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'World has entered a period of revolutionary transformation': Highlights of Putin's signing ceremony speech

Putin
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Russian President Vladimir Putin
Moscow will oppose the neocolonialist hegemony of its opponents, the Russian president said

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivered a historic speech on Friday at a ceremony in Moscow at which he signed treaties paving the way for the inclusion of four former Ukrainian regions into the Russian Federation.

Among other things, the president commented on the future of the four regions within Russia, potential talks with Kiev, and the continued neocolonialist policy of the US and its allies, which he says is at the root of many modern crises.

Below are some of the key points Putin made in his address:

Comment:
Putin's full speech on accession of former Ukrainian territories:



US treats 'masochist' allies like enemies
Speaking in Moscow on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the collective West seeks to rule the world with an iron fist, not sparing even the "masochists" whom it calls allies but mistreats as much as the declared enemies.

US dictates are backed by brute force, "the law of the fist," Putin said, adding that any state that aspires to genuine sovereignty is declared an enemy and subjected to "deterrence," ringed with military bases and alliances, or sanctioned.
"When they are displeased, they introduce sanctions against their allies as well - against this or that bank or company. This is their practice and they will expand it. They have everything in their sights."
In launching the "sanctions blitzkrieg" against Russia, the West was blinded by its own "wishful thinking," believing the world would fall in line at its command - but as it turned out, the orders only excited "complete political masochists and admirers of other unconventional forms of international relations," the president said.

While he did not name the "political masochists," earlier in the speech Putin noted that the US "actually continues to occupy Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and other countries, which they cynically refer to as equals and allies," while spying on the homes and offices of their leaders, calling it "a disgrace for those who do this and for those who, like slaves, silently and meekly swallow this arrogant behavior."

The dictatorship of Western elites "targets all societies, including the citizens of Western countries themselves." He noted that politicians in Europe now "have to convince their fellow citizens to eat less, take a shower less often and dress warmer at home," while declaring anyone who dares to ask why a radical and extremist, falsely pointing to Russia as the culprit.

But people cannot be fed with printed dollars and euros. You can't feed them with those pieces of paper, and the virtual, inflated capitalization of Western social media companies can't heat their homes.

The Russian president also pointed to the "radical denial of moral, religious, and family values" by Western leaders, arguing that their
"complete renunciation of what it means to be human, the overthrow of faith and traditional values, and the suppression of freedom are coming to resemble a 'religion in reverse' - pure Satanism."
Faced with economic troubles they do not know how to resolve
"Leaders of the West may trigger a collapse of the entire system and blame everything on that, or - God forbid - decide to use the old formula of economic growth through war.

"Russia is aware of its responsibility to the international community and will make every effort to ensure that cooler heads prevail."
According to the Russian president, the "current neocolonial model is ultimately doomed," but its masters "will cling to it to the end" as they simply have nothing else to offer.

Putin's made his remarks at the signing ceremony for the acceptance of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye into the Russian Federation, following a week-long referendum that the West has denounced as a "sham" conducted "at gunpoint."

Commenting on the speech, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told reporters that Putin was "raving" about the Satanism of the West in order to justify his "colonial and imperial land grab" in Ukraine.



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Zelensky pledges never to talk to Putin

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Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky
Ukraine will not negotiate with Moscow until Putin is replaced as president, Zelensky and his cabinet said.

Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky refuses to negotiate a peace settlement as long as Vladimir Putin remains president of Russia. He made this claim in a post on his official Telegram channel on Friday.

Zelensky blamed Russia for the failure of negotiations, claiming he had
"always offered Russia coexistence on equal, honest, dignified and fair terms, obvious this is impossible with this Russian president. We are ready for a dialogue with Russia, but ... with another president of Russia."
Zelensky has repeatedly rejected overtures of peace from Moscow, most recently turning down Putin's offer on Friday to resume negotiations. What made the offer a non-starter for Kiev is that Putin refused to relinquish the regions that voted this week to join Russia. Zelensky declared in his address:
"Only the path of strengthening Ukraine and expelling the occupiers from our entire territory will restore peace."

Footprints

Truss should resign as UK Prime Minister, more than half of Britons say

Truss
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British PM Liz Truss
More than half of Britons think Liz Truss should quit as UK premier, according to a YouGov poll that adds to her woes less than a month into the job.

The survey on Friday underscores the damage done to Truss's standing and that of her Conservative Party by the huge package of unfunded tax cuts her government unveiled a week ago, triggering a selloff in the pound and government bonds and leaving her party trailing the opposition Labour by a record distance.

Some 51% of almost 5,000 Britons surveyed said the prime minister should quit, with 54% saying Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng should resign.

Even in the face of a backlash from markets, Tory Members of Parliament and the electorate, Truss and Kwarteng so far have stood firm behind their fiscal package -- which benefitted the wealthiest more than lower earners -- insisting they'll come forward with a medium-term plan for the economy and a set of independent economic forecasts on Nov. 23.

