brief (PDB).
Morell was not trained in the arduous CIA operational tradecraft course which agent recruiters and handlers go through. This means that his understanding of intelligence operations and agents is, to put it politely, derivative. If he had gone through the course he would understand that when you recruit an agent you control him and tell him what to do. The agent might not know whom exactly he is really answering to as in a false flag operation, but he cannot be unwitting.
Morell appears to have a tendency to make promises that others will have to deliver on, but perhaps that’s what delegation by senior U.S. government officials is all about. He was also not trained in CIA paramilitary operations, which perhaps should be considered when he drops comments about the desirability of “covertly” killing Russians and Iranians to make a point that they should not oppose U.S. policies in Syria, as he did in a softball interview with Charlie Rose on August 6th.
Morell appears to be oblivious to the possibility that going around assassinating foreigners might be regarded as state sponsored terrorism and could well ignite World War 3. And, as is characteristic of chickenhawks, it is highly unlikely that he was intending that either he or his immediate family should go out and cut the throats or blow the heads off of those foreign devils who seek to derail the Pax Americana. Nor would he expect to be in the firing line when the relatives of those victims seek revenge. Someone else with the proper training would be found to do all that messy stuff and take the consequences.
Be that as it may, Morell was a very senior officer and perhaps we should accept that he might know something that the rest of us have missed, so let’s just assume that he kind of misspoke and give him a pass on the “recruited unwitting agent” expression. Instead let’s look for other American political figures who just might be either deliberately or inadvertently serving the interests of a foreign government, which is presumably actually what Michael Morell meant to convey regarding Trump. To be sure a well-run McCarthy-esque ferreting out of individuals who just might be disloyal provides an excellent opportunity to undertake a purge of those who either by thought, word or deed might be guilty of unacceptable levels of coziness with foreign interests.

Continues http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45354.htm
clothcapclothcap on August 25th, 2016 04:30 pm (UTC)
Turkey Invades Syria, Backed By U.S.
By Brandon Turbeville
Activist Post
August 23, 2016 Information Clearing House

On Wednesday morning, Turkey abruptly launched an all-out military assault on Syria, sending in tanks, troops, and engaging in airstrikes, in concert with airstrikes from the United States, to the northern portions of Syria near the Turkey-Syria border under the guise of combatting ISIS forces. At this time, the military operations seem focused around Jarablus.
According to the BBC, “A dozen Turkish tanks and other vehicles have rolled across the Syrian border after heavy shelling of an area held by so-called Islamic State (IS). Military sources told Turkish media 70 targets in the Jarablus area had been destroyed by artillery and rocket strikes, and 12 by air strikes.”
For those who may be wondering exactly what the Turkish goal might be, two points must be mentioned in regards to Turkey’s actions which should go some length to demonstrate that the Turks are still focused on destroying the Syrian government as well as preventing the establishment of a Kurdish enclave either in Syria or Turkey.
First, the Turkish military is acting as the frontal assault for “moderate” rebel forces like the FSA who are marching in directly behind the Turkish military to hold territory conquered by the Turks. Any association with the Free Syrian Army, a gaggle of Western-backed extremists indistinguishable from ISIS, should be a major warning sign to any informed observer that the goal is not to aid in the destruction of terrorist forces in Syria or to assist the Syrian government in its goal to do so. Second, the Turkish invasion was accompanied by American airstrikes which clearly indicates that the Turks are operating closely with the United States, which has been chomping at the bit to either directly destroy the Syrian government via military invasion or to create “buffer zones” and “safe zones” in the country to act as forward operating bases for future terrorist proxy operations.
Al-Masdar reports on the progress of the Turkish military offensive by writing:
> The Turkish Special Forces, alongside the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Faylaq Al-Sham, reportedly captured their first village during this new offensive dubbed “Operation Euphrates Shield.”
> According to Faylaq Al-Sham’s official media wing, their forces captured the village of Tal Katlijah after the Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham (ISIS) terrorists quickly abandoned the area in order to reinforce Jarabulus.
> ISIS has mostly abandoned the small area between Jarabulus and the Turkish border, leaving only small units to resist the advancing Turkish-backed rebels.
> The Turkish-backed rebels are now attacking the hilltop village of Tal Sha’er, which is along the road to Jarabulus.

The Turk agenda here is also two-fold: On one hand, Turkey’s Erdogan wants to continue to work with NATO and the United States to destroy the secular government of Bashar al-Assad while, on the other hand, Turkey needs to do all it can do to prevent an autonomous Kurdish enclave on its border with Syria. An effective way to do this is to create a “buffer zone” between the Kurds and Turkey while, at the same, making sure that the dimensions of the “buffer zone” are the same as the “safe zone” desired by NATO two years ago in order to keep terrorist supply lines moving through Turkey and in to Syria. That narrow and porous jihadist corridor has become known as the Jarablus corridor, the same areas which the Turks are now invading and filling up with terrorists as we speak.

More http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45348.htm
clothcapclothcap on August 25th, 2016 04:32 pm (UTC)
Israeli Think Tank: Don’t Destroy ISIS - It’s a “Useful Tool” Against Iran, Hezbollah, Syria
Head of a right-wing think tank says the existence of ISIS serves a "strategic purpose" in the West's interests
By Ben Norton
Information Clearing House August 24, 2016

According to a think tank that does contract work for NATO and the Israeli government, the West should not destroy ISIS, the fascist Islamist extremist group that is committing genocide and ethnically cleansing minority groups in Syria and Iraq.
Why? The so-called Islamic State “can be a useful tool in undermining” Iran, Hezbollah, Syria and Russia, argues the think tank’s director.
“The continuing existence of IS serves a strategic purpose,” wrote Efraim Inbar in “The Destruction of Islamic State Is a Strategic Mistake,” a paper published on Aug. 2.
By cooperating with Russia to fight the genocidal extremist group, the United States is committing a “strategic folly” that will “enhance the power of the Moscow-Tehran-Damascus axis,” Inbar argued, implying that Russia, Iran and Syria are forming a strategic alliance to dominate the Middle East.
“The West should seek the further weakening of Islamic State, but not its destruction,” he added. “A weak IS is, counterintuitively, preferable to a destroyed IS.”
Inbar, an influential Israeli scholar, is the director of the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, a think tank that says its mission is to advance “a realist, conservative, and Zionist agenda in the search for security and peace for Israel.”
The think tank, known by its acronym BESA, is affiliated with Israel’s Bar Ilan University and has been supported by the Israeli government, the NATO Mediterranean Initiative, the U.S. embassy in Israel and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.
BESA also says it “conducts specialized research on contract to the Israeli foreign affairs and defense establishment, and for NATO.”
In his paper, Inbar suggested that it would be a good idea to prolong the war in Syria, which has destroyed the country, killing hundreds of thousands of people and displacing more than half the population.
As for the argument that defeating ISIS would make the Middle East more stable, Inbar maintained: “Stability is not a value in and of itself. It is desirable only if it serves our interests.”
“Instability and crises sometimes contain portents of positive change,” he added.
Inbar stressed that the West’s “main enemy” is not the self-declared Islamic State; it is Iran. He accused the Obama administration of “inflat[ing] the threat from IS in order to legitimize Iran as a ‘responsible’ actor that will, supposedly, fight IS in the Middle East.”
More http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45355.htm
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 08:32 am (UTC)
The Brewing Collapse of the Western Monetary System
By Peter Koenig
Information Clearing House August 24, 2016

Germany has just warned its citizens of an upcoming catastrophe and urged them to stockpile food, water and money for at least 10 days, to be autonomous and independent until the government has caught up putting the necessary public safety systems in place – in case of a ‘catastrophe’. There was no mention on the type of disaster awaiting them. A war, an economic and or monetary collapse, or both? – The warning was later downplayed as part of a ‘routine exercise’ in Germany’s new defense strategy.
On a related note, against many Members of Parliament and several ministers, the German Bundeswehr (army) has declared Russia as an enemy nation. This is akin to a declaration of war. The head of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma, Alexei Puschkow, has posted the Twitter message:
‘The decision of the German government declaring Russia to be an enemy shows Merkel’s subservience to the Obama administration.’
The idea of the German warning is to scare people. People who are afraid can be easily manipulated. While buying supermarkets’ shelves empty, they will ask for more police and military protection. That’s precisely what Washington and the EU want – a militarization of Europe. Germany, being Obama’s chief vassal, is the mouthpiece for the rest of Europe. At the same time, this scare tactic is an indirect warning of a threat of aggression from Russia. The past weeks of western lie-propaganda have shown Russia’s protection of Crimea with heavy maneuvers in the Black Sea, depicting them as a preparation of war towards the west. Never mind that Ukraine’s self-styled lord Poroshenko has threatened to take Crimea back, amassing troops and tanks at the border of this historic and strategic Russian peninsula.
Of course, things do not look good for the US-NATO led West with its EU stooges. Turkey’s President Erdogan has turned away from the notorious west to Mr. Putin and may be abandoning his alliance with Washington, Brussels – and NATO. Russia has asked Ankara to use its Incirlik airbase in the south, close to the Syrian border, currently mainly occupied by NATO, storing some 50 US nuclear warheads and uncountable US fighter jets and helicopters, plus housing at least 5,000 US-NATO troops. Turkey’s Prime Minister, Binali Yildirim, said last Saturday, that Russia could use the base, but denied that any such request has been made by Russia. In fact, according to EurActiv.com, “the Pentagon has initiated the transfer of 20 B61-type aviation bombs with nuclear warheads from the Turkish Incirlik air base to the Deveselu base in Romania currently hosting the US missile shield.” Although the Romanian Foreign Ministry has denied this news, it is nonetheless largely credible, says Valentin Vasilescu of Russia’s katehon.com.
Incidentally, Incirlik is the base from which the two Turkish fighters took off to shoot down the Russian fighter jet Su24 patrolling the Turkish-Syrian border last November. The two pilots, one of whom was the killer, were either CIA agents, or were acting on CIA orders. It is known that Incirlik is infested with dozens of CIA agents.
President Erdogan’s new alliance with Russia, his recently re-established relation with his old friend Bashar al-Assad, Turkey’s supposed closing of her borders to the Islamic State (IS-ISIS-Daesh) at the request of Russia, plus Iran putting her Hamadan base at Russia’s disposal, making Russia, Iran, Syria, Hezbollah and (perhaps) Turkey the new axis of stability and maybe peace in the Middle East, is not boding well for the West. It is more than a loss of prestige. The area contains an enormous wealth of hydrocarbons and other natural resources – and the new axis threatens to block the Zionist expansion towards a Greater Israel that would cover about a third of the current area called Middle East, including all of Palestine, Jordan, Syria, parts of Saudi Arabia and Iraq. This, and for achieving world hegemony, Full Spectrum Dominance, the overall objective of the ever ongoing PNAC (Plan for a New American Century), is what Washington is fighting for. No small matter. And not easy to let go.

More http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article45352.htm
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 08:38 am (UTC)
Information Clearing House
Russian Foreign Ministry Expresses Concern About Turkish Operation in Syria:
“Moscow is deeply concerned about what is happening in the Syrian-Turkish border area,” the ministry said, adding that further degradation in the conflict zone and the prospect of Kurdish-Arab conflict raises alarm, according to Sputnik.

Europe supports Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield: Messages of support were issued in European capitals on Wednesday in response to Turkey’s operation against Daesh around the northern Syrian city of Jarabulus.

Propaganda alert: U.N./OPCW inquiry blames Syria government for gas attacks, likely sanctions fight looms: Syrian government troops were responsible for two toxic gas attacks and Islamic State militants used sulfur mustard gas, a joint investigation by the United Nations and the global chemical weapons watchdog found on Wednesday
That's according to Soros agents working for the luciferian UN. The zionist Saudi regime drops cluster bombs on civilians. Will they be punished with another top UN job? The zionist Israeli regime practices apartheid and genocide. How soon before they are on the luciferian UN's security council?

U.S.-led airstrike ‘kills civilians’ in Syrian city of Raqqa:
A number of civilians are believed to have been killed after a U.S.-led airstrike in the ISIS-occupied Syrian city of Raqqa, the U.S. military reports. It comes on the heels of other coalition airstrikes in which civilians are believed to have been killed.

Iraq: Civilians with ISIS members killed in airstrikes in Mosul:
“Ten civilians were killed and 15 others were wounded in the airstrikes. The airstrikes also killed and injured several ISIS members, apart from causing severe damage to the buildings.”

Blast near Baghdad kills two and injures six:
“This morning, an improvised explosive device exploded near a sheep market at Suwaib, south-west of Baghdad, killing two persons and wounding six others.”

32 killed in Yemen violence:
Pro-government forces said in a statement that 24 Houthis and allied forces of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh were killed in battles in the center of Taiz city.

Yemenis say U.S. murders 5 alledged al-Qaida suspects:
The witnesses say a missile struck the militants' vehicle on Wednesday in the southern Shabwa province, completely destroying it.

Football fans raise over 100,000 pounds for Palestine following flag controversy:
The news comes as Celtic gear up to play in Israel on Tuesday night against Hapoel Be’er Sheva. Israeli authorities have promised to arrest and prosecute any actions involving Palestine solidarity.
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 08:46 am (UTC)
Syrian Envoy to UN Discloses French Ties to Chemical Attacks
Aug 25, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jafari revealed that France was involved in the deadly chemical attacks that took place in Syria back in 2013.
“According to the French sources and according to the book ‘Road to Damascus’ the famous French journalists Georges Malbruno and Christian Shesno have documented evidence to prove the involvement of the former French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, in the Eastern Guta tragedy near Damascus,” Jafari told Sputnik.
“The case with chemical weapons was initially fabricated to exert pressure on the Syrian government. After the first chemical gas attack on Khan al-Asal in Aleppo, I went to the Secretary-General (UN approx.) to request assistance to the Syrian government in investigation for answering if there actually was a chemical attack and who was behind it?” he added.
The Secretary-General said that he must consult with the UN Security Council countries first. “Three hours later after consultation with the countries of the UN Security Council, he came back to me and said, ‘Tell your government that I will assist and sent a delegation of experts who will be engaged in investigating the chemical attack in Khan al-Asal.’”
More http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950604000718
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 08:47 am (UTC)
Russia: ISIL Using Chemical Weapons Both in Syria, Iraq
Aug 25, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman once again emphasized the use of chemical weapons by the ISIL terrorists in Syria and Iraq.
Moscow welcomes the release of the third UN and Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) report on chemical weapons use in Syria, which confirms that Daesh militants have chemical weapons, the Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Thursday during her weekly press briefing, Sputnik reported.
"I would like to comment on the release of the third report of the joint UN-OPCW mechanism to investigate chemical weapons use in Syria. We welcome the release of this report… we can say this now, and of course this was not a revelation for us that Daesh militants have chemical weapons, they use them not only in Iraq, but also Syria," she added.
The Spokesperson reminded that Moscow had warned about the ISIL being in possession of chemical weapons numerous times.
Maria Zakharova also said that the policy of some Western states had triggered increase in terrorism. She criticized the opponents of President Bashar al-Assad for reluctance to help settle the Syrian crisis.
The United States Wednesday called on Russia and Iran to join efforts to seek accountability for those responsible for using chemical weapons in Syria, after the United Nations released the results of a probe into chemical weapons attacks in Syria in 2014 and 2015 that implicated the Syrian government and the ISIL terrorist group.
Syrian envoy to the United Nations Bashar Jaafari told Sputnik that the UN ignored hundreds of reports on chemical attacks filed by the Syrian government. Syria's Permanent Representative to the UN also revealed that France was involved in the deadly chemical attacks that took place in Syria back in 2013.

More http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950604000999
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 08:48 am (UTC)
Saudi Arabia Using Cluster Bombs on Yemeni Residential Areas
Aug 25, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The UN human rights office said the Saudi military is using cluster bombs against residential areas in Yemen in violation of international law, blaming the Riyadh regime for most of the civilian casualties in its impoverished Southern neighbor.
On Thursday, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein called for the creation of an independent international body to investigate cases of human rights violations in conflict-ridden Yemen, press tv reported.
“Civilians in Yemen have suffered unbearably over the years from the effects of a number of simultaneous and overlapping armed conflicts,” Hussein said in a statement, adding that “they continue to suffer... while those responsible for the violations and abuses against them enjoy impunity.”
The UN official further said “such a manifestly protracted unjust situation must no longer be tolerated by the international community,” calling for “an international, independent investigative body” to be established.
On May 6, Human Rights Watch (HRW) criticized the United States for selling cluster munitions to Saudi Arabia, urging Riyadh to stop using such banned arms that leave behind unexploded sub-munitions and endanger civilians.
Steve Goose, arms director at HRW and chair of the Cluster Munition Coalition, an international coalition of groups working to eradicate cluster munitions, said Saudi Arabia has used various types of US-made cluster munitions, including CBU-105 Sensor Fuzed Weapons, in its war against Yemen despite evidence of mounting civilian casualties.
Experts say CBU-105 is designed to explode above the ground and project an explosively formed jet of metal and fragmentation downward. The cluster ammunition is equipped with electronic self-destruct and self-deactivation features.
On April 7, HRW said its investigators traveled to a town in Yemen’s northwestern province of Hajjah the day after the attack and identified 97 civilians killed in the strike, including 25 children. The team said another 10 bodies were burned beyond recognition, bringing the total number of victims to 107.
They found fragments of a GBU-31 satellite-guided bomb as well as its guidance equipment supplied by the US, matching an earlier report by British television network ITV.
More http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950604000771
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 08:48 am (UTC)
The Deafening Silence: US, UK Violating Arms Trade Treaty in Yemen

Aug 24, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Middle East is filled with violence and terror, because war criminals can easily buy arms from the most significant violators of Arms Trade Treaty in the world and use them against whoever comes their way.
In Yemen, for instance, British weapons sales to Saudi Arabia are a serious violation of International Law and Arms Trade Treaty. They contribute to serious human rights violations, where the Saudi-led bombing campaign is systematically hitting civilian targets including schools and hospitals - in contravention of the rules of war.
As reported by Oxfam, the UK government has even switched from being an “enthusiastic backer” of the Arms Trade Treaty to “one of the most significant violators”.
The message rings out loud and clear:
Just like Britain, the United States has also licensed billions of dollars of arms sales to Riyadh since Saudis and the mere extras entered the illegal war on Yemen. The Saudis are leading a brutal military operation in which US and UK-supplied aircraft, bombs and missiles are playing a major role. The British and American military officials are also in the command and control centre for Saudi airstrikes, and have access to lists of targets, playing a key role in choosing them.
One side-effect of the chaos resulting from this criminal campaign is that the local franchises of Al-Qaeda and ISIL are now thriving as never before. Worse yet, the Saudi-led campaign has claimed thousands of lives and triggered a humanitarian catastrophe that the UN has placed in the same class of severity as that in Syria. Among the dead are many women and children, as documented by Save the Children, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Committee of the Red Cross, and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.
These organisations are now calling on the UK and US governments to suspend their illegal arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Some have even launched formal legal challenges in courts to halt the sales on those grounds. But to no avail.
The response from the British and the American governments has been thoroughly cynical. They “shamelessly and disingenuously” deny any evidence of Saudi violations, simply ignoring the world’s leading human rights organisations, who have been documenting such violations from day one.
More http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950603001656
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 08:49 am (UTC)
Report: Euphrates Shield Operation to Continue until FSA Regains Control of Jarabulus

Aug 25, 2016

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkish Defense Minister Fikri Isik said Thursday that Turkish troops will continue their military operation in Northern Syria until the Free Syrian Army (FSA) regains control of the town of Jarabulus.
The Turkish Army with the air support of the US-led coalition launched a military operation on Wednesday to allegedly drive ISIL out of Jarabulus town.
"Our main goal is to clear Jarabulus of the Daesh terrorist group militants. The second goal is to prevent Syrian Kurds from taking control of the area after Daesh clear-out. Jarabulus is an important point in both a short and long-term perspective. We have to defend our borders by ourselves as Syria does not have an effective government. And we are within our right to stay in the area until the Free Syrian Army regains control over the situation there," Isik was quoted as saying by the NTV broadcaster.
The YPG Kurdish forces and the Free Syrian Army have both raced towards Jarabulus to take the city after ISIL started withdrawing from the Northern Aleppo city.
"Turkey expects Syrian Kurds to leave the Western bank of the Euphrates within the next week", Isik said.
“The Syrian Kurds will inevitably retreat to the East. We agreed with the United States a week ago that the Kurds would retreat to the Eastern bank of the Euphrates in two weeks. This exodus is expected to end next week. The exodus is not completed, we are waiting for that and monitoring that,” he added.
More http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950604000834
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 08:53 am (UTC)
How The Globalists Will Attempt To Control Populations Post-Collapse
August 17, 2016
By Brandon Smith

