Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Neoconservative Threat To World Order — Paul Craig Roberts

What I propose to you is that the current difficulties in the international order are unrelated to Yalta and its consequences, but have their origin in the rise of the neoconservative ideology in the post-Soviet era and its influence on Washington’s foreign policy.

The collapse of the Soviet Union removed the only constraint on Washington’s power to act unilaterally abroad. At that time China’s rise was estimated to require a half century. Suddenly the United States found itself to be the Uni-power, the “world’s only superpower.” Neoconservatives proclaimed “the end of history.”
By the “end of history” neoconservatives mean that the competition between socio-economic-political systems is at an end. History has chosen “American Democratic-Capitalism.” It is Washington’s responsibility to exercise the hegemony over the world given to Washington by History and to bring the world in line with History’s choice of American democratic-capitalism.
In other words, Marx has been proven wrong. The future does not belong to the proletariat but to Washington.

The neoconservative ideology raises the United States to the unique status of being “the exceptional country,” and the American people acquire exalted status as “the indispensable people.”

If a country is “the exceptional country,” it means that all other countries are unexceptional. If a people are “indispensable,” it means other peoples are dispensable. We have seen this attitude at work in Washington’s 14 years of wars of aggression in the Middle East. These wars have left countries destroyed and millions of people dead, maimed, and displaced. Yet Washington continues to speak of its commitment to protect smaller countries from the aggression of larger countries. The explanation for this hypocrisy is that Washington does not regard Washington’s aggression as aggression, but as History’s purpose.

We have also seen this attitude at work in Washington’s disdain for Russia’s national interests and in Washington’s propagandistic response to Russian diplomacy.

The neoconservative ideology requires that Washington maintain its Uni-power status, because this status is necessary for Washington’s hegemony and History’s purpose.
The neoconservative doctrine of US world supremacy is most clearly and concisely stated by Paul Wolfowitz, a leading neoconservative who has held many high positions: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, Director of Policy Planning US Department of State, Assistant Secretary of State, Ambassador to Indonesia, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy, Deputy Secretary of Defense, President of the World Bank.
In 1992 Paul Wolfowitz stated the neoconservative doctrine of American world supremacy:

“Our first objective is to prevent the re-emergence of a new rival, either on the territory of the former Soviet Union or elsewhere, that poses a threat on the order of that posed formerly by the Soviet Union. This is a dominant consideration underlying the new regional defense strategy and requires that we endeavor to prevent any hostile power from dominating a region whose resources would, under consolidated control, be sufficient to generate global power.”

For clarification, a “hostile power” is a country with an independent policy (Russia, China, Iran, and formerly Saddam Hussein, Gaddafi, Assad).
The neoconservatives are responsible for the Clinton regime’s attacks on Yugoslavia and Serbia. Neoconservatives, especially Paul Wolfowitz, are responsible for the George W. Bush regime’s invasion of Iraq. The neoconservatives are responsible for the overthrow and murder of Gaddafi in Libya, the assault on Syria, the propaganda against Iran, the drone attacks on Pakistan and Yemen, the color revolutions in former Soviet Republics, the attempted “Green Revolution” in Iran, the coup in Ukraine, and the demonization of Vladimir Putin.

A number of thoughtful Americans suspect that the neoconservatives are responsible for 9/11, as that event gave the neoconservatives the “New Pearl Harbor” that their position papers said was necessary in order to launch their wars for hegemony in the Middle East. 9/11 led directly and instantly to the invasion of Afghanistan, where Washington has been fighting since 2001. Neoconservatives controlled all the important government positions necessary for a “false flag” attack.
Neoconservative Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, who is married to another neoconservative, Robert Kagan, implemented and oversaw Washington’s coup in Ukraine and chose the new government.

The neoconservatives are highly organized and networked, well-financed, supported by the print and TV media, and backed by the US military/security complex and the Israel Lobby. There is no countervailing power to their influence on US foreign power

Go to the link for the complete story. PCR is addressing the Russian Academy of Sciences and Moscow State Institute of International Relations. His strategy to stop the neocons is to have the BRICS nations team up and finance those countries in economic hardship in order to unravel US plans for global domination (to wind back the grip of western monetary institutions and stop globalisation).

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 1st, 2015.]

US, UK Trainers a Violation of Ukraine Peace Deal?

Washington and London appear to believe point 10 of the Minsk Agreement banning all foreign armed formations and mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine do not apply to them.

