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Washington Has Declared: Accept US Hegemony or It’s War

WW3 is near?

  • Washington Has Declared Hegemony or War
    by Paul Craig Roberts, https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/
    I agree with Stephen Lendman (below) that the Russian government’s efforts to deal with the West on the basis of evidence and law are futile.  There is only one Western foreign policy and it is Washington’s.  Washington’s “diplomacy” consists only of lies and force.  It was a reasonable decision for Russia to attempt diplomatic engagement with the West on the basis of facts, evidence, and law, but it has been to no avail.  For Russia to continue on this failed course is risky, not only to Russia but to the entire world.

    Indeed, nothing is more dangerous to the world than Russia’s self-delusion about “Western partners.”  Russia only has Western enemies. These enemies intend to remove the constraint that Russia (and China) place on Washington’s unilateralism. The various incidents staged by the West, such as the Skirpal poisoning, Syrian use of chemical weapons, Malaysian airliner, and false charges, such as Russian invasion of Ukraine, are part of the West’s determined intent to isolate Russia, deny her any influence, and prepare the insouciant Western populations for conflict with Russia.

    To avoid war Russia should turn her back, but not her eyes, on the West, stop responding to false charges, evict all Western embassies and every other kind of presence including Western investment, and focus on relations with China and the East.  Russia’s attempt to pursue mutual interests with the West only results in more orchestrated incidents. The Russian government’s failure to complete the liberation of Syria has given Washington Syrian territory from which to renew the conflict.  The failure to accept Luhansk and Donetsk into Russia has provided Washington with the opportunity to arm and train the Ukrainian army and renew the assault on the Russian populations of Ukraine. Washington has gained many proxies for its wars against Russia and intends to use them to wear down Russia. Israel has demanded that Washington renew the attacks on Iran, and Trump is complying. Russia faces simultaneous attacks on Syria, Iran, and the Donetsk and Luhansk Republics, along with troubles in former Central Asian republics of the Soviet Union and intensified accusations from Washington and NATO.

    The crazed neoconservatives, such as Trump’s National Security Adviser John Bolton, think that Russia will buckle under the strains, sue for peace, and accept US hegemony. If this assumption is incorrect, the outcome of Washington’s hostile actions against Russia is likely to be nuclear war. The side that Stephen Lendman and I are talking is neither the side of Washington nor Russia, but the side of humanity and all life against nuclear war.

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http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2017/04/27/washington-plans-nuke-russia-china/

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

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

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March 27, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Maidan Icon Savchenko Accuses Top Ukrainian Official of Deploying Snipers at 2014 Protest

  • Maidan icon Savchenko faces arrest after claiming top Ukraine official ‘led snipers to central Kiev’
    by https://www.rt.com/
    Ukrainian MP Nadezhda Savchenko, who was lauded as a hero for her role in the Donbass military campaign and her prosecution in Russia, is now accused of plotting to blow up the national parliament in Kiev.

    The General Prosecutor’s Office in Kiev has requested that the parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, strip Savchenko of legal immunity and allow her arrest. MPs in Ukraine normally enjoy protection from prosecution. However, General Prosecutor Yury Lutsenko filed the request on Thursday after Savchenko failed to show up for a scheduled questioning.

    Lutsenko threatened he would do so earlier this week while Savchenko was on a visit to Europe in her capacity as MP. Savchenko responded by accusing Lutsenko of covering up the involvement in the deadly 2014 Maidan shooting, which escalated mass protest into an armed coup and ultimately brought the current Ukrainian government into power.

    “Lutsenko called to go on offensive from the podium. He promised weapons. I saw armed people arriving in a blue van. Those people are now in the parliament,”
     she said, adding that she saw “[current Rada Speaker Andriy] Parubiy leading the snipers to the hotel ‘Ukraine’,” from which shots were later fired.


    She added that she gave her testimony on these events to people investigating the mass killings, but that led nowhere. Savchenko later corrected herself, saying that she meant another senior Ukrainian official, Sergey Pashinsky, rather than the parliament speaker. Parubiy was a self-proclaimed “commandant of Maidan” during the mass protests in Ukraine. He was named as a possible ringleader by some critics who allege that the mass killings were initiated by the protestor side.

    Pashinsky, who was an MP at that time and remains one in the current parliament, was famously caught on camera helping a man with a hunting rifle escape from an angry crowd. Some people believe that Pashinsky was part of a conspiracy to escalate violence in Kiev and rushed to protect the man believing him to be one of the snipers responsible for the bloodbath.

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http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_05_08/NATO-Nazi-operation-in-Ukraine-aimed-at-Moscow-John-Bosnitch-9441/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-israeli-special-forces-unit-under-neo-nazi-command-involved-in-maidan-riots/5371725

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-secretive-neo-nazi-military-organization-involved-in-euromaidan-snyper-shootings/5371611?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=ukraine-secretive-neo-nazi-military-organization-involved-in-euromaidan-snyper-shootings

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-transition-government-neo-nazis-in-control-of-armed-forces-national-security-economy-justice-and-education/5371539

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US Assistant Secretary of State “F*** the EU” Victoria Nuland together with Neo Nazi Svoboda leader Oleh Tyahnybok (left)

http://www.infowars.com/us-backed-neo-nazi-party-given-key-roles-in-ukrainian-government/

Senator McCain and Ukraine neo-Nazis. Click on image for article.

http://www.larouchepub.com/pr/2014/140203ukrainefactsheet.pdf

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

Ukraine Gets Official NATO Status: Weighing Up the Pros and Cons

  • Ukraine Gets Official NATO Status: Weighing Up the Pros and Cons
    by PETER KORZUN, https://www.strategic-culture.org/
    NATO has granted Ukraine the status of an aspirant country. Macedonia, Georgia, and Bosnia-Herzegovina have similar status. This means Kiev has been offered a real chance to make its dreams come true. The next step will be obtaining its Membership Action Plan (MAP), a set of criteria to meet before the country is allowed to join. It is tailored to each applicant country’s individual profile. This type of plan can be granted at any time; there is no need to wait for summits or ministry-level meetings. Macedonia and Bosnia-Herzegovina are aspirants with a MAP.

    Last summer, Ukraine’s parliament (Rada) adopted a resolution recognizing full membership in NATO as a foreign policy goal. In 2008, NATO agreed that Ukraine and Georgia should become members at a future date.

    The Swiss newspaper Le Temps recently reported that hundreds of US and Canadian military instructors have been training Ukrainian personnel at the Yavorov firing range since 2015. Not long ago they were joined by British and Lithuanian trainers. Roughly 6,000 Ukrainian servicemen have undergone training there in order to expedite the process of meeting the requirements set by NATO. The US Navy operates a facility in Ochakov. This month, the State Department approved the possible sale of Javelin anti-tank missiles to Ukraine. The announcement preceded a statement made by Kurt Volker, the US special envoy to Ukraine, in which he offered to disband the self-proclaimed republics in eastern Ukraine.

    This is all part of a broader picture. On March 2, Ukraine, Moldova, and Georgia announced the formation of an alliance to counter Russia. Chisinau is to cozy up as close to NATO as it can. The Moldovan government has announced its decision to buy lethal weapons from countries in that alliance. The US Navy operates a facility at the Bulboaca training base.

    The calls for Georgia’s membership are getting louder in the US. Tbilisi’s NATO bid has been openly supported by the Trump administration. It has been reported recently that Georgia is to adopt a fast-track approach that will expedite its entrance into NATO. This policy has been recommended by the Heritage Foundation think tank. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, has said that nothing stands in the way of Georgia joining the bloc.

    This move is clearly intended to provoke Russia. Official status in the alliance is one step on the way to membership. If the policy goal is expansion at any cost, then that’s a step in the right direction. But will it benefit NATO? Make it stronger? Hardly.

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

US Afraid of Europe Consuming More Russian Gas, Considered Strategic Threat – German MP

  • RT Published on Mar 12, 2018
    Nord Stream 2, the gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, is in jeopardy due to strong opposition from Eastern Europe and the US. Will the project survive? We ask the energy speaker of the Christian Democratic Union party in the German Bundestag, Joachim Pfeiffer.

European nations, especially former Soviet blocs, will not be anti Russian as long as they are the benefactors of Russian energy resources.

The real reason for Ukraine war is to prevent the economic and geo-political integration of Russia and Europe.

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March 13, 2018 Posted by | Economics, GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Approves Sale of 210 Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles to Ukraine

  • US-Pentagram: “For the sake of peace, we need to start more wars!”

March 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

How the US Establishment Lies Through Its Teeth, for War Against Russia

  • How the US Establishment Lies Through Its Teeth, for War Against Russia
    by ERIC ZUESSE, https://www.strategic-culture.org/
    The same people, Republicans and Democrats, who lied through their teeth for an invasion of Iraq in 2003, are doing it again for an invasion of Russia, sometime soon, so as to ‘defend’ ‘democracy’. The US has by now swallowed up virtually all lands surrounding Russia, at least in Europe, the latest being Ukraine, and is placing its missiles now on and near Russia’s borders, which is to Russians like would be to Americans if Russia had swallowed up Canada and were placing its missiles there. But the lying holier-than-thou US Establishment accuses Russia of being ‘aggressive’ when Russia holds war-games on and near its borders in order to prepare for a US-NATO invasion, which actually looks increasingly likely to them every day — and not because of ‘Russian propaganda’, but because of the US Government’s actions.

    Hillary Clinton clearly hated Russians and wanted to start a war against Russia by establishing a no-fly zone in Russia’s ally Syria (which Russia defends while the US invades and occupies Syria) so as to shoot down Russia’s planes there, and then, when Russia shoots down US planes in retaliation, America would have its pretext for invading Russia itself ‘so as to defend democracy against Russian aggression’ — but instead, Donald Trump became elected, and he has now turned out to be almost as much of a neoconservative as she was. This displays how extreme the grip is that the neocons, the Establishment and its many minions who dominate both of the two Parties and the press, now have.

    An example of the Establishment’s holier-than-thou lies, is an article that appeared on February 22nd at the magazine, The National Interest, whose article-title is itself a marvelous deception, “Averting the US-Russia Warpath” (while the subliminal message there is: reasons why we’ll probably have to invade Russia), and whose authors are three ‘defense’ hawks, including James Northey Miller, of Harvard. He had been an Under Secretary of Defense during the Administration of the merely moderately neoconservative President Barack Obama — the President who in 2014 grabbed Ukraine, and who used Al Qaeda in Syria to lead ’the rebels’ there in order to try to grab Syria. (Ukraine had been friendly toward Russia and is now rabid against Russia; and Syria was and is allied with Russia; so, both of these two lands were American grabs, and the neocon Trump continues both.) Anyone who trusts the US Government to represent in international affairs the interests of America’s public, instead of the interests of America’s billionaires, has been deceived by the Establishment’s (the billionaires’ and their agents’) virtually all-pervasive propaganda in America, and therefore needs a lot of re-learning about US history before understanding anything about US foreign policies. There is very good and sound reason why around the world the United States is considered, by far, to be “the biggest threat to peace” — because it is. (The Peter Kuznick book and Oliver Stone documentary Untold History of the United States, are the best cleaner-away of ‘historical’ lies about US history from 1912 to 2012 that I know of — and the seeing or reading of that, will expose to anyone the mockery of historical truth which is represented in articles such as “Averting the US-Russia Warpath.”)

    This ordinary, and profoundly deceptive, article starts:

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March 6, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Approves Sale of Anti-Tank Missiles to Ukraine

  • RT America Published on Mar 2, 2018
    On Thursday, the Trump administration approved the sale of 210 Javelin anti-tank missiles to Kiev, as Washington expressed alarm at President Putin’s State of the Nation speech talking up Russian weapons breakthroughs. To discuss the mounting strategic tension in Eastern Europe, RT America’s Anya Parampil is joined by Brian Becker, national director of the ANSWER Coalition.
  • The eastern Ukraine militia do not have tanks. So, these anti-tank weapons are not for attacking them. They are for Russian armour forces. The Ukraine military, with the support of US-NATO, is preparing for a massive assault on eastern Ukraine(Donbass) region in violation of the Minsk agreement. Eastern Ukrainians are mainly ethnic Russians. US-NATO-Ukraine are preparing for a Russian military invasion of east Ukraine to stop the genocide and ethnic cleansing of ethnic Russians. This will then be used as a pretext to ignite a nuclear WW3 against Russia.

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March 3, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

US Sells 210 Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles And Launchers To Ukraine

  • US Sells 210 Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles And Launchers To Ukraine
    by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/
    Well, it’s finally official – after years of preparation by the Obama administration to provide lethal offensive weapons to Ukraine over the vocal objections of the Kremlin, today the Trump administration announced it would sell Ukraine 210 Javelin anti-aircraft missiles and 37 launchers for $47 million. The sale, which was first reported last December, marks a significant increase in U.S. military support for Ukraine and another major deterioration US-Russian relations, and is the first lethal weapons sale of its kind since the breakout of a Russian-backed proxy civil war against the central government in Ukraine’s eastern provinces.

    As discussed previously, President Trump approved the plan in the days just before Christmas 2017, and began informal notifications with Congress about it. With Thursday’s formal notification, Congress now has 30 days to sink the deal or it will go through, which is expected.

    Trump’s approval of the arms deal was a major shift from the Republican party platform, which was amended when Trump was the party’s nominee for president, from supporting “lethal defensive arms” to Ukraine to the more vague “appropriate assistance” — language that ran counter to traditional Republican foreign policy.

    Needless to say, Trump himself promised a reset with Russia, but since taking office, relations with Moscow have not improved.
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    So is this a deep state victory? The Washington Post previously described that “the decision over whether to allow lethal arms sales to Ukraine had been sitting on Trump’s desk for months” even after The National Security Council presented the president with various options for moving forward “months ago”. But concerning the impetus behind internal White House deliberations to move on the issue, the Washington Post reported:
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    But after years of covert American involvement in the Ukrainian proxy and civil war which has raged since 2014 – and which a leaked recording confirmed was precipitated by the US State Department – it appears that neocon hawks like McCain, Cotton, and Corker are finally getting their way.

    Perhaps more scary in terms of escalating an unnecessary war which has already taken more than 10,000 lives since 2014, the Kiev government and some in Washington are already pushing for putting anti-aircraft weapons in the hands of Ukrainian forces.

    “What we are awaiting and have called for is the provision of lethal defense weapons that are more advanced – a larger package that is under consideration right now, including anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles,” a Ukrainian official told ABC News. “We are expecting this decision and would welcome it.”

    And as multiple reports have noted in recent weeks, fighting in eastern Ukraine is heating up after a period of relative stalemate and calm, and after general Western media silence on the war. Likely with the announcement of US supplied anti-tank missiles and the additional possibility of US anti-aircraft weapons being openly shipped into the conflict, it will most certainly return to the international and media spotlight.

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March 2, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The US is Executing a Global War Plan

  • The US is Executing a Global War Plan
    by FINIAN CUNNINGHAM, https://www.strategic-culture.org/
    Washington is moving inevitably on a global war plan. That’s the grim conclusion one has to draw from three unfolding war scenarios.

    Ultimately, it’s about American imperialism trying to assert hegemony over the international order for the benefit of US capitalism. Russia and China are prime targets for this global assault.

    The three unfolding war scenarios are seen in Syria, North Korea and Ukraine. These are not disparate, disassociated conflicts. They are inter-related expressions of the American war plans. War plans which involve the moving of strategic military power into position.

    Last week’s massacre of over 100 Syrian government forces by American warplanes near Deir ez-Zor was an audacious overt assault by the US on the Syrian state. The US, along with other NATO allies, have been up to now waging a seven-year proxy war for regime change against Russia’s ally, President Assad. The massacre last week was certainly not the first time that US forces, illegally present in Syria, have attacked the Syrian army. But it seems clearer than ever now that American forces are operating on the overt agenda for regime change. US troops are transparently acting like an occupation army, challenging Russia and its legally mandated support for the Syrian state.

    Heightening international concerns are multiple reports that Russian military contractors were among the casualties in the US-led air strike near Deir ez-Zor last week.

