I think the following stories can be viewed in the light of this important story that I released yesterday:
Iran war rhetoric and the ‘Trump-ordered’ dawn raid in Yemen: WWIII isn’t ‘coming’ – It’s happening NOW, by Niall Bradley . . . the premise of this article is that Russia, China, and Iran are using what they learned from the US to force the United States out of the Middle East: They are fighting a proxy war — a deniable war, and if Yemen wins, the rewards are great. They’ve managed to box the US in, using the skills the US uses. This article is worthy of our study! Here is a part of the very positive conclusion that Niall draws — and I think he is dead right:
What is unfolding in Yemen – and Syria, and Iraq, and elsewhere – is that the US is gradually being forced out of the Middle East, thanks to a set of coordinated moves by Russia, China and Iran. Envisioning ‘World War III’ as a ‘grand spectacle’ between great powers that ends in nuclear holocaust keeps people in fear and ‘on side’, distracting them from the ugly business of divvying up the planet’s natural (including human) resources, and the real day-to-day horrors this brings to places like Yemen and Libya and Syria. It’s not winner-takes-all ‘world war’; it’s risk-assessed proxy warfare. Non-western countries have learned the (until recently) hidden rules of the game; and they’re in the process of applying those rules to turn the tables on the Empire.
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Saudi-led coalition intensifies strikes on Yemeni port, may trap civilians and interfere with humanitarian operations in the area
Boris Johnson pushed for Saudi weapons sales after Yemen funeral strike, saying ‘threshold for refusal hasn’t been reached’
Decline of US Hegemony Leading to ‘Inevitable’ War Against Iran . . . I don’t think so. The facts say otherwise.
How Trump plans to win back Turkey, . . again, based on yesterday’s article, I think it’s past time for Trump to win back Turkey
Imperial puppets in NATO giving unanimous support to Kiev fascists’ continued destruction in Eastern Ukraine
Cutting out the middleman: Japanese banks replacing SWIFT with China’s CIPS payment system for inter-bank settlements
Ever since China began duplicating Western financial institutions in 2013, more and more nations have been matriculating towards the East, and away from dollar hegemony. And one of the most important of these new infrastructures is the Chinese CIPS platforms which functions for the RMB, the same way SWIFT does for the dollar.
Yet unlike the way SWIFT charges for swaps when nations have to use the dollar as a middleman since it still reigns as the world’s singular reserve currency, CIPS allows for much lower transaction fees and the convenience of bypassing the U.S. currency through direct bi-lateral currency settlement.
Goodbye Petrodollar and US Imperial Hegemony – Russia and China Dump US Treasuries in Exchange for Gold
Lavrov: West begins to understand true nature of fascist Kiev government amid escalation of hostilities in Donbass
- Clueless western “journalist” asks Assad if he’s ‘grateful’ that US coalition is illegally bombing Syria
- Assad: Militants fleeing to Europe from Syria live there as “innocent” refugees
- Assad certain some refugees are ‘definitely’ terrorists
On the anniversary of Iran’s 1979 Islamic Revolution, which saw the ousting of the former US-backed House of Pahlavi, a flood of protesters headed towards Tehran’s Azadi (Freedom) Square with Iranian flags, celebrating the rule of the current clerical establishment.
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Hopefully, this is a short video that is not told from the point of view of Empire, and will speak the truth of.what the US did to Iran in these years. No wonder they hate us!
If President Trump is honest in ending extremism, he has to stop supporting the Saudi war in Yemen, promoting Wahhabism as an ideology, and funding extremist groups, said Prof. Seyed Mohammad Marandi, political analyst at the University of Tehran
‘Trump’s ignorance could spark war with Iran’. . . The important article I published yesterday suggests that Trump is not ignorant, but all that is left to him is making noise.
‘Wars not diminishing’: How Putin’s iconic 2007 Munich speech sounds today . . . as you all know, commentary is fine, but I like to listen to people, to watch them, to sense who they are, etc., so if you can find a bit of time, have a look. Putin hasn’t changed one bit; what he says now, he said then . His words match his actions. Consider his speech, his words, his body language, his thoughts as compared to those of our Presidents. Personally, I found it to be quite a lesson. (I’ve published this before, so some of you may have seen it.)
BTW, if you are beginning to better understand sovereignty you might want to have a look at Crimea, the Way Back in order to observe how Putin handles these core issues of our time.
Donald Trump is proving himself a President prone to unleashing inconvenient truths side by side blatant falsehoods. One of the most scurrilous of those falsehoods is his recent claim that Iran is the “number one terrorist state.”
Trump speaks with China’s Xi and agrees to uphold ‘One China’ policy
🙂 🙂 🙂 Sott Comment: Timeline of Trump’s stance on the “One China” policy courtesy of Reuters.
- Dec 2 – Trump speaks by phone with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan, a move that is likely to infuriate China, which considers the self-ruled island its own, and complicate U.S. relations with Beijing. China lodges swift protest, blaming Taiwan for the petty move.
