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.

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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

SHIFTING AMERICA’S RACIAL BALANCE AWAY FROM EUROPEAN ROOTS

SAUDI ARABIA HAS 2.3 TIMES AS MANY STUDENTS ATTENDING AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES AS OUR NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR – CANADA

No European country among the top 10 of foreign students at American colleges

We not only have tacitly sanctioned illegal immigration in this country, we have a legal infiltration of our society by foreigners who do not share our culture. This kind of “negative selection” of foreign students is no accident. The “liberalization” of our society is not just limited to the liberal lamestream media. It is also a drumbeat of our colleges which are clearly aiming to change the demographics of our higher education away from our traditional values.

And here’s proof of it…

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The number of international students attending American universities has been rising steadily. Just under 975,000 international students were enrolled in U.S. universities last year and that number has now increased to 1,043,839.

China supplies the most international students to U.S. universities (328,547), followed by India (165,918)and Saudi Arabia (61,287).

Wait a minute, take a good long look at this chart. Canada, our next door neighbor and a country with which we share not just a common border but a common culture, has about 27,000 students and American universities.

Saudi Arabia, a country that is implicated in the most egregious attack on America on 9/11, and is more than 7,200 miles away from the American Heartland, has 2.3 times as many of its nationals as Canada attending American universities.

Shocked? I was. No wonder Obama also tried to prevent the Saudis from being sued for their role in the 9/11 murders.

On the other hand, it is not surprising that China and India, the #1 and #2 on the list, had even more foreign students in the U.S. Because these are also the world’s most populous countries. And their students have shown themselves to be very hard working and successful in their academic fields. And quite willing to adapt and blend into the American cultural milieu.

NO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES IN TOP 10

But the real shocker in these university statistics is that there are NO EUROPEAN COUNTRIES among the top 10. And Europeans have been the traditional source of American immigration for centuries.

In 2014, 1.3 million foreign-born individuals moved to the United States, an 11 percent increase from 1.2 million in 2013. India was the leading country of origin for new immigrants, with 147,500 arriving in 2014, followed by China with 131,800, Mexico with 130,000, Canada with 41,200, and the Philippines with 40,500.

Again, no European countries among them. A “coincidence” or deliberate policy? The latter, of course.

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European immigrants numbered only 4.8 million in 2014, out of a total immigrant population of 42.4 million. The share of Europeans among the total U.S. foreign-born population plunged from 75 percent in 1960 to 11 percent in 2014, as immigration from Latin America and Asia surged to new prominence after the Immigration Act of 1965 abolished national-origin quotas that gave preference to European migration.

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DELIBERATE SHIFTING OF RACIAL BALANCE IN AMERICA

In my August 1997 Washington Times column titled “Dancing ‘Round the Golden Calf,” I touched on that issue as well:

“The U.S. Immigration Act of 1965, signed into law by the Democratic President, Lyndon B. Johnson, launched “a demographic event of seismic proportions,” says Peter Brimelow, a Forbes magazine editor, in his best-selling book, “Alien Nation.” Mr. Brimelow calls this process the “browning of America.”

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Immigration from Europe, the traditional source of American immigrants who shared the cultural heritage with the original American settlers, was immediately choked off by this act. By late 1980s, immigration from Europe was dipping below 10 percent of total inflow.

Meanwhile, immigration from Third-World countries soared. As a result, the U.S. government now officially projects that the American whites will be on the verge of becoming a minority (53 percent) by year 2050, if the current trends continue.” (see http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1ST).

The preceding statistics provide indisputable proof that the half-century old New World Order project of “Browning of America,” carried out by the Democratic administration of LBJ,  has been a resounding success.  The European share of U.S. immigration has plunged from 75% to 11% during the last 55 years. And is continuing to shrink, both overall and in terms of foreign students at the American universities.

The 1965 Immigration Act, while pretending to espouse equality, was actually INHERENTLY racists: “The act also for the first time established a cap for immigrants from independent countries of the Western Hemisphere, with an annual limit of 120,000 visas.” In order to tip the scales, it started to DISCRIMINATE, as you see, against the, until then, favored immigrants. And this law is still on the books today. As you can see from the statistics in this article.

So not only is the European culture under attack on the Old Continent, as I have written in the 1990s, its projection in the once predominantly Christian country – United States – has also been rapidly eroded by similar designs of the New World Order “elite.”

The more than million of mostly Muslim migrants that flooded Europe in 2015 were just the latest of the six claws trying to tear the Old Continent’s Christian culture apart (see A Bear in Sheep’s Clothing (1998), and Europe: All Pain, No Gain (2014, 2016)).

Our new president-elect Donald Trump has spoken out against it during the campaign (see Christianity Under Siege). Now it remains to be seen if he will translate his words into action and start to return America back to its roots.

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PS: Many countries around the world have HIGHLY RESTRICTIVE immigration laws. For a good reason – they want to protect their culture and the way of life.

Anyone who tried to immigrate into Israel if he/she were are not Jewish can attest to that? Or into Japan? Not to mention China…or Russia? We, Americans, have been brainwashed by the New World Order “elite” over the last half century into believing that it is somehow shameful or bad to be proud of our mostly European heritage. Instead, we are supposed to worship the Golden Calf… http://wp.me/p3QU1S-1ST

To which I say, “Nuts!” – quoting the unforgettable General Anthony Clement “Nuts” McAuliffe during the siege of Bastogne in December 1944.

CHRISTIANITY UNDER SIEGE (II)

WHAT DO YOU SEE? WRITE A CAPTION TO THIS IMAGE…

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What I see is a takeover of America by anti-Christian forces in the last quarter century or so using the duplicitous presidents of the United States to do their dirty work. New World Order religion

Of course, these traitors of America are not self-professed Muslims. Instead, they hide their true feelings in a closet and publicly pretend to be Christians. And since Donald Trump has very publicly spoken out in defense of Christians in America, they are panicking. For the end of their reign may be nigh. And a possibility of American Christians regaining their power is sending the money-worshipping New World Order leaders into apoplexy. 

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CHRISTIANITY IS UNDER SIEGE IN AMERICA: THIS WRITER AND DONALD TRUMP AGREE, HILLARY DOES NOT

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Almost 19 years ago, I wrote a column for the Washington Times titled “CHRISTIANITY UNDER SIEGE.” It was published on Jan 4, 1998.  Here’s an excerpt:

Evidently, hate is back in vogue in America. But this time, hate is displaying its ugly face as a dictatorship of minorities. Incredibly perhaps, in a country which has been inhabited by a Christian majority for centuries, anti-Christian venom is being spread across America. And not just across America. It is a global anti-Christian virus being disseminated deliberately by the New World Order elite.”

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On January 18 of this year, speaking at the Liberty University in Virginia, Donald Trump used the exact same phrase:

“Christianity, it’s under siege,” Trump proclaimed early in his speech to a crowd of about 10,000. “We’re going to protect Christianity,” he said. “If you look at what’s going on throughout the world…Christianity is under siege.”

Okay, it’s pretty clear, therefore, that Trump and this writer see eye-to-eye on this issue. What about the other candidate (Hillary)?

Well, she takes the opposite view, of course. In a speech in New York in Apr 2015, she said that “Christians must deny their Faith through the enforcement of laws.” And that “change of Christian beliefs is the unfinished business of the 21st century.”

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HILLARY AND CHELSEA CLINTON INTRODUCED QU’RAN, MUSLIM HOLIDAYS TO  WHITE HOUSE IN 1996

Hillary was openly pro-Muslim when she was the First Lady in the 1990s. Here’s an excerpt from “Ayatollah Klintonmeini“, an April 1996 Truth in Media editorial:

Hillary Clinton is the woman who proudly brought Islam into the White House (in 1996). And she is now running to return to the White House as our next president.

Naturally, this raises a lot of questions and generates anxieties across America, especially after 9/11, and after our sitting president, who was raised by a Muslim father in a Muslim country, fought the Congress tooth and nail to prohibit the families of the 9/11 victims from suing the Saudi government.

OBAMA, RAISED A MUSLIM, SAID in 2008 HILLARY NOT TO BE TRUSTED AND NOT FIT TO BE PRESIDENT

So where does Hillary really stand on Islam?

In a word – everywhere. Meaning, she has been talking out of both sides of her mouth on this issue as on everything else.

“She will say anything and change nothing. Hillary can’t be trusted and isn’t qualified to be President,” Obama said in 2008 when the two squared off in the Democratic Primary.

WHAT ARE HILLARY’S TRUE FEELINGS ABOUT ISLAM?

If elected, will she be America’s first openly pro-Islamic president?

In a Word – NO! Like All New World Order Leaders, Hillary Believes in Nothing; Except in the Almighty Dollar and the Power Money Can Buy

Why not?

Because in her heart, assuming she has one, Hillary is no more Muslim than she is Buddhist. Or Catholic.  Or Jewish. Or Scientologist…

People like Hillary or Obama or Bush’s are picked because they are trained believe in nothing (see my Washington Times Dec 1996 OpEd piece “The Nothing Philosophy“).

Well, nothing spiritual anyway. They believe only in money and power. Or more specifically, the power money can buy.  That’s what makes them such useful marionettes for the New World Order’s gray men to manipulate pulling their strings from behind the scene.

So if it’s money, and only money, that matters to people like Hillary, let’s follow the money trail…

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LOOK WHO IS BUYING THE ELECTION FOR HILLARY

Hillary’s love affair with Wall Street money and moguls is well known and documented, including by the Truth in Media (see HILLARY TRYING TO CATCH UP TO OBAMA IN WALL STREET SPONSORSHIP, July 25, 2015, http://wp.me/p3QU1S-15J).  So let’s focus here on some of her foreign donors.

It so happens, that many of Clinton’s largest financial supporters are middle-eastern Muslims, thus the impression that she is an Islamophile.  But she and her foundation have also received money from Mexico, Turkey and even Russia.

Never mind that foreign political contributions are ILLEGAL.  In a corrupt society, nothing is illegal. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. The Clintons are certainly showing the nation how to flaunt the law.

Take a look at some of the people and foreign countries who are buying Hillary’s election.

QATAR Dictatorship Which Supports ISIS and Al Qaeda Gave $1 Million to Bill Clinton as “Birthday Gift” for 5-min Meeting

  • In April 2012, representatives from Qatar wanted to get “five minutes” with former President Bill Clinton while in New York to present him with a $1 million check for his foundation as a “birthday gift.” (The New York Times, Oct 15, 2016 –  Email About Qatari Offer Shows Thorny Ethical Issues Clinton Foundation Faced –  http://nyti.ms/2e8ngsB). And Qatar, a country which supports ISIS and Al Qaeda, also contributed between $1 and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation. 

 


Saudi regime and other Gulf tyrannies donate millions to the Clinton Foundation 

  • The Saudi regime by itself has donated between $10 million and $25 million to the Clinton Foundation, with donations coming as late as 2014, as she prepared her presidential run.
  • A group called “Friends of Saudi Arabia,” co-founded “by a Saudi Prince,” gave an additional amount between $1 million and $5 million.
  • The Clinton Foundation says that between $1 million and $5 million was also donated by “the State of Qatar.”
  • The United Arab Emirates, and the government of Brunei.
  • “The State of Kuwait” has donated between $5 million and $10 million.

Source: The Intercept (Glenn Greenwald, the Guardian journalist who broke the Snowden story) – Why did the Saudi regime and other Gulf tyrannies donate millions to the Clinton Foundation? (Aug 25, 2016) – http://interc.pt/2bj75c5 


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Mexico’s richest man and largest New York Times shareholder gives millions to the Clintons

  • Talk about double corruption and collusion. Mexico’s richest man, Carlos Slim, who gave millions to the Clinton Foundation and in campaign contributions, is also the largest shareholder of one of the most prominent lamestream media whores – the New York Times. And then we wonder why the lamestream media are so overtly pro-Clinton and anti-Trump?

HILLARY: THE MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN HISTORY OF THE U.S.

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Add to it the collusion between Hillary and the State Department and the FBI (Justice Dept), and then you will understand why Newt Gingrich said on Fox News on Friday:

“Hillary Clinton is THE most corrupt candidate ever to run for president of the United States” (Newt Gingrich, Oct 14, 2016 on Fox News, @12:15 mins).

Check out this 22-second sound bite from that Fox News program:

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Gingrich on Hillary: The Most Corrupt Candidate Ever to Run for President (sound bite) – a video clip by Truth in Media from a Fox News Oct 14, 2016 Hannity show – Oct 18, 2016
And here’s not a longer (55 second) excerpt from Gingrich’s remarks which puts the above comment in a context:
Gingrich on Hillary: The Most Corrupt Candidate Ever to Run for President (sound bite) – a video clip by Truth in Media from a Fox News Oct 14, 2016 Hannity show – Oct 18, 2016
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According to the liberal media polls, Hillary is leading Trump across the country. Which is why Gingrich also warned not to trust the lamestream media whores’ polls.

“The year John Engler won the race against the incumbent (Michigan) governor, on Sunday morning before the (Tuesday) election, the Detroit liberal paper came out and said that Engler was going to lose by 14 points,” Gingrich said (Oct 14). “Two days later, he won by 1 point. It’s a 15-point spread.” [Gingrich, Fox News – https://youtu.be/W9msnfCR4OE, 17:00 min].

Of course, they were trying to depress the Republicans, trying get them to stay home, Gingrich explained. It did not work. Just as the major media polls in Britain about the now famous Brexit in June were wrong. And not just there…

Pollsters have been misfiring around the world for more than two years now. They incorrectly forecast the 2014 US midterm elections, plus elections in Turkey, Scotland, Canada, and Israel. Besides Brexit, they also got Greece wrong—not once, but twice.

Finally, the pollsters were wrong about Trump winning the primaries and the Republican nomination.

Bottom line? Ignore the liberal media polls. Go to the polls on Nov 7 and vote your conscience.

Hopefully, it won’t be for the most corrupt candidate in the United States history,  an anti-Christian indebted to Muslim dictatorships which finance America’s worst enemies, who now wants to be the boss of all of us.

“Voting for Hillary would be like voting for a national suicide,” I told a banking friend today over lunch.

“But there are a lot of ignorant people in our country after half a century of being dumbed-down by the forces of the New World Order,” I added. “So we’ll see.”

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WHAT TRUMP NEEDS TO DO TO WIN THIS THING

Election 2016: Playing the TRUMP CARD

Newt Gingrich and 2 female political experts give Donald Trump advice on what to do to overcome corrupt media and Hillary Clinton – Oct 18, 2016 – 2-min video clips by Bob Djurdjevic from Fox News Oct 14, 2016 broadcast


 

APPENDIX A

What are Hillary’s true feelings about Islam? If elected, will she be America’s first openly pro-Islamic president?

In a Word – NO! Like All New World Order Leaders, Hillary Believes in Nothing; Except the Almighty Dollar and the Power Money Can Buy

HILLARY AND CHELSEA CLINTON INTRODUCED QU’RAN, MUSLIM HOLIDAYS TO  WHITE HOUSE IN 1996

Hillary was openly pro-Muslim when she was the First Lady in the 1990s. Here’s an excerpt from that “Ayatollah Klintonmeini“, an Apr 1996 Truth in Media editorial:

“I have to admit that a good deal of what my husband and I have learned (about sotu-guest-9_c0-133-1984-1289_s561x327Islam) has come from my daughter,” said Hillary Clinton, addressing the members of the American Muslim Council (AMC) at the first-ever White House celebration of Eid al-Fitr (a Muslim religious holiday) on February 20, 1996.

“(As) some of you who are our friends know, she (Chelsea) took a course last year in Islamic history.”

So Chelsea has been educating her parents about Islam ever since, the First Lady explained. As she accepted the two AMC gifts of Qur’an, the Muslim holy book, Mrs. Clinton said:

Hillary MuslmI am honored to have these gifts (of Qur’an)… one for my husband, and one for me, as Chelsea already has her copy.” (Feb 1996)

Meanwhile, Steven Emerson, producer of the PBS documentary, “Jihad in America,” said in his Wall Street Journal OpEd column, published on March 13, 1996, that “AMC is a radical group that supports radical Islamic terrorist movements.” AMC’s own newsletter says its “primary goal is political advocacy.”

In other words, while Islamic terrorists blow up the World Trade Center (in 1993), for example, not to mention their hijacking, killing and maiming of Americans overseas, the Clinton family reveled in celebrating Islam at the White House.

The brewing scandal involving her top aide Huma Abedin’s alleged links to Muslim Brotherhood, who has also been accused of receiving overpayments while at State Department (see below), awakened some old memories in the Truth in Media editor’s mind.

So there you have it, a woman who brought Islam into the White House now wants to return to the White House as our next president.

img_0427Hillary & AbedinHow do you suppose that would sit with the families of the 9/11 victims, or of the thousands of American soldiers who perished and are still dying during the never-ending “War on Terror?”

How do you suppose they would react to having a woman as their chief commanding officer who has been a decades long sympathizer of Islamic radicals? And who still maintains a close personal relationship with one of them? (Huma Abedin).

Meanwhile, if the Clintons were to use their Qur’ans for more than just as library shelf stuffers, they may find themselves in danger of flogging, being stoned or “thrown from high places”, according to Islamic laws. And not just because of their sexual transgressions which made their White House look like a whorehouse.

Which is why it is hard to believe that any self-respecting Muslim would rejoice to see a woman of Hillary Clinton’s character return to the White House, this time as president. God forbid.

CONCLUSION: Like All New World Order Leaders, Hillary Believes in Nothing; Except the Almighty Dollar and the Power Money Can Buy

The answer to that question is a definite NO. No, if elected, Hillary would not be America’s first pro-Islamic president. Because all of her predecessors already were. It’s just that since 9/11, they’ve been forced into a closet.

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Second, because all New World Order White House occupants have only one religion: The Almighty Dollar.

They “worship the Almighty Dollar, son of Usury, enslaver of Free Man, in shrines like Wall Street.” (from “Dancing ‘Round the Golden Calf,” Washington Times, Aug 1997).

Everything else is posturing. One day, they may appear pro-Muslim. The next, pro-Jewish. Or pro-Christian. Or pro-Voodoo. Because anything goes as long as they can gain and hold on to power to rule and lord over other men and women.

So it seems apt to close with this excerpt from my OpEd piece “The Nothing Philosophy,” Washington Times, Dec 1996. It is a dialogue between a reporter and an adherent of the New World Order “religion” who goes by the name Levi Desnic (a ‘Lefty Rightwing’ in loose translation from Serbian):

“But surely, you must believe in something?’

‘I believe in the same thing Clinton believes in,’ Levi Desnic replies.

‘Oh, yeah? And what is that?’

‘The Almighty Dollar.’

‘The Almighty Dollar?’

‘Or a Deutsch Mark… Or a Yen… We are not that particular. We’ll take anything Wall Street gives us. It’s the money that makes the world go around, man! Crosses, crescents, flags, anthems… these are all archaic symbols for the backward masses. In our New World, we’ll do away with all of them.’

‘The masses or the symbols?’

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ABEDIN IS NO STRANGER TO CONTROVERSY, AND NEITHER ARE THE CLINTONS

OOPSIE DAISY: ANOTHER “CRIMINAL” EPITHET ATTACHED TO HILLARY CLINTON, COULD OPEN AN OLD CAN OF (ISLAMIC) WORMS

WASHINGTON, Aug 1, 2015 – The finding that Huma Abedin, a longtime Clinton confidante who now serves as vice chairwoman of her presidential campaign, had improperly collected taxpayer money could prove damaging to Clinton’s candidacy, as Republicans charge that government rules were routinely bent to benefit Clinton and her aides.

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Anthony Weiner, Abedin’s ex-husband, a former member of the House of Representatives, resigned in disgrace in June 2011 after he sent dirty texts to one and possibly more women including a 21-year-old female co-ed in Seattle who received a photo of his erect penis inside his boxer shorts.

WEINER & ABEDIN: Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/27/sources-hillary-clinton-has-hush-hush-deal-with-huma-abedin-to-keep-weiner-limp/#ixzz3ha46FChZ

ABEDIN”S TIES TO MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

If only Abedin and her husband’s sex scandal were the worst of it. This Clinton aide is also accused of links to Muslim Brotherhood.

The Accuracy in Media reported in July 2013 that Abedin worked for many years at a journal that promotes Islamic-supremacist ideology that was founded by a top al-Qaeda financier, Abdullah Omar Naseef. Naseef ran the Rabita Trust, a formally designated foreign terrorist organization under American law. Ms. Abedin and Naseef overlapped at the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs (JMMA) for at least seven years.

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Although born in the United States, Huma Abedin grew up in Saudi Arabia, intellectual and financial home of Wahhabism, one of the most extreme forms of Islam.

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ABEDIN & MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD: http://www.aim.org/guest-column/the-huma-unmentionables/

An Excerpt from the Accuracy in Media editorial (July 25, 2013):

“When a handful of House conservatives tried to draw the attention of the State Department’s inspector general to some of these matters – wondering how on earth someone with Ms. Abdein’s background could have qualified for a top-secret security clearance – they were castigated by the Obama White House and the Beltway Republican establishment.

As reaffirmed in the last 24 hours, Ms. Abedin’s connections to prominent Islamic-supremacist figures and groups are deemed unsuitable for public discussion – Egyptians may be able to eject the Muslim Brotherhood, but in today’s Washington it is raising questions about the Muslim Brotherhood that gets you run out of town.

HumaAbedSalehaAbedinHillaryClintonNaturally, what did get Washington chattering was a scandal far more typical in Clinton circles — the lucrative arrangement Ms. Abedin struck with Mrs. Clinton’s State Department that allowed her, after returning from maternity leave, to draw a $135,000 State Department salary while remaining in New York, not actually working at Foggy Bottom, and moonlighting as a “strategic consultant” for an outfit called Teneo – founded by Bill Clinton’s chum Doug Band.

What a racket. The marriage to Huma Abedin, a Clinton insider, enables Anthony Weiner to resurrect a debased career and deflect attention from his psychotic antics even as he continues them. The marriage to Anthony Weiner, a prominent Jewish progressive, enables Huma Abedin to deflect attention from her associations with various Islamic supremacists even as, during her tenure as a top State Department official, American policy embraces Islamic supremacists.”

ABEDIN & MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD: http://www.aim.org/guest-column/the-huma-unmentionables/

Stand by for more, including how Chelsea and Hillary Clinton introduced the Muslim holiday celebrations at the White House in 1996 – a Truth in Media report, Apr 1996 – http://www.truthinmedia.org/Bulletins/tim96-04a.html

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A Facebook friend from Florida commented today on this Twitter post I made yesterday…

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Also see…

Obama Muslim connection muslim-brotherhoodEverybody knows that Barack Hussein Obama’s father was a Muslim. Hussein is a Muslim name, which comes from the name of Ali’s son–Hussein Ibn Ali.

Which is perhaps why America’s sitting president is often accused of being a closet Muslim. The image on the right is just a random sampling of the many stories published on that topic.

Tim cartoonRiyadhBush-Unocal-EnronEverybody also knows that the Bush family have deep ties with Arab oil money and sheiks, including the Bin Laden family.

During my frequent visits to the State Department and the US embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, in the early 1990s, I saw firsthand that the place was stacked with pro-Islamic officials.

It was for that reason that in Jan 1993, yes over 22 years ago (!), 17 years before this writer got his first Photoshop software, that the Truth in Media editor designed and published this crude Bush White House cartoon (right).

The cartoon suggested hyperbolically that our capital had shifted to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It also depicted our current form of government as a PLUTOCRACY.

The article was published during the waning days of George H. Bush’s reign, just before Bill Clinton’s presidency began. The green “Chelsea Mosque” was added to the White House in April 1996 (for reason why, read on).

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WAR, WAR, WAR… GREAT FOR BUSINESS NOT SO MUCH FOR CONSCIENCE

WHO IS THE WORLD’S LARGEST EMPLOYER?

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WHAT IF WE SHUNNED AND SHAMED THE PEOPLE AMONG OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHO ARE PART OF THE WAR MACHINE?

As long as war is good for business, it will thrive. So to stop wars, humanity must remove the profit incentive.

Easier said than done, I know. Wars have been thriving since time immemorial.

But what if we used conscience as a criterion in choosing what we want to do for a living and who to work for?

Again, easier said than done, especially if you’re unemployed and hungry.

Still, maybe there is a way, however idealistic it may seem.

Businesses need employees, right? Big businesses employ large numbers of people. Which means that all those involved in the business of war profit from the killings and destruction, not just the bosses who give orders, are complicit in war crimes. Every time they cash their paycheck.

And so are the death merchants’ shareholders. Every time they cash their dividends.

“I was just following orders”-excuse didn’t cut it at Nuremberg after World War II. So why should it work today?

Everyone employed in the war machines of the world is complicit in crimes against humanity, not just the bosses who gave the orders or operatives who did the killings. 

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That includes our neighbors, friends, family, acquaintances. What if we were to shun them and let them know it is because of their choice of employment?

Some they might start to feel shame rather than pride in their work, which is what the war machine wants people to believe. And who knows, those with conscience might even quit. After all, most people are not “born killers.”

And then, like a tree without leaves, businesses who feed off of wars would whither NWO_humaniratian_missionand die. In theory anyway.

As I said, it is idealistic, but easy to do. That kind of quiet protest against war could be more effective than any loud, public placard-waving denunciation of war. 

The best part is that everyone can engage in it. Because most of us know people who are involved in the business of war directly or indirectly.

That also means large portions of the population. How large? Whole nations of people. 

If we were to look at just the Pentagon and its top defense contractors, for example, that would be over 6 million people!

Guess who the world’s largest employer is?

The US Department of Defense boasts a workforce of 3.2 million people, making it the largest global employer. The Chinese military, the People’s Liberation Army, is in second position with a force of 2.3 million. 

Only Walmart and McDonald’s come third and fourth with 2.1 and 1.9 million employees respectively (the number for McDonald’s includes franchises). They are the only private companies in the top 10. 

ALBRIGHT WAR WAR WAR CARTOONAnd then there are private defense contractors who profit from wars the most. The Top 10 Pentagon “death merchants” alone employ nearly one million people (921,000 – see the list below).  As for the Top 100, we estimate it is probably over 3 million. That’s close to if not bigger than the Pentagon payroll.

And then there are those in supporting industries who also benefit from wars… fast food chains, health care companies, hosting suppliers, media, Hollywood… the war food chain goes on and on.

Of course, that’s nothing new. See the Truth in Media articles from 2002 and 2004 which drew similar conclusions and expressed the same sentiments.

To end the global war economy, we must starve the entire food chain. There are no innocent participants. Which is why we must refuse to participate in the war booty and encourage all those around us to do likewise.

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Also, see…

Feb 3, 2002 Who Says Money Cannot Buy Presidency, Favors? Enron’s Peons, Unocal’s Yokels. Bush League All-Stars. “Death Merchants,” Oil Companies …
NWO_humaniratian_missionApr 19, 2004 Perpetual War for Perpetual Commerce: Private Armies of Private …. Which makes the global wartime economy the fastest growing “new” …
Nov 18, 1998 … its economy in shambles, its people starving and dying enmasse. … After World War I, Germany had to swallow the punishing terms of the …

TOP 10 AMERICAN “DEATH MERCHANTS” AND THEIR EMPLOYMENT IN 2015

Here’s a rundown of the top 10 federal contractors in 2014. Hint: all of the top 10 contractors are for-profit companies, and all of them owe their status to militarty spending – something worth keeping in mind as Congress engages in battle over government spending levels for the Pentagon versus every single other priority, including health care, education, and job creation.

10. Huntington Ingalls Industries, $4.7 billion, 38,000 employees

Huntington Ingalls describes itself as “America’s largest military shipbuilding company.”

