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Articles and Interviews by John Robles From September 02, 2013 to  October 25, 2013

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"When government does not hear truth, it is a sign of conspiracy" - David Shayler

 

Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zidan holds up copies of foreign newspapers reporting the kidnapping of Abu Anas al-Libi by US special forces

Download audio file  25 October, 19:33   Part 1     Moved to David Shayler Page

The situation surrounding the recent rendition of Libyan "terrorist" Al-Libi from Libya has raised many questions worldwide and many have cited it as an example of "American Exceptionalism", which is merely an excuse to ignore international law. Actions such as these have characterized the paradigm that has existed worldwide since 9-11. The real truth is beginning to come out and can be largely credited to Hacktivists, who access information that should be known by the people in the interest of the public good. Former MI5 whistleblower David Shayler gave an interview to the Voice of Russia and stated those things and more, and gave his unique perspective on issues affecting all of us today. Mr. Shayler was marginalized by British Security for exposing illegality yet he has had the strength to continue fighting to get the truth to the people in order to attempt to "correct" the world._

To End the US Empire There Must Be No Hegemony and Their Accountability Must Be Forced

John Anthony Robles II

By John Robles,  25 October, 03:16

The United States is growing ever more desperate in the Middle East and around the world as it is becoming increasingly clearer with each passing day, no matter how US officials attempt to portray their country as in control and relevant, that things have changed and the US is a “world superpower” in decline. Unfortunately that decline is not going to be a pretty one, especially for the Washington elites and the geopolitical architects that have brought upon the world the current war-on-terror-hyper-security-state-paradigm. These “planners” may have to finally account for the way they have run roughshod over international laws and norms and there is a danger they may lash out in irrational ways.

A key clue to unraveling the web of lies around 9-11

As I wrote when the story broke, the revelations that Saudi Arabia, while admitting full control of Al-Qaeda and terrorist groups and with the full backing of the United States, attempted to first bribe, then threaten the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and the Russian people with terrorist acts at the Sochi Olympics, were important keys into solving who the real architects of the entire “War on Terror” paradigm are. It is now almost perfectly clear who brought down the World Trade Center and who is responsible for the state of endless war and illegality that the peace-loving-world has been subject to since September 10, 2001.

The planners are clearly known but the executors have always been a mystery. A mountain of evidence exists that 9-11 was a joint US/Saudi/Israeli effort but now with the revelations that the Saudis control US created Al-Qaeda, and the long record of “cooperation” between (wants-to-be-king) Prince Bandar and the Bush family, it has become unquestionable that the Saudi role has been much greater than was once believed.

A blueprint for global American hegemony

To truly understand 9-11 one must first study the Project for a New American Century and a September 2000 reporttitled "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategies, Forces, and Resources for a New Century” which the official website of the North Korean Government, has been prominently hosting, since it was released.

The document is the actual working plan for global American hegemony concocted by the neo-conservative authors, chiefly Dick Cheney, from what was named the Project for a New American Century (PNAC). The People’s Republic of Korea understood from the very beginning that the document was a blueprint. They knew it was being used by the US to, in effect, take over the world.

The PNAC plan, in plain black and white required a “… new Pearl Harbor ....” as a catalyst in order to be implemented and carried out. That “catalyst” was 9-11.

The NYET(s) heard around the world

It is now become clearer, millions of annihilated shattered lives later, that their plan has failed. Forcing the world into submission will never work the end of the “War on Terror” is nigh.

As I have repeated in the recent past, that end was marked, when President Vladimir Putin stated to Saudi Prince Bandar one word: NYET. The word of course means no in Russian and President Putin said NO we will not be bribed and NO we will not be threatened. The impunity with which Bandar threatened the President of the biggest country in the world and a nuclear power clearly shows the arrogance and self-arrogated “above-the-law” status held by the West and its allies.

That was the NYET heard around the world and marked the end to the arrogant egregiously illegal and relentless drive towards the terrorist backed domination of the entire planet by the United States and its allies.

The next one was when Russia said NO to an invasion of Syria.

The end of empire

There comes a point when any nefarious and evil imperialist empire, no matter how it attempts to desperately hold on to its domination over those it controls and has power over, has to collapse and implode into a what it started as or as most often in the case with the grandest of scales, disappear entirely. And that point may have come for the United States of America and it is well aware of it.

The signs are there, and they have been for some time. Signs that we are truly seeing the end of Western Civilization as it has come to be known.

From covert to open subversion by force

The move from conducting its actions under the pretense of abiding by international laws and norms, while conducting worldwide subversive activities aimed at undermining the states of the world in order to make them pliable to the US will in secret, to one of openly acting with brazen impunity, military force and illegality, while to western geopolitical planners and architects might have seemed like a way to cement their own “exceptionalism”, in fact it was in and of itself a sign and a forbearer of the end times. No such strategy would ever work when a country with only 4% of the population wants to force the other 96% into submission. Nazi Germany learned that lesson, the PNAC obviously did not.

World War III as an instrument for domination

More than two decades ago experts predicted that World War III would either start in the Middle East or in the Russian Caucuses and this almost occurred last month in Syria. The simple fact that invading Syria under any pretext would spark a regional conflagration leading to a global one should raise serious questions as to the motivations of any state which is pushing for war in the region or any state which is actively supporting and even “admittedly” controlling terrorist groups and formations which are destabilizing the area. Is World War III the end goal that the West and its allies were seeking? Many experts around the world are raising this question.

Ongoing threat

Is the threat of an aggressive attack by the United States on the Arab Republic of Syria past and over? On the contrary as the recent meeting of the “Friends of Syria” has shown (a misnomer if there ever was one) as the language coming from those “friends” has now once again moved into “military intervention” rhetoric.

Complete lack of credibility and total illegality

In light of their “hidden agenda” (destruction of states to obtain control), any move made by the United States and its allies with regard to Syria must be viewed with extreme suspicion and caution given the proven track record and willingness to ignore international law and launch unilateral wars of aggression.

Any country which also maintains an illegal offshore prison and continues to hold hundreds, if not thousands, indefinitely and without charge or trial must also be questioned when attempting to push a doctrine of superiority in rule of law.

If we go further and add the massive spying by the US (even on staunch allies) the daily war crimes and extra judicial assassinations and the continued infringement on the sovereignty of nations, to the crippled economy (one controlled by the military industrial complex) and you have a very dangerous mix indeed.

Fractured “coalition of the willing”

Along with Israel, Saudi Arabia was one of the countries that had documented ties to the events of 9-11. It is also one that has counted on, if not orchestrated the US policies of military interventionism in the Middle East to bring about its own regional goals.

This close partnership between Saudi Arabia (which has admitted to controlling Al-Qaeda and even Chechen terrorists), Israel, Al-Qaeda themselves and the United States is now beginning to show fractures.

Israel is attempting to maintain its own agenda, Saudi Arabia has said its relationship with the US has taken a turn for the worse, and Al-Qaeda is beginning to pursue their own agenda, in Libya for example. Whether these fractures are window dressing or real remains to be seen.

Saudi not getting its share of the spoils?

After the debacle of Saudi Prince Bandar “Bush” threatening President Putin and the ensuing showdown over Syria, Saudi Arabia is beginning to show its true role in the grand scheme of things. And they are not happy. It is like watching a “falling out of thieves” fighting over the spoils.

Saudi Arabia has refused a coveted rotating spot on the United Nations Security Council, because an invasion on Syria was not carried out as it had apparently been promised.

If reports are true that it was Saudi Arabia and their Al-Qaeda controlled elements who orchestrated the heinous chemical weapons attack outside of Damascus, then it is also understandable why Saudi Arabia has now stated that its relationship with the United States will change dramatically.

Convenience of dealing with war lords

If it was not clear before it should be clear now, to anyone with even a passing interest in the situation in the Middle East, in light of the recent reports coming out of Libya, statements by President Bashar Al-Assad, the situation in Afghanistan, the strange flip-flop of affairs in Egypt and the continuing quagmire in Iraq and other states, that destabilization of the Middle East was the goal all along.

From a business and resource stand point it makes sense. Shatter the cou8ntry and then do “business” with little fiefdoms that pop up. It was the plan for Russia (ala Brzhinsky) and the oldest strategy in the book “Divide and Conquer”, no governments to deal with, no central banks to change oil trade currencies, no treaties or bothersome energy agreements, just pay some cash and take what you wish.

“Humanitarian” genocide or just business as usual?

Any pretense of “humanitarianism” and “democracy” by the West have long ago lost their credibility. Libya is in a state of anarchy, being now “owned” by the same fanatical cannibal terrorists that want to own Syria, Afghanistan is shattered, Iraq is shattered, Egypt is in a shambles, and the same awaits the rest of the region, in particular Iran, if Syria is allowed to fall. But business continues; the opium continues to flow out of Afghanistan, oil out of Iraq and Libya, however unlike before now it is almost flowing completely unhindered without bothersome agreements and controls, and the weapons trade is flourishing beyond the dreams of the US military industrial complex.

War and more war and endless spying

The world is tired as are the American people, of endless pointless war which has devastated their economy, one that was in the black when George Bush took office the first time, and it appears the US has nothing else to offer to the world. Not entirely true there is the internet and the cool gadgets that we now know are only tools to spy on us and facilitate even more US war and control.

The world is a complicated place

Interlacing aggressive war with historic illegality, support for terrorist elements, unprecedented global military buildup, massive spying programs and endless manipulation, may have seemed like a great strategy to the nefarious geopolitical strategists behind the current paradigm, and it may have worked, but the world is complicated place, as one western geopolitical architect named Brzhinsky recently stated.

Yes the world is complicated place, especially for 1% of 4% of the world’s population, when they want to subjugate it, enslave it and possess global hegemony, over peoples and states that they simply know almost nothing about. Complicated? Yes! As the PNAC engineers must be saying: there are all those pesky humans on it!

Operation: vigilance for peace

We must all be vigilant that the wounded beast does not begin to strike out in desperation and all talk by that country, about terrorism, invasion pretexts and intelligence must be viewed with the greatest of suspicion. We know, thanks to Bandar Bush who really controls Al-Qaeda and when the truth comes out (if it ever does) about who actually killed 426 children from Latakia, Syria as a pretext for war, we will then be closer to knowing the whole story. And believe me, it will not be pretty.

The opinions and views expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com. 

The Invasion of Libya Was an Orchestrated and Pre-Planned Aggressive Attack – Mr. and Mrs. Moriarty

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Download audio file  24 October, 10:23 

You can find the rest of this interview on our website Voiceofrussia.com. Thanks for listening and as always I wish all of you all the best wherever you may be.

After 70 years, Germany and Japan meet in Georgia Interview with Rick Rozoff

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Download audio file   23 October, 11:18  

As the US and NATO begin to pull out of Afghanistan what might wonder and attempt to fathom what they have achieved by invading and occupying the country for over a decade. According to Voice of Russia regular Rick Rozoff, the owner and manager of the Stop NATO website and mailing list, the entire campaign has been a debacle. Mr. Rozoff is another voice repeating what has clearly been discovered to be the US strategy in the Middle East: import murderous terrorists and Al-Qaeda fanatical mercenaries into a country and use them to destroy it and divide it up.

Hello, this is John Robles, I am speaking with Mr. Rick Rozoff, the owner of Stop NATO and the Stop NATO international mailing list.

Rozoff: The US supports what are clearly unprovoked, armed attacks by insurgents who are in most instances based in outside countries, usually contiguous ones but not necessarily, and then they launch what are just "murderous" raids inside the country, when the government then takes measures to protect the civilian population and government personnel including elementary: letter carriers, or school teachers, or police officers.

They are then accused of disproportionate use of force, of gross human rights violations and then the US, increasingly now and recent years under the so-called responsibility to protect proviso, then intervenes militarily on behalf of these armed brigands and bandits, calling them rebels in most cases. That’s what happened in Libya.

So what you had was for 19 days the fairly recently inaugurated US Africa Command, that's the first overseas regional military command created by the United States since the end of the Cold war, we should note, you know, has to then be tried out, has to be tested and it was.

For 19 days they launched so-called Operation Odyssey Dawn and absolutely blistered Libya with Tomahawk Cruise Missile attacks, bombing raids, Hellfire Missiles and drones, without any… long surpassing any pretense of their intervening to protect the civilian population and then NATO picks up under Operation Unified Protector and launches something like 30,000 air sorties of the country, almost 10,000 combat sorties!

This is a small country of 6 million people. And this goes on for 6 months, of concentrated NATO air bombardment. And the end result is, not surprisingly, people like ourselves warned people exactly what was going to come out of this, which is what we see now; is that the country is divided into three basically, based on tribal and other differences, that rival militias and little armed groupings that may vary from day to day in terms of their allegiance or their composition, you know, are fighting over the spoils.

But at the same time, again, NATO was reiterated, just in recent weeks in the last 2 or 3 weeks, NATO has reiterated that they are prepared (NATO is prepared) to provide military training and guidance to the Armed Forces of Libya, where there are no armed forces of Libya, you indicated that in your comment.

So what you have instead is something, almost like the 30-years-war in Europe in the early 1600s, rival groups of looters fighting for dominance in a given area.

Robles: Let’s not denigrate the Libyan people too much here because I mean, there is an army in Libya. I mean it’s fragmented, it’s weak but there is a loyal core army in Libya but they are having a very difficult time fighting all these groups that were armed to the teeth.

Rozoff: Then NATO steps in and arms them and trains them, much as they did with the NATO training mission Iraq, NATO training mission Afghanistan, and they walk-in and they train a central army, central armed forces in Libya, to fight the very same Islamic extremists that you indicated, you know, that they bombed the country on behalf of for 6 months.

Robles: About NATO and Georgia, now it seems like they are focusing very closely on Georgia. Where do you see that going? Japan has been there recently. A post on your site says that they are going to be included in the Global Strike Force. Can you tell us about that?

Rozoff: Yes, Georgia remains a major linchpin for US and NATO interests. In the words of various pro-US Georgian officials, really proxies, like Mikhail Saakashvili, who has repeatedly referred to his country as being the gateway between Europe and Asia, which in fact it is geographically and politically perhaps less so, but the intent is the geopolitical purpose of Georgia, is to plant the US and its NATO allies squarely (really where not only Europe and Asia meet) but Europe and Asia and the Middle East meet with Africa not too far away and of course we know there has been a whole series of pipelines: gas, natural gas, rail lines, other fairly strategic enterprises under way, or project under way, of which Georgia is the pivot or the center piece but what is happening most recently, is just today one of the NATO websites announced that Secretary General of NATO, Anders Fogh Rasmussen announced Georgia will now join the NATO Response Force to bring this discussion full circle. That is the global military expeditionary force that NATO is crafting, Georgia, of course, is not a full member of NATO at this point.

The other allusion you make is even more fascinating. The fact that the Japanese delegation met with the Defense Ministry, meet at the Defense Ministry, in Georgia and the photograph on the Ministry of Defense of Georgia’s website showed a Japanese Officer in a military uniform shaking hands with the Defense Minister of Georgia.

Japan has insinuated itself into Georgia for energy purposes. You know that ultimately the oil and natural gas that’s to flow from the Caspian Sea through Georgia into the Eastern or Mediterranean Eastern Europe…

Robles: Yeah, but Japan?

Rozoff: … could also go in the opposite direction into east Asia.

Robles: I suppose. Very strange to see Japan in Georgia, I was quite astounded by that.

Rozoff: Well, this is where Japan and Germany finally link up, how many years later, almost 70 years later. But whatever they had intended during World War II, here they meet in the caucuses. The German military influence already established there and a Japanese "military official" that was the phenomenal thing about that photograph.

Had they even simply sent a civilian in Japanese defense (so-called self-defense force) you know their equivalent of the defense ministry over there that's one thing, but to send a military official suggests something is on their mind and in the post Afghanistan world, post Afghan war world, NATO in it's own words (and I roughly paraphrasing it) is looking for some way of applying the lessons of Afghanistan elsewhere in the world and the Caucuses, the South Caucuses may indeed be where they intend to move.

Robles: The lessons of Afghanistan? A more than decade long quagmire!? What lessons are there to be applied? I think the main lesson to be applied is fight for peace and keep the soldiers at home. And stop invading other countries.

Rozoff: That's what a sensible and sane and humane person would look at it, that's precisely why NATO views it from the opposite perspective, and what NATO officials talk about, Rasmussen in the first place, is Afghanistan…(this is something that I have contended from the very beginning and we do have to note that as of October 7th) that is at least hear in Chicago 3 days ago, we are now in year 13 of the US and NATO war in Afghanistan. Year 13.

Robles: It's longer than Vietnam already.

Rozoff: It has been for a while, but this is definitely the longest war in American history. It’s NATO's first war in Asia, it's NATO first ground war.

You know, prior to this, NATO essentially waged air wars over Bosnia and the Serb Republic, and then in Yugoslavia in 1999, but this is you know, but what NATO officials are alluding to is the fact that under the structure of the International Security Assistance Force, that NATO took over shortly after the invasion of the country, that troops from over 50 countries, over 50 countries are integrated into a common military command under NATO leadership and that’s something that the world has not taken note of sufficiently in my estimate, and it’s a fact that NATO in fact has reached that degree of integrating a global military force. And when the NATO officials talk about deriving the necessary lessons and so forth from Afghanistan that is what they are talking about. They are talking about the ability to put out an integrated military command including troops, in over a quarter of the countries in the world.

Robles: Another point I think that no one is paying attention to though: I would say, Afghanistan, was a complete failure.

Rozoff: Yeah, it has been a debacle, it truly has. You know, for a while I think there was a fallback position which was; US and company didn't want to win the war, they wanted to maintain military presence in that general area, but now it looks like they may well leave with their tails between their legs. And hundreds of thousands of Afghan people killed, maimed, displaced, traumatized, an entire generation of Afghan children who in many parts of the country never been to school, have no future. This is the legacy that they are going to leave behind. And they could leave, callously indifferent to the consequences of their "intervention". But you know, the Afghan people are going to bear the consequences of course.

Robles: Okay, Rick, I really appreciate you speaking with me.

Rozoff: Yes, thanks for the opportunity. I appreciate it. What I said about the invigorating conversations, the sort creating new ideas is absolutely the truth.

 Robles: Thank you very much, Rick. I really appreciate it.

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Despite America's Belief in its Own Exceptionalism, No Country and No People are Indispensable – Viseslav Simic

Download audio file  22 October, 20:59     http://www.jar2.com/Interviews/Viselav_Simic.html


"Instead of spying on terrorists abroad the UK just brought them home" – David Shayler

Download audio file  22 October, 00:33    Moved to David Shayler Page

Former Military Intelligence (MI5) Officer David Shayler, a whistleblower whose conscience caused him to foil a plot by MI6 to assassinate the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, spoke to the Voice of Russia regarding the recent rendition of Abu Anas al-Libi, one of the main figures in that plot, by the United States. As an English Intelligence Officer working on the Libya desk, Mr. Shayler’s insights into operations by the West in the Middle East and against “terrorists” such as al-Qaeda are revealing and help to paint a truer picture of what is currently happening there.

Gaddafi’s Grieving Widow’s Pleas Regarding Remains of her Husband Killed by the CIA and Son are Finally Heard

John Anthony Robles II  Gaddafi’s grieving widow’s pleas regarding remains and son finally heard

By John Robles,  21 October, 18:51

The widow of assassinated Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Safia Farkash Gaddafi, has made a plea to the world community, finding a place for her voice to be heard on the Voice of Russia. Obviously this is something that may cause certain countries a bit of discomfort, especially as they have become accustomed to doing whatever they please with impunity.

Certain countries have grown entirely too comfortable and over-confident in their own power and their ability to demonize and marginalize anyone they wish and along with their having become accustomed to even assassinating with impunity, it must be quite a bad day indeed when one of their victims finally speaks out.

Seeing the grief and humanity in the face of the widow of Muammar Gaddafi, makes the infamous reaction to the brutal assassination of the late leader by former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton seem that much more monstrous, namely her infamous and ever so gleeful: “We came, we saw, he died!” comment on US media!

Of course the western media is not going to allow someone such as Safia Farkash Gaddafi to speak out, nor are many in the rest of the world, but with it becoming clearer to the world that the Russian Federation and its leader Vladimir Putin are willing to take a hard stance for the rule of law, her reasonable calls for nothing more than a normal investigation and an accounting for the assassination of a head of state are being made on Russian media.

A pivotal moment in history occurred not long ago, which in my opinion has made the world, once again, a multi-polar place where one state is no longer going to dominate, dictate and get away with everything possible under the sun.

That moment occurred recently when Saudi Arabia, with the full backing of the United States, first attempted to bribe Russian President Vladimir Putin, then threatened the world leader and Russia with terrorists acts during the upcoming Olympics in Sochi.

In that single moment, when Russian President Vladimir Putin, said “NYET” [No] to Saudi Prince Bandar, the world became multi-polar again and it was made clear that the illegality of the “War on Terror Paradigm” is in its last days.

That event and the ensuing prevention of military aggression by the US against Syria, aggression which admittedly had one repeated goal “to forcibly remove President Bashar Al-Assad”, in other words to assassinate him, like Muammar Gaddafi and former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein were, (as well as Yasser Arafat who not long ago was discovered to have been poisoned by Polonium), has shown the world that there is a leader and a country willing to stand up for the rule of law and more importantly to US aggression.

The Voice of Russia received a letter from Muammar Gaddafi's widow Safia Farkash, which the VOR calls “a proclamation addressed to the entire world” and has been receiving other material from Libyan sources attempting to get the truth to the world. Something that of course has caused blowback for the VOR and staff (which may not be entirely relevant to this matter but it is something I think the staff of the VOR deserve to be applauded for).

In her letter to the VOR Mrs. Gaddafi writes: “In the memory of NATO's aggression against my country, which turned Libya into chaos, and in the memory of my husband, whom I consider to be a martyr, my dear son and the people who were with them on October 20, 2011, when NATO air forces shelled the cortege of Libya's leader, and then, their wounded bodies were butchered by a crowd of people whom I can call no other way than criminals.

Some might say she is being restrained in her wording, I could think of much stronger words to describe the butchers, but that is to her credit.

Mrs. Gaddafi: “What this crowd did to my husband and my son cannot be justified from the point of view of any religion. But I also consider it to be a no lesser crime that the remains of these martyrs are still being hid from their relatives, which is something unprecedented in the entire history.”

Her statement regarding the remains of her beloved husband and son are true and they must not be hidden, they deserve a proper burial, as any human does, (here we can recall how mass murders and maniacs in the United States are regularly offered normal burials as are nazi war criminals), yet it should be underlined that this is not an exception.

Mrs. Gaddafi: “I demand that all the members of the UN Security Council, the European Union and everyone who has direct or indirect connection with this murder must tell where the remains of these martyrs are and allow their relatives to bury them in a proper way. I also demand that the African Union, of which Muammar Gaddafi was a founder, should investigate into the murder of him and all the people who were with him on that day.”

“I demand that the world community should help me to come in touch with my son Saif al-Islam, who has been isolated from all members of our family from the moment of his arrest. Saif's only “crime” is that he has warned that this revolution can only lead Libya to a chaos – which is something that we are witnessing now.”

Her statement addressed to specific world bodies points to knowledge as to who was behind the invasion of her country and the assassination of her family and her pleas to know where her son are normal requests that any grieving mother would make, regardless of race or nation.

Hopefully the UN and the European Union will show that they understand humanity, despite the efforts of one state to demonize and marginalize anyone who they do not particularly care for.

Mrs. Gaddafi: “Saif al-Islam has always been concerned about the situation with human rights in Libya. He has taken many former radical Islamists from American and European prisons and persuaded them to become law-abiding citizens. Many of them have promised him that they would never come back to terrorist activities. But now, some of the people whom Saif has saved from prison are demanding that he should be executed.”

This statement forces one to recall the way that Gaddafi and his sons were demonized, then befriended, then demonized again by the West at their convenience, and it is a sad statement indeed.

We recall how Saif met with Hillary Clinton and Gaddafi met with Tony Blair and they were openly considered friends not long ago but when the oil trade was to be changed to another currency they became enemies again and their country was decimated.

Mrs. Gaddafi: “Two years after the barbarous murder of my husband, my son and their associates, I am demanding that my voice – the voice of an exiled widow of a country's leader and a mother – must be heard.”

She has every right to be heard and with President Putin and the Russian Federation more energetically and unyieldingly defending sovereignty and the rule of law for the world community, we may be hearing more from the weak, demonized and oppressed.

With recent revelations that Yasser Arafat was poisoned by Polonium and the strange cancer epidemic which struck South American leaders and took Hugo Chavez from humanity, the voices may become a roar calling for a certain state to be held to account.

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com

Attack on Russian Embassy in Libya: U.S. "intervention" the Reason Interview with Secret Source

Russian Embassy in Tripoli     Download audio file  19 October, 20:56  

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One Million Masks, Expect Us - Anonymous

хакер анонимус маски Anonymous is engaged in battle for truth over evil – Christine Ann Sands

By John Robles, 17 October, 21:56  

In 17 days a million human beings from all walks of life, and possibly even billions around the world, will stand up, don their ever classy Guy Fawkes masks and descend on Washington DC and other locations around the planet in an event being called the Million Mask March.

The massive peaceful demonstrations are being organized and “a call to masks” is being broadcast from all quarters of the globe by members (who may not be “members”) of an idea known as Anonymous.

Statements from Anonymous are hard to pin on anyone and no official spokesperson could be reached for comment, part of their beauty being the fact that Anonymous is a movement and an idea, without leaders and without a central command structure, as one “Anonymous member” was reminded on the supposed “official” Million Mask March page on Facebook, when another Anon politely reminded the page owner that he can't claim to be a leader or spokesperson for Anonymous because well, to put it quite simply, there are no leaders and as Anonymous repeats on the web: "All who claim anyone is in charge of Million Mask March knows little of Anonymous. There is no official site, and nobody is in charge: it’s a movement, not an organization.”

Loosely described as a “global hacktivist collective”, Anonymous is reaching out to all of the people (and peoples) of the world, or as Anonymous put it: “… people from all tribes, all religions and from all over the world”, to put on their masks (tuxedos and evening gowns optional) and join in one of over (350 and growing) planned peaceful marches to take place around the world."

The high-ideals of the event are noble and a call for a fight for the loftiest ideals for all of humankind. One Anonymous forum states the goal of the event as a way: "To remind this world what it has forgotten, That fairness, justice, and freedom are more than just words".

Whether the “groups” prediction that it will be the "largest peaceful march in the history of mankind" is yet to be seen, but the call away from secret Anon Ops to a more public show of protest is certainly a move away from the previous modus-operandi of the hactivists.

Strategically it is probably a good move for the group, especially with the way the US Government and other states have attempted to crack down on the group with an iron-fist and the full weight of all their power. Crack downs that have left the group slightly stunned but far from down and which have galvanized the resolve and the will to dissent of many members and fringe supporters of the group.

While the Anon Ops, in the depths of the cyberspace, against the evil empire that is stifling freedom of speech, expression and suffocating humanity, have been effective and ones that have been fought largely in secret, this new more tangible manifestation of the “Knights of the Internet” may be something more problematic for the “authorities”, especially in the United States.

The war that the US has fought against Anonymous has been one that they have waged using all of the secret and overt tools they have at their disposal and has been one they have succeeded at due to the degree they have by demonizing and marginalizing members and even going so far as to brand them as terrorists.

A case in point was a recent petition to US President Barack Obama to equate DDoS attacks to public “sit-ins”, even though a DDoS attack is even more of a benign event. The hope was that the extreme and insanely ridiculous harsh sentences (in the neighborhood of ten years) that DDoS attackers face might be reduced to that of sits-ins (one to three days), but of course Obama did not listen. Perhaps he will listen if a million peaceful Anons are surrounding the White House?

The fear that the US has about anyone who speaks out on the internet or is involved in Hacktivism is understandable as they have attempted to bring the entire planet under their control through the manipulation of, and spying on, the net and having anyone who can stand up to them or is savvy to the ways of cyberspace, is a dangerous thing indeed.

The insanity of the war that is being waged on information activists, Whistleblowers, Hacktivists and Truth-Seekers is clearly evident in the long list of victims of America’s choking grip, as they continue to stifle dissent and extinguish freedom of speech and expression and more importantly hide their illegality and (as we learned from Edward Snowden) spy on and attempt to manipulate the entire planet.

Although the clear goal of the march has not been announced, it is being held no doubt in support of victims of US oppression: such as Aaron Swartz, Julian Assange, Jeremy Hammond, Edward Snowden, Bradley Manning, and everyone else who has been trampled on by authoritarian illegal governments while fighting for truth, justice, freedom of speech and the finer attributes that make us the civilized and beautiful creations that we all are. Well most of us.

Anonymous is an inclusive force, so if on the 5th of November (remember, remember) you want to join forces in support of the fight against evil, check on the net for an activity near year, or plan your own. After all we are all Anonymous. Masks are optional.

As the Knights of the Internet say:

We are Anonymous.

We are Legion.

We do not forgive.

We do not forget.

Expect us.

Libya: Attack on Russian Embassy Ordered by Zeidan Associates, PM's Kidnapping Fake - official

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According to a high official in the Libyan Defense Ministry the recent attack on the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Tripoli, Libya was ordered by Mahmood Djebril, who along with the Qaqaa Brigade which he commands, has close ties to Prime Minister Ali Zeidan. The official wishes to remain anonymous due to concerns for his own safety. To honor his request, the Voice of Russia had his voice digitally altered.

Robles: Thank you.

Visit our site for a longer interview with this official in the near future.

U.S. is Only Exceptional in its Impunity - Viseslav Simic

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"U.S. shutdown a contrived 'Punch and Judy' show" – pRick Rozoff

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Rather than being ashamed for causing the US Federal Government to shutdown, political forces in the US are using it to advance their own agendas and point fingers at each other turning it into a veritable “Punch and Judy” show. Voice of Russia regular Rick Rozoff spoke about this and more as a discussion on NATO and US military operations went into the funding aspect with a US Government continuing its global military adventures regardless of how hard the people back home have been hit.

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Hello, this is John Robles, I am speaking with Mr. Rick Rozoff, the owner of Stop NATO and the Stop NATO international mailing list.

Robles: What about the government shutdown in the US? There was this desperate push for this attack on Syria and then, you know, less than a month later the government shut down. Do you think that’s related?

Rozoff: Maybe the scheduling issues on both were related with each other, though… though you want to talk about “grandiosity” with the Federal Government in part is shutting down, I would have to say, I think most people haven’t even noticed that people would appropriate to themselves, arrogate to themselves, divine attributes.

I suppose nobody has really done that since the late Roman Emperors, in other words who deified and self-deified, who in at least one instance, deified their own horse but I am afraid, we are probably dangerously close to that in terms of the grandiosity, the magniloquence of the language, the arrogance of the attitude, the unlimited entitlement, and so forth that we were saying, something almost pharaonic, I mean it’s more the Egypt of the Pharaohs than it is of an “alleged” republic, some 250 years after its founding.

Robles: What about the government shutdown in the US? There was this desperate push for this attack on Syria and then, you know, less than a month later the government shut down. Do you think that’s related?

Rozoff: Maybe the scheduling issues on both were related with each other, though… though you want to talk about “grandiosity” with the Federal Government in part is shutting down, I would have to say, I think most people haven’t even noticed… And it's almost like the person who has grossly inflated opinion of him or herself..

I think in many ways the federal government is portraying itself as being indispensable. Of course, any federal government is indispensable to a degree. But the fact that life goes on pretty much the same, despite the petty bickering between the two wings of the dominant political model in the United States, which again is a pathetic spectacle. It is a contrived “Punch and Judy” show, meant I think to distract people more than anything else.

It should lead, in a healthy politicized society with an informed and active citizenry, it should result in a sense of repulsion for both political parties and their leaders, to the extent that people would vote them both out and in the next federal election and look for new political mechanisms or formations.

Robles: That would be wonderful.

Rozoff: Yes, it would.

Robles: I wanted to ask you… another question just came to mind when you're talking about the shutdown of the government, all this bickering and one of the contested points (again we are getting into another topic here but) has been Obama's, so-called, healthcare.

Now I don't see it's being too much of a big help for the poor and those who don't have health insurance. I don't know all the details on it, but what would you say, I mean, to the world audience? He is being characterized, as being some sort of socialist or something, because he is attempting to, or at least pretending to attempt to, provide the American people with healthcare.

Can you give our listeners a little bit of an insight there in the US? What's going on with healthcare and why is that such a contentious issue and what's the real state of healthcare in the United States? Why is that so important?

Rozoff: Although I have not indeed delved into and tried to understand the Affordable Health Care Act, perhaps to the degree I should have to be honest with you, but as we know it's lengthy, it's complicated, it's laborious. It's probably the ultimate omnibus bill that has a little bit of everything for everyone.

And it’s hard to disentangle all the threads of Obamacare, it’s also multi-phased, that is with each success year different components of it are activated.

And this year, for example, is the year at which individuals seeking to go to an insurance exchange and negotiate a private insurance contract are supposed not to be disadvantaged because of pre-existing conditions. That's a very real issue for a lot of people, including relatives of mine.

And I have now in my line of work encountered for the first time, patients who are of lower socioeconomic status, fairly destitute, who have local varieties or affiliations with the Affordable Health Care Act, “Obamacare”, that permits them health insurance they didn't have before, something almost comparable with medicate, to public aid.

But it is so complex that it’s… one would have to spend a good deal of time trying to understand it. And what we need is Occam's Razor, we need something to simplify the process, not complicate it.

In a country where you've got scores of hundreds of insurance providers that make things far more expensive and far more complex than they need to be.. But just to put the matters in perspective, John, the Obamacare initiative, what became Obamacare, the initiative was evocative of (similar to) what the Clinton Administration was attempting to launch in the opening days of their coming into the White House, that is in January of 1993.

Where Hillary Clinton, the first lady, was touring the country, supposedly gaining feedback from healthcare providers and others about launching a national healthcare plan to include, at that time perhaps, 35 million Americans who had no health care insurance, that figure is probably closer to 50 million right now.

And at the time, even though there was poll after poll suggesting that if you included the Canadian system, the single-payer plan system, without naming it's Canadian, (heaven forbid!) xenophobic Americans adopting the system from another country. But if you didn’t identify it as being a Canadian system, that a majority of Americans preferred that to any other alternatives. However, during the course of the debate on what became the Affordable Health Care Act, the Obamacare, that anything like that was not even mentioned, say a comprehensive medicare inclusive program or any kind of government administered, it didn't even have to be a government insurance policy, just government administered single-payer plan, a common program, wasn't even in the running.

So, at the end of the day what you are going to see is tens of millions of uninsured are going to be turned over to the insurance companies, as so many new accounts. That’s the long and short of it

Robles: That's what I was thinking, I mean that's why all the insurance companies are involved in this and it's just a huge “cash cow” for all of them. Especially if they privatize the whole system.

