by Observer R for the Saker Blog
The documents issued by Russia in December 2021 (the so-called “Not-Ultimatum), concerning modifications to the security architecture in Europe, have created a considerable sensation in the diplomatic and military worlds. Russia politely requested that NATO confine its activities to its location as of 1997, and keep out of the former Warsaw Pact territory. This was to abide by the promises that the United States made to the Soviet Union at the time that the Soviets agreed to disband the Warsaw Pact. Both the United States and NATO responded negatively to the initiative, but agreed to hold negotiations with Russia during the week of January 11-14, 2022.
During the negotiation period many commentators have opined that the intellectual quality of the US official statements and the US think-tank products could be improved. Perhaps all is not lost, however, as at least some US officials have grasped the changes in Russian weapons and the Russian economy that make it necessary to sit down and do serious talking. For example, the top US general has announced that the world has moved from a unipolar setup to a multipolar one, and that the US is now only one of the poles, the others being China and Russia. The US general has engaged in “deconfliction” talks with the top generals of China and Russia—presumably to try and ward off any mistakes that could wind up frying the world to a crisp. In addition, the head of the CIA has allowed the CIA Fact Book to be published publicly showing that China and Russia are much higher-ranked in GDP than most politicians and pundits in the US give them credit for. China is significantly out in front, and Russia is sixth and closing in on fifth place. Finally, a former First Lady and Secretary of State has written that the massive US aircraft carriers are to a large extent obsolete and that the F-35 fighter jet does not live up to expectations. There is a widespread feeling that the US is behind the Russians in hypersonic weapons, air defense, and probably electronic warfare also.
The talk in Congress, the output of various think-tanks, and the coverage in mainstream media fail to fully reflect these sweeping changes in the world power balance. This factor puts the current US Administration between a rock and a hard-place. It cannot acknowledge the need to update the security architecture in Europe because the US public has not been prepared for the change, but it cannot continue the status quo because the US has already lost the arms race and is constantly losing ground in the economic competition. The three-pole world has arrived, but the US appears to be unprepared for it and is at wits end in deciding what to do next. However, the appearance of unpreparedness is what shows in front of the curtain; what the deep, deep state behind the curtain is actually planning and preparing is opaque. Such planning may be going on in extreme secrecy, based on the likelihood that some very high US officials have quite a good grasp of reality.
Nevertheless, this week’s diplomatic negotiations have come and gone without any observable breakthroughs or positive steps. The post-meeting announcements indicate a stalemate, with both sides driving their proverbial stakes even further into the ground.
The United States Side
Whatever might or might not be going on in secret, there is no observable indication that the US is prepared to adjust to a three-pole world. Instead the US appears to be trying to eliminate the other two poles and remain the hegemon of the world. There are several methods that the US is pursuing. One is to continue to move weapons into the countries bordering Russia and attempting to set up bases in more of these locations. The US reportedly has been working to get approval for new bases in the Central Asian countries, so far without much success. Another tactic is to foment color revolutions around the periphery of Russia. This was successful in Ukraine, failed in Belarus, Kyrgyzstan, and, so far, in Syria and Kazakhstan, with muddled results in Armenia and Georgia. Transnistria appears next on the list, with others probably in the future. By now most governments have likely read up on the color revolution playbook, and developed appropriate counter measures. A third tactic is to institute sanctions on Russia in an attempt to slow down or prevent future positive development in that country. Some current proposed sanctions include those on smartphones, machine tools, aircraft parts, and what ever else is traded with Russia. Many experts, however, feel that these sanctions are a lost cause because Russia has already decoupled from the West to a great degree. Previous sanctions on aircraft parts and composite materials led Russia to develop its domestic industry to produce engines and composite wings for the the MC-21 passenger aircraft. Both of these efforts have been successful and the plane is on schedule to be delivered to Russian airlines. The plane will compete with the Boeing 737MAX of recent fame, and the Airbus A320 family. The MC-21 has a more modern and advanced design than either of the Western models.
The problem for the US is that all these tactics appear now to be more or less blocked or offset by Russia. What worked even five years ago, does not have the same effectiveness in the current situation. Whereas the color revolution was successful in Ukraine, the current attempted color revolution in Kazakhstan has so far been a fiasco. The US is spending too much money for too little result. It is the US that is stuck in too many quagmires, not Russia. Furthermore, the US has not perfected the art of successful withdrawal from quagmires so that retreats can be spun as glorious victories. The US withdrawal from Afghanistan is a vivid illustration of this failure. The folks behind the curtain need to concentrate on this problem because many more retreats are coming in the future. The US bases in West Asia are not particularly viable in the event of a really nasty shooting war. The Iranians already showed that fact when they sent a missile straight into the large US base in Iraq and even notified the Americans ahead of time. The US forces were not able to intercept the missile. The US bases in the GCC countries are just as vulnerable, and the American soldiers there could be viewed as almost de facto hostages if the shooting starts. It is a rather sad delusion when the US sends aircraft carriers near Iran or China as a show of force, when it is clear that the range of the aircraft onboard the carriers is inferior to the range of the Iranian and Chinese anti-ship missiles.
The deep state is facing even more problems in West Asia (formerly “Middle East”). The major oil customer for both Iran and Saudi Arabia happens to be China. This calls into question the viability of the petrodollar, since now there is always the danger that it might become the petroyuan. China is also spreading the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to include Iran, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and other countries in the area. The recent addition of Syria on January 12, shows the New Silk Road’s continuing extension towards the Mediterranean. China also signed a massive economic development agreement with Iran and is planning to provide Saudi Arabia with assistance in developing ballistic missiles. In Iraq, the US has agreed to withdraw combat troops, while leaving training troops. Many folks in Iraq want all the US troops to leave and are blowing up US logistics convoys to make their point. In the meanwhile, the US is building a refinery in Syria to process illegally appropriated oil. All these developments do not seem like a viable long-term arrangement to benefit the US.
The Russian Side
The major occupation of foreign policy analysts and pundits for the last month has been to attempt to forecast what Russia will do once the negotiations over the Not-Utimatum had deadlocked. They all expected a deadlock, but differed widely on what might happen next. One group thought that the Russian position, as well as the US position, was just a maximal demand issued for negotiation purposes, and that both sides would end up compromising somewhere in-between the extremes. Another forecast was that Russia had bitten off more than it could chew, and that the US was giving Russia a path to climb down off its high-horse without losing too much face. A third forecast was that Russia would be forced to do some kinetic action to wake up the US to the seriousness of Russian demands. Many different locations were suggested as possible points that might be blown up. A fourth forecast was that Russia would reply in-kind by moving Russian missiles closer to the US border. There did not appear to be any forecasts for Russia to place onerous sanctions on the US (no more specialized oil supplies or heavy rocket engines, for example). Sanctions appear to center on the gas pipelines from Russia to Europe, where the analysts cannot agree on who would be most disadvantaged if the gas stopped flowing. Neither were there forecasts that Russia would institute a wave of color revolutions in the US vassal states. In fact, the latter appears to be a major difference in the Russian and American approaches to foreign relations. It does seem on the surface that Russia is fighting with one hand behind its back, but the advantage for the US in color revolutions may dissipate in the mists of time.
The kinetic action option is often described using Ukraine as the probable location. That tinder-box is constantly in the news, but may not see action unless Kiev seriously attacks the Separatists or tries to take back Crimea or some such fantasy. Other possibilities could be the forceable removal of hostile weapon systems near Russian borders, or for Russia to give a green light to anti-US fighters in Syria or Iraq to remove the Americans by force. At one point the Russians were bombing the oil tankers stealing oil in Iraq, so there is already a precedent for action in that area.
The in-kind option is the one mentioned by a Russian high official when he pointed out the danger of a second Cuban Missile Crisis. News media have already begun speculation that Russia might station missiles in Cuba or Venezuela, after flight tracking showed a Russian passenger plane reputed to be used by the FSB visiting both those countries recently. Other options noted are to station Russian submarines with Posideon missiles offshore the US, which, if used, could unleash tsunamis against the coastal areas. Since the first Cuban crisis began when the US moved missiles into Turkey and Italy and the Soviet Union responded by moving missiles toward emplacement in Cuba, the same thing could happen again.
Russia is also showing off its new and improved armaments to lend gravitas to the Not-Ultimatum. The new hypersonic Zircon missile is now in service and the vastly updated and modernized TU-160M supersonic bomber just made its first test flight. Many other advanced Russian weapons, ships, missiles, submarines, and planes have been put on display for the edification of military analysts and military attaches. Russia is also building super icebreakers for the Arctic and setting up a transport route across the top of the world.
A chief problem in trying to analyze the Not-Ultimatum crisis is not knowing who or what is pulling the strings behind the US curtain. A consensus holds that the ones in front, such as the President and Vice President, do not exhibit much authority and their speeches indicate a vast amount of magical thinking. On the other hand, there are top level officials in the US who talk in different terms and indicate that at least some powers behind the curtain have a more objective view of reality and the relevant facts. Some of these facts are 1) that the US has lost the arms race, 2) the US government debt is out of control, 3) the US has the worst inflation in 37 years, 4) the US budget deficit is out of control, 5) the US economy is no longer the largest in the world, 6) the US continues to pour money into obsolete weapons systems, 7) The US social, racial, education, and health policies are disasters. Russia, on the other hand, is doing reasonably well on these factors. All the analysts at Langley and the Pentagon cannot be blind to these facts. Therefore, it is hard to believe that there are not secret groups somewhere in the bowels of the bureaucracies trying to figure out how to keep the ship of state from running into the proverbial iceberg. The key manifestation of such effort will be if new ideas begin to appear in the mainstream media and the more adept politicians begin to tack in a different direction. If this does not happen, then the American Empire will move ever faster toward sunset and follow all the previous empires to the same fate.
The historical animosity towards Russia only seems to recycle itself with each successive generation. There is most definitely a deeply rooted agenda that spans centuries and must encompass an element that is supra-governmental. The ostensible forgery that is the ‘will of Peter the Great’ was used as justification during three periods of conflict and seems to have been a fulcrum of obsession for the rest of Europe. The eventuation of the Soviet Union only seemed to confirm this fear.
Do those more familiar with the issue have any comments with regards to the original source of the ‘will of Peter the Great’? Who originally drafted that document which caused such consternation, and seemed to unify world powers in opposition to the ever threatening Russian advance on the continent.
I’m fascinated by the nature of this multi-generational fear of Mother Russia, and the basis upon which it rests.
If you mean Poland and Sweden (the invaders of old Rus), the UK (the congenital pirates and looters), and Jews as having “historical animosity towards Russia” then you are correct. As for Americans – not so. American animosity is a very recent artificial phenomenon nurtured by zionists, the profiteering MIC, and greedy multinational corporations.
Any idea as to what point in U.S history the shift in policy towards Russia occurred?
The Fall of 1944 when US bombers attacking the Polesti oilfields in Romania which then carried on to the USSR for refuelling and rearming before making the reverse flight to North Africa started mixing in a few bombers that were loaded with weapons and supplies they dropped to the “Greens”, Ukrainian Banderaite ultra-nationalists fighting the advancing Red Army in western Ukraine. The Soviet leadership was aware of the treachery of their US/UK “allies” but let it slide to preserve the formal Allied coalition as long as possible.
The supply of weapons to the Ukrainian Banderaites was understood in Moscow to be the beginning of the post-war attack on the USSR and a clear indication they could expect a full-on attack whenever, or if, the US/UK could get into a position of being able to carry it out without serious fear of retaliation. Hence the reverse engineering of the captured B-29s as the TU-4, and the push to develop the TU-16 as a counterpart to the Boeing B-52; later followed by the development of the R-7 ICBM to overcome the DEW Line defensive belt in Northern Canada and Alaska.
One of the reasons I see is the believe of many evangelicals /christian denominations (not all) that the Bible has a prophesy against “Gog and Magog”, and point to Russia as the culprit (Rosh = Russia), going to attack Israel, together with:
Magog = Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan
Persia = Iran
Cush = Sudan
Put = Libya
Meshech, Tubal, Gomer, and Beth-togarmah = Turkey
According to this interpretation Russia (and allies) will be utterly destroyed.
(for instance here:”http://www.end-times-bible-prophecy.com/gog-and-magog.html”)
I tried to reason some friends recently, and they replied with this prophesy and that Russia was evil and would be destroyed anyway. So Russia is not worth discussing, other events would be more important.
I think that this interpretation of Ezekiel 38:1-6 gives the sense of superiority and certainty
of inferiority of Russia to a lot of people, specially in the USA. It’s also a reason to dehumanize Russians.
Some have interpreted scripture in such a way as to confer the status of ‘evil’ upon Russia, as an actual force of world evil. That’s interesting. Upon what basis could this claim be made? How old is this thesis, and where does it stem from?
A very good historical summary of history was written in 2003 by Dr Nicholas Railton:
Gog and Magog: the History of a Symbol
The author details the Jewish, Muslim and Christian historical views.
“Josephus was the first to interpret Gog and Magog as being the contemporary Scythians, a name used by himself and other writers of the time, to represent all unknown, barbarian peoples inhabiting the north.”
“Authors such as John Nelson Darby, Georges S.Faber and Dr John Cumming became well know in evangelical circles. Cumming, a minister of the Church of Scotland in Covent Garden, an anti-Catholic bigot, provided the evangelical world with a political interpretation of Ezekiel which still bedevils a section of evangelicalism today.
… Cumming linked Rosh, Mesech and Tubal with the inhabitants of Russia, who would one day combine with Gomer, that is Germany, to form a great confederacy.
Indeed, Cummings believed that the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 was taking place before his eyes: “Is not Prussia practically allied to Russia?” he asked in 1855.
-D.Wilson, Armageddon Now!,28
yes, you are correct. Especially non-Catholic Christians from all over America (North America and Latin America), who are Baptist Evangelical Protestant Christians, Assembly of God, etc. They all follow imperial American theology. In churches it is preached that Armageddon will arrive in the next 10 years, and evil Russia and her allies China, Iran and Arabs will surround good Israel and Christ will descend from the clouds to save Israel. They did not understand that the Zionists killed Jesus and they did not understand the spiritual message of Christ. They are religious, and interpret the Bible literally. The Bible, misinterpreted by the West, is the biggest Soft Power instrument used against Russia and China. And right now, the empire is covertly taking this distorted theology into Russia and China. Thanks.
Russia has not established an ultimatum, Russia has only rounded up the truth, it has put in front of those who lie, and who always reject the Truth, and so it is this time, as Russia knew. Russia is the most prepared nation for war, and the General Staff of Russia did it in the best possible way on the planet Earth, with the most powerful weapon on the planet Earth, and with the truth Russia is the undisputed winner, and without a doubt, with the drastic destruction of enemies. to be like a smoldering fire, and they really didn’t deserve anything better.
Zina, we do not need the good guys to turn into the bad guys, destroying everyone who stands against them.
Sun Tzu, to win the conflict without fighting a battle is the best possible outcome.
Decades of war crimes tribunals, thousands of books and movies about the atrocities and wars of oppression and conquest. Generations paying reparations for the sins of their fathers.
That would be the best revenge and lesson for the future.
Generations of reparations is the surest way to new war..
This summary is very good, complete and neutral.
Is Biden genuinely senile and incapable of coherent speech?
If he is, how did he manage to have a 2 hour video conference with Putin, who has an intellect close to genius?
Why would Putin acknowledge the competence and professionalism of a senile Biden, or of a fake Biden?
If Biden isn’t a senile dotard, why does he act as if he is?
Which is the lie, and what is it’s purpose?
Remember that Putin was represented only by his interpreter whereas Biden was at a fairly large table with much of his Administration. We really don’t know who did how much of the talking on the American side.
As for Putin’s public attitude toward Biden, I think it reasonable to assume that Putin saw no virtue, or advantage to be gained, by issuing insults. In common parlance: Putin is a gentleman.
The Deep State’s motto is ‘the dumber the better’ and other than Skull & Bonesman Bush Senior, who through Prescott Bush (a founding father of the The Firm ), was their man & Slick Willie Clinton ( who loved cash and young girls ) was easily compromised, not in my lifetime has there been a US President with a lot upstairs.
Never again, Deep State opined, after JFK.
These days, it’s the Illusion of Choice, Tweedle Dee or Dumb and still they had to Fix 2020 as Trumplethinskin’s ego got in their way.
Remember when Barry Obama was influenced by the fact that his biggest challenge was to muzzle Joe Biden and what did he do, yes, made him VP.
I reckon had John McShitstain prevailed in 2008 we ALL would be having a completely different conversation today.
Next up to challenge Barry was Mitt the Mormon Romney , the Guvnor of Bain Capital Vultures who would have sold whatever America has left to China.
If Putin was the American President, I reckon he’d have been JFK’d . . . . . 3 Times. lol
“If Biden isn’t a senile dotard, why does he act as if he is?”
Reason can be simple, yet not easily visible. It is highly likely that Biden is on hefty doses of stimulants on important ocasions. Of course, he can not be boosted all the time as that would kill him. Known effect of stimulants is sharp drop in mental functions between doses. Symptom that Biden showed repedeately.
Combine drugs with teleprompter, earphones and large supporting team, you can make mentaly challenged person to sound and look eloquent. These techniques are perfected in movie and tv production, so there’s no lack of expertise.
I also asked myself this question. The figure of the weak Biden would be the opposite of the boastful Trump. Do Americans, the world and young people like physical weakness in leaders? Could Biden be simulating that he stumbles on the stairs, that he sleeps at the meeting, also to pass an image to the West tired of Trump and the Empire? Remember, the Empire, the Democrats and the Zionists are masters of semiotics.
Very good summary of all recent twists and turns.
Agreed. This is a balanced overview from 35,000ft.
It is a two front war against the Native Russians and the Native White American Working Class. There is a Special Interest behind the scenes that desires the mass murder of both demographic groups. This Special Interest drives and plots both US Foreign Policy and US Domestic-Internal Policy.
I am just stating the manifestly obvious.
There is no such thing as a “native white American”. That is a racist troupe you invented. There is a white working class but they are being hurt by the 1% the same as all working class groups in the USA thus they are not being discriminated in any special way.
Native Born White American
Anything else is just an excuse to have them race-replaced with Hindus and Sikhs from India.
Please take any further discussion on this matter to the MFC.
Not bad, not bad at all. Pretty succinct.
A propos the author’s optimism.
The sense of inferiority and the instinct to ingratiate themselves with the enemy will be Russia’s undoing. While the West is doing everything possible to humiliate, cripple and destroy Russia, they are arresting people who could be co-opted as cyber warriors.
Machine translated from rusvesna.su
At the request of the United States, FSB conducted a special operation against hackers (VIDEO)
14.01.2022 – 17:44
Members of the REvil hacker group, involved in a number of attacks on large American companies, have been charged in Russia. The community and its infrastructure have now been liquidated, the FSB’s Public Relations Center (DSP) told Interfax.
“The FSB of Russia has established the full composition of the REvil criminal community and the involvement of its members in the illegal circulation of means of payment, documented illegal activities,” the intelligence service said.
The reason was the appeal of the competent US authorities, who reported on the leader of the criminal community and his involvement in encroaching on the information resources of foreign high-tech companies by introducing malicious software, encrypting information and extorting money for its decryption, the FSB recalled.
Over 426 million rubles were seized at the places of stay of 14 members of the hacker group, including in cryptocurrency, 600 thousand dollars, 500 thousand euros, as well as computer equipment, crypto wallets used to commit crimes, 20 premium-class cars bought with money obtained by criminal means.
The detained members of the criminal community were charged under Part 2 of Art. 187 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation (“Illegal circulation of means of payments”).
“Representatives of the US competent authorities have been informed about the results of the operation,” the DSP noted.
According to the FSB, the detainees developed malicious software, organized the theft of funds from the bank accounts of foreign citizens and cashing them out, including by purchasing expensive goods on the Internet.
The secret service did not disclose the identity of the detainees.
In July 2021, the US-based company Kaseya was subjected to a massive cyberattack using a ransomware virus. The hacker attack affected companies directly or indirectly associated with Kaseya, which remotely controls the programs of its customers: Internet service providers for businesses.
It was reported that the cyberattack was carried out by the REvil hacker group, which is credited with having links with the Russian Federation.
In November, US Attorney General Merrick Garland said that Russian Yevgeny Polyanin, who is considered one of the leaders of REvil, received about $ 13 million from the victims of his hacker attacks using ransomware, but of which $ 6.1 million was returned to Washington.
Not to sound too negative, Rusvesna is now reporting that Finland has rejected joining NATO pretty resolutely. Bravo!
Enough from me.
Thursday last week, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in an interview with MSNBC that Finland wanted to join NATO.
Today, Foreign minister of Finland Pekka Haavisto said:
Finland has no plans to join NATO.
Finland does not discuss with NATO to join it.
Nor does Finland have such a project upcoming.
Finland’s security policy remains unchanged.
Makes sense as Finland have a lucrative long term contract with Russia for their Energy supplies. Unlike the butt-hurt Poles who are seemingly content to pay over the odds for theirs, cutting their nose to spite their face and in turn hurting their economy , businesses and households.
Forestry. Finland uses a lot of Russian timber, and went begging and pleading with Putin about changes to Russian timber exports.
The change came in part after Finland had joined the raucous chorus from the EU in criticising Russia.
Next, Finland found its forestry industry had taken a huge hit.
They’ve kept quiet since.
If only Poland had their pragmatism! I mean they’re sitting on a potential goldmine with Russia as their neighbour , have all the infrastructure in place, a large population in comparison to the rest of region and yet they’re purchasing Russian Gaz resold at God only knows what Premium by German/US/EU Vultures.
