Compare Dimiti Peskov to his US counterparts (Kriby, Psaki, etc.) and you will immediately see what the main problem and weakness of the USA is.
I noted that the questions asked where less rabidly hostile than what most of what the western media used to ask over the past years. Could it be that NBC or US journalists in general “got the message” from Trump and are slowly changing their tune?
If so – then this is already one good “Trump effect” we can observe.
Hopefully there will be many more.
“Compare Dimiti Peskov to his US counterparts (Kriby, Psaki, etc.) and you will immediately see what the main problem and weakness of the USA is.”
Well, yeah. Peskov is a Russian patriot and a professional. Those amerocritter things are neither patriots, nor professionals. They’re just there to put an american face on what is becoming obviously clear is israeli policy.
Not Israeli policy, but ‘Zionist Policy’. The U.S. is firmly under control of international Zionists, whom have no loyalties to any country but Zion (an ideology of global conquest and racial supremacy).
Have clarified Zionist policy. Mod
Disagree, they are loyal to israel and as a result zionist and israeli policy is pretty much the same thing. Which is why I use the two terms interchangeably. The zionazis may quibble on details and fight amongst themselves over table scraps and personal market share, but the survival and expansion of israel is inviolable.
Which Zionists? The ones that see Ukraine as their ancestral homeland or the ones that see Israel as their ancestral Homeland or the ones that think the Diaspora is the only Zionist way?
Within the Cabal there are groups with a single goal of global conquest, but that is their only real common goal, within themselves they have many and some are opposing.
I don’t know what this is — my system won’t load it or play it, even on the NBC site (just a forever whirling thingy), and apparently not available elsewhere. I guess this is only for rich people who can afford the latest hardware and run the latest software. Many of the MSM and liberal sites won’t even load on my computer or get through all the ads so I read it without the screen jumping all over. We deplorables living in poverty can’t see much of mainstream news — or copyrighted propaganda.
Not that I don’t already know about Russian vs US information and speech, but it’s amusing how those without money, in ever increasing numbers, are being isolated by the corporate greed from accessing their nonsense by computer or very expensive TV subscriptions. In the meantime, the sites with the ‘alternative’ news, and truth, I can usually access just fine. It’s a ‘liberal warmongering bubble’ I don’t see discussed, where they shoot themselves in the foot with their assumptions about who the readers are.
Dear Blue. Download and install Chrome as a browser. And then install Ad Blocker + to Chrome. It will help by filtering out all the bandwidth wasting crap that floods our slow internet connections.
Also turn off simultaneous chat lines, multiple facebook pages, anything that is constantly checking for data on your line.
These tips might help.
Thanks — but I tried Chrome once or twice but it didn’t work right, or do what I needed — I forget. Opera used to work but they ‘upgraded’ and now it won’t save a complete page as a single file. Ice Weasel erased all my history, and I think bookmarks, and had other problems. None of them work right for me, but the old version of Firefox seems to do it the best of them.
I used to run Eudora mail reader but the ISP changed something to break it and won’t support it.
For a few years the system worked, but then a bunch of stuff was ‘upgraded’ and now the system is barely usable for internet.
The only program I”m running now is the browser, with this site active, and it’s take hude amount of time to do anything.
But I run windows xp and a cheap machine with a 12 years old bios, and like Rodney Dangerfield I don’t get no respect. I’m tired of, and to old and crotchety, to have to hack into and debug software, or have a tech support guy, just to have a working system for ordinary work, or constantly having to constantly learn a new user interface — and people should have to do that. I have all kinds of trouble with it, and I used to be a programmer — it’s no wonder most people around here don’t use computers any more.
I have ad-blocker turned off because I had problems with Mozilla’s nsEvent-window popups that seized up the machine several times a day, and read that turning it off might help — I don’t know. Nobody seems to know why people get stung with it. So I have to periodically reboot it and run CCleaner. None of the stuff works right, and trying fix it usually just wastes a bunch of time. It’s like I’m trying to fly an F-35 or pilot one of those littoral ships where the engines keep catching fire.
This is a systemic problem, and I don’t mean just computers. It’s like the difference between hearing Peskov and Earnest of Gibbs: one is competent and real, and the other two are BSing clowns. We see the same thing with weapons systems, food, health care, and most everything else. It’s a lack of caring and professionalism.
