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Putin: NATO Keeps Trying to Draw Russia into Confrontation, Meddle in Internal Affairs

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  • Putin: NATO Keeps Trying to Draw Russia into Confrontation, Meddle in Internal Affairs
    by https://www.rt.com/
    NATO is constantly trying to draw Russia into a confrontation, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said. He added that members of the alliance continue to interfere in Russia’s domestic affairs.

    The accusations came as Putin addressed senior members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB on Thursday. The president said that over the past years the global security situation “has not improved, but on the contrary, many existing threats have only become more serious.”

    NATO with its “newly-declared official mission to deter Russia” is one such threat, Putin said. “This is the goal behind the expansion of this military bloc. It happened before, but now they have found a new justification which they believe to be serious,” Putin said.

    “In fact, they are constantly provoking us, trying to drag us into a confrontation,”
    Putin stated, adding that NATO members “are continuing their efforts to interfere in our domestic affairs with the goal of destabilizing social and political order in Russia proper.”

    Putin added that foreign intelligence agencies continue intensive operations in Russia. “In the past year 53 foreign intelligence operatives and 386 agents of foreign intelligence services have been busted,” he said.

    The president also expressed regret over Russia and Western nations no longer coordinating efforts to fight against common enemies such as terrorist groups. “It’s in everyone’s interest to resume dialogue between the intelligence agencies of the United States and other members of NATO,” Putin said

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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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February 18, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jim Willie: The Gold Standard Is Emerging!

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Remember the Golden Rule: “He who has the gold Rules!”

  • Jim Willie: The Gold Standard Is Emerging!
    by http://www.silverdoctors.com/
    Summary
    The Chinese Are Putting in Place a Link Between Oil and Gold.   The Petro-Dollar has almost completely vanished. The Gold Standard is Emerging…

    By Hat Trick Letter Editor Jim Willie, GoldenJackass:
    The Gold Trade Note is gradually coming into view, its form within structured contracts is taking shape as components. the Petro-Dollar has almost completely vanished. The Petro-Yuan is essentially here in its infancy, in rudimentary form. the leap to the Gold Trade Note will be easy, once the pieces are aligned and in place. This new note for usage in secure trade settlement is in the inception process. It will be structured within existing trading vehicles and platforms.

    The Russians and Chinese appear to be forming the basis for the payment vehicle within the oil trade. Consider it as a formal reflection of the Iran-India gold for oil trade.

    Bilateral Oil for RMB Sale + Shanghai Gold Exchange = Gold Trade Note

    This triangle is precisely what China and Russia are doing now.
    Russian oil & gas is being sold for Chinese Yuan, and then Yuan is traded for Gold at the Shanghai Gold Exchange. The trade is not complex at all. Oil for RMB for Gold, creating a transaction payment in gold terms. The part unclear is posted margin to confirm and seal the transaction. The immediate implication is that the Chinese RMB will have a quasi-gold link. The original model used might have been the Iranian oil sales to India, with payment completed using Turkish gold. Such gold for oil trade appears to have been commonly executed from 2006 to 2010, and likely beyond that date.


    The Jackass has been expecting that the Gold Trade Note would be structured in a clever way, using swap contracts in major global commerce. It might be taking form in the triangle cited as the working template. Oil is the biggest commercial trade item. Soon comes the RMB-based contract for crude oil, traded in Shanghai. It will surely cause big waves, a major disruptive event.

    NEW SCHEISS DOLLAR & GOLD TRADE STANDARD
    In time, expect an eventual refusal by Eastern producing nations to accept USTreasury Bills in payment for trade. The United States Govt cannot continue on numerous glaring fronts of gross negligence and major violations. These violations have prompted the BRICS & Alliance nations to hasten their development of diverse non-USD platforms toward the goal of displacing the USDollar while at the same time to take steps toward the return of the Gold Standard.


    The New Scheiss Dollar will arrive in order to assure continued import supply to the USEconomy. It will be given a 30% devaluation out of the gate, then many more devaluations of similar variety. The New Dollar will fail all foreign and Eastern scrutiny. The USGovt will be forced to react to USTBill rejection at the ports.

    The US must accommodate with the New Scheiss Dollar in order to assure import supply, and to alleviate the many stalemates to come. The United States finds itself on the slippery slope that leads to the Third World, a Jackass forecast that has been presented since Lehman fell (better described as killed by JPM and GSax). The only apparent alternative is for the United States Govt to lease a large amount of gold bullion (like 10,000 tons) from China in order to properly launch a gold-backed currency. Doing so would open the gates for a generation of commercial colonization, but actual progress in returning capitalism to the United States.


    Any new currency, even with gold backing, would be subjected to a series of devaluations due to the enormous trade deficit. The result would be heavy powerful painful price inflation from the import front. The effect would be to reverse a generation of exported inflation by the United States. The entire USEconomy would go into a downward spiral with higher prices, supply shortages, and social disorder.

    However, the rising prices would come from the currency crisis, and not so much from the hyper monetary inflation. That flood of $trillions has been effectively firewalled off. During the crisis that comes, the gold price will find its true proper value between $5000 and $10,000 per ounce.

    Then later, it goes higher, as it seeks equilibrium in a new world where gold serves as the global arbiter in trade and banking and currencies.

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February 18, 2017 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump Administration on Verge of Crisis Over Russia: Analyst

  • Published on Feb 16, 2017
    The administration of US President Donald Trump is doing everything in its power to avoid a political crisis with Russia over the Crimean peninsula, says James Jatras, a former US senate foreign policy adviser.

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February 17, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Senator Finally Admits The Truth: America’s Hands Are Just As Dirty As Russia’s

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  • Senator Finally Admits The Truth: America’s Hands Are Just As Dirty As Russia’s
    by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com
    Last December, at the height of the “Russia hacked the election” scandal, we showed that between 1946 and 2000, the US had interfered in foreign presidential elections at least 81 times in the period from 1946 through 2000. And while millions of Americans were aware just how “innocent” the US government in general, and the CIA in particular, have been few dared to mention it in public.

    Until today, when in an unexpected moment of honesty U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said Wednesday the while idea of Russian involvement in U.S. election is bothersome, he added the United States doesn’t “come to the table with clean hands”, noting the CIA’s involvement in an Italian election in the 1940s. Of course, there are many, many other examples of CIA intervention, but we’ll settle for the admission of one to start.

    Grassley said that intelligence community leaks of classified information should concern Americans just as much as foreign meddling in U.S. elections. Grassley, an Iowa Republican and chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, also equated apparent Russian interference in the 2016 election with past operations by the United States to influence the outcomes of foreign political contests.

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http://www.addictedtowar.com/docs/The.War.Against.the.Third.World.pdf

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February 17, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Kucinich Warns of “Deep State”, Defends Trump, Tells America to “Wake Up”

  • Kucinich Warns of “Deep State”, Defends Trump, Tells America to “Wake Up”
    by Mike “Mish” Shedlock, https://mishtalk.com/
    Dennis Kucinich, Former U.S. Rep. and Democratic presidential candidate, defended Donald Trump on “Mornings with Maria” on Tuesday. In regards to Michael Flynn’s resignation, Kucinich defended Trump and told America to “Wake Up”

    Anti-Russia Game
    In the interview, Kucinich blamed factions of the US intelligence community for wanting to end any positive relationship between Russia and the US, hoping for a return of the cold war.


    Kucinich did not see this as an anti-Trump game, but rather an anti-Russia game” “It’s not just this administration. I want to remind the views and all those who are on the panel that in the closing months of the Obama administration, they put together a deal with Russia to create peace in Syria. A few days later, a military strike in Syria killed a hundred Syrian soldiers and that ended the agreement. What happened is inside the intelligence and the Pentagon there was a deliberate effort to sabotage an agreement the White House made.”

    This is like “Deep State” said Kucinich.
    My take: Anyone against war wanting to open ties with Russia has at least something on the ball.

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February 17, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

‘He Will Die in Jail’: Intelligence Apparatus Admits ‘Going Nuclear’ on Trump

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  • ‘He Will Die in Jail’ – Intelligence Apparatus Admits ‘Going Nuclear’ on Trump
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    A former National Security Agency analyst and counterintelligence officer tweeted on Wednesday that the intelligence community will now be “going nuclear” against Trump.

    John Schindler, a national security columnist for the Observer and former NSA analyst, published an article on Sunday titled “The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins,” which asserts that the Intelligence Community is rebelling against Trump over some of his senior officials having alleged ties to the Kremlin. The situation is so bad, according to Schindler, that they are now beginning to withhold intelligence from the White House.

    Echoing this “blame the Russians” narrative the New York Times on Tuesday night published a story, accusing Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort of ties to Russian intelligence officials. Mr. Manafort’s business ties with Ukrainian politicians as their political consultant never were a secret, and the FBI has yet to accuse him of any wrongdoing. Even the article itself states that “it’s not unusual for American businessmen to come in contact with foreign intelligence officials, sometimes unwittingly,” and that “it is also unclear whether the conversations had anything to do with Mr. Trump himself.” Nevertheless, the piece under catchy headline “Trump Campaign Aides Had Repeated Contacts With Russian Intelligence” was used by mainstream outlets as new line of attack on Trump’s alleged Kremlin connections.

    After President Trump angrily denounced the New York Times reporting, blaming the intelligence apparatus for illegal leaks, Schindler took his attacks to a whole new level.

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February 17, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dark Forces at Work to Start WW3

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NATO Accuses Russia of Fake News, While Hysterically Warning of WWIII

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  • NATO accuses Russia of fake news, while hysterically warning of WWIII
    by Finian Cunningham, https://www.rt.com/
    News media organizations in NATO member countries have no qualms about repeating unfounded, reckless claims of an imminent invasion of Europe by the Russian military, even threatening to ignite World War Three.

    Yet when it comes to Russian media presenting valid alternative perspectives on a range of international issues, the Western alliance chokes up with accusations of Russian “fake news.”

    NATO says it sees a sharp rise in fake Russian news since the seizure of Crimea,” reported Reuters recently, ignorant of the fact that its own headline was itself purveying fake news. Such ignorance is rampant among Western media and symptomatic of massive group-think demonizing Russia.

    For a start, Russia did not seize Crimea, as is routinely stated in Western media as if fact. The people of the Crimean Peninsula voted in a legally constituted referendum in March 2014 to join Russia’s jurisdiction. But Reuters in the above headline uses the words “seizure of Crimea” without any qualification as if the historic referendum to join Russia was airbrushed out of history.

    This is just one example of the daily distortion about Russian relations that is perpetrated in the Western media. If any side is guilty of peddling fake news, it is the Western news media of the NATO military alliance. And on an industrial scale.

    For instance, earlier this month, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour conducted an interview with Marine Le Pen, the French leader of the Front National. Amanpour was aghast when Le Pen expressed the view that Russia did not annex Crimea and that the Maidan protests in Kiev in February 2014 were a coup d’état against an elected government. Amanpour’s shocked demeanor was understandable because she has on countless occasions asserted the opposite, as well as claiming Russia has “invaded Ukraine.” In each case, it can be argued the CNN celebrity journalist is wrong in her assertions about Russia-Ukraine relations, which means that she and her cable news employer are guilty of habitually churning out fake news.

    Another instance of casual fake news presented as professional journalism was the BBC program GMT presented by Stephen Sackur on 3 February. Sackur, like Amanpour, is another celebrity journalist with preening self-importance. His program was reporting on the surge in violence in eastern Ukraine. Specifically, the report aired by the BBC implicated pro-Russian rebels in Donetsk region for shelling the town of Avdeevka. The insinuation was that Russia was stoking the violence. But only days before, the BBC broadcast video footage showing tanks belonging to the Kiev regime’s military taking up positions near homes in Avdeevka – in violation of the Minsk ceasefire.

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https://www.rt.com/news/377365-spain-tanks-latvia-nato/

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February 16, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russian Insiders Fear Washington Establishment will Assassinate Trump

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  • Russian Insiders Fear Washington Establishment will Assassinate Trump
    by  | http://www.Infowars.com
    Globalist magazine: “Trump may be ousted or even killed”
    Russian insiders are fearful that the Washington establishment will attempt to assassinate Donald Trump, according to a magazine with deep ties to the globalist elite.

    The revelation is buried deep within a Foreign Policy article about how the Kremlin is confused about how to respond to Trump’s role as a “revolutionary insurgent with a mission to dismantle America’s “old regime.” From “conversations with Russian policymakers and experts,” the article makes it clear that power players in Moscow are concerned about Trump even being able to see out his first four years in office.

    “What the Kremlin fears most today is that Trump may be ousted or even killed. His ouster, Kremlin insiders argue, is bound to unleash a virulent and bipartisan anti-Russian campaign in Washington,” states the piece. “The Kremlin is perfectly aware that Democrats want to use Russia to discredit and possibly impeach Trump while Republican elites want to use Russia to deflate and discipline Trump. The Russian government fears not only Trump’s downfall, of course, but also the possibility that he could opportunistically switch to a tough anti-Moscow line in order to make peace with hawkish Republican leaders in Congress.”

    Foreign Policy is in a position to know the machinations of Washington insiders given that it is owned by The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings Company) and headed up by CEO David Rothkopf, a top globalist who is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former managing director of Kissinger Associates.

    Many of Trump’s Russian admirers also share his dream of “purging the globalist elites,” according to the article, another reason why they fear he will be targeted for assassination. As we have previously highlighted, fears that Trump would be assassinated because of the threat he poses to the unipolar new world order system have raged in Russia ever since he won the Republican candidacy last year.

    Back in September, prominent Russian TV host and journalist Dmitry Kisiliov warned that the elite could assassinate Donald Trump because of his desire to build better relations with Moscow. “They may just kill him,” said Kisiliov, adding, “The U.S. special (security) services do not need such a president. Those services promote hatred toward Russia in order to justify their existence.”

    “The American oligarchs also do not need such a president. For these oligarchs, the existing world order ensures solid and stable business. For them, a Trump who is ready to settle issues with Russia means that the finances will flow in a different direction,” he warned.

