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The most dangerous man in the world? How Bill Browder's greed helped spark a new Cold War

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Some of hedgefunder William Browder's firms were caught involved in $230 million tax fraud in Russia
The darling of the war party needs to answer some questions

At the press conference following their summit meeting in Helsinki, Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of resolving potential criminal cases involving citizens of the two countries by permitting interrogators from Washington and Moscow to participate in joint questioning of the individuals named in indictments prepared by the respective judiciaries. The predictable response by the American nomenklatura was that it was a horrible idea as it would potentially require U.S. officials to answer questions from Russians about their activities.

Putin argued, not unreasonably, that if Washington wants to extradite and talk to any of the twelve recently indicted GRU officers the Justice Department has named then reciprocity is in order for Americans and other identified individuals who are wanted by the Russian authorities for illegal activity while in Russia. And if Russian officials are fair game, so are American officials.

Comment: Alex Krainer has also investigated Bill Browder and felt the weight of his legal wrath.


Evil Rays

Is your mobile phone destroying your digestive system? On EMF-Microbiome interaction

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The detrimental effects that non-native electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) have on the cells of the human body are well-documented. The radiofrequency EMFs emitted from mobile devices, computers and wifi routers have been associated with a wide range of illnesses, including brain cancers and neuropsychiatric disorders. Upon exposure to this radiation, our cells begin to flood with calcium ions and become excited - sometimes to the point of burnout and eventual death.

Considering these human effects, it would be safe to assume that EMFs also influence the homeostasis of bacterial cells. And with all of the cutting-edge research coming out about the importance of the microbiome and host-bacteria relationships for maintaining health, it would be wise to examine some of the established effects.

Pistol

Documentary 'Germany's Bloody Secret': Politicians and arms manufacturers sell weapons to anyone

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G36 A1 rifle manufactured by Heckler & Koch.
Despite having one of the toughest gun export laws in the world, Germany enjoys a comfy place among the top weapon exporters. How is that possible? A newly released Redfish documentary has some of the answers.

"The laws are very strict and the practice is very-very leisure and very easy. Everyone was wondering how could it be that Germany has one of the strictest laws and always, depending on the ranking, is number three, in small arms is even number two of the biggest world arms trades and weapon producers? So, where's the gap?" lawyer Holger Rothbauer told the Germany-based investigative journalism team Redfish.


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Must-Watch Russian Documentary, Banned in The West: 'The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes'

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Who was Sergei Magnitsky, and why are we supposed to believe he was a hero?

The official story:
  • Bill Browder was an American businessman who ran a hedgefund in Russia.
  • Corrupt Russian cops, with the help of the Russian mafia, stole his business through a convoluted fraud scheme.
  • The lead cop grew rich from his stolen money.
  • Sergei Magnitsky was one of Browder's lawyers.
  • Magnitsky reported the fraud to the Russian government.
  • Magnitsky was arrested and brutally treated in jail.
  • 7 riot cops beat Magnitsky to death while he was handcuffed.
  • The official cause of death listed 'heart failure'.
  • Browder has since spent all his time and money lobbying Western governments to sanction Russian individuals in honor of Magnitsky, and scored a major breakthrough when US Congress passed the first round of anti-Russia sanctions via the Magnitsky Act in 2012.
Andrei Nekrasov, the Russian film-maker and director of this documentary (The Magnitsky Act - Behind the Scenes) set out as a believer in Browder's story about the heroic Magnitsky and the evil Russian government. In the course of making a dramatic movie about it, however, Nekrasov and his crew realized that many details didn't add up. And so their production evolved into an investigative documentary...

Comment: Bill Browder is the man named by Vladimir Putin in his press conference with Donald Trump last week in Helsinki. Putin let it be known that $400,000,000 of the millions Browder's Hermitage Capital defrauded from the Russian state went to Hillary Clinton's campaign fund. So yes, 'Russian funny money' played a role in the 2016 US presidential election, but it's not what you've been told by the media.

In addition to being the key witness that got 'anti-Russia sanctions' rolling in 2012 (i.e., BEFORE things went down in Ukraine and Russia 'annexed' Crimea), Browder also popped up in the Russiagate hearings to effectively testify against Don Trump Jr over that meeting involving a Russian lawyer at Trump Tower in mid-2016.

Browder's shady business history in Russia and his newfound role as a 'human rights campaigner' are explored in the must-read book by Alex Krainer, Grand Deception: the Truth About Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act, and Anti-Russia Sanctions, a book banned by Amazon and now available in hard copy from Red Pill Press.

Sott.net Radio interviewed author Alex Krainer late last year about his research into Bill Browder and his 'friends in high places'...




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NewsReal: Treason, Really? Trump-Putin Summit Enrages The War Party

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We knew it was going to provoke those vested in isolating Russia and keeping the US president on a leash, but we didn't know it would set off such a firestorm. Trump's brief meeting with Putin last Monday should really just be a footnote to the fact that trade, security, and diplomatic relations between the two countries are at an all-time low. Instead, the 'Washington Consensus' reacted as if the whole world had been turned upside-down!

This week on NewsReal with Joe and Niall, we're discussing the fallout and trying to understand why certain people consider a meeting between the world's largest nuclear powers as 'treason'.


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Grand Deception: The American Deep State's Role in 1990s Raid on Russia

The following article is part 4 in a six-part series on Russia's transition from communism to capitalism during the 1990s. Links to previous posts: introduction, part 1, part 2, part 3. It is an excerpt from Chapter 3 of my book, Grand Deception: the Truth About Bill Browder, the Magnitsky Act, and Anti-Russia Sanctions. The book's previous incarnation was banned last summer by some of the same actors we'll be discussing today. This post should prove relevant today, in light of hysterical rebukes of President Trump's recent summit with his Russian counter part in Finland, particularly regarding the role and trustworthiness of the so-called "intelligence community."
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Boris Yeltsin and Mikhail Gorbachev
Now, why does the west applaud Gorbachev and Yeltsin? Do you think that the West wants Soviet people to live in luxury, be well fed? Not remotely! The West wants the Soviet Union to break up. Gorbachev and Yeltsin get a pat on the back because the West thinks they are destroying the country. - Alexander Zinoviev, March 1990 on French TV channel Antenne 2 during a debate with Boris Yeltsin
Western commentators usually focus on the period from 1991 to 2000 and blame the administration of Bill Clinton for mismanaging their aid to Russia. However, blaming the Clinton administration is a bit like reading a book from the middle rather than from the beginning. To understand the U.S. government's role in the Russian tragedy, we have to go at least ten years back, to the beginnings of the administration of President Ronald Reagan. We must also distinguish between the legitimate U.S. government, and an illegal, parallel structure of power operating within it. For a long time, this "secret government" could not be discussed in polite society because its existence was deemed a wild conspiracy theory.

But that all changed in the fall of 1986 when an American supply plane got shot down over Nicaragua and Reagan's illegal arm sales to Iran became exposed. These events brought to light the "Iran-Contra" affair. A full congressional investigation was launched and its proceedings revealed the existence of a parallel power structure operating unlawfully within legitimate government structure. For the first time, the actions of this network, also referred to as shadow government, deep state or the Enterprise, came out on record and could no longer be dismissed as mere conspiracy theory.

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The US Military, Deep State and American Innocence

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While only 11% of Americans trust Congress, a whopping 74% have a "great deal or quite a lot of" trust in the military, which also vastly outperforms newspapers (23%) and even the US Supreme Court (37%). Similarly, the CIA and the FBI get an "excellent" rating from 58% of Americans. While reverence for the military is quite common all over the world - perhaps related to evolutionary fear - it behooves us to be a bit more critical and objective. Like the Old Testament characters who never asked Moses for evidence regarding the burning bush, Americans blindly accept all verdicts from the intelligence agencies. The rise of the colossal military and the "Deep State" are new phenomenons in American history, and a dispassionate scrutiny underscores the need for more vigilance on our part.

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The Truth Perspective: An Introduction to Jordan Peterson's Maps of Meaning: Explaining Evil and Transforming Chaos

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In 1999, Jordan Peterson published his first book, Maps of Meaning. The central question he set out to answer was this: "how did evil - particularly group-fostered evil - come to play its role in the world?" Now, nearly twenty years later and given Peterson's newfound popularity, the book has started selling again, especially given that he just released an audiobook version.

Today on the Truth Perspective, we will take a look at the basic ideas Peterson introduces and their connections with other works and theories, like Lobaczewski's ponerology and Dabrowski's theory of positive disintegration.

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Who Are The Real Traitors in The USA Today?

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After the Helsinki Summit, and standing beside Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump said the following words loud and clear for all the world: "I would rather take a political risk in pursuit of peace than to risk peace in pursuit of politics." And that he did. The fall-out has been enormous among the 'elite class' - from calls for military coups to denunciations of treason.

In fact, here is former CIA Director John Brennan on the Helsinki summit: "Donald Trump's press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of 'high crimes & misdemeanors.' It was nothing short of treasonous." Most Democrats agreed.

A recent poll of 1,011 registered voters found that 71 percent of Republicans don't give a hoot about the hysteria surrounding the 'Helsinki summit' and still support Trump's relationship with Russia, and close to 70 percent actually approve of Trump's handling of the Summit. In fact, the number of Republicans who believe that Russia is an ally has actually risen from 22 percent in 2014 to 40 percent in July of 2018, right before the Summit. Even more interesting is a recent bipartisan gallup poll showed that a majority of Americans of any political stripe do not even rank the "Russia collusion" nonsense among the top problems facing the US!

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Putin And Trump Working Towards Peace is NOT 'Treason' - It's a Return to Reality

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Not since the days of McCarthyism have we seen the US media push the anti-Russia narrative like it does today. This time, however, they're even accusing their president - who legitimately won the election - of 'siding with the enemy'. We expected the CIA-controlled press and like-minded types to go on the attack over the Trump-Putin Summit in Helsinki, but the manner in which they went into frenzied meltdown mode is astonishing.

Every lie about Russia over the last few years has recently resurfaced and been repeated ad nauseam. Official bodies representing both the left and the right have joined together to attack Trump from all sides. Mass hysteria has gripped the US - at least, it has gripped a portion of Americans, and they appear to have completely lost their grip on reality.

Anyone whose brain hasn't been turned to mush by the endless lies pumped out by the 'deep state' or 'permanent government' naturally wonders: how can a meeting between the leaders of two powerful countries be perceived as a 'Treason Summit'? Russia-US summits have happened before - including in the recent past - and there was no problem. Why is a president who actually did something to improve US-Russia relations someone who should be impeached? Why is the potential for nuclear war preferred over dialogue?