- Dec 11 – Trump says the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of “one China,” questioning nearly four decades of U.S. policy.
- Dec 12 – China expresses “serious concern” after Trump said the United States did not necessarily have to stick to its long-held stance that Taiwan is part of “one China”.
- Dec 14 – In a veiled warning to Trump, China’s ambassador to the United States says Beijing will never bargain with Washington over issues involving its national sovereignty or territorial integrity.
- Jan 11 – Taiwan scrambles jets and navy ships after a group of Chinese warships, led by its sole aircraft carrier, sailed through the Taiwan Strait, the latest sign of heightened tension between Beijing and the island.
- Jan 12 – Trump’s then nominee for secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, says China should be denied access to islands it has built in the contested South China Sea, describing the placing of military assets there as “akin to Russia’s taking Crimea” from Ukraine.
- Feb 3 – China’s top diplomat, Yang Jiechi, tells Michael Flynn, Trump’s National Security Advisor, that China hopes it can work with the United States to manage and control disputes and sensitive problems.
- Feb 9 – Trump breaks the ice with Xi in a letter that says he looks forward to working with him to develop relations.
- Feb 9 – Trump changes tack and agrees to honor the “one China” policy during a phone call with Xi.
Trump planning to move embassy to Jerusalem . . .more talk meant to aggravate? How many times will we have to read about this? Look above at the ‘One China Policy’,
For a really long time local players have been buying oil and gas from major Middle Eastern exporters. However, this is not the most optional option for fulfilling one’s energy needs due to a number of reasons, like the increasingly unstable situation in the oil producing region of the world, along with the complexity of tanker delivery schemes. Due to these problems, the Southeast Asian countries are getting increasingly interested in establishing closer ties with Russia. Among such countries one can find the Kingdom of Thailand.
Earthquake measuring 6.7 hits south Philippines, no tsunami warning – USGS . . . Looks like Duterte is being invited to reconsider his bonds with the US
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Fmr Uruguayan President: Middle classes ‘frustrated’ by elite but nationalism has consequences . . . more and more are speaking out.
“Sometimes, reality surpasses our imagination. Nevertheless, I believe that nothing happens by chance,” Mujica told Sputnik, commenting on the new political situation in which Washington seeks to introduce trade berries, while Beijing, on the contrary, stands for the protection of open markets.
“I’m not against people who have money, who like money, who go crazy for money,” Mujica said. “But in politics we have to separate them. We have to run people who love money too much out of politics, they’re a danger in politics… People who love money should dedicate themselves to industry, to commerce, to multiply wealth. But politics is the struggle for the happiness of all.”
Asked why rich people make bad representatives of poor people, Mujica said: “They tend to view the world through their perspective, which is the perspective of money. Even when operating with good intentions, the perspective they have of the world, of life, of their decisions, is informed by wealth. If we live in a world where the majority is supposed to govern, we have to try to root our perspective in that of the majority, not the minority.”
Berlin is bringing home its gold reserves stored in New York, London and Paris faster than scheduled, Germany’s central bank said Thursday. The move is linked to surging euroskepticism, as new governments in France and Italy may ditch the single currency.
The German Bundesbank has already moved 583 tons of gold out of New York and Paris, planning to have a half of its gold back in Germany by the end of 2017, which is ahead of the 2020 plan. The rest will be split between the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Bank of England.
General Electric, commonly referred to as “GE,” doesn’t have the best reputation; the company’s history is rife with criminal, civil, ethical and political offenses. But perhaps one of the most morally questionable aspects of GE centers on an event that happened across the globe: the Fukushima nuclear accident.
The corporate giant designed five of the six nuclear reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant — General Electric Mark 1 reactors; a design the company knew was faulty decades ago. The potential for disaster was ignored, and the end result was a catastrophe that has unleashed immeasurable harm on the environment.
The restraining order on enforcement of the travel ban on seven countries has been upheld unanimously by a three-judge panel of the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case will likely continue to be appealed until it reaches the Supreme Court.
Holocaust study: the medical cartel is destroying America, by Jon Rappoport
Holocaust study: medical cartel is destroying America
I’ve been telling you about this for years.
***A message to “quack busters” who attack natural health behind a phony mask of “scientific skepticism”: put your own house in order—that’s where the real quacks and shameless killers are.
This story, nine months ago, surfaced and then dropped like a stone in a lake. Gone.
But I haven’t forgotten it. So here it is. Again:
The structures of medical propaganda are cracking.
The Washington Post (May 3, 2016) reports on a new Johns Hopkins study. I’ll give you the Post’s explosive quotes and then analyze them: . . . continue
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George describes how Dyncorp criminal activity is being spread throughout the United States, using our Sheriff system. There are four more parts to this report, and if you have further interest, you can look them up. ~J
The Liberal, anti-American, anti-constitutional media is attempting to write the narrative regarding those who go on trial Monday, by claiming they are “gunmen and followers.” We’re here to set the record straight as trials begin on Monday in the wake of the government’s key witness being reported for misconduct.