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

NYTimes Reports Trump Aides’ “Repeated Contact” With Russian Intel Officials, Admits No Collusion Discovered

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February 16, 2017 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roger Stone: “Russian Story Is Recycled Bullshit”

  • Published on Feb 15, 2017
    Roger Stone breaks down how the Russian story is nothing more than made up bullshit designed to weaken Donald Trump.

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

Some US Intel Officials ‘Trying to Reignite Cold War’, Behind Media’s Russia Panic – Dennis Kucinich

  • Published on Feb 15, 2017
    A recent New York Times article based on yet another leak from unnamed officials in the Trump administration claimed that people on President Donald Trump’s campaign team were in contact with Russian officials. RT’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has the story.

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

US Intelligence Community ‘Afraid of What Trump is Going to Do’ – NSA Whistleblower

  • Published on Feb 15, 2017
    Following Mike Flynn’s resignation as national security advisor, House Democrats introduced a bill on Wednesday that would empower Congress to review any changes to current US sanctions against Russia. President Donald Trump’s tense relationship with the intelligence community has become increasingly antagonistic NSA whistleblower Bill Binney joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to offer his insight into that relationship.

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

Gerald Celente: Debt Crisis Builds — Buy Gold. Definite Movement to Take Trump Out

  • Gerald Celente: Debt Crisis Builds — Buy Gold. Definite Movement to Take Trump Out
    by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com 
    Trends forecaster Gerald Celente says the resignation of top security advisor Michael Flynn is further proof there is an ongoing “destabilization campaign” and a “definite movement to take out Trump.” Celente explains, “When Trump came in, one of the first things he said in his campaign is let’s stop this fighting with Russia, they’re not the threat that everyone says they are.  Since he’s been saying that, he’s been attacked.  Let’s go back to Michael Flynn.  Trump and Flynn say the CIA has become too politicized.  A lot of these agencies have been wasting money and giving us bad information.  That was what a lot of Flynn was about.  Let’s not forget that Obama dumped Flynn because those were the things that Flynn was saying that Obama didn’t want to hear.”


    The issues dreamed up to take out Trump have been ongoing since the day Trump won the 2016 election. Celente lists the top three and says, “The first issue was the Russians are coming, the Russians are coming.  The second one was the Electoral College, and you remember the third one?  It was we need a vote recount in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.  That’s all we heard.  The media has been attacking Trump from day one.  They are bringing in the Flynn thing because he was an anti-neocon.  That’s the reason.  The neocons want war.  They want destruction.  They want the military industrial complex to continue to build. . . . I don’t know why Trump is still campaigning.  He should keep his people off the air.  They shouldn’t go on the presstitute networks.”

    Celente says Trump can win by playing his own game. When it comes to his own GOP party, Celente explains, “He didn’t need them.  He doesn’t need them now.  Trump beat Hollywood.  He beat the Katzenbergs, the Spielbergs, the Clooneys and De Niros.  He beat Silicon Valley. . . . What I am saying is Trump can beat and win.  He beat all of them.  He beat Obama.  It wasn’t the Russians that made the election go his way. . . . Play the Trump card.  There are no rules.  That is the lesson.”

    Celente says that Trump is inheriting a U.S. and global economy that is bullish for gold prices. Celente explains, “The debt crisis continues to build.  The people are in an uproar about getting their pensions robbed from them.  There are more taxes on them to give the money to the banks that did the dirty deals.  Look beyond the United States, and we do not give financial advice, gold is the ultimate safe haven asset in a time of economic turmoil and geopolitical instability. . . . Our forecast for gold, and let’s say the price is $1,240 per ounce, the downside is another $100 to $150 per ounce.  It cost more than that to pull it out of the ground.  So, it’s not going to go much lower than that ($1,240) . . . . That’s no downside risk.  Here’s our forecast on the upside.  Gold has to break above $1,400 per ounce and solidify over that price, somewhere in the $1,440 to 1,480 range. Once it solidifies in that range, we are saying it’s going to spike to over $2,000 per ounce.  That’s our forecast, and we have been saying that for the better part of a year and a half.”

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

Big Brother is Watching You: Jim Rogers Prophesizes Death of Cash & Total Govt Control of Spending. ‘666’ is Coming Rapidly!

https://www.rt.com/business/377307-jim-rogers-currency-control-cash/

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  • Erik Townsend welcomes Jim Rogers back to MacroVoices. Erik and Jim discuss:
    by https://www.macrovoices.com/index.php
    * What’s in store for the U.S. Equity Markets?
    * Outlook on the U.S. Dollar
    * Is the 35-year bond bull market over?
    * Where are junk bonds going?
    * History of government failures
    * His views on the global populist movements
    * Is there war on the horizon?
    * Are the Russian’s being scapegoated?
    * Update on his views on gold
    * His views on movement to cashless society
    * Are we moving away from a free society?
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February 15, 2017 Posted by | Economics, EndTimes, GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment