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Putin didn’t do it: Hillary’s McCarthyism falls flat on the Western establishment

Hillary Clinton has borrowed a chapter from the failed playbook of Joseph McCarthy and George Bush. Her credibility is gone and even the establishment are turning against her.

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On Tuesday when America goes to the polls, they will see one of the options in the Presidential race as a Hillary Clinton/Tim Kaine, ticket. However, it really ought to read, ‘George Bush/Joseph McCarthy’.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has degenerated into a scare mongering circus whereby Russian agents are accused of infiltrating America, the Russian military accused of making preparations to take over the world and the Russian leader is a diabolical madman whose personal reach exceeds that of a giant mythical octopus.

In reality it is the American government whose officials have openly threatened cyber-war with Russia and have pushed the planet to the brink of world war in Syria. It is Hillary Clinton who acts diabolically. It is she, not Russia that destroyed Libya and it is her acolytes in the US State Department which destroyed Ukraine and are destroying Yemen.

But there is a silver lining. Joseph McCarthy, in trying to scare America into thinking there was a ‘communist plot’, ended his career discredited, mocked and shamed both personally and professionally.

The man whom many were at first frightened to oppose for fears of being outed as a red traitor, ended his career shortly after being officially condemned by a vote of the US Senate in 1954. The establishment turned against him.  He was not brought down by a Soviet plot, he was brought down by honest Americans who had enough of his bullshit.

In 1957, he died at the age of 48 from conditions related to alcoholism.

In the years decades following his ignominious death, McCarthyism became a byword, not just in America but globally, for scaremongering. If one sought a kind of latter-day medieval style witch-hunt, one could be accused of promulgating ‘McCarthyism’. Even amongst strident anti-Communists in America, the hunt for ‘reds’  became a subject of mockery amongst mainstream politicians of both parties as well as respected authors, politically minded musicians like Bob Dylan and mainstream comedians.

By trying to repeat McCarthy’s tactics this time against Russia itself rather than Soviet Communist agents, Hillary Clinton has borrowed a page from McCarthy’s failed playbook. Before deciding to ape one’s tactics, one ought to read the story till the end. It seems that Hillary Clinton and her goons forgot to read the part where McCarthy died a discredited disgrace, a kind of monster turned into a joke.

For months, new media have said explicitly that the ‘Putin Did It’ line is racism disguised as farce. There is no truth to it and never has been. Now that the US political and intelligence establishment are in open civil war and the FBI have publicly stated that Putin and Russia have nothing to do with the leaked emails.

Former British Ambassador to Uzbekistan and long-time Foreign Office emissary, Craig Murray has publicly rubbished the idea that Russia has any connection to Wikileaks and to hacking in general. Julian Assange has told respected journalist John Pilger that his sources have never once come from Russia.

People from within the western establishment are doing to Hillary Clinton what they did to Joseph McCarthy, they are telling her ‘enough is enough’ and they are implying that like McCarthy, her Russian conspiracy theories are becoming an embarrassment to the west.

The public have frankly never bought the ‘Putin Did It’ line. Trump speaks to Americans about things they actually do care about. The threat of globalism to wages, living standards and employment, fears about the kind of illegal immigrants coming to a country gripped by the fear or terrorism and crime (rightly or hyperbolic as it may be) and the very real threat of ISIS making global gains.

This leads onto the other great inspiration behind Hillary Clinton’s campaign, George W. Bush. Whilst Obama initially campaigned on a programme that sought to work with Arab leaders rather than violently depose them, Hillary Clinton made sure to sway this policy back to the course of Obama’s predecessor.

Now, Hillary Clinton is saying about President Assad much what Bush said about Saddam. If many current voters in America were not born when Senator McCarthy was conducting his hunt for Communists, they will have been born when George Bush said Saddam was a threat to America.

Anyone with a small mind and a medium sized television now knows that terrorism came to Iraq only  after Saddam’s removal from power. Even those with no knowledge of Iraqi history or geo-political affairs, now know that Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction. He threatened no foreign power, least of all America or Britain.

People are increasingly aware that it is not secular Arab states which threaten world peace but that it is the Wahhabists terrorists who themselves are fighting secular Arab states who threaten the world. Trump gets this and Hillary Clinton does not. Given her connections to the Saudi deep state, this oughtn’t to be a surprise to anyone.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign has been built on two failed legacies and no one, not even the western establishment seems to be buying it any more.

They are well aware that Putin DIDN’T do it. They are far more curious about what Hillary Clinton herself has done.

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Russia’s economy continues to outperform as gold takes center stage (Video)

The Duran Quick Take: Episode 118.

Alex Christoforou

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris examine how US and EU sanctions have continued to provide a huge boost to Russia’s economy. Russia’s food sovereignty has practically been achieved, as the Russian central bank continues to buy gold and lower its exposure to western financial markets.

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Outside pressure in the form of sanctions has become an incentive to resolve various issues of Russia’s economy, Russian Security Council Secretary Nikolai Patrushev stated in an interview with the Izvestiya daily.

He noted that through introducing sanctions against Russia, “the West aims to destabilize Russia’s economy and to create social and political tensions in society.”

“But during the difficult times, Russians have always stuck together and mobilized their resources in order to ensure the country’s sovereignty. This is what is happening now – the outside pressure has become an incentive to resolve many problems in Russia’s economy,” he said.

“Before the sanctions, it seemed that we would never be able to feed ourselves and that we are doomed to be dependent on Western import. However, right now, Russia’s food sovereignty in crucial sectors has practically been achieved, and in some areas, Russia has become the leading exporter,” Patrushev noted.

Those who apply the sanctions “can see that they (the sanctions – TASS) are ineffective and often achieve the opposite goal,” the Russian security chief concluded.

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US Neocon Foreign Policy and the War Waged Against Serbia

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign.

Richard Galustian

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The ‘witch-hunt’ against President Trump over Russian collusion has officially ended, following the submission of the Mueller Report, enabling us to now focus on the real problems of America that effects the whole world.

In the hope of a waining of the Russophobia in America, let’s look at the US’s recent war history by starting with the 20th anniversary this month of the NATO war on Serbia in 1999 which amounted to almost 100 days of bombing of historic cities and infrastructure.

Firstly, these problems are, in the main caused by the Neocons, or Deep State, whatever you wish to call them, and the continuing promotion, by the US Military-Security Industrial Complex, of wars and regime change and secondly, Trump’s unreserved support for Israel, regardless of war crimes they may continue to commit against the Palestinians.

Incredibly after that one sided unjust and illegal war that NATO executed, NATO has the audacity to invite Serbia to join it! Something that will never happen. What do they smoke in DC, in the Pentagon and Brussels based NATO?

To compound these overall problems, the US Military and Israeli Defence Forces collaborate on these US regime change policies on all continents evidenced most recently by the arrival of crack Israeli troops last month in Brazil, prepared to support an attack potentially by Brazil and Columbia on Venezuela.

As, has now come to be expected, America pursues its Venezuelan regime change with full main stream media (MSM) cooperation, using well proven sophisticated propaganda techniques along with a variety of pretexts.

From Serbia to Iraq to Libya, where does it end? Observe that Trump is now seeking a ‘NATO alliance’ offering NATO status, to President Bolsonaro of Brazil to back the invasion of Venezuela.

So it is important to remember, as an example, that after a long war of economic and financial destabilization ended with the bombing of Serbia.

Serbia was previously a part of Yugoslavia, a country which had successfully evolved after 1945 to solve the old rivalries of the 19th and early 20th Century Balkan ethnic animosities which was, prior to the advent of power of President Tito, its past history.

The United Nations, instead of supporting, in effect, so called ‘humanitarian wars’ and ‘regime change wars’ by the US, using NATO, helped and relentlessly driven home by MSM outlets like CNN and FOX NEWS into people’s heads, must finally take a stand.

So too, Yugoslavia, once the envy of many in the world, given its then ‘non-aligned’ status under President Tito, was destroyed and broken up; ‘Balkanized’ in the early 1990s.

The Serbian assault began first by a ‘financial war’; by sanctions and finished off by an aggressive unprovoked incessant NATO bombing campaign. That’s what we can expect in Venezuela next.

This ‘Balkanization’ strategy similarly applies to Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria et al. It serves US Neocon interests to dismember States in the world and create smaller more ‘manageable’ countries.

‘Regime change’ runs against the intent, the very words contained in the US Constitution. No one in MSM ever reminds us of that fact. Nevertheless America’s ambition to overthrow other States continues, which they arrogantly now make no secret of. The next States will probably be Nicaragua then Iran to name but two.

A very noteworthy most recent outrageous unilateral declaration was made by President Trump, not yet formally agreed by US institutions, ‘giving’ something he has no authority to give; Syrian territory, the Golan Heights to be precise, to Israel. Something that one day could trigger a full scale Arab-Israeli War.

This is of extreme importance yet no real outcry comes from world leaders; well not so far.

The main reason for that decision given by senior US Administration figures is that “God anointed Trump to save the Jews”.

Not forgetting Trump’s need (which we the people don’t understand exactly why) to support Prime Minister Netanyahu in his difficult upcoming elections in Israel – in part because both countries failed to ‘regime change’ Syria – but more importantly to help the ‘financial terrorists’ who formed a company jointly that has already started drilling for oil in the Golan Heights. You might like to know who owns such oil drilling company which should answer a plethora of questions in one go that you must be asking yourselves.

The shareholder’s names tells us everything; Dick Cheney; Baron Rothschild and Rupert Murdoch. The titular heads of neocons, bankers and media on the planet.

In ending there is no more evidence required for us, the people of the world, to rise up against the globalist dark forces wherever they exist, be it in Brussels, London, France or Washington. We must demand democratic elections or start revolutions, the latter has already begun in France in the form of ‘the yellow vests’. And Brexit, by definition, is a rejection by the British people of globalism and American Hegemony.

The pattern of US destabilization and destruction of States to loot them of their sovereign resources is the unseen history of the last 100 years, not taught in any university, anywhere in the West.

As far as Ukraine is concerned, its government was taken down by the CIA and replaced by an ultra fascist regime that has full backing from America. This is no secret. But the MSM simple don’t report it.

US led NATO is ‘the transnational war machine’ of the world, devouring almost all free countries wealth. It can extort to terrorize all into conformity to the global ‘carcinogenic’ US Neocon imperialistic strategy.

A total estimated 20m people around the world have died since the end of WW11 at the hands of US Forces. Think about that for a moment.

One of the most famous sayings attributed to America’s great President Abraham Lincoln is about deception: “You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”

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‘Dark day for internet freedom’: EU approves controversial copyright reform

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

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The European Parliament has voted to adopt the highly controversial Article 13 provision which would govern the production and distribution of content online under the auspices of increasing copyright protections.

Tuesday’s move will update the EU’s 20-year-old copyright rules and will govern everything from audiovisual content to memes, much to the dismay of many social media users who have already begun outpouring their grief online.

MEPs passed the legislation by 348 votes to 274 Tuesday. Opponents had hoped for last-minute amendments to be made but their efforts were in vain.

Julia Reda, a German MEP with the Pirate Party, described it as a “dark day for internet freedom.”

Article 13 or ‘The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market’ makes all platforms legally responsible for the content hosted and shared on their platforms.

The process of updating the bloc’s copyright laws began in the European Commission two years ago, ostensibly to protect Europe’s publishers, broadcasters and artists and guarantee fair compensation from big tech companies.

By essentially forcing companies like Google, Facebook and Twitter to pay artists and publishers for the reproduction of their work online, include in meme format, the EU is effectively clamping down on online memery.

The onus will now be on tech companies to clamp down on content-sharing on their platforms, which will likely ensure yet more draconian policing of speech and content.

EU member states now have two years to pass their own laws putting Article 13 into effect.

Tens of thousands marched in protest across Germany ahead of the vote, decrying what they viewed as severe online censorship.

Tech giant Google said that while the directive is “improved” it will still lead to legal uncertainty and will damage Europe’s creative and digital economies.

Critics have argued that the only way for Article 13 to be effectively enforced would be through the use of upload filters which automatically check content to see if it’s copyrighted or not, at least in theory. However, the exact mechanics of such a system have yet to be fully debated and the potential for abuse is immediately clear.

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