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Young as they are, Clinton Snowflakes have the most to lose from a nuclear holocaust. Basically, everything. The life that they’ve been planning. Everything! Like sheep to the slaughter, millions will vote for the Obama-Clinton War Party.

Even Bernie Sanders is in the November 2018 mix, seeking a third Senate term on the same good ol’ War Party ticket.

Like Clinton, Sanders is a seasoned interventionist. Writer Jeffrey St. Clair makes the point that both Clinton and Sanders are in the business of advancing “hawkish policies under the ragged banner of ‘humanitarianism.’”

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St. Clair adds, “Sanders supported Bill Clinton’s war on Serbia, voted for the 2001 Authorization Unilateral Military Force Against Terrorists (AUMF), which pretty much allowed Bush to wage war wherever he wanted, backed Obama’s Libyan debacle and he supported an expanded US role in the Syrian Civil War.” There’s
more.

The perception of Sanders as a hunched, peacenik professor is effective in garnering support from liberals with a limp. That is, he strikes a chord in those with low grades in history and geography yet who are high on voting from the heart – one sculpted by CNN and MSNBC. As incomprehensible as it might be to a conscientious Snowflake, the policies of Sanders, like those of Obama and Clinton, make him a murderer. Indeed, murder, he wrote. His vote helped tighten
the noose that snapped the neck of Saddam Hussein, separating his body from his soul.

Dear Snowflakes, Sanders is also on record for voting twice in favor of resolutions for regime change in Iraq. The War Party justification for the dastardly execution of Iraq’s national leader, following the cruise missile invasion and rape of the country, remains unrepentant – it was a humanitarian act, implemented for the good of Iraqi citizens and for all humankind.

Might hindsight offer a different perspective? More than one million died, including up to 500,000 Iraqi children. Fifteen years after our fearless leader, G.W. Bush proclaimed, “Mission Accomplished,” Iraq remains in tatters.

Some 4,000 Americans died in vain unless dying for Halliburton counts for something. Tell this to grieving parents! All the while, Iraq has teetered
on the brink of civil war. High living standards and the prosperous middle class under Saddam are history. Oil, architectural treasures, and bank accounts have been looted. A number of major cities are beyond repair. Gifted and educated

Iraqis have fled. The chaos, sown by Hillary and the War Party, gave rise to ISIS and all of its attendant evil.

Such are some of the fruits of the War Party’s humanitarianism. Can you empathize with the gratitude that Iraqis feel for Bernie, Hillary, Obama, as well as
Bush, a “Republican?” Is it unfair to blame only the War Party? After all, Bush, Cheney and their neocons –Republicans – pushed the button on naked, US
aggression.

In the year 2016, masks came off thanks to the Trump miracle. The electorate became a witness to who is really who.

Bush, Jr., along with his father and brother Jeb, can be viewed as sore losers. Fair play on their part was left wanting. Mostly, they showed their true colors. By not supporting the Republican Party’s presidential nominee, Donald Trump, they became de facto sympathizers of the War Party.

Benedict Arnold’s betrayal was more noble, considering that his actions were largely motivated by love. He, after all, sought to win the affection of Peggy Shippen, who was from a loyalist family.

One can only imagine how grateful Iraqis are to Bush, Jr. considering the nightmare that he wrought on their nation. It appears that it will remain prudent for Americans on globe-trotting adventures to side-step Iraq, for the foreseeable future.

Recall Obama’s rhetoric about Putin isolating Russia? In fact, it’s Clinton, Bush, and Obama, who have increasingly isolated America from prospective business in large swaths of the Earth’s surface.

Aging hippies might display a peace symbol on a tie dye T-shirt for fun, yet the generation that was a witness to the horrors of the Viet Nam War has not forgotten
that it was the left-leaning War Party that was responsible for, “Apocalypse Now.” May it never be forgotten that President Johnson lied to the baby boomer
generation, justifying America’s entry into the war on the basis of the premeditated, false flag, Tonkin Gulf incident.

As reported in the Washington Times, “A jumbo-sized Gallup poll now reveals that baby boomers — who once espoused free love, flower power and took to the
streets to protest most anything — now constitute a conservative stronghold.” The “jumbo-sized Gallup poll” is actually 14 Gallup polls conducted throughout 2014,
among 16,479 U.S. adults. The statistics are a nightmare for the War Party, considering that baby-boomers account for the largest voting bloc. You don’t turn down a lunch invitation with the King of Norway. Or do you?

That is, you do if you lack upbringing or if you’re Obama. In the spirit of Woody Allen’s film, you take the money and run, hightailing it out of Oslo before petitions
circulating with the speed of light attain the one million signatures needed for a candidate to have to return the Noble Peace Prize. In fact, prize money cannot be taken back by the committee but did Obama know this?

Despite Obama lacking culture, tradition, and good manners, when pitted against predecessor Bill Clinton preying on interns or of “W” greeting the British Queen
with his hands in his pockets, Obama’s swagger of success accepting undeserved prize money isn’t too far out of bounds.

How he managed to keep a straight face during his laureate acceptance speech is anyone’s guess. It might be recalled that he received the lucrative prize some 12
weeks after being elected, despite no feet-on-the-ground work and no Praise Ye the Lord peace accomplishments. Looking back, Obama apparently duped the prize committee with eloquent speeches festered as they were with unfulfilled hopes, promises and, as time would demonstrate, hypocrisy. The LA Times put it, bluntly:
“U.S. military forces have been at war for all eight years of Obama’s tenure, the first two-term president with that distinction.”

Obama loved rehashing Bill Clinton’s line about being on “the right side of history.” Obama also never hesitated threatening world leaders and nations like
Russia with being on “the wrong side of history.” Is it not curious that, outside of the US, the Obama-Clinton legacy is etched on the wrong side of history, with Obama known as the “Destroyer of Nations?”

It includes Kenya, where Obama’s half-brother Malik lives. He openly expressed his disgust with the Obama-Clinton tag team, as well as with the Democratic Party. He accused them of hypocrisy and for taking the African Continent backward not forward by murdering Qaddafi, a leader who Malik respected and knew well.

Despite US propaganda to the contrary, Qaddafi, was leading by way of example. Without belaboring the positives, they included: free electricity, medicine, and education. Free land was dispensed to farmers and everyone as eligible for interest-free loans. Newlyweds received $50,000 for a mortgage down-payment. Citizens even earned a percentage of oil sales.

Libya had no debt and about 150 billion USD in reserves. (Today, Brussels cannot explain the disappearance of billions!). Considering that Clinton spearheaded the brutal murder of Gaddafi, it was out of the question for Malik to vote for her. In fact, he voted for Trump and he made it a point for the press to know about it.

If Malik helped pin the tail on the Democratic donkey describing his brother as a hypocrite, Obama’s peace laureate, acceptance speech also magnifies vanity, if not
arrogance. Picking up on Obama’s prepared text:

“Throughout history, the Nobel Peace Prize has not just been used to honor specific achievement; it’s also been used as a means to give momentum to a set of
causes. And that is why I will accept this award as a call to action.” Did Obama have in mind “action” like destroying Libya, the promise of Africa?
Did it include action like butchering Muammar Qaddafi? To the discredit of Obama and a much-bemused Hillary, they overturned the most stable and the most prosperous nation in Africa, transforming it into a lawless, jihadist, spawning ground.

Is it possible to forget Clinton’s satanic laugh and her fascination – if not arousal – over the bloodied, Libyan leader being impaled on a splintered, shovel handle?
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange believes there is, “Something wrong with Hillary Clinton. It is not just her constant lying. It is not just that she throws off menacing glares and seethes thwarted entitlement.

“Something much darker rides along with it.” Assange gets to the center of her personality calling it, “A cold creepiness rarely seen.”
Might a “multiple personality disorder,” diagnosis be too euphemistic? Any diagnosis has to include her calls to action to murder children. Not only those in
the womb.

Didn’t she brag about being the one who convinced Billy to bomb Serbia? To this day – and for no few years to come – children are born in Belgrade with depleted
uranium deformities and cancers. Ever since her Ouija board, rule-the-world séances in the White House, Clinton has been arm-in-arm with another infanticide advocate, Madeleine Albright of, “We think it was worth it,” notoriety regarding the killing one-half million Iraqi children. If the New Testament might offer any
advice to monsters who hurt children, it might be best for these two, so-called women, to tie millstones around their necks and to drown themselves in the depths
of the sea. Or, might such punishment be insufficient?

Hello? Folks? Hillary has not disappeared. To the demise of the Democratic Party, she’s running in 2020, despite routinely flip-flopping when asked. The Devil, after
all, promised her the World.

God forbid that she should be in a position of real authority to threaten Putin. Recall her calling for a “no-fly zone” in Syria? For what? To save her jihadists
from annihilation by those bent on really destroying the dragons of Arabia? 2 Esdras 15:29. Biden (remember him?) threatened Putin with war but, fortunately for humanity, Biden is rarely taken seriously by “partners” with more-than-serious weapons.

Biden’s down-to-earth fear was that Putin might release information damaging to Hillary. Such information, apparently, could have really swayed the
election. I’m curious, aren’t you? What information could be so damaging that Biden would go out of his way to meet with Putin and threaten him? What does Putin know about her that the world doesn’t already know?

Wasn’t another one of Obama’s “calls to action” the pilfering of Gaddafi’s impressive, weapon stockpiles, including some 20,000 Stinger, heat-seeking
missiles? More precisely, with Hillary’s oversight weren’t they smuggled through NATO partner Turkey to the head-chopping, heart-eating “moderate opposition” in
Iraq and Syria?

Thanks to WikiLeaks, the world knows that most of the 30,000 “missing” emails reveal Clinton’s terrorist-sponsoring complicity. On her “conscience” is much
more than the gruesome murder of Ambassador Stevens. Hundreds of thousands of innocent souls have perished as a result of her adventurism in the greater, Levant.
Many more have become refugees.

Then again, Arab and Syrian lives don’t matter. At least not in Obama’s “American Exceptionalism” script – a rather repulsive form of elitism, which is a
euphemism for not-so-thinly-veiled racism laced with double standards. Racism can be defined a number of ways but in every definition the perception of
one entity being superior to another is the common denominator. The perception can be racial, cultural, religious, institutional, or national superiority. Obama’s racism aka “American Exceptionalism” is closer to supremacism – a Hitleresque variant of racism because of inevitable consequences for its victims.

In other words, Obama’s supremacism is an ideology of superiority and domination. In his view, America is superior to other nations, which justifies its
entitlement to dominate, to control, and to subjugate nations like Iraq, Libya, and Syria with impunity. Look at the horrific crimes being committed in Yemen. Is
anyone in Washington planning any retaliatory strikes on Saudi Arabia? After the Saudi consulate murder in Istanbul, we learned the answer. The value of US
democracy tops out at $110 billion.

A supposedly superior or exceptional America is entitled to bomb, blackmail, kill, torture, (“extraordinary rendition”) and commit heinous, international war crimes
without legal consequences. Let not the International Tribunal in The Hague dare bring it up! It just got threatened by Bolton with sanctions for just considering to look into US war crimes!

Let us not forget that it was the humanist, Clinton duo, which first violated international law and basic ethics by authorizing extraordinary rendition or US torture by proxy. Correct, it wasn’t Bush’s invention. He is just another swamp creature – who also masqueraded as president – one who jumped on the occasion to execute the Clintons’ sadistic workings. Was it to satisfy his own psychiatric whims? We may never fully know. “Mission accomplished!” was proclaimed over
the moans of human bones trafficked through the extraordinary rendition gulag and left to fossilize in dark, far corners of US dungeons without a post-mortem right to
a family burial.

The United Nations considers any nation that abducts the citizens of another nation a crime against humanity. The European Court of Human Rights has actually taken action against American collaborators of torture and human rights abuse. Not against America; just against its collaborators.

The Polish government, for one, was condemned for participating in extraordinary CIA rendition. Poland had to pay restitution to those who were abducted and taken
to a CIA-run black site on Polish soil and tortured. Obama’s election promises included shutting down these “black sites” but, to the present day, they’re blacker-
than-ever and ever-so-functional. Stalin’s beast, Beria, is rolling over in his grave with envy over the Clinton’s program. In all, some 54 nations collaborated in human abuse and torture, included the core nations of Europe – those that are heard, most often, espousing and advertising vaunted, “West European values,” namely, France, Germany, Britain, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Sweden, and Ireland. Picture the following enactment of those who seek to rule the world – the US
government in action.

The Commander-in-Chief of the more humane, torture program is sitting brandishing improper education – feet routinely high up on the desk – as his
Secretary of State approaches in black leather stroking a whip handle, “Hey, there, big boy, ready to power-play?”

Obama cringes from word abuse yet manages to express his delight with a moan. “Arab Spring! What d’ya think? Nice, promotional ring!” she chuckles. “Imagine
the fresh crop of rendition recruits it’ll bring! Hotel guests waterboarded by brother Bush have gone somewhat stale. All of the drugged suppositories, you know. Should’ve been laced with Viagra instead of sedatives,” bemuses Hillary, pursing her lips, wickedly.

“Money allocated; money spent. Never waste a dime. And funding has to be justified, you know. One hundred and forty-three tons of Libyan gold is there for
the take.” Obama looks on, squirming with sequestered pleasure recalling how his SOS eliminated Gaddafi with the help of President Sarkozy.

It really might be time for a clause to be added to the Nobel Peace Prize charter, an exit clause so that a laureate is stripped of the prize? If crimes against humanity,
international kidnapping and torture, aren’t enough what about a world in flames or even a nuclear winter? Malfeasance might have been the rudder of Clinton’s
foreign policy but as the captain of the ship, Obama is ultimately responsible. At the end of the day, it was the peace prize committee that got discredited, while
Obama snugly pocketed the cash, laughing all the way back to Washington. For their final, joint encore, the Harold and Maude, White House duo overthrew
the democratically elected, Ukrainian government with 5B USD according to another gem in the rough: neocon Victoria Nuland.

Transport C-130s, filled with pallets of hundred dollar bills, would land just outside of Kiev while the city bled and burned. Molotov cocktails lit up Berkut
police like Christmas trees. Whipped with chains and shot by snipers they demonstrated otherworldly restraint that no good, US cop would have
demonstrated for more than a few, trigger-happy seconds.

With a straight face mask, Obama referred to the scenes from Hell as “Peaceful protests.” Apparently, America’s interference and blatant meddling comprised yet
another “call to action” that he promised in Oslo. Obama’s in-your-face intrusion into Ukraine succeeded in antagonizing cousin neighbors, Ukraine and Russia – in
spite of thousands of years of joint history. And the Russian border is some 280 miles distant from Kiev, a fact that has raised a few security eyebrows in the
Kremlin.

What justification exists for the CIA to hang the American flag at the entrance to the SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) – a Gestapo-like entity, which – you might
have guessed it – “legally” engages in torture and routinely implements murder as a tool of State foreign policy. The address, 33 Vladimirskaya Street, fourth floor is
where CIA employees arrived daily in two oversized jeeps. From here, US genocide by proxy was implemented in the Donbass region, a “call to action” that
has resulted in 12,000-plus deaths of mostly children, their parents, the infirm, and the elderly.

The bloody successes of the American-Ukrainian Gestapo eventually entitled it to a comfier address near a church in Kiev’s city center. Every six months, the heads
of each security section travels to the States for professional grooming. Instruction centers on how to combat Russia, the inferred enemy. No method is too harsh; no
tactic is out-of-bounds. Judging from provocations, like the shoot-down of Malaysian airlines flight MH 17 out of Schiphol, the sacrifice of 298 lives is worth it if the slightest chance exists to ramp up propaganda, true or not, so as to denigrate Russia’s image.

Obama-Clinton neocons, cheered on by warlord McCain, invested no small chump change into destroying family ties between Russia and Ukraine. The money was
never intended to assist Ukrainians. It was all about geopolitics. Sir Halford Mackinder lay down the guidelines for Great Britain to control the
European Continent, some 112 years ago. In fact, it was a blueprint for World domination by the British yet Mackinder never dreamed that the US would get so
involved and would occupy Ukraine, one day.

The world witnessed how it was done, including the cynical, Maidan mockery, with Nuland handing out wheat buns to Maidan rabble-rousers. Is it not quite the
twist, considering that Ukraine was the breadbasket of Europe under the Tsars? NATO was supposed to occupy the port of Sevastopol, hence the outrage when
Russian inhabitants of the Crimean Peninsula – the vast majority – declared independence and, later, voted to join the Russian Federation. It was real
democracy at work but since it didn’t serve US interests, the right to self-determination of 3 million people was negated by Obama, who, promptly, imposed
sanctions. Think about Obama’s genius for how to make friends and influence people. Would you respect anyone who blackmailed you out of spite?

Correct, 5B USD was spent by the War Party to reset the Doomsday Clock at 2 minutes to midnight. So much for the Nobel Peace Laureate and his minions.
The first to extend a hand in friendship was Gorbachev. Yeltsin followed, and, finally, Putin did, as well. The average American citizen said, “Why not?” The
military industrial complex and the Establishment, corporate elite or the Deep State said, “No way!”

Today, the nations of the world are saying: “We don’t want it!” in plain, Jimmy Buffett talk. “We don’t want that much US organization in our lives!”
Murder and destruction – aptly summed up as the international war crimes of the past three, US presidents – is mere window dressing for the Snowflake
Establishment. It’s conveniently overlooked by Washington’s sycophant press whose success in steamrolling bias and propaganda over the American public
rather than presenting real news continues to make Goebbels blush neon red. America’s political, moral compass might have always deviated from true north considering all of the sex, lies, and videotape but beginning with the Clinton-Lewinsky, magnetite years it began doing 360s up through the reign of Obama-
Hillary. What moral right does Washington have to be instructing any nation on how to conduct its internal affairs?

The nonsensical madness of War Party doings – sometimes mistaken for US foreign policy – is not making anyone safer nor is it making the World a more
humane place.

Both Clinton and Trump are in business. However, Hillary, like her new-found Bush friends, are in demolition. Trump is in construction.
Can America be resurrected? What needs to be done. Is democracy the answer or an impediment? And what happened to the free America that we once knew?

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ALL of humanity loses in a world nuclear holocaust…flakes and non flakes. What a mindless statement.

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I think the point was that youth has the most to lose as they have their whole life ahead of them. I don´t want to die either, but I´m 76 years old so I don´t have as much time on this earth to lose as a thirty year old.

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I couldn’t agree more! Citizens will never benefit from this nukes arms race. Did you read about puk theft in US?

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And, both the Democrats and Republicans are War Parties on behalf When will the people of the USA wake up!f of Deep States which run the USA!

Tjoe
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What a terrible dissertation, hard to read and stay on track, except blaming Democrats for everything. I think Bush knew about 9.11 coming down and he let them do it and that Hillary was involved with planning and execution, via patsy’s, demolitions and remote control planes. Bush is Republican.

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So Ireland participated in US torture? This is new to me, who has been living in Ireland for 75 years. Will the author of this please supply evidence to support his claim?

john vieira
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In just three more days your final question WILL be answered. Just hope that there are MORE conservative minded voting Americans than there are progressive liberal “left of centre” voters….

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There are two war parties, or, rather, one war party with two wings. Both Dems and Republicans are war criminals — with the possible exception of one or two individuals (like Rand Paul).

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Totally lame. Anyone who tells you that there is a hairs’ breadth of difference on foreign policy or economic policy between Democrats and Republicans is not to be trusted, because they are lying. Don’t listen to what the candidates say; look at what these plutocrats do once they gain power.

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Macron cuts ski holiday short, vowing crack down on Yellow Vests (Video)

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The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the 18th consecutive week of Yellow Vests protests in Paris. Following last weeks lower participation, Saturday’s Yellow Vests in Paris gathered larger crowds, with various outbreaks of violence and rioting that has been blamed on extreme elements, who French authorities claim have infiltrated the movement.

“Act XVIII” of the protests has shown that the Yellow Vests have not given up. France’s Champs-Élysées boulevard was where most of the violence occurred, with the street being left in a pile of broken glass and flames.

One day after Paris was set ablaze, French President Emmanuel Macron cut his ski holiday short, returning to Paris and vowing to take “strong decisions” to prevent more violence.

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Paris awoke on Sunday to smouldering fires, broken windows and looted stores following the 18th consecutive Saturday of Yellow Vest protests.

Around 200 people were arrested according to BFM TV, while about 80 shops near the iconic Champs Elysees had been damaged and/or looted according to AFP, citing Champs Elysees committee president Jean-Noel Reinhardt.

The 373-year-old Saint Sulpice Roman Catholic church was set on fire while people were inside, however nobody was injured. The cause of the fire remains unknown.

The riots were so severe that French President Emmanuel Macron cut short a vacation at the La Mongie ski resort in the Hautes-Pyrénées following a three-day tour of East Africa which took him to Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya.

Macron skied on Friday, telling La Depeche du Midi “I’m going to spend two-three days here to relax, to find landscapes and friendly faces,” adding “I’m happy to see the Pyrenees like that, radiant, although I know it was more difficult at Christmas” referring to the lack of snow in December.

In response to Saturday’s violence, Macron said over Twitter that “strong decisions” were coming to prevent more violence.

Macron said some individuals — dubbed “black blocs” by French police forces — were taking advantage of the protests by the Yellow Vest grassroots movement to “damage the Republic, to break, to destroy.” Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Twitter that those who excused or encouraged such violence were complicit in it. –Bloomberg

The French President has family ties in the Hautes-Pyrénées, including Bagnères de Bigorre where his grandmother lived. He is a regular visitor to the region.

Emmanuel Macron (2ndL), head of the political movement In Marche! (Onwards!) And candidate for the 2017 presidential election, and his wife Brigitte Trogneux (L) have lunch April 12, 2017 (Reuters)

 

 

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Vesti calls out Pompeo on lying about Russia invading Ukraine [Video]

Secretary Pompeo displayed either stunning ignorance or a mass-attack of propaganda about what must be the most invisible war in history.

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After the 2014 Maidan revolution and the subsequent secessions of Lugansk and Donetsk in Ukraine, and after the rejoining of Crimea with its original nation of Russia, the Western media went on a campaign to prove the Russia is (/ was / was about to / had already / might / was thinking about / was planning to … etc.) invade Ukraine. For the next year or so, about every two weeks, internet news sources like Yahoo! News showed viewers pictures of tanks, box trucks and convoys to “prove” that the invasion was underway (or any of the other statuses confirming the possibilities above stated.) This information was doubtless provided to US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo.

Apparently, Secretary Pompeo believed this ruse, or is being paid to believe this ruse because in a speech recently, he talked about it as fact:

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Russia’s annexation of Crimea and aggression in eastern Ukraine an attempt to gain access to Ukraine’s oil and gas reserves.

He stated this at IHS Markit’s CERAWeek conference in Houston, the USA, Reuters reports.

Pompeo urged the oil industry to work with the Trump administration to promote U.S. foreign policy interests, especially in Asia and in Europe, and to punish what he called “bad actors” on the world stage.

The United States has imposed harsh sanctions in the past several months on two major world oil producers, Venezuela and Iran.

Pompeo said the U.S. oil-and-gas export boom had given the United States the ability to meet energy demand once satisfied by its geopolitical rivals.

“We don’t want our European allies hooked on Russian gas through the Nord Stream 2 project, any more than we ourselves want to be dependent on Venezuelan oil supplies,” Pompeo said, referring to a natural gas pipeline expansion from Russia to Central Europe.

Pompeo called Russia’s invasion of Ukraine an attempt to gain access to the country’s oil and gas reserves.

Although the state-run news agency Vesti News often comes under criticism for rather reckless, or at least, extremely sarcastic propaganda at times, here they rightly nailed Mr. Pompeo’s lies to the wall and billboarded it on their program:

The news anchors even made a wisecrack about one of the political figures, Konstantin Zatulin saying as a joke that Russia plans to invade the United States to get its oil. They further noted that Secretary Pompeo is uneducated about the region and situation, but they offered him the chance to come to Russia and learn the correct information about what is going on.

To wit, Russia has not invaded Ukraine at all. There is no evidence to support such a claim, while there IS evidence to show that the West is actively interfering with Russia through the use of Ukraine as a proxyWhile this runs counter to the American narrative, it is simply the truth. Ukraine appears to be the victim of its own ambitions at this point, for while the US tantalizes the leadership of the country and even interferes with the Orthodox Church in the region, the country lurches towards a presidential election with three very poor candidates, most notably the one who is president there now, Petro Poroshenko.

However, the oil and gas side of the anti-Russian propaganda operation by the US is significant. The US wishes for Europe to buy gas from American suppliers, even though this is woefully inconvenient and expensive when Russia is literally at Europe’s doorstep with easy supplies. However, the Cold War Party in the United States, which still has a significant hold on US policy making categorizes the sale of Russia gas to powers like NATO ally Germany as a “threat” to European security.

It is interesting that Angela Merkel herself does not hold this line of thinking. It is also interesting and worthy of note, that this is not the only NATO member that is dealing more and more with Russia in terms of business. It underscores the loss of purpose that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization suffers now since there is no Soviet Union to fight.

However, the US remains undaunted. If there is no enemy to fight, the Americans feel that they must create one, and Russia has been the main scapegoat for American power ambitions. More than ever now, this tactic appears to be the one in use for determining the US stance towards other powers in the world.

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Excellent interview Ariel Cohen and Vladimir Solovyov reveals the forces at work in and behind American foreign policy.

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While the American people and press are pretty much complicit in reassuring the masses that America is the only “right” superpower on earth, and that Russia and China represent “enemy threats” for doing nothing more than existing and being successfully competitive in world markets, Russia Channel One got a stunner of a video interview with Ariel Cohen.

Who is Ariel Cohen? Wikipedia offers this information about him:

Ariel Cohen (born April 3, 1959 in Crimea in YaltaUSSR) is a political scientist focusing on political risk, international security and energy policy, and the rule of law.[1] Cohen currently serves as the Director of The Center for Energy, Natural Resources and Geopolitics (CENRG) at the Institute for Analysis of Global Security (IAGS). CENRG focuses on the nexus between energy, geopolitics and security, and natural resources and growth. He is also a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, within the Global Energy Center and the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center.[2] Until July 2014, Dr. Cohen was a senior research fellow at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C. He specializes in Russia/Eurasia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East.

Cohen has testified before committees of the U.S. Congress, including the Senate and House Foreign Relations Committees, the House Armed Services Committee, the House Judiciary Committee and the Helsinki Commission.[4] He also served as a Policy Adviser with the National Institute for Public Policy’s Center for Deterrence Analysis.[5] In addition, Cohen has consulted for USAID, the World Bank and the Pentagon.[6][7]

Cohen is a frequent writer and commentator in the American and international media. He has appeared on CNN, NBC, CBS, FOX, C-SPAN, BBC-TV and Al Jazeera English, as well as Russian and Ukrainian national TV networks. He was a commentator on a Voice of America weekly radio and TV show for eight years. Currently, he is a Contributing Editor to the National Interest and a blogger for Voice of America. He has written guest columns for the New York TimesInternational Herald TribuneChristian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Times, EurasiaNet, Valdai Discussion Club,[8] and National Review Online. In Europe, Cohen’s analyses have appeared in Kommersant, Izvestiya, Hurriyet, the popular Russian website Ezhenedelny Zhurnal, and many others.[9][10]

Mr. Cohen came on Russian TV for a lengthy interview running about 17 minutes. This interview, shown in full below, is extremely instructive in illustrating the nature of the American foreign policy directives such as they are at this time.

We have seen evidence of this in recent statements by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding Russia’s “invasion” of Ukraine, and an honestly unabashed bit of fear mongering about China’s company Huawei and its forthcoming 5G networks, which we will investigate in more detail in another piece. Both bits of rhetoric reflect a re-polished narrative that, paraphrased, says to the other world powers,

Either you do as we tell you, or you are our enemy. You are not even permitted to out-compete with us in business, let alone foreign relations. The world is ours and if you try to step out of place, you will be dealt with as an enemy power.

This is probably justified paranoia, because it is losing its place. Where the United Stated used to stand for opposition against tyranny in the world, it now acts as the tyrant, and even as a bully. Russia and China’s reaction might be seen as ignoring the bully and his bluster and just going about doing their own thing. It isn’t a fight, but it is treating the bully with contempt, as bullies indeed deserve.

Ariel Cohen rightly points out that there is a great deal of political inertia in the matter of allowing Russia and China to just do their own thing. The US appears to be acting paranoid about losing its place. His explanations appear very sound and very reasonable and factual. Far from some of the snark Vesti is often infamous for, this interview is so clear it is tragic that most Americans will never see it.

The tragedy for the US leadership that buys this strategy is that they appear to be blinded so much by their own passion that they cannot break free of it to save themselves.

This is not the first time that such events have happened to an empire. It happened in Rome; it happened for England; and it happened for the shorter-lived empires of Nazi Germany and ISIS. It happens every time that someone in power becomes afraid to lose it, and when the forces that propelled that rise to power no longer are present. The US is a superpower without a reason to be a superpower.

That can be very dangerous.

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