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US Marines in Norway ‘Clearly a Provocation’ Toward Russia – Former Pentagon Officer

  • RT America Published on Jun 19, 2018
    Norway has recently boosted the number of Marines in the country from 330 to 700. The new US Marines will be based in the Inner Troms region of the Norwegian Arctic, close to the Russian border. Moscow said the US military presence would damage bilateral relations and aggravate tensions between Russia and NATO. For more on this, RT America’s Natasha Sweatte is joined by former Pentagon official Michael Maloof.

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June 21, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | 1 Comment

Moscow Ready to Join EU Safeguard Measures Amid US Exit From JCPOA

  • Moscow Ready to Join EU Safeguard Measures Amid US Exit From JCPOA
    by https://sputniknews.com/
    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia stands ready to join the EU package of protective measures elaborated after the United States pulled out of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said.

    “In any case, we will firmly support the continued implementation of the JCPOA, we will back the relevant efforts taken by the European Union. We are ready to join the package of safeguard measures developed by the European Union,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko said at the Association of European Businesses (AEB) XV Flagship Conference.

    The diplomat noted that the US withdrawal from the nuclear deal was mainly detrimental to EU companies.

    Earlier in June, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire insisted on European countries pushing back harder against the Trump administration over the Iran nuclear deal and not act as US “vassals”. He also proposed organizing a European body that would have the same powers as the US Justice Department, to punish foreign companies for their trade practices.

    On May 8, US President Donald Trump announced that Washington was withdrawing from the nuclear agreement with Tehran, a decision that has been strongly criticized by other signatories to the deal, including the EU, Russia, and China.

    The Iran nuclear deal was signed on July 14, 2015, by the P5+1 countries — the United States, Russia, China, France and the United Kingdom plus Germany — and the European Union obliges Tehran to maintain a peaceful nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.

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June 21, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Globalist Publication Hints Of Nuke Attack Upon New York As Russia Warns Of ‘Chemical Weapons’ False Flag In Syria

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2018/06/what-a-nuclear-attack-in-new-york-would-look-like.html

What a Nuclear Attack on New York would look like. Smells like Operation BlackJack 2.0. Click on image for article

  • Globalist Publication Hints Of Nuke Attack Upon New York As Russia Warns Of ‘Chemical Weapons’ False Flag In Syria
    by Stefan Stanford – All News Pipeline – Live Free Or Die, http://allnewspipeline.com/
    Would Globalists Get America Nuked To Stop President Trump? Scary Results From TV Poll Show Globalists And Liberals Are Suicidal

    In this new story over at Infowars by Paul Joseph Watson that appropriately went viral and was republished over at SHTFPlan and Zero Hedge, we finally get definitive proof that many liberals have gone bat-sh*t crazy in 2018 after a snap survey on a live TV show found that 71% of poll takers would rather America have no peace with North Korea than have to give President Trump credit for helping to put an end to the 70+ year ‘cluster f***’ the globalists created. 

    With the audience on Michelle Wolf’s Netflix TV show asked “Are you sort of hoping we don’t get peace with North Korea so you wouldn’t have to give Trump credit?”, the fact that 71% of those responded YES to ‘NO peace’ quite literally equates to 71% who would rather die in a fiery nuclear holocaust than rightfully give President Trump any kind of credit at all for putting an end to many decades of hostilities half a world away. 

    A poll that truly speaks volumes. Maybe Wolf should have phrased her question differently: “Are you sort of hoping we all die in a fiery nuclear holocaust so you wouldn’t have to give Trump credit?” Think the results would have changed? 

    And while true ‘Peace’ for our planet Earth has moved one small step closer to becoming reality with the US and North Korea reaching an agreement on their nuclear program as we hear from Dilbert cartoon creator Scott Adams in the 1st video below, in this June 12th story from The New Yorker titled “This Is What A Nuclear Bomb Looks Like”, they hint of potential danger still ahead. 

    Warning in their subtitle “If America is attacked, the strike probably won’t come from North Korea. And it will be even scarier than we imagine“, their story goes on to lambast Trump for bringing the fear of nuclear war back to the minds of Americans, hinting “should that day arrive, it will be all President Trump’s fault.”

    Their story then goes on to describe in great detail how such an attack might take place, outlining the march toward Armageddon step by step, as if the luciferian globalists already have such a catastrophe planned, all but ready except for it being carried out. And while most sane people would prefer to avoid a nuclear holocaust, as we’ve previously reported in numerous stories on ANP, apocalyptic Islam NEEDS ‘Armageddon’ to hasten the arrival of their ‘anti-Christ mahdi’.

    And should the corrupt globalists who’ve committed treason against America and sold out our nation and their souls to the devil to get Hillary Clinton into office look like they may soon face their ‘just deserts’, we’d never put it past the deep state ‘false flag creators’ to launch the final one. A false flag nuclear attack upon Washington DC that forever cements their ‘new world order’ as they officially move the capitol to underneath the Denver International Airport. While surely partly just speculation, would you put it past them? 

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/10721186/Merkel-miffed-at-Barack-Obama-and-David-Cameron-nuclear-war-game.html

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http://www.infowars.com/top-hacker-chicago-nuke-attack-planned-for-2015/

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June 18, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia Dumps Half of Its US Treasury Bonds

  • Russia Dumps Half of Its US Treasury Bonds
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Russia has held a major selloff of US Treasury bonds, dumping some $47bn-worth of papers and momentarily dropping six places on a list of major foreign holders of US securities, recently released statistics for April have shown.

    In just one month, Russia proceeded to sell $47.4 billion out of the $96.1 billion the country had in US treasury bonds in March. The latest statistics released by the US Treasury Department on Friday showed that, in April, Russia had only $48.7bn in American assets, occupying 22nd place on the list of “major foreign holders of Treasury securities.”

    China, which holds the most US Treasury bonds, also sold off some seven billion-worth of its American assets, from March to April, and now has $1.18 trillion invested in securities. Japan, which is positioned second on the list, in the same timeframe sold off some $12 billion, leaving just over a trillion dollars in US coffers. Ireland, which had $300.4 billion in April also managed to ditch over $17 billion in US assets.

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June 16, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , | 3 Comments

‘Crimea is Russian as Everyone Speaks Russian There’: Trump Reportedly Tells G7

  • RT Published on Jun 15, 2018
    President Donald Trump seems to have demonstrated his trademark nuanced understanding of foreign politics when he reportedly told G7 leaders that ‘Crimea is Russian because everyone who lives there speaks Russian.’ READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/97ma

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June 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , | Leave a comment

Meeting with Putin ‘Possible’ This Summer – Trump. Putin Says He is Happy to Meet Trump

June 16, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , | Leave a comment

False Flags Are Coming Before the Midterm Elections: The Empire Will Strike Back

  • False Flags Are Coming Before the Midterm Elections:The Empire Will Strike Back
    by http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/
    The empire, so to speak, cannot win the next election. Barring a miracle, the Democrats and the #nevertrumpers are done! Anti-Trump candidates are getting destroyed in their own primaries. The empire is unquestionably on the run, but it is ready to strike back. Trump and his allies (average American citizens) have the evil globalists on the run. Only Trump stands between the globalists and complete New World Order dominance.

    Trump and his supporters have done the following that has drawn the ire of the globalists:

    1. Peace is breaking out in Korea
    2. The globalist-motivated war with Russia over Syria and Iran has not begun.
    3. American manufacturing is revitalized.
    4. American employment is at a 2 decade high.
    5. American factories are reopening.
    6. Trump is removing America from bad trade deals that only benefit the globalists
    7. Trump is dismantling Obamacare, piece by piece.
    8. Trump has provided increased security on the border.
    9. Trump is building up the military

    The Republican, pro-Trump candidates are sweeping the primary elections. And the one thing that globalists fear the most, Trump is prosecuting an increasing number of child sex-trafficking rings.

    Despite the fact that the Deep State and the globalists are on the run, the New World Order will strike back. What will the America do when the empire strikes back? How will the empire strike back? Will it be an EMP? A chemical and biological attack? An artificial food shortage? A currency collapse? World War III?

    Are you ready? Anyone who is not prepping today is a fool.
    Here is what to expect when the Globalists strike back.

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June 16, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

There Is Going To Be A Paradigm Shift Away From Fiat Currency: Anthony Lacavera

June 16, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Paper Gold Suppression Allowing Russia & China to Buy Real Gold at Discount Prices

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

  • US Paper Gold Suppression Allowing Russia & China to Buy Real Gold at Discount Prices
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Efforts by the US to suppress gold prices in order to prop up the dollar are allowing Russia and China to build up huge reserves of physical gold by purchasing large quantities of the precious metal at significantly lower prices.

    Net central bank purchases in the first quarter of the current year surged by 42 percent compared to the same period a year ago, totaling 116.5 tons, according to data compiled by the World Gold Council (WGC). The number reportedly represents the highest quarterly total since 2014.

    Over the past two decades, Russia has been ramping up the purchases of physical gold. In May, the country’s gold reserves surged to 1,909 tons, Russia’s Finance Ministry reported. Since 2000, the country’s gold reserves have surged by 500 percent.

    Russia remained the most prolific purchaser of gold in the first quarter of 2018. The country’s holdings currently account for 18 percent of total reserves, according to the WGC.

    Last month, Russia managed to force China out of the top five gold holders, which also includes the United States, Germany, Italy and France. However, China is not far behind, with a reported 1,843 tons of gold held in its national reserves.

    China and Russia, along with Turkey, India and other countries have been aggressively accumulating gold reserves in a bid to diversify their reserve financial assets from the greenback that currently serves as the global reserve currency.

    The tendency presents a perfect opportunity for investors to buy gold or shares in gold mines, while putting the US dollar’s dominance at risk as the main global reserve currency. Many gold investors say the price of the precious metal is artificially curbed because of the paper gold trading on Western exchanges.

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June 15, 2018 Posted by | Economics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia Warns “Credible Information” Of Impending Staged Chemical Attack In Syria

  • Russia Warns “Credible Information” Of Impending Staged Chemical Attack In Syria
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    As the world’s attention was focused on Singapore and the historic Trump-Kim summit this week, and with broad media acknowledgement that Assad has won the war for Syria, the time could be ripe for some kind of major event to jolt the globe’s focus back to the war, now in its seventh year, which could be slowly winding down.

    It seems to occur every time the Syrian Army is on a trajectory of overwhelming victory: an ill-timed and strategically nonsensical mass chemical attack on civilians supposedly ordered by Assad — inevitably giving the West an open door for military intervention, new rounds of crippling sanctions, and yet more international media condemnation heaped on Damascus.

    And this week the Russian Defense Ministry has warned of just such a scenario. Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said early in the week that US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces are planning a “serious provocation” aimed at justifying a new round of Western coalition missile attacks against Syrian government bases and facilities.

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June 15, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russia to Comply with Iranian Nuclear Deal Terms — Diplomat

  • Russia to Comply with Iranian Nuclear Deal Terms — Diplomat
    by http://tass.com/
    Russia will remain compliant with its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the Iranian nuclear program.

    MOSCOW, June 14. /TASS/. Russia will remain compliant with its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action for the Iranian nuclear program, including the project for the production of stable isotopes at the Fordow enrichment plant, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told a conference timed for the 50th anniversary of the nuclear weapons non-proliferation treaty.

    “The point at issue is preserving the JCPOA in the narrower format incorporating China, the European troika (Britain, Germany and France), Russia, and Iran. We are determined to stand by our JCPOA commitments, including further implementation of the project for launching the production of stable isotopes at the Fordow facility,” Ryabkov said.

    He described the United States’ pullout from the nuclear deal as a serious challenge to the NPT. “The JCPOA measures, including verification and control, as well as information exchange mechanisms, are unprecedented and establish the most reliable guarantees Tehran’s nuclear program will remain exclusively peaceful,” Ryabkov said.

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June 15, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , | Leave a comment

Militants Preparing Provocation in Syria to Initiate US Attack — Russian Defense Ministry

  • Militants Preparing Provocation in Syria to Initiate US Attack — Russian Defense Ministry
    by http://tass.com/
    Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov warns that the use of such provocations for destabilization of the environment on the Syrian territory is unacceptable.

    MOSCOW, June 11. /TASS/. Militants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) with the participation of the US special ops units are preparing a provocation involving chloride in the Syrian Deir ez-Zor province to provide an opportunity for the US-led coalition of a new attack on the country’s state facilities, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Monday.

    “According to the information confirmed through three independent channels in Syria, the command of the so-called ‘Free Syrian Army’ aided by the forces of the US special ops units are preparing a serious provocation involving chemical warfare agents in the Deir ez-Zor province,” he said.

    According to Konashenkov, FSA militants have delivered chlorine cylinders to the Syrian Deir ez-Zor province to simulate another “chemical attack against civilians.” “After being published in western media a staged video is set to initiate a missile strike on Syria’s state facilities by the US-led coalition and justify an offensive operation by militants against Syrian governmental forces on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River,” he said, adding that Russia’s Defense Ministry warns that the use of such provocations for destabilization of the environment on the Syrian territory is unacceptable.

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June 15, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Russian Foreign Ministry Blames West for Provoking Ukraine into New Donbass War

Donbass Ukraine map.

  • Russian Foreign Ministry Blames West for Provoking Ukraine into New Donbass War
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Russian diplomats say the non-stop outbursts of violence in Donbass confirm that Ukraine has no intention of honoring the Minsk Accords, and accuse the US and their allies of supporting Kiev’s course towards war.

    As far as the UN presence in Donbass is concerned, it is well known that in September 2017 Russia submitted a draft resolution on the issue to the UN Security Council. However, we still have not received any amendments to this document, in written form. Instead, our European and American partners are promoting the ideas of a military operation of ‘coercing into peace’ and putting an international military-civilian administration in charge of the region before it holds any elections,” reads the ministry’s comment released on Saturday in connection with the planned meeting in the Normandy Four format in Berlin, scheduled for June 11.

    Russian diplomats also noted that the aggravation of the situation in Donbass is clear confirmation of the fact that Kiev has no intention of sticking to the Minsk Agreements. “The recent events demonstrate that the Kiev authorities do not intend to fulfill the Minsk Agreements, that they blatantly distort the logic and sequence of these documents and draw an artificial connection between their readiness to move on along the political track and the full military capitulation of the Donbass republics and their giving up of the control of the border with Russia,” the comment reads.

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June 13, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , | Leave a comment

Iran’s Rouhani Asks Macron for Action to Save Nuclear Deal: IRNA

  • Iran’s Rouhani Asks Macron for Action to Save Nuclear Deal: IRNA
    by https://www.reuters.com/
    PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned world powers on Tuesday that it was impossible for Tehran to stay in the nuclear deal if it cannot benefit from the accord after the U.S. withdrawal.

    In a call with French President Emmanuel Macron, Rouhani said he was satisfied with Europe’s stance, especially French efforts to salvage the 2015 deal, but that “such statements should be combined with actions and tangible measures”.

    “If Iran cannot benefit from the (nuclear) deal, then it’s practically impossible to stay in the accord,” Rouhani was quoted by state news agency IRNA as saying in a phone call with the French president. The pact between Iran and world powers lifted international sanctions on Tehran. In return, Iran scaled back its nuclear activities, increasing the time it would need to produce an atom bomb if it chose to do so, a goal it denies having.

    Since President Donald Trump withdrew the United States in May, calling the accord flawed, European signatories – France, Britain and Germany – have been scrambling to ensure Iran retains enough economic benefits to persuade it not to pull out.

    Macron’s office said he had told Rouhani in the same telephone call that France remained committed to the nuclear deal but Tehran needed to fully comply with its commitments. “The President of the Republic recalled the will of France, Britain, Germany, Russia and China, to continue to implement the Vienna agreement in all its dimensions,” Macron’s office said.

    “The president informed President Rouhani of the progress in the work being done on our side. He hoped that Iran, for its part, will fulfill its obligations without any ambiguity.” Macron’s office confirmed a previously agreed ministerial meeting between all the remaining signatories of the deal, the European powers, China and Russia, would be held in the coming weeks in Vienna. French diplomatic sources said the meeting was likely to take place during the week of June 25.

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June 13, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Larijani Says Time for Europe to Save Iran Nuclear Deal is Coming to an End

  • Larijani Says Time for Europe to Save Iran Nuclear Deal is Coming to an End
    by http://www.dailystar.com.lb/
    TEHRAN: Iran’s powerful Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said Sunday that the time for Europe to show it can save the nuclear deal was coming to an end. “This issue must be clear that Iran’s officials will not wait for Europe’s endless promises,” Larijani, a key establishment figure, told Parliament in a televised address.

    “The time for negotiations is coming to an end and if Europe considers itself capable of maintaining the nuclear agreement, it must announce its decision explicitly and promptly, as otherwise Iran will take the next steps with regards to nuclear and other issues.”

    The United States announced last month that it was withdrawing from the 2015 nuclear deal and reimposing sanctions that would hit international businesses working in the Islamic Republic. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Sunday criticized U.S. “unilateralism” in withdrawing from the nuclear deal and said he appreciated efforts by China and Russia to maintain the agreement.

    “The U.S. efforts to impose its policies on others are expanding as a threat to all,” Rouhani told the summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, a regional security grouping led by China and Russia where Iran has observer status. “The recent example of such unilateralism and the defiance of the decisions of the international community by the U.S. government is its withdrawal from the JCPOA,” he said, referring to the nuclear agreement by its official name, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

    The other parties to the deal – Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia – have vowed to stay in the accord but have been scrambling to ensure Tehran gets enough economic benefits to persuade it to stay in the deal. However, the five states appear powerless to stop their companies pulling out of Iran for fear of U.S. penalties.

    Several major companies – including France’s Total and Peugeot, and Russia’s Lukoil – have said they are preparing to exit Iran before U.S. deadlines, the last of which is Nov. 4. Speaking at the start of Saturday’s meeting with Putin on the sidelines of the SCO, Rouhani hailed close ties between Russia and Iran and said the U.S. exit from the deal warrants an “important and serious discussion between our two countries.”

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June 12, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , | Leave a comment