Putin warnt öffentlich: Impfstoffe und Gentechnik sind eine Bedrohung für die Evolution der Menschheit!

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04-04-19 12:01:00,

Diejenigen, die eine freie Impf-Entscheidung unterstützen und sich gegen ein genetisches modifizieren unserer Nahrungskette aussprechen, haben einen Verbündeten: Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin.

Diejenigen, die eine freie Impf-Entscheidung unterstützen und sich gegen ein genetisches modifizieren unserer Nahrungskette aussprechen, haben einen Verbündeten: Der russische Präsident Wladimir Putin.

Wie von der Health Freedom Alliance berichtet, soll einem Bericht zufolge, der von dem russischen Sicherheitsrat (SCRF) hergestellt wurde und derzeit im Kreml zirkuliert, Putin Anweisungen gegeben haben, das russische Volk vor gentechnisch veränderter Nahrung, als auch westlichen Arzneimitteln „um jeden Preis“ zu schützen.

Foto: ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP/Getty Images

Der Bericht stellt fest, dass Putin glaubt, dass die nächste Phase der Evolution des Menschen in eine „ernste Gefahr“ gebracht ist und dass westliche und andere große Mächte „absichtlich den Prozess für ihren persönlichen Gewinn verzögern.“ 

„Wir als eine Spezies haben die Wahl, unsere Körper und Gehirne in einem gesunden Aufwärtstrend zu entwickeln, oder wir können dem westlichen Beispiel der letzten Jahrzehnte folgen und absichtlich unsere Bevölkerung mit gentechnisch veränderten Lebensmitteln, Medikamenten, Impfungen und Fast-Food, welches als ein gefährliches Suchtmittel eingestuft werden sollte“, vergiften sagt der Bericht. (Siehe auch: Putin will weltweit erste Sicherheitsuntersuchung für Impfstoffe)

„Wir müssen dies bekämpfen. Eine körperlich und geistig behinderte Bevölkerung ist nicht in unserem Interesse“,

so der Bericht.

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Wie weiter von der Health Freedom Alliance berichtet:

„Indem er den durchschnittlichen staatlich kontrollierten Westler beschreibt, als einen intensiv geimpften Borderline-autistischen dicken Mann, der vor einem Bildschirm zusammensackt und gegen eine High-Fructose Corn Sirup Depression ankämpft“, so heißt es in dem Bericht, dass eine solche von Regierungen genutzte Taktik, um ihre Bürger zu unterjochen nicht nur dunkel/böse“, sondern mittel- bis langfristig kontraproduktiv ist.„

„Größter weltweit führender Anbieter von gesunden, ökologisch sauberen und qualitativ hochwertigen Lebensmitteln“

Unter Putin, der selbst Milliardär ist, hat die russische Regierung in den letzten Jahren freies Land für all diejenigen zur Verfügung gestellt, die bereit sind organisch und nachhaltig zu pflanzen und zu wirtschaften, mit dem Ziel, der „führende Exporteur“ der Welt für Gentechnik-freie Lebensmittel zu werden,

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Putin To Trump: Mind Your Own Business On Venezuela; Russian Troops Will Stay “As Long As Needed”

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01-04-19 08:27:00,

Days after Trump’s Secretary of State Mike Pompeo demanded that Russia “cease its unconstructive behavior” by landing a transport plane full of Russian troops in Caracas last Saturday, the Kremlin has responded – essentially telling Washington to pound sand – and that their troops will remain in Venezuela “for as long as needed” according to the Independent

In the latest indication the crisis in Venezuela is taking on elements of a proxy battle between the former Cold War rivals, a spokeswoman for Russia’s foreign ministry said the troops had been dispatched to fulfil “military contracts”.

“They are involved in the implementation of agreements in the sphere of military and technical cooperation,” said Maria Zakharova, according to the AFP, adding that the troops would stay there “for as long as needed”.

“Russia is not changing the balance of power in the region, Russia is not threatening anyone,” she said. –Independent

Last week we also noted that new satellite images reveal a major deployment of S-300 air defense missile systems to a key air base south of Caracas shortly after Russia arrived. 

On Wednesday while meeting with the wife of opposition leader Juan Guaidó, President Trump called on Russia to pull its troops out of Venezuela, warning that “all options” were on the table to make that happen. 

When asked by a reporter about the Russian troops, Trump said “Russia has to get out. What’s your next question.” When asked if that sentiment had been conveyed to the Kremlin, Trump replied: “They know. They know very well.”

President Trump, aka Putin’s puppet, on Venezuela: “Russia has to get out.” | pic.twitter.com/dIUgw2xdKO

— Mike (@Doranimated) March 27, 2019

The United States, UK and other Western nations claim that last year’s elections in Venezuela were unfair, while President Maduro and his supporters have pointed to the testimony of independent election observers who say it was legitimate. Guaidó declared himself president in January, finding the immediate support of 50 nations led by the United States. 

Maduro, meanwhile, has refused to accept Western aid – suspecting it will be used as a guise to smuggle weapons to the opposition. 

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President Putin signs law blocking fake news, but the West makes more

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20-03-19 02:57:00,

Authored by Major Danny Sjursen (ret.) via AntiWar.com:

There are times when I wish that the United States would just drop the charade and declare itself a global empire.

As a veteran of two imperial wars, a witness to the dark underside of America’s empire-denial, I’ve grown tired of the equivocation and denials from senior policymakers. The U.S. can’t be an empire, we’re told, because – unlike the Brits and Romans – America doesn’t annex territories outright, and our school children don’t color its colonies in red-white-and-blue on cute educational maps.

But this distinction, at root, is rather superficial. Conquest, colonization, and annexation are so 19th century – Washington has moved beyond the overt and engages in the (not-so) subtle modern form of imperialism. America’s empire over the last two decades – under Democrats and Republicans – has used a range of tools: economic, military, political, to topple regimes, instigate coups, and starve “enemy” civilians. Heck, it didn’t even start with 9/11 – bullying foreigners and overturning uncooperative regimes is as American as apple pie.

Still, observing post-9/11, post-Iraq/Afghanistan defeat, Washington play imperialism these days is tragicomically absurd. The emperor has no clothes, folks. Sure, America (for a few more fleeting years) boasts the world’s dominant economy, sure its dotted the globe with a few hundred military bases, and sure it’s military still outspends the next seven competitors combined. Nonetheless, what’s remarkable, what constitutes the real story of 2019, is this: the US empire can’t seem to accomplish anything anymore, can’t seem to bend anybody to its will. It’s almost sad to watch. America, the big-hulking has-been on the block, still struts its stuff, but most of the world simply ignores it.

Make no mistake, Washington isn’t done trying; it’s happy to keep throwing good money (and blood) at bad: to the tune of a cool $6 trillion, 7,000 troop deaths, and 500,000 foreign deaths – including maybe 240,000 civilians. But what’s it all been for? The world is no safer, global terror attacks have only increased, and Uncle Sam just can’t seem to achieve any of its preferred policy goals.

Think on it for a second: Russia and Iran “won” in Syria; the Taliban and Pakistan are about ready to “win” in Afghanistan;

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Putin’s State of the Nation, Part V – the Environment

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27-02-19 09:11:00,

Authored by Federico Pieraccini via The Strategic Culture Foundation:

We discussed in the previous article how China and Russia are using diplomatic, economic and military means in areas like Asia and the Middle East to contain the belligerence and chaos unleashed by the United States. In this analysis, we will examine the extent to which this strategy is working in Europe. In the next and final article, we will look at the consequences of the “America First” doctrine in relation to South America and the Monroe Doctrine.

The United States has in the last three decades brought chaos and destruction to large parts of Europe, in spite of the common myth that the old continent has basked in the post-WWII peace of the American-led world order. This falsehood is fueled by European politicians devoted to the European Union and eager to justify and praise the European project. But history shows that the United States fueled or directed devastating wars on the European continent in Yugoslavia in the 1990s, with the conflict between Georgia and Ossetia at the beginning of the 1990s, with the war in Georgia in 2008, and in the coup in Ukraine in 2014, with the ensuing aggression against the Donbass.

