Thursday, August 5, 2021

Americans Arrested in Haiti Transporting Weapons Cache Amid Uprising

by Alexander Rubinstein, The Anti Media:

Even as U.S. President Donald Trump seeks to inspire a military coup against the elected president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, evidence is mounting that the U.S. government is enabling American mercenaries to violently quell a popular uprising in Haiti.

MintPress News previously examined the parallels between the uprising in Haiti and the Yellow Vest movement in France: both explicitly take aim at the economic oligarchy and government austerity policies; both have been the subject of violent crackdowns by the police; and the governments of both countries have gotten a free pass from Washington and its sympathetic media.

The US is Preparing for War with China

by Vladimir Danilov, New Eastern Outlook:

Over the past few years, due to the policy followed by the White House, relations between the US and China have been spiraling downward at a rapid pace.

Not only is the trade war, declared by Washington, intensifying between the two largest world economies, but territorial issues in the South China Sea, where the United States is trying to engage in “patrolling freedom of navigation”, are also becoming aggravated. The Chines publication Global Times proclaimed that “[the United States] is turning the South China Sea into a geopolitical stage and maritime frontline to suppress China.”

Federal Agencies and the People Are Preparing to Go to War With Itself

by Dave Hodges, The Common Sense Show:

Hal Turner is reporting that Kansas Legislators were put on National Guard busses and briefed on an undisclosed topic.

We know that FEMA is buying massive assault rifles from China. Why is FEMA buying these guns? Who will be the targets. Certainly, this is a domestic operation. Therefore, the easy answer is that Americans will be targeted. Which ones? That is the $64 million dollar question.

Washington Reaches New Heights of Insanity with the “Kremlin Report”

by Paul Craig Roberts, Paul Craig Roberts:

In an act of insane escalation of provocations against Russia, Washington has produced a list of 210 top Russian government officials and important business executives who are “gangsters,” “members of Putin’s gang,” “threats,” “people deserving to be sanctioned,” or however the Western presstitutes care to explain the list. The absurd list includes the Prime Minister of Russia, the Foreign Minister, the Defense Minister, and executives of Gazprom, Rosneft, and Bank Rossiya. In other words, the suggestion is that the entirety of Russian political and business leadership is corrupt.

The Russians do not seem to understand the purpose of the list. Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the government sees the list as an attempt to interfere in the Russian presidential election. There is no doubt that Washington would like to reduce Putin’s public support so that Washington can use the Western-funded NGOs operating in Russia to present American stooges as Russia’s true voices. However, it is unlikely that the Russian people are stupid enough to fall for such a trick.

Washington’s list has three purposes:

1) To undercut Russian diplomacy by presenting the top echelons of Russia as gangsters.
2) To present Russia as a military threat as per the ridiculous announcement by British defense minister Gavin Williamson on January 26 that Russia intends to rip British “infrastructure apart, actually cause thousands and thousands and thousands of deaths,” and create “total chaos within the country.”
3) To shift American and European attention away from the coming release of the House Intelligence Committee’s report that proves Russiagate is a conspiracy between the FBI, the Obama Department of Justice and the Democratic National Committee against President Trump. Washington’s Russian list will give the presstitutes something else to talk about instead of the act of treason committed against the President of the United States. Expect to hear nothing from the presstitutes except that the House Intelligence Committee report is only a political effort to shield Trump from accountability.

There is likely a fourth reason for the list. Israel wants Washington’s pressure on Russia, because Russia has so far prevented Israel’s use of the US military to create the same chaos in Syria and Iran as has been created in Iraq and Libya. Israel wants Syria and Iran destabilized because they support Hezbollah, which prevents Israel from occupying the water resources of southern Lebanon. The Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which requires the list, passed the House and Senate by a vote of 517-5. Normally, such unanimous foreign policy votes are associated with demands from the Israel Lobby.
 
The Russian government and the Russian people need to understand that Washington considers Russia to be a threat because Russia is not under Washington’s thumb. The Zionist neoconservatives control US foreign policy. Their ideology is world hegemony. They do not use diplomacy. They rely on disinformation, threats, and violence. Therefore, there is no American diplomacy with which Putin and Lavrov can engage.

Putin, being a responsible political leader of a great power, does not respond to provocation with provocation. He ignores the insults and continues to wait for the West to come to its senses. But what if the West does not come to its senses?

For the West to come to its senses requires the complete overthrow of the Zionist neoconservatives and/or the breakup of NATO. The overthrow of the neoconservatives would require a rival foreign policy voice, and that voice is very weak as it is shut off from the media, the think tanks, and the universities. The breakup of NATO would require European political figures to give up their Washington subsidies and the career advancement that Washington provides.

As I write the Atlantic Council is holding a members and press call in for a discussion with Atlantic Council members Amb. Daniel Fried and Anders Aslund. The Atlantic Council is a neoconservative propaganda agency. The purpose of the “discussion” is to further undermine US-Russian relations.

Read More @ PaulCraigRoberts,org

US Preparing To Bomb Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities As Soon As Next Month: Report

from ZeroHedge:

As the White House convenes a policy meeting on Iran Thursday involving senior Pentagon officials and cabinet advisers under national security adviser John Bolton, and after a week of intense saber-rattling by President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani, a new bombshell report by Australia’s ABC says the White House is drawing up plans to strike Iran’s alleged nuclear facilities as early as next month.

Senior figures in the Australia’s Turnbull government have told the ABC they believe the US is prepared to bomb Iran’s nuclear capability. The bombing could be as early as next month. —ABC report

Iran Messages to Trump’s Pressures: Pain Can Be Reciprocal

by Alastair Crooke, Strategic Culture:

Is Trump’s ‘maximum pressure’ doctrine approaching the end of its natural life?  Trump does not seem to think so: “Call me” (when the pain becomes too great), he tells all the besieged and sanctioned parties.  Reportedly, he has even sent Tehran a phone number via the Swiss Embassy – but Tehran will not be using it.

But this wait-and-see period seems to be coming to a somehow synchronous ending: It has had no results, for all the rhetorical hype. Notably, China seems has switched from an emollient mode and tone, to one of gathering its people behind a painful, yet necessary strategic struggle. North Korea too, seems to be nearing the end of its patience with negotiations that go nowhere; and now Iran is signalling (like the others), that to sit passively, is not an option – whilst the US pursues maximum pressure with no cost to itself. We begin the phase then, in which these states are ready and willing to impose asymmetric costs on Trump.

Report: Russian Forces Almost Attacked U.S. B-52 Bomber of Syria Coast

from 21st Century Wire:

If this report is accurate, then this should reinforce calls for the United States to leave Syria instead of insisting on meddling in a conflict which the US and its allies had conceived and actively stoked since 2011.

According to a recent report (see in section below), a US strategic high altitude B-52H bomber flew dangerously close to Russia’s Hmeimim air base in Latakia, Syria.

According to 21WIRE military analyst sources, this US aircraft most likely belongs to a wing which has been recently deployed to the island of Crete in Greece just last week, from 12 Nov 2019. Watch:

War Wizards on a Leash

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from Rogue Money:

While Americans were winding down a short work week and battening down the hatches for the annual national gluttony of Thanksgiving Day, The Boss in Russia was busy overseeing a well-engineered smackdown of the western Wizards of War by pulling off what has amounted to a declaration of cessation of hostilities in Syria.

The triumvirate representation of Russia, Iran, and Turkey made its presence known in Sochi earlier this week and effectively collared the necks of the bloodthirsty dogs who have been beaten back one chessboard square at a time and now see their butts hanging over an abyss of self-destruction.

Here is the video of the statements made by Putin, Rouhani, and Erdogan. A transcript is available at the Kremlin’s official website [linked here]. Here are a few comments that stood out to me.

Putin: Experts of our countries conducted serious preparations for discussing substantive issues at the current talks, so I am confident that the discussion will be detailed and productive, and the agreements reached will help further restore peace and security in Syria and consolidate its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and in general facilitate stabilisation in the Middle East.

Rouhani: Unfortunately, some countries active in our region are following the examples of the United States and the Zionist regime to sow discord and hatred between the peoples of the region and to shift the responsibility for the outcomes of their hostile policy that seeks to tear the region apart.

The struggle against strife and unrest is one of the manifestations of the practical policy of Iran, which is taking an active part in the Astana format. Our strategy lies in joint actions and competition, coordination and oversight, cooperation with nations, and friendship rather than hostility.

Respect for the national sovereignty of Syria is an inalienable part of this struggle. There is no excuse for the presence of foreign troops on the territory of Syria without the permission of its legitimate Government.

Turkey’s President Erdogan made a few remarks to conclude the press event. I’ll say that his demeanor was a bit less “glowing” than Rouhani’s. He made an interesting reference to the recent deadly earthquake that hit the border of Iraq and Iran. He also expressed his thanks to the republic of Kazakhstan and the city of Astana for the hospitality offered during the Syria peace talks. Astana is a name you should become familiar with as it will come up in future blogs – and has already come up in past ones – with reference to the Russian space program, the development of free energy, and the hunt for dark matter with all its esoteric connection to Artificial Intelligence. Just file that way for now.

Erdogan’s comments included this: 

Today’s trilateral council is of great importance for finally stopping the bloodshed and putting an end to the tragedy that has lasted for many years. The whole world has seen the progress Turkey, Russia and Iran have made in their efforts on the Syrian issue.

I would also like to express my gratitude to President Nazarbayev for the event for which he provided the venue in Kazakhstan. Our meetings in Astana were of benefit to the whole region, praise Allah.

As many of you know, the Rogue Money team has been gritting its teeth, so to speak, in anticipation of calamitous events in the Middle East as the month of November approached. We saw the #SaudiPurge unfold, right on the dot, just as “W” predicted, and then we buckled up for the next temporal window of Nov. 22-23. Vladimir Putin was also watching the calendar. This meeting in Sochi threw a massive monkey wrench into the neocon machinery.

Are we out of the woods yet? Not by a long shot, as W. explains in his words here in the next section.

Read More @ RogueMoney.net

RUSSIAN TV: “WORLD STANDS MILLIMETERS FROM A GREAT WAR”

by Paul Joseph Watson, InfoWars:

Citizens told to prepare to evacuate to bomb shelters

As Russian citizens are being advised on what to take with them to the bomb shelter, the country’s Armed Forces TV has announced that “the world stands millimeters from a great war.”

We Are Headed For Another Tragedy Like WWI

by Eric Margolis, Ron Paul Institute:

We are now before the 100th anniversary of World War I, the war that was supposed to end all wars. While honoring the 16 million who died in this conflict, we should also condemn the memory of the politicians, officials and incompetent generals who created this horrendous blood bath.

I’ve walked most of the Western Front of the Great War, visited its battlefields and haunted forts, and seen the seas of crosses marking its innumerable cemeteries.

As a former soldier and war correspondent, I’ve always considered WWI as he stupidest, most tragic and catastrophic of all modern wars.

Jim Rickards: You Must Own a Monster Box; N. Korea Close to Being Able to Destroy U.S.

by Mike Gleason, Money Metals:

Coming up we’ll hear the explosive conclusion of my two part interview with Jim Rickards. Find out what Jim has to say about not just gold but also silver, and where he thinks things are headed between the U.S. and North Korea. Don’t miss this fascinating conversation with Jim Rickards, coming up after this week’s market update.

Gold prices advanced this week to an 18-month high, entering a zone of critically important levels on the charts. As gold bulls sought to push prices up to a 4-year high mark of $1,375 on Thursday afternoon, bears clawed back and regained some lost ground. In volatile trading late Thursday, the gold market swung from $1,365 to roughly $1,340 an ounce.

As of this Friday recording, gold trades at $1,352, good for a 1.4% gain on the week. The silver market checks in at $17.39 per ounce after rising 2.0% since last Friday’s close. The white metal still needs to get above the $18.50 level in order to take out its highs from last year.

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Leaked Report Reveals Russia Has Underwater Nuclear Drones

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by Darius Shahtahmasebi, The Anti Media:

Russia possesses an underwater nuclear drone capable of carrying a 100-megaton nuclear warhead, a recently leaked draft of the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) has revealed.

The weapon, known as the autonomous underwater vehicle “AUV,” is featured in a chart that lays out Russia’s multiple nuclear delivery vehicles in the draft paper. Its official name is the Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6. According to the draft report, the underwater drone has the potential to devastate U.S. ports and harbors. It has a range of 10,000 km, can descend 1 km below sea level, and can also reach a top speed of more than 56 knots (over 64 miles per hour).

Russia has developed and tested a nuclear-capable underwater drone called Ocean Multipurpose System Status-6.

The draft NPR, which was originally published by the Huffington Post, alleges that the U.S. has been left exposed because Russia has continued to develop nuclear weapons since the end of the Cold War. The draft paper appears to suggest that the U.S. has reduced its role in producing nuclear weapons.

“Russia’s strategic nuclear modernisation has increased and will continue to increase its warhead delivery capacity, and provides Russia with the ability to rapidly expand its deployed warhead numbers,” the draft paper states.

In addition to modernising ‘legacy’ Soviet nuclear systems, Russia is developing and deploying new nuclear warheads and launchers…These efforts include multiple upgrades for every leg of the Russian nuclear triad of strategic bombers, sea-based missiles, and land-based missiles,” the NPR also stated.

“Russia is also developing at least two new intercontinental range systems, a hypersonic glide vehicle and a new intercontinental nuclear-armed undersea autonomous torpedo.”

This reference to an “autonomous torpedo” is allegedly the first time the Pentagon has confirmed the existence of such a weapon.

According to Newsweek, in response, the Pentagon released the following statement, which appeared to confirm the draft’s authenticity:

“Our discussion has been robust and several drafts have been written. However, the Nuclear Posture Review has not been completed and will ultimately be reviewed and approved by the President and the Secretary of Defense. As a general practice, we do not discuss pre-decisional, draft copies of strategies and reviews.”

According to Defense News, Russia reportedly tested the AUV in November 2016.  Defense News also noted that the NPR offers “no sign that the Pentagon is interested in developing unmanned undersea vehicles capable of delivering a nuclear weapon.”

In reality, the draft paper provides a foundation for Donald Trump’s long-standing desire to be able to use nuclear weapons. After once reportedly asking three times in a meeting, “If we have nuclear weapons, why don’t we use them?” the draft paper has surfaced amid the Trump administration’s active efforts to try to remove the constraints that prevent the use of nuclear weapons.

Defense News helps us further understand the true motive behind the report:

Read More @ TheAntiMedia.com

The Real Reasons the Warmongers Want Trump Out—They Want War

by Harley Schlanger, LaRouche PAC:

On Thursday, we presented our analysis of the shameless impeachment charade which occurred Wednesday in the House of Representatives. We emphasized that which passed by most unnoticed, as being its most significant event.

Two State Department bureaucrats, George Kent and William A Taylor, inculcated with the British imperial view of the world, defended that view as being central to the entire post-war “order,” and portrayed the President of the United States as a bumbling uninformed character who would topple that glorious order solely for some personal gain.