9. BAE Systems, $5.0 billion, 84,600 employees

BAE Systems traffics in “defence, aerospace and security solutions” (and yes, they are a British company with significant operations in the U.S.), with products ranging from amphibious combat vehicles to “hyper velocity projectiles.”

8.  L-3 Communications Holdings, $5.8 billion, 48,000 employees

L-3 bills itself as a “prime contractor in aerospace and national security solutions.”  Its products include explosive detection systems and holographic weapons sights, among others.

7. United Technologies Corporation, $6.0 billion, 211,500 employees

UTC is a parent company for defense contractors Pratt & Whitney, UTC Aerospace Systems, and Sikorsky. Pratt & Whitney is the maker of the F-35 jet fighter engine, among others, while Sikorsky is the maker of the Black Hawk helicopter.

6. McKesson Corporation, $6.2 billion, 42,800 employees

On its face, health care solutions company McKesson appears to be the lone non-military contractor among the group. But even McKesson would not be where it is without our country’s penchant for Pentagon spending:  it gets $4.2 billion in contracts from Veterans’ Affairs, and an additional $1.6 billion directly from the Department of Defense.

5. Northrop Grumman Corporation, $10.3 billion, 64,300 employees

Northrop Grumman bills itself as providing “unmanned systems, cybersecurity, C4ISR, and security” solutions. Northrop Grumman makes the Air Force’s A-10 Thunderbolt II (also known as the “Warthog”), among others.

4. Raytheon Company, $12.6 billion, 61,000 employees

Raytheon’s business includes missile defense, electronic warfare, precision weapons, and more, including Tomahawk and Patriot missiles.

3. General Dynamics Corporation, $15.4 billion, 93,000 employees

General Dynamics provides aerospace, combat systems, marine systems, and more, including Abrams tanks, MRAPs (Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected) vehicles, and nuclear submarines through its Electric Boat division.

2. Boeing, $19.6 billion. 165,500 employees

Boeing specializes in fighter jets, rotorcraft, advanced weapons, and missile defense, including Minuteman missiles, the V-22 Osprey aircraft, and the F-15 aircraft.

1. Lockheed Martin, $32.2 billion, 112,000 employees

That’s 7% of all federal contracts, and the equivalent of three percent of discretionary spending in 2014, to just one company. That company saw over $5.5 billion in profit, and paid its CEO more than $34 million in 2014. And the $32 billion it received from the U.S. government made up more than seventy percent of its total sales.

And Lockheed’s signature product? The F-35 jet fighter, which despite being in development since 2001, and being billions of dollars over budget, is not yet combat ready. The F-35’s top initial selling point?

Affordability. Go figure!?

IN A SNUB TO INDIA, OBAMA SHUNS TEMPLE OF LOVE IN FAVOR OF KING OF OIL

THE KING IS DEAD; LONG LIVE THE KING

HEADLINE NEWS, Jan 24… The White House announced today that the president was canceling plans to visit the temple of love (Taj Mahal) in Agra, India. Instead Obama will go to Saudi Arabia to pay respects to the royal family following the death of King Abdullah.

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India was not the only party snubbed by Obama. Vice President Joe Biden, who had been due to fly to Saudi Arabia, “will remain in Washington” the White House 133345536582791 (1)statement said. The change means Obama will skip plans to see the Taj Mahal (right), the white marble monument of love (New York Times, Jan 24), so he could personally “kiss the ring” of the new oil king.

Hm… snubbing a nuclear power that is home to one-and-a-quarter billion people to bow before the new (allegedly demented) king in the land of oil and sand of just 29 million people has got be a new low even for Obama, an American president well practiced in the art of bowing and scraping before royalty. And not just before the late Saudi king.

Can you imagine a US president bowing before the emperor of Japan, for example? Well, no need to imagine it. Well, no need to imagine it. Take a look…

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Over 100,000 Americans died fighting the Empire of Japan in WW II. Yet here’s a US President Obama bowing to Emperor Akihito in Nov 2009 in Tokyo (also see the “How Low Will He Go” Los Angeles Times story).

O tempora, o mores! (“Oh, what times, oh, what manners!” – Cicero) Who will he bow to next – the Burger King?

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New Low Even for Obama

What Obama is planning to do this week is a new low even for him. Because it shows disgraceful subservience of “the most powerful nation in the world” to a brutal and autocratic regime. Saudi Arabia’s atrocious human rights record is among the “worst of the worst” in the world. And has been for years.

“The authoritarian regime ruling Saudi Arabia has one of the worst human rights records in the world, consistently ranking among the ‘worst of the worst’ (list) in Freedom House‘s annual survey of political and civil rights,” the Wiki reports.

Also, Saudi Arabia is the only country in the world that forbids women from driving. Human rights activists have been campaigning unsuccessfully for years to have the ban lifted (see Queen Elizabeth Once Took King Abdullah For A Drive, Proved She’s A Badass and He a Wimp, HP, Jan 23).

Maybe Michelle Obama can offer the new king to take him for a spin in her husband’s “The Beast” limo? 🙂 Yeah, right. In another lifetime perhaps…

Furthermore, the late King Abdullah also snubbed of the US at the UN when it refused the Security Council seat in Oct 2013.

The Saudis’ Oct 2013 UN Snub Was a Message Meant for Obama

The dead king, whose memory and legacy Obama intends to honor, was actually one to do the snubbing – of Obama administration’s foreign policy.

Saudi Arabia’s abrupt rejection on Oct 18, 2013 of the UN Security Council seat to which it had just been elected was described as “bizarre” and “baffling,” a “perplexing” decision that that left diplomats “gasping” and was “met with incredulity.” No member of the United Nations had ever done such a thing, and the Saudi government’s explanation was about as subtle as an uppercut.

Why? To send Obama a stern message:

“The Saudis’ sudden about-face — which almost surely was ordered by King Abdullah himself — was certainly dramatic. But what was it supposed to accomplish?

The answer came from Saudi Arabia’s intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan.Security Council Meeting:   The situation in the Middle East (Syria)

“This was a message for the US, not the UN,” he told European diplomats, according to Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. Bandar, who spent 22 years as the Saudi ambassador to Washington, let it be known that relations between Riyadh and Washington, already badly strained over the Obama administration’s policies toward Syria, Egypt, and Iran, are poised to get worse.

He reportedly said that Saudi Arabia intends to scale back its cooperation with US intelligence agencies in assisting the Syrian rebels fighting against Assad, and will seek other allies to work with instead. “The shift away from the US is a major one,” Reuters’ source was quoted as saying.

In short, Saudi Arabia’s refusal to take its seat on the Security Council had much less to do with the UN than with calling attention to Riyadh’s alarm and frustration at how its most important Western ally has been acting.” (An excerpt from Townhall.com)

oil production priceSo it was the Saudis that first did the snubbing – of the world’s greatest power – America.

Why then does the U.S. put up with Saudi Arabia? Or even assume a subservient position?

The simplest explanation, of course, is oil. The kingdom is the largest and most important producer in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), the bloc that controls around 40 percent of the world’s oil. Because the United States was until recently the world’s top oil importer, an alliance with Saudi Arabia made geopolitical sense.

And so that’s why this American president drops everything and, like a Mecca pilgrim, rushes off to Saudi Arabia to bow before the new king of oil, demented or not.

A sad time for America. But deja vu day for the New World Order where money is power, and power is everything.

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WALL STREET’S PYRRHIC VICTORY

UPDATE DEC 16, 2014

“CATASTROPHIC” DROP OF RUBLE RINGS ALARM BELLS ACROSS RUSSIA

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

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).People walk along a street past a board showing currency exchange rates in Moscow

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’s 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? Well, looks can be deceiving.

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Because this has so far 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, the ruble’s drop is “fool’s gold” for the New World Order crowd.

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.”

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UPDATE, Dec 22, 2014

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CHINA COMES TO RUSSIA’S AID, RUBLE REBOUNDS

In a challenge to Wall Street, China flexed its financial muscle as it came to the aid of a fellow-BRICS member by boosting the value of the Russian ruble, the Bloomberg Newswire has just reported (also see WALL STREET’S PYRRHIC VICTORY, Dec 16).

The ruble jumped 6% to 55.23 per dollar as of 10:48 a.m. in New York after Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV cited China’s Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng as saying that expanding the currency swap between the two nations would help Russia. The ruble has gained 11% over the past two days, paring a selloff that’s made it the world’s worst performing currency over the past six months.russia-china-sign-agreement-cooperation-deal-bypass-us-dollar-united-states-debt

Chinese officials signaled that they are willing to expand a $24 billion currency swap program to help Russia weather the worst economic crisis since the 1998 default. China has also provided $2.3 billion in funds to Argentina since October as part of another currency swap, and last month it lent $4 billion to Venezuela, whose reserves cover just two years of debt payments.

By lending to countries shut out by US/Wall Street of overseas capital markets, Chinese President Xi Jinping is bolstering the country’s influence in the global economy, and challenging the Wall Street/Washington domination.

READ MORE… http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-12-22/yuan-ruble-swap-shows-china-challenging-imf-as-emergency-lender.html

PUTIN’S APPROVAL RATINGS SOAR, WHILE OBAMA’S SAG

Meanwhile, Putin’s popularity in Russia is soaring despite the drop in the ruble and oil prices, while Obama’s approval ratings are hitting rock bottom (see the charts).

With friends like Wall Street, who needs enemies…

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