Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Ukraine Provocations Threaten To Bring War To Europe – And The World

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche Organization:

April 9 — Following the regime change coup in February 2014 which toppled the elected government of Ukraine — which could not have occurred without the open support of the United States and governments in NATO — Russian leaders repeatedly warned that the entry of Ukraine into NATO was a “red line,” which Russia could not allow. The steady eastward expansion of NATO, following the peaceful disbanding of the Warsaw Pact military alliance in 1991, broke pledges given to Soviet leaders that there was no intention to move NATO forces closer to the borders of Russia.

Is 2021’s Fictional Cyberattack Simulation Prepping Us For a Cyber Pandemic?

by Robert Wheeler, The Organic Prepper:

Many readers are aware of a simulation conducted by the World Economic Forum called Event 201 that preceded the COVID pandemic. Event 201 eerily described and seemed to predict the pandemic. (There was also a pandemic simulation called Clade X that preceded Covid.)

What some readers may not know, however, is that the World Economic Forum conducted a similar simulation, Cyber Polygon 2020. This 2020 event also predicted a global catastrophe.

Understanding Anti-Putin PSYOPs: Preparing for War

from The Unz Review:

Intro: cause vs pretext

It is not an exaggeration to say that in the mythology of the AngloZionist Empire Putin is something akin to Satan or, at least, that he is a kind of “Sauron” who is the epitome of evil. And, we all heard that recently, Biden, in a recorded interview, declared that Putin is “a killer”. When given a chance to soften this statement Jen Psaki did no such thing. We can, therefore, conclude that this was an official, deliberately planned, characterization of the Russian leader.

Microsoft lands $21 billion contract to arm US soldiers with futuristic augmented-reality headsets

from RT:

The Pentagon will pay Microsoft billions of dollars to build augmented-reality headsets for its soldiers. The devices will be backed by the tech firm’s Azure cloud computing services, which was compromised by hackers last year.

The contract was announced on Wednesday and could earn Microsoft up to $21.88 billion over 10 years. Back in 2018, the US Army gave Microsoft $480 million to develop a prototype headset built around the company’s HoloLens technology. Based on its performance, Microsoft will now provide up to 120,000 of the headsets, dubbed the Integrated Visual Augmented System, or IVAS.

‘Nobody is Safe Until Everyone is Safe’: World Leaders Float Treaty on ‘Health for All’ Principle

from Sputnik News:

As the global coronavirus pandemic has ‘exploited weaknesses’ and sown division and strife over vaccines and medical supplies, the president of the European Council has proposed to look ahead to the post-COVID world and consider the fact that this is not the first global health crisis, and probably won’t be the last.

In a world that is interconnected and interdependent, countries need to be able to rely on the strength of multilateralism and international cooperation when faced by global challenges of a scale such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Three Russian nuclear submarines performed a simultaneous ascent from under the ice at a distance of up to 300 m from each other

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?

Does Europe Stand With Biden Against Russia?

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

“President” Biden, who stole a presidential election and murdered American democracy, accuses the President of Russia of being “a killer.”  Do Europe’s politicians agree? 

Yes, apparently. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has just pronounced Russia “Britain’s top security challenge.”  The British PM, shilling for the armaments and nuclear weapons industry with an eye on those future directorships, promises more military spending. The British can’t have better health care or lower taxes, because of the threat of Russia. What a joke!  No amount of British arms spending could deter a real threat from Russia. If Russia wants Britain, Britain is helpless. Britain could spend its entire GDP on armaments, and the country would still be defenseless against Russia.

Warmonger Joe Biden Seems Quite Eager To Start A War With Russia

by Michael Snyder, End Of The American Dream:

If you are the president of the United States and you want to have a positive relationship with another country, it is probably not a good idea to call the leader of that other country a “killer” that “doesn’t have a soul”.  Also, it is probably not a good idea to accuse the other country of directly interfering in our elections or to threaten them with cyberattacks.  Unfortunately, Joe Biden seems to think that the American people want him to “get tough” with Russia, and he just told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that Vladimir Putin “will pay a price” for messing with the 2020 election…

EPIC FAIL: Why Most US Weapons Systems Are Worse than Russia’s

from Russia Insider:

In this fascinating analysis, our contributor explains why the US military is in serious trouble, unable to compete with Russia, and unlikely to change going forward. He has experience in the military, civil service, Congress, and the lobbying and contracting sectors. He lives in the Washington, DC area.

Lately we have seen some good analysis on the limits and vulnerabilities of the American military in light of events in the former Ukraine and especially Russia’s demonstrated competence in Syria.

Saudi Arabia Confirms New ‘Iran-Backed’ Drone Attack On Aramco Facility

from ZeroHedge:

Saudi Arabia has confirmed a fresh Houthi attack on Saudi Aramco facilities on Friday, for which Riyadh is further pointing the finger at Iran. The kingdom said the continued attacks threaten “the security and stability of the world’s energy supplies”.

The Yemeni Shia group which the US-Saudi coalition has been at war with since 2015 initially claimed responsibility for the Friday attack on the Saudi capital. An Aramco refinery had been hit by what was reported as six-bomb laden drones, resulting in a fire which later came under control without impacting oil supplies at the plant.

Biden Threatens Putin: Another Sad Chapter in U.S. Diplomacy

from 21st Century Wire:

A war of words has broken out between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A hapless Biden was baited into a Russia-bashing session during an interview with ABC host George Stephanopoulos when he asked the President whether he thought the Russian president was a “killer,” Biden replied, “I do,” and went on to threaten retaliation for alleged ‘meddling’ in the 2020 US Election, warning Putin, “The price he’s going to pay, you’ll see shortly.”

Putin responded to Biden’s meandering television tirade, saying,“It takes one to know one.”

How the US military subverted the Afghan peace agreement to prolong an unpopular war

by Gareth Porter, The Grayzone:

Appointed in the final days of Trump’s presidency to remove all US troops from Afghanistan, Douglas Macgregor tells The Grayzone how military leadership undermined the withdrawal and pressured Trump to capitulate.