SAUDI ARABIA SPURNS US SANCTIONS, SIGNS BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS DEALS DURING KING’S VISIT TO MOSCOW

A game-changing diplomatic move

SAUDI ARABIA SPURNS US SANCTIONS, SIGNS BILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS DEALS DURING KING’S VISIT TO MOSCOW

Slap on the face of US diplomacy shows Washington’s waning global influence, rise of Russian power

But a wounded animal is the most dangerous

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It was the first country the newly elected American president visited on his first foreign trip. It is the country that, along with Israel, owns and controls most of the US Congress not just the White Housel And now it is a country which has turned its back on its American vassals and has joined up with Russia in a slew of business deals signed during its king’s first visit to Moscow.

Spurning the US sanctions on Russia, which were supposed to punish not just Moscow, but also any country trading with Russia, the king of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was  the first state visit to Russia by a reigning Saudi monarch.

MULTI BILLION DOLLAR DEALS SIGNED

Following the meeting, the two countries launched a joint energy investment fund worth $1 billion. The fund could include investments in natural gas projects and petrochemical plants.

Saudi state oil firm Saudi Aramco signed a deal with Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and gas processing and petrochemicals company Sibur on joint projects in the area of oil refining.

The two countries also agreed to cooperate in nuclear energy, agriculture, information technology; trade, investments and social development.

“We have a vast potential for developing cooperation in nuclear power. Saudi Arabia plans to launch a major nuclear power program,” said Russian Energy Minister and Co-Chairman of the Russian-Saudi Intergovernmental Commission Aleksandr Novak.

“Nuclear power may become one of the basic sources and an extra catalyst for the development of various industries and innovation technologies in Saudi Arabia,” he added.

Relations between the two countries have reached a “fundamentally new level recently,” Novak said.

According to Novak, for the first time a substantial delegation from Saudi Arabia, including about 200 representatives and 85 CEOs of large companies has come to Russia.

“Eighty-five heads of the largest companies flew to Russia to establish links with Russian businesses and expand ties in all areas,” the minister said.

Vladimir Putin and King Salman are expected to focus on extending the commitment to cut crude oil output production, which has helped prop up oil prices.

Which is a 180-degree turn-about-face by Saudi Arabia. Less than three years ago, the Saudis fronted the USled Oil War against Russia which was supposed to bring Russia and the Ruble to its knees (see 2014 OIL WAR’S UTTER FAILURE – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-2II). Now the opposite is happening.

SLAP ON THE FACE AND STAB IN THE BACK OF THE U.S.

So much for the US sanctions and the American influence in the world. Washington is losing friends and allies faster than a snake can shed its skin.

With Russia gradually picking off the strategic US “partners” (first Turkey, now Saudi), real or perceived American power is quickly waning. It won’t be long before the Ruble and the Yuan start to supplant the Dollar as a global trading currency. Or maybe we are already at that stage now?

More than any rhetoric out of Moscow or Being, this single gesture by the Saudi king has sent a message to the world – the US is no longer the boss. Washington’s unipolar world is crumbling.

And that’s good news both for the world and for the American people. Because our government has long stopped being “a government of the people, by the people and for the people.” It has become an enemy of the American people;

(see the Truth in Media series of reports AMERICA IS AT WAR WITH THE WORLD AND ITS PEOPLE, Sep 2015 -http://wp.me/p3QU1S-18C, and  – NEW WORLD ORDER UNMASKED, Jan 2015 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-N0).

Except…

WOUNDED ANIMAL THE MOST DANGEROUS

When is an animal the most dangerous?

When it is wounded, cornered and desperate. A wounded animal is the most dangerous when it is fighting for its last breath.

There is much to dislike about Saudi Arabia (human right abuses, brutal executions, lack of freedom, mistreatment of women…). But the fact that the US has been willing to swallow its pride and rhetoric about the virtues of democracy etc., and jump into bed with such an oppressive regime, speaks volumes about how important Saudi Arabia has been to Washington.

And now that Saudi Arabia has stabbed the US in the back, all that’s left is a wounded pride of a jilted oil whore.

Being spurned and betrayed by “friends and allies” is not a position the would-be masters of the world are used to. So look for Washington to become even more aggressive and more unpredictable in the near future.

So take cover instead of rejoicing.

Saudi King arrived in Moscow with 1,500 staff, golden escalator, gold-plated protective barriers and plush carpets

TRAVELING IN STYLE

Memories of Obama bowing before Saudi king

King Salman bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia brought a lavish entourage on his first state visit to Russia. As part of his latest trip he reportedly flew in 1,500 staff, plush carpets and gold plated protective barriers to Russia.

The 81-year-old monarch met President Vladimir Putin after his arrival in the Russian capital on Wednesday. He is expected to discuss trade and joint infrastructure projects with Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Friday.

The Saudi Arabia head of state booked out both the Four Seasons Moscow and the Ritz Carlton in preparation for the discussions.

A premier room at the Four Seasons can cost upwards of $3,800, with the top Pozharsky Royal suite only available for booking on request.

Coinciding with King Salman bin Abdulaziz’s visit, the Ritz Carlton hotel, located just 1km from the Kremlin, shut down its entire car park until October 8. The facility has a daily charge of around $50 dollars per vehicle.

The Saudi royal’s entourage includes staff familiar with specific food preparations and how the monarch prefers his coffee. Reports suggest plush carpets were also brought in by Saudi officials to make the stay a comfortable one.

The House of Saud is estimated to be worth around $1.4 trillion, meaning King bin Abdulaziz has a vast fortune to dip into when travelling abroad.

The funds extend to a luxury planes, gold-plated protection and a customized escalator. While on a visit to Japan in March, the delegation of Saudi officials arrived on 10 aircraft.

Around 1,200 hotel rooms in Tokyo were reserved for the group during the stay, while some 500 limousines were also reportedly used on the four-day tour.

REMINDER: OBAMA BOWED BEFORE SAUDI KING

All this pomp and ceremony in Russia and the Saudis’ wooing of a new global partner to supplant the US influence in Arabia reminded this writer of an incident that happened in April 2009, during Obama’s first visit to Saudi Arabia.

In what was possibly the most embarrassing and ignominious moment for a President of the United States, ostensibly the most powerful nation on earth, Obama bowed before the (now late) Saudi king (see the photo).

Eight-and-a-half years later, it was the Saudi king that flew to Moscow in search of a more reliable partner than the US has been. So all this bowing and scraping by Obama was for naught. As was Trump’s glad-handing on his first overseas state visit in May of this year, also to Saudi Arabia.

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For more, see… https://on.rt.com/8p6o

OIL WAR 2014: AN UTTER FAILURE OF WASHINGTON, WALL STREET

Russia sanctions? What sanctions?

RUSSIAN RUBLE SOARS ON HIGHER OIL PRICES

The Ruble Now the World’s Strongest Currency?

Nearly three years ago, the Truth in Media published an editorial “OILD WAR OF 2014” (Dec 7, 2014 – see an excerpt below). Assisted by Wall Street, George Soros and Saudi Arabia among others, the US government tried to bring Russia down to its knees by forcing the world oil prices to tumble.

Why? Because Russia is the world’s largest energy exporter, and the third largest oil producer (left). The country relies on oil and gas exports for 50 percent of its federal budget, and 70 percent of the country’s total exports.

UTTER FAILURE

Three years later, it is clear Washington-Wall Street collusion did not work. Greed and the self-interests of the energy producers and European and other consumers prevailed over Washington’s foreign policy dictates. The oil prices are surging again, and so is the Russian ruble.

Brent crude prices hit a 26-month high on the news Turkey has threatened to cut oil supplies from Iraqi Kurdistan. This gave a boost to the Russian ruble, which remains the world’s strongest currency against the US dollar in the last 12 months.

So the Oil War of 2014 ended up as an utter failure of Washington and Wall Street.

For more, see… Surging oil prices keep Russian ruble world’s strongest currency – https://on.rt.com/8o7j


A Truth in Media editorial

OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?

December 7, 2014

In the old days of gallantry between the foes, a country would declare war by delivering a diplomatic note to the enemy’s head of state. Nowadays, the New World Order hooligans do it by shooting down an unarmed civilian aircraft.

The world did not realize it at the time, but the shoot-down of Malaysian flight MH-17 on July 17 was the starting gun of a new war between the West and the East (see HOW & WHY BOEING MH-17 WAS SHOT DOWN).  So far, the shooting war has been confined only to the southeastern portion of Ukraine. But the economic war has already engulfed the entire planet.

A TWO-PRONGED ATTACK: OIL & RUBLE

What followed the downing of the MH-17 by Washington’s Ukrainian puppets was an oil price war. Crude oil prices tumbled 35% in the last five months. And Russia was the main target of this attack. Which is far more painful than any sanctions the US or the EU applied against Moscow.

Why? Because Russia is the world’s largest energy exporter, and the third largest oil producer (left). The country relies on oil and gas exports for 50 percent of its federal budget, and 70 percent of the country’s total exports.

A 35% drop in oil prices has deprived Russia of hundreds of billions of dollars in export revenues. Which means the country’s economy has been set back on its heels.

For more, see… http://wp.me/p3QU1S-F0

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OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?

In the old days of gallantry between the foes, a country would declare war by delivering a diplomatic note to the enemy’s head of state. Nowadays, the New World Order hooligans do it by shooting down an unarmed civilian aircraft.

The world did not realize it at the time, but the shoot-down of Malaysian flight MH-17 on July 17 was the starting gun of a new war between the West and the East (see HOW & WHY BOEING MH-17 WAS SHOT DOWN).  So far, the shooting war has been confined only to the southeastern portion of Ukraine. But the economic war has already engulfed the entire planet.

A TWO-PRONGED ATTACK: OIL & RUBLE

What followed the downing of the MH-17 by Washington’s Ukrainian puppeScreen Shot 2014-12-05 at 3.32.52 PMts was an oil price war. Crude oil prices tumbled 35% in the last five months. And Russia was the main target of this attack. Which is far more painful than any sanctions the US or the EU applied against Moscow.

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 6.44.44 PMWhy? Because Russia is the world’s largest energy exporter, and the third largest oil producer (left). The country relies on oil and gas exports for 50 percent of its federal budget, and 70 percent of the country’s total exports.

Russian GDP vs oil Russian oil production (updated 12-12-14)

A 35% drop in oil prices has deprived Russia of hundreds of billions of dollars in export revenues. Which means the country’s economy has been set back on its heels.

The oil punch has evidently caught Russia’s leaders flatfooted. Maksim Oreshkin, head of Russia’s Finance Ministry’s strategic planning department, was quoted as saying that, “it is unlikely that we will see a sharp drop in prices, but we are unlikely to see a sharp rise. Most likely, we will see stabilization in the area of $90 per barrel,” Oreshkin said in late September.

Well, so much for Russia’s understanding of its strategic geopolitical position. Check out what actually happened with the oil prices since then.

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By flooding the market with their soaring shale oil production (below right), the US oil producers have put most of their global competitors under water. There is not a single competitorMonthly-Crude-Oil-Production left that’s making any money at the current prices, according to the above Deutsche Bank chart, which the Truth in Media has modified to highlight the current situation. 141202105035-american-energy-vs-opec-620xa

U.S. oil production has increased by about 80% over the past six years, from 5 million barrels per day in 2008, to 9 million per day this year, according to this Dec 2 FORTUNE article. As a result of all this fracking and cracking, the US has now become the world’s No. 1 oil producer, surpassing both Saudi Arabia and Russia (left).

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So score one knockdown for the Washington-Wall Street team. But at what a price! Not only is the W-W team fracking Russia and the Saudi sheiks, but they are doing it to the planet that nurtures us all – Mother Earth.

Which puts a new spin on an old saying, “he would sell his own mother”… for a barrel of oil.

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SECOND PRONG: ATTACK ON RUBLE

The oil war escalated in recent days to a massive investor attack on the Russian ruble, which lost 40% against the dollar this year. And George Soros’ fingerprints seem to be EI-CK409_Nigeri_9U_20141202131508all over it. This Hungarian-born Wall Street shark is credited with bringing down the British pound and the Bank of England 22 years ago while making over a billion pounds for himself by short-selling.

(To learn more about Soros, check out this May 2004 Newsmax article by Richard Poe – “George Soros’s Coup” – SorosCover and SorosStory – PDFs, as well as the “Rape of Russia Explained by Anne Williamson” – including her 1999 testimony before Congressional Committee on Banking and Financial Services).

Why do we think Wall Street engineered this attack on the ruble in collusion with Washington?

Because if the drop in the oil prices were the only reason behind it, the Saudi dinar would have tumbled down proportionately as well.  Yet if you look at the above chart, you will see that the dinar has been rising at the same time as the ruble was being gutted. Which suggests that the Saudis are also playing on the W-W team.

All of the which seems to carry Soros’ fingerprints. It is a well known fact that this Wall Street tycoon has been practically running the State Department during the Clinton administration. After all, at his own website, Soros is practically calling for Europe to wage war on Russia, and for the IMF to finance it:

Europe is facing a challenge from Russia to its very existence… All available resources ought to be put to work in the war effort even if that involves running up budget deficits (see “Wake Up, Europe” by George Soros, October 22, 2014).

And when Soros speaks, White House listens. Especially when a Democrat is in residence.

Whether or not Soros was involved, score the second knockdown for the Wall Street-Washington team. Which is too bad for them. Because that one seems to have finally rung some alarm bells in Moscow.

Let Sleeping Bear Lie: from rigs to rockets

Worse for the W-W team, they have not learned from Napoleon or Hitler to let the sleeping bear lie. Their belligerent actions have served as a wake-up call to to the Russian bear.

In his annual address to Duma on Dec 4, the Russian parliament, president Putin Putin Moscow 12-04-14issued a stern warning to Washington and its EU vassals (click here for highlights of his speech):

“We should not forget the lessons of the past,” Putin said, “Just like Hitler failed with his misantrophic ideas, he failed to destroy Russia — everyone should remember how this ends… no one will be able to get a military edge over Russia.”

So there you go… the war canvas has just widened from oil rigs to nuclear launchpads.

“The U.S. and its allies are seeking to change the regime in Moscow through sanctions and attacks on the ruble and the oil price,” Russia’s spy chief Mikhail Fradkov, said this week (see Russian Spy Chief Blames U.S., EU for Ruble, Oil Price Collapse, Bloomberg, Dec 4).

And that will never happen (see PUTIN: U.S. WILL NEVER SUBDUE RUSSIA, NOV 19, 2014).

MOTHER EARTH BIGGEST LOSER

Meanwhile, the business media, like the FORTUNE magazine (Dec 2), are starting to tally the winners and losers in the current oil war. And they figure that the American consumer is among the winners.

Indeed, the gas prices at the pump have finally started to drop. But not before the oil companies gouged every last penny from the American consumer during the high travel season.

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The average price for regular gas at pumps across America over Thanksgiving two-dollar-gas-12-03-14weekend was about $2.80 — the lowest in four years and 50 cents below last year’s average, according to AAA. Some states are even likely to see prices below $2 per gallon.

Indeed, there is already at least one station in Oklahoma City that was selling its gas for $1.99 per gallon this week (right). Compare that to over $9 per gallon in Norway, also an oil producing nation.

So it’s all goodness, right? Wrong. Because there is no free lunch. Cheaper gas will bring greater subsidies for fossil fuel companies, lower demand for renewable energy provides, like solar or wind, and more pollution all around.

So we may be spending less at the gas pump, but will be choking on cheaper gas as well.

Finally, the greatest travesty. This oil production boom in our country was made possible by fracking, a new method of extraction that ravages Mother Earth, poisons our water supply, and increases risk of earthquakes. And that’s even before considering the risk of nuclear holocaust when the oil war morphs into a shooting one. 

Is that the kind of “winners” we want to be?

Not this writer. So here’s a big thumb-down for this Wall Street-Washington war on Russia. Because its endgame is a war against Mother Earth.

Earth_Globe Wall St shark frack Thumbs down cartoon

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UPDATE DEC 8, 2014

Ron Paul: ‘US provoking war with Russia, could result in total destruction’

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Resolution 758 strongly condemns the actions of Russia under Vladimir Putin, for what it describes as a policy of “aggression against neighboring countries,” in a motion that describes Moscow’s political and economic domination in the region.

However, Ron Paul says the bill was nothing but “16 pages of war propaganda that should have made even neocons blush.”

READ MORE…

Also…

“THE RAPE OF RUSSIA” – UNDER BORIS YELTSIN – ONE OF THE GREATEST HEISTS IN HISTORY

To understand why Wall Street and Washington hate Putin, see the following 4-part series of articles by Anne Williamson, former Moscow Wall Street Journal correspondent, and author of the book “THE RAPE OF RUSSIA“.

It was Putin who put a stop to the looting of his country when he took over as Russia’s president in 2000. During Yeltsin’s 9 years in power (1991-2000), greedy western “investors,” i.e., Wall Street sharks, and their boots on the ground, the Russian oligarchs, had absconded with over $100 billion of Russia’s assets. It was one of the greatest heists in history.

Rep. Jim Leach, R-Iowa, who headed the House Banking Committee, announced on Sept. 1, 1999 that the Russia scandal could prove to be “one of the greatest social robberies in human history.”

Based on preliminary inquiries, Leach declared that he was “very confident” that at least $100 billion had been laundered out of Russia, an unknown portion of which may have been divert- ed from the International Monetary Fund and other foreign aid loans (see SorosStory – PDF).

And Anne Williamson here explains how it was done…

THE GOLDILOCKS ECONOMY UNMASKED

Tuesday, October 6th, 1998by Anne Williamson — This is the first of a four-part series on the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the international financial system. The world’s financial elite, now milling about at more…

AN IMPERIAL PRESIDENT’S MONEYBAGS

Wednesday, October 7th, 1998by Anne Williamson — This is the second of a four-part series on the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the international financial system. Now that the Clinton administration’s foreign policy of more…

RUSSIAN FUNDAMENTALS

Thursday, October 8th, 1998by Anne Williamson — This is the third of a four-part series on the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the international financial system. The failure to understand where Communism ended and more…

RISKY BUSINESS

Friday, October 9th, 1998by Anne Williamson — This is the last of a four-part series on the International Monetary Fund, World Bank and the international financial system. In the absence of the gold standard, there more…

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/author/awilliamson/#q1AhdGb95yOvy2rf.99

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UPDATE DEC 16, 2014

“CATASTROPHIC” DROP OF RUBLE RINGS ALARM BELLS ACROSS RUSSIA

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Nine days ago, the Truth in Media published an essay on oil and ruble war Wall Street is carrying out against Russia (see OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?, Dec 7). Since that time, the oil prices have dropped further, while the ruble seems to be in a free fall.

Timothy Ash at London-based Standard Bank described the ruble’s fall as “the most incredible currency collapse I think I have ever seen in the 17 years in the market, and 26 years covering Russia” (Huffington Post, Dec 16).

The ruble came under intense selling pressure Tuesday, falling at one point by a catastrophic 20 percent to a new historic low, despite a massive pre-dawn interest rate hike from Russia’s Central Bank, the Huffington Post reported today. Russian officials were clearly rattled even though state television urged citizens not to panic.

“The situation is critical,” Deputy Central Bank chairman Sergei Shvetsov was quoted by Russian news agencies as saying. “We could not have imagined what is happening in our worst dreams.”

The Central Bank’s surprise decision to raise the interest rate to 17 percent from 10.5 percent in the middle of the night Tuesday appeared to be a desperate attempt to prop up the troubled currency. The ruble has fallen sharply in recent weeks and is down more than 60 percent since January, due to sinking oil prices as well as the impact of Western sanctions imposed over Russia’s involvement in Ukraine’s crisis.

The ruble’s collapse has spurred ordinary Russians to rush out and buy imported products such as fridges and cars, since inflation is making those items more expensive daily. It is also likely to heap pressure on President Vladimir Putin, despite his wide popular support.

The ruble traded at 72 per dollar late Tuesday afternoon — a modest improvement from earlier, when it hit 78.5 to the dollar.

Wall Street Pyrrhic Victory: Ruble’s Freefall Actually Helps Russia’s Most Important Industry

So it looks like Wall Street is winning in its war on Russia?

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Well, looks can be deceiving. Because so far, this has been a “Phyrrhic victory” for boys and girls in pin-striped suits. Wall Streeters are cutting off their own noses to spite themselves. And to please their Washington detachment. Alas, that’s “fool’s gold.”

The reason is that the ruble’s freefall is actually helping Russia most important industry – oil and gas (see Ruble Freefall Helps to Shield Russia’s Most Important Industry, Bloomberg, Dec 16). Because the oil prices in US dollars have been also dropping by about as much as the ruble.

Today, after dropping below $60, the Brent price then fell to $58.50 a barrel, before recovering slightly to $59.01 (see BBC News report, Dec 16). They are now down almost 50% since June.

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Not so in rubles, as you can see from the above chart.

So while Russia’s plunging currency is becoming a growing concern for policy makers in Moscow, the benefits for the Treasury are swelling as it receives more and more rubles for each dollar of oil export revenue.

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The CHART OF THE DAY shows that Brent crude sold for an average 3,759 rubles a barrel this year, the most on record, even after the mean dollar price of $101.74 dropped to the lowest since 2010.

Russia’s fiscal accounts are benefiting from this year’s more than 40 percent decline in the ruble as it kept pace with a similar slide in oil, which is priced in dollars. The government’s budget surplus is 1.27 trillion rubles ($23 billion) through November, compared with 600 billion rubles in the same period last year and 789 billion rubles in 2012, according to Finance Ministry data. It was 1.34 trillion in 2011.

Oops… maybe the Wall Street financial wizards should retake their Harvard or Wharton MBA classes.

As for the Washington “experts,” by now they are probably used to having the market plaster egg on their faces.

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UPDATE, Dec 18, 2014

PUTIN CONFIRMS OUR THEORY OF US-SAUDI COLLUSION IN HIS ANNUAL PRESS CONFERENCE

In his 3-hour annual press conference in Moscow today, Russian president Vladimir Putin said that Saudi Arabia and the US might have conspired to lower oil prices to harm Russia (and Iran – see Guardian, Dec 18).

And here’s what the Truth in Media said about that 11 days ago (an excerpt from the Truth in Media Dec 7-story “OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?” (above http://wp.me/p3QU1S-F0):

“Why do we think Wall Street engineered this attack on the ruble in collusion with Washington?

Because if the drop in the oil prices were the only reason behind it, the Saudi dinar would have tumbled down proportionately as well. Yet if you look at the above chart, you will see that the dinar has been rising at the same time as the ruble was being gutted. Which suggests that the Saudis are also playing on the W-W team.”

Putin Saudi US oilmen

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UPDATE MAY 12, 2015

US TAXPAYERS SUBSIDIZING WORLD’S BIGGEST AND RICHEST OIL COMPANIES

Shell, ExxonMobil and Marathon Petroleum got subsidises granted by politicians who received significant campaign contributions from the fossil fuel industry, (London) Guardian investigation reveals

EXCERPT: “Subsidies to fossil fuel companies are completely inappropriate in this day and age,” said Stephen Kretzmann, executive director of Oil Change International, an NGO that analyses the costs of fossil fuels. OCI found in 2014 that US taxpayers were subsidizing fossil fuel exploration and production alone by $21bn a year.

In 2009, President Barack Obama called on the G20 to eliminate fossil fuel subsidies but since then US federal subsidies have risen by 45%.”

TRUTH IN MEDIA: Par for the course for the man habitually talking out of both sides of his mouth.

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/may/12/us-taxpayers-subsidising-worlds-biggest-fossil-fuel-companies

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UPDATED JUNE 15, 2015

It’s interesting to see how often one’s pure intuition gets confirmed later by new revelations and facts. This is what I wrote about Soros and Russia over six months ago (OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?
DEC 7, 2014):
 
“And George Soros’ fingerprints seem to be all over it. This Hungarian-born Wall Street shark is credited with bringing down the British pound and the Bank of England 22 years ago while making over a billion pounds for himself by short-selling.”
 
Today, June 15, 2015, Mint Press revealed the following leak about Soros…
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LEAKED: GEORGE SOROS ‘PUPPET MASTER’ BEHIND UKRAINIAN REGIME, TRAILS OF CORRUPTION REVEALED

 
Hacked emails also reveal Soros’ machinations with the US Government and the officials of the European Union in a scheme where, if he succeeds, he could win billions in the plunder of Ukraine assets. All, of course, would be at the expense of Ukrainian citizens and of EU taxpayers.
 
By Mint Press News Desk | June 15, 2015
 
Rarely does the world get a true look inside the corrupt world of Western oligarchs and the brazen manipulations they use to enhance their fortunes at the expense of the public good.
 
The following comes from correspondence of the Hungarian-born billionaire, now naturalized American speculator, George Soros. The hacker group CyberBerkut has published online letters allegedly written by Soros that reveal him not only as puppet master of the US-backed Ukraine regime. They also reveal his machinations with the US Government and the officials of the European Union in a scheme where, if he succeeds, he could win billions in the plunder of Ukraine assets. All, of course, would be at the expense of Ukrainian citizens and of EU taxpayers.
 
What the three hacked documents reveal is a degree of behind-the-scene manipulation of the most minute details of the Kiev regime by the New York billionaire.
 
In the longest memo, dated March 15, 2015 and marked “Confidential” Soros outlines a detailed map of actions for the Ukraine regime. Titled, “A short and medium term comprehensive strategy for the new Ukraine,” the memo from Soros calls for steps to “restore the fighting capacity of Ukraine without violating the Minsk agreement.” To do the restoring, Soros blithely notes that “General Wesley Clark, Polish General Skrzypczak and a few specialists under the auspices of the Atlantic Council [emphasis added—f.w.e.] will advise President Poroshenko how to restore the fighting capacity of Ukraine without violating the Minsk agreement.”
 
Soros also calls for supplying lethal arms to Ukraine and secretly training Ukrainian army personnel in Romania to avoid direct NATO presence inUkraine. The Atlantic Council is a leading Washington pro-NATO think tank.
 
Notably, Wesley Clark is also a business associate of Soros in BNK Petroleum which does business in Poland. safe_image
 
Clark, some might recall, was the mentally-unstable NATO General in charge of the 1999 bombing of Serbia who ordered NATO soldiers to fire on Russian soldiers guarding the Pristina International Airport. The Russians were there as a part of an agreed joint NATO–Russia peacekeeping operation supposed to police Kosovo. The British Commander, General Mike Jackson refused Clark, retorting, “I’m not going to start the Third World War for you.” Now Clark apparently decided to come out of retirement for the chance to go at Russia directly.
 
READ MORE…
 
 
Also see OIL WAR 2014: PRELUDE TO SHOOTING WAR?
DEC 7, 2014 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-F0
Ruble vs Saudi dinar

PENCE: TRUMP WILL SIGN SOON

PENCE: TRUMP WILL SIGN SOON

So what’s he waiting for?

Meanwhile, the new “Drang Nach Osten” Continues as US pushes Georgia to join NATO

Mike Pence said Tuesday that President Donald Trump would soon sign into law a new package of sanctions against Russia.

So what’s he waiting for?

Of course, the obedient lapdog media who accompanies Pence on his drum-beating visit to Georgia, a former Soviet republic, not the US southern state, do not get jetted, wined and dined on international trips like this to ask challenging questions.

My guess?

Trump is now getting an earful from other powerful international leaders about how stupid and suicidal it would be for the US to start a trade war with the world. So maybe he’s having second thoughts? God willing… though I am not holding my breath.

NEW “DRANG NACH OSTEN,” NATO’S PUSH TOWARD RUSSIA CONTINUING

Meanwhile, Pence’s visit to the former Soviet state on Russia’s southern border reaffirmed the continuation of a Russophobic trend the Truth in Media first identified in April 1995 (see “New Drang Nach Osten” (Push toward East): Taming the Russian Bear” – https://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/Drang.html).

The US VP used the opportunity to push for Georgia’s admittance to NATO during a visit to US troops who are stationed there (did you know we had troops there? I did not). They were participating in joint multinational military exercises “Noble Partner 2017” at an airbase outside Tbilisi, Georgia’s capital.

Back in April 1995, I wrote:

“Napoleon tried it. It didn’t work. Bismarck eventually also gave up on the idea. The German Kaiser and the Hapsburg emperor, as well as later Adolf Hitler, provoked two world wars in this century pursuing the “Drang Nach Osten” (“Eastward Push”) goal. Having caused the suffering by millions of people, including their own, they also failed.rus-ring.gif (44632 bytes)
 
Yet, kicking Russia out of Europe is still the objective of the current U.S. developed, and Washington-Berlin executed strategy, thinly veiled under the “Partnership for Peace” slogan.”

At the time, we also called NATO the New “Iron Curtain” over Europe and painted it back on the map. The updated map shows the new members in olive-drab and the new target acquisitions in yellow.

The geopolitical maps you see here are part of that article. I have just updated them to the current time frame to show the NATO expansion that has taken place since I wrote that 22 years ago.

With Ukraine and Georgia in bag of NATO minions, Washington’s encirclement of Russia would be complete.

YELTSIN BLEW IT

Back in 1995, when I first published that “Drang Nach Osten” piece, I was working as a war correspondent and geopolitical commentator on the Balkans conflicts. During one of my earlier visits to Bosnia (in 1994), I had a chance to share this research and charts with General Ratko Mladic, the top commander of the Bosnian Serb army, and his HQ staff.

The general’s grasped the geopolitical significance of this analysis right away. Alas, his army was too weak by that stage of the war to take on an enemy as powerful as NATO by itself. And its one possible ally – Russia – was floundering.

At the time, Boris Yeltsin, Russia’s president, was on his knees (figuratively) begging the IMF for a loan. Here’s what I said about that:

“On April 12, 1995, the day the IMF finally approved his loan, Yeltsin set the price for “Mother Russia’s” sovereignty – a mere $7 billion! The amount seems like a bargain-basement price which may go down in history alongside some other major give-aways, such as the sale of Alaska by the Russians.”

When Vladimir Putin took over from Yeltsin in 2000, Russia was in shambles – robbed, plundered and pillaged of its assets by the local quislings of the New World Order and western bankers. For a few years, Putin acted in good faith, hoping that he can negotiate with the powers that be of the New World Order.

Alas, Putin eventually realized that was impossible. As Winston Churchill allegedly shouted at one of his ministers who wanted to negotiate a peace treaty with Hitler after Dunkirk, “you don’t sue for peace when your head is in the jaw of a tiger.” [paraphrasing]

And so here we are, the NATO tiger is trying to add another bite to its eastern meal – Georgia. The new Iron Curtain over Europe is spreading to the east.

(also see TRUMP INTENDS TO SIGN THE RUSSIA SANCTIONS BILL, White House and

PUTIN LASHES OUT AT WASHINGTON’S TREACHERY AS HE WELCOMES CRIMEA BACK INTO RUSSIA’S FOLD – March 2014 –http://wp.me/p3QU1S-dG and IS PUTIN NAIVE OR COY? – Nov 2014 –http://wp.me/p3QU1S-yl).

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A SAD SURRENDER: TRUMP SIGNS THE RUSSIA SANCTIONS BILL

UPDATE AUG 19, 2017

“THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY IS OVER,” BANNON

Donald Trump’s surrender to the forces of the New World Order is now complete. The last of the “Trump conservative Mohicans”, a lightning rod who infuriated the “liberals” like Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and other George Soros neo-commies, has left the White House.  But Steve Bannon, Trump’s chief strategist until yesterday, did not leave quietly.

“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said Friday (Aug 18) to the Weekly Standard, a conservative newspaper, shortly after confirming his departure.

“We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.” (Steve Bannon: ‘The Trump Presidency That We Fought For, and Won, Is Over.’ http://tws.io/2vSOD2F)

THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY DIED ON AUG 2, THE DAY HE SIGNED RUSSIA SANCTIONS BILL

Not to split hairs, but actually the Trump presidency died on Aug 2, the day the president signed the Russia sanctions bill, which he himself said was unconstitutional as he was signing it (see A SAD SURRENDER – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-2sR).

Here’s what the Truth in Media said on Aug 2:

TRUMP HAS NOW PROVEN HE IS ONE OF “THEM” AND, THEREFORE, AGAINST “US”

“We now have a lame duck president walking with a tail between his legs… a White House Eunuch” (Truth in Media, Aug 2, 2017)

Guess that was too much to hope for – that a New York multibillionaire would have the balls to take on his peers, and act as a true populist president in the interest of the American people. Trump has now proven that he is one of “them” and against “us,” the American people.

Shame on you, Donald Trump! The whole world can see now that you are just another impotent eunuch serving the New World Order’s interests.”

The New World Order “deep state” now have Trump in their grip like a python, slowly squeezing the (political) life out of his presidency. If he is not impeached, he’ll be used by the NWO from now on as a useful idiot. Or as an actor who will pontificate on their behalf, as Ronald Reagan had done.

No surprise there. We had warned about such a possibility even before Trump was elected president, and again during the first 100 days of his presidency (“LIKE RONALD, LIKE DONALD”… PUPPETS ON A STRING”, Apr 16, 2017 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-2eS, and “IF YOU CAN’T BEAT HIM, JOIN HIM… AND THEN SMOTHER HIM” Oct 23, 2016 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-21q).

BANNON ACTUALLY RESIGNED ON AUG 7

It would appear that Steve Bannon also saw the light in the same way as we did. According to Fox News (see the video below), Trump’s chief strategist actually submitted his resignation on Aug 7, five days after Trump’s sad surrender to our sold out Congress. But the Trump’s war of words with North Korea and Charlottesville events cause the White House to hold back on making it public until yesterday.

Also see this Fox News report… (just the first 4 minutes should suffice).

Among the senior advisers competing with Bannon in trying to shape Trump’s agenda, and his tone, were the president’s daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared, and Steven Mnuchin, US Treasury secretary (all Jews, by the way). Bannon pointedly voiced criticism of those in the president’s sphere whom he considered to be globalists, or liberals (or both), and the president himself plainly bristled over the early attention that Bannon got from the press (including a Time magazine cover, which is said to have particularly irked Trump).

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Aug 2, 2017

TRUMP: A SAD SURRENDER

Trump signs the sanctions bill

We now have a lame duck president walking with a tail between his legs

Yes. Just minutes ago (11:20 AM PDT), I read a dispatch from Washington that indeed, Donald Trump signed this morning the new Russia sanctions legislation into law (see https://on.rt.com/8jcz). And like every lame duck president with a tail between his legs, he added a lament naively that the American people would not notice his betrayal, and how he buckled under to the pressure of the New World Order warmongers:

Today, I have signed into law HR 3364, the ‘Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act.’ While I favor tough measures to punish and deter aggressive and destabilizing behavior by Iran, North Korea, and Russia, this legislation is significantly flawed,” Trump said in a statement released by the White House.

In its haste to pass the legislation, Congress “included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions,” Trump said.

The biggest problem with the bill is that it “encroaches on the executive branch’s authority to negotiate,” which will make it harder for the US to strike good deals and will “drive China, Russia, and North Korea much closer together,” according to the president.

Well, whoopie-doo. If Trump really believes the sanctions are unconstitutional (as the Truth in Media also said last week), why did he sign them.

See Trump signs Russia sanctions bill into law

UPDATE AUG 3, 2017

OUR PATHETIC EUNUCH AT THE WHITE HOUSE IS ALL BLUSTER, NO BALLS

TRUMP, WHO SWORE “TO PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION”, VIRTUALLY ENDS HIS PRESIDENCY BY SIGNING A BILL HE HIMSELF CALLS “UNCONSTITUTIONAL”

Russia’s Prime Minister: “New steps are to come, and they will ultimately aim to remove him from power”

The US establishment has fully outwitted Donald Trump and used his administration’s weakness to declare a fully-fledged economic war on Russia, Russia’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev wrote last night on his Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/Dmitry.Medvedev/posts/10154587161801851),

The “Trump administration has shown its total weakness by handing over executive power to Congress in the most humiliating way,”Medvedev wrote.

“This changes the power balance in US political circles,” Medvedev wrote, asserting that the US establishment’s end game is to remove Trump from office.

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TRUMP SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY

The first six months of Donald Trump’s presidency have established one fact beyond doubt. He was still an outsider in the corrupt Washington swamp that he had promised to “drain.” The Congress has been thwart him from achieving his promises to the American people by throwing obstacles in his way every step of the way.

So there was no question from Trump’s viewpoint who his ENEMIES are. It is not Russia. It is not China. It is not India. Not even Iran.  It is our corrupt Congress.

Last week, this Congress who has been selling out the interests of the American people to their corporate sponsors for decades, passed a legislation that the Truth in Media immediately labeled as not only unconstitutional, but also destroys dozens of international laws. Yesterday, It is a declaration of GLOBAL DICTATORSHIP by the US.

Trump himself agreed with us and called the Russia sanctions bill unconstitutional. And yet he signed it nevertheless, surrendering to his enemies and abandoning his sworn duty “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution.”

In its haste to pass the legislation, Congress “included a number of clearly unconstitutional provisions,” Trump said after he had signed the bill.

Which means that in feeble attempt to stay in office a bit longer Trump has decided to sleep with the enemy.

That’s treason all around. Our country is becoming an unconstitutional dictatorship of the murderous New World Order elite.

 MEDVEDEV’S PREDICTION: THEY WILL REMOVE HIM (TRUMP) FROM POWER

The American political elite, Medvedev said in his last night’s missive, is not interested in Trump’s pragmatic approach or the interests of US multinationals who spoke out against any new sanctions.

“New steps are to come, and they will ultimately aim to remove him from power. A non-systemic player has to be removed,” Medvedev underlined.

“This legislation is going to be harsher than the Jackson-Vanik amendment as it is overarching and cannot be lifted by a special presidential order without Congress’ approval. Thus, relations between Russia and the United States are going to be extremely tense regardless of Congress’ makeup and regardless of who is president,” Medvedev outlined.

In short, we now have our own White House eunuch. Trump is all bluster no balls. And “the American political elite,” as the Russian PM called them, are once again running the show.

And what a grim show it will be – starting with a declaration of a global trade war and repudiation of normal international laws and codes of conduct.

It does bring back memories of British PM Neville Chamberlain returning from a meeting with Hitler in Munich September 1938 and holding up the agreement which he called “PEACE IN OUR TIME.” And we all know what followed.

So we now have our own Chamberlain. His name is Trump. Question is – will we find another Churchill?

JULY 29, 2017 [start of the thread of articles]

Trump intends to sign the Russia sanctions bill, the White House announced in a statement

That’s the news (http://cnn.it/2haxDRN). And now a comment.

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TRUMP HAS NOW PROVEN HE IS ONE OF “THEM” AND, THEREFORE, AGAINST “US

And now, the betrayal of the American people is complete. And the world’s hopes of peace have been dashed.

Donald Trump is clearly one of “them” – the dogs of war in the Senate and the House who sold out the American people to the New World Order’s “death merchants” and bankers.

In one fell swoop, Donald Trump has been neutered, reduced to another NWO eunuch, having lost control of the US foreign policy. Just like all his predecessors in the last three decades.

Only yesterday, I wrote hopefully…

 

HOW TO DRAIN THE DC SWAMP

(Truth in Media, July 28, 2017 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-2pn)
“We did not give Congress presidential powers which include making foreign policy. So this legislation is not only invalid under international law, it is also UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
 
That’s why Trump needs to take on all the traitors in the House and Senate head on and veto this unprecedented legislation.
 
Of course, since most of the Congress has been bought by the warmongering Russophobic anti-Trump deep state, they can overturn the veto. Let them.
 
That’s when Trump should consider dissolving the Congress which violated our Constitution with this legislation, and then call for new congressional elections.
 
Trump should then take the case to the American people with a proposed new constitutional amendment or a new Constitution (the latter would be my preference).
 
THAT’S HOW ONE DRAINS THE DC SWAMP. So that all snakes and reptiles are gone forever.
 
If Trump were to do that, he would be fighting not only for the rights and freedom of the American people. He would be fighting for WORLD PEACE. So he would have the support of the entire planet in this noble endeavor.”

 

TRUMP HAS NOW PROVEN HE IS ONE OF “THEM” AND, THEREFORE, AGAINST “US”

Guess that was too much to hope for – that a New York multibillionaire would have the balls to take on his peers, and act as a true populist president in the interest of the American people. Trump has now proven that he is one of “them” and against “us,” the American people.

Shame on you, Donald Trump! The whole world can see now that you are just another impotent eunuch serving the New World Order’s interests.

RUSSIA TO RETALIATE – HARSHLY

Stand by for Russia’s retaliation. Of a harsh kind. Which is what the American warmongers have been pushing for. They want a Cold War II. But what if they get World War III?

Russia will likely retaliate in ways that go beyond the expulsion of US diplomats and the seizure of American diplomatic recreation areas that took place Friday, George Beebe, a former director of Russia analysis at the CIA, told CNN. Russia is likely to more actively work against US interests on the international stage.

“He is in a lose-lose situation here,” Beebe said. “There really are no good options for him on this.” Beebe added that Trump’s signature will confirm to the Russians “that he’s lost control of Russia policy.”

“He can’t not act,” said Angela Stent, director of Georgetown University’s Center for Eurasian, Russian and Eastern European Studies, referring to Russia’s president Vladimir Putin. “He has to show Russia can’t be pushed around by the US.”

As the danger of an escalatory tit-for-tat grows, mechanisms meant to prevent US-Russian confrontation have been breaking down.

WHAT WILL CHINA DO?

So it appears certain now that we are heading for Cold War II with Russia. But there is a wild card here in play that was not there when the first Cold War started in 1947.

That wild card is China, Russia’s close friend and partner in the anti-American BRICS organization. Thanks to the American globalists, China has now become the world’s greatest economic power. And its military might is not too shabby either.

And the new Russia sanctions legislation affects not only Russia, but all of its partners, including the EU and China and India and Brazil and South Africa (the BRICS countries).

If the US warmongers think they can control and overpower all of these nations, they have another think coming to them.

 

Over 500 years ago Nicolo Machiavelli (1469 – 1527) had warned them about that, writing in “Prince:”

“It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out norniccolo-machiavelli1 more doubtful of success nor more dangerous to handle than to initiate a NEW ORDER OF THINGS (emphasis added).

For, the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order, and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order; this lukewarmness arising partly from the incredulity of mankind who does not truly believe in anything new until they actually have experience of it.”

I used this quote in my March 1994 editorial CHINA FOLLIES (http://wp.me/p3QU1S-2oQ). It warned against feeding the Chinese tiger. It fell on deaf ears.

Two days ago, I also said in a Truth in Media editorial that “not learning from history is a terrible thing.” Trump and his cohorts in the Senate and the House are about to experience just how terrible it is. And so are we, the American people.

For more, see… http://wp.me/p3QU1S-2pn

 

UPDATE 2: JULY 29, 2017

STARTING A GLOBAL TRADE WAR IS SUICIDAL, PSYCHOPATHIC, MEGALOMANIC BEHAVIOR OF U.S. POLITICIANS

When Donald Trump signs the Russia sanctions bill, he and the Congress will have effectively declared a trade war on the world.

In their hatred of Russia, they and their Wall Street masters, may soon find out that they have overplayed their hand. And that such sanctions can boomerang as quickly and potently as they can be launched. And that the American economy may end up the biggest victim of their suicidal, psychopathic and megalomanic behavior.

The U.S. politicians still seem to live the illusion that the U.S, is the most powerful economy in the world. It is not. And it has not been for about three years now. The US economy has been sliding down the top countries’ list for at least the last three years (see the Truth in Media report, CHINA HAS ALREADY SURPASSED U.S. AS WORLD’S BIGGEST ECONOMY – June 23, 2015 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-Yf).

And that’s something you’re not hearing from our politicians or the lamestream media, are you?

The U.S. economy is only #3 in the world, behind China and the EU, in terms of the GDP’s purchasing power parity. All three of our sources agree – the IMF, World Bank, and the CIA (see the chart).

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FOREIGN OWNERSHIP OF OUR NATIONAL DEBT

And there is our national debt. It is at record levels – nearly $20 trillion. That’s a number which an average person would find pretty hard to fathom. So let me bring it closer to home.

Our government has mortgaged us – yes, you and I – to the tune of $60,818 per each American. And we never signed or approved any loan applications, did we?

So to whom we owe all that money?

To many entities, both public and private. But the most important part in terms of this sanctions discussion are the foreign holders. They own about 45% of that enormous debt. And Japan and China are by far the biggest holders among them.

 

RETALIATION OPTIONS: “A VERY RICH TOOLBOX” AT RUSSIA’S DISPOSAL

And not just Russia’s…

So now that you know all these economic facts, perhaps you can better understand what Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov meant when he said yesterday that there is ‘a very rich toolbox’ at Russia’s disposal” (see http://wp.me/p3QU1S-2pn).

And not just Russia’s. Russia’s economy is closely linked with that of China, India, Brazil and South Africa- its BRIC partners. And it is both geographically and economically tied to Europe, the second largest economic block in the world, after China and the U.S.

When Trump signs this legislation into law, the economies of all of these countries will be hurt. And together, they are several times more powerful than the U.S.

That is why the new Russia sanctions are suicidal, psychopathic and megalomanic. And here’s why…

 

SOME RETALIATION OPTIONS

It may be some time before each country affected by the new sanctions reaches its decision about how to respond, but here are some possibilities.

SCENARIO 1 – TRADE TARIFFS AGAINST U.S. IMPORTS

Let’s suppose China, Russia, India and maybe even some European countries decide to impose heavy tariffs on all or select U.S. imports?

Boomerang! Suddenly the hurt the American politicians were hoping to inflict upon Russia would bounce back and hit the U.S. economy.  The Wall Street bubble would burst. Layoffs, increased unemployment to follow across America.

Oops, didn’t think of that on Capitol Hill and the White House?

SCENARIO 2 – DUMP US TREASURIES, RETURN TO GOLD STANDARD

As you saw, China has been the biggest holder of US treasuries for most of the last two decades. It is still in a virtual tie with Japan. Both countries’ holdings are more than four times bigger than those of the #2 and #3 countries (Ireland and Brazil).  Four of the five BRICS countries are among the top 13 foreign holders of US debt. And they would all suffer if Trump signs the new Russia sanctions into law.

So declaring a trade war against the biggest holders of US debt is both suicidal and psychopathic behavior. It’s like a mortgage holder threatening the bank that is holding his debt and has him by his “cojones.” (Sorry, ladies, I could not think of an equivalent feminine metaphor at the moment). 🙂

 

So what could these foreign lenders do, starting with China? They could sell their US treasuries. And the US dollar would drop like a rock.

Of course, everything comes at a price. That would make their exports to the U.S. more expensive and the U.S. imports cheaper in their domestic markets. That’s where the Scenario 1 comes in – slap the high tariffs on US products to even the scales.

Besides, the US is not China’s largest trading partner. That honor belongs to Europe. And China is Europe’s second largest export market.

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So if these countries banded together, they could not only increase their bilateral trade, they do away with the US dollar as the world currency of trade and exchange altogether. After all, that’s what the BRICS countries are already starting to do.

The Russian central bank, for example, opened its first overseas office in Beijing on March 14 of this year, taking a step forward in forging a Beijing-Moscow alliance to bypass the US dollar in the global monetary system, and to phase-in a gold-backed standard of trade (see https://goo.gl/3qoYJf).

 

So the world would evolve “back to the future” when gold, something the US bankers could not easily manipulate, would once again be king of world trade.

FDR TOOK DOLLAR OFF GOLD STANDARD IN 1933, NIXON FINISHED THE JOB IN 1971

By the way, that image of the US dollar $100 banknote is not a photoshop. Such Gold certificates were used as paper currency in the United States from 1882 to 1933. These certificates were freely convertible into gold coins.

That’s what made the US dollar the world’s currency of choice. But the greedy Wall Street bankers changed the rules, starting with FDR in 1933. so as to be able to better manipulate the dollar and use is as a weapon in their quest for global dominance.

 

In 1934, the government price of gold was increased to $35 per ounce, effectively increasing the gold on the Federal Reserve’s balance sheets by 69 percent. This increase in assets allowed the Federal Reserve to further inflate the money supply.

The government held the $35 per ounce price until August 15, 1971, when Richard Nixon announced that the US would no longer convert dollars to gold at a fixed value,

Alas, one result is that the dollar is now worth only a tiny fraction of that it used to be (the last chart).

SCENARIO 3 – CONFISCATE AND NATIONALIZE U.S. CORPORATIONS’ ASSETS

This scenario is the darkest. Let us hope it never comes to that. But if the Scenarios 1 and 2 did not bring the U.S. politicians back to their senses, some countries may choose to do what the U.S. government has already done to Russia – unlawfully seize their property in America.

What if some of these countries seized the assets of U.S. corporations? And maybe even nationalized them?

Of course, all hell would break loose in New York and Washington. And maybe that would be a doomsday scenario for WW III.  But it would certainly awaken everybody in corporate America from their smug, self-centered and arrogant attitude toward other countries.

So, there’s much to think about, right? And much that our president and lawmakers have not thought through.

May God have mercy on America, although I am not sure we deserve it.


UPDATE JULY 31, 2017

GERMANY CALLS FOR “COUNTERMEASURES” AGAINST US RUSSIA SANCTIONS

It has started… that trade war, that is, the retaliatory statements are pouring in. First from Austria, then Russia, and today from Germany, too.

“I consider the Russia sanctions imposed by the US absolutely unacceptable,” Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern wrote on Facebook on Wednesday.

Yesterday, Vladimir Putin announced that Russia is expelling 755 American diplomats from its embassy in Moscow.

And today, Europe’s most powerful country called for the EU to retaliate against the US.

New sanctions against Moscow proposed by US lawmakers violate international law and officials in Brussels should consider countermeasures, the German economy minister said on Monday.

“We consider this as being against international law, plain and simple,” Brigitte Zypries told the Funke Mediengruppe newspaper chain.

“Of course we don’t want a trade war. But it is important the European Commission now looks into countermeasures,” she added.

According to the minister, “the Americans can not punish German companies because they operate economically in another country.”

 

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WHAT WILL CHINA DO?

China has still not said anything yet publicly about the sanctions. Yet when it speaks, it will be the most powerful voice in the world.

Lest we forget, the China and the EU are the world’s most powerful economies. The US is third. Once China decides to enact its own “countermeasures,” it could be game over for the Wall Street and Washington gang.

Sadly, it is the American people who will take it on the chin when unemployment lines start to stretch from New York to Los Angeles.

On the other hand, we did put those Washington traitors into office. So I can’t say we don’t deserve what’s coming our way from the rest of the world.

 

WHY HAS TRUMP NOT SIGNED THE BILL AS YET?

PS: The White House said last week that Trump would sign the sanctions bill. Why hasn’t he? It does not take long to take pen to paper. Is Trump having second thoughts after probably getting an earful over the weekend from powerful leaders around the world? Maybe starting with Putin and Xi Jinping and Angela Merkel?

 


 

UPDATE AUG 1, 2017

 

NEW RUSSIA SANCTIONS SEEK TO DESTROY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND LAWS, SAYS PUTIN

The fight is on – not between the U.S. and Russia, but between our two houses – the House of Representatives and the White House

Also see, HOW TO DRAIN THE DC SWAMP – July 28 update at the end

Can you imagine what would happen in this country (and the world) if countries like, say, China or India, announced sanctions against the most successful U.S. industries. Such as information technology (computers), for example, or telecommunications, or military technology, or aerospace, or…?

And these sanctions would not be limited only to the Chinese or Indian companies. These sanctions would apply to all their trading partners around the world. Like the EU, or Japan, or Brazil, or Canada.

I’ll tell you what would happen: There would war. The lamestream media would go berserk. Wall Street would demand immediate retributions, and Washington would meekly and obligingly put our armed forces and military might at the Wall Street disposal as they have in all the wars in the last quarter century.

 

U.S. SANCTIONS SEEK TO PUNISH NOT ONLY RUSSIA BUT ALSO U.S. INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS, LIKE THE EU

Now imagine the shoe were on the other foot. The latest package of sanctions, passed by the US House of Representatives on Tuesday, targets Russia’s major defense, mining, shipping and railway industries. In other words the country’s lifelines, the pride and joy of Russia’s creativity and industry, and its most advanced technologies, some more so than those in the U.S. (like aerospace, or various other military technologies).

As if that were not bad enough, the new sanctions also include penalties on European companies engaged in joint EU-Russia energy projects, with the Gazprom-run Nord Stream 2 flagship pipeline being the most probable targets.

Now, take a deep breath and put yourself in Vladimir Putin’s shoes. What would you do? This is an unprecedented attack, a virtual declaration of war, in which one GOVERNMENT uses all of its political might to help the business of its PRIVATE MULTINATIONAL companies. And in the process breaks many of the longstanding international laws and practices.

Now, here’s what Putin’s initial reaction has been…

PUTIN’S REACTION: New sanctions “extremely cynical.”

“It’s an obvious attempt [by the US] to use its geopolitical advantages in the competitive struggle with the goal of ensuring its economic interests at the expense of its other allies,” he added.

“As for the extraterritorial nature of the US legislation, I have been talking about this for a long time, starting from 2007… This practice is unacceptable, it destroys international relations and international law,” he said.

Russia’s president warned that Moscow is already running out of patience with Washington’s “impudence.”

“As you know, our behavior is very restrained, patient, but at some point we will have to come up with a response. It is impossible to endlessly endure impudence towards our country,” Putin said.

He said that Moscow “hasn’t yet seen the final version (of the US sanctions legislation), that’s why we don’t have a final opinion on the issue.”

“But we see that for a long period of time [there have been] constant attempts to provoke us,” the Russian leader added.

For more, see… https://on.rt.com/8ivm

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Editorial Comment

RIGHT ON CUE: U.S. CONGRESSIONAL WAR DOGS SEEKING TO DESTROY THE FRUIT OF BUDDING TRUMP-PUTIN FRIENDSHIP

 

Everything is happening right on cue. The day after the first and historic meeting between the American and Russian presidents at the G20 summit in Hamburg, (see https://www.facebook.com/ groups/truthinmedia.org/ permalink/1162310413915570/)

“Trump and Putin had “positive chemistry” during their first meeting, Tillerson said, adding that there was “so much to talk about” that neither leader “wanted to stop.” The two “connected very quickly,” said (Rex) Tillerson (US Secretary of State).

That’s great. Now let’s sit back and watch how the lamestream media and other warmongers among the New World Order crowd try to derail this rapprochement between the U.S. and Russia at presidential levels.

Now it remains to be seen who is in charge here – Trump or the NWO foreign policy masters.”

So the fight is on. Not between the U.S. and Russia, but between our two houses – the House of Representatives and the White House.

The former have sold their souls and votes to the U.S. death merchants and other bankers and industrials. It remains to be seen if our President is really for peace and prosperity, as he has said, or will cave in to the dogs of war.

 

CONSISTENCY OF HATRED OVER A QUARTER CENTURY

Meanwhile, as these Truth in Media cartoons show, originally published in 1994 and 1995 respectively, there has been an unquestionable consistency of US hatred and warmongering against Serbia and Russia during the last quarter century.

 

Is it a “coincidence” that both are predominantly Orthodox Christian countries? There is no such thing, of course, as a coincidence when it comes to the New World Order actions.

Any time the US, or its other New World Order minions, extended an olive branch with one hand to Russia or Serbia, they held deadly weapons behind their backs.

Like aligning themselves with all kinds of unsavory factions, characters and groups, including drug dealers and Islamic terrorists (in Kosovo and Chechnya, for example), whom they used as proxies in the fight against the Orthodox Christians.

MARXISM/COMMUNISM WAS A WESTERN IMPORT INTO RUSSIA

This is not new news. Here’s an excerpt from my Nov 1996 Washington Times column, “The Demo Farce and the American Century”, https://www.truthinmedia.org/ Columns/DEMO%20FARCE.html, also carried in Russian by Moscow’s ZAVTRA (“Tomorrow”) in Dec 1996:

“The Marxism/Communism ideology was a western invention which the West planted into Russia, and then used it as a cover for launching an all-out campaign against the Eastern Orthodox Christians,’ said Vladimir Bondarenko, a Russian writer and deputy editor of a Moscow opposition paper, ‘ZAVTRA’ (‘Tomorrow’), who spoke on Nov 3, 1996 at a meeting in Phoenix.

If Bondarenko is right, and if the Western industrials’ anti-Eastern Christian Orthodoxy policy has been one of the constants of the 20th century, then hundreds of millions of good people, the law-abiding, God-fearing Americans and other western Christians have been duped. They’ve been fooled (by one communist gang, such as NWO’s Brzezinski et. al.) into fighting ‘communism’ – a ‘bogus bogey,’ over the backs of their Eastern Orthodox Christian brothers and sisters. And on behalf of our real enemies – the Godless industrial globalists (a rival gang).”

MH17 MASS MURDER WAS ALSO ABOUT SANCTIONS’

Let us also not forget that, just like these new sanctions, the downing of the MH17 in July 2014 was supposed to shock and awe Washington’s European allied into submission. Just like now, they were starting to flaunt the US sanctions and continue the “business as usual” trading with Russia.

The mass murder of some 300 innocent civilians, mostly Dutch, aboard the MH17 did indeed shock the Europeans into falling in line behind the U.S.

“With friends like Washington,” the Europeans must have reasoned, “who needs enemies.” And caved in.

Three months earlier (in Apr 2014), this writer penned an editorial which pointed out that the US Russia policy is and has been entirely ANTI-EUROPEAN (see EUROPE: ALL PAIN, NO GAIN, Apr 26, 2014 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-iF).

A month earlier, Putin also lashed out at the US treachery (see NATO: TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Truth in Media, March 2014 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-dG). Little did he know back then what kinds of crimes with mass murderers are capable of.

What will Europe do now if these new sanctions are implemented? Will they cave in again? Or will it take an “MH18” disaster to bring them to heel?

Maybe not this time.

“I consider the Russia sanctions imposed by the US absolutely Kern Austrian Chancellorunacceptable,” Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern wrote on Facebook on Wednesday. “Confusing political interests with economic interests at the expense of European jobs is a no-go.”

“Energy supply of Europe is a matter for Europe!” Kern added (for more, see… https://on.rt.com/8ivr).

“These types of sanctions in position is economic suicide for America,” said Mx Kaiser, RT editor. :They are pushing Germany into the arms of Russia. Germany is the center piece of NATO, and NATO will disintegrate… ”

So if this were to come to pass, maybe some good come out of all this hatred and warmongering.

“This is stupid,” Kaiser continued.”It’s is the policy of morons. Why? Because the deep state in America wants to keep feathering their nests by warring all over the world, killing innocent civilians. Donald Trump hopefully will stand up to this.” (for more, see… https://on.rt.com/8ivq).

We will let Kaiser have the last word. After all, he is a Kaiser. 🙂

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UPDATE JULY 27, 2017: ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY… 1974

HOUSE BEGINS IMPEACHMENT OF NIXON

On this day in 1974, the House Judiciary Committee recommends that America’s 37th president, Richard M. Nixon, be impeached and removed from office. The impeachment proceedings resulted from a series of political scandals involving the Nixon administration that came to be collectively known as Watergate.

On August 8, Nixon announced his resignation, becoming the first president in U.S. history to voluntarily leave office.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/house-begins-impeachment-of-nixon

 

WE NEED A NEW AMENDMENT OR A NEW CONSTITUTION

WHO DO WE IMPEACH CONGRESS?

That was 43 years ago when we had a “bad” president. Now the situation is reversed. We have a “bad” Congress (both the House and the Senate). These traitors have sold out the interests of the American people to their death merchant, bankers and industrial backers, including some foreign sponsors.

That’s treason. And yet we have no constitutional tools to deal with that kind of abuse of office. Our Founding Fathers, honorable men that they were, could conceive of such travesty.

As the Roman poet Juvenal wandered rhetorically in the first century AD, Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (“who will guard the guards?”).

So how do we impeach the impeachers?

Donald Trump talked a lot about “draining the swamp” during the campaign. Here’s his chance.

LET’S DRAIN THE SWAMP, MR PRESIDENT. LET’S IMPEACH THE BASTARDS.

Washington Swap


Flashback to Trump-Putin’s first summit on July 8, 2017 at the G20 meeting in Hamburg

July 9, 2017

 

EVEN MELANIA COULD NOT BREAK UP THE TRUMP-PUTIN BONDING

But will Nikki Haley do it?

The “historic” first Trump-Putin meeting on July 7, on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, hijacked Angela Merkel’s carefully planned agenda for this summit of world leaders. Not only did the media focus only on that event, even Melania Trump could not pry her husband away from Putin.

The meeting was scheduled to last 30-40 minutes. It went on for 2:16 hours. Poor Japanese prime minister Abe, who had a meeting scheduled with Putin right after Trump’s, had to cool his heels like a valet until the two world leaders were finished bonding with each other.

Afterward, Putin apologized to Abe on behalf of both himself and Putin.

“I had a tremendous meeting yesterday with President Putin,” Trump said today (July 8) while speaking with UK Prime Minister Theresa May.

It must have been. Because even Melania could not pry her husband away from Putin.

First Lady Melania Trump was sent into the meeting at one point to see her husband and try to “get him out,” Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson said.

“Clearly, she failed,” the top US diplomat joked, adding that the meeting went on for another hour after that.

 

Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, who has been Putin’s spokesperson since 2000,, disagreed. He said that a “certain affection” had developed between the Russian leader and Trump’s wife, Melania, who sat next to the Russian president at the official G20 dinner, revealing that the two discussed several issues on the summit agenda, including gender equality and women’s economic participation.

Trump and Putin had “positive chemistry” during their first meeting, Tillerson said, adding that there was “so much to talk about” that neither leader “wanted to stop.” The two “connected very quickly,” said Tillerson.

That’s great. Now let’s sit back and watch how the lamestream media and other warmongers among the New World Order crowd try to derail this rapprochement between the U.S. and Russia at presidential levels. Including those whom Trump had appointed to their jobs, such as the UN ambassador Nikki Haley.

‘We cannot trust Russia & we won’t ever trust Russia’ – she has already squawked today in a CNN interview.

Right on cue. Now it remains to be seen who is in charge here – Trump or the NWO foreign policy masters.

If it is the former, Trump should fire Haley immediately for insubordination. It is the President, not the UN ambassador, who makes foreign policy.

And if Trump does not, then well… we’ll also have an answer as to who is in charge, won’t we?

For more, see…

http://wp.me/p3QU1S-2kr


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UPDATE JULY 10, 2017 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-2kr

NEW WORLD ORDER’S WAR DOGS IN THE SENATE, NATO AND THE UN ARE ALREADY BARKING THEIR HEADS OFF, TRYING TO DERAIL TRUMP-PUTIN DETENTE

Biggest threat to New World Order: If Reap Peace Were to Break Out between U.S. and Russia

They are so predictable. The uproar has already started. The New World Order war dogs are already barking their heads off. On orders, of course, of their warmongering masters.

I said yesterday in my piece about the friendly meeting between the Russian and American presidents on July 7 (see EVEN MELANIA COULD NOT BREAK UP THE TRUMP-PUTIN BONDING), that the new detente will come under attack by the mad war dogs of the New World Order. Because the later could not exist without Russia as a bogey and an enemy.

So the news that Putin and Trump hit it off so well must have rung alarm bells across the New World Order boardrooms. And immediately they sent their attack dogs to try to derail the deal.

 

First yesterday, the UN ambassador Nikki Haley had the nerve to attack her own president who appointed her to that job (see ‘We cannot trust Russia & we won’t ever trust Russia’ – she has already squawked July 9 in a CNN interview.).

Then today, three warmongering Republican senators – Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, John McCain of Arizona and Marco Rubio of Florida – immediately criticized the Trump-Putin idea “to form an impenetrable Cyber Security unit so that election hacking, & many other negative things, will be guarded and safe”, saying Moscow could not be trusted.

Just like Nikki Haley yesterday. Reading of the same warmongering New World Order page? Birds of a feather that flock together? You betcha.

And then also today, “NATO Chief Jens Stoltenberg Called On Russia To Remove ‘Thousands Of Troops’ From Ukraine”.

Excuse me? Russian troops in Ukraine, while the US military are steadily building up their presence since 2015. Clearly another distraction and diversion attempt by the NATO and US military war dogs.

Because at the same time as Stoltenberg was mouthing off this nonsensical accusation against Russia, guess what the U.S. military were doing? Conducting massive war games just off Ukrainian coast (see Sea Breeze: US sends missile warships, Navy SEALs to massive war games off Ukraine coast).

As I said, they are so predictable. Because the biggest threat to the New World Order would be if real PEACE were to break out between the U.S. and Russia. So they are calling all their war dogs into action trying to prevent that from happening.

For more, see… http://wp.me/p3QU1S-2kr

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UPDATE JULY 28, 2017

HOW TO DRAIN THE DC SWAMP

Gill Fisher, an FB reader from South Carolina, wrote this about my editorial on new Russia sanctions:
“The worst mistake America can make right now. In Trump we trust – so Congress ties his hands behind his back. WE did not elect Congress for president.”
Here’s my reply:
True. We did not give Congress presidential powers which include making foreign policy. So this legislation is not only invalid under international law, it is also UNCONSTITUTIONAL.
 
That’s why Trump needs to take on all the traitors in the House and Senate head on and veto this unprecedented legislation.
 
Of course, since most of the Congress has been bought by the warmongering Russophobic anti-Trump deep state, they can overturn the veto. Let them.
 
That’s when Trump should consider dissolving the Congress which violated our Constitution with this legislation, and then call for new congressional elections.
 
Trump should then take the case to the American people with a proposed new constitutional amendment or a new Constitution (the latter would be my preference).
THAT’S HOW ONE DRAINS THE DC SWAMP. So that all snakes and reptiles are gone forever.
If Trump were to do that, he would be fighting not only for the rights and freedom of the American people. He would be fighting for WORLD PEACE. So he would have the support of the entire planet in this noble endeavor.
(just like I predicted in my editorial NEW WORLD ORDER SNAKE TO BE EXPELLED FROM AMERICA – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1TK – written 2 weeks BEFORE the election last year).

UPDATE JULY 29, 2017

RUSSIA AND US MUST “START ANEW OR EVERYTHING WILL BE IN TATTERS”, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister

Be sure to check out the ALTZAR comment at the end re. “DECISION MAKERS IN NEW YORK”

“It was the last drop that made all this happen,” the Russia’s No. 2 diplomat said referring to the “completely weird and unacceptable” bill approved by US lawmakers on Tuesday.

The deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov called on the US to put an end to the retaliation measures and turn over a new leaf in bilateral relations, which are currently in “a miserable state.”

“My hope is that this vicious circle of retaliation will not continue. Measures and counter measures shall stop by now,” Ryabkov said.

“Now we should start anew and my call to the counterparts in Washington and also to Ambassador Tefft is to stop now, we should start building a new house, a new construction or a very different type, otherwise everything will be in tatters.”

Elaborating on Moscow’s decision to downsize of the number of US diplomatic corps in Russia to the same number of Russian diplomats in the US, Ryabkov said Russia has waited seven months before resorting to the measure.

“We waited so long, we thought it was sufficient time for decision makers in New York to change their minds, it didn’t happen,” he said, adding that “now we are equals” in terms of diplomatic staff numbers.

However, if Washington turns a deaf ear to Moscow’s plea, there is “a very rich toolbox” in Russia’s disposal, according to the deputy minister. While Ryabkov refused to disclose any exact retaliation steps as it would be “unprofessional,” he assured that “different options are on the table and consideration is being given to all sorts of things both symmetrical or asymmetrical.”

“Every child in the US knows what the words ‘no trespassing on private property’ means. Meanwhile, we saw the US law enforcers just taking completely unacceptable measure on private property that belongs to a foreign state. We can’t have more evidence of a very wrong direction in which political thinking in the US has taken in recent time.”

Ryabkov was referring to the action taken by the Obama administration in the waning days of their tenure (Dec 29, 2016) in which they unlawfully seized two Russian diplomatic compounds and expelled 35 Russian diplomats.

https://on.rt.com/8j24

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“DECISION MAKERS IN NEW YORK”

ALTZAR: And now, what do you think was the most important thing Russia’s No. 2 diplomat said here? To give you a clue, it is in the 6th paragraph.

“We waited so long“… “for decision makers in NEW YORK to change their minds.”

It was probably a slip of the tongue, but Ryabkov did speak the truth. The DECISION MAKERS in this country are in NEW YORK, not Washington. It is in New York where the head(s) of the New York Order serpent reside.

Also see… FDR OPENED WALL STREET-WASHINGTON REVOLVING DOOR IN 1934, KENNEDY WAS THE FIRST TO WALK THROUGH IT – An Explosion of Wall Street-Washington Collusion in the last Quarter Century – July 26, 2015 – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-15J

“DON THE CON”

A Good Friday 2017 Truth in Media Editorial

“DON THE CON” FLIP-FLOPS AGAIN

Our latest “Mr Flip-Flop” in the White House turns his back on election promises and the American people to show his true allegiance – to the plutocrats of the New World Order, like himself, and to Israel

PEACE BE DAMNED… EVEN ON GOOD FRIDAY! (some Christian Trump is)

FOREWORD

On Feb 24, 2016, in its first editorial on US Election 2016, the Truth in Media headline read:

IS TRUMP ACTUALLY A TROJAN HORSE? (of American plutocrats – see http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1fl)

Now we can answer the question unequivocally:

YES!!!

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Sometimes you hate to be right. This is one of those times.  Donald Trump is a Trojan Horse of the New World Order. Just like I suspected in Feb 2016.

“Those who deformed us cannot reform us,” I wrote on Feb 24, 2016, read a crude white painted slogan on a Prague wall during the 1989 Velvet Revolution. So the only person who can truly change the corrupt political system in America is an outsider, neither a Democrat or a Republican.”

Anybody but Democrat Republican pig trough-hdrThis is what I also wrote back in Feb 2016:

WHAT TO DO ON NOV 8?

“Bottom line? Vote for any third party candidate who emerges between now and November.

Or don’t vote at all. Which is what the majority of Americans has already done. Over 63% of us boycotted the 2014 midterm elections, the lowest turnout since 1824 (see DISGUST & APATHY: BIG WINNERS IN 2014 ELECTIONS).

That’s because voting for either a Democrat or a Republican will only serve to legitimize the New World Order’s electoral farce and tighten the plutocrats’ noose around our collective necks. A silent protest is better than a vote for an oppressor.

What do I think would actually happen?

Trump will get the Republican nomination. And I will sit on my hands again come Nov 8 – see http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1fl” (Feb 24, 2016)

Yet I voted for Don the Con.  I allowed myself to be duped by this conman from New York, just like millions of other Americans. For that, I hang my head low in shame and apologize to my readers.

I was right about Trump and about the election outcome. Yet I did not follow my own advice. For the first time in my life, I voted for a candidate from one of the two major parties (Trump).

Excerpts from that Feb 2016 editorial:

“Trump said (in Oct 2015) Syrian refugees could be a ‘Trojan Horse’ for ISIS. But could he actually be a ‘Trojan Horse’ for New World Order plutocrats? After all, he is one of  them…” (IS TRUMP ACTUALLY A TROJAN HORSE? (of American plutocrats – see http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1fl)

…All candidates will say whatever it takes to get themselves elected. But once in office, how much can they be trusted to keep their promises?”

They can’t.  The “false flag” chemical attack in Syria last week, Rex Tillerson’s visit to Russia (Apr 11-12), and Trump’s subsequent comments about NATO and Russia, left no doubt in my mind anymore that he was a Trojan Horse:

“Donald Trump says US relations with Russia ‘may be at all-time low’. President also says NATO is ‘no longer obsolete’ following his secretary of state’s visit to Moscow” (Guardian, Feb 13, 2017 – https://goo.gl/omQ3ff)

“In the latest of a series of dramatic foreign policy reversals in recent days, Trump dropped an allegation he had repeated throughout his presidential campaign, telling the Wall Street Journal that the Chinese were “not currency manipulators”.

“The president’s comments confirmed a significant shift in his positions since taking office nearly three months ago, cooling towards Russia and reaffirming support for NATO.”

MR FLIP-FLOP

  • Trump’s first flip-flop took place shortly after the Nov 8 election when he backed out of his October debate promise to prosecute Hillary Clinton.
  • He promised to reduce our military deployments overseas, but has instead increased Pentagon’s military budget.
  • And on Apr 13, Trump told reporters that he’s given the military “total authorization.”  In other words, a blank check to wage war at will.  I don’t know of any other president who has done a foolish thing like that. No wonder that the same day (Apr 13), the US military dropped the GBU-43, a 22,000-pound bomb dubbed MOAB (Mother of All Bombs), allegedly on an IS (Islamic State) target in Afghanistan. MOAB is the largest non-nuclear bomb in existence.Screen Shot 2017-04-13 at 5.43.28 PM

(By the way, whatever happened to Al Qaeda and Taliban – our alleged enemies in Afghanistan? Guess they were renamed to IS by the New World Order PR people to make IS supposedly a global threat).

  • In 2013, Trump also said we should get out of Syria and criticized Obama for getting us involved in that civil war. Yet since his inauguration, he has actually accelerated the Syria bombings and our military involvement in that country which is no threat to the United States whatsoever.
  • And now, Trump has also flip-flopped on his earlier stance on both Russia and NATO.

So there is no doubt anymore in this writer’s mind that the current occupant of the White House is a liar just like his predecessors.

So in 2016, Don the Con pulled off probably the biggest and the longest con of his life. He duped an entire nation and much of the world.

And now Trump is shedding his sheep’s hide and to show himself what he has always been – one of the New World Order wolves who only care about money and power. And put Israel’s security and interests, such as in Syria, ahead of those of the American people.

“PERPETUAL WAR FOR PERPETUAL COMMERCE” – the New World Order motto – fits Trump to a tee

… just as this writer said in that Feb 2016 Truth in Media editorial –  “IS TRUMP ACTUALLY A TROJAN HORSE?” (of American plutocrats – see http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1fl).

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Bob 11-15-14 Feb 24, 2016

This is my first editorial about the 2016 elections. Those who have followed my occasional cryptic comments on Facebook and Twitter about the leading candidates should have a pretty good idea where I stand, and why I have been saying for decades: “Anybody but a Democrat or a Republican.” And so far, there has been no independent candidate who might be worthy of my vote.

Like Ross Perot in 1992, for example, who invented “informercials” as a campaign tool, something Trump has also tried to copy. But just look at the difference between Perot’s and Trump’s “infomercials” (image below).  Facts versus skin. 

Here’s why Trump is not “it”…

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IS TRUMP ACTUALLY A “TROJAN HORSE?”

Donald Trump seems to be running away with it. His margin of victory over his Republican rivals in yesterday’s Nevada caucuses was even greater than in South Carolina and New Hampshire – 2 to 1 over his nearest competitor (Rubio):

CANDIDATE NEVADA VOTES % DEL
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34,531 45.9% 14
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Rubio
17,940 23.9% 7
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16,079 21.4% 6
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Carson
3,619 4.8% 1
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Kasich
2,709 3.6% 1Source: AP

So now all those naysayers who have been dismissing Trump’s candidacy with “he’ll never make it”-comments are having to eat crow and contemplate “the impossible” – Trump as president of the United States.

