Friday, May 27, 2022

Sowing Seeds of War

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

China Is Losing Patience with Washington. “You wouldn’t like me when I’m angry,” China tells Washington, and China is getting angry.

Beijing warns US and its UK, Canadian, Australian, and New Zealand puppets to give up pretending they constitute “world opinion.”  https://www.rt.com/news/519004-china-five-eyes-west-xinjiang/ 

This rebuke to the “Five Eyes” follows a strong dressing down delivered by Yang Jiechi, a ruling member of the Chinese government to the Biden regime at the Alaska talks.  Yang Jiechi told the US delegation that “the United States does not have the qualification to say that it wants to speak to China from a position of strength.”  In other words, who do you think you are?  Where did you get the idea that your self-serving position constitutes international public opinion and that you can lean on us to comply with your position?

China collecting Americans’ DNA poses major security risk to the U.S.

by Ramon Tomey, Natural News:

A top U.S. counterintelligence agency warned that China’s collection of health care data from Americans poses major risks. The National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) issued the warning in a fact sheet released on Feb. 1. The document said that China’s acquisition of sensitive healthcare and genetic data – both through legal and illegal means – threatens U.S. privacy and security.

According to the fact sheet, the Chinese regime utilized investments in American biotechnology firms and partnerships with hospitals and universities to obtain sensitive data. With vast amount of American citizens’ genetic information, China can overtake the U.S. in the field of biotechnology or weaponize this information for military operations.

Anarchy in the Ukraine: Zelensky Frees Convicts With Military Experience

from Sputnik News:

The long-running crisis in Ukraine which began after a Western-backed coup in Kiev in 2014 escalated dramatically late last week after Russia launched a military operation to demilitarize the country. The operation began after weeks of escalating artillery, mortar and sniper attacks by Kiev forces against the Donbass republics.

War Talk in Washington, London on Eve of Biden-Putin Summit

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche Organization:

Buoyed by praise from Congressional Democrats and Republicans for his commitment to “stand up to Russia and China”, Joe Biden’s first words on arriving in the U.K. for a series of summits reflected that bipartisan consensus.

“I’m headed to the G7, then to the NATO ministerial and then to meet with Mr. Putin, to let him know what I want him to know,” he boasted to a gathering of U.S. Air Force personnel at a British air base, sounding more like a mafia boss than a statesman. Offering the now-standard administration comment on the summit, that he is “not seeking conflict” with Russia, but a “stable predictable relationship”, he fell back to his combative persona, saying “I’ve been clear, the United States will respond in a robust and meaningful way when the Russian government engages in harmful activities.

Is Someone About To Light The Match Which Will Spark A War With Russia?

by Michael Snyder, The Economic Collapse Blog:

What if the Russians aren’t bluffing?  Western leaders seem to think that they can just keep provoking the Russians over and over again without any consequences.  It was pretty obvious that western hands were behind the recent riots in Kazakhstan, and now the head of NATO has come out and publicly said that a decision has already been made to make Ukraine and Georgia members of NATO.  He was referring to a decision that was made many years ago, but publicly reaffirming that decision in this exceedingly tense environment is extremely counterproductive if the goal is peace.  The Russians have repeatedly warned that adding Ukraine to NATO is a red line that must never be crossed.  And unlike many western leaders, Russian officials tend to be deadly serious about their “red lines”.

CIA Openly Admits in Mainstream Media They’ve Been Training Ukrainians to Fight Russia Since 2015

by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:

I think the one place where the greatest consternation will be caused in the short term, would be to admit Baltic states in terms of NATO/US/ Russian relations. And if there was anything that was going to tip the balance in terms of a vigorous and hostile reaction in Russia, it would be that,” then-Senator Joe Biden said at an Atlantic Council conference broadcast on C-SPAN on June 20, 1997.

This rare bit of clarity was likely in response to President Bill Clinton calling for former Warsaw Pact countries and post-Soviet republics to join NATO, and the fact that he made NATO enlargement a crucial part of his foreign-policy.

Who Wags the Dog? Israel’s Friends in Washington Mean Constant War in the Middle East

by Philip Giraldi, Strategic Culture:

Biden, like presidents before him, is caught in the trap between an extremist-dominated Israel and the all-powerful domestic Israel Lobby.

Donald Trump, who was elected President of the United States in 2016, may have won due to voters attracted by his pledge to end many of the “stupid” wars that the American military was involved in worldwide. In the event, however, he ended no wars in spite of several attempts to withdraw from Afghanistan and Syria, and almost started new conflicts with cruise missile attacks and the assassination of an Iranian general. Trump was consistently outmaneuvered by his “experts” on the National Security Council and at the Pentagon, who insisted that it was too early to disengage from the Middle East and Central Asia, that America’s own national security would be threatened.

“They didn’t hear what we told them. They had better hear this time.” — Vladimir Putin

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

Think back to 2014 when the US overthrew the Ukrainian government and installed a neo-Nazi regime. The neocons were smirking, laughing at how easy it was to buffalo the Russians. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland publicly bragged about how the US had spent $5 billion dollars preparing the overthrow of Ukraine. Much cheering of how Ukraine would now be used to destabilize Russia and seize the Russian Black Sea naval base.

After a long frustrating, humiliating 8 years of trying to get the West’s attention that this was not a scheme Russia could accept, and after one last effort which got nowhere, Russia has acted.

More VIDEO from Ukraine – Tanks Demolished or Moving – Planes Firing on Targets and Then Being Fired Upon – Big Bombs – People Fleeing for Their Lives

by Joe Hoft, The Gateway Pundit:

Here’s more video captured and shared on social media from Ukraine.
Tanks on the move on a road leading to Ukraine –

Other tanks destroyed and abandoned –

NATO Wants a Ground-War in Ukraine

by Mike Whitney, The Unz Review:

“While the US succeeded in goading the Russian government to take the first shot, it is clear that the war in Ukraine is the first stage of a much broader conflict. Having provoked the Russian government into a desperate and disastrous invasion of Ukraine, the United States is using the war to reassert its global hegemony, building a war coalition for what the United States has termed “great power conflict” targeting not only Russia, but China as well.” Andre Damon, World Socialist Web Site

FBI, CISA Warn Hackers Keep Targeting the US Water Supply

by Jesse Smith, Activist Post:

Ransomware attackers are continuing to target water and wastewater facilities, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials warned in a bulletin based on incidents in five states.

cybersecurity advisory published Thursday from the FBI, the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Security Agency highlighted incidents in five states between March of 2019 and August 2021, where systems were targeted by either ransomware attacks or other hacks. In one case, a former employee of a Kansas-based facility tried to “threaten drinking water safety by using his user credentials…to remotely access a facility computer,” according to the alert.

Will the Russians Sink a British Ship the Next Time Around?

from The Unz Review:

To begin, let’s recap what just happened in the Crimean waters. First, the HMS Defender deliberately entered the Russian waters under the pretext that the Brits don’t recognize what they call the “annexation” of Crimea. The Brits deny it, but after seeing 4 bombs explode ahead of the HMS Defender, they altered their course as the Russians demanded.

Next, before looking into this deeper, let’s also keep in mind the following fact: the entire Black Sea is a de facto “Russian lake” meaning that Russia has the full military control of the Black Sea. For those alternatively gifted, let me explain what this means: