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WATCH: Americans favor war with North Korea, but cannot locate it on a map

Good thing the Pentagon invented GPS.

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A reporter from the Jimmy Kimmel Live talk show went to Hollywood Boulevard to ask the man and woman on the street where North Korea is.

None of the individuals interviewed could locate North Korea while some of the gussies were as wildly inaccurate as to locate North Korea in Canada, Oman, Kazakhstan, Argentina, Iran, Australia, Brazil, China, India, Vietnam and Pakistan.

Notice that unlike some western maps, Russia is correctly listed as an Asian country. 

Now watch Americans being clueless about a country their President is threatening to reduce to flame.

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VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

Same old ignorant Yanks!

permopin
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permopin

And I suppose that is only the educated ones, like Waters.

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

That’s very funny. Hey, at least she knew Putin’s Russia “annexed” Korea !

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

And recently she qualified Putin as Vice President of the United States! LOL
Alzheimer disease rule the American politics.

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

Funny again. Forgot about that piece of brilliance.

permopin
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permopin

Russia left E Germany long ago, but Walter & Co have plans for Crimea.

thnkfryrslf
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thnkfryrslf

Many of them seem to think it’s okay to go to war with a country they can’t even find on a map! The biggest threat to the world is driven by American anti-intellectualism.

Simon
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Simon

Which is funny because the North Koreans seem to have a very good understanding of the location of Guam…or Seattle or LA etc.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

If you make a survey, I bet that an overwhelming majority in US don’t know where Guam is.

Mike from Ramsbottom
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Mike from Ramsbottom

I believe that sadly, most of the sailors on the US ships which dock in Guam don’t know whereabouts in the world they are, either.

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

That’s probably quite true.

Bryan
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Bryan

It is true, I went to Guam when I was in the USN serving the corporate oligarchy and I know I couldn’t point to it on an unlabeled map back then. Now that I’ve woken up, I can identify where most countries are.

Rick Rockwell
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Rick Rockwell

I’d bet lots of them don’t know where Seattle or LA is either.

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

It is all a matter of education…

Mike
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Mike

Arh no, their military would, I suspect you ask everyday people on the street as they did here in US, then I doubt they would know. SO a bit of a stupid statement to make.

ExtremeMiddleOfTheRoader
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ExtremeMiddleOfTheRoader

> …the location of Guam…or Seattle or LA etc.
Seattle I understand, but I don’t recall the ‘Dear Leader’ having any interest in Louisiana.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Same thing happened in 2003. While approving the war on Iraq, 75% of Americans could not locate the country on a map.
Same thing happened in 2014. 87% of Americans couldn’t locate Ukraine on a world map.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/04/07/the-less-americans-know-about-ukraines-location-the-more-they-want-u-s-to-intervene/?utm_term=.aa3aada704d5

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Where is North Korea? Here are guesses from 1,746 American adults: 64% couldn’t locate it on a map. The dots indicate their response:comment image

Shahna
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I see your map leaves out all those who think NK is in the US or Canada!
Which that interview showed – there are a few.

Bryan
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Bryan

From the results, they can’t even identify north and south. Why would anyone pick the southern portion of anywhere?

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

Most Americans couldn’t find the US on a map. Imagine if they would have shown different planets —

Gonzogal
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Shahna
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From the second link:

actual courses that have been taught at U.S. universities in recent years…
-“What If Harry Potter Is Real?”
-“Lady Gaga and the Sociology of Fame”
-“Philosophy And Star Trek”
-“Learning From YouTube”
-“How To Watch Television”

BWAHAHAHA HAHAHA HAHAAH!
Sheesh – and they think they SHOULD rule the world!

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Isnt it full-blown CRAZY!? And yet they are taught and BELIEVE that they are the “Exceptional” Nation….exceptionally stupid covers it!

santiago
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santiago

Surreal for me, have to convince myself that is real.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

What else could you expect from a less than 300-year-old country, with no history, no culture and not even a language of its own? Where a 110-year trinket is considered “antique”? So they study Gaga at University, but 80% cannot speak a second language.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

They cant even speak English correctly much less a second language!

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

English is my fourth 🙂

Avramijevdan
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Avramijevdan

It would be better if they wouldn’t know who alt right retards or left libtards are. And it would be much, much better if they would not fall for either Hitlery or Mr. Dumb. But these were just some girls so who cares. How about “serious” people being alt retards who are trying to sell to the rest of the world “we can change” story. How do they plan to do it? They invented the new name (alt retard) that’s how and they brought new President Mr. Dumb who will see it trough. After his term words retard and dumb… Read more »

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

my2Cents
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my2Cents

Great video thanks!!

HerrinSchadenfreude
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HerrinSchadenfreude

I miss this show terribly.

Shahna
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“I have absolutely no idea where it is but hey – YEAH – let’s go BOMB it!”
That’s phücking Yanks for you!

You guys seen this one:
fort-russ.com/2017/08/refugees-leave-surroundings-of-palmyra.html

Vera Gottlieb
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Vera Gottlieb

And their own country most probably either.

Mike
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Mike

And there you have it….no need to say anymore.

US soldiers are pussies
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US soldiers are pussies

Americans are retards.

Mike Doverskog
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Mike Doverskog

I would love to disagree with you … but I can’t with a clean conscience. If I were to put it politely I’d probably go along the lines of that they are probably the most advanced nation in the general dumbing down race. 😉

Great Expectations
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Great Expectations

They’re not supposed to know where it is, are they? John Taylor Gatto wrote an excellent book or essay years ago, called ‘Dumbing Us Down’. It sounds as though his observation has born fruit and been a resounding success.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

“None of the individuals interviewed could locate North Korea”
I’m wondering if Trump can.
Obama obviously didn’t know where Afghanistan is, as he located it in the Middle East and wanted to send the American translators from Iraq to there. He thought Afghanis speak Arabic. He even claimed that Austrians speak … Austrian, and that Europe is a … country. He doesn’t even know how many states are in the United States! And he graduated from Harvard Law School “magna cum laude”!
While senator McCain spoke about Iraq and Afghanistan’s “common border” …

Mike Doverskog
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Mike Doverskog

Let’s just say that education in the US is … selective. 😉

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Let’s just say that the level of education in US is awful.comment image
The United State ranks below the OECD average in every category: 31st in math, 24th in science and 21st in reading.

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

I take it Russia is not a member of OECD?

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

I wondered about that too.

Mike Doverskog
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Mike Doverskog

What I meant by “selective” is that it seems to me that people can be highly qualified in science disciplines, business, law, medicine etc. but have a very poor understanding of culture, geography, demographics, history and ideology where it does not specifically is in regard to American history, American geography, American politics, American culture and so on. There is generally a complete lack, right from the top, of the imaginative capacity required to even contemplate that there exists value systems and beliefs that are entirely different to ones own. Thus conflicts arise, not always from animosity but from misunderstandings that… Read more »

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Specialization comes AFTER. The primary and secondary education are supposed to teach students general knowledge as reading, writing, math and science basis, history, geography, etc. At 18, any youth should be able to read a map, recognize continents, countries and capitals, own country and world general history, and to master at least ONE foreign language, all that French call “culture générale”. I’ve got all that from school. Later on, I’ got my Master Degree in Physics. When you see young Americans point on a map at Canada, Australia or Europe, instead of Korea and Asia, one has to wonder, what… Read more »

Mike Doverskog
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Mike Doverskog

Note how many of the countries with poor education scores are rich countries where kids have a very comfortable life, constant entertainment and never have to be bored enough to engage their own imagination. Where kids are so comfortable that education is the worst hardship they are made to endure rather than a way to not have to take part in the labor and drudgery of every day life. Where kids are encouraged by the western “rock’n’roll culture” to rebel against authority and do so by turning against their immediate authority figures, parents and teachers, rather than the corrupt institutions… Read more »

Marc Leif
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Marc Leif

Fortunately, the US government has Maxine Waters as an information resource.

Bryan
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Bryan

Actually, Russia is on both sides of the Ural Mountains making it EurAsia.

Bryan
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Bryan

for that matter, Europe and Asia are the same continent so it is all EurAsia.

Rob Steenwinkel
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Rob Steenwinkel

The Americans are so very stupid ………. and brainwashed to start war and kill humans and animals everywhere!
`The Axis Of Evil`

Mike Doverskog
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Mike Doverskog

Now go ask them about recent historical events and see if they know anything about the unfinished Korean war. How many Americans, for example, are aware of the fact that U.S. planes dropped on the Korean peninsula more bombs (635,000 tons) and napalm (32,557 tons) than during the entire Pacific campaign against the Japanese during World War II? How many Americans know that “over a period of three years or so,” to quote Air Force Gen. Curtis LeMay, head of the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War, “we killed off … 20 percent of the population”? According to LeMay,… Read more »

guber
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guber

This is bullshit. The same 3 or 4 women are shown guessing wildly wrong over and over again. This says nothing. But if you want to make it say something, then do note that the 3 different men were pointing into the generally correct direction and likely had it down bulls-eye on second attempt, which is why each one of them is shown only once. Total edited rubbish.

michael m
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michael m

Best to go right over the top of the Earth on Google Earth and straight to Japan. That’s them right in that area, 25 million people last I looked. I figured it was North Korea because on the map it says “North Korea”. Complications involve trade and a boarder with China so it’s not like they’re in Africa or South America. Canada? Come on, people. I’m thinking a world survey of any country wouldn’t know where Guatemala is. Knowledge and intelligence generally work together but can be confused by many. It’s dispiriting to know most of my country voted for… Read more »

Craig X
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Craig X

That is what happens when you program a population to believe in lies and celebrities….most people still believe the US went to the moon.

Greg K. Liebig Sr.
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Greg K. Liebig Sr.

THE GOSPEL MESSAGE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN KOREAN ! TOGETHEReulo mandeun mandeun seonglyeong-eulo modeun geos-eul bol su iss-eumyeo boiji anhneun yesuui bog-eum, geuliseudo, hananim, yahweui dogsaengja. hananim, uliui hananim abeoji, eotteon ingan-ui jonjaega jasin-ui joee myeolmang hal geos-ilago gikkeoihaji, salam-ui joee daehan daegaleul jibulhasil jigue geuui adeul yesuleul bonaessseubnida! yesuneun, abeojiwa inlyue daehan salang-e daehan salang, gikkeoi hananim abeoji kke inlyuleul jojeonghagi wihae haneul-e gyesin jib-ui hwalyeoeul tteonahagilo gyeoljeonghaessseubnida! yesuga cheonyeo (malia)ui tansaenghagilo gyeoljeonghaessseubnida, geuneun cheongchun-eulo chogi dangyeeseo seongjanghagilo gyeoljeonghaessseubnida. geuui salm-ui modeun yeong-yeog-eseo geuneun daleun modeun salam-eulo danji joeleul yuhoghajiman, geuleona geuneun SINhaji anh-assdadoeeossda! yesu, joe ttoneun… Read more »

Ozzy Guy
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Ozzy Guy

Ha ha…can’t locate America on a map?

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

Russia is NOT “an Asian country”. A country is a complex concept involving the people, their history, language, origins and cultural precepts. Nothing about Russia is remotely like the countries we know as “Asia”, which are peopled by Oriental peoples. Russian people in the main are Occidental. [Note, it’s a big country, so while many do carry some Oriental genes, the majority are Occidental].
However, the map is absolutely correct in it’s geographical aspect – Russia is part of the Russo-Asian Land Mass.

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

It does make sense for the Eternal War Rulers to keep the people stupid like this. One survey found that of those who could correctly find a country on a map, there were many less who wanted to bomb it. Making sure they have not one clue regarding where the people live, what they do, their culture, or where they are located keeps them unreal, like numbers on a page, or story book figurines. Then when they hear from their MSM that the leader of them is a wicked guy and America will go bomb them into democracy – they… Read more »

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Kaspersky Lab snags former NSA contractor stealing hacking tools

Semi-buried article did see publication on Politico and Fox News, but Kaspersky Lab was not vindicated for its help in solving this case.

Seraphim Hanisch

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In a time known for Smear Campaigns of the Strangest Kind, we have seen Russia blamed for being there, for interfering and preventing the election of Hillary Rodham Clinton to the Presidency, putting Donald Trump in the White House instead. One of Russia’s companies, Kaspersky Lab, has a particularly notable history of late; that is to say, this computer security company has found itself on the receiving end of quite frankly, illegal levels of slander and punishment without cause from the US government. Kaspersky Lab owner and CEO tried very hard to come to the US to discuss these matters with a Congressional committee, only to have the meeting shelved into limbo.

However, the truth made itself manifest when it became known that Kaspersky Lab actually helped the American FBI catch Harold T. Martin III, who was found to be attempting to steal some of the American government’s most sensitive hacking tools. This fact emerged on Wednesday, January 9, 2019, when sources familiar with this investigation spoke to The Politico magazine. Politico says the following in its report:

[Kaspersky Lab’s] role in exposing Martin is a remarkable twist in an increasingly bizarre case that is believed to be the largest breach of classified material in U.S. history.

It indicates that the government’s own internal monitoring systems and investigators had little to do with catching Martin, who prosecutors say took home an estimated 50 terabytes of data from the NSA and other government offices over a two-decade period, including some of the NSA’s most sophisticated and sensitive hacking tools.

The revelation also introduces an ironic turn in the negative narrative the U.S. government has woven about the Russian company in recent years.

Under both the Obama and Trump administrations, officials have accused the company of colluding with Russian intelligence to steal and expose classified NSA tools, and in 2016 the FBI engaged in an aggressive behind-the-scenes campaign to discredit the company and get its software banned from U.S. government computers on national security grounds. But even while the FBI was doing this, the Russian firm was tipping off the bureau to an alleged intelligence thief in the government’s own midst.

“It’s irony piled on irony that people who worked at Kaspersky, who were already in the sights of the U.S. intelligence community, disclosed to them that they had this problem,” said Stewart Baker, general counsel for the NSA in the 1990s and a current partner at Steptoe and Johnson. It’s also discouraging, he noted, that the NSA apparently still hasn’t “figured out a good way to find unreliable employees who are mishandling some of their most sensitive stuff.”

The Politico piece as well as Fox News’ variant still seem somewhat determined to keep that negative narrative in place, with Fox assessing that the FBI had a “strange bedfellow” in the investigation, and what appears to be an absolutely enormous presumption in Politico’s piece:

The first message sent on Aug. 13, 2016, asked one of the researchers to arrange a conversation with “Yevgeny” — presumably Kaspersky Lab CEO Eugene Kaspersky, whose given name is Yevgeny Kaspersky. The message didn’t indicate the reason for the conversation or the topic, but a second message following right afterward said, “Shelf life, three weeks,” suggesting the request, or the reason for it, would be relevant for a limited time.

However, there are many people in the world named “Yevgeny” (Evgeny, or Eugene) in Russia, and presumably many Evgenys in Kaspersky Lab itself. The notion that the CEO of the company would be involved in this appears to be an absolutely enormous leap of logic.

The maintenance of a negative narrative about Kaspersky Lab has been one of the most frustratingly effective examples of American propaganda in use since Russia overall became increasingly used as America’s newest scapegoat.

This is also not the first time that Kaspersky Lab saved the day for an American intelligence agency. In 2017 the same company’s services found 122 viruses on an NSA employee’s computer.

Kaspersky Lab itself is a highly sophisticated company based in Moscow, Russia, specializing in securing computers against malware, viruses, ransomware and all manner of invasive efforts by the bad guys out on the ‘Net, and among the providers of such services it consistently rates among the best in the industry, including in US surveys. While US retailers Best Buy, Office Depot and the US government have banned selling or running Kaspersky Lab software, European allies of the US have not even breathed the slightest bit of discontent with the AV provider. The narrative is the only thing that is actually wrong, and since Evgeny Kaspersky’s education was largely at the Academy that trained former KGB personnel, (now called FSB), the anti-Russia narrative in the US the acronym “KGB” is usually enough to alarm most low-information American news readers and watchers. 

However, logic and awareness of life in modern Russia, point to the fact that getting an education on security at the FSB Academy ought to be equivalent to the same education at the CIA. Who would know better about how to create security than those people specially trained to compromise it? However the propaganda vantage point that Kaspersky afforded the US government in its drive to get rid of President Donald Trump made the Russian company too juicy a target to ignore.

Over the last year or two, however, this narrative has slowly been falling apart, with this Politico article being a significant, though still small vindication of the company’s prowess and abilities.

That a Russian Internet Security company could succeed where American enterprises failed, and especially where it helped the Americans catch a man who was stealing very powerful hacking tools, is a significant story, indeed.

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Neofascist Push for Europe’s Implosion Is Not in EU Members National Interest

The European Union must become for the people by the people.

Gilbert Mercier

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The European Union is under numerous existential threats. On one hand, there are the internal threats, with the rise to power of the so-called nationalist-populist eurosceptics — which are in reality racist neofascists — in Austria, Hungary, Poland, and to a lesser extent Italy, with the Interior Minister Matteo Salvini being an influential part of the country’s coalition government, as well as the recent gain in political clout of anti-EU far-right parties such as the Rassemblement National of Marine Le Pen, in France. On the other hand, there are the external threats, which used to be diffuse and secretive but are becoming more and more overt, from the Trump administration in the United States through the unofficial operative Steve Bannon, as well as, to a much lesser extent, Russia, perhaps China, and also, for some odd reason, even Iran’s Islamic Republic on monetary issues. Go figure. It seems that a downgrade, or even dismantlement, of the EU as a geopolitical major player suits the needs of other leading world powers. There is a cautionary tale here for all Europeans, especially those like the Gilets Jaunes who reject the Europe of bankers and technocrats. It is a geopolitical cautionary tale about reforming what you have and not jumping to conclusions and doing a tabula rasa of a European Union adventure that is 62 years in the making.

In an era of Cold War redux, the EU is a geopolitical imperative

The birth of the EU was in 1957. It was signed into existence in the Treaty of Rome by the six founding members: Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg and West Germany. Naturally, this must be understood in the context of a post-Yalta world, which effectively started the split of world affairs and influences between the two empires born out of the ashes of World War II: the United States of America, of course, and the USSR, which have agreed to disagree on ideologies, but have come to a tacit understanding about their spheres of influence. The constant conflicts between the two blocks have manifested themselves through various proxy wars, always at the expense of third parties. From a military standpoint, the US came up with NATO in 1949, using the fear of the supposed Soviet threat to subjugate its European so-called allies, which became not much more than vassals. Behind the legendary Iron Curtain, Stalin’s USSR had the Warsaw Pact.

Since the Ukrainian crisis, five years ago, we have reentered a Cold War logic, and again Russia is painted by Western mainstream media as the biggest threat to the supposed free world — whatever this means in the propagandist lexicon — and Vladimir Putin as the ultimate bogeyman head of state. At the time of the treaty of Rome, it took some courage for the six founding members to take this initiative, considering that all of them had US troops de facto occupying their respective countries. This very timid start in the mid-1950s was followed by attempts to make the EU, not only an economic union but a political force.

Let us fast forward to the current legal framework of the EU: the Treaty of Lisbon, still in force today, which is an amendment of the Maastricht Treaty of 1993. The Treaty of Lisbon was signed in Portugal on December 13, 2007; however, it took two years to be ratified by all EU members, and it became a legally binding agreement for all members on December 1, 2009. It is the current cornerstone of the EU’s political framework. In this treaty, which of course, BREXIT has put to a serious test, Article 50 established the provision that “Any member state may decide to withdraw from the union in accordance with its own constitutional requirement.” In the case of BREXIT, this was after an exit of the EU was voted on by British citizens, and this narrowly won a referendum.

In the case of the BREXIT win, which could turn out to be disastrous for the welfare of British people, and even the influence of the former British Empire, it was not the immensely and famously nefarious hand of Vladimir Putin that was involved, as claimed by many in the UK, but actually the hand of Steve Bannon, through the shady firm, Cambridge Analytica, using the vast assets of the Mercer hedge fund. This hedge fund is the financial entity that powers Alt-Right sites such as Breitbart and many others. This being said, to be fair, Mercer’s nemesis George Soros, for his part, invested heavily in the No-BREXIT vote. Where there foreign influences in the BREXIT vote? Yes, but it was a Robert Mercer vs George Soros confrontation that involved two conflicting visions of globalization, each one as toxic as the other. But Bannon, Mercer and Co.’s instrument, who is now operating in Europe to trigger similar scenarios, such as FREXIT for France, is in reality working for the neocon US world domination program, which is the so-called Project for the New American Century.

In a better-known fight between financial puppet masters, it was Bob Mercer’s cash and Steve Bannon’s media savvy that arguably elected Donald Trump US president in 2016, against a Clinton campaign that was partially financed by the billionaire George Soros. In both cases, Soros lost. Regardless of the pseudo-ideological bickering, and Bob Mercer phony libertarian views, US imperialism is still the hallmark of US foreign policy, just as it has been since 1945. Allies are truly vassals, and States that attempt to be independent are not fair competitors but enemies. A politically strong European Union, with its own military, independently of NATO, would be a perceived threat to the American Empire.

The neocon United States of Trumpism: Main enemy of the EU

A recent event in Washington went almost unnoticed by European observers, although it was symbolically of great importance. The Trump administration decided to downgrade the status of the European Union’s official foreign representation from an embassy to mere delegation with an office. This is an important illustration of the current US administration’s view of the EU as being something cumbersome and redundant in its foreign policy lexicon and agenda. This stand of Trumpism, really controlled by the neocon John Bolton, is reminiscent of what another neocon, this time Donald Rumsfeld, called, in the build up to George W. Bush’s 2003 Iraq war, the Old Europe. A more compliant New Europe was wanted, as opposed to the not-so-subservient Old Europe, personified by then French President Jacques Chirac, who was unwilling to join the folly of Iraq’s invasion. France was not then part of NATO.

Let’s face it. The neocons are fully in charge of Trump’s foreign policy and are pursuing more than ever their agenda. Their goal is uncontested US world domination by any means necessary: political, economic through various sanctions on whatever countries they define as enemy states, and of course, in cases of last resort, through the armed fist of US imperialism, which is NATO. Those are the US policy imperatives defined almost a quarter century ago in the neocons’ bible and opus: The Project for the New American Century. Rain or shine, the neocons still control the US foreign policy agenda.

Instead of imploding the EU, Europeans should exit NATO

What the demagogues of the European far-Right in Italy, Hungary, Austria, and Poland, as well as neoliberal governments in Germany, Spain, and the UK are not telling their populations while they posture about nationalism, is the simple fact that their countries are actually occupied by US troops. In the case of Poland, they are even eager to host more American occupiers. The unapologetic ultra neocon deep-pocketed think tank, The Heritage Foundation, which is providing a lot of top-position appointees to the Trump administration, gloats about the US empire’s military strength in Europe, and of course frames the narrative in terms of deterrent against semi-fictional potential Russian aggressions.

Today, 74 years after the end of World War II, the number of US troops stationed in the European Union is absolutely staggering. About 65,000 active US troops are deployed in Europe, in around 17 main operating bases mainly in Germany, Italy (Mr. Salvini, how about Italian sovereignty?), the United Kingdom and Spain. Deployments are in the works in Poland as well, at the request of the far-Right government. The Gilets Jaunes and some European politicians are correct: the respective EU nations should break free from their servitude to giant multinational corporations, financial institutions like the IMF and the World Bank, as well as nefarious state players such as Saudi ArabiaQatar and the United Arab Emirates. But the real masters are not in Bruxelles, they are somewhere in the United States, around Washington DC, shuffling between the Pentagon, the White House, the CIA and of course Wall Street.

Despite the claims of the US administrations, either Democrat or Republican, and their allies/vassals in Europe and Canada, NATO’s wars in AfghanistanIraqLibya and Syriawere not necessarily meant to be won on the battlefield, but rather to become a semi-permanent occupation of various countries mainly for the exploitation of natural resources. This first-wreck-then-exploit strategy has been especially applied in the Middle East by toppling Saddam Hussein and Qaddafi. In both Iraq and Libya, two failed states were, either on purpose or by default, engineered by NATO. Because of Russia, Hezbollah, and Iran, the same plan, with the minute variation of using ISIS as a proxy, didn’t work at all against Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Afghanistan has been called the graveyard of empires: rightly so in the cases of Alexander the Great, the British Empire and the Soviets. NATO, and especially Europeans should have known better than to venture into such a dangerous land as invaders. However, America Empire Inc. and its financial, economical and military might thought that they could break the will of the Pashtuns. They didn’t.

The European Union must become for the people by the people 

In December 2010, I was, to my knowledge, the first analyst to forecast the collapse of the current dominant global empire. The out-of-control madness of Trumpism might be providing a helping hand in that process. Perhaps a redefined European Union, for the people by people, following the impulse of the Gilets Jaunes movement leading the way, will help us to free ourselves from the shackles of a globalization that only serves to profit a minute portion of the population worldwide. The European Union can be built upon rather than destroyed, and perhaps, once it finally stops serving as the little helper of corporate imperialism, it could become an inspiration of real conviviality for other continents, a truly multi-ethnic and multi-cultural association of people, more than States, which departs from the dead end that is our global capitalist system.

Editor’s Notes: Gilbert Mercier is the author of The Orwellian Empire. Photographs one by Theophilos Papadopoulos, two by Looking for Poetry, five by Gage Skidmore; six by Ian Glover, seven by Jason, eight from the archives of Resolute Support Media, nine from the archives of NATO, eleven by Radiowoodand composites ten and twelve byJared Rodriguez.

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China’s Ambassador to Canada Exposes the White Supremacist Five Eyes Surveillance State

This is the deep state that has been dedicated to overthrowing American President Donald Trump since MI6 and their junior partners in America began organising Russia-gate in 2015.

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In a January 9, 2019 op-ed in Ottawa’s Hill Times, China’s Ambassador to Canada, Lu Shaye did what no other mainstream media outlet has been willing to do since the untimely arrest of Huawei’s CFO Meng Wanzhou occurred while she was boarding a plane in Vancouver on December 1st. Much dispute has arisen over the arrest and China’s response with its own arrest of two Canadians suspected of espionage in Beijing.

In an article entitled Why the double standard on justice for Canadians, Chinese? Ambassador Lu cut through the noise being created by the media and western political class by exposing the over bloated western surveillance state known as the Five Eyes which he properly identified as the outgrowth of the unconstitutional Patriot Act, the Prism surveillance system which has annihilated all semblance of privacy among trans-Atlantic nations.

After describing the double standard applied by Canadian elites who have constructed a narrative that always paints China as the villain of the world while portraying the west as “free and democratic” Ambassador Lu stated: 

“these same people have conveniently ignored the PRISM Program, Equation Group, and Echelon—global spying networks operated by some countries that have been engaging in large-scale and organized cyber stealing, and spying and surveillance activities on foreign governments, enterprises, and individuals. These people also took a laissez-faire attitude toward a country that infringes on its citizens’ privacy rights through the Patriot Act. They shouted for a ban by the Five Eyes alliance countries…. on the use of Huawei equipment by these countries’ own enterprises”

For those who may not be aware, the Five Eyes is the name given to the British GCHQ-controlled surveillance structure that involves the four primary Anglo-Saxon Commonwealth countries (Britain, Canada, Australian and New Zealand) along with the United States. This is the deep state that has been dedicated to overthrowing American President Donald Trump since MI6 and their junior partners in America began organising Russia-gate in 2015-when it became apparent that Trump had a serious chance of defeating the Deep State candidate Hillary Clinton.

As many patriotic whistle blowers such as Bill Binney, Ray McGovern, and Edward Snowden have exposed throughout recent years, the Five Eyes system that the Ambassador referenced was formed in the “post-911 world order” as a means of overriding each nations’ constitutional protection of its own citizens’ by capitalising on a major legal loop hole (viz: Since it is technically illegal for American intelligence agencies to spy on Americans without warrant, and for CSIS  to do the same to Canadians, it is claimed that it is okay for British/Canadian intelligence agencies to spy on Americas and visa versa).

The Chinese Ambassador didn’t stop there however, but went one step further, ending his op-ed with a controversial claim which has earned him much criticism in the days since its publication. It was in his closing paragraph that Ambassador Lu made the uncomfortable point that the double standards employed against China and the west’s willingness to ignore the Five Eyes “is due to Western egotism and white supremacy”. Is this the “belligerent and unfounded name calling” that his detractors are labelling it, or is there something more to it?

When we look to the origins of the Five Eyes, which goes back MUCH further than September 11, 2001, we can clearly see that Lu Shaye is touching a very deep and truthful nerve.

Cecil Rhodes and the Racist Roots of the Deep State

19th Century spokesman for the British Empire, Cecil Rhodes wrote his infamous “Seventh Will” in 1877 where, speaking on behalf of an empire dying in the midst of the global spread of republican institutions, called for the formation of a new plan to re-organise the Empire, and re-conquer all colonial possessions that had been contaminated by republican ideas of freedom, progress, equality and self-determination[1]. Rhodes stated:

“I contend that we are the finest race in the world and that the more of the world we inhabit the better it is for the human race. Just fancy those parts that are at present inhabited by the most despicable specimens of human beings what an alteration there would be if they were brought under Anglo-Saxon influence, look again at the extra employment a new country added to our dominions gives. I contend that every acre added to our territory means in the future birth to some more of the English race who otherwise would not be brought into existence…. Why should we not form a secret society with but one object the furtherance of the British Empire and the bringing of the whole uncivilised world under British rule for the recovery of the United States for the making the Anglo-Saxon race but one Empire…”[2]

Race Patriot” Cecil Rhodes from Punch Magazine lording over Africa

The Rhodes Trust was set up at his death in 1902 to administer the vast riches accrued during Rhodes’ exploitation of diamond mines in Africa. Steered by Lord Alfred Milner, it was this Trust which gave birth to the Round Table Movement and Rhodes Scholarship Fund which themselves have been behind the creation of a century’s worth of indoctrinated technocrats who have permeated all branches of government, finance, military, media, corporate and academia- both in America and internationally [3].

The Round Table Movement, (working in tandem with London’s Fabian Society) didn’t replace the old British Empire’s power structures, so much as re-define their behaviour based upon the re-absorption of America back into the Anglo-Saxon hive. This involved centralising control of the education of their “managerial elite” with special scholarship’s in Oxford  and the London School of Economics- then sending the indoctrinated victims in droves back into their respective nations in order to be absorbed into the British Empire’s governance structures in all domains of private and public influence. In Fabian Society terms, this concept is known as “permeation theory”[4].

Although it sometimes took the early removal of nationalist political leaders from power, via intrigue, coups or assassination, the 20th century was shaped in large measure by the cancerous growth of this British-directed network that sought to undo the republican concept that progress and cooperation were the basis for both sovereignty and international law as laid out in the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648 [5].

This is the deep state that President Roosevelt warned of when he said in 1936 “The economic royalists complain that we seek to overthrow the institutions of America. What they really complain about is that we seek to take away their power.” This is the deep state that outgoing President Eisenhower warned of when he spoke of the “acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex” in 1961 and that John Kennedy fought against when he fired Allen Dulles and threatened to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces and scatter into the winds”. It is what Ronald Reagan contended with when he attempted to break the world out of the Cold War by working with Russia and other nations on Beam defense in 1983. It is this structure that owned Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s entire career, from his 1980s railroading of Lyndon LaRouche into prison to his cover up of the Anglo-Saudi role in 911 as CIA director to his efforts to impeach President Donald Trump today [6].

It is this same complex which is the direct outgrowth of the racist British-run drug wars on China and suppression of India and Africa throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

In Canada, this was the network that destroyed the plans of nationalist Prime Minister John Diefenbaker after he fired the Rhodes Scholar Governor of the Bank of Canada in 1959 during a desperate struggle to take control of the national bank in order to fund his Northern Vision [7]. Earlier, it was this group that Lincoln-admirer Prime Minister Wilfred Laurier warned of after his defeat in 1911 when he said “Canada is now governed by a junta sitting at London, known as “The Round Table”, with ramifications in Toronto, in Winnipeg, in Victoria, with Tories and Grits receiving their ideas from London and insidiously forcing them on their respective parties.”[8]

The lesson to be learned is that the Deep State is not “American” as many commentators have assumed. It is the same old British Empire from which America brilliantly broke free in 1776 and which Cecil Rhodes and Milner led in re-organising on behalf of the monarchy at the beginning of the 20th century. It was racist when Lords Palmerston and Russell ran it in the 19th century and it continues to be racist today.

So when Ambassador Lu says “the reason why some people are used to arrogantly adopting double standards is due to Western egotism and white supremacy – in such a context, the rule of law is nothing but a tool for their political ends and a fig leaf for their practising hegemony in the international arena” he is not being “belligerent or provocative”, but is rather hitting on a fact which must be better understood if the deep state will finally be defeated and nations liberated to work with the new spirit of progress and cooperation exemplified by China’s Belt and Road Initiative which is quickly spreading across the earth.

Footnotes

[1] By 1876, the American Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia showcased to a world audience the success of the “American System of Political Economy” which asserted that the value and behaviour of money was contingent upon the physical productive growth of the nation rather than “British-system free markets”. Lincoln’s system was being adopted across South American nations, Japan, China, India and many European powers as well (including Russia) which had grown tired of being manipulated by British imperial intrigues.

[2] Cecil Rhodes, 1877 Confessions of Faith, University of Oregon

[3] See American System or British Dictatorship part 1 by the author, Canadian Patriot #7, June 2013

[4] For anyone in Canada wishing to learn about this in greater depth, they may wish to ask Canadian technocratic Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland how her experience as a Rhodes Scholar shaped her career.

[5] The Peace of Westphalia: France’s Defense of the Sovereign Nation by Pierre Beaudry, EIR Nov. 29, 2002

[6] Robert Mueller Is an Amoral Legal Assassin: He Will Do His Job If You Let Him by Barbara Boyd, October 1, 2017 larouchepac.com. A common denominator among all of the mentioned American leaders is not only that they waged war on the deep state structures but made constant attempts to work constructively with Russia, China, India and other nations for industrial and scientific development. This policy of “win-win cooperation” is antagonistic to all systems of empire and is the reason why the Empire hates China and the potential created with Trump’s intention to work with both China and Russia.

[7] See John Diefenbaker and the Sabotage of the Northern Vision by the author, Canadian Patriot #4, January 2013

[8] O.D. Skelton, The Life of Sir Wilfrid Laurier, p. 510

 


BIO: Matthew J.L. Ehret is a journalist, lecturer and founder of the Canadian Patriot Review. His works have been published in Executive Intelligence Review, Global Resesarch, Global Times, Nexus Magazine, Los Angeles Review of Books, Veterans Today and Sott.net. Matthew has also published the book “The Time has Come for Canada to Join the New Silk Road” and three volumes of the Untold History of Canada (available on untoldhistory.canadianpatriot.org). He has been associated with the Schiller Institute since 2006.

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