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Let’s have a little fun with USS Harry S. Truman.
“Just passing by” http://telemarksporten.no/SakerPhotos/USS_Harry_S._Truman_MIG_31.jpg
I hoped against hope that the fall of Ukraine to the West was a “wake-up” call for Russia. That they would finally realize that losing friendly country after friendly country was a disaster for the future. And had to be avoided at all cost.But I see that was a vain hope I had.Right under their nose,just like with Ukraine. Another Russia friendly post-Soviet state has fallen to a color revolution.Western backed NGO’s have pulled off another successful “maidan” in Armenia.Which country is next to be allowed to fall,maybe Belarus?,or Central Asian states.
Kinda wierd that the guy driving the Van has an Armenian sounding surname. It could just be a coincidence. Part of the media ecology of terror is that it’s difficult to know what dots connect.
I hesitate to mention the above fact, were it not for the curious case of the Tsarnaev brothers: https://whowhatwhy.org/2018/04/16/tamerlan-tsarnaevs-classified-history/
“what dots connect” – did you know that in Toronto was/is the G-7 conference taking place ?
“I hoped against hope that the fall of Ukraine to the West was a “wake-up” call for Russia. That they would finally realize that losing friendly country after friendly country was a disaster for the future. And had to be avoided at all cost…Which country is next to be allowed to fall,maybe Belarus?,or Central Asian states.”
Obviously, the Russians, no make that Putin, personally, should have sent in the marines to occupy…oh, sorry, the marines are one of those pindo outfits. He, Putin, of course, should have occupied Armenia, laid down the law and moved on to occupying the rest of independent former Soviet Union republics, just to be sure.
After all, those Russians are just like the zionazis, occupying and enforcing their will like there is no tomorrow.
On a more serious note about this sort of “hurray patriot” nonsense (Saker’s term, mine is, well, a bit more direct and colourful), Armenia is not a colony of Russia, nor a part of Russia. Russia has made it clear they do not take over neighbors, they do not behave as israel’s proxies, like america, do. Russia does not own Armenia. They have no “rights” to Armenia.
The commenter framed its commentary from the perspective of a zionazi view where it is all about “winning”, states can inflict whatever they want on others, and those states who, gosh, gee, willy whiz, batman, who act according to international law are “loosers”, “weak”, “stupid”.
This is how zionazis view the world. It is also how their predicessors, the nazis, and fascists, along with their right wing facilitators view the world. “What we demand is what matters, how we get there, immaterial.”
Yes, it is “absolutely Russia’s fault” for what happens in Armenia, and, btw, wanna buy the brooklyn bridge? Have I got a sale for…
“Obviously, the Russians, no make that Putin, personally, should have sent in the marines to occupy…oh, sorry, the marines are one of those pindo outfits. He, Putin, of course, should have occupied Armenia, laid down the law and moved on to occupying the rest of independent former Soviet Union republics, just to be sure.”
Russia stood by while Georgia was turned by the US from a friendly state,to an anti-Russian state. Russia stood by and lost Ukraine to a US coup.And now we have nazis on Russia’s border.Armenia was the most loyal Caucasus state. Russia has (for now) one of her only military bases outside of Russia in Armenia.There are large numbers of Armenian descended people in Russia. There are Armenian-Russians in Russia that would number as many as half the population of Armenia.And Armenia is a member of the EEU. So yes,Armenia is important for Russia.And every other ex-Soviet Republic is also important for Russia.There is no need to “send the marines” as you say. But there is a need to fight anti-Russian movements in those states.And give aid if needed to those governments that need it.Just how many more Ukraine’s and Georgia’s do you think Russia can stand before she is totally surrounded by enemies.And how do you think that helps Russia.
Here is from the Duran on the subject: “Western backed Non governmental organizations (NGOs) have been heavily involved in post Soviet Armenia’s education system, community and charity works. These NGOs have been selling the public on the perception that Armenia’s economic woes are directly the result of their corrupt, Russia friendly government, as well as Russia itself.”
“Just how many more Ukraine’s and Georgia’s do you think Russia can stand before she is totally surrounded by enemies.And how do you think that helps Russia.”
VT thinks “Russia” can never do wrong (even S400 sales to Saudis can be rationalised while S300 is blocked from Syria)) and all illness originates with the Zionists (any other viewpoint is considered “websayanim”). Uncle Bob (an undoubted Historian) originally considered a benevolent monarch (e.g Putin) is the best we could probably ever expect but has become increasingly frustrated over the years with, seemingly, poor performance.
“Where-Wolf” interestingly considers that all is not black and white but that competing oligarchical forces shape world geopolitics e.g. http://thesaker.is/each-click-brings-us-one-step-closer-to-the-bang/#comment-514428.
In that conversation, when asked of Putin’s oligarchical motivation / intentions, Where-Wolf describes those as “Putin is a patriot with a sense of noblesse oblige. Trump is businessman associated to people like Jeffrey Epstein.”
When confronted with the view (below here) of Paul Craig Roberts and Michael Hudson, I finally ask Where-Wolf whether that sentiment really is a fair reflection of, at least, a faction of the Russian Oligarchy. There has been no reply yet:
“There is no need for Russia to accept this pro-rentier economic philosophy that bleeds a country of public revenues. Neoliberals are promoting it not to help Russia, but to bring Russia to its knees.
Essentially, those Russians allied with the West—“Atlanticist Integrationists”— who want Russia to sacrifice its sovereignty to integration with the Western empire are using neoliberal economics to entrap Putin and breach Russia’s control over its own economy that Putin reestablished after the Yeltsin years when Russia was looted by foreign interests.
Despite some success in reducing the power of the oligarchs who arose from the Yeltsin privatizations, the Russian government needs to retain national enterprises as a countervailing economic power. The reason governments operate railways and other basic infrastructure is to lower the cost of living and doing business. The aim of private owners, by contrast, is to raise the prices as high as they can. This is called “rent extraction.” Private owners put up tollbooths to raise the cost of infrastructure services that are being privatized. This is the opposite of what the classical economists meant by “free market.”
There is talk of a deal being made with the oligarchs. The oligarchs will buy ownership in the Russian state companies with money they have stashed abroad from previous privatizations, and get another “deal of the century” when Russia’s economy recovers by enough to enable more excessive gains to be made.”
For discussion with reference to that quote, Is Putin now just a victim of the Atlanticist Integrationists (that he seems to have almost magically beaten after Yeltsin) or is he not really Noblesse_oblige after all?
Further to that, trusting that VT will not merely refer to the infamous websayanim crystal ball or that UB1 will not just be further dejected i’d appreciate any further realistic discussion
Martin from SEB steadfastly revered the “Unknown Putin” (linking to those videos) as the noblesse oblige for a long time but, after much soul searching, ultimately decided the opposite was the case.
So, what is the current real evidence for/against noblesse oblige https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noblesse_oblige and, if that does exist, is it still the best we can realistically hope for?
@ Uncle Bob1
Georgia was never a friendly state. All of these “changes” will not last. As soon as the $ hegemony is dealt with, everything will go to the way it used to be.
I find your comments odd, to put it mildly.
You are quick to criticise Putin, and “Russia” – over just about everything.
But you offer no suggestions.
So – if Russia is at fault for recognising that Armenia is a sovereign state, with a right to do as it chooses as long as it doesn’t actually attack Russia, what do you suggest Putin should have done.??
Marched in and taken over, saying that Armenia has no right to hold demonstrations to get rid of a person in power they disapprove of? Should Russia have marched in and taken over Ukraine, like some latter day Stalinesque Soviet, swallowing sovereign nations whole? Put down the illegal uprising in Georgia and then stayed there making it an occupied colony just like – why yes, Fascist America now I come to think of it.
Had Russia done these things, we would have been at war long ago, a major war, with big nasty bombs and millions of dead.
I do tend to get suspicious of people who criticize but never offer any constructive suggestions for an alternative.
I’m surprised at you Isabella. We’ve know each other a long while now. And as I’ve told you before I like Putin a lot. But I don’t consider him as infallible. We argued a lot over that as I recall. And in the thousands of comments I’ve made over the years,I’ve laid out many ideas about what should have been done. We’ve even discussed some of them in the past.
But on this latest post. I’ve made no secret over the last years that I think it was a huge mistake to not stop the nazis from coming to power in Ukraine. And as for Georgia,in 2008 the pro-US regime was defeated. They didn’t have overwhelming support among the Georgian people.They should have been toppled then.And a neutral or pro-Russian government installed. and then Russian troops withdrawn. In Armenia the pro-Western NGO’s the Duran talked about should have been countered.And pro-Russian movements started and supported.Which is what should be done in all the ex-Soviet States.Allowing Western influence in those countries to grow stronger day by day.Leads directly to more “Ukraine’s and Georgia’s” in the Russian near abroad. Which is a clear threat to Russia.
Pointing out what should be obvious is not some kind of anti-Russian action.The bigger threat to Russia is to bury our heads in the sand and not accept reality.One of the purposes of allowing comments on a blog like this one is to hear what people think.Not to just be an echo chamber for one point of view.If someone disagrees with something they should be free to post their reasons for disagreeing,not to accuse and insult people.We have lately way to much of that going around.Not people giving their own ideas of what to do instead of what someone else posted.But I see way too much attacking others,instead of posting their own ideas to solve problems.
As I’ve said before also Uncle Bob – I think Putin especially, but I include Lavrov and a few others, know the Western “mind” set [if that’s what it has] better than it knows it itself.
Putin trained in the upper echelons of the KGB when America and NATO were “the main opponent”. He spent over 10 yrs in training not only as a legal i.e. covered agent, but also in “illegal” i.e. undercover agent work. He said of his time in East Germany “we were there, but we didn t work with the Germans, They were of other countries”. Which means, predominantly America and Uk.
You say “it was a mistake to let ” the Nazis get control in Ukraine”. I repeat – exactly what do you state Putin should have done? Sent in divisions to attack, blow up infrastructure, bomb from the air, level Kiev killing thousands of Russians in the one hit??
Are you really, seriously, suggesting Russia should have “gone the American ” route??
Would you like to predict, given the utter crap Russia is taking now, what the result of that would have been? How easy it would have been for America to play the “invading aggressive Russia” card?
Russia would have lost such a war. Lost because she was jumping to the strings America was pulling, because she was not playing according to her own rules, and lost because she was still too weak, both financially and militarily – to succeed in such a battle.
Can you imagine what might have happened had Russia engaged America over Kiev, and lost?
For Gods sake, try and think outside the box of American aggression as the only way to fight back, realise that Putin has access to wads of information via secret intel that we dont, that he has forgotten more of how to engage an enemy than we ever knew, and project what might have happened had he taken the bait.
Putin was absolutely right to stay cool over Ukraine, do what had to be done to contain Georgia then go, [taking Abkhazia and South Ossetia on the way, let it be added] and spend her time, doing what she must, and mainly building her own strength at home.
Armenia is a tiddly little nothing. Why should Russia care about what she does, when she has important things to do, like building a massive trans-Continental trade route, the biggest bridge in Russia and Europe, the most advanced space stations and military the world has seen and more.
Armenia? Jeez, apart from men with big moustaches, what the blazes does it have Russia should give a damn about. ??
Yes,your argument is still the same. Putin and his leaders are infallible.
As I told you months ago Ukraine in 2013-2014 could have been saved. We saw how easy it was for a small group of unsupported patriotic pro-Russians to rise up in the East. If Russia had refused to recognize the coup.And called on Ukrainians to rise against it. It is very likely that in those early days the coup would have been overturned. But it wasn’t done and we have another “frozen conflict” (and barely frozen) in the East. And the bulk of Ukraine,where polls showed before the coup was 85% pro-Russian. Day by day becoming more and more anti-Russian. A new Poland on Russia’s border.
As to Georgia,having a frozen conflict there is just another cancer slowly eating away.That will not last forever,nor end well. As for Armenia,you seem to want to have your cake and eat it too.On one hand you demean Armenia,and at the same time it was the Russians that put their military base there. It was the Russians that brought them into the EEU. So which is it then,were the Russians wrong when they did those things.It seems to me the Russians must have known something you don’t.Since the Russians seen to have given a “damn” enough to do that.
Here is a reminder of how it started in Donbass,from Russian TV with English subtitles (a new report).And that its far from over.
UKRAINE: 4 Years After Maidan Coup, Donbas Heroes Tell Their Story About Rebellion Against Kiev Junta
Exactly, Isabella. When he does make suggestions, actually, demands, of what Russia should do in response to a zionazi provocation under discussion, those demands are invariably that Russia should respond in a manner the zionazis wanted Russia to respond to their provocation. Since Russia does not take the bait, we see these endless tirades of Russia being at fault , being weak, being incompetent. When it comes to how Russia should respond to zionazia, the commenter never suggests the route advantageous to Russia and is essentially a one trick pony.
I see a lot of good posts you make.But they are “always” just articles or posts from someone else. The other posts you make are all attacks against people you don’t like. You never post ideas of your own to help with situations. Until you start posting your own ideas.And not just attacking others,I’ll just put you down as a troll.
“Are you really, seriously, suggesting Russia should have “gone the American ” route??”
“Figure this and stop praising somebody who was appointed by Yeltsin and let all this happen, more so:
Didn’t instantly terminate diplomatic relations with a terrorist Fascist Nazi regime in Kiev
Didn’t instantly terminate diplomatic relations with a terrorist Fascist Nazi regime in Washington
Didn’t instantly terminate diplomatic relations with a terrorist Fascist Nazi regime in Berlin
Didn’t instantly terminate diplomatic relations with a terrorist Fascist Nazi regime in London
Didn’t instantly terminate diplomatic relations with a terrorist Fascist Nazi regime in Paris
Didn’t instantly terminate diplomatic relations with a terrorist Fascist Nazi regime in Israhell
after the elected President of Ukraine who even signed the February 21st agreements with the EU fled to Russia officially requesting military support.
Russia did have all cards.
For what the permanet UNSC seat?????
For what then nukes?
For what then all the referenda and treaties which the West breached on wich Russia could count if it only wanted to???
Instead you continue delivering the Gas for which they don’t even pay,
Coal, Oil, goods.
Set free a maniac murderer war criminal who only 2 months before her release got judged to stay 22 years behind bars.
The RF is not even capable of making M2 happen from Kiev’s side, people are still dying in Donetsk.
Continue this list by yourself, it would be too long.
I’m tired of this insanity from RF’s side.
Watch the victims again, watch them!!!!!!!!!!. And remember: The question on RT is wrong. The correct one would be different: What if Russia united with DonBass (entire Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts)?
Or at least: What if Russia had told DonBass the truth, no protection Syrian style.
It is all ridiculous. Of course did Russia have every right to protect its citizens. And Yanukovich should have been continued to be regarded the real president of Ukraine, which he still is.
Because the Mai 2014 Kiev elections were undemocratic like nothing (opposition completely excluded from participation).
Also this Poroshenko asshole breached every single of his promises he ever made tio Russia _and_ to the Ukrainian citizens, namely peaceful settlement with the East.
Also he is unconstituitional because he still didn’t sell his biz.
But no, Russia has noooooooo other choice than letting them die there.
Forget ventorg, that’s useless if Putin and Lavrov make a cease fire every time DonBass (or Syria) were winning.”
In fact, there are two things which made such outcome possible : corruption and lack of information. Corruption is – as we know – at his home in a poor country, with two neighbors which are not her best friends, in a remote area in the southern Caucasus. The Silk Road is still too far away, development is very slow so the economy is in the same way, lack of investments, etc. Even if a Russian friendly government is at the helm, they cannot make wonders and people have lost or losing their patience. What could do Russia ? maybe to invest much more, maybe the Chinese should invest much more.
Lack of information – when peoples are living in hard conditions, it is much easier to penetrate their minds, I don’t know how much available is the internet in all the regions in Armenia, the majority of Armenians (if not all) still know Russian language and they watch probably Russian TV channels as well but which ones ? I know nothing about local Armenians TV channels so I can’t have any clue on that matter. The patriotic moral is in good shape if is being fed, if not, the patriotic feeling is falling. In the communist past, there were entire groups sent from Moscow exactly with this task in all regions of Soviet Union, making those peoples feel that they are not forgotten, they are not alone. Back then, there were organised wide and large cultural exchange programs on all levels of the society, special attention being spent on the most vulnerable ( even a pack of foods and sweets from family to family – from a Russian family to an Armenian family – had a big weight in the local moral : hey, we are a big family together) and, and, and….
So, in this sense, Uncle Bob is right, something which functioned (and still functioning in Syria) must be done with these brotherly nations.
There are a few good reports that this revolution has nothing to do with Soros et al. Not everything does. It’s piddling little country you can barely find on a map of Europe, the Balkans, West Russia. Yet there were thousands out, and covering eveyr age group. This was no “students and paid malcontents” of the colour revolution profile. Also, it was peaceful. The message was uniform also, that the guy had outstayed his welcome and pulled strings to stay in power which the nobody liked. There was no colour, no flower, no umbrellas.
It’s a mistake to think that everything is to do with America. Odd idea to an American I suspect, but it isn’t. Sometimes people act on their own, out of their own minds and interests you know.
And I suspect, that with the slow collapse of America on the horizon, while Russia only continues to grow, Putin knows exactly what he is doing.
As of today the Duran is saying things there might not be as bad as feared. But I’ll remind you of what they said at the time of my post: “Western backed Non governmental organizations (NGOs) have been heavily involved in post Soviet Armenia’s education system, community and charity works. These NGOs have been selling the public on the perception that Armenia’s economic woes are directly the result of their corrupt, Russia friendly government, as well as Russia itself.”And the leaders of the opposition party pushing the overthrow are pro-US and not friendly to Russia.Its a bad idea to underestimate the importance of the Caucasus to Russia.They wouldn’t have a military base there if they didn’t think it important.Nor would they have taken them into the EEU if they didn’t think it was important for them.
Folks, remember we discussed the ‘electric Yerevan’ protests in Armenia three years ago?
Worth revisiting in the light of recent events :
“It’s piddling little country you can barely find on a map of Europe”
Armenia 2.9 million, Wales 3.1 million
Armenia 29.8 thousand kmsq, Wales 20.8 thousand kmsq
Little wonder then (or is it) https://www.spectator.co.uk/2009/07/mocking-the-welsh-is-the-last-permitted-bigotry/
“In England it is open-season still for Welsh-baiting. The Welsh joke flour- ishes. The Welsh language is still an object of derision. Scoundrels still ‘welsh’ upon their creditors, and to this day Lord Kinnock is calumnied as the old Welsh windbag. Who has not heard the English tourist complaining that the moment he and his family walked into a Welsh pub, ‘they all started jabbering in Welsh’?”
Yes. I’m Welsh – to use the English word. In our language, the land is Cymru, and we are Cymraeg.
I know very well about the antipathy that still to this rages between Cymraeg and the English.
As for “jabbering in Welsh”, it is a well known fact that the vast majority of English can speak no language other than their own. That about half of Cymru are bi-lingual annoys them immensely.
There are schools where the entire curriculum is in Cymraeg.
Our feeling, basically, whenever English walk into a pub is “p*** off, we dont want you here”. We just have a subtle way of saying it.
However, considering the topic, I”m note sure what your point is, re Armenia!!
“However, considering the topic, I”m note sure what your point is, re Armenia!!”
Do you think your country, of similarly size and population to Armenia, is a piddling little country you can barely find on a map of Europe?
A. Cymru is not in Europe. It’s in the Island of Britain.
Why would I not be able to find my own land. ??
As to the size compared to all the other lands around Russia – yes, of course it is.
It’s just a British expression to denote the fact that it’s size [and yes, sometimes size does matter] means it is of little import to Russia, so why should she worry about it. ??
“Cymru is not in Europe. It’s in the Island of Britain.”
“When geographers identify a continent, they usually include all the islands associated with it. Japan, for instance, is part of the continent of Asia. “
“Why would I not be able to find my own land. ??
It’s good that you can find it. Do you think it’s a piddling little country?
England is 6.5 times the area of Cymru and has 18 times the population, do you think “Cymru” should be of little import to “England” and that England should therefore “not worry about it”?
If there is such antagonism between the English and Cymraeg do you think you’d be better just telling them to p*** off altogether rather than just out of your pubs?
Was going to post this comment on the earlier tribute to Roger Waters magnificent stand, but the entry is well down the que and I think this needs to be seen.
Roger Waters Lifts Mask on ‘Influence Operation Driving Dirty War on Syria’
“At an April 13 show in Barcelona, Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters called out the White Helmets of Syria, declared the group “a fake organization that exists only to create propaganda for jihadists and terrorists.”
Waters told his cheering audience, “If we were to listen to the propaganda of the White Helmets and others, we would encourage our governments to start dropping bombs on people in Syria. This would be a mistake of monumental proportions for us as human beings.”
Days after the concert, Waters shared a series of emails he’d received from The Syria Campaign, a public relations firm representing the White Helmets, which was trying to bring Waters into the fold to help “elevate the voices of Syria’s peaceful heroes.”
Waters didn’t respond to the emails, instead opting to do a little research on the organization. He later shared the messages with journalist Max Blumenthal, who published them on the Grayzone Project with Waters’ permission.
Speaking to Radio Sputnik’s By Any Means Necessary, Blumenthal suggested that the reveal shows “how alternative media can make a major international impact,” since few journalists have written critically about the White Helmets over the years.
“Now, here’s one of the premier survivors of the golden age of rock… talking about the White Helmets on stage,” Blumenthal told show hosts Eugene Puryear and Sean Blackmon. “He basically declared that the White Helmets are, in so many words, this international propaganda organization which is not what it says it is… that they’re agitating for war and that they are working hand-in-glove with jihadist groups in Syria.”
Sorry, guys, to break ranks and not post some zio-faggots bashing Russia. But, that’s life for us living outside the websayanim work place.
The MSM would have us believe that the Shadow Government operates much more openly in the US under Trump than in Russia under Putin.
Mr. Mikhail Khodorkovsky writes to the contrary in today’s Wall Street Journal, claiming that Putin’s mafia just operates in the shadows better than Trump’s mafia.
Anyone who would believe a word Khodorkovsky says? I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell ya.
He is just upset that when he was the mafia, he got demoted, jailed, humiliated and went into exile ’cause his Mom was dying.
A little gratitude for the pardon? no way. Not from the likes of this.
that brooklyn bridge has been sold so may times already
I guess I am obligated by my crypto assignment to share this.
I make no warranties, express or implied.
This guy drones on and on but you just may be intrigued enough by the Russian angle…….to find yourself exploring The Internet of Money!
An American who claims he learned a great, virtually riskless crypto investment “system”……in Russia!
Of course you have the usual subtle digs about Russia and China, but “what else is new”….??? He’s marketing to Pindos, after all!! Little impecunious Pindos…..LOL…. Who are increasingly sympathetic to Russia, if they are not already brain dead.
Ah, the ironies of the current historical conjunction!
Let us know if you get the $47 course.
Wait a month or two to report your results and I’ll be interested to see how great or pathetic it is.compared to my mid 4 figures investment in crypto-tuition.
I already did $199 with the Hard Hitting and In Your Face guy. just so I could review something way cheaper than where I and my partner went for a little guidance, for those of you who can play with an idea (like disrupting central banking).
Now for those of you thinking this is “not money”……think again. Hard Hitting and In Your Face’s latest pick is a Crypto called MONACO that is teamed with VISA.
You get a No Fee VISA card backed by your crypto portfolio and can use the card in whatever local currency you are in…………… IN THE WORLD……
No THAT I might do. Just to report on how well or poorly it works on the New Silk Road.
Another tool in the tool box….if I happen to be in MONACO and need a latte, I’ll whip that puppy out of my traditional wallet. THEN, If it isn’t accepted there….. I’ll give up. The Laughing Stock of the Vineyard of the Saker……… LOL.
my noney on bills
are greater than hills
i’m gonna join
with my little coin
(hope poets forgive my first try)
Not bad but is “noney” or “money” ? ( I read that “noney” is an English slang for something else…
Greek Americans and many others call their grandmother “noney”.
The “Cryptocurrency Codex” being hawked in that video has been described as a scam. Caveat emptor.
Yes, it was not credible enough for me to even risk almost nothing ($47) even to review it, so I shouldn’t have been so flippant about it. Late night fatigue!
It was the Russia angle that caught my attention. But back to that at the end of this comment
I wouldn’t say “described as a scam” because many competitors in such things often describe all the direct competitors besides themselves as a scam…and in large measure most of them are often right about that.
What I mean is, Simple Logic says “Way, way too good to be true. Scam!” without any third party pointing out the details of WHY it makes far too little sense.
But here’s the distinction: To the casual reader the TRUE stories of Crypto Lore, like Dan Larimer, broke and in a messy divorce in 2009 spending $20 to buy 400 Bitcoin for 5 cents apiece…….ALSO sounds way to good to be true……way beyond the bounds of reasonable sense.
Until you realize that he had the training to know what he was looking at no matter what anyone else’s “opinion” was. Eight billion people could have called Bitcoin a scam…….and Dan wouldn’t have given a damn for their ignorant opinion. And the $20 in 2009 becomes $4 million in 2018…….but less than 1% of the story of where his discovery led him. Just on the personal monetary side of things…….which (estimated $600 million in Roanoke Times article) , in pretty short order…..and again…..may be far less than 1% of the civilizational impact…..and fairly soon!
That’s in tomorrow’s crypto comment.
But back to the Russia angle. This may be more strategically significant than just some low life scam artists.
How would that function??
Think about it. Seems like just possibly a far more elaborate hoax with more varied and important targets than just the pockets of some ordinary people.100 to 1 odds the story about Russian origins of anything to do with this is both pure invention AND subtly effective psychological profiling by a bit more than some fast buck artists.
Burn a bunch of Deplorables’ (many of whom are awakening….and respect Russia) naïve hopes, burn Russia indirectly with them, and burn cryptocurrency, all in one shot.
Maybe not, but it wouldn’t surprise me in the least.
Judging from the comments I read, they’ll likely bilk you a lot more than $47.
The comparison with Larimer doesn’t wash for me. Dropping $20 on BTC in 2009 doesn’t strike me as much of a risk or some kind of genius move. More importantly, he isn’t on YouTube hawking some scammy-sounding “loophole” investment scheme and a bunch of but-wait-there’s-more video courses with the same breathless tone that gurus of weight loss use to flog their wares. As for the Russia angle, idk. The whole thing just obviously sounds like a rip-off.
If you want to get more people onboard with cryptos, especially in this venue, the discussion probably has to be about more than defying odds of reasonable sense and hitting the jackpot.
In other news, Iran bans cryptos:
I hope Ramin reports on this.
US CENTCOM Chief Makes “Secret And Unprecedented” Visit To Israel As Russia Mulls Arming Syria
“Israel has repeatedly called delivery of the S-300s a ‘red line’ for which it would act, however, plans for just such a scenario could be hastening.”
If correct, this might answer a question that has been raised numerous times here, i.e., why has the RF been hesitant thus far to supply Syria with S-300s.
An article about this you may find here :
At this stage it is too early to jump to conclusions but the real risk of real disruption is there.
“At this stage it is too early to jump to conclusions but the real risk of real disruption is there”
No risk whatsoever https://www.rt.com/news/423774-us-missiles-targeted-russia/:
“Any US missiles fired at Syria will be shot down, launch sites targeted – Russian envoy to Lebanon”
Better to go out and mow the lawn and thank god you were not born or reincarnated in Syria.
“Any US missiles fired at Syria will be shot down, launch sites targeted – Russian envoy to Lebanon” – even if those rockets come from Israel ?… It would be a new paradigm which I can’t believe right now but who knows, maybe you’re better informed , then I’ll think on reincarnation ( man, this really bothers you a lot ! …the reincarnation story – come on, don’t let me down, let’s dance in that rhythm, let others also have a joy) You remembers me to an old friend here from a few years ago, who once said something at which I replied : ” you came in, shot the door and screamed :alarm!!!” I miss him, he had a subtle provocative manner, very suitable in that ambiance with Martin from SEB, elsi and a lot of others, back then there was a real exchange of “fire”, more humor (even Dennis Leary had much more sense of humor, his loverology was really funny, we made a lot of fun with his communal sex, without being disturbed in his mind and soul). With the events unfolding, we begun to be more serious which, I don’t know if it’s always good, after all this a Cafe.
A sample from our past : ” Purple library guy on October 24, 2014 · at 11:11 pm UTC
Rather than spend my time countering negative propaganda, allow me to offer something many people have seen. This is what Jack Layton composed as he was dying, the core message in his final letter to the public:
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
Thank you, Le Bon Jack. “
“US CENTCOM Chief Makes “Secret And Unprecedented” Visit To Israel As Russia Mulls Arming Syria”
The zionazis prefer to brief their underlings personally, rather than over a network that could be compromised. Their toy trump doll even said so a while back. They use couriers, and face to face for the most important. That centcom quisling was getting his orders. The zionazis made a change in plans.
Recent zionazi activity against Syria entailed an artillery attack for a false flag non incident in Golan and several drones and rockets attacking the Russians at Khmeimim:
Russia’s air defenses destroy targets heading towards Khmeimim in Syria
The saudis slaughter nearly a hundred people at a yemeni wedding but the news is buried by the msm (guardian, nytimes etc). Top of the news is ten people killed in canada. The yemeni massacre in the new york times buries the yemeni massacre under subsection ‘world’ subsubsection ‘middleeast’ with a low estimate ‘ more than 20 ‘ (still higher than canada)
Saudi Arabia is in the middle of an aggressive PR campaign. Chances are that PR campaign is affecting how Saudi Arabia related subjects are covered by the media.
Welcome to the real america:
Alabama Cops Rip Woman’s Top Off During Arrest at Waffle House (GRAPHIC VIDEO)
“Video footage of Chikesia Clemons’ 3 a.m. Sunday arrest was filmed by her friend Canita Adams and later shared online.
— Geechie NDaBuilding (@Geechie26) April 22, 2018
”You’re not going to grab on me like that, no,” Clemons tells an officer is who holding her arm. Clemons and Adams are heard explaining that they were only asking for the corporate number of the diner, to file a complaint.
Seconds later, the video cuts to the officer pushing Clemons to the ground as another officer grabs her legs. Trying to keep her chest covered, the struggle between Clemons and law enforcement continues as they try to put her arm behind her back.
“You’re about to break her arm,” Adams is heard yelling. “What are y’all doing?”
The officer who was first recorded grabbing Clemons is later seen pulling on her dress. By this time, Clemons’ dress has been completely pulled down, fully exposing her chest.
At one point in the recording, the same officer is also seen putting his hand on Clemons’ neck. He later removes it after Clemons yells that he’s choking her.
According to AL.com, the altercation began after the three unidentified officers entered the establishment just as Clemons was waiting for an employee to give her the contact information of the restaurant’s district manager. Clemons, who was intending to file a complaint, requested the number because a woman working at the diner was going to charge her 50 cents for plastic utensils, which the establishment had never done before.
Clemons was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. She is currently out on bail after her mother, Chiquitta Clemons-Howard, posted her $1,000 bond.
“They didn’t even ask her to leave, she was waiting for them to give her the district manager’s card so she could file a complaint on one of the waitresses,” Clemons-Howard told AL.com. “When they went to go get the card, that’s when the police showed up. The officer should’ve come in and said ‘we need you to leave.'”
“The footage shows the story completely. My nerves are very, very bad right now,” she added.”
Note the cops are skinheads.
‘I’ve seen the censorship’: Syrian blogger tells RT how she was labeled a ‘Russian bot’ (VIDEO)
Maram Susli, also known as Partisangirl, is a Syrian living in Perth, Australia. If you ask the British government, though, she’s a ‘Russian bot.’ London bases these claims on dodgy numbers from shady sources, Susli tells RT.
“Last time I checked, I’m a real human being,” said Susli. “The British government, they can’t even confirm that I’m not an automaton. How can we believe anything they have to say about the evidence they have for Skripal and Syria’s chemical attacks?”
Susli’s twitter handle, @Partisangirl, was referenced in a number of UK media outlets, who uncritically cited a British government analysis of alleged Russian-operated bot accounts. Partisangirl supposedly reached 61 million users with 2,300 posts over a 12-day period.
“I’ve only posted 900 tweets in 30 days,” Susli told RT, adding that the false number cited in the report comes from Ben Nimmo, head of the Atlantic Council’s Digital Forensic Research Lab (DFRLab). “He’s obviously been fudging these numbers, because that’s not what my analytics show.”
The Atlantic Council is funded in part by the Syria Campaign, the same outfit that is behind the so-called White Helmets, Susli said, and therefore has a vested interest in attacking anyone who brings up the connection between the White Helmets and Al-Qaeda.
Another member of the DFRLab is Eliot Higgins, also known as Bellingcat. As a chemist, Susli challenged Higgins’s armchair analysis of the 2013 alleged gas attack in Syria, and says that he’s had a vendetta against her ever since.
“They’re fudging numbers, they have personal vendettas, they have no credibility. And these are the people [UK Prime Minister] Theresa May is using as evidence to suggest that I’m automated,” Susli told RT.
Moreover, she is only one of the people being targeted by UK media outlets over the weekend; the others include several independent journalists and academics.
“It’s clearly a smear campaign to try to intimidate people into silence and to try to smear anti-war activists as somewhat a biased voice related to Russia somehow,” Susli said.
This is not the first time Susli has faced attacks from the media, but this is the first time a government has become involved.
“Unfortunately, these are dangerous times, these are times of war. We’re heading closer to perhaps worse than the Cold War was. So I expect things to get worse,” Susli told RT. “I’ve seen the censorship. My Facebook account has been shut down. They tried to shut down my YouTube account. I’m not sure how long I’m going to be staying online, but I’m going to continue as long as I can.”
How zionazis work to shut down those opposed to their war crimes.
I listen regularly to a podcast called “Geopolitics and Empire”. One of the recent episodes is an interview with an Italian scholar who has had access to some Yugoslavian archives. Some here might find this interesting:
Christian Costamagna: The ‘Special War’ Doctrine to Destroy Yugoslavia #78
Posted on Apr 18, 2018 by Guadalajara Geopolitics Institute in Podcast |
“Dr. Christian Costamagna brings to light new research on the Yugoslav “Special War” describing the foreign interference and destabilization of Yugoslavia in the 1980s which exacerbated the existing internal crises and led to the bloodiest war in Europe since WWII.
Archival Documents Reveal Late-Yugoslav Strategic Thinking on the ‘Special War’ http://www.balkanalysis.com/blog/2018/02/05/archival-documents-reveal-late-yugoslav-strategic-thinking-on-the-special-war
OSS, CIA and European unity: The American committee on United Europe, 1948-60 https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/people/aldrich/publications/oss_cia_united_europe_eec_eu.pdf”
Well worth reading thanks for posting
“And what is a kiss, specifically? A pledge properly sealed, a promise seasoned to taste, a vow stamped with the immediacy of a lip, a rosy circle drawn around the verb ‘to love.’ A kiss is a message too intimate for the ear, infinity captured in the bee’s brief visit to a flower, secular communication with an aftertaste of heaven, the pulse rising from the heart to utter its name on a lover’s lip: ‘Forever’.”
From: Edmond Rostand, “Cyrano de Bergerac”.
And here the famous Cyrano’s duel “tirade du nez”:
[From movie: “Cyrano” (1990) with Gerard Depardieu]
A brilliant article of Gilad Atzmon
Jewish Guilt is the Discourse of The Goyim
Natalie Portman to Israel:: Go screw yourself!
Why the Jews hate Richard Wagner
A letter from Wagner to Edouard Schure
This Wagner letter be auctioned today in Jerusalem
Albert Einstein, the famous scientist and a well known Zionist, openly warned American Jews in 1948 that the Herut party of Menachem Begin was “no ordinary political party.” Begin’s party bore “the unmistakable stamp of a Fascist party for whom terrorism (against Jews, Arabs, and British alike), and misrepresentation are means, and a ‘Leader State’ is the goal.” Begin, the former leader of the terrorist Irgun, later created the Likud party by merging Herut with other right-wing parties in 1973. The terrorist leader then became the first Likudnik prime minister of Israel in 1977 when his party won the election. Begin’s Likud party has dominated Israeli politics for the past 34 years but has never changed its stripes; it is still a terrorist organization. Begin’s gang of terrorists and their sons and daughters are, in fact, the highest level architects of the false flag terrorism of 9/11, a terror atrocity they had planned since the 1970s.
In December 1948, Albert Einstein and 26 other Jewish intellectuals wrote a letter to the New York Times warning of Menachem Begin’s Herut party, which became the Likud Party, saying it was “closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties.” Begin was visiting New York at the time raising funds and support for his “terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization.”
The letter was written to warn the people of the United States to prevent them from supporting a party of terrorists, saying, “the American public must be informed as to the record and objectives of Mr. Begin and his movement….It is in its actions that the terrorist party betrays its real character; from its past actions we can judge what it may be expected to do in the future.”
Begin’s party of Zionist terrorists became the Likud party, which is run today by the sons and daughters of the Irgun. The father of Clinton’s right-hand man and Obama’s chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, for example, was a partisan in Begin’s terrorist organization before coming to the United States in the 1950s. These are the Zionist terrorists behind the false-flag terror attacks of 9/11, which were already being planned by Menachem Begin and his Irgun terrorists in the late 1970s when they came to power in Israel.
Albert Einstein’s letter follows:
TO THE EDITORS OF NEW YORK TIMES:
Among the most disturbing political phenomena of our times is the emergence in the newly created state of Israel of the “Freedom Party” (Tnuat Haherut), a political party closely akin in its organization, methods, political philosophy and social appeal to the Nazi and Fascist parties. It was formed out of the membership and following of the former Irgun Zvai Leumi, a terrorist, right-wing, chauvinist organization in Palestine. …….
Mod. Note: This post sounds like a troll and I’d normally send it to the Trash and let The Saker decide however it’s in the Moveable Feast Cafe (MFC) where we are more lenient in what we allow to be posted. I’m confident leaving our MFC readers to make their own decisions about the truth (or lack thereof) in this post.
Albert Einstein was a total fraud from top to bottom. His biographies were inventions and his “inventions” were all results of many thefts. He stole things when he was working in the patent agency and then he stole things from his Serbian girlfriend. Most of the saying that are attributed to his are also not his.
It is a difficult topic to explain in few words. If I will have some time, I will write you something about the works of Lorentz, Poincare’, Maxwell, De Pretto and Todeschini. It is necessary to introduce also, at least, Riemann. Einstein’s Relativity was refused by a lot of scientists, who always asked for proofs, and more or less all suffered in their career cause this position. Nikola Tesla, George Gamow… they are dozens.
The simplest way to say to you what is Relativity IMHO is this (excerpt from a white paper on subject ): “a set of 10 second-order partial differential equations that use a ‘Einstein tensor’, the Riemann tensor of curvature, the scalar of curvature formed by repeated contraction, the tensor of mass or energy density and a proportionality constant. The left-hand member of these equations represents the geometry of spacetime (i.e. the four-dimensional continuum), and the right-hand member is an expression for the distribution of matter and energy”.
It is important to understand that the solution of these differential equations (i.e. field equations) exists only in a limited number of simplified physical situations. Note the words: “limited” and “simplified”.
Another doubt (this is personal of mine) is the use in Relativity of a type of calculus called Tensor Calculus (Ricci, Levi-Civita). Thinking at the context of its application, was used only to freeing the coordinates system? I am not sure, still searching, but IMHO this could be a error.
“the real history” is not a troll and is mostly right about Einstein.
However, Einstein is more media fabrication than fraud, though books have been written about his plagiarism.
Even Einstein’s famous E=MC2 equation was first published by an Italian scientist.
Einstein spent his adult life in America working in University Departments. He would have had to fool a hell of a lot of people for a very long time, in detail after detail of his working life, his communications, his attendance at conferences – and not one single soul caught him out as a fraud??
Not saying it can’t happen, but it’s highly unlikely. The probabilities against being found out quite early on are immense.
“And not one single soul caught him out as a fraud”
People probably suspected fraud, once Einstein was found to be hiring people to help him with his math.
Not sure if I’d agree with this logic. Certain lies can survive scrutiny for centuries and some “talented” con artists can happily exist all their lives without ever been even questioned.
Think about the institution of papacy. This is a massively fraudulent operation with billions of followers that lasted for a considerable length of time.
Einstein was a globalist and a devout Zionist, that fact alone would easily put the entire mainstream media and an overwhelmingly Jewish publishing machinery on his site. In 1901 Einstein was working at the Bernese patent-office and he produced absolutely nothing of value up until that time. Then around 1905 he submitted his doctoral thesis ‘A new determination of molecular dimensions” with a striking similarity to some other works previously submitted to the same patent office. From that point on, a mediocre (by some accounts) and mostly unemployed mathematics teacher started producing remarkable ideas. Obviously, this is not enough to conclude that he was a fraud. However, for me, after reading just about anything I could find about him, I can’t see it any other way. So, yes, it is my personal theory – not an academic research and something I haven’t touched in many years. However, in books such as “by way of deception” (written by some high ranking Mossad agent) it is mentioned that some scientists are not only coopted by the state of Israel but also created out of thin air in order to promote certain values. All of that to say, everything is possible and I would not search for any type of disclosures in the mainstream literature, only for some clues.
Are you saying that means Einstein was wrong about the Zionists?
I heard, from reliable zionazi sources, of course, the Einstein was a hologram, that he never actually existed in physical form. An apparition. This was a communist scam, ultimately with intent to introduce whole wheat bagels on the coveted new york market and corner the bagel franchise there. Have you ever visited Einstein’s grave? Where is the body? It’s all as fake as all that nonsense about the Earth being a sphere.
Hornblower S01 E01 The Even Chance
Midshipman Simpson was a psychopath and in this episode we are witness to psycho-pathetic behaviour.
“Stand off Jack, or by God … I’ll trim the wall with your brains.”
“Exceptionally fine shot, sir, if I may say so.” … “You may, Mr. Bowles … you may.”
(extremely English … if I may say so !)
Quite a claim, but seems realistic, ie true: “…the greatest military fiasco since the Second World War.”
“… when the Syrians became swamped by the number of allied missiles, the Russian army deployed its system for inhibiting the commands and controls of NATO, which paralysed most of their launchers. This was the first time that the French were confronted with this system, which had already caused problems for the United States and the British in the Mediterranean, the Black Sea and Kaliningrad…”
Me myself? Korea was a worse fubar…
“..Battle of Osan, the first significant U.S. engagement of the Korean War, involved the 540-soldier Task Force Smith, which was a small forward element of the 24th Infantry Division which had been flown in from Japan. On 5 July 1950, Task Force Smith attacked the North Koreans at Osan but without weapons capable of destroying the North Koreans’ tanks. They were unsuccessful; the result was 180 dead, wounded, or taken prisoner. The KPA progressed southwards, pushing back the U.S. force at Pyongtaek, Chonan, and Chochiwon, forcing the 24th Division’s retreat to Taejeon, which the KPA captured in the Battle of Taejon; the 24th Division suffered 3,602 dead and wounded and 2,962 captured, including the Division’s Commander, Major General William F. Dean.…”
“..By August, the KPA steadily pushed back the ROK Army and the Eighth United States Army southwards. The impact of the Truman administration’s defense budget cutbacks were now keenly felt, as U.S. troops fought a series of costly rearguard actions. Lacking sufficient anti-tank weapons, artillery or armor, they were driven down the Korean peninsula. During their advance, the KPA purged the Republic of Korea’s intelligentsia by killing civil servants and intellectuals. On 20 August, General MacArthur warned North Korean leader Kim Il-sung he was responsible for the KPA’s atrocities. By September, UN forces were hemmed into a small corner of southeast Korea, near Pusan. This 140-mile perimeter enclosed about 10% of Korea, in a line partially defined by the Nakdong River…”
But TM does have a point…
Vietnam must be also considered in the accounting… Tet, for example.
Let us make a list of favorite FUBARs ‘since the second world war” eh?
More to come? Youbetcha.
An Empire Built on Fear at Home and Abroad
” Political leaders and the mass media deluge the public with a constant stream of frightening incidents caused by the enemy-of-the-week: nerve gas killing dozens of little babies in Syria, Russian-directed poison assassination attempts in England and terror incidents throughout Europe, requiring an increase in domestic police state surveillance and spying. Extensively monitored bank records, intrusive workplace controls, and all personal and, especially, political communications, are in the hands of state security officials or corporate security contractors.
Everyone may be subject to interrogations without warrant or explanation. And the ‘media’ cheers on the process.
Political trials and convictions in court and the media are rampant. Social, work-place and academic self censorship and blacklisting of dissident voices have become pervasive and accepted.
Elections and appointments are rigged by corporate and special interests to favor the most bellicose ideologues who manufacture the pretexts for war.
Corporate mass media propaganda repeats brief and lurid messages calling for the death and destruction of the latest ‘fill-in-the-blank’ enemy.
War fever is everywhere infesting the weak minds of local opinion leaders, who echo the rants and raves of psychotic leaders without pausing to question.
Unending economic insecurity and the increasingly phony patriotic sideshows are beginning to stir up popular discontent. Large scale, long-term trillion-dollar bank bailouts and exorbitant military budgets are financed by the slash and burn of workers’ wages, job security, public services and the social safety net. Soaring medical costs are the primary cause of personal bankruptcy among the working and lower middle classes. A physician-pharmaceutical industry fueled opioid addiction crisis is narcotizing millions and killing well over one hundred Americans each day. The unemployed are prescribed multiple mood altering drugs to numb their anxieties about the future. Fear, incompetent medical care, self-destruction, despair and pain all lead to premature death causing the life expectancy among workers to drop for the first time in US history.
Professionals and opinion leaders, from teachers and physicians to journalists, have abandoned their ethics and enabled the mass deception and oppression of their students, patients and readers.
The mass message tells us that we face daily threats from terrorists; that we must increase our vigilance; that we must constantly strengthen police state powers; that we must accept the use of advanced lethal police weaponry on our streets; that we must turn to informing on our neighbors and co-workers as potential terrorists, militants, activists, critics and immigrants embedded in offices, factories, schools, churches and neighborhoods. Meanwhile our oligarch-leaders bless themselves with massive tax-cuts and enjoy the greatest concentration of wealth in history.
Fear diverts attention from the imperial state as it engages in dozens of wars and occupies several hundred overseas military bases. The simplest comment that this has resulted in countless thousands of deaths and countless millions of destroyed lives, not to speak of the countless billions of dollars funneled into the bulging pockets of the ruling class, is censored from all public debate.
Fear permeates society: Communications are bugged and manipulated. People are afraid to discuss, let alone move to solve, their common socio-economic problems for fear of reprisals. The message to the many is ‘keep it to yourself or to your closest kin”.
Fearful people are compelled to publicly demonstrate their loyalty to the State – wear flag-pins and repeat illogical propaganda about the ‘enemy of the week’.
Peaceful objections to worshipping the symbols of the State are demonized and non-conformists, even among talented athletes, are punished by the State and see their careers demolished before the eyes of the entire society – collective punishment for any who resist injustice.
Islamophobes, Russophobes and Sinophobes monopolize the channels of opinion. Any critic of Israel is fired and permanently blacklisted. Critics identifying the ‘neo-cons’, behind the current march to war, are denounced as crypto-anti-Semitites. The loudest war criminals are re-appointed to the highest political offices – despite their blood drenched past.”
Here’s my reply :
On the outskirts, down the road
Humble creatures, live their life
No one cares they’re down the rope
No one cares if they’ll survive
Are they humans, are they frogs
Are they preys waiting for hawks ?
Once a wonder, now, no longer
Just some creatures, in the numbers
Who are they, it’s me, it’s you
Or the neighbor in the corner,
Though we know, as they know too
In the wake of new world order
Sent in wars when they were needed
Courted, venerated for their votes
Later, when some goals completed,
Pushed aside, left without clothes
It’s not enough, princes want more,
They have no limits in their mind
Opening the doors of fear and war,
Strengthened by those deaf and blind
Give us a break, give us a rest
Give us the decency and say goodbye
Let us forget, the worst, the best
Let us in peace and leave your high
One day, the kings, lords and princes
Will take their precious high reward
Falling in darkness, in their fences
And then begins a new brave world.
” Another example of this descent into absurdity is the book Russian Roulette, by liberals Michael Isikoff and David Corn – Beltway writers whose shrill anti-Russian crusade has received highest accolades by the New York Times and such promoters of the permanent warfare state as Rachel Maddow (whose gushing endorsement is on the back cover). The subtitle – “The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump” – reveals the political obsession of Democrats (and plenty of Republicans) for the past eighteen months, to the exclusion of most everything else. More than anything, the volume illustrates the staggering level of ignorance in the U.S. about Russian history and politics, crude propaganda easily displacing coherent analysis. (A more general – and devastating – review of Russian Routlette by Paul Street appeared earlier in CP.)
Russian Roulette is filled with 300 pages of meticulous detail – Trump’s (actual, planned, or failed) business dealings in Russia, endless goings and comings of shady characters and “operatives”, electronic transactions across the great divide, a litany of speeches, conferences, dinners and other activities, computer hacking and trolling schemes, breathless tales of lurid behavior, Russians clandestinely entering the U.S., reports on secret files, and of course the menacing specter of Russian “oligarchs”. All this is believed to demonstrate Putin’s ruthless war against America, his supreme goal being to “destroy our democracy”, instill chaos, and neutralize U.S. as well as European geopolitical power. As we have been ritually informed by CNN and kindred venues, cyber warfare (for now) is the Russians’ preeminent mode of combat – and it has been so devastatingly effective as to paralyze normal American politics. It was cyber warfare, moreover, that delivered the 2016 presidential election to the Russia-loving Trump.”
Iran must not accept any proposal whatsoever to ‘re-negotiate’ the JCPOA.
China and Russia must ensure that they do not lend any support to, or countenance any attempt to alter the JCPOA.
This sustained effort to undermine the Nuclear Agreement is been done at the behest of a country that was not even a part of the agreement -Israel.
Trump when campaigning for the presidency, unwittingly promised Adelson and others, acting on behalf of Israel, that he would undo the agreement if elected.
They are now insisting that the promise be kept.
Trump also campaigned on a platform of putting American interests first.
This slogan resonated with a lot of persons who voted for him.
The Nuclear Agreement with Iran is in America’s interest.
Israel insists, the agreement goes against the interests of the Zionist state.
In who’s interest was Trump elected to act, America’s or Israel’s?
MAGA is on the line.
Lets see what the ‘dotard’ decides.
Is Dennis Leary having a sabbatical or is a vineyard search party due for dispatch ? Where’s the theological loverology spiced with the unmentionables, variety being the spice of life, and what’s a cafe doing without spice?
this what a real child grieving a parents loss in a senseless slaughter looks like…. compare it to the WhiteHelmets hollywood productions…
the saudis slaughtered a yemeni wedding party (with us/uk weapons probably).. this looks like a child refusing to accept his father has been killed and refusing to let go of his body, crying no,no,no
(crossposted from consortiumnews)
from the RT article
‘ People on the ground told Ruptly the boy insisted his killed father was just sleeping, and would soon wake up and take him to their home village not far from the one that was bombed.
He most probably remained there for hours, judging by how some of the images were taken at night and some in the morning. A Ruptly cameraman said the father’s body was the last one to be removed from the scene, and the boy stayed with it until the very end.’
as the article says this child probably wont make it to the msm front pages… children from places like gaza and yemen never do…
Innocence betrayed: A pieta of child cradling the cooling corpse of his father.
Where is the Pope for this one?
Last week blaming some phantom gas
but condemning this, he’ll take a pass?
Ahh but the heavenly court for
you is in session.
A decree is out for your appearance
But a pope is busy,? sorry, no concession.
answer you will for a clean-bill clearance
Satan on the left- Micha-el on the right
prepare yourself -it’s a fearsome sight
It’s your summon to a soul’s dark night.
Did you do enough to fight the good fight?
The Pope turned in his…chamber to wash his hands.
That poor kid. He survived the attack, but the damage it inflicted on his psyche may never heal.
War harm’s the innocents far more than it does the guilty. We need to reverse that.
Share this widely, so that the msm cant bury it…….
For corroboration, there is a fleeting shot of the same boy in an Al Jazeera report of Saudi-US-UK-UAE coalition attack on the wedding… (around the 30 second mark)
Don’t you just love this line about S-300 missile systems:
“The defense minister elaborated that Israel “doesn’t interfere in Syria’s internal affairs, but on the other hand we won’t allow Iran to flood [the country] with advanced weapons systems that would be aimed against Israel.”
“doesn’t interfere in Syria”, ha-ha-ha!
Not sure either how you aim a system designed to defend against attacking aircraft against Israel but I have to conclude that defending against Israeli warplanes and missiles is deemed in their warped minds ‘attacking Israel’.
For those unfamiliar with the Israeli mindset it’s good to clarify a couple of commonly used concepts often verbalized by the Israeli leadership. These are quite different from common usage. The first is Israel’s “right to self-defence”. This phrase means that Israel reserves the right to use military force at any time, against any target, whenever they feel a threat exists, or for no reason at all. This “right to self-defence” is unique to Israel. Neither Syria nor Iran have a “right to self-defence”. Any attempt to challenge Israel’s “right to self-defence” such as installing anti-aircraft systems is regarded as a provocation and a legitimate reason for Israel to invoke its “right to self-defence”. The second concept is Israel’s “right to exist”. This means that Israel has a “right to exist” as a specifically Jewish state. Anything that challenges this, such as for example, Jews becoming a minority in Israel would violate Israel’s right to exist. Neighboring countries have to accept both of these concepts. Again, neither Syria nor Iran have a right to exist as Islamic states or in any other form if they threaten Israel’s “right to exist”.
Let me agree with some humor.
The concept of “threat” is linked with another acronym I frequently read: ZOI (Zone of Interest). If you are a Roman soldier interested to a sensual Sabine woman, that woman is in your ZOI, maybe she is your ZOI. Every self-defense of that woman is a direct threat to your right to freely adopt whatsoever strategy to reach your… ahem, goal.
I can understand the tragedy of that soldier, because he is driven by his… ahem, material istincts, you probably also understand his tragedy because the freedom is a untouchable right of all people, don’t you? And also historians understand his tragedy because history is driven by the strongest, and that soldier had a great and sad responsability to limit the freedom of that woman (they call it “white man’s burden”). Hence me, you and the historians can understand very well the tragedy of that soldier to be right or wrong in choosing freely his actions.
Pity that nobody has understood the tragedy of the woman.
Therefore ZOI of Israel now is Southern Syria, ZOI of US is here and also there, and there. All brave roman soldiers. I also have my ZOI: the orchard of my neighbour, but his dog doesn’t agree. I wonder if only that Sabine woman had those teeth…
US State Department sending representative to visit Eritrea, Djibouti and Ethiopia this week. First visit in years by US State Dept to Eritrea apparently.
Hezbollah’s Nasrallah: “Lebanese Minds Killed Under Mysterious Circumstances”
Uplifting chinese cha-cha-cha.
* The Hong Kong Cha-Cha (? Lynn Ray/Xiao Fen Min ?):
[From movie: “Dragon – the story of Bruce Lee” (1993)].
Here is the Afghan Bruce Lee : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnx71DHJUDI
more videos with him there.
Thank you Ioan. I don’t like violence, but BL is a fascinating person with a fascinating personal history.
Here’s a recent exposé of a Tanzania/Cypriot bank, which connected loads of disreputable Kazakh cash with New York real estate developers, and yes, The Donald makes an appearance.
Sounds like business as usual in high finance to me. Yet this bank was shut down by the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
I’m speechless on this one. ” The message to Russia that was sent on April 13 with the missile attack… is more pointed than most people realize.” How’s that for an opening?!?
That is just a pro-Western “hit piece” on Russia and Syria. A bit of common sense needs to be used with this type of story. Why would Russia “finance” a chemical weapons site in Syria.They don’t want the use of chemical weapons,and certainly not in Syria. If Russia wanted to see chemical weapons in Syria. They could have just followed the Western model in giving terrorists those weapons.They could have just given the Syrians those weapons.Which would have been a lot cheaper,and easier.And as we see with the West,much easier to conceal from the World.They don’t do that because,unlike the West,they understand how bad it would be to use weapons of that type.
This article does not say what you say it says. I encourage everyone to read it and form your own opinion. (Two words: Alexei Ulyukayev)
It says money of Russian origin was funneled to the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Center, a target of the recent missile attack, a center which has been designated —- by the US —- as a producer of chemical weapons.
Isn’t that the one that until recently I read the OPCW had an office in?
The BBC is a huge propaganda outfit that acts as a conduit for Western intelligence and moves in lockstep with Zionist interests- while pretending to be a trusted source.
It is in one’s interest to be wary of anything that have the BBC’s prints on it must.
Just this past week they were running headlines about the assasination of a “Hamas engineer” in Malaysia.
A Palestinian intellectual is brutually murdered, and the world is not allowed to process that fact.
Instead, what the thoroughly discredited BBC wants to do, is demonize the victim and subtley justify his killing at the hands of Israel.
The man was no damn “Hamas engineer”!
He was a Palestinian intellectual, murdered because of his mind, by a criminal state.
They Want People to Support a Big War’: Media Stokes Fears After Toronto Attack
“Canadian police on Monday steered clear of suggesting that 25-year-old Alek Minassian, believed to have driven a van into a group of pedestrians, killing 10, is Muslim, or the attack part of a terrorist plot. But that didn’t stop media networks from reporting on his religion and calling for controls on immigrants into the US and Canada.
Speaking to Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear, Chris Black, an international criminal lawyer who is on the List of Counsel before the International Criminal Court, suggested that such quick branding follows a “very dangerous path.”
“It’s an interesting phenomenon taking place, where the role that the Jews played in Nazi Germany is now being played by Muslims and Russians… anything that happens is going to be blamed… on Muslims or Russia,” Black told show hosts Brian Becker and John Kiriakou. “The same sort of racism and xenophobia is developing, which is very dangerous path… there’s no evidence whatsoever that [Minassian] is a Muslim in any case.”
The zionazi-gay make sure to plant the seed of Muslim terrorism in the minds of the public, every incidence of random or multiple murder is by Muslims until proven otherwise. It’s part of their required job.
This “event” comes just in handy for the G-7 to repel any mass demos against them, what happened in Germany was not too pleasant…
To celebrate our ‘ANZAC glorious defeat on Gallipoli’.
I watched the sunrise over our beautiful local beach, listened to the bugle sounds of the ‘Last Post’, had tea and anzac bikkies with veterans, and heard how they ‘saved our freedoms’.
Got chatted up by an oldie who tried to convince me ‘I was the shelia he danced with in 1955’… sorry mate – I too young to be out dancing then.
Later watched a game of twoup at the local pub, surrounded by beer swilling twentysomethings. Couldn’t make head nor tails of what they were doing. A lot of $50 notes changed hands.
Finished off — enjoyed a Turkish Pida for lunch. Passed the RBT police van just setting up.
That’s life down under on our day that celebrates ‘the war to end all wars’.
BTW … where is Dennis… didn’t agree with him, but miss his weekly missives. Hope he is well.
Looks like trump and macron have developed (cough) quite a friendship.
Their significant others of the female persuasion look less than pleased about this new found bromance, though.
Melania is rumoured to have later said to trump:
“First you embarrass me with that porn star, now you are publicly cavorting with this french boy in front of the whole world… you’re going to have to up my shopping allowance. A lot!”
It is getting embarrassingly obvious:
Melania keeps escaping Trump’s tenderness, Macron offers his hand and cheek (VIDEO)
US National Guard to Keep “Russian Hackers” Away From Midterm Election – Reports
“Amid the ongoing investigation into Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, which has so far yielded no significant results, a number of US states have decided to be ahead of the game prior to the upcoming congressional midterm elections.
The US National Guard is set to deal with “Russian hackers” prior to the midterm elections in Congress that will take place in November this year, Bloomberg reported.
West Virginia’s Republican Secretary of State Mac Warner has tasked the state’s National Guard, which usually deals with the outcomes of natural disasters, such as floods and hurricanes, to face another kind of a disaster — alleged future Russian interference in the upcoming elections.
By 2019, such units will be created in 38 states, involving some 3,800 soldiers and airmen.”
The face of zionazi-gay colonial subservience.
Cryptocurrency hedge fund Multicoin capital has just released a detailed analysis and valuation of EOS:
“Per The Smart Contract Network Effect Fallacy, Multicoin Capital doesn’t believe that we will see convergence around a single smart contract platform, at least in the near-to-medium term. Rather, we believe that a handful of dominant platforms will emerge, each offering a different set of features and tradeoffs. Not every decentralized application requires the same throughput, security guarantees, level of decentralization, programming language, expressivity, privacy, latency, or consensus structure. Different use cases have different requirements, and developers will choose to build on the platforms that most effectively support their goals.”
Thanks for picking up the slack, Mujo. I was reading, but too under the weather.to write.
But I am preparing something on EOS that I hope will be meaningful in a broader strategic and civilizational context, incorporating concepts such as cooperative non-lethal business interaction (Amarynth), Reciprocity (Cameron Pike article) and Win, Win Win. (Xi)
We shall soon see how the lofty ideals in the crypto-“space” (they are there, and remarkably so, for those of you who have yet to explore it…..) fare in a world of everything from visionaries to psychopaths…………
Meanwhile, the short term market, which means about as much as baseball standings in April:
EOS is now in the top 5 in market cap, passing Litecoin and doing far better than the others in the top 10 in the recent runup from what many are declaring “a double bottom” (in the overall market) now said to be behind us. Most general pullback days (I speak of only a handful of times in last two weeks) EOS still climbed, the only green in the top 5-10…….while the rest were red (negative) on the day.
But all of that is just “sentiment”………which can change in a “heart-beat” ….without continual, sustained “reciprocity”…ie tangible adoption and business results
EOS is just under $15 today. It was under $6 this very same month…..By luck or instincts, apparently, Mujo and I picked a good one to concentrate on for those who like to play with new concepts of money, but have limited time to examine more than a tiny few, at any given time.
We know something about its CTO…Chief Technical Officer Dan Larimer….I will add a little more in the next Cafe.
But mostly I will concentrate on its CEO, Brandon Blumer.
Why? Because I listen to people that I am certain know much more than I do about being CEO of anything like a quarter billion dollar company. And the only such qualified person I know personally told me he was quite impressed with Blumer.
That’s all. He knows how to dig out the information, fast. I don’t, but I will do the best I can. He told me Blumer was a master gamer as a teenager, and formed successful companies in that “space” before he was 20. I didn’t find that data yet, but the guy is imprewssive, in a completely non-egoic way….while young enough to be my grandson.
And IMHO, the concepts and principles he is immensely conversant with could very well pertain in a very relevant way, to getting this world through the Dying Days of Empire Geopolitics.
‘Everyone is tired of MSM’: A London encounter that showed why RT’s work matters
“Here, I have to say that my friend is light years removed from my world of 24-hour news cycles, politics, info-wars, etc. For once, I was having a night out, (mostly) not talking about work, not having to be an unofficial spokesperson for all issues related to Russia, just by the virtue of being Russian myself (if nearly 20 years of living abroad has taught me anything, it is that one does not have to work at RT to be held personally responsible for all the deeds of my government and most of Russian history; unless I condemn them all summarily and unequivocally).
Nevertheless, of course, we talked about Russia. We talked about everything from weather, to food, from families to dachas.
As we were getting the bill, the manager came up and asked whether I was from Russia. I said ‘Yes.’ Then, apropos of nothing, she said how much she loved and appreciated RT.
I asked the lady, just to clarify, whether she was referring to something my friend and I had said about RT that evening. It was her turn to be surprised. No, she said, she just made the association with me being Russian and RT being a channel from Russia.
The lady proceeded to talk about RT being the only channel to tell the truth, how tired everyone was of the mainstream media narratives, their “fake news” (direct quote), about how nobody was buying into them anymore, whether the news was about the UK or Gaza.”
This is why the zionazi-gays work to silence information sources like RT. Many people do want real news and that is something the zionazi-gay mind killers can’t tolerate. They can’t compete on a real level.
‘That will teach them’: Israeli soldiers gloat & cheer as they shoot Palestinian protesters (VIDEO)
“It is far, still too far. Wait for them to come nearer,” one soldier is heard telling the other when preparing to fire a shot. They also discourage each other from shooting from a longer distance, as it would apparently scare the protesters off.
“We need one good hit and that is it. That will teach them not to throw stones,” one soldier says at some point. The same soldier is heard saying in the video that the stones, which were apparently being thrown by the Palestinians, did not even reach the soldiers’ position. The men are also shown to be reacting with excitement after one of them apparently hits a protester with a rubber bullet.
Disturbingly, one of the soldiers then remarks: “One live bullet and the whole thing will be over,” to which the other one replies that they “do not need live fire.” The former then complains that one cannot effectively shoot a person with a rubber bullet.
According to the description of the video, which was published on YouTube by the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B’Tselem), the incident took place in the Palestinian village of Madama, located to the south-east of the city of Nablus, in the West Bank on April 13.”
Craig Murray has a revealing link to an interview of an israeli general. The general discusses israeli policy in these shootings. It is a coldblooded pharisaic rationalization, with PR icing on top. The underlying sensibility seems to be the discounting of goyim life. Remember madeline albright said killing 500000 Arab children was worth it.
As the above post shows, if someone throws a stone it is OK to shoot and kill them. Imagine if that became part of criminal law in a democracy, what sort of country would that be ?
When such behavior is normalized by what its supporters insist is a ‘ Jewish state ‘, one might ask if this is who the Jews or atleast the zionists are ? i.e. can one extrapolate from the behavior of the ‘ Jewish state ‘ to infer the character of its people and their attitude to other peoples ? of course, there are many honorable exceptions like b’tselem etc etc.
The most influential leader of Chabad-Lubavitch, perhaps the biggest of Jewish organizations, Rabbi M Schneerson, whom they reverently call ‘ the Rebbe’, had this to say about the difference between jews and nonjews (from Alison Weir article)
“…the general difference between Jews and non-Jews: A Jew was not created as a means for some [other] purpose; he himself is the purpose, since the substance of all [divine] emanations was created only to serve the Jews.”
“The important things are the Jews, because they do not exist for any [other] aim; they themselves are [the divine] aim.”
“The entire creation [of a non-Jew] exists only for the sake of the Jews.”
Further the Rebbe, Schneerson, says,
“The difference between a Jewish and a non-Jewish person stems from the common expression: “Let us differentiate.” Thus, we do not have a case of profound change in which a person is merely on a superior level. Rather, we have a case of “let us differentiate” between totally different species.”
“This is what needs to be said about the body: the body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of [members] of all nations of the world … The difference in the inner quality between Jews and non-Jews is “so great that the bodies should be considered as completely different species.”
“An even greater difference exists in regard to the soul. Two contrary types of soul exist, a non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from holiness.”
They will forget it in MSM anyway…..
“Chief of the Main Operational Directorate of the Russian General Staff Col. Gen. Sergey Rudskoy has announced that the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) had confirmed that there were no chemical weapons found at the Barzeh research center in Damascus despite the US officials’ claims. ”
This is odd. American men don’t hold hands. Perhaps Macron has turned Trump to the gay side, or maybe Trump just wants to display his dominance over Macron. Either way, Trump looks happier than I have ever seen him:
Very strange behaviour, especially the expression on micron’s face. And no, straight males in the usa definitely do not hold hands with other guys.
I found this article worth a read:
‘We Welcome Anonymous Cryptocurrencies’ : US Federal Reserve Breaks Down Bitcoin in New Study
The St. Louis Fed has weighed in with a study addressing some of the main questions concerning cryptos. The abstract reads as follows:
We characterize various currencies according to their control structure, focusing on cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin and government-issued fiat money. We then argue that there is a large unmet demand for a liquid asset that allows households and firms to save outside of the private financial sector. Central banks could offer such an asset by simply allowing households and firms to open accounts with them. Finally, we conclude that a central bank will not issue cryptocurrencies in the sense of a truly decentralized and permissionless asset that allows users to remain anonymous.
The article offers a helpful graphic to represent the “control structure of currencies” as a 3-d cube whose axes are phyical/virtual, monopoly/competitive, and centralized/decentralized. The authors conclude that Bitcoin is neither a commodity (like gold), nor cash (fiat), nor simply digital (like electronic money).
The argument seems to be for a multi-polar world of currencies, in which gold, fiat cash, cryptos, and central bank denominated electronic money would co-exist.
“it makes little sense for central banks to issue cryptocurrencies even though it would be straightforward from a technological point of view to do so”.
I haven’t read the argument closely, but the summary makes no mention of the present and oft-criticized practices of QE and ZIRP. But the article suggests that going forward CBs may move to offer some new forms of virtual money to compete with cryptos.
The idea is evidently to use technology to offer an increasingly centralized system of money. I.e., in the brave new world of CB-denominted virtual money, your present-day bank account would in the future actually belong to a central bank.
Movie Time … Inspiration comes to Yamacraw Island.
The Water Is Wide (2006)
Two Ronnies: Orthodox Jew insurance against Catholicism!
here the heavenly context of the week
a con – text to the intellectual slob
but a text to the soulful wanderer
a Mars-week with brother Pluto in the garden
of the father Saturn
while Venus has startet impartial search in
father’s wild east ancestors
Your astrology always is what I look for on Wednesdays. Thank you.
Protest Actions in Armenia Spread Across Center of Yerevan (VIDEO, PHOTO)
YEREVAN (Sputnik) – The protest actions in Armenia spread across the whole center of country’s capital Yerevan and are also taking place in the country’s second largest city of Gyumri and several other settlements, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.
Nikol Pashinyan, the Armenian equivalent of Yarosh, vows to continue the protests in Yerevan until the party that legally won the elections is expelled from parliament. He is the Russophobe the #US and #EU want to bring to power in #Armenia through a coup.
From all sides…
Breaking: Donbass shelled under NATO command
Earlier today, Fort Russ published an op-ed by Russell Bentley, who revealed that a new offensive is about to begin on the Donbass in early May.
Today, mortar shelling has been carried out on the Yasinovaya town by the Ukrainian army, under the command of NATO. Such a statement was made by the deputy head of the operational headquarters of the self-proclaimed Democratic People’s Republic of Donetsk, Eduard Bazurin.
“According to our information, the operation was conducted by NATO artillery advisers, who arrived the day before to conduct field tests and training of Ukrainian security forces” said Basurin.
He added that American radar systems are deployed on the roofs of several multi-storey houses in Avdeevka, a few kilometers north of Donetsk.
Can the URL for Comrade Bentley’s Op-Ed be given, please?
Here are links.
(Pashinyan party won 7.78 % in 2017 Armenian parliamentary elections and 21 % of votes in 2017 Yerevan City Council election.)
Armenian Opposition Prepares To Seize Power Following Mass Protests
The political crisis in Armenia is developing. Opposition leaders and their supporters have remained on the streets urging the government to agree a transition of power, the UK news agency Guardian reported on April 25.
Following the protests in Yerevan that forced the prime minister Serzh Sargsyan to resign on April 23, the Armenian opposition leader, Nikol Pashinyan called for snap parliamentary elections during a rally, the run-state Armenia news reported.
On April 24, Pashinyan stated that no member of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA) could become the prime minister as his goal is to combat the existing corruption in the country, which had been allegedly posed by the current government:
“Our movement was supported by 90% of the population of Armenia, as well as support for the diaspora. The candidate of RPA won’t be nominated for the prime minister’s post. The era of RPA rule ended in Armenia. In Armenia the era of board of RPA has ended. Attempts to revive this force won’t be crowned with success”.
Asked about his nomination for the Prime Minister’s post, Pashinyan said:
“If the people put such responsibility on me, I will not refuse. I think it will be so. We must ensure free elections in Armenia.”
Expected April 25 negotiations between Armenian acting Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan and Nikol Pashinyan were cancelled. On April 24, Pashinyan proposed a list of participants from his side, stressing he would discuss exclusively his agenda. Karapetyan stated that “this does not mean negotiation or dialogue”.
Today morning, Armenia’s acting prime minister called on the country’s President Armen Sarkissian to hold snap parliamentary elections.
“This is a deadlock situation. Pashinyan declares that the acting premier should be a candidate of the people, and he is the one. I asked the country’s president to seek advice of political forces and set new parliamentary polls. If Armenia’s citizens want to elect Pashinyan, he will become the prime minister,” Karapetyan stated according to Russian news agency TASS.
Thousands of people have descended on Republic Square in Yerevan after a call from the opposition leader to resist the Karapetyan’s claim for the election.
The real america.
Detainee sat in human waste for 18 days in private prison transport van – report
“Edward Kovari was arrested in Winchester, Virginia, in 2016 on suspicion of stealing a car in Houston. While his charges were later dropped, a lawsuit filed in Virginia alleges that Kovari suffered inhumane conditions while en route to Houston, a violation of his 14th Amendment rights, reported the Washington Post.
The van, operated by Prisoner Transportation Services, stopped several times in seven states to pick up more prisoners. The normally 20-hour journey took 18 days.
Kovari was shackled tightly in chains, and denied his prescription medication for hypertension. When the van arrived in Houston, Kovari was unable to walk and his blood pressure was above 200, the lawsuit alleges.
Throughout the journey, cramped conditions meant that Kovari could not sleep for days on end. Water was rationed and detainees were occasionally fed fast food. In lieu of bathroom breaks, the prisoners were instructed to urinate in bottles or defecate in their clothes.
Kovari’s calls for medical attention were ignored, and he was threatened with tasing for causing a disturbance, the suit alleges.
Prisoner Transportation Services is America’s largest for-profit extradition company. Picking up as many prisoners in the same journey allows companies like this to maximize profits. Tens of thousands of prisoners are packed into vans every year, and multiple deaths and injuries have occured in these “mobile jails.”
Profit anesthesizes all moral sensibility. Human beings can then abdicate their humanity by hiding behind corporatebureaucratic protocols, and reducing the weak and unequal to children of a lesser god… it seems as if it is unquarantined capitalism and its inexorable logic that is corrupting fundamental western institutions….
Breaking out the rules and thinking different. O’ captain my captain…:
[From movie: “Dead poets society” (1989)]
I think this will move Bro 93’s, Dennis’s, teranam 13, kinterra and mundo’s fantasy about this Cafe in the past…nice memories.
yes ioan the rising of poets will save us from tyranny
thank-YOU for your very big contribution to this ultimate victory
Prioneer 6, a little explanation:
Back in the Café archives about 2 years ago there was extensive use of video portions of the Movie starring Robin Williams, including the scene you posted to make your very point…regarding creative mentation.
I suggested we who attempt a little verse from time to time call ourselves Deadly rather than Dead…..as our purported ultimate purpose might be construed as assisting in some small way to rendering Empire dead….rather than ourselves……….or our occasionally “eye-rolling” Café frequenters who were NOT shy about negative reviews…..but remarkably shy about showing “how it is done, the right way”. LOL
However, most Café frequenters have been generous and supportive, so much so that over time, it seems more and more verse is occurring in people’s minds and getting posted.
Some have come and gone often quite briefly. as passersby, not seen again, with remarkably good original work…or citing something from one of the immortals of the past.
We Few, We Deadly Few may be far, far from the ranks of the Immortal Ones……but neither are we dead, quite yet.
Thanks for the Café Momento Nostalgico y Synchronistico!
every one breathing upon this earth is immortal
though some have words that are immortalized
’tis only the words of Christ have everlasting life
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My words shall not pass away. (Matthew 24.25)
Thanks to me? No, no thanks to you for your explanation. You know, people come and go… different destinies, other troubles. The most lucky men can make of their life a righteous mission, no matter the difficulties to face up. Also joining emotions and ideas via internet IMHO is a noble mission, because help us to overcome our personal interests and spend time for others… and maybe try to change the world: think globally, act locally. Serendipity or collective consciousness? Who knows.
For the living ones, they have a God, hence I would like to write this:
“The righteous perish,
and no one takes it to heart;
the devout are taken away,
and no one understands
that the righteous are taken away
to be spared from evil.
Those who walk uprightly
enter into peace;
they find rest as they lie in death.”
For the dead ones, the evil ones, the ghost-eaters, I would like to write (only) this:
“Be seen you.”
(TV series ‘The prisoner’)
“For the living ones, they have a God……For the dead ones…… I would like to write (only) this:
“Be seen you.”
Oh dear, it seems and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction just spoiled any chance for a decent relationship even before we got going.
ioan, can you post me some of your optimism, please!
I was sitting on a bench yesterday with my old, thin and weak mom in the nearby park. Next to us on the other bench were sitting two older ladies and an older man. One of the ladies said : – My old age hurts my back
The older man, a former bus driver, replied : – Well, I’m not surprised, you loved to lie a lot on your back, when younger…
Everybody laughed, except my mom (she doesn’t understood because of dementia) who was looking at me with question in her eyes. Later on, when at home, I told her patiently the story and the meaning…
After five minutes she asked me again, then again…then she laughed. I was delighted.
Alzheimer’s is what my old mum had.
I had a little chuckle – thanks.
The Lord has patience with all and gives us time… hope you will be corageous.
“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.”
G.K.Chesterton “What’s Wrong With The World”, Chapter 5 (1910)
US authorities break into closed Russian consulate residence in Seattle (PHOTOS)
US authorities broke into into the locked residence of the Russian consul-general in Seattle, Washington. The building was evacuated on US orders as part of the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats.
Video from the scene shows State Department personnel in plainclothes entering the yard and attempting to break the lock on the door of the residence. A later attempt appears to have been successful, as a locksmith could be seen opening the door and entering the premises. The Russian flag is still flying over the building.
“US authorities breaking into the consul-general’s residence in Seattle is a gross violation of diplomatic conventions,” the Russian Embassy in the US told RIA Novosti. Russia did not agree to remove diplomatic immunity from the property, and the attempted break-in is an “unfriendly step,” the embassy added.
Russian Consulate Sweep in Seattle Crosses ‘Red Line’ – Deputy Foreign Minister
MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The United States crossed a red line when State Department officials forced their way into the closed Russian consulate in Seattle, Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said.
“Colleagues in Washington have crossed a red line and went beyond what is permitted and reasonable,” he said in a comment to the Kommersant newspaper out Thursday.
Ryabkov called the Wednesday intrusion unparalleled in the history of international relations and suggested taking US authorities to court.
“It is another question what the reaction of the US judiciary will be,” he said, adding Russia was in for an “experiment on an issue that simply has no precedent.” ….
…The diplomatic mission also accused US media of “raising hysteria” around Russian diplomats who were ordered to leave for allegedly conducting covert operations on the US soil. Russia’s Ambassador Anatoly Antonov said earlier the 60 expelled diplomats were demonized as spies by US media.
“Our fellow diplomats, who were expelled from the US were highly professional public servants, decent and humble people, who did all they could to develop US-Russia relations,” the Embassy argued.
This comes after CNN reported, citing unnamed US officials, that some consulate staffers had been suspected of tracking Russian defectors who resettled in the United States. At least one of them was under a CIA protection program, the broadcaster claimed. It said the intelligence agency and the White House had declined to comment.
Transcripts of a session of the Heavenly Court re: Pope vs. Heavenly Hosts
Charge: Sin of Omission
Argument of the Prosecution ( Satan) on Motion to Convict
(sneering) rises and addresses the Court
This sinner is held to a higher standard
should then he hide under Papal lanyard?
Earthly doors Rome’s keys may open
but here they swing when Truth is spoken
To great power is given great responsibility
Even slight sins by one thought high
offend most deeply heaven’s sensibility-
Condemning innocent victims of a chemical lie
Faintly deploring mayhem where many die
Earns sin of omission’s great culpability
Jesuit educated he should have known better
In this court, I plead, he’ll be held to the letter
Guilty as charged! ( Satan leering, jeering)
So let it be!
He’s mine, He’s mine
Give him to me!
( tomorrow: arguments for the defense and motion to postpone Judgement)
White Lies and Black Disbelief in a Fading Empire
“Having already violated every tenet of international law in its proxy jihadist war against Syria, including the seizure of one-third of the country, the United States invoked a Non-Law, a Law That Never Was, to justify its missile strikes against fictitious “chemical warfare” facilities. Syrian President Assad “kills his own people,” said Trump, leader of the nation whose police kill more of its “own people” than any country except (fellow white settler state) Brazil, and whose prisons entomb one-quarter of all the world’s inmates. (One out of every eight prisoners on the planet is an African American.)
On the Saturday morning after the bombs fell in Damascus and Homs, Omalii Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations, held a press conference in St. Louis to denounce Washington’s aggression. “If you can use that justification,” said Yeshitela, “that, somehow, the Syrian state is attacking its own people and, therefore, the U.S. can rain missiles, along with France and England, on Syria, then what would prevent Russia from attacking the United States because of all the people that the United States is killing in our communities, all of the starvation that is imposed on our communities, the fact that more than a million Africans are lumped up in prison?”
In his post-strike statement, President Trump called chemical weapons “uniquely dangerous” — as if such uniqueness provided legal justification for Washington’s act of war. But the United States has been poisoning “its own” Black people for generations. “They talk about chemical warfare, but books have even been written about how crack cocaine was introduced into the community through the CIA — the same CIA that’s involved in murdering people in Syria and other places around the world,” said Yeshitela.
The United States began in smallpox-infected blankets and mountains of Native American scalps-for-bounty, and remains true to its genocidal imperatives. “We live in a country today where people are living in concentration camps that are euphemistically referred to as Indian reservations. What is it that would keep another country from attacking the United States based on that?” asked Yeshitela.
Huge lies require powerful megaphones to mold the minds of the host country population, the only people that can (theoretically) shut down the U.S war machine without firing a shot. The Iraq war so repulsed the U.S. public, it became politically impossible for George Bush to “stay the course,” or for Pentagon planners to contemplate another large scale American invasion of the region. The only alternative was an enormously beefed-up al Qaida to wage holy terror wars that the oorporate media would dutifully “report” as civil wars of an “Arab Spring.”
Most white Americans bought into the lie because they wanted to: imperial-mindedness is white privilege on a global scale. Blacks have historically opposed U.S. militarism, but they acquiesced to Obama;s aggressions and neutered their own peace politics because they wanted to — in deference to the Black family in the White House.
But Obama-Time is over; the spell is broken. Donald Trump is the sum of all Black fears and loathings, an arch racist who is perceived as rendering the entire planet unsafe for people of color. Blacks are primed to oppose all of his policies, foreign and domestic. Black people are the only U.S. group that shares the general global distrust of U.S. foreign policy motives. Moreover, Black America is inherently skeptical of U.S. power structures, because Power in the U.S. has always lied about Black people — and about people of color elsewhere in the world.
As Omali Yeshitela said of Trump’s “flimsy excuse” for bombing Syria: “It’s all fabrication, and we have been victims of such fabrications for 400 years in this country.”
I was watching a Scottish movie that was thankfully subtitled and heard this …
“canna yeah git ta leaf”, said with teapot in hand I thought tea was required, but I quickly read …
“can’t you get a life?”
Scottish Elevator With Voice Recognition (with subtitles)
(ooo eye … eets trooo)
The West’s Rejection of God Will End in Misery and Terror – Solzhenitsyn’s Prophetic 1983 Warning
Introduction by Chris Banescu
As a survivor of the Communist Holocaust I am horrified to witness how my beloved America, my adopted country, is gradually being transformed into a secularist and atheistic utopia, where communist ideals are glorified and promoted, while Judeo-Christian values and morality are ridiculed and increasingly eradicated from the public and social consciousness of our nation.
Under the decades-long assault and militant radicalism of many so-called “liberal” and “progressive” elites, God has been progressively erased from our public and educational institutions, to be replaced with all manner of delusion, perversion, corruption, violence, decadence, and insanity.
It is no coincidence that as Marxist ideologies and secularist principles engulf the culture and pervert mainstream thinking, individual freedoms and liberties are rapidly disappearing. As a consequence, Americans feel increasingly more powerless and subjugated by some of the most radical and hypocritical, least democratic, and characterless individuals our society has ever produced.
Those of us who have experienced and witnesses first-hand the atrocities and terror of communism understand fully why such evil takes root, how it grows and deceives, and the kind of hell it will ultimately unleash on the innocent and the faithful. Godlessness is always the first step towards tyranny and oppression!
Nobel laureate, Orthodox Christian author, and Russian dissident, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, in his “Godlessness: the First Step to the Gulag” address, given when he received the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion on May of 1983, explained how the Russian revolution and the communist takeover were facilitated by an atheistic mentality an a long process of secularization which alienated the people from God and traditional Christian morality and beliefs. He rightly concluded: “Men have forgotten God; that’s why all this has happened.”
The text of his Templeton Address is provided below. The parallels with the current crisis and moral decay in American society are striking and frightening. Those who have ears to hear, let them hear!
The Communist Holocaust
March 9, 2010 by Editors
communism is deadliest ideology in human historyCompiled by Chris Banescu (contributors: Scott Manning, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation)
In October 1917, the Bolshevik Revolution gave birth to the deadliest ideology in human history – Communism. In less than 100 years, Communism has claimed more than 100 million lives. Today, it continues to enslave one-sixth of the world’s people.
A free people cannot afford to forget the evils of Communism. We cannot allow the atrocities of Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Minh, and Castro to fade into the background of history. We must not forget the trail of blood and tears this utopian deception has left behind.
It is a great moral failing that so many do not know the extent of Communism’s atrocities. While the horrors of Nazism are well known, who knows that the Soviet Union murdered 20 million people? Who knows that China’s dictators have slaughtered as many as 60 million? Who knows that the Communist holocaust has exacted a death toll surpassing that of all of the wars of the 20th century combined? (Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation)
The following estimates represent citizens killed or starved to death by their own Communist governments since 1918. These numbers do not include war dead. The governments are sorted by body count (highest to lowest). All numbers are mid-estimates.
A detailed bibliography is listed at the end of this page. While this list is as complete as I have been able to determine, it is evolving. Some numbers are incomplete and there are still five Communist countries that have the potential to kill more of their citizens. (Scott Manning)
Communist Holocaust Body Count: 149,469,610
Rank Flag Country
1 China Flag People’s Republic of China
Body Count: 73,237,000
1949-Present (57+ years and counting)
R.J. Rummel originally estimated China’s body count between between the years of 1949-1987 to be 35,236,000 (Rummel 1994). This excluded 38,000,000 million that died of famine during the Great Leap Forward. After the release of Mao: The Unknown Story, Rummel became convinced that the Chinese government was directly responsible for the famine, thus increasing his original estimate by 38,000,000 (Rummel 2005). 1,000 was added for Tienanmen Square in 1989 (Courtois 1999).
2 USSR Flag Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)
Body Count: 58,627,000
1922-1991 (69 years)
The body count only covers the years 1923-1987 (Rummel 1996).
3 Russia Flag Russian Soviet Federated Socialist Republic
Body Count: 3,284,000
1918-1922 (4 years)
This body count does not include the 6,210,000 killed in the civil war (Rummel 1996).
4 North Korea Flag Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
Body Count: 3,163,000
1948-Present (58+ years and counting)
1,663,000 is attributed between 1948-1987 excluding the Korean War (Rummel 1994). 2,500,000 is the mid-estimate for those who starved to death between 1995-1998 (U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea 2006).
5 Cambodia Flag Cambodia
Body Count: 2,627,000
1975-1987 (12 years)
The body count estimate is complete (Rummel 1994). The offical country name was Democratic Kampuchea during Pol Pot’s reign and then known as People’s Republic of Kampuchea afterwards.
6 Afghanistan Flag Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
Body Count: 1,750,000
1978-1992 (14 years)
The body count estimate is complete (Courtois 1999).
7 Vietnam Flag Vietnam
Body Count: 1,670,000
1975-Present (30+ years and counting)
The body count covers the years 1945-1987 for Vietnam/North Vietnam and excludes 1,062,000 from the Vietnam War (Rummel 1994).
8 Ethiopia Flag People’s Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Body Count: 1,343,610
1974-1991 (17 years)
The body count includes 10,000 political assasinations during 1977-1978, 1,000 children killed in 1977, 110 massacred in an Orthodox church in 1975, 80,000 during the civil war between 1978-1980, 250,000 that died in 1982 through Transit Camps, and 2,500 killed in a bombing raid (Courtois 1999). Another 1,000,000 is added for the famine during 1984-1985 (BBC News 2000).
9 Yugoslavia Flag Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Body Count: 1,072,000
1945-1992 (47 years)
The body count only covers the years 1945-1992 excluding 100,000 from the Tito Partisans between 1941-1944 (Rummel 1994).
10 Chinese Soviet Republic Flag Chinese Soviet Republic
Body Count: 700,000
1931-1934 (3 years)
The body count only includes the Jiangxi and Fujian provinces (Chang 2005). Although Mozambique has 700,000 to its name, the Chinese Soviet Republic produced more bodies in a shorter time period and the estimate is low.
11 Mozambique Flag People’s Republic of Mozambique
Body Count: 700,000
1975-1990 (15 years)
100,000 civilians murdered between 1986 and mid-1988 (Young 1991) and 600,000 starved to death between 1975-1985 (Courtois 1999).
12 Romania Flag Socialist Republic of Romania
Body Count: 435,000
1947-1989 (42 years)
The body count only covers the years 1947-1987 (Rummel 1997).
13 Bulgaria Flag People’s Republic of Bulgaria
Body Count: 222,000
1946-1990 (44 years)
The body count only covers the years 1948-1987 (Rummel 1997).
14 Angola Flag People’s Republic of Angola
Body Count: 125,000
1975-1992 (17 years)
The body count only covers the years 1975-1987 (Rummel 1997).
15 Mongolia Flag Mongolian People’s Republic
Body Count: 100,000
1924-1992 (68 years)
The body count only covers the years 1924-1987 (Rummel 1997).
16 Albania Flag People’s Socialist Republic of Albania
Body Count: 100,000
1946-1991 (45 years)
The body count only covers the years 1944-1987 (Rummel 1997).
17 Cuba Flag Republic of Cuba
Body Count: 73,000
1961-Present (45+ years and counting)
The body count only covers the years 1959-1987 (Rummel 1997).
18 East Germany Flag German Democratic Republic
Body Count: 70,000
1949-1990 (41 years)
The body count only covers the years 1948-1987 (Rummel 1997).
19 Czechoslovakia Flag Socialist Republic of Czechoslovakia
Body Count: 65,000
1948-1990 (42 years)
The body count only covers the years 1948-1968 (Rummel 1997).
20 Laos Flag Lao People’s Democratic Republic
Body Count: 56,000
1975-Present (31+ years and counting)
The body count only covers the years 1975-1987 excluding 47,000 war dead (Rummel 1997).
21 Hungary Flag Hungarian People’s Republic
Body Count: 27,000
1949-1989 (40 years)
The body count only covers the years 1948-1987 (Rummel 1997).
22 Poland Flag People’s Republic of Poland
Body Count: 22,000
1948-1989 (41 years)
The body count only covers the years 1948-1987 (Rummel 1997). Excludes 1,585,000 from ethnic cleansing between 1945-1950 (Rummel 1994).
23 Yemen Flag People’s Democratic Republic of Yemen
Body Count: 1,000
1969-1990 (21 years)
The body count only covers the years 1969-1987 (Rummel 1997).
“The West’s Rejection of God Will End in Misery and Terror – Solzhenitsyn’s Prophetic 1983 Warning”
It didn’t work out well for Sodom and Gomorrah either – what goes around comes around, or something?
Rommel, who supported the Iraq invasion? Paid by DARPA …… and other “US Peace foundations” sounds like a trustworthy source……
The western media deliberately provoked with Mohammed cartoons the Muslims and by this the terrorist attacks.
Anti-Syrian Propaganda Based on False Images of Torture: Danish State TV
Rummel’s body count figures are as reliable as CIA reports generally. In fact there’d common habit to wildly exaggerated most of genocides and war casualties. The less there’s scientific study the more they exaggerate casualties.
Here’s example. Common claim of 3-5 million Vietnamese casualties in American War In Vietnam (1965-75)has been studied by only one scientific study made by Charles Hirschman, Samuel Preston and Vu Manh Loi. They got the deceased Vietnamese between 886 000 – 1 048 000. The midpoint was 966 000 of all deceased because the war. Of those 350 000 were civilians and the rest (about 600 000+) were military persons of all forces including much over 200 000 soldiers of Saigon armed forces and paramilitaries.
With that scientific figures we can also debunk the claims of American body count of “over million killed enemy soldiers”. Well, it never really happened. There are lots of reasons to estimate that more than 70% of NVA/ NLF combat losses came against Saigon forces. Besides not even near all NVA/NLF losses were combat. Study of H&P&VML is opening scene of American war machine in Vietnam been not even near as “effective” kill machine as their fan boys for years have bragged.
It’s getting harder and harder to to find out the state of affairs in Donetsk. Doni news agency is censored by Google.
But there is still some news getting out :
Iranian Film « روباه » … The Fox
Filmed in Iran and Armenia. English subtitles.
Iranian government intelligence … espionage division.
‘Wounds the size of a fist’: Gaza protesters’ gunshot injuries unusually severe, medics say
““Half of the more than 500 patients we have admitted in our clinics have injuries where the bullet has literally destroyed tissue after having pulverized the bone,” Marie-Elisabeth Ingres, head of mission of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Palestine, said in a report released last week.
The international medical group stressed that its doctors treated a number of patients with “devastating injuries of an unusual severity” who will have to undergo “complex surgical operations.” The majority of the victims will have serious and long-term physical disabilities, according to the report. “Some patients may yet need amputation if not provided with sufficient care in Gaza,” the statement added. The medics said that large exit wounds “can be the size of a fist.”
Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP), a British charity that operates in the West Bank and Gaza, also expressed concern. “The bullets used are causing injuries local medics say they have not seen since 2014. The entrance wound is small. The exit wound is devastating, causing gross comminution of bone and destruction of soft tissue,” the London-based group said, citing one of the surgeons in its report last week. Israel’s 2014 Operation Protective Edge in Gaza resulted in over 2,000 deaths.
These wounds may cause a range of diseases, including sepsis, gangrene, osteomyelitis and may finally lead to amputation. “Many of the wounded will be living with the consequences of these shocking injuries for the rest of their lives,” Aimee Shalan, MAP’s CEO, said.
