by Phil Butler for the Saker Blog
Occasionally an analyst and writer gets to really enjoy his or her work. Today is one of those days. At the dawn of Cold War Part Two, and in light of the digital Gulf of Tonkin affair taking off from London, The U.S. State Department hiring idiots is a welcome comedic respite. I am talking about Twitter, and the psychology of social media campaigning. Specifically, the account of State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert. For those of you outside the United States, at this end of this lesson in social media mindsets, you’ll know what America’s intentions are.
If ever there were a more telling example of malicious intent by my country! Whoever runs this account, be it America’s hegemony cheerleader Heather Nauert of some ex-Edelman PR creep, the Twitter stream from Washington betrays our indecency, maliciousness, arrogance, and our forward mediocrity. Let me show you briefly, what concerns the public relations nasties in our nation’s capital. Let me frame for you, what Donald Trump’s clueless minions broadcast to the waking world.
The following sequence (oldest to latest) is damning orotundity broadcast by the U.S. State Department’s bubble headed answer to Russia’s sharp and pretty MFA spokesperson, Maria Zakharova. THIS, my fellow Americans, is what our leaders are showing the world.
March 28th, Nauert’s tweet reads:
“The expulsion of 151 Russian officials by US & our allies will make the world safer. From #Australia to #Canada & across #Europe, we agree that #Russia’s campaign to undermine int’l peace & stability, threatening the sovereignty & security of countries worldwide, must be stopped.”
Okay, you CNN viewers will not be able to understand because of 24/7 brainwashing. Russia has undermined nothing except the 1990s plan to privatize that nation so our elites could chop it up for profit. This is irrefutable, do your 5 years research if you need to argue. It’s our blonde bimbo announcers telling the lies, not Russia’s ministers.
Also March 28th, and as if the CIA and MI6 are really the agencies in charge, the American president is hopping on board (or leading for all we know) a WOMD 2018 charge for invading somebody. Here’s the “fake diplomacy” using the Salisbury intrigue over the alleged poisoning of double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal:
“@POTUS and @10DowningStreet spoke today about the importance of dismantling #Russia’s spy networks in the #UK and the U.S. The two leaders agreed that we must curtail Russian clandestine activities and prevent future chemical weapons attacks.”
Please consider these tweets are in sequence, there’s no announcements in between. Also, it’s important that the American people understand, no proof whatsoever has been shared with citizens, the Russians (who were blamed), or the United Nations and the rest of the world. Next up, the lazy U.S. State Department social media operator skips 100 other U.S. foreign policy tidbits to post this:
“The US welcomes today’s signing of an agreement concluding Phase I of Poland’s purchase of the Patriot missile defense system. This agreement will strengthen the security & capabilities of the US, #Poland, & #NATO, & it will create jobs in the US & Poland. https://go.usa.gov/xQr4G”
STOP RIGHT HERE! Are you beginning to get a picture? Let government employment and choking gobs of red tape seep into your consciousness. Can you imagine the social media handbook next to the keyboard of the person Tweeting here? I can see a daily agenda, a list of important statements passed down from higher up the public relations chain. And the tenor of those announcements, having been conjugated from even higher up the Donald Trump administration food chain – well, these would be from the minutes of Trump meeting with the Secretary of State. Let’s continue.
March 29th, Nauert or her mini-me minion tweet about North Korea:
“The maximum pressure campaign has forced Kim Jong Un out of isolation. We are closely linked w/ our ally the Republic of #Korea on the #ROK-#DPRK summit in April, and look forward to #NorthKorea taking real action towards denuclearization. Until then, the pressure will continue.”
This seems like a shift away from Russia, doesn’t it? Well, it’s no shift away from Washington’s ongoing efforts to destabilize and undermine any country standing outside the U.S. back liberal world order. This next tweet reminds me of a Hollywood B movie where the idiot captain of the cheering squad brags on herself to the chagrin of the girls in the squad who actually have brains.
“A pleasure to talk with @Sarah_Montague and @BBCr4today about our actions to hold #Russia accountable for its destabilizing activities around the world, from #Syria to #Ukraine to the #UK. We stand firmly behind our ally, the United Kingdom.”
Take note of the sweet little bit of ass kissing going on in this one. Then pay CLOSE attention to the #hashtags! Now ask yourself; “What kind of PR narrative would include these three crisis points?” Is it fair to say these key countries are part of an offensive plan? I think you know the answer, but let’s go forward because I really want Heather Nauert to hate my guts.
Now, when the Russians respond to the unjustified expulsion of their diplomats and to unsubstantiated allegations, the United States of America’s latest bobble headed liar spits this out on from her Twitter account March 30th:
“@PressSec: #Russia‘s decision to expel American diplomats only further deteriorates the US-Russia relationship. The US responded appropriately in the expulsion of undeclared Russia Intel officers after the deadly attack in the U.K.”
Then, before the shift at the State Department was over, and without missing a beat:
“Today #India welcomed the first shipment of U.S. liquefied natural gas #LNG as part of a 20-year contract with @Cheniere. This is a great example of how U.S. energy exports are helping our allies and partners diversify their energy sources and strengthen their energy security.”
I know the symbiosis here may seem a bit subtle here. But, for any analyst who’s fought in these world chaos trenches, correlating the #hashtags and their sequences alone spell #hegemony and #energy #war. Wait though, it gets batter.
March 31, right after morning coffee and reading the daily social media instructions passed down from Jr. Assistant Bozo Bob (APCO boss Margery Kraus herself?):
“Ambassador Nikki Haley: “The approval of this historic #sanctions package is a clear sign that the international community is united in our efforts to keep up maximum pressure on the #NorthKorean regime.”
STOP AGAIN! I know it is not just me taking note of the fact US foreign policy seems to be all about really nasty stuff with joyful high spots. Again, it gets better (or worse depending). This next Tweet is a bit more subversive and Machiavellian. It’s almost as if someone with an IQ above 100 interjected the idea the U.S. gives a shit about Ukraine’s people. But in reality, there’s Rothschild bankers and privatization pirating in the air over Ukraine:
“Ukraine’s asset declaration system should hold public officials accountable, not place unnecessary burdens or pressure on #civilsociety. The United States strongly encourages the government of #Ukraine to repeal this legislation. https://go.usa.gov/xQYCx
Last, but not least, the girl whose face Donald Trump stamped onto American foreign policy raises her pom-poms in beguiling protest to the murdering going on in Gaza. Just before the end the shift Friday:
“We are deeply saddened by loss of life in #Gaza today. We urge those involved to take steps to lower tensions. Int’l community is focused on taking steps that will improve the lives of the Palestinians and is working on a plan for peace. Violence furthers neither of those goals.”
My God. This is all I can come up with to convey how sad it is to see the end of the world taking shape. The Israelis imprison the Palestinians and turn their prison into a hell hole. The Zionists steal land, legacies, and hope, and then stamp out the lives of Palestinians, and the Trump cheering squad cries crocodile tears. A vision of a fake Miss America begging for world peace invades my mind here. Tanks and jets, rockets and drones, rubber bullets and real ones were deployed against 30,000 unarmed prisoners of war! And the people who have armed Israel and who’ve helped set the Middle East on fire call for peace. What debauchery.
I hope I have laid it out for you effectively this time, the dark and dastardly inventions emanating from Washington (and London) out into the watching world. Some people will say “Twitter is just a chat channel,” but the most powerful people in the world chat on it don’t they? Look at the thread of communication, my friends. Examine the #hashtags, and imagine what kind of soulless public relations clinician must have instructed in their use. What does this account tell you? There is no USAID message of feeding those starving in Africa, South America, or across Asia. There are no sorrowful tweets about the expanding Sahara Desert disaster or the devastating Papua New Guinea earthquake. And no, the U.S. State Department cares less about the one million people in Burkina Faso expected to need food aid in the coming months. Instead of a dozen key crises Trump’s White House could be addressing, there’s a hegemony pep talk from another of America’s talking head news girls. I’ll leave you to ponder all this, but in case you’ve not the time or inclination, here’s the #hashtags in sequence – the social media symbolism that matters in Washington. After the tags, answer the simplest of questions.
#Australia, #Canada, #Europe, #Russia’s, #Russia’s, #UK, #Poland, #NATO, #Korea, #ROK, #DPRK, #NorthKorea, #Russia, #Syria, #Ukraine, #UK, Russia’s, #India, #LNG, #sanctions, #NorthKorean, #civilsociety, #Ukraine, #Gaza.
What are the foreign policy goals of the United States of America?
The Skripal Affair is directly linked to the failure of chemical attacks under false flags in Syria
March 31, 2018 Strategika51
The Skripal case is the United Kingdom’s response to Russia’s energetic efforts to defeat the political exploitation of false chemical attacks in Syria both in the field of operations and information and at the level of the Organization for the Protection of Human Rights. chemical weapons ban, based in The Hague.
For months, Russian diplomats accredited to this bogus Organization have crossed paths with their US counterparts and their many allies (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Scandinavian countries, Poland, Ukraine, Gulf countries, American countries). South, etc.) around the alleged use of chemical weapons in Syria. A case that the Atlantist countries wanted to exploit at any cost to intervene directly in Syria to annihilate government forces after the obvious failure of endless cohorts of mercenary troops using the Islamist label.
The underlying message from London to Moscow is:
“Since you sabotaged in The Hague [our] efforts for regime change in Syria on the basis of gross violations of the Chemical Weapons Convention, it is Russia itself that will be accused of to breach its international obligations by resorting to chemical weapon killings on British soil. ”
In addition to undermining the image of Russia and its president, the British have tried to create from scratch a casus belli in good and due form.
One problem though: Russia is a first class nuclear power and the British empire no longer exists. The situation was nothing like the Falklands war of 1982.
There remained the concerted and coordinated campaigns to isolate Moscow: the expulsion of diplomatic staff and the closure of consular offices or representative offices. A worse way to go. However, these measures systematically involve reciprocity measures.
The closure of the British Council in Russia is far more damaging than the closing of the Russian Consulate General in Seattle. The first is a powerful tool of influence and action whose capacities go far beyond anything one can do with a frontage consulate.
The expulsion of Russian diplomats accredited to NATO is a rather curious fact, reflecting the degree of frustration of NATO countries, including Turkey, in the face of the repeated failures of the special forces in charge of guiding the terrorist guerillas in Syria.
In short, it’s small, base and low. This is reminiscent of Stalin’s remarks about Roosevelt and Churchill during and after the Tehran Conference in 1943: for Stalin, Roosevelt was a man who saw high and high so if he ever put his hand in his pocket, he was sure of find a million dollars; Churchill on the other hand would put his hand in your pocket to get a kopek or penny …
The government of Theresa May is even more lamentable. He could make you pockets knowing you have nothing and shouting public outrage …
Skripal is not dead and his daughter will recover. The latter will wake up. Meanwhile, 300 people declared non grata will swell the ranks of trolls on both sides …
Trump just gave the ‘go ahead’ for the russians to replace asap their 60 diplomats.Same for Germany,France and probably almost all others even if thy d’ont tlak about.
It seems that the Skripal false flag was a MI6/DGSE(french) plot.The US just followed as neocons forces Trump to do so.
Questioning the Conventional Wisdom of Russian Spy’s Poisoning.
Hillary Clinton Ordered Diplomats To Suppress ‘Novichok’ Discussions.
Baltics,Sweden and Denmark in full panic mode about RF missile drill:
“I’ve Never Seen Anything Like It” – Russia Declares ‘Unusual’ Missile Drill, Just Miles From Sweden
Paris(not a favela in Brazil)03/31/2018…migrants invasion and occupation.
Major Non Gratas in history
You miss the point. The goal is to create different blocks to legitmize constant militarization and warfare. This is done to cement to class stratification for eternity and disenfrachise the producing/serving classes completely.
I am not yet fully convinced this is a war between the eastern and western alliances, although this is, by far, the most likely explanation. But there is anagging thought that this all might be great kabuki theatre to drive on a agenda of mass militarization and bring about a technocratic oligarchy in earnest.
Of course, it’s kabuki. Or in england’s case, it’s Gilbert and Sullivan.
Everybody spies on everybody else. Remember this 5 years ago?
On May 14, 2013, Russia’s Foreign Ministry declared Ryan Fogle, third secretary
of the Political Department of the US Embassy in Moscow, persona non grata.
He was caught allegedly trying to recruit a Russian special services staff member
and accused of being a CIA agent. On May 17, FSB revealed the identity of the
CIA Station Chief as Steven Hall in further retaliation.
Ryan Fogle, what a hoot! He looks just like Otto Warmbier. The CIA likes the preppy type
In the beginning, the CIA hired largely from the Ivy League schools. The ‘preppy type’ is a 60 year CIA tradition.
That’s when I was an ivy leaguester, but they weren’t interested in me.
And I shopped at Brooks Brothers.
I suppose it could have been my Chicago accent or my dirty blonde hair.
I think that most Americans know that they are universally hated and looked at as Cro-Magnons on steroids. Even their allies South Korea, Israel, Germany or Japan hold their nose when listening to their lies. So, when Putin said, “how can you talk to people who confuse Australia with Austria.’ He is right they don’t even understand the meaning of the word reason. How can you reason with ignorant people who see CNN as journalism? Ignorance is vast, and it extends to most US politicians, decision-makers and elected officials? This u tube is not too far from the truth https://www.theretrosite.com/jerry-seinfeld-history-class_661ddad40.html
US diplomacy is shared with the world by ignorant people like Nikki Haley who is dumber than a sack full of hammers. Its this ignorant person who delivers US threats, ultimatums and condemnations with indecency, maliciousness, and arrogance. Nikki Haley dumb as she is thinks that she is smart but that is how delusional people think.
She accuses every country that challenges US interference in their homeland with acts of terrorism, ethnic cleansing, use of chemical weapons and killing civilian when in fact this is what Nikki’s country is doing every day of the week, and they have been doing this since WWII ended, going on for 62 years. In the process this so-called democracy has killed over 25 million people in the name of American freedom when it is being done in the name of the US dollar.
The country projects itself as a bacon of morality when they are a filthy pool of immorality, where even the notions of right and wrong have merged and is ignoramus based in a society where “ignorance is strength”.
American people are ideological lemmings where their actions hinge on insanity and the insane like the NRA are repressing those who cannot understand a complex argument, so they elect those who are clones of Archie Bunker. US media gives equal space to ignorance and false flags created by idiots and that is why it is dyeing a slow death.
• The government in Washington can, on suspicion alone without presentation to a court of evidence and conviction, confine US citizens indefinitely, torturing them the entire time, and can assassinate them at will without due process of law. This is the definition of a total police state tyranny. Yet Washington represents America as a “great democracy,” whose endless wars against humanity are “bringing democracy to the world.”
That is in the “National Defense Authorization Act” This horrible act became law upon passage a few years ago. Actually the president has this power and there is supposed to be a “secret” committee that he would need to clear any action through if a person or groups of people are targeted. (Yeah right). The act also ended the Posse Comitatus Act of 1807 which prohibited the military from being used to enforce domestic policy against the citizens of the US. When I bring this up to people(I live in Florida) they start to look very uncomfortable and want to change the subject. People here, as is so often mentioned on this site, are willingly ignorant. They have sown the wind, and are going to inevitably reap the whirlwind. The descent into madness is quickening every day.
I once mentioned it to my friend who is a quite a famous lawyer (the first one to with the asbestos litigation case) . He is old and respected, well-connected and liked by many. A democrat – he did not know what I was talking about. this was a couple of years ago.
He watches TV all the time and his wife listens to NPR all the time. they are addicted to NYT – they used to be friends with Harvey Milk etc
The American people are just human shields and hostages along for the ride.
The media is largely hated and distrusted in America. They keep having to struggle for ratings, which is why CNN has openly admitted (at least to a hidden camera), that they do the hate-Trump thing just for ratings.
The last two Presidential campaigns have been won by candidates who promised a change of policy and to end the wars. Obama campaigned as an ‘antiwar’ candidate who promised change and hope against war-hawks Hillary and McCain. America supported Obama in a landslide. Trump campaigned on saying the Iraq war was a mistake and that regime change wars were a mistake and that NATO was a giant waste of money. Trump clobbered the Bush scion and other pro-war candidates in the Republican primaries, then defeated the war-hawk Hillary in the general election.
The American people keep trying to say STOP any chance they get. Obama was just an Ivy League con-man who made himself rich by going along with the war-machine when he got to Washington. With Trump, we seemed to see an attempt to actually change things, but the war machine has made it clear that they are in charge.
When Bush stole the election from Gore in 2000, it became clear that the American people are no longer in charge of anything in America.
IN my 12 -13 years pent in the US of AIPAC, I’ve come to realize that most if not almost all Americans don’t really want to help anyone if they can help it. This includes their best friend sand family. But they have learned to act otherwise – kind of like psychopaths who rule them.
the irrational competition against everyone and forever is very deeply embedded in Anglosheeple’s psyche there. Mexican immigrants are not like that but the natives all are in my experience.
They only know life as a zero-sum game – no other scenarios are possible for them.
That’s probably why they enjoy watching humiliation (like that TV show Trump had about a decade ago – everyone I knew watched it as they did that America’s Talent or whatever it’s called where judges often humiliate young people. )
That’s probably why most people seem to not give a shit about all the foreigners killed by NATO (they feel they are implicitly winning – since so many others are losing/dying – they feel it must be good for them in some way?
A friend whose family is I think 2nd biggest art – collector in the US once offered to organize an exhibition of my art (I made a few sculptures while I lived in LA and a few are in his collection).
When I told good news to a few American friends I thought would be happy for me (one was a pretty established photographer – another one a designer, married to one of the most famous lawyers in the world whose son-in-law is probably world’s most famous guitar player) – I was surprised to see they were both jealous and kind of even angry!
The designer friend was obviously upset and told me how it’s not fair -so many people wait their whole lives for exhibitions – and I will get it just like that after I made a few things. She looked very upset and pissed off – I could not believe it – and these were I thought my ‘best’ friends (whom I helped design things, introduced them to many people they ended up collaborating with etc) – I still stay with them when I go to LA.
This happened with most other ‘friends’ I have there. They are all machiavelian, fake friends – and that’s how America is – rich and poor – they are all mostly like that. Nobody wants to help anyone – and seeing others killed in far away countries does not bother them at all – at the contrary.
Thank you for that one. I do recognize your experience in full.
The people stopped being in charge when Kennedy was killed.
Vuki, when adding up the total of victims of Thanatopia’s limitless thirst for blood, most people just think of the direct deaths cause by military aggression, repression by fascist stooge states and death-squads and sanctions. But the greatest death-toll has been caused by the unjust global economic order imposed by the USA through the ‘economic hit-men’ of the Washington Consensus of the IMF, World Bank, WTO etc.
An eminent epidemiologist, Gideon Polya, has calculated the ‘excess deaths’ in countries afflicted by ‘neo-liberal’ and ‘Free Market’ capitalism, and Western economic pillage and exploitation. That is the number of actual deaths, the mortality rate, in a country, compared to that in other states, few as they are, not under US control, or by looking at mortality in the victim state before and after Western intervention. By that calculus the death-toll of US aggression since WW2 is in the hundreds of millions, and by very far unprecedented in history. It is also possible to calculate ‘years of life lost’ by comparing life expectancies in the same manner.
Ms. Mumblebrain doesn’t seem to realize that depopulation isn’t collateral damage in the oligarchy’s plan for one-world government, but a principal tool of its strategy to return to feudalism, as during the One Hundred Years War in Europe, when they reigned supreme and the European population was reduced by between a third and a half. “Appropriate technology” and other code words for enforced de-industrialization of Third World countries targeted for decimation —making backward people stick to primitive economic practices, and more advanced economies return to them— express the deliberate policy of the IMF, World Bank and other international financial institutions to lower the biosphere’s sustainability threshold per capita per geographical area. Actual population above that threshold must necessarily die off, and there’s nothing “humane” about that. The population density potential of any land mass —all the way up to the planet itself— is a function of the energy density of its means of production, which in turn depends on the technology applied to the transformation of “natural resources,” only so defined by what can be converted to work in a given energy mode. The transition from wood burning to fossil fuels, for example, multiplied the planet’s population potential (which would have extinguished as we ran out of trees) by several orders of magnitude, as a transition to nuclear would have if not impeded for ideological reasons such as “limits to growth” campaigns by open genocidalists like Alexander King and Aurelio Peccei who ascended to academic notoriety with the eager assistance of the oligarchy’s intelligence and social engineering capabilities, which introduced the idea that population reduction somehow helps “the environment.” Contraction is not an option, as a flora-based biosphere would have encountered increasing “limits to growth” as it exhausted atmospheric CO2 and increased oxygen to dangerous levels (for plants) until the emergence of animal life, which ironically restores the viability of the previous environmental paradigm while establishing a new level of thermodynamic “balance” in a totally new architecture. The only alternative is inexorable extinction, which choking growth can only delay but not prevent. The appearance of a demographic crisis is caused by the artificial, ideological suppression of the means to address it, which is revealed as sheer quackery under serious scientific scrutiny. World Wildlife Fund, Club of Rome, Sierra Club and other zero-growth luminaries like the British and Dutch monarchies and the oil cartels they run have made it known that this is their policy, first articulated by Bertrand Russel (although already implicit since Thomas Malthus and Adam Smith introduced the zero-sum, entropic paradigm of political economy) when he complained, in “The Impact of Science on Society,” that war is not effective enough as a means of bringing down the human population to “manageable” numbers, and biological and economic means such as famines and plague need to be applied instead. So it makes no sense to decry mortality rates caused by Western financial and economic policy, well above the casualties caused by war, when you agree with the “environmental” premises that lead to precisely the same result.
Nice April Fools spoof, Paracletus. I particularly love the planetary flora exhausting the globe’s CO2 and raising oxygen to ‘dangerous levels’. Who would have thought it possible. It must have occurred many times during planetary history. Thank God we have cheap, clean, readily available nuclear power to increase the global population ‘..by several orders of magnitude’, like, wow-seven TRILLION people. Just fabulous.
Facile mockery of rational discourse is a clear indicator of moral derangement. It is also dishonest. Like Brits and Jesuits, whose environmentalist Pope claims to be “ashamed” of the world situation without saying a word about who’s causing it, Mumblebrain’s Clintonesque attempt at humor clings to the intellectual flaws of an ideological position which poses as progressive while espousing, in fact, a world order that would eliminate billions of people. Epistemologically bereft, she doubles down on truth by fiat, exactly like the State Department’s Heather Nauert. The Mumblebrain will free you from those horrid oligarchs, yessiree, even as she defends a nihilist belief structure they invented so humanity can assist them in destroying itself.
PS: The flora/fauna example is what is known as a heurism: you try growing plants without CO2.
Well, ‘Cletus, how about your observation that the human population can still grow by ‘several orders of magnitude’. A slip of the fingers?
Mumble, you’re not listening. NO limits. I could explain further for your faux-savant illustration, but your intractable philistinism makes it a labor of Sisyphus and I grow weary. Unlike the vast majority of baby boomers who’ve given up on their childhood dreams of infinite progress and accept the dark ages concept of a dead end for humanity, I still claim the legacy of a creative species that will see better days when the veil of cultural pessimism imposed by the enemies of mankind is lifted from our eyes and we walk into a future of unlimited possibilities, whether or not your benighted mindset perceives that as “cornutopia.” The examples are too numerous and your mind too closed to keep arguing against your self-fulfilling prophecies of doom, Malthusian windmills of circular logic which relentlessly drive home the dire untruth that the human race itself is the problem, not its executioners and genocidal thought controllers who propose to cure the headache they’ve given us by chopping off our heads. Hopefully other Saker readers are wise enough to distinguish between reasoned argument and mere ideological posturing. If not, sadly, you win.
”I think that most Americans know that they are universally hated and looked at as Cro-Magnons on steroids. Even their allies South Korea, Israel, Germany or Japan hold their nose when listening to their lies”
Good! There are, however, still a few die-hards whose very ’national pride’ is right up the Pindo rectum, whereas in other places it’s more about individual mindrot than all-out collective psychosis (of course the Elites are the last to switch their allegiances). The Pindo rectum is currently hosting legendarily successful nations such as Ukraine, Poland, and the Baltic fiefdoms. In those places, the ”sense of belonging” is very real. True love at its very finest.
Let me take a wild guess, is it simply a matter of.. What’s yours is mine and what’s mine is me-own, because I’m bigger and stronger than you, so shut up the F….up and get lost, cause there’s nothing for us to negotiate about?
Breaking:Macron invades Syria at BHL(Israel)request.Libya redux.
Turkish Media Says French Troops Deployed At 5 Military Bases In Northern Syria.
French troops are currently deplyoed at 5 military bases within the area controlled by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria, the Turksih state-run news agency Anadolu Agency says.
According to Anadolu, over 70 French special forcesservice members are stationed at the Lafarge Cement factory near the Mistanur Hill and the village of Harab-Isk. The agency added that over 30 French servicemembers are operating in Raqqah. France’s 1st Marine Infantry Parachute Regiment and 10th Parachute Commando forces also operate in the area.
The Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) is a core of the SDF. Ankara describes the YPG as a terrorist group, a local branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Turkey has even recently conducted a large-scale military operation against the YPG in northwestern Syria and has captured the area of Afrin from it.
Erdogan told Macron he should expect anothe Bataclan in France if he dare to continue his invasion.
Ankara warns Paris after supporting terrorists
President Erdoğan stressed that France hosted offices of the PKK and the PYD in Paris, while these organizations are responsible for a multitude of attacks that have claimed the lives of 40,000 Turkish citizens. Turkey does not need a mediator with terrorist groups, he chanted.
Threatening, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that if France did not backtrack, it would not fail to suffer in its territory the consequences of its policy; a threat that is reminiscent of the one he uttered before the attacks in Paris and Brussels.
Has Macron condemned the Gazans for causing Israel to waste bullets on them, yet? He’d better hurry up or the CRIF will be most unhappy, and Bernard-Henry Levy might insinuate that he is verging on ‘antisemitism’.
Is that the zionazi george soros outfit? (I don’t use twitter.)
“What are the foreign policy goals of the United States of America?”
Whatever zionazia decides for them to be.
Regarding the header photo of nauert, either she is exhibiting her awesome mathematical skills to the press, or answering a personal question about spanky in chief.
Spanky in Chief’: Twitter Howls Over Trump’s New Nickname
“Meet President Spanky. Yes, that’s right. US President Donald Trump, who we all know loves nicknames himself (Think: “Crooked Hillary,” “Lyin’ Ted,” “Lying James Comey,” “Little Marco,”), is going by a new moniker himself.”
LMAO “Spanky in Chief” ;) That is funny.
Actually, she appears to be participating in an American office tradition called “paper football.”
Trump has already announced that officially the CIA is in charge of the State Dept.
Its a done deal. It does need Senate confirmation, but I haven’t seen enough courage or decency in the US Senate to believe that there will be anything but a rubber-stamp of approval. But yes, officially, the CIA is in charge of the State Dept.
This is actually not a big change. Military commanders of area HQs have long acted as if they are the diplomats in the area. Every once in awhile we catch a glimpse of CIA station chiefs doing the same. The diplomats have already been elbowed aside by the killers. I know if I was in charge of another country, and my foreign minister came to me with something said by the State Dept, my first question would be to ask if the US military and the CIA agree.
We’ve certainly seen in Syria that at times they don’t agree and that each conducts their own foreign policy. One noticeable example was when Kerry negotiated a cease-fire, but the CIA went on arming their jihadists, and the US military bombed the Syrian army in support of an ISIS attack.
And this is the most important point, though we have not fully hashed it out.
I said it in another thread, and I’ll say it briefly here. Expelling diplomats does not disrupt spying activities. Diplomats at best act as conduits of messages and perhaps money. They do not do the spying. Spies are recruited. Expelling diplomats at best slightly inconvenience the operation, but someone else will quickly take up the job of being the conduit. There will be established proceedures on this that both the replacement diplomat and the spies will know. At best its a slight interuption in communication.
This of course is just one of the many lies being spread right now by spokesdrones from the UK and US.
You do not believe that spies need contacts, people to whom they deliver the fruits of their spying? Otherwise, why does the CIA have staff at every American embassy?
The point is that contacts are easily replaced. Someone new is assigned to check the dead-drops for info or otherwise make contact with the actual spies. Deporting a diplomat might inconvenience the system for a few days, but since not all of the diplomats are deported the task just gets assigned to someone else.
“Russia has undermined nothing except the 1990s plan to privatize that nation so our elites could chop it up for profit. This is irrefutable, do your 5 years research if you need to argue.”
for a good explanation of what Americans did to Russia read Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine – the rise of disaster capitalism. There is a chapter or 2 about it (the first time I heard what actually happened as opposed to the usual propaganda):
One note, Trump did not put this person into her job.
Tillerson as Sec of State would have been to one to pick her. Presidents usually don’t worry about these lower level appointments, and Trump had his hands full trying to get his own communications staff working for him.
Point taken. But he can remove her and send her back to lollipop high school at the drop of a hat ;)
That is true. While Trump probably did not appoint her personally, if Trump told Pompeo that the first thing he wanted done was to have this woman removed, she’d be quickly packing her personal effects into a cardboard box.
“Today #India welcomed the first shipment of U.S. liquefied natural gas #LNG as part of a 20-year contract with @Cheniere. This is a great example of how U.S. energy exports are helping our allies and partners diversify their energy sources and strengthen their energy security.”
Maybe, Nimrata Nikki Haley-Randhawa’s reputed affair with Donald Trump is paying dividends after all
In other words, reduce reliance on Iran.
USA is doing it to drive India away from Iran. USofA creating hurdles in Iran-Pakistan-India gas pipeline and TAPI pipe line is well known. Besides all is not well in the Indian-Iranian relationship despite what both the Indian media and Iranian media showing as blooming ties.
The Indians and Iranians are having disputes over a lot of things, from the Iranians inviting India’s nemesis, Pakistan on the inauguration of Chabahar port,
to India saying that it deserved the rights to drill the Farzad B gas deposits discovered by its own firm ONGC, which Iran denies.
There were dispute in the payment settlement of oil between India and Iran, which the Indian media reported as Iran hitting back in return for India cutting it’s oil imports from Iran.
The Farzad B was a result of India abandoning the Farzad B development as a result of western sanctions against the Islamic republic and Iran starting talks with other interested parties. After the sanctions were lifted, India came back to claim the Farzad B development which caused the whole dispute.
Both the sides send ministers to each other’s countries to calm things down.
But much to USA’s agony, India needs Iran to counter China’s OBOR and CPEC with its own trade route which passes through Iran and Iran needs India to keep its economy afloat through petroleum sales.
Iran understands that besides USA and Saudi Arabia, India is the most strategic ally with it’s enemy, Israel.
The main aim of USA is to drive a wedge in the India-Iranian relationship and isolate Iran. The Indian origin hawks in America like Nimrata Rahdhawa who are dead against Iran plus the anti-Islam ideology that the right wing party, sitting currently in the federal government in India, follow might add to cracks in relation.
India weirdly rejected the OBOR which could have given a boost to it’s economy and generated jobs to uplift the poor like China did. Iran is actively seeking to reduce its oil export driven economy and OBOR might be a blessing for Iran.
India is shifting to the west as opposed to it’s non-alignment policy and somewhat pro-soviet socialist policy that she followed since it’s Independence which was broken by the potential Indian 1991 default on IMF loan in which India was forced to accept opening its economy among many measures imposed on her (like what happened to Greece, but much softer). The successive economic policies drove India in the arms of the west.
On the other hand, the Islamic revolution of 1978-79 in Iran made it anti-western.
Both the Iranians and Indians seem to doing a balancing act, it would be interesting to see that how long it would last. This would be just like the Russian-Indian ties which seems to be getting recalibrated and Macron suggesting that France could be India’s new Russia. India also brought French Rafales as opposed to the SUkhois and Migs that it has currently.
Russia also seems to developing ties with Pakistan.
The USA obviously wants India to be its new strategic partner in the Asia since Pakistan seems to be slipping off its grips. India would also be supported financially and armed to counter China, a move which the Americans don’t hide.
China is also successfully building ties with countries which were once staunch Indian allies like Maldives, Nepal and Myanmar. Bangladesh also appears to be slipping out of India’s grip. India is panicking that China is strategically encircling her.
Although the world knows about the Ukrainian, Syrian and North Korean flash points, the situation on the South Asian borders is also deteriorating rapidly. What makes it dangerous is that all the three parties are nuclear armed.
India is also covertly supporting Balochi separatists in Pakistan in order to destabilize or balkanize its South Asia rival. The twist is that there is also a Balochi separatist movement in Iran as well, and there is bound to be spillover into Iran from India’s destabilization campaign against Pakistan.
In many ways, this is somewhat akin to Israel backing Kurdish separatism in Syria (or Iran), which also will spillover into its nominal “ally” of Turkey.
And of course, lurking behind this plot is the not-so-invisible hand of America.
INDIA’S GEOPOLITICAL HATE FOR PAKISTAN IS SABOTAGING THE NORTH-SOUTH CORRIDOR
Thank you for pointing the Baloch insurgency and how it might backfire India’s own ‘silk route’ which passes through Iran. The link that you provided has excellent analysis into the south asian affairs.
I would like to add that apart from the Baloch insurgency, there are reports of India’s RAW being involved in destabilizing Sindh province of Pakistan. In addition to that, India has also gained an upper hand over Pakistan in Afghanistan through the government led by Ashraf Ghani, who is a puppet of America. India has troops deployed in afghanistan but those are UN peace keeping forces. India also has an air base in tajikistan which will be helpful if any conflict emerges between India and Pakistan. The Afghan government is pro-India and the bangladeshi government will probably never favor pakistan since it’s bloody split from pakistan.
India sees it as a payback to Pakistan facilitating the Kashmir insurgency in North India.
Although India has managed to have an upper hand over Pakistan, India’s geography isn’t her own friend. India has a chicken’s neck (Siliguri corridor), a very narrow passage where the recent Doka La crisis happened, which separates its North East Parts.
It can be separated by China in one strike and the PLA is very much capable of doing it. This is what India fears the most. On the other side of the Chicken’s neck is Bangladesh, which won’t want to get involved if war erupts. As you can judge by the comments from blog link above, the Bhutanese and bangladeshi governments are supported by india, but the bhutanese and bangladeshi public doesn’t have very high opinion about india.
Apart from that Indian navy is facing shortage and isn’t fully prepared to defend her vast cost lines. This is the reason why India is panicking with PLAN getting stronger each passing day and increasing it’s activities in the Indian ocean, the recent Maldives crisis which bought about a change in government has also become pro-chinese and some what anti-indian in diplomacy. China has already got a foothold in Maldives.
It’s unclear if China will come to Pakistan’s help in case of war with India, but judging by the comments of Indian general who has said that India can face a 2 front war with China and Pakistan if any conflict emerges, India is fully anticipating this.
America and as a consequence, NATO wont hold back from entering the war in India’s side if such a thing happens and it is certainly going to escalate into a nuclear free-for-all.
The last time India fought with pakistan in the Kargil war, the right wing BJP government was in power. BJP returned to power after 10 years in 2014.
Right now, the odds seem to against Pakistan though there are reports of Indian army Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) saying that the Indian Army has just about enough ammo to fight 10 days of war.
India has about 1 billion people living in absolute poverty, s*i*ting and dying in the streets. Its stupid foreign policy just shows how filthy its elites are, by not doing anything to solve their most dire domestic problem.
And this is the problem of capitalism-imperialism. Until this system is overcome, there will be no solution for the misery of over 6 billion people in the planet.
“..living in absolute poverty, s*i*ting and dying in the streets. ..”
this reminds me of dirt poor homeless with nothing at all, sleeping in gutters of San Francisco, LA, Honolulu, Seattle, NYC etc. and using the whole place as a toilet
I enjoyed reading your comment, and even learned a bit about the region. So India’s status as a BRIC country is rapidly crumbling ? In that case I hope the Modi government can face some 400 million more or less destitute people.
Den Lille Abe
India is an important player in the BRICS, but not as important as China and Russia. The BRICS are quite important and useful, but not as powerful and important as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road. When the BRICS were created, both Russia and China must have known that Western bankers would try and subvert it. They certainly tried. Look what happened in Brazil. That’s why Russia and China created the other three mentioned initiatives. As far as Europe goes, the Eurasian Economic Union is the most important. It’s only a matter of time before European states decide to join it. Germany has shown symbolic solidarity with Britain over that Skripal false flag attack and expelled a mere four Russian diplomats. However, Germany after that also signed a 9.5 billion euro gas deal with Russia, giving Russia permission to build the Nord Stream – 2 gas pipeline on German territory, with Denmark being the only obstruction. Well, Denmark can be bypassed. There is little doubt that Germany made those expulsions of Russian diplomats in conjunction with Russia, both sides agreeing to this. In other words, a little diplomatic game for the benefit of London and Washington. Things are not going as London and Washington hoped, with Ireland and the Czech Republic openly questioning London’s version of events and others refusing to expel any Russians.
Thank you Den Lille Abe. Since B.F. has answered your question, i would like to add that the whole south asian continent, India, Bangladesh and Pakistan will never be able to lift their millions out of poverty unless they abandon their current crony capitalist economies and embrace a socialist one like China. In addition to that, India has a problem of caste system and is deeply ingrained in their mentalities to such effect that even though the caste system is a hindu thing, even the sikhs, muslims and christians have caste systems! they don’t say it openly and the Indians overseas will gladly point out that caste discrimination is a thing of past but it is still thriving and has become more strong under the current indian government.
India under Modi is a fully-fledged fascist state, where Hindutva death-squads are increasingly terrorising and murdering low-caste, Moslem and uppity press victims. Where else would such a failing state, choking on its own refuse, go, but into the fascist camp led by Thanatopolis DC?
What are the foreign policy goals of the United States of America? Simply: To set world on fire for selfish interests! Nothing more, and ,shure, nothing less! Somebody really think, that USA/EU/nato cares about, Palestine and Palestinian people? That they cares about Ukraine, Syria, Yemen , Gaza,Iraq, Sahara desert, Papua New Guinea and other miriad war and crisis spots on this destroyed and raped planet Earth? The answer is: NO, THEY DONT CARE A LITLLE BIT about Ukraine, Sirya, Yemen, Gaza, Iraq, Sahara desert, Papua New Guinea and other war and crisis destroyed places on this planet! The only thing they care is a profit- human eating ,lives taking and soul destroying profit! It is no matther will it be a world war , political or military chrisis who knows how big ,who know where, it is just one thing that counts: WE (the deep state) will make profit from it ,no metther how many liwes lost and no matther where! It is of no importance at all if some Ukrainian ,Palestinian, Iraqi , Gazas, mother criying when she lost a daughter or son! The only thing that matters is enrichment of few at account of the rest of us! You really think that USA and allies go to Iraq (land with third largest oil reserves in the world) to bring ,,freedom and demo(n)cracy to Iraqis??? You really think that ewerything that happens in Ukraine, Siria, , Yemen ,Gaza and all other war theaters in the world isn,t for someone profit???If you beliewe so ,you are in deep delusion!We (deep state) will sow a seed of the war and make huge gains of it! ,,Make no mistake,, fawored words of ,,chosen few,, wee will destroy,slaughter, kill eweryone who dont obey us-USA/EU/nato- a.k.a imperium , you will kneeel before us , and we will be your masters of (your) life and death until Heawenly Kingdom come! But there is one litlle thing that masters of life and death forgot: You cannot destroy whole world, you cannot coerce whole world to obey, you cannot bring war and destruction to whole world and think: that will not happens to me! Sooner or later , wht goes around, comes around and that wiil be YOURS end! That is the foreign policy of the United States!
my biggest surprise (when I moved to the US back in 2003) was realizing that US government cares less about their own people than they do for Palestinians, Serbs or anyone else.
all they ‘care’ about are rich people sponsoring them.
We foreigners are brainwashed by US propaganda machine CNN,Harvey Weinstein etc to think the US is a ‘rich, successful, fair,wise, caring etc country…’ LOL
they then use this fake consensus from abroad to convince Anglosheeple at home – that they must have it really good there – since all these foreigners are ‘convinced ‘ – the US of AIPAC is such a great place.
and in between these 2 lies – the manipulative psychopaths ruling the ‘country’ are stealing more and exploiting everyone even more with a smiley, manic face.
Lies built upon more lies – that’s what it is.
But it’s nothing like we foreigners think America is – that’s just Hollywood BS and lies
It’s kind of like what Theresa May is trying to do – starting from a fake poisoning, she brings fake solidarity of EU based on lies (and zero evidence of Russia being involved) – then they add more lies to make even bigger lie onto which to build ‘consensus’ etc. And so on towards a war or whatever their aim is
This is the secret of Anglo- Saxon ‘success’ – constantly lying, fearmongering and building onto that, then iterating again. Kind of like a predatory religion or a cult.
That false flag in England, when ostensibly military nerve gas was used, is a response to the rise of Russia and China. Things are not going as London and Wall Street bankers planned. Russia did not implode, so that it could broken up and plundered. NATO is costing the West 2 billion dollars a day. The dollar and the euro are printed backed by nothing, while London is short of gold. China has introduced the petro-yuan, while both Russia and China are planning to introduce gold backed rubles and yuans. According to Dr Jim Willie, Russia and China both have more than 30.000 tonnes of gold each. Worse for the bankers, Russia and China have introduced the BRICS, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, the Eurasian Economic Union and the Silk Road. Did the Western bankers really expect all of this to happen ?
The Skripal affair, instigated in 2018, on the 100 year anniversary of the end of World War One, is a political attempt to create a new Napoleonic Grand Alliance against Russia and strengthen NATO. It is also a further attempt to break the Russian/Chinese economic alliance. It has failed. China made it clear that it has no intention of breaking any economic ties with Russia, while Continental Europe has been awakened to London and Washington plans. Germany, while expelling a mere four Russian diplomats, has given Russia a license to build the Nord Stream – 2 gas pipeline on German territory. The only remaining obstruction to the building of the pipeline is Denmark, which still has to say “yes”. Russia has warned it that if it does not give permission, then Denmark will be bypassed and will not receive any transport royalties. We shall see what Denmark decides.
March 2018 will indeed go down in history, not only because of President Putins speech before the Federal Assembly, his victory in the elections and the Skripal affair, but because we are nearing a political climax. It will now be decided in Eurasia is going to become the chief economic and political powerhouse in the world. The Anglo-Zionists will, of course, try to prevent this. As far as I can see, and as things stand at the present moment, Continental Europe is the chief deciding factor in this issue. If Continental Europe turns to Eurasia, then the issue has been settled.
”Okay, you CNN viewers will not be able to understand because of 24/7 brainwashing. Russia has undermined nothing except the 1990s plan to privatize that nation so our elites could chop it up for profit. This is irrefutable, do your 5 years research if you need to argue. It’s our blonde bimbo announcers telling the lies, not Russia’s ministers.”
Wrong: CNN never brainwashed anybody (OK, that was this year’s Poisson d’Avril, just for giggles).
Russia, in this case correctly personified by Vladimir Putin, not only spoiled the West’s rapefest at her expense; her resurgence is causing all sorts of trouble to the West, whose ”Elites” are characterized by immorality, decadence, arrogance, ignorance, and incompetence alike. Honestly, I feel disposed to believe that these ”Elites” have, deep down, given up entirely on serving any kind of meaningful purpose for the sake of human progress. This explains at bottom why their propaganda has degenerated ever more into a stream of plain insults to human intelligence. Turning to the MSM to learn about the world would be roughly as witty as consuming porn in searching for beautiful love poems. Indeed, bimbo announcers tend to blur the distinction even more here.
An eye opener, a must see clip about MSM propaganda in US
‘This is extremely dangerous to our democracy’
Thanks for that clip. I just shared it on Facebook. i apologize for that, it’s dangerous to our democracy to share stuff like that.
That may be the most disturbing clip I’ve ever seen…
Emily @ 9:44 am
“And this is the problem of capitalism-imperialism. Until this system is overcome, there will be no solution for the misery of over 6 billion people in the planet.”
I agree. Until usury is prohibited and unregulated capitalism is outlawed nothing will change. It’s not only in India where people live and die on the street. Have a look at skid-row in LA where entire city blocks are filled with people living on the street;
The three richest Americans own the same level of wealth as the poorest half of the entire U.S. population, writes Finian Cunningham;
The bloody wars that the US Military is waging in the ME and elsewhere, are not accidental but inherent in the logic of capitalism and defended by ideologues like Heather Nauert. She is no doubt paid good money to attempt to justify this racket on a daily basis for the benefit of the 1%.
Trump Trade War Sees China Deploy Falling Tiangong-1 to Mar-a-Lago
“Looks like the Chinese Celestial Palace is going to take out the Trump palace,” remarked a waggish DC pundit.
Employees at US President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago tropical resort have been relocated following suggestions that China — responding to a new US trade war against Asia’s largest economy — will deploy it’s falling Tiangong-1 space station, currently in an uncontrolled descent from space, to the 17-acre Florida estate housing the 62,500-square-foot ‘Winter White House.’
Sources on the ground say that staff have been willingly evacuated, but that many have noted their frustration with the possible high-speed installation of the 10-ton deorbiting Chinese space junk onto their tropical workplace at a little after midnight, UTC, April 2, give or take a few hours.
“This is so inconvenient,” remarked one of the 750 house-cleaning staff who wished to remain anonymous to protect their paycheck.
“Besides,” the employee stated, “where’s my boss Mr. President going to spend all his time avoiding the challenging duties of governance? I guess he could build a new palace on the Mexico border as part of his wall.”
“It’s hot enough down there,” they added.”
Those dastardly Chinese…
Belarus expels Moscow diplomats? ‘Leading Russia expert’ falls for cheeky April Fool’s joke
“Anders Aslund’s deep knowledge of Eastern European politics was no match for April Fool’s, when the supposedly all-knowing Russia commentator fruitlessly cheered fake news about Belarus expelling Russian diplomats.
Aslund, who was presented by the American think tank the Atlantic Council as a “leading specialist” on Russian economic policy and Eastern Europe in general, has been featured on the BBC, CNN and the Washington Post as a commentator on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s administration.
In 1999, he predicted the imminent collapse of Russia (something he is still waiting for).
The prank was carried out by Martin Kragh, of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs, who tweeted: “Breaking: Belarus expels 5 Russian diplomats in solidarity with the UK. ‘Russia is on the wrong side of history,’ says [President Aleksandr] Lukashenko.”
Aslund even commentated on the ‘development,’ stating that it revealed how Putin had “profoundly” isolated his country. “This is not ‘Global Russia’ but Russia alone,” he added.”
Dumb and dumber meets the keystone cops, and an available bum. This is what zionazia requires from their gofers.
He is one of those hardcore Russophobes, a true scumbag. More than 90% of his comments/tweets are anti-Russian propaganda. Glad to see making a clown of himself.
#that’s a wierd chick
#where do they hide the control wire?