Pro Tip – When fighting a Pole, no head shots, waste of time, go for the weak belly
Did’nt Finland (and Sweden) sign a joint military pact with the US last year or the year before? I must check on when exactly they did so. In the North the US is actually already disengaging from NATO and making bilateral security arrangements with these gullible national policians.
Meanwhile NATO member Norway is now de facto occupied territory with at least 10 bases, ports, airfields, all ceded to US forces.
The Barents Observer. https://thebarentsobserver.com/en/security/2021/04/us-navy-build-airport-infrastructure-northern-norway-meet-increased-russian
15 New Russian subs of the silent Yasen class, with cruise missiles, worry NATO.
In 2022, Norway will receive 5 new P-8A Poseidon patrol aircraft currently under construction by Boeing.
New infrastructure will be built in Norway, and paid for by the US, aimed at serving Norwegian, US and NATO maritime patrol aircraft.
The agreement includes 3 airports: Rygge, Sola and Evenes, and the Ramsund naval station.
Use of those areas will take place with full respect for Norwegian sovereignty, law and international law.
The Norwegian defense minister Frank Bakke-Jensen made clear:
“The agreement fully respects Norway’s policy of not allowing foreign military bases on its territory.”
The agreement underlines that no nuclear weapons can be on board navy ships making port calls to Norway, or aircraft landing at airports in the country.
Frank Bakke-Jensen said: “Norway’s defense rests on 3 main elements: the national defense capability, collective defense through NATO, and reinforcement from “close allies”. (Now guess who they are)
New and enlarged Nordic Military Corporation agreement.
When checking the link please disregard EU-NATO propagandist Henrik Breitenbauch (German name) the head of the Centre for Military Studies, in rented office at the University of Copenhagen.
Today each Nordic nation seems spread in regard to military alliance. Sweden is Neutral.
Iceland, Norway and Denmark are part of NATO, and Finland seems on its own.
But make no mistake, the Nordic Nations have secretly been cooperating and coordinating its military defense since WWII, but have never officially formed a Nordic Alliance.
As the US and Britain has now reformed a British Imperial Alliance AUKUS.
And as we see the formation of an EU military Alliance (The 4th Reich) led by Germany and France. The official part of the Nordic military alliance may be about to change.
So the Vikings are coming?
NO, they have always been here in the Nordic nations, and they have stuck together for a 1000 years.
A Nordic Alliance decoupled from AUKUS, the EU military and Russia, could be the new formation, which would secure a more sane military balance from the Baltic Sea all the way to the North Pole.
BTW: Greenland is not for sale.
REvil are rank amateurs in comparison to The Federal Reserve who operate a global money laundering system. If the American public are looking for a scapegoat then look no further.
the knowledge of how Revil did things could be useful to 1 prevent it happening to Russia and allies…2 useful for Russia as an extremis weapon or neutralising techniques?
Revil were upsetting the regular mafias with their professionalism no doubt. Still, flash cars and hundreds of thousands lying around 14 pads, leaving a trail is plain careless. You get that with geeks though, super bright but zero common sense.
The assumption is that those in charge in Washinton are clueless. I think not. There has been a sustained effort to destroy Western economies employing the mantras of coronadoom, climate change, and mass migration. This has permitted greater government control over individuals to the extent that any protests will be ineffectual. Hegemony is to be maintained at all costs. If there is a belief that the arms race has been lost and that it is not a short term problem, a massive strike is the logical outcome. Per data from BIS as noted by Martin Armstrong, Russia has divested itself of dollars and is divesting itself of European debt. That is usually a prelude to war. The financial and commodity markets appear to converege for a major change in late February or early March. Kinetic action, if not limited to the Ukraine, will provide the rationale for a massive strike.
Excellent summary, and I agree with your perspective, especially this concern, “If there is a belief that the arms race has been lost and that it is not a short term problem, a massive strike is the logical outcome.” I felt for long time they were maneuvering themselves into such straits that only a first strike would be their remaining move.
And now, increasing their desperation, is that the microchips advantage over China has been lost. I just saw this game-changer posted on our newsfeed (thx Per): https://min.news/en/digital/8a41a7c1ce9bbf03753a624117b99b84.html
Not an encouraging sign for peaceful resolutions.
A concise report thank you. It seems these events of meetings have been absolutely coherently and most deliberately and carefully scheduled and timetabled by Russia…
That was a very enjoyable read, thank you Observer R.
This is not Russia against America, It is a tag team of China, Russia and Iran against America.
It is no coincidence that all three pots come to the boil at the same time.
Iran will not compromise over JCPOA, and demand that America back down and lose face.
China keeps the pot boiling over Taiwan, 25 million people against 1.4 billion better armed Chinese, no contest.
The Chinese are luring the Americans into a trap.
Russia gives a “not ultimatum” that we all know is like a red rag to a bull, full of demands the Americans could not concede or their regime would fall.
They are giving America and the Collective West no rest, no time to think and take stock and plan.
We need a Gorbachev in the West, someone of authority who dare tell us that the Empire is no more.
Instead we have shallow plastic politicians with neither ideology nor vision owned by oligarchs who themselves have only one talent, the ability to amass and retain ever more wealth and power.
They lead us deeper into the quagmire while destroying the reputation of anyone who might lead us out.
yes, perhaps a new era is beginning, and the “Jewish Christian” mythology of the armageddon apocalypse Gog Magog is falling apart. Who put together and formed the biblical new testament was not Jesus Christ, they were bishops of the Roman Catholic empire. The truth does what it wants, nobody owns and owns the truth. Your text is friendly, pleasant and precise. A good guess.
It’s almost pointless talking to a reprobate. They lie when they open their mouthes and don’t even notice, only some kind of intervention from above can have an effect on them. Prayer is probably more effective than speaking to these people.
“secret groups somewhere in the bowels of the bureaucracies”
Most likely, these influential groups are run by owners of mega-corporations and mega-banks, and thus they are not so “secret”. American bureaucracies have been lobotomized for some time already by the skillful weeding out all independent-minded, principled, and honest people. The same can be said about the US military. It is a lachrymose state of affairs in the US government and army. The “secret groups” of deciders have worked perhaps too hard to eliminate effective governance in order to protect their profiteering schemas. The results of this elimination might be catastrophic for the “secret groups” as well. The FedReserve-controlling BlackRock, StateStreet, and Vanguard are obviously not to the task of the US governance and even less to the task of the world governance. The western banking empire must be destroyed.
This interview with Alex Krainer below provides some broader geopolitical insights on why America and its allies like the United Kingdom are threatening Russia.
The gist is that the Anglo-Saxons have always had ambitions to subjugate Eurasia dating back to the British Empire.
And in order to maintain the Anglo-American world empire of today, the Anglo-Saxons must subdue Eurasia through war, either Hot or Cold.
Hence, this is the foundational basis of their hostility to Russia–not to mention other key Eurasian states like China and Iran.
One of the explosive assertions made by Krainer is that the Anglo Saxons covertly sponsored and supported the rise of Adolph Hitler and Nazi Germany … in order to embroil Eurasia in conflict and war by having the Nazis fight the Soviet Union.
Today, the Anglos are once again fomenting conflict and war in Eurasia–even as they try to stand reality on its head and claim that they are being threatened by Eurasia.