Why is that the Americans view providing something as necessary and normal to the citizens as healthcare is being some sort of move towards socialism? Not all Americans, but I mean, I've seen that accusation all over the place.

Rozoff: We have not progressed at all from, I remember as a teenager listening to former Alabama Governor George Wallace running as a third-party candidate in 1968, denouncing “International Communism” and “Creeping Socialism” and on, I recall it.

There of course was no creeping Socialism, and certainly there isn't now. The kind of Keynesian, modest attempts at a welfare state, that were implemented under the Truman, or the Kennedy or Johnson Administration are long passed, I mean they are discarded for decades.

So the idea that anything that the Federal Government does is “Socialism” is ludicrous of course.

For example, the bailout of the banks and General Motors and so forth was denounced by certain demagogues in the United States as being Socialism. When you bailout the worst representatives, which are considered to be, you know, of “Rapacious Capitalism” and you bail them out with public monies which is to say, working peoples tax-dollars, and that become Socialism: that’s Socialism in reverse. It's the opposite of Socialism.

Robles: Yeah… If we could back to Libya, there has been several events recently in Libya: the kidnapping of the Prime Minister, the kidnapping of this freedom-fighter turned Al Qaeda terrorist and various other events that are taking place and I think a spiral into more instability, because the situation there is getting worse. Can you comment on that?

This was supposed to be another US intervention to get rid of another horrible regime, that has resulted in another destroyed, devastated and completely unstable country. However the Central Bank, and the oil trade were taken over and the oil trade continued in dollars, and the trade from the Central Bank continued in dollars, which I think was the main goal there in Libya. If you could comment on the continuing situation in Libya and how NATO is involved?

Rozoff: That's revelation to me by the way about the stock-exchange and the bank it doesn't surprise me, but that's fascinating, isn't it?

Robles: Anyway, back to destabilized countries, interventions and continuing incursions, please. Sorry.

Rozoff: I mean your description of the scenario or the model is perfectly accurate and it could apply equally to the former Yugoslavia, or to Libya with the necessary changes, you know, perhaps to countries like Ivory Coast, Macedonia and others, Iraq, where the US supports what are clearly unprovoked armed attacks by insurgents who are.. (in most instances based in outside countries) usually contiguous ones but not necessarily..

And then they launch what are just “murderous” raids inside the country when the government then takes measures to protect the civilian population and government personnel, including elementary letter carriers or schoolteachers or police officers. They are then accused of disproportional use of force, of gross human rights violations. And then the US increasingly now and in recent years, under the so-called “Responsibility to Protect Proviso”, then interfere and intervene militarily on behalf of these armed brigands and bandits, calling them rebels in most cases, and that what's happened in Libya.

So what you had was, for 19 days, the fairly recently inaugurated US Africa Command, that's the first overseas regional military command created by the United States since the end of the Cold War we should note, has to then be tried out, has to be tested. And it was, for 19 days they launched so-called operation “Odyssey Dawn” and absolutely blistered Libya with Tomahawk Cruise Missile attacks, bombing raids, Hellfire Missiles from drones, without any… Long surpassing any pretense of their intervening to protect the civilian population.

And then NATO picks up, under operation “Unified Protector” and launches something like 30,000 air sorties over the country, almost 10,000 combat sorties. This is small country of 6 million people. And this goes on for 6 months of concentrated NATO air bombardment. And the end result is, not surprisingly, people like ourselves warned people exactly what was going to come out of this, which is what we see now.

The country is divided into three basically, based on tribal and other differences, that arrival militias and armed grouping that may vary from day-to-day in terms of their allegiance or composition, fighting over the spoils.

But at the same time again NATO has reiterated, just in recent weeks, in the last two or three weeks NATO has reiterated, they’re prepared (NATO is prepared) to provide military training and guidance to the armed forces of Libya. Well, there are no forces of Libya, you indicated that in your comment.

 What you have instead is something almost like the Thirty Years War in Europe in the early 1600s, rival groups of looters fighting for dominance in a given area.

You were listening to the interview with Mr. Rick Rozoff, a regular contributor to the VoR and the owner and manager of Stop NATO website and international mailing list. You can find part 1 of this interview at voiceofrussia.com. Thanks for listening and as always I wish you the best wherever you may be.

Republicans want open white male supremacy - Debra Sweet

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Users lose in Skype/PRISM spying

John Anthony Robles II

By John Robles, 15 October, 22:10  

Microsoft and its instant messaging and voice over IP provider Skype are under investigation by the Luxembourg's data protection commissioner for providing access to user data and communications to the United States National Intelligence Agency (NSA).

Although Skype, a company that has had its share of legal actions in the past, has been bought out by Microsoft Corporation, based in Redmond Washington in the USA, it is being investigated for passing information to the NSA by the European country because it has its headquarters in Luxembourg.

It is not clear exactly when Skype began passing information and allowing access to their data by US signals intelligence and spy agencies, and if it was after or before the Microsoft takeover, but it is clearly a disturbing development that a European based company has allowed itself to be used as a spy tool on European and in fact on users around the word.

A report by the UK’s Guardian points to pre Microsoft takeover spying by Skype, with a report saying that after the $8.5 billion acquisition by the computer and IT behemoth, data flow to the NSA increased by 300%. The Guardian also underlines the fact that Microsoft, one of the world’s richest corporations, which in fact produces almost nothing tangible, was the first to sign on to PRISM, a fact from which an number of conclusions can be reached.

Not only is this an incursion into the privacy of all users affected, but it is another serious incursion onto the sovereignty of yet another nation. This is not something that should be allowed to be hushed up ignored and allowed to be accepted as though it were something normal. It may seem like a minor manner due to the sheer magnitude of the NSA and CIA spying “apparati” and this is disturbing.

It is also disturbing that it appears that the fact that Skype is being investigated for allowing itself to become part of the infamous massive PRISM program is getting more attention from people around the world and the media than the revelations by Edward Snowden that they were in fact spying in the first place.

The world has grown so accustomed it would appear, to US infringement on their rights, privacy and territory that it is bigger news when someone challenges them or their proxies in any way, shape or form.

Skype (Microsoft) is facing fines, criminal and administrative sanctions and even “a temporary ban on sharing users data with US state agencies”, according to Softpedia.com, who also said that Luxembourg has vowed to protect users’ privacy unless state agencies fill in legal requests for a specific account. Softpedia cites Luxembourg’s data-protection chief, Gerard Lommel, as having confirmed an investigation is under way.

Skype, founded in 2003, was a success with users who were interested in privacy because of the encrypted peer-to-peer technology that allowed users to connect directly over the web rather than through some central server. It was so trusted that major corporations, banks and other large business players have employed it as a standard tool for holding video and audio conferencing with worldwide partners. Meeting where corporations and companies often discuss sensitive operational proprietary information that would be of interest to their competitors and of course the US if engaged in economic manipulation.

Skype cannot be trusted now, no matter how many times Microsoft says it is committed to protecting users’ privacy and the real losers of the free service are now the users.

Personally it is a real shame because I used to use Skype to talk to all sorts of people and it is a wonderful tool. I even use it to stay in touch with one of my best friends in the UK. We suspected all along that all of our communications were being monitored but thanks to Edward Snowden, we now know this to be true. We now begin every conversation with “Hello NSA analyst”, and are sympathetic that some poor guy has to listen to our conversations and can not join in even though we invite them to speak up. Even NSA analysts should have a voice.

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com or on Skype.

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In many countries US imperialism operates by default – Viseslav Simic

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World organizations and military blocks are being used by the West to subvert the sovereignty of nations. This is easier to do with broken countries where the West can destroy the legitimate government and the deal with the warlords for example, as is the case in Libya, where the country is shattered and the West has access to the resources by dealing directly with the authorities in the region where the resources are. The Voice of Russia spoke to Professor Viseslav Simic on these issues and more.

This is John Robles I am speaking with Mr. Viseslav Simic, Doctoral Candidate at the Technology Institute in Monterrey, Mexico, he is a native of Serbia.

Robles: Hello, how are you this afternoon?

Simic: I am very good, thank you very much!

Robles: It’s a pleasure to be speaking with you. You wrote a very well-written paper on… titles “the International Community in Territories with Altered Sovereignty”, in your opinion, in what ways is the so-called international community altering the sovereignty of nations in order to facilitate their own ends?

Simic: It is a subject that came up in the last 20 years, 15 years, the topic of sovereignty, and they have been ridiculing it in the West, the concept of sovereignty over the last couple of decades, trying to diminish it and to actually kind of cancel it out, in the countries that they want to intervene in, while they are of course preserving all the aspects of sovereignty, in the West and especially in the United States.

Right now they are trying to at least alter sovereignty, they are not cancelling it out completely, but we are experiencing this period where we cannot really define what is happening in many of the countries right now, or many of the territories, (That is why I said “territories” because many of these places are not even countries anymore), like Kosovo, and it has so many sovereignties overlapping and cancelling each other out at the same time. And we really don’t know what is going on in Libya, for example or what they are planning to do in Syria.

Robles: You see that these countries, and Kosovo, they really have no say in their own internal decision-making processes, the way you are talking about for example, Libya?

Simic: Yes, absolutely, because right now we have a situation where, as we just learned yesterday or today depending on where you live in the world, that the Prime Minister of Libya had been kidnapped and then released. We don’t know who did it, how it is possible to kidnap the Prime Minister of a sovereign nation.

And to go back to Kosovo for example, their own constitution says that the ultimate authority, which is sovereignty in just different kind of words, is NATO, even though their own constitution says that institutions of Kosovo are not going to be questioned, or even consulted and they have no right whatsoever to question or even request any explanation about anything they decide or the UN decides, even though officially at least for the United States it is a sovereign country and for many European countries too.

Robles: The organization such as NATO, first it was the United Nations in Somalia, and they tried to do the same thing in the former Yugoslavia. They set up a caretaker organization, or “oversight body”, for example with the case of Somalia, there is no central government. The ultimate authority there is the UN Mission “overseer mission”. How are these organizations being used and what other organizations are being used, to compromise the sovereignty of nations?

 Simic: It is a very interesting development because it was, I believe very strongly, when Russia was very weak under Yeltsin and when China was not really capable of getting involved too deeply in international relations and was keeping mostly to itself, they set up these missions through the UN and they totally hi-jacked the world organization and used it for the interests of a very small number of very specific countries in the west, but now the problem is that they try to make it that way and set up kind of like a “blueprint” for the way they would take over certain territories.

But now with Russia exercising its rights, especially in the UN, and China, at least not voting for, if not blocking completely, certain actions like in Libya or in Syria rather, now they are seeing in the West that this is not the way. It looked like the perfect way to control everything and to exercise the will of the West because Russia and China were complacent and following whatever the west was doing and right now the west is experiencing a setback if not a complete defeat in the international arena.

Robles: I’d argue that Russia was not agreeing with it. Originally in Kosovo the agreement was that Russian peacekeepers would be involved and then NATO just said “No, sorry Russia, no Russians are going to be involved”. And Russia was supposed to guarantee the sovereignty of Serbia, I don’t know if you remember that.

Simic: Yes, yes and Russia is guaranteeing and actually preserving it, at least legally-officially- technically-speaking, in the UN, even though Russia still has not been able to revoke the new status of Kosovo as it is established by the US and western European countries.

Robles: Don’t you think it would be very difficult for Russia to do that with the complacency of a lot of the population especially maybe the younger generation, they are apolitical, they don’t seem to really care, they don’t seem to understand what is going on? Would you say that is the case?

Simic: I disagree with that. I go to Serbia very often and I am in touch with lots of people and I actually think that the young generation is very political and very ready to change things. The problem is that we don’t have any leaders right now in the politics of Serbia. Any good ones have been eliminated and only the ones that are obedient to the west or that are being blackmailed by the west are being forced upon the population.

So, there is no organizational structure, there is no political party, there is nobody who can actually do anything. As probably you know they fire up the population, especially the young people, with gay parades and things like that that really don’t not matter in real terms, and it looks like nobody cares about Kosovo, when they do.

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Robles: I’ve heard that over and over again; that the government is not the government of the people and the government has its own agenda, which is the European integration, westernization and the people are upset with that. Isn’t there something more that the people can do?

Simic: There is always so much more that the people can do but “the people” is a term that doesn’t really mean much by itself. There is a need for leaders, or for at least some political movements or some political force that will organize and present a vision and a policy to the nation and be elected to the parliament and then start passing laws that will change things and take over and become the government and govern the country.

Right now we don’t have that and it is very chaotic, it is all ad-hoc as things come up and it is all retroactive, there is always at least one if not ten steps behind the west and the policy imposed by the West.

Robles: You’ve been in Mexico for quite some time.

Simic: Yes, now almost 4 years.

Robles: Mexico is on the borders of the greatest imperialistic power on the planet. How would you compare the western influence in Mexico to the western influence, or the American influence, in Europe and in Serbia?

Simic: I would say that here they don’t really have to impose anything because the upper class, the ruling class in Mexico, or the leading political groups in Mexico are basically by default very pro-US. They know where the money is, where their interests are and they push for it and they don’t consider the interests of the nation so much.

In Europe, at least in Serbia or in Eastern Europe, in some of the places, they do have to impose, here it goes on by default, even though the population, and I can tell you with my students, even though my students at this university are from… this is a private university and it is very expensive, and the kids are from kind of upper middle class and upper class levels, and still the young people see this and they feel very humiliated, especially for example now with the scandal with the spying of the president Mexico and the Mexican government activities by the US, and they compare it with what happened in Brazil or how Brazilian government reacted to it, in Mexico they just basically buried it and didn’t want to talk about it.

So, the young people are very upset about that and they want to exercise their sovereignty, they want to expand to other areas of the world, they want to have an opening to Europe, to Eastern Europe, to Russia, to China but they are stuck with NAFTA and many other agreements and with the general policy of the country totally with the US and they are heavily dependent on everything that is going on in the US.

Robles: I think maybe there is a concerted effort to keep Mexico away from Europe. Just a case in point for our listeners; it took me approximately 3 days to finally get a hold of you.

Simic: Yes, it was very strange, because I couldn’t believe that in this age we can not connect.

Robles: Yes, I make calls all over the world all the time, hundreds of calls, and I’ve never had as many problems getting into anywhere except Serbia, and the this problem with Mexico.

Simic: That is maybe why I feel at home in Mexico.

Robles: I see, that is actually not very funny.

Simic: Yeah, I know.

Reminder

Robles: Shouldn’t Mexico be looking towards South America, Central America? I mean the Latin American block and the South American Spanish-speaking nations, I mean; it’s actually a much larger force than all of the English-speaking world, I mean, population-wise and territorial-wise and resource-wise I believe. Why isn’t (or is) Mexico leaning towards more anti-imperialistic policy such as those in Bolivia and Venezuela, etc.?

Simic: I think there are possibilities here, especially among the young people, but the thing is that Mexico has been so integrated into the American system, into the western system that it is very difficult to change things. And the ruling parties have been so entrenched here that it is very, very difficult to even envision any way of getting people organized in different way.

The media are basically controlled by the same people who push for this pro-US policy, but you can feel it in the streets, in seeing all the protests all the time against policies of the government and you can see it even with the kids from upper classes I said. They are dissatisfied, they can see that something is not really going on the way it should be but just as in Serbia there is no organized political party. That is the way things function.

We need a political force some voice that will articulate all of these needs, present a policy and actually run for government offices and to the parliament and change the laws. It sounds very simple. I guess we, professors, have a tendency to see it as very simple but it is very difficult to do it in practice especially when there is no money to support all these activities.

Robles: Back to international organizations, and we can get back to political parties in a minute, the World Bank, the United Nations, other international organizations; how have they been used in Kosovo to subvert the sovereignty and how are they being used around the world with regard to resources, territory, etc?

Simic: I believe, when I started working on my thesis (doctoral thesis) in public policy and public policy of international organizations in territories under their jurisdiction and administration, which is something totally new, not too many people have actually even looked into this,

Robles: Very interesting.

Simic: … and it was very interesting. I thought in the beginning that Kosovo was a blueprint how things will be in the future, that they will follow this but I think that they figured out that it is much easier to have “no” sovereignty, or fake sovereignty, or altered sovereignty and to just burst in, mess things up, set up some war lords, like in Libya and then have businesses, especially concerning oil or any other important resources, deal directly with these people on the ground who control that specific area.

And of course you can always bring in NATO to liberate somebody and bomb the ones who are opposing you and then continue with the western businesses exploiting those areas.

So, I think the UN has basically outlived its role, its usefulness to the West. I don’t know if it had any usefulness to the rest of the world but we can see that it’s being ignored completely.

Robles: By the United States in particular, right?

Simic: Absolutely. Yes

Robles: Libya was a perfect model because right before they were attacked and Muammar Gaddafi was assassinated, they were planning to change the oil trade from dollars into the Euro as was Iraq.

Once they bombed Libya, they installed their own banking and economic system that was based on the dollar. They returned the oil trade to the dollar and they oil is flowing freely to the West and Libyan people live with continuous blackouts, nobody knows where these; upwards I think of about 40 million barrels a day, nobody knows where al that oil is going. And the Libyan people, they have an energy shortage, they have blackouts, they have problems fueling their vehicles.

How do you see that carried out for example in Iran? I just want to underline the fact that Israel is still, to this day, right now: they are importing oil from Iran. They are dependent on Iran, their so-called arch enemy, for oil.

Simic: Well for these basic necessities they don’t care they don’t recognize enemies or friends, it is need and it has to be satisfied, so it’s been going on, if you look into history, from the beginning of the world. The biggest enemies have been trading and you could have seen it in the former Yugoslavia; where Serbs, Croats and Muslims in Bosnia traded between each other while they were killing each other (and men and women) and burning villages at the same time, the semi-mafias or darker sides of those governments were trading and continuing business with each other.

The same thing in Kosovo, you could see that Kosovo used to produce enough electricity for basically Serbia.

End of Part 1

You were listening to an interview with Viseslav Simic, a professor and doctoral candidate, at the Technology Institute in Monterey, Mexico, you can find the rest of this interview on our website at voiceofrussia.com, thank you very much for listening and I wish you the best, wherever you may be.

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JAR2

14 October, 10:00  

'The magniloquence of the US’ language is almost pharaonic' – Rick Rozoff

'The magniloquence of the US’ language is almost pharaonic' – Rick Rozoff

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While in fact being illegal aggressions and incursions onto the sovereign territories of foreign countries, recent "operations" by the US in Somalia as well as the kidnapping of a Libyan citizen go further to underline the illegality of United States government and their actions around the world. Sadly, the US media has portrayed such events and actions as being “bold military flexing of muscles” and somehow proving that their President and leadership is legitimate and powerful and not to be messed with. Most leaders of the world attempt to show that they are for peace or they are for diplomacy, however, due to the belief by Americans in their own exceptionalism acts of aggression are seen as events to be lauded, applauded and proud of. Nowhere has the western media focused in detail on the fact that the kidnapped Libyan citizen was actually one of the US’ own freedom-fighters and opposition members before he was branded a terrorist and was then kidnapped from his own country. These further acts by the United States against the sovereignty of other nations, while perhaps playing well back home, only go to underline the complete and total illegality of the current regime in America. Such aggression and rapid worldwide military expansion are the largest threat to world peace that has existed since WWII.

Hello, this is John Robles, I am speaking with Mr. Rick Rozoff, the owner of Stop NATO and the Stop NATO international mailing list.

Robles: Hello, Sir.

Rozoff: Hello, John. Thank you for having me back.

Robles: It is a pleasure to be speaking with you again. Can you give our listeners an update on this NATO “quick reaction strike force”?

Rozoff: Well, the NATO response force, I am glad you raised that. It’s something that was inaugurated truthfully, and I don’t know how much of the world paid attention to that by the time of it, subsequently, but by a series of large scale war games off the coast of West Africa, and the former Portuguese possession, the island nation of Cape Verde, “Cabo Verde”, in 2006 and this was the launching of the NATO response force.

As its name indicates, this is slightly euphemized but more accurate characterization of it would be “global strike force” and the attempt is to employ air, naval and infantry ground forces by NATO forces to be deployed anywhere in the world, at short notice, for a comparatively prolonged period of time and even though there has been some scaling back in terms of the scope, or the dimensions of the force, because of the economic crisis the Western suffered over the last five years. Nevertheless, this is still very active project and we see for example what are going to be fairly large scale, naval-with-air-component, exercises in the Baltic Sea and the Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland area, very surely called steadfast jazz 2013, the latest iteration of that military exercise but also, you know, throughout the world, one needs only to go to the NATO website to see various activities related to launching the response force.

This might appear to be grandiose at this moment, John, you know, given the fact that the West is suffered and I think this is worth noting somewhere in the program, it’s definitely suffered a “diplomatic rebuff” and “political damage” over Syria; in that Russian intervention to prevent US and NATO military aggression against that country has resulted, I think temporarily… I compare to the West and NATO to a boxer, who’s just been hit pretty hard on the head and is still rather stunned and almost swaying, still dangerous, but you know, lacking direction currently and I think that is probably a safe summary of what NATO is up to.

However, we also know, that NATO officials have been traveling to countries like Jordan, to Djibouti, in the West of Africa, so they still entertain hopes of consolidating a global military network.

Robles: Can you comment on this, on these… Well they were actually hostile military incursions into Somalia and Libya, that were supposed to regain Obama’s war president image back in the United States? Can you comment on those events?

Rozoff: That’s an astute observation of yours. This is damage control, or trying to boost the “war credentials”.

The head of state of any other country of course would go out of his or her way to stress how peaceful they are, uniquely with the world’s “sole military super power”, and that term is of course Obama’s; issued on the occasion, in almost Orwellian Newspeak of his receiving the Nobel Peace Prize almost four years ago, but for the world’s sole military super power as you are indicating (I hadn’t thought of it, but I am sure you’re correct, he has to repair the damage occasioned by the fact that he wasn’t permitted to launch war against Syria, by performing bold and determined military actions around the world, his reputation and that of the US as a whole, I suppose, is still somewhat smarting because of the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stevens in Libya, over a year ago and the CIA and State Department personnel with him, so pulling off another “daring” mission, such as the alleged killing of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan or something of that sort, or the storming of a pirate vessel off the coast of Somalia a couple of years ago.

A “Made in Hollywood” approach to restoring confidence in the commander-in-chief so that’s perhaps what in fact occurred in both Somalia and in Lybia.

Robles: I found it interesting that usually these NAVY 6 (Navy Seal Team 6 carried out the Bin Laden assassination and the Somali incursion) missions, they used to be done in secret, you know they were “secret operations”, here it’s all over the news a few minutes after it happens.

Rozoff: Yeah, they have the Kreg (Kragen) lights out to make sure that not a bit of the action is missed. Again though we have to keep in mind that the Obama Presidency, whereas just as militarily reckless, ambitious and irresponsible as its predecessors has focused on politically low cast operations. And they include of course drone warfare and special operations of the sort you are talking about, so that if you send a helicopter gunship, or parachute… however one gets special forces into an area and 2,000 of them get killed, nobody hears about it.

So they are usually low profile, but you are correct in this instance, they are being highlighted and emphasized and celebrated, as an act of “daring-do” but for the most part we can expect from the Obama administration, given the fact that war moral, or “war fatigue” is probably a good term for it, over the last 15 or so years, is such that no prolonged labor intensive military intervention with a lot of boots on the ground is going to “pass muster” with the American population for very long. So that special forces attacks and drone warfare are the trademarks of the Obama administration.

Just a reminder: you are listening to an interview with Rick Rozoff.

Robles: In the past we have talked about the breaking and destruction of countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia is a “broken country”, these were hostile incursions into the sovereign territories, in Libya they kidnapped a Libyan citizen. Can you comment on that?

Rozoff: You’re talking about the Prime Minister being kidnapped? Oh you,re talking about the US kidnapping the Libyan citizen..

Robles: I am talking about the “ex-CIA-poster-boy-for-the-opposition” that was…. Actually he had asylum in the UK, and then all of a sudden, he’s uh, (Surprise! Surprise!) al-Qaeda, and he had a 5 million dollar bounty on his head.

Rozoff: Yeah, “the Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away” evidently, and once again, let this be a lesson to any unprincipled mercenary extremist who wants to throw his lot in with the United States: he may thrive in the short term but he can be turned on and destroyed by the very power, Washington, that supported him.

You know, certainly, people like Jalaluddin Haqqani and Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in Afghanistan can tell you that. Currently, and I am sure it is true for a lot of the, you know, Libyan Islamic fighting force veterans and Al-Qaeda veterans that the US generously supported with weapons and with the 6 months bombing campaign, two years ago in 2011, and they are now, you’re right, when needed, they go from “poster boy” to wanted poster.

Robles: He went from the classic “freedom fighter” to terrorist in not too long of a period.

Rozoff: And vice-versa, they can also go… as in the case of the Kosovo Liberation Army “so-called” in Serbia, they can go from State Department officials branding them terrorists, bonafied, dyed-in-the-wool terrorists and then a couple of months later, when it’s expedient to reappraise them they’re freedom fighters, heroes and democrats.

Robles: Osama Bin Laden is the classic case, I mean he was a great “Mujahidin freedom fighter” in Afghanistan who became terrorist number one.

Rozoff: He either outlived his usefulness or central casting determined in the next chapter of the serial he was going to be a villain whereas he had been a hero in the preceding one.

Robles: Back to the sovereignty question, do you see more of these attacks on these small broken countries coming in the future? I found it kind of disgusting: the media, I can’t remember one of the main media outlets in the US, called it “a powerful flexing of military muscle” in Somalia.

They snuck out of the ocean, they killed some terrorists or al-Qaeda or al-Shabab people, or whoever they killed and then they had to retreat. This was the big “flexing of military muscle”. As far as peace goes it sounds promising but as far as desperation to show: “Oh, we can do whatever we want!”, it sounds dangerous. That’s not really a question but can you give us your thoughts on that point?

Rozoff: Yeah, the muscle flexing, paraphrasing American mainstream media’s celebrating in Somalia, or for that matter, in Libya or anywhere else it occurs, you know, it is really very pitiable, you know, how the “Gods have fallen” indeed, this is a power that sent entire armies into Europe in World War II and waged war against actual formidable military adversaries in the past, which is now reduced to, you know, attacking a nation that’s been in a state of veritable anarchy for 35 years, Somalia, that is really been trifurcated, the US seem to like to trifurcate countries, Iraq and Libya come to mind, but you have Somali-land and other parts, Puntland, you have the country divided up, there is a transitional federal government which has only as much power as US and NATO allied trained troops from Uganda, and Burundi, and Kenya, give it.

Robles: And the United Nations…

Rozoff: Much like Afghanistan and others. So, you know, that the “world’s mightiest military super power and so forth” is reduced to celebrating triumphs of the sort you have describe, suggest far from it being “invincible” and “uncontested” in its military superiority, looks rather pathetic.

Robles: I don’t want to say that too much because, I mean, then they’ll a nuclear missile on some countries to prove how powerful they are.

Rozoff: Don’t “taunt and tempt the Devil”, I agree with you!

Robles: Right, right! I would really like to hear from you, we have been kind of focusing here in the Voice of Russia on the topic of “American Exceptionalism”, as a peace activist, as an expert on NATO what is your opinion on American exceptionalism?

Rozoff: You recall John, you and I discussed just this immediately after Obama’s speech and I think we were, to use the cliché that’s popular over here “ahead of the curve”.

Robles: We usually are, Rick! (laughs)

Rozoff: Well, thank you, sir! Let me return the compliment. But you provide a very comfortable and stimulating environment, where, you know, ideas germinate and come to fruition and I think that’s the case. It’s not something, you know, either of us have sat down and thought out on our own, but in the course of the give and take of a real dialogue, (the Socratic method), new ideas are born, or synthesized, but you know, in fact that’s what occurred and perhaps two days, later Vladimir Putin in a guest editorial at the New York Times focused on precisely that aspect of Obama’s speech, which was the US touting and reiterating and almost turning it into a “Divine Messianic Mission” of being exceptionable… “exceptional” nation.

Robles: Exceptionable, thank you.

Rozoff: Yeah, I am sorry, I am playing off your word, I remember in your column and you are correct. Objectionable, might be a little bit closer to truth but then Obama followed up after his Russian colleague counterpart, Vladimir Putin, statement in the New York Times, by going to the UN, as host, of course, to the General Assembly Meeting and reiterating that the US alone in the human history has not only sought to defend its own interests around the world but that of other nations around the world! I mean this is a degree of grandiosity, global grandiosity, that truly is the geopolitical equivalent of “delusions of grandeur in a bipolar patient” or in religious terms “messianic”, you know, believing they are the savior.

Just a reminder: you are listening to an interview with Rick Rozoff.

Robles: That was really evident during the Bush Presidency, I don’t know if you remember the Daily Briefs with the religious quotes and everything else on it.

Rozoff: I am laughing out of… “Bemused” rather than “amused”, I mean there is nothing funny of course that people would appropriate to themselves, arrogate to themselves, divine attributes.

I suppose nobody has really done that since the late Roman Emperors, in other words who deified and self-deified, who in at least one instance, deified their own horse but I am afraid, we are probably dangerously close to that in terms of the grandiosity, the magniloquence of the language, the arrogance of the attitude, the unlimited entitlement, and so forth that we were saying, something almost pharaonic, I mean it’s more the Egypt of the Pharaohs than it is of an “alleged” republic, some 250 years after its founding.

Robles: What about the government shutdown in the US? There was this desperate push for this attack on Syria and then, you know, less than a month later the government shut down. Do you think that’s related?

Rozoff: Maybe the scheduling issues on both were related with each other, though… though you want to talk about “grandiosity” with the Federal Government in part is shutting down, I would have to say, I think most people haven’t even noticed…

You were listening to part one of an interview with Mr. Rick Rozoff, a regular contributor to the Voice of Russia and the owner and manager of the Stop NATO website and international mailing list. You can find part 2 of this interview at voiceofrussia.com. Thanks for listening and as always, I wish you the best wherever you may be.

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12 October, 13:15 1 

Attack on diplomat(s) outrageous: Russia reacts, Netherlands apologizes

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It is the year of the Netherlands in Russia and the year of Russia in the Netherlands, which may make it seem even stranger that relations between the countries appeared to be under threat by two events that had nothing to do with friendship but appear to be possible provocations aimed at ruining Russian-Dutch relations as they are warming and improving. The recent attacks, now two, and actions against Russia may also be tied to Russia’s recent diplomatic successes in averting war in Syria and are possibly being carried out by western provocateurs.

Provocations?

One might ask questions about who would benefit from the souring of relations between the Russian Federation and the Netherlands or who might want to see a stronger building of ties railroaded before it has a chance to get off the ground, and the answer is of course the West. However can this proven? Probably not but questions need to be raised as to whether the two recent events were provocations staged to ruin relation between the two states by those who would do anything to not allow the Netherlands to become too friendly with Russia.

Event one

The first event was a carefully planned provocation by the questionable group Greenpeace, an organization with huge western funding whose targets are usually those who damage the ecological balance of the planet, of course a noble fight, but who sometimes stage events that are truly questionable and violate sovereignty, private property and even territorial integrity.

The timing of the event near Murmansk when the crew of the Greenpeace ship "Arctic Sunrise" attempted to board the "Prirazlomnaja" Russian oil platform, seems odd to say the least. With the West hungry to consolidate their control of the oil reserves in the Arctic, the recent victory by Russia in averting a war in Syria, and the fact that the above mentioned year of friendship is taking place, point to a motive in giving Russia a black eye.

There is also the fact that even much more egregious damage to the environment is currently taking place at the hands of the West than a simple oil platform in the Arctic that is operating perfectly normally and without incident. These include the recent oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the pipeline tearing through virgin forests in North America, fracking in North America and the nuclear disaster from General Electric designed nuclear power plants in Fukushima which continue to spew radiation into the Pacific. So why isn’t Greenpeace spending tens of thousands of dollars to protest those calamities?

On September 8th the "Arctic Sunrise" approached the offshore platform "Prirazlomnaja " and the "activists" attempted to board the platform. They were stopped by Federal Security Service (FSB) border control officers from the Murmansk region, who performed their job flawlessly. The vessel was then towed to the port of Murmansk.

At a court hearing last week, at the request of Russian investigative and prosecution bodies all of the 30 people who had been on the ship were charged with piracy and ordered detained for 2 months in several detention centers in the Murmansk region .

The Arctic Sunrise is a Dutch registered and based ship, which connects it and some say may be the reason for event two.

Event two

The Greenpeace provocation was clearly just that, plain and simple, a provocation, but what happened to Russian diplomat Dmitry Borodin is much worse because it involved representatives of the Dutch state (law enforcement officers) attacking a Diplomatic Representative of the Russian Federation, an individual with diplomatic immunity, in his home. Not only was the attack a violation of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations but it took place in the Hague which is supposed to be the bastion of "rule of law" for the western world.

According to Itar-Tass on the night of Sunday, October 6, the Minister and Counselor of the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands was beaten by police at his apartment in The Hague. Four men in police uniform forcibly entered the apartment of the diplomat under a false pretext, saying they wanted to provide the diplomat with information about an accident involving his wife and then when they were let in they accused him of child abuse .

The diplomat advised the home invaders that he was a member of the diplomatic staff of the Embassy of Russia, and stated that the charges are groundless and that they did not have the right to invade the home of a diplomat . However they used, as Mr. Borodin said: "harshly coercive measures", including the use of physical force and the use of batons to beat him, throw him on the ground and without explanation, handcuff him and take him to a police station where he was held for several hours.

The diplomats two children, aged 2 and 4, were also brought to the police station, where they spent most of the night. At about 3 am Borodin was released along with the children and the police did not provide and explanation or offer an apology .

Event 3

While reports are just now coming in, according to media reports the Vice Consul of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Panama was attacked and stabbed and taken to a nearby hospital. Official information is still coming in as well as reaction.

Reactions

President of Russia Vladimir Putin

President Putin demanded that the perpetrators of the attack on Mr. Borodino be punished and added that; "we will respond to the situation depending on how the Dutch side handles the situation."

Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov

Foreign Minister Lavrov said that Russia should get an apology and information regarding the "penalties to be applied to the perpetrators. Then we will decide which in which direction to further develop relations with our Dutch partners."

Leader of Liberal Democrats Vladimir Zhirinovsky

The harshest reaction so far has come from the leader of the Liberal Democrats Vladimir Zhirinovsky, who blasted the Netherlands for their offensive actions against property on Russian territory and Russia’s diplomat.

Speaking at the beginning of the plenary session of the State Duma Zhirinovsky stated: "The Liberal Democratic Party (LDPR) fully supports the actions of Russian law enforcement agencies against the detained activists. It had nothing to do with ecology. This violence, the seizure of another's property (by Greenpeace) is the real piracy. Our law enforcement agencies, border guards, coast guard, platform security, the Investigative Committee, and everyone involved operated absolutely correctly, they performed their duties. We must strongly oppose any attack on Russian law enforcement agencies in this matter. They should have acted even more harshly, they acted gently," said Zhirinovsky.

