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Wall Street, Banks, and American Foreign Policy
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Interest-Free Finance is Being Seriously Discussed in Russia
Russia is in a fascinating process of rethinking every aspect of her national economic survival because of the reality of western attacks.
It could produce a very healthy transformation away from the deadly defects of the Anglo-American free-market banking model.

Quote:A significant debate is underway in Russia since imposition of western financial sanctions on Russian banks and corporations in 2014.
It’s about a proposal presented by the Moscow Patriarchate of the Orthodox Church. The proposal, which resembles Islamic interest-free banking models in many respects, was first unveiled in December 2014 at the depth of the Ruble crisis and oil price free-fall.
This August the idea received a huge boost from the endorsement of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. It could change history for the better depending on what is done and where it further leads.

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Some 20 years ago during the Yeltsin era, within the chaos of Russian hyperinflation and IMF “shock therapy,” the Russian Orthodox Church introduced a similar proposal for interest-free banking as an alternative. During that time a gaggle of liberal pro-free-market Russian economists around Yeltsin, such as Yegor Gaider, prevailed. They instead opened Russia’s state-owned assets to literal plunder by western banks, hedge funds and corporations.
In my first visit to Russia in May 1994 to give a talk at a Russian economic institute on IMF shock therapy, I saw first-hand the lawless mafia, russkaya mafiya, speeding through the near-empty Tverskaya Street near Red Square in new state-of-the-art Mercedes 600 limos without license plates. It was a devastating time in Russia and Washington and the technocrats at the IMF knew exactly what they were doing to foster the chaos.
US sanctions focus attention
By 2014 much has changed in Russia. Most significantly, the infatuation with everything American of two decades ago has understandably vanished. The US Treasury financial sanctions were launched in stages in 1914 against specific individuals around President Putin, specific banks and corporations dependent on foreign credit. They had the effect of forcing a critical rethinking among Russian intellectuals, government officials and in the Kremlin itself.
The Washington attacks, legally-speaking acts of warfare against a sovereign nation, were initiated by the US Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, the only government finance agency in the world with its own in-house intelligence agency. The Office was created under the pretext of going after and freezing the assets and bank accounts of drug cartels and terrorists, something it seems strangely inept at if we judge from their record regarding groups like ISIS or Al Qaeda in Iraq. It seems to be far better going after “undesireable” countries like Iran and Russia. It has offices around the world, including in Islamabad and Abu Dhabi.
Those US Treasury financial warfare sanctions and the prospect of much worse to come have sparked a deep debate within Russia on how to defend the nation from more attacks. Vulnerability to western sanctions in their banking system has led Russia, like China, to develop an internal Russian version of SWIFT interbank payments. Now the very nature of money and its control is at the heart of the debate.
Unorthodox Orthodox Proposal
In January 2015, in the depth of the financial crisis, with a Ruble at half what it had been months earlier and oil prices in a free-fall as a result of the September 2014 John Kerry-King Abdullah agreement, the Moscow Patriarchate reissued its idea.
Dmitri Lubomudrov, the Orthodox Church’s legal adviser told the media at that time, “We realized we couldn’t stay dependent on the Western financial system, but must develop our own. As with the Islamic system, the Orthodox one will be based not just on legislation, but on Orthodox morality as well, and will be an invitation to businessmen seeking security at a time of crisis.” Among its features would be interest-free credit issuance and prohibition of investment in gambling casinos or such activities going against Church moral values.