Comment: Americans commiserate. It's not much different across the pond.


USA

Mafia Don Joe and WWIII

The narrative following, unquestioning corporate media will keep up lies and twisted fabrications about Russia until the very end.

Demented Joe
© Kurt Nimmo on Geopolitics
I agree with Diane Johnstone that Joe Biden, the pretend president of the United States, "just happens to look like a mafia boss, to talk like a mafia boss, to wear a little lopsided half smile like a mafia boss."

Johnstone then asks, as have many outside the insane asylum of corporate propaganda media, why in the hell would Putin blow up the Nordstream pipeline, a project that cost his nation billions of dollars, when it could, and has to a large degree, shut off the tap.

As Johnstone points out,
The Baltic Sea is a nearly closed body of water, with narrow access to the Atlantic through Danish and Swedish straits. The waters near the Danish island of Bornholm where the Nord Stream pipelines were sabotaged by massive underwater explosions is under constant military surveillance by these neighbors.

"It seems completely impossible that a state actor could carry out a major naval operation in the middle of this densely monitored area without being noticed by the countless active and passive sensors of the littoral states; certainly not directly off the island of Bornholm, where Danes, Swedes and Germans have a rendezvous in monitoring the surface and undersea activities," writes Jens Berger in the excellent German website Nachdenkseiten. (Emphasis added.)
Let's forget about the witless Mafia Don Biden for a moment, mostly because this man is incapable of the most simple decisions, for example how to exit a stage after a teleprompter session. He is quite literally a broken puppet on a string. Sticking to his teleprompter script, undoubtedly given the once over by "national security adviser" Jake Sullivan, secretary of the war state, Tony Blinken, and a vicious assemblage of dem-cons, it is difficult enough without the assistance of cognitive-enhancing drugs, possibly nootropics, to keep him somewhat on track.

Eye 1

How the Sept 11th victims' families search for answers was met with Stonewalling, Lies and Political Theatre

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Introduction

On November 24, 2007, September 11th widow Lorie Van Auken whose husband Kenneth W. Van Auken had died in the North Tower spoke before an audience at the Episcopal Church-in-the-Bowery. In support of a campaign for the City of New York to investigate the 'attacks,' she remarked:
"It turns out almost everything about 9/11 was out of the ordinary, including the fact that it was never properly investigated.... The reason that we need an investigation into 9/11 is because we never actually had one. The 9/11 Commission was not a real investigation. It was political theatre. The family members who were involved with the commission actually had more questions after the 9/11 independent commission was completed than we had before it was begun" [1].
Lorie Van Auken was one of a dozen members of the Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Independent Commission. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, families went to memorial services for their loved ones and grieved in private. Many waited for the Bush White House to announce an investigation into why the FBI, CIA, and America's 750-billion-dollar defense establishment failed to prevent the attacks. Instead, Vice-President Dick Cheney said the nation couldn't afford to divert funds on an investigation while fighting the War on Terror. In May 2002, U.S. Senate leader Tom Daschle told reporters he was concerned that on "several occasions" Cheney has asked that Congress not launch any investigation at all [2].

Comment: More about 9/11 can be read in the book 9/11 The Ultimate Truth by Laura Knight-Jadczyk and Joe Quinn to find out the truth (behind the official story) about what happened that day.

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Putin

Putin signs treaties on accession of former Ukrainian regions to Russia

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President Vladimir Putin has signed treaties on the inclusion of four former Ukrainian regions, into the Russian Federation. Friday's ceremony marked the start of the formal process of their accession.

Heads of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, Denis Pushilin and Leonid Pasechnik, as well as the leaders of Kherson and Zaporozhye, Vladimir Saldo and Evgeny Balitsky, signed the documents together with Putin.

The move follows official requests by the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, as well as the two southern Ukrainian regions, which had declared independence, to join Russia. All four territories held referendums on the issue between September 23 and 27, which saw overwhelming support for the move, according to results announced earlier this week by local election committees.

In Donetsk, 99.23% of the people voted to reunite with Moscow, with Lugansk showing a slightly lower figure of 98.42%. Zaporozhye Region highly supported the idea of splitting from Ukraine and joining Russia, with around 93% of voters backing it. Some 87% voted in favor in Kherson Region as well.

Megaphone

Head of Russian Security Council: West is the primary beneficiary of Nord Stream pipeline attack

Nikolay Patrushev
© Sputnik / RIA Novosti/ Aram Nersesyan
Nikolay Patrushev
The US stands to benefit economically from the attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines and has a record of targeting energy infrastructure with sabotage operations, the head of Russia's Security Council said.

"Pretty much from the first minutes after the news of the explosions broke ... the West launched an active campaign for assigning blame. But it is obvious that the primary beneficiary, first of all in the economic sense, was the US," Nikolay Patrushev said on Friday.


Comment: In politics, always ask who benefits from this act. The answer to the question can easily lead one to the likely culprit behind the action.


He compared this week's incident with the attack on Nicaragua's oil infrastructure in Puerto Sandino in 1983. Back then CIA officers, based on a ship moored in international waters, coordinated a raid by commandos they had trained to fight against the Sandinista government, US press reported at the time. The US spy agency also provided speed boats for the raid, according to a CIA source cited by Associated Press.

Dominoes

Right-wingers score wins in the EU, as Brussels hints at consequences

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Europe's far-right scored another victory this week as Italy's Giorgia Meloni and her party, Brothers of Italy, won big in the country's general election. It marks the first time since 1948, when Italy's anti-fascist constitution came into force, that a party with fascist roots has come to power in the southern European country.

This follows a similar pattern that happened in Sweden two weeks ago, when that country's far-right claimed a significant electoral victory. Seen as a beacon of liberal social democracy in places like the United States, Sweden will now be ruled by once-fringe populist rightists.

We can even see this emerging in historical Eastern Europe, as the latest local elections over the weekend in the Czech Republic saw modest advances for the country's populist opposition. Led primarily by billionaire former prime minister Andrej Babis and his party, ANO, this is by no means a win for the ideological right - but it does show resentment for the prevailing center-right establishment that's in power.

Putin

West 'clinging to the past' - Putin

G7 leaders, Emmanuel Macron, Justin Trudeau, Boris Johnson, Joe Biden
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G7 leaders pose for a group photo at the 'Merkel - Obama' bench at Schloss Elmau, Germany, June 2022
Unwilling to accept the inevitable end of its unipolar hegemony, the West is generating problems and crises everywhere in order to cling to the past, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.

"We are witnessing a complex process of a more just world order being established " Putin told the video conference of intelligence and security chiefs of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). "Unipolar hegemony is inexorably collapsing, this is an objective reality that the West categorically refuses to accept, and we see everything that follows from this."

The US and its allies "cling to the past and try to dictate policy everywhere, from international relations and economics to culture and sports," Putin said, adding that the collective West "does not disdain any method of pressuring countries that choose a sovereign path of development, those who do not wish to submit but freely and independently choose their own future, safeguarding their culture, tradition and values."

Washington has accused Russia and China of revisionism and of challenging the "rules-based world order."

The CIS was created in 1991 from the newly independent republics of the USSR. While the West is trying to foment new crises in their territory, Putin noted, there were plenty of real ones dating back to the Soviet Union's break-up.

Attention

Israel admits its involvement in planning a war against Russia

Ukraine & Israel Flags
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On September 27, the Israeli Foreign Ministry announced that Tel Aviv would not recognise the results of referendums held in four districts of Ukraine, where even before the results of the referendums were summed up, it became clear that the overwhelming majority of local residents supported the entry of their districts into the Russian Federation.

The Soviet Union severed diplomatic relations with Israel in 1967. Relations were restored only in 1991, shortly before the collapse of the USSR. Today, we can see how "enthusiastically" the Israeli leadership demonstrates its support for Washington's position on many issues. And all this is done for the sake of preserving American hegemony in a unipolar world, in order to please its overseas master, regardless of whether he is a Democrat or a Republican. The main thing is that Israel continues to receive guaranteed assistance from the world gendarme, which ensures the security of Israeli borders, enables the occupiers to pursue a policy of seizing other people's land and property, continue to build illegal settlements, and pursue a policy of looting, oppression and repression against the Palestinian people. Tel Aviv believes that the United States will always protect Israel's interests. After all, Washington invariably uses its veto power in the UN Security Council when voting for any resolution condemning the actions of the Israeli government.

Back in the summer, the Kremlin and the Russian Foreign Ministry expressed regret over the "unconstructive position and policy of Israel in recent months, including in connection with the position of Tel Aviv on the situation in Ukraine". Moscow sharply criticised the statements of representatives of the Israeli leadership in support of the Kiev regime.

Meanwhile, the Middle East quartet countries at their last meeting in Oslo in November 2021 expressed deep concern over the events in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Of particular concern were the numerous instances of arbitrary actions by the Israeli authorities in the West Bank, especially the beginning of the construction of new settlements. The quartet called on all parties to take additional steps to address these challenges, while emphasising the need to do everything possible to avoid unilateral steps that could lead to escalation and undermine the chances of a peaceful solution to existing problems.

We all remember well the statements made by Ukrainian Ambassador to Tel Aviv Evgeny Korneychuk in December last year during the celebrations dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. The Ukrainian ambassador said that his country "may soon recognise Jerusalem as the only capital of Israel", expressing hope for the opening of a diplomatic mission of Ukraine in Jerusalem next (at that time), 2022, during the visit of the Ukrainian president.