The leader of LDPR also said that the Moscow branch of the party is planning to hold a rally tomorrow, October 12th, at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Moscow. "We are staging a protest against the actions of the Dutch police against our diplomat and what happened in the Pechora Sea. They are links of one chain," said Zhirinovsky.

Chairman of the State Duma Sergei Naryshkin

At a State Duma meeting Sergei Naryshkin said that it is impossible for Russia to not respond to hostile actions similar to the incident diplomat Borodin in the Netherlands.

"Vladimir Zhirinovsky rightly drew attention to the unacceptable illegal actions of the authorities of Holland and its law enforcement services in relation to our diplomats and then the non-critical and inadequate response by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in response to these actions. That is how it really is," said Naryshkin.

At the same time Mr. Naryshkin said that: "between our two countries there are generally friendly and mutually beneficial relations, a large volume of trade and good economic relations, cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, and as confirmation of all this a lot of events are taking place this year, during the year of Russia in the Netherlands and the Year of the Netherlands in Russia."

Naryshkin hoped that: "… these isolated unfriendly actions will not spoil the overall business atmosphere and friendly cooperation." However even though this is the case, "… we can not ignore such hostile actions."

Minister of Russian Embassy Dmitry Borodin

The victim of the attack, Mr. Borodin, believes that by the apologizing to Russia for the incident against him, the Netherlands did the right thing in keeping with their obligations under international law. According to Itar-Tass the diplomat said: "I hope that the Year of the Netherlands in Russia and Russia in the Netherlands, which we named the "year of friendship," will in reality be thus. He also commented on gossip going through the Dutch press: "I hope that the torrents of mud that have been pouring onto my family from the pages of the Dutch press will now cease to flow."

Foreign Minister of the Netherlands

The Netherlands has apologized but will this be enough?

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans came to the conclusion that: "… the arrest and detention of the Russian diplomat, who has full diplomatic immunity violated the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and in that regard, the Netherlands apologizes to the Russian Federation."

Brief history of attacks on Russian Foreign Service personnel

On October 8, 2013 the Russian Foreign Ministry sent a protest note to the Netherlands in connection with an attack by uniformed police on a Russian diplomat in his home in the Hague. The Minister of the Embassy of the Russian Federation Dmitry Borodin was beaten, handcuffed, taken to the police station and released without explanation or apology.

On September 9, 2013 in Sukhum the First Secretary of the Embassy of Russia in Abkhazia vice-consul Dmitry Vishernev was murdered. His wife, an employee of the Russian embassy, was also seriously injured and later died in the hospital.

On November 29, 2011 at the international airport of Doha, Qatar, multiple injuries were inflicted to the Head of the Russian Embassy in Qatar, Vladimir Titorenko and two accompanying embassy personnel. Airport security officials, customs agents and police used force in an attempt to seize a diplomatic pouch.

In August 2011, in the province of Hangzhou, China, Russian citizens were forcibly held by Chinese business partners in the office of a company. While attempting to assist a Russian diplomat was bullied while being filmed.

On May 9, 2011 in Lviv, Ukraine, Russian diplomat Oleg Astakhov was attacked and the criminals trampled on a wreath of flowers, which he was about to lay at the tomb of the unknown soldier on the Hill of Glory.

On April 1, 2011 in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan, Russian Diplomat Pavel Ershov was injured in an attack by religious zealots on the UN Mission.

On June 23, 2007 Russian diplomat Vladimir Rashitko was killed near the capital Bujumbura, Burundi during an attack involving the shelling of his car by soldiers guarding a checkpoint on a road.

On October 28, 2006 in Skopje, Macedonia, four Russian embassy staff were beaten up by unknown attackers . The incident occurred when the diplomats left a cafe. The Russians diplomats were seriously injured in the attack.

On August 20, 2006 in Kenya, two unidentified men attacked and robbed Russian Ambassador Valery Yegoshkin and his attache Paul Strelkova. The Russian diplomats were stabbed during the attack.

On June 3, 2006 in Baghdad, Iraq, a Russian Embassy car in which five people were travelling, was attacked by gunmen in El Mansour far from the building of the diplomatic mission. During the attack, Embassy Security Officer Vitaly Titov was killed and four Russians: the Third Secretary Fyodor Zaitsev, embassy employees Rinat Agliulin, Anatoly Smirnov and Oleg Fedoseyev were taken to an unknown location by terrorists. On June 26, 2006 news was received that the four Russian diplomats had been killed.

On July 31, 2005 in Warsaw, three children of Russian diplomats were beaten as well as one teenager from Kazakhstan. The victims suffered numerous bruises, injuries and concussions. The attackers were shouting anti-Russian epithets.

On April 6, 2003 in Iraq during the shelling of a convoy of vehicles from the Russian Embassy a diplomat was injured .

On May 1, 1996 in Guatemala, an attack occurred on the Second Secretary of the Russian Embassy in Nicaragua, Mr. Trushkina, who was in Guatemala conducting a study trip. He died of his injuries on May 13, 1996 .

On March 28, 1994 in a suburb of Algiers, Russian Embassy employee, driver K.Kukushkin was murdered by reported "Islamic militants."

 Conclusion

Many of these incidents took place in conflict zones and during periods of unrest, so an attack on a Russian Diplomat, in his home, in a stable European Country, even more alarming in the "astion of rule of law", the Hague, by none other than uniformed police, is truly an alarming precedent and one which, in light of recent western interference into the travels of presidents, must be responded to with the utmost urgency and seriousness.

JAR2

 

'The West, like the Third Reich, decided Serbia was the problem' - Pavic

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Serbia: breaking the back of a country's identity – Aleksandar Pavic

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You were listening to an interview with Aleksandar Pavic. He is a political analyst with the Strategic Culture Foundation Online Journal. Thank you very much for listening and I wish you the best wherever in the world you may be.

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JAR2

9 October, 14:09  

3,000 Mohawk girls disappear, Canada does nothing

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The topic of “American Exceptionalism” has been making its rounds in the world media in an op-ed piece for the New York Times President Putin said "It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries", said President Putin, "rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. We must not forget that God created us equal".

Americans feel they are exceptional. Why? It is one of the fallacies of American history, American history ignores the big lie that America is a country founded on stolen land and based on genocide. I spoke with a native American, a member of the Mohawk Nation to see what she thought about “American Exceptionalism”. 

JAR2

7 October, 04:43 2 

“Values”: US violates sovereignty of Libya and Somalia

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Calling it a “foreign policy victory” and a “powerful flex of military muscle” the New York Times reported on twin military incursions on Saturday in Africa by the United States, one to assassinate a reported senior Al-Shabab leader whom officials refuse to name, in Somalia and another to kidnap a reported Al-Qaeda leader in Libya named Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai.

The so called “raid” by Navy Seals in Somalia, if you can call a military incursion and assassination attempt on the sovereign territory of another country that, was apparently in response to the massacre by Al-Shabab at the Westgate Shopping Center in Nairobi two weeks ago.

According to reports the Navy Seal Team Six members attacked the home of the reported leader shortly before dawn in an attack where they snuck up on the seaside home from the Indian Ocean and immediately engaged the “militants”, killing several. The majority of US reports say the Navy Seal team had to disengage before they could confirm that their target was killed, pointing to the fact that they were outgunned and/or outnumbered and were forced to retreat without fulfilling their mission, something the American media is not mentioning as neither are officials who praise the Seal team.

Navy Seal Team Six was the group that supposedly executed Osama Bin Laden and were so outnumbered that they had to call in air support, which did nothing to save them.

American officials and the US media are promoting the fact that these two “operations” were against Al-Qaeda and how the United States will do whatever they want or can in ensuring their interests are protected, however it is not clear what their “interests” are in Somalia, Nairobi or Libya. Also it not mentioned as it should be every time the name Al-Qaeda comes up, the United States created them and that they were working alongside Al-Qaeda in Syria.

While US President Obama, who approved the operations, is facing backlash from Republicans in the United States and being perhaps “cautiously” praised around the world for not launching another illegal attack on a sovereign nation in Syria, some US media outlets are calling the operations a political stunt to gain support at home. No one in the western media however is mentioning that these attacks were military operations carried out in sovereign nations.

Another point that might be made here is that Obama desperately needed to launch operations against supposed Al-Qaeda members as more and more Americans are beginning to learn about how closely intertwined Al-Qaeda and its affiliates actually are with the US Government. In Syria they are being supported, armed, trained and imported to overthrow the government and kill the president and in Libya the same person who they now call a “militant” and a “terrorist”, Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, was actually a Gaddafi opposition poster boy for the West when he was assisting in bring down the government of Libya.

Another point that needs to made in these operations is the now self-declared international mandate of the American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) which apparently had agents in Libya and Nairobi. Apparently Kenyan authorities asked the FBI for assistance in investigating the Westgate Mall attack, the fact that they could not stop the Boston Bombing or find anyone responsible for 9-11 not being a fact of contention apparently.

One might also wonder how it is the US Government always knows where Al-Qaeda is, until one is aware of the fact that they were originally created and trained by the CIA and they are still working in unison with the US all over Africa.

Sure terrorists should be liquidated wherever they may be, anyone who kills or mains innocent people in pursuit of their own goals should be, as should anyone who invades countries to get resources or destroys governments to protect their economy or supports terrorists or hires them to carry out their own dirty work, but there is the question of sovereignty here.

Libya was a sovereign nation, but it has spiraled down into anarchy after the US and its surrogates murdered its leader like a dog in the street. Since the US intervention and the destruction of the economy and government the oil has flowed, and almost no one in Syria knows to where, or why they continue to live with continuous blackouts and energy shortages, but the oil trade has continued in dollars, as the US wants it and the oil is theirs to control.

Somalia is another issue. Although the US claims there is no “real” government in Somalia, other than an internationally placed UN overseer, according to the US media the Somali authorities were warned of the attack on their territory. Why there were no Somali forces present is another question one might consider.

Another matter one might consider is the fact that the world has been questioning, as of late, the self-imposed-delusion of American Exceptionalism, and that these two “operations” were timed to take place on a Saturday, when they could be spread all over the world as heroic deeds, while most of the world’s official bodies and governments are having the day off.

The Libyan Government has asked Washington for an official explanation as to why a Libyan citizen was kidnapped without their knowledge and even someone as high up as the assistant to the Prime Minister of Libya has stated that, despite US claims to the contrary, no one in the government was aware of an operation to capture or rendition Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai out of their country. The US says he is not in Libya and is under US control.

The fact that Washington went into the sovereign state of Libya and renditioned a Libyan citizen without the knowledge of the Libyans themselves leaves many questions to be answered. Especially when the new Libyan Government is almost subservient to the US and the West. Was this an operation to get one of their agents back? Perhaps. Or does the US feel it can rendition anyone from anywhere, extra-judicially execute whoever it wants and then claim it is heroic and brave and righteous and exceptional back home, most likely.

Serbia and Kosovo and the former Yugoslavia are the blueprints for the destruction and then endless controlling of sovereign states and the US’ own undeclared but endless global “War on Terror” allows it to use its military to go after whoever it wants and do whatever it wants, wherever it wants, whenever it wants.

Sure terrorists must all be liquidated or tried and locked up for life, even perhaps if they were once “freedom fighters” as in the case of Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai who are no longer needed, but these prosecutions and liquidations must not be carried out by some third country because it unilaterally decides to do so.

So while the US is applauding itself and tapping itself on the back for “protecting their own interests” and “following their own values” they might stop and think that they have once again carried out unilateral acts of war on sovereign nations without an international mandate and even worse without the knowledge of the authorities or the states where they: a) attempted to kill a national of a sovereign nation and b) where they kidnapped a national of a sovereign nation in his own country.

So if violating the sovereignty of nations and the denial of due process for citizens of other countries is a matter of pride for Americans and reason to support their president, which it obviously is, there is little anyone can say to Americans to reign in their leaders.

American officials such as Chuck (War Secretary) Hagel saying we will do whatever we want as long as it is “consistent with our laws and our values”, may play well back home, but the fact is that US “laws and values” are not the world’s “laws and values”. There are still some countries in the world who still jealously hold on to concepts such as rule of law sovereignty and due process.

This is just another attempt by the US to impose its will and superimpose its “values” on the world. Whether the world will protest this latest infringement of international law and violation of the sovereignty of nations is highly unlikely. After all Libya and Somalia are broken and shattered countries with few allies ready to support them against the United States, which of course is how the US likes it. We will no doubt be seeing more of these “flexing of powerful military muscles” in broken and shattered countries all over Africa, as the US needs to keep pleasing its war lovers back home.

George Bush said “… either you are with us or you are against us!”, meaning everyone who is against the US is a terrorist. I am afraid I am against them again on this one, as I am sure many people the world over are. Not that we support terrorists, we just support the rule of law and the sanctity of sovereign nations.

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com

JAR2

 

5 October, 22:03  

US continues war on Anonymous and 'evil' file sharers

2012 февраль коллаж Anonymous хакер хакеры взлом

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On October 3rd 2013 a US “institution” which has been called archaic since the 1950s and still exists today, namely a federal grand jury, “indicted 13 alleged members of the hacker collective Anonymous for conspiring to intentionally cause damage to protected computers.”

The grand jury, a body which meets in secret "independent of the courts", where defendants cannot confront their accusers or see the evidence against them and whose workings are all kept secret is an effective tool used by the US government for granting legitimacy to any persecution on false or flimsy grounds. Other countries such as Russia have determined that such bodies run contrary to guarantees of fairness and their "secrecy" and "independence" brings to question their impartiality.

The “grand jury” system was outlawed or disbanded in most democratic countries but continues to be used in the United States. While a grand jury is supposed to merely determine if there is enough evidence for an individual or entity to be prosecuted by the courts, for the most part a grand jury’s findings are taken as fact by the courts. Therefore in a case that might otherwise be thrown out for lacking sufficient evidence to go to trial, a grand jury adds legitimacy to such a prosecution.

Grand juries almost exclusively find for the government and it is almost unheard of for a grand jury to be used to indict government officials or other powerful individuals or bodies when such indictments are sought by citizens whose rights have been trampled on or who wish to expose or fight government illegality.

If the system worked properly and for everyone it would be where members of Anonymous (for example) or whistleblowers could go to seek a redress of their grievances. However this is not the case, quite the opposite in fact.

The finding of possible guilt or the indictment by a federal grand jury, is not secret although all of the workings of the system are, and are in fact made public in the loudest manner possible, as an effective way to poison the jury pool and sway public opinion which would allow the state to then get away with prosecuting and imprisoning unwanted members of the population who may have in fact done nothing more than going against the establishment.

The alleged Anonymous members are all charged with committing “cybercrimes” as part of an Anonymous operation called Payback. These horrible “crimes” were in fact nothing more than DDoS attacks on organizations that have lobbied for stricter copy right enforcement and were launched largely in response to government and private internet security usage of DDoS attacks to shut down sites that did not comply with US copyright laws. One such firm, Aiplex Software, based in India, was hired to launch their own DDoS attacks by organizations such as 20th Century Fox and other Hollywood corporations and when the file sharing site the Pirate Bay was attacked and shut down, Anonymous supposedly retaliated by taking down various entertainment industry websites, including that of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).

The “conviction” was based on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act which was used to persecute internet activist Aaron Swartz, the creator of Reddit and RSS technology, for allegedly illegally downloading academic journals and scientific research kept secret but paid for and funded by tax payers dollars. Mr. Swartz committed suicide while facing 35 years in prison for downloading educational material.

A member of Anonymous said the following regarding DDoS attacks on a site which publishes news and other items by Anonymous members“Let's consider anyone reading this knows the history of DDoS and how it became a form of digital protest.”

“There are many reasons people want a site to go offline. This will be about the protesting reason for it: The basic point of any protest is to get your voice out there and let people know you are unhappy. Imagine over 9,000 people went into a Wal-Mart to f*** around and not buy anything to protest how poorly Wal-Mart treats their employees. Compare this to DDoS and remember that one of them could possibly land you in jail for a night and the other could land you in jail for ten years.”

It is these long and extreme sentences that are the most troubling and point to a government overstepping any form of justice and entering territory of outright totalitarian persecution. Some would say the US has entered into a corporate fascist state where the government serves the corporations and the individual means nothing and this appears to be the case.

Anonymous says: “The U.S. government is set up to protect capitalism, not people. They claim to have come up with a quantitative monetary amount of damage from some of these sites that have been taken down like during OpPayPal. This is how they justify these long sentences even though the figures are a mere guess.”

Anonymous says the ease with which DDoS attacks are carried out and the fact that almost anyone can take part in them is what scares the government.

Anonymous: “The beauty of an online protest is that you are not limited in participating by where you are geographically. So if anyone can protest online and the programs are easy to use it means almost anyone can do it. This is really what is scaring the f*** out of governments worldwide. The people of the world can now make their voices heard.”

Anonymous and other Hacktivists have argued repeatedly that DDoS attacks do no permanent damage and merely make a resource inaccessible for a short time. Which is in fact true.

Anonymous: “… there has been no permanent damage caused by DDoS except for some hurt feelings, some embarrassment and a really bad day for their IT department.”

The Hacktivists say the worldwide internet should remain free for anyone and not be restricted or controlled by the US government, American corporations or other government for that matter and take issue with the draconian laws and extreme penalties for something as simple as downloading a song.

“The gross inadequacies of the new laws being passed internationally have been pointed out repeatedly. Our chief complaint is that such measures would restrict people’s access to the internet.”

“In these modern times access to the internet is fast becoming a basic human right. Just like any other basic human right, we believe that it is wrong to infringe upon it.”

The thinking of those wanting to punish Hacktivists and anyone who might dare share a file is best summed up by former blood-spitting, tongue-flicking, high-heel wearing lead singer for the 70s rock band Kiss, Gene Simmons, who attracted the focus of the Anonymous group and operation Payback when he famously stated in a speech: “Make sure your brand is protected...Make sure there are no incursions. Be litigious. Sue everybody. Take their homes, their cars. Don't let anybody cross that line.”

As a result the sites of the once teen hero turned enemy of youth, SimmonsRecords.com and GeneSimmons.com, were down for a total of 1 day and 14 hours and were redirected to ThePirateBay.org.

To underline how corporate and monied interests and the government have now teamed up to wage war on the kids, Simmons wrote in response to the attack: “Our legal team and the FBI have been on the case and we have found a few, shall we say ‘adventurous’ young people, who feel they are above the law. And, as stated in my MIPCOM speech, we will sue their pants off. First, they will be punished. Second, they might find their little butts in jail, right next to someone who's been there for years and is looking for a new girl friend.”

Simmons then goes on to imitate Anonymous with his own Anonymous type close, threatening anyone who dares to stand up by saying: “We will soon be printing their names and pictures. We will find you. You cannot hide.”

In a recent posting by Anonymous regarding Payback operations against SONY the group claims that when you buy something, even if it is electronic, it is really yours. For example: if I buy a pen and let you use it, you should not have to pay a royalty to the manufacturer. Sound fair?

They wrote: “Your corrupt business practices are indicative of a corporate philosophy that would deny consumers the right to use products they have paid for, and rightfully own, in the manner of their choosing. Perhaps you should alert your customers to the fact that they are apparently only renting your products?”

As always Anonymous finishes with their trademark:

“We are Anonymous.

We are Legion.

We do not Forgive.

We do not Forget.

 Expect us.”

So whether you agree with the position of the corporations or not, you might ask the question: “Why are they going after these kids when they are letting war criminals walk the streets?” A troubling question indeed.

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JAR2

5 October, 17:54 1 

It’s been a struggle being a Mohawk – Mohawk Elder

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With the debate going on the supposed exceptionalism of a certain country it seemed like a good place to start to ask a native of that country their opinion on the exceptionalism of the invaders. In part 3 of a longer interview Mohawk Elder Kahentinetha Horn who spoke to the Voice of Russia, details how the Mohawk Community she lives in was surrounded by the Canadian military forces when they protested the destruction of an Indian graveyard and ceremonial site. She also told us how she was repeatedly beaten and describes an attempted sexual attack by Canadian border police.

JAR2

 

4 October, 09:59  

Indigenous people are exceptional, they survived a holocaust – Mohawk Elder

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With the debate going on the supposed exceptionalism of a certain country it seemed like a good place to start to ask a native of that country their opinion on the exceptionalism of the invaders. The response was sobering. This exceptional nation based on genocide and built by slaves is morally bankrupt has not culture to offer, is running out of resources and its people have no jobs, are losing their homes, going hungry and have no hope for the future. Where then is the exceptionalism? Mohawk Elder Kahendinetha Horn spoke to the Voice of Russia on these issues and much more.

 

JAR2

2 October, 22:08  

President Putin spreads peace Nobel or not

Владимир Путин международный дискуссионный клуб Валдай валдайский клуб

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Calls for the president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to receive the Nobel Peace Prize are growing around the world with support coming even from leaders of other countries who deserve the award as well in their own right.

The nomination was officially sent to the Nobel Committee on the 16th of September two days after President Putin reached an agreement in Geneva to bring Syria’s chemical weapons under international control. The request was received by the Committee on the 20th of September.

Part of the letter reads: “Being the leader of one of the leading nations of the world, Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin makes efforts to maintain peace and tranquility not only on the territory of his own country but also actively promotes settlement of all conflicts arising on the planet.”

The submission for the 2014 prize was made before the deadline for nominations which is in February.

According to the Nobel Committee the prize is awarded to: “the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.

The Geneva agreement put a stop to the US aggressors’ and Nobel Peace Prize holder Obama’s plans to bomb the sovereign country of Syria into oblivion. A plan with the officially repeated goal of eventually killing (forcibly removing) its leader and overthrowing its government and in support of US backed and imported Al-Qaeda affiliated groups who have been warring with the Syrian Government at the behest of their Washington masters.

One of the main sponsors of the request Russian icon Iosif Kobzon told the Interfax news agency: “Barack Obama is the man who has initiated and approved the United States’ aggressive actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, now he is preparing for an invasion into Syria. He bears this title nevertheless. Our president, who tries to stop the bloodshed and who tries to help the conflict situation with political dialogue, is in my view more worthy of this high title.”

According to RT supporters of the Russian initiated request include the Vice-President of the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation Beslan Kobakhiya, the head of the International Academy of Spiritual Unity and Cooperation Georgy Trapeznikov and a supporter of an earlier request the president of the All-Russian Education Fund Sergey Komkov.

Although much is being made of the Noble Peace Prize many would say its reputation has been seriously tinged since the award was given and then not removed from US President Obama while he continues to engage in acts of aggressive war, maintain an illegal torture prison and continue with extra-judicial executions of innocent people worldwide and then the fact that last year it was given to the European Union for questionable reasons has also not served to maintain the prestige of this award.

President Putin, who is a humble man and not influenced by awards or prizes has not commented on the nomination, nor discussed it with anyone and his spokesman, Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov told the ITAR-TASS news agency: “The main criterion for the president is his satisfaction from the results of his work.”

This is not Mr. Putin’s first peace prize in 2011 he received the "Confucius Peace Prize," with President Putin’s stance on the Libyan uprising cited as one of the reasons for the committee’s decision.

In November 2011 Qiao Damo an organizer for the award said: "This April or May, Putin was against NATO's idea to bomb Libya and he appeared to the world in a peaceful manner. This year's peace prize was given to him because his act this year was outstanding in keeping world peace."

The President is a realist and knows the true nature of what he is against and fully understands that he has only temporarily stopped an out of control self-proclaimed “sole super power” from wiping out yet another country. His relentless efforts along with those of his Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Russian Government have not wavered and by standing his ground when push came to shove and not allowing the country to be annexed by the West by caving in to threats of a terrorist attack with the full backing of the United States by Saudi Arabia, he has in that victory, returned to our fragile planet to a healthier state of multi-polarity and given hope to the world.

President Putin has done everything to maintain peace including Putin addressing average Americans and US officials directly in a New York Times op-ed headlined ”A Plea for Caution From Russia”. A brilliant yet incredibly humble move filling this particular writer with an even deeper admiration. The idea of the leader of the largest country on our planet publishing a plea, yes a plea, to the citizens of a country to attempt to forestall aggression and make the leaders see reason is truly an act of quiet heroism.

This responsible, serious and intelligent move caused the mad men calling for bombs to drop to stop dead in their tracks. Here was a leader they do not understand and demonize on a daily basis asking for them in a reasonable intelligent and adult manner to see reason and follow the rule of law.

The empty aggressive claims by Obama and the war-mongers in Washington paled in the light of such reason and they knew it. No matter how many time a drugged looking Kerry repeated “We know”. There was no support. The world is truly tired of war and killing, and like Obama knew when he received the peace prize he lied his way into receiving, the world can become formidable when it is united against you.

Another leader who also deserves the Nobel Peace Prize in my opinion is Bolivian President Evo Morales who has been the target of US imperialist aggression and has introduced moves to bring the Washington war machine to stand to account for its war crimes at the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

Morales a staunch anti-US imperialist has stated Obama deserves the Nobel War Prize and has spoken out in favor of President Putin’s nomination for the Peace Prize.

The President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro also expressed support, saying that his actions saved the world from war in Syria.

"If someone in this historic moment deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, this will be President Vladimir Putin, who helped to stop a war that threatened Syrian people, "said Maduro during a speech.

Last Saturday, Maduro announced that this week the head of the Venezuelan Parliament Diosdado Cabello will pay an official visit to Moscow and will give a letter to the Russian leader which contains congratulations "for the role he is playing in establishing a new world of peace."

In closing I would like to add the following, the UN Charter Preamble states: “We the peoples of the United Nations determined; to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women and of nations large and small, and to establish conditions under which justice and respect for the obligations arising from treaties and other sources of international law can be maintained, and to promote social progress and better standards of life in larger freedom….”

 President Putin has been doing more to advance these ideals than almost any leader on Earth, while the US and its allies continue to wage war after illegal war, with their Nobel Peace Prize leader continuing aggression after aggression. Maybe President Putin has finally brought some sanity back into the world.

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JAR2

2 October, 17:51 5 

American 'exceptionablism'

политический фастфуд фаст фуд США Американская политика демократия Дядя Сэм Макдональдс

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The United States of America is an exceptional nation. It truly is! In every way, shape and form it is the most exceptional country on this little blue orb floating in space. And Americans are the most truly exceptional people on the planet, this is a fact that we know just like America knows that every country it wants to bomb is deserving of their bombs because they are less than exceptional and even, to those exceptionally exceptional exceptionalists, they are in fact objectionable. No country on Earth is as exceptional as the US, if you argue then you too will become exceptionable to the exceptionals. If after being put in your place you remain argumentative and objectionable about your own worthlessness then you will become exceptionally exceptionable and warranting exceptional undebatable irretraceable destruction by exceptional means of annihilation. Exceptional to the max!

Perhaps certain Americans in their ignorance confused the words exceptionable and exceptional because if we look at the reality of what America is, the truly proper word, if we understate (Yes I said understate) the gravity of the situation, is exceptionable. Perhaps though I am wrong, Obama and all of the elites say America is exceptional, maybe they are right. What do I know? I am just an exceptionable expendable indigenous objectionable I suppose.

So let’s look at America for a minute and see why it is truly exceptional. Bear with me here.

America is exceptional because:

It has the highest rate of missing and exploited children in the world, in this it is exceptional.

It has an exceptionally high rate of illiteracy among countries in the modern world and probably one of the most dumbed down populaces on Earth while reportedly having the most advanced information technologies on this little planet. Exceptional!

It has a system of higher education that is exceptionally expensive and only allows the most exceptional of the exceptionals to obtain a higher education.

It has the most exceptional regime of endemic institutionalized racism while at the same time claiming it is the land of the free and equal. This is exceptional hypocrisy. Psychotic in degree. Exceptional.

The US has an exceptional internal white supremacist terrorist organization with exceptional white robes and hoods that have entered into agreement with those in power to maintain the status quo of racial inequality so that they remain more or less inactive. This is an exceptional arrangement with the government and the power elites.

The United States has exceptional laws that allow these and other hate groups to march and terrorize the less exceptional into fear and silence and even loathing of their ethnicity. This is exceptional. To make non-whites ashamed of their own color! Exceptional!

And the health care? World class! The highest paid doctors and nurses on the planet! But if you cut your finger with a fluorescent bulb and get that nasty anti-coagulant in the cut and don’t have insurance, you can bleed to death! Really! Ten thousand dollars a night for a hospital bed! Exceptional!

It has more guns and violence and the most militarized brutal police forces on the planet. Police so intimidatingly armed and exceptionally brutal, unless of course you are a fair maiden then you may be subject to their exceptional love. Exceptionalistically exceptional! To serve and protect!

The police have exceptional training and can shoot you in the head or slam your face into the concrete faster than you can even finish asking, “What did I do?” Exceptional!

The legal system is also exceptional, people can take a gun and shoot black teens walking down the street and then raise hundreds of thousands of dollars from supporters and then have the system say they are innocent. This is like no other system in the world! It is exceptional. They even have the understanding of the crime of walking while black! A capital offense! Exceptional! And the President and Attorney General, black on the outside too! Do nothing! Exceptional!

And the freedom! Like the KKK, neo-nazis [sic], and homicidal anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim lunatics, they can burn Qurans, hold marches, burn crosses and even kill minorities by hanging them from trees and get away with it. Just like the Third Reich! They are exceptional.

Speaking of the Third Reich, the most beautiful thing is that the elites in America include many members of the Jewish persuasion and even a black president and the system of hate flourishes! This is exceptional!

But that is not all. The country that consumes and uses more resources than any other country in the world and which produces almost nothing, is somehow also considered the richest. This is while being technically bankrupt and dependent on foreign resources to keep itself going. This is not only exceptional but unbelievable! Awesome!

And it only gets better. The United States has a leader involved in countless wars and threatening world peace on a daily basis, even threatening through a proxy the Russian Federation with terrorist acts during the Olympic games, and he has the Nobel Peace Prize! This is also exceptional. Yes indeed dear reader. Truly, deeply, undeniably and impressingly exceptional.

The country continues to operate and maintain an illegal torture prison right in front of the eyes of the whole world and gets away with it, while committing war crimes, acts of aggressive war, crimes against peace and now agreeing to use nuclear weapons on North Korea if the pretext is right, remains unprosecuted or unsactioned and its leaders prance around the globe unhindered. This is truly mind-bogglingly exceptional! Bravo! The AWE!

The country is even able to force down the presidential aircraft of objectionable leaders of sovereign nations whenever it wants and get away with it untouched, this my friend is truly exceptional.

But that is not all, that is not even the beginning, Oh no siree Bob! What about that poor Australian lad that exposed their illegality and has grown white haired while trapped in an embassy in a free surrogate country. Exceptionally exceptional. Yes, that! Wow! The true grit of that exceptionalism is mind-boggling!

Then there is the exceptional spying. PRISM, Key Stroke, and all of their corporate slaves allowing the system to be hosted on their servers. That system is truly exceptional! It even spies on the United Nations. Exceptional.

And the weapons! Oh my! The numbers of weapons! Only to be outdone by the different sort and types, oh how many ways to kill their fellow humans, and even make billions doing it! That is exceptional! And the best is when they bomb and devastate a country and then charge the country for reconstruction! That is the very definition of exceptional!

What about the population! Enslaved! Afraid to speak out! And paying for the endless wars and profiteering! While they themselves are having trouble finding food! These people are so exceptional they even give these huge corporations which have sent all of their jobs abroad tax breaks! Yes these billion dollar corporate monsters do not have to pay taxes like the poor homeless minions! That is truly exceptional!

Wait! Back to the legal system for a second! This is a country where parents can adopt and then kill foreign children and then spend a few months relaxing in a well equipped comfortable cell, eating three squares and then get out and do it again! Truly exceptional. While we are at it! The death penalty! Yes truly an exceptional punishment! And what about that little guy who exposed all of those war crimes? The war criminals got away with it and he went to prison forever! Exceptional! And the public has done nothing! Also exceptional.

While we are there, what about this? They can arrest citizens of other countries in third countries for intending to possibly think about assisting someone who may have had the inclination to consider breaking an American law, and then throw him in jail for 25 years just because they say he is a bad guy! Exceptional!

And the political system! A billion dollars plus to be president and two parties that are really one! Exceptionally. And the archaic Machiavellian political system where one can lose the popular vote but win the presidency! Exceptional. Yes indeed. Wow.

What about the warfare. Exceptional. They can sit in a bunker and kill people with a drone. Committing extra-judicial executions at will and even make up killing lists on a publicly known day called “Terror Tuesdays” and the people and the world do nothing! Because they are exceptional! And now these exceptional killing drones have become even more exceptional! They have become F-15 fighter aircraft and next? Bombers that will be drone-like! Exceptional! They will be able to bomb entire continents of the planet while watching their favorite programs on TV. EXCEPTIONAL beyond the exceptional.

But the most exceptional thing is that this exceptional country, which was founded on the genocide of over 100 million American Indians and built by slaves, calls itself the Land of the FREE! Truly and monumentally exceptional.

And lastly also worth mentioning for its exceptionability is that event that made it all possible! 9-11, the most exceptional controlled demolition in the history of the human race! And no one was prosecuted for it! Exceptional to the existential degree! Imagine three skyscrapers imploding into their own footprints after lateral impacts, and the third was not even hit. Exceptional… And the number of dead 2,999 almost exactly 3,000. The horror and monstrosity of this event is beyond words. Yet, the fact that all of the aircraft disintegrated, melted and disappeared into dust. Exceptional! And the best minds in science could never explain where the 767s disappeared to!!! Truly exceptional.

Yes America! You are exceptional. Oops, sorry, did I say exceptional? I meant exceptionable. So sorry.

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be droned at robles@ ruvr.ru

JAR2

2 October, 12:05  

The United States is an exceptionable nation – Mohawk Elder

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The topic of American exceptionalism has been making its rounds in the world media in an op-ed piece for the New York Times President Putin said "It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries", said President Putin, "rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. We must not forget that God created us equal". Americans feel they are exceptional. Why? It is one of the fallacies of American history, American history ignores the big lie that America is a country founded on stolen land and based on genocide. I spoke with a native American, a member of the Mohawk Nation to see what she thought about American exceptionalism.

 

JAR2

29 September, 16:04 2 

UN Syria resolution may allow action against rebel supporters - Rick Rozoff

Совет безопасности ООН Совбез ООН резолюция Сирия

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The full text of the United Nations Resolution on Syria has been published and, thanks to the efforts of  Russia and China, is one of the most balanced to be agreed in the last century. However there remains the threat of a western attack on Syria. In an interview with the Voice of Russia World Service, regular contributor Rick Rozoff also stated that some language in the resolution could even allow for measures to be taken against any party that provides or supports the Syrian “opposition” with chemical and or other non-conventional weapons.

Hello this is John Robles I am speaking with Rick Rozoff the owner of Stop NATO and the Stop NATO international mailing list.

rozoff

Robles: Can you tell us about the United Nations Resolution on Syria? Are there any holes or loops in it that the United States might use to go ahead with a bombing campaign on that country?

Rozoff: I fear there is indeed and actually there are two that I can think of immediately. The resolution itself was adopted unanimously by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council: Russia, China, France, Britain, the United States, and the current ten rotating member states.

It makes some effort to be balanced. It is better than what, I’m sure, The US, Britain and France would have wanted and that’s because of Russia in the first place. The Russian and Chinese influence, I think, trying to introduce a balanced and moderate resolution.

However, it mandates a number of issues, including the monitoring of chemical and other non-conventional weapons inside Syria. Presumably, by all sides. Though, when it comes to compliance issues and ultimately the use of Chapter 7, as they are called, measures against the perpetrators of the violations of chemical weapons regulations but only the state could be held accountable. I hardly see how the rag tag and irregular military forces supported by the West could be held accountable. They could be sanctioned, for example, but I don’t know if they could be bombed.

But what’s most alarming is that the penultimate demand in the resolution, Number 21, and I’m reading it verbatim, decides in the event of non-compliance with this resolution including unauthorized transfer of chemical weapons or any use of chemical weapons by anyone in the Syrian Arab Republic, to impose measures under Chapter 7 of the United Nations Charter and what’s important to realize in that, there are several articles under Chapter 7, but the operative one and the one that we are most concerned about right now is Article 42 which reads as follows: Should the Security Council consider that measures provided for in the earlier Article 41 would be inadequate or have proved to be inadequate, they may take such actions by air, sea and land forces as it may be necessary to maintain and restore international peace and security and these include, I’m quoting again, demonstrations, blockade and other operations by air, sea or land forces of members of the United Nations, in other words war.

And what we are talking about, of course, most recently is some equivalent of UN Resolution 1973 in March of 2011 that led to, contrary to what the Resolution asserts: a full six-month war by the Pentagon and NATO against the nation of Libya.

The resolution passed recently does not stipulate Chapter 7 measures, I mean that’s the Russian contribution to have that left out but at the end it leaves a little bit of room for the West – the United States, Britain, France and their allies – to come back to the Security Council and demand implementation of Chapter 7 Military Intervention against the government of Syria.

Robles: Right, but that would still require the approval of all the members of the UN Security Council, wouldn’t it?

Rozoff: Actually, it wouldn’t have to be all members. One permanent member alone could veto it, Russia or China.

In theory it would be unanimous but not necessarily. Russia and China could abstain, vote against and then not veto it and this is what happened with Libya indeed. So either assent or passive assent is guaranteed by voting for or abstaining. Or even voting against and not vetoing.

We’ll see but even though I think that we can pause for a little while and hope that in contravention of the UN Security Council and the recently passed Resolution 2118, the US will not once again act outside of and in direct contradiction to the United Nations, as it did 14 years ago against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, and as it did 10 years ago against Iraq and as it has in any number of other cases since the creation of the United Nations.

So I think, a couple of things: there is still the real threat of a US and allied military action against Syria regardless of this resolution but I think that we can agree that the adept Russian diplomatic initiative has put a spoke in the wheel of the western war machine.

Robles: Rick, could you remind our listeners what is Chapter 7, as I’m sure not all people are aware of what it is exactly.

Rozoff: It’s a chapter in the Charter of the United Nations. It stipulates, as I mentioned, what actions the United Nations can take collectively (members of the United Nations).

The actual and full title of Chapter 7 is “Action with Respect to Threats to the Peace, Breaches of the Peace and Acts of Aggression”. So you see how far we have descended the pathway to international lawlessness, when you see that Chapter 7, which was explicitly introduced in the aftermath of World War II, the deadliest war in history, of course, and the one that resulted from acts of territorial aggression by the axis powers, by the fascists and Nazis and imperial Japanese aggressors, has now been turned around, where the major western powers, the United States in the first place, apply Chapter 7 to strictly domestic developments within the borders of a country, a country moreover has not threatened any of its neighbors.

So, I think that’s an important consideration, particularly, the by now – and I’ll tip my hand – infamous “responsibility to protect” provision adopted by the United Nations, which equates the mistreatment of nationals and citizens within a nation to acts of military aggression against other countries, either neighboring or around the world, which in the latter category is something the United States is quite adept at.

I think another concern that we have is the final article in Chapter 7 by the way, and this cuts both ways, this is the sort of logic that could be used by the US and its NATO allies, I mentioned there were two persistent problems that we have to deal with: one of them is that the United States might succeed, in conjunction with its allies, in provoking another situation such as that in the summer of last year (2012), where a Turkish warplane violated the airspace of Syria and was shot down, and then provide the United States and other NATO allies to invoke their Article 5, the mutual military assistance clause, ostensibly in defense of a NATO member, that being Turkey, the only NATO member that borders Syria.

Article 51 reads real quickly: “Nothing in the present Charter shall impair the inherent right of individual or collective self-defense if an armed attack occurs against a Member of the United Nations,” and so forth.

So, failing to get UN Security Council approval, or even the preparatory stages of approval for a military attack against Syria, the US could contrive a situation in conjunction with Turkey, in the most apparent case, to provoke a military action or response from Syria and then go to Brussels and invoke Article 5 of the NATO Charter, and the US could even push for Article 51 of Chapter 7 of the United Nations Charter “Defending an Ally.”

Robles: Regarding the language in the text, as I understand, you just said that if “any party” in Syria uses chemical or forbidden weapons the government of Syria will be held responsible. There is no language in there about non-state actors, meaning all these al-Nusra and al-Qaeda affiliates?

Rozoff:No, actually no. Once again thanks to Russian intervention – clearly you see all the fingerprints of the respective permanent members, I think, on this resolution 2118 – but part of the Russian contribution is indeed a statement that neighboring countries have a responsibility to prevent the transfer of chemical and other non-traditional weapons into Syria.

This clause, I would have to assume, was authored by Russia and I’m rather surprised at the western countries for this (for a resolution which contains such a provision) but the immediate countries one suspects, of course, are Turkey and Jordan and possibly Israel – that would permit the transfer… They are already actively aiding the armed insurrection inside the country – and that they will now be held accountable, if I the read resolution properly, for that action.

My only question about that is how practically that could be implemented and which acts of diplomatic demarches, or sanctions, or even military actions would be enforced.

Robles: But there’s no language in there as to the consequences of those guilty of such support.

Rozoff: No specifics but we know what Chapter 7 permits, so technically that could be used even in reference to neighboring countries that are aiding and abetting the bloody uprising and threat against the national sovereignty of Syria.

Robles: Well, technically I think that would be a logical and proper implementation of Chapter 7, wouldn’t it?

Rozoff: Yes, I agree, rather than the way it has been misused, or the way people are talking about misusing it.

For example, the language exactly in the UN Resolution passed recently underscores, and I quote: “No party in Syria should use, develop, produce or so forth chemical weapons”.

It does dictate that the government shall comply with all aspect of the decisions of the Organization for Prevention of Chemical Weapons.

One of the problems is – we talked about adept Russian diplomacy, let’s give it the devil’s due and talk about the equally efficient, I’m afraid, maneuvers by western nations of the US, in the first instance, to create an amorphous, proxy organization, “the Free Syrian Army” and such like, inside the country where it’s very difficult to identify a command structure, much less to hold any individual or individuals responsible.

So, when we see people carving out the internal organs of murdered Syrian soldiers and eating them, when we see captives, civilian and military, beheaded when, as Russia asserts and I am sure it is the case, Syrian rebels are using chemicals weapons, as they did in March in a suburb outside the city of Aleppo and quite possibly did in August of this year, who do you hold accountable?

 You can’t sanction them, they are not a state actor and what military action can you take? I mean, the government of Syria is taking the ultimate military action against these people. They are trying to neutralize groups of bandits and brigands with chemical weapons.

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·         MosMos, 29 September, 20:33#

The world community should stop the suffering of the Syrian people that continued for years .The word rebels is misleading they are mercenaries ,muderers and criminals.Why is it when Alqaada kills people in the USA they are called terrorists but same people killing Syrians are rebels?Syria has the right as the US to track and kill terrorists so does Syria they should go after the terrorists and all those that support them anywhere in the world.

·         Jean-Claude MeslinJean-Claude Meslin, 29 September, 21:46#

If negative actions from the Syrian rebels are proved it will be easy for Russia and China to take punitive actions against those who initiated the chemical weapons'transfer (no more nuclear fuel for America. No more gas for France and China take back all the money invested in the USA, France and G-B). It is a certainty that the U-N will never have the courage to punish the powerful culprits. Instead of binding over to all Western blackmails. Soon or later such actions will have to be taken to stop the USA-NATO's hegemony...
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There is something going on across America right now – Bruce Gagnon

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A corporate criminal syndicate made up of the military industrial complex and its related banking, media, pharmaceutical and other subsidiaries, is controlling the United States, according to Bruce Gagnon in an interview with the Voice of Russia. According to polls the American people are more interested in building infrastructure and helping their fellow citizens than supporting the paradigm of endless wars. Bruce Gagnon, the coordinator for the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space spoke to the Voice of Russia on these issues and more.

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·         Vera GottliebVera Gottlieb, 29 September, 20:07#

A country that has it's priorities totally out of order. A country with a collapsing infrastructure and yet...there is always money for war, peace just has to wait. How long???
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US Government engaged in genocide of the poor – Bruce Gagnon

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The American people are now the enemy of the state – Bruce Gagnon

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9-11: a mythic event dividing time into before and after – Dr. Kevin Barrett

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US/Al-Qaeda threatened Olympics through Saudi proxy – Dr. Kevin Barrett

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Rule of law, morality and a return to multi-polarity - Putin at Valdai

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President Vladimir Putin had a very busy and successful past week on the heels of a successfully hosted G-20 Summit . The President has been key to averting another act of aggressive war by a certain western power, and for those efforts alone is truly worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize. President Putin took part in the yearly Valdai Discussion Club, an event where top experts and some of the sharpest minds from Russia and abroad meet in the context of a global dialogue about Russia.

At the 10th anniversary of the forum President Putin clearly showed he is a brilliant leader and statesman and why he was chosen by the Russian people as their president, his intelligent, forward thinking remarks covered everything from morality to the rule of international law to Syria as he laid out his views and his “roadmap” for the future of Russia and its interactions with a multi-polar world.

One of the biggest problems plaguing Russia since the collapse of the Soviet Union is a unifying national idea or identity that applies to people of all walks of life and all political and ideological leanings. This problem has been one that has been difficult to address but at the same time pressing and urgent and the president and the forum did an excellent job in addressing this issue.

Another issue about which President Putin spoke was why patriotism is important for Russia. After years during which the country was being fragmented and the national pride of Russians was at an all time low after the collapse of the USSR, fortunately it is making a comeback.

In his opening comments president Putin touched upon many of the problems and challenges facing Russia today including that of mostly western ideology and “culture” which has eroded not only Russian society, but the world’s.

I have highlighted most of what was covered by President Putin and added some comments and invite you to read the entire transcript which we have published here and also to visit the site the president.

Erosion of Russian culture

In post Soviet Russia the nation is still searching for a tangible and unifying cultural and social idea and the amount of influence the ever changing world has had on Russia has made this particularly challenging.

President Putin said:“Today we need new strategies to preserve our identity in a rapidly changing world, a world that has become more open, transparent and interdependent. For us (and I am talking about Russians and Russia), questions about who we are and who we want to be are increasingly prominent in our society. We have left behind Soviet ideology, and there will be no return. It is evident that it is impossible to move forward without spiritual, cultural and national self-determination.”

On foreign influences

In reference to the ways other countries compete with Russia and each other and in contrast to the US model where their society is decimated, subjugated and oppressed while the military and monied interested attempt to completely dominate society and the geopolitical landscape President Putin stated that some countries forget the rule of law and even decency, undoubtedly referring to a certain western power.

“And today we see a new round of such competitions. Today their main focuses are economic-technological and ideological-informational. Military-political problems and general conditions are worsening. The world is sometimes forgoes not merely international law, but also basic decency. Every country has to have military, technological and economic strength, but nevertheless the main thing that will determine success is the quality of citizens, the quality of society: their intellectual, spiritual and moral strength. After all, in the end economic growth, prosperity and geopolitical influence are all derived from societal conditions,” said President Putin.

In reference to a national idea and profiteers such as Berezovsky

One problem Russia had after the collapse of the USSR was the lack of a national idea and President Putin commented on how this served the interests of those who wanted to pillage Russia.

“In addition, the lack of a national idea stemming from a national identity profited the quasi-colonial element of the elite – those determined to steal and remove capital, and who did not link their future to that of the country, the place where they earned their money,” said President Putin.

On attempts to force a western model on Russia

The failure of the west in reshaping Russia in their own image was due to the Russian people and not the state. This rejection was something the West tried to change through overt and covert efforts, such as through the influence of USAID and supporting an opposition which had only one agenda, to remove President Putin and the government, but their efforts failed due to the Russian people themselves. Something the West has failed to understand.

“A spontaneously constructed state and society does not work, and neither does mechanically copying other countries’ experiences. Such primitive borrowing and attempts to civilize Russia from abroad were not accepted by an absolute majority of our people. This is because the desire for independence and sovereignty in spiritual, ideological and foreign policy spheres is an integral part of our national character. Incidentally, such approaches have often failed in other nations too. The time when ready-made lifestyle models could be installed in foreign states like computer programs has passed,” said President Putin.

On accepting others and their differences

President Putin said it was important to listen to people with opposing views, to reject blind nationalism and racist models and be united by patriotism. True precepts of democracy and again something those in certain western countries should also follow.

President Putin stated: “All of us – so-called Neo-Slavophiles and Neo-Westernisers, statists and so-called liberals – all of society must work together to create common development goals. We need to break the habit of only listening to like-minded people, angrily – and even with hatred – rejecting any other point of view from the outset. You can’t flip or even kick the country's future like a football, plunging into unbridled nihilism, consumerism, criticism of anything and everything, or gloomy pessimism.”

“This means that liberals have to learn to talk with representatives of the left-wing and, conversely, that nationalists must remember that Russia was formed specifically as a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional country from its very inception. Nationalists must remember that by calling into question our multi-ethnic character, and exploiting the issue of Russian, Tatar, Caucasian, Siberian or any other nationalism or separatism, means that we are starting to destroy our genetic code. In effect, we will begin to destroy ourselves.”

Red lines

The president brought up the subject of “red lines that must not be crossed” but unlike some leaders did not do so as a threat to another sovereign power but as a matter of self-defense.

President Putin was very clear when he said: “Russia’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity are unconditional. These are red lines no one is allowed to cross. For all the differences in our views, debates about identity and about our national future are impossible unless their participants are patriotic. Of course I mean patriotism in the purest sense of the word.”

Opposition to Russia itself

Opposition to Russia as an entity and not to the government was a topic few have ever spoken about but the president touched upon this matter briefly:

“Too often in our nation's history, instead of opposition to the government we have been faced with opponents of Russia itself. I have already mentioned this; Pushkin also talked about it. And we know how it ended, with the demolition of the (Russian) state as such.”

On historical revisionism

There was a period after the collapse of the USSR where Soviet history was not taught in schools and even though the USSR was the greatest power in history people were being pushed by western agents to be ashamed of the Soviet period.

“We must be proud of our history, and we have things to be proud of. Our entire, uncensored history must be a part of Russian identity. Without recognising this it is impossible to establish mutual trust and allow society to move forward.”

On the degradation of morality in the West

Speaking about the decay in morality and the role that Christian values play in a healthy society, President Putin warned about the decay of morality in the West and the attempts to force that decay onto Russia. The implication is that Western Civilization is in decline.

“We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilization. They are denying moral principles and all traditional identities: national, cultural, religious and even sexual.”

“They are implementing policies that equate large families with same-sex partnerships, belief in God with the belief in Satan. The excesses of political correctness have reached the point where people are seriously talking about registering political parties whose aim is to promote pedophilia. … And people are aggressively trying to export this model all over the world. I am convinced that this opens a direct path to degradation and primitivism, resulting in a profound demographic and moral crisis.”

“Without the values embedded in Christianity and other world religions, without the standards of morality that have taken shape over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity. We consider it natural and right to defend these values. One must respect every minority’s right to be different, but the rights of the majority must not be put into question.”

On a unipolar world

The president’s comments on multi-polarity and why one country must not be allowed to subjugate and control the rest of humanity were refreshing.

“At the same time we see attempts to somehow revive a standardized model of a unipolar world and to blur the institutions of international law and national sovereignty. Such a unipolar, standardized world does not require sovereign states; it requires vassals. In a historical sense this amounts to a rejection of one’s own identity, of the God-given diversity of the world.”

On rule of law

President Putin and the Russian Federation have proven and the record has shown that the rule of law and mutual respect are the true basis for successful international relations and that above all the states of the world must abide by international law.

“Russia agrees with those who believe that key decisions should be worked out on a collective basis, rather than at the discretion of and in the interests of certain countries or groups of countries. Russia believes that international law, not the right of the strong, must apply. And we believe that every country, every nation is not exceptional, but unique, original and benefits from equal rights, including the right to independently choose their own development path.”

“This is our conceptual outlook, and it follows from our own historical destiny and Russia's role in global politics. Our present position has deep historical roots. Russia itself has evolved on the basis of diversity, harmony and balance, and brings such a balance to the international stage.”

On multiculturalism

President Putin spoke about multiculturalism and why it has failed in the West but has succeeded and is in fact an import part of Russia, Russian society and Russian heritage.

“There is one more fundamental aspect to which I want to draw your attention. In Europe and some other countries so-called multiculturalism is in many respects a transplanted, artificial model that is now being questioned, for understandable reasons. This is because it is based on paying for the colonial past. It is no accident that today European politicians and public figures are increasingly talking about the failures of multiculturalism, and that they are not able to integrate foreign languages or foreign cultural elements into their societies.”

“Over the past centuries in Russia, which some have tried to label as the "prison of nations", not even the smallest ethnic group has disappeared. And they have retained not only their internal autonomy and cultural identity, but also their historical space. You know, I was interested to learn (I did not even know this) that in Soviet times (the authorities) paid such careful attention to this that virtually every small ethnic group had its own print publication, support for its language, and for its national literature. We should bring back and take on board much of what has been done in this respect.”

“Along with this the different cultures in Russia have the unique experience of mutual influence, mutual enrichment and mutual respect. This multiculturalism and multi-ethnicity lives in our historical consciousness, in our spirit and in our historical makeup. Our state was built in the course of a millennium on this organic model.”

“Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and other religions are an integral part of Russia’s identity, its historical heritage and the present-day lives of its citizens. The main task of the state, as enshrined in the Constitution, is to ensure equal rights for members of traditional religions and atheists, and the right to freedom of conscience for all citizens.”

“However, it is clearly impossible to identify oneself only through one’s ethnicity or religion in such a large nation with a multi-ethnic population. In order to maintain the nation’s unity, people must develop a civic identity on the basis of shared values, a patriotic consciousness, civic responsibility and solidarity, respect for the law, and a sense of responsibility for their homeland’s fate, without losing touch with their ethnic or religious roots.”

On the individual

Respect for the individual is one of the most noble goals of democracy and society and for me personally it was like a breath of fresh air to hear a world leader speak about this as it seems to have become a forgotten concept.

“Unfortunately, throughout our nation’s history, little value was given at times to individual human lives. Too often, people were seen simply as a means, rather than a goal and a mission for development. We no longer have that right and we cannot throw millions of human lives into the fire for the sake of development. We must treasure every individual. Russia’s main strength in this and future centuries will lie in its educated, creative, physically and spiritually healthy people, rather than natural resources.”

On education

While some countries are cutting and decimating their education systems to pay for more weapons and war President Putin made it clear that theis should not happen in Russia.

“The role of education is all the more important because in order to educate an individual, a patriot, we must restore the role of great Russian culture and literature. They must serve as the foundation for people’s personal identity, the source of their uniqueness and their basis for understanding the national idea.”

On Russian Federalism

Tackling one of the problems that is endemic to the largest country in the world, the president made it clear the development of the entire country is vital to keep it healthy and strong.

“Speaking of any kind of reforms, it is important to bear in mind that there is more to our nation than just Moscow and St Petersburg. In developing Russian federalism, we must rely on our own historical experience, using flexible and diverse models.”

“The Russian model of federalism has a great deal of potential built into it. It is imperative that we learn to use it competently, not forgetting its most important aspect: the development of the regions and their independence should create equal opportunities for all of our nation’s citizens, regardless of where they live, to eliminate inequalities in the economic and social development of Russia’s territory, thereby strengthening the nation’s unity.”

Importance of the Eurasian Union

As one of many growing economic, geopolitical, trade and regional unions that have begun to gain strength throughout the world, President Putin spoke about the Eurasian Union and why it is important for the development of the region. Another step toward multi-polarity in our diverse world.

“The future Eurasian Economic Union, which we have declared and which we have discussed extensively as of late, is not just a collection of mutually beneficial agreements. The Eurasian Union is a project for maintaining the identity of nations in the historical Eurasian space in a new century and in a new world. Eurasian integration is a chance for the entire post-Soviet space to become an independent centre for global development, rather than remaining on the outskirts of Europe and Asia.”

On Syrian chemical weapons attack

Having almost single-handedly stopped another act of aggressive war by a certain power which has revived the doctrine of preventive war, President Putin was very frank when speaking about the situation in Syria and what the proper steps should be to resolve the internal conflict in that country.

“ We have equal rights and equal responsibilities with all our colleagues involved in the discussion on Syria. This is not the first time I hear that I now carry a special responsibility. We all carry a special responsibility; we all carry it equally. …it became clear that chemical weapons had been used. But this was clear to us from the very beginning, and our experts agreed. The only thing that is unclear is who used it.”

“We have every reason to believe that this was a provocation. You know, it was clever and smart, but at the same time, the execution was primitive. They used an ancient, Soviet-made projectile, taken from the Syrian army’s armaments from a long time ago – it even had “Made in the USSR” printed on it. But this was not the first time chemical weapons were used in Syria. Why didn’t they investigate the previous instances?”

“This matter should be investigated as thoroughly as possible. If we finally get an answer, despite all obstacles, to the question of who did this, who committed this crime – and there is no question that it was a crime – then we will take the next step; we will then work with other UN Security Council colleagues to determine the culpability of those who committed this crime, together and in solidarity.”

“Second, on whether we will manage to convince Assad or not, I don’t know. So far it looks as though Syria has fully agreed to our proposal and is ready to act according to the plan that the international community is putting together, working through the UN. Russia and the USA, in the persons of Secretary of State Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov have already practically drafted the outlines of this plan. There is a special organization that will work together with the UN on this matter of eliminating chemical weapons. Syria has declared that it will join and that it indeed already considers itself to have joined the International Chemical Weapons Convention. These are practical steps that the Syrian government has already taken.”

“Let me just remind you about how these chemical weapons came about. Syria got itself chemical weapons as an alternative to Israel’s nuclear arsenal, as we know. What can be done about the various issues associated with proliferation and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction remains a very relevant question today, perhaps the most important issue of our time. If this situation gets out of control, like it once happened with gunpowder, the consequences will be unimaginable. We therefore need to strive towards nuclear-free status in particular parts of the world, especially in such volatile regions as the Middle East.”

On NATO expansion

After the collapse of the USSR and the subsequent dissolving of the Warsaw Pact under the promise by NATO that they would not expand, the world has seen the opposite and now NATO exists on almost every continent on earth in one or another. The NATO lie is one of history’s most wide reaching.

“… we were promised at one point that NATO would not expand beyond the former Federal Republic of Germany’s eastern border. That was a promise directly made to Gorbachev. True, it was not actually set out and written down. But where is NATO today, where is the border? We got cheated, to put it quite simply. That’s the whole story.”

On McCain, the refusal by the US to receive a Russian delegation and freedom of the press

After President Putin’s eloquent, informed and well received “Plea for Caution” in the New York Times, octogenarian right-wing US Senator John McCain, who recently spent hearings on an invasion of Syria playing on-line poker, attempted to “fight back” and only showcased American ignorance. President Putin was asked about McCain and graciously invited him to visit Russia and improve his knowledge.

“He (McCain) is not well-informed about our country. Actually, I would have been happy to see him here at the Valdai Club say, taking part in the discussions. As far as I know, our big television channels, the national channels, proposed that he come and take part in an open and honest discussion. There you have it, freedom of speech, freedom of the press. He is welcome to share his point of view with the whole country. In this respect, I can only express my regret that our American colleagues did not react to our parliamentarians’ proposal and refused to receive them in Washington for a discussion on Syria. Why did they do this? “

Using force outside of international law

The using of military force outside of the framework of the United Nations is illegal, and in fact is a Crime Against Peace. President Putin made this clear.

“The threat of the use of force and actual use of force are far from being a cure-all for international problems. Look at what we are actually talking about after all. We are forgetting the heart of the matter. We are talking about using force outside the framework of current international law. We’ve just been saying how the US Congress and Senate are discussing whether to use force or not. But it is not there that this matter should be discussed. It should be discussed in the UN Security Council. That is the heart of the issue. That is my first point.”

American “Democracy”

There is no true democracy in America, their system has failed.

President Putin said this: “It has happened twice in US history that the President of the United States was chosen by a majority in the electoral colleges, but with a minority of the actual voters. This is an obvious flaw in the electoral procedure, that is to say, a flaw at the very heart of American democracy.”

“As for what kind of government Russia should have, this is something for our citizens to decide, and not for our colleagues from abroad. We held an election a year ago, not so long ago, and the majority of Russia’s citizens voted for me.”

 All of the views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com and once again I invite you to read the full transcript and share it with a friend.

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21 September, 16:42 1 

Morales to file crimes against humanity charges at ICC against US

боливия эво моралес

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It may be finally getting to the point where the world has had enough of a certain country dictating to it, bombing it and attempting to shape it in its own morally bankrupt and ignorant image. The certain country’s illegality, ignorance, hypocrisy, flaunting of international law, wars of aggression, endless killing, threats of more violence, economic manipulation, spying and acts of aggression have gotten to the point where the elephant in the room that everyone has been trying to ignore the best they can is threatening to not only take over the room but to bring down the entire building.

Under the pretext of security against the bogeyman of terrorism that they have created, funded and supported themselves since 9-11, what can only be described as a monstrous criminal cabal, has been wreaking havoc on the entire planet since the day they got away with the murder of 2,999 innocent civilians on September 11, 2001.

Of late, thanks to the more and more revelations that are finally seeping through to the world’s populace and getting by the media filter set up globally by that country’s special services and the western government-controlled-mass-media, people are truly beginning to finally wake up, and now someone has finally had the courage, along with an undeniable justification, to stand up and do what the world should have done years ago, files charges against the monsters in Washington.

After watching the United States first deny visas to the Venezuelan delegation to the United Nations General Assembly and then prohibit the aircraft of the President of Venezuela Nicolas Maduro from flying over the US occupied Latin American Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, the President of Bolivia Evo Morales has decided enough is enough and will be filing charges against the criminal cabal in Washington with the International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague.

President Morales, himself the victim of US interference in the flight of the presidential aircraft of a sovereign nation recently, over unfounded suspicions that Edward Snowden may have been on his plane, has stated that he will be filling crimes against humanity charges with the ICC.

At a press conference in Bolivia President Morales made the following statement to the world’s press: "I would like to announce that we are preparing a lawsuit against (US President) Barack Obama to condemn him for crimes against humanity," further describing Obama as a "criminal" who willingly violates international law. “

“We cannot accept that the US carries on with politics of intimidation and the prohibition of flights by presidents,"said President Morales, and also that the latest incident "demonstrates the country's predisposition to humiliate other governments and committing crimes against other nations.”

During the same press conference President Morales also called for an emergency session of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to decide on what joint actions could be take over recent US actions. He has also suggested that the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) nations should consider a boycott of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly in New York City as a response.

The president of Venezuela Nicola Maduro called the US action "an act of intimidation by North American imperialism."

After the plane was denied the right to enter the airspace over the Atlantic near US occupied Puerto Rico, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua told reporters the action was an "insult."

"We denounce this as another insult of North American imperialism against the government," Foreign Minister Jaua said.

President Maduro’s flight, which was en route to China, was forced to find an alternate path according to Jaua, he called the action "An act of aggression,"and stated: "No one can deny airspace to a plane carrying a president on an international state visit. There is no valid argument to refuse airspace."

By its own actions the United States is continuing to isolate itself from the world community and prove itself to be the single most dangerous rogue nation in the world. With its plethora of actions that are illegal under international law (including aggressive war after aggressive war) its practice of branding anyone it does not like as rogue state and attempting to bomb them and kill their leader, and its continued unrepentant spying and interference into the affairs of other nations, even moderate states and staunch US allies are beginning to realize the true nature of the beast.

If the United States is taken to the Hague for war crimes and crimes against humanity the possibilities for the door opening to prosecution for a whole series of violations of international law may present itself. This includes the illegal and continuing indefinite detention going on at Guantanamo Bay Cuba, endless renditions, the arrests of Russian citizens in third countries, extra-judicial executions, illegal espionage and spying activities, droning, the support of terrorists such as Al-Qaeda and the use of non-state fighters to destabilize Syria and other countries, all of the crimes committed by Al-Qaeda acting on US direction and finally a true independent investigation into the animals who were behind 9-11.

The US of course will continue with their arrogant impunity and egregious violations of international law as they have plans in place to launch an invasion of the Netherlands and the Hague if one of their ilk is arrested, but once charges are filed there may be enough international support to actually bring about a serious accounting. Of course this may be wishful thinking but it does in fact appear that the world has truly had enough of US aggression.

Imagine a situation where NATO was supposed to protect the Netherlands and Europe from an American attack. If European countries fall into disfavor with the imperial psychopaths in Washington who support child-killing cannibal terrorists in Syria, they may risk being branded rogue nations as well and have their countries bombed.

The US on trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity? Could happen. It would mean that the world was finally beating a cancer that will destroy it, and to think that this may be brought about by the President of Bolivia Evo Morales, who was so easily dismissed by America, would be true and wonderful poetic justice. Regardless US illegality has to end and the cancer has to be cut out to save the patient.

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·         robert riegerrobert rieger, 1 October, 17:03#

thank you, mr. morales. since the amerikkkan press is no longer free, since it has it's collective head up the governments rectum,i need to say that there are litteraly millions of americans thirsty for immediate if not sooner radical change. do all you can. all power to all the people
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21 September, 13:31  

'We have left behind Soviet ideology, and there will be no return' - Putin

Владимир Путин международный дискуссионный клуб Валдай валдайский клуб

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The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin took part in the final plenary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club and spoke on some of the most important topics affecting Russia and the world today. One area that the president paid particular attention was the political and civil society landscape in the Russian Federation which is still undergoing changes and developing after the collapse of the USSR. The summit of the Valdai Club was especially important as it marked the 10 year anniversary of the forum. The session was attended by over 200 Russian and foreign experts, influential political and social leaders and leaders from many different fields of expertise. The 10th session was titled "Russia's Diversity for the Modern World".

The following are excerpts from the full transcript of the meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club courtesy of the Kremlin Press Service.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, friends, ladies and gentlemen, I hope that the place for your discussions, for our meetings is well chosen and that the timing is good. We are in the centre of Russia – not a geographical centre, but a spiritual one. [Novgorod Region] is a cradle of Russian statehood. Our outstanding historians believe and have analysed how the elements of Russian statehood came together right here. This is in the light of the fact that two great rivers – the Volkhov and Neva – acted as natural means of communication, providing a natural linkage at the time. And it was here that Russian statehood gradually began to emerge.

As has already been pointed out, this year the [Valdai] club has brought together an unprecedented list of participants: more than 200 Russian and foreign politicians, public and spiritual leaders, philosophers and cultural figures, people with very different, original and sometimes opposing views.

You have already been conferring here for a few days now, and I'll try not to bore you unduly. But nevertheless, I will allow myself to state my views on subjects that you have touched on during these discussions in one way or another. I am not only thinking about analysing Russian historical, cultural, and governance experiences. First and foremost, I am thinking of general debates, conversations about the future, strategies, and values, about the values underpinning our country’s development, how global processes will affect our national identity, what kind of twenty-first-century world we want to see, and what Russia, our country, can contribute to this world together with its partners.

Today we need new strategies to preserve our identity in a rapidly changing world, a world that has become more open, transparent and interdependent. This fact confronts virtually all countries and all peoples in one form or another: Russian, European, Chinese and American – the societies of virtually all countries. And naturally, including here in Valdai, we strive to better understand how our partners are attempting to meet this challenge, because we are meeting here with experts on Russia. But we proceed from the fact that our guests will state their views on the interaction and relationship between Russia and the countries that you represent.

For us (and I am talking about Russians and Russia), questions about who we are and who we want to be are increasingly prominent in our society. We have left behind Soviet ideology, and there will be no return. Proponents of fundamental conservatism who idealise pre-1917 Russia seem to be similarly far from reality, as are supporters of an extreme, western-style liberalism.

It is evident that it is impossible to move forward without spiritual, cultural and national self-determination. Without this we will not be able to withstand internal and external challenges, nor we will succeed in global competitions. And today we see a new round of such competitions. Today their main focuses are economic-technological and ideological-informational. Military-political problems and general conditions are worsening. The world is becoming more rigid, and sometimes forgoes not merely international law, but also basic decency.

[Every country] has to have military, technological and economic strength, but nevertheless the main thing that will determine success is the quality of citizens, the quality of society: their intellectual, spiritual and moral strength. After all, in the end economic growth, prosperity and geopolitical influence are all derived from societal conditions. They depend on whether the citizens of a given country consider themselves a nation, to what extent they identify with their own history, values and traditions, and whether they are united by common goals and responsibilities. In this sense, the question of finding and strengthening national identity really is fundamental for Russia.

Meanwhile, today Russia’s national identity is experiencing not only objective pressures stemming from globalisation, but also the consequences of the national catastrophes of the twentieth century, when we experienced the collapse of our state two different times. The result was a devastating blow to our nation’s cultural and spiritual codes; we were faced with the disruption of traditions and the consonance of history, with the demoralisation of society, with a deficit of trust and responsibility. These are the root causes of many pressing problems we face. After all, the question of responsibility for oneself, before society and the law, is something fundamental for both legal and everyday life.

After 1991 there was the illusion that a new national ideology, a development ideology, would simply appear by itself. The state, authorities, intellectual and political classes virtually rejected engaging in this work, all the more so since previous, semi-official ideology was hard to swallow. And in fact they were all simply afraid to even broach the subject. In addition, the lack of a national idea stemming from a national identity profited the quasi-colonial element of the elite – those determined to steal and remove capital, and who did not link their future to that of the country, the place where they earned their money.

Practice has shown that a new national idea does not simply appear, nor does it develop according to market rules. A spontaneously constructed state and society does not work, and neither does mechanically copying other countries’ experiences. Such primitive borrowing and attempts to civilize Russia from abroad were not accepted by an absolute majority of our people. This is because the desire for independence and sovereignty in spiritual, ideological and foreign policy spheres is an integral part of our national character. Incidentally, such approaches have often failed in other nations too. The time when ready-made lifestyle models could be installed in foreign states like computer programs has passed.

We also understand that identity and a national idea cannot be imposed from above, cannot be established on an ideological monopoly. Such a construction is very unstable and vulnerable; we know this from personal experience. It has no future in the modern world. We need historical creativity, a synthesis of the best national practices and ideas, an understanding of our cultural, spiritual and political traditions from different points of view, and to understand that [national identity] is not a rigid thing that will last forever, but rather a living organism. Only then will our identity be based on a solid foundation, be directed towards the future and not the past. This is the main argument demonstrating that a development ideology must be discussed by people who hold different views, and have different opinions about how and what to do to solve given problems.

All of us – so-called Neo-Slavophiles and Neo-Westernisers, statists and so-called liberals – all of society must work together to create common development goals. We need to break the habit of only listening to like-minded people, angrily – and even with hatred – rejecting any other point of view from the outset. You can’t flip or even kick the country's future like a football, plunging into unbridled nihilism, consumerism, criticism of anything and everything, or gloomy pessimism.

This means that liberals have to learn to talk with representatives of the left-wing and, conversely, that nationalists must remember that Russia was formed specifically as a multi-ethnic and multi-confessional country from its very inception. Nationalists must remember that by calling into question our multi-ethnic character, and exploiting the issue of Russian, Tatar, Caucasian, Siberian or any other nationalism or separatism, means that we are starting to destroy our genetic code. In effect, we will begin to destroy ourselves.

Russia’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity are unconditional. These are red lines no one is allowed to cross. For all the differences in our views, debates about identity and about our national future are impossible unless their participants are patriotic. Of course I mean patriotism in the purest sense of the word.

Too often in our nation's history, instead of opposition to the government we have been faced with opponents of Russia itself. I have already mentioned this; Pushkin also talked about it. And we know how it ended, with the demolition of the [Russian] state as such. There is virtually no Russian family that completely escaped the troubles of the past century. Questions about how to assess certain historical events still divide our country and society.

We need to heal these wounds, and repair the tissues of our historic fabric. We can no longer engage in self-deception, striking out unsightly or ideologically uncomfortable pages of our history, breaking links between generations, rushing to extremes, creating or debunking idols. It's time to stop only taking note of the bad in our history, and berating ourselves more than even our opponents would do. [Self-]criticism is necessary, but without a sense of self-worth, or love for our Fatherland, such criticism becomes humiliating and counterproductive.

We must be proud of our history, and we have things to be proud of. Our entire, uncensored history must be a part of Russian identity. Without recognising this it is impossible to establish mutual trust and allow society to move forward.

Another serious challenge to Russia's identity is linked to events taking place in the world. Here there are both foreign policy and moral aspects. We can see how many of the Euro-Atlantic countries are actually rejecting their roots, including the Christian values that constitute the basis of Western civilisation. They are denying moral principles and all traditional identities: national, cultural, religious and even sexual. They are implementing policies that equate large families with same-sex partnerships, belief in God with the belief in Satan.

The excesses of political correctness have reached the point where people are seriously talking about registering political parties whose aim is to promote paedophilia. People in many European countries are embarrassed or afraid to talk about their religious affiliations. Holidays are abolished or even called something different; their essence is hidden away, as is their moral foundation. And people are aggressively trying to export this model all over the world. I am convinced that this opens a direct path to degradation and primitivism, resulting in a profound demographic and moral crisis.

What else but the loss of the ability to self-reproduce could act as the greatest testimony of the moral crisis facing a human society? Today almost all developed nations are no longer able to reproduce themselves, even with the help of migration. Without the values embedded in Christianity and other world religions, without the standards of morality that have taken shape over millennia, people will inevitably lose their human dignity. We consider it natural and right to defend these values. One must respect every minority’s right to be different, but the rights of the majority must not be put into question.

At the same time we see attempts to somehow revive a standardized model of a unipolar world and to blur the institutions of international law and national sovereignty. Such a unipolar, standardized world does not require sovereign states; it requires vassals. In a historical sense this amounts to a rejection of one’s own identity, of the God-given diversity of the world.

Russia agrees with those who believe that key decisions should be worked out on a collective basis, rather than at the discretion of and in the interests of certain countries or groups of countries. Russia believes that international law, not the right of the strong, must apply. And we believe that every country, every nation is not exceptional, but unique, original and benefits from equal rights, including the right to independently choose their own development path.

This is our conceptual outlook, and it follows from our own historical destiny and Russia's role in global politics. Our present position has deep historical roots. Russia itself has evolved on the basis of diversity, harmony and balance, and brings such a balance to the international stage.

I want to remind you that the Congress of Vienna of 1815 and the agreements made at Yalta in 1945, taken with Russia’s very active participation, secured a lasting peace. Russia’s strength, the strength of a winning nation at those critical junctures, manifested itself as generosity and justice. And let us remember [the Treaty of] Versailles, concluded without Russia’s participation. Many experts, and I absolutely agree with them, believe that Versailles laid the foundation for the Second World War because the Treaty of Versailles was unfair to the German people: it imposed restrictions with which they could not cope, and the course of the next century became clear.

There is one more fundamental aspect to which I want to draw your attention. In Europe and some other countries so-called multiculturalism is in many respects a transplanted, artificial model that is now being questioned, for understandable reasons. This is because it is based on paying for the colonial past. It is no accident that today European politicians and public figures are increasingly talking about the failures of multiculturalism, and that they are not able to integrate foreign languages or foreign cultural elements into their societies.

Over the past centuries in Russia, which some have tried to label as the "prison of nations", not even the smallest ethnic group has disappeared. And they have retained not only their internal autonomy and cultural identity, but also their historical space. You know, I was interested to learn (I did not even know this) that in Soviet times [authorities] paid such careful attention to this that virtually every small ethnic group had its own print publication, support for its language, and for its national literature. We should bring back and take on board much of what has been done in this respect.

Along with this the different cultures in Russia have the unique experience of mutual influence, mutual enrichment and mutual respect. This multiculturalism and multi-ethnicity lives in our historical consciousness, in our spirit and in our historical makeup. Our state was built in the course of a millennium on this organic model.

Russia – as philosopher Konstantin Leontyev vividly put it – has always evolved in "blossoming complexity" as a state-civilization, reinforced by the Russian people, Russian language, Russian culture, Russian Orthodox Church and the country’s other traditional religions. It is precisely the state-civilization model that has shaped our state polity. It has always sought to flexibly accommodate the ethnic and religious specificity of particular territories, ensuring diversity in unity.

Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism and other religions are an integral part of Russia’s identity, its historical heritage and the present-day lives of its citizens. The main task of the state, as enshrined in the Constitution, is to ensure equal rights for members of traditional religions and atheists, and the right to freedom of conscience for all citizens.

However, it is clearly impossible to identify oneself only through one’s ethnicity or religion in such a large nation with a multi-ethnic population. In order to maintain the nation’s unity, people must develop a civic identity on the basis of shared values, a patriotic consciousness, civic responsibility and solidarity, respect for the law, and a sense of responsibility for their homeland’s fate, without losing touch with their ethnic or religious roots.

There are broad discussions on how the ideology of national development will be structured politically and conceptually – including with your participation, colleagues. But I deeply believe that individuals’ personal, moral, intellectual and physical development must remain at the heart of our philosophy. Back at the start of the 1990s, Solzhenitsyn stated that the nation’s main goal should be to preserve the population after a very difficult 20th century. Today, we must admit that we have not yet fully overcome the negative demographic trends, although we have veered away from a dangerous decline in the national potential.

Unfortunately, throughout our nation’s history, little value was given at times to individual human lives. Too often, people were seen simply as a means, rather than a goal and a mission for development. We no longer have that right and we cannot throw millions of human lives into the fire for the sake of development. We must treasure every individual. Russia’s main strength in this and future centuries will lie in its educated, creative, physically and spiritually healthy people, rather than natural resources.

The role of education is all the more important because in order to educate an individual, a patriot, we must restore the role of great Russian culture and literature. They must serve as the foundation for people’s personal identity, the source of their uniqueness and their basis for understanding the national idea. Here, a great deal depends on the teaching community, which has been and remains a highly important guardian of nationwide values, ideas and philosophies. This community speaks the same language – the language of science, knowledge and education, despite the fact that it is spread out over an enormous territory, from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok. In this way, the community of teachers, the educational community overall, in the broad sense of the word, binds the nation together. Supporting this community is one of the most important steps on the path toward a strong, flourishing Russia.

I want to stress again that without focusing our efforts on people’s education and health, creating mutual responsibility between the authorities and each individual, and establishing trust within society, we will be losers in the competition of history. Russia’s citizens must feel that they are the responsible owners of their country, region, hometown, property, belongings and their lives. A citizen is someone who is capable of independently managing his or her own affairs, freely cooperating with equals.

Local governments and self-regulated citizens’ organizations serve as the best school for civic consciousness. Of course, I’m referring to non-profits. Incidentally, one of the best Russian political traditions, the country council tradition, was also built on the principles of local government. A true civil society and a true, nationally-focused political elite, including the opposition with its own ideology, values and standards for good and evil – their own, rather than those dictated by the media or from abroad – can only grow through effective self-governing mechanisms. The government is prepared to trust self-regulating and self-governing associations, but we must know whom we are trusting. This is absolutely normal global practice, which is precisely why we have passed new legislation to increase the transparency of nongovernmental organizations.

Speaking of any kind of reforms, it is important to bear in mind that there is more to our nation than just Moscow and St Petersburg. In developing Russian federalism, we must rely on our own historical experience, using flexible and diverse models. The Russian model of federalism has a great deal of potential built into it. It is imperative that we learn to use it competently, not forgetting its most important aspect: the development of the regions and their independence should create equal opportunities for all of our nation’s citizens, regardless of where they live, to eliminate inequalities in the economic and social development of Russia’s territory, thereby strengthening the nation’s unity. Ultimately, this is a huge challenge because these territories’ development has been very unbalanced over the course of decades and even centuries.

I would like to touch on another topic. The 21st century promises to become the century of major changes, the era of the formation of major geopolitical zones, as well as financial and economic, cultural, civilisational, and military and political areas. That is why integrating with our neighbors is our absolute priority. The future Eurasian Economic Union, which we have declared and which we have discussed extensively as of late, is not just a collection of mutually beneficial agreements. The Eurasian Union is a project for maintaining the identity of nations in the historical Eurasian space in a new century and in a new world. Eurasian integration is a chance for the entire post-Soviet space to become an independent centre for global development, rather than remaining on the outskirts of Europe and Asia.

I want to stress that Eurasian integration will also be built on the principle of diversity. This is a union where everyone maintains their identity, their distinctive character and their political independence. Together with our partners, we will gradually implement this project, step by step. We expect that it will become our common input into maintaining diversity and stable global development.

Colleagues, the years after 1991 are often referred to as the post-Soviet era. We have lived through and overcome that turbulent, dramatic period. Russia has passed through these trials and tribulations and is returning to itself, to its own history, just as it did at other points in its history. After consolidating our national identity, strengthening our roots, and remaining open and receptive to the best ideas and practices of the East and the West, we must and will move forward.

Thank you very much for your attention.

Member of the Valdai Discussion Club advisory board Piotr Dutkiewicz: Mr. President, this is the tenth year that we are meeting with you here.

This is a unique platform and a unique format – there is nothing like it in the world. Thank you for these ten years of warm support for our club.

I have a two-part question concerning your article in The New York Times. It was an excellent idea and a brilliant article. Indeed, you are personally responsible for stopping the expansion and deepening of the Syrian conflict, which is an enormous achievement.

Question: who came up with this idea? Was it Lavrov, Shoigu, Peskov or someone else? And when did you discuss it for the first time with President Obama?

The second part of the question: it seems to me that you put yourself in a rather awkward position with this brilliant idea, this brilliant article, because you became a kind of hostage. You and Russia have taken on the burden of responsibility for the success of this agreement. You already have many detractors because they do not want to see major global policy to develop as a Putin and Obama duet. What happens if it doesn’t work?

Thank you.

Vladimir Putin: Thank you for your kind words.

My colleagues and I have always been pleased that there are people in the world interested in Russia, its history and its culture. Ten years ago, when I was told that these people would like to come to Russia, talk with us, engage in debate, and want to learn about our point of view on key issues in the development of the nation itself and its place in the world, well, naturally, we supported it immediately; I supported it and my colleagues supported it. I am very happy that over the last ten years, this platform has become even more prestigious compared to the first steps taken a decade ago. The interest in our nation is not waning; on the contrary, it is increasing and growing.

I want to respond to your words of gratitude in kind. I would like to thank all the experts on Russia who remain faithful to their love of our nation and their interest in our nation.

Now, regarding the article. I had this idea completely by chance. I saw that President Obama took the discussion on the possibility of attacking Syria to the Congress and Senate. I followed the course of that discussion and I just wanted to convey our position, my own position, to the people who will be forming their opinions on this issue, and to clarify it. Because unfortunately, the media often present various problems very one-sidedly, or simply stay completely silent.

So this was my idea; I called one of my aides and said that I would like to publish an article in an American newspaper – it didn’t matter which one, but one of the leading ones – so that this information would reach the readers, and dictated what I wanted to see written. You may have noticed that it does not contain anything I have not stated earlier, in various places in public. I have already talked about all of it in one way or another. So I just dictated it, and then when my colleagues put it together, I took a look. I didn’t like everything, so I rewrote and added a few things, gave it back to them, they worked on it some more and brought it to me again. I made some more changes and felt it was ready for publishing. We arranged through our partners that it would be in The New York Times; we came to an agreement with this respected publication that the article would be published without any cuts. If they didn’t like it, we could give it to another newspaper.

But I must give credit to the New York Times editors: they completely abided by our agreements and published everything as I wrote it. They even waived their usual requirements on the number of characters and words in the article; it was a little bit over the limit. They were going to submit it, but then one of my aides said, “President Obama is going to address the nation tomorrow. What if he announces that there won’t be any strikes, that they changed their minds? It’s better to wait.” I said, “Very well.” We waited, and the next morning, I was getting ready for work and I was given President Obama’s speech. I began to read it and realized that nothing had changed fundamentally, so I laid it aside without finishing it. But then I thought, “No, I need to read it to the end.” And when I read all of it, it became clear that my article was incomplete. As you understand, the matter at hand was America’s exceptionalism. So I picked up the article, and right then and there, I hand-wrote the last paragraph. I gave it to my colleagues, they passed it on to The New York Times, and there it was.

Now, concerning responsibility. You know, you are all very experienced, smart and clever people. Here is what I will say about Russia’s special responsibility. We have equal rights and equal responsibilities with all our colleagues involved in the discussion on Syria. This is not the first time I hear that I now carry a special responsibility. We all carry a special responsibility; we all carry it equally. If the attempt to resolve the problem by peaceful means is unsuccessful, that will be a tragedy. But we must investigate before we do take any other steps. My good friend Francois Fillon – we have known each other for a long time and have become friends during our years of working together – talked about how after the report was released by UN experts, it became clear that chemical weapons had been used. But this was clear to us from the very beginning, and our experts agreed. The only thing that is unclear is who used it.

We are constantly talking about responsibility on the part of Assad’s government, whether he used chemical weapons or not. But what if they were used by the opposition? Nobody is saying what we would then do with the opposition – but this, too, is an important question. We have every reason to believe that this was a provocation. You know, it was clever and smart, but at the same time, the execution was primitive. They used an ancient, Soviet-made projectile, taken from the Syrian army’s armaments from a long time ago – it even had “Made in the USSR” printed on it. But this was not the first time chemical weapons were used in Syria. Why didn’t they investigate the previous instances?

This matter should be investigated as thoroughly as possible. If we finally get an answer, despite all obstacles, to the question of who did this, who committed this crime – and there is no question that it was a crime – then we will take the next step; we will then work with other UN Security Council colleagues to determine the culpability of those who committed this crime, together and in solidarity.

Thank you.

Moderator Svetlana Mironyuk: They say that Senator McCain followed your example and published an article of his own in Pravda newspaper. He probably remembers from the Soviet years that Pravda was a well-known publication and the most popular newspaper in the country. True, a lot of time has passed and things have changed a bit since then, so it’s no longer true. I don’t know if you heard about this or not, Mr President.

Vladimir Putin: No, I didn’t know about it. I have met the senator before. He was in Munich when I made the speech there that went on to become so famous. Actually, there was nothing anti-American in that speech. I simply stated our position frankly and honestly, and there was nothing aggressive in what I said, if you only take a closer look. What I said then was that we were promised at one point that NATO would not expand beyond the former Federal Republic of Germany’s eastern border. That was a promise directly made to Gorbachev. True, it was not actually set out and written down. But where is NATO today, where is the border? We got cheated, to put it quite simply. That’s the whole story. But there’s nothing aggressive here. It’s more just a reluctance to admit to what I just said. But I didn’t say those words to offend anyone. I said them so that we would be able to lay everything before each other plain and clear and discuss the problems in an honest, open fashion. It’s easier to reach agreements this way. You shouldn’t keep things hidden.

The senator has his own views. I do think though that he is lacking information about our country. The fact that he chose to publish his article in Pravda – and he wanted after all to publish it in the most influential and widely read newspaper – suggests that he is lacking information. Pravda is a respected publication of the Communist Party, which is now in opposition, but it does not have very wide circulation around the country now. He wants to get his views across to as many people as possible, and so his choice simply suggests that he is not well-informed about our country.

Actually, I would have been happy to see him here at the Valdai Club say, taking part in the discussions. As far as I know, our big television channels, the national channels, proposed that he come and take part in an open and honest discussion. There you have it, freedom of speech, freedom of the press. He is welcome to share his point of view with the whole country and discuss things with his equals, with political analysts and politicians, members of the State Duma or the Federation Council.

In this respect, I can only express my regret that our American colleagues did not react to our parliamentarians’ proposal and refused to receive them in Washington for a discussion on Syria. Why did they do this? To be honest, I don’t see anything so bad about this proposal, which, on the contrary, seems to me of interest and the right thing to do. The more we actually discuss things directly with each other, the easier it will be to find solutions.

Svetlana Mironyuk: Thank you.

Are there more questions from the floor?

Let’s stick to the subjects if we can, so as not to jump from one topic to another.

Bridget Kendall, go ahead.

Diplomatic correspondent for the BBC Bridget Kendall: Thank you.

Again about Syria, Russia has been lauded for its achievement for bringing about a deal which looks as though it could lead to the elimination of chemical weapons in Syria, all the more an achievement given that the Syrian government didn't admit it had them until very recently. Would you have been able to persuade President Assad to do this if there hadn't been a threat of American military strikes? In other words, did the threat of US military strikes actually play a rather useful role?

Vladimir Putin: Am I right in understanding that you are asking about whether it is the threat of military strikes that plays a part in Syria’s agreeing to have its weapons placed under control?

First, I’d like to ask you all to address your questions to everyone taking part in today’s discussion, so as not to turn this into a boring dialogue. If you permit, I will redirect your question to my colleagues and ask them to share their points of view on this issue.

The threat of the use of force and actual use of force are far from being a cure-all for international problems. Look at what we are actually talking about after all. We are forgetting the heart of the matter. We are talking about using force outside the framework of current international law. We’ve just been saying how the US Congress and Senate are discussing whether to use force or not. But it is not there that this matter should be discussed. It should be discussed in the UN Security Council. That is the heart of the issue. That is my first point.

Second, on whether we will manage to convince Assad or not, I don’t know. So far it looks as though Syria has fully agreed to our proposal and is ready to act according to the plan that the international community is putting together, working through the UN. Russia and the USA, in the persons of Secretary of State Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov have already practically drafted the outlines of this plan. There is a special organization that will work together with the UN on this matter of eliminating chemical weapons. Syria has declared that it will join and that it indeed already considers itself to have joined the International Chemical Weapons Convention. These are practical steps that the Syrian government has already taken. Will we succeed in taking the process through to completion? I cannot give a 100% guarantee. But what we have seen just lately, over these last few days, gives us hope that this is possible and will be done.

Let me just remind you about how these chemical weapons came about. Syria got itself chemical weapons as an alternative to Israel’s nuclear arsenal, as we know. What can be done about the various issues associated with proliferation and non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction remains a very relevant question today, perhaps the most important issue of our time. If this situation gets out of control, like it once happened with gunpowder, the consequences will be unimaginable. We therefore need to strive towards nuclear-free status in particular parts of the world, especially in such volatile regions as the Middle East.

We need to be very careful in our action so as to give unconditional security guarantees for all participants in this process. After all, there are people in Israel itself who categorically oppose nuclear weapons. You remember the well-known case when a nuclear physicist was sent to prison, served his sentence and still continues to think that his position was right. Why? There is nothing anti-Israeli in his position. He is a Jew himself and a citizen of his country, but he simply believes that Israel’s technological superiority is such that the country does not need nuclear weapons. Israel is already technologically and militarily a long way ahead of the region’s other countries. But nuclear weapons only turn the country into a target and create foreign policy problems. In this respect, there is sense in the position of this nuclear physicist, who disclosed the existence of Israel’s nuclear weapons.

But to come back to your question about whether the plan will succeed or not, we hope that it will.

Svetlana Mironyuk: Mr. President, I suggest that since we have veered away from defense and security issues, we should give Mr. Rühe a chance to reply, ask a question, and express his opinion.

Mr. Rühe, you have the floor.

Former Defence Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany Volker Rühe: Well, I wanted to speak about the young generation in this country.

First, I would like to begin – because I’ve been here from the beginning – to also compliment our Russian friends on the format of Valdai, the architects – because it would not be enough to call them organizers. What we have seen here, I call the culture of inclusiveness and a love of pluralism. And I can tell you, Mr. President, we are quite fascinated by the pluralistic voices from Russia, including very powerful statements by people that are in opposition to your politics, and I think this shows the strength of the country, that it was organized in this way.

I’ve never looked at Russia with the somewhat narrow eyes of a defense minister, you know this. I was first here in 1971, and Sergei Karaganov is a friend of mine since the late 1970s. We don’t look it, but it’s a fact of life. We have lived through SS-20 and Pershing.

And what I would like to say is, I came here as Defense Minister in 1995 and I went to St Petersburg. And I said, I don’t want to see any tanks or artillery, or any generals. I want to see the Mayor, Sobchak. And I got to know you also, you were part of his team. Why? He was a lighthouse for me, as a young member of parliament in West Germany, still in the divided Germany, and I think what he was doing was much more important than tanks and artillery, and it has proved to be this way. So it’s a lifelong interest in a neighbor. And we all, I believe, on this continent, are interested in a successful, modern Russia.

Now, the young generation. What I’ve seen – and of course it was very interesting for me to listen to his daughter, who is a powerful voice for the young generation, two days ago.

So what I’ve seen here, what I’ve seen in Russia is you have really an asset to the country, your young generation. They are very intelligent. They want to have a good education. They want to be more internationally connected. And they want to have a bigger say in the politics of your country. They are knocking at the doors of the Kremlin.

The young generation in my country, they also want to build their private lives, they are very much internationally connected. The doors to our Kremlins, which is the parliament and the government, are very open, but they don’t knock at it. They leave it to politicians because they think things have been arranged very well. And we are very sad that some of the very best just want to have a successful private life, but don’t engage in public life.

So my message really is, Russia can be proud of a young generation, even if there are political opponents that want to engage in public life, which is not the case in many of the west European countries. And I’ve said earlier in Russia also, we should give up this visa regime in the West, because that would enable hundreds of thousands of young Russians to come and see our life and our political system. But I must say, it would also change Russia, because once they have studied in Rome or in London or in Washington, because they’ll be forces of change, the necessary change in this country. But I think it would make the country also more competitive.

Now what has that to do with security? I think this is the best way to ensure security and to develop common points of view. And I’m very glad that this culture of Valdai, I don’t think there’s anything – I have been to many conferences, and also to Munich, but Munich is very narrow security-wise, there’s no conference like this in the world.

And also when we listen for four hours to your people about ideas and politics – we very often just talk from Monday to Thursday about our politics. It was very fascinating to see that the Russian speakers are much more interested in fundamental questions of society than we are, which is very much on the surface, what we are debating. So I think this is something to start from, but the real message is, I think it would be a great project of your third term to integrate this young generation when they’re knocking at the door of the Kremlin, because don’t forget, we want more people to knock at the doors of political power in the West, and you can be proud of these people. That’s my message.

Svetlana Mironyuk: Thank you, Mr. Rühe.

Other questions, please.

President and founder of the Center on Global interests in Washington Nikolai Zlobin: Good afternoon.

Everyone seems to be expecting me to ask you about 2018 and whether you will run for a new term. But I’m not going to ask that question. Everyone else I have put this question to so far have all said no though, so you might have to run anyway in the end, or else there won’t be anyone at all.

But I want to come back to a question we have already discussed. Unlike you, I did read McCain’s article. It should be said that it is not exactly a reply to your article, because it is really quite a personal article and not related to Syria. I think it is not very politically correct really, but that is my personal view.

Actually, he says there that no criticism of Putin is allowed in Russia. I’m here as a living example of someone who is always criticizing you. Even here at Valdai I have often argued with you, but I’m still here as you can see, alive and well. To be honest, I do not entirely agree with the things you said today either. But McCain says that the government Russia has today does not adequately represent Russian society, and that Russia deserves a different government.

In this respect I have a question. I know that relations between the public and the authorities is indeed one of Russia’s big problems, an old, historical problem. Before last year’s election, I recall that you said that there is perhaps a need to change the Constitution, change the relations between government and society, change the mutual responsibility, develop local government and so on. There was the very good idea too of bringing more young people into government. Sometimes I hear voices among the opposition saying that this government should be swept aside and that a new government is needed. You are now serving your third term as President. How do you view today the relations between government and society in Russia? Are you happy with these relations? What should be changed? Is the Constitution really the issue, or is McCain perhaps right in a way? I do not think his argument is correct. But what is your vision now, in the twenty-first century, of the relations between Russia’s highest authorities and society?

Thank you, Mr. President.

Vladimir Putin: You recall the words of one of the world’s outstanding political leaders, a former British Prime Minister, who said of democracy that it “is the worst form of government except all the others that have been tried”. Probably then – not probably, but for certain – Russia does deserve a better quality of government. Is there an ideal form of government in other countries, including the one that you and Mr. McCain represent? This is a big question, a very big question, if we are talking about democracy.

It has happened twice in US history that the President of the United States was chosen by a majority in the electoral colleges, but with a minority of the actual voters. This is an obvious flaw in the electoral procedure, that is to say, a flaw at the very heart of American democracy. In other words, everyone has their own problems.

We perhaps have no fewer problems than you, and maybe even more, though this would only be natural. Russia has gone through the experience of rule under the tsars, then communism, then the disintegration of the 1990s. This has been a period of very difficult and complicated rebuilding. But it is very clear that Russia is on the road to democracy and is looking for its own ways to strengthen these democratic foundations. There is this very fact that for ten years now we have been getting together, debating, openly discussing, even when we used to meet behind closed doors, it all became public anyway. And this is not to mention the other aspects of our life.

As for what kind of government Russia should have, this is something for our citizens to decide, and not for our colleagues from abroad. We held an election a year ago, not so long ago, and the majority of Russia’s citizens voted for me. I base myself on this decision. That does not mean we can now sit on our laurels. I have to work on myself, and our institutions need to improve too. This is just what we are all doing.

Note that we have returned to holding gubernatorial elections in the regions. This practice is not so widespread in the world. Such elections are the practice in the United States, but India say, has a completely different procedure. Many countries do things very much their own way. Germany has its system, France has its way of doing things, and in Russia we have decided to elect regional governors by direct secret ballot.

 We have liberalized political parties’ activity. As a specialist on Russia, you know just how many new political parties took part in the regional elections. In many cases they achieved victory, and as far as I know, the winners of elections from these new political parties are here at Valdai too. The improvement process is therefore going ahead. I think it will never stop, because government organization, the political organization of society, and democratic procedures need to keep up more or less with a society’s current needs and demands, and society is developing and changing. The political system will change and develop with it.

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US-Israel-Wahhabists-Saudis: 'an unholy alliance' – Dr. Kevin Barrett

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19 September, 21:36  

Syria: Al-Qaeda as the black operations wing of the US

Syria: Al-Qaeda as the black operations wing of the US

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Plausible deniability, questionable “legal authority” cleverly inserted and obfuscated in appropriations bills and the like, lawmakers who are more interested in their own political well being, a terrified, disinterested, apolitical and pliable populace and a media that they fully control are just some of the things that the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the CIA’s National Clandestine Service (NCS) and the Black Operations Group under the Special Activities Division (SAD) of the CIA, the Psychological Operations Directorate (POD) and the Shadow Government controlling everything, count on to get away with everything they do.

At the end of July Saudi Prince Bandar met with Russian President Vladimir Putin and with the full support of the United States of America first attempted to bribe President Putin to pull Russian support for Syria and President Bashar Al-Assad and then threatened the President and the Russian Federation with terrorist acts during the Sochi Olympic Games.

The fact Bandar admitted that the Saudis control Chechen terrorists and Al-Qaeda elements in Syria (ties between the Saudis and the US Black Operations Community have been suspected and known about for years, as President Putin stated to Bandar during the conversation) was a watershed moment, but the fact that he threatened Russia, a sovereign nation, with a terrorist attack was an event of such magnitude that it would have served as a legitimate self-defense pretext for leveling Saudi Arabia had President Putin so desired.

This admission I would argue is the key to unlocking the events of 9-11 and showing who was actually involved in the murder of 2,999 civilians on that autumn morning in September of 2001. Osama Bin Laden, Al-Qaeda, the Saudis, MOSSAD, the CIA, the NSA and the Shadow Government controlling the United States are all clearly aligned and working together in efficient unison to bring about their goals.

The well documented fact that Al-Qaeda is now, as it was during the war in Afghanistan, operating under the command of JSOC and the Black Operations Command and in unison with the US Government should be causing heads to roll and a public outcry in America, but with a subservient government controlled media, little is being heard and the story of Bandar and Saudi Arabia actually being revealed for the true terrorist state that it in fact is, have gotten little attention.

Since 9-11 the US Shadow Government has used the bogeyman of terrorism to strip away the rights and liberties of its citizens and create the largest police and security state in history, so to learn that the very same terrorist bogeyman is being armed, funded, trained, supported and instructed by the government should, as I said cause an outcry. It has not.

Like the Mujahideen-e-Khalq, an Iranian “opposition” group known in the West as the M.E.K., Al-Nusra and Al-Qaeda affiliated groups in Syria are doing the dirty work for the CIA, JSOC and the Shadow Government. However plausible deniability has kept them secure until now.

The fact that these animals, who are under the direction of the US and their staunch “special” ally the Suadis, killed 426 children in Damascus on the eve of the arrival of a United Nations chemical weapons inspection team, and the fact that Obama and the Shadow Government were ready carry through with a long planned attack of Syria, are crimes on an international scale as was the invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. The difference in Syria is that they are getting more and more obvious and their nefarious methods are becoming more and more well known.

According to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad in an interview with American media yesterday 80-90% of the tens of thousands of “rebels” in Syria are Al-Qaeda linked affiliates and terrorists. These are the same “fighters” that the US is supporting with billions of taxpayer dollars and ready to send American Forces in to support, this fact alone should be making the American people scream and even revolt, but the reaction has been almost zero.

Fortunately for the Syrian people the US has been stopped from invading Syria for the time being, but just when the world thought it could rest for a minute from the fear of yet another US act of aggressive war, the greatest aggressor the world has seen since hitler (sic) has now set its gun sights on it next target, the Islamic Republic of Iran. As I have been saying for years, next the Arab Republic of Syria, then the Islamic Republic of Iran, then the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea with a couple South American countries thrown in when convenient, then the Russian Federation and final the People’s Republic of China, to cement complete and total global domination.

Syria did not work out so well for the Nobel-Peace-Prize-launcher-of-aggressive-wars-and-extra-judicial-terror-Tuesday-executioner-in-chief so with almost no pause he has moved on to the next target and the rhetoric, disinformation, lies and demonization has begun at a heightened rate against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

A website called tabletmag.com (Jewish News and Politics) is one of those on the cutting edge of beginning the propaganda campaign for the next US act of aggression against another country that follows an independent foreign policy line and is on good terms with Russia. In an article dated September the 18th and titled “How Iran Uses Terror Threats To Successfully Deter U.S. Military Action” the publication makes a good effort at starting the psychological operations against Iran and blames Iran for everything under the sun, from the war in Iraq to attacks in Beirut.

The Jewish News cites a “senior official at a Washington, D.C.-based pro-Israel organization” as saying: “The staffers left those briefings with the blood drained from their faces.” Regarding briefing on an attack on Syria. Could it be they understood that their government had just killed 426 children and was backing Al-Qaeda cannibals?

The recent seizure of a building in Manhattan also points to a government desperate for funds and on the verge of attacking the country. In an article on gawker.com, the US lays its case for the seizure of a skayscraper supposedly owned by Iran by saying the funds from its sale and liquidation will be used to provide funds for the “victims of Iranian terrorism”. What victims they are talking about is completely unclear and as the article does not list a single terrorist act carried out by Iran this is highly suspicious but then again they need their funding somehow and stealing it is one of the best ways to get it.

The fact that Iran, Libya, Iraq and Syria all fought against and refused to work with Al-Qaeda is also important to note. If the US Government were really engaged in a war on terror they would be providing support for the government of Bashar Al-Assad and cutting all ties with the Saudis. But that would be against the true nature of those in control of the US Government including the ex-Islamic President Barrack Hussein Obama.

We saw after 9-11 how the US helped the Bin Laden family and the Saudis leave the country and how they have not prosecuted anyone for 9-11 and this is now obvious why. One would not prosecute oneself now would one? Nor would one prosecute ones doing ones dirty work.

In another article by Seymour Hersh detailing how the US supports terrorists in Iran Hersh wrote: “Allan Gerson, a Washington attorney for the M.E.K., notes that the M.E.K. has publicly and repeatedly renounced terror. Gerson said he would not comment on the alleged training in Nevada. But such training, if true, he said, would be “especially incongruent with the State Department’s decision to continue to maintain the M.E.K. on the terrorist list. How can the U.S. train those on State’s foreign terrorist list, when others face criminal penalties for providing a nickel to the same organization?”

Did you know that Iran is not a nation but a terrorist organization according to the US Government in justifying their actions against the country. From a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on Section 215 and the PRISM/702 programs I offer the following: “The Section 215 Business Records provision was created in 2001 in the PATRIOT for tangible things: hotel records, credit card statements, etcetera. Things that are not phone or email communications. The FBI uses that authority as part of its terrorism investigations. The NSA only uses Section 215 for phone call records — not for Google searches or other things. Under Section 215, NSA collects phone records pursuant to a court record. It can only look at that data after a showing that there is a reasonable, articulable that a specific individual is involved in terrorism, actually related to al Qaeda or Iran. At that point, the database can be searched.”

So while America is pointing the finger at the world for defending itself or having independent foreign policies or being allied with Russia and saying such things as everyone is ready to use violence against America, and all countries are terrorist, maybe they should start looking in the mirror and doing some soul searching, if in fact they have souls.

Their friends the Saudis just threatened the Russian Federation with terrorist acts and they are supporting Al-Qaeda while attacking every country that has been against Al-Qaeda in the Middle East and their violence and aggression is spreading with act after act of aggressive war. Are we getting the picture now?

  

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People slowly waking up after Wikileaks' revelations – Kristinn Hrafnsson

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US war criminals continue to escape justice and the only hope is for the people to finally stand up and do something about all of the government illegality and war crimes that have been exposed by WikiLeaks. The organization continues its fight to expose the truth and has opened a door through which whistleblowers such as Edward Snowden may pass. In the final installment of a recent interview with Kristinn Hrafnsson from the WikiLeaks Organization, Mr. Hrafnsson gives his views on those matters and more.

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17 September, 13:17 1 

Syria and the endless fight between good and evil

Обама Сирия химическое оружие

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To understand what some might call a “battle of civilizations” that is seeing itself played out in the recent events surrounding Syria, one must understand the roots and intentions of the players in what has become an international conflict. On the one hand we have the US with its stated intention of killing the leader of Syria and toppling the government, in order to promote their own influence and gain further access to resources and which has imported the worst terrorist elements in the world into the country to bring about their ends. On the other we have Russia which is interested in protecting its ally, ending the bloodshed and maintaining the rule of law. In the hopes of promoting understanding and bringing about debate I offer the following.

The schism that is “America”

The so-called “freedom” that the country’s citizens used to enjoy and the “independence” and “rights” which they espouse to the world are all based on a constitution which was founded on a war against their colonial rulers. This supposed respect for freedom has led to just one of the schisms in what is America. Namely these very same people, who preach “freedom” want to subjugate and dictate to the rest of the world what to do, how to do it and who to do it with.

As a Native American I have always maintained that there is no way that a country founded and built on lands stolen through genocide and built by slaves could ever be democratic, or free, or just. The sons and ancestors of European killers, drunkards and every perceivable scum that were expunged from Europe to found the “New World” and who then proceeded to exterminate the true oldest democracy on the planet (that which was developed by the Indians, the original inhabitants of what was called Turtle Island) can never be on moral high ground until they cleanse their own filth.

This genocidal foundation and the building of the country by slaves are two more of America’s schisms. The slave issue has never been resolved or come to terms with but has led to a widespread psychosis-like state of endemic racism throughout the country’s society and is even reflected in their foreign policy. This institutionalized endemic racism affects the citizens of this country on every level every day, and having a president who is black has done nothing but muzzle dissent and silence the oppressed. This “black” president has led to a new schism in America.

Another schism destroying America is the fact that for all intents and purposes the country, once the richest in the world, produces practically nothing yet demands from the world, by some estimates over 45% of its resources for its own consumers which make up only 4% of the world’s population. It also used to hold over 80% of the world’s wealth, yet this is based mainly on financial machinations rather than on real wealth.

The hypocrisy does not end there, morally the country has long been bankrupt and the latest wave of immorality, the endless battle the US is waging to make the world accept their belief that a sodomous relationship between two males is the same as marriage is a perfect example. This clear immorality coupled with attempts to claim that somehow doing so is socially “fair” is an example of yet another schism.

The final schisms I would like to underline involves the entire War on Terror paradigm. Here we have the most surveilled and subjugated people on the planet being told they are the freest and have the most liberties, engaged in a war against what they believed were Muslim terrorists, while being told they have religious freedom and all religions are respected. They are supposedly at war for freedom and justice yet their own freedoms and justice have become the laughing stock of the planet.

The hypocrisy is mind-boggling.

A war of domination

Why was all of the previous important? Because it is important to know your enemy, and believe me they are not your friend dear reader (I am referring to the elites who are controlling the US not the American people who are just sheep to the slaughter). Even their closest allies are expendable if they are no longer conveniently useful or expediently controllable and able to serve some purpose. Even states such as Israel, whose “secret” missile programs they have no problem exposing may be sacrificed if that serves their ends.

They are engaged in a war of global domination. Every country they do not control is a target. it is not about ideology, freedom or any other high ideal, it is only about domination and control and resources, and for them any means are justified if it helps them attain their ends. Including providing military support for Al-Qaeda.

Rogue state

Stopping them from invading or bombing Syria may have been a victory for Russia and Syria but it was also a victory for sanity, rule of law and all civilized people throughout the world.

The US is a country that a month ago threatened Russia and President Putin with a terrorist attack on the Olympics through their surrogate Saudi Arabia in an attempt to get Russia to pull its support for Syria. Had Russia agreed it would have been party to a Crime Against Peace.

The US is country guilty of crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, aggressive war, extra-judicial executions, indefinite illegal detention, rendition, assassination, overturning governments, causing revolutions, illegal global spying, violating the United Nations Charter and raping the planet for their own gain, and that is just in the past decade.

The US is also a country that created the single most lethal terrorist organization on the planet, Al-Qaeda, who they are arming and funding to overthrow Syria and other countries and who they will use their military forces to support. This is a country that almost certainly had a hand in killing 426 children in Syria as an invasion pretext, 2,999 civilians on 9-11-2001 as a global war pretext and so on and so forth. This is a country whose reported goal in Syria is simply killing the president and destroying the government, one of the most modern and secular in the Middle East.

Sanctions

Were any other country on the planet known to have threatened another state with terrorist acts during an international event like the Olympics or known to be funding terrorist formations to wage war and overthrow a government, the international outcry would be historic, yet for the United States it is business as usual. The world has allowed them to get away with such egregious behavior and dares not even consider standing up for fear that they will be next. Until now.

The healthy and normal “minimal” response to the United States backing of Al-Qaeda, policy of aggressive war, delivery of chemical weapons, the threatening with terrorist acts, massive spying on allies and the United Nations, the illegal Guantanamo prison, extra-judicial executions and all the rest would be, at minimum, economic sanctions. Yet no state or leader has called for such.

In various articles on the matter I have mentioned sanctions against the United States, something that no one else has spoken about, and I stand by those statements because truly that is the only way that they will be forced to abide by the international laws and conventions that the rest of the world lives by.

It is the height of insanity in my opinion that a country with only 4% of the world’s population has any right to dictate to the world how it should conduct its affairs. Especially given the fact that the small circle of elites in that country does not represent the people and have proven that they have absolutely no respect for international law and even their own constitution.

What these elites do have is military might and economic manipulation and even worse they have shown that they will use that military might as they see fit with complete disregard for international law.

Battle of civilizations

The Soviet Union and the US, were once “ideological” foes, when the self-serving capitalist world fought to destroy an ideology that truly gave power to the people and was closer to true democracy than anything thought up by man since the Indian Nations were decimated. Now, thanks to US insistence on maintaining old stereotypes and complete disregard for international law we are now foes of a completely different nature. Yet the roles have been completely reversed.

The cold war propaganda was that the USSR was a subjugator and aggressor, even though this was false. For example the West never admitted that it was the Afghan Government who requested Soviet intervention as they fought US created Al-Qaeda elements. Nor has the West ever widely admitted that the USSR rebuilt Afghanistan and they are themselves responsible for destroying all of the wonderful Soviet built infrastructure in the country since their 9-11.

Yet the biggest lie, as the US claims to have some special relationship with Israel and insists that Israel not belong to Russia’s sphere of influence, is that it was the USSR which defeated fascism and the nazis (sic) in World War II, and that more than 28 million Soviet citizens lost their lives fighting the nazis. This original lie (or omission) and all of the anti-Stalin/Soviet propaganda, is historical revisionism at its worst, from a country that gave refuge to over 40,000 nazis after the war.

These are just some aspects that affect the relations between the two super powers and some of lies that have been promoted and spread by the West.

Russia today is a thriving democracy and a rising economic power that has risen from the ashes of the collapse of the USSR and is still struggling to build a free and democratic society based on the rule of law and the rights of the individual.

On the international arena Russia has forged its relationships and unions based on the rule of law and mutual respect and shared goals. This is clear. Although “democracy” may be a fairly new concept, although I would argue Communism was truly closer to “democracy” than any form of capitalism could be, Russia has done an excellent job of building its civil society and maintaining friendly relations with all of its neighbors and allies and even foes.

In contrast, the United States, a waning super power, in its death throes, has a democracy and a country based on genocide, revolution against its colonial power and slavery. Again I have said this many times in the past, no system built on such a foundation can ever be called just, free or fair.

Most Americans today will tell you they do not live in a democracy. Although few would call it outright fascism, they live in a society controlled by the military industrial complex, the elites and the corporations. That is not democracy.

Our nations could be working in peace together to meet common goals and reach mutually beneficial conditions but while the West continues to attempt to shape the world in its own selfish image this will not be possible as many politicians, diplomats, statesmen and even you dear reader are now beginning to realize. There can be no “one” ruler of the world. It will not happen.

Endless fight between good and evil

Anytime peace wins over war it is a victory for good against evil, for light over darkness and for all of the civilized world.

Those in the West who continue to say Syrian President Assad must pay a price must first understand the nature of the conflict in his country. They must first tell their “war” president to stop supporting Al-Qaeda, Wahhabist terrorist elements and cannibal terrorists and they must allow the United Nations to operate independently in preventing another act of aggressive war by the US. That is what the United Nations was set up to do.

Russia supports peace, rule of law and respect of sovereignty. It also supports a robust and “independent” United Nations. All of these “concepts” are real and must rule the international arena. They are not abstract conceptions that one country with a big gun can ignore at will as it attempts to bomb the world into subjugation.

Part I of this article can be found here

The opinions and views expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com.

 

JAR2

17 September, 12:25 2 

Syria: Victory for peace, President Putin and Russia

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For the time being Russian President Vladimir Putin, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Government of the Russian Federation have averted another act of aggressive war by the United States of America. However this victory of peace and diplomacy over war and violence is not only one for Russia and Russia’s brave leader to celebrate, if in fact at this stage there is cause to celebrate, but one for every single one of us, from presidents to bloggers, who has done what we could to finally convince an out-of-control leader of a self-declared “single military super power” that bombs are not the solution to solving a situation they have stoked from the very beginning.

Ever present danger

This not-so-small victory in staving off yet another act of aggressive war packaged as “humanitarian intervention” must not be overestimated. The world is currently engaged in a war of civilizations, not one it wanted but one brought on by one power which is continuously seeking to impose its will on the rest of the planet.

The fact that the world is in a state of ever present danger, not from the bogeyman of terrorism but from the out-of-control aforementioned power, can be underlined by statements made by the leader of that power after he decided to forego spearheading the commission of yet another Crime Against Peace by his country, and once again threatened the Islamic Republic of Iran with further aggression, stated that the fact that they did not attack Syria does not mean they will not attack Iran.

No real authority

The country operates under the self-promoted premise, and its people, for a large part, have been brainwashed since childhood into believing, that they have some sort of moral right or authority to dictate to and force other states to do bend to their will.

Without any international consensus or agreement that the world must bow to the US will, they have been engaged in shaping the world in their image for decades including by force, and thus the country has truly become a war waging pariah and a rogue nation trampling on international laws and norms.

For Americans it is almost impossible to understand that their leaders have illegally trampled on the world’s citizenry as they live in their own separate reality. Even for some of the staunchest critics of US foreign policy, the true nefarious nature of US policy is difficult to comprehend let alone accept. To put it quite plainly the world does not want America and has grown tired of its bombs and aggression.

What must be understood is that no country has the right to impose its will or vision on other countries who, it may be news to some in the West, also have the right to exist, to develop and to have their own cultures. And even to defend themselves against aggression and US “intervention”. These are not just rights possessed by certain western powers but rights possed by all sovereign nations, from Bora-Bora to the People’s Republic of China.

The only solution: compliance with international law

The only solution to bringing about peace and an end to the endless war that the United States of America has “declared” on the world is to put an end to that country’s lawlessness and bring them to account while forcing them to abide by the rules of international law which govern all nations and which countries such as the Russian Federation abide by.

One problem for international observers in attempting to understand why the US operates with such brazen impunity and violates even the most serious of international laws and statutes, ones that the rest of the world lives by and which the United Nations is supposed to enforce, is the ridiculous internal premise that citizens of that country have that somehow international laws and conventions do not apply to them and that somehow international law and organizations such as the United Nations that are responsible for upholding them, encroach on their “freedoms” and their “sovereignty”. Such a view is self-serving poppycock.

By ignoring and refusing to abide by international law (for example even going so far as to develop plans to invade the Netherlands and the Hague if one of their ilk is arrested for crimes against humanity or war crimes) they have placed themselves outside of the law. This is clear, and for once in the case of Syria, they may have reeled themselves in.

The contempt for international law and the world community that the US has shown as they wage their undeclared war of domination on the peace loving nations of the world, and their refusal to abide by international law (i.e. Guantanamo, drones, extra-judicial executions, aggressive wars, etc.) has thrown the world into a state of instability and placed nations in a quandary.

The Russian Federation, the People’s Republic of China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Syrian Arab Republic are all countries that follow the rule of international law and abide by the United Nations Charter yet have independent foreign policies that do not coincide with the US vision of global domination. Therefore they are countries that have all been targeted for regime change by the US and have been the targets of concerted overt and covert efforts by the West. Efforts which seek to bring about a collapse or breakup of their governments and states, so they are easier to manipulate, with efforts ranging from color revolutions and meddling in civil society (Russia) to outright military attack (Syria, Libya, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yugoslavia and so on).

Fortunately for the world and for peace an attack on Syria has been averted thanks to efforts led by President Putin. Certainly if the Nobel Peace Prize truly means anything President Putin more than anyone deserves one, he has championed peace and rule of law and has forced a warmonger with a Nobel Peace Prize to simply, follow the law.

 Part II of this article can be found here.

 

JAR2

14 September, 08:54  

'The enemies of Wikileaks are raking in money' - Kristinn Hrafnsson

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One of the most important roles of the Fourth Estate worldwide has classically been reporting on and exposing the illegality of governments, corporations and military powers. The media used to function as an important check and balance which served to make sure those with power acted responsibly, within the law, and served the best interests of the people. WikiLeaks is a champion in this role. In an interview with the Voice of Russia Kristinn Hrafnsson expressed his displeasure at an attempt to marginalize WikiLeaks by being called The Fifth Estate and a movie that is supposedly about WikiLeaks but portrays everything they do in a bad light. This is just one more example of how the government and the corporations now completely control the media in the United States and how the media aid and abets them in their illegality and crimes.

Part 1

This is John Robles I’m speaking with Kristinn Hrafnsson, the official spokesperson and the number two at the Wikileaks Organization.

http://www.jar2.com/Interviews/Kristinn_Hrafnsson.html

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JAR2

12 September, 22:32 2 

Syria: CIA, US paid cannibal lobbyists and endless war

Syria: CIA, US paid cannibal lobbyists and endless war

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The CIA has now openly begun delivering arms and weapons to the terrorists and mercenaries operating in Syria to further “assist” them in the armed insurrection that they had been losing. The next move is air support and a missile attack.

Despite the fact that the American people are beginning to wake up to the fact that they are paying billions of dollars for questionable aggressive wars in far off lands that they know nothing about and have never threatened them, the US continues to push to bomb yet another country into the dark ages.

Informed and independent thinking Americans are beginning to ask questions, and even more importantly to demand answers from those killing and invading in their name, and more importantly using their hard earned dollars to launch questionable acts of aggression.

As the economic situation worsens in America and the outlook becomes bleaker with each passing day, the man in the street is wondering why their government is closing schools and can not even provide minimal healthcare for its citizens, yet can spend billions to overthrow a leader and destroy the government of a country that was never an enemy or threat.

The answer is simple, special interests are making a killing, literally and figuratively. One such group which is lobbying the US Government for millions upon millions of dollars in support to what are nothing but terrorists and armed insurrectionists has recently become the focus of much needed attention by the alternative media. Here it is important to note that it is not the mass media, which in reality should be outraged by such news. That “should” be the case, but as they have become nothing but a propaganda wing of the special interests, they can not be expected to look out for what is best for the people or fulfill the role of the Fourth Estate.

The group in question, an organization called the Syrian Emergency Task Force, has been revealed to be receiving money from the US State Department in their billion dollar effort to overthrow the government of Syria and literally kill off the president of the country.

One might say: “So what?” Well if you come from the position that it is normal, as it has become, to hear that the US Government is being run and serves special interests and the elites, then yeah, so what. But this is much more nefarious than that. This is a case of the government funding a special interest to lobby it for money to carry out a plan that only it wants. In effect the US Government has become a government of the government, for the government, by the government and funded by its slaves, the people.

When discussing Syria it is important to note that the Syrian people have never been an enemy of the American people. There has never been a large Syrian population in America whose kin are in danger, and Syria was never a brutal dictatorial regime, oppressing and eradicating its own people, as the US State Department and those pushing for war would like the American people to believe. It was in fact one of the most progressive, secular, stable and modern regimes in the Middle East, until Saudi-controlled and US-backed-terrorist-Al-Qaeda-elements began tearing the country apart.

It was targeted for regime change and quite literally for destruction in what has become a not-so-secret geopolitical strategy for global domination. The reasons behind this are not so complex, namely: the country is in Russia’s sphere of influence (that is most important), it maintained an independent foreign policy outside of US control and manipulation, it shares a border with Israel (although this is questionable as it is hard to believe Israel would want another extremist fundamentalist Islamic terrorist state on it border, which is what Syria will become if President Assad is removed) and because it will serve as a corridor and facilitator in obtaining Middle Eastern natural resources.

So we have a very small group of people at the top in the United States who have decided to destroy another country and are paying and funding Saudi controlled Al-Qaeda Wahhabi terrorists to do their dirty work, including gassing over 400 children to bring about the pretext for providing the very same cannibal terrorists with US military air and missile support, and the very same people are using the State Department to fund a group to lobby lawmakers to allow them to continue their illegal war. Confusing? You bet. That is to their advantage and by design.

Who should be screaming stop!? US lawmakers of course and the American public who they are supposed to serve. Why? Not only because there is absolutely no reason for the bloodshed they have unleashed in Syria or the more massive bloodshed and regional conflagration that will occur if the US bombs Syria, but because: a) The US is backing and funding Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists and b) because they want to risk American lives and call on American forces to support these very same Al-Qaeda elements who supposedly carried out the events of 9-11.

There has to be a point when even if the ends are worth it, and destroying Syria and removing president is really something the world does not need, the means can in no way be justified. To ask any US soldier to be prepared to kill and give up their life to support Al-Qaeda-cannibal-rapist-child-killing terrorists to overthrow a modern secular government is beyond the pale. And then to make the economically challenged American people pay for it is only criminal insult to injury.

The American people on the whole, and most of the world, despite US claims to the opposite, are against any US military action in Syria. But so-called “senior lawmakers” (in reality entrenched war profiteers) keep pushing for more war and the forceful removal of President Assad. So what do they do? What the US always does when they can not do something legally and above board. They call in the CIA, which has become nothing more than the personal killing tool for the White House.

In an article in the Washington Post (an unrepentant US propaganda tool) some details have been released about the CIA “finally” delivering “lethal aid” to the “rebels”. The article is full of catchy code language like calling advanced weapons “lethal aid”, Al-Qaeda Saudi controlled terrorists “rebels and the like, but that is what the Washington Post does best, white-wash and obfuscate to confuse and manipulate the public.

Why the CIA? Because it is illegal what they are doing. Which is also why most of the US’ efforts are said to be “covert” or “secret”. You dear reader and especially the American taxpayer, must be kept out of the loop and continue providing your hard earned tax dollars to fund their madness, and you must not question or you will be branded an enemy of the state.

The article takes no issue with (as neither does most of the American media) the fact that the “rebels” the US is funding, arming and supporting are in reality foreign Saudi controlled terrorist formations who are guilty of committing unspeakable atrocities, but attempts to spin the case for support not by explaining how it will help the poor war weary and decimated Syrian people, but how it will help the terrorists’ chief supporter Barack Hussein Obama and their “coalition groups” win their dirty war against the legitimate government and save face and avoid what is hated the most by all American politicians, embarrassment.

So dear readers, the world community and the American people must accept US illegality, aggressive war, war crimes, extra-judicial execution, support of terrorists, threat of attack, internal meddling, the armed overthrowing of governments, global destabilization, massive spying, the stealing of resources and all of the other wonderful gifts that the United States has brought to the world because some clowns in Washington might be “embarrassed” or “lose face”.

Kerry and Obama’s logic, that an attack on Syria must be approved because they will lose credibility is the height of self-serving arrogance and so far removed from reality that it is laughable. If they were not so out of touch and completely under the control of the military industrial complex they would realize that the world respects and needs peace, not endless US missiles and aggression, but the makers of the missiles need an endless market, so the US will do anything to continue their endless war.

It might be interesting to find out, after they finish bombing and placing the entire planet under their control, who will they sell their missiles to and who will they bomb? Will they create and fund a lunatic terrorist group to fight against and cause worldwide instability so the war machine can keep devouring the world? Oh wait, sorry. That has already happened.

The opinions and views expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com.

 

JAR2

12 September, 17:29 1 

US created Al-Qaeda and their global domination - Rick Rozoff on 9/11

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Most people in the world remember the September 11, 2001 very clearly. It was a day when the world changed for the worse, when the world was terrorized and outraged by one of the single worst events in world history. Twelve years later no one has been prosecuted for the event and the world now knows that those events served as a catalyst and pretext for endless wars of aggression and domination against any country not under control of the United States. By attempting to convince the public that every independent, and even Russian leaning country, is somehow connected to terrorism the US has managed to launch wars of aggression against countries that never posed it a threat. The world has grown weary of American aggression. One man who has fought the military expansion of NATO and the US for decades, Voice of Russia regular Rick Rozoff, helped put the events into perspective as the US attempts to engage in yet another war of aggression.

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Hello this is John Robles, I am speaking with Rick Rozoff, a regular contributor with the Voice of Russia World Service. We are speaking on the 12 year anniversary of the events of 9/11.

Robles: Hello Rick, how are you?

Rozoff: Very good John, and you?

Robles: I’m very well. It is 9/11 2013. In retrospect can you give us your views regarding those events and how they’ve changed the world and brought us to where we are today?

Rozoff: Sure. If I can be anecdotal to begin with though, I came home from work working the night shift in the emergency room of a hospital, and the attacks on the Trade Tower and the Pentagon occurred in the interim between when I left work and when I returned home.

I returned home to 3 telephone messages, from what I could call the three women of my life: my mother, my only sister and my former lover, and my sister said “are we at war”, my mother said “we have got to change our behavior in the world”, and my former partner stated “did the Palestinians really do it”, because the initial report that many of us heard was that somebody in a phone booth in the Persian Gulf claimed responsibility for the attacks and attributed them to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which is one of the three groups in the Palestine Liberation organization, but one that has never employed hijacking of aero planes, much less terrorist activity.

So, I think that puts things into perspective immediately for me. And then as the emotion started to die down a bit, and the sense of being stunned, I mean the spectacle, and the monstrous loss of life, and then the immediate fear of course, that the wounded beast that was the Pentagon - Donald Rumsfeld at that time - would really wreak vengeance, not only on the alleged perpetrators of the attacks in Washington and New York, but on any number of other countries and in short order if you recall, some of your listeners recall, that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld identified, as I recollect, no fewer than 63 countries who he accused of either harboring terrorists or supporting terrorism.

In the words of George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and Rumsfeld and other members of the administration at that time, that to harbor terrorists was the same as to be a terrorist and you would be dealt with accordingly, and sweeping statements like “you are either with us or with the terrorists”. So, what we all feared I think shortly after the events of 9/11, even as they were occurring in fact, was that the US might exploit this as excuse to settle scores around the world, which in fact happened in short order to the point where even though those accused of perpetrating the attacks - largely Saudi nationals, we should mention, with a Yemeni or Egyptian thrown in for good measure - but ones who had lived for years in Germany and the United States, had gone to flight school in Florida, here and so forth, apparently with complete impunity without any doubts arising in the mind of law enforcement agencies, if we are to believe the official account.

But even though they did not come from Iraq or Afghanistan or any of the other countries that have been attacked in the interim, under the pretext that we were combating the terrorism that led to the events of 9/11, we also have to remember that immediately the Bush administration started identifying as terrorist their political and ideological enemies during the cold war.

So, there was everything from the revolutionary armed forces of Colombia, the FARC rebels in Colombia, to the New People’s Army in the Philippines, to the Kurdistan Workers Party in Turkey. These are left-wing secular movements that were immediately identified as being terrorists, as though they had some connection with Al-Qaeda, which was ludicrous. But what was ignored from the very beginning was the fact that, if in fact there was a connection with Osama bin Laden, that the US bore direct responsibility for his arising to the level of the terrorist commando or chieftain they accused him of being, because he was one of an estimated 10,000 ethnic Arabs that with US and Saudi connivance, in the first place, were brought to north-western Pakistan in the 1980s.

Robles: I’d like to just underline the fact that Osama bin Laden also went by the CIA code name of Tom Osman, he was actually a CIA agent.

Rozoff: That doesn’t surprise me in the least. He was one of 10,000 alleged Afghan Arabs, as the term was, who had training in US-supported training camps in north-western Pakistan to be used against Soviet forces inside Afghanistan, but particularly against the government of the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan, which was the party of long standing, which had members in parliament for decades, part of their coming to power in the April revolution of 1978.

But there would be no Al-Qaeda, there would be no international movement of extremist terrorist network if the US had not connived with their two major military allies in the Islamic world - Pakistan and Saudi Arabia - that set it up; and to arm them, to train them, to put them into contact with each other in a global network. And even the name of the Islamic extremists armed group in the Philippines, the Abu Sayyaf group has an Afghan connection as well.

So, the US is really at the genesis … was at the genesis of the creation of this international terrorist network. But another point that struck me at the time of 9/11 of 2001 was that there were only three countries at that time that recognized the originally Taliban government, I mean they didn’t have … weren’t represented at the United Nations, but the Taliban governing entity, whatever you want to call it was only recognized by three governments.

Robles: That never stopped the United States, regarding being recognized in the United Nations. I’d like to recall Kosovo again.

Rozoff: Had they chosen to recognize them, when the rest of the world didn’t, that wouldn’t have been an impediment for the United States. But the three nations that in fact did recognize it, and had embassies in Kabul, were Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, the 2 nations that worked most closely with the United States to foster the entire Mujahidin organization and movement and war, which in turn spawned the Taliban as surely as night follows day. And the United Arab Emirates.

So, whatever we have seen in the interim, that Pakistan is our major military ally in fighting terrorism in Afghanistan - I mean please - that Saudi Arabia recently signed with the United States the largest bilateral arms deal in history, and that the United Arab Emirates has troops serving under NATO in Afghanistan. United Arab Emirates has troops serving under NATO’s international security assistance force in Afghanistan. They supplied dozens of war planes 2.5 years ago for the 6 months air war against Libya, a secular Arab government.

And these again, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Pakistan are the three US military allies pronounced in the Islamic world, whereas they were the only three governments to formally recognize the Taliban in Afghanistan, but again I suppose people … its assumed Americans aren’t informed about international affairs, and if they are, that they quickly forget yesterday’s news.

So that the entire story about 9/11 has not properly been explored, and instead what we have heard I think are two alternate red herrings, one of them was the Donald Rumsfeld, “we’ve got to drain the swamp … we’ve got to eliminate terrorists bases throughout the world including the 63 countries” and even that led by the way to Rumsfeld setting up a Train and Equip Program in the nation of Georgia where terrorists aided and abetted by the United States and its NATO allies were launching attacks into the Russian North Caucasus across both Pankisi Gorge and the Kodori Gorge. And that the Russian government is lodging complaint after complaint with the Georgian government about them, so Rumsfeld says: “well, in fact, yes there are terrorists operating in North Georgia and attacking Russia, so we are going to set up at first with the Green Berets, and then with the US Marine Corps”, what is now a permanent US military presence in Georgia, which was there of course during the 5-day war, 5 years ago last month, when Georgia attacked South Ossetia and dragged Russia into the conflict.

But the other thing, I think too, just to put it in perspective, 9/11 led to the US and NATO invasion of Afghanistan and spreading throughout the south and central Asian region. And what we now have of course is the longest war in the history of the United States; it will be 12 years old very shortly; its actuality the thirteenth calendar year, which is longer than the war in Vietnam.

Robles: Let’s not forget Iraq and all the other humanitarian interventions.

Rozoff: Yes, then gave rise to subsequent wars, their drone missile campaigns in Yemen and Somali and Libya and Iraq and now Syria of course, and the invasion of Afghanistan was the opening salvo in that effort too.

Really to put into practice, as we remembered 12 years ago, blueprints elaborated by the organizations, like Projects for the New American Century, and others, who had plotted to remake a new Middle East, a broader Greater Middle East, which would extend from Mauritania on the Atlantic Ocean to Kazakhstan on the Chinese border, and that is in fact what has happened. But as a result, we’ve seen the US and NATO bring over a 150,000 troops into Afghanistan at the extreme under NATO command, under ISAF, International Security Assistance Force, which is substantially larger than the peak strength of Soviet troops during the 1980s.

And this is then of course is the longest war in the history of Afghanistan as well, and has led to the expansion of US and NATO military bases in presence in countries like Kirgizstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Pakistan for a while. The effort by the United States and its NATO allies to ensconce themselves squarely in the convergence ground of major powers in the area, especially those gathered under the umbrella of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization – Russia, China and the Central Asian Republics as well as observers like Iran, Turkey and India

 

JAR2

11 September, 17:29 1 

Obama’s empty claims against Syria “imperial hubris” - Rick Rozoff

Obama’s empty claims against Syria “imperial hubris” - Rick Rozoff

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The President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin called Obama’s claims that the Syrian Government used chemical weapons "unimaginable nonsense" and US Secretary of State John Kerry a liar, and these statements mildly characterize what the United States is attempting to get away with, another Crime Against Peace. The way the United States is attempting to attack another nation based on lies and empty rhetoric as they continue their geopolitical remapping of the world, is a sign of Imperial Hubris. Voice of Russia contributor Rick Rozoff, from Stop NATO, gave his candid reaction to the latest war speech by the US' "omniscient" Commander in Chief.

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Hello! This is John Robles, I’m speaking with regular Voice of Russia contributor Rick Rozoff.

Robles: Hello Sir!

Rozoff: Hello John! It is good to be on your show again.

Robles: Thank you very much for speaking with us again. Your reaction to U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech on Syria?

Rozoff: It was short, there was no new information, to be honest with you, but what was, I think, most disturbing, aside from the almost diabolically self-assured and omniscient demeanor of the Commander in Chief of, again to use his expression, “the world's sole military superpower”, was the fact that he spoke repeatedly about, as everyone knows, their indisputable facts and so forth in relation to the putative or the alleged poison-gas or chemical weapons use in Syria on August of 21st .

His actual terms, if I can bring them up here, suggest that he is privy to information the rest of the world doesn’t have, which is a typical characteristic of Imperial Hubris and we certainly saw that come across in his presentation, statements that all sides agree on the need for action (that is military action against Syria) when, in fact, that’s not the case. This is on text of his address to the nation and, of course, to the world.

I’m reading quotes from the address; "No one disputes that there was a chemical attack in Syria", that’s a quote.

Another quote: "Moreover, we know that the Assad regime was responsible".

He alone, evidently, knows that, because the United Nations inspection team has not filed their report yet. So, we don’t have that to go on.

We have the head of state of Russia, Vladimir Putin referring to that claim as being, and I quote him: “unimaginable nonsense” but somehow Obama and his colleagues in the US Government know everything.

Robles: They keep saying “we know, we know, we know”, I mean Kerry said it 23 times in a recent speech but they haven’t offered any concrete evidence. Have you seen any of this concrete evidence?

I have a friend in England who said that Kerry recently made a reference to the material that was supposed to be on the US State Department’s website and he could not find it, anywhere. This was supposedly some real evidence. Have you seen any real evidence? and then please continue.

Rozoff: No, of course not and moreover, Obama himself, when spending a disproportionate amount of his address talking about, atrocity stories of course, because he knows that’s his trump card for egging on a war.

And again, it’s the equivalent of the so-called Račak Massacre in Yugoslavia, in Kosovo in January of 1999, which was the pretext for the war against that nation, but Obama is simply reiterating, or parroting the sort of information we’ve heard from the State Department’s spokesmen, from Kerry himself, as you alluded to.

You know the statement that “an intercepted telephone call”, I mean, please! This makes the George W. Bush administration look credible, doesn’t it? When a supposed intercepted telephone call, and the trajectory of the rockets that were fired into areas and such like, this is hardly evidence. Much less incontrovertible, or irrefutable evidence, this is instead a hastily concocted pretence.

But nevertheless, in the course of his talk he delves at great length, trying to conjure up in the minds of his listeners and viewers, I suppose, the image of corpses, particularly those of children in the suburbs of Damascus in the incident, whatever the true nature of it proves to be, of August of 21st.

He was pulling on every conceivable heartstring, you know, dead children laid out in rows. “If this can happen to Syrian children, it can happen to American children” and such like. I mean, it was really low demagoguery and it wasn’t even terribly creative.

Robles: He said this could happen to American children too?

Rozoff: He made a statement of that effect, you know, “… if we don’t stop chemical weapons use against the children of Syria, this could someday be American children”.

Robles: So, is he trying to imply that Syria is somehow a threat to America?

Rozoff: It is a very tortured logic, of course but we have to be able to kind of read the code language of the White House and the State Department.

And what we are hearing is: although the Syrian rebels, those who cut out people’s livers and eat them, and videotape it because they are so proud of what they’ve done, or people who kidnap Christian Bishops and hold them if they haven’t tortured them to death and such like are responsible democratic Jeffersonian advocates of liberty, which is basically what Obama asserted; and although there may be the “rare” extremists mixed with them…

And we know that the President of Russia Vladimir Putin called John Kerry what he was – a liar – for repeatedly claiming there were no extremists amongst the rebel factions in Syria.

But what the US has done is reserved the right to claim (talk about this being interesting John) that if the Government of Syria has chemical weapons, they could fall into the hands of extremist rebel groups who could then use them.

The US should know something about that having armed terrorist outfits in Afghanistan and the Balkans and Libya, and so forth. They know that’s exactly what is going to happen.

Robles: There is evidence that they were supplied by the US to these so-called “cannibal rebels”, that’s what I want to call them, and...

Rozoff: And that’s a fitting designation for them, I mean that sums them up perfectly.

And the same sort of Libyan-Islamic-fighting-group-types that killed the US Ambassador, Christopher Stevens, in Benghazi but the US acts like the model of outraged innocence when one of their own terrorist clients occasionally turns against them.

It is occurring incidentally in Afghanistan right now, as Gulbuddin Hekmatyar and Jalaluddin Haqqani who were two of the major recipients of US military aid during the war against the Soviets and the Afghan Government in the 1980s. So, this is nothing new. This is an old scenario.

But anyway, what the US is doing is once again playing on both sides of the street. On the one hand, they will accuse the Syrian Government of deliberately and seemingly capriciously, just gratuitously, killing their own citizens.

This is what Russian President Vladimir Putin took issue with, when he referred to the fact that the Syrian Government, scoring pretty substantial and even definitive military victory on the ground, why would they use chemical weapons at this point? And moreover, when there is a UN inspection team in the country, why do it then?

So, the US on the one hand will try to… you know, “as we all know”, as Mr. Obama said again today about the fact that supposedly the Syrian Government… “the facts cannot be denied” (that’s a quote actually from his presentation in regard of the Syrian regime).

Robles: What are those facts?

Rozoff: Again, we know there are no such facts but then, what happens is they turn around and state: “Well, if there are chemical weapons in the control of the Government and the rebels might be able to wrest those weapons away from the Government and use them”.

You know, this is disingenuous to the lowest degree and it is simply one or another Casus Belli, one or another alleged justification for going to war.

Robles: Okay, Rick unfortunately we are out of time. Thank you very much.

JAR2

10 September, 15:03 2 

UN has evidence that Syrian rebels used chemical weapons

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The Government of the Russian Federation, including all of its ministries and governmental bodies whose scope of influence or operations include the exterior of Russia and in particular Syria and those countries influencing the situation in Syria, have from day one of the internal conflict fought to bring about a peaceful resolution to the conflict. The most visible efforts have of course been those of the Foreign Ministry of the Russian Federation and the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation and the President of Russia Vladimir Putin himself.

The unified and unwavering effort by Russia has been directed at: attempting to get all of the parties in the internal conflict to come to the negotiating table, obtaining a ceasefire and an end to the violence, and preventing external players from getting involved in the Syrian conflict. The last has been the most difficult because of the non-stop efforts of a certain country to recruit, finance, train, arm and import foreign terrorists and mercenaries into Syria to continue attempting to bring about the forcible removal of the president of the country Bashar al-Assad and a complete collapse of the government in Damascus.

The stance of the Russian Government on Syria has been consistent and based on international law, the respect for the sovereignty of all nations, the United Nations Charter as well as respect and understanding for all regional players. If a country could receive a Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to maintain peace then the Russian Federation should be a candidate for one, rather than a certain leader involved in three wars and itching to get involved in another.

Credibility

Any reasonable, intelligent, unbiased and informed member of the human race, which includes you dear reader, cannot for a minute trust the credibility of a certain country that has:

1) openly and consistently called only for the removal of Bashar al-Assad by force;

2) targeted Syria for regime change to advance its regional geopolitical agenda;

3) through a proxy (Saudi Arabia) threatened a sovereign nation, the Russian Federation, with terrorist acts during the Olympic Games if it did not pull its support for President Assad;

4) has already killed over 300 Syrian troops in an aggressive attack by one of its proxies, Israel;

5) continues to back, fund, arm, import and support the most violent elements in the conflict, including al-Qaeda and other violent genocidal terrorist elements;

6) refuses to respect the opinion of the international community in its call for following international law;

17) refuses to recognize the authority and the role of the United Nations in all matters concerning Syria;

8) refuses to even consider any evidence that does not fit into its preplanned scenario of a military action against the legimtimate government;

9) has a continuing and long history of waging wars of aggression, in particular in the recent past, and of using chemical weapons;

10) has committed crimes against humanity, crimes against peace, war crimes, torture, illegal detention and extra-judicial execution, with self granted impunity;

11) has placed itself outside of the law by passing laws and drawing up plans to invade the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the Hague if one of its war criminals is arrested;

12) has also placed itself outside the law by attempting to launch and gain support for another war of aggression on a country which in no way threatens its own security, outside of the framework of the United Nations, the only body in the world with such an authority and one which was established to prevent exactly what that country is doing;

13) drew a “Red Line” for war and then brought about the conditions to make that war possible by orchestrating, through Saudi and al-Qaeda elements, a heinous crimes against humanity.

There are more reasons why you, dear reader, must not make the mistake of believing statements by that country but those are the main ones.

The Syrian "Opposition"

The term opposition is a misnomer when applied to the Wahabist-al-Qaeda-foreign mercenary- terrorist forces operating in Syria. These forces are non-state actors and are operating entirely outside of the law. The term "opposition" forces which has been applied by the West since day one seeks to add credibility to what are in fact genocidal, murderous, mass-killers-for-hire and even cannibal elements.

Opposition means a political force that has an alternative agenda and tries to bring that about through peaceful political means. Opposition is not a force that has one goal; to remove the president. That applies to the West’s "opposition" in Russia as well.

"Opposition" stands up and makes their voice heard during debates, votes, etc., it does not launch chemical weapons attacks or try to remove a government and president by force using foreign imported weapons and fighters.

True nature of Syrian "opposition"

The monsters that the country in question (US) is backing and whose army is getting ready to risk their own lives to support have committed and continue to commit crimes of such a brutal nature that there are almost no words one can use to describe the true horror. These include:

1) the infamous 'Cannibal Commander" who was filmed cutting out and eating the organs of a Syrian soldier;

2) the sawing off of the heads of two men of god, two innocent Christian Priests;

3) the regular brutal execution of countless captured soldiers, innocent civilians, women and children;

4) regularly raping and then executing women and girls and dumping their bodies in the street;

5) mass kidnappings, murders and executions of civilians and non-combatants;

6) treating non-Muslim civilians, women and children as animals by twisting and defiling Islamic Law;

7) real and ongoing genocide;

8) the launching of over 15 chemical weapons attacks on civilians;

9) and lastly the mass kidnapping and killing of over 426 children to allow for an invasion pretext by their paymasters.

Mass murder of children

According to Thierry Meyssan in an article at Voltaire net, "All observers have noted the high proportion of children among the victims. The United States has counted 426, or more than a third. Some observers, but neither those of the US nor their French counterparts, were intrigued to find that victims were almost all of the same age and they had no families to cry over them. The wide distribution of satellite channel images of victims allowed Alawite families near Latakia to recognize their children who had been abducted two weeks prior by the "rebels." This identification was long in coming because there are few survivors of the massacre by the allies of the United States, the United Kingdom and France in loyalist villages where more than a thousand bodies of civilians were discovered in mass graves."

Non-stop rape and execution

In a "Media Blackout" segment the San Francisco Examiner reported on the monstrous gang rape and execution of a 15-year-old girl named Miriam by the US and Western backed al-Nusra: "Once abducted, the girl identified only as "Miriam," was forced into a temporary marriage with the commander of Jabhat al-Nusra and raped. He then renounced their marriage, only to pass her onto another militant for the same treatment. One after another, a total of fifteen Islamist rebels "married" the young girl, raped her and renounced the marriage, a process which continued for more than two weeks. After all had their way with her, the girl was executed."

Use of chemical weapons

The supporters of the terrorists operating in Syria continue to suppress and manipulate evidence with one Turkish publication (one of many) publishing information about the possession of chemical weapons  by the "opposition": "Russia has called on Turkey to share its findings in the case of Syrian rebels who were seized on the Turkish-Syrian border with a 2 kg cylinder full of nerve gas sarin."

Coalition of crime against peace

It must be underlined and noted that any and all countries that engage in or support any kind of a military operation in Syria that is outside of the United Nations Charter and without a United Nations Resolution are guilty of committing a Crime Against Peace and an act of aggressive war. They are also guilty of supporting the atrocities listed above against the secular and peace-loving Syrian people.

According to Rick Rozff at Stop NATO the coalition of the war criminals is growing and now includes (brackets by Rozoff): "… U.S. President Barack Obama and leaders of 10 other countries issued a joint statement on Syria," these include: "The countries included Australia (NATO's Partners Across the Globe), Britain (NATO), Canada (NATO), France (NATO), Italy (NATO), Japan (NATO's Partners Across the Globe), Republic of Korea (NATO's Partners Across the Globe), Saudi Arabia (NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative invitee), Spain (NATO) and Turkey (NATO).The new additions to the list of countries that stand behind the U.S. in its dealing with the Syria crisis included Albania (NATO), (neo-Ustasha) Croatia (NATO), Denmark (NATO), (apartheid) Estonia (NATO), Germany (NATO), (post-coup) Honduras, Hungary (NATO), Kosovo ("the world's first NATO state," not recognized by a majority of the nations in the world), (apartheid) Latvia (NATO), Lithuania (NATO), Morocco (NATO's Mediterranean Dialogue, illegal military occupier of Western Sahara since 1975), Qatar (NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative), Romania (NATO) and the United Arab Emirates (NATO's Istanbul Cooperation Initiative).

[Qatar and the United Arab Emirates supplied NATO dozens of warplanes for its Operation Allied Protector six-month air war against Libya in 2011.]

Currently

The state which continues to call for a military operation in Syria and hopes to destroy the government must eventually answer (in a perfect world) for non-state actors it has imported into the Syrian conflict.

The plan is clear, they want to destroy the country’s government and kill Assad in order to bring it under their control. It does not matter if the al-Qaeda elements commit genocide on the civilian populations.

Bolivian President Evo Morales said it best: "This intervention is intended to kill the president, massacre of members of the Government and the people of Syria, and to take control of the country, the US seeks geopolitical control and control over the oil fields in the Middle East . Obama is behaving as a 'master of the world', despite the fact that the UN did not support his plan for a military operation in Syria."

Media suppression, lies and manipulation

The US has continued to ignore all of the facts and push for its one obtuse pre-planned objective, namely the killing of Assad and the destruction of the state, even ignoring the fact that the United Nations has had evidence that Syrian "rebels" have been using chemical weapons since May. 

Russia

The Russian Federation continues to call on all parties in the conflict to cease the bloodshed and begin peaceful negotiations. Russia also calls on all of those who wish to internationalize the conflict to follow the rule of international law and abide by the United Nations Charter.

As it has from the outset Russia also calls on every party who has influence or can sway the forces in Syria to assist in bringing about a peaceful resolution to the conflict and to help stop the loss of life.

Conclusion

Peace cannot be won or secured in Syria through the use of arms or by a foreign military invasion. Those who have caused the conflict to tear the country apart for so long by introducing violent insane "cannibal" elements must be removed from any equation as it has become clear that they are only interested in destroying the country and killing the leader and not in the well-being of the Syrian people.

Any views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com.

 

 

10 September, 13:17  

Anti-WikiLeaks film is propaganda from the outset - Kristinn Hrafnsson

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WikiLeaks

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The release of the the new Hollywood film titled The Fifth Estate describing the early days of the WikiLeaks organization is "shockingly historically inaccurate" and is aimed at damaging Jullian Assange and his team's reputation, stated the official spokesperson for WikiLeaks, Kristinn Hrafnsson. The VOR’s John Robles spoke with him about the film and The Spy Files 3, the latest release by WikiLeaks. 

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9 September, 17:02  

Everything that could go wrong with WikiLeaks Party bid did – Greg Barns

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Electoral workers count the votes at Sydney's Town Hall

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The extremely complicated electoral system in Australia, where voters can choose several different parties, mass media that is hostile and biased towards WikiLeaks and Julian Assange and the fact that the party is new, were all factors in the loss at the polls for Julian Assange. The head of the WikiLeaks Party Greg Barns spoke to the VOR’s John Robles after the elections, and graciously conceded the loss and explained what lessons there were to be learnt.

US use of chemical weapons extensive – Edward Herman

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Why the US commits heinous international crimes with impunity

7 September, 21:49 1 

 

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The world has been in a quandary since the events of 9-11 after the initial support that flowed from the hearts of the world’s populace to the United States faded and they watched America commit international crime after international crime. Including several instances of the worst crimes known to man: crimes against peace, crimes against humanity and launching wars of aggression.

The illegality does not stop there, it includes everything from the massive illegal spying we have heard about recently, to the arrest of citizens of other countries, to situations like the one that Julian Assange has found himself in.

In an interview with the Voice of Russia, Doctor Edward Herman, the famous American author who exposed the fabrications by the United States and its “allies” of the Srebrenica Massacre, the pretext for the first illegal American war of aggression under the guise of a humanitarian intervention, against Serbia, commented on what he called a “lunatic piece of legislation”, a US law which in facts cements American impunity under its own system.

With the illegal invasion or “military strikes” on Syria that the United States is threatening and the recent threat of terrorist attacks on Russia by Saudi Arabia, both almost unprecedented acts of brazen illegality, intelligent, informed and peace-loving people are trying to make sense of it. How is it that they can behave with such impunity? Where is the rule of law and the international community? Well the answer is they have literally been terrorized into silence.

The “tool of terror” is a US law that the US Government passed giving itself the right to attack an international court or country, such as the International Criminal Court in the Hague, if anyone attempts to bring an American official or service member to trial for international crimes. In effect giving themselves complete impunity.

Dr. Herman had this to say about the law: “It was a brazen piece of legislation. I think that was the time they were discussing the International Criminal Court. And in the International Criminal Court it was going to be theoretically possible that the United States’ soldiers and leaders could be brought before the court. And that got some of members of the Congress and Senate very upset”.

“So, they actually got though this incredible piece of legislation that if anybody tried to take one of our soldiers and try him, we would be prepared to invade that country. It was a lunatic piece of legislation and I doubt if it ever would be applied, but it shows the spirit of this country: we are above the law.”

The law in question can only be likened to a situation such as if a maniac-terrorist-bomber-killer-rapist-kidnapper said: “If you come after us we will bomb you”. This is not an exaggeration but in fact an understatement. The law which has had almost no attention internationally, is basically and in all practically, a blackmail letter. An open threat of violence if anyone dares to attempt to hold American criminals to account.

The law is called “The American Service-Members' Protection Act (ASPA)” and when we look at all of the illegality that the US Government has been involved over the last decade, against the backdrop of this “law”, the reason they have behaved with such impunity while not only committing crimes against humanity but while practicing rendition, torture, kidnap, extra-judicially executiions, indefinite detention, spying on and so on, we can clearly understand why they have complete and total disregard for the laws and norms that the rest of the world lives by.

ASPA was signed by war criminal George Bush himself and came into power on August 2, 2002 and is designed to: "… protect United States military personnel and other elected and appointed officials of the United States government against criminal prosecution by an international criminal court to which the United States is not party".

ASPA authorizes the US President to use “all means necessary and appropriate to bring about the release of any US or allied personnel being detained or imprisoned by, on behalf of, or at the request of the International Criminal Court”.

The law has been called “The Hague Invasion Act” because in order to “free” U.S. citizens by force, an invasion of The Hague, Netherlands, the seat of the International Criminal Court (ICC), other international courts and the Dutch Government, would be necessary.

The Act prohibits federal, state and local governments and agencies (including courts and law enforcement agencies) from assisting the ICC or any other court and prohibits the extradition of any individual from the United States to the court in question; it prohibits the transfer of classified national security information and law enforcement information to such a body and it prohibits agents of the court from conducting investigations in the United States.

The Act also prohibits U.S. military aid to countries that are party to the Court. However, exceptions are allowed for aid to NATO members, major non-NATO allies, Taiwan, and countries which have entered into “Article 98 agreements”, agreeing not to hand over U.S. nationals to the Court. The President may waive this prohibition if he determines that to do so is “important to the national interest of the United States”.

So that is it. If you try to bring American war criminals to trial, or expose war crimes, like Julian Assange and Bradley Manning, you are finished and so is any country that does the same thing. So I guess anyone interested in the rule of law can quietly go and kill themselves now.

In related news the Syrian Government, in an attempt to rid the country of America’s Al-Qaeda cannibal brigades, and I am not making light of the gravity of the situation but characterizing them for what they are, has offered rewards to anyone who can help capture foreign mercenaries and terrorists.

As reported by ITAR-TASS the Syrian Government stated in a television address that for each foreign terrorist that is captured,  500,000 Syrian pounds ($4,000) will be paid to their captor and, for information on their whereabouts or for assisting with their apprehension 200,000 pounds.

The Syrian government has guaranteed that informants will remain anonymous and will be protected. The question is whether these terrorists, being funded, armed, trained and imported by the US are considered allies. In which case the court and country in question may be subject to invasion etc.

By enacting such legislation and committing crimes against humanity and against the international community, such as continual acts of aggressive war, the United States has placed itself outside the law, literally. It would not be a stretch to say that they have gone too far and something must be done.

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com.

 

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Better to fight and die than watch enslavement – David Shayler

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Directed energy weapons, staged terrorist events, mind control, thought planting, 9-11, endless war and more, are just some of the things that MI5, MI6, the CIA and other intelligence services are involved in. According to David Shayler it is better to fight it and die than just put your head down and watch your fellow man become enslaved. In the final part of a much longer interview, former MI5 Gaddafi assassination plot whistleblower, David Shayler spoke about all of these matters and more.

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US aggression on Syria would violate international law

6 September, 09:08  

 

As the world sits glued to their radios and TV screens and their other sources of information waiting for news of an attack on Syria other events are taking place that the nefarious planners in Mclean Virginia and Washington have successfully distracted the world’s attention from. At the cost of a couple of hundred Syrian lives, which in reality mean nothing for the Americans and their Al-Qaeda elements in Syria, the US has perhaps yet failed to launch another act of aggression and commit another crime against peace, but it has succeeded in accomplishing several other objectives.

Of the four “core international crimes” (crimes of aggression, crimes against humanity, genocide and war crimes) as determined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the treaty which founded the International Criminal Court (ICC), the United States of America is guilty of all of them.

Crime against peace

In international law a crime against peace is defined as the “planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of wars of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing". The word participation means that any country that goes along with such a crime is also guilty of the same crime as the aggressor, this includes any third countries that allow for their airspace or territory to be used to launch an attack on a third state..

It is clear given the preponderance of evidence that the US attacks on Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and now the planned attack on Syria are all crimes against peace and would be prosecuted if there was a body with the will to do so.

Crimes against humanity

Under international law another type of crime that the United States may be guilty of committing on multiple occasions and which many accuse the US of carrying out in its execution of its “War on Terror”, are crimes against humanity. These crimes are defined as "particularly odious offenses in that they constitute a serious attack on human dignity or grave humiliation or a degradation of human beings." The systematic persecution of one racial group by another, as is the case with American blacks, would be eligible for this classification.

It is arguable whether for example, the targeting of Muslims as a group, the extra judicial executions of suspected terrorists by drone, rendition, illegal detention and torture would, by themselves, meet the litmus test for being classified as crimes against humanity, but there can be little doubt that all of these crimes put together as part of a continual concerted effort in which the participants know they are committing violations of human rights, international law, the Geneva Conventions, the laws of war and other international laws and conventions, could and should be classified as crimes against humanity.

It might be argued that those behind, or in collusion with, the perpetrators of 9-11, or even those who failed to prosecute the perpetrators are also guilty of crimes against humanity, especially the consequences that those events have had on the world since that date.

War crimes

An area where there is little area for debate as to the collusion and guilt of the United States is in the area of war crimes. War crimes are generally defined as including: "murder, the ill-treatment or deportation of civilian residents of an occupied territory to slave labor camps (Guantanamo, rendition sites, Abu-Ghraib, etc), the murder or ill-treatment of prisoners of war, the killing of prisoners (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria), the wanton destruction of cities, towns and villages (Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya), and any devastation not justified by military, or civilian necessity (all of the previous and in particular Syria).

The US Government’s institutionalized collusion in war crimes, including torture, the use of chemical weapons and indefinite detention under conditions amounting to torture have been very well documented and proven time and time again. The persecution and prosecution of Bradley Manning serving as the best example, as well as the evidence that he revealed.

Genocide

No one has called the, what could be millions, of Sunni Muslims and others killed in the illegal US wars genocide but if the numbers are in fact in the millions this would be valid.

The fact that the United States was founded on the genocide of the American Indians, something no one has ever been prosecuted for. The continuing practice of keeping the few Indians that are left living on “reservations” essentially prison zones, would be classified as a crime against humanity but no one is willing to or calling for anything to be done.

Other crimes

The number of other crimes committed by the United States since 9-11 would fill volumes and include everything from droning, to extra-judicial executions, bringing about and causing revolutions and political instability, economic manipulation, repression of dissent and protestors, attacks on media and whistleblowers and others. However the largest and most egregious offense with a truly global reach involves the revelations by Edward Snowden. It is chiefly these revelations and the backlash that the United States has avoided by threatening the world with an even greater crime. You would not tell a murderer that you have caught as he is hacking his victim to death that his car is illegally parked now can you?

Who will prosecute?

The International Criminal Court or ICC is the body that has the authority to prosecute these crimes and is supposed to do so if states can not or will not act, however they do not have arrest powers and along with the United Nations they are largely under the complete control of the United States.

So there are certainly bodies with the authority to prosecute and rein in the criminality but until they possess the independence and are pushed into taking action nothing will be done.

This has led to movements in the United States for example to prosecute George Bush for murder, for example, something easier to prove than war crimes and prosecutable in a US court, but no one has been able to pursue these attempts to a successful conclusion and apparently there is not a single body willing to arrest these criminals.

Distraction and avoidance of response

The initial response that the United States was spying on the United Nations and on allies was quickly dwarfed by the media sensation around Edward Snowden, the forced landing of the presidential aircraft of Evo Morales and now the “impending invasion” of Syria.

The initial reaction from European countries was to freeze all economic and business cooperation, when it was revealed that the United States was spying on and collecting economic, banking and financial information from even its allies in order to manipulate their markets, something that should have been a key topic for debate at the G-20, but it has successfully been for the most part ignored. This goes for other matters that the G-20 countries may have reached a consensus on as well.

Demonizing

All of these events, as well as the threat of terrorist attacks at the upcoming Sochi Olympics by the Saudi Prince Bandar have been carefully orchestrated to demonize and vilify Russia and to detract from the success and leadership on the world stage that Russia is taking and will take if the G-20 Summit, the Sochi Olympics and the internal conflict in Syria are allowed to take place and be resolved successfully.

Experts and international observers agree that by attacking Syria the US is going after one of Russia’s allies in order to decrease Russia’s possible influence in the region, and that Obama is so unstable and was so upset by Russia’s legal protection of Edward Snowden that he decided, by bombing Syria he would punish Russia. Regardless of the reasoning. With imminent threat, or a UN Resolution, any attack on Syria is a crime against peace.

The US has successfully caused a serious rift with Russia and is something they continue to do. Statements that Russia supplied Syria with chemical weapons is beyond the pale but proves that the United States will do anything to attempt to paint Russia as some supporter of terror. This is ridiculous beyond words, when Russia has, since day one, promoted a political solution to the conflict and the United States has been importing terrorists and its Al-Qaeda elements into Syria to bring about their repeated goal of a forceful regime change in Damascus.

In light of the recent threat by Prince Bandar against the Russian people and the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with terrorist attacks at the Sochi Olympics, while failing to bribe the head of state, and the admission by the rogue prince that the Saudis control the Chechen terrorist groups, it should be time for the world community to seriously question the legitimacy of these states.

Some analysts have stated that Russia has every right to level Saudi Arabia as it has threatened Russia with terrorist acts, and some say that this is a threat for which war could be declared, but Russia has so far maintained the high moral ground and refrained from bellicose rhetoric against the supporters of cannibal terrorists.

Even though Russia has every right to react in an extreme manner to such an outrageous unprecedented threat President Putin chooses to act in the most diplomatic and responsible way possible, and as the record shows, seek a diplomatic and peaceful resolution to even that affront.

The psychological aspects

The state of the world, waiting whether the US will launch another illegal war and attack yet another defenseless country that poses it no threat, is one on edge. This form of psychological terrorism, placing the world in fear of possible World War III, is beneficial for the United States as it distracts from other pressing issues that the world (outside the western media bubble) was beginning to wake up about.

The fear of war is powerful tool to control not only its own population but to control and spread fear into the hearts of the world’s peace-loving nations. However it is these nations that must unite and that is where the United States may have finally over stepped the bounds and wandered into unknown territory. Fear can cause unexpected reactions and terrorizing the world with the constant threat of a “humanitarian” attack may bring about events that the US does not expect and is not prepared for.

United front

It is a given, I believe, that if the US does in fact unilaterally decide to attack Syria it will galvanize the world community against them, especially those countries who know they are next in line for Washington’s nefarious regime change invasion plans.

Even the fact that Obama is even considering to move ahead without the UN or even wait for the results of the UN inspection on the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, is having the effect of uniting countries against the United States.

Unilateral war and bombing poor defenseless countries and dictating to the world how to run its affairs may play well for the violence loving political base back in America but quite frankly the world has grown weary of American bombs and American aggression.

Iraq never threatened America, nor did Afghanistan, nor did Libya, nor did Yugoslavia and finally nor has Syria.

  

The views and opinions expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com.

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6 September, 08:45 1 

Assange was obviously set up – Joseph Zrnchik

Джулиан Ассанж Julian Assange Wikileaks

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In part one of an interview with the Voice of Russia, 25 year US Army veteran Joseph Znrchik blasts US illegality and explains why he decided to turn truth campaigner and try to help his fellow Americans to see the truth and fight the institutionalized illegality that exists in America today. To listen to someone who taught such subjects as Battle Command Staff Training, Operational Planning, Tactical Operations Center Training and Military Decision Making Process Training, detail US illegality and war crimes for the last several decades (next parts) is unusual and no doubt would be worth your time.

Hello, this is John Robles, I'm speaking with Mr. Joseph Zrnchik, he's a military and political analyst who served in the US army for almost 25 years.

Robles: Hello, sir! How are you this evening?

Zrnchik: Hi, I'm fine!

Robles: It's a pleasure to be speaking with you and thanks for agreeing to do the interview with us.

My first question is kind of a little personal. I'm interested why you as a long-serving military officer, why did you decide to speak out about all the illegality in the US, especially when there's so much backlash to anyone who dares to question the government?

Zrnchik: Well, one of my biggest concerns was that I served in the military all those years and all that time it was because I was a very big constitutionalist, and I believed in those rights that we were told that we had. And the moment I went to exercise those rights, I ended up suffering criminal charges at the hands of my own government. And the worst part of it was, not only did I suffer these charges, but they were complete lies, I mean, the police said I was screaming and out-of-control, and threatening, and nothing like that ever happened and, lucky for me, there were witnesses.

But all these rights - and it's happening on two different occasions -so all these rights that we were told that we have, the second you try to exercise them, the Police State in our country just totally turns you into this criminal, and then you're not able to exercise those rights whatsoever. So I'm very angry about that, of course. Because of that we're not able to have the political change that we've always been told that the citizens can work for. So that was one of the biggest reasons why I decided to speak out.

Then the second reason was, just like I'm a very inquisitive person and so I started reading the background of all the stuff that's happened in the Middle East since 1953, since the overthrow of Mohammed Mossadegh. And,when youreally get into the history, I mean, I was just appalled at how ignorant my fellow Americans were of all the major things that occurred,whether you're talking about the run up to the Iraq War, Saddam wanting to use euros in oil-for-food program, the attacks on the Iranian Oil bourse to prevent the rest of the world from having to be taxed by the US government through this whole scheme of the petrol ballot recycling that occurs. So the more you look into things, the more you realize - everything that you thought you knew was a lie."

Robles: Can you tell us, I don’t mean to pry, but what exactly, just going back a minute,to what happened with you at the US authorities? How did you try to express your constitutional rights? - If you can talk about that.

Zrnchik: Yes, sure. On one occasion I took a picture of a car accident, the police came up and wanted toseize my camera. And I said: "this is my property; you have no right to seize it. If you would like to have the pictures I took, you can go ahead and get a subpoena and I'll be more than happy to comply with the subpoena," then they said: “well, you know,if you don't give it to us, we're going to say that you were tampering with evidence." I said, "There’s all these people here. I can prove I didn't tamper with evidence." Well then they turned around and they said that I started screaming and cursing at them, when I was arrested. I said, "Well then, what did you arrest me for?" And they said, "Wellbecause you're being disorderly." And I said, "When I was disorderly?" And they said, "Well you were disorderly after we were arresting you." I said, "Well how can you arrest me for disorderly conduct before it even occurred, and then when you arrested me, you claimed that I became disorderly." And then they charged me with resisting arrest, interfering with law enforcement, so I was really-really astounded.

The amazing thing to me, and this happened in Valparaiso, Indiana, the police were so worried about what had happened, they sent the Assistant Chief of Police, they sent the Chief Detective; they sent the Patrol Lieutenant. They sent, you know, like six police officers there. And the amazing thing was - the jury took the word of two 15-year-old children over that of an entire police department’s senior leadership. You know, and you would think that they would be humiliated about it, but they weren't at all.

And that's not the only thing that happened to me. The other thing was, and prior to that, I was running a traffic school for a court system, and it was when I had first joined the military and I believed in duty and our country, and I wanted to help the people out, because one of the things that happens is that people get … when they get traffic tickets, their insurance rates go up, and then they get tied into the corporate modelin the United States. So you go out and you drive your car and you get a traffic ticket, and you report it to your insurance company, and then your insurance goes to the roof.

So I went to a court and I said, "Look, I’m a drivers’ educational instructor, I'd like to teach a traffic school. All I'm asking for is a $100 per class. You can put thirty people in this class and,you know, I’d make ateacher driver’s safety class, where in that way they won’t have a conviction on their record for a minor driving offence."

Robles: Right, right.

Zrnchik: The judge turned around and said, "Well what I want you to do is pay the Police based on the number of the tickets that they write." Well the Police ended up going from writing about 25 tickets a month to writing 150 tickets a month. And then they wanted to get paid 150 people times $30 per person. So these police officers started writing all these kind of tickets. Well I told the judge I didn't want anything to do with this scam, that I got involved in this because I wanted to help people. I wasn’t going to turn this into a revenue generating scam for a local government body. And he turned around and called him to meet him in a bar.

He was wearing surveillance equipment. And then he started asking me, because I told him, I was going to go to the media to let the media know what was going on. And he met me in a bar then and he started saying, "People told me you had a gun, and that you shoot dangerous." And I tell, I said, "Are you serious? I mean I'm a college educated guy, I’m an army officer, I'm a teacher. Why would you say things that are so stupid?" He took that to a prosecutor, the prosecutor as a favor to him, because he was a judge, I'm decided that they were going to go ahead and try to indict me with aGrand Jury. Well it's a real weird laws in the United States in reference to Grand Juries.

Robles: Yeah, I know.

Zrnchik: Because if you, as the target of an investigation are not allowed to examine, cross-examine, introduce evidence, have witnesses on your behalf. Then it only takes 5 out of 23 people to indict you. Then all 23 people told the judge and the prosecutor, who acts as the judge for a Grand Jury hearing, to go get lost. And they said, they issued what was called No True Bill. But I mean this is how abusive our government has become.

The funny thing was, the judge had a secret tape recording and when the Grand Jury listened to it and I explained in there that - I didn't know that he had any recording device - but I explained to the judge what was going on, and what my disagreements with him were, and how this was turning into just a criminal scam that I didn't want any part of.

After the Grand Jury heard what I had said, they issued a No True Bill, because what happened was that judge tried to say that I was blackmailing him, and I told him, I said I don't want anything to do with this scam and so, of course, he had nothing else to say and then,what he was trying to make me hire him back, and he wanted more money, and it was obvious from the secret tape recording that the judge had made himself, that all of his accusations were lies. But again the way the legal brotherhood works together in this country, it's really like the prosecutors, the judges, and the Police - they're all allied against the American people. And this is just part and parcel of what goes on millions of times per day.

Robles: Yeah, I’ve had very similar and even worse experiences; maybe we’ll talk about that one day. Ok, thank you for sharing that with us. Can you tell us a little bit about your book? I think that would be interesting, especially for some of our international listeners.

Zrnchik: Well, yeah, I just couldn't understand why they wouldn't allow Assange to be able to face his accusers. I mean, if all they were really interested in was these sex allegation charges, I couldn't understand why they wouldn't allow him to answer all the questions that a prosecutor had, and in fact he offered to answer all those questions before he had left the country. And then what amazed me was, of course, that - they just wanted him in prison, they kept him in jail for all that time and I was amazed at the way these other countries bent to the will of the United States and refused to protect their own citizens' rights.

So I started doing some research into the two ladies that made the allegations against him. I remember that one of those names was Arden. I forgot what the other one’s name was. But I started finding all these ties that were connecting her to the CIA."

Robles: Right, right, right, right, right.

Zrnchik: And so she was actually involved in like Miami groups with ---

Robles: Cuban, Cuban.

Zrnchik:---anti-Castro groups, and she had actually went to Cuba and was actually kicked out of Cuba for conducting anti-government activities.

Robles: Right, right.

Zrnchik: And it sort of amazed me that people couldn't believe that this was obviously a trap laid for Assange by somebody who - if you read the whole story about her - leaving for a couple of days and then coming back early, when she said she was going to be gone, so that he was in the same house with her. Then she decides to have sex with him, and then she admits it was consensual, and then she turns around and wants this, it makes her mission in life to have this guy prosecuted.

And even afterwards she'd have given him money, she drove him to the train station, she'd gone out to eat with him, and then the weird thing was - there was connection between her and the other young lady, because they had worked at the college together, so it was like she introduced Assange to her friend, and that her friend could have sex with him also, you know. And so you wonder how things could be as crazy as they were and how there could be so many connections and things that just didn't make sense. And the more I looked into it, it became obvious to me. And it angers me that our government could behave in such a manner, and then that the rest of the world, if the rest of the world would just say, "Hey, we're not going to play ball with this nonsense anymore!"

And it just amazes to me how easy it is for politicians from other countries to be bought off. And that's why it really amazed me with Putin is that he stood up to the Saudi Royal Family. He said basically, "I don't want your money." He decided he was going to be a statesman and do what was right in the geo-political interests of Russia. And not be brought off, I mean the Bushes would have sold Americans down the river in a heartbeatfor no amount of money, because these ruling elites, they couldn’t care less about duty and our country, patriotism and those are just nonsense words. Everything is about them ruling, being the ruling class and, of course, ruling us minions, us mundanes.

Robles: You were listening to an interview in progress with Joseph Zrnchik, a military and political analyst and a 25-year veteran of the United States Army. You can find the rest of this interview on our website at voiceofrussia.com

Thanks for listening! And, as always, I wish you the best wherever in the world you may be.

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"US attack on Syria will be a historic crime" – Rick Rozoff

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Statesmen, diplomats, leaders and countries worldwide are condemning the United States for their obtuse and entirely self serving desire to launch military aggression against Syria, yet another small and almost defenseless nation that the US wants to decimate with their unparalleled military might as they continue to aggressively bomb and attack every nation that attempts to pursue any king of independent foreign or other policy. Voice of Russia regular Rick Rozoff adds his voice to the growing chorus of people worldwide who are calling on the aggressors to stand down and stop their madness.

Hello, this is John Robles, I’m speaking with Mr. Rick Rozoff, he’s a regular contributor for The Voice of Russia and the manager and owner of the Stop NATO website and an international mailing list.

Robles: Hello, Rick, how are you?

Rozoff: I am as concerned and as distressed, as I’m sure you and most of the world is currently knowing that we are on the precipice of what could be a disastrous military action by the United States in the Middle East.

Robles: Is it possible that somebody may, at the last moment, talk some sense into those beating-the-war-drums in Washington?

Rozoff: Certainly there have been efforts to do so. Even today such an unlikely person as the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon who was known to have been the United States’ choice for that position and who has generally gone out of his way not to offend Washington in any way, nevertheless reminded the world community and the US, in particular, that there are only two justifications to taking military action against another country.

The first is Article 51 of U.N. Charter that if a country is in imminent danger of attack from the other country, that is self-defense and secondly, if there is authorization through the Security Council. Neither of those criteria, of course, applies in any manner to US plans for military attacks against Syria. That’s number one.

Number two, and I think that is not insignificant, this past Sunday in his weekly address in St. Peter’s Square Pope Francis I, the head of the largest religious organization in the world, the Roman Catholic Church with 1.2 billion adherents, called for an international day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria. And making statements like, and this is from the press agencies, quotes of his talk, stated quote: “War, never again!” And also made the following statement “Violence never leads to peace. War leads to war, violence leads to violence,” this is an almost unprecedented statement by the religious leader by the largest religious faith in history, the Catholic Church.

And this Saturday he is going for an international day of prayer and fasting, not only for the world’s Catholics, his own flock, but other religious believers and even non-believers. That's number two.

Number three, a statement was quoted today by Interfax, the Russian press agency, quoting the Chairman of the Upper House of the Russian Parliament, the Federation Council’s Defense and Security Committee, Viktor Ozerov, and I am quoting him because it is worth getting these words out more broadly than I expect they have, and his quote says: "If we recognize the supremacy of international law and sovereignty of UN member states, the start of the U.S. military actions against Syria bypassing the U.N. Security Council could only mean one thing, another American aggression against an Arab state." More or less echoing, or paralleling the statements by Ban Ki-Moon.

He further over went on to list what this means in terms of escalation of a long-term pattern, and again this is Ozerov speaking, "The aftermath of the U.S. aggressive operations are still fresh in our memory; Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya... The list could be extended. No arguments can be accepted here in defense of democracy or human rights." As the alleged purpose of those wars, my comment.

And he goes on to say, "What is really happening is that Washington cannot agree that countries exist that do not dance to its tune or play by its rules." That’s the end of the quote by the Russian senator. And that, I think That hits it pretty squarely on the head and gets to the gist of the issue.

Syria's crime is not kowtowing to the United States, capitulating to it. And any other countries, and there aren’t many currently, that have the courage to maintain an independent foreign policy, that have close state-to-state diplomatic economic and military ties, with nations like Russia and China, who are also targeted in this.

And in a way how I envision it, John, is that you have the US, as a wolf outside of a pen of sheep and it's selecting them one by one, as to which it's going to devour. And as long as the sheep permit themselves to be picked off individually and sequentially, then all of them eventually are going to be victims.

And what's needed at this point is what even the otherwise fairly timid Ban Ki-Moon has reminded the world of, that at the most the use of military aggression by one state against another and certainly not one which has military superiority that’s almost incalculable, like the United States vis-a-vis Syria, unless in immediate self-defense or with the U.N. Security Council authorization, neither of which is in the offing. And that is the sentiment of Senator Ozerov from the Federation Council, who said exactly the same thing. “That war outside the Security Council threatens the system of international law, the international global order.”

So I think, given the gravity of the situation and the almost unprecedented comments which I just shared with you, by the head of the United Nations, the head of world's largest religious faith and by the chairman of a key committee of the Upper House of the Russian Parliament, that we're looking at something quite serious right now, and that the world needs to be able to marshal all the resources it has; information, organization, moral resources, in order to combat the threat of a war against Syria, which could quite entirely possibly expand into something not only a regional conflict or conflagration, but into something that could be a global showdown.

We've already talked about this, John, repeatedly that the U.S. has exploited the Syrian crisis, to create a new Cold War with Russia, which is now simply indisputable, and on the heels of the cancelled meeting between Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin, the Edward Snowden affair and a number of other things. But what is resting at the base of it, is the U.S. exploiting the Syrian crisis to be berate, denigrate and threaten Russia.

We’ve heard some of the worst rhetoric coming out of Washington vis-a-vis Russia since the Cold War and even worse in certain ways, as we have has ample opportunity to discuss in the past.

So my plea would be that people take to heart very serious, the statements by Ban Ki-Moon, the statements by Viktor Ozerov, the statements by Pope Francis I and realize that something is so severe, so great, so historic at this point that all efforts have to be made between now and, say, the beginning of next week when there's likely to be a vote in both Houses of the U.S. Congress, that world public opinion has to tell Washington, both the legislative and executive branch, "No war! It's against the law internationally! It's a moral crime! And it's an historic crime that will be judged in that manner and its perpetrators will be held accountable!”

Robles: Ok, thank you, Rick! We're out of time! I really appreciate it!

Rozoff: Thank you, John!

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WikiLeaks Releases Spy Files 3

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By John Robles, 4 September, 23:22  

The WikiLeaks organization has released what they are calling “Spy Files #3”. The latest offering of documents showing nefarious US Government illegality contains 249 documents from 92 global intelligence contractors. According to WikiLeaks these documents reveal how, as the intelligence world has privatized, the US, the EU and the developing world’s intelligence agencies and governments have rushed into buying millions of dollars worth of next generation mass surveillance technology to target communities, groups and whole populations.

The further revelations make it clear that anything you do online is subject to interception, manipulation, recording and a threat to the actual physical security of the user. In a press release WikiLeaks briefly detailed some of the revelations uncovered in the release as they continue their fight to expose the massive illegality and the nefarious activities of certain governments who continue to claim they are democratic.

WikiLeaks continues to fight the Orwellian security state and as the tyrants in power attempt to launch yet another act of aggression on a defenseless nation while lying to the citizens of “Oceania” it is important that we listen and support their efforts. WikiLeaks is providing proof and evidence of illegality, that is noble. They are doing what the annexed 4th Estate has obediently stropped doing as they have acquiesced their role in society.

WikiLeaks stated the following:

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange stated "WikiLeaks' Spy Files 3 is part of our ongoing commitment to shining a light on the secretive mass surveillance industry. This publication doubles the WikiLeaks Spy Files database. WikiLeaks Spy Files form a valuable resource for journalists and citizens alike, detailing and explaining how secretive state intelligence agencies are merging with the corporate world in their bid to harvest all human electronic communication."

WikiLeaks Counter Intelligence Unit has been tracking the trackers. The WLCIU has collected data on the movements of key players in the surveillance contractor industry, including senior employees of Gamma, Hacking Team and others as they travel through Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Brazil, Spain, Mexico and other countries.

WikiLeaks publiser, Julian Assange stated "WikiLeaks Counter Intelligence Unit operates to defend WikiLeaks' assets, staff and sources, and, more broadly, to counter threats against investigative journalism and the public's right to know."

Documents in Spy Files 3 include sensitive sales brochures and presentations used to woo state intelligence agencies into buying mass surveillance services and technologies. Spy Files 3 also includes contracts and deployment documents, detailing specifics on how certain systems are installed and operated.

Internet spying technologies now being sold on the intelligence market include detecting encrypted and obfuscated internet usage such as Skype, BitTorrent, VPN, SSH and SSL. The documents reveal how contractors work with intelligence and policing agencies to obtain decryption keys.

The documents also detail bulk interception methods for voice, SMS, MMS, email, fax and satellite phone communications. The released documents also show intelligence contractors selling the ability to analyze web and mobile interceptions in real time.

Contracts and deployment documents in the release show evidence of these technologies being used to indiscriminately infect users in Oman with remote controlled spyware. The FinFly 'iproxy' installation by Dreamlab shows how a target is identified and malware is silently inserted alongside a legitimate download, whilst keeping the intended download functioning as expected. The target identification methods mean that anybody connecting through the same network would be systematically and automatically intercepted and infected as well, even unintended targets.

Any opinions and views expressed here are my own. I can be reached at jar2@jar2.com.

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Is Saudi Arabia a Terrorist Proxy State for the U.S.?

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By John Robles, 3 September, 10:58

The response by the world community and by billions of informed and intelligent people all over the globe, including those in the United States, to the latest calls by the leaders of the U.S., to launch yet another war of aggression against yet another country that has never posed a threat to it, has not been one that those obtusely insisting on bloodshed expected to be faced with.

No credibility

For the international community, after decades of fabrications for going to war, war crimes, violations of international law and conventions, blatant war profiteering, military buildup, torture, illegal detention and rendition, extra-judicial executions, massive illegal spying and the refusal to abide by international laws and norms, any military action proposed to be waged by the United States of America must be looked at with the highest degree of suspicion and must not be allowed to take place without a real and true independent international consensus based on law and evidence.

For Americans the reasons to view their government with suspicion are even more numerous: endless empty patriotic war rhetoric against defenseless nations, the destruction of, and complete disregard for, constitutional rights and protections, the failure to prosecute for war crimes and crimes exposed by whistleblowers, the criminalization and violent brutal suppression of anyone who would dare to dissent against the all powerful political elites, the stifling of dissent and political discourse, the disappearance of privacy and the right to be free from unwarranted surveillance, the abuse of terror and security legislation to go after anyone the government deems to be an enemy, the all power executive that can order the extra-judicial execution of anyone, even Americans, and the list goes on.

Empty calls for war and patriotism

Last night perpetual war-monger John McCain gave a speech, just as empty and designed for a brain dead audience, as the recent speech by John Kerry that I commented about. A speech in which Kerry repeated the phrase “we know” 23 times but did not offer a single concrete piece of evidence in accusing Bashar Al-Assad and the Syrian government of using chemical weapons. Kerry’s logic for the dumbed down and brain dead masses was that, we know, I am reliable, they are bad, so you must believe us.

McCain’s was worse, he actually reasoned, I paraphrase: “Obama has decided to go to war, and the congress must support him,” whether they are right or wrong, ”because if we do not we will look illegitimate to the world.” I might remind Mr. McCain that without an imminent threat, which Syria never has and never will, pose to the United States, and without a UN resolution, any attack on Syria will be illegal and a crime against peace.

Delegitimize the entire US Government

McCain’s equation of supporting Obama’s calls to war (another reason why he must be stripped of his Nobel Peace Prize) with a support for the legitimacy of the United States are hollow and false. It is in fact these calls to war against the facts that the world already knows that has already turned the United States into a rogue nation in the eyes of the world. McCain’s speech in support of his president, something he did continually for Bush, may have been designed to terrorize the American people into supporting Obama’s obtuse insistence on attacking Syria, but in fact if the plan works the way they intend, it will then delegitimize the entire U.S. Government. The entire world sees the king has no clothes, so even if the Congress jumps on the bandwagon and says he does it will not make it so. They will also be regulated to the side of the blind.

The world knows, as well as informed Americans, that the opposition in Syria is made up of 90% Al Qaeda type, U.S. backed, funded and trained terrorists. The world also knows that the chemical weapons were delivered to the Syrian opposition by Saudi Prince Bandar and U.S. backed sources. As there is clear evidence of these facts then the United States Government has no choice but to go after those responsible (in the U.S.) and prosecute them to the full extent of the law. This would include the man sitting in the Oval Office, as he refuses to look at any evidence that does not fit with his pre-planned invasion scenario. Without that, any support by the government for another illegal invasion will only lead to delegitimizing the entire state.

Ignoring the elephant in the room

With all of the debate on all of the aspects of Obama’s bellicose rhetoric and calls for an aggressive military strike on Syria a very important fact recently emerged in the world media that is being quietly ignored.

This fact is one that goes to the heart of 9-11 and the entire “War on Terror” paradigm and transcends Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and even the Balkan war. It is the single fact that connects the contested Bush rise to power, the spread and growth of Al-Qaeda and every major event that has taken place since the day when a bankrupt George Bush was saved by the Bin Laden family and Saudi lucre. That fact is one mad Saudi Prince’s desire to be king and a thinly veiled threat to President Vladimir Putin.

With one set of attempted bribes and then subsequent threats to President Putin the entire house of cards has now been revealed and the thread that connects all of the dots has now been exposed.

Bush, the Saudis, Al-Qaeda and global domination

I would put forward, and I would welcome widespread debate and analysis of the facts on this, that Saudi Prince Bandar “Bush” is the key to the historic illegality that has spread throughout the world and the Middle East like a cancer since 9-11 and that it began with the Balkan war and the Saudi support of Bosnian Muslim terrorists. He is the key that ties the U.S. and the American elites to everything from Al-Qaeda to influencing South American oil markets.

We know

Like U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry I would like to offer my own list of “we knows”, with the difference that my “we knows” are based on uncontested facts and with the revelation by none other than Prince Bandar himself, that the Saudis control Al-Qaeda, Chechen terrorists and the terrorists in Syria, that list of we knows is now impossible to ignore. The elephant is now completely filling the building.

We now know that the Saudis do nothing without the backing and okay of the United States. Therefore everything the Saudis do we can say the U.S. is also guilty of.

We know the Saudis control Al-Qaeda, Chechen terrorists, Kosovo Albanians, Bosnian Muslim terrorists and other radical groupings.

We know they (the U.S. and the Saudis) are funding, arming, importing and training terrorists and fighters into Syria.

We know there are reports that Bandar himself delivered the chemical weapons directly to Syrian “rebels”, the same weapons used to launch an attack on the day the UN inspection team arrived.

We know Bandar promised President Putin billion dollar arms deals, and that of course it would be a win-win for the Saudis and the Americans to arm their Al-Qaeda terrorists and insurgents with Russian weapons. Then of course they could pass the blame but that is a minor point.

We know that with the backing and support of the United States the Saudis (Bandar) threatened Russia with a terrorists attack on the most peaceful of international events, the Olympic Games.

Also we know they told President Putin weeks before the “chemical attack” that they would invade Syria.

We know that for over a year the U.S. has been repeating that a chemical attack is a “red line” that must not be crossed and have been continuing to try to show that it has been crossed.

We know the U.S. has no compelling or other evidence that they can present to prove that such an attack was carried out by Syrian forces and that they will do anything to attack Syria to forcibly end the presidency of Assad and the Syrian Government.

We know the UN inspectors were controlled by rebels forces during their inspections of the chemical attacks and so any evidence they present can not be trusted.

We know that Bandar: bought nuclear warhead capable missiles from China, was involved in Iran-Contra, rescued a bankrupt George Bush along with the Bin Laden family, and was so close to the Bush family that he was called Bandar Bush.

We know Litvinenko was involved in funding Chechen terrorists which means he was aware of Saudi ties, which explains why they tried to deflect the attention to Russia.

We know the Boston Marathon suspects were Chechens, used for another false flag event to raise millions of dollars.

We know that after the events of 9-11 the Saudi Embassy was one of the most protected building in the United States.

We know the FBI had evidence of Saudi involvement in 9-11 and that they knew of Saudi connections to the 9-11 “terrorists”. Including direct involvement of a Saudi family in Florida with all of the hijackers.

We know no one has ever been prosecuted for 9-11.

It gets worse. We know that Al-Qaeda was created to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, that Osama Bin Laden was also a CIA asset named Tom Ossman, and that Al-Qaeda was and has been funded by Saudi businessmen and that the Bin Laden family continue to run banks through which Saudi money is laundered. We also know that the Bin Ladens were allowed to leave the United States after 9-11 as well as other Saudis and that a command center for the 9-11 attacks was discovered in Sarasota Florida that was hushed up by the FBI.

By threatening Russia with a terrorist attack, coupled with evidence of involvement in 9-11, ties to Al-Qaeda and more, we know that Saudi Arabia is not only a state sponsor of terrorism but is also a state which uses terrorism as an instrument of foreign policy.

We know that Saudi oil is so important to the United States that they will do anything the Saudis say and visa versa. This includes anything to protect the American dollar being used for global trade in oil. Without which the dollar would collapse. Both Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi both dared to change to the euro less than a day before their countries were attacked. Hugo Chavez was also a proponent of getting rid of the petro dollar system as is Iran.

Russia and China may move away from the dollar in oil trade with Russia already moving towards the Euro making it clear, as the world’s second largest oil producer behind Saudi Arabia, why Russia continues to be an “enemy” to the Americans.

9-11 and the resulting “War on Terror” have allowed for western global militarization and invasions of countries that threatened the petro dollar.

We know that the Saudis hold a trillion dollars in American debt and that makes the United States subservient to their interests.

We know that the Saudi forces and groups are committing war crimes executing Syrian soldiers and even engaged in cannibalism.

And finally, once again, above all else, we know that Saudi Arabia has threatened Russia with a terrorist attack.

It gets worse dear reader and the ties to Saudis, terrorists, and western special services go so far and wide and are so long that it would take thousands of pages to document.

The same people telling you they are protecting you from terror, the record has shown, are in on everything from 9-11, to Boston, to the Syrian gas attack. They have killed and continue to kill millions. The reason? The U.S. wants to rule the world and Bandar wants to be the king. Nothing else matters.

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Americans Want to See Obama Defeated in Middle East Writes Joseph Zrnchik

 

By Joseph Zrnchik, 3 September, 10:45

Dear readers, I have received a lot of mail from all of you as of late in response to my efforts covering the Syrian crisis and in particular to work on trying to uncover the true connection between Saudi Prince Bandar "Bush" and terrorism, in light of his threat against President Putin and the Russian people. One of the best and most detailed responses came from an unexpected source, unexpected because I am fighting for peace and this response was from an almost lifetime member of the US military. What he has to say is worth reading, so please let me introduce Joseph Zrnchik a Retired U.S. Military Observer Controller/Trainer who served the United States from October 1981to May 2006 (24 years 8 months) and taught Battle Command Staff Training (BCST), Operational Planning, Tactical Operations Center Training (TOC Training) and Military Decision Making Process (MDMP) Training. Mr. Zrnchik has independently contributed this work for the Voice of Russia. Thank you all, and best wishes. John

The exhortations for government support has worn thin. It is currently great weather in the US if you like to be peed on and told its raining. Not only does the US government have no credibility with the international community, but it no longer has any credibility with any American displaying common sense. The excuses given for attacks on other nations, banker bailouts, NSA destruction of the 4th Amendment and the right to be free of unlawful search and seizure, having the unalienable right of habeus corpus, the institution of police state brutality for the purpose of crushing peaceful dissent, the violations of international laws banning torture, the destruction of the US Constitution with regard to presidential claiming power to assassinate Americans, the death knells of due process, the heinous abuses common people suffer at the hands tyrannical police and the criminals in robes sitting in judgement who now serve the state as opposed to providing justice to the people, all make it clear to Americans that those having any connection with the government are now using government as a means to loot the people and protect their criminal rackets that are being perpetrated on a global scale.

The absurdities, lies and hypocrisies place Washington DC at the pinnacle of human arrogance, hypocrisy and stupidity. As the economy crumbles in the US, Americans stand idly by as bankers and defense contractors steal hundreds of billions of dollars. This is occurring as the government gives perverse justifications for the expansion of police state powers. It is sickening to listen to the corporate media as they refuse to address the medacity of government officials by using even the most basic levels of reasoning abilities. And with many Americans cheering for the government against Snowden, Assange and Manning, it is as if many Americans want their government to lie to them and abuse them. The refusal by the political elite to admit what everyone knows is the truth has finally disgusted Americans to such an extent that the government is now in fear and has emplaced legislation that will shut down the internet, usurp the Constitution and turn America into a full-blown police state with the flick of a switch.

All informed Americans now know the forces fighting in Syria are 90 percent Saudi-financed foreign jihadists of the al Qaeda variety who are being rightfully crushed by Assad and Hezbollah. All informed Americans know Israel wants the US wallowing in the mire of religious and sectarian Middle East violence as they support al Qaeda as a CIA/Saudi proxy terrorist army. All informed Americans know the Saudis have supplied the terrorists with chemical weapons that they have repeatedly used in an attempt to drag the US into war. This war proves Saudi Arabia controls al Qaeda and that al Qaeda can only be defeated by attacking Saudi Arabia. But, the US wants al Qaeda so that it has an excuse to steal more money and liberty from Americans by pushing the US’s Global War on Terror into its second decade. We have spent a decade fighting the global war on terror only to watch Al Qaeda swell is numbers to division level with the entire al Nusra Front swearing loyalty to al Qaeda. The claim that al Qaeda has been attritted to a few hundred world-wide is Bush/Cheney/Obama/Clinton nonsense. We will now be forced to follow empire to its logical conclusion as Americans discover imperial politics benefits the few at the expense of the many. But Obama is being humiliated by the common soldier, sailor and marine as they post social media videos telling Obama they will never fight along side or support al Qaeda who had been killing thousands of American service members in Iraq and killed thousands of American civilians on 9/11.

Obama has decided to shoot his mouth off and attempt to place Americans in the position of supporting Sunni sectarian slaughter. Thankfully people like Rand Paul have placed a check on Obama as he is being forced to confer with congress before attempting to begin the first ever war initiated by a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. The US Congress has finally placed a check on Obama’s radical attempt to expand his executive power, and not a moment too soon. Obama has said he meant what he said about using US military might in Syria, but the US military does not belong to Obama so much as it does the American people whose representatives regarding whether to wage war is the US House of Representatives. The House of Representatives represents the American people and there is no army without the people. For the US Army to expect homage is absurd, because it is the people and not the military who provides the funds, mans the weapons and fights the wars. It is the US Army who owes the American people homage and not the other way around. I say this as a retired Army officer who had served for over 24 years.

Major media networks have played Obama’s and Biden’s speeches criticizing Bush and threatening him with impeachment for attempting to begin the Iraq War without proper congressional approval, without observing the War Power Act and without abiding by the US Constitution’s Article 1, Section 8. How both can now make the claim that the president can act as a unitary executive is rank hypocrisy and makes both look like laughingstocks every time the video is played.

Considering the way the leadership of our military has thrown soldiers under the bus for the political considerations, it is amazing anyone would be so stupid as to further believe anymore of the imperial nonsense spewn by globalists and the corporations they own. These globalist have served to loot the American people as they prove to be a knife to the throat of nations who seek to act in the best interests of their own citizens and in accordance with international law. That the US could excuse itself from the International Criminal Court and disregard the Geneva and Hague Conventions makes one question the intellectual level of any soldier who could believe such obvious lies and contradictions. That people could be made to be so stupid ought to scare leaders who expect soldiers to be able to think for themselves. I question why any American would want to serve such an obscene government.

When one considers how the US Army lied about Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch as it covered for and excused torture and murder sanctioned by senior military officers and government officials like Cheney, Rumseld, Bush, and Alberto Gonzales, this ought to force every American to support politicians who would begin war crimes tribunals. While as they literally engaged in mass murder, torturing to death even Iraqi generals, they were able to throw Pvt. Lyndee England under a bus for "torture" without batting an eye. That all she did was humiliate Iraqi prisoners which brought her years in Leavenworth ought to make people wonder how US officials got away with suffocating Iraqi generals and hanging people backwards by their wrists until death. Yet people remain ignorant, stupid and apathetic.

Look how the military allowed Israel to slaughter dozens of sailors on the USS Liberty as they machine-gunned the severely injured on lifeboats. Look how John McCain’s father, Admiral McCain covered for the Israeli atrocities by whitewashing the investigation thereby ensuring his son’s political future in the Zionist-controlled US political establishment. Not only did the military establishment lie about what happened, but it threatened with treason anyone who would expose the crimes of the elite as President Lyndon Johnson left Americans defenseless while recalling a fighter wing so that Israelis could continue their slaughter of killing injured sailors left on the high seas in life rafts.

One Hollywood movie you will never see is about the USS Liberty. Israeli savagery would make any Jaws movie seem mundane in comparison. All the movie producers would have to do is change the "A" to an "E" and the new horror movie "Jews" would show that there are creatures with less of a soul than a Great White Shark.

With regard to the war in Syria, the US screams that Assad needs to be attacked because he used chemical weapons against "his people". So let’s look at the deceptions here. First, the Syrian opposition is one-third al Qaeda. Those that are not al Qaeda are associated forces collected from across the Sunni Arab world and are militants supplied and funded by Saudi Arabia to wage war against Shiite governments. These forces are illegal under the all international law and The Rules for Land Warfare. These terrorist groups have been caught red-handed using chemical weapons supplied by Saudi Arabia both in hopes of killing Shiites and with the intention to create a false flag situation. The Syrian oppositional forces are made up of only about ten percent of the Syrian population and are hard core Salafist, Wahabbist and Takfiri fighters who in no way represent the overwhelming majority of Syrian society. The other ninety percent come from across the entire Middle East where kings rule lawlessly and democratic movements are always crushed with the utmost brutality. While Assad has asked for talks to save Syria, the foreign fighters have no concern about laying of of Syria to waste.

The US constantly talks about how we need to attack Syria due to its violations of international law while Israel and the US have both used white phosphorous to attack civilian population centers. In the case of the US in Fallujah, the Marines surrounded the city, allowed women and children to flee while holding the men captive in the city and then unleashed a vicious barrage against thousands of non-combatants.

During Operation Cast Lead the Israelis bombed a UN observer post and killed all the international observers so that no one could see the war crimes it was committing as it opened fire on schools and civilian refugee camps using the internationally banned weapon of white phosphorous. When the IDF found it could not defeat Hezbollah, it then began an orgy of destruction targeting civilians and infrastructure in violation of international law. Was there ever a word spoken by the US against Israeli atrocities?

During the Iran-Iraq War, the US supplied Saddam’s Sunni Baathist military with chemical weapons he used to conduct an illegal war and kill 600,000 Iranians. Then, the US lied about the slaughter of Iraqis by Saddam and said the Shiite civilians that Saddam killed in Iraq were killed by Iranian chemical weapons. When Saddam finally had enough of the US and decided he would no longer accept the dollar and sought to use only the euro for oil sales in the Oil-For-Food Program, the US suddenly claimed he had to be overthrown for using chemical weapons against his own people over a decade earlier.

So, how is it that this hypocrisy can be ignored by the mainstream media regarding Obama’s desire to intervene in Syria? In the US Civil War President Lincoln, regarded as a hero by neocons, presided over the slaughter of over 600,000 Americans while the population of the US at that time was only 1/3 greater than Syria. Moreover, this carnage was done with primitive weapons and would have continued indefinitely until the US central government got its way. Yet, in Syria Assad is condemned as a strongman when the deaths in his war are fractionally much smaller even given adjustments for population differences. Assad’s war would have to claim three times what the US Civil War did to be proportionally as deadly. Yet, Lincoln did not face tens of thousands of foreign fighters gathered from across the globe who were supported by the world’s greatest military powers.

In light of Saudi intervention, one also has to consider the implications if it is determined that the House of Saud was in fact behind a false flag attack as many knowledgeable military theorists and analysts admit. And if the Saudi jihadists used chemical weapons to kill Syrians that were provided by Saudi Arabia, and given the Saudi kingdom’s admitting to controlling Chechen terrorists and threatening Russia, would not Russia be within its right to conduct a major attack on Saudi Arabia as Putin has threatened to do after being threatened by a Saudi prince with terror?

That Israel would demand humanitarian bombing for alleged Assad use of chemical weapons because it care about jihadist fighters is so hypocritical that it is sickening. But, one wonders what Israel’s position would be if it was discovered that the chemical attacks were false flag operations supplied by Saudi Wahabbists.

The 600 lb. gorilla in the room that the Western media seems to ignore is that the forces in Syria are Saudi Arabia’s irregular forces that are used as an instrument of Saudi foreign policy. These forces are not accountable to anyone and have absolutely no standing under international law. During all of the Syrian war they have executed every single Syrian soldier and slaughtered thousands of civilians due to religious sectarianism. While the US and EU brand Hezbollah as a terrorist organization, it has not engaged in sectarian slaughter of civilians, is a uniformed force, and has a clear command structure that has acted in accordance with international law.

If Obama decides to attack Syria and it is found that Saudi Arabia is not only funding international terrorism in Chechnya, but supplying chemical weapons to kill Syrians and foment a world war by creating a false flag event, Russia would be completely within its rights to flatten Riyadh and begin an Arabian uprising.

The whole world knows that Saudi Arabia holds on to over a trillion dollars in US debt. The world knows the Saudis seek to maintain the dollar as the world’s reserve currency to the detriment of poor and developing nations. The petrol dollar scheme is a tax the US charges the world as it exports its inflation to the world’s economies. The US can not build a phone or television but can build the most expensive fighters Americans can be taxed to procure. As Americans are taxed to pay for the Department of Homeland Security, we find ourselves funding our own slavery.

As the dollar continues it decline, the world knows that Saudi Arabia can spend its troves of freshly printed hundred dollar bills on only four things.

They are:

Advanced US weaponry

Fomenting civil wars that pit Sunni against Shiite

Suppressing domestic dissent

Trying to buy friends (as in Egypt and the unsuccessful attempt to buy off Putin)

The Sauds will do anything to keep the bankrupt petrol dollar scheme afloat while it holds trillions in US debt. There is an old saying about governments that says: If you owe someone a billion dollars, that is your problem, but if you owe them a trillion dollars, that is their problem. We can see that the Saudis problem is that they are willing to betray Islam and their jihadi fighters in order to maintain their kingdom. Sunnis are little more then useful idiots to the House of Saud. Right now we see the beginning of the end to the defeat of Saudi lunacy in the Middle East and with it will begin the continued advancement of Iran and the Non-Aligned Movement that will provide prosperity to those nations whose governments are not so greedy that they betray their people for Zionist banking interests. The petrol dollar recycling scheme is coming to an end and US hegemony will also end. The elite at the CFR, Bilderburg and Trilateral Commission have already schemed and are willing to have America fall to advance a globalist agenda and New World Order.

Libya should be ample example that anyone foolish enough to become involved in the international loan sharking operation known and the World Bank and IMF will raped by lenders or overthrown for attempting to oppose neo-colonialism and neo-imperialism. Iran’s primary reason for being assigned membership to the "Axis of Evil" by the Bush administration is its refusal to be dominated by Zionist banking. We see the results of Qaddafi opposing the international banking cartel. The US and NATO claimed Qaddafi needed to be overthrown to protect Libyans from annihilation even while half the entire nation conducted rallies in support of him. After seeing the US lies and the Saudi funding of Qaddafi’s opposition from jihadists across the Middle East, Russia and China were not so stupid as to allow Saudi Arabia and the West to attempt this transparent ploy in Syria. It now seems Iran and Russia are both telling Obama that he is risking a serious disruption to the world’s economy and a conflict that has no end in sight and very long-term implications of which nobody can know.

Qaddafi proved to be too much of a forward thinker for the US as he worked to provide an African Monetary Fund and African central bank. He built the Great Man-made River Project that was kept hidden by the media and it was the first thing the US bombed to prevent Libya from being the breadbasket of Africa. The US then ended Qaddafi's RASCOM plan to put an advanced telecommunications satellite in space for a small fraction of what the West was trying to change. Then, the IMF got really mad when Qaddafi stopped the West from looting Africa by paying back IMF loans interest-free to indebted nations to prevent forced austerity sell-offs of resources and infrastructure for pennies on the dollar to Western corporation. This is why the Libyan people now live in lawless squalor. Such was the result of the US backing jihadist fighters.

The US has now begun to lie like the Israelis and the Israelis lie like people blink. The US has blown Iranian airliners out of the sky as in the case of IR Flight 655 and the US media, and to a lesser extent the global media, hid the fact that every single assertion made by the US proved to be a lie to cover up the slaughter of over 290 Iranians. When you consider that the US Navy accidentally shot down Flight 800 and killed dozens of US passengers and to this day continues to lie, threaten and obstruct, it is of little surprise to me that the elite can kill a president as they did with Kennedy and then kill his brother to prevent the crime from being exposed during what would have been a succeeding Kennedy administration. As the world now looks to see how successful Iran will be at suing the US for the overthrow of its elected government of Mohammed Mossadegh, few will hold their breath in waiting for the US for conform to international law. How is it that the US bombings Iranain oil platforms in support of Saddam’s war against Iran can be omitted from any conversation about international law?

As a retired Army officer and American citizen I can tell the world that we Americans are at our wit’s end in dealing with our government. This past week two major media operations were bought by globalist corporate entities so as to continue to stuff lies down the throats of the American people. It seems our elite are leaving the American people with little choice except revolution. As Orwell warned, the lies of the elite ad the reality under which the world suffer are beginning to bump up against each other in what will continue to be a growing Syrian conflict. As the US continues to define this conflict using even greater lies to hide its mendacity, the conflict will continue to spread onto a much greater battlefield. Hopefully the American people will not allow our lying Republican and Democratic criminals to lead this nation into another war.

When Sunni Muslims across the world wake up, they will see that the House of Saud is made up of a bunch of lying, murderous and pretentious infidels whose demise would benefit the entire Middle East. If the House of Saud was ended the entire Middle East could be free of radical jihadists and corrupt US and Zionist influence.

Once the US is defeated in the Middle East and Americans are left to suffer the consequences, Americans will finally realize they can also defeat the government’s tyranny under which we continue to suffer in increasingly greater measure. While this suffering had formerly only been inflicted upon the brown-skinned people of other nations, it is now being doubled down on because force is the only tool the government has and knows how to use, but this too will come to an end eventually. Then America will have a chance of being free again and regaining its lost liberties.

The US government has made itself the enemy of the American people and the nation is ripening for revolution. When the time comes I hope other governments will help American freedom fighters and true Americans will begin trials for treason and crimes against humanity by the criminals who now lead this country.

 

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Obama to be Greeted in Sweden by WikiLeaks Criminal Complaint

John Anthony Robles IIдекабрь коллаж WikiLeaks викиликс

By John Robles, 3 September, 2013 05:20 MOVED HERE http://www.jar2.com/Topics/WikiLeaks.html

 put an end to the continuous U.S. wars of aggression and the complete disregard for the integrity and will of the international community.

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"Bashar Assad a respected man who lives a very quiet life" – Anonymous Source in Libyan Gov

башар асад портрет сирия

Download audio file  3 September, 02:56 

PART 1

A high-level anonymous official with the Libyan Ministry of Defense granted an interview to the Voice of Russia and discussed matters of intelligence surrounding the chemical attack in Syria. After recent threats by Saudi Arabia against Russia for supporting Syria, this area was focused on. The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, spoke about the tires between the Saudis and the Bin Laden family and Al-Qaeda terrorists. In the second part of the interview he details how four members of Qatari Intelligence were killed for attempting o undermine Libya’s ability to protect itself. The official’s voice was digitized by associates of the author to protect his identity and it has been verified.

http://www.jar2.com/Interviews/Secret_Libyan_Source.html

 

"Western security services have a vested interest in continuing terror" – David Shayler

Download audio file  2 September, 08:13   Moved to David Shayler Page

For some western security services it is in their benefit to maintain a high-level of fear among the population, therefore supporting and even in the extreme, causing terrorist attacks in profitable and helps the security services maintain their power and control over the population. In an interview with the Voice of Russia ex-MI5 officer and whistleblower David Shayler spoke about this and more.