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Russia faces 'Fourth European NATO Reich' - Zyuganov

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Gennady Zyuganov
The Communist Party leader has compared the US-led alliance to Nazi Germany

Russia is currently involved in a confrontation with the "Fourth European NATO Reich," the Communist Party (CPRF) leader, Gennady Zyuganov, claims.

"We must be well aware that a new army has gathered against us. The Fourth European NATO Reich, where thirty countries united all their regiments and armies," Zyuganov said, effectively comparing the US-led NATO alliance to Nazi Germany, while addressing the State Duma on Monday.

With his remark, the politician effectively compared the US-led NATO alliance to Nazi Germany, also known as the Third Reich. During WWII, several European allies and satellite states fought alongside Nazi Germany, while its own military incorporated numerous volunteer units provided by other European nations.

Zyuganov made the statement as the Duma gathered to vote on the accession of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR), as well as the former Ukrainian regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye, to Russia. The legislation was passed unanimously.

Comment: It is understandable why he comes to that conclusion given how much the West openly supports or willfully ignores the nazification of Ukraine over the years. Many European countries have happily sent mercenaries to fight alongside Nazi battalions and glorified the nazi battalion Azov in the fight in Mariupol. Perhaps WWII was just a trial run?


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Will 2024 be 1984?

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From branding parents speaking out against critical race theory and sexual ideology in schools as terrorists to the Mar-a-Lago raid, Attorney General Merrick Garland's radicalized Justice Department transforms pre-election political opposition into national security threats.

The infamous DOJ letter on schools was sent out a month before the gubernatorial election in Virginia, where the National School Board Association, not to mention much of the D.C. establishment, is based. Much as Garland's DOJ operatives feared, the school protests helped elect Gov. Glenn Younkin and nearly toppled New Jersey's Democrat governor in the bargain.

The Mar-a-Lago raid was carefully timed around the DOJ's day policy of avoiding politically sensitive moves 90 days before an election. The real election it has its eye on is in 2024.

And, if it has its way, 2024 will be the new 1984.

The Steele dossier, the Mueller investigation, the Mar-a-Lago raid, and everything before and after are part of the larger Spygate continuum which is marked by the use of national security tools to suppress the political opposition especially before and during elections. The claims of national security, whether they involve the Russians or classified documents, are just a tactic that allow Democrat officials to wield virtually unlimited investigative powers cloaked in secrecy.

Bad Guys

A US amphibious assault ship and helicopters in the Nord Stream area days before the explosions

A US amphibious assault ship and helicopters in the Nord Stream

The USS Kearsarge of the US Navy was days ago in the Baltic Sea in the area of ​​the two gas pipelines.
The US Navy has been conducting multiple maneuvers in recent weeks in the area of ​​the suspected sabotage that led to three gas leaks from Nord Stream 1 and 2.

On September 2, a US helicopter with the call sign FFAB123 made multiple sorties in the area.

According to the site ads-b.nl, this call sign was used for 6 flights of a Sikorsky MH-60S helicopter that day.

Comment: All evidence points to sabotage! See also:
Sweden and Denmark told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday that "at least two detonations" equal to "several hundred kilos" of TNT took place at the sites of the leaks. Without identifying a culprit, the two Nordic nations wrote that "all available information indicates that those explosions are the result of a deliberate act."
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Putin speaks to massive crowd celebrating new territories

Celebration for the beginning of the process to incorporate four former Ukrainian regions that voted overwhelmingly to join Russia.
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The former Ukrainian regions made the choice to be with their "historical motherland," the Russian leader claimed.

Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed thousands of people gathered on Moscow's Red Square on Friday evening, celebrating the beginning of the process to incorporate four former Ukrainian regions that voted overwhelmingly to join Russia.

Putin's emotional speech came just hours after he signed treaties on the inclusion of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, as well as Kherson and Zaporozhye Regions, into the Russian Federation. The signing ceremony marked the start of the formal process of accession, which will entail the treaties being reviewed by the Constitutional Court and both chambers of parliament.

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Bad Guys

US denies 'preposterous' claim they 'sabotaged' Nord Stream 2 - as Trump shares video of Biden promising to 'bring an end' to pipeline

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The US government is denying 'preposterous' allegations that it is behind a gas leak in the Baltic Sea on Wednesday.

It comes as Donald Trump suggested that 'World War III' could be near while sharing a video of President Joe Biden threatening to stop Russia's Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.

Mysterious and alarming leaks were found in both Nord Stream pipelines this week, prompting the European Union to call it the result of a 'deliberate act.'

Comment: See also:


Attention

The October Surprise — Ask not what the Kremlin will do, but what the US will do next

October Surprise
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The official Russian reaction to the Nord Stream attack is to identify it as a US military operation, and to wait for an investigation to produce the evidence. That means wait, delay. No retaliation.

"How will we respond?" Foreign Ministry spokesman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday in the most detailed briefing so far from Moscow. "We will respond with an investigation. This is a must, and our law-enforcement bodies have already launched it. This [the gas pipelines] is our property, resources, and infrastructure."

"I would like to believe that the international investigation of what happened on the gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea will be objective... We will seek to conduct an honest and objective investigation... I hope that someone in the United States, or maybe someone in Europe — although, unfortunately, Europe in this case can no longer be counted on — someone from the independent investigators will have the desire to clarify the involvement of the United States, the special services and all other bodies in what happened on 25-27 September of this year in the Baltic Sea."

This means that the Russian Government is waiting, delaying. There will be no retaliation for the time being.

The reason is that Russian officials suspect the Biden Administration of preparing an October Surprise just ahead of Election Day, November 8: an attack on domestic US infrastructure - the electricity grids, for example - which will be reported as the Russian retaliation that won't be.

The Nord Stream attacks were a military operation of the US, Poland, Denmark, and Sweden, with additional NATO air surveillance support from bases in Italy. Politically, they were an attack on Germany, but the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has yet to say publicly what he knew in advance, what he knows now.

Who then knows what will come next except that there is now war in Europe, outside the Ukraine. Will the October Surprise begin war inside the United States?

President Vladimir Putin has been accused of threatening escalation to nuclear weapons. Zakharova addressed this with the record of who threatened nuclear war first.

"They are the ones who raised the issue of nuclear weapons. Take [President Vladimir] Zelensky's statement in February 2022, which was promoted by Washington; the statements made by then Foreign Secretary Liz Truss, and other statements by Zelensky and [former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia] Tymoshenko, who said that nuclear weapons must be used against Russia. Many Ukrainian officials and Western politicians made such statements. They keep talking about it, and they are doing this openly. I wonder if they understand what they are talking about. I don't think all of them do. Washington never stopped them; on the contrary, it encouraged them."

Read Truss's nuclear war threat at the Conservative Party convention in August. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves De Drian issued his threat on February 24.

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NewsReal: NordStream Sabotage And The End of The (Western) World

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What a week - A nationalist wins election in Italy, 'someone' blows up NordStream, Russia formally annexes 4 regions of Ukraine, and Putin delivers a speech for the ages!

This week on NewsReal, Joe and Niall discuss the brazen ecological/economic terrorism of blowing up Europe's primary energy source amidst an ecological/economic crisis, the Russian 'loss' in Ukraine of welcoming four new regions into Russia (we know, that's illogical, but such is Western groupthink these days!), and the global rallying call from Putin in his historic speech denouncing Anglo-American imperialism and its crimes against humanity.


Running Time: 01:43:35

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Slouching toward endgame

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Breugel's prophetic depiction of id 21st Century daily life in Euroland
"There is a dark craving for rot... as if decay were an escape from the limits, the oppressive fears and the pains of an individual existence." — Eric Hoffer
Since "Joe Biden" flat-out promised last February to "bring an end to the Nord Stream pipeline" — and let's assume he meant both NS 1 and 2 — why seek further to unravel a fake mystery? Is our apparitional "president" not a man of his word? Of course, the machinery behind "Joe Biden" so far denies any credit for the consequential act, but who in this land is unaware that the US government's default setting these days for answering anything is to lie?

The purpose of the act was likewise simple, plain, and obvious: to foreclose any possibility of Germany negotiating a separate peace with Russia around the financial and economic sanctions imposed by the USA over the Ukraine operation. Don't you suppose it was clear to any German with half a brain that NATO's joining of the sanctions was nothing less than a one-way ticket to Palookaville for Euroland? That it would mean goodbye to its advanced manufacturing economy and then goodbye to a comfortable, modern standard of living?

Dominoes

Washington split over Ukraine's NATO bid - Politico

US Capitol
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US Capitol
Zelensky's unexpected demand to fast-track membership talks has reportedly been met with a mixed reaction. Ukraine's bid for accelerated accession to NATO caught Washington off-guard, driving a wedge between a number of US lawmakers, Politico reported on Friday.

When the outlet asked US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she supports Kiev's demand to join NATO, she stopped short of unequivocally endorsing the move, saying:
"The US is very committed to democracy in Ukraine. Let's win this war. But I would be for them having a security guarantee."
Democratic Party colleague Representative Mike Quigley (D- Illinois) said that Washington should support Ukraine's NATO bid:
"Ukraine's fight is the reason we formed NATO in the first place. An authoritarian regime cannot be allowed to wipe out a democratic country."
On Friday, following the start of the formal accession of four former Ukrainian regions to Russia, Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky demanded that the procedure for joining NATO be fast-tracked. This apparently came as a surprise to the Biden administration, according to two US officials cited by the outlet.

Comment: Kissinger speaks out, offers advice on NATO membership:
Washington's attempts to incorporate Ukraine into NATO after the collapse of the Soviet Union were not prudent, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger said on Friday.

Speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations, a non-partisan US think tank, the 99-year-old veteran diplomat argued that Washington tried to indiscriminately include all former members of the Soviet bloc under its umbrella after the Berlin wall fell, and that the
"whole region between the center of Europe and Russian border became open to restructure. From the Russian point of view, the United States then attempted to integrate this whole region, without exception, into an American-led strategic system. This development basically removed Russia's historic safety belt. It was not a wise American policy to attempt to include Ukraine into NATO."
Kissinger does not believe, however, that this justifies attempts by Russian President Vladimir Putin to re-incorporate Ukraine into Moscow's sphere of influence by a "surprise attack."


Ukraine was warned multiple times, and in no uncertain terms, that continuing on its trajectory would incur consequences.


Kissinger said he does not know if it is possible to make peace with the Russian leader, but stressed that the West "must seek an opportunity for an arrangement that guarantees Ukrainian freedom" and keeps the country part of the European system.

Moreover, Kissinger opined that in a way, Russia has "already lost the war" because its capacity to threaten Europe with conventional attacks, which it had enjoyed for decades or even centuries, "has now been demonstrably overcome."

Despite that, the former secretary of state signaled that sooner or later, the West and Russia must engage in dialogue:
"Some dialogue, maybe on an unofficial level, maybe in an exploratory way is very important. In the nuclear environment, such an outcome is preferable to a 'battlefield decision'."
Arguing that Washington has rejected traditional diplomacy, in early August, Kissinger warned that the US had found itself
"at the edge of war with Russia and China on issues which we partly created, as it has been "seeking to convert or condemn their interlocutors rather than to penetrate their thinking."
Germany's reaction to NATO bid:
Germany will do everything to avoid NATO becoming a direct party in the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has said. Her remarks came after Kiev requested to become an official member of the US-led military bloc.
"We have made it clear from day one that we have a responsibility to ensure that the war does not spread to other countries, that NATO does not itself become a party in the war. And that remains true today. We are doing everything we can to ensure that other countries and NATO are not drawn into this war.

"Berlin will continue to support Ukraine, including by [sending] heavy weapons, in its right to self-defense."
German Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht said the decision on Ukraine's membership would ultimately be made jointly by all NATO members. "Germany will not do it alone," she stated.

Ukraine formally applied to join NATO on Friday. President Vladimir Zelensky argued that Kiev and the bloc's members are already "de facto allies" and asked for accelerated admission.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the bloc supports Ukraine's right to choose its alliances, but the issue of its membership will be decided by a consensus of all 30 existing member states.



Snakes in Suits

Biden lies at the United Nations

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US President Biden speaks at the UN podium • September 21, 2022
U.S. presidents routinely violate international law and the United Nations Charter. Yet every year they appear before that body and proclaim American innocence.

It takes a special kind of hubris for a president of the United States to speak at the United Nations, the place where international law is supposed to be upheld and defended. Yet the representative of the worst violator of international law predictably shows up every September when the United Nations General Assembly holds its annual session.

The late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez got it right when he spoke in 2006:
"Yesterday, ladies and gentlemen, from this rostrum, the president of the United States, the gentleman to whom I refer as the devil, came here, talking as if he owned the world. Truly. As the owner of the world. I think we could call a psychiatrist to analyze yesterday's statement made by the president of the United States. As the spokesman of imperialism, he came to share his nostrums, to try to preserve the current pattern of domination, exploitation, and pillage of the peoples of the world."
Chavez is no longer with us, and Joe Biden is the third man to serve as U.S. president since George W. Bush was compared to the devil. But the words are as true now as they were then. This year Biden's speech was replete with the usual drivel about the United States being some sort of guarantor of peace. Among other things, he said that permanent members of the Security Council should "...refrain from the use of the veto, except in rare, extraordinary situations, to ensure that the Council remains credible and effective."