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NewsReal: Ukraine Gambit - US Attempting to Destroy Russia

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** This video is a reupload following technical difficulties during the livestream! **

In this week's NewsReal, Joe and Niall discuss the almighty tensions building between the US and Russia over Ukraine, explaining that the key to understanding 'why this, and why now?' lies in American paranoia about increasing Russian economic and ideological influence in Europe as a whole.

The Americans and the British have been pumping weapons and 'advisors' into Ukraine for the last seven years, apparently with a view to helping Kiev recapture' the breakaway Donbass republics and Crimea, thereby forcing a military response from Russia, and providing the 'justification' the Anglo-Americans seek to, effectively, ban Russia from global trade - with disastrous economic ramifications for Europe and beyond.

Will war break out in some form? It's possible, and it depends on just how far beyond the pale the US regime has become. The greater threat to us all, however, is the global economic FUBAR that will result from the US regime pulling what amounts to a 'financial Samson Option' that - it hopes - will 'reset' the world back to 1945, when the USA stood tall amid an economic wasteland...

Running Time: 01:01:53

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Bad Guys

Switzerland latest country to suddenly drop vaccine passports, intends to keep 'other restrictions in place'

Alain Berset
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Swiss Health Minister Alain Berset speaks during a press conference on Covid-19 restrictions in Bern. December 3, 2021.
Swiss health minister Alain Berset has signaled that the Alpine nation's controversial use of a Covid-19 certificate system could soon be over since the public health response to the pandemic appeared to be "on the right track."

The document - which indicates whether a person has been vaccinated, tested or recovered from the coronavirus and determines entry into public venues - has been in use since July 2021. But Berset suggested on Saturday that the time may have come to do away with the system.

Comment: Unlike other countries in Europe whose politicians were much more enthusiastic in locking down their citizens, Switzerland was initially a bit more lax in its enforcement - although not as defiant as Sweden - and it may be that their system of direct democracy helped somewhat stave off the Pathocrats somewhat: Switzerland likely to hold vote on compulsory vaccination after 125,000 citizens sign petition for constitutional ban on mandates

"The certificate period seems to be almost at an end," Berset told the Schweiz am Wochenende newspaper, adding that the country looks to be "on the right track." But he warned that the "virus has shown itself to be unpredictable on several occasions."

Comment: It's extremely telling that much of the locked down planet is suddenly dropping restrictions that just a few weeks ago were deemed to be critical to the preservation of life.

That said, the contrived coronavirus crisis has done its job because most countries intend to hold on to the 'emergency' laws that grant them unprecedented powers, and it seems the establishment feel their Pavlovian conditioning has been successful enough that they're now able to roll out their dystopian digital IDs. Tellingly, a similar move is being made in the US but using the IRS, whereby citizens must submit a picture for their new facial recognition system in order to file their taxes:

See also: And check out SOTT radio's: MindMatters: Interview with Rod Dreher: How to Survive the Coming Soft Totalitarianism

Gold Coins

Russia's gold & foreign currency reserves hit historic high

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FILE PHOTO: The country now has the world's fourth-largest forex holdings
Russia's foreign exchange reserves surged by $7.7 billion last week, with its total holdings reaching a record $638.2 billion, according to the country's central bank.

From January 7 to 14, its international reserves grew by 1.2%, according to the latest data from the regulator. On January 7, their volume had amounted to $630.5 billion.

The surge was reported to be the result of planned purchases of foreign currencies and a positive market reassessment.

Comment: It's notable that the same countries that are banning the rather suspect cryptocurrencies are also loading up on gold (as well as mostly dumping US treasuries):


US Secretary Blinken's psychopathological incapacity to negotiate with Russia revealed through content analysis

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No posting time has been indicated by the State Department. Watch Blinken read from a written script for the first six and a half minutes of his 29 and a half-minute briefing.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken revealed publicly in Geneva on Friday, January 21, that he will not negotiate a no-war agreement with the Russians because he cannot. This is already understood by the Russians; by the French and Germans; and by several senior officials of the Biden Administration.

The evidence of Blinken's incapacity is in the words he says.

It was during the last world war, when US policymakers had next to no intelligence on how their German counterparts were thinking and what they were intending, that a group of American sociologists were engaged by the War Department, as the Pentagon was called then, to do what was called content analysis of German propaganda. One of the sociologists, a Russian émigré Nathan Leites, went on to apply the same method to Soviet publications in order to uncover what Leites called the operational code of the Politburo. That was in 1951. It was immediately used by US negotiators during the Korean War armistice negotiations which began in July of that year and ran for two years. By then Leites had produced a sequel, A Study of Bolshevism. Both were paid for and published by RAND, the think-tank created in 1945 by the US Air Force, the Douglas Aircraft Company, and the War Department.

Comment: And the West's position of pathological belligerence is also reflected in their actions. Meanwhile Russia along with its multilateral allies are showing through an array of drills, meetings and deals that they are willing to work together to neutralise the threat that the increasingly desperate US and its allies pose to world stability: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse

No Entry

UK begins evacuation of diplomats from Ukraine

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The British Embassy in Ukraine announced that it will withdraw some staffers from Kiev.
London has commenced withdrawing diplomatic staff amid fears that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is imminent.

Britain has ordered the withdrawal of staff from its embassy in Kiev "in response to growing threat" from Moscow, as tensions on the Ukrainian-Russian border continue to remain high amid Western fears that the Kremlin is planning an invasion.

In an update published on the website of the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), it was revealed that London has opted to "temporarily" withdraw some staff and their dependants from Kiev, noting that the embassy would remain open and continue providing assistance to British nationals in Ukraine.

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'Pandemic' narrative over - false flag in Ukraine next?

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During the past week, the world has looked on as the now two-year long COVID-19 mainstream media narrative collapsed almost instantaneously.

In timing that cannot be described as anything less than suspect, in the same week that the World Economic Forum held its virtual Davos Agenda event, Ireland and Britain announced the sudden and immediate ending of virtually all Covid measures and the World Health Organisation called for the end of Covid-related travel restrictions, with the organisation also stating that the end of the 'Pandemic' may be in sight, in stark contrast to a recent announcement that such a prediction was premature.

With the theme of the World Economic Forum's 2022 annual summit meeting, due to be held in May and the first in-person meeting of the forum since 2019, being 'Working Together, Restoring Trust' the optimistic among us may say that there has been an acceptance amongst the global elite that the growing awareness worldwide of the corporate power-grab over public life that the past two years has entailed, as well as the steady march towards a digital ID system as envisaged in Klaus Schwab's concept of the fourth industrial revolution via the use of vaccine passports, has become so widespread that it is no longer feasible to continue the current COVID-19 media narrative.

However, the sudden dropping of COVID-19 by the corporate media also presents the opportune moment to immediately switch its focus to something else - a possibly imminent false flag attack in Ukraine, used as a pretext for the Western-backed Kiev government to launch an attack on the breakaway pro-Russian republics of Donetsk and Luhansk in the east of the country, thus triggering an armed conflict between Ukraine and Moscow, one that has the strong possibility for worldwide ramifications.

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Brick Wall

Anti-lockdown protesters smash EU diplomatic service HQ in Brussels

Anti-lockdown protesters smash EU diplomatic service HQ
Fierce clashes between protesters and police in Brussels saw damage dealt to the European External Action Service building.

Chaotic scenes unfolded on the streets of the Belgian capital, Brussels, on Sunday, as thousands of protesters joined a mass march against Covid-19 health passes and other restrictions introduced by European governments in the name of combating the pandemic.

Videos captured by RT France journalist Charles Baudry showed white-helmeted police officers in riot gear blocking streets with barricades and deploying water cannons to disperse the crowds. All the while, black-clad masked protesters were pelting the police with various projectiles, including planks they had apparently acquired from demolishing a café's terrace.

Comment: Note the distinct difference between the people marching and those destroying private property and clashing with the police. 'Professional agitators' comes to mind.

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What Hitchcock taught the social engineers

Alfred Hitchcock
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You'll recall that late last year I was exploring the central role that narrative plays in shaping our lives. Although it may sound trivial at first glance, story-telling is not just a fundamental part of the human experience, it is one of the primary ways we come to an understanding of the world around us.

From earliest childhood — listening to our parents reading stories to us at bedtime — we learn that the events that shape our world don't just happen. Instead, they follow familiar plot trajectories in which protagonists set out on quests, encounter obstacles, surmount challenges, battle antagonists and ultimately resolve their conflicts by using what they have learned along their journey. This isn't just how story works; for the narrative mind, this is how the world works.

This is one of the central insights of my Film, Literature and the New World Order series: movies, books and TV series aren't mere popcorn entertainment. They reflect our understanding of the world, and — in the hands of the would-be social engineers and predictive programmers — even the dumbest B-movie can be used to implant an idea in the public's mind. By this method, fiction writers and film producers play a part in indirectly controlling the public's perception of the world.

So it only stands to reason that those who are trying to write the script of history and steer world events would steal a trick or two from the fiction writer's playbook, right? And if you want to keep your audience hooked to a far-fetched adventure tale, who better to steal from than the "master of suspense" himself, Alfred Hitchcock?

Full credit for this insight goes to David Knight, who, on his most recent broadcast, used a clip of Hitchcock explaining an old storytelling trick to illustrate a point about how politicians and others get the public on board with their agenda:

In the clip, talk show host Dick Cavett asks Hitchcock to explain a narrative device that the famed British-born film director often employed in his films: the so-called "MacGuffin."

Bad Guys

Is perfidious Erdogan destroying Russia for The Great Turan?

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is notorious for slippery dealings with supposed allies whether NATO or the EU. However his greatest perfidy seems now to be directed against Turkey's relationship with Putin's Russia. Over the past two or more years in its dealings with Ukraine, Armenia, Syria, Libya and now most recently, in the failed revolution in Kazakhstan, Erdoğan has shown a clear pattern of not merely opportunism but actually perfidy or betrayal of trust, as in double-cross, in his dealings with Russia despite being dependent for energy and advanced defense equipment. Why, is the question.

Erdoğan and Kazakhstan's Failed Revolution

From evidence that has emerged from the recent bloody riots and attacks by armed militants, on the Almaty airport, media and government buildings of Kazakhstan, including the gruesome beheading of at least two police officers by ISIS-like Jihadists, it is clear that there were two parallel destabilizations going on. One was the initial façade of peaceful protests against fuel price rises from the government of the energy-rich country which allowed Washington and the EU to call for "dialogue." These were led by "human rights" activists trained by millions of dollars from the CIA-tied National Endowment for Democracy, likely the Soros Foundation-Kazakhstan and various other NGOs steered by CIA or MI-6. It's clear that this was a kind-of "pseudo-Color Revolution" cover, behind which was a far more nasty regime change coup attempt.


German navy chief resigns after saying 'Putin deserves respect, Ukraine lost Crimea'


Vice-admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach said the West could give Vladimir Putin respect
Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach stepped down as the head of the German navy after publicly saying Crimea was lost to Ukraine and that Vladimir Putin "probably" deserved respect.

Germany faced a diplomatic incident on Saturday following comments made by Navy chief Kay-Achim Schönbach on Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Ukraine crisis. Schönbach stepped down from his position late on Saturday.

"I have asked Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht to relieve me from my duties with immediate effect," Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schoenbach said in a statement cited by the Reuters news agency.

"The minister has accepted my request," he added.

What were Schönbach's remarks?

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse