Earlier this month, Russia said it will resume the production of the Antonov An-124 jet, which is still one of the world’s heaviest cargo airplanes.
The Antonov Design Bureau was established in 1946 in the Russian city of Novosibirsk. In 1952, the company was relocated to Kiev and inherited by Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Ukrainian state-owned aircraft maker Antonov has said the construction of the jet without its participation is inadmissible since the company has all the rights and all the documentation for the aircraft.
Russia says it has the rights and the new aircraft will be significantly modified to meet the modern requirements and will likely come under a new brand. Now, Aviastar-SP is seeking a partner to evaluate its capability to rebuild the jet.
Russian officials have said the renewal of An-124 is a feasible task. “If we talk about the resumption of their production, this is an extremely difficult, but solvable task “, said Aleksey Rogozin, Vice-President for Transport Aviation of the United Aircraft Corporation (UAC).
The Antonov-124 can carry super-heavy and oversized cargo up to 120 tons across 4,500 kilometers at a height of up to 10,000 meters. The jet completed its maiden flight in December 1982 and entered service in January 1986. The aircraft is 36m long and 4.4m high; it can operate under 60°C below zero and 45°C above zero.
The vast majority of the facts presented in this article have been repeatedly and publicly reported. There are only a couple instances where new confirming evidence is introduced and that is documented, but only done so to support the thesis of this report. This document is not meant to be a report with new information, but rather it is a “dot-connecting” exercise conducted for the purpose of predicting where America and the rest of world are headed.
Thesis:The United States and Russia will soon join forces and new alliances will go by the wayside. The single determining factor will be the overt conflict between nationalism (supported by Russia and the United States) and globalism as supported by most of the world including the European Union. This could become the next cold war and perhaps even the next world war.
“Name the names of the Deep State, or I will!” Will he do it? Who is on the list? Putin said this last year. He knows more than most American do about their own country. America stands alone. The G7, as a body, is condemning “America First” policies. Trading boycotts directed at America are coming. America will soon go it alone under Trump, except for one nation. And that nation is Russia.
In the following video, I summarize how the EU and the G7 are aligning against America in the same fashion that they have already conspired against Russia by kicking them out of the G8 and changing their name to the G7. This organization, which is a tool of the New World Order crowd, has devised and implemented, through their friends at the UN, a devastating Muslim immigration problem designed to destroy France, Italy, Germany and other first-world nations whose leaders will not police their borders under the threat of George Soros. Much of Europe is destroyed and now the G7 is trying to ensnare both Russia and the United States in the same trap.
Conversely, since taking office, Trump has repeatedly tried to secure our borders against the illegal alien immigration, from the Middle East, led by the UN which are exporting hard core terrorists from countries like Somalia to American soil. Even through Trump’s enhanced security protocols for incoming Muslim refugees would have done no more than verfiy the incoming traveler was not a terrorist, the liberal judges appointed by Obama, struck down the action. And what was most incredible is that Trump was only trying to screen immigrants from the same 7 countries that Obama did.
Russia did not attack the World Trade Center, 19 Saudis did. Russia is not mass executing Christians in the Middle East, ISIS is the culprit. Russia was not the reason that we invaded Iraq twice and Afghanistan.
Through the great work of Trevor Louden, I have documented the Muslim and communist invasion of our US Congress. Notables such as ex-respresentatives as Cynthia McKinney and Alan West have stated that as many 80 Democrats belong to front groups for the Muslim Brotherhood and the American Communist Party. Louden’s research is impeccable. The immigration plot that has made Sweden the rape leader of the world is being supported by Congressional represenattives such as Nancy Pelosi, Elizabeth Warren et al. For the globalists plan to succeed they needed help inside the government and they have it in parts of Congress, the State Department, the FBI and most certainly the CIA where former director Brennan actually converted to Islam while leading the CIA.
America is not just under attack from the G7 and the Bilderberg, they are under attack from several of their own elected representatives who have committed treason on a level that was far worse than anything that Benedict Arnold ever did.
In short, the radicalized Muslims are being used to destablize the world, start WW III and then usher in all that comes with the New World Order. Do you know why I research FEMA camp protocols so often? Because if this plot is successful, that is where tens of millions of Americans are going and they are not coming out.
The rest of this article demonstrates how Russia and those still loyal to America (eg Trump, you, me) are now backed into a corner and new alliances will emerge.
There Really Is Collusion Between Trump and Putin
The headline listed above is true. Trump and Putin are attempting to backdoor their way to an alliance against the New World Order.
While Hillary Clinton was promising no fly zones in Syria, in Presidential debate number two, which would have led to war with Russia, candidate Donald Trump was angering the Deep State when he said it is time that the US and Russia get on the same page and enjoy closer cooperation and especially against their mutual enemy, the Islamic jihadists and the globalists who control their puppet strings.
Along these lines, I have had a deep cover source telling me for almost two years that one day in the near future, Russia and America will align against the prevailing New World Order and the rallying point will be the war on jihadist terrorism. I did not fully pay attention until now!
While Europe has allowed itself to be destroyed by a purposely disorganized and often violent immigration emanting from the Middle East, both the leaders of Russia and the United States knows that they are next.
This immigration which has served to deculturize and economically destroy European nations is the major threat to both Russia and the United States. Trump and Putin are planning to meet in the near future and they are obviously wise enough to see through the globalist plot to destroy both nations by eliminating national boundaries in the United States and promoting disharmony among Russia’s huge Islamic population.
This report has clearly stated the threat to America opposed by the globalists and the Jihadists, now it is time to turn our attention to Russia. What would motivate Putin to align with Trump?