Given this history of sponsoring Nazis in the past and neo-fascists (like in Ukraine) today, it is fair to call the United States, United Kingdom, and their Anglo-Saxon “Five Eyes” allies (with Australia, Canada, and New Zealand) as the AngloNazi nations.
Why Russia Is Ready to Check-Mate the U.S. and Its Western Empire
the lunatic USA…certain western UK press
“The US has intelligence that Russia is planning a ‘false-flag’ operation on its own forces in eastern Ukraine to create a pretext for invasion.
Officials on Friday also said they believed Russia was mounting a social media disinformation campaign to portray Ukraine as the aggressor.
The United States has evidence that operatives trained in urban warfare and sabotage will carry out these attacks on Russian proxy forces, officials told journalists on Friday, possibly weeks before an invasion.
‘We have information that indicates Russia has already pre-positioned a group of operatives to conduct a false flag operation in eastern Ukraine,’ said White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki.
‘The operatives are trained in urban warfare and using explosives to carry out acts of sabotage against Russia’s own proxy forces.’
She said it mimicked the playbook used when Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula, and included social media disinformation to show Kyiv as the instigator of violence. ”
sounds more like the USA trained Ukrops and UK military instructors are actually being setup for deniable plausabilityto carry out sabotage. Some kind of fake intelligence to justify USA actions of some sort.
Only fools rush in where angels dare to tread.
Thank you for that recap’ article. Very clear. I think between this and the previous articles and comments, most has been said.
In one previous comment, the darkness was shown as an illusionary thing, for being the absence of light.
I can grasp the concept and I agree with it.
Yet, I think it is important to see how to dissipate what keeps the light at bay.
There are different levels. At a psychological level, denial, fear, defense mechanisms, hiding to keep cheating, guilt, shame, and so on. On the structural level of the system, we can dive into the intricacies and be conscious of the key ingredients of the opaque screen. As long as there is that opacity there will be no accountability coupled to power. In our society, the anonymous quality has been misused and inverted as many other things.
The capital holders and capital fluxes ( who owns and finances what) are rendered anonymous or very opaque, whereas, for exemple, in some electoral procedures, the anonymity has been removed, allowing all kinds of pressures to coerce on way or the other. The blockchain technology is another tool being misused to increase the one way transparency, where people has to be transparent/exposed whereas the power hogs are anonymous for the most part in their moves. The total control thing.
There is that polarity public versus private that is being inverted. It is very Orwellian.
It seems that “we” can’t fix the ultra liberal system. It has to go… But… it seems to be globalized to the extent that it has nowhere to go…
Even if we seems to be powerless to defeat the disease, the “evil” at play, we still can “reset” mechanisms of restraint, moderation, regulation.
In permaculture, there is that threefold strategy to retain water: slow it down / spread it / sink it. I think we can make the analogy of the fluidity of water to money. As the saying goes though, “ money can be slippery ground… So, if we cultivate our values deeply rooted in principles, in our being, we might create a landscape, a collective, that thrives and endures. We might get back to being sustainable.
Yet, our man made system, based on our ingenuity, our capacity to mimic nature and “make it better”, is feeding vanity and is vain in the long run. Yet, it is our condition. I think what takes infinite patience is to disentangle and get or keep things straight from being systematically inverted. Maybe it is that same stance of Russia or China that stand straight the best they can, facing the crooked west.
Yes, the US empire is going down and that is great news and great coming pains also coming in… like “US Go Home” and do to yourself what you did to others. Not enticing but fair in ils unfairness, more contained maybe. Confinement to deal with our own dysfunctions, our violence and injustice.
I think we need to flip the inversion around wild and domesticated. It seems that we are overly domesticated as far as loss of vitality, instinct, intuition, fitness in the wild, and at the same time letting the « free for all » go wild, reinforcing the monopolies, the bullies.
Anyhow, my concern is that liberalism wii keep consuming the world. A slight hope is that free trade will be abolished, that nations will be made sovereign by controlling their currency, their economy and restoring the public services. I know, I repeat myself, like going circles in my mind… it is not easy to radically accept what is.
Meanwhile, the ill-at-ease feeling keeps going.
Thank you for all those articles and the offer to join the comments group.
Alienation ( alien-nation?) is hard to bear.
Espero que a RÚSSIA não esmoreça nesta cartada, cartada final.
Google-translate from mod:-
I hope Russia does not stop in this card, final card.
The basic Russian demand is that the U.S./NATO give up its hostilities. If the U.S. does not intend to undermine Russia then there should not be a problem with abiding by past commitments and restricting NATO, since no core interests would be at stake. So far, however, the U.S. answer seems to be no. What is not clear to me is what U.S. interests are at stake in continuing the conflict with Russia, and trying to restore/maintain U.S. hegemony. Is the U.S. dollar/debt scheme dependent on hegemony? Will the U.S. “alliances” collapse? Are actual core U.S. interests at stake, or is “Biden” simply worried about such concerns as domestic politics, election prospects, and campaign contributions?
The Russians have emphasized international law, multilateralism, and the UN. I expect whatever response they come up with to conform with these principles; that is to be legal and to seem reasonable to a fair, neutral person. I expect “it” to be something significant that actually changes the situation. Perhaps “it” will put “Biden” in a politically impossible position.
I suspect that in the past both Russia and China have been careful not to disturb a status quo where the U.S. keeps making really, really stupid mistakes and policies. They haven’t done much to prevent U.S. borrowing, for example. Otherwise, the U.S. might have started getting its act together. Nobody can accuse Russia or China of causing these mistakes, but they have not obstructed them as they might, say as retaliation to U.S. aggression, which is the kind of thing Washington typically does. This may now end. Or maybe it won’t. My basic point is that the U.S. may have many vulnerabilities which Russia and China have not so far exploited. Whatever Russia does, it will be in coordination with China and maybe Iran.
It is quite simple really.
A notice of intent is a courtesy to others advising them of likely outcomes within which they have no choice, and hence notices of intent tends to be non-negotiable , particular with interlocutors who are agreement incapable.
An ultimatum is not courteous but coercive of others advising them if you don’t x then y where others are offered a choice and hence an ultimatum has a aspect of negotiation.
Those who deem themselves to be exceptional and their disciples who perceive them as “hegemons” tend to assign to themselves a significance that others do not assign to them, and consequently “exceptionalist and their disciples” unconsciously or not, often interpret notices of intent as ultimata, and ultimata as notices of content.
In the vernacular like Vivien Leigh’s character in Gone with the Wind she doesn’t believe that Clark Gable’s character doesn’t give a damn.
This is more like a legal “cease and desist” notice.
“This is more like a legal “cease and desist” notice.”
There is an illusion that it is possible to translate from one culture into another culture, or interpret from one culture in to another culture, and that in each culture homogeneity exists,
Some who do believe in these illusion often resort to projections which obfuscate the broadcasts from another culture and their contents/significances.
The documents were/are the outcomes of co-operations of various cultures, including but not limited to legal culture both internally and externally, within an umbrella of over-riding shared purposes, directed knowingly to those who do believe in the illusions outlined above and would resort to projection.
NotEuclid on January 14, 2022 · at 1:37 pm EST/EDT ‘s, orientation is towards the practical incorporating lacunae outlined above, hence the ensuing practice which will not necessarily be limited to what is perceived as “legal/rules based” in/by a culture, ergo will not necessarily be limited to precedent, excepting the reliance on projection to some degree of the recipients of the documents.