There are people who care, one group I can think of are these thousands of free software and open source software developers providing us with great alternatives for the bloatware of the evil empire Macro$haft.
Download the right version of GNU-Linux Mint (image file to burn to disk or write to USB thumb-drive). Make backups (and copies, just in case) of all data you would wish to save.
Put the Mint disk in your drive and reboot your computer. Follow the very easy screen instructions to install, and believe me, you’ll never lookback.
Now in case your computer is really old/slow you may want to download Puppy-Linux or another light distribution instead. With these also as mentioned, you’ll never look back…
P.S. Google Chrome is data harvesting spyware, boycott Google as well as all of their spyware.
I have a much newer machine (a thinkserver, with no xp driver available for the ethernet so I can’t run in parallel) and spent several months trying to find a Linux that would work. Awful! I couldn’t get access to things (with or without SUDO) and couldn’t back up files (much less the system), and when I installed software I couldn’t find it — buried somewhere in USR, I think, with over 2300 other files with cryptic names (Ubunto Mint). These guys worry about ‘security’ as if my cats were going to hack into the machine.
I couldn’t get reliable up-to-date documentation, and it’s the devil to find it, and every version is different, and it keeps wanting to update everything, with new bugs and incompatibilities.
I wasted months trying to get a working system I had control over, and have dozens of downloads with live CDs and flash drives (some will install or run, some won’t) — and I never did find a way that I didn’t have to keep logging in for everything (and even then, had limited access). The problem is it’s chaotic, based on designs and data structures now 50 years old, and everyone expects you to be a geek and devote your life to it to use it. There’s usually a ton of stuff you have to install (with accompanying problems) for basic functionality. I don’t have any more time or energy to play with that stuff, and my only support team is me. I tried at least one file manager program (maybe it was Dolphin? I forget now) which when I tried to copy a bunch of directories lost half of them — some kind of bug that was listed on the web as a few years old already but never fixed.
Linux is not it, and neither are the other OSes I tried. Seriously — I used to be a programmer, and I knew about OSes and hardware, and all that, did some system programming even, and this stuff is terrible, unstable, cryptic, and badly designed. I need a system that just works for the things I do every day — then I might have some time to play, grab source and a compiler, learn weird things, and all that to get a usable system. In Mint I tried to find information in finding the programs I downloaded and the best I got was a newbie trying to tell me how to write a script to find the files — which I didn’t know the name of. No ‘find’ utility was even installed as part of the system. The industry itself is busted — and mostly undocumented or wrongly documented., and people just say stuff when they don’t have the knowledge (always had some of that but it’s much worse now: one ‘expert’ said that only programs with graphical interface are listed in the GUI menu, but that’s not true; I found some ‘console’ programs that were. I’ll guess that a program has to have information that lets the installer — one of the installers? — put it on the GUI menu.).
I can’t live long enough to go through all this and get it straight. I have enough trouble just trying to deal with the bureaucrats and forms in the various social services (which keep changing the rules and applications). The whole system is busted and chaotic, with computers being just a symptom.
All others, sorry for the OT.
You and I have thoughts about these problems that seem to run mostly parallel. ;-) In general things suck, probably because of greed on one side and the ‘wanting to make their systems look as much as that from the mainstream greedy bad guys’ on the other. KISS is unheard of since what, VMS, OS/2, Amiga?
But you must have been extremely unlucky with the OS’s you tried in combination with your (not well supported?) hardware. But there is another choice that I would have mentioned first had I known that your hardware may be powerful enough (4 G RAM min to install with the very recommendable ZFS file system for a smooth system, and 64 bit processing?).
Have you tried the desktop version of FreeBSD? It’s name is PC-BSD (TrueOS) and it’s fully based on FreeBSD, thus a true Unix. Me thinks that you must be able to get an OS based on a true server OS working on your server. Both the PC-BSD as the FreeBSD documentation is superb and regularly updated and if there should be a missing driver or needed software package that hasn’t been compiled, ask them through the user site/blog and usually things will be made possible.
Thanks. I’ll check it out. Didn’t know about ZFS and I’ll see what it’s about — skimming on wikipedia entry looks interesting.
My Thinkserver hardware should do fine with it.
BTW — sort of analogous to politics and media, I think there are three basic things which should be part of design. Separate system code and data, separate application software and data, and separate user files (for the stuff the user creates or downloads). Any transfer to a higher level would need specific permission from the operator, and maybe even a hardware switch — so malware would simply not have access to apps, and especially system areas. Inherently secure.
Nope — politicians can’t get any money except from the government he’s working for, and has no skin in any decisions he makes. Isolate them from corruption and no revolving doors. News media must be freed from both government influence and businesses. Build firewalls wherever possible so only accountability is from the people or properly designated mechanisms, in a sensible way, with effective and open feedback loops.
We have to use a systems (cybernetic) approach. There is a lot of knowledge about this and we should be employing it. Where is the ‘anit-virus’ and ‘debugging’ software for government and corporations?
Same here (Toronto), not loading (Firefox).
Try the link directly:
Direct link didn’t load on my Chrome browser, which has Ghostery and Adblock Plus enabled. I can watch it though on IE 11 browser which has no addons.
Maybe the embed link is NG.
It works from direct URL link.
Doesn’t work on my machine. I think it wants new machine and software.
A lot of thing don’t work, or work well or fast enough to be usable, on my machine. And if I update programs it gets even slower or stop working altogether — nothing is stable any more (a lot like politics, all sorts of products, and the country, for that matter, and I think it’s all tied together, and part of the chaos, lack of coordination, and breakdown of law and norms being produced everywhere).
Both conservatism and progressivism used to mean don’t throw out the old stuff until you know the new stuff works — common sense — but that’s out the window now.
Couldn’t win the old war so let’s just start a new one. They don’t believe the old lies so just tell some new ones. Can’t get the old software to work so sell an ‘updated’ version with even more layers of code, and new bugs. Had some problems with acting intelligently so we’ll just be stupid. There are these weird attitudes which permeate everything, insists on changing everything that works until it’s broken. I don’t know a word for it yet (it’s not really post modern or post truth), but it’s a real phenomenon.
I had the same. But after 15 minutes or so, maybe longer, it started to play after all. I was surprised, but this happened because I forgot to shutdown the tab and the pc was loading all that time. Hope this works for you too.
wow. and i thought i ad problems with firefox going ”not responding”
several times a day. it usually reovers after a minute or two but
meanwhile i make the coffee.
It doesn’t work in FF (inactive picture which doesn’t even start), it doesn’t work in Yandex (forever whirling circle), but it does work in Chrome (I don’t know which version I have, because I hardly ever use it, only in cases like this one.). All mentioned is for embedded videos on Saker’s site.
Tried Yandex — no good, even on original NBC site.
In fact I have to download most youtube videos for the last week or two to see them because they keep stopping in the middle over and over.
Chrome is google, youtube is google.
I guess it would work on Big Brother’s telescreen (two-way — you watch it, it watches you)?
I would like to suggest a review of your past concerns about “Boiling Frog’s Post” blog, which evolved into Newsbud.
Even they have noticed that Russia, although Zioneocons are increasing their threats, has been gaining new friend:
You are right in stating that Sibel Edmonds is a critic of President Putin. But at the same time, she is projecting herself as someone who does not have a visceral hatred nor is she part of the cabal against Russia.
Consider providing a separate column with list of “alternative media” (such as http://www.newsbud.com ) with whom you might disagree but that provide a truly alternative, be it antagonistic, view. This, as opposed to the orchestrated hysteria by the MSM, will be able to form a counterbalance.
Obviously, you should request reciprocity from the other website, for the same reason. Thus a true web or network of “real news” is created with enough content to not only compete on quality but ALSO on QUANTITY of information.
For some reason I can’t access this
Could someone put a summary of what he said
Also I want to ask is it usual for Peskov to be interviewed?
The direct link on NBC didn’t work in Safari but worked in Firefox. Adblock on, latest updated software, Mac OS sierra. Hope that helps someone.
Thank you for this very helpful
I can view it now – I am unfortunately not very technical.
I have family in Russia, so maybe I’m biased, but I’ve been impressed by the quality of many of the people who now hold positions of power in Russia. For decades they looked and sounded dreadful, under Communism. I felt embarrassed by them and a little ashamed that such a country, with such an impressive culture couldn’t produce better people. Things have changed now under Putin. Many of the Russians are extremely professional and talented running intellectual rings around their western partners. This is because they are fundamentally observing and describing and arguing from a position that’s linked to unvarnished reality and the truth, where as today it’s the west that’s clinging, zombie-like, to brain-dead ideology and dogmas that simply don’t add up anymore or make much sense. The west seems to have retreated into fantasy and left reality behind, with leaders that apparently believe their own propaganda, which is always a disaster when an elite does this, and even if they don’t, they seem to and act like they do, which as up to the same thing.
It has also very much changed for the better since (and perhaps during) the crisis began in Ukraine. I will always be grateful to Saker for keeping us well informed as that was in its early stages, because Russia seemed not to be up to doing so then, even with Putin in charge. Things have vastly improved, though as with other posters here, I would love to see a transcript of all or parts of this interview, not being able to access videos. (That’s just my own limitations, nothing to do with technical stuff.)
I realize this site has a limited budget, so I’m not clamoring for this. Maybe we can glean a little from the comments of those who do have access to the video.
The questions seem less hostile on the surface, but to me it looked like the interviewer was talking as if trying to somehow corner Peskov psychologically. I still don’t think that this is the way to conduct interviews with respect. The west suffers from psychopathy and their lower tone or different approach should not be interpreted as a softening but as a change in strategy. This interviewer clearly is not a journalist but a psychologist who works for one of the US agencies hostile to Russia.
Just my opinion of course.
Bill Neely is a British journalist with a long pedigree (see wiki), to say he is working for one of the US agencies, especially after the Christopher Steele episode is amusing.
To suggest that a British journalist with a long pedigree wouldn’t be under the influence of US agencies is equally amusing.
I wrote down what I observed. He was talking like a child psychologist, asking seemingly naive questions that looked like they were designed to coerce a certain response.
As far as British integrity, well, that’s laughable.
Top of the morning to you!
I’m not in disagreement with you, amusing, as it has been recently claimed that the ex MI6 Steele was also an FBI asset. I noticed his very last question spared absolutely no punches, and he could have been like yhst from the very beginning, so he was a very amiable interviewer. I guess Peskov knew that beforehand anyway.
I see most people have the problem with loading the interview. This worked for me yesterday.
I just now tried it out again if it still worked and yes it did.
Go to the original source here http://www.nbcnews.com/video/watch-full-interview-with-kremlin-spokesman-dmitry-peskov-853603395519 and click the play button.
Then go and walk your dog, take a shower, have coffee with your neighbours. It took an hour before there was a connection. Leave the sound on so you can hear when it starts.
The U.S. establishment will offer Russia this :
Full diplomatic ties with the U.S. and Europe, restoration of confidence and a reversal of NATO’s escalation with Russia. An effective end to all sanctions against Russia and Russian individuals, a admirable resolution to the political and military deadlock in the Ukraine, dismantling missle bases and a pullout of troops from Poland, Romania, Lithuania and Estonia; and a ackowledgement of Russia’s sphere of influence in the ‘Stan’ countries south of Russia. Also as an added incentive, the U.S. will allow the international price of oil to rise ( since its the U.S. and Saudi’s that are responsible for the low prices of today). Last but not least, all Propaganda against Russia by U.S. and western main stream media will cease.
In exchange for all this, the Trump team will demand Russia cease and desist from all military, political and economic relations with Iran and China. The U.S. will demand Russia scrap the 500 billion $ oil and gas project between China and Russia (recently signed and in progress to be implemented as we speak), so that China has no near future hope of moving away from the dollar. The U.S. will also demand Russia favor Israel over the Arabs (especially its links with the Syrian Arab Army, Bashar and also Hezbollah of Lebanon).
The hidden hand behind Trumps soon to be foreign policy is essentially that of Henry Kissinger and co.(international Jews) along with fifth column Christian Zionist Israel-Firster’s that dominate U.S. political circles and high finance.
In essence, we have Trump and his State Dept. nominee as a ‘trojan horse’ into ‘fortress’ Russia. This is the core reason why the U.S. establishment ‘installed’ Trump to begin with. It shows to be a well layed trap, and I hope Putin and his team are and will remain vigilante against this attempted subversion ofg the rapidly rising Euroasian alliance’s and bloc; see One Road-One Belt initiative for example.
I have been saying this for quite some time now. Heck, I predicted Trump would become president as soon as he announced his bid for presidency. In retrospect, reading the moves of the U.S. establishment is like reading a cheap novel.
Just my opinion.
Russia can’t give up relations with China and Iran. She isn’t strong enough to do such a crazy thing. Imagine that Trump gets impeached in a couple of years and Pence goes along with a hard-line approach, but only once Moscow has pulled out of Syria and forced Iran into a bad situation, besides destroying various deals with China. Russia would have zero friends and allies.
The US may pull out of Eastern Europe and be happy about a breakdown in the EU, but Russia has to have a general policy of balance. Iran and China are needed for that to work. Syria, too. Moscow’s goal is a multipolar world. If China and Iran go under Anglo-American control, then it is game over.
Also, what you are proposing is not very practical. A deal needs China’s involvement. They get to have their sphere of influence, too. Perhaps SE Asia. And China is a big proponent of globalization, so don’t be so sure that the globalists in the West would be willing to throw that away.
Russia must learn from its past mistakes when it believed the agreement NATO will not be near its borders and look what NATO is doing now. It is preparing for near future invasion of Russia. It is funny NATO/US is trying to convince Russia it is for deterrence and not for “invasion”. The passive aggressiveness of NATO/US is amazing, “wait, let me surround you with missiles, military and I will not attack or threaten you”. It looks like childish argument. The issue is, what is Russia doing about this continuous build up?
The US privately and separately courting all three፡ China -using IMF for Yuan to be added with dollar to use for currency, Iran- with the endless nuclear negotiations, Russia-with the above offerings. The tactic of US divide and isolate, then attack. This will be the fate of all the three countries if they betray one another. The goal of the US is to separate all and attack one by one later. So Russia wil be the target eventually after the ellimination of Russia and China.
13:42 NBC reporter: “Surely, it is the business of intelligence agencies to collect every information… ..they wouldn’t be doing their job if they didn’t collect compromising information.”..
So I guess it’s official then..The NSA DOES spy on everyone.
Damn, I hated the fact the interview ended. I could have listened to Mr. Peskov all day long. What an inspiration and breath of fresh air his answers provided.
Mr. John Kirby is simply an imbecile compared to Mr. Peskov.
Go Russia, Allah (God) be with you. The whole freedom loving world is counting and looking up to you.
p.s. if Trump wasn’t so rabidly pro-Israel and Zionism, he wouldn’t be such a bad President elect. But if he aligns himself with Israel’s suicidal approach, then America will truly suffer. He will NOT make America Great Again. oh no.
Thank you for bringing this to our attention. I may be prejudiced, but it is such a pleasure to listen to a civilized educated man who considers his words and both answers questions intelligently as well as providing appropriate rebuttals to his interlocutor. As the Saker says, there really is a softening up of the questioning style – the interlocutor gives Mr Peskov time to answer and does not attack him with his questions even if he does repeat them somewhat unnecessarily.
Kudos to both sides in this interview, but more especially for the exposure to the Russian outlook on the political issues which certainly do not line up with the MSM’s propaganda about Russia. May they listen and hear as well.
I tried loading it again — gave up after waiting for 20 minutes.
In the mean time I read news and saw Trump gave an interview with The Times and Bild, but all I could find was edited fragments or stories about the interview, which I don’t trust of course, and could not see the full interview transcript on The Times without signing up. The major newspapers are all going behind paywalls, or giving them personal information (the better to track you with).
So we now have a new president coming in and I can’t hear what he says. At least Putin puts his material on his web site and I can access it, even if having to listen to the translations — but that’s interpreted and not massaged and edited. Politicians who want to be heard need to have their own web sites where it is freely accessible without the filters.
Blue, Trump said he would keep his Twitter account to communicate directly with the public.
In future I would like to see more politicians giving interviews directly to independent blog sites that provide free content. They need to give the propagandists a wide berth. This should accelerate their drop in readership. Why provide these guys with content?
I’m not on twitter — concerned about security and spying, etc., but one can’t get a speech on Twitter.
Yes — get away from MSM. Free blogs is one way, but there should be no problems just using their own websites. Ron Paul has one, for instance. (So does the kid down the street…)
Russia should put some more resources into this — if Peskov gives an interview it should be available on a Russian site, preferably his own — we are talking about Putin’s press secretary here, after all. All the big wigs in Russia should have their own sites, with links to each other, various government ministries,and to sites like Ruptly and other news sites, or sections of the official Russian site, so it’s all easy to find and navigate (and not rely on western search engines — or even western DNS). This is a big part of creating a unipolar world.
