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The Petrodollar Doomsday Clock Just Ticked Closer To Midnight

  • X22Report Published on Sep 14, 2017
    Corporate media put out a report that Trump agreed to help the dreamers, the problem is that he denies the report. US agrees with Russia on a peace keeping force in Ukraine. US sanctions on NK will not work because there is really no goal to the sanctions. Venezuela has just taken the next step and they will now sell their oil bypassing the dollar. The petrodollar doomsday clock just moved closer to midnight. Iraq parliament turns down the Kurd referendum and remove the Pro-Kurd governor. Russia deploys the Mig 29 in Syria. The IS says they will fight until the death, there will be no evacuation.

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September 16, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia-Belarus Zapad 2017 Military Drills: 250 Tanks, 70 Aircraft and 13,000 Troops

  • RT Published on Sep 15, 2017
    Major war games between Russia and Belarus continued on Friday, despite concern from some NATO members. The Zapad 2017 drills have sparked criticism among members of the Western military alliance and in neighboring countries over a lack of transparency about the exercises.

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September 16, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Hundreds Of Tanks And Howitzers From The United States Arrive In Poland

  • Hundreds Of Tanks And Howitzers From The United States Arrive In Poland
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/
    One day before Russia kicked off its “Zapad 2017” military exercise, dubbed the “biggest display of Russian military power since the end of the Cold War”, on September 13 American military equipment arrived in the port of Gdansk, Radio Poland reports, where more than a thousand pieces of American military equipment from the Second Anti-tank Brigade Combat Team were unloaded at the port, including Abrams tanks, Bradley combat vehicles, Paladin howitzers and other combat equipment. This is the first shipment of equipment to arrive in Poland under the initiative Operation Atlantic Resolve according to UA Wire.

    According to the General Commander of Poland’s Armed Forces, General Jaroslaw Mika, the equipment will be used during military exercises. “This military equipment, which we see today, will be located in the western part of Poland. I mean, first of all, in such areas as Boleslawiec, Zagan, Torun, Swietoszow, and Skwierzyna. This equipment will be used in various maneuvers and training. This is a brigade fighting group. At this point, I want to emphasize the scale of the Dragon 17 exercises. This is 17,000 soldiers from 11 countries. I think that these figures are quite impressive if we are speaking about the activity of the NATO member countries, as well as the use of America’s potential,” he said.

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September 16, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia Kicks Off “Biggest Display Of Military Power Since The Cold War”

  • Russia Kicks Off “Biggest Display Of Military Power Since The Cold War”
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/
    Today, Moscow kicked off its controversial, week-long “Zapad-2017” drill, the latest iteration of a series of training maneuvers that began under the Soviet Union in the 1970s, and which has angered and put NATO and Baltic States leaders on edge. Land, sea and air units will be taking part in war games until the 21st of September across a huge area encompassing western Russia, Belarus, the Baltic Sea and the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad.

    After a long break following the collapse of communism, Zapad, or “west” in Russian, was revived in 1999 and then was expanded after Vladimir Putin became president at the end of that year. Previous versions were held in 2009 and 2013.  Moscow says fewer than 13,000 troops are participating – the threshold for inviting international observers – but NATO members believe as many as 100,000 troops will be involved in the drills. That would make this year’s drill the biggest display of Russian military power since the end of the Cold War a quarter-century ago.

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September 15, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

War Games: Sweden Conducts Largest Military Drills Citing ‘Eastern Threat’

  • RT Published on Sep 14, 2017
    The US is building up its presence in Poland – with more than a thousand military vehicles, of them 400 are tracked…Meanwhile, American troops are also taking part in Sweden’s biggest military drills in more than 20 years. Peace activist Pelle Sunvisson believes the country risks becoming dangerously militarised because of its ties with NATO. RT’s Miguel Francis-Santiago on why the neutral nation thinks it needs such a large-scale exercise.

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September 15, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

RAW: Vast Amount of US Military Hardware Arrives in Poland for NATO Operation

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2590015/us-army-moves-2500-tanks-trucks-and-military-vehicles-into-europe-in-the-biggest-troop-transfer-since-the-cold-war/

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/756758/America-Russia-USA-tanks-military-Vladimir-Putin-Barack-Obama-Donald-Trump-Ukraine

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http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/577041/us-troops-to-russia-tanks-poland-world-war-3

NATO is provoking Russia into WW3. Click on image for article.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/751322/Vladimir-Putin-Russia-tanks-war-conflict-Nato-Donald-Trump-Barack-Obama

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https://www.rt.com/news/370575-us-tanks-holland-nato-russia/

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/744518/US-1600-tanks-Netherlands-Nato-Russia-Europe-Tom-Middendorp-Germany-Poland-Belgium

NATO is provoking the Russian Bear into WW3! Click on image for article.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/730749/usa-europe-putin-russia-ammo-ammunition-shipment-germany

No let up in the Satanic WW3 agenda. Will the Donald be able to derail the Illuminati’s plan? Click on image for article.

https://www.army.mil/article/177936

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https://www.rt.com/news/366298-us-ammunition-shipment-europe/

The election of the Donald has temporarily derailed the Illuminati’s Satanic WW3 plans. But for how long? Click on image for article.

September 14, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sweden, NATO Allies Launch Biggest Military Exercise in 23yrs Amid ‘Russian Threat’

  • Sweden, NATO Allies Launch Biggest Military Exercise in 23yrs Amid ‘Russian Threat’
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Sweden has launched its largest military exercise in 23 years, with several NATO countries taking part. The drills come just before the Russia-Belarus Zapad 2017 exercises, which involve fewer troops, but stir much more controversy.

    The Aurora 17 drills, set to take place over the course of three weeks, involve a scenario in which Stockholm and the crucial island of Gotland are under attack by a foreign military.

    If you control Gotland, you have control over the sea and the airways towards the Baltic states,” Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist told the Financial Times on Friday, referring to the island which is located not too far from the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

    The massive exercise will include 20,000 troops, 90 percent of whom are Swedish. The drills will see almost half of the country’s armed forces “on the move,” according to an organizing officer cited by Newsweek.

    Around 2,000 foreign troops are also taking part in the drills, more than 1,400 of whom are from the US, according to Sydöstran newspaper. NATO members Denmark, Estonia, France, Lithuania, and Norway are also participating, as well as non-aligned Finland.

    Hultqvist says the United States’ participation in the drills is a “statement of intent,” noting that there is “a need for US presence in this region.” 

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4100008/Stockpile-U-S-tanks-military-equipment-arrives-Germany-deter-Russian-aggression.html

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/201611071047136875-nato-tensions-russia-defense/

Preparations for WW3. Click on image for article.

http://theduran.com/massive-military-build-up-in-poland-picks-up-speed-as-nato-signals-war-like-offensive-action-towards-russia/

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/764417/russian-army-war-vladimir-putin

The west is provoking Russia into WW3 with their massive build up of NATO forces along the Russian border. Click on image for article.

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September 13, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why NATO Chief Maintains ‘There-Could-Be-Only-One’ Stance on Calls for EU Army

http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/840804/Brexit-news-ex-Macron-defence-advisor-EU-army-Britain

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  • Why NATO Chief Maintains ‘There-Could-Be-Only-One’ Stance on Calls for EU Army
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has again cautioned against the creation of a European army, also admitting that Europe cannot do without NATO, the US and Britain. Why does he repeat this warning like a mantra time after time?

    Speaking to Sputnik, Czech military expert Ivan Kratochvil said that “the creation of the EU army with the aim of ensuring the territorial integrity and inviolability of EU countries unequivocally threatens the US interests in Europe.”

    He drew attention to the fact that Stoltenberg’s remarks came ahead of an informal meeting of the defense and foreign ministers of EU countries which was held in the Estonian capital Tallinn earlier this week.

    Kratochvil pointed to Stoltenberg stressing that NATO remains committed to protecting the EU and that both organizations should complement each other rather than compete.

    “He wants more European forces, more modern capabilities and more defense spending. Also, Stoltenberg wants to avoid differences and such duplication as the creation of the European command or the European army as well as the rhetoric that Europe could do without NATO,” Kratochvil said.

    According to him, the NATO Secretary General has repeatedly warned against creating the European army because “the alliance provides US dominance in Europe.”

    “This is a forceful instrument of US influence on its allies and the countries neighboring with NATO members. From the point of view of geopolitics, Russia is the first and most serious enemy of NATO,” Kratochvil pointed out.

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/politics/837340/Brexit-news-MEPs-unveil-plan-for-EU-army-navy-and-air-force-Britain-left

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/201708011056067174-france-germany-draft-defense-pact/

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https://sputniknews.com/politics/201705311054157040-merkel-nato-eu-army/

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https://sputniknews.com/europe/20160908/1045089399/eu-army-nato.html

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September 12, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Lavrov Blasts US-Led Coalition for Trying to Protect Nusra Front (Al Qaeda) in Syria

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201709111057283335-lavrov-nusra-front-syria/

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September 12, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Massive Russian, NATO Wargames Set To Begin Amid Mutual Accusations Of Provocation

WW3 is near?

  • Massive Russian, NATO Wargames Set To Begin Amid Mutual Accusations Of Provocation
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/
    As the two old, cold war adversaries, Russia and NATO, prepare to begin massive war games to show off their respective military strengths, it was the UK’s turn to accuse Russia first of “testing the West” by conducting war games on NATO’s eastern flank in its biggest military exercise in four years. Speaking on BBC’s “The Andrew Marr Show” on Sunday, U.K. Defense Secretary Michael Fallon said that Russia’s exercise “is designed to provoke us, it’s designed to test our defensesand that’s why we have to be strong. Russia is testing us and testing us now at every opportunity. We’re seeing a more aggressive Russia. We have to deal with that.”

    In a testament to our hyperbolic times, Fallon’s statement also contained just a “little bit” of fake news: while Fallon said that more than 100,000 Russian and Belorussian troops are at the borders of North Atlantic Treaty Organization members, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin said last month that the so-called Zapad 2017 exercise Sept. 14-20 involves 13,000 troopsand that the drills are “purely of a defensive nature” according to Bloomberg.

    Meanwhile, what the NATO commander forgot to mention is that just days before the dreaded Russian “Zapad 2017” exercise is set to begin, NATO’s own Steadfast Pyramid 2017 military exercise kicked off in Latvia on Sunday, with 40 senior commanders from NATO states, as well as Finland and Sweden. They are expected to train how to “plan and conduct operations” amid the bloc’s buildup in the region.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4501944/Nato-tanks-massive-strength-Germany.html

Will the WW3 meme never end? It will end when the Man of Sin comes bringing false peace. As long as the Illuminati don’t ignite real physical war, it is just psychological ops. Click on image for article.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/uncategorized/3262714/200-british-tanks-eastern-europe-russian-invasion-fears-vladimir-putin/

No let up in the WW3 drive. Click on image for article.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/756758/America-Russia-USA-tanks-military-Vladimir-Putin-Barack-Obama-Donald-Trump-Ukraine

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https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2590015/us-army-moves-2500-tanks-trucks-and-military-vehicles-into-europe-in-the-biggest-troop-transfer-since-the-cold-war/

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September 11, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Wants Ukraine in NATO to Encircle Russia

  • PressTV News Videos Published on Sep 7, 2017
    The United States is planning to include Ukraine in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), suggests an American analyst, arguing that the move would separate Moscow and Kiev forever and serve Washington’s ultimate goal of “encircling” Russia.

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September 8, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Eleven Strategic Missile Regiments to Hold Large-Scale Drills Across Russia

Russian Topol ballistic missile

  • Eleven Strategic Missile Regiments to Hold Large-Scale Drills Across Russia
    by http://tass.com/
    About 400 large vehicles will be involved in the exercise
    MOSCOW, September 4. /TASS/. Eleven regiments armed with mobile ground-launched strategic missiles Topol, Topol-M and Yars are taking part in an exercise in various regions of Russia stretching from the Tver to Irkutsk regions, the Defense Ministry said on Monday.

    “Eleven missile regiments armed with Topol, Topol-M and Yars missiles are currently on patrol missions in areas from Tver to Irkutsk. One-third of them are conducting intensive maneuvering… The exercise encompasses 20 regions of the country,” the news release runs.

    The personnel will practice alert measures, maneuvering and operations in unfamiliar terrain. The regiments’ commanders will be briefed on the routes at the very last minute. Commando units simulating enemy forces will explore the area in advance to draw up a pattern of planting mines and creating ambushes and charting the likely routes of retreat in advance, thus posing extra hindrances to the missile forces on the move.

    About 400 large vehicles will be involved in the exercise. In all, the Strategic Missile Force will carry out 150 command staff, tactical and special exercises this year, the Defense Ministry said.
https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/09/02/nato-s02.html

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https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-30/nuclear-strike-survival-for-russia-china-get-new-u-s-review

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/761450/united-states-russia-china-nuclear-war-congress-report

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http://usawatchdog.com/u-s-has-plans-for-preemptive-nuclear-attack-paul-craig-roberts/

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http://rt.com/news/257841-russia-china-us-hegemony/

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http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/03/01/352754/us-out-to-wage-nuclear-war-on-russia/

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September 5, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia’s Baltic Marines Flex Muscles In Enormous Training Exercise

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201702241051014298-nato-muscle-flexing-baltics/

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http://theduran.com/nato-war-hawk-commander-warns-nuclear-war-with-russia-in-europe-is-coming-as-russia-plans-attack-on-the-baltic-states/

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http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/09/18/exclusive-the-pentagon-is-preparing-new-war-plans-for-a-baltic-battle-against-russia/

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September 4, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Washington is Preparing for Nuclear War in Europe

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/09/02/nato-s02.html

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September 4, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Zapad 14-20 September 2017: Massive Russian Military Exercise in the Baltics

  • No let up in the Satanic WW3 preparations before the arrival of the Satan and fallen angels.
  • Zapad September 2017: Massive Russian Military Exercise in the Baltics
    by , https://warontherocks.com/
    WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING ZAPAD 2017
    Don’t be surprised if in the coming days you increasingly hear the word Zapad echoing across media outlets and the blogosphere as though it were a category five hurricane, or an apocalyptic event approaching. Zapad, meaning “West” in Russian, is the Russian military’s annual strategic exercise, scheduled to commence on Sept. 14. Such capstone training events have been held on a quadrennial rotation since 1999 between four strategic directions, including Vostok (Eastern), Tsentr (Central), and Kavkaz (Caucasus). As anticipated, Zapad 2017 will take place in the Baltic region, held jointly with Belarus, and led by forces based in Russia’s Western Military District.


    The ongoing confrontation between Russia and the United States, together with the exercise’s geographical focus, makes this a particularly significant event. Large-scale Russian exercises have always imparted a sense of foreboding, yet the reaction to Zapad 2017 is especially sensational this year. The Center for European Policy Analysis has even created a dedicated website with a countdown clock as though awaiting doomsday. Ahead of Zapad rolls a strong wave of anxiety among NATO members, senior officials, and the Russia-watcher community. Such exercises call for vigilance and caution, but panic is unwarranted.

    Ironically, much as the leaders of NATO members dislike Russia’s deployment of forces along their borders, the exercise should be treated as an opportunity. Zapad 2017 is happening whether NATO likes it or not, and Russia will keep holding this exercise every four years, just as the Soviet Union had a penchant for running major exercises in the fall. In truth, Western observers are bound to learn much from this event about Russia’s ability to deploy combat formations to the region, the current state of Russia’s armed forces, and how Moscow intends to leverage military power to shape Western decision-making in the event of a crisis. The conduct of the exercise may even help validate, or invalidate, some of the current thinking in NATO on how to deter Russia.

    Ultimately the exercise is a test of what  Russia calls  “strategic deterrence,” an integration of military, non-military, and nuclear capabilities to shape adversary decision-making from crisis to actual conflict. Although small countries are naturally anxious when large neighbors flex their muscles, in reality this entire affair is about Moscow establishing coercive credibility with Washington, and in that respect it is quite effective. Zapad is part of one long conversation on deterrence and compellence facilitated by the Russian General Staff.

    Getting beyond the sensationalism that we have been treated to thus far, what can the United States and its allies expect from Russia’s Zapad exercise? Why does Russia treat us to this scare-fest every four years? And what are the important lessons to look for through the smokescreen of Russian pronouncements and panicky media coverage?

    Zapad is Coming
    If Zapad 2017 is anything like the 2013 edition, then it will be a two-phase exercise that takes no more than a week – Sept. 14-20. In reality Zapad is a series of events, incorporating numerous trainings, snap readiness checks, deployments, and parallel exercises taking place across Russia. The march to Zapad begins with exercises in the spring to test some of the units that will be involved in the capstone, and intensifies through the summer, particularly for the formations of the military district intended to lead the event. Associated exercises, including multinational events with other countries like the Army 2017 expo, typically take place within the same timeframe.


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https://sputniknews.com/politics/201705061053345721-us-shield-nuclear-retaliation/

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http://www.fort-russ.com/2017/04/us-forces-preparing-sudden-nuclear.html

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https://www.rt.com/news/386276-us-missile-shield-russia-strike/

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http://abcnews.go.com/International/ways-russia-telling-people-prepare-war/story?id=42800992

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http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/721008/Russia-America-nuclear-war-Putin-Obama-bunker-fallout-shelter-Syria-Bashar-al-Assad

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http://theantimedia.org/russian-40-million-citizens-nuclear-war/

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http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/550542/russia-nuclear-world-war-3-us-civil-defence-drill-40-million-people-vladimir-putin-bunkers

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http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/550422/World-War-3-Russia-Prepare-Ready-Attack-US-Cold-War-Underground-shelter-Moscow-12-million

Another sign that the global economic, financial and currency collapse is about to be triggered. Click on image for article.

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September 2, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment