18.4.14

Fake America

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Privatization Is A Ramp For Corruption and Insouciance Is a Ramp for War
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The New York Times has acquired a new Judith Miller

By Paul Craig Roberts at Information Clearing House.

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Libertarian ideology favors privatization. However, in practice privatization is usually very different in result than libertarian ideology postulates. Almost always, privatization becomes a way for well-connected private interests to loot both the public purse and the general welfare.
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Most privatizations, such as those that have occurred in France and UK during the neoliberal era, and in Greece today and Ukraine tomorrow, are lootings of public assets by politically-connected private interests.
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Another form of privatization is to turn traditional government functions, such as prison operation and many supply functions of the armed services, such as feeding the troops, over to private companies at a large increase in cost to the public. Essentially, the libertarian ideology is used to provide lucrative public contracts to a few favored persons who then reward the politicians. This is called “free enterprise.”
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The privatization of prisons in the US is an example of the extraordinary cost and injustice of privatization. Privatization of prisons requires ever higher rates of incarceration in order to build profitability. The US, supposedly “a land of liberty” has by far the highest incarceration rates of all countries. The “free” US has not only the highest percentage of its population in prison but also the highest absolute number. “Authoritarian” China with four times the US population has fewer citizens in prison.
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(The same for healthcare in the USA, where it represents 19% of the GDP, whereas in most MEDC/OECD countries it is around 10% of GDP. Privatization of healthcare has pushed up prices in the USA, and in the end delivers less quality healthcare to the masses and as prices spiral up through the activity of the private sector to a point where in the near future healthcare in the USA may represent 25% of GDP! Obviously this process will price out the lower classes, the lower middle and eventually large sections of the middle class. Then you have a feudal society...a few rich well connected and organized Jews, and the majority in poverty. Russia as it is today.
 
The solution as always is well intentioned government regulation and domination of certain aspects of the economy such as housing, education, agriculture which is heavily ironically subsidized in the USA, social security, transport, defense, the environment, the interior, and healthcare............in the case of Japan additionally, one may add the phenomenal success of the state since 1945 has been due to bureaucratic planning of key sectors of the economy for an export led growth, and had NOTHING to do with MARKET LED FREE ENTERPRISE.....a country which since 1945 does not attempt to steal other nations resources through war and destabilization, and a nation wholly devoid of resources)
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This article shows how well prison privatization works for well-connected private interests: http://www.globalresearch.ca/privatization-of-the-us-prison-system/5377824

It also shows the extraordinary shame, corruption, and discredit that prison privatization has brought to the US. 
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A few years ago I wrote about the conviction of two judges who were paid by privatized juvenile detention facilities to sentence kids to their facilities.
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As Alain of Lille and later Karl Marx said, “Money is all.” In America money is all that is
important to the political system and to the bulk of the population. Essentially, America has no other values.

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Another great libertarian fantasy is Wall Street. In the libertarian mythology Wall Street is the mother of entrepreneurs and of the start-up companies that blossom into industrial, manufacturing, and commercial giants. In actual fact, Wall Street is the mother of enormous corruption. As Nomi Prins shows in All The President’s Bankers, it has always been the case.
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Recently, there has been a spate of Wall Street whistleblowers. Many are reported by Pam Martens on her site, Wall Street On Parade, http://wallstreetonparade.com/2014/04/insiders-tell-all-both-the-stock-market-and-the-sec-are-rigged/ 
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Unlike libertarian ideologues, Prins and Martens are former Wall Street insiders and know what they are talking about.
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All US financial markets are rigged for the benefit of a few. We have had the exposure of high frequency trading front-running buy and sell orders. We have had the exposure of the big banks rigging the LIBOR interest rate and the London gold price fix. We have had the exposure of the Federal Reserve rigging via its dependent bullion banks the price of gold in the futures market. We have had the exposure in Congressional hearings of the rigging of metal and commodity prices. The dollar’s exchange value is rigged. And so forth. Yet no heads have rolled. Recently a SEC prosecuting attorney, James Kidney, retired. Upon his retirement, he proclaimed that his cases against the criminal big banks have been suppressed by SEC higher ups who have their eyes fixed on big jobs with the banks they are protecting while in government service.
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So there you have it. The United States government is so overwhelmingly corrupt that even the financial regulatory agencies have been corrupted by the money of the private capitalists they are supposed to regulate.
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America the corrupted. That is what we have become.
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Not even Vladimir Putin understands how totally corrupt and insensitive to humanity Washington is. 
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Putin’s response to the Ukraine crisis created by Washington’s coup in Kiev is to rely on
“Russia’s Western partners,” the UN, the Obama regime, John Kerry, etc., to work out a reasonable solution to the crisis. 

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Putin’s hope for a diplomatic solution is unrealistic. 
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The NATO governments are bought-and-paid-for by Washington. For example, Germany is not a country. Germany is a mere piece of Washington’s empire. The German government will do as Washington says.The German government represents Washington’s agenda. The European governments to whom Putin is speaking are not listening.
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Paul Wolfowitz, the neoconservative who as Deputy Secretary of Defense presided over the orchestration of the false evidence used by the Bush regime to launch Washington’s wars in the Middle East, declared the minimization of Russian power as the “first objective” of US foreign and military policy: 
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Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.
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What Wolfowitz means by “hostile power” is any power independent of Washington’s hegemony.
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Washington overthrew the elected Ukraine government in order to orchestrate a crisis that would distract Russia from Washington’s adventures in Syria and Iran and in order to demonize Russia as an invader rebuilding an empire that is a danger to Europe. Washington will use this demonization in order to break-up growing economic relationships between Russia and Europe. The purpose of sanctions is not to punish Russia, but to break up economic relationships.
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Washington’s strategy is audacious and brings risk of war. If the West had an independent media, Washington’s plan would fail. But instead of a media, the West has a Ministry of Propaganda. The New York Times has even found a replacement for Judith Miller. As you might have forgot or never known, Judith Miller was the New York Times reporter who filled the Times with Bush regime neoconservative lies about Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. Instead of examining and exposing the Bush regime’s false claims, the New York Times bolstered the regime’s case for war by using the newspaper’s credibility to advance the neoconservative war agenda. 
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The new Judith Miller is David M. Herszenhorn, with accomplices Andrew Roth, Noah Sneider, and Andrew Higgins. Herszenhorn dismisses the totality of Russian media accounts of events in Ukraine as “an extraordinary propaganda campaign” designed to hide the fact from the Russian population that the entire Ukraine crisis is the fault of the Russian government: 
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“And so began another day of bluster and hyperbole, of the misinformation, exaggerations, conspiracy theories, overheated rhetoric and, occasionally, outright lies about the political crisis in Ukraine that have emanated from the highest echelons of the Kremlin and reverberated on state-controlled Russian television, hour after hour, day after day, week after week.” http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/16/world/europe/russia-is-quick-to-bend-truth-about-ukraine.html?ref=davidmherszenhorn&_r=0
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I have never read a more blatant piece of propaganda than Herszenhorn’s. He bases his report on two “authorities,” Lilia Shevtsova of the American-funded Carnegie Moscow Center, and Mark Galeotti, a NYU professor.
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According to Herszenhorn, the widespread protests in eastern Ukraine are entirely the fault of the protesters who are putting on a show for propaganda purposes. The protests are not a response to words and deeds of the Washington-installed stooge government in Kiev. Herszenhorn dismisses reports of extreme nationalist neo-nazi Russophobia as “sinister claims” and regards the Washington-imposed unelected government in Kiev as legal. However, Herszenhorn regards governments formed as a result of referendums to be illegal unless approved by Washington.
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If you place your faith in Herszenhorn, you will dismiss all reports such as those below as lies and propaganda:
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http://rt.com/news/eu-no-russian-interference-ukraine-844/

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/04/15/poland-nato-must-ignore-russia-send-ground-troops/print/ 
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http://news.antiwar.com/2014/04/15/eastern-offensive-ukraine-pounds-kramatorsk-killing-four/print/
 

http://news.antiwar.com/2014/04/15/white-house-endorses-ukraine-crackdown-on-protesters/
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http://rt.com/news/ukrainian-tanks-kramatorsk-civilians-840/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/natos-pet-nazis-savage-ukrainian-presidential-candidate/5377948

