June 2014

The Cause and Aims of the Ukraine War - Updated

Update - Youtube video of Sergey Glazyev talking about the Ukranian situation and saying that to see Ukraine as it really is, it has to be seen as an American occupation of Ukraine and the longer Russia waits to intervene on behalf of the people of Donbas, who are experiencing genocide now, the worse it will be for Ukraine and Russia and even Europe.
"The Americans have gained from every war in Europe . . . . So we have to understand that the key to resolving the catastrophe of Ukraine is to be found in Washington. That is where Nazism has to be defeated" - Sergey Glazyev

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The following article is from Voice of Russia and it outlines exactly the game that is being played by US and European bankers at the cost of everyone else

Putin's aide proposes anti-dollar alliance to force US to end Ukraine's civil war

Sergey Glazyev, the economic aide of Vladimir Putin, published an article outlining a plan for "undermining the economic strength of the US" in order to force Washington to stop the civil war in Ukraine. Glazyev believes that the only way of making the US give up its plans on starting a new cold war is to crash the dollar system.

In his article, published by Argumenty Nedeli, Putin's economic aide and the mastermind behind the Eurasian Economic Union, argues that Washington is trying to provoke a Russian military intervention in Ukraine, using the junta in Kiev as bait. If fulfilled, the plan will give Washington a number of important benefits. Firstly, it will allow the US to introduce new sanctions against Russia, writing off Moscow's portfolio of US Treasury bills. More important is that a new wave of sanctions will create a situation in which Russian companies won't be able to service their debts to European banks.

Sergey Glazyev

Sergey Glazyev

Truthseeker - NATO's 'Gladio' Army in Ukraine

RT host, Daniel Bushell, talks about WW11 Nazi war criminals being smuggled out of Europe to the US via 'ratlines'. What is not mentioned is that the Vatican ran many of these 'ratlines' and supplied many false passports to these mega criminals. The book, "Unholy trinity : how the Vatican's Nazi networks betrayed western intelligence to the Soviets" by Mark Aarons and John Loftus, details the operations.

At the end of the Truthseeker show, Willian Engdahl pulls no punches when he describes the psychopaths in power creating all this mayhem.


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Psychopaths and Power: Hand, meet Glove- pt 1: Civilisation and the Rise of the Psychopaths

(This is the second instalment in a series of articles. The initial article can be found here. The third instalment and part 2 of this article is linked at the foot of this article)

Let's start by going right back in history to even before 'history'. Has it ever struck you as odd that 99% of human history is called “Pre-history”? History, as we know it, i.e. the 1%, is also called “written history” or "recorded history"and only came into being with so called 'civilisation' which occurred, depending on the part of the world you look at, between 10,000 years ago in Mesopotamia and 2,000 years ago in parts of Europe. North America, Australia and other parts of the world has seen the introduction of 'civilisation' even more recently than that. Everything before 10,000 years ago, 'pre-history', is often dismissed as not important or irrelevant. There is a reason for that which, I hope, will become apparent by the end of this essay.

It is crucial to note that with the introduction of 'civilisation' to tribal or traditional societies came also the introduction of genocide. Genocide is a primary 'flag' of psychopathy at work. Native populations the world over succumbed under the onslaught of civilisation primarily because they did not have an understanding of organised psychopathy. The North American Indians, for instance, never lost a major battle against the white invaders. But they lost out continually because they made treaties with these psychopaths; the psychopathic representatives of a psychopathic culture. The lesson for today, individually and culturally, is never make a deal with a recognised liar. And certainly never make a deal that you cannot enforce. It's worse than a waste of time, for you and the generations that follow (if indeed there are any to follow).

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It is well to remember that we evolved over hundreds of thousands of years to cope extremely well with the conditions that prevailed before 'history' or civilisation existed. In other words, we have evolved, not only physically but also psychologically, to cope with a far different world than the one we inhabit today. This has had a profound impact on us, our society and our environment.

You Cannot Fix a Problem You Do Not Understand

(This is the first of a series of articles. The next part of the series is linked at the foot of this article)

Some Basic Truths That Could Restore Peace To The World

A couple of weeks ago, I followed a link to CounterPunch website to read an article. As I expected, it contained many inaccuracies and was missing important information. However, while I was on the site, I noticed an article by Andre Vltchek entitled “How Should We Write and Fight?”.

It is a very compelling piece of writing. Andre Vltchek began his piece with these words-

“Are we – opposition investigative journalists, philosophers and documentary filmmakers – doing such a terrible job? Are we not providing the North American and European public with enough information, enough proof about the monstrous state of the world? Enough so they – the citizens of the Empire – finally get thoroughly pissed off, detach their backsides from their couches and chairs, and flood the capitals and business centers with their bodies, demanding change, demanding the end to atrocities that are being committed all over the world… the end of this imperialist and neo-con madness?”

“Are we failing, squarely and patently, to give examples and proof of the pain this world is suffering because of the bestiality of market fundamentalism, because of unchecked neocolonialism and shameless Western supremacy? Are we not providing enough stories and images, enough footage, to convince the citizens of the countries that are ruling the world, that something has gone awfully wrong?
The answer is yes, and also, no.”

Andre spent some time elaborating and with some emotion. Andre Vltchek is a powerful writer and he speaks with authority as he has been all over the world and has seen and reported from many of the most horrendous war and terror zones. Then a little further down he wrote this-

The Undoing of The European Union Over The South Stream Pipeline

The empire of the International Bankers is falling apart and for the same reason all empires fall; hubris, military over-reach, the cynical dismissal of the interests its citizens and the all delusions that accompany psychopathy.

Psychopathy is antithetical to humanity. We have a natural preference for co-operation but the psychopaths have a natural preference for domination and exploitation. Ordinary people 'co-operate' with this domination till the pain gets too great and the reality of the long term cost becomes clear. The International Bankers who dominate the US, also dominate European countries through the European Union and are in the process of sacrificing the various EU countries for the benefit of the bankers' power base which is centered in London, New York and Washington.

Russia is bringing about the demise of the $US as the world's trading currency by simply withdrawing from using it in its trade with the world (h/t Nicholas). This is taking away the power of the bankers who have instituted the IMF economic regimes that have led directly to poverty, falling living standards and many deaths in Europe (and elsewhere around our globe). These same bankers, by the way, caused the deaths of millions of Russians during the 1990's reign of the Oligarchs through Yeltsin who all fronted for these same bankers.

Putin is well aware of this and will be wanting to ensure there is no re-run of that time for Russia. Putin has identified Russia's perennial enemy and it is not the US per se or even British and certainly not the Europeans. It isn't even the thugs running rampant around Ukraine right now. They are just murderous dispensable patsies of the bankers who will shrivel up as a force and blow away after the money stream dries up. This is a struggle for life between the Russians and the bankers. The Russians were happy for the bankers to fade away slowly and quietly in time but that is not the way of psychopaths facing the demise of their power and their plans for the domination of the whole world.



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South Stream Pipeline

Deconstructing Russophobia

The following is lifted in its entirety from Catherine Brown's blog at catherinebrown.org

The recommendation and link to this excellent piece of writing was provided to me by the ever-vigilant McJ. Many thanks, McJ!

Catherine Brown does what her title for the article indicates. She very successfully deconstructs the tidal wave of Russophobia sweeping the world at the moment and shows it to be illogical and hypocritical. Brown punctures many of the myths surrounding modern Russia including Putin's reputed wealth and Pussy Riot's supposed martydom.

Brown has witnessed the steady improvement of the lot of the Russians during Putin's leadership. This would not have happened if Putin was the corrupt oligarch that he is portrayed as. If he was, Russia would look like Ukraine now. Ukraine's state of economic collapse is the legacy of oligarchy; as was Russia's before Putin.

Catherine Brown's personal history with Russia goes back to the nineties when she first lived there. She has visited and lived there on and off over the following decades. So, like Sharon Tennison's earlier essay, her's is a personal first hand account and very valuable for that same reason.

Towards the end of the article, we learn of Brown's estimate for the reasons for this Russophobia.

"Cuyu bono? What are the most obvious motivations for fostering Russophobia?

In brief: Russia’s foreign policy does not follow that of the West. Western armaments manufacturers have an interest in stoking a new Cold War, because the War against Terror has not filled the gap in arms sales – especially of nuclear weapons – left by the end of the Cold War. And NATO desperately needs a raison d’être."

There are other valid reasons too, in my view, and I will get to them in time. Meanwhile this is an excellent view of the panorama of hostility shown towards Russia and Russians and systematically exposes it for the duplicity it is.

Deconstructing Russophobia
by Catherine Brown

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Deconstructing Russophobia

"US Empire Collapsing: over-stretched, over-militarized"

This is the title of a short video clip taken from a longer RT show called "Worlds Apart". This episode features peace studies academic and researcher Dr Jan Oberg.


The full show (29 mins) can be seen below. From the RT video channel-

"Swedish and Finnish leaders have reinvigorated a push for their traditionally non-aligned countries to join NATO, in the face of what they say is a Russian threat. But does Russia really pose a threat to European security, or has it become a convenient scapegoat for growing militarism in Europe? How can Russia and the western world end the conflict in Ukraine, and rebuild peace by peace? Oksana is joined by the founder of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, Dr Jan Oberg, to examine these issues."


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Sand Stories

Something a little different for you but timely and appropos, I believe. Perhaps a moment of counterbalance to the insanity happening in the Ukraine and elsewhere in our world - some visual art to assuage our eyes after having to view the
Obombinator's Eurothreatening Polish photo op in front of those death dealing flying machines.

The embedded videos are dubbed 'Sand Stories' from an amazing artist, Kseniya Simonova. As is all great art, these are food for the soul, reminding us of our collective humanity. Here are some of our shared stories and emotions - the beauty and the pain, the dismay and the delight. They stand in stark contrast to the psychopathic world of death and destruction we witness daily. A world polarized by hate and disunion; one the evil ones would have us believe is our inevitable destiny.

Simonova gained international recognition as an artist after she won the 2009 'Ukraine's Got Talent' competition. She would be a Russian now, I assume, as she is from Crimea. Her art is fascinating and I find it very moving. I can't stop watching these vids. So I figured I'd better share. smiling Enjoy!

The first video tells the story of a young couple separated during The Great Patriotic War (WWII).

NATO 'Falling Forward' On The Sword That Is Ukraine

NATO is Destroying Itself

It is often said that while Russia plays chess, the US plays checkers. In checkers, or English Draughts, the players cannot move backwards. All pieces must move forwards (diagonally – zigzagging) and cannot move backwards until they reach the opponents end of the board. And so it is with the psychopaths running NATO, the British and US governments and the people behind them all; the bankers.

We have today what amounts to a declaration of war from Petro Poroshenko in his Inauguration Speech. After leading Vladimir Putin to believe he was interested in negotiating (i.e. moving backwards or, at least, standing still), he turned around and announced it would be 'forward into the Valley of Death'. Business as usual, in other words, for the psychopaths.

This is not unexpected because it is, indeed, business as usual. The bankers have been pushing this 'forward only' strategy since forever. There is one exception, some might say, to this; Syria. But it is not really an exception at all.

The US Game of 'Sanctions & Isolation' in the Hall of Mirrors

A few days ago, Pepe Escobar published a scathing piece at RT on Obama's $1b splash over Europe. I'll quote from it extensively-

. . . . “Stupid s**t though, doesn’t even begin to describe Obama’s first act after announcing the doctrine last week at West Point. For those who don’t get the message, one picture is enough to tell the whole story; Obama and the Polish president in front of an F-16 exhibition at a military airport near Warsaw.

(Straighten up and fly right, grunts) Ed.

Stupid s**t also irretrievably takes a backseat to serious s**t during Obama’s current European tour. We just need to examine what’s in store at the selected pit stops.
First is Warsaw – whose nervous poodle, US vassal government is absolutely hysterical over an imminent Russian “threat.” Then it’s the G7 in Brussels – the “ex-G8,” from which Russia was expelled by the self-proclaimed “great powers.” One of the items in the agenda is the possibility of slapping even more sanctions over Moscow’s “threat” to the Ukraine.
And then there are the ceremonies over the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. It was the Soviet Union that essentially defeated Nazi Germany; the “West” only finished the job. Stalin’s generals should have easily entered Berlin; they didn’t because Stalin was afraid of ruffling Allied feathers at Yalta (and then the whole post-war scenario would have been a completely different story).
Check it out: the whole, fascinating process becomes quite visible by mixing Vojtech Mastny’s “Russia’s Road to the Cold War. Diplomacy, Warfare and the Politics of Communism, 1941-1945,” with Vladislav Zubok’s and Constantine Pleshakov’s “Inside the Kremlin’s Cold War.”
Now a serious World War II event like the Normandy landings has been marred by – what else – stupid s**t.
Because Barack the First simply cannot be in the same room with Vladimir Putin – as he would have no teleprompter to guide him – French President Francois Hollande must host two dinners in a row on Thursday. This was essentially leaked to American media by one of Obama’s foreign policy advisers, the astounding mediocrity Ben Rhodes.
And the most startling absurdity is that all this is taking place with the background of a Kiev-conducted, Washington-enabled “anti-terrorist operation” – for instance in Lugansk – where civilian “collateral damage” is being framed as the culprit. Neo-Nazis are positively gloating – in their graves or in their contemporary balaclavas. “

Crazy stuff, no?

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A Little History On The Purveyors Of Death

Two offerings from the net looking into the history of death squads deployed around the world and their sponsors, the ultimate purveyors of death, the international anglo/zionist regime.

The first is a net interview with Dan Welch (h/t McJ). I first saw him on an RT Crosstalk show and was struck by his logic, his grasp of historical facts and how to use them. He also has an engaging manner that communicates the absurdity of the talk of the psychopaths in power and those that carry water for them.

Dan clearly identifies the perps in power as psychopaths. He talks about the genesis of the death squads in Latin America and how they were trained by the US at places like The School of the Americas. He points out that Al Qaeda and affiliated jihadist groups in Syria and elsewhere are in fact the continuation of the death squads trained by the US and deployed in Latin and South America in decades gone by. Same same in every way.

One point especially pleased me, I must say. I have been saying for some time that the factor that stopped the military bombardment of Syria was the Russian Navy's downing of the two missiles fired at Damascus by the US Navy. Dan Welch makes a point of this and is the only media commentator that I have come across who calls it and emphasises the point that the only thing these psychopaths respond to is a credible military deterent. All the nonsense about Obama being reasonable or facing a potential revolt from Congress etc is just that; nonsense. Psychopaths cannot be reasoned with. There is no conscience, no compassion and no ultruism there to appeal to. They only know what they want and only think about how to get it.

It is an excellent interview. It links a lot of things together historically and covers a lot of ground including that the US will fail in Ukraine whether it takes 6 months or 6 years. He also maintains that the US already knows this but is now intent on causing as much harm and destruction as it can (Plan B) just as it is doing in Syria.

Ukraine: it's a Gas, Gas, Gas

Below is a short video from RT's Katie Pilbeam talking about Ukraine's non-payment of its gas bill and the twists and turns going on and the likely twists to come.

It is appropriately named, "The Check's In The Mail" and with all that implies!


Ukraine, at the very last minute, says the cheque's in the mail. Russia says the money hasn't arrived and the Ukrainians tell the Europeans that the money was sent to New York but will arrive in due course.

What's wrong with this picture? As the RT title for the piece implies, the Ukrainians are telling lies. We know they are liars and thieves. We also know the New York bankers are liars and thieves. You'll remember that the first thing to happen after the junta seized power was to fly Ukraine's central bank's gold out of the country to New York. Then Ukraines foreign currency reserves disappeared. Then Ukraine immediately stopped paying anything for their gas from Russia. But I'm sure the (illegal) Ukrainian govt was still charging and collecting for the gas they were supplying to Ukrainian citizens and businesses. Why doesn't somebody ask, "Where has that revenue gone to?" To New York? Very likely in my view.

So what's going on with this 'cheques in the mail' bullshit?