The Muslim Threat to Russia
Did you know that Russia’population is 15% Muslim? At current birth rates, Muslims will be the dominate ethnic group in Russia by 2050 and will comprise over 50% of Russia’s population. Putin faces the real threat of a revolution emanating from within the ranks of his military. According to Military.com, “Muslim conscripts already make up more than 50 percent of the Russian Army’s new soldiers and by 2030 this will increase to three-quarters of new conscripts.” This fact alone poses a significant threat to Russia’s ruling class and sets the potential for a Russian civil war which would be no doubt fueled by globalist-sponsored-jihadist forces just like Wall Street financed the Bolshevik Revolution. And if one thinks that is not a major challenge for Putin, please consider the fact that the Russian government has already engaged in military conflict with its Muslim population on two notable occasions:
Muslim-dominated Chechnya 1991-1994
Muslim-dominated Chechnya 1999-2000
Russia has an ongoing problem with domestic terrorism from its Muslim population and it is on a scale much worse than what America presently faces.
The Wild Card
What will Israel do? The simple and most obvious answer is that they would join with the United States. However, Russia is aligned with Syria and Iran and these countries are Israel’s mortal enemies. Israel is not predictable at this point. If Israel were to join Russia and the US and subsequently became one-third of the ruling force on this planet, they would be better off than they are now. But can Israel get beyond its ethnic hatred of Muslims in Syria and Iran? And let’s not forget that the French probably have the ability to pull Israel into their sphere of influence.
What Has to Happen for a US-Russia Alliance to Succeed?
First and foremost, all dual citizenship Congressmen need to taken from office and nobody with a dual citizenship can be allowed to serve in any elected position.
Trump will need to conduct a DOJ purge of the approximate 80 representatives and charge them with sedition, along with administrators from DHS, FBI, CIA, NSA and the Pentagon along with the leaders of banking in this country. This will be ugly and could lead to a civil war. However, America will not survive with such traitors in positions of power. This also opens up the possibility of assassination. Many will reject this last statement, but please consider that before the United States committed ground troops to South Vietnam in 1964, President Diem of South Vietnam and President Kennedy of the United States, both agreed in early October of 1963 that JFK would not send ground troops to South Vietnam, just the combat advisors. By Thanksgiving of 1963 both men were dead and history was changed. Therefore, there is historical precedent for what I am presenting here. Trump and Putin are in grave danger from this point on if they dare to align. Have you figured out why the “Russian collusion delusion” was put into play with Mueller as the Special Prosecutor? This was designed to keep Russia and America apart. Therefore, not only does Trump face a possible assassination, he also faces being impeached for aligning with the Russians.
One almost needs a scorecard to follow all of these variables.
One thing is certain that by year’s end, America and Russia will be aligning, or American will plunge head first into total destruction as the globalists will surely crash this country to prevent any further populism. By the way, that was the major topic, populism, at the Bilderberg Conference.
If America truly knew what was coming, if Trump is not successful, everyone would become an extreme prepper or would be leaving the country and going into hiding in a manner like the Nazis following World War II.
Mark my words America, many of you are one event away from a FEMA camp becoming your last residence. You may not like a lot of the things that Trump has done, however, he is the only girl on the Island so to speak. Trump and Putin represent your last chance.
Russian Federation continues to develop internal resources such as its own internet to allow the country to stand on its own in any catastrophe, including wartime
The Internet we know today had its beginnings as ARPANET, and it was the creation of the Defense Department in the United States to facilitate robust communications between computer installations in the event of a nuclear war or other major catastrophe.
Russia’s Izvestia reported in the week of June 7 that they are creating the same thing – a “closed cloud” storage for the purpose of storing proprietary and confidential information. This is the latest improvement in a radically improving Russian military organization that will allow the country to function within its own borders independently of the global Internet, should such actions be deemed necessary.
Further, according to DefenseOne.com, this new cloud is comprised of all-Russian hardware and software, and it is very inexpensive. The cost is estimated to be about 290 million rubles, or about $6.25 million, and it is expected to be complete and operational by the year 2020.
The cloud is to be connected to what is called the “Closed Transfer Segment” which is the name given the Russian military’s internal network. Vladimir Putin’s leading IT advisor, Herman Klimenko, noted that in wartime, the country could disconnect entirely from the global internet and run its commercial traffic entirely on the Closed Transfer Segment.
The Russian innovations are interesting – In 2017, the country began developing its own DNS (directory naming system) that allows one’s own web browser to connect to any web server in the world.
These developments are further proof that the Russian Federation is shaking off the idea that it must somehow depend on the West for its best general welfare. This sense of either envy or in some cases, almost dependence on Western products and technologies reached a height after the fall of Communism, but under President Vladimir Putin’s leadership, the nation has found its own identity as a global power and is continuing to pursue a course based on its own interests and needs.
While the stance of the Russian Federation is not in any way hostile to the rest of the world, sometimes the Western powers have been rattled by Russia’s refusal to kowtow to them. The bellicose rhetoric generated in the West in an effort to cow Russia has backfired, and so have concurrent sanctions and rumor-mongering.
The Russian Federation is after its own version of “making itself great again.” And while this need not be a cause for concern in the West, it is and will remain cast in that light. And as the result of the West’s own refusal to accept reality, Russia’s move towards complete independence of the rest of the world continues.
The Arkady Babachenko “Putin kills journalist” hoax goes from bad to worse for Ukraine. Ukraine’s “fake murder” hoax of journalist Arkady Babachenko is turning into an international embarrassment for Ukraine and its security services.
The two men ensnared in Ukraine’s “clever” ruse to weed out Putin’s assassins have turned out to be former Ukrainian counterintelligence officials, who despise Russia, and pledge allegiance to radical, ultra-right neo-Nazi group “”Right Sector”.
If Ukraine’s authorities had bothered to do a quick search on Facebook, they would have realized that the two men they threw under the bus, in this PR disaster, were the two least likely people in all Ukraine to have worked with Russia to carry out such an assassination.
Even Russia hating NYT had to admit that Ukraine really f***ed up with this fake news, false flag idea.
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou breaks down this insane news story in the video below…
The Ukrainian government’s staged assassination of anti-Putin journalist Arkady Babachenko has taken an even stranger turn, as evidence has emerged that his would-be “Russia-ordered” assassin and the man who supposedly hired him, both say they worked for Ukrainian counterintelligence, casting serious doubt on the official story.
To review, Ukrainian authorities announced last Tuesday that Babachenko had been assassinated after returning home from the store. On Wednesday, Babachenko appeared at a press conference with Ukrainian authorities who said that the faked assassination was an elaborate sting to bust an actual hit planned by Russia.
Only now we find that the hitman, Oleksiy Tsimbalyuk, is an outspoken critic of Russia who says he worked for Ukrainian counterintelligence – a claim Ukraine initially denied but later admitted to be true. Meanwhile the guy who supposedly hired Tsimbalyuk, Boris L. German, 50, also says he worked for Ukrainian counter-intelligence, a claim Ukraine denies as its immediately destroys the carefully scripted, if rapidly imploding, Ukrainian narrative meant to scapegoat Russia for what has been a “fake news” story of epic proportions, emerging from the one nation that not only was the biggest foreign donor to the Clinton foundation, but has made fake news propaganda into an art form.
The New York Times reports that Tsimbalyuk – a former Russia-hating priest was featured in a 10-minute documentary in January 2017 in which “he called killing members of the Russian-backed militias in eastern Ukraine “an act of mercy”,further calling into question why Russia would hire him for the supposed assassination in the first place.
Facebook pictures also reveal Tsimbalyuk wearing a Ukrainian ultranationalist uniform from “Right Sector,” a group deemed to be neo-Nazis.
The strange cast of characters emerging in the faked assassination of a prominent Putin critic — including a Russia-hating right-wing priest and the director of a Ukrainian arms manufacturer — set the already bizarre case on a path to a murky, up-is-down mess of the sort that Ukraine seems to specialize in.
Both the priest and the executive claimed to be working for Ukraine’s intelligence services. Ukrainian officials at first denied that but, in the case of the priest, subsequently reversed themselves and admitted he had played a role. They would not say what.
Senior Ukrainian officials have been on the defensive since Wednesday, when the head of the security services and the chief prosecutor announced that they had staged the shooting death of a dissident Russian war correspondent in order to trace his would-be killers back to Russian intelligence.
However, in the absence of solid facts and real evidence about any plot to kill the dissident, Arkady Babchenko, somewhat implausible figures have emerged from the shadows, perhaps the most unlikely being the priest, who claimed he was hired to carry out the hit.
The missile used to shoot down flight MH17 in Donbass, could not have been launched from the area mentioned by the Dutch-led investigation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in Minsk on Tuesday.
While commenting on preliminary conclusions recently announced by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) looking into the crash, Lavrov pointed out that the team had rejected “all the documentary evidence that Russia presented more than once.” “The results of a field experiment carried out by the Almaz-Antey Air and Space Defense Corporation that produces Buk missiles and the primary data received by radar stations prove that the missile could not have been launched from the area mentioned by the investigation,” the Russian top diplomat stressed.
Moreover, in Lavrov’s view, all the accusations in the case that are being made against Russia even though the investigation is not over, are incorrect and aimed at playing on the hate of Russia.
“It is at least incorrect to make such statements at the current stage,” the Russian foreign minister said. “But they are tempted to play on the hate against Russia and draw the world’s attention to them, distracting their own people and the global community from the issues they are facing,” he said.
MH17 crash case
The Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, a Boeing-777 passenger plane travelling from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down on July 17, 2014, over Ukraine’s eastern region of Donetsk. The crash killed all the 283 passengers and 15 crewmembers. There were nationals of ten states among the dead.
The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) looking into the crash comprises representatives of the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine.
On May 24, the team gave an update of the state of affairs in the criminal investigation, claiming that “the BUK-TELAR that was used to down MH17, originates from the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile brigade (hereinafter 53rd brigade), a unit of the Russian army from Kursk in the Russian Federation.”
Russia’s Defense Ministry rejected all the allegations and said that none of the missile systems belonging to the Russian Armed Forces had ever been taken abroad. The ministry noted that Moscow had provided Dutch investigators with overwhelming evidence proving that a Ukrainian Buk missile system had been used to bring down the aircraft.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the investigation was reminiscent of the Skripal case as there was no evidence.
Nevertheless, on May 25, Australia and the Netherlands issued a statement saying that they “hold Russia responsible for its part in the downing of flight MH17.” “The Netherlands and Australia are now convinced that Russia is responsible for the deployment of the Buk installation that was used to down MH17. The government is now taking the next step by formally holding Russia accountable,” the statement reads.
Just a week after the alleged chemical weapon attack in Douma, the one that the US, France, and the UK announced that they have proof of, and that the proof unequivocally pointed at the Syrian government under Assad, they decided to join together as a coalition and to conduct a ‘precision strike’ on Damascus to destroy sites alleged to manufacture or to warehouse chemical weapons.
The strike was perfectly conducted if you ask the Americans, but according to the Syrians and the Russians, a hefty percentage of those missiles fired by the Coalition didn’t hit their target, whether because they performed like junk and therefore didn’t detonate, or because they were intercepted by Syrian SAMs.
Several of those unexploded Coalition missiles, including America’s famed Tomahawks, were delivered to the Russians by the Syrian government, and now the Russians are taking them apart and figuring out what makes them tick, and perhaps why they don’t.
In so doing, the Russians intend to develop systems to actively counteract American Tomahawk missiles on pretty much every level.
MOSCOW, May 29 – RIA Novosti. New Russian electronic warfare complexes will be created taking into account the information received during the investigation of American Tomahawk cruise missiles that were delivered to Russia after the impact of the coalition on Syria, told RIA Novosti adviser to the first deputy general director of the concern Radioelectronics Vladimir Mikheev.
“The new technology should cover all the frequency bands – both optical and radio, which we saw in the products of our counterparts,” he said.
It will take two to three years to create new complexes, the agency’s interlocutor added.
“We, first and foremost as specialists, are very interested in seeing the real use of various military equipment in Syria, including Tomahawks.” Having this missile in hand, we clearly understand what it has communication channels, information transfer and control , navigation and location, “- he said.
According to him, it became possible to assess the degree of security of these channels.
“Knowing all these parameters, we will be able to more effectively block these cruise missiles at all stages of their combat use,” Mikheyev stressed.
In addition, a special interest for Russian specialists is also seen today observation of western-made unmanned aircraft, the newest American fighter aircraft F-22 and F-35 of the Israeli Air Force, he concluded.
The strike of the coalition on government facilities in Syria
The United States, Britain and France on the morning of April 14 struck missiles at facilities in Syria, which, in their opinion, were used for the production of chemical weapons. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, of the 105 missiles reported by the Pentagon, no more than 22 missiles hit the target. The majority of the missiles were shot down by the Syrian air defense forces – the S-200, S-125, Osa, Kvadrat, Buk and “Arrow”.
Subsequently, Syrian soldiers found two unexploded “Tomahawk” and handed them over to Russia. The Ministry of Defense on 25 April showed fragments of missiles produced by the United States, Britain and France in Syria, including Tomahawk, which did not reach its destination because of a breakdown.
Those Kremlin agents are getting a close up at the latest and greatest American military hardware, and getting the chance to reverse engineer it in the hopes of designing or tweaking systems to more perfectly counteract or jam them. Perhaps the Kremlin ought to thank Trump for his new gifts to the Russian MoD.
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If images circulating on Twitter are any indication, Russia is testing out an ammo-backpack for a giant gun called the Scorpio – developed by Front Tactical Systems, reportedly satisfying a request from the Russian military as a method of increasing machine gun efficiency, reports Task & Purposeciting The Firearm Blog. The setup is straight out of Predator, and is similar to a backpack-fed machine gun rigged by U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Vincent Winkowski in 2011 during a 2 1/2 hour firefight in Afghanistan.
The Russian PKP Pencheneg machine gun is nearly four feet long and fires 7.62x54mm ammo at 600-800 RPM. Here’s one being fired without the fancy backpack:
And here’s the Scorpion (h/t TheFirearmBlog)
As mentioned earlier, Russia’s new backpack-fed system is similar to one developed by a U.S. Army Staff Sgt. in Afghanistan:
The United States previously developed a similar system when the inventive U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Vincent Winkowski threw together a backpack-fed machine gun on the battlefield during a firefight with the 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 34th Infantry Division, Iowa National Guard in Afghanistan in October 2011, citing the M-134 backpack-fed minigun touted by Ventura’s Sgt. Blain Cooper in the 1987 action classic. –Task & Purpose
“When we first arrived in theater in late October (2010), we were issued the Mk 48 7.62 mm machine guns,” Winkowski said. “This was a new piece of equipment for us, and we struggled to come up with a solution for carrying and employing ammunition for it due to our small size and the inability to have a designated ammo bearer, as is common doctrine with the M240B.”
“The ammunition sacks that came with it made it too cumbersome and heavy to carry over long, dismounted patrols and especially when climbing mountains. Initially, we came up with using 50-round belts and just reloading constantly, which led to lulls of fire and inefficiency.”
So Winkowski grabbed an old ALICE (all-purpose lightweight individual carrying equipment) frame, welded two ammunition cans together — one atop the other after cutting the bottom out of the top can — and strapped the fused cans to the frame. To that he added a MOLLE (modular, lightweight load-carrying equipment) pouch to carry other equipment. –Army.mil
That led to the U.S. Army’s IronMan system:
Russia’s other development, shockingly, is an electrified shield.
Unveiled by Russia’s Interior Ministry and dubbed “Skala” (which means “rock”), the shield offers as much protection as a traditional shield – only it contains a labyrinth of conductors on its exterior which can deliver a shocking jolt to rioters.
The shield, produced by Mart Group, which specializes in non-lethal law enforcement equipment, is available in two varieties. One version has a built-in shocker which allows the shield to be carried and operated with one hand, as just described. The other version has a detachable shocker, which allows the officer to grip the shield with both hands, and detach and use the shocker like a stun gun or electric prod when needed. –Sputnik
The shields, expected to enter service around the end of the year have an option of a self-extinguishing coating as well which protects law enforcement officers from Molotov cocktails.
According to Russian and Chinese law enforcement agencies, militants fleeing by sea from Syria and Iraq follow a route from the Qasim port in the Pakistani city of Karachi to Peshawar, and are then distributed along the Nangarhar province in the east of the country.
According to Russian and Chinese law enforcement agencies, militants fleeing by sea from Syria and Iraq follow a route from the Qasim port in the Pakistani city of Karachi to Peshawar, and are then distributed along the Nangarhar province in the east of the country…
Since late 2017 the leaders of the Islamic State managed to transfer from Syria and Iraq to Afghanistan an additional 500 foreign fighters, including more than two dozen women. A source in one of the Russian law enforcement agencies says: “All of them are also in the province of Nangarhar. They are citizens of Sudan, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Uzbekistan, France and so on.”
Movement of militants to the north is planned to be organized in two directions. In Tajikistan, the radicals will penetrate the provinces of Nuristan and Badakhshan, and to Turkmenistan – through the provinces of Farah, Ghor, Sari-Pul and Faryab.
Mangal has a long-standing relationship with the US intelligence services. In particular, he fought against the Soviet forces during the Afghan campaign of the USSR. Immediately after the US invasion in 2001, he was appointed as the head of the local government of the Pashtuns, the people to which he belongs. Also, Mangal is loved by the Western press. Most of the publications in the major American and British media contain exceptionally positive information about him, and the BBC called him “the hope of Helmand province,” which Mangal previously headed.
According to the Ministry of Defense of Afghanistan, in the near future the leadership of the Islamic State plans to expand the grouping by another 1.2 thousand militants. Most of them will also be located in the province, under the control of Gulab Mangal and his people.
It is worth noting that the two largest US bases in Afghanistan are in the immediate vicinity of the Nangarhar province, which is hardly a coincidence.
At the same time, the expert community points out that the pressure on Tajikistan and Turkmenistan will be only one of the vectors of the new hybrid attack on Russia. Director of the Center for Geopolitical Expertise Valery Korovin [and here is more about him] is confident that Moscow should prepare for a large-scale offensive of geopolitical opponents on all fronts: in Ukraine, possibly through Armenia, as well as a number of other post-Soviet countries. [Korovin states]:
“…Destabilizing the situation in Central Asia, the US and its allies will achieve several goals at once. First, in this way, Washington can distract Moscow and Tehran from Syria. Secondly, if the operation succeeds, a focus of instability will be created along the path of the One-Belt-One-Road project, which is designed to strengthen the economic and logistical integration of Eurasia. Afghanistan also borders Iran in the west, which opens a new front against Tehran. … Starting with economic pressure through new sanctions, ending with “color revolutions” that will continue in the post-Soviet space, and direct aggression from American networks. Obviously, the United States did not seize Afghanistan, by rigging its military dictatorship there, in order to build democracy and civil society there. This is a springboard for the creation of terrorist networks, with the help of which the US is preparing an aggression against Iran and Russia.”
Peter Korzun, my colleague at the Strategic Culture Fundation, has presented a case that “Despite its recent claims to the contrary, the US is hunkering down in Syria for the long haul.” He noted that: “Last month US forces were also reported to be building a new outpost at the al-Omar oil field in southeastern Deir ez-Zor. They were deployed to positions around the Conoco and al-Jafreh oil fields. On April 7, the area around the oil fields in Deir ez-Zor was declared a military zone by the US-led SDF. That group has already clashed with Syrian forces in the fight to control the province.”
On 25 June 2017, I noted that in December 2016, “Obama and Turkey’s Erdogan, began their joint effort to relocate ISIS from Mosul Iraq, into Der Zor Syria, in order to culminate their (and the Sauds’) joint plan to use ISIS so as to bring down Assad.” And “Trump has been continuing Obama’s Policy” of supporting Al Qaeda and even sometimes ISIS in Syria so as to carve out Syria’s oil-producing region as a separate US-controlled nation, in the event that America and the Sauds fail to replace Assad in all of Syria.
Perhaps the US, which clearly was not satisfied when the Soviet side ended its side of the Cold War in 1991, is going all the way to seek a hot-war victory against Russia. Pushing Russia this hard and this far and this long — using even the “Putin stole Crimea” hoax and other such hoaxes to justify ‘restoring’ a Cold War which was actually supposed to have ended when the Soviet Union’s communism did — suggests that Russia might soon need to respond in a direct military way, taking America’s war as the existential threat to Russian national sovereignty over Russia, that it is.
The alternative — Russian surrender to the US — seems far less likely, even though taking the war to America would entail global annihilation. Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin, has said many times — and the Russian public seems to be overwhelmingly supportive of him in this — that for the US to push much farther in this direction will result in nuclear war, and that the US must recognize this fact. Trump seems not to recognize it.
This is the lecture I would have given if I had been able to accept the invitation to address the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in Russia this weekend.
Paul Craig Roberts
Executive Summary: From the standpoint of Russia’s dilemma, this is an important column. Putin’s partial impotence via-a-vis Washington is due to the grip that neoliberal economics exercises over the Russian government. Putin cannot break with the West, because he believes that Russian economic development is dependent on Russia’s integration within the Western economy. That is what neoliberal economics tells the Russian economic and financial establishment.
Everyone should understand that I am not a pro-Russian anti-American. I am anti-war, especially nuclear war. My concern is that the inability of the Russian government to put its foot down is due to its belief that Russian development, despite all the talk about the Eurasian partnership and the Silk Road, is dependent on being integrated with the West. This totally erroneous belief prevents the Russian government from any decisive break with the West. Consequently, Putin continues to accept provocations in order to avoid a decisive break that would cut Russia off from the West. In Washington and the UK this is interpreted as a lack of resolve on Putin’s part and encourages an escalation in provocations that will intensify until Russia’s only option is surrender or war.
If the Russian government did not believe that it needed the West, the government could give stronger responses to provocations that would make clear that there are limits to what Russia will tolerate. It would also make Europe aware that its existence hangs in the balance. The combination of Trump abusing Europe and Europe’s recognition of the threat to its own existence of its alignment with an aggressive Washington would break the Western alliance and NATO. But Putin cannot bring this about because he erroneously believes that Russia needs the West.
America’s Fifth Column Will Destroy Russia
If the neoconservatives had self-restraint, they would sit back and let America’s Fifth Column—Neoliberal Economics—finish off Russia for them. Russia is doomed, because the country’s economists were brainwashed during the Yeltsin years by American neoliberal economists. It was easy enough for the Americans to do. Communist economics had come to naught, the Russian economy was broken, Russians were experiencing widespread hardship, and successful America was there with a helping hand.
In reality the helping hand was a grasping hand. The hand grasped Russian resources through privatization and gave control to American-friendly oligarchs. Russian economists had no clue about how financial capitalism in its neoliberal guise strips economies of their assets while loading them up with debt.
But worse happened. Russia’s economists were brainwashed into an economic way of thinking that serves Western imperialism.
For example, neoliberal economics exposes Russia’s currency to speculation, manipulation, and destabilization. Capital inflows can be used to drive up the value of the ruble, and then at the opportune time, the capital can be pulled out, dropping the ruble’s value and driving up domestic inflation with higher import prices, delivering a hit to Russian living standards. Washington has always used these kind of manipulations to destabilize governments.
Neo-liberal economics has also brainwashed the Russian central bank with the belief that Russian economic development depends on foreign investment in Russia. This erroneous belief threatens the very sovereignty of Russia. The Russian central bank could easily finance all internal economic development by creating money, but the brainwashed central bank does not realize this. The bank thinks that if the bank finances internal development the result would be inflation and depreciation of the ruble. So the central bank is guided by American neoliberal economics to borrow abroad money it does not need in order to burden Russia with foreign debt that requires a diversion of Russian resources into interest payments to the West.
As Michael Hudson and I explained to the Russians two years ago, when Russia borrows from the West, the US for example, and in flow the dollars, what happens to the dollars? Russia cannot spend them domestically to finance development projects, so where do the dollars go? They go into Russia’s foreign exchange holdings and accrue interest for the lender. The central bank then creates the ruble equivalent of the borrowed and idle dollars and finances the project. So why borrow the dollars? The only possible reason is so the US can use the dollar debt to exercise control over Russian decision making. In other words, Russia delivers herself into the hands of her enemies.
Indeed, it is the Russian government’s mistaken belief that Russian economic development is dependent on Russia being included as part of the West that has caused Putin to accept the provocations and humiliations that the West has heaped upon Russia. The lack of response to these provocations will eventually cause the Russian government to lose the support of the nationalist elements in Russia.
Putin is struggling to have Russia integrated into the Western economic system while retaining Russia’s sovereignty (an unrealistic goal), because Putin has been convinced by the element in the Russian elite, which had rather be Western than Russian, that Russia’s economic development depends on being integrated into the Western economy. As the neoliberal economic elite control Russia’s economic and financial policy, Putin believes that he has to accept Western provocations or forfeit his hopes for Russian economic development.
Russian economists are so indoctrinated with neoliberal economics that they cannot even look to America to see how a once great economy has been completely destroyed by neoliberal economics.
The US has the largest public debt of any country in history. The US has the largest trade and budget deficits of any country in history. The US has 22 percent unemployment, which it hides by not counting among the unemployed millions of discouraged workers who, unable to find jobs, ceased looking for jobs and are arbitrarily excluded from the measure of unemployment. The US has a retired class that has been stripped of any interest payment on their savings for a decade, because it was more important to the Federal Reserve to bail out the bad loans of a handful of “banks too big to fail,” banks that became too big to fail because of the deregulation fostered by neoliberal economics. By misrepresenting “free trade” and “globalism,” neoliberal economics sent America’s manufacturing and tradeable professional skill jobs abroad where wages were lower, thus boosting the incomes of owners at the expense of the incomes of US wage-earners, leaving Americans with the lowly paid domestic service jobs of a Third World country. Real median family income in the US has been stagnant for decades. The Federal Reserve recently reported that Americans are so poor that 41 percent of the population cannot raise $400 without selling personal possessions.
In the US all 50 states have publicly supported universities where tuition is supposed to be nominal in order to encourage education. When I went to Georgia Tech, a premier engineering school, my annual tuition was less than $500. Loans were not needed and did not exist.
What happened? Financial capitalism discovered how to turn university students into indentured servants, and the university administrations cooperated. Tuitions rose and rose and were increasingly allocated to administration, the cost of which exploded. Today many university administrations absorb 75% of the annual budget, leaving little for professors’ pay and student aid. An obedient Congress created a loan program that ensnares young American men and women into huge debt in order to acquire an university education. With so many of the well-paying jobs moved offshore by neoliberal economics, the jobs available cannot service the student loan debts. A large percentage of Americans aged 24-34 live at home with parents, because their jobs do not pay enough to service their student loan debt and pay an apartment rent. Debt prevents them from living an independent existence.
In America the indebtedness of the population produced by neoliberal economics—privatize, privatize, deregulate, deregulate, indebt, indebt—prevents any economic growth as the American public has no discretionary income after debt service to drive the economy. In America the way cars, trucks, and SUVs are sold is via zero downpayment and seven years of loans. From the minute a vehicle is purchased, the loan obligation exceeds the value of the vehicle.
If neoliberal economics does not work for America, why will it work for Russia? Neoliberal economics only works for oligarchs and their institutions, such as Goldman Sachs, who are bankrolled by the central bank to keep the economy partially afloat. Washington will agree to Russia being integrated into the Western system when Putin agrees to resurrect the Yeltsin-era practice of permitting Western financial institutions to strip Russia of her assets while loading her up with debt.
I could continue at length about the junk economics, to use Michael Hudson’s term, that is neoliberal economics. The United States is failing because of it, and so will Russia.
John Bolton and the neocons should just relax. Neoliberal economics, which has the Russian financial interests, the Russian government and apparently Putin himself in its grip, will destroy Russia without war.
On September 24, 2001, a dying Osama bin Laden released his last statement to the world. It is published below, the full CIA transcript with no redactions or editing. In this now declassified but heavily suppressed document, bin Laden describes the role of the Deep State in 9/11:
“President Bush or any other US President, they cannot bring Israel to justice for its human rights abuses or to hold it accountable for such crimes. What is this? Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United Sates? That secret government must be asked as to who made the attacks.”
Bin Laden’s words, and we assert these are his last words, mean much more today than they did even while the ruins in New York and Washington were still smoldering. One might note that the “jet fuel” fires in New York burned for months, billions of BTU’s melting boots well into 2002.
Bin Laden will explain the world today and tell the truths that warned the world of what was to come. His words are riveting.
In March 2007, during an interview with Amy Goodman, former NATO commander, General Wesley Clark told of plans drafted by White House advisor and admitted architect of the Iraq War, Paul Wolfowitz, to invade 7 Middle Eastern nations including, not just Iraq, but Syria and Iran.
The election of Barak Obama may have offset their timetable, but in light of Clark’s revelation made 11 years ago and “buried” and bin Laden’s transcript, published below, events today are able to be seen in a different and perhaps “Hitleresque” light. From Salon, October 12, 2007:
“In “A Time to Lead: For Duty, Honor and Country,” published by Palgrave Macmillan last month, the former four-star general recalls two visits to the Pentagon following the terrorist attacks of September 2001. On the first visit, less than two weeks after Sept. 11, he writes, a “senior general” told him, “We’re going to attack Iraq. The decision has basically been made.”
Six weeks later, Clark returned to Washington to see the same general and inquired whether the plan to strike Iraq was still under consideration. The general’s response was stunning:
“‘Oh, it’s worse than that,’ he said, holding up a memo on his desk. ‘Here’s the paper from the Office of the Secretary of Defense [then Donald Rumsfeld] outlining the strategy. We’re going to take out seven countries in five years.’ And he named them, starting with Iraq and Syria and ending with Iran.”
While Clark doesn’t name the other four countries, he has mentioned in televised interviews that the hit list included Lebanon, Libya, Somalia and Sudan. Indeed, he has described this same conversation on a few occasions over the past year, including in a speech at the University of Alabama in October 2006, in an appearance on Amy Goodman’s “Democracy Now” broadcast last March, and most recently in an interview with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer on “The Situation Room.”
On “Democracy Now” he spoke about the meetings and the memo in slightly greater detail, saying that he had made the first Pentagon visit ‘on or about Sept. 20.’”
The Death that was not a Death
The world has never been told the truth about Osama bin Laden and 9/11. On December 11, 2001, the Pakistan Observer published an article announcing bin Laden’s death. They are generally a respected news source and news agencies around the world, including Fox News and others in the US, reported the same.
Moreover, in 2009 I was given direct access to documents at the headquarters of Pakistan’s intelligence and information agencies, the ISPR and ISI, where I met with directors of both agencies.
We reviewed their files, along with other intelligence, and then had a roundtable discussion with their top analysts in a secure location in Rawalpindi.
They said bin Laden was dead, that they had captured and interrogated witnesses, as grim pictures raced through my mind, but they were clear.
Thus, when bin Laden showed up years later only to be “buried at sea” and his killers, a Navy SEAL team to suffer a catastrophic helicopter crash only days later, it became clear that the entire bin Laden story is a hoax.
Bin Laden was kept alive as a “deception and cover” operation by the intelligence agencies of the US, Britain and Israel in order to justify a broad war intended to reshape the world map.
The real architects of 911 saw how events, Sarajevo and Pearl Harbor could be used to create a world, not safe for democracy, but safe for banking, arms sales, and big oil.
On May 1, 2014, a Federal Judge in New York ordered the Islamic State of Iran to pay $6bn in damages to the victims of 9/11. The case against Iran is unclear and the process for suing Iran is equally obscure. In doing so, however, a door has been opened.
Iran has decided to fight back, much as Russia has when accused of complicity in the use of deadly poison gas in both Britain and Syria.
In both cases, Iran and Russia’s, nations believe their sacred honor has been violated by charges so heinous, perhaps even ridiculous, that reality itself is strained.
In Russia’s case, they openly told the US that pushing such bizarre and unfounded accusations, much less using retaliatory force in response to “utter fiction,” violated all “unspoken rules of statecraft,” to paraphrase Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov.
What neither Russia, nor Syria and Iran know, is that the Federal gag orders imposed by a secret grand jury in Houston, Texas, a grand jury impaneled not to investigate 9/11 but to administer the coverup, are to expire this year.
Why This is Vital
Less than two weeks after 9/11, the only proven statement on 9/11 made by Osama bin Laden was intercepted by the CIA station in Doha, Qatar. The date was September 24, 2001.
Bin Laden had issued a statement, in Arabic, broadcast on an Al Jazeera channel, made to the people of Pakistan. I mention Arabic while I add the fact that bin Laden, according to former White House Intelligence Advisor Lee Emil Wanta, spoke perfect English. I have spoken with Wanta on this several times where he has outlined meetings with bin Laden in Peshawar, Pakistan, Ontario, California and in Washington DC, at the Metropolitan Club.
Those meetings began during the 1980s when bin Laden worked for the CIA supplying weapons to the Mujahedeen and the last ones were far later than anyone would guess, with Wanta alleging bin Laden was receiving medical care at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center in Maryland while the US was searching for him in Sudan and elsewhere.
True or not, details on meetings, which include discussions that included Oliver North and General Secord among others, will be available as testimony at some point if Iran seeks to fight the US in an international court.
First, however, it is important to supply the first, last and only bin Laden statement. Once one reads this, it will become abundantly clear not only that bin Laden died in 2001 but that those who submitted all subsequent statements did so to obscure the truth.
Of note, all alleged bin Laden videos and audio recordings received after September 24, 2001 came from one source, an Israeli intelligence officer born in Iraq named Rita Katz. Her “organization” was called SITE Intelligence and it had only one purpose at that time, to deceive the world about bin Laden and lead investigators away from one obvious suspect, Israel.
The CIA memo, received by Veterans Today in 2010 through the Freedom of Information Act:
“CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY FOREIGN BROADCASTING INTERNATIONAL SERVICE:
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY
WEBSITE OF DOHA AL-JAZIRAH SATELLITE CHANNEL TELEVISION IN ARABIC [FBIS REPORT] WEBSITE OF DOHA AL-JAZIRAH SATELLITE CHANNEL TELEVISION IN ARABIC,INDEPENDENT TELEVISION STATION FINANCED BY THE QATARI GOVERNMENT, WHICH CAN BE ACCESSEDAT URL: HTTP://WWW.ALJAZEERA.NET, CARRIES AT 2011 GMT ON 24 SEPTEMBER THE TEXT OF THE FOLLOWING LETTER BY USAMA BIN LADIN “TO THE PAKISTANI PEOPLE.”
“We hope that these brothers would be the first martyrs in Islam’s battle in this age against the new Jewish crusade that is being led by the biggest crusader, Bush, under the banner of the cross. This battle is one of Islam’s immortal battles.”
“We beseech God to grant him victory against the forces of infidelity and arrogance, and to crush the new crusader-Jewish campaign on the land of Pakistan and Afghanistan.”
“I have already said that I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States.”
“Neither I had any knowledge of these attacks nor I consider the killing of innocent women, children, and other humans as an appreciable act. Islam strictly forbids causing harm to innocent women, children, and other people. Such a practice is forbidden ever in the course of a battle.”
“All that is going on in Palestine for the last 11 months is sufficient to call the wrath of God upon the United States and Israel.”
“Whoever committed the act of 11 September are not the friends of the American people. I have already said that we are against the American system, not against its people, whereas in these attacks, the common American people have been killed. According to my information, the death toll is much higher than what the US Government has stated.
“The United States should try to trace the perpetrators of these attacks within itself; the people who are a part of the US system, but are dissenting against it. Or those who are working for some other system; persons who want to make the present century as a century of conflict between Islam and Christianity so that their own civilization, nation, country, or ideology could survive.”
“They can be any one, from Russia to Israel and from India to Serbia.”
“Then you cannot forget the American Jews, who are annoyed with President Bush ever since the elections in Florida and want to avenge him.”
“Then there are intelligence agencies in the US, which require billions of dollars worth of funds from the Congress and the government every year. This [funding issue] was not a big problem till the existence of the former Soviet Union but after that the budget of these (FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 180) agencies has been in danger. They needed an enemy. So, they first started propaganda against Usama and Taliban and then this incident happened.”
“Drug smugglers from all over the world are in contact with the US secret agencies. These agencies do not want to eradicate narcotics cultivation and trafficking because their importance will be diminished. The people in the US Drug Enforcement Department are encouraging drug trade so that they could show performance and get millions of dollars worth of budget. General Noriega was made a drug baron by the CIA and, in need, he was made a scapegoat.”
“President Bush or any other US President, they cannot bring Israel to justice for its human rights abuses or to hold it accountable for such crimes. What is this? Is it not that there exists a government within the government in the United Sates? That secret government must be asked as to who made the attacks.”
“Supporting the US act is the need of some Muslim countries and the compulsion of others. However, they should think as to what will remain of their religious and moral position if they support the attack of the Christians and the Jews on a Muslim country like Afghanistan.”
“I have already said that we are not hostile to the United States. We are against the system, which makes other nations slaves of the United States, or forces them to mortgage their political and economic freedom.”
“This system is totally in control of the American Jews, whose first priority is Israel, not the United States. It is simply that the American people are themselves the slaves of the Jews and are forced to live according to the principles and laws laid by them. So, the punishment should reach Israel.”
“The Western media is unleashing such a baseless propaganda, which make us surprise but it reflects on what is in their hearts and gradually they themselves become captive of this propaganda. They become afraid of it and begin to cause harm to themselves.”
“Terror is the most dreaded weapon in modern age and the Western media is mercilessly using it against its own people. It can add fear and helplessness in the psyche of the people of Europe and the United States. It means that what the enemies of the United States cannot do, its media is doing that. You can understand as to what will be the performance of the nation in a war, which suffers from fear and helplessness.”
FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY END OF OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPT”
The world long ago accepted that the Iraq invasion of 2003 was an illegal act of aggression and that both Bush and Blair, in a “perfect world,” should be hanged as war criminals.
As noted from proof provided here, bin Laden never admitted complicity in 9/11 though audio tapes provided time and time again by Israeli intelligence asserted as much.
Were those tapes an admission by Israel, if seen in light of what we know of “fake news” today, of their role in 9/11? Was 9/11 staged to bring down, as General Clark may well be asserting, a way of pushing forward a master plan to take down Iraq, Syria, Iran and four other nations?
Has America, now that Israeli policy and neocon politics are predominant, moved back to the same direction, conquest of Israel’s neighbors?
How do bin Laden’s words play so long after what we assert was the date of his real death?
In light of his September 24, 2001 statement, is it perhaps obvious why a fake bin Laden, vilified by the equally fake media, was needed to push the wars that never seem to end?
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War that has worked on veterans and POW issues for decades and consulted with governments challenged by security issues. He’s a senior editor and chairman of the board of Veterans Today, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”