The major problem for Washington’s European allies has always been summoning the will to contain US imperialism. For many years, especially since the end of the Cold War, European countries have preferred to defer to Washington’s positions, confirming their status as colonies rather than allies. It is fundamental to recognize that European politicians have always been at the service of Washington, eager to prostrate themselves to American exceptionalism, favoring US interests over European ones.

The wars on the European continent are a clear demonstration of how Washington used Europe to advance her own interests. The abiding goal of the neocons and the Washington establishment has been to deny any possibility of a rapprochement between Germany and Russia, something that could potentially result in a dangerous axis threatening Washington’s interests. The war of aggression against Yugoslavia represented the deathblow to the Soviet republics, an effort to banish the influence of Moscow on the continent. The subsequent war in Ossetia, Georgia and Ukraine had the double objective of attacking and weakening the Russian Federation as well as creating a hostile climate for Moscow in Europe,

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Pepe Escobar: Putin Rattles Sabre As Nuclear Pact Collapses

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25-02-19 08:50:00,

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times,

Russian President warns West that deploying missile launchers in Europe could ignite ‘tit for tat’ response…

President Putin’s state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow this week was an extraordinary affair. While heavily focused on domestic social and economic development, Putin noted, predictably, the US decision to pull out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty and clearly outlined the red lines in regard to possible consequences of the move.

It would be naïve to believe that there would not be a serious counterpunch to the possibility of the US deploying launchers “suitable for using Tomahawk missiles” in Poland and Romania, only a 12-minute flight away from Russian territory.

Putin cut to the chase:

“This is a very serious threat to us. In this case, we will be forced – I want to emphasize this – forced to take tit-for-tat steps.”

Later that night, many hours after his address, Putin detailed what was construed in the US, once again, as a threat.

“Is there some hard ideological confrontation now similar to what was [going on] during the Cold War? There is none. We surely have mutual complaints, conflicting approaches to some issues, but that is no reason to escalate things to a stand-off on the level of the Caribbean crisis of the early 1960s”.

This was a direct reference to the Cuban missile crisis in 1962 when President Kennedy confronted USSR’s Nikita Khrushchev over missiles deployed off the US mainland.

The Russian Defense Ministry, meanwhile, has discreetly assured that conference calls with the Pentagon are proceeding as scheduled, every week, and that this bilateral dialogue is “working”.

In parallel, tests of state-of-the-art Russian weaponry such as the Sarmat intercontinental ballistic missile and the hypersonic Khinzal also proceed, alongside mass production of the hypersonic Avangard. The first regiment of the Russian Strategic Missile Forces will get the Avangard before the end of this year.

And then there’s the Tsircon, a hypersonic missile capable of reaching US command centers in a mere five minutes – leaving the whole range of NATO military assets exposed.

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Putin’s speech focuses on domestic issues as media pushes missile warning (Video)

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22-02-19 02:50:00,

This is the official translation of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s State of the Union Address to Russia’s Federal Assembly as first published by the Kremlin’s website.

Members of the Federation Council, State Duma deputies, citizens of Russia,

Today’s Address is primarily devoted to matters of domestic social and economic development. I would like to focus on the objectives set forth in the May 2018 Executive Order and detailed in the national projects. Their content and the targets they set are a reflection of the demands and expectations of Russia’s citizens. People are at the core of the national projects, which are designed to bring about a new quality of life for all generations. This can only be achieved by generating momentum in Russia’s development.

These are long-term objectives that we have set for ourselves. However, work to achieve these strategic goals has to begin today. Time is always in short supply, as I have already said on numerous occasions, and you all know this all too well. There is simply no time for getting up to speed or making any adjustments. All in all, I believe that we have already completed the stage of articulating objectives and outlining tools for achieving our goals. Departing from the targets that were outlined would be unacceptable. It is true that these are challenging objectives. That being said, lowering the requirements for specific targets or watering them down is not an option. As I have already said, these are formidable challenges that require us to undertake major efforts. However, they are in step with the scale and pace of global change. It is our duty to keep pushing ahead and gaining momentum.

If someone prefers to work in the business as usual mode, without challenges, avoiding initiative or responsibility, they had better leave immediately. I already hear that some things are “impossible,” “too difficult,” “the standards are too high,” and “it will not work.” With such an attitude, you had better stay away.

Besides, you cannot fool the people. They are acutely aware of hypocrisy, lack of respect or any injustice. They have little interest in red tape and bureaucratic routine. It is important for people to see what is really being done and the impact it has on their lives and the lives of their families.

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Vladimir Putin: 2019 State Of The Union Address To Russia’s Federal Assembly (Full Text)

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21-02-19 04:16:00,

This is the official translation of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s State of the Union Address to Russia’s Federal Assembly as first published by the Kremlin’s website.

Members of the Federation Council, State Duma deputies, citizens of Russia,

Today’s Address is primarily devoted to matters of domestic social and economic development. I would like to focus on the objectives set forth in the May 2018 Executive Order and detailed in the national projects. Their content and the targets they set are a reflection of the demands and expectations of Russia’s citizens. People are at the core of the national projects, which are designed to bring about a new quality of life for all generations. This can only be achieved by generating momentum in Russia’s development.

These are long-term objectives that we have set for ourselves. However, work to achieve these strategic goals has to begin today. Time is always in short supply, as I have already said on numerous occasions, and you all know this all too well. There is simply no time for getting up to speed or making any adjustments. All in all, I believe that we have already completed the stage of articulating objectives and outlining tools for achieving our goals. Departing from the targets that were outlined would be unacceptable. It is true that these are challenging objectives. That being said, lowering the requirements for specific targets or watering them down is not an option. As I have already said, these are formidable challenges that require us to undertake major efforts. However, they are in step with the scale and pace of global change. It is our duty to keep pushing ahead and gaining momentum.

If someone prefers to work in the business as usual mode, without challenges, avoiding initiative or responsibility, they had better leave immediately. I already hear that some things are “impossible,” “too difficult,” “the standards are too high,” and “it will not work.” With such an attitude, you had better stay away.

Besides, you cannot fool the people. They are acutely aware of hypocrisy, lack of respect or any injustice. They have little interest in red tape and bureaucratic routine. It is important for people to see what is really being done and the impact it has on their lives and the lives of their families.

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Putin’s response to US quitting INF treaty ‘legitimate’ but regrettable – Ron Paul

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21-02-19 11:28:00,

Former congressman Ron Paul wants the US and Russia to bury the hatchet before their military posturing gets out of hand, he told RT, praising President Vladimir Putin’s “reasonable” response to the US pullout from the INF treaty.

There’s no reason in the world why two countries like Russia and the United States can’t get along together,” Paul said, pointing to the two nations’ cooperation in the immediate aftermath of the fall of the Soviet Union. “Why haven’t we taken real advantage of the elimination of the Cold War in 1989-1990?

Paul was unhappy with both countries’ warlike posturing – “I’d like both of them to just quiet down,” he said – but blamed the Trump administration’s decision to pull out of the INF treaty for “accelerating the conflict,” suggesting Putin has “more legitimacy” because he is merely responding to US and NATO aggression, while Trump may be using the treaty’s dissolution as an excuse to build more weapons.

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I just wish we could work on people getting along together, because if you threaten somebody, or it looks like you are, a country is then obligated to protect themselves,” Paul said. “It might be just rhetoric – strong rhetoric – to show that both sides are tough, but eventually, accidents can happen, and then there are ramifications.”

The goal is to have peace by trading and dealing with people, not by force of arms and killing people, intimidating and putting on sanctions.

Paul urged Washington to think twice before committing more resources to the arms race.

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Putin: No need for another Cuban missile crisis over US-Russia dispute

I think we’re a lot safer than the people in Washington and the people who build our weapons claim we are,

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Putin hält Rede zur Lage der Nation (Video mit deutscher Simultanübersetzung)

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20-02-19 04:47:00,

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Putin hält Rede zur Lage der Nation (Video mit deutscher Simultanübersetzung)

Quelle: Reuters

Russlands Präsident hält seine Rede zur Lage der Nation vor der Föderalen Versammlung. In seiner Jahresbotschaft macht Wladimir Putin eine Bestandsaufnahme der Innen-, Sozial- und Außenpolitik. RT Deutsch zeigt die Rede im Video-Stream mit deutscher Simultanübersetzung.

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Vladimir Putin visits Serbia, as NATO encircles the country it attacked in 1999 (Video)

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20-01-19 04:16:00,

The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss Russian President Vladimir Putin’s official visit to Serbia.

Putin met with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic to further develop bilateral trade and economic relations, as well as discuss pressing regional issues including the possibility of extending the Turkish Stream gas pipeline into Serbia, and the dangerous situation around Kosovo.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin got a hero’s welcome in Belgrade. The one-day visit to the last holdout against NATO’s ambitions in the Balkans may have been somewhat short on substance, but was certainly loaded with symbolism.

Even before he landed, the Russian leader was given an honor guard by Serbian air force MiGs, a 2017 gift from Moscow to replace those destroyed by NATO during the 1999 air campaign that ended with the occupation of Serbia’s province of Kosovo. Russia has refused to recognize Kosovo’s US-backed declaration of independence, while the US and EU have insisted on it.

Upon landing, Putin began his first official trip of 2019 by paying respects to the Soviet soldiers who died liberating Belgrade from Nazi occupation in 1944. While most Serbians haven’t forgotten their historical brotherhood in arms with Russia, it did not hurt to remind the West just who did the bulk of the fighting against Nazi Germany back in World War II.

After official talks with Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, Putin visited the Church of St. Sava, the grand Orthodox basilica set on the spot where the Ottoman Turks torched the remains of the first Serbian archbishop back in 1594, in an effort to maintain power.

Sava, whose brother Stefan became the “first-crowned” king of medieval Serbia, was responsible for setting up the autocephalous Serbian Orthodox Church exactly eight centuries ago this year. For all its own troubles, the Serbian Church has sided with Moscow in the current Orthodox schism over Ukraine.

Russian artisans have been working on the grand mosaic inside the basilica, and asked Putin to complete the design by placing the last three pieces, in the colors of the Russian flag.

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‘Putin puppet’ vs ‘Assad shill’: Dems & Reps unite in panic over Gabbard challenging Trump in 2020

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12-01-19 01:55:00,

With Representative Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) entering the 2020 presidential fray, establishment figures on both Right and Left are scrambling to smear the anti-war congresswoman with impeccable identity-politics bona fides.

Ever since her 2017 visit to Syria, Gabbard has been condemned for daring to seek firsthand accounts rather than blindly trusting the MSM narrative, so on Friday the pundits were again off to the races, with fresh accusations of Assad-sympathizing.

Tulsi Gabbard’s disturbing and singular denialism of Assad’s role in the brutal butchering of his own people, obliging a meeting with him and spreading his propaganda should be disqualifying. pic.twitter.com/EI3UiEvLuu

— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) January 12, 2019

Gabbard’s association with Hindu nationalists is odd, but her track record as an Assad apologist strikes me as being way more disturbing and likely disqualifying if she tried to run in 2020. https://t.co/bj4XoHvrEq by @shankarmya

— Zach Basu (@zacharybasu) January 5, 2019

Assad apologist” seems to be the Tulsi equivalent of “Putin puppet,” judging from the early tweets, though she was accused of being one of those too.

My support for every other Democratic 2020 candidate still stands. But Tulsi Gabbard? Hell no. She should have been banned from the party a long time ago. Fucking monster. She’ll use her campaign to try to destroy the Democratic Party during the primary. I won’t allow it.

— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 12, 2019

The funny part is, looking through all the tweets mentioning “Tulsi Gabbard” right now, the only ones saying positive things about her are Trump supporters and alt-right. Their deranged fantasy is that she turns the Democratic Party into a right wing puppet of the Kremlin.

— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) January 12, 2019

Gabbard certainly poses a thorny problem for the neocon-neoliberal axis, as she checks all the identity politics boxes – the first Hindu member of Congress, a woman, a veteran – and she has undeniable populist appeal, given her anti-establishment record. While Gabbard is a Democrat, she was emphatically not a Clinton supporter, resigning as vice chair of the Democratic National Committee in February 2016 to endorse Bernie Sanders in the primary.

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Putin Discusses Sanctions, Syria, And Stockpiling Nukes In Marathon Year-End Q&A

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20-12-18 02:03:00,

In keeping with an annual tradition that has persisted since shortly after his election to the highest office in the Russian Federation, Russian President Vladimir Putin held his annual end-of-year marathon Q&A session Thursday in downtown Moscow. This year, the Kremlin said it has accredited more than 1,700 journalists to participate, according to ABC.

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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who accompanies Putin on stage and calls on journalists, told media ahead of the event that Putin would focus on domestic issues, and also every “aggressive and hostile” international situation involving Russia – of which there are many. And during the press conference, Putin has, so far, delivered, commenting on every contemporary controversy, from the diplomatic incident between Russia and Ukraine, the killing of Jamal Khashoggi, the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, the US’s decision – made barely a day ago – to withdraw troops from Syria, the US’s intention to withdraw from the INF and the looming possibility of another round of sanctions, which are currently under consideration in the US Congress.

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So far, the response that has attracted the most attention was a comment on the US’s impending withdrawal from the INF, a Soviet-era arms control treaty that limits the number of intermediate-range nuclear arms that can be deployed by both sides. Echoing past comments, Putin warned once again that the breakdown of the international arms control framework and lowering the threshold for the use of nuclear weapons might eventually lead to “a global nuclear catastrophe.”

By withdrawing from the ABM 17 years ago, the US forced Russia to develop new nuclear weapons like the hypersonic weapons about which the US GAO warned earlier this week. So, if the US does follow through with the INF withdrawal, “they should not squeak later” Putin said. “We know how to ensure our safety.”

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Putin asserted that the number of news stories warning about the prospects for nuclear war have risen recently. Putin said that after the collapse of the Soviet Union, people thought the prospects for nuclear war had fallen. But in reality, they have remained roughly steady, according to RT.

“The danger of such developments coming true is being blurred or is going away,

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Putin’s Meekness Endangers Russian Citizens – PaulCraigRoberts.org

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17-12-18 09:27:00,

Putin’s Meekness Endangers Russian Citizens and Is Leading to War

Stephen Lendman argues that the Russian government’s appeasement of Israel and the West is counterproductive and is leading to war. Lendman asks why, despite voluminous evidence to the contrary, the Russian government thinks its acceptance of Israeli and Western aggression will reassure Russia’s enemies and lead to diplomatic agreements that will defuse dangerous situations. To the contrary, Russian meekness and accommodation has cost Russian and Syrian lives and has resulted in preparations for a US/NATO/Ukrainian attack on the Donetsk People’s Republic. http://tass.com/world/1036306

The Russian population in Donetsk is in danger solely because the Russian government was too afraid of offending the West to accept the reunification of Donetsk with Russia. Ukraine would not dare attack Donetsk if it were reunited with Russia.

The Russian government continues in its gullible approach to the West. According to Tass, the Russian Defense Ministry has established “direct communication channels” between the militaries of Russia, UK, France, Sweden, and Finland. http://tass.com/defense/1036208

Apparently the Russian government refuses to accept the fact that Russia cannot rely in any way on communication and agreements with Washington, Israel, and their European vassals.

Here is Lendman’s article:

https://www.globalresearch.ca/chinas-toughness-v-weak-kneed-russia-beijings-response-to-arrest-of-meng-wanzhou/5662876

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Aber der Putin! Die übliche Leier, so auch am Sonntag wieder bei Anne Will.

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05-12-18 03:27:00,

Putin, der Leibhaftige, so muss man nach Genuss vieler Medien denken. Und auch in Gesprächen über die Notwendigkeit der Verständigung mit Russland taucht dieses „Aber der Putin!“ wie der Schlussstrich immer wieder auf. Inzwischen hat diese Formel die gleiche Funktion wie die „Juden“ in früheren Zeiten. An allem schuld. Darin steckt eine entlastende Bündelung der Aggression. Ohne Rücksicht auf Wahrheit und Wirklichkeit. Albrecht Müller.

Dass Vladimir Putin aus russischer und objektiver Sicht vor allem die Personifizierung eines not-wendigen „Bis hierher und nicht weiter“ darstellt, wollen die meisten Medienbeobachter und Politiker des Westens nicht sehen – nicht im persönlichen Gespräch, nicht in den Talkshows, nicht im Presseclub, nicht beim Deutschlandfunk, nicht in den Zeitungen – überall eine bemerkenswerte Ignoranz. Die öffentliche Debatte zu diesem Thema ist, wenn man auch nur einen kleinen Anspruch auf eine aufgeklärte Debatte erhebt, eine einzige Katastrophe.

Rückgriff auf alte Aggressionsmuster

Wenn man schon etwas älter ist und durch glückliche Umstände schon in der ersten Friedensbewegung Deutschlands mitgemacht hat, dann kennt man diese Aggression aus den fünfziger Jahren. Damals hat der Innenminister Adenauers, ein CDU-Mann der 1. Stunde, Gustav Heinemann, späterer Bundespräsident, Widerstand geleistet gegen die Wiederbewaffnung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Er und seine neu gegründete Partei, die Gesamtdeutsche Volkspartei, GVP, wollten die Neutralität Deutschlands anbieten, um schon zu jener Zeit die beiden getrennten Teile Deutschlands wieder zusammen zu fügen; sie wollten außerdem ohne eine neue Armee, also ohne Bundeswehr, und die sogenannte Westbindung Deutschlands auskommen. Die GVP und alle, die schon damals Frieden und Freundschaft mit Russland wollten, wurden heftig befehdet. Zur Untermauerung wurden damals schon alle Register des Feindbildaufbaus gegen Russland und alle Slawen gezogen. Das ist der rassistische Sumpf, auf dem auch heute die Aggression gegen Russland und Putin aufbaut.

Da ich damals als Schüler und später als Student in diesen Auseinandersetzungen und auch als Unterstützer Heinemanns aktiv war, kann ich mit heute vergleichen. In der Mehrheit unseres Volkes findet die Aggression gegen Russland keine so große Basis wie damals, in den Medien und vermutlich auch in einen Teil des liberalen Bürgertums – Typus Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung – hat die Aggression nach meiner Einschätzung mehr Resonanz. Man muss sich nur die Sendung von Anne Will vom vergangenen Sonntag ansehen. Selbst die Ankerperson des ZDF Magazins, Gerhard Löwenthal, war in den sechziger Jahren insgesamt nicht so verbissen aggressiv wie Christoph von Marschall,

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Pat Buchanan: Is Putin The Provocateur In The Kerch Crisis?

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30-11-18 06:18:00,

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via The Unz Review:

On departure for the G-20 gathering in Buenos Aires, President Donald Trump canceled his planned weekend meeting with Vladimir Putin, citing as his reason the Russian military’s seizure and holding of three Ukrainian ships and 24 sailors.

But was Putin really the provocateur in Sunday’s naval clash outside Kerch Strait, the Black Sea gateway to the Sea of Azov?

Or was the provocateur Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko?

First, a bit of history.

In 2014, after the pro-Russian regime in Kiev was ousted in a coup, and a pro-NATO regime installed with U.S. backing, Putin detached and annexed Crimea, for centuries the homeport of Russia’s Black Sea fleet.

With the return of Crimea, Russia now occupied both sides of Kerch Strait. And this year, Russia completed a 12-mile bridge over the strait and Putin drove the first truck across.

The Sea of Azov became a virtual Russian lake, access to which was controlled by Russia, just as access to the Black Sea is controlled by Turkey.

While the world refused to recognize the new reality, Russia began to impose rules for ships transiting the strait, including 48 hours notice to get permission.

Ukrainian vessels, including warships, would have to notify Russian authorities before passing beneath the Kerch Strait Bridge into the Sea of Azov to reach their major port of Mariupol.

Sunday, two Ukrainian artillery ships and a tug, which had sailed out of Odessa in western Ukraine, passed through what Russia now regards as its territorial waters off Crimea and the Kerch Peninsula. Destination: Mariupol.

The Ukrainian vessels refused to obey Russian directives to halt.

Russian warships fired at the Ukrainian vessels and rammed the tug. Three Ukrainian sailors were wounded, and 24 crew taken into custody.

Russia’s refusal to release the sailors was given by President Trump as the reason for canceling his Putin meeting.

Moscow contends that Ukraine deliberately violated the new rules of transit that Kiev had previously observed, to create an incident.

For his part, Putin has sought to play the matter down, calling it a “border incident, nothing more.”

“The incident in the Black Sea was a provocation organized by the authorities and maybe the president himself.

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President Putin in Paris | The Vineyard of the Saker

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12-11-18 10:55:00,

Interview to Russia Today TV Channel

During his visit to France to attend commemorative events marking the centenary of Armistice Day, Vladimir Putin answered questions from a Russia Today journalist.

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon.

Question: Mr President, have you managed to speak with Donald Trump? Is there any progress in your talks?

Vladimir Putin: I have not so far; we only greeted each other. The ceremony is taking place in such a way that we have no opportunity to communicate, we were just observing events. But we will have a working dinner now, we may have an opportunity then.

In any case, we agreed that we will not deviate from the schedule of the host side. At their request, we are not to organise any meetings here, but perhaps on the sidelines of the G20 summit.

Anyway, we are ready for dialogue. We are not the ones withdrawing from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. This is what the Americans are planning to do. Both we and they are committed to restoring dialogue.

But it is more important to hold a dialogue not even at such high or a higher level, but at the level of experts. I hope that this comprehensive negotiating process will be resumed.

Question: Mr President, NATO is currently conducting the most large-scale exercises since the Cold War. Russia, in its turn, is conducting its own exercises as well. How necessary is this balance of power? What do you think about the idea of establishing a European military force alternative to the North Atlantic Alliance?

Vladimir Putin: As for an alternative all-European military force, this idea is not a new one. President Macron simply brought it back to life, but it was one of the former presidents, Jacques Chirac, who had talked to me about it before. These ideas preceded him as well.

Europe is, essentially, a powerful economic entity, a powerful economic union. And in general, it is rather natural for Europe to want to be independent, self-sufficient, sovereign in terms of its defence and security. I think that this process is, in general, positive, from the standpoint of strengthening the multipolarity of the world. In this sense,

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Putin breaks the ice with Bolton, “Has the eagle eaten all the olives?” (Video)

Putin breaks the ice with Bolton, “Has the eagle eaten all the olives?” (Video)

24-10-18 05:14:00,

Article originally appeared on The Hill, authored by John Solomon:

Just weeks after the FBI opened a dramatic counterintelligence probe into President Trumpand Russia, one of his presidential campaign advisers emphatically told an undercover bureau source there was no election collusion occurring because such activity would be treasonous.

George Papadopoulos says his spontaneous admission to London-based professor Stefan Halper occurred in mid-September 2016 — well before FBI agents and the Obama Justice Department sought a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant to collect Trump campaign communications in the final days before the election.

“He was there to probe me on the behest of somebody else,” Papadopoulos told me in an interview this week, recalling the Halper meeting. “He said something along the lines of, ‘Oh, it’s great that Russia is helping you and your campaign, right George?’ ”

Papadopoulos said Halper also suggested the Trump campaign was involved in the hacking and release of Hillary Clinton’s emails that summer. “I think I told him something along the lines of, ‘I have no idea what the hell you are talking about. What you are talking about is treason. And I have nothing to do with that, so stop bothering me about it,’ ” Papadopoulos recalled.

The former campaign aide is set to testify behind closed doors Thursday before two House panels.

Sources who saw the FISA warrant and its three renewals tell me there is no mention of Papadopoulos’s denial, an omission of exculpatory evidence that GOP critics in Congress are likely to cite as having misled the court.

A source directly familiar with the Russia probe declined to discuss specifics of the Papadopoulos-Halper conversations but acknowledged the FBI possessed one or more transcripts that called into question the Trump campaign’s — and specifically Papadopoulos’s — alleged complicity with Russia.

The FBI officially opened the Trump-Russia case on July 31, 2016, based on suspicions that Papadopoulos had prior knowledge that Russia hacked Clinton’s emails, but it quickly pivoted by early fall 2016 to evidence such as the Democratic-funded dossier produced by Christopher Steele, and Trump campaign adviser Carter Page’s trips to Moscow.

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Vladimir Putin: Statements on National Security, Terrorism, Meetings with Donald Trump, Nuclear Weapons, Russian Identity – Global Research

Vladimir Putin: Statements on National Security, Terrorism, Meetings with Donald Trump, Nuclear Weapons, Russian Identity – Global Research

22-10-18 11:57:00,

This speech by Vladimir Putin coincides with the commencement of the largest NATO war games in Scandinavia, the Baltic states and Eastern Europe since the end of the Cold War.

It also coincides with Trump’s announcement to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF agreement, signed by former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and President Ronald Reagan in 1987. 

Meanwhile, major changes in military alliances are occurring, with several of America’s staunchest allies establishing military cooperation agreements with Russia and China.  

The World is at a dangerous crossroads.

Russia is presented by the Western media as a threat to Global Security.

Below are selected statements from Putin’s speech focussing on a number of issues. 

Putin addresses the war in Syria and the defeat of terrorism. He also focusses on the anti-Russian campaign in the US, Britain and the EU.

He recalls his meetings with Donald Trump.

He outlines in detail Russia’s military capabilities as well as Moscow’s strategies in the case of an attack directed against the Russia Federation.

It is important to assess the statements of Vladimir Putin in relation to the  ongoing geopolitical crisis. .

To read the complete transcript published by Valdai, click here

Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, October 22, 2018

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Vladimir Putin took part in the plenary session of the 15th anniversary meeting of the Valdai International Discussion Club.  in Sochi on October 18. This year’s theme is The World We Will Live In: Stability and Development in the 21st Century.

The plenary session moderator is Fyodor Lukyanov, Research Director of the Foundation for Development and Support of the Valdai Discussion Club. 

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Plenary session moderator Fyodor Lukyanov: Good afternoon, friends,

Let’s begin our final session. As per tradition, we have President of Russia Vladimir Putin here as our guest.

Plenary session moderator Fyodor Lukyanov: Good afternoon, friends,

Let’s begin our final session.

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Putin Lays Down The Law At Valdai

Putin Lays Down The Law At Valdai

20-10-18 01:23:00,

Authored by Tom Luongo,

Every year Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks at the Valdai Economic Forum.  And each year his talk is important.  Putin isn’t one to mince words on important issues.

With tensions between Russia and the West reaching Cold War levels, Valdai represented the first time we’ve heard Putin speak in a long-form discussion since Helsinki and the events thereafter — IL-20, Khashoggi, etc.

So, this talk is worth everyone’s time.  And when I say everyone’s I mean every single person who could be affected by the breakdown of the U.S. political system and how that spills over onto Russia’s shores.

In other words, pretty much everyone on the planet.

Because what Putin did at Valdai was to lay down the new rules of conduct in geopolitical affairs.  He put the U.S. and European oligarchs I call The Davos Crowd on notice.

There is a limit to your provocations and attempts to undermine Russia.  So don’t cross that line.

Peace Through Strength

The big quote from his talk is the one everyone is focusing on, and rightly so, Russia’s policy about using nuclear weapons.

It’s not that Putin’s stance was any different than in the past. Russia will strike back at an aggressor under any circumstance where the future of Russia is at stake.  It was his assurance that in doing so 1) it would be just and righteous “dying like martyrs” and 2) so swift and brutal the aggressors would “die like dogs” bereft of the chance to ask for salvation.

Those are strong words.  They are the words of a meek man.  And the word meek, as Jordan Peterson reminds us, describes someone who has weapons, knows how to use them and keeps them sheathed until they have no other option.

The reaction from the audience (see video above) was nervous laughter, but I don’t think Putin was having one over on anyone.

He was serious.  This is the very definition of meek.

It is really no different than the attitude of Secretary of State James Mattis who said, “I come in peace.

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Does Putin Have A Traitor In His Government? – PaulCraigRoberts.org

Does Putin Have A Traitor In His Government? – PaulCraigRoberts.org

18-10-18 01:23:00,

Does Putin Have A Traitor In His Government?

Paul Craig Roberts

If the report below from John Helmer is correct, the implication is that Alexei Kudrin, Putin’s good friend and a member of the Russian government, is a traitor to Russia. The way I read Helmer’s report, Kudrin, a hero to Washington but widely regarded in Russia as an agent of the billionaire oligarchs that Washington and Israel put in charge of Russian assets during the Yeltsin era, is giving speeches advocating that Russia sacrifice its sovereignty and national interests to Washington so that sanctions will be removed and Russian oligarchs can participate in the West’s looting of the rest of the world.

Helmer reports that Kudrin told the oligarch lobby last week that “Today Russia’s foreign policy should be subordinated to the reduction of tension in our relations with other countries,” by which he means the US, in order to reduce the sanctions or, at least, prevent their increase.

Kudrin was the deputy finance minister during the pre-Putin period who presided over the Russian bond default, collapse of the ruble, and crash of the main banks. For this utter and total failure, Putin promoted him to Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister. In 2011 pressure from the military resulted in Kudrin being demoted to a lesser position.

In his present position, Kudrin has the authority to examine state agencies and promote his evaluations and proposals. He can refer government officials to law enforcement agencies for criminal prosecution, power he can use to remove Russian nationalists and replace them with pro-American Atlanticist Integrationists.

Kudrin is known to favor capitulation to Washington and promotes himself in the Western press as Putin’s successor on the grounds that he is the only Russian political figure acceptable to the US and NATO.

With such a willing Washington puppet as Kudrin waiting in the wings, Putin’s assassination by the oligarchs or by the CIA is ever more likely.

Dances With Bears
http://johnhelmer.net 

October 15, 2018

KREMLIN ENDORSES KUDRIN CAPITULATION TO US “RESTRICTIONS”

By John Helmer, Moscow

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The Kremlin through Dmitry Peskov,

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Who Putin Is Not

Who Putin Is Not

27-09-18 01:21:00,

Who Putin Is Not
Falsely demonizing Russia’s leader has made the new Cold War even more dangerous.

By Stephen F. Cohen
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018

The John Batchelor Show, September 18

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Stephen F. Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies and politics at Princeton and NYU, and John Batchelor continue their (usually) weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments, now in their fifth year, are at TheNation.com.) This post is different. The conversation was based on Cohen’s article below, completed the day of the broadcast.
Putin is an evil man, and he is intent on evil deeds.”
—Senator John McCain
“[Putin] was a KGB agent. By definition, he doesn’t have a soul.”
“If this sounds familiar, it’s what Hitler did back in the 1930s.”
—2016 Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton
The specter of an evil-doing Vladimir Putin has loomed over and undermined US thinking about Russia for at least a decade. Henry Kissinger deserves credit for having warned, perhaps alone among prominent American political figures, against this badly distorted image of Russia’s leader since 2000: “The demonization of Vladimir Putin is not a policy. It is an alibi for not having one.”
But Kissinger was also wrong. Washington has made many policies strongly influenced by the demonizing of Putin—a personal vilification far exceeding any ever applied to Soviet Russia’s latter-day Communist leaders. Those policies spread from growing complaints in the early 2000s to US-Russian proxy wars in Georgia, Ukraine, Syria, and eventually even at home, in Russiagate allegations. Indeed, policy-makers adopted an earlier formulation by the late Senator John McCain as an integral part of a new and more dangerous Cold War: “Putin [is] an unreconstructed Russian imperialist and K.G.B. apparatchik…. His world is a brutish, cynical place…. We must prevent the darkness of Mr. Putin’s world from befalling more of humanity.”
Mainstream media outlets have played a major prosecutorial role in the demonization. Far from atypically, The Washington Post’s editorial-page editor wrote,  » Lees verder

Putin and Erdogan Plan Syria-Idlib DMZ

Putin and Erdogan Plan Syria-Idlib DMZ

18-09-18 09:30:00,

Via Zerohedge

President Trump has ordered the Department of Justice to release all text messages related to the Russia investigation with no redactions, of former FBI Director James Comey, his deputy Andrew McCabe, now-fired special agent Peter Strzok, former FBI attorney Lisa Page and twice-demoted DOJ official Bruce Ohr.

Also released will be specific pages from the FBI’s FISA surveillance warrant application on former Trump campaign aide Carter Page, as well as interviews with Ohr.

WH: Trump has “directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.” pic.twitter.com/IdVYLvceYK

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) September 17, 2018

The statement reads in full:

“At the request of a number of committees of Congress, and for reasons of transparency, the President has directed the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to provide for the immediate declassification of the following materials: (1) pages 10-12 and 17-34 of the June 2017 application to the FISA court in the matter of Carter W. Page; (2) all FBI reports of interviews with Bruce G. Ohr prepared in connection with the Russia investigation; and (3) all FBI reports of interviews prepared in connection with all Carter Page FISA applications.

In addition, President Donald J. Trump has directed the Department of Justice (including the FBI) to publicly release all text messages relating to the Russia investigation, without redaction, of James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr“

***

As we reported last Monday, Trump had been expected to release the documents any time – with specific attention to the Page documents and the “investigative activities of Justice Department lawyer Bruce Ohr” – who was demoted twice for lying about his extensive relationship  with Christopher Steele – the former MI6 spy who assembled the sham “Steele Dossier” used by the FBI in a FISA surveillance application to spy on Page.

Republicans on the House Intelligence and Judiciary committees believe the declassification will permanently taint the Trump-Russia investigation by showing the investigation was illegitimate to begin with.

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Putin’s Novichok assassins identified. Pictured smiling, walking UK streets (Video)

Putin’s Novichok assassins identified. Pictured smiling, walking UK streets (Video)

05-09-18 05:16:00,

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Mueller suffers a big defeat, caves in to Trump lawyer demands.

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Via Zerohedge

Special counsel Robert Mueller will accept written answers from President Trump on questions about whether his campaign conspired with Russia’s election interference, Mueller’s office told Trump’s lawyers in a letter, the NYT reports.

But on another significant aspect of the investigation, whether the president tried to obstruct the inquiry itself, Mueller and his investigators understood that issues of executive privilege could complicate their pursuit of a presidential interview and did not ask for written responses on that matter, according to the letter, which was sent on Friday.

While Mueller did not say if he was giving up on an interview altogether, including on questions of obstruction of justice, but the tone of the letter and the fact that the special counsel did not ask for written responses on obstruction has prompted some Trump allies to conclude that if an interview takes place, its scope will be more limited than Mr. Trump’s legal team initially believed, the NYT reported.

The letter was the latest in lengthy negotiations that the two sides have engaged in about whether Mr. Trump will be formally interviewed in the investigation. “We continue to maintain an ongoing dialogue with the office of the special counsel,” Mr. Trump’s lawyer Jay Sekulow said, adding that it was the legal team’s policy to not discuss its communications with the special counsel’s office.

As reported previously, Trump’s lawyers have been eager to avoid a formal interview, saying repeatedly that to determine whether the Trump campaign conspired with Russia’s election interference and whether Mr. Trump tried to obstruct the inquiry, Mueller can find the answers in the interviews that his investigators have conducted with witnesses, including senior White House aides and administration officials, and more than 1.4 million documents turned over by the White House.

They did, however, offer written answers as a possibility, and the Mueller team appears receptive to it as an interim measure.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is on a board advising the Pentagon and Amazon has a $600 million contract with the CIA.

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Checkmate Putin: Nord Stream 2 will happen, Merkel needs the pipeline to stay in power (Video)

Checkmate Putin: Nord Stream 2 will happen, Merkel needs the pipeline to stay in power (Video)

24-08-18 01:02:00,

Authored by German foreign minister Heiko Maas, op-ed via Handelsblatt Global:

Henry Kissinger was recently asked if Donald Trump could not unintentionally become the force behind the birth of a new western order. His answer: It would be ironic but not impossible. Instead of narrowing our view across the Atlantic to the ever-changing whims of the American President, we should adopt the idea that this could be the start of something new. We can’t not hear what’s going on across the Atlantic every day via Twitter. But a tunnel view into the Oval Office distracts from the fact that America is more than Trump. “Checks and balances” work, as US courts and Congress demonstrate almost daily. The Americans are debating politics with new passion. That too is America in 2018.

The fact that the Atlantic has widened politically is by no means solely due to Donald Trump. The US and Europe have been drifting apart for years. The overlapping of values and interests that shaped our relationship for two generations is decreasing. The binding force of the East-West conflict is history. These changes began well before Trump’s election — and will survive his presidency well into the future. That is why I am skeptical when some ardent trans-Atlanticist simply advises us to sit this presidency out.

Since the end of the Second World War, the partnership with the US has brought Germany a unique phase of peace and security. America became a place of longing. For me too, when I traveled from New York to LA over a few months as a high-school graduate, with Paul Auster’s “New York Trilogy” in my pocket and Bruce Springsteen’s music in my ears. But looking back does not lead to the future. It is high time to reassess our partnership — not to leave it behind, but to renew and preserve it.

Europe United

Let’s use the idea of a balanced partnership as a blueprint, where we assume our equal share of responsibility. In which we form a counterweight when the US crosses the line. Where we put our weight when America retreats. And in which we can start a new conversation.

If we go it alone, we will fail in this task.

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Understanding Putin Is Easy – Unless You Like to Make Things Hard | New Eastern Outlook

Understanding Putin Is Easy – Unless You Like to Make Things Hard | New Eastern Outlook

22-08-18 07:39:00,

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Russian President Vladimir Putin dances at a lady’s wedding in Austria, and European media goes nuts. America’s President Donald Trump meets with Russia’s leader, and all of Washington cries out for a coup d’état and a public hanging. Meanwhile, the people of the world wait for solutions to their real problems. Here’s a look at why those solutions will probably never come.

How do we explain all the rage from western politicians, bankers, generals, and the technocrats toward Vladimir Putin? The answer is a lot simpler than your average geo-policy expert will ever elucidate. The Russian leader stood (stands) in the way of the privateers who intended to carve up the world’s most resource-rich country. Crimea, the whole election meddling mess, spy poisonings, all these lesser events were anticipated, planned, contrived as a contingency strategy against all those opposed to the “wrong” one world government. End of story.

Almost everyone knows by now that media is controlled by the monied elite. Even the least educated person in America or the UK understands the cardinal rule – that THE MAN runs the business, our lives, and the big game show that life has become in the 21st century. What most people do not seem to care to know are the organizations and people who do the bidding of THE MAN. One institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, has slithered back into my research path with successive reports targeting Putin. At the CFR attacking Russia’s president has become a form of “clocking into work” for the fellows there, for no other business seems nearly as important as Putin.

Take an article by Carnegie Endowment fellow Andrei Kolesnikov entitled “Why Putin’s Approval Ratings Are Declining Sharply,” for instance. The short report is not even based on facts. CFR is using anti-Putin fill from the Russian president’s hater pool just to keep the ball rolling. The biographer of Russia’s infamous Anatoly Chubais, Kolesnikov has spent a good portion of his adult life prophesying who will take Putin’s place. Looking back at his stories on open Democracy, we find a depth of hatred that must be fueled by more than idealism. Andrei Kolesnikov emerged out of media nowhere to co-author a profile of President Putin.

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Debunking the Putin Panic with Stephen Cohen (VIDEO)

Debunking the Putin Panic with Stephen Cohen (VIDEO)

31-07-18 11:07:00,

President Trump’s warm words for Vladimir Putin and his failure to endorse U.S. intelligence community claims about alleged Russian meddling have been called “treasonous” and the cause of a “national security crisis.” There is a crisis, says Prof. Stephen F. Cohen, but one of our own making…

AARON MATE: It’s The Real News. I’m Aaron Mate.

The White House is walking back another statement from President Trump about Russia and U.S. intelligence. It began in Helsinki on Monday, when at his press conference with Vladimir Putin, Trump did not endorse the claim that Russia meddled in the 2016 election. After an outcry that played out mostly on cable news, Trump appeared to retract that view one day later. But then on Wednesday, Trump was asked if he believes Russia is now targeting the U.S. ahead of the midterms.

DONALD TRUMP: [Thank] you all very much. Appreciate it. Thank you. Thank you.

REPORTER: Is Russia still targeting the U.S. [inaudible]. No, you don’t believe that to be the case?

DONALD TRUMP: Thank you very much, everyone. We’re doing very well. We are doing very well, and we’re doing very well, probably as well as anybody has ever done with Russia. And there’s been no president ever as tough as I have been on Russia. All you have to do is look at the numbers, look at what we’ve done, look at sanctions, look at ambassadors. Not there. Look, unfortunately, at what happened in Syria recently. I think President Putin knows that better than anybody. Certainly a lot better than the media.

AARON MATE: The White House later claimed that when Trump said ‘no,’ he meant no to answering questions. But Trump’s contradiction of U.S. intelligence claims has brought the Russiagate story, one that has engulfed his presidency, to a fever pitch. Prominent U.S. figures have called Trump’s comments in Helsinki treasonous, and compared alleged Russian e-mail hacking and social media activity to 9/11 and Pearl Harbor. Those who also question intelligence claims or warmongering with Russia have been dubbed traitors, or Kremlin agents.

Speaking to MSNBC, the former U.S. ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul declared that with Trump’s comments, the U.S. is in the midst of a national security crisis.

MICHAEL MCFAUL: Republicans need to step up.

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Putin’s judo mastery perplexes and defeats globalist agenda (Video)

Putin’s judo mastery perplexes and defeats globalist agenda (Video)

26-07-18 04:43:00,

As the war waged by the media and Deep State against Trump escalates, Rand Paul is deftly coming to the President’s aid.

And that makes him someone worth watching.

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On two key issues this week Paul took the Deep State head on to diffuse the outcry over Trump’s performance at Helsinki. First, in an article published the day of the summit he announced he would be traveling to Russia as a diplomatic envoy to build on Trump’s meeting with Putin.

But, more importantly Paul sided with the President on another matter, NATO and, by extension, our entangling military alliances. On these issues he truly rises to take on the mantle of his father’s foreign policy, a foreign policy which nearly won him the Republican nomination in 2012.

Dialogue is especially important when hundreds of millions of lives are at stake, as is the case in relations between the United States and nuclear-armed Russia. So I applaud Trump for both chiding our NATO allies and greeting its expansion with skepticism, and I applaud him for sitting down with Putin. We should be doing more of such self-examination and dialogue.

Socrates famously said, “An unexamined life is one not worth living.” But, the lack of examination of the horrific consequences of U.S. foreign policy as proscribed by the neoconservatives in the GOP and DNC has led to a life on this planet that far more dangerous than it needs to be.

Life is always worth fighting for, and Paul’s stance here is both principled and correct. As is Trump’s.

Since Trump took office, Paul has been the President’s critic and ally. As a libertarian at his core, Paul’s principles lead him to put his own ego aside when insulted by Trump, stand his ground on the issue nut keep his options open to future opportunities for common ground.

In effect, Paul’s approach to Trump is to praise Trump when he’s on the right of an issue and criticize him when he isn’t.

And he always has a concrete policy option to offer, which is very important in any negotiation.

So, now, with Trump attempting to take control of foreign policy after ceding it to his staff and their neoconservative bias for most of 2017,

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Trump, Putin and the White Helmets | New Eastern Outlook

Trump, Putin and the White Helmets | New Eastern Outlook

26-07-18 06:13:00,

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It’s late July, 2018. In the Middle East, 800 men and their families are heading for Western Europe, Canada and the US, to be resettled as refugees. The true story behind their evacuation by Israel and their proposed “resettlement” as heroes is one of the most devious and frightening tales of our time.

Sources also tell us that among the 800 are top ISIS commanders who will soon be living in Germany, Britain, Canada and the United States, doing what terrorist commanders do, organizing cells and murdering innocent civilians, just like they did in Syria and Iraq and just like the White Helmets had done all along.

The White Helmets are an enigmatic group, lauded as volunteers and life savers, servant of mankind, they were organized by Britain’s MI6 as a black propaganda and anti-Assad organization funded by the governments of Britain, the US, Germany and others. They are not an NGO. There is nothing “non-governmental” about them.

Essentially, they are terrorist mercenaries.

With up to 30,000 opposition fighters inside Syria giving up arms and either rejoining Syrian society under the Damascus government in the last 12 months, or for some being resettled and perhaps continuing the fight, the 800-man force known as the White Helmets is unique.

Perhaps this is why they had to be “disemboweled” from Syria though an illegal military incursion that to the trained observer also demonstrates the curious close relationships between ISIS, al Qaeda and the Israeli Defense Forces, almost as if they were one in the same and the White Helmets were simply just another ISIS or al Qaeda organization.

It was the White Helmet’s fabricated stories of gas attacks and “barrel bombings” that drove Donald Trump to calling the elected Syrian leader “animal Assad” and launching multiple strikes on Syrian territory without UN authorization or NATO consensus.

It was the same Trump advisors and the same Donald Trump who now says he believes President Putin that, not so long ago, took the word of perhaps the sleaziest of all CIA terror operations, the White Helmets, a CIA he now says has always misled him, has always been useless, as justification for attacking Syria.

Why then did Trump attack Syria when the information he based his decision on was,

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Trump en Putin in Helsinki; Kees van der Pijl en Karel van Wolferen

Trump en Putin in Helsinki; Kees van der Pijl en Karel van Wolferen

23-07-18 07:01:00,

Trump en Putin in Helsinki; Kees van der Pijl en Karel van Wolferen

Binnen een jaar na de ineenstorting van de Sovjet-Unie (1991) publiceerde Amerika onder regie van Paul Wolfowitz, haar militaire strategie voor de toekomst. De twee kernelementen daarbinnen zijn volgens Kees van der Pijl, dat de VS altijd een generatie vooruit zal moeten lopen op de technologische ontwikkelingen en er nooit meer een situatie mag ontstaan waarin Amerika gedwongen kan worden een compromis te sluiten met een partij die even machtig is. Met de ontmoeting tussen Trump en Putin wordt deze doctrine van Wolfowitz verlaten.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GnjEywEgoug

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Trump and Putin Got a Lot Done in Helsinki — Top Russian Politician Sets Record Straight (Video)

Trump and Putin Got a Lot Done in Helsinki — Top Russian Politician Sets Record Straight (Video)

21-07-18 07:00:00,

“[T]he liberal media, firstly, is Russophobic, [and] secondly, opposed to Trump”

Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a country whose media didn’t lie about current events?

Check out this interesting clip from Russia’s top political talk show, where one of the leading Russian foreign policy experts explains why the summit was highly productive.

Full transcript below:

Transcript:

Vyacheslav Nikonov, United Russia party:

—The presidents actually partly answered your question. Putin said that these were good talks. Trump said that it was a very good meeting. And I’m inclined to believe the two presidents who held the negotiations. Lavrov gave an answer even before the press conference.

Evgeny Popov:

—When asked about the outcome of the talks, Lavrov said: “It’s better than super, it’s just awesome.”

Vyacheslav Nikonov:

—Then let’s believe the foreign minister as well. Judging by the displeasure of the American liberal media, it’s another signal that the meeting was successful, because the liberal media, firstly, is Russophobic, secondly, opposed to Trump. Thus, it is another confirmation.

Concerning concrete agreements, if we leave behind all the sham that interested American journalists and dominated the internal American discourse, from what I understood from Putin’s intervention, the meeting brought many practical steps that have already been partly implemented.

Firstly, arms control. Security was mentioned both by Trump and Putin. Putin said that both sides were seeking to extend New START, to preserve the INF treaty, to introduce ABM issues into the broader discourse on disarmament, and to enhance non-proliferation. What does it mean? It means the resumption of Russian-American talks on arms control which have been suspended for years. It’s for the first time in decades. It’s a very serious issue.

The second point mentioned by Putin was cooperation in counter-terrorism, including cyberterrorism. In this context, he once again brought up the working group on anti-terrorism and suggested the creation of a common body to counter cyberterrorism. Just a couple of days ago there were practically no channels of communication. Here’s a second important line of communication which seems to exist, or maybe even two channels, on terrorism and cybercrime.

Thirdly,

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Where Putin and Trump See Eye to Eye | New Eastern Outlook

Where Putin and Trump See Eye to Eye | New Eastern Outlook

19-07-18 09:31:00,

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Twenty-four hours after the historic meeting between President Trump and President Putin, the US media gives no sign of knowing what links these two presidents. It’s not ‘compromat’, and it’s not ‘the invasion (sic) of Ukraine or the ‘taking’ (sic) of Crimea (which was only part of Ukraine from 1954 to 2014, still part of the Soviet Union when the post-World War II borders were officialized…).

What the two presidents have in common is an awareness of the fact that the white — or Caucasian — race constitutes only 16% of the total world population. Until now, American politicians, have not seemed to realize that the best way to ensure a viable future for Caucasians is to cooperate closely with the other 84%, which includes 20% of Chinese, 17% of Indians and 18% of Africans. In the face of the ‘multiculturalism’ inspired by Enlightenment morality, the Russian President has demonstrated his conviction that the various races of the world should remain separate, while cooperating closely.

That is the underlying logic behind President Putin’s outreach on the world stage, supported by efforts to serve as mediator in a host of international crises, as well as the creation of the BRICS, a really existing entity that links Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa and that has its own bank and development fund.

Putin’s policies vis a vis Europe imply that he also condemns its failure to control non-Caucasian immigration, which, as Trump said in England, is ‘changing its culture’, boosting far-right parties across the continent. Echoing the US South’s separate but equal policy that was only recently overcome, Putin is convinced that countries of different races should remain ‘separate but equal’ on the world stage, which has an entire different, and positive meaning. While apartheid is based on the conviction that the races are unequal and Caucasians should rule, a multi-polar framework would ensure that the world is run cooperatively.

Although Trump appears to believe in the superiority of the white race while Putin does not, they apparently agree on the need to maintain national cultures, and here is where they come together to condemn Europe’s leadership for allowing Christianity to make room for Islam, as I have written recently, it is understandable that some will lament what is a profound cultural change,

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Putin Confronts the American Dystopia | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

Putin Confronts the American Dystopia | Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization

18-07-18 01:22:00,

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We have to hand it to Putin. He is the best that there is. Note the ease with which he mopped up the floor with Fox News’  Chris Wallace.

What is wrong with the US media that it cannot produce a second competent journalist as company for Tucker Carlson? Why are America’s remaining good journalists, such as Chris Hedges, now in the alternate media?

All I can say, and Putin probably already knows it, is that there is more going on than presstitutes holding the relationship between Russia and the US hostage to an internal political struggle between the Democratic Party and President Trump. It is not just that the corrupt US media is serving as propagandists for the Democratic Party against President Trump. The presstitutes are serving the interest of the military/security complex, which has ownership interests in the highly concentrated US media, to keep Russia positioned as the enemy that justifies the huge $1,000 billion budget of the military/security complex. Without the “Russian enemy,” what is the justification for such a waste of money when so many real needs go underfunded and unfunded?

In other words, the American media are not only stupid, they are corrupt beyond all measure.

Source: Fox News

Today at 12:40 Eastern time NPR had a collection if Trump-bashers doing their utmost to prevent the Trump/Putin meeting from leading to a normalizing of relations between the two governments.

For example, as every informed person knows, the US intelligence community has most certainly not concluded that Russia interferred in the presidential election. That conclusion was reached by a few hand-picked members of 3 of the 16 intelligence agencies and was expressed not as a proven fact but as “highly likely.” It other words, it was nothing but an orchestrated opinion given by cooperative agents who no doubt expect promotions in return.

Despite this known fact, the NPR propaganda team said that Trump had believed Putin instead of an unanimous US factual intelligence report that proved Russia interfered. The NPR Trump-bashers said that Trump had believed the “thug Putin” and not his own American experts. The NPR Trump-bashers went on to compare Trump’s “siding with Putin” with Trump’s opinion that the Charlottesville violence had contributors from both sides.

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Trump und Putin in Helsinki

17-07-18 06:20:00,

Von der Strickjacke zur Trickjacke

Autor: U. Gellermann

Datum: 17. Juli 2018

Die Zeit der Strickjacken-Diplomatie ist vorbei. Jene Zeit, als Helmut Kohl und Michail Gorbatschow in gemütlichen Woll-Jacken bei offenkundig gemütlichem Plausch auf den Fotos deutscher Medien zu sehen waren. Da fand man es ganz normal, lobenswert sogar, dass zwei Staatschefs locker und freundlich miteinander redeten. Und als der deutsche Kanzler den russischen Präsidenten Jelzin zum gemeinsamen Schwitzen in der Sauna traf, erfand der SPIEGEL das schöne Wort von der “Badehosenfreundschaft”. Das war die Zeit, als die Sowjetunion baden ging: Der naive Gorbatschow hatte an die mündliche Versicherung seiner Verhandlungspartner geglaubt, nach der die NATO brav in ihren bisherigen Grenzen bleiben würde. Und mit dem Alkoholiker Jelzin begann der Schlussverkauf der russischen Volkswirtschaft zu Tiefstpreisen.

Offenkundig nehmen die Medien den Russen übel, dass sie heute nichts mehr verschenken: Beim Treffen der Staatschefs Putin und Trump mochten sie statt einer Strick-Jacke nur noch eine Trick-Jacke sehen. Denn “Donald Trump ist in eine Falle geraten” wusste der oberschlaue DEUTSCHLANDFUNK und die transatlantische SÜDDEUTSCHE konnte sogar aus München erkennen: “Für Putin ist Trump ein nützlicher Idiot”. Was hätte Putin mit einem Staatsgast machen sollen? Ihn grillen? Die TAGESSCHAU schwingt sich sogar zu einer drastischen Medien-Kritik auf: “Die staatlich gelenkten russischen Medien sind nach dem Treffen in Helsinki voller Begeisterung”. Wenn sich die Hamburger Nachrichtensendung doch selbst mal bei ihrer ungelenken Weitergabe von Regierungsmeinung beobachten würde. Im Auftrag der Gebührenzahler ist die ARD-Sendung jedenfalls nicht unterwegs. Gelenkt wird sie eher vom Pressesprecher Merkels.

Die Trick-Jacke hatte in Helsinki eindeutig Trump an. Dessen überschwängliche Begeisterung über das Gespräch war wohl der Versuch, seine waffenklirrende Vorbereitung des Präsidenten-Dialogs mit lautem Klatschen zu übertönen. Drängelt doch der amerikanische Waffenhändler die NATO-Staaten seit langem zur Erhöhung ihrer Rüstungs-Etats. Auch die Steigerung der US-Militärausgaben von bisher 634 auf 716 Milliarden Dollar war für Trump in Helsinki kein Thema. Für die üblichen deutschen Medien ebenfalls nicht. In kühler Tradition sowjetischer Außenpolitik erinnerte Wladimir Putin daran, dass Russland eine Reihe von Vorschlägen unterbreitet habe, um die Verhandlungen über das Rüstungskontroll-Abkommen NewSTART, das 2021 ausläuft, wieder aufzunehmen. Und so produzierte der russische Präsident auch die einzige Nachricht rund um das Treffen in Helsinki, die es wert ist diskutiert zu werden.

Die medialen Versuche die Begegnung der Präsidenten auf angebliche russische Hacker-Angriffe im US-Wahlkampf zu reduzieren,

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