There is an interesting disconnect with some people when discussing the concept of global centralization. Naturally, the mind reels in horror at the very idea, because many of us know, deep down at our core, that centralization is the root of tyranny. We know that when absolute power is granted into the hands of an elite few over the lives of the masses, very bad things happen. No small group of people has ever shown itself trustworthy, rational, empathic or wise enough to handle such a responsibility. They ALWAYS screw it up, or, they deliberately take advantage of their extreme position of influence to force a particular ideology on everyone else.
This leads to resistance, resistance leads to sociopolitical crackdown and then great numbers of people are imprisoned, enslaved or even murdered. This leads to even more resistance until one of two possible outcomes emerges — chaos and revolution or complete totalitarianism and micro-managed collectivism.
There is no way around this eventual conflict. As long as the centralists continue to pursue total power, men and women will gather to fight them and the situation will escalate. The only conceivable way that this fight could be defused is if the elites stop doing what they do. If they suddenly become enlightened and realize the error of their ways, then perhaps we could escape the troubles unscathed. Or, if those same elites all happen to meet an abrupt end and their influence is neutralized, then the world might have a chance to adjust and adapt in a more organic fashion.
Unfortunately, there are people who refuse to believe that a fight is unavoidable. They desperately want to believe there is another way, and they will engage in an amazing display of mental gymnastics in order to justify this belief.
First, I think it is important to note that I have always argued that the globalists will eventually fail in their pursuit. I find that some folks out there misinterpret my position when I outline the strategies of globalists and they assume I am presenting global centralization as a “sine qua non.” I do not argue that the elites will win the fight, I only argue that there is no way to avoid the fight.
Those that want to know my views on why globalist defeat is a certainty can read my article “The Reasons Why The Globalists Are Destined To Lose.”
The rhetorical question always arises: “How could the globalists ever hope to secure dominance over the entire world; isn’t that an impossible task?”
I believe according to my knowledge of history and human psychology that it IS an impossible task, but that is NOT going to stop the globalists from trying.
This is what the cynics just don’t seem to grasp; we are dealing with a group of narcissistic psychopaths organized around a cult ideology and with nearly unlimited resources at their fingertips. These people think they are rising man-gods, like the Egyptian pharaohs of old. They cannot be persuaded through superior logic or emotional appeal. They will not be deterred by mass activism or peaceful redress. They only understand one thing — the force of arms and the usefulness of lies.
Such people are notorious for taking entire civilizations down with them rather than ceding their thrones. It is foolish to plan a response to them on the assumption that a fight can be avoided. When I say that the globalists are “destined to lose,” this is predicated on my understanding that a certain percentage of human beings will always have an inherent capacity for resistance to tyranny. The globalists will be defeated because there is no way to quantify every single threat to their utopian framework. As long as people continue to fight them, physically and with information, regardless of the personal cost, their weaknesses will be found and they will fall.
This will not be accomplished, however, without considerable sacrifice.

More http://www.activistpost.com/2016/08/globalists-will-attempt-control-populations-post-collapse.html
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 10:28 am (UTC)

There have been a number of cures for the globalist disease tendered that through the imposed false reality the public largely ignored despite that the same public has immensely overwhelming strength and is the source of all wealth.

Cancelling the right to inherit above a specified amount of wealth would be the most effective remedy.
Secondary infections such as compound interest can be made illegal and anti social in the way the miracle herb, beneficial CO2 and Putin have been demonised by the globalists.
The false reality humanity's common enemies, (i.e. black nobility, freemasons, zionists, common purpose, assorted other psychopaths and power crazed) have created using lies and conditioning through news and entertainment to keep the public ignorant and afraid has to be replaced with the truth.
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 11:33 am (UTC)
Vladimir Putin Traitor to the New World Order says Jacob Rothschild
Vladimir Putin Traitor to the New World Order says Jacob Rothschild
Dr. Strangelove Dec 22, 2014
and May 8, 2014

Vladimir Putin Traitor to the One World Government & The NWO.
Pictured is a young Vladimir Putin, who was part of the KGB security team.
We see him introducing his son to the U.S President Ronald Reagan.
Also pictured is Michael Gorbachev.
Vladimir Putin came to power with the sponsorship of Boris Yeltsin: Yelstsin came to power with the sponsorship of the Russian Oligarchs.
For Millennium, the Cabal has been using the Heligian Dialectic.
The Hegelian Dialectic was the policies of George Hagel a German Philosopher.
All historical events emerge from a conflict between opposing forces.
The whole purpose of the dialectic is to control the masses like herding sheep.
Whenever people see a group or belief system as "evil" they instinctively move to the political opposite of what they identified as threatening.
Putin's role was to follow Yeltzins footsteps as the Heligian Dialect was already played out in bringing the two nations, the U.S and Russia together.
But something terrible has gone wrong for the Cabal and their world take over.

clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 11:40 am (UTC)
Vladimir Putin Traitor to the New World Order part 2
secretkeyactivator Jul 28, 2014
The illuminated Cabal are desperate to start a world war, not only to white wash their scams worldwide so that Wall Street can keep the $40 trillion they stole from us and steal another $20 trillion or more on the Day the Dollar Dies but it’s also to try and stop the public from ever finding out about our true history that has suffered 2,000 years of corruption.
Putin's opposition to the Cabal’s “unipolar world" Code name for NWO is now not only obvious: but more than likely credible.
Russia is under constant attack by the globalists who wish to exploit internal divisions to destabilize Russia and install a Zionist lap dog leader like they have in so many places as was the case with Ukraine.
On the 17 of July 2014 Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was either shot down or blown up close to the border of Ukraine and Russia.
There are now strong speculations that an assassination attempt on Putin’s life was connected to the bringing down of flight 17:
Vladimir Putin was going to travel to South America for the last game of the World Cup and for the Bric’s Conference in Brazil which is a direct attack on the Rothschild-headed Global Banking Cartel's power over the global economy and financial system.
According to Russia's Interfax News Agency, the Presidential State Aircraft IL-96 and a similar sized Boeing 777 (Flight MH17) were traveling along the same route over Poland on the way back from South America.
Putin’s plane and the Malaysian Boeing intersected at the same point and the same echelon. That was close to Warsaw on 330-m echelon at the height of 10,100 meters. “The contours of the aircrafts are similar, linear dimensions are also very similar, as for the colouring, at a quite remote distance they are almost identical”,
But taking the Russian State Aircraft down presented a number of problems. If it were downed over the open ocean, fingers would point at America as the superpower capable of global military action. Host nations did provide considerable security to Putin and his aircraft while he was in their nations and airspace. What better place to attack the IL-96 than over Russian airspace near the Ukraine, shortly after it had left Polish airspace.
Russian engineers devised a way to 'stealth' existing non-stealthy aircraft using a plasma system. This system has no doubt been copied by various western powers.
However, no such system is perfect and highly advanced electronic systems can usually detect a stealth aircraft.
They are now working on the black hole project in which the aircraft will disappear completely.
ECM stands for “electronic counter measures”.
The Presidential Russian ECM aircraft can spoof things by turning off or changing its ID squawking and a nearby large aircraft, the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 Flight MH17 was spoofed to cover its normal ID code and replace it with the IL-96 code, that probably led to the deaths of 295 people on Malaysian Airlines Flight.
The Russians at this stage have no advantage to 'outing' the true story.
Another conspiracy going around is that the plane was filled up with dead bodies due to the composing of body parts.
Let me tell you if a plane explodes at 33,000 feet and people are plunging down at that altitude they would turn blue and look bloated from the freezing temperatures and the impact.
Interesting to note Malaysian high court finds Israel guilty of war crimes against humanity.
The US/Zionist/Globalist supported and funded coup against the elected Ukraine government and the resulting conflict was a calculated effort to draw Russia into a war over the Ukraine and thereby tie it down in order to allow Netanyahu a free hand to create his long-sought General Middle East War. Putin has proven to be a brilliant strategist and not easy to trap.
Now once again the world wide Cabal owned media has put the blame on Putin as the bogey man.

clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 11:56 am (UTC)
Vladimir Putin Traitor to the NWO part 3
secretkeyactivator Oct 16, 2015
In the Beginning, Vladimir Putin was playing a very complex multilevel game,
always outmanoeuvring his opponents, to the stage where now, he has created a complete checkmate against the Global banking elite, the RKM and World Zionism.

clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 01:47 pm (UTC)
UK Column News - 25th August 2016
Today's UK Column News with Brian Gerrish & Mike Robinson, including:
01:00 A Beer Hall Putsch in Austin Texas : Donald & Nigel Farage
04:28 Hillary Clinton - & the Soft Power of the Clinton Foundation
07:13 NHS subversion as ‘Health Service’ faces rapid Disintegration
09:44 EU Military Integration Advocate Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka
12:57 May Regime appoints Orwellian ‘Surveillance Commissioners’
19:14 Brandon Lewis MP : ‘the Silent Representative…’ Quiet as ever.
24:25 ‘A moste trustworthy IPCC,’ Independent from what though… ?
27:34 Wall of Silence : NLP Beyond Authority, Reframed & Inhumane
35:28 Social Housing & ‘Free Standing Financial Derivatives’ – Déjà vu?
37:54 ECB Insanities, Dystopian Policies, & a Full Spectrum Dominance
39:43 “So they’re deliberately crashing the system, is what he’s saying…”
43:12 Intense scrutiny of the public by lofty transnationalist psychopaths.
45:34 ‘Who trains New Civil Service recruits?’ NLP & Reframing Minds…

Brandon Lewis MP is rapidly becoming known as 'the Silent Representative' - his breathtaking silence on the Police Whistleblower interview released by UK Column just shy of one month ago is both appalling and profound, whilst his stonewalling of the open letter written at the end of July is equally damning.

The deceptive machinery of the Home Office has been laid bare for all to see. Their priorities are entirely divergent from the safety and wellbeing of the British public. All pretence at honourable conduct in public office has fallen by the wayside as individual actors within the Home Office have scrambled to save their own necks like chickens in disarray.

Malfeasance in public office is seldom so perfectly displayed.

Write to your MPs to inform them of this Whistleblower testimony. Ask what actions they intend to take to ensure that a proportional and comprehensive response is undertaken to investigate the veracity of these allegations and bring all guilty of criminal wrongdoing to account beneath the full force of British law.