http://rt.com/news/ukraine-troops-withdraw-slavyansk-940/
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The Western World is the World of the Matrix protected by the Ministry of Propaganda. Western populations are removed from reality. They live in a world of propaganda and disinformation. The actual situation is far worse than the “Big Brother” reality described by George Orwell in his book, 1984.
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The ideology known as neoconservatism, which has controlled US governments since Clinton’s second term, has the world set on a path to war and destruction. Instead of raising questions about this path, the Western media hurries the world down the path. Read what medical doctors report will be the result of the neoconservative Obama regime’s belief that nuclear war can be won: http://original.antiwar.com/lawrence-wittner/2014/04/14/your-doctors-are-worried/
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The Chinese government has called for “de-americanizing the world.” The Russian legislature understands that being part of the dollar payments system is a Russian subsidy to American Imperialism. The Russian legislator, Mikhail Degtyaryov told Izvestia that “The dollar is evil. It is a dirty green paper stained with blood of hundreds of thousands of civilian citizens of Japan, Serbia, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Korea and Vietnam.” http://rt.com/politics/russian-dollar-abandon-parliament-085/ 
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However, Russian industry spokesmen, possibly on Washington’s payroll but likely just people without a clue, said that Russia was bound by contracts to the dollar system and that perhaps in 10 or 15 years Russia could take a more intelligent approach. That is assuming that Russia would still be capable of acting in its own interests after suffering 10 or 15 years more of US financial imperialism.

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Every country that wishes to have an independent existence without living under Washington’s thumb should immediately depart the dollar payment system, which is a form of US control over other countries. That is the only purpose that the dollar system serves.
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Many countries are afflicted by economists trained in the US in the neoliberal tradition.
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Their US education is a form of brainwashing that ensures that their advice renders their governments impotent against Washington’s imperialism.

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Despite the obvious threats that Washington poses, many do not recognize the threats because of Washington’s pose as “the greatest democracy.” However, scholars looking for this democracy cannot find it in the US. The evidence is that the US is an oligarchy, not a democracy. http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-u-s-is-not-a-democracy-it-is-an-oligarchy/5377765
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An oligarchy is a country that is run for private interests. These private interests–Wall Street, the military/security complex, oil and natural gas, and agribusiness–seek domination, a goal well served by the neoconservative ideology of US hegemony.
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The American Oligarchs win even when they lose. Finally, Washington’s notorious torture prison, Abu Ghraib, has been closed.  But not by Washington. The Iraqi city fell last week to “defeated” al-Qaeda.  Remember, we won the war in Iraq.  $3 trillion wasted, but that’s not the way the military/security complex sees it.  The war was a great victory for profits. http://news.antiwar.com/2014/04/15/after-al-qaeda-expansion-iraqs-infamous-abu-ghraib-finally-closes/  
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How much longer will dumbshit Americans fall for the flag-waving deception?
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The Republicans used the wars in order to create huge budget deficits and national debt that are now being used to dismantle the social safety net, including Social Security and Medicare. There’s talk of privatizing Social Security and Medicare. More profits for Oligarchs in the offering. The gullibility of the American population is really without compare.

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The gullibility of the American public will doom the world to extinction.
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Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. His latest books are, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and How America Was Lost. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

17.4.14

Hypocracy, Lies, Fake posturing and destabilisation as a tool of USA imperialism.

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Russian leaders must not be confused, or plead for justice in such times from such people......as they turn the USA into a gulag state.

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I'm Confused, Can Anyone Help Me?
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By Neil Clark at Information Clearing House and RT.com

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I'm confused. A few weeks ago we were told in the West that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine was a very good thing. These people, we were told by our political leaders and elite media commentators, were 'pro-democracy protestors'.
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The US government warned the Ukrainian authorities against using force against these 'pro-democracy protestors' even if, according to the pictures we saw, some of them were neo-Nazis who were throwing Molotov cocktails and other things at the police and smashing up statues and setting fire to buildings.
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Now, just a few weeks later, we're told that people occupying government buildings in Ukraine are not 'pro-democracy protestors' but 'terrorists' or 'militants'.
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Why was the occupation of government buildings in Ukraine a very good thing in January, but it is a very bad thing in April?
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Why was the use of force by the authorities against protestors completely unacceptable in January, but acceptable now? 
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I repeat: I'm confused. Can anyone help me?
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The anti-government protestors in Ukraine during the winter received visits from several prominent Western politicians, including US Senator John McCain, and Victoria Nuland, from the US State Department, who handed out cookies. But there have been very large anti-government protests in many Western European countries in recent weeks, which have received no such support, either from such figures or from elite Western media commentators. Nor have protestors received free cookies from officials at the US State Department.
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Surely if they were so keen on anti-government street protests in Europe, and regarded them as the truest form of 'democracy', McCain and Nuland would also be showing solidarity with street protestors in Madrid, Rome, Athens and Paris? I'm confused. Can anyone help me?
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A few weeks ago I saw an interview with the US Secretary of State John Kerry who said, “You just don't invade another country on phony pretexts in order to assert your interests.” But I seem to recall the US doing just that on more than one occasion in the past 20 years or so.
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Have I misremembered the 'Iraq has WMDs claim'? Was I dreaming back in 2002 and early 2003 when politicians and neocon pundits came on TV every day to tell us plebs that we had to go to war with Iraq because of the threat posed by Saddam's deadly arsenal? Why is having a democratic vote in Crimea on whether to rejoin Russia deemed worse than the brutal, murderous invasion of Iraq – an invasion which has led to the deaths of up to 1 million people? I'm confused. Can anyone help me?

