Video: Understanding NATO’s War on Yugoslavia. Historic Interview with Sean Gervasi – Global Research

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02-12-18 07:57:00,

Interview with Professor Sean Gervasi, Institute of International and Economic Problems, Belgrade, Yugoslavia.  

I spoke to Sean Gervasi on several occasions prior to his untimely death in June 1996. His incisive understanding of  the process of breakup of the Yugoslavia, not to mention its aftermath was far-reaching. According to Gary Wilson, “Gervasi saw the breakup of Yugoslavia as an extension of the breakup of the Soviet Union and the first step in a NATO takeover of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. He became active in exposing the role of external powers, particularly the U.S. and German governments, in fomenting the civil war in the Balkans.”

With foresight Gervasi predicted the geopolitics of the post-Cold War era. The breakup of Yugoslavia laid the basis for NATO intervention in the Kosovo war in 1999, which in turn was followed by the enlargement of NATO and the conduct of US-NATO wars and military interventions in the Middle East.

Michel Chossudovsky, December 02, 2018

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Recorded on February 24th, 1993

Harold Channer (HC): Good evening and welcome very, very much to the conversation. We’re pleased to welcome to the program Sean Gervasi. He is a professor and academic who is concerned with economics and particularly with what is relevant to what we want to talk about tonight. He has just returned from a long stay in in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, and knows something of that situation. Sean Gervasi, welcome very, very much to the conversation, and back to New York. Before we go into some detail about what in the world is going on in terms of the Balkans, from your experience there, maybe share a little bit of your own background. You did some economics, you’re interested in economics.

Sean Gervasi (SG): Well, I’m basically an economist. I studied in Europe, came back to graduate school at Cornell, went into the federal government, resigned.

HC: And the Balkans… you had some reason to be concerned with that area particularly in some of your early life experience and so on?

SG: Well, I’d lived a long time in the Mediterranean. My father had been a diplomat posted in the Mediterranean and he covered a number of countries there for quite a long time after the war,

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Understanding The Tactics Of Subversive Globalism | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

Understanding The Tactics Of Subversive Globalism | Light On Conspiracies – Revealing the Agenda

17-09-18 07:50:00,

September 13, 2018

When the ideology of globalism is discussed in liberty movement circles there are often misunderstandings as to the source of the threat and what it truly represents. This may in some cases be by design. In the latest era of supposed “populism” led by figures like Donald Trump, an entirely new and very green generation of liberty activists find themselves hyper focused on the political left in general, but they seem to be obsessed with attacking the symptoms of globalism rather than the source. I attribute this to a clever propaganda campaign by globalist institutions.

For example, when globalism is brought up in terms of its conspiratorial influences, the name of George Soros is usually mentioned. Soros is an obvious bogeyman for liberty activists because his money can be found flowing to numerous Cultural Marxist (social justice) organizations and his influence is easily grasped and digested in that way. Conservatives like placing emphasis on Soros because he appears decidedly leftist and thus globalism becomes synonymous with leftist movements. But what about all the globalists within the political right?

Globalism has its gatekeepers in both political camps; people that manipulate or outright control political leaders and political messages on the right just as they do on the left. While someone like George Soros acts as a gatekeeper for the left, we also have people like Henry Kissinger, a globalist gatekeeper for the right. Kissinger’s close relations with the Trump administration or his long time friendship with Russia’s Vladimir Putin are brought up far less in the liberty movement these days. Why? Because this does not fit with the false narrative that the globalists are “targeting” Trump or Putin. When you examine these leaders and their ties to a vast array of globalist proponents, this claim becomes absurd.

In 2016, months before the presidential election, the globalist media outlet Bloomberg published an article which salivated over the possibility that Trump would swallow up and assimilate what they called the “Tea Party,” ultimately destroying it. At that time the media used the term “Tea Party” as code for any sovereignty or constitutional group, just as the media tried to wrap us all up in the term “alt-right” after Trump’s election.

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Trump and Understanding the Root Causes of Violence in Palestine/Israel | New Eastern Outlook

Trump and Understanding the Root Causes of Violence in Palestine/Israel | New Eastern Outlook

01-09-18 07:28:00,

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Conflict is like everything else – people get labels assigned to them based on their supposed political party, even though those parties do not represent the best interests of their base. Therefore, in the light of the meltdown over Palestine, and the number of Jewish-loving born again Christians, especially in the United States, it is high time to take a closer look at what the roots of the current violence is—not an easy undertaking.

Most pundits and politicians are so involved in discussing the political and funding side of the Arab-Israeli conflict that they are unwilling to accept that its root cause is land and not religion. It is like beating a drum—and Trump claims that he has merely accepted what was already a reality, as Jerusalem is functionally the capital of Israel.

Not so simple

I am reminded of one of my former graduate students in academic writing, who wanted to write a paper on the Arab-Israeli Conflict and was surprised when I told her that the topic was too large. I explained that it would keep her busy for the rest of her life, and how she needed to find something more focused to get her assignment done.

Naively, the young girl, from a country with its own rich history of Jewish culture and community, asked me… “then what are they fighting about.”

I told her the conflict was not about religion, as Jews, Arabs and Christians were all able to live side-by-side, as it was part of [our] religion to get along. It was not until the UN decided to decant the remnant of Jews in Europe to an artificial state it had set up itself, based on the mess the British had left in their Palestine Mandate, that the trouble had begun. “It is all over land and who has the most right to it.”

This view may be an oversimplification, but it gets to the crux of the matter. Alan Dowty, Professor of Government and International Studies and Fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame, confirms this: “The core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the claim of two peoples to the same piece of land.”

However,

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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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Understanding Jewish Power

Understanding Jewish Power

13-06-18 12:59:00,

The author is a retired CIA officer who spent 20 years on assignment in Europe and the Middle East. He is Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest, a Washington-based advocacy group which seeks to change the Israeli-centric nature of US foreign policy in the Middle East.

Giraldi has emerged as one of the most outspoken and influential critics of Jewish and Israel influence on American foreign policy, an influence which he believes is pernicious. He publishes at the Unz Review. Here is the archive of his excellent articles published on RI.

I recently was asked to speak at an online conference entitled Deep Truth: Encountering Deep State Lies. My panel addressed Understanding Zionism: Deconstructing the Power Paradigm and my own topic was How Jewish Power Sustains the Israel Narrative. Working on my presentation, I was forced to confront the evolution of my own views on both the corruption of government in the United States and the ability of powerful domestic lobbies to deliberately distort the perception of national interests to benefit foreign countries even when that activity does terrible damage to the U.S.

My personal journey began half a century ago. I became part of the U.S. national security state after being drafted for the Vietnam War when I graduated from college in 1968. I was at the time, vaguely pro-war, having bought into the media argument that international communism was mounting a major threat in southeast Asia.

I also found the anti-war student movement distasteful because I was acquainted with many of its spokesmen and knew that they were chiefly motivated by a desire to avoid the draft, not due to any perception that the war itself was wrong or misguided. I knew a lot about the Punic Wars but precious little about former French Indochina and I suspect that those chanting “Ho-ho-Ho Chi Minh” might have known even less that I did.

Because I spoke some Russian, I wound up in an army intelligence collection unit in West Berlin for three years where I and my fifty or so comrades did absolutely nothing but drink and party. It was my introduction to how government really works when it was not working at all and it did provide me with GI Bill money to go to grad school.

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Understanding the Fractal Nature of TIME | Armstrong Economics

Understanding the Fractal Nature of TIME | Armstrong Economics

21-05-18 09:04:00,

COMMENT: I attended your 2015 WEC where you laid out the future for the euro. I was skeptical, to say the least. All these people constantly focus on the dollar. Then your model gave buy signals on the euro and you said it would then rally into 2018 and that could form the slingshot down. It came close to your target and now here in France, the government has warned of a euro crisis blaming Italy. I attended your euro conference in Frankfurt and again you explained why the euro would decline.

I have come to understand that your model is really split into timing levels. I think you need to explain that better because the rest of us are used to what you would call I guess a flat forecast that is not relevant to the time. Just a suggestion. But a lot of people do not catch on that you can forecast the long-term yet also provide the forecast for the short term counter-trend moves.

I can’t make Singapore but will be there in Orlando.

merci et bonne chance

PV

REPLY: Thank you for the perspective. You are probably correct. The very reason why we are one of the largest institutional advisers in the world is because we can forecast not just time, but distinguish the short-term from the long-term. I suppose it can get confusing when the long-term warns the euro is crashing and yet you have a 13-month rally which is also necessary to create the energy for the resumption of the decline. This is how the energy in a market is created for the opposite direction.

It is always the false counter-trend move that creates the energy to swing back the other way. We did elect a Quarterly Bearish Reversal at the end of the 1st quarter 2018. That confirmed the counter-trend rally was over. On the weekly level, it was 57 weeks up to the February high.  There we were electing Weekly Bullish confirming the counter-trend rally would begin.

Take gold. Here too the line the model drew was 1362 on a monthly level and 1341 on a quarterly closing basis.

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