Until now, we could easily ignore all those bleeding heart liberals and other intolerant factions that make up the Democratic Party’s “borsht” (Russian stew). They have been screaming in desperation and posting hateful messages against Trump for the last year or so. Which proved that they were anything but liberal-minded.

And that, of course, includes the establishment media.  Their reporting has been highly biased against Trump.  Some even stooped as low as to use profanities. Which only cheapened their arguments.

Furthermore, ALL of the “lamestream” media posted photos of Trump in the most unflattering angry poses – scowling, shouting, threatening – evidently trying to associate him with images of past dictators in history.

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That was no “coincidence.” It was and is a carefully orchestrated hate campaign against Trump by the media that’s supposed to be neutral when it comes to news reporting.

And now, after Nevada, and certainly after next week’s “Super Tuesday” in which 13 states will choose their favorite candidate, the Republican establishment is finding itself in the same boat as the liberal media. Trump is winning and everybody is panicking.

IS ANTI-TRUMP MEDIA RHETORIC ANOTHER CHARADE?

Or are they? Are they really panicking or merely following another carefully scripted New World Order ruse, the latest twist in the devious plot intended to deceive the American electorate?

Why would they do it? Because Trump is one of their own. Anybody who has been watching Trump’s public persona well before he declared his 2016 candidacy would have seen seen a crass man with a giant ego and little regard for anything but money. Which is exactly what all the New World Order chieftains also worship – the Almighty Dollar.

During the last quarter century, the New World Order plutocrats have usurped the U.S. government powers and turned it against the once free people – the electorate, the sheeple, the disenfranchised Americans whose only guaranteed right is to keep on paying taxes to pay for the public debt which the rich line their pockets. And Trump is very much a part of that crowd.

Take a look how cozy he looks with the Clinton’s and Bush’s – the New World Order oligarchs – against whom he is now supposedly running…

But more than just appearances, Trump shares with them same same “religion” – the Love of Money.

REGRESSION OF AMERICA

NEW WORLD ORDER CREED FITS TRUMP TO A TEE

The New World Order Creed fits Trump to a tee.

Here’s what I wrote on the topic of New World Order “religion” in my Washington Times column “CHRISTIANITY UNDER SIEGE, TOWARD – A ONE WORLD RELIGION” – Jan 1998 – http://www.truthinmedia.org/Columns/christianity_under_siege.html:

Their creed is ‘I believe in nothing!’ Their crest: The Almighty Dollar. Their object of worship: The Golden Calf. Their holy shrine: Wall Street. Their holy water: Coca-Cola. Their disciples: Washington politicians.

In their world, everything is for sale. Nothing is sacred. Faceless uniformity and blind loyalty are the norm, as in communist dictatorships. If God were to (re)create the world by the designs of the “Princes of the 20th Century” — the multinationals who sit at the head table of the New World Order, there would be only three kinds of creatures:aus-105.jpg

  • All two-legged creatures would be ostriches
  • All four-legged ones would be sheep
  • All sea-living creatures would be sardines, anxiously waiting in long lines at the Princes’ canning factory docks for their turn to jump into cans, and be exported to some distant low-cal, low-brow; low-IQ, but immensely happy consumer society. Thanks to a steady diet of CNN served with Coca-Cola.”

I repeated this assessment in my speech to the Reform Party Convention in May 2000, when Pat Buchanan was running for president…

…to a standing ovation by the delegates in attendance, including Pat Buchanan.

All of those who voted Obama now know the pain of disappointment over broken promises. As do those who voted for the two Bush’s and Clinton before them. I have voted for none of them. So my conscience is clear.

Sanders, like the Clintons, is a party loyalist trying to look like an outsider to distinguish himself from Hillary. Trump is a card-carrying member of the billionaires club – the 563 plutocrats, out of 319 million of us, who have been getting richer while most of the American people are getting poorer.

“Those who deformed us cannot reform us,” read a crude white painted slogan on a Prague wall during the 1989 Velvet Revolution.

So the only person who can truly change the corrupt political system in America is an outsider, neither a Democrat or a Republican.

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WHAT TO DO ON NOV 8?

Bottom line? Vote for any third party candidate who emerges between now and November.

Or don’t vote at all. Which is what the majority of Americans has already done. Over 63% of us boycotted the 2014 midterm elections, the lowest turnout since 1824 (see DISGUST & APATHY: BIG WINNERS IN 2014 ELECTIONS).

That’s because voting for either a Democrat or a Republican will only serve to legitimize the New World Order’s electoral farce and tighten the plutocrats’ noose around our collective necks. A silent protest is better than a vote for an oppressor.

What do I think would actually happen?

Trump will get the Republican nomination. And I will sit on my hands again come Nov 8 – see http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1fl

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UPDATE MARCH 1, 2016

THEY PULLED OUT ALL STOPS AND STILL CAME UP SHORT

Trump Projected to Sweep “Super Tuesday” Primaries

The forces of the Evil Empire – the so-called New World Order who field most of the Democratic and Republican candidates – had pulled out all stops in their vicious attacks on the leading Republican candidate. They compared him to Hitler. They linked him to the KKK. They accused him of cheating on taxes. They even invoked the lowly Mussolini, trying to associate him with Trump.

The New World Order media whores – as if following orders – invariably depicted Trump in their photos as a grimacing, angry bear. It was a clear as night and day that this was a Madison Ave-style orchestrated campaign aimed at destroying Trump.

But they did not mention Trump’s quote in which he praised Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, as a strong leader who is “making mincemeat out of our president” (Obama).

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Two closest Republican candidates – Cruz and Rubio, both establishment whores – elevated their criticism of Trump in the last few days to a fever-pitch scream, dropping any pretense of decency and gentility in their campaigns.

And after all of these dirty tricks… all of them still came up short. The electorate in the 13 states – from Massachusetts to Alabama – turned thumbs up on Trump and thumbs down on the New World Order.

So Trump appears unstoppable now, at least by any legal, above board means. Which, of course, leaves the New World Order leaders their favorite tools – the underhanded or violent means of stopping him.

Or not. If underneath the veneer of a renegade Republican we discover that Trump is also one of “them” (for more on that, see IS TRUMP ACTUALLY A “TROJAN HORSE?” – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1fl).

This is where the plot thickens. Stand by…

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UPDATE MARCH 30, 2016

TRUMP ABANDONS PLEDGE TO SUPPORT GOP NOMINEE

Cruz and Kasich Backpedal and Follow Trump’s Example

Republican candidates took a “loyalty pledge” to support the party’s nominee during the first GOP debate

At a CNN town hall event on Tuesday night, Trump reversed on that promise, telling CNN moderator Anderson Cooper he no longer respects the so-called loyalty pledge a stage full of then-candidates agreed to during the very first GOP debate in Cleveland last August.

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Ted Cruz has been slowly backing away from the pledge and on Tuesday reiterated his hesitation, telling Cooper: “I’m not in the habit of supporting someone who attacks my wife and attacks my family.”

John Kasich gave a string of noncommittal responses. When pressed by Cooper about whether he’d respect the pledge, the Ohio governor said, “If the nominee is somebody that I think is really hurting the country and dividing the country, I can’t stand behind them.”

See Trump Abandons Pledge to Support GOP Nominee, Cruz and Kasich Backpedal http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Trump-Cruz-Back-Down-From-Pledge-to-Support-

So that’s today’s news from the campaign trail. What does it mean?

WHAT DOES TRUMP’S REVERSAL MEAN?

It means that Trump is clearing the deck if he is forced to run as an independent. Which would happen if the GOP officials manage to sabotage in some illegal way Trump’s seemingly inexorable march to the Republican nomination.

And if Trump were to run as an independent, he would probably win every day of the week and twice on Sunday. Because he would garner even more popular votes than as a Republican candidate.

Who knows, Trump may even get my vote if that were to happen. Because he would have proven that he is not a “Trojan Horse” as I had feared in my Feb 24 editorial (“IS TRUMP A ‘TROJAN HORSE’? – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1fl).

What do I think would actually happen?

Trump will get the Republican nomination. And I will sit on my hands again come Nov 8.

 

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UPDATE MARCH 30, 2016

FACTS ABOUT TED CRUZ’S BIRTHER ISSUE

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Ted Cruz was actually born in a foreign country — Canada — to an American mother, Eleanor Darragh, and a father, Rafael Cruz, who was a Cuban citizen at the time. Ted was born on On Dec. 22, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta.

His father, born and raised in Cuba, actually did not become an American citizen until 2005. When Ted Cruz was born, his parents weren’t visiting Canada or working on a military base — they had lived there for years.

Young Ted himself lived in that foreign country for the early years of his childhood and was actually a Canadian citizen until he renounced it in May of 2014.

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ALTZAR: The Constitution is clear about the fact that a candidate for President of the United States must be a natural-born citizen.

So why are so many Americans participating in this charade and voting for an INELIGIBLE candidate? Wasn’t Obama’s birther issue controversial enough?

More importantly, does this country really need another professional liar in the White House?

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UPDATED APR 2, 2016

THE GUARDIAN: TRUMP BATTLING FOR THE SOUL OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY?

April 2, 2016

The Guardian today published this OpEd piece by its Washington, DC-based correspondent – http://gu.com/p/4t39n/stw

I thought it was hogwash. And so did many other readers.

Here are two replies out of 785 comments submitted so far at the Guardian website:

ALTZAR’s REPLY:

“The rise of Donald Trump is a battle for the soul of the Republican party?” What nonsense! The rise of Donald Trump is a sign of the American people finally pushing back against the usurpation of power by BOTH the Democrats and Republicans who use taxpayers money to serve the interests of big banks and big business. Let us not forget that Trump is the ONLY candidate using his own money to get elected. So he will have to answer to no one but the American people when he is elected.

See https://profile.theguardian.com/user/id/13827928

Chef Wampum (another Guardian reader: https://discussion.theguardian.com/comment-permalink/71730569

Obama is against Trump

The Media is against Trump

The establishment Democrats are against Trump

The establishment Republicans are against Trump

The Pope is against Trump

The UN is against Trump

The EU is against Trump

China is against Trump

Mexico is against Trump

Soros is against Trump

Black Lives Matter is against Trump

MoveOn.Org is against Trump

Koch Bro’s are against Trump

Hateful, racist, violent Liberals are against Trump

Bonus points

Cher says she will leave the country

Mylie Cyrus says she will leave the country

Whoopi says she will leave the country

Rosie says she will leave the country

Al Sharpton says he will leave the country

Gov. Brown says California will build a wall

Sounds like the kinda president the US needs!–Ted Nugent

(Hahaaa… I love it)

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Here’s the original article…

THE GUARDIAN – By Ben Jacobs. a political reporter for Guardian US based in Washington DC.

The rise of Donald Trump is a battle for the soul of the Republican party http://gu.com/p/4t39n/stw

2 Apr 2016

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UPDATE MAY 27, 2016

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TRUMP SHOWS HIS TRUE COLORS IN HIS FIRST ENERGY POLICY SPEECH

ANYTHING GOES… SUMS UP TRUMP’S ENERGY “POLICY”

Donald Trump pledged to cancel the Paris climate agreement, endorsed drilling off the Atlantic coast and said he would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built in return for “a big piece of the profits” for the American people. And he said he would save the coal industry. Because “those are great people.”

“I have never heard more contradiction in one hour than I heard in the speech,” Sierra Club director told the Guardian.

“There are pools of oil industry wastewater that are deeper than Trump’s grasp of energy.”

ALTZAR: Having watched this video clip from Trump’s first speech on his energy policy, delivered yesterday to a pro-oil and gas industry audience in North Dakota, all I could say is, “holy cow… what a dunderhead!”

Finally, the mask has dropped. And we had a chance to see the real Donald Trump as I hinted in my February editorial – TRUMP ACTUALLY A “TROJAN HORSE?” – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1flIS.

Ironically, moments before delivering his speech, Trump had just crossed the 1,237-delegate mark which assured him of the Republican nomination long before the national convention.

It is hard to believe such a level of ignorance by the leading candidate for President of United States. Of course, Hillary is worse. She has already taken tons of money from Wall Street and the oil and gas industry, including the Arabs.

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Donald Trump would allow Keystone XL pipeline and end Paris climate deal (The Guardian)

Donald Trump pledged to cancel the Paris climate agreement, endorsed drilling off the Atlantic coast and said he would allow the Keystone XL pipeline to be built in return for “a big piece of the profits” for the American people.

Trump reaches delegate count needed to clinch Republican nomination

At an oil and natural gas conference in North Dakota on Thursday, just minutes after he had celebrated hitting the 1,237 delegate mark needed to formally clinch the party’s nomination, Trump gave a speech on energy policy that was largely shaped by advice from Kevin Cramer, a US representative from the state.

In a press conference before the event, Trump praised the advice of oil tycoon Harold Hamm. Hamm and Cramer then introduced him onstage.

Michael Brune, executive director of the Sierra Club environmentalist group, was taken aback by Trump’s address.

“I have never heard more contradiction in one hour than I heard in the speech,” he told the Guardian.

“There are pools of oil industry wastewater that are deeper than Trump’s grasp of energy.”

For more, see…

Donald Trump: I would end Paris climate deal – video http://gu.com/p/4jy92/stw

WHAT TO DO ON NOV 8?

This is how I said in conclusion of that February editorial… “IS TRUMP ACTUALLY A ‘TROJAN HORSE’?” —
“What do I think would actually happen?
Trump will get the Republican nomination. And I will sit on my hands again come Nov 8.” – see http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1fl

Bottom line? Vote for any third party candidate who emerges between now and November.

Or don’t vote at all. Which is what the majority of Americans has already done. Over 63% of us boycotted the 2014 midterm elections, the lowest turnout since 1824 (see DISGUST & APATHY: BIG WINNERS IN 2014 ELECTIONS).

That’s because voting for either a Democrat or a Republican will only serve to legitimize the New World Order’s electoral farce and tighten the plutocrats’ noose around our collective necks. A silent protest is better than a vote for an oppressor.

For more, sew… http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1fl

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UPDATE JUNE 25, 2016
To all of my friends who fell for the “Feel the Bern” rhetoric in the last few months, just as many did for Obama in 2008…

BERNIE SANDERS: HILLARY’S “TROJAN HORSE” SHOWS HIS TRUE FACE

“I’ll vote for Hillary Clinton” (he said in an MSNBC TV interview)
It pains me when something like this happens. I feel no joy writing another “I told you so” comment. For, I remember vividly saying the same things about Obama back in 2008 when so many people around this country were euphoric about his presidential aspiration.
Over the next eight years, this Wall Street stooge let them all down. And yet they fell for the same trick again when Bernie Sanders hoisted the flag of “real change.”
You know the old saying, “fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”
Right now, I feel a sense of shame – that so many of my countrymen have proven once again to be so gullible. For, in the end, Sanders also proved to be merely Hillary’s “Trojan Horse.”
No surprise there.
I concluded my Feb 24 Truth in Media editorial – “IS TRUMP ACTUALLY A ‘TROJAN HORSE?’” – by saying “ANYBODY BUT A DEMOCRAT OR A REPUBLICAN” (see the image) – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1fl .
Maybe now I can add a subhead to that piece: “BERNIE: HILLARY’S TROJAN HORSE”.

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Also see… WHITE HOUSE AND ISLAM: A LONG-TERM LOVE AFFAIR BETWEEN MONEY AND OIL – http://wp.me/p3QU1S-16V* * *

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TRUMP REACHES OUT TO RUSSIA

Truth in Media Editorial

TRUMP REACHES OUT TO RUSSIA

Congressional “death merchants'” war dogs start barking, fearing peace may break out

Truth be told, they and the lamestream media started barking against a possible Trump-Tillerson foreign policy ticket well before today’s announcement. And now, their worst fears have come true. They are losing control of US foreign policy, their sacred turf since almost a century ago. Neither Trump nor Tillerson are members of their “elite” New World Order clubs.

It was almost comical to see the headlines and the comments in the lamestream media about Donald Trump’s ultimate pick for Secretary of State, the Exxon-Mobil chairman Rex Tillerson.

Congressional war dogs, who have been for decades barking out venom against Russia as obedient servants of American corporate “death merchants,” are terrified that peace may finally break out. Which would mean they’d be, of course, out of work. So now they are threatening a fight over Tillerson’s confirmation.

Well, that’s sort of predictable. Having lost the election, they are now trying to sabotage the work Trump is trying to do. They will lose. As they did in November.

Maybe the Secretary of State confirmation hearings will give Rex Tillerson a chance to earn the nickname T-Rex (Tyrannosaurus Rex) – the most fearsome of all prehistoric animals. Hopefully Rex will devour the NWO congressional war dogs for breakfast, and then he and Trump together will finish off their puppet masters for dinner. 🙂 That’s my wishful thinking anyway.

And then – peace may finally break out. God willing.

If that were to come to pass, I could even forgive Trump giving Hillary a free out of jail pass.

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NEWS STORY (London Guardian)

Trump picks Tillerson for state department

Donald Trump has nominated Rex Tillerson, the president and chief executive of ExxonMobil, as secretary of state. “His tenacity, broad experience and deep understanding of geopolitics make him an excellent choice for secretary of state,” the president-elect said in a statement.

The selection of the ExxonMobil president marks the end of a drawn-out search to fill the position, during which time Trump considered several potential contenders, including former presidential candidate Mitt Romney – who was very critical of Trump during the election campaign – former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani and former CIA chief David Petraeus.

However, Tillerson’s approval by the Senate is far from guaranteed. His close ties to Russia, where he has completed a number of projects and was awarded the Order of Friendship by Vladimir Putin in 2013, as well as his lack of experience will be cause for concern for senators from both parties.

http://click.mail.theguardian.com/?qs=866292455f4a3041d69b6f59a49075798e446175a1f8926df4678b2e3a5a63c0

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UPDATE DEC 14, 2016

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TRUMP PUTS HIS FOOT DOWN ON CODDLING CHINA AND DEMONIZING RUSSIA

T-REX APPOINTMENT AND TAIWAN CALL COULD CAUSE A RIFT NOT JUST BETWEEN CHINA AND U.S. BUT ALSO BETWEEN CHINA AND RUSSIA

For a man who was said to have no foreign policy experience, Donald Trump made two presidentially deft geopolitical moves this month. Both are aimed at neutralizing China’s growing power in the world and stopping the demonization of Russia.  So Trump is already starting to shake up the world even if he is not even president yet.

“ONE CHINA” CHALLENGE

Trump’s first bold move was to take a phone call on Dec. 2 from Taiwan’s President, Tsai Ing-wen. This set off alarms in Beijing. Red China’s leaders are now fearing that Trump may be challenging their longstanding “one China” policy.

If so, Trump will playing Nixon’s “China-card” in reverse, by wooing Moscow to isolate Beijing. And not just Nixon’s card. George H. Bush not only looked the other way when Chinese communist leaders massacred thousands of Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrators on June 4, 1989. He rewarded them with hundreds of billions of dollars in foreign investments that turned China into a virtual factory of the world over the next decade (see China: Real Cold War Winner – Russia Is Still a Bogey, March 2002 – https://goo.gl/Gct43i).

This writer had spent a lot of ink in his global business and geopolitical articles in the 1990s railing against the foolhardiness of such policies (see, for example,  Who Lost China?, Aug 1999 – https://goo.gl/skw76B,  Killing Russia Softly, Apr 1997 – https://goo.gl/C0Erm9).

REACHING OUT TO RUSSIA

Xi Jinping, China’s president, referred to Russia and China as “friends forever.” That assertion will now have to pass a Trump test.

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Because Trump’s second foreign policy move this month – appointing the ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson Secretary of State – threatens to cause a possible rift between Russia and China. Until now, the two bedrock members of anti-New World Order BRICS organization – Russia and China – have been close allies, united in their resistance to the U.S. global hegemony.

But Tillerson enjoys historic ties with Vladimir Putin and Russia, where he was awarded the Order of Friendship, he enjoys no such history with China (see ‘Friends forever’? China wary of Rex Tillerson wooing away Russia, Guardian, Dec 14, 2016). And we already know what his new boss thinks of China.

WEAPONIZING US TREASURIES AGAINST CHINA

In fact, some commentators say that Trump may be Weaponizing China’s $1.16 Trillion of US Treasuries (e.g., Daniel Kruger, Forbes CONTRIBUTOR).

China is the largest holder of US Treasuries. It held $1.16 trillion of U.S. government debt as of September. For more than a decade, politicians have expressed concern that China and other foreign government could use their significant stakes in Treasuries against the U.S. by dumping them on the market. Such a move would potentially drive borrowing costs in the U.S. higher, they argued.

True. But this would also hurt China’s exports – the sacred cow of its communist government. Because should China try to dump the Treasuries, it would weaken the dollar and bolster its currency, known variously as the yuan and the renminbi. Which means the price of Chinese goods would rise, thus diminishing their global market appeal.

So selling off treasuries would be China cutting off its nose to spite itself. Or shooting itself in the foot to hurt the U.S. Chinese leaders are ruthless communists but they are not stupid. And Trump knows it. So he is using their massive treasuries holdings as a weapon with which to wag their tail.

So do you still think America’s president-elect is inexperienced in foreign affairs?

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Truth in Media Editorial – Part 3

UPDATE DEC 14, 2016 

HOW U.S. (Bill Clinton) RIGGED RUSSIA’S 1996 ELECTION FOR YELTSIN’S SECOND TERM

What’s good for the goose isn’t good for the gander?

During presidential campaign, and even now, the lamestream media keep fabricating stories about Russia’s alleged rigging of the U.S. election without offering any proof. Perhaps that’s because the establishment stooges remember how they did just that in Russia 20 years ago.

In early 1996, Boris Yeltsin’s approval rate was in the single digits. He had carried out a presidential coup, started a sham war in Chechnya, and had helped oligarchs pillage the nation which brought the economy to its knees, with people like this little girl in Moscow starving and forced to beg for food.

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Yet in July 1996, he was elected president for the second time. How did this happen?

“It took one of the most unfair, costliest and most fraudulent election battles in the history of democracy,” writes Mark Nicholas on Dec 12, 2016 in RUSSIA INSIDER. “All with the complicity of the United States which backed the Russian alcoholic in chief every step of the way (as it had during the ’93 coup).”

(see If Russia Did Rig the US Election It Would Only Be Payback for Yeltsin’s Second Term: http://russia-insider.com/en/if-russia-did-rig-us-election-it-would-only-be-payback-yeltsins-second-term/ri18129).

Alleging Russia’s complicity in Donald Trump’s win is merely a sign of desperation. Like Don Quixote, the New World Order establishment are swinging at the windmills. They won’t be doing it for much longer.

Even before Trump has been sworn in, he is starting to drive the New World Order snakes out of America, just as Saint Patrick did in Ireland in the 5th century (see the Truth in Media editorial New World Order Snakes to Be Expelled from America, Oct 24, 2016).  That’s a hopeful sign.

Let us pray that he continues draining the swamp faithfully after he assumes office.

For more, see… https://goo.gl/8bWPso

PS: By the way, Russia, Serbia and China were the only countries that expected Trump to win. Take a look at this chart.

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Truth in Media Editorial – Part 4

UPDATE DEC 15, 2016 

TOWARD A TRIPOLAR WORLD

If Donald Trump is really as smart as his early moves suggest, he will realize that alienating China will NOT “Make America Great Again,” his election slogan. Only a true partnership between the three global power centers will. Which, at the present time means, the U.S., Russia and China.

Why?

Because since time immemorial, triangles have been the building blocks that offer both strength and stability.

Think Trinity if you are religiously inclined. Think Giza Pyramids if you are a history buff. Think Merkaba*, an ancient symbol of creation, if you are spiritually endowed. Think milking stool, if you are a farmer. A milking stool has three legs for one simple reason. It’s nearly impossible to knock it over. Which comes handy with a restless cow. Or a world in a state of flux.

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The 20th century has shown us that bipolar worlds do not work. Superpowers do not last. Before you know it, one partner will switch sides and turn on the other. They are easy to knock down and can lead to anarchy. And to world wars.

So if Trump really wants to make America great again, he must do so by mending fences with all nations, especially the most power-hungry ones. Like China. Not by appeasing them. Not by bombing them. Nor bribing them with U.S. investments. But by using the U.S. assets as leverage against China’s power plays so as to keep its ambitions in check.

Let us hope and pray that Trump is as wise as he is smart.

*NOTE: Merkaba is a geometrically precise field that is formed from the pattern of the first eight cells of the fertilized zygote. The location of these eight cells is in the geometrical center of the human body in the base or root chakra. The eight cells also provide the center point for all of the energy fields and grids that surround the body. Thus, the Merkaba field is the matrix of creation.

Merkaba is both an Egyptian and Hebrew word for the field of light energy and information that radiates from the human body as the star tetrahedron, also known as the Star of David. Here it is as the sacred place at the Earth’s solar chakra at the Rainbow Shower in Maui. Around the two triangles is the circle which provides the balance between them. And around the circles are the 12 petals of the Zodiac system, completing the ancient Sanskrit symbol of Anahata – the heart chakra.

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