Both medical organizations repeatedly used the word “destruction” to specify the extent of the damage the victims suffered from live fire at the protests.
Mohammed Ayoub, 15, was another casualty of the Israeli crackdown. The teen was unarmed when he was fatally hit “with an explosive bullet in the head,” a local cameraman, Abdul Hakim Abu Riyash, who captured the incident, told RT. He added that the teenager was nowhere near the frontline and was “far away from the Israeli fence – about 200-300 meters,” he added.”
Is south carolina still officially considered a u.s. state, or has it now been given to israel?
Landmark bill restricting criticism of Israel sneaks through South Carolina Senate
“The South Carolina Senate has recently passed legislation that changes the definition of anti-Semitism to include criticism of Israel, and then applies this new definition to college campuses in a manner that experts say will impede free academic inquiry. The U.S. gives Israel over $10 million per day, and Congress frequently approves increases to that amount; restricting discussion on this issue could serve to bolster and increase these expenditures.
The legislation codifies a definition of anti-Semitism that significantly changes the meaning of the word, and it requires the state’s colleges to use this new definition when determining whether an action is “discriminatory” and therefore prohibited. This new definition declares statements that are critical of Israel—even when factual—“anti-Semitic” and therefore impermissible.”
Nikki Haley: Scarier than John Bolton?
“In the Trumpean world of all-the-time-stupid, there is, however, one individual who stands out for her complete inability to perceive anything beyond threats of unrelenting violence combined with adherence to policies that have already proven to be catastrophic. That person is our own Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, who surfaced in the news lately after she unilaterally and evidently prematurely announced sanctions on Russia. When the White House suggested that she might have been “confused” she responded that “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”
For sure, neocon barking dog Bill Kristol has for years been promoting Haley for president, a sign that something is up as he was previously the one who “discovered” Sarah Palin. Indeed, the similarities between the two women are readily observable. Neither is very cerebral or much given to make any attempt to understand an adversary’s point of view; both are reflexively aggressive and dismissive when dealing with foreigners and domestic critics; both are passionately anti-Russian and pro-Israeli. And Kristol is not alone in his advocacy. Haley regularly receives praise from Senators like South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham and from the Murdoch media as well as in the opinion pages of National Review and The Weekly Standard.
Haley, who had no foreign policy experience of any kind prior to assuming office, relies on a gaggle of neoconservative foreign-policy “experts” to help shape her public utterances, which are often not cleared with the State Department, where she is at least nominally employed. Her speechwriter is Jessica Gavora, who is the wife of the leading neoconservative journalist Jonah Goldberg.
Haley has made it clear that she is neoconservatism personified and she has done nothing since to change that impression. In December 2017 she warned the U.N. that she was “taking names” and threatened retaliation against any country that was so “disrespectful” as to dare to vote against Washington’s disastrous recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which she also helped to bring about.
As governor of South Carolina, Haley first became identified as an unquestioning supporter of Israel through her signing of a bill punishing supporters of the nonviolent pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, the first legislation of its kind on a state level. Immediately upon taking office at the United Nations she complained that “nowhere has the U.N.’s failure been more consistent and more outrageous than in its bias against our close ally Israel” and vowed that the “days of Israel bashing are over.” On a recent visit to Israel, she was feted and honored by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. She was also greeted by rounds of applause and cheering when she spoke at the annual meeting of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in March, saying
“When I come to AIPAC I am with friends.”
Nikki Haley’s embrace of Israeli points of view is unrelenting and serves no American interest. If she were a recruited agent of influence for the Israeli Mossad she could not be more cooperative than she apparently is voluntarily. In February 2017, she blocked the appointment of former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to a diplomatic position at the United Nations because he is a Palestinian.
Haley responded yes, that the administration is “supporting Israel” by blocking every Palestinian.
At various U.N. meetings, though Haley has repeatedly and uncritically complained of institutional bias towards Israel,
Her description of Israel as a “close ally” is hyperbolic and she tends to be oblivious to actual American interests in the region when Israel is involved.
Nor has she spoken up about the more recent shooting of three thousand unarmed Gazan demonstrators by Israeli Army sharpshooters, which is a war crime.
Haley’s hardline on Syria reflects the Israeli bias, and her consistent hostility to Russia is a neoconservative position. She has repeatedly said that regime change in Damascus is a Trump administration priority
Haley is particularly critical of Iran, which she sees as the instigator of much of the unrest in the Middle East, again reflecting the Israeli and neocon viewpoints.
So, Nikki Haley very much comes across as the neoconservatives’ dream ambassador to the United Nations–full of aggression, a staunch supporter of Israel, and assertive of Washington’s preemptive right to set standards for the rest of the world. And there is every reason to believe that she would nurture the same views if she were to become the neocon dream president.
Worse than John Bolton? Absolutely.”
Haley arrived, her name as comet
Playing around with gas and rocket
Biting as Serpent, raging as Lion
Always in duty for her Zion
One might be inclined to dismiss Haley as another sarah palin, not too bright. This shows she might become relevant as a zionist manchurian candidate. They already seem to be grooming her. See the article below about her key aide, jonlerner
Zionists may prefer not-too-bright frontmen because they can be more easily controlled, think georgewbush, ronaldreagan, donaldtrump etc… someone who is too bright might think themselves out of their control…e.g. billclinton started off strongly proisrael, but by the end he becoming more savvy about israel… his wifes political ambitions may have shorted that,
” 5 Things To Know About Nikki Haley’s Jewish Right-Hand Man Jon Lerner
Nathan Guttman December 11, 2017
He holds a senior position in the Trump administration and has made a name for himself as one of the most successful political consultants, yet Jon Lerner, manages to steer clear from the spotlight. Currently serving as America’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, under Nikki Haley, Lerner, 49, was recently described in a New York Magazine article as “the No. 1 person [Haley] listens to,” and with speculations that Haley’s political ambition could lead her all the way to the White House, Lerner is the man to follow.
Here are a few facts about Jon Lerner:
He May Pave Haley’s Road to the White House
The New York Magazine reported that Lerner “has a long-term plan for Haley, and he is there to make sure nothing derails it.” This long term plan began back in South Carolina when Lerner managed Haley’s 2010 successful gubernatorial race and maintained its momentum when she entered the Trump administration as top United Nations representative. Lerner was appointed deputy ambassador but stayed behind to run Haley’s Washington office.
senator Jim DeMint, [described] Lerner as having “a very good strategic mind.”
“Where I follow my gut, Jon relies on facts and the statistics he finds in his polling,” Haley wrote in her 2012 autobiography “
nikki haley is the most popular active politician in america, with 63% approval, trump 39% ( obama is top 66%) in one poll. perhaps this shows the ongoing crumbling of american democracy, the principled design of its fundamental institutions (like the elections, the press, the supremecourt etc) being massively gamed in reality by the minions of the 1%.., sad !!
Teheran Regime’s Last Days
https://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/iran/if-iran-hits-tel-aviv-israel-will-strike-tehran-defense-chief-warns-1.6031178 – It is not difficult the staging a false flag operation; immediately after thait accusing and attacking of
Photo of Suspected in Hamas Engineer Killing Blamed on Israel Released by Malaysian Police
Assassination of Mahmoud Al-Mabhouh
Assassination of Iranian nuclear scientists
Uncut chronicles: Gaza-Israel war 2014
Senator David Norris “Israel bombs first and weeps later”
The West under war pressure! – Christiph Hörstel to situation calendar week 16 – Video
You can change the language of the subtitles from German to English
So, the US has sent the whole equipment for 300.000 soldiers….listen to the whole video ! (great war on the making) thanks for sharing !
.from an article by the Guardian.
Much is being written since Bergoglio’s election to the papacy about the two Jesuit priests Orlando Yorio and Franz Jalics, who were kidnapped by the military and held and tortured for five months, in 1976. His critics blame Bergoglio for their ordeal, saying he ousted them from the Jesuit Order for refusing to comply with his order that they stop working among the poor in the slum of Flores in Buenos Aires, leaving them unprotected from abduction by the military.
His supporters claim the contrary. “He was trying to save their lives by urging them to quit the slum,” says Alicia de Oliveira, a human rights lawyer and lifelong friend of Bergoglio.
The truth lies probably somewhere in the middle. In early 1976, when the two Jesuits were taken, nobody was yet aware of the scale of the killing programme the military were secretly involved in. It was not known that arrests such as that of Yorio and Jalics could end in death. The charge that Bergoglio failed to sufficiently protect them must be seen in the context of that early moment, when the full danger the military represented had not yet been grasped. Yet former Herald editor Cox, who would confront the generals who had taken over the “Casa Rosada,” the rose-colored presidential palace only a few blocks away from his Herald offices in Buenos Aires, with lists of desaparecidos demanding their release, wishes Bergoglio had acted more openly, exposing the crimes of the military.
“Bergoglio didn’t speak out,” Cox says now, from Charleston, South Carolina, where he and his family were forced to flee in 1979, after the military put them under threat.
At the same time, he disputes the critics who say his public silence renders Bergoglio morally unfit for the papacy. “They don’t understand the complexity of Bergoglio’s position back then when things were so dangerous,” Cox says. “They can’t see how difficult it was to operate under those circumstances.”
Transcript of the Heavenly Court
re: Heavenly Hosts vs. current Pope
Argument for the defense: counter motion to defer judgement
Archangel counsel rises to address the Court
This Papal flesh is willing to be known as great
yet his weak spirit the true effort does not make
Indeed, this court in Judgement does now sit
Truth (and Mercy also )makes the sentence fit
With great power comes the Great Temptation
of failure to do that which must be done.
by making of via dolorosa an abrogation
avoiding his cross-the walking of the Son.
When faced with Pontius Pilate years ago
his vows of earthy obedience
made into political expedience
Thus, Walking the Way, he did forgo.
Let us not hurry to indict
give him time to set it right
to see the error of his ways
prayer dispelling earthly haze
Let him be a little longer
to become perhaps much stronger.
Enjoyed till the last line, one of your best ! good that muses let you not rest until that line has been written.
three last words from the Archangel: ” this I advise” as he cries.
The more propagandist the Guardian newspaper becomes, the more they turn off their comments section. This is supposed to be a left-of-centre newspaper that listens to the people..!
Here are 2 hit pieces on the Russian newsconference with witnesses from Douma at the OPCW and another
with opposition medics commenting from turkey on the ‘chemical attack’ . The comments seem to have been turned off. Can anyone access the comments section ?
Here is the bbc hit piece on the opcw douma witness conference found by another commenter.
Anonymous on April 27, 2018 · at 1:38 am UTC
The BBC have actually written up a report about it.
It is buried deep in the “news” part of their web-site.
If you can stomach it… have a look at what the BBC readers “know” about Syria.
Take special attention to the very careful wording, and the total lack of solid facts.
US navy vet comments on the US media blackout of the Douma witnesses press conference at the OPCW.
and this is robert mackeys hit piece in the intercept on the conference. atleast they havent turned off the comments section, which makes fun reading…
Father of church St. Irenaeus against gnostic heresy.
“Others of them employ outward marks, branding their disciples inside the lobe of the right ear. From among these also arose Marcellina, who came to Rome under [the episcopate of] Anicetus, and, holding these doctrines, she led multitudes astray. They style themselves Gnostics. They also possess images, some of them painted, and others formed from different kinds of material; while they maintain that a likeness of Christ was made by Pilate at that time when Jesus lived among them. They crown these images, and set them up along with the images of the philosophers of the world that is to say, with the images of Pythagoras, and Plato, and Aristotle, and the rest. They have also other modes of honouring these images, after the same manner of the Gentiles.”
Irenaeus – “Against heresies” (Lib I, ch. 25,6)
The whole script of Irenaeus, with many types of heresy, in english language here:
No punches pulled interview with Paul Craig Roberts–10 days away from the arrival of the US fleet to Syria.
Julian Charles Interviews PCR for The Mind Renewed
April 26, 2018
The Scottsmen in the elevator skit…….meets Robin Williams in a kilt:
I think he starts by insulting his hosts and quickly deflects any anger by going after Harvey Weinstein and some other Hollywood swine I never heard of
Which makes the old video clip strategically relevant, is my P.D. Excuse.
On top of the elevator Scottsmen and the prioneer 6 post of the Naughty Lad Daring to Teach Freedom of Mind…..”I thin we ha’ a fit.” in Synchronicity Cafe of Creamy Swirl on Woody Burl.
Be forwarned ye of delicate sensibilities, do not click! But if you do, by error or neglect of hearing this warning, then….”Get as offended as ye like!”
This one is for the Roumanian Rabelais. Poeticus Maximus Fecundus …..et Exitosus
Thanks for this click Bro 93, especially because I like Robin Williams, his depart is a big loss for the art world. This sketch is like balsam for my ears, had a good laugh…
The Duran is running an extremely important article about a happening in Ukraine. I’m hoping Saker will see it and comment on it. As this subject is one he deeply understands: “AFFLICTED WITH WESTERNISM: Ukraine continues to drink the Kool-Aid that is destroying the country
In a brazen display of disrespect, Ukraine’s parliament lobbies the Ecumenical Patriarch to grant a schismatic Church full legitimacy and self-rule – all at once”
Basically, the idea is to drive out,what used to be the main Orthodox Church in Ukraine,from Ukraine.Leaving the pro-Junta and pro-Western Church as the “legal” Orthodox Church in Ukraine.To destroy any and all Orthodox connections with Russia.Pretty much a new version (leaving out Rome this time) of the Union of Brest from the 16th Century. One more blow at the unity of Rus.
“The Feel Surah” (#105 is about elephants … فیل … Farsi … fil / feel is “elephant”)
Arrogant US: Remember the Tabas miracle
The King returns to Bulgaria.