HiDef https://www.ukcolumn.org/ukcolumn-news/uk-column-news-25th-august-2016

Edited at 2016-08-26 01:49 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 01:57 pm (UTC)
11 feared killed, scores injured as car bomb explodes at police HQ in Turkey’s southeast

RT News 26 Aug, 2016
11 people were killed and 78 more wounded when a bomb blast hit a police station in the city of Cizre in the southeast of Turkey, according to local broadcaster NTV.
Turkish Health Minister, Recep Akdag, said over 70 were injured while the death toll remained unclear.
Details https://www.rt.com/news/357245-turkey-cizre-blast-police/

Edited at 2016-09-01 05:33 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 02:30 pm (UTC)
Telegraph: Why global governance is making the EU irrelevant
Christopher Booker
16 April 2016

Scarcely a sentence in that creepy Government leaflet telling us to vote to stay in the EU does not cry out for factual correction. But one is particularly disingenuous - concealing a colossal shift in how we are governed which is scarcely being noticed in this campaign. Among the ways it claims the EU is “improving our lives” is a reference to how, as from next year, “roaming charges will be abolished across the EU”. This will save users of mobile telephones “up to 38p a minute on calls”.
The EU was first asked to abolish roaming charges by a global body called the International Telephone Users Group (INTUG) way back in 1999. But it so dragged its feet that eventually INTUG approached another global body, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The OECD then involved a third global body, the International Telecommunications Union, which used the rules of a fourth, the World Trade Organisation, to ensure that by 2013 roaming charges were being abolished right across the world, with the EU right at the back of the queue.
What everyone has been missing, although it should be highly relevant to this referendum, is the astonishing scale on which the making of our laws has been passed up to a global level, to scores of mysterious organisations which then hand down their rulings to be implemented by lesser regional bodies, such as the EU.
“In many ways UNECE plays a greater part in making our laws than Brussels, over everything from marketing standards to vehicle design.”
One after another, groups campaigning to “Remain” in the EU have been claiming as benefits of our membership of the EU things which have, in fact, been handed down by this fast-emerging network of global governance. There has been much talk, for instance, of how the EU is playing a key part in ending wholesale tax avoidance by multi-national corporations. But one reason why they have been getting away with this for so long is that the EU had enshrined in its treaty that right to the “free movement of capital” originally laid down by the OECD.
Only when this became an embarrassing international scandal was it taken up by the G20, which is now acting with the UN Conference on Trade and Development to change the rules. Thus the steps being made to address the problem are due entirely to our new system of “global government”, in which the EU is only a subordinate player.
Stronger in Europe, the group leading the “Remain” campaign, claims that, if we were to leave the EU, disabled people would somehow lose their rights. But these are enshrined in the 2010 Equality Act putting into UK law the UN Convention on the Rights of the Disabled which, as the EU’s own website makes clear, must be implemented by all member states.
The BBC was recently having fun with a lamentably inadequate history of all those long-controversial EU regulations laying down the required marketing standards for fruit and veg, such as cabbages, cucumbers and bananas. The point it wanted to make was that Brussels had finally recognised these rules as being “a little bit daft”, and so very sensibly repealed them. But what the BBC failed to tell us was that the reason they were all scrapped was that they have now been replaced by new standards handed down from another global body: the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) based not in Brussels but in Geneva,
“One reason why the EU is able to boast that it has been cutting back on its tens of thousands of directives and regulations is simply that it has been replacing them with new rules handed down from higher bodies.”
In many ways UNECE plays a greater part in making our laws than Brussels, over everything from marketing standards to vehicle design. One reason why the EU is able to boast that it has been cutting back on its tens of thousands of directives and regulations is simply that it has been replacing them with new rules handed down from higher bodies such as UNECE, the International Standards Organisation, the International Maritime Organisation and scores of others, many also based in Geneva.

Continues, vids http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2016/04/16/global-governance-is-making-the-eu-irrelevant/

Edited at 2016-08-26 02:31 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 07:27 pm (UTC)
Petri Krohn Retweeted
Leith Abou Fadel
More than 12,000 people starving in Darayya? There was only 3,000 people in the town, including rebels.....

RT Retweeted
Axing CCTV would be a "crazy" idea & "devastating" for police says counter-terrorism expert http://on.rt.com/7nl4
[Another NGO ]
Ukrainian bank to sue Russia for $1bn over lost Crimean assets & business

Zero Anthropology
France should be "inclusive", producing a social relationship that is a war of attrition? Who would accept that?
We'll stay in france until france gives us back what they steal and stole #colonialism https://twitter.com/zeroanthro/status/768801658574868480

