Three Years – Back In The Family

Welcome home, people of Crimea, just three years ago today. Once again part of one of the great and historic and peaceful nations of Earth.

I salute you …and secretly wish that I could be as proud of my own nation as you have the justifiable right to be of yours.

Oh, and a happy birthday to me.  Can’t think of a better way to celebrate.

“There’s No Understanding Anything Without A Grasp Of Its History”

“There’s no understanding anything without a grasp of its history—which, of course, is the American failing over and over again.”

The above is a quote by interviewer in this piece:  “Intelligent people know that the empire is on the downhill”: A veteran CIA agent spills the goods on the Deep State and our foreign policy nightmares After almost 30 years in the CIA, Ray McGovern became a truth-teller. He sits down with Salon for a long debriefing

KERRYBarack Obama, Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad, John Kerry (Credit: AP/Reuters/Evan Vucci/Alexei Druzhinin/Remy de la Mauviniere/Kathy Willens)

This is a deep and insightful exchange which I recommend to anyone who wishes to know more about the world they live in and who pulls the strings that cause the events that we see happening around us.  You need to be aware of this stuff …and it’s pretty much right up to date.

Oh What A Lovely War

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas Global War – Armageddon style.

At least, what the popular conception of that word is.

It’s the war that we have to have.  We haven’t had a really good one this century, so far.  But it’s coming.  I can feel it.

Not much different from 100 years ago:

There was a time when I religiously believed, as a great many still do, that a war in exactly the theatre of operations that this particular conflict  in the Middle East and which is gradually dragging more and more groups and nations into it, a war referred to as ‘Armageddon’, would end the current age and usher in a new one.  The details don’t matter since I no longer believe that sort of thing.  If anything, Armageddon referred to some event in the past (not in the future, or the present) when we were still under the direct influence of the gods (our descriptive term, not theirs), which has not been the case for the past 2,300 to 2,600 years.  Note:  I placed a link here to explain the previous statement, but have now removed it.  Some care has to be taken because deluded or unscrupulous people are attracted to this sort of mystery and, in the internet age, tend to pervert narratives to their own ends.  In any case, not all gods actually left, chiefly Marduk, and they may be covertly influencing world affairs even now.

Armageddon, according to the popular interpretations of the Bible narrative (partly from the Book of Daniel, written at a time when the gods were still around and pro-active in world affairs, and partly from the Book of Revelations), was to be played out between the King of the North and the King of the South, battle swinging back and forth over the ground of the Holy Place  (Jerusalem?).  The King of the North is popularly taken to be Russia, acting as leader of some Northern confederacy, presumably Syria and Iran.  The King of the South is likewise popularly taken to be America, acting as ‘The Beast’ who is the leader of a Southern confederacy, presumably Egypt and Saudi Arabia, et al.

Anyway, as the story goes, The Beast defeats the armies of the King of the North, destroying Jerusalem in the process.  The Beast’s armies are then destroyed by the arrival of The Messiah (Jesus), and then …well, everything’s sweet.  For some.  Eternal fiery torment for the rest.  If you believe any of that.

It is mostly Americans who believe this stuff (I hesitate to offer proof of this, and you follow that link at your own peril of mind contamination), which makes me wonder why they see themselves as being associated with ‘The Beast’ who destroys Jerusalem.  I wonder what the Israelis make of that?  Oh, of course, the Jews don’t recognise the New Testament.  Wise move.

Personally, I think the only thing we can take from that story is that nobody wins, and a huge mess results.

Since the time when the gods (our descriptive term, not theirs) left us to fend for ourselves, we have been waging war against each other almost continually.  It’s not surprising really since they themselves did exactly the same, and since we were created in their image it is just an inherited trait.  It’s in our nature and we will keep on doing it.  Until we can’t, for whatever reason.  One suitable reason might be, there’s no-one left to fight any more.

So.  Here we are, on the brink of another global war, starting sometime this year by my reckoning.  It’s going to be loud; It’s going to be crazy; and it’s going to have an effect on all of us in some way.  Well, more than just that, it’s going to be the end of our civilisation.  It’s going to leave us with no infrastructure, no resources, no power, no organised social structure.  It will be a reboot of human culture, starting mostly from scratch.  And you can bet your boots that most of the people who knew how things work, how to organise things, how to make stuff (the stuff that we knew and relied on previously), will mostly have perished in the preceding conflict.  I fully expect there will still be lots of those who want to take charge and control things (mostly for their own benefit) loitering around.  What we make of it all, what you more than me (since I probably won’t be around) will make of it all, will be entirely up to yourselves.

I was going to put lots of references here on articles which show that a terrible war is imminent, but you can find them for yourself quite easily (if you can’t think of anything else, such as reading back through some of my posts or going to those blogs to which I frequently refer, simply do an internet search for ‘is global war coming’).  You can even get a twisted version of the subject on the News, though you could be taken entirely by surprise if that is what you tend to rely on as a source of information on what is going on in your world.

Or, you could dismiss the entire subject as nonsense.  The choice is yours.

Added after publication:

Why did I use this Guardian link to illustrate the dangers inherent in the wars currently going on in the Middle East?   I knew I had a reason.  Just didn’t get to express it.

Well, describing the situation probably better that I could have done, a comment to this post on another site said this:

That maniac Erdogan (President of Turkey) wants to send troops into Syria!
However, a reason, or an horrific occurrence is needed as excuse.
Enter a false flag today! Wonder of wonders! Hospitals bombed.
All blamed on that dastardly Putin and the Russian’s. Oh the horror!
Turkey is a NATO country. Russia will react with force. If any of their military is threatened or harmed, they will retaliate. All it will take is one miscue to turn this nuclear and global.

Then, the VERY last thing people will be thinking about is the economy!

We will be only one step away from escalating global conflict if Turkey and Saudi act as they say they will.

And who’s fault will that be?  Well, it was the Americans who started this whole little shindig.

 

 

 

What’s With This Zika Thing?

The Zika virus has been around for quite some time (years) now, and it has not posed a major problem in the past.  So why now?  Something more is going on.  Something very sinister.

I believe I outlined the likely problem in a Facebook post a few hours ago, based on this and this where I said:

Yet another of Monsanto’s crimes against humanity is revealed in the larvicide Pyriproxyfen introduced into water supplies in the Zika affected areas (where microcephaly has occurred) 18 months ago.  How long will the world tolerate this evil organisation?  So the Zika virus scare may be just a scam. 

But this does not tell the whole story.  Why is this sort of thing allowed to occur?

The recent, and some may say ongoing, Ebola scare was similarly part of the same thing.  But it is not limited to disease.  ISIS is part of the same thing.  Terrorism in general is part of the same thing.  The demonisation of Russia is part of the same thing.  The fear of Islam as a concept is part of the same thing.  Blaming China for cyber attacks is part of the same thing.  The erosion of personal liberties is part of the same thing.  The two party idea of democracy is part of the same thing (fear of the other side, the illusion of choice).  The surge of ‘special forces’ (can’t trust your own soldiers) is part of the same thing.  The militarisation of Police Forces is part of the same thing.  The burgeoning levels of incarceration in prisons is part of the same thing.  The destruction of cohesion within society and the transfer of wealth to elites and consequent impoverishment of the rest is part of the same thing.

It is called FEAR.

Zika is just another link in the chain of fear that is being spread around the world – terrorism, disease, other people or nations, the unknown, are all links in that chain.  It is all aimed at making the people of the world more and more dependent on The Powers That Be (TPTB).  It is to make us look to them as a refuge, a caring parent, the only safe sanctuary and source of help in a crazed world.  To bring about a dependency tantamount to servitude, and eventually, slavery.

That is what this is all about.  Don’t be fooled.

With the media and politicians in their pocket, TPTB are well on the road to achieving their goals of world dominance.

They can only win with your and my compliance and acquiescence to their reign of fear.

 

Battling The Masters Of The Universe

A war already being played out in front of our very own eyes.  Read all about it: Rumble in the ruble, fire in the markets

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Oh Boy!  This I like.  This I like, very much.

Reporting on the battle against The Masters Of The Universe aka US Financial Elite (aided and abetted by their minions), the same global enemy who are the engineers of this year’s coming pre-planned economic crash.  A crash aimed primarily at impoverishing Russia and attempting to ensure that nation never becomes an independent state capable of operating outside of The Masters’ influence.

But, will Russia become the world’s first truly self-sustaining nation?  Will China become the Masters Of The New Universe?

These are questions that Pepe Escobar discusses in the intriguing post on RT, linked to above .

Quote: “Xi (China’s President) as much as anyone knows very well how the whole American economy – based on a worthless global reserve currency – is fueled by a rapacious, barely disguised tribute, paid by every nation in the world to the Empire of Chaos.  And Xi knows how this tribute scam is unraveling, fast.”

Oh Boy!  Is this year going to be interesting.

putintalkingI also just want to draw attention to another article here, that was linked to in the Pepe Escobar post but which deserves its own specific mention: Who Is Putin Talking To?

Any article that sheds light onto the murky fogs of global financial wheeling and dealing deserves to be given air time, just in case someone or other is listening.

I will add a further associated reference here (easier than starting a new post).  The Washington Post a couple of days ago questioned the recent Fed rate rise, saying: The Federal Reserve may have made a huge mistake

Of course it was a huge mistake, as I said the day it happpened.  A mistake which the American tax-payer will certainly recognise in due course, as it cripples further the already reeling US economy.

But it was all part of the plan, wasn’t it?  What plan?  You just read about it didn’t you in the Pepe Escobar article above?

 

Happy New Year, Ukraine

5686054ec361888c108b4619Photo: © Lee Jae-Won / Reuters

 

This post inspired by: Ukraine officially defaults on $3bn debt to Russia; Moscow to sue Kiev in London court

That’s the thing about bonds, you see.  If you issue them, the folk who buy them, lending you their money for a bit of interest, expect to be paid back when they mature in a fixed time period.  They don’t expect you to default on that payment.

Ukraine has no money, we all know that.  We all know whose fault that is, don’t we?  It’s a little country whose initials are U and S and A.  It is not Russia.

When Russia bought those bonds in 2013 to help Ukraine out, the situation was very different to today.  Ukraine had a stable government.  Crooked, but stable.  Then along comes the good ol’ USA with its schemes to meddle wherever it can find a sneaky opening, and Biff, Bang, Kaboom, Ukraine is left a basket case, in debt to the IMF (the US banking arm) probably for ever.  The IMF ensures that Ukraine is in no position to pay Russia back, and here we are on the first day of a new year (a year, incidentally, when catastrophe and mayhem looms large as the main features of the period) with Ukraine as first cab off the rank for the ‘Failed State of the Year Award’.

Happy New Year, Ukraine.  Where are your backers now?  Now you will find out who your real friends are, but you will need to shift your gaze a little more to the East than the West.  Oh, and you will need to get rid of those Nazi bastards in your government.

Good Help Is Hard To Find These Days

“According to Iraqi MPs familiar with the situation, Prime Minister Hayder Abadi is “under tremendous pressure” to formally request military aid against ISIS from the Russian Federation, despite US threats to end all aid to the government if they do so.”

Well their current ‘help’ isn’t exactly being of much assistance, is it?

At least they can see that Russian actions in Syria are being effective.  But then, Syria still has an army capable of taking advantage of the assistance Russia is providing.  I’m not at all sure that the US trained Iraqi army has that capacity.  If I were the Russians I wouldn’t even consider going there.  Well, not unless someone provides decent foot soldiers, and Iraq is a little short of friends in the region.  At least ‘friends’ who are not just there to promote their own agenda.

This post inspired by: Iraqi PM Under ‘Tremendous Pressure’ to Ask Russia for Help Against ISIS

Tick Tick Tick (per Jim Kunstler)

I often share posts by Jim Kunstler from his Clusterfuck Nation blog, but hey guys, this is a masterpiece of interesting writing, reflecting the typical dumb, canned attitude of US media towards Russia, and the brilliant take-down, but always polite, responses from President Putin.  Along, of course, with some biting Kunstler wit.

To be enjoyed by all: Tick Tick Tick

Still Riding The Wrong Horse

I am sharing this Guardian article, Vladimir Putin bids for major world role as his forces move into Syria , not because I agree with all that it says but to point out that this news source is still riding the wrong horse in the Ukraine stakes.

Photograph: ITAR-TASS Photo/Corbis/Alexei Nikolsky

What the article does say correctly, in not so many words, is that Vladimir Putin is a very clever, astute and outstanding world leader.  He is head and shoulders above, in political ‘nous’ if not in stature, anyone else on the current scene.

Despite that, many in the West including, it seems, The Guardian, still espouse the lie about Russian aggression in Ukraine when it is perfectly obvious that just the opposite is true.  Russia has no interest in Ukraine other than in protecting its own nationals and ethnic groups living within the borders of that country.

The US, the EU and NATO, on the other hand, are quite a different story, which I have gone to great lengths to explain in times and posts past.  I should have no need to go over all of the subterfuge, skulduggery and mayhem that those groups have woven into and around the Ukraine situation again and again.

At every turn of this saga, Putin has made the leaders of these groups look very silly.  I suggest that is why the West is now most recently changing the tune they have jointly been playing around the Syrian situation, molding their new stance to something along the lines set out by Russia and her colleagues, including China.

I look forward to the time when they treat the Ukraine problem in the same way.