Attempting to assign comparisons is a process of self-obfuscation by projection.
Hence the final sentence reads:
“In the vernacular like Vivien Leigh’s character in Gone with the Wind she doesn’t believe that Clark Gable’s character doesn’t give a damn.”
and in addition to the interacting factors outlined above, this condition the registers of the documents which do not in precise detail how the intents will be facilitated.
Hence the documents are notices of intent not necessarily predicated on the desisting of counter-parties whom are estimated as being agreement incapable without offering analyses of why this is the case, or offering some advice on how to rectify this.
A little something from Mother on what she can do and how fast. And in dead winter. As if Kazakhstan was not lesson enough.
@Auslander, my good friend and comrade,
The temperature thereabouts in the Far East is 7 degrees F. Like a sunny day in Sochi for Russian forces.
So the Russian muscles are flexed in the West and the East simultaneously.
While Uncle moves AUGs into the Arctic Barents Sea as if the Russians can’t handle them there.
I can’t wait to see how the embarrassment to US and UK navies unfolds.
They couldn’t locate the Russian sub in the Med.
What awaits the West under the Arctic ice?
Larchmonter 445, my very close friend and comrade in arms,
The little demo tape shows how fast Russian forces can load up and move via land. Kazakhstan showed how fast Mother can move via air and land, I’ve forgotten now if it was 11 or 13 hours and a veritable herd of Russian troops were on the ground and going in to action, and these few hours the clock started ticking when the phone from Moskau first rang.
Of note in this snap drill was the number of ‘Heat of the Sun’ units that were tossed on to flatcars, tied down and ready to move. Neither SehSha nor eu has anything like those units. Katai might, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.
Katyushya’s Granddaughter lives. Somebody is in for a world of hurt if Mother slips the leash on her armed forces. Balmy temperatures or colder than a mother-in-law’s kiss, don’t matter to Armiyah Rossiya or NAF. Notice how wide the tracks are on the tank hulls these nasty little weapons are mounted on. Neither snow nor mud bothers them in the least.
It is terrifying just to watch the video.
If people could only comprehend this and other systems are why Russia does not have to “invade”.
The Ukies will merely burn and disappear from distance.
“or cooler than a mother-in-law’s kiss”.
good text and fun. LOL
Lunatics are driving America towards a military, financial and social cliff. The speed they are travelling is getting faster by the day, it can only end in tragedy. Question, is it all coincidence, a preplanned demolition or is it ordained. The answer is debatable but you have to admit the way the jigsaw puzzle all fits, is amazing.
The Middle East has gone quiet and I mean very quiet. The main players on every continent are watching from the shadows.
Great analysis of Russia’s ‘Not-Ultimatum’. One of the most acute problems facing the empire is economic. Decades of neo-liberal economic policies- multiple tax cuts for the wealthy, financial de-regulation, attacks on labor and job outsourcing and spending astronomical amounts of money on the military created the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) of 2007-2008, centered in the US and still not resolved. Instead, since 2009 the FED has used the Treasury as a de facto taxpayer-supported ‘piggy bank’ (the FED cannot print money) to provide > $40 trillion of ultra-cheap money to prop up equities, bonds and over-priced real estate (creating the ‘everything bubble’); the FED is currently spending $120 billion/month buying toxic corporate debt. In 2019, the FED provided circa $4.5 trillion in loans to large Wall St banks to cover the repo market which locked up (See: https://wallstreetonparade.com/2022/01/mainstream-media-has-morphed-from-battling-the-fed-in-court-in-2008-to-groveling-at-its-feet-today/). To put this in perspective, since Mar, 2020, US government debt has hemorrhaged circa $6 trillion; total US debt exceeds $28.5 trillion (See- Federal Debt: Total Public Debt (GFDEBTN); Link: https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/GFDEBTN). This orgy of debt has created bubbles in all asset categories- equities, bonds and real estate- everything bubble. In addition, US taxpayers have spent more than $21 trillion on post-911 militarization. Despite this taxpayer largess, the Pentagon confronts a repeat of the $2 trillion Afghanistan debacle in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, poorest country in the ME (See- https://www.nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/war/; https://watson.brown.edu/costsofwar/). Not to be deterred, Biden’s 2022 military appropriation (approved by 88-12 vote in the Senate) is a record > $770 billion.
The US ruling elite view the Russia-China-Iran axis as an intolerable obstacle to US global power. They have responded in a predicable way- with an increasingly reckless, aggressive, bellicose and astronomically expensive military response in Ukraine/Black Sea- to confront Russia, Persian Gulf- Iran and Taiwan Strait/S China Sea- China. Unfortunately, the Empire does not have sufficient force projection to prevail in any of these theaters, as pointed out by Scott Ritter.
Bottom line- We are seeing the accelerating decline of late-stage American capitalism which has progressed to the point where its very survival is contingent upon constant debt monetization (aka money printing) to prop up financial markets and the military. This is becoming increasingly tenuous as this orgy of money printing and debt has created gigantic bubbles in every asset class- ‘everything bubble’, increasing inflation and threatening to derail the dollar’s role as world reserve currency. Starting new wars with the Russia-China-Iran axis is only going to accelerate the Empires demise.
Hello, you see the things quite realistic. – There is only one missing point: Not the United States are looking for global power, but big money is looking for it – and is well on the way. And their main obstacles are not only Russia, China and Iran – but also the US itself, the US as a free democratic republic. So the signs of unrest and the deepening gap in US society – these are all signals which annonce the second and final civil war, which is to bring UN global power, which means big money´s power.
Conjecture. The article is full of hot air. Please get real. Reality trumps delusions.
Russia’s intent are good but the implementation has been poor. The Empire’s intent is evil but the implementation is good and it has repeatedly deceived Russians.
Russia can’t even do the basic of selling its resources in rubles. Putin has been talking about De-Dollarization since 2006, yet continues to sell resources to the EU in euros €, the UK in £, the U$A in $,…. Why? It has invested $500 billion through its sovereign fund in the EU, UK,… Its sovereign wealth funds 60+% of investments are in the Empire’s arena. Who funds their foes? It pays Ukraine transit fees in Euros. The EU instead of working and being thankful to Russia has abused it. Why does Russia tolerate this abuse from the West?
It doesn’t mention Israel when it discusses non-proliferation. So it is scared of Israel. One can’t talk about Russia’s military strength only. It hasn’t been defeated militarily in the last century but fooled and deceived multiple times resulting in a colossal tragedy. The day Russia sells its resources in rubles, it will have risen.
Russian media’s and spokespersons follow through on its demands proposal have been poor. They aren’t making their case well in the court of the public. Russian spokespersons aren’t stating “the purpose of NATO to date in one word: (capture & contain) Russia.” Here is how the Bilderberg talked about NATO, “NATO was designed to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down. This statement, made by one of the participants during the discussion, succinctly… summed up the purpose of NATO to date in one word: Russia.” (1995 Bilderberg meeting notes link below).
Russian spokespersons rarely talk about the Minsk agreement. Neither do they talk about Empire’s color revolutions in their neighborhood and expose Empire’s malicious intent. Please share a clip or a program where Russia has made its demands case persuasively in the mainstream media. Why such poor follow through? Putin talked about partnership with Biden after his 2021 June Geneva meeting. Why didn’t he ask Biden then to persuade Ukraine to implement the Minsk agreement?
Russia’s repeated assumptions about Ukraine have been wrong. It thought until 2013 that Ukraine was in its camp and gave it a $13+ Billion loan. Then in 2015 it thought it will collapse. It pushed the Minsk agreement that hasn’t been implemented in the last six years. Most of Russia’s agreements haven’t been implemented and demonstrates its failures.
The Empire won’t collapse until the world and Russia keep funding it and using its currencies ($, €, £). Why use private money and create a world of private plantation? Is your nation sovereign?
Key Takeaways from 1995 Bilderberg meeting notes:
– “NATO was designed to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the Germans down. This statement, made by one of the participants during the discussion, succinctly… summed up the purpose of NATO to date in one word: Russia.”
– “Ukraine is in the process of making a choice, which is made difficult because it is entirely energy-dependent on Russia. It must decide whether to follow the Belarus model of becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Russia, move towards the West, or assume a middle ground position.”
– the EU, and the US, all of these entities will be better prepared to face the likely security issue of the next century — China.
Hi max, I appreciate your comment. It keeps the inquiring mind going.
« Why? It has invested $500 billion through its sovereign fund in the EU, UK,… Its sovereign wealth funds 60+% of investments are in the Empire’s arena. Who funds their foes? »
Is it like a co- dependency issue in a family nucleus? Is it a «transactional analysis game» going on?
Is it to keep a third superpower in the game because Russia feels weak in front of China? Probably not.
I think it is about « Why use private money and create a world of private plantation? Is your nation sovereign? »
It is the core question.
My guess is that China is the only sovereign nation with sovereign currency (not private).
My question remains the same: how do we nationalize money? China and their communist government seem to have managed to do so. How do we? If the current private money creators and controllers own a big chunk of the Land, the Economy, the Law, the Enforcement, the Government, how do we turn it « to the people, for the people, by the people »? China says: « to each country its own way ».
How can we knock at the door of private banks like the Fed, and say « it is over »? US is over, now it’s us.
Again, it seems that we cannot avoid the pains coming… birth pains? Growing pains? That’s the uplifting ones… The agonizing ones are part of life too.
I think Dimitar said that « it takes that 100% commitment ».
That is probably why not everybody is signing up to be Jesus.
Free to not be free, or free to free ourselves. We are free not matter what.
And yet we are not free. We are alive and bound to cling on, just like fire on fuel.
Let’s choose well what we feed on.
I hope I choose the way of the heart.
Its those waking pains that really hurt.
Thanks Alabama to bring that truth. I feel uneasy because I know that I still tend to avoid the waking pains.
One strategy of my ego is to pretend that I awakened already, and that I don’t need really more awakening…
That is where B.S clicks in, obviously. I know that I have experienced some waking pains and there is no free way to escape them. I can lie and deny all I want, but at the energy level, there is just truth: I attract what I vibrate, wether I like it or not, want it or not. So the awakening is available all the time. I just need to catch myself when I blame, when I pretend, when I refuse to listen, when I get arrogant, hiding my fear behind righteous anger…
OK, no need to get carried away off-topic, but i wanted to express my appreciation for your comment.
It is humbling and that is what is needed to awaken. To get back on topic, I can relate to the western figures at the negociations who chose to not wake up and chose to keep the heavy bullshit going. Selling our Soul to the Devil. Maybe, awakening is acknowledging that pact with the Devil and transcend it, with sincerity, humility, courage and generosity. 4 virtues that can spring from my heart and bring some kindness in my being.
Waking pains… you nailed it.
Europe can’t exist without Russia. They can’t use those funds as a leverage. You’re blaming Russia for not walking away from Western currencies but it has already dedollarized the sovereign wealth fund while increasing trade in Yuan and Rubles.
Eric, good points. Unfortunately, there are two many traitors in the U$A and Russia that don’t support sovereignty.
Russia’s monetary and financial system was defined by foreign neoliberals after the fall of the Soviet Union. No nation has changed its financial system without a revolution. Putin wants to maintain internal stability and address external threats. Totally emphatic towards Vladimir Putin’s position. However, he can change the international trade payments to rubles at a faster space. Russia has been moving towards currency swaps and trade in the Non-$ currencies but slowly. China had launched its payment system in 2002 and Russia in 2015. Hopefully, they will accelerate this going forward and see the new sanctions as an opportunity to establish a new global financial and trade system. Also, Elvira Nabiullina comes across as a conservative and not willing to take risks to challenge economic orthodoxies.
China has been fortunate as the Empire wasn’t able to change its financial and monetary system. China is the only nation where the central bank chairperson reports to the president. Its central bank isn’t autonomous like the Fed. This has enabled China to avoid mistakes that Japan made. Also, it issues sovereign money.
We Americans can create sovereign money and nationalize the money creation per our constitution (Article 1 section 8). So the constitution and legality supports the nationalization of money. We the people must demand this change. There are Americans pushing for this change but the numbers are very small. We need a national movement to achieve our monetary sovereignty and build a great nation. Our mainstream media isn’t supporting this issue. However, at onetime RT supported this movement. Please read Marriner Eccles (Fed Chairman) testimony to the Senate Committee in 1933. He openly stated that America has the material wealth to achieve peak prosperity, the main barriers are financial and political elites and to achieve it we need to intelligently deal with the money problem.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed individuals can change the world. In fact, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
If people speak up, we can achieve change. During Obama’s time our Supreme Court had two groups of judges: Roman Catholic (6) and Jewish (3). Obama again appointed a Jewish Garland (existing attorney general). Previously, Democrats only nominated Jewish judges and the Republicans Roman Catholic. People raised issue with this setup. So Trump appointed a Roman Catholic and a Protestant. What is the population % of these three groups? Protestant are in the majority. A change can be accomplished! Who has been appointed to the treasury secretary positions in the last 12 years?
An enlightened citizenry is indispensable for the proper functioning of a republic. Where are our bright Americans with conscience? What are the root causes of our problems? The U$A has gambled away its credibility, credit and culture. For what?
Why do many not question the fact, that the nation’s money supply being in the hands of private coterie is effectively prima facie evidence that the administration is already under the thumb of the private Money Power?
Why should a small private clans of people (Money Power) profit by renting humanity its money supply?
RT supporting good Americans:
Thank you very much Max! I didn’t know there was such an article in the constitution to claim monetary national sovereignty. You gave me some motivation (if not hope) to do my homework. I will check that section 8, art.1.
Does that sovereign little group of Americans you mention has a name? Are they not involved in a movement yet?
I am up for game!
I am guessing that movements would start organizing in different locations of the country.
A movement needs a leader. Even though this inspiring spokesperson can be zapped easily, there will be an other one to take on the role and the movement will endure and grow likely stronger.
I don’t picture Trump being one of them, even though he is the leader of a movement not in line with the « deep State », to some extent.
If you have any suggestions as far as getting that organizing going, please let me know. I understand that there is an apparent dilemma as far as people gathering in the open for a cause, exposing themselves to repression of different types, or working with some anonymity, as in webs of resistance. I believe in the need to be in the open and we need some media to communicate and spread the understanding of the situation. I feel the call to be involved, so, let’s get started and come together to wedge ourselves into that little crack in the system, that seems to offer the constitution. I will read it first and wrap my mind around the structure and functioning of the existing Supreme Court, it’s judges, attorney general and such. A long postponed homework! Also, I would like to investigate about how to shift from « maritime » law to « continental law ». In France there is such a need to get off the European Union, the Euro and NATO. I have been reading the works of Valerie Bugault, a French lawyer fully involved in facilitating the understanding and offering an alternative model. As citizens, we have a duty to be involved in real politics. We indulged in just going for our rights, free of duty…
it doesn’t work well in the not-so-long term. Then what remains is the right to conform.