Blue, neither am I, but you don’t have to be to see Twitter posts and videos. The problem is Twitter recently started censorship of “fake news” so will soon become completely uninteresting.
China and Russia are building a parallel institutions in finance, security, trade..I sure hope they realise they need to build them in multimedia as well.
As you say, re linking all “exclusive” interviews on official Russian state websites would be a good start.
i read somewhere that there was a need to create an internet free from
us control in the east, brazil was rumoured to be thinking the same way.
don’t know how it would work for us western ‘exiles’ though
I had the same experience, blue. I really did want to hear what Trump had said to the Europeans, and there were only sound bites. This should change, however, after the inauguration. But it is a very sad state for the US dissemination of news the public has a right to know.
It is a strange feeling to have a CIANN news blackout on the President Elect.
But given the war going on within the US State apparatus, I am not surprised.
Try this link for the interview.
Thank you. I am accessing it — and it seems I am even able to download it with Download Helper so I can watch it in a reasonable way and without interruptions, and backing up a few seconds when I miss something (like when a cat jumps on me or the keyboard).
Now I’ve heard it, and it’s very impressive compared to US politicians.
One thing which struck me is how similar in tone and style Peskov is to the interviews with Assad I’ve heard: adult, polite, calm, considered, straightforward, truthful, sane — an actual person and not a media propaganda artifact.
All throughout is also the foundational attitude that Russia is not trying to take over the world but just wants normal good relations with the world — and is not really interested in internal US matters (the Russians have their own country). It was interesting how he said they had no interest in spying on trump because they never considered him, and other business people, to be a threat to Russia. Meanwhile the psychotic US government spies on all it’s own citizens, considering them all to be a threat.
We should consider that Peskov was giving interview not in his native language. So for correct comparison we should request compare some State Department official to give full interview in some other language.
If not on Russian or Chinese, German, French or Spanish would be interesting: too:-)
I am not native speaker, but it was not that bad considering you need to switch to other language and think as well about possible consequences…
Fantastic interview and spoken in perfect English by a very accurate and intelligent man.
When you witness these interviews and their responses to Western Media questioning – one can clearly see that the difference between Western leadership/statesmanship and politicians is like comparing chalk with cheese !!!
I will let you goes to whom the cheese and the chalk applies too :-))
But I would like to point out one that an English speaking audience will probably miss.
When Peskov name himself Russian Bureaucrat, I think he probably meant činovnik in Russian and used closest equivalent in English, which is close but not enough.
I am guessing based on recent interview of Maria Zakharova, where she said exactly same phrase in Russian ja toľko činovnik..
Bureaucrat is Max Weber invention, I guess. But word činovnik has certainly longer tradition in Russian language and State, and root of word “čin” action (again improper translation) goes way back on old Slavic languages probably over 1000 years ago.
He could try to use State official, but State is not equal to Russian Gosudarstvo :-)
If I should translate with my poor english, it would be something like činovnik as humble servant of Russian state who has no rights to speak for State and People.
So he spoke english but some meanings are lost to English speaking audience, who does not appreciate what was probably lost in translation from Russian thinking framework and Russian traditions which stretch way, way back to ancient times…
Mr. Peskov is as an effective spokesperson as any country could hope for. Very well done.
He is on the same level as Mr. Lavrov.
My only hope is that the US could present diplomats and spokespeople of a similar caliber in the near future.
Tillerson is very sharp. He will be the toughest SOS in many years.
A strong man of character.
So true. U$A has people like John McStain and “the Southern Belle” go to Kiev on New Year’s Eve to spout American foreign policy. Trump needs to have DOS cancel a lot of passports and put people like these two on no fly lists. What an embarrassment!
I just have it running on Chrome smoothly, no extra adjustments needed.
Forked tongues of the corporate media vs. sanity. I remain pessimistic.
Very nice how Peskov tries to explain reasons for hysteria in the States. :-D
Lavrov talks Trump, US-Russia relations, and diplomatic scandals at major press conference
January 17, 2017 – Fort Russ News –
RIA Novosti – translated by J. Arnoldski –