90+% of white dudes think like him. This'll get them to the polls in big numbers.
The Childish Villain-ification Of Donald Trump http://ln.is/moonofalabama.org/2iTu4
Hillary Clinton: All powerful. Gets Dr. Drew fired for his remarks on Hillary’s health
Once Again The Ukraine Junta Stalls At Minsk Talks, Deliberately Blocking Any Peace Plan ! -...
Fascist Ukrainian representatives in the political subgroup of the Contact Group on the settlement in the Donbass region have failed to put forward any proposals on developing a ...
Team Hillary to End Evil Worldwide
Freedom Rider: The Clinton and Powell War Criminal Charade http://ln.is/blackagendareport.com/2Pyjf
Clintonite Conspiracy Theories http://ln.is/blackagendareport.com/ora00
Palestine is 24K
The Talmud says Palestine so why do Zionist Jews deny it ever existed
Al-Masdar News
ANHA: Turkish forces use chemical weapons in Manbij https://link.almasdarnews.com/MGfxy
russell vogt
Beautiful Blue Lakes Are Invading East Antarctica and That's Not Good http://gizmodo.com/beautiful-blue-lakes-are-invading-east-antarctica-and-t-1785448250
[Due to increased UV due to ozone depletion likely caused by ionosphere super heating in geoengineering HAARP experiments]

Pravda Report
The future of drones: Human factor excluded

Activist Post
Congress Contemplates Bill to Make Russia Permanent Enemy
United Nations Admits to Accidentally Releasing Cholera in Haiti, Killing 10,000 People http://buff.ly/2bjFvIx
What Do Smart Meters And Vaccinations Have In Common?

Mathaba News Retweeted
Russian Mission UN ?@RussiaUN 19h19 hours ago
#Churkin: The situation in #Kosovo remains unstable. Serbs's security is at low level ? http://bit.ly/2bJVIuK
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Maria #Zakharova: #US missile defense buildup in Asia-Pacific causes imbalance http://bit.ly/2bDN95S

Quociente Cultural® Retweeted
What good would it do women's rights if the first woman President protects a serial rapist?

The US is siding with Turkey & Islamic Extremists as they shell the Kurds West of the Euphrates
Map https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cqx3zcXW8AAceQr.jpg

Press TV
Daesh militants execute over 25 young men in northern Iraq http://ptv.io/2Do0

NATO War Media Mute over Aleppo Terrorist Attacks http://bit.ly/2boin0b

“Queen Elizabeth II the largest landowner on Earth.” http://www.whoownstheworld.com/about-the-book/largest-landowner/
Largest five personal landowners on Earh
Queen Elizabeth II 6,600 million acres
King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia 553 million acres
King Bhumibol of Thailand 126 million acres
King Mohammed IV of Morocco 113 million acres
Sultan Quaboos of Oman 76 million acres
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 08:29 pm (UTC)
The Broken Chessboard: Brzezinski Gives Up on Empire

by Mike Whitney
August 25, 2016
The main architect of Washington’s plan to rule the world has abandoned the scheme and called for the forging of ties with Russia and China. While Zbigniew Brzezinski’s article in The American Interest titled “Towards a Global Realignment” has largely been ignored by the media, it shows that powerful members of the policymaking establishment no longer believe that Washington will prevail in its quest to extent US hegemony across the Middle East and Asia. Brzezinski, who was the main proponent of this idea and who drew up the blueprint for imperial expansion in his 1997 book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives, has done an about-face and called for a dramatic revising of the strategy. Here’s an excerpt from the article in the AI:

“As its era of global dominance ends, the United States needs to take the lead in realigning the global power architecture.

Five basic verities regarding the emerging redistribution of global political power and the violent political awakening in the Middle East are signaling the coming of a new global realignment.

The first of these verities is that the United States is still the world’s politically, economically, and militarily most powerful entity but, given complex geopolitical shifts in regional balances, it is no longer the globally imperial power.” (Toward a Global Realignment, Zbigniew Brzezinski, The American Interest)

Continues http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/08/25/the-broken-chessboard-brzezinski-gives-up-on-empire/
[Looking for the most profitable exit. Are all global gov enthusiasts psycho as well as freemason zionist?]
clothcapclothcap on August 26th, 2016 08:42 pm (UTC)
Monopoly & lobbyists: Research reveals why US drugs are so pricey
RT America 26 Aug, 2016

Mylan and Turing are not “bad apples” but par for the course in the US pharmaceutical industry. Drug companies charge a fortune for medications because they can, doctors from the Harvard Medical School have argued in a prominent medical journal.
Mylan Pharmaceuticals recently made headlines after senators – and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton – expressed outrage over their pricing of EpiPen allergy injectors. Last year, Turing CEO Martin Shkreli was dubbed “the most hated man in America” after hiking the price of a generic drug used by some AIDS and cancer patients by 5,000 percent.
The price-gouging appears to be a widespread phenomenon, however. Prices for the commonly used brand-name drugs in the US surged 164 percent between 2008 and 2015, far ahead of the 12-percent increase in the consumer price index, shows a paper published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Even the price of insulin went up by an average of 300 percent, between 2002 and 2013.
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Heather Bresch, chief executive of Mylan, Inc. © Alex Gallardo Political injection: EpiPen maker offers discount after public outrage
“The most important factor that allows manufacturers to set high drug prices is market exclusivity, protected by monopoly rights awarded upon Food and Drug Administration approval and by patents,” argued Harvard Medical School doctors Aaron Kesselheim and Jerry Avorn, and jurist Ameet Sarpatwari, authors of the JAMA paper.
In addition to patent laws that create market exclusivity for pharmaceutical companies, other US regulations also limit the ability of insurers and governments to negotiate drug prices, Kesselheim told NBC News.
More https://www.rt.com/usa/357341-big-pharma-lobbying-prices/