    Regarding North Korea, Washington is brazenly sabotaging diplomatic efforts underway between the respective Korean leaderships in Pyongyang and Seoul. While this inter-Korean dialogue has been picking up positive momentum, the US has all the while been positioning nuclear-capable B-52 and B-2 bombers in the region, along with at least three aircraft carriers. The B-2s are also reportedly armed with 14-tonne bunker-buster bombs – the largest non-nuclear warhead in the American arsenal, designed to destroy North Korean underground missile silos and “decapitate” the Pyongyang leadership of Kim Jong-un.

    American vice-president Mike Pence, while attending the Winter Olympics in South Korea, opening last week, delivered a blunt war message. He said that the recent detente between North Korea and US ally South Korea will come to an end as “soon as the Olympic flame is extinguished” – when the games close later this month. This US policy of belligerence completely upends Russia and China’s efforts to facilitate inter-Korean peace diplomacy.

    Meanwhile, the situation in Eastern Ukraine looks decidedly grim for an imminent US-led invasion of the breakaway Donbas region. Pentagon military inspectors have in the past week reportedly arrived along the Contact Zone that separates the US-backed Kiev regime forces and the pro-Russian separatists of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics. Donetsk’s military commander Eduard Basurin warned that the arrival of Pentagon and other NATO military advisors from Britain and Canada indicate that US-armed Kiev forces are readying for a renewed assault on the Donbas ethnic Russian population.

    Even the normally complacent observers of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), charged with monitoring a nominal ceasefire along the Contact Zone, have lately begun reporting serious advancement of heavy weapons by the Kiev forces – in violation of the 2015 Minsk Peace Accord.

    If the US-led Kiev forces proceed with the anticipated offensive next month in Donbas there are real fears for extreme civilian casualties. Such “ethnic cleansing” of Russian people by Kiev regime forces that openly espouse Neo-Nazi ideology would mostly likely precipitate a large-scale intervention by Moscow as a matter of humanitarian defense. Perhaps that is what the US planners are wagering on, which can then be portrayed by the dutiful Western news media as “another Russian aggression”.

    US-based political analyst Randy Martin says: “It is undeniable that Washington is on a war footing in three global scenarios. Preparation for war is in fact war.”

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February 19, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The US is Executing a Global War Plan

Nation Alert, Active Sleeper Cells Ready To Push The Next Event: Qanon

  • X22Report Published on Feb 1, 2018
    The FISA memo is getting ready to be released, the cabal (deep state) is using pushing as much propaganda as possible to counter the release. Mueller postponed Flynn’s hearing because of the memo. There are about 7000 IS soldiers in Afghanistan. Ukraine fires off their first cruise missile. There were two truck in involved in the train accident. Antifa says they are preparing an event during the super bowl. Q, Nation alert the cabal (deep state) is preparing to use a false flag to shift the narrative, there are sleeper cells standing by to push this agenda.

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February 2, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics, Social Trends | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Nation Alert, Active Sleeper Cells Ready To Push The Next Event: Qanon

US Interference in Syria Could Spark ‘World War’ – Professor

  • US-Pentagram: “Start World War? That’s the Plan!”
  • RT America Published on Jan 23, 2018
    *US interference in Syria could spark ‘world war’ – professor* International human rights professor Dan Kovalik joins “News with Ed” to discuss the ominous possibility of looming confrontation between the US and Russia in Syria and Ukraine, and how the Russia-gate narrative works to “cajole Trump into a more aggressive stance” towards Moscow.

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January 24, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on US Interference in Syria Could Spark ‘World War’ – Professor

UKRAINE ON FIRE: The Real Story. Full Documentary by Oliver Stone

http://voiceofrussia.com/2014_05_08/NATO-Nazi-operation-in-Ukraine-aimed-at-Moscow-John-Bosnitch-9441/

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http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-transition-government-neo-nazis-in-control-of-armed-forces-national-security-economy-justice-and-education/5371539

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http://www.infowars.com/us-backed-neo-nazi-party-given-key-roles-in-ukrainian-government/

Senator McCain and Ukraine neo-Nazis. Click on image for article.

http://www.larouchepub.com/pr/2014/140203ukrainefactsheet.pdf

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January 20, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on UKRAINE ON FIRE: The Real Story. Full Documentary by Oliver Stone