Then in early August this year the Orthodox plan for interest-free money creation gained a major added support. Sergei Katyrin, head of the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, after meeting with Vsevolod Chaplin, the senior Orthodox cleric overseeing the project, announced, “The Chamber of Commerce and Industry supports the creation of the Orthodox Financial System… and is ready to provide its platform for detailed and professional discussion of these questions together with the relevant committees of the chamber.” The proposal is aimed at reducing Russia’s reliance on the Western banking system, an essential national economic security requirement.
Much as with Islamic banking models than ban usury, the Orthodox Financial System would not allow interest charges on loans. Participants of the system share risks, profits and losses. Speculative behavior is prohibited, as well as investments in gambling, drugs and other businesses that do not meet Orthodox Christian values. There would be a new low-risk bank or credit organization that controls all transactions, and investment funds or companies that source investors and mediate project financing. It would explicitly avoid operations with active financial risks. Priority would be ensuring financing of the real sector of the economy, its spokesman stated.
Interestingly, Russia’s largest Islamic autonomous republic, Tatarstan, recently introduced Islamic banking into Russia for the first time and it was supported positively by German Gref, CEO of the state-owned Sperbank, Russia’s largest bank. This May, Gref called it a very important instrument amid the current problems with raising funds on international markets. In July Sberbank and the Republic of Tatarstan signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of Islamic financing.
Under Czar Alexander III and his Finance Minister Nikolai Bunge, Russia established the Peasant Land Bank in the beginning of the 1880’s to give interest-free loans to the liberated peasantry that had been freed from serfdom in 1861 by his father, Alexander II and given land. The Land Bank invested in the modernization of Russian agriculture with farmers only paying a small handling charge for credits. The result was such a spectacular rise in Russian wheat, and other cereals that Russia became the world “bread basket” up to outbreak of World War I, exceeding the combined production of the USA, Argentina and Canada by some 25%.
Glazyev proposals
The new prominence of the Orthodox Monetary model in Russian discussions comes at a time when one of Vladimir Putin’s economic advisers, Sergei Glayzev, the person advising the President on Ukraine as well as relations with fellow-members of the Eurasian Economic Union, has presented a plan for enhancing Russia’s national economic and financial security under the quite sensible assumption that the financial sanctions and now military pressures from Washington and NATO are no whimsical accident but a deep-seated strategy of weakening and economically destroying one of the two nations which stand in a way of a globalist US New World Order.
In May 2014, a few weeks after the Obama Administration imposed a series of select sanctions on key Russian individuals, banks and energy companies, striking at the heart of the economy, Glazyev made an interview with the Russian financial paper, Vedomosti, in which he proposed a number of prudent defensive measures. Among them were several which are now policy. This has included a credit and currency swap with China to finance critical imports and a shift to settlement in national currencies–Ruble and RMB; creation of a Russian interbank information exchange system, analogous to SWIFT, for payments and settlements within the Eurasian Economic Union and other partner countries.
A strategic proposal of Glazyev that the state impose a halt on all export of gold, precious metals, and rare earth elements, and that the Central Bank buy up gold mined by foreign companies to build monetary gold reserve strength, was, unfortunately, refused by Central Bank Governor Elvira Nabiullina who told the Duma, “We don’t believe that a moratorium is needed on gold exports. We are able to buy enough gold to diversify our gold and currency reserves.”
Nabiullina has come under criticism from members of the Duma for being far too slow in building the gold reserves of the ruble. Russia today is the world’s second largest gold producer after China, and China has been building its Peoples’ Bank of China gold reserves in recent years at a feverish pace. Western central banks, led by the Federal Reserve, since gold backing for the dollar was abandoned in August, 1971, have done everything, including brazen market manipulation, to discourage gold currency reserves around the world.
Most recently, on September 15 Glazyev presented a new series of economic proposals to the Presidential Russian Security Council to, as he stated it, reduce the vulnerability to western sanctions over the coming five years and achieve foundations for long-term growth and economic sovereignty. Among his proposals were creation of a State Committee on Strategic Planning under the President of the Russian Federation, together with a State Committee for Scientific and Technological Development, modeled on a system created in Iran during the 1990s following the introduction of Western sanctions there.
The first measure, creation of a Committee on Strategic Planning, echoes the highly successful French national Planification model introduced under President Charles de Gaulle, that was credited with transforming France from a stagnant peasant-dominated economy to an advanced, innovative modern industrial nation by the early 1970’s.
In the 1960’s France had a General Commission of the Plan which surveyed the entire economy to identify critical weaknesses that needed attention for overall national development. They would set goals for the coming 5 years. General Commission members were senior civil servants consulting with business leaders, trade unions and other representative groups. Each proposed plan was then sent to the national parliament for voting approval or change.
The crucial difference between France’s 5-year Planification and the Soviet 5-year central planning model was that the French was indicative and not imperative as was the Soviet Five Year Plan. Private or state companies could freely decide to focus on a sector such as railway development knowing the state would encourage the investment with tax incentives or subsidies to lower risk and make it attractive. It was highly successful until the mid-1970’s when the massive oil shocks and increasing Brussels supra-national rule-making made it increasingly difficult to implement.
There are other features to the detailed Glazyev proposal, among the most interesting his proposal to use Central Bank resources to provide targeted lending for businesses and industries by providing them with low interest rates between 1-4 percent, made possible by quantitative easing to the tune of 20 trillion rubles over a five year period. The program also suggests that the state support private business through the creation of “reciprocal obligations” for the purchase of products and services at agreed-upon prices.
Russia is in a fascinating process of rethinking every aspect of her national economic survival because of the reality of the western attacks. It could produce a very healthy transformation away from the deadly defects of the Anglo-American free-market banking model.
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What brought down TWA Flight 800: Claims that plane was hit by missile before mid-air explosion and of a government cover-up detailed in book 20 years after Long Island crash
  • It has been 20 years since TWA Flight 800 crashed off the coast of Long Island 12 minutes after taking off from JFK Airport in New York City 
  • The National Transportation Safety Board spent four years looking into the cause and declared it to be a short circuit in the plane's fuel tank 
  • Of the 755 eyewitness who spoke to the FBI, 258 described seeing a streak of light heading towards the plane before the explosion 
  • In his new book TWA 800: The Crash, the Cover-Up, and the Conspiracy author Jack Cashill takes a look at some of the alternate crash theories 
  • Cashill speaks with eyewitnesses again and those who have never spoken before who believe they saw a rocket or missile
  • He also examines claims of a possible government cover-up involving the FBI and CIA
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http://investmentwatchblog.com/ruling-fr...on-emails/

Ruling from U.S. Court of Appeals DC will require Secretary of State w/ Attorney General to recover ALL Clinton emails
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-01-28...nt-you-see

Hillary Clinton just had the gall to tweet to the world: ‘This is not who we are.’ Clinton, I want to make one thing perfectly clear: YOU ARE NOT WHO WE ARE! This is YOUR MESS And OBAMA’S MESS President Trump is trying to clean up. How is it your mess and Obama’s mess? Let me count the ways.

1. You and Obama entered Libya, toppled Muammar Qaddafi, and he died a brutal and unnecessary death. Your famous words were as you laughed, “WE CAME, WE SAW, HE DIED.”

2. Hillary, you are a most unusual woman, as most women could not laugh at such a brutal death. However, you were giddy just thinking about what would follow his death and takeover of Libya. You would get all his gold, and he had a lot of gold. Thus, you destroyed a country and started a refugee problem.

3. Hillary, you then decided to topple Syria. You and Obama repeatedly said: “Assad must go.” You and Sid Blumenthal put your “moderate rebel army” together from the Muslim Brotherhood, spent millions training them, arming them, and they started to uproot the Syrian people.

4. Obama bombed, and you handled the arms and sarin gas attacks which killed and again uprooted the Syrian people. All these people had to move and spread out.

5. You and Obama provided ISIS with arms and American tanks, thus, giving ISIS the ability to kill the Syrian people; thus, those who survived were pushed out of their Country.

6. Obama began bringing all those people to the United States. Germany accepted them, and pretty much all of Europe was destroyed by too many refugees taking over, raping, and refusing to follow the rule of law.

7. NOW, here in the United States President Trump is trying to prevent our Country from being invaded, pillaged, and bankrupt due to the Syrian refugee problem! Plus, he is trying to prevent terrorist attacks from killing the American people! THIS IS YOUR FAULT, HILLARY. THIS IS OBAMA’S FAULT. AND YOU HAVE THE GALL TO SAY, “THIS IS NOT WHO WE ARE!”

Hillary, you are either delusional, or your memory is fogged by all the horrific acts you have done to the United States of America. You are a traitor, and I pray everyday you get what you deserve. I would not trade places with you for all the gold in the world.

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The tweet came amid backlash over Trump’s order handed down Friday that bars Syrian refugees indefinitely and halts the resettlement of all refugees for four months as the administration reviews its vetting process.
The order also denies entry for 90 days for individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries: Iraq, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Libya and


https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/28/us/po....html?_r=0

Her conviction would be critical in persuading Mr. Obama to join allies in bombing Colonel Qaddafi’s forces. In fact, Mr. Obama’s defense secretary, Robert M. Gates, would later say that in a “51-49” decision, it was Mrs. Clinton’s support that put the ambivalent president over the line.

The consequences would be more far-reaching than anyone imagined, leaving Libya a failed state and a terrorist haven, a place where the direst answers to Mrs. Clinton’s questions have come to pass.

This is the story of how a woman whose Senate vote for the Iraq war may have doomed her first presidential campaign nonetheless doubled down and pushed for military action in another Muslim country. As she once again seeks the White House, campaigning in part on her experience as the nation’s chief diplomat, an examination of the intervention she championed shows her at what was arguably her moment of greatest influence as secretary of state. It is a working portrait rich with evidence of what kind of president she might be, and especially of her expansive approach to the signal foreign-policy conundrum of today: whether, when and how the United States should wield its military power in Syria and elsewhere in the Middle East.

On the campaign trail and in relentless congressional investigations, Republican critics have used a singular tragedy, the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack on the American diplomatic complex in Benghazi, which killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, as a hammer against the former secretary of state. And while attempts to pin blame on Mrs. Clinton have largely been frustrated, her rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, has seized on her role in the larger narrative of the Libyan intervention; during a recent debate, he said he feared that “Secretary Clinton is too much into regime change.”

President Obama has called failing to do more in Libya his biggest foreign policy lesson. And Gérard Araud, the French ambassador to the United Nations during the revolution, is deeply troubled by the aftermath of the 2011 intervention: the Islamic State only “300 miles from Europe,” a refugee crisis that “is a human tragedy as well as a political one” and the destabilization of much of West Africa.
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http://thehill.com/news/house/316634-gab...ad-meeting

Gabbard allies rush to her defense after Assad meeting


Gabbard meeting with Assad draws disgust from fellow lawmakers MORE are pushing back hard against sharp attacks accusing the Hawaii Democrat of legitimizing a tyrant by meeting with Syrian President Bashar Assad. 

Those who joined Gabbard on her swing through the Middle East this month — including former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) — said the trip was simply a "fact-finding" mission designed to bring a peaceful end to the bloody civil war that's devastated Syria for more than five years.  

Gabbard's judgment that current U.S. policy is only inflaming the conflict is correct, they say, hailing her as a courageous voice taking on the entrenched interventionist forces of Washington.

"She is absolutely, 100 percent spot-on," Kucinich said Friday by phone. "In Washington, truth is never decided by consensus; truth stands on its own. And she's telling the truth."

Bassam Khawam, who joined the trip and sits on the board of the sponsoring group, the Arab American Community Center for Economic and Social Services (AACCESS) in Ohio, also rejected the attacks on Gabbard as "rhetoric" from critics who sit comfortably in Washington without understanding events on the ground.  

The visit offered "a tremendous chance" to meet with all sides of the conflict, he said, including people on the street, refugees, hospital patients and migrants who have moved from regions controlled by terrorists to those governed by Assad. 

"I wish other politicians would do that, because that's the only way you can get the real picture," Khawam said Friday. "It's fine and dandy to say, 'Yeah, he's a dictator, yeah, he's a killer … and say the whole country's going to hell. It's fine [but] it's all rhetoric. 

"The bottom line is, let's dissect all that and find out what the real truths are," he added. "And that was our hope." 
Gabbard's seven-day trip to Lebanon and Syria, taken unbeknownst to leaders on Capitol Hill, has sparked a firestorm of controversy since she revealed Wednesday that it included a meeting with Assad. The Syrian leader has long been accused of employing brutal tactics to keep his grip on power, including the use of torture and chemical weapons on his own people. Under President Obama, U.S. policy aimed to topple the Syrian leader, considering him a barrier to peace.

Gabbard has said the Assad meeting was not scheduled, but she took the "opportunity" in order to get a perspective from all sides of the conflict as U.S. policymakers wrestle with ways to resolve it.

"Whatever you think about President Assad, the fact is that he is the president of Syria," she told CNN Wednesday. "In order for any peace agreement, in order for any possibility of a viable peace agreement to occur, there has to be a conversation with him.” 

The argument hasn't won much support on Capitol Hill, where lawmakers of both parties lashed out this week, accusing Gabbard of undermining U.S. foreign policy and validating Assad's place in power. 

"The actions of Congresswoman Gabbard have put our nation's reputation and foreign policy concerns at high risk and I couldn't be more disgusted," said Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-Ill.), who like Gabbard is a veteran of the Iraq War. 
The offices of Reps. Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), the leaders of the Foreign Affairs Committee, on which Gabbard sits, launched similar denunciations.
 
But Gabbard's allies say one of the central roles of congressional lawmakers is to explore issues fully before crafting policies around them.
  
"We have a responsibility to find out what's going on. How can you do that without meeting the people who are in charge?" said Kucinich, a former presidential candidate and longtime peace advocate. 

"We meet all the time with people … whose policies we object to. That's what members of Congress do."

Gabbard, he said, "asked some very tough questions" of Assad.

Khawam echoed that message.
  
"She was asked if she might be able to meet, and she figured, 'Well, what the hell? You know. Let's hear it from the horse's mouth, from the guy who's … there in power' " he said. "You talk to people you disagree with, you don't talk to your friends." 
Gabbard's position on Syria is hardly new. In 2014, when Congress passed a two-year extension on military aid to Syrian opposition forces, she hammered the decision as a misguided prescription that would only arm terrorist groups hostile not only to Assad but also to the United States and its democratic allies. 

"The claim that the majority of people fighting against the government are 'moderates' is completely false," she said at the time, arguing that "the most powerful opposition groups" are in fact al Qaeda and the Islamic State.

In November, she was a rare Democrat to meet with Donald Trump during his transition in New York, where she pushed a bill she's sponsored that blocks any U.S. aid to terrorist groups. 

Kucinich said that in Syria, what began as "a legitimate protest movement" in 2011 was "usurped" by foreign jihadists who have "attempted to take over the government [and] install a Wahabi caliphate in Damascus." With that in mind, he said. Gabbard's legislation is wholly necessary.

"There's just no question that U.S. resources — money and armaments — have either been given to or fallen into the hands of groups whose philosophy is inimical to that of the United States of America," he said.
 
"The legitimate opposition in Syria was annihilated by these jihadis who were coming in from all over the world, and their interest wasn't freedom for the people of Syria, it was actually the opposite. It was to enslave the people of Syria in a doctrine that's associated with Wahabism, and actually to destroy a society that has pluralistic values.

"Congresswoman Gabbard," he added, "has had the courage to go forward and find out what's going on."

Gabbard's trip has stirred additional controversy after the Daily Beast published a report Thursday stating that Khawam is linked with the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), "a political party and paramilitary organization … currently actively engaged in the Syrian civil war on the side of the Assad regime."

Both Kucinich and Khawam rejected the report outright.

"That's so much horseshit I can't believe it," Kucinich said. "That's repugnant."

"Total garbage," echoed Khawam, denying any association with the SSNP. "They're going to be hearing from our lawyers about all of this."

Mainstream Outlets Forced To Issue Several Corrections On Russian Hacking Stories
Mainstream news outlets have issued several corrections to their articles related to Russia and hacking, affirming that deceptive or “fake news” is pervasive in media.

Fortune magazine, for example, felt the need to change the headline of their article after the publication reported that C-SPAN, an American cable television service covering public affairs, namely the U.S. government, was hacked by a Russian news site. The title even claimed that C-SPAN confirmed the incident, even though it actually clarified that the network online feed was interrupted due to an “internal routing error,” which is quite different.

“Correction: This story originally ran under the headline ‘C-SPAN Confirms It Was Briefly Hacked by Russian News Site,’ the Fortune article now reads. “C-SPAN confirmed that an interruption took place but has not yet identified the cause of the interruption,” the notice continued.

Slate, another liberal media outlet, published a piece with an evocative, even conspiratorial, title, “Was a Trump Server Communicating With Russia?” Slate was forced to update and correct the article after alluding to the prospect of someone affiliated with then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump or his campaign installing a backchannel mechanism to communicate with a bank in Russia.

The author of the Slate piece even published a follow-up story a couple days later in an attempt to reconcile any inconsistencies in his original story.

But news outlets like The Washington Post jumped on the problems within the story before Slate could publish its follow-up piece called “Trump Server, Revisited.”

WaPo itself bungled three stories on Russian meddling in a span of weeks, including one purporting that Russia successfully hacked America’s electric grid.

“An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Russian hackers had penetrated the U.S. electric grid,” the Editor’s Note now reads, indirectly signaling why the story and its headline are different than when it was initially published. Burlington Electric, a utility company in Vermont, released a statement only hours after the original report to explain that the virtually invaded device was not connected to the country’s comprehensive electric grid.

Kalev Leetaru of Forbes aptly pointed out in a critical review that WaPo’s article expanded from 8 to 18 paragraphs, indicating that this was an almost complete re-write under the guise of a simple update.

Like WaPo, The Guardian has also been forced to update an article due to a highly misleading representation of Julian Assange’s views on President Donald Trump — some viewed the debacle as a blatant attempt to continue an oft-professed narrative that Russia helped Trump win the election.

The Washington Post also wrote a story titled “Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say.” The ostensible experts included an eerily anonymous group called PropOrNot, which named 200 websites “that, in in its view, wittingly or unwittingly published or echoed Russian propaganda,” according to the editor’s note. PropOrNot has since removed sites from its original list due to intense backlash from both sides of the aisle and WaPo has been hit with a defamation lawsuit from at least one of the named publications.

“You did not provide even a single example of ‘fake news’ allegedly distributed or promoted by Naked Capitalism or indeed any of the 200 sites on the PropOrNot blacklist,” James A. Moody, the attorney for the media outlet, wrote at the time.

Glenn Greenwald of the Intercept wrote a scathing article titled “WashPost Is Richly Rewarded for False News About Russia Threat While Public Is Deceived.”

Ironically, the first words in the opening line of the WaPo article on propaganda in America: “The flood of ‘fake news.’”

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Quote:John McCain pretends to be a man of the people and a proud veteran, but when eight members of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) waited patiently outside his office, hoping the Arizona Senator would spend a few minutes listening to their concerns, McCain refused to see them and had them arrested.

We wanted to speak to Senator McCain vet-to-vet,”explained Matt Howard, co-director of IVAW and a Marine Corps helicopter mechanic who served two tours of duty in Iraq.

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Kellyanne Conway BLASTS The Protesters! The Democrats ! And The Republicans!
by IWB · January 30, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsnUIJqioBs
The press is trying to impeach Trump, the press will start a civil war. Trump supporters must stand up once again and unite
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http://theduran.com/eus-donald-tusk-lose...hallenges/
EU’s Donald Tusk loses mind – calls US, Russia and China bloc’s ‘greatest challenges’


The senility, arrogance and frank stupidity of the Eurocrats are on display for all to see – and sneer at. NATO members want American taxpayers – not European taxpayers – to pay for their defense against the myth of “Russian aggression.”

The Bill and Hillary Clinton “pay-to-play” corruption schemes at least satisfied both parties engaged – in every way like prostitution – but Brussels wants to “play-for-free” and as a result keep the world near to a nuclear holocaust. Crazy Tusk should man-up and take responsibilities for the EU’s defense and security – as well as have an adult conversation with the Russians.

The EU is not poor, but it is poorly conceived and badly run. This is not Trump’s fault, nor is it Vladimir Putin’s fault. Instead of wasting vast sums on privileges for the Brussels elite and on post-modernist projects that amount to ‘kulturcide.’ Crazy Donald should start to think and act in ways that protect the EU’s security and European culture.

 Instead of being worried about Donald Trump, he should make the union more democratic and FINALLY protect the union’s borders. These are the EU’s responsibilities, not Washington’s – and certainly, burdens not to be put on the backs of hardworking American workers and families.

Trump’s questioning of longstanding and outdated ideas about the Atlantic alliance is doing the EU and Crazy Donald a favor. Grow-up and stop whining. A problem can only be solved when the problem is recognized. And those problems are: the EU is very undemocratic, very wasteful, incapable of protecting its citizens, gets involved in immoral and counter-productive foreign interventions, relies too much on Washington, and ignores citizens’ cultural sensitivities. Donald Tusk these are not crazy things to ask of you and the Brussels cabal.

Peter Lavelle is host of RT’s political debate program CrossTalk. His views may or may not reflect those of his employer.
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EU’s Donald Tusk loses mind – calls US, Russia and China bloc’s ‘greatest challenges’


The senility, arrogance and frank stupidity of the Eurocrats are on display for all to see – and sneer at. NATO members want American taxpayers – not European taxpayers – to pay for their defense against the myth of “Russian aggression.”

The Bill and Hillary Clinton “pay-to-play” corruption schemes at least satisfied both parties engaged – in every way like prostitution – but Brussels wants to “play-for-free” and as a result keep the world near to a nuclear holocaust. Crazy Tusk should man-up and take responsibilities for the EU’s defense and security – as well as have an adult conversation with the Russians.

The EU is not poor, but it is poorly conceived and badly run. This is not Trump’s fault, nor is it Vladimir Putin’s fault. Instead of wasting vast sums on privileges for the Brussels elite and on post-modernist projects that amount to ‘kulturcide.’ Crazy Donald should start to think and act in ways that protect the EU’s security and European culture.

 Instead of being worried about Donald Trump, he should make the union more democratic and FINALLY protect the union’s borders. These are the EU’s responsibilities, not Washington’s – and certainly, burdens not to be put on the backs of hardworking American workers and families.

Trump’s questioning of longstanding and outdated ideas about the Atlantic alliance is doing the EU and Crazy Donald a favor. Grow-up and stop whining. A problem can only be solved when the problem is recognized. And those problems are: the EU is very undemocratic, very wasteful, incapable of protecting its citizens, gets involved in immoral and counter-productive foreign interventions, relies too much on Washington, and ignores citizens’ cultural sensitivities. Donald Tusk these are not crazy things to ask of you and the Brussels cabal.

Peter Lavelle is host of RT’s political debate program CrossTalk. His views may or may not reflect those of his employer.

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But he reflect the many views of people who got their PHD from DEPLORABLE University.

Trump is right EU SHOULD pay their own share of DOD budget & fix own issues, we got enough going on  here.

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From what I can see from todays Civilizations
I would much rather be called "deplorable "
Than Flipping Normal .
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The DEEP STATE won the 2016 elections but still bring DOWN America, whether Trump or Clinton had won:

https://medium.com/insurge-intelligence/....8xggv5epf
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A long read but it makes sense and shows how doomed we really are. Doh

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by Zen Gardner

The book Atlas Shrugged by Illuminist insider Ayn Rand (born in Russia as Alisa Zinov’yevna Rosenbaum) is a classic that is cherished by the elites and their sycophant lower level wanna be honchos to this day. It’s riddled message is rarely fully understood because the overt, apparent message seems to be so clear.

It’s a perfect example of misdirection and telling a tale within a tale, or as the expression goes, “a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma”.

And that’s how they like it. Hidden in plain sight. Let us know without telling us they’re letting us know.  Like Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984, the parallels contained in this book to what is happening worldwide today are far more than coincidental. In this carefully scripted work, the take down of society is portrayed as something noble, in order to build a new “pristine” world by the same elites who bring it down..all while a massively engineered horrific global collapse takes place.

That their Illuminist refuge is in Colorado while this New World Order and subsequent chaos are being birthed is another whopping non-coincidence.
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Ayn Rand wrote:
The difference between [socialism and fascism] is superficial and purely formal, but it is significant psychologically: it brings the authoritarian nature of a planned economy crudely into the open.

The main characteristic of socialism (and of communism) is public ownership of the means of production, and, therefore, the abolition of private property. The right to property is the right of use and disposal. Under fascism, men retain the semblance or pretense of private property, but the government holds total power over its use and disposal.

Under fascism, citizens retain the responsibilities of owning property, without freedom to act and without any of the advantages of ownership. Under socialism, government officials acquire all the advantages of ownership, without any of the responsibilities, since they do not hold title to the property, but merely the right to use it—at least until the next purge. In either case, the government officials hold the economic, political and legal power of life or death over the citizens.

Needless to say, under either system, the inequalities of income and standard of living are greater than anything possible under a free economy—and a man’s position is determined, not by his productive ability and achievement, but by political pull and force.

Under both systems, sacrifice is invoked as a magic, omnipotent solution in any crisis—and “the public good” is the altar on which victims are immolated. But there are stylistic differences of emphasis. The socialist-communist axis keeps promising to achieve abundance, material comfort and security for its victims, in some indeterminate future.

The fascist-Nazi axis scorns material comfort and security, and keeps extolling some undefined sort of spiritual duty, service and conquest. The socialist-communist axis offers its victims an alleged social ideal. The fascist-Nazi axis offers nothing but loose talk about some unspecified form of racial or national “greatness.” The socialist-communist axis proclaims some grandiose economic plan, which keeps receding year by year. The fascist-Nazi axis merely extols leadership—leadership without purpose, program or direction—and power for power’s sake.

— from “The Fascist New Frontier,” by Ayn Rand, The Ayn Rand Column, 1962
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http://investmentwatchblog.com/wikileaks...andidates/

WikiLeaks BREAKING: "CIA orders to hack Le Pen & other French presidential candidates"... Facebook suspends 30,000 pro Marine Le Pen accounts

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-14...putin-liar

Pompeo Declines to Offer Proof that Assad Gassed His Own People, Say Putin is a Liar

Our new CIA director, Mike Pompeo, made a few comments today regarding claims by both Assad and Putin that the chemical attack in Idlib was staged.

He declined to provide proof that could put this debate to rest, saying 'there are things that were used to form the base of our conclusions that we can't reveal.' Then he went on to discredit Putin, by pointing to previous instances when the Russian leader was less than forthcoming -- such as eastern Ukraine and the Malaysian airliner incident.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YcNDlomoao

Pompeo also discussed Julian Assange's Wikileaks, saying: 'This absurd definition would have all serious media organizations (with the exception of state owned media) transformed into 'non-state intelligence services'- with the explicitly stated goal of stripping constitutional protections for publishers.'

Assange replied with a mic drop tweet.
 
Quote:Called a "non-state intelligence service" today by the "state non-intelligence agency" which produced al-Qaeda, ISIS, Iraq, Iran & Pinochet.

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