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Pepe Escobar on G-20 in Australia: Buffoons vs. the Global South

BRICS Leaders
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(L-R) Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, Chinese President Xi Jinping and South African President Jacob Zuma join their hands at a group photo session during the 6th BRICS summit in Fortaleza July 15, 2014.
Here's the G20 in Australia in a one-liner: a tiny bunch of Anglo-Saxon political buffoons attempts to drown out the Global South.

Countries representing over 85 percent of the world economy get together to (in theory) discuss some really heavy economic/financial issues, and virtually the only thing pitiful Western corporate media blabbers about is Russian President Vladimir Putin cutting an 'isolated figure'.

Well, Washington and its string of puppets did try to turn the G20 into a farce. Fortunately the adults in the room had some business to do.

The five BRICS member-nations - despite their current problems, the G5 that really matters in the world - did meet before the summit, including the 'isolated figure'. Economically, this G5 more than matches the old, decrepit G7.
Red Flag

SOTT EXCLUSIVE: China is onto U.S. regime change tactics

Umbrella revolution
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Though it has a new catchy name, the recent "revolution" in Hong Kong followed a very familiar pattern of US engineered regime change and destabilisation. And the Chinese are well aware of it!
Now we know that Russia knows full well the ways and means of 'regime changing' the empire of chaos uses over and over to ensure its supremacy. This was made clear by Putin in his Valdai Club speech:
Incidentally, at the time, our colleagues [the US] tried to somehow manage these processes, use regional conflicts and design 'colour revolutions' to suit their interests, but the genie escaped the bottle. It looks like the controlled chaos theory fathers themselves do not know what to do with it; there is disarray in their ranks.
China has also been subject to attempts at regime change both in the Xinjiang province in West China and most recently in Hong Kong. The question is how aware are the Chinese of the US role in these protest movements? A recent YouTube video makes it abundantly clear that the Chinese read the geopolitical chess game very well, if the views presented also reflect the views of Chinese people generally. The video maps out 12 steps that the US uses for regime change and goes on to explain how these "regime changes" around the world and the antagonizing of Russia and China follow a pattern that could lead to World War III.

Yoda

Putin on sanctions: Western leaders must have something switched off in their brains

Though Russia has a right to demand an early repayment of its $3 billion loan to Kiev if its total debt exceeds 60 percent of GDP, Moscow has already decided against it, as it wants Ukraine to get on its feet, Vladimir Putin told German ARD channel.

Vladimir Putin answered questions from ARD's Hubert Seipel.

Hubert Seipel: After the Crimea joined Russia, the West expelled Russia from the Group of Eight, this exclusive club of industrial states. At the same time the USA and Great Britain imposed sanctions against Russia. Now you are heading to a G20 summit of the most important industrial states on the planet. The focus there will be on economic growth and employment. Russian Finance Minister said the following about your country: "There is no more growth and unemployment is set to increase. The sanctions are starting to have an effect: both the ruble and the oil price have set anti‑records." This is the exact opposite of what you are going to speak about in Brisbane. The forecast of attaining 2 percent growth in Russia is unfeasible. Other countries are in the same situation. This crisis has a counter‑productive character, including for the upcoming summit, wouldn't you say?

Vladimir Putin: You mean the Ukrainian crisis?

Hubert Seipel: Yes.

Vladimir Putin: Of course, who could benefit from it? You wanted to know how the situation is evolving and what our expectations are. Of course we expect the situation to change for the better. Of course we expect the Ukrainian crisis to end. Of course we want to have normal relations with our partners, including in the United States and Europe. Of course, the situation with the so-called sanctions is damaging for the global economy (it is damaging for us and it is damaging for global economy as well) and it is damaging for the Russian EU relations most of all. In this case it contradicts international law, which governs economic relations, the WTO principles and the agreements we will try to reach during the G20summit. It comes into direct collision.

By the way, according to the European Commission data, the losses from Russia's counter-measures aimed at protecting our economy are estimated as 5 - 6 billion euro. Can we estimate the losses that these sanctions have caused Russia? It is rather difficult. To some extent, these are virtual losses. Although we have really sustained losses, it is true. However, there are some advantages as well: the restrictions imposed on some Russian companies on purchasing certain goods from Western countries, from Europe and the United States, have induced us to produce these goods ourselves. The comfortable life, when all we had to do was produce more oil and gas, and to buy everything else, is a thing of the past. Now we must think about producing goods ourselves, not just oil and gas. We have solid science and technology resources, which makes us fully confident of our ability to address any technology issues independently, including in the defence sphere.

With regard to growth, we should note that this year growth was modest but it was present nevertheless at about 0.5 - 0.6 percent. Next year we are planning to achieve 1.2 percent growth, the year after that 2.3 percent and 3 percent in three years. Generally, these are not the figures we would like to have but nevertheless it is growth and we are confident that we will achieve these figures.
Airplane

Israel was behind downing of MH17: Professor Fetzer

Israel, not Russia, was behind the downing of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine in July, an American political commentator says.


In a phone interview with Press TV on Sunday, Professor James Henry Fetzer said, "While the United States is claiming that the newly released photographs by Russia -- claiming that the Ukrainian military jets targeted the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 -- are preposterous, [but] that does not mean they are not authentic, or that the plane having been shot down by Ukrainian jets is not true."

On Friday, Russian state media released satellite images purportedly showing a Mikoyan MiG-29 fighter jet firing a missile at the MH17.

Comment: See also:

Bomb

The Saker: The AngloZionist Empire has truly become an "Empire of Illusions"

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It's OK, Barry. You had your chance.
This is bizarre. The recent two summits (APEC and G20) have, I would argue, ended up as a disaster for the US and its allies (see here, here and here) while Russia, China and the rest of the BRICS are clearly in control of the situation, yet there are still those who believe the western corporate media which wants to portray Putin are Russia as "weak".

I suppose in our age of virtual reality perceptions are everything, and in this case such perceptions are clearly molded by exposure to the western corporate media whose brainwashing skills are nothing short of amazing. But let's look at the facts.

The single biggest development which came out of these two summits is that Xi Jinping has clearly and, for the first time, openly shown that he fully support Putin and Russia.

Comment: The problem with psychopaths (and psychopaths are undoubtedly the movers and shakers of the AngloZionist Empire) is that they think they can shape reality to their own image; they think they can wholly manufacture 'facts'. To a great extent that works in their favor. They can mold public perception, establish global narratives by which to effect their goals. But facts tend to be stubborn, and wishful thinking will get you every time, especially when there are people who provide an alternative, namely the truth. It's a lot easier to prop up an illusion when no one is there to call a spade a spade. Enter Putin...

Take 2

The World is run by fools, and we let them

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Negro woman carrying shoes home from church Mississippi Delta July 1936
Dumb and Dumber To, the sequel after 20 years, was released recently. Unfortunately for Jim and Jeff and the Farrelly brothers, unintended humor will always be funnier than the scripted kind, no matter how hard Hollywood tries. Case in point: the Dumber slapstick was easily upstaged over the past few days by the G20 summit in Brisbane.

Not only did the pedantic Anglo-Saxon power hungry freak show of Harper, Cameron and Abbott (nobody even noticed Obama) give Vladimir V. Putin a good laugh with their empty chest thumping, entirely spin doctor scripted and entirely aimed at their domestic media and audiences, these so-called leaders also came up with no less than 800(!) measures they claim will boost global economic growth by 2.1%, or $2 trillion. Over 5 years, or some useless and opaque number like that (2018?).

It would seem to be painfully obvious that what the world needs really urgently badly today is not so much economic growth, but growth in the dendrites, synapses and neurons in the heads of both our leaders and of those who put them where they are, ourselves. No use holding your breath. As things are, none of us are any smarter than either Dumb or Dumber.

Comment: For more on the psychopaths running the world and listen to this radio show: SOTT Talk Radio: Surviving the Psy-pocalypse - Interview with Stefan Verstappen

Snakes in Suits

Obama's speech in Australia: A threat of war against China

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The remarks by Barack Obama at the University of Queensland on Saturday, delivered while he was in Australia for the G20 Leaders Summit, was a bellicose restatement that the US will use every means, including war, to prevent any challenge by China to American dominance over the Asia-Pacific.

Much of the speech was devoted to reviewing the military deployments and diplomatic intrigues against China that Washington has carried out since Obama announced the "pivot to Asia" before the Australian parliament in 2011. He boasted of how the US has strengthened its ties with Japan, South Korea and the Philippines, opened new bases in Australia and Singapore, encouraged India to play a greater regional military role and pursued closer relations with Vietnam, Malaysia and Burma.

China, by contrast, was discussed from the standpoint of US suspicions over "what kind of role it will play" in the region. Obama's platitudes that the US welcomed China's economic growth were swiftly followed by assertions that Beijing must "adhere to the same rules as other nations" - rules dictated by Washington - if conflict was to be avoided.
Eye 1

British Conservative politician murdered boy at 'elite' orgy, abuse victim claims


The extent of child sexual abuse by the British 'elite' is massively underestimated
A Conservative MP murdered a young boy during a depraved sex party in the 1980s, an alleged victim of the Westminster paedophile scandal has claimed.

The 12-year-old boy, who was being abused by a group of men, was strangled by the politician at a luxury townhouse in front of other victims, it has been alleged.

On another occasion, the victim claims a young boy, who was around ten-years-old, was deliberately run down and killed by a car being driven by one of his abusers.

The alleged murders are among three that are now being investigated by the Metropolitan Police as part of a major probe into claims that a powerful paedophile ring with links to Westminster was operating in Britain in the 1970s and 1980s.

Scotland Yard, which set up Operation Fairbank two years ago to look at the abuse claims, announced on Friday it had launched a fresh strand of the inquiry, entitled Operation Midland, to probe the alleged murders.

Comment: The extent of British 'elite' child sexual abuse is staggering, yet the true extent of the abuse is still unknown, and likely massively underestimated. Even today coverups continue into cases from the 1980s and 90s, files have been destroyed, and the evidence that they have been destroyed is itself being covered up. The only lesson that the British elite have learned from recent exposure of their brutality towards children is that they should engage in such inhuman acts with even more secrecy than before.

Lord (Norman) Tebbit, a close ally of former prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, publicly explained earlier this year how "different things looked" in the 1980s:
"At that time I think most people would have thought the Establishment, the system, was to be protected, and that if a few things had gone wrong here and there, it was more important to protect the system than to delve too far into them."
Indeed, and Tebbit was one of those people who "thought it was more important to protect the system" than to protect innocent and vulnerable children. Tebbit, along with Margaret Thatcher and other Tory party elite, narrowly escaped justice when they were targeted by an IRA bomb at the 1984 Conservative party conference at the Grand Hotel in Brighton.

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North Wales pedophile network: Government officials and high level public figures involved

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The BBC: Protecting Pedophiles and War Criminals Since 2004

Pirates

The War in Rojava: How U.S. and Turkey seek to gain control over Syria

A war is being fought for control over Western Kurdistan and the northern areas of Syria, including three de facto Kurdish enclaves there. The fighting in Western Kurdistan is a means to an end and not a goal in itself. The objectives of gaining control over Syrian Kurdistan and northern Syria are critical to gaining control over the rest of the Syrian Arab Republic and entail US-supported regime change in Damascus.

Western Kurdistan is alternatively called Rojava in Kurmanji, the dialect of the Kurdish language that is used locally there and spoken by the majority of the Kurds living in Turkey. The word Rojava comes from the Kurdish root word roj, which means both sun and day, and literally means «sunset» («the sun's end») or the «end of the day» («the day's end») in Kurmanji and not the word «west». The confusion over its meaning arises for two main reasons. The first is that in the Sorani or Central dialect of the Kurdish language the word roj is only used to refer to the day. The second is that Rojava connotes or suggests the direction of the west, where the sun is seen to set when the day ends.

The Siege on Ayn Al-Arab or Kobani

Despite the fact that neither the Syrian military nor the Syrian government controls most of Syrian Kurdistan and that a significant amount of the locals there have declared themselves neutral, the forces of the Free Syrian Army, Al-Nusra, and the ISIL (DAISH) have launched a multiparty war on Rojava's mosaic of inhabitants. It has only been in late-2014 that this war on Western Kurdistan has gained international attention as the Syrian Kurds in Aleppo Governorate's northeastern district (mintaqah) of Ayn Al-Arab (Ain Al-Arab) became surrounded by the ISIL in late-September and early-October. As this happened, the behaviour of the US and its allies, specifically the neo-Ottomanist Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, exposed their true objectives in Rojava and Syria. By the time that the Syrian Kurds in northeastern Aleppo Governorate were being encircled by the ISIL, it was clear that Washington and its counterfeit anti-ISIL coalition were actually using the ISIL outbreak to redraw the strategic and ethno-confessional maps of Syria and Iraq. Many of the Syrian Kurds think that the goal is to force them eastward into Iraqi Kurdistan and to surrender to Turkish domination.
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Fears of another exodus in Syria - similar to the one that was felt when Turkey assisted Jubhat Al-Nusra's violent takeover of the mostly ethnic Armenian town of Kasab (Kessab) in Latakia Governorate in March 2014 - began to materialize. Nearly 200,000 Syrians - Kurds, Turkoman, Assyrians, Armenians, and Arabs - fled across the Syrian-Turkish border. By October 9, one-third of Ayn Al-Arab had fallen to the pseudo-caliphate.
Propaganda

The "Putin is isolated" story is untrue, stupid, and just plain dangerous

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Head and shoulders above the rest.
These headlines are silly: Even more silly then those headlines was the German prime news Tagesschau which used a picture of Putin seemingly sitting alone at a lunch table to prove his "isolation". But news service pictures show that he is sitting with the Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff waiting for the other lunch guests to sit down next to them. These were simply not visible in the frame Tagesschau selectively used.

And do these headline writers, TV correspondents and politicians know what the 20 in G-20 means? The people who publicly miffed Putin in Brisbane were Obama, Cameron, Harper, Abbott and Abe. I count five out of twenty.

Comment: Yet another crystal clear example of how the main-stream media skews the truth in order to serve its masters. But this is also a really instructive bit of 'reality creation' that is being attempted here. As discussed in Joe Quinn's recent article: Putin at the G20: Sharing a stage with psychopathic a**holes makes you want to leave early, Canadian PM Steven Harper and British PM David Cameron both addressed Russian President Vladimir Putin about Ukraine and Russia's "aggression" there. And later, Obama made one of the most despicable speeches, however short (demonizing Russia), that any leader has probably ever made about another country. This is no exaggeration. A true hit and run.

Here's the important thing to note however: The hardcore lies that undergird the accusations and speech are for perception purposes only. They serve to buttress the Anglo-American Axis's narrative as promulgated by the media doing their bidding. Because, why would anyone, no less a world leader - and someone who is a part of the vaunted G20 say such things to another world leader unless they were true, one would reason to ask. Who has the balls and the stupidity to make such accusations to the face of another about matters of such magnitude when they have to know, on some level, that such statements as theirs are absolutely false and based on lies? The answer is horrific in its implications. Only members of the intra-species predator found among homo sapiens - commonly known as psychopaths - are capable of such a thing. And many of these types appear to have found good high-profile ego-boosting jobs as Prime Ministers and Presidents.

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