Uncle Sam is terug | Wakker Mens

22-03-21 10:07:00,

Dit bericht hebben we over genomen van Uitpers
Auteur: Antoine Uytterhaeghe

 

Waar de de laatste vier jaar twijfels waren gerezen over de betrouwbaarheid van de trans-Atlantische partner, zijn we vandaag weer terug op de oude weg. Bij het aantreden van Biden als 46ste Amerikaanse president, komt de denkpiste van een zelfstandige Europese defensie bijna beledigend over. Vandaag is het motto: samen tegen autoritaire regimes.

lees ook:  De VS is terug met een andere ‘America first’

Leider

blankDe VS van Biden is dus vastbesloten om opnieuw de leiding van het Westen op te eisen. De Amerikaanse president en zijn minister van buitenlandse zaken willen dat het NAVO-bondgenootschap opnieuw als een sterk militair bolwerk wordt opgevat onder de leiding de Verenigde Staten. Trumps plannen om troepen terug te trekken uit Duitsland zullen niet worden uitgevoerd. Het is altijd de overtuiging van Berlijn geweest dat de stationering van Amerikaanse troepen in Duitsland in het belang van het Westers kamp is.

Amerika is terug, is de diplomatie terug? De nieuwe regering van de VS wil met de traditionele bondgenoten schouder aan schouder samenwerken tegenover de ‘autoritaire staten’ Rusland en China, vanuit een positie van de sterkere. Dus diplomatie naar de partners toe, zal wel hoog op Bidens agenda staan. De VS wil dus terug vooraan op het wereldtoneel en maakt plannen om opnieuw als de onbetwistbare wereldleider te fungeren. En zoals voorheen zal deze strategie steunen op politieke autoriteit en militaire macht. Wat in klare taal betekent, dat de Verenigde Staten zich het recht toe-eigent in een ander land in te grijpen als gebeurtenissen Washington niet zinnen, schrijft de Carnegie Stichting, de denktank waaruit de nieuwe C IA baas is gerekruteerd. De diplomatieke wortel en de militaire stok, zou je wel denken.

Men lijkt wel even te vergeten in Washington dat de VS alleen haar eigen wereldmacht kan behouden als het stabiele ‘welvarend Europa” zich als trouwe vazal in Washington blijft gedragen.

NAVO

Biden wil in zijn beleidsplan het westerse Atlantische bondgenootschap (NAVO) als bolwerk voor de ‘westerse waarden’ opnieuw kracht bij zetten. De Atlantische oriëntatie moet Washington en Brussel bij elkaar brengen om de NAVO terug perspectief te geven op militair vlak. NAVO secretaris-generaal Stoltenberg probeert als trouwe vazal bij de regeringen in Europa aan te dringen op de dringende noodzaak om de VS te seconderen.

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Uncle Shmuel is truly brain dead… (IMPORTANT UPDATE) | The Vineyard of the Saker

18-03-21 02:06:00,

[this commentary was written for the Unz Review]

By now, you have all heard it. Here is the official transcript:

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Director of National Intelligence came out with a report today saying that Vladimir Putin authorized operations during the election to under — denigrate you, support President Trump, undermine our elections, divide our society. What price must he pay?

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: He will pay a price. I, we had a long talk, he and I, when we — I know him relatively well. And I– the conversation started off, I said, “I know you and you know me. If I establish this occurred, then be prepared.”

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: You said you know he doesn’t have a soul.

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: I did say that to him, yes. And — and his response was, “We understand one another.” It was– I wasn’t being a wise guy. I was alone with him in his office. And that — that’s how it came about. It was when President Bush had said, “I looked in his eyes and saw his soul.” I said, “Looked in your eyes and I don’t think you have a soul.” And looked back and he said, “We understand each other.” Look, most important thing dealing with foreign leaders in my experience, and I’ve dealt with an awful lot of ’em over my career, is just know the other guy. Don’t expect somethin’ that you’re– that — don’t expect him to– or her to– voluntarily appear in the second editions of Profiles in Courage.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: So you know Vladimir Putin. You think he’s a killer?

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: Uh-huh. I do.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: So what price must he pay?

PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: The price he’s gonna pay we’ll– you’ll see shortly.

This is truly a historic interview and a watershed moment in US-Russia relations. Let’s deconstruct what is happening here:

“Director of National Intelligence came out with a report”: Ever since 9/11, the US intel community has been under huge pressure to produce not intelligence, but to serve as a kind of criterion of truth, a substitute for any rules of evidence. For example, if tomorrow Biden’s handlers want to accuse Putin of eating newborn babies for breakfast,

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Uncle Sams Hinterhof

06-02-21 12:48:00,

von Max Blumenthal

Max Blumenthal (MB): Herr Präsident, vielen Dank für diese Gelegenheit, hier in Caracas mit Ihnen zu sprechen. Sie hatten wahrscheinlich einen längeren Weg hierhin als ich. Sie sind von Europa aus angereist, wo Sie jetzt leben. Warum war es so wichtig, zu diesen Wahlen nach Venezuela zu kommen?

Rafael Correa (RC): Danke für das Interview. In Wirklichkeit war ich in Mexiko. Ich musste dorthin, um an einigen Treffen teilzunehmen. Ich habe den Trip ein bisschen ausgedehnt, denn, zurück in Belgien, hätte ich sofort in Quarantäne gemusst, und hätte danach auch nicht mehr ausreisen können. Deshalb kam ich von Mexiko direkt hierhin.

Aber auch von Belgien aus wäre ich höchstwahrscheinlich direkt angereist, denn Venezuela ist mir extrem wichtig, das gilt auch für seine Wahlen. Es gibt da eine ganze Reihe von Mythen, Lügen und Unwahrheiten. Deshalb will ich Europa und die Welt informieren, was wirklich in Venezuela vor sich geht.

Sie erwähnten einige der Lügen, die über Venezuela erzählt werden, einige der Täuschungen in den Medien. Wir haben kürzlich berichtet, wie das Wall Street Journal und der US-Kongress Diosdado Cabello, einem der wichtigsten Politiker hier, Kommentare in den Mund gelegt haben, dass er drohte, den Venezolanern Lebensmittel vorzuenthalten, wenn sie nicht wählen wollten. Eine Riesenlüge. Was halten Sie für die größten Lügen über Venezuela, mit denen Sie konfrontiert sind? Und warum war es so wichtig, hierher zu kommen und die Wahl zu beobachten?

Es ist wichtig, internationale Beobachter zu haben als Zeugen. Dabei sind die Wahlen in Venezuela sogar richtig langweilig. Weil alles wie am Schnürchen läuft. Es herrscht Ruhe. Weil die Abstimmungsmethode so effizient ist.

Die Stimmabgabe dauerte 20 Sekunden, was im Kontext der Pandemie günstig ist. Außer der Pandemie gibt es noch den Kraftstoffmangel, Stromausfälle und sogar Transportstreiks in einigen Bundesstaaten.

Deshalb ist es nötig, der Welt zu sagen, dass es hier Wahlen gibt wie in jedem anderen Land. Die Wahlen, die die Regierung vor fünf Jahren verlor, wurden damals anerkannt. Aber jetzt, wo sie wussten, wo Teile der Opposition wussten, dass sie verlieren würden, wollten sie die Wahlen boykottieren. Und deshalb werden sie jetzt von den westlichen Ländern nicht anerkannt.

Soviel zum Thema Doppelmoral. Deshalb ist es wichtig,

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Uncle Sam Just Used Its Financial Nuclear Weapon Again

18-01-20 03:15:00,

Authored by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com,

In August of 1945, the United States became the only country to drop nuclear bombs on an enemy.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki were largely destroyed in the blink of an eye. And the Japanese had no choice but to surrender to the Allies, finally ending World War II.

Ever since, world superpowers have been rapidly advancing weapons technology, constantly raising the bar for destructive power.

It won’t surprise you to find out that the most powerful and destructive weapon in the world, though, by far, is claimed by the United States.

But this weapon has nothing to do with America’s nuclear arsenal. It doesn’t even require bullets.

I’m talking about the US dollar.

The US is still the world’s dominant superpower, still the largest economy in the world. And the US dollar is still the world’s dominant reserve currency.

This means that the VAST MAJORITY of international trade and cross-border financial transactions take place in US dollars.

  • When Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil company sells petroleum to the Chinese, that transaction takes place in US dollars.

  • Last year when Air France (a European airline) agreed to purchase 60 jets from Airbus (a European aircraft manufacturer), that contract was negotiated in US dollars– even though both parties are European!

  • When commodities traders buy and sell cotton futures on the national mercantile exchange… in PAKISTAN… those trades are settled in US dollars.

  • When the IMF stepped in to bail out Argentina back in 2018 with an emergency loan, those funds were paid in US dollars.

  • And right now as I write these words, the Chile-based agriculture business I founded several years is selling literally millions of pounds of blueberries to wholesale buyers in Europe and Asia. Those deals are also closed in US dollars.

You get the idea. The US dollar is at the center of global commerce. Commercial banks, central banks, governments, sovereign wealth funds, and businesses around the world all need US dollars if they expect to be able to do any business internationally.

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Uncle Sam Wants Your DNA: The FBI’s Diabolical Plan To Create A Nation Of Suspects

24-01-19 08:36:00,

Authored by John Whitehead via The Rutherford Institute,

“As more and more data flows from your body and brain to the smart machines via the biometric sensors, it will become easy for corporations and government agencies to know you, manipulate you, and make decisions on your behalf. Even more importantly, they could decipher the deep mechanisms of all bodies and brains, and thereby gain the power to engineer life. If we want to prevent a small elite from monopolising such godlike powers, and if we want to prevent humankind from splitting into biological castes, the key question is: who owns the data? Does the data about my DNA, my brain and my life belong to me, to the government, to a corporation, or to the human collective?”―Professor Yuval Noah Harari

Uncle Sam wants you.

Correction: Uncle Sam wants your DNA.

Actually, if the government gets its hands on your DNA, they as good as have you in their clutches.

Get ready, folks, because the government— helped along by Congress (which adopted legislation allowing police to collect and test DNA immediately following arrests), President Trump (who signed the Rapid DNA Act into law), the courts (which have ruled that police can routinely take DNA samples from people who are arrested but not yet convicted of a crime), and local police agencies (which are chomping at the bit to acquire this new crime-fighting gadget)—is embarking on a diabolical campaign to create a nation of suspects predicated on a massive national DNA database.

As the New York Times reports:

“The science-fiction future, in which police can swiftly identify robbers and murderers from discarded soda cans and cigarette butts, has arrived. In 2017, President Trump signed into law the Rapid DNA Act, which, starting this year, will enable approved police booking stations in several states to connect their Rapid DNA machines to Codis, the national DNA database. Genetic fingerprinting is set to become as routine as the old-fashioned kind.

Referred to as “magic boxes,” these Rapid DNA machines – portable, about the size of a desktop printer,

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