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Julian Assange asks why the US said nothing when Obama supported Ukrainian neo-Nazis

Julian Assange sees the bigger picture behind Americans hypocrisy and double-standards.

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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has sent a series of highly apposite Tweets regarding the recent right wing versus left wing protests in Charlottesville that have resulting in one death and multiple injuries.

In the above Tweet, Assange has juxtaposed a neo-Nazi torch march in Kiev with the far-right torch march in  Charlottesville. Apart from the torches, it is clear that the Ukrainian fascists were far more equipped for violence as they were wearing bullet-proof combat gear and facial coverings.

Apart from this, the Ukrainian neo-Nazis got scant political coverage in the western media in spite of the fact that their actions included overthrowing a legitimate government as recognised by the United Nations and the installation of a fascist regime which continues to wage a war of aggression on the peoples of Donbass. This war  has included the use of chemical weapons on civilians.

Beyond this, Ukraine is also a bigger nuclear disaster waiting to happen than North Korea. While Pyongyang has stated that its weapons are defensive, the nuclear power stations in Ukraine continue to violate multiple internationally recognised safety standards. The possibility of another Ukrainian nuclear disaster in the place where Chernobyl occurred in 1986 looms heavily over the region.

However, these facts get even less coverage in western mainstream media than the initial fascist coup in Kiev did in 2014.

By contrast, the American far-right is far from power and does not have anything close to a political programme capable of putting together let alone overthrowing a government.

Assange continued by criticising the power of identity politics as a dangerously divisive force which naturally leads to civil strife.

He then used his famously black humour to contrast how the United States actively funds and arms sectarian groups abroad in order to foment civil strife with the reality that in the US such things are entirely funded domestically.

While in Syria there were never any homegrown ‘moderate rebels’ but instead, gangs of foreign funded Wahhabi extremist terrorists, in the US there literally are moderate rebels whom many find distasteful but who are on the whole non-violent and largely irrelevant.

If the US really cared about ending sectarian strife it should stop arming it abroad and encouraging it at home.

 

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Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Senator McCain with the leader of Ukrainian neo-nazi party, they participated together at a rally in Kiev, 2013
Ukraine neo-nazis and their American friends
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AM Hants
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AM Hants

Old McCain, sure likes his NAZI and ISIS mates.

Raymond Daubney
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Raymond Daubney

That thing is no Nazi, its a Jew. Since when do Nazi’s salute with the left arm.?

charlie
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charlie

zionist nazis

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Ukrainian neo-Nazi Azov brigade is trained by US and Canada!comment image

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

Here is Justin Trudeau taking a selfie with Andriy Perubiy: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/2016/02/greeting-ukraine-coups-fascist.html
http://www.globalresearch.ca/nazi-kiev-official-greeted-in-ottawa-and-washington/5433749
and here is a video of Canada’s flag hung up along side neo-nazi flags during the Maidan
https://youtu.be/q-dHVZTtTxQ

paul
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paul

It’s much worse. British North America (BNA) is an incubator for Ukranazis and especially Russophobia (see, the Canadian Institute for Ukrainian Studies). The family of the infamous Bandera immigrated to “Canada.” Chrystal Freeman, the FM in Oddawa, is of UkraNazi background. In the 1980s, the Country’s managers called various conferences to get the jewish and nazi interest groups working together against the Russians. At this time, they recommended nazism only being known as a German phenomenon, and that Soviet data concerning Ukranazi crimes be omitted because they were all just “poor farmers” that Stalin wanted to eradicate. Pretty interesting how… Read more »

AM Hants
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AM Hants

Thank you Daisy and stay safe .

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Unfortunately Daisy is an Israeli Apologist trying to curry favour by mixing majority truth with the occasional, but persistent lies.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

It irks you that I write here? I’m glad to hear it.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

No, I actually agree with what you posted here about the Victoria Nudelman (Nuland) Zionist Enabled Ukro-Nazis.
So there is really nothing to be glad about.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Nuland is not Zionist.
Other than that, I strongly doubt you know the meaning of the word “Zionist”; if you did, you wouldn’t use it as you do.
NO ONE is Zionist anymore, as their dream and struggle was fulfilled.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Nuland is a Zionist Khazar, so called Jew, like yourself.

Their dream is in constant danger, and requires constant maintenance (and a viable host like all parasites do)

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

Stop writing to me. From now on, you’re ignored.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Don’t care. Will write as I see fit, not for you, but for regular readers.

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

Rest assured – if you write racist crap, the majority of us will “Block user” and not see your rants. If you want to be read, it might be an idea to converse like a rational adult.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

As you can see by what I wrote and up-votes, there was no “racist crap” written.
You are probably mistaking me for what someone else wrote.
However, feel free to block facts and truth. Be assured that this is no deterrent for me.

Raymond Daubney
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Raymond Daubney

Typical bloody arrogant Jew with your threats and blackmail. You think you can control and dictate to all of us as you please. Well think again you hideous parasite.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Above all Jews need enemies. If they did not have them they would be assimiated. Their biggest fear is assimilation.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Easy. Zionism = secularized Jew Nazism.

charlie
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charlie

yes she is a neo conservative zionist nazi jew

Dr.Rosenpenis
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Dr.Rosenpenis

Well said!

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Well, thanks.

Raymond Daubney
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Raymond Daubney

Daisy Adler is a Jew and as such can’t be believed on anything. Israel and its bitch the USA train and finance these phony Nazi’s as they do ISIS.

Raymond Daubney
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Raymond Daubney

LOL, Nazi’s, they are fakes and are no different to ISIS which as we know are financed, trained and run by the USA and Israel.

Gonzogal
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Gonzogal

“EU Fascism Embraced: Over 20 Highly Revealing Videos Highlight US and EU Support for Fascist Pro-Nazi Military Battalions in Ukraine”
https://clarityofsignal.com/2017/07/02/eu-fascism-embraced-over-20-highly-revealing-videos-highlight-us-and-eu-support-for-fascist-pro-nazi-military-battalions-in-ukraine/

AM Hants
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AM Hants

2 MAY 2014 Odessa Trade Union Building Massace. I cannot vote as my leaders are fully supportive of genocide between nations and wantng to keeep McCain sweet.

isa
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isa

Looks like Crimea has escaped Ukranian fascism just in time!

stevek9
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stevek9

‘The possibility of another Ukrainian nuclear disaster in the place where Chernobyl occurred in 1986 looms heavily over the region.’

No. Learn something or you are like those you criticize.

Otherwise you are correct.

Isabella Jones
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Isabella Jones

The dangerous situation the nuclear power plants of Ukraine are in has been extensively and reliably documented stevek9.

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

American hypocrisy and double-standards are everywhere for everybody to see. The first and ONLY one country in the world, which ever used nuclear weapons, pretends to be the decider of who can and who cannot have them. The country , which invaded Yugoslavia in 1999, bombed it for 11 stiff weeks , day and night, violating Serbia’s international borders and sovereignty and wrenched Kosovo-Metohia from it, to create a haven for Albanian drug dealers, pimps and islamists, without a referendum of population or any other formal kind of process, sanctioned heavily Russia in 2014 for allegedly “invading and annexing Crimea,… Read more »

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

“By way of deception, thou shall make war” – Mossad Credo. In full effect here.

Constantine
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Constantine

Nitpicking, but Crimea was annexed by the Russian empire in 1783. The Autonomous Republic of Crimea seceded from Ukraine and joined Russia, even with a little help from her friends. IMHO the justification of Crimean action was based on the fact that the new government in Kiev was illegal and inherently hostile to the great Crimean majority. Thus, the Crimean secession was given more impulse by the historical connection with Russia, but the catalyst was the Maidan coup. This is why this event did not take place in the past, even after similar referenda in the 90s, but on the… Read more »

Daisy Adler
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Daisy Adler

I chose the date 1774, as it was the end of the Turkish-Russian war, and Russia won. The Crimea peninsula came to Russia. You might be right about the official date. Fact is , the Ottomans didn’t hold on the North shore of the Black Sea. There is a historical anecdote, that Catherine II was not so warm in taking Crimea, which was a wasted mountain at the time, to which the Field Marshal Potemkin interceded: “Why not , Your Majesty? Russia can build its Paradise on Earth there”. The Russian Czars had their summer residence in Crimea. Livadia Palace… Read more »

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

I went two years ago. It is beautiful. It is also now for a greater number of people. The Ukrainian Zionist Junta were stealing everything. They have been expropriated. It is also where many large industrial concerns had their Health Spas for ordinary workers. Some are still functional, others being restored.

Rascalndear
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Rascalndear

How funny! Expropriated from a legitimate government by an illegal invader for its billionaire oligarchs and president? You have a funny sense of humor. The health spas for workers have been working in Crimea all along. I visited one of the biggest ones for miners in 2000 and it looked pretty nice. As to the “Ukrainian Zionist Junta,” you don’t seem to understand any of the “useful idiot/paid troll” terms that you are bandying about. First of all, Zionists were related to the Jewish homeland, i.e., Israel. The movement no longer exists as Israel has been a Jewish state since… Read more »

isa
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isa

There was no democratic presidential elections! Instead of legitimately and democratically campaigning for the would-be 2015 presidential elections, a massive riot aka Maidan have been staged.
I don’t need to tell you about swastikas, icons of Bandera-who is legally a fascist, torches, fires, and much, much hate talk about Russia and Donbass even then, in 2013 and early 2014. You know it all.
The President was cornered because same USA forces that kill protestants in the USA kept telling him he couldn’t defend the order in his own country. So he didn’t — and was ousted.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

O fuck off, moishe. And that is more (and less) than you deserve. Hopefully, in the fullness of time, we will ‘talk’.

Franz Kafka
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Franz Kafka

Is that what they teach you at Moishe Bandera High in Tal Habib?

Raymond Daubney
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Raymond Daubney

Typical Jew hypocrite, you Jews own and control the USA and we all know it. Without that poor stupid little bitch you mongrels would have to go back to your swamp from where you festered to the surface.

Rascalndear
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Rascalndear

Your “historical facts” are a mess of errors—Queen Lydia of Hawaii went into exile, she was not killed; Odesa existed long before the Prussian Catherine II renamed it Odesa, just as the Sich existed long before it was renamed Katerynoslav; Khruschev’s signature wasn’t even on the papers that transferred Crimea to Kyiv because Moscow didn’t want to deal with a white elephant of a territory (desert plateau surrounded almost completely by salt water) and Russia is obviously struggling to keep functioning today, given that it has no land connection and all the power and potable water to the peninsula were… Read more »

isa
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isa

If you have to use insults, it just goes to show that you don’t believe your own arguments.

Rascalndear
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Rascalndear

Poor isa! You don’t even know that “useful idiot” is not a personal insult. It’s an expression that means someone who spouts false information unwittingly to promote someone else’s cause.

isa
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isa

Thanks for the English lesson. Shall I assume you would be called a “usefull smart guy” as someone “who spouts false information to promote someone else’s cause” not unwittingly but knowingly?

Rascalndear
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Rascalndear

You have now made two completely unproductive and meaningless replies. How SAD.

isa
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isa

The only truly sad thing about it is that it’s truth. I was disgusted and revolted at seeing outrageous Nazi symbolism in Kiev back in 2014. It manifested license to violence. And the New Ukrainian Order did use violence to intimidate people to vote for a new president—by burning alive 50 innocent anti-Maidan demonstrants, with phophoric weapons and Molotov coctails in Odessa on May 2, 2014… THIS is sad.

Rascalndear
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Rascalndear

These lies were tired and debunked back in May 2014. You’re just repeating troll scripts over and over again. Get over it. No one’s even reading you at this point. As to what I wrote, you failed to refute anything at all. Even the bit about the Hawaiian queen was a total lie. You and your fellow trolls are prepared to lie about anything, including known historical personages completely unrelated to Ukraine.

isa
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isa

And where do YOU get your information about what happened in Odessa and in Ukraine? Cite your sources. Calling me a liar and a troll is too easy.

Scradje
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Scradje

Still pumping out lies and hate on behalf of your fuehrer pootler I see. Doubly ironic, since apart from the izlamo-naцi countries allied to pootlerstan, it is the most anti-semitic country in world. Ideology comes from the out-and-out naцi Alexandr Dugin. As for Krym, like most trolls you fail to understand the difference between ‘part of’ and occupied by’. However, your friends on the daily stormer will fully support your devotion to fuehrer pootler.

Rastislav Veľká Morava
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Rastislav Veľká Morava

Right Sector (Pravy Sektor) – Zionist Sector

VeeNarian (Yerevan)
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VeeNarian (Yerevan)

It must be clear that the current generation of “leaders” and “media” in the “superior and civilized” west have sold their conscience and principles to the highest bidders: money and power. What a disgusting sight!

samo war
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samo war

Juulian is next Litvinenko ?

samo war
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samo war

Julian is new superman ?

Wortherthorth
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Wortherthorth

I am sick of people who want to not be provoked, and disenfranchised and demonized being equated with actual violent Nazis!
Europeans actually do not understand what is going on with this. Here is a good primer.

http://takimag.com/article/dividing_the_white_jim_goad/print#axzz4pdf2R1Nw

kk singh
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kk singh

Because Obama was a capitalist puppet, masters selected him to become a Presidential candidate and offered the voters to chose him!

Angelina Morris
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Angelina Morris

I have no respect for this sleazy looking rat. It’s time the little rodent is fumigated out of it’s hole

Avramijevdan
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Avramijevdan

You know personally one of those morons with torches? Which one?

paul
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paul

Supported? They still do. I think that question needs to be put to every liberal type. “But you support Nazis in the Ukraine, correct?”

schmenz
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schmenz

Dear Mr Assange:

The organizers of the program in Charlottesvllle are not Nazis or fascists. I am disappointed in one I have long admired falling for the mainstream media propaganda. I expected better of you.

isa
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isa

Who were they then?

schmenz
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schmenz

A very good question, and it seems there is some controversy about that. The main organizer and spokesman for the event, which had a legal city permit to hold a peaceful protest, turns out to have been an Obama supporter and one who has generally Leftist views. So was he deliberately provoking this melee- -with the help of the media and the local corrupt politicians? Possibly. Also, this man allowed fringe elements like the KKK and some weird pro-Nazi nuts, small in number to be sure, to show up with the majority of the other protesters who are rightly concerned… Read more »

isa
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isa

Ironically, only Trump –not Obama–genuinely tried to understand the organizers’ motives.

SuperMENSA.org
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SuperMENSA.org

What ignorant moron wrote this?

Sam Nelson
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Sam Nelson

By using the term neo-Nazi the writer’s can slip around the real culprits, part of their clan they are and they are not Nazi they are Ashkenazi. Ashkenazi Jews – Wikipedia. Jew, being the tag they use when trying to avoid correction, as if Jews have been around a long time, ducking behind the holohoax they do their dirty bloody work 24/7. Jew, a word, like Rothschild is a word, tied together are these words, in a bond, in a wish to rule the world. No matter the greed of the Politicians and Judges, I think they may have a… Read more »

Nate Blank
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Nate Blank

The Communist Left wants to watch it all burn.

windmere
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windmere

The Leftist DemaCult Party is full on Leni Riefenstahl’s- ALL THE DNC DEMALIB PRAVDA PRESS IS TRYING TO INCITE DIVISION, & RACISM TO DEPOSE TRUMP. Period.

Salvador Vega
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Salvador Vega

hope they do the soonest possible

windmere
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windmere

Please, go to Cuba, Haiti, or Venezuela, you’ll be more compatible. Ignorant sheep baaaahhhh.

charlie
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charlie

They are zionist nazis …thats why they dont like to talk about that…its the zionists and their proxies and uk, france,usa,saudi and the others in the axis of Terrorism…..

Max Gross
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isa
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isa

The US so called democratic establishment is hypocritical. Even Trump has more sense of fairness.

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Schaeuble, Greece and the lessons learned from a failed GREXIT (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 117.

Alex Christoforou

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine a recent interview with the Financial Times given by Wolfgang Schäuble, where the former German Finance Minister, who was charged with finding a workable and sustainable solution to the Greek debt crisis, reveals that his plan for Greece to take a 10-year “timeout” from the eurozone (in order to devalue its currency and save its economy) was met with fierce resistance from Brussels hard liners, and Angela Merkel herself.

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“Look where we’re sitting!” says Wolfgang Schäuble, gesturing at the Berlin panorama stretching out beneath us. It is his crisp retort to those who say that Europe is a failure, condemned to a slow demise by its own internal contradictions. “Walk through the Reichstag, the graffiti left by the Red Army soldiers, the images of a destroyed Berlin. Until 1990 the Berlin Wall ran just below where we are now!”

We are in Käfer, a restaurant on the rooftop of the Reichstag. The views are indeed stupendous: Berlin Cathedral and the TV Tower on Alexanderplatz loom through the mist. Both were once in communist East Berlin, cut off from where we are now by the wall. Now they’re landmarks of a single, undivided city. “Without European integration, without this incredible story, we wouldn’t have come close to this point,” he says. “That’s the crazy thing.”

As Angela Merkel’s finance minister from 2009 to 2017, Schäuble was at the heart of efforts to steer the eurozone through a period of unprecedented turbulence. But at home he is most associated with Germany’s postwar political journey, having not only negotiated the 1990 treaty unifying East and West Germany but also campaigned successfully for the capital to move from Bonn.

For a man who has done so much to put Berlin — and the Reichstag — back on the world-historical map, it is hard to imagine a more fitting lunch venue. With its open-plan kitchen and grey formica tables edged in chrome, Käfer has a cool, functional aesthetic that is typical of the city. On the wall hangs a sketch by artists Christo and Jeanne-Claude, who famously wrapped the Reichstag in silver fabric in 1995.

The restaurant has one other big advantage: it is easy to reach from Schäuble’s office. Now 76, he has been confined to a wheelchair since he was shot in an assassination attempt in 1990, and mobility is an issue. Aides say he tends to avoid restaurants if he can, especially at lunchtime.

As we take our places, we talk about Schäuble’s old dream — that German reunification would be a harbinger of European unity, a step on the road to a United States of Europe. That seems hopelessly out of reach in these days of Brexit, the gilets jaunes in France, Lega and the Five Star Movement in Italy.

Some blame Schäuble himself for that. He was, after all, the architect of austerity, a fiscal hawk whose policy prescriptions during the euro crisis caused untold hardship for millions of ordinary people, or so his critics say. He became a hate figure, especially in Greece. Posters in Athens in 2015 depicted him with a Hitler moustache below the words: “Wanted — for mass poverty and devastation”.

Schäuble rejects the criticism that austerity caused the rise of populism. “Higher spending doesn’t lead to greater contentment,” he says. The root cause lies in mass immigration, and the insecurities it has unleashed. “What European country doesn’t have this problem?” he asks. “Even Sweden. The poster child of openness and the willingness to help.”

But what of the accusation that he didn’t care enough about the suffering of the southern Europeans? Austerity divided the EU and spawned a real animus against Schäuble. I ask him how that makes him feel now. “Well I’m sad, because I played a part in all of that,” he says, wistfully. “And I think about how we could have done it differently.”

I glance at the menu — simple German classics with a contemporary twist. I’m drawn to the starters, such as Oldenburg duck pâté and the Müritz smoked trout. But true to his somewhat abstemious reputation, Schäuble has no interest in these and zeroes in on the entrées. He chooses Käfer’s signature veal meatballs, a Berlin classic. I go for the Arctic char and pumpkin.

Schäuble switches seamlessly back to the eurozone crisis. The original mistake was in trying to create a common currency without a “common economic, employment and social policy” for all eurozone member states. The fathers of the euro had decided that if they waited for political union to happen first they’d wait forever, he says.

Yet the prospects for greater political union are now worse than they have been in years. “The construction of the EU has proven to be questionable,” he says. “We should have taken the bigger steps towards integration earlier on, and now, because we can’t convince the member states to take them, they are unachievable.”

Greece was a particularly thorny problem. It should never have been admitted to the euro club in the first place, Schäuble says. But when its debt crisis first blew up, it should have taken a 10-year “timeout” from the eurozone — an idea he first floated with Giorgos Papakonstantinou, his Greek counterpart between 2009 and 2011. “I told him you need to be able to devalue your currency, you’re not competitive,” he says. The reforms required to repair the Greek economy were going to be “hard to achieve in a democracy”. “That’s why you need to leave the euro for a certain period. But everyone said there was no chance of that.”

The idea didn’t go away, though. Schäuble pushed for a temporary “Grexit” in 2015, during another round of the debt crisis. But Merkel and the other EU heads of government nixed the idea. He now reveals he thought about resigning over the issue. “On the morning the decision was made, [Merkel] said to me: ‘You’ll carry on?’ . . . But that was one of the instances where we were very close [to my stepping down].”

It is an extraordinary revelation, one that highlights just how rocky his relationship with Merkel has been over the years. Schäuble has been at her side from the start, an éminence grise who has helped to resolve many of the periodic crises of her 13 years as chancellor. But it was never plain sailing.

“There were a few really bad conflicts where she knew too that we were on the edge and I would have gone,” he says. “I always had to weigh up whether to go along with things, even though I knew it was the wrong thing to do, as was the case with Greece, or whether I should go.” But his sense of duty prevailed. “We didn’t always agree — but I was always loyal.”

That might have been the case when he was a serving minister, but since becoming speaker of parliament in late 2017 he has increasingly distanced himself from Merkel. Last year, when she announced she would not seek re-election as leader of the Christian Democratic Union, the party that has governed Germany for 50 of the past 70 years, Schäuble openly backed a candidate described by the Berlin press as the “anti-Merkel”. Friedrich Merz, a millionaire corporate lawyer who is the chairman of BlackRock Germany, had once led the CDU’s parliamentary group but lost out to Merkel in a power struggle in 2002, quitting politics a few years later. He has long been seen as one of the chancellor’s fiercest conservative critics — and is a good friend of Schäuble’s.

Ultimately, in a nail-biting election last December, Merkel’s favoured candidate, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, narrowly beat Merz. The woman universally known as “AKK” is in pole position to succeed Merkel as chancellor when her fourth and final term ends in 2021.

I ask Schäuble if it’s true that he had once again waged a battle against Merkel and once again lost. “I never went to war against Ms Merkel,” he says. “Everybody says that if I’m for Merz then I’m against Merkel. Why is that so? That’s nonsense.”

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The conclusion of Russiagate, Part I – cold, hard reality

The full text of Attorney General William P Barr’s summary is here offered, with emphases on points for further analysis.

Seraphim Hanisch

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The conclusion of the Russiagate investigation, led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, was a pivotal media watershed moment. Even at the time of this writing there is a great deal of what might be called “journalistic froth” as opinion makers and analysts jostle to make their takes on this known to the world. Passions are running very high in both the Democrat / anti-Trump camps, where the reactions range from despondency to determined rage to not swallow the gigantic red pill that the “no collusion with Russia” determination offers. In the pro-Trump camp, the mood is deserved relief, but many who support the President are also realists, and they know this conflict is not over.

Where the pivot will go and what all this means is something that will unfold, probably relatively quickly, over the next week or two. But we want to offer a starting point here from which to base further analysis. At this time, of course, there are few hard facts other than the fact that Robert Mueller III submitted his report to the US Attorney General, William Barr, who then wrote and released his own report to the public Sunday evening. We reproduce that report here in full, with some emphases added to points that we think will be relevant to forthcoming pieces on this topic.

The end of the Mueller investigation brings concerns, hopes and fears to many people, on topics such as:

  • Will President Trump now begin to normalize relations with President Putin at full speed?
  • In what direction will the Democrats pivot to continue their attacks against the President?
  • What does this finding to to the 2020 race?
  • What does this finding do to the credibility of the United States’ leadership establishment, both at home and abroad?
  • What can we learn about our nation and culture from this investigation?
  • How does a false narrative get maintained so easily for so long, and
  • What do we do, or what CAN we do to prevent this being repeated?

These questions and more will be addressed in forthcoming pieces. But for now, here is the full text of the letter written by Attorney General William Barr concerning the Russia collusion investigation.

Dear Chairman Graham, Chairman Nadler, Ranking Member Feinstein, and Ranking Member Collins:
As a supplement to the notification provided on Friday, March 22, 2019, I am writing today to advise you of the principal conclusions reached by Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller and to inform you about the status of my initial review of the report he has prepared.
The Special Counsel’s Report
On Friday, the Special Counsel submitted to me a “confidential report explaining the prosecution or declination decisions” he has reached, as required by 28 C.F.R. § 600.8(c). This report is entitled “Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election.” Although my review is ongoing, I believe that it is in the public interest to describe the report and to summarize the principal conclusions reached by the Special Counsel and the results of his investigation.
The report explains that the Special Counsel and his staff thoroughly investigated allegations that members of the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, and others associated with it, conspired with the Russian government in its efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, or sought to obstruct the related federal investigations. In the report, the Special Counsel noted that, in completing his investigation, he employed 19 lawyers who were assisted by a team of approximately 40 FBI agents, intelligence forensic accountants, and other professional staff. The Special Counsel issued more than 2,800 subpoenas, executed nearly 500 search warrants, obtained more than 230 orders for communication records, issued almost 50 orders authorizing use of pen registers, made 13 requests to foreign governments for evidence, and interviewed approximately 500 witnesses.
The Special Counsel obtained a number of indictments and convictions of individuals and entities in connection with his investigation, all of which have been publicly disclosed. During the course of his investigation, the Special Counsel also referred several matters to other offices for further action. The report does not recommend any further indictments, nor did the Special Counsel obtain any sealed indictments that have yet to be made public. Below, I summarize the principal conclusions set out in the Special Counsel’s report.
Russian Interference in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.
The Special Counsel’s report is divided into two parts. The first describes the results of the Special Counsel’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The report outlines the Russian effort to influence the election and documents crimes committed by persons associated with the Russian government in connection with those efforts. The report further explains that a primary consideration for the Special Counsel’s investigation was whether any Americans including individuals associated with the Trump campaign joined the Russian conspiracies to influence the election, which would be a federal crime. The Special Counsel’s investigation did not find that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with Russia in its efforts to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election. As the report states: “[T]he investigation did not establish that members of the Trump Campaign conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in its election interference activities.”
The Special Counsel’s investigation determined that there were two main Russian efforts to influence the 2016 election. The first involved attempts by a Russian organization, the Internet Research Agency (IRA), to conduct disinformation and social media operations in the United States designed to sow social discord, eventually with the aim of interfering with the election. As noted above, the Special Counsel did not find that any U.S. person or Trump campaign official or associate conspired or knowingly coordinated with the IRA in its efforts, although the Special Counsel brought criminal charges against a number of Russian nationals and entities in connection with these activities.
The second element involved the Russian government’s efforts to conduct computer hacking operations designed to gather and disseminate information to influence the election. The Special Counsel found that Russian government actors successfully hacked into computers and obtained emails from persons affiliated with the Clinton campaign and Democratic Party organizations, and publicly disseminated those materials through various intermediaries, including WikiLeaks. Based on these activities, the Special Counsel brought criminal charges against a number of Russian military officers for conspiring to hack into computers in the United States for purposes of influencing the election. But as noted above, the Special Counsel did not find that the Trump campaign, or anyone associated with it, conspired or coordinated with the Russian government in these efforts, despite multiple offers from Russian-affiliated individuals to assist the Trump campaign.
Obstruction of Justice.
The report’s second part addresses a number of actions by the President most of which have been the subject of public reporting that the Special Counsel investigated as potentially raising obstruction-of-justice concerns. After making a “thorough factual investigation” into these matters, the Special Counsel considered whether to evaluate the conduct under Department standards governing prosecution and declination decisions but ultimately determined not to make a traditional prosecutorial judgment. The Special Counsel therefore did not draw a conclusion one way or the other as to whether the examined conduct constituted obstruction. Instead, for each of the relevant actions investigated, the report sets out evidence on both sides of the question and leaves unresolved what the Special Counsel views as “difficult issues” of law and fact concerning whether the President’s actions and intent could be viewed as obstruction. The Special Counsel states that “while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him.”
The Special Counsel’s decision to describe the facts of his obstruction investigation without reaching any legal conclusions leaves it to the Attorney General to determine whether the conduct described in the report constitutes a crime. Over the course of the investigation, the Special Counsel’s office engaged in discussions with certain Department officials regarding many of the legal and factual matters at issue in the Special Counsel’s obstruction investigation. After reviewing the Special Counsel’s final report on these issues; consulting with Department officials, including the Office of Legal Counsel; and applying the principles of federal prosecution that guide our charging decisions, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and I have concluded that the evidence developed during the Special Counsel’s investigation is not sufficient to establish that the President committed an obstruction-of-justice offense. Our determination was made without regard to, and is not based on, the constitutional considerations that surround the indictment and criminal prosecution of a sitting president.
In making this determination, we noted that the Special Counsel recognized that “the evidence does not establish that the President was involved in an underlying crime related to Russian election interference,” and that, while not determinative, the absence of such evidence bears upon the President’s intent with respect to obstruction. Generally speaking, to obtain and sustain an obstruction conviction, the government would need to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that a person, acting with corrupt intent, engaged in obstructive conduct with a sufficient nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding. In cataloguing the President’s actions, many of which took place in public view, the report identifies no actions that, in our judgment, constitute obstructive conduct, had a nexus to a pending or contemplated proceeding, and were done with corrupt intent, each of which, under the Department’s principles of federal prosecution guiding charging decisions, would need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt to establish an obstruction-of-justice offense.
Status of the Department’s Review
The relevant regulations contemplate that the Special Counsel’s report will be a “confidential report” to the Attorney General. See Office of Special Counsel, 64 Fed. Reg. 37,038, 37,040-41 (July 9, 1999). As I have previously stated, however, I am mindful of the public interest in this matter. For that reason, my goal and intent is to release as much of the Special Counsel’s report as I can consistent with applicable law, regulations, and Departmental policies.
Based on my discussions with the Special Counsel and my initial review, it is apparent that the report contains material that is or could be subject to Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure which imposes restrictions on the use and disclosure of information relating to “matter[s] occurring before grand jury.” Fed. R. Crim. P. 6(e)(2)(B) Rule 6(e) generally limits disclosure of certain grand jury information in a criminal investigation and prosecution. Id. Disclosure of 6(e) material beyond the strict limits set forth in the rule is a crime in certain circumstances. See, e.g. 18 U.S.C. 401(3). This restriction protects the integrity of grand jury proceedings and ensures that the unique and invaluable investigative powers of a grand jury are used strictly for their intended criminal justice function.
Given these restrictions, the schedule for processing the report depends in part on how quickly the Department can identify the 6(e) material that by law cannot be made public. I have requested the assistance of the Special Counsel in identifying all 6(e) information contained in the report as quickly as possible. Separately, I also must identify any information that could impact other ongoing matters, including those that the Special Counsel has referred to other offices. As soon as that process is complete, I will be in a position to move forward expeditiously in determining what can be released in light of applicable law, regulations, and Departmental policies.
* * *
As I observed in my initial notification, the Special Counsel regulations provide that “the Attorney General may determine that public release of” notifications to your respective Committees “would be in the public interest.” 28 C.F.R. § 600.9(c). I have so determined, and I will disclose this letter to the public after delivering it to you.
Sincerely,
William P. Barr
Attorney General

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The consolidation of power of the global military industrial complex

Do Europeans support the notion that the countries of the EU be the nuclear war playground of the United States?

Richard Galustian

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Humanity faces two imminent existential threats: environmental catastrophe and nuclear war.

America has elected to completely ignore scientists warnings that we have 12 years to reverse an environmental disaster.

As far as nuclear obliteration, Trump announced that the US is withdrawing from the INF treaty, which eliminated short range missiles deployed in Western Europe, on Russia’s doorstep. It’s the equivalent of Russia placing nuclear missiles in Venezuela.

A provocation, which enables US supplied missiles to be launched, only a few minutes flight time to Moscow.

That, of course sharply increases the nuclear danger. Historically on both sides, attack warnings given by automated systems have often proved faulty in the past; that, if enacted upon, would have meant the end of life as we know it.

Anyone familiar with contemporary military history knows that it’s a virtual miracle that we have so far avoided nuclear war.

Politically within Europe, the attack on democracy is very clear. Unchallenged undemocratic institutions in Brussels exist that is, in the main, part of the problem of the UK BREXIT negotiations.

Why does the public readily accept wars, engineered by our morally bankrupt governments to create ‘regime change’ in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, the Ukraine and soon to be Venezuela followed by Nicaragua and Iran, with such a muted outcry?

That preemptive nuclear attacks are even thought of shows the insanity of Western leadership controlled by vested financial interests led by the Military/Security Industrial Complex and bankers. Those same interests created both ‘industrialised’ World Wars in the 20th Century.

Our governments do not listen to the people. When two million hit the streets of London before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, it made not an iota of difference to Tony Blair’s government.

Today, people’s apathy is notably caused by conditioning’, maybe better described as we’ve been ‘disciplined’ by MSM propaganda and family’s economic necessity to focus on their income, have made us so, due to our governments mismanagement of our economies.

Example, our university students are saddled with impossible to repay debt for a reason; to keep future generations ‘disciplined’.

No one has time or dare show any dissent especially given the Orwellian ‘newspeak’ environment that is created by ‘political correctness’.

Back to the subject of Russia phobia. The Western narrative against Russia is, in the main, the below:

* that Russia tried to murder the Skripals. Let the British government, who seem to be holding the Skripals against their will, prove they are not, by letting them be interviewed by the World’s Press.

* Ukraine – For over four years, the governments of NATO and the MSM have been waging the new cold war against Russia. This began with the ‘Maidan’ protests in Kyiv, Ukraine in early 2014 that culminated in the overthrow, universally acknowledged to have been engineered by the CIA, of Ukraine’s elected president and Parliament in February 2014. Putting in power an ultra neo-Nazi government, that in particular voiced hatred against all things Russian…and Jewish. Which MSM, TV news or newspapers, says so?

* That almost 100% of Crimea’s population are glad and grateful to be part of Russia. US, UK and EU says that is untrue, which is nonsense.

The demonisation of Russia is central to the multinational corporate interests that control our governments; the bankers protecting the steeply declining US Dollar, the institutions of the EU that are really controlled by Washington, who are preparing world public opinion to accept what the United States are now gearing up for, the “defence” of Europe.

At this point let us reflect on history by quoting one of America’s most distinguished soldiers, maybe of its entire history, General Smedley D. Butler, from his book ‘War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier.’

“No one told these American soldiers that they might be shot down by bullets made by their own brothers here. No one told them that the ships on which they were going to cross might be torpedoed by submarines built with US patents.”

It is recommended to read more about General Smedley Butler, as he was the man chosen by US bankers and particularly the Bush family in the 1930s, to be the new fascist leader of the USA by overthrowing, in a coup, the then President Roosevelt during the period of Hitler’s rise to power. A coincidence one wonders. Butler was a true patriot; he bided his time then revealed the plot to both Congress and President Roosevelt. If you doubt this, it is suggested you research the subject.

We can stop the consolidation of power of the global military/security industrial complex, its war party associates, and specifically the US, UK and EU deep state political and financial elite that no doubt exists. We must elect new leaders, it’s that simple.

To quote Noam Chomsky “….power is always illegitimate, unless it proves itself to be legitimate. So the burden of proof is always on those who claim that some authoritarian hierarchic government is legitimate. If they can’t prove it, then it should be dismantled.”

Implicit in this statement is change by either elections or revolutions.

The French people have shown us when enough is enough by their persistent resistance to their government.

Do Europeans support the notion that the countries of the EU be the nuclear war playground of the United States?

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