Lethal Aid: US to Send Weapons to Ukraine

  • RT Published on Jan 3, 2018
    The Ukrainian president is looking forward to getting hold of new lethal weapons from the United States. Petro Poroshenko tweeted that Ukraine’s military budget is increasing to a record three-billion dollars and that the US weapons will be bolstered by locally-produced hardware.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/American-War-Machine-Connection-Afghanistan/dp/074255595X

This provocative, thoroughly researched book explores the covert aspects of U.S. foreign policy. Prominent political analyst Peter Dale Scott marshals a convincing array of evidence to expose the extensive trail of sanctioned but illicit violence in politics and state affairs, especially when related to America’s long-standing involvement with the global drug traffic. Beginning with Thailand in the 1950s, Americans have become inured to the CIA’s alliances with drug traffickers (and their bankers) to install and sustain right-wing governments. The pattern has repeated itself in Laos, Vietnam, Italy, Mexico, Thailand, Nigeria, Venezuela, Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, Honduras, Turkey, Pakistan, and now Afghanistan-to name only those countries dealt with in this book. The so-called war on terror, and in particular the war in Afghanistan, constitutes only the latest chapter in this disturbing story. Click on image to goto Amazon.

US ‘defence’ (war really) budget.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukraine-transition-government-neo-nazis-in-control-of-armed-forces-national-security-economy-justice-and-education/5371539

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http://www.larouchepub.com/pr/2014/140203ukrainefactsheet.pdf

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http://www.infowars.com/us-backed-neo-nazi-party-given-key-roles-in-ukrainian-government/

Senator McCain and Ukraine neo-Nazis. Click on image for article.

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January 4, 2018 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lethal Aid: US to Send Weapons to Ukraine

It’s All Happening At An Accelerated Pace, Will The Event Be Triggered?

  • X22Report Published on Dec 27, 2017
    Trump’s latest executive order is a blue print to drain the swamp. The US decided to supply Ukraine with weapons, the question is why and what is the strategy.US says China is smuggling oil to NK. Syria will be getting MIG29 and Russia is planning to setup bases. Libya is planning to hold elections. The US al-tanf base is now completely surrounded by the Syrian Army. The US coalition forces agree to go through the Syrian government before bombing. It is almost over for the cabal, the time is running out, will they pull the trigger for the next event.

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December 28, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on It’s All Happening At An Accelerated Pace, Will The Event Be Triggered?

Top Marine General: ‘There’s a War Coming’!

WW3 is near?

  • Top Marine General: ‘There’s a War Coming’!
    by JOSH DELK , http://thehill.com/
    The commandant of the Marine Corps, Gen. Robert Neller, told troops Thursday that “there’s a war coming” and urged them to be prepared.

    “I hope I’m wrong, but there’s a war coming,” Neller told Marines stationed in Norway, during a visit there, according to Military.com. “You’re in a fight here, an informational fight, a political fight, by your presence,” he added.  The commandant pointed to Russia and the Pacific theater as the next major areas of conflict, predicting a “big-ass fight” in the future. 

    “Just remember why you’re here,” he said. “They’re watching. Just like you watch them, they watch you. We’ve got 300 Marines up here; we could go from 300 to 3,000 overnight. We could raise the bar.”

    The general’s spokesman later told the Washington Post the remarks “were intended to inspire and focus the Marines’ training.” “The thought of war has a way of motivating warriors to train hard and increase readiness,” said spokesman Lt. Col. Eric Dent. “I cannot imagine any professional military leader suggesting to his or her soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and coast guardsmen that we shouldn’t think that conflict is‎ pending.”

    Neller’s visit comes amid tensions between Russia and NATO allies. Russia warned neighboring Norway that the presence of American troops could hurt relations, after Norway decision to host a new unit of U.S. soldiers through the end of 2018.  The administration says the Marines are there to enhance ties with European NATO allies and train in cold-weather combat.

    In a question-and-answer session with the troops, Neller said the U.S. could shift its focus after years of fighting in the Middle East to Eastern Europe, citing Russia’s conflicts with Ukraine and Georgia.  On Monday, President Trump unveiled a new national security strategy that focused on the threats posed by Russia and China to U.S. interests.

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December 26, 2017 Posted by | GeoPolitics | , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Top Marine General: ‘There’s a War Coming’!