We were also told by very serious-looking Western politicians and media 'experts' that the Crimea referendum wasn't valid because it was held under “military occupation.” But I've just been watching coverage of elections in Afghanistan, held under military occupation, which have been hailed by leading western figures, such as NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen as a “historic moment for Afghanistan” and a great success for “democracy.” Why is the Crimean vote dismissed, but the Afghanistan vote celebrated? I'm confused. Can anyone help me?
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Syria too is rather baffling. We were and are told that radical Islamic terror groups pose the greatest threat to our peace, security and our 'way of life' in the West. That Al-Qaeda and other such groups need to be destroyed: that we needed to have a relentless 'War on Terror' against them. Yet in Syria, our leaders have been siding with such radical groups in their war against a secular government which respects the rights of religious minorities, including Christians.
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When the bombs of Al-Qaeda or their affiliates go off in Syria and innocent people are killed there is no condemnation from our leaders: their only condemnation has been of the secular Syrian government which is fighting radical Islamists and which our leaders and elite media commentators are desperate to have toppled. I'm confused. Can anyone help me?
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Then there's gay rights. We are told that Russia is a very bad and backward country because it has passed a law against promoting homosexuality to minors. Yet our leaders who boycotted the Winter Olympics in Sochi because of this law visit Gulf states where homosexuals can be imprisoned or even executed, and warmly embrace the rulers there, making no mention of the issue of gay rights.
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Surely the imprisonment or execution of gay people is far worse than a law which forbids promotion of homosexuality to minors? Why, if they are genuinely concerned about gay rights, do our leaders attack Russia and not countries that imprison or execute gay people? I'm confused. Can anyone help me?
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We are told in lots of newspaper articles that the Hungarian ultra-nationalist party Jobbik is very bad and that its rise is a cause of great concern, even though it is not even in the government, or likely to be. But neo-Nazis and ultra-nationalists do hold positions in the new government of Ukraine, which our leaders in the West enthusiastically support and neo-Nazis and the far-right played a key role in the overthrow of Ukraine's democratically elected government in February, a ‘revolution’ cheered on by the West. Why are ultra-nationalists and far-right groups unacceptable in Hungary but very acceptable in Ukraine? I'm confused. Can anyone help me?
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We are told that Russia is an aggressive, imperialist power and that NATO's concerns are about opposing the Russian ‘threat’. But I looked at the map the other day and while I could see lots of countries close to (and bordering) Russia that were members of NATO, the US-led military alliance whose members have bombed and attacked many countries in the last 15 years, I could not see any countries close to America that were part of a Russian-military alliance, or any Russian military bases or missiles situated in foreign countries bordering or close to the US. Yet Russia, we are told, is the ‘aggressive one’. I'm confused. Can anyone help me?

16.4.14

Onward Russia

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Russia MUST immediately increase the number of Spetnaz, FSB units and Cossak militia in Ukraine to 100,000 or more with war  materials for a further 500,000 recruited from Russian Ukraine's population of males, females and children. The actions for which that must not be officially declared.

It is a supreme weakness to attend peace talks, and conferences with the enemy, under a posture of law abiding reasonableness whilst the Neanderthals conspire to butcher Russians and Russian speaking Ukrainians in the Eastern part of that 'Country'.

Russia has announced that it will spend $800 billion on conventional weapons between 2013--2018.....so let us see these weapons systems being used where it matters immediately......protecting Russians in Eastern Ukraine.

One is not asking for big high profile weapons systems with made in Russia stamps on them.

Russians in Russia MUST be protected, even if preemptly.

We must not behave like Comrade Stalin in June 1941, being directed by his master Victor Rothschild.......only to find that he was a 'lessor brethren.'

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Washington Drives The World To War
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By Paul Craig Roberts at Information Clearing House
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The CIA director was sent to Kiev to launch a military suppression of the Russian separatists in the eastern and southern portions of Ukraine, former Russian territories for the most part that were foolishly attached to the Ukraine in the early years of Soviet rule.(Lenin and Khrushchev-----The Soviet Union was anti Russian, run by Jews. It killed many Ukrainians ALSO for which to this day many Western Ukrainians are justly very angry. Finally the Jewish Soviets allowed Ukraine to be the biggest occupied battle ground of entire WWII )
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Washington’s plan to grab Ukraine overlooked that the Russian and Russian-speaking parts of Ukraine were not likely to go along with their insertion into the EU and NATO while submitting to the persecution of Russian speaking peoples.
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Washington has lost Crimea, from which Washington intended to eject Russia from its Black Sea naval base. Instead of admitting that its plan for grabbing Ukraine has gone amiss, Washington is unable to admit a mistake and, therefore, is pushing the crisis to more dangerous levels.
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If Ukraine dissolves into secession with the former Russian territories reverting to Russia, Washington will be embarrassed that the result of its coup in Kiev was to restore the Russian provinces of Ukraine to Russia.  To avoid this embarrassment, Washington is pushing the crisis toward war.
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The CIA director instructed Washington’s hand-picked stooge government in Kiev to apply to the United Nations for help in repelling “terrorists” who with alleged Russian help are allegedly attacking Ukraine. In Washington’s vocabulary, self-determination is a sign of Russian interference. As the UN is essentially a Washington-financed organization, Washington will get what it wants.
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The Russian government has already made it completely clear some weeks ago that the use of violence against protesters in eastern and southern Ukraine would compel the Russian government to send in the Russian army to protect Russians, just as Russia had to do in South Ossetia when Washington instructed its Georgian puppet ruler to attack Russian peacekeeping troops and Russian residents of South Ossetia.
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Washington knows that the Russian government cannot stand aside while one of Washington’s puppet states attacks Russians.  Yet, Washington is pushing the crisis to war.
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The danger for Russia is that the Russian government will rely on diplomacy, international organizations, international cooperation, and on the common sense and self-interest of German politicians and politicians in other of Washington’s European puppet states.
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For Russia this could be a fatal mistake. 
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There is no good will in Washington, only mendacity. 
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Russian delay provides Washington with time to build up forces on Russia’s borders and in the Black Sea and to demonize Russia with propaganda and whip up the US population into a war frenzy.  The latter is already occurring.
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Kerry has made it clear to Lavrov that Washington is not listening to Russia. As Washington pays well, Washington’s European puppets are also not listening to Russia. Money is more important to European politicians than humanity’s survival. 
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In my opinion, Washington does not want the Ukraine matters settled in a diplomatic and reasonable way. 
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It might be the case that Russia’s best move is immediately to occupy the Russian territories of Ukraine and re-absorb the territories into Russia from whence they came. 
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This should be done before the US and its NATO puppets are prepared for war. 
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It is more difficult for Washington to start a war when the objects of the war have already been lost. 
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Russia will be demonized with endless propaganda from Washington whether or not Russia re-absorbs its traditional territories. If Russia allows these territories to be suppressed by Washington, the prestige and authority of the Russian government will collapse. Perhaps that is what Washington is counting on.
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If Putin’s government stands aside while Russian Ukraine is suppressed, Putin’s prestige will plummet, and Washington will finish off the Russian government by putting into action its many hundreds of Washington-financed NGOs that the Russian government has so foolishly tolerated.  Russia is riven with Washington’s Fifth columns.
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In my opinion, the Russian and Chinese governments have made serious strategic mistakes by remaining within the US dollar-based international payments system. The BRICS and any others with a brain should instantly desert the dollar system, which is a mechanism for US imperialism. The countries of the BRICS should immediately create their own separate payments system and their own exclusive communications/Internet system.
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Russia and China have stupidly made these strategic mistakes, because reeling from communist failures and oppressions, they naively assumed that Washington was pure, that Washington was committed to its propagandistic self-description as the upholder of law, justice, mercy,and  human rights.
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In fact, Washington, the “exceptional, indispensable country,” is committed to its hegemony over the world. Russia, China, and Iran are in the way of Washington’s hegemony and are targeted for attack.
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The attack on Russia is mounting.
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Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. His latest books are, The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and How America Was Lost. http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/

15.4.14

Poorly managed India

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India is a poorly managed country, that is over populated. It contains 1200 million people, where 500 million would have been better.

Its elite is a thoroughly Anglophile, foreign educated group whose money is abroad and their souls, also in the West. This is confirmed by 'Bollywood' movies where the stars prance around clappy happy with awful songs in nice Western locations.

India elite language is English. In India you are not smart and part of the ruling class unless you speak Inglish...have a bank account in the West; send your children to be educated there; take your favorite loot money shopping sprees in the West.

India STILL proudly celebrates the utterly evil British empire which claimed the lives of 30 million Indians between 1757--1947. Even though to this day elements of the British state, linked to the Rothschild say that everything in India is worthless with a snooty racist menace.......in comparison to Malaysia...China....Mongolia...North Korea....Indonesia.

The Third World Indian military official language is English.

India was 'given independence' and did not fight for it.

The wrong crowd controls the STATE.

Now according to CIA/State Department dictates Communal Modi must be the next PM of the country. The Indian Anglophile elite enables Western manipulation/penetration of the Indian State. CIA assets in Congress have gone silent as Modi takes over.....Chidambaram, Sonia, ManMohan Singh and all the other CIA assets. The rest of Congress make childish jibes against the former cha wallah which makes the average voters eyes roll against Congress.

Modi is of low working class background, with a chamar appearance and thus cannot offer anything of significance to India. He served in the Fascist RSS and obtained an university education through his connections to the RSS. He is beholden to the RSS, and all his utterances points in that direction. A man who sold tea near railway stations. A man energized by hate, and nothing more. A man with with close links to Israel. A man who is butch gay.

BUT India is fed up with CORRUPTION, misgovernance.....and mesmerized naively by Modi's bold simplistic assertions that hark back to a yearning for a warrior king. They have watched too many Bollywood movies and RSS type ZEE TV mass hypnosis diabolical religious based drama's that target North India. The Anglophied media is behind Modi.

If Modi becomes PM he may destroy India. Talking tough in Gujjiland is one thing, but FOR THE OF WHOLE INDIA, as its PM quite another. We will see internal strife....that which energizes and focuses the butch gay mind of Modi. AND what of delicate relations with China, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka and pro-India Bangladesh?

The Indian military is a grossly mismanaged, poorly equipped, thoroughly distrusted institution that is held in utter contempt by all political parties in India, including the 'patriotic' BJP. In such a scenario it should not be tested against any of its neighbors under butch gay Modi.

MASS BJP CORRUPTION.....in case we forget.





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India ninth biggest military spender in world



India is the world's ninth biggest military spender, sandwiched between Germany-Japan on one side and South Korea-Italy on the other, in the latest list for the 15 countries with the highest defence expenditure.

While this may gladden some hawkish hearts here, it's also quite true that India simply does not get the biggest bang for its buck despite being the only country that shares two long, unresolved borders with nuclear-armed neighbours, with whom it has fought wars in the past.

But first the data released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on Monday. As per the noted think-tank, the world military expenditure fell to $1.75 trillion in 2013 — a dip of 1.9% in real terms from 2012 — due to cutbacks by the US and other western countries.

The fall in military expenditure by the US, by far the largest spender with $640 billion in 2013, can be traced to the end of the Iraq war, launch of the Afghanistan drawdown and planned budgetary cuts. Austerity measures amid a slowdown have hit defence spending in western and central European nations.

China, Russia and Saudi Arabia, the next three on the list, substantially hiked their military budgets in 2013. Saudi Arabia, with an eye on Shia-led Iran but also as a hedge against an internal Arab Spring-like uprising, has jumped over UK, Japan and France to take fourth position.

"The increase in military spending in emerging and developing countries continues unabated. While in some cases, it's the natural result of economic growth or a response to genuine security needs. In other cases, it represents a squandering of natural resource revenues, the dominance of autocratic regimes, or emerging regional arms races," said Sam Perlo-Freeman of SIPRI.

India, of course, cannot afford to lower its guard against both China and Pakistan. Military experts here, in fact, have long demanded the country spend 3% of its GDP on defence, instead of letting it wallow around 1.8% like it currently does.

There are other problems as well. India has the world's second-largest standing army with 1.18 million soldiers, and a navy and air force in the top five, but its armed forces suffer from a poor teeth-to-tail ratio with "fighting elements" being outstripped by "support" ones.

The ongoing raising of the new mountain strike corps against China will add another 90,000 soldiers to the fold. The annual defence budget already hovers around 60:40 in favour of revenue expenditure (day-to-day running costs, salaries) as compared to the capital (modernization, acquisition of new weapon systems) one.

Moreover, the miserable failure to build a strong domestic defence-industrial base has meant that India remains the world's largest arms importer, with 65% of its military hardware and software being sourced from abroad.

"Most acquisitions are done in a muddled manner, with no long-term strategic plan to systematically build military capabilities with proper inter-Service prioritization. The long delays in decision-making lead to huge cost escalations in virtually every project," said a senior official.

As if all this was not enough, recurring arms scandals derail crucial projects time and again. Consequently, India might be spending a lot but its armed forces continue to grapple with big operational gaps ranging from mountain howitzers, night-vision devices, air defence weapons to fighters, helicopters, mortars...AND strategic infrastructure.

10.4.14

ZIONIST Project for a New American Century 2000...going Peachy and Swell

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Under the cloke and banner of American imperialism, Eretz Israel will be created....an existing Empire for America and a new one for Israel.


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Is the US or the World Coming to an End?


By Paul Craig Roberts at Infowars.com
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2014 is shaping up as a year of reckoning for the United States.




Two pressures are building on the US dollar. One pressure comes from the Federal Reserve’s declining ability to rig the price of gold as Western gold supplies shrivel and market knowledge of the Fed’s illegal price rigging spreads. The evidence of massive amounts of naked shorts being dumped into the paper gold futures market at times of day when trading is thin is unequivocal. It has become obvious that the price of gold is being rigged in the futures market in order to protect the dollar’s value from QE.
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The other pressure arises from the Obama regime’s foolish threats of sanctions on Russia. Other countries are no longer willing to tolerate Washington’s abuse of the world dollar standard. 
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Washington uses the dollar-based international payments system to inflict damage on the economies of countries that resist Washington’s political hegemony.
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Russia and China have had enough. As I have reported and as Peter Koenig reports here http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article38165.htm Russia and China are disconnecting their international trade from the dollar. Henceforth, Russia will conduct its trade, including the sale of oil and natural gas to Europe, in rubles and in the currencies of its BRICS partners.
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This means a big drop in the demand for US dollars and a corresponding drop in the dollar’s exchange value.
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As John Williams (shadowstats.com) has made clear, the US economy has not recovered from the downturn in 2008 and has weakened further. The vast majority of the US population is hard pressed from the lack of income growth for years. As the US is now an import-dependent economy, a drop in the dollar’s value will raise US prices and push living standards lower.
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All evidence points to US economic failure in 2014, and that is the conclusion of John Williams’ April 9 report.
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This year could also see the breakup of NATO and even the EU. Washington’s reckless coup in Ukraine and threat of sanctions against Russia have pushed its NATO puppet states onto dangerous ground. Washington misjudged the reaction in Ukraine to its overthrow of the elected democratic government and imposition of a stooge government. Crimea quickly departed Ukraine and rejoined Russia. Other former Russian territories in Ukraine might soon follow. Protesters in Lugansk, Donetsk, and Kharkov are demanding their own referendums. Protesters have declared the Donetsk People’s Republic and Kharkov People’s Republic. Washington’s stooge government in Kiev has threatened to put the protests down with violence. http://rt.com/news/eastern-ukraine-violence-threats-405/ Washington claims that the protests are organized by Russia, but no one believes Washington, not even its Ukrainian stooges.
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Russian news reports have identified US mercenaries among the Kiev force that has been sent to put down the separatists in eastern Ukraine. A member of the right-wing, neo-Nazi Fatherland Party in the Kiev parliament has called for shooting the protesters dead.
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Violence against the protesters is likely to bring in the Russian Army and result in the return to Russia of its former territories in Eastern Ukraine that were attached to Ukraine by the Soviet Communist Party.(Lenin and Khrushchev)
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With Washington out on a limb issuing threats hand over fist, Washington is pushing Europe into two highly undesirable confrontations. Europeans do not want a war with Russia over Washington’s coup in Kiev, and Europeans understand that any real sanctions on Russia, if observed, would do far more damage to Europeans. Within the EU, growing economic inequality among the countries, high unemployment, and stringent economic austerity imposed on poorer members have produced enormous strains. Europeans are in no mood to bear the brunt of a Washington-orchestrated conflict with Russia. While Washington presents Europe with war and sacrifice, Russia and China offer trade and friendship. Washington will do its best to keep European politicians bought-and-paid-for and in line with Washington’s policies, but the downside for Europe of going along with Washington is now much larger.
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Across many fronts, Washington is emerging in the world’s eye as duplicitous, untrustworthy, and totally corrupt. 
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A Securities and Exchange Commission prosecuting attorney, James Kidney used the occasion of his retirement to reveal that higher ups had squelched his prosecutions of Goldman Sachs and other “banks too big to fail/Jail,” because his SEC bosses were not focused on justice but “on getting high-paying jobs after their government service” by protecting the banks from prosecution for their illegal actions. http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/09/65578/
. Cossack at the turn of the 19th/20th century
The US Agency for International Development has been caught trying to use social media to overthrow the government of Cuba. http://rt.com/news/cuba-usaid-senate-zunzuneo-241/
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This audacious recklessness comes on top of Washington’s overthrow of the Ukrainian government, the NSA spying scandal, Seymour Hersh’s investigative report that the Sarin gas attack in Syria was a false flag event arranged by NATO member Turkey in order to justify a US military attack on Syria, Washington’s forcing down Bolivian President Evo Morales’ presidential plane to be searched, Saddam Hussein’s “weapons of mass destruction,” the misuse of the Libyan no-fly resolution for military attack, and on and on....and on and on. ...and on and on. ....
and on and on.
.Cossacks during the civil war
Essentially, Washington has so badly damaged other countries’ confidence in the judgment and integrity of the US government that the world has lost its belief in US leadership. Washington is reduced to threats and bribes and increasingly presents itself as a bully.
The self-inflicted hammer blows to Washington’s credibility have taken a toll. The most serious blow of all is the dawning realization everywhere that Washington’s crackpot conspiracy theory of 9/11 is false. Large numbers of independent experts as well as more than one hundred first responders have contradicted every aspect of Washington’s absurd conspiracy theory. No aware person believes that a few Saudi Arabians, who could not fly airplanes, operating without help from any intelligence agency, outwitted the entire National Security State, not only all 16 US intelligence agencies but also all intelligence agencies of NATO and Israel as well.
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Nothing worked on 9/11. Airport security failed four times in one hour, more failures in one hour than have occurred during the other 116,232 hours of the 21st century combined. For the first time in history the US Air Force could not get interceptor fighters off the ground and into the sky. For the first time in history Air Traffic Control lost airliners for up to one hour and did not report it. For the first time in history low temperature, short-lived, fires on a few floors caused massive steel structures to weaken and collapse. For the first time in history 3 skyscrapers fell at essentially free fall acceleration without the benefit of controlled demolition removing resistance from below.
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Two-thirds of Americans fell for this crackpot story. The left-wing fell for it, because they saw the story as the oppressed striking back at America’s evil empire. The right-wing fell for the story, because they saw it as the demonized Muslims striking out at American goodness. President George W. Bush expressed the right-wing view very well: “They hate us for our freedom and democracy.”
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But no one else believed it, least of all the Italians. Italians had been informed some years previously about government false flag events when their President revealed the truth about secret Operation Gladio. Operation Gladio was an operation run by the CIA and Italian intelligence during the second half of the 20th century to set off bombs that would kill European women and children in order to blame communists and, thereby, erode support for European communist parties.
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Italians were among the first to make video presentations challenging Washington’s crackpot story of 9/11. The ultimate of this challenge is the 1 hour and 45 minute film, “Zero.” You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU961SGps8g&feature=youtu.be
Zero was produced as a film investigating 9/ll by the Italian company Telemaco. Many prominent people appear in the film along with independent experts. Together, they disprove every assertion made by the US government regarding its explanation of 9/11.
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The film was shown to the European parliament.
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It is impossible for anyone who watches this film to believe one word of the official explanation of 9/11.
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The conclusion is increasingly difficult to avoid that elements of the US government blew up three New York skyscrapers in order to destroy Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, and Hezbollah and to launch the US on the neoconservatives agenda of US world hegemony.
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China and Russia protested but accepted Libya’s destruction even though it was to their own detriment. But Iran became a red line. Washington was blocked, so Washington decided to cause major problems for Russia in Ukraine in order to distract Russia from Washington’s agenda elsewhere.
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China has been uncertain about the trade-offs between its trade surpluses with the US and Washington’s growing encirclement of China with naval and air bases. China has come to the conclusion that China has the same enemy as Russia has–Washington.
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One of two things is likely: Either the US dollar will be abandoned and collapse in value, thus ending Washington’s superpower status and Washington’s threat to world peace, or Washington will lead its puppets into military conflict with Russia and China. The outcome of such a war would be far more devastating than the collapse of the US dollar.