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"Ok George - I mean Mr. Soros, so what's plan C??"

These are sad days in Washington and Wall Street. The once unchallenged sole Superpower at the collapse of the Soviet Union some quarter century ago is losing its global influence so rapidly that most would not have predicted anything comparable six months ago. The key actor who has catalyzed a global defiance of Washington as Sole Superpower is Vladimir Putin, Russia's President. This is the real background to the surprise visit of US Secretary of State John Kerry to Sochi to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and then a four hour talk with "Satan" himself, Putin.


Far from a "reset" try, Washington's hapless geopolitical strategists are desperately trying to find a better way to bring the Russian Bear to her knees.

A flash back to December 2014 is instructive to understand why the US Secretary of State holds out an apparent olive branch to Russia's Putin at this juncture. At that point, Washington appeared about to pin Russia to the ground, with its precision targeted financial sanctions and its deal with Saudi Arabia to collapse oil prices. In mid-December the Ruble was in free fall against the dollar. Oil prices were similarly plummeting down to $45 a barrel from $107 only six months earlier. As Russia is strongly dependent on oil and gas export revenues for its state finances, and Russian companies held huge dollar debt obligations abroad, the situation was bleak as seen from inside the Kremlin.

Comment: This is certainly one way to read Kerry and Nuland's visit to Sochi, and probably close to the truth. The peace overtures are just surface narrative designed to give Russians and others the impression that cooler heads are prevailing in Washington - when, in fact, the cooler heads - whoever they are - are either dupes of their own horrible thinking and manipulations, or, being maneuvered to seem tamed and docile by the rabid dogs of war, chaos and conquest that really run the show in the U.S. Or both.

See also: Surprised? US has launched a new assault against Russia


Red Flag

Under shadow of trade deal, US pesticide lobby pressured EU to dump toxic pesticide rules

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Opposition to the TTIP spans Europe.
Under pressure from the U.S. and agrochemical industry lobbyists and amid ongoing negotiations for a controversial trade deal, the European Union dropped planned rules that could have led to the banning of 31 pesticides containing hazardous chemicals, a new investigative report has revealed.

The probe, led by the Brussels-based research and watchdog group Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO) and French journalist Stephane Horel, exposes how corporate lobby groups like the American Chemistry Council, CropLife America, and the American Chambers of Commerce, mobilized to stop the EU from taking action on hormone (endocrine) disrupting chemicals (EDCs)—known to have significant health and environmental impacts.

According to the report—titled A Toxic Affair: How the Chemical Lobby Blocked Action on Hormone Disrupting Chemicals (pdf)—the examination of evidence "sheds light on how corporations and their lobby groups have used numerous tactics from the corporate lobbying playbook: scaremongering, evidence-discrediting, and delaying tactics as well as the ongoing [TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, or TTIP] negotiations as a leverage."

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Eye 1

U.S. partially lifts sanctions to create 'uncontrolled access point' via the exportation of communications software, services

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The US Treasury permitted the export of communications software and services to Crimea, in a move similar to its partial lifting of the embargo against Cuba earlier this year.

The US Treasury Department authorized the export of social media and communications software and services to the Russian region of Crimea on Friday.

Although Crimea already has many Internet users and bloggers who document changes and conditions on the peninsula, the explanatory note states that the new action "is in U.S. national security and foreign policy interests because it helps create a potentially uncontrolled access point." The United States does not consider Crimea to be a part of Russia, but rather a part of Ukraine that it has enacted an embargo against, similar to one previously enacted over Cuba.

"In addition, creating an opportunity for people in the Crimea region of Ukraine to draw attention to these issues may also encourage other countries to join with the United States and other like-minded countries currently imposing sanctions on Russia," the explanatory note to the new act states.

Snakes in Suits

Clinton e-mails reveal Washington's obsession with overthrowing Qaddafi government in Libya

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A cache of 296 e-mails to and from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton released by the State Department on Friday reveal US officials working overtime to orchestrate the fall of a foreign government.

On March 27, 2011, Clinton's longtime close adviser Sidney Blumenthal briefed her about allied special forces activities to undermine then Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

"An extremely sensitive source added that the rebels are receiving direct assistance and training from a small number of Egyptian Special Forces units, while French and British Special Operations troops are working out of bases in Egypt, along the Libyan border," Blumenthal wrote to Clinton.

Blumenthal was never hired by the State Department in any office capacity, but he was one of Clinton's closest and most influential advisers, the published e-mails reveal.

"These troops are overseeing the transfer of weapons and supplies to the rebels," he added.

Comment: So here it is in the open. The U.S. does not care about democracy or a country's sovereignty. If they don't overtly invade and occupy a country, they will covertly work behind the scenes creating a false opposition and funding rebels to destabilize countries. Does that sound like the kind of country that our media outlets falsely portray America as?


Newspaper

ISIS complains about 'conspiracy theories' claiming that the group is a puppet in the hands of western intelligence agencies

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An image grab taken from a propaganda video released on March 17, 2014 by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)'s al-Furqan Media allegedly shows ISIL fighters at an undisclosed location in the Anbar province
The Islamic State (Isis) group has released a new issue of its slick propaganda magazine Dabiq, featuring articles justifying the enslavement of Yazidi girls and condemning conspiracy theorists, as well as a report by British hostage John Cantlie.

The 79-page English language publication's ninth issue, titled They Plot And Allah Plots, opens with a front-page photo of US Secretary of State John Kerry posing with Arab foreign ministers after talks on an anti-IS coalition in Saudi Arabia in September last year.

The picture is followed by a piece praising a botched jihadi attack on a Texas cartoon contest, carried out by two self-professed IS sympathisers, earlier in May.

The gunmen, named as Elton Simpson, 30, and Nadir Soofi, 34, were shot dead by a police officer guarding the event organised by hard-line conservatives critical of Islam at Garland's Curtis Culwell Centre near Dallas.

The publication also features an article suggesting that the terror group is losing militants to conspiracy theories.

Titled Conspiracy Theory Shirk (Sin) the piece implies that some fighters have grown delusional because of conjectures saying that IS is a puppet in the hands of western intelligence agencies.

"If the mujahedeen liberated territory occupied by the kuffar [infidels], they would say that the kuffar allowed them to do so because kafir [disbelievers] interests' necessitated a prolonged war," the article reads.

"According to these theorists, almost all the events of the world were somehow linked back to the kuffar, their intelligence agencies, research, technology, and co-conspirators! Conspiracy theories have thereby become an excuse to abandon jihad."

Comment: You just can't make this stuff up. These ISIS publications are eerily becoming more and more similar to Western media propaganda.

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Bad Guys

Islamic State kills 400, mostly women & children, in Palmyra

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Historical city of Palmyra, Syria.
Islamic State militants have killed at least 400 people in Syria's ancient city of Palmyra, mostly women and children, Syrian state television said Sunday, citing residents.

According to Reuters, opposition activists on social media claimed that hundreds of bodies were in the streets of the city.

Islamic State militants have entered Syria's historic city of Palmyra, a UNESCO landmark, earlier this week after gaining full control over the city. The UN human rights office said Thursday that one-third of Palmyra's population of 200,000 have fled the city, although there have also been reports of government forces preventing civilians from leaving until they had abandoned the town themselves.

Comment: Such a tragedy. How much longer can Syria withstand the slaughter?


Георгиевская ленточка

Aleksey Mozgovoi, leader of Lugansk "Ghost" militia assassinated

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Prominent Lugansk militia leader Aleksey Mozgovoi was assassinated by unknown gunmen on Saturday after the vehicle he was traveling in ran into an ambush.

Mozgovoi was the head of Lugansk's Prizrak ("Ghost") Brigade militia, one of the most prominent militias in the region.
"This happened at around the same place as where an assassination attempt against Mozgovoi was made on March 7. The ambush took place on the highway between Lugansk and Alchevsk, unknown persons shot at the jeep Mozgovoi and his guards were traveling in. Mozgovoi was seriously injured and died on the spot," a representative of the militia told RIA Novosti.
According to the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic's Deputy General Prosecutor, Mozgovoi was killed alongside six other people. Mozgovoi's entourage included his press secretary and three members of his security detail, according to Russian news site LifeNews.

Mozgovoi was killed when the car he was traveling in ran into an ambush outside the village of Mikhailovka, east of his group's headquarters in Alchevsk, in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic.

Comment: Alexei Mozgovoi fought for all the people of Ukraine. When you hear his appeal to soldiers fighting on both sides, you can see how those leading the death machine in Kiev saw him as a significant threat.




MIB

Unites States' spying affair with Germany is turning sour

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Security officers stand outside the U.S. Embassy in Berlin
The US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has ordered a review of cooperation between the National Security Agency (NSA) and the German intelligence agency BND, Bild newspaper reports.

Citing an unnamed source in US intelligence, Bild says Clapper is unhappy with Berlin's "inability to contain secret data". According to the report, the Bundestag committee on investigating the recent secret service scandals handed some secret documents to the media.

For the US it is "more dangerous than what Snowden did," Bild quoted the source as saying, referring to former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's revelations of worldwide surveillance.

Now, the US secret services are reviewing the areas in which cooperation with the BND can be reduced or ended altogether, the paper reports. Several joint projects have already been canceled, it says.

Gold Coins

Russia will call in Ukraine's $3 billion debt obligations should Kiev default

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Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. Prime Minister Medvedev charged with enforcing repayment of $3 billion in Eurobonds
Vladimir Putin instructed Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to assume control of Ukraine's repayment of its $3-billion debt in Eurobonds that Russia bought in 2013.

Vladimir Putin is one of those rare world leaders that talks straight, and call it like it is. The man is pure realpolitik to the max, and as red pill as you can get.

While the western financial oligarchs fiddle around, trying to find creative wording for what is happening to Ukraine's recent "debt payment moratorium" announcement (call it something, but don't use the word default)...Russia's President breaks it down for all to digest...
"This de facto announcement of a looming default demonstrates that the level of responsibility and professionalism [of the country's leadership] appears to be low, despite the fact that the country is being ran from the outside."
Default...hell yes, let's not kid ourselves.

The icing on the cake..."country is being ran from the outside." Yeah that means you President Pyatt, Queen Nuland and all the CIA analysts currently working out of the Kiev SBU government offices.

Who is to blame for Ukraine's utter and complete meltdown?

All the fools and turncoats who gathered at Maidan (paid by Soros and unpaid as well), who sold out their country for their individual greedy desires. They let the vultures take over and have now destroyed their entire history, present and future.

You all got played...big time!

Comment: It appears that Ukraine is starting to outlive its usefulness to the Empire of Chaos. There is very little inclination to provide it with enough aid to remedy the the damage wrought by Nuland, Soros, et al. The pipe dream of EU membership has cost that country dearly.


Evil Rays

Surprised? US has launched a new assault against Russia

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If someone had the impression that the visit of Secretary of State John Kerry to the town of Sochi, followed by negotiations with Victoria Nuland, his deputy in Moscow, could be regarded as first steps in the direction of normalization of US-Russian relations, they would be deeply mistaken. In short, Washington, particularly the Obama administration, is trying to solve its problems at the expense or rather with the help of Russia, to ensure the victory of Hillary Clinton in the upcoming elections. However, the United States continues to apply pressure on Russia, using a variety of different strategies.

Special attention is now paid to Syria and the weakened regime of Bashar al-Assad in the face of a new armed assault against Damascus. The attempts to trade the support of Syria for a number of concessions on Ukraine and Crimea allegedly made by John Kerry failed. Then Americans attempted blackmail, which is the strategy of choice for Washington in the countries that resist its dictate. On May 19 the Russian embassy in Syria was shelled by militants, presumably Jaysh al-Islam, which resulted in one of the shells exploding in the main building of the diplomatic mission. Fortunately, there was nobody there in the room destroyed by the explosion. Immediately after the attack the State Department swiftly condemned this act of terrorism. But we all are well aware of the fact that the "southern front" operating in the suburbs of the Syrian capital is controlled by Jordan with a certain amount of US assistance, unlike the "northern front" guided by Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The shelling of the Russian embassy - is clearly a signal to Russia that it should abandon its support of the Syrian regime.

Comment: If it is so supremely obvious to many observers - like the author of the above article - that the U.S. is up to its old tricks in proposing some sort of new working partnership with the Russian leadership, imagine how many steps ahead of the U.S. Russia is in anticipating just this sort of bullshit - and planning for what its enemies are so clearly actually doing. 'Ye shall know them by their fruits' it says in the bible: the fruits of U.S. have never been so clearly toxic to the world at large as it is today - to anyone paying attention to them of course.