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Snakes in Suits

Kerry says Assad must go until we need him to stay

In Washington DC, consistency is considered a vice, never a virtue. It is for this reason that many in Washington, especially the neoconservatives, consider their foreign policy one of virtue. You would think that our political leaders, both in the Republican and Democratic parties, would learn something from the devastating effects of our very inconsistent foreign policy, especially after the last 15 years. The chaos that we have brought to Iraq and Afghanistan should be a loud and clear message to anyone who has ears to hear.

We now get the message from our current Secretary of State John Kerry that it's time to "reignite" negotiations with Assad for the purpose of ending the conflict in Syria. I guess it's better late than never, but after more than four years of us needlessly meddling in the internal affairs of Syria, it's about time. Of course we as Americans, as well as the entire Middle East, would have been better off if we had never adopted the policy in August 2011 that "Assad must go." What is never realized is that, no matter whether we're intervening with good intentions or not, our involvement in countries halfway around the world only makes things worse.

Comment: Hopefully Ron Paul can read Political Ponerology to gain a better understanding of why the US foreign policy is the way it is.

Brick Wall

DPR says amendments to law on Donbas special status are violation of peace plan

© ITAR-TASS/Zurab Javakhadze
Denis Pushilin
The authorities of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) said on Monday a bill on amendments to the law on Donbas special status that has been submitted to the Verkhovna Rada (parliament) is a blatant violation of the complex of measures to implement the Minsk agreements.

"We consider Rada's draft resolution and a bill on amendments to article 10 of the law on the special status of Donbas as flagrant violation of the peace plan approved by the Contact Group and endorsed by the leaders of the Normandy Four. If these documents are passed, it might end up in the frustration of the implementation of the complex of measures and peace settlement in general," Denis Pushilin, DPR's representative in the Contact Group in Ukraine, said in a statement posted on the website of the Donetsk News Agency.

He reminded that in line with provision 4 of the complex of measures the Rada was to issue a list of district enjoying a special status under the law on Donbas special status. "But the draft resolution has no mention of any settlements endowed with a special status," Pushilin said.

Comment: What will the Normandy Four leaders do now?


Information war: Dueling media startups crowdfund opposing views on Russia


Russia vs USSA - Round 5, fight!
Washington says Moscow has a propaganda machine. Moscow says Washington owns American corporate media. Viewers and readers don't know what to believe any more. Something's got to give.

What if you woke up one morning to find America and American ideas in Russia, and irony like a Russian media mogul in America? What if a founding principle of American democracy, like freedom of the press somehow became a bone of contention between two countries?

Good morning, it just happened. Russian journalist and media startup notable Vladimir Yakovlev is crowd funding an alternative news source aimed at "countering the Russian state propaganda machine. Yakovlev, who lives in the US now, was the founder of Russian newspaper Kommersant, and one of the Perestroika publicists who created Russian newspeak back in the 1990s.

What makes this news so interesting though is the twist of the fates that lead an American entrepreneur in Moscow to do exactly the same thing, only in reverse. Entrepreneur and venture capitalist Charles Bausman is editor and publisher of Russia Insider. This alternative news outlet fixated on Russia, "examines western media bias and counters by informing on what corporate media is not reporting." I spoke with Bausman earlier today on his long-range intentions for the new media product. Here's what he had to say;
"We've seen a flood of traffic onto the site which means there is a huge untapped demand which is not being served by existing media. We could easily double or triple the amount of content, and there would be no let-up in traffic, in fact it would probably increase. This can go way beyond Russia, cover other countries, other subjects - the Middle East, NSA leaks, US domestic issues, you name it."

Comment: Russia Insider founder Charles Bausman was recently on the SOTT Radio Network to share his perspective from Moscow on the information war, and promote his website's crowdfunding drive to counter the tsunami of anti-Russian lies coming from the West:

Behind the Headlines: Interview with Charles Bausman, Russia Insider

Red Flag

Former U.S. Intelligence officer: 'Every terrorist attack in the U.S. was a false-flag or egged on by the government'

Robert David Steele - a 20-year Marine Corps infantry and intelligence officer, the second-ranking civilian in U.S. Marine Corps Intelligence, and former CIA clandestine services case officer
Most terrorists are false flag terrorists or are created by our own security services.

In the United States, every single terrorist incident we have had has been a false flag, or has been an informant pushed on by the FBI.

In fact, we now have citizens taking out restraining orders against FBI informants that are trying to incite terrorism.

We've become a lunatic asylum.

Background Nations All Over the World CONFESS to Carrying Out False Flag Terrorism (info on 54 false flags in history)

Government Infiltrates Terror Cells Time and Again ... But Fails to Stop Attacks
Media and other reports on various false flag operation monitoring and response.)
[Note Video: advance to 16.00]

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the business model of the war on terror in which the droning of wedding parties is nothing personal just business. Same goes for de-dollarization as China builds an alternative to SWIFT - nothing personal, just business. In the second half, Max interviews former CIA agent and open source advocate, Robert David Steele, about false flags and moral hazard. [begin at 16:00]

Comment: False flag attacks have always fooled the public into immediate reactionary behavior (according to plan), counting on emotions of horror, outrage, justice and retaliation to prod a lax or complacent society into involvement and action. False flags are despicable manipulations of events, countries and individuals to further a cloaked agenda. Those who suspect an operation to be false flag have been demonized as conspiracy theorists, a tag that has become an automatic dismissal mechanism and smacks of "traitor" innuendo. Many FFs may have come to light sooner had this stigma not been implemented by the PTB as one of its main lines of post-operational deflection. Why? Because no one really wants to believe this happens, especially by their own government.

National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski testified to the Senate that the war on terror is "a mythical historical narrative." -February 1, 2007 Senate Foreign Relations Committee Testimony

War Whore

US government's biggest lie: Ukraine and Putin - Is it really worth a nuclear war?

© Reuters
The American Government's biggest lie in 2002-2003 was about Saddam Hussein and Iraq. We've already seen what that lie produced. It cost the U.S. more than $3 trillion, produced ISIS, and caused death and destruction in Iraq that make Saddam Hussein's dictatorship look benign by comparison. Are Americans still fooling themselves about that? (Some are; but most are not.)

The American Government's biggest lie in 2014-2015 is instead about Vladimir Putin and Ukraine — and it's even worse, and far more dangerous, because this one can very possibly lead to a nuclear war, one with Russia that's totally unnecessary for America's national-security, and that actually places all of our nation's security at risk, for the shameful reasons of aristocrats ("oligarchs") in both the U.S. and Ukraine — not for any real reasons of the American people, at all.

But, that's where we are heading, nonetheless, because America's aristocrats overwhelmingly want it (as will be shown here).


Russia stands by Venezuela against U.S. idiocy and interference

The Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement Thursday in which it voices its solidarity with the Venezuelan people against "Washington's aggressive build-up of political and sanctions pressure on Caracas" and "its democratically elected government."

"We are aware with great concern of the increase in negative tendencies and the destabilization attempts against Venezuela, a country that is united with Russia by very close friendship ties and through a strategic association," the Russian foreign ministry said in press release.

It stresses that the declaration of national emergency announced by the US government against Venezuela is "a threat to democratic stability in that country and can have serious consequences for the situation in Latin America as a whole."

Snakes in Suits

Power play behind regime change in Russia

© Flickr/ Jo Morcom
The Empire of Chaos dream of regime change in Russia has always hinged on controlling large swathes of Eurasia.

With "friends" like European Council President Donald Tusk and top NATO commander Gen. Philip Breedlove, the EU certainly doesn't need enemies.

Gen. Breedhate has been spewing out his best Dr. Strangelove impersonation, warning that evil Russia is invading Ukraine on an everyday basis. The German political establishment is not amused.

Tusk, while meeting with US President Barack Obama, got Divide and Rule backwards; he insisted, "foreign adversaries" were trying to divide the US and the EU - when it's actually the US that is trying to divide the EU from Russia. And right on cue, he blamed Russia — side by side with the fake Caliphate of ISIS/ISIL/Daesh.

Comment: Psychopathic wishful thinking will end in disaster.

War Whore

Washington's policy toward Crimea a denial of reality

Deject Crimeans lamenting their hostile takeover by Russia.
Washington's policy toward Crimea is a denial of reality on the ground, and it will remain as such in the near future, Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity Daniel McAdams told Sputnik.

"The United States foreign policy establishment is in a state of denial about Crimea," McAdams stated on Sunday. "What will that policy be in the foreseeable future? Denial of the political reality that a part of Ukraine did not accept an illegal, Washington-directed coup d'etat and instead chose to secede."

March 16 marks one year since the Crimean peninsula seceded from Ukraine and became a part of Russia after more than 96 percent of local voters supported the move in a referendum. The West refused to recognize Crimea's reunification with Russia claiming it violated Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, and introduced several waves of sanctions targeting the country's economy and certain individuals.

"Though recent, credible polls demonstrate that the overwhelming majority of Crimean residents are pleased to re-join Russia, the US continues to pretend some sort of invasion took place and the residents are hostages," McAdams pointed out.

Comment: Washington is living in its own version of 'reality', thinking that it can continue to bait Russia without suffering any repercussions. However, it is becoming apparent that Putin is getting fed up with Western machinations and is now letting it be known that Russia will not be submitting to its aggression.

Evil Rays

Russian Crimea documentary: Putin says Russia was preparing for full-on war 'if necessary'

© AP
Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting at the Kremlin, in Moscow
Vladimir Putin has said Russia was so fearful of attack at the height of the Ukraine crisis that it was preparing to arm its nuclear weapons, in extraordinary claims aired on state TV on Sunday night.

Amid ongoing Russian media speculation that the President was watching the Crimea documentary from his sickbed, Mr Putin's full interview with Rossiya One provided new insight into his country's involvement in the annexation of the Black Sea peninsula.

In the documentary, which marks a year since the referendum that saw Russia take control of Crimea, Mr Putin described the Ukrainian revolution to oust Viktor Yanukovych in February 2014 as an armed coup "masterminded by our American friends".

Comment: He's right.

He said Washington tried to "trick" the world into thinking the regime change was "supported mostly by the Europeans", according to a translation of the interview on Russia Today.

Comment: Things are heating up. Despite being the anniversary of Crimea's return to Russia, these revelations come at an interesting time: as the timeline for implementation of parts of the Minsk agreements comes to an end. The fact that Putin has made these revelations (Russians are usually very tight-lipped about their operations) seems like it could be part of a larger project: showing the U.S. that Russia will NOT submit to its demands, threats, and transparent aggression.


Putin death rumors a CIA-fabricated internet hoax

TMR Editor's Note:
The screenshot above was taken from a Sunday, March 15th, Reuters article. Please read the last and third paragraph. Whenever the Mainstream Media does decide to post a more accurate account, Reuters is often used to initiate the truth-telling, which is then disseminated more broadly as they did using the Yahoo internet news platform shown here. Where Lake Valdai is mentioned as the current whereabouts of President Putin, it is much more likely that he is at his spiritual retreat site a couple hundred miles north on Lake Ladoga. The following article explains further.

No, Putin is not dead. He's not ill; he is the victim of yet another CIA-fabricated hoax.

Is Valdimir Putin's public absence related to the Russian Orthodox Lenten schedule? The West takes advantage of Putin's religious downtime by circulating a false story regarding his death, when they know he's in his annual Lenten period of monastic silence.

Russian President Faces Biggest Challenges Ever In 2015: Decisions About 9/11 Truth And The Ukraine Require Profound Spiritual Contemplation

Comment: Meanwhile, Putin makes his triumphant 'return'.