So, thanks for the info, I will look it up. Keep me posted, if you get my message. Thank you.
China pretends to follow the Western monetary/financial model but a few modifications make fundamental difference: China owns its own debt and simply writes off debt in the system as necessary. In Western countries the finance sector has taken over and calls the shots, this has ruined any rational long term planning and will end badly. China plans its by now capitalist economy and reins in private corporations that attempt to become monopolies.
It his cheaper to buy oil.
America steals it and pays 4x and the body bags.
Russia sells at the long turn market price.
China buys at market value.
The most expensive form of labour is slavery.
The most destructive form of capital is Empire.
Diplomacy is conducted behind closed doors…………..got it ?
Insanity is a state of delusion….“indispensable.”
The only “usefulness” left to the USA is to preserve some exchange value to the Jewish counterfeit money, aka the US greenback. All possible efforts will be made to “defend our US way of life”, aka living at the expense of the rest of the world——–at the risk of pushing the country under a nuclear bus.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S.V. Lavrov:
“Our patience has come to an end. We are very patient, you know that we harness for a long time. We harnessed for a very long time, now it’s time for us to go. We are waiting for the driver on that wagon to answer us specifically on our proposals …
The West accumulated promises, and then they were rudely thrown into the basket in violation of all obligations and common sense. Russia categorically cannot be satisfied with such unacceptable approaches.”
Speech and answers to media questions by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov during a press conference on the results of the activities of Russian diplomacy in 2021, Moscow, January
I can imagine Russia placing 100 megathone termonuclear torpedo near east/west coast and publishing information about it publicly with some good evidence… this could be a risk Russia can impose onto the USA…
Craig, civil hydrogeographic apparatuses of the GUGI of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation (http://oosif.ru/gugi-korabli-2) of the ANPA 2M39 “Poseidon” type / AUV Kanyon, “Sarma-D” / … with its own ultra-compact megawatt-class nuclear power plant and heavy thermonuclear SBC (0.3Mt / 300ktmt) are designed to SUPPORT AND DESTROY enemy SSBNs and AUGs (USA / NATO).
Also, Russia guarantees you the delivery of “Light” and “Heat” (factors of a nuclear explosion))), – also through the South Pole, – through high-precision strategic missile weapons (HTRSO) reconnaissance and strike systems with precision intellectualized control systems of a new generation with New Year’s equipment with controlled means destruction (USP based on a modular hypersonic winged vehicle – MGUKA / AGBO “Avangard” / 0.5 “Anchar-RV” up to 30 Mach))) on an interspecific basis. Including with a penetrating warhead in both nuclear and conventional (non-nuclear) weapons and ultra-low-yield nuclear weapons:
9M730 Burevestnik + Anchar, 3M22 Zircon + Anchar, _ Aspen-RV + 3 Anchar-RV, Yars-M + Avangard, TopolM + Avangard, Sarmat+3 Avangard
supply to the Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) until 2025
During the year, Russia will launch at least 5 (five) launches of the 15A28 / RS-28 “Sarmat” / “Satan-2” (+ Vanguard) heavy ICBM.
Also this year, ICBMs 15P182 “Yars-S / M”, 15P182 “Aspen-RV” (+ Anchar RV), 15P155E “Topol-ME” (+ Anchar-RV) :) 15P155E “Topol-ME” ( + Anchar-RV) :) 15P175 “Siren-M” :), Kh-95 global radius hypersonic missile. .
Total, not less than:
5 test launches of ICBM 15A28 “Sarmat” (Plesetsk) + AGBO Avangard
1 test launch of PGRK 15P155E Topol-ME (KapYar) + AGBO Anchar
1 test launch of RKSN 15P182 “Yars-M” (Plesetsk) + AGBO Anchar
1 launch … to confirm LK RKSN AGBO 15A35-71 Avangard (Clear)
RKSN “Avangard” – a strategic missile system with a hypersonic gliding winged warhead, Mach 27-30) is out of reach for existing and future missile defense systems.
1 test launch of RK 15P182 Osina-RV (Plesetsk) of the long-range hypersonic aircraft AGBO Anchar-RV
1 test launch of a new command missile 15P175 “Sirena-M” of the so-called “Perimeter” / Dead Hand system (retribution Plesetsk), made on the basis of the missile of the Yars-M complex. .
1 test launch of hypersonic ultra-long-range ALCM X-95 (carriers. Tu-22M3M, Tu-160M and Su-57)))
Russia is the only country in the world that is now producing “strategists” (super-heavy supersonic strategic bombers with an intercontinental range of over 11,000 km!). And this is a fact)))
As well as ultra-compact megawatt nuclear control systems, hypersound”, combat lasers – 14Ts034 Peresvet, PKO Complex 14Ts033 / OKR “Nudol”, missile 14A042 – PL-19 …
PS All hypersonic CR and AGBO – interspecific, mechanized – for all types of strategic carriers of all so-called. domains.
START-3 will expire in 2026, without waiting for the complete fiasco of the United States until 2030 – when the advantage of the Russian Federation will be ABSOLUTELY – it will make a suicidal decision to attack Russia and We will strike a victorious “preemptive” (preventive) strike “at the appointed time”. The degree of “unacceptable damage” and the cynicism of the method of application will depend on your behavior, “superhumans” doomed to martyrdom and shame!
In other news, the grade A disaster has got off to roaring start, and keeps a rollin on. I don’t see it getting any better during Aquarius either.
“All the analysts at Langley and the Pentagon cannot be blind to these facts”
Most are not, but they are shouted down by their more fanatical and politically connected colleagues. The problem is that the US-UK-Zionists have not given up on their “new World Order Dream (i.e., the planet’s nightmare). These idiots (part of a multi-generational infection) are the only component of the Deep State that calls the shots and make the big decisions. They thought that they were very close to their goal of world domination and are now terrified of having it slip out if their hands. Rather than being prudent and rational, they are prone to hysteria, recklessness and irrationality, This phenomenon has manifested itself by pitting western governments in direct conflict with their own people. In the United States, the Deep State spent four years subverting a sitting president and then openly stole his re-election, all because he wanted a minor adjustment in foreign policy. They unleashed a manufactured virus with supportive propaganda on their own citizens. They act against the interest of their own people and nations. You can see it in the ineptitude of western leaders in response to Covid. Do they lock down, do they mandate vaccines, do they isolate and incarcerate part of their populations. They don’t know because they are not responding to science and the public interest but rather getting/receiving orders from a higher centralized authority. The owners of the private central banks maybe good at destabilizing nations and ruining economies but they are terrible at strategic planning, military tactics and understanding modern weapon systems.
They thought money would solve all problems. It cannot. It did not. But they are so filled with hubris they are not paying attention and are instead risking the lives of every one on the planet.
The USA could unleash a bioweapon and attenmpt the lockdown of the world. Freeze it in place to give it time to “build back better”… oh, we aren’t supposed to talk about that here right?