LAURA KNIGHT-JADCZYK AND JOE QUINN
Putin blamed for #MH17 to launch attack on BRICS creation of real world bank to replace US fake world bank
Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:51 CEST
Comment: Great presentation. One criticism though: The suggestion that the BRICS alternative was part of some plan all along to crash the dollar and end US hegemony, implying that the Russia-China alliance will be a case of 'meet the new boss, same as the old', may be one conspiracy too many.
It probably would be in the long-term, especially given historical patterns and the socio-biological fact that psychopaths rise to the top. Brutal oligarchy is the norm on this planet. We've been in a US-UK-dominated system for some 300 years now, so it's all we know.
But that also means that we can't project that experience onto a potential world system led by a Russian-Chinese financial-political-cultural alliance, which would at least begin on a fairer platform than rapacious Western 'free trade'.
Judging by their actions thus far - towards their own people and others - the Russians and Chinese appear to mean it when they say they want to introduce new, fair, genuinely humanitarian international norms.
On July 17th, 2014 two major events took place: Malaysian flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine, presumably by a missile, and Israel began a ground invasion of Gaza. Israel's invasion was granted an almost complete media blackout. The MH17 tragedy, however, got full coverage, and was immediately propagandized. (This in spite of the fact that far more civilians have been killed by Israel's bombardment of Gaza over the past few weeks.)
The U.S. government and the western media pinned the responsibility for the MH17 tragedy on Russia within minutes, long before investigators had time to even arrive at the scene, much less provide any actual conclusions. Then came an all out information war, with lies, omissions and disinformation coming from all sides.
The geopolitical implications of this event should not be underestimated. If this was ever in doubt, the fact that Obama just sent military advisers to Ukraine to help Kiev in its assault against the east should make it very clear. Depending on how much mileage Washington can get out of it, the downing of flight MH17 could end up being extremely pivotal.
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00 CEST
With astonishing unanimity, NATO leaders feign surprise at events they planned months in advance. Events that they deliberately triggered are being misrepresented as sudden, astonishing, unjustified "Russian aggression". The United States and the European Union undertook an aggressive provocation in Ukraine that they knew would force Russia to react defensively, one way or another.
They could not be sure exactly how Russian president Vladimir Putin would react when he saw that the United States was manipulating political conflict in Ukraine to install a pro-Western government intent on joining NATO. This was not a mere matter of a "sphere of influence" in Russia's "near abroad", but a matter of life and death to the Russian Navy, as well as a grave national security threat on Russia's border.
A trap was thereby set for Putin. He was damned if he did, and damned if he didn't. He could underreact, and betray Russia's basic national interests, allowing NATO to advance its hostile forces to an ideal attack position.
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 11:07 CEST
Inspectors who came to check the state of Russian troops along the Ukrainian borders have found no violations, Russia's Ministry of Defense said. This came as a response to the US alleging 15,000 Russian troops have amassed in the area.
"It has come to our attention that new allegations by top US officials as to the alleged amassing of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border have been voiced," the statement by the Defense Ministry read, following allegations by the US Permanent Representative to NATO, Douglas Lute, and State Department spokeswoman, Marie Harf.
"The last four months have witnessed 18 separate inspections along the Ukrainian border with the Russian Federation, all in line with the Vienna Open Skies Treaty and the Vienna agreement of 2011."
The statement goes on to list the international makeup of those inspections, which included representatives from the US, as well as NATO and Ukraine. The inspections also included flybys and visits to any military units that might have aroused suspicion.
the reference frame
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00 CEST
US General Dempsey: Putin May 'Light a Fire' He Can't Stop in UkraineI could go on and on and on, for hours. Vladimir Putin is perhaps the next Adolf Hitler, maybe Adolf Hitler on steroids. He must have personally shot the Dutch airplane down, too.
Dempsey: Putin's Moves Like 1939 Poland
Putin's voracious appetite is not sated
Putin's Pal [a nasty attack against Stephen Cohen]
Putin's inner circle sheds light on his "sinister, lonely life"
The growing calls to strip Putin and Russia of the 2018 World Cup
Putin's Crime, Europe's Cowardice
Vladimir Putin is responsible for shooting down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. His next move will matter most of all.
Comment: Currently there is a controversy going on about the identity of the woman in the above picture.
Mystery of Putin's daughter deepens after Russian embassy claims widely-used image of her with Kremlin leader is someone else
Whether she is Maria Putin or not, It is disheartening to see how western establishments goes after the family members of the politicians whom they want to take advantage of and use the same false flag tactics in the process.
By 'punishing' France, U.S. has accelerated dollar's death - Top European banker sez we're heading towards 'multipolar world'
Sat, 05 Jul 2014 09:04 CEST
Noyer: BNP Case Will Encourage 'Diversification' From Dollar
Here is the full google translated segment:
Q. Doesn't the role of the dollar as an international currency create systemic risk?In other words, the head of the French central bank, and ECB member, Christian Noyer, just issued a direct threat to the world's reserve currency (for now), the US Dollar.
Noyer: Beyond [the BNP] case, increased legal risks from the application of U.S. rules to all dollar transactions around the world will encourage a diversification from the dollar. BNP Paribas was the occasion for many observers to remember that there has been a number of sanctions and that there would certainly be others in the future. A movement to diversify the currencies used in international trade is inevitable. Trade between Europe and China does not need to use the dollar and may be read and fully paid in euros or renminbi. Walking towards a multipolar world is the natural monetary policy, since there are several major economic and monetary powerful ensembles. China has decided to develop the renminbi as a settlement currency. The Bank of France was behind the popular ECB-PBOC swap and we have just concluded a memorandum on the creation of a system of offshore renminbi clearing in Paris. We have very strong cooperation with the PBOC in this field. But these changes take time. We must not forget that it took decades after the United States became the world's largest economy for the dollar to replace the British pound as the first international currency. But the phenomenon of U.S. rules expanding to all USD-denominated transactions around the world can have an accelerating effect.
Comment: U.S. domination is pretty much coming to an end. Collapse is inevitable. Are you prepared?
Listen to one of Sott's recent interviews with Dmitry Olrov where they discuss the lessons of societal collapse.
- End of the $Dollar: France lashes out against US dollar, calls for 'rebalancing' of world currencies
- Money talks! France responds to US BNP fine, will train hundreds of Russian seamen to operate French-made warship
A UN Security Council resolution, unanimously adopted on Monday, urges a "full, thorough and independent international investigation" into the MH17 crash.
But for some it's already clear who is to blame.
"...this is a direct result of Russia destabilizing a sovereign state, violating its territorial integrity, backing thuggish militias and training and arming them," British Prime Minister David Cameron wrote.
"What's happening is really grotesque and it is contrary to everything President Putin and Russia said they would do," US Secretary of State John Kerry said on NBC television.
"Russian-controlled territory, Russian-backed rebels, quite likely a Russian-supplied weapon - Russia can't wash its hands of this," Australian PM Tony Abbott believes.
Western mass media, so sure of the Kremlin's hand in whatever bad things happen in Ukraine, has lately switched from calling anti-government forces in the east of the country pro-Russian to plainly Russian separatists.
Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:17 CEST
Some of the controversial "sting" operations "were proposed or led by informants", bordering on entrapment by law enforcement. Yet the courtroom obstacles to proving entrapment are significant, one of the reasons the stings persist.
The lengthy report, released on Monday by Human Rights Watch, raises questions about the US criminal justice system's ability to respect civil rights and due process in post-9/11 terrorism cases. It portrays a system that features not just the sting operations but secret evidence, anonymous juries, extensive pretrial detentions and convictions significantly removed from actual plots.
"In some cases the FBI may have created terrorists out of law-abiding individuals by suggesting the idea of taking terrorist action or encouraging the target to act," the report alleges.
Comment: There is a clear motivate here, between the lines. The authorities wish to project the 'reality' of a 'terror threat' to keep the people afraid and justify military invasions overseas to accrue more wealth to themselves. It does not require a large leap of logic to see how the same authorities would, on occasion, not only manufacture 'terror plots' but also carry out real terror attacks themselves in the name of the patsies.
See also Sott.net's The SOTT Report on this topic for more details.
The Analyst Report
Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:20 CEST
Throughout his 103-year lifespan, the "father of public relations" was at the pinnacle of his field advising US Presidents Coolidge, Eisenhower, Hoover and Wilson, as well as inventor Thomas Edison, US industrialist Henry Ford and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. He also reportedly refused invitations by Hitler and Franco to work on fascist propaganda campaigns in Europe.
At the end of World War 1 Bernays served as a propagandist for America before going on to work with various government departments and corporations throughout his lifetime, including: the US Department of State, CBS, Procter and Gamble, and the American Tobacco Company, as well as designing the propaganda campaign for the United Fruit Company which led to the CIA coup against the Guatemalan President Jacobo Árbenz in 1954.
Comment: For a more in depth look at the 'Bernays thesis that humans are "rarely aware" of the true motivations and desires powering their actions...' Watch this excellent 4 part series called the The Power of Nightmares/ The Century of Self:
Why? Because the CIA said so. Because Hillary 'We came, we saw, he died' Clinton said so. Because crazy Samantha 'R2P' Power said so - thundering at the UN, everything duly printed by the neo-con infested Washington Post.
Because Anglo-American corporate media - from CNN to Fox (who tried to buy Time Warner, which owns CNN) - said so. Because the President of the United States (POTUS) said so. And mostly because Kiev had vociferously said so in the first place.