Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Syria, Iran and ‘Chaos in International Relations’

by Pepe Escobar, Russia Insider:

Even in the context of a post-truth geopolitical environment run amok, Russian President Vladimir Putin telling his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over the phone that any further Western strikes against Syria may “lead to chaos in international relations” should at least be seen for what it is; a massive understatement.

According to the Kremlin, Putin and Rouhani agreed that what cynics are calling the F.U.K.U.S. – or France, UK, US – strikes have damaged the chances of achieving any meaningful political resolution in Syria.

Russia Wants Syrian Boy From White Helmets’ Footage to Address OPCW

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from Sputnik News:

The Russian envoy to the OPCW hasn’t ruled out the possibility that the Syrian boy won’t be allowed to speak.

Russia’s Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Alexander Shulgin, said in an interview with a Russian TV channel that he wants the Syrian boy who was shown in the footage of the White Helmets, allegedly in the aftermath of a government-launched chemical weapons attack, to testify to the OPCW.

Germany’s Largest Public TV News Broadcaster: Syrian Gas Attack “Most Likely Staged”

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from The Anti Media:

A senior correspondent for German state media broadcast ZDF heute stunned his European audience during a report from on the ground in Syria when he gave a straightforward and honest account of his findings while investigating what happened in Douma.

The veteran reporter, Uli Gack, interviewed multiple eyewitnesses of the April 7 alleged chemical attack and concluded of the testimonials:

“The Douma chemical attack is most likely staged, a great many people here seem very convinced.”

It appears that all local Syrians encountered by the German public broadcast reporter were immediately dismissive of the widespread allegation that the Syrian government gassed civilians, which the US, UK, France, and Israel used a pretext for launching missile strikes on Damascus.

The Truth About the “Multicultural” Invasion of Sweden

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by Daisy Luther, The Organic Prepper:

Immigration is an issue that causes tempers to flare. Many Americans want our borders to be firmly closed to outsiders, especially if those outsiders are brown. Having lived in and been welcome in another country, and having brought my children to the United States, obviously, I’m pro-immigration.

But only to a point.

We had to jump through a lot of expensive hoops to legally be in the countries where we moved. I don’t think that the hoops should be as expensive as they are, but I definitely believe that some requirements must exist. We can’t allow an unchecked influx to upturn our culture.

Report: Polish Government Moving to Fight Facebook’s Censorship of Right-Wingers

by Chris Menahan, Information Liberation:

Poland’s newly appointed Minister of Digital Affairs announced last week that he’s in contact with Facebook and working to fight their censorship of right-wing voices.

From Voice of Europe:
The Polish government is creating a group designed to fight the unequal treatment of social media users. They claim they realise that ‘right-wing users’ are being discriminated online.

A working group will be created by Poland’s Ministry of Digital Affairs. The ministry claims that they are already in touch with Facebook about the issue.

LAWRIE WILLIAMS: Russia adds to gold reserves again in March

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by Lawrie Williams, Sharps Pixley:

China may continue to be telling the world that it has added zero to its gold reserves since October 2016, but Russia is still increasing its gold hoard on a monthly basis. Its official total gold reserve holding as reported to the IMF surpassed that of China a couple of months ago and continues to rise further with the central bank reporting another 300,000 ounces (9.33 tonne) increase in March bringing its official gold holding to around 1,890 tonnes, now getting on for nearly 50 tonnes more than China’s ‘official’ total of 1,842.6 tonnes.

There is speculation that, given the badwill between the two nations, Russia may dispose of some of the U.S.-denominated assets in its substantial Forex holdings replacing them with some other currency (the Chinese yuan for example) and gold (It may already have started this process). This would be a move that if followed by some other nations (notably China with its enormous forex reserves) could start to destabilise the U.S. economy which is very reliant on the global acceptance of the U.S. dollar as the world’s principal reserve currency..

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Beware of White Helmets Bearing News

by Ann Wright, Consortium News:

At the center of the controversy over an alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Duma on April 7 are the White Helmets, a self-described rescue operation about whom an Oscar-winning documentary was made.

Reporter and author Max Blumenthal has tracked the role of the White Helmets in the Syrian conflict. He reported that the White Helmets were created in Turkey by James Le Mesurier, a former British MI5 agent. The group has received at least $55 million from the British Foreign Office and $23 million from the U.S. Agency for International Development as well as millions from the Kingdom of Qatar, which has backed a variety of extremist groups in Syria including Al Qaeda.

Venezuela’s Gold Liquidation Accelerates; Will Be Out Of Gold In One Year

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from ZeroHedge:

On Friday, Turkey unveiled its latest unorthodox financial surprise, when a local newspaper reported that Ankara will repatriate all of its gold held at the NY Fed. The stated reason: an attempt to circumvent the dollar. “Why do we make all loans in dollars? Let’s use another currency” said Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a speech at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul on April 16, according to Hurriyet. “I suggest that the loans should be made based on gold.

In what some saw an appeal for a gold standard by the Turkish president and a bid to sever ties with the US Dollar, Erdogan added that “with the dollar the world is always under exchange rate pressure. We should save states and nations from this exchange rate pressure. Gold has never been a tool of oppression throughout history.”

Hungarian PM happy with Soros’s Open Society Foundations leaving the country

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by Joshua Cullen, Voice Of Europe:

Hungary’s Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, said he will ‘not cry crocodile tears’ over the Open Society Foundations (OSF) leaving his country.

The foundation, founded by George Soros, will move from Budapest to Germany’s capital this summer, as reported by Austrian newspaper Die Presse.

Confronted with the report, Orban said to Hungarian broadcaster Kossuth Radio: “Listeners will perhaps understand if I don’t cry crocodile tears.” he added that “They are crashing out right now.