Europe. What Is It Good For?
Vikings made their women to do all the finances because they thought math was witchcraft. Just recently Europe decidedly subjugated its entire political and economic life back to the Vikings a.k.a. military complex. Let them do the math. The EU and US economies are on the brink of collapse due to Quantitative Easing or printing money based on nothing. Unemployment soaring. Debt soaring. Petro dollar dead and buried.

Consumers running out of steam to consume, and out of will to live. The military is the only industry in the US and Europe right now that has created a lively marketing campaign working well enough to cheat tax payers out of trillions of paper dollars.

There are three ways to solve any problem: the right way, the wrong way, and the military way.

Ash Carter, Europe is good for nothing…
On June 5th, 2015, after rebalancing Asia with Pacific at U.S. Africa Command headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter summoned top American defensive heads and diplomats to talk about Russia.

Everyone noticed that the Defense Secretary Ash Carter was “sad.” [Source]

Carter was sad, because nobody listened to him. In 2006 he advocated the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace to bomb Iran. 10 years later, Iran is still there. This past April Carter said again that “We Might Bomb Iran Even If a Peace Agreement Is Signed[Source]

Now, Ashton Baldwin “Ash” Carter, a son of an Abingdon Memorial Hospital psychiatrist, is advocating nuking Russia, using the territory of NATO-occupied Ukraine and the territories of NATO-occupied Eastern Europe as missile launch pads. Ash Carter warns Russia on nukes: “U.S. responses must make clear to Russia that if it does not return to compliance, our responses will make them less secure than they are today.”[Source]

“The Obama administration is weighing a range of aggressive responses to Russia’s alleged violation of a Cold War-era nuclear treaty, including deploying land-based missiles in Europe that could pre-emptively destroy the Russian weapons.” [Source]

This is neo-con double speak at its best: We allege (assume, made up) that Russia violated something; We are going to “aggressively respond” to Russia’s assumed violations; we will be deploying land-based missiles in Eastern Europe to preemptively strike (to attack Russia due to reasons that were made up by us.) Also, in case somebody missed it, the Russian weapons that the US are threatening to “destroy” are likely located in densely populated eastern Russia, Crimea, and South Russia. Just in this one sentence Ash Carter, a neo-con nut case from Pennsylvania, declared a nuclear war on the Russian people with full support from European countries.

Long before Ashton Carter became a medieval nuclear physicist, an Oxford professor, a Pentagon .. son of… defense, those who grew up with him in Abington, Pennsylvania recognized a “spark.” …(maybe he used to set his parents’ neighbors cats on fire.) Carter said once to a journalist, “I remember my dad said to my mom, ‘This kid is really sharp.’ “[Source]

… His late father, William S. Carter, was a Navy psychiatrist, and should advocate frontal lobotomy and horse tranquilizers for his son, when he was fired from his job as a gas station attendant for allegedly attacking either the owner or a customer verbally or otherwise. As little Ash Carter grew up, he studied Medieval History at Harvard as if he wanted to learn more ways to torture and kill people. Today, this rich white man’s American Dream has finally come true. His illusions of grandeur brought him right where he belongs, to the US Strategic Command Center.

“We have done everything we could,” the US Defense secretary allegedly said. We pointed gun at Russia and tried to take its money purse. What do you “want more from the U.S?”

“Hey, you, handsome…” Europeans said. “What about these big guns Russia is pointing at our heads right now?”

The US Secretary of Defense doesn’t see any problems with using European countries as a launching pads for nuclear missiles to attack Russia. He also doesn’t see any problems with European countries being used as landing strips for Russian nuclear missiles in response to NATO’s attack. Actually, Ashy is nonchalant about Russia and its allies striking the USA in response to NATO attacks. It seems that his Daddy bought him a Harvard diploma in nuclear physics. It seems that Ash Carter thinks that radiation is safe and even beneficial for organisms. From his 2007 The Day After report.

It almost looks like Carter wrote this report after his one night stand girl got pregnant and demanded alimony support. Just one example, Cater believes that after a nuclear explosion in a major city it will be possible to start rebuilding after just 1 year!

Hey, Warsaw, Budapest, Prague, you love America so much. Take Carter’s deal. He believes that after a war between NATO and Russia and everyone else it will take only 1 year until you will be able to come back to rebuild these cities. Or, not….

See the Washington Post musing how Aston Carter wants to bring the bygone World War II era back to Europe [Source]
As AP reports, “The administration is considering three options for responding militarily to Russian (Scott: alleged by the US) missile treaty violations: defenses to stop a treaty-violating missile, the “counterforce” option to attack a missile preemptively and the “countervailing strike capabilities” option that implies the potential use of nuclear forces.”

“One of Carter’s nuclear policy aides, Robert Scher, testified on April 15th, 2015 that “counterforce” means “we could go about and actually attack that missile where it is in Russia.” [Source]

The following is the incomplete transcript of the Subcommittee on Strategic Forces hearing.

While watching the video listen how the gentlemen are slurring their words. Celebratory cocktail beforehand?

“Fiscal Year 2016 NUCLEAR FORCES HEARING Committee on Armed Services: Subcommittee on Strategic Forces held a hearing entitled “Fiscal Year 2016 Nuclear Forces Hearing”. Testimony was heard from the following Department of Defense officials: Vice Admiral Terry J. Benedict, USN, Director, Strategic Systems Programs; Major General Garrett Harencak, USAF, Assistant Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration; Arthur T. Hopkins, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical, and Biological Defense Programs; and Robert M. Scher, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities.

4.15.2015 – Fiscal Year 2016 Nuclear Forces Hearing by U.S. House Armed Services Committee

a. The nuclear deference is the nation’s first priority;

b. Get Well Plan for the aftermath of the nuclear enterprise abuses;

c. A nuclear deterrence enterprise review group chaired by deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work to be focusing attention and resources at all levels of the DoD on this essential mission. Nothing is more important. There have been a sad gluttony of failures and problems in recent years. We would hope that with this budget quest going forward we will fix these problems; So far safe, secure and reliable is not actually the result. One ranch that has to be fedexed is one of the most visible failures of the system, but that there have been others…

d. Congress will pretend that the OCO overseas contingency operations will pay for nuclear enterprise. Which is like borrowed money. Which is like a band aid. We have not really fixed the sequestration for our nuclear forces, but pretending that we are going to pay for nuclear forces, we are going to pay for nuclear forces. That, I’m afraid, is the situation we are in.

e. Dr. Hopkins: The nuclear enterprise review highlighted evidence of systemic problems in strategic deterrent forces, that threatens the future safety, security, and effectiveness of our nuclear forces.

f. Mr Scher: We should not be in a position where the only option that we give to the president to get up the Triad is putting a piloted airplane over the enemie’s airspace to drop a gravity bomb;

g. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated the cost of mainlining the nuclear weapons and delivery vehicles to be $348 billion dollars over the next decade, for about $35 billion dollars per year including inflation. Robert Sher says that they estimated about 3% of the defense budget with the peak of about 20%.

h. (17 min of the video) Mr Coffman: What the US doing as a result of Russia’s violation the intermediate-range nuclear forces treaty?
Scher: The first action that we’re taking is working and trying to convince the Russians to come back into compliance with the INF treaty. We reported that the Russians have violated the INF treaty. We hope to demonstrate to them that it was the reason why their predecessor the Soviet Union went into this treaty in the first place. That it was benefiting their security to do so. Simultaneously, we are looking into what actions we can take to ensure that the violation of the INF treaty doesn’t provide significant military advantage to the Russians.
Three category of military activities: one is active defense. What we can do to defend places in Europe locations that the INF treaty violation missiles could reach; another step also to look of how we could actually <destroy> that missile while it’s still in Russia; and the third step, is not simply attacking that capability but we look at what we can hold at risk within Russia itself. We are working closely with our allies to determine how we can defer this aggression from Russia and how to bring Russia back into compliance. We continue to work with the Russians, but our patience is not limitless on this.

Mr Coffman: At what point the United State will start taking more aggressive actions concerning the Russian government’s failure to comply with their treaty obligations?

Scher: We are still working to figure out the exact timeline, especially in consultation with our allies. We have had an increasingly detailed discussions with our allies about Russia overall. And this way we can figure out when we can make a decision. But we want to see if they realize that they are better off by coming back into compliance.

Mr. Coffman: Is NATO doing anything to try to force Russia to comply with INF Treaty obligations?
Scher: We are working as a part of the NATO alliance as on its conventional side, as well as a part of the NPG nuclear planning group , looking at what NATO should be doing in response to Russia’s violation of the INF treaty. And also to look at this as a whole and understand that this is the part of the broader aggressive posture from Russia. I can go in to more details if you like about ins and outs of this in a closed session.

(31.20 video) Regarding of the aging nuclear infrastructure and the alternative to the Minutemen3. The cost of acquiring new missile system or refurbishing old ones. Aging fleet of B52s. Minutemen 3 is 1970 weapon. It’s an engineering challenge to keep this weapon system up and functioning. Air Force Base Joined Functional Command Component.

This is the end of the incomplete transcript of a video.

Another Pentagon official, Brian McKeon, testified in December that this option involved potential deployment in Europe of ground-launched cruise missiles.”

After bulling mentally feeble American senators into giving him and his gang $35 billion per year, Scher produced a 5 page pdf file presentation dubbed: Honorable Robert M. Scher Assistant Secretary of Defense Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities April 29, 2015. High Level Briefing on U.S. Efforts in Support of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons [Source]

Main points of his presentation being almost, but not quite as following:

The World will be free from nuclear weapons when only the US will have nuclear weapons.

If you think that this presentation is done for people in 1st grade you are wrong. This is the US Senate level presentation and up!

Have you noticed colorful pictures and large fonts used?

Have you noticed a portrait of President Obama with a halo around his head?

Watch and Learn: How to con the US gov for $35 billion per year? Claim that a dozen of hollow tin cans will put off the Russian “aggression” that doesn’t exist in a first place.

Extra bonus: No one is going to check on our work because we classified it!

New financial bubble is in the Military budgets of the US and NATO.

Request for financing is only for the next 5 years, though…

The US Congress will pretend to pay for the nuclear enterprise with pretend money.

Is Robert Scher going to get his “finder’s fee”?

Tusk: G7 values are as following: loot Russia and kill the Russian people. Why doesn’t Russia share our values?

Scher, Carter, and Co. have only 365 days to spend $35 billion.

How to be a rainmaker producing shinny examples of absolute steamy piles of B.S.

Well done, Robert Scher, well done…

Revealing the real reason behind Pentagon’s gyrations [Source]

Last week, Carter said in Germany that he wishes Congress was “more generous” with the money for Department of Defense. The military strives to use money wisely, “so the total investment is the force the country and the world so desperately need — and that’s you.” We need steady funding for Europe reassurance [Source]

The Secretary of Defense spoke of the “American secret sauce.” It’s brown. We need just a pinch of it to infect all the people in the world. “And then all the chickens will come home to roost.” Just remember, he added, “Good people around the world” are only those who work with us. We will “foot stomp” everybody else. “That is very true in Africa,” the secretary told the Africom troop audience, “and you represent a hugely successful application of that strategic theory.” [Source]

Europeans reminded Carter that he was in Germany and not in Africa, and that his fly was open. Carter in return reassured top diplomats that he would do everything in his power to ensure the safety of transfer of the State Department’s funds to his personal IRA account. Once a Harvard professor of Medieval Physics – always a Harvard professor of Medieval Physics.

Ukraine
1. US Wants to Make Ukraine NATO Base to Launch Attack on Russia – Politician [Source] June 9, 2015 – The United States wants to turn Ukraine into a NATO military base to attack Russia, a member of Italy’s opposition party Five Star Movement (M5S), Manlio Di Stefano, said.

2. Ucrânia: 4/6/2015, Relatório de Situação (SITREP)

Our Ukraine SITREP was translated into Portuguese. Awesome.
Vineyard of the Saker, Scott redigiu (Grande Scóti!)
http://thesaker.is/ukraine-sitrep-june-4s-2015-by-scott/

3. UN: More than 870,000 Ukrainians flee the country because of armed conflict [Source] June 9, 2015 – In addition to that, more than 1.3 million people in Ukraine who were forced to leave their homes found refuge on the Ukrainian territory becoming internally displaced persons.

4. Ukraine government steering country into political and economic default — opposition [Source]
June 9, 2015 – The authorities must tell the Ukrainian people whether they are ready to secure peace and ensure decentralization, Prime Minister of Ukraine’s shadow government Boris Kolesnikov says.

5. “Ukrainians Have Been Dispossessed” Paul Craig Roberts Warns “Americans Are Next” [Source]

6. How to make money on stolen goods. Saga of Ukrainian tycoon S. Kurchenko’s confiscated oil byproducts [Source]
Як заробити на вкраденому. Історія конфіскованих нафтопродуктів Курченка
Investigation of pravda ua of the Kiev authorities involvement into illegal oil schemes
It looks like the owners (relatives of UA Minister of Energy) claims that it was sabotage. For them it is the best version as the oil storage was not prepared for such kind of accidents. For example it took half a day to find 40t of special foam as there was no foam on site.
Ukrainian media suspects that the fuel in this storage was involved in a huge corruption scheme: police has confiscated 85,000tons of fuel from Ukrainian tycoon S. Kurchenko. This fuel has been sold with huge discount. Part of it was stored in Vasilkov that is burning right now.

7. Kiev authorities have less support from the population of the country [Source]

8. How Many Neo-Nazis Is the U.S. Backing in Ukraine? [Source]
Not all the members of the Ukrainian ultranationalist militias the U.S. is training have SS tattoos, and not all espouse fascism. But enough do to be worrisome.

War on Donbass Novorossia
1. 10th of June, 2015. Donetsk People’s Republic, Novorossiya. [Source]
Ukrainian forces have violated the ceasefire regime 41 times over the past 24 hours, the DPR Defense Ministry told the Donetsk News Agency.
“In the past day, we’ve registered 41 instances of shelling by the enemy. The fire was opened six times from tanks, once from anti-tank guided missiles, twice from infantry fighting vehicles, four times from grenade launchers and small arms. Besides this, 18 mortar shellings have been registered. Ukrainian forces fired on Donetsk (Kievsky district, Oktyabrsky village, territory of the airport, Oktyabrskaya coal mine), Gorlovka, Spartak, Lozovoye, Shirokino, Golmovsky, Luganskoye, Nikolayevka,” – the DPR Defense Ministry said.

2. Donetsk schools have received over 34,000 new textbooks from the Russian Federation [Source]
9th of June, 2015. Donetsk People’s Republic, Novorossiya.
Donetsk schools have received over 34,000 new textbooks from the Russian Federation, the press service of the Donetsk city administration reports.
“From 3 to 8 June, all the schools of Donetsk were provided with more than 34,000 new Russian textbooks on maths, biology, history, Russian, English, world art for the 5th, 6th, 10th and 11th grades, as well as teacher resource books. This wonderful gift from the teachers of the Russian Federation has a special value in the run-up to the new school year,” – Donetsk city administration said.

3. Donetsk , Kremlevsky 42a , house hit – photos [Source]

Russia and Beyond
1. The Russian military has begun selling off its surplus stocks going back to 1896 [Source]
Russia’s Ministry of Defense has announced an “auction of unseen generosity,” and is selling off everything from vintage quilted jackets (popularly called “vatniks”) to logistics equipment, tank engines and night vision periscopes, as well as an entire naval vessel (that one is more of a fixer-upper).
Prospective buyers have until June 29 to submit their requests to the Ministry of Defense, and the first auction will take place on July 21 at the Army-2015 convention in Kubinka. Starting prices have yet to be determined for most items. Much of the equipment is from the past 70 years, although one floating workshop was made in 1896.

2. Mamelukes take Chatam House to fight Russia war—Sir Roderic Lyne’s line ends independence [Source]

3. Russia begins grain deliveries to Iran – Russian food watchdog [Source]

4. Sanctions War Brings Benefits to Moscow’s Friends [Source]
June 9, 2015 – Turkey’s meat supplies to Russia increased by 940 percent between January and April 2015. Turkey became the third largest supplier to the Russian market in this group after Belarus and Brazil, with a share of 11.1 percent. Colombia’ shipment of meat to Russia grew by more than 1,000 percent in the first four months of 2015.
Pakistan has, meanwhile, taken the lead in Russia’s vegetables market, with at least 18,000 tons of vegetables reportedly being supplied to Russia between January and April of this year. Fish supplies from Greenland and the Faroe Islands, which grew by 2,671 percent and 189 percent, respectively.

5. Republican Election Strategy: Blame The Putin “Boogeyman” [Source]

6 Gazprom: Oil for ruble sells well [Source]
Газпром Нефть: «Нефть за рубли берут очень хорошо, полномасштабный переход на рубли зависит от политики ЦБ»

7. Russia Estonia: Border tensions? [Source]
June 9, 2015 – Estonia, emboldened by the presence of NATO, and obviously by an advice from the US Department of State unilaterally makes attempts to redraw the border with Russia. Russian-Estonian border has been agreed in 2005. After border agreement has been signed, Estonian parliament has added a reference to the Tartu agreement from 1920 to this agreement (i.e. territorial claims). As a consequence this agreement has never been ratified.
Now Estonia has announced that it will make unilateral border demarcation.
Also at Financial Times for subscribers only

8. Alarm Spreads Over Meltdown at French Nuclear Plant [Source]

9. UN Security Council predictably blames Russia for every ill in the World [Source]
If the UN is an “independent” from the USA organization, how come the State Department lists jobs for the United Nations as the state department jobs on the US state department website?
The US State Department career search lists jobs and positions for UN.
http://iocareers.state.gov/Main/Jobs/SearchResults?p=23&c=239&action=Search
http://iocareers.state.gov/Main/Home

Judging by the listing, The United Nations Organizations is one of the Departments in the US State Department roaster.

Just one job listing for Political Affairs Officer working for some secret International Affairs Organization located in New York City. This person will be responsible for the following duties: Maintains up-to-date knowledge of events relating to political issues, in general, and in particular as they affect Ukraine and other Eastern European countries. Keeps abreast of latest trends and developments in Ukraine and provides inputs, advice and support on issues related to peacemaking and post-conflict peace-building efforts in Ukraine to senior officials and colleagues in missions and elsewhere in the Secretariat. Monitors national and regional level political developments and provides advice to the DPA office/UN agencies active on the ground. (Interesting, that the US State department employs people that give advices to UN agencies on the ground. )
Serves as focal point for the integrated task force on Ukraine. Participates in provision of secretariat services to Security Council, General Assembly, subsidiary organizations, negotiating bodies, conferences, meetings, and /or special missions, including the drafting of a high volume of wide ranging sets of documents expeditiously and effectively, including reports of the Secretary-General to the Security Council, talking points, briefing notes and minutes of meetings of senior UN officials.

Attends Security Council, General Assembly, negotiating bodies, conferences, and meetings on Eastern Europe, including Ukraine.
Prepares meetings of the SG/DSG/USG with officials from countries under the Organizations purview

Professionalism: Knowledge of challenges in Ukraine and the Eastern European region; ability to identify and analyze political, ethnic, racial, social and economic problems. .
Languages English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Russian is required.
Consulting – Gov’t / Non-Profit

10. Ron Paul Stunned That George Soros Seeks To “Expand War In Ukraine” [Source]

11. Interview: Lithuania highlights cooperation with China under Silk Road initiative: vice minister [Source]
June 4, 2015: “Lithuania aims to handle 2.3 percent of the total trade volume between China and Europe by 2030 via the One Belt and One Road initiative, according to Arijandas Sliupas, vice minister of transport and communications of Lithuania.

12. For reference, China’s One Belt, One Road initiative [Source]

13. American dies, four injured in blast at Bulgaria’s VMZ Sopot ordnance plant [Source]

14. Former CIA Director: We’re Not Doing Nearly Enough To Protect Against The EMP Threat [Source]
June 9, 2015 – What is stunning about the former CIA Director’s comments below is not just the carnage an EMP could wreak, but the apparent rabid intransigence with which the electrical power lobby is fighting any responsibility for defending against one.

15. Iraq, Russia Agree to Begin Direct Flights Between Countries [Source]

Health and Money
Why Didn’t my Doctor Tell Me Chemo Kills? [Source]
June 3, 2015 Author: F. William Engdahl
“In my daily research I came across a report so alarming I put aside planned writing in order to bring this to the attention of those who care about life. It has to do with one of the main treatments for cancer used in modern medicine—chemotherapy. New research has documented that chemotherapy, far from ridding anyone of cancer actually feeds the growth and spread of cancer.”

“Scientist Peter Nelson of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle in a write-up of a study of why cancer cells were so easy to kill in the lab but not inside our bodies, found that healthy cells damaged by chemotherapy secreted more of a protein called WNT16B which boosts cancer cell survival. “The increase in WNT16B was completely unexpected,” Nelson told AFP.”

“He added that,“WNT16B, when secreted, would interact with nearby tumor cells and cause them to grow, invade, and importantly, resist subsequent therapy.” That would explain why in cancer treatment, tumors often respond well initially, followed by rapid regrowth and then resistance to further chemotherapy.”

“While their study results were alarming enough, more alarming is the complete absence of aggressive action to reexamine the entire field of cancer treatment.”

Last, But Not Least…
Territory «Территория» trailer 2015

Beautiful, atmospheric movie after a novel by Oleg Kuvaev, a Russian Jack London, about life of Russian geologists.
Soviet Romanticism at its best.

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