Since the Minsk II Agreement went into effect earlier this month, there have been many claims and counter-claims that both the Kiev government and the separatists in east Ukraine have violated the terms of the agreement. Both sides accuse each other, and the Kiev side accuses Russia of yet another invasion of Ukraine which Russia denies.

As difficult as it has been to prove many of these claims and denials, a potentially serious violation of the agreement may be taking place.

Though the US and the UK governments were not actual signers of the Minsk Agreements, both have endorsed the Agreement and have strenuously demanded that the terms be observed in the fullest. Both have de facto become parties to the agreement by their insistence that the terms be upheld.
And both are blatantly breaking the agreements along with the government in Kiev.
Point 10 of the Minsk II Agreement clearly mandates:
10. Withdrawal of all foreign armed formations, military equipment, as well as mercenaries from the territory of Ukraine under monitoring of the OSCE. Disarmament of all illegal groups.
Yet today we read the announcement that the Washington is sending US troops to Ukraine ostensibly to provide combat medical training to the Kiev forces.

And today we read the surprise announcement that the UK government is sending its armed forces into Ukraine to provide training — including war-fighting training — to the Kiev government.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 1st, 2015.]

Russian Opposition Figure Boris Nemtsov Killed in Moscow

Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov is shot dead in central Moscow by an unknown gunman. The Russian President calls the murder a provocative act and orders an urgent investigation.

Best comment at the linked video by zachzodia:
soooo...putin waited for 8 years, so he could kill him now? now, that he has the highest rating ever? and in the middle of red square? and he couldnt stage a "car accident" or something? yeah, looks more like cia killed him to try and damage putin's reputation...spectacular murder on the red square covered by all mainstream media... I bet cnn, fox and other tools will do their best to accuse putin of anything they can...this is an old, many times seen tactic....
[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 1st, 2015.]

Nuns Shot In Head Right In Front Of Bill O'Reilly's Imagination

Yet more allegations have emerged against embattled Fox News host Bill O'Reilly following claims he embellished his war reporting experiences in Argentina during the 1982 Falklands war and lied about witnessing a suicide in Florida.

According to information collected by liberal watchdog group Media Matters, O'Reilly may also have fabricated a story about witnessing the execution of four nuns during El Salvador's civil war in 1980.

O'Reilly has claimed he has "seen guys gun down nuns in El Salvador" and "was in El Salvador and I saw nuns get shot in the back of the head" during his time as a CBS correspondent. The incident that O'Reilly appears to be referring to is the well-documented execution of four churchwomen by the Salvadoran national guard in December 1980. After this event, experts say that there were no priests or nuns killed in the country for more than eight years."* The Young Turks hosts Cenk Uygur & John Iadarola break it down.

Perhaps the requirement to become a top corporate news reader, other than a certain level of charisma, is the willingness to play politics with the truth (including with one's own credentials) and to put across a particular agenda driven view for money. Presstitutes.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, March 1st, 2015.]

Saturday, 28 February 2015

The Liberty Beacon Interviews Ry on 911 and the Neocons

A sensible talk about who was responsible for the attacks of 911.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2015.]

Ukrainian Crisis News. Latest news of Ukraine, Donbass, ISIS, NATO, USA, Russia 25.02.2015

1) Poroshenko Buys UAE Weapons, Talks about Peace
2) Cameron Commits Troops to Ukraine, NATO Scared by Russian agression
3) Facebook frontline: Kiev calls up 'online army' amid information war
4) Chicago PD Blacksite Is Domestic Guantanamo

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Vladimir Putin : NATO legions are already fighting in Ukraine (ENG SUB)

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2015.]

US Air Force C17 Transport Caught Smuggling Arms and Drugs into Argentina

Argentina’s foreign ministry has issued a press release stating that it will be making a formal protest over undeclared weapons and drugs brought into the nation at Ezeiza last Thursday.

A manifest provided by the US did not list war materiel and drugs which were seized by Argentine authorities.

Among the confiscated materiel were communications interception equipment, encrypted communications equipment, sophisticated GPS devices, high power rifles, a machine gun and narcotics as well as a full trunk of expired pharmaceuticals including stimulants. All boxes had the stamp of the 7th Army Airborne Brigade based in North Carolina.

The Argentine government estimates the value of the goods and the C17 transport expenses to exceed $2 million.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E724): Can Bitcoin save Greece?

In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the impossible demand from the Greek voters that both austerity ends and that they remain in the euro as currently arranged. They also look at a parallel ‘future-tax’ crypto currency as a possible answer to Greece’s problems. In the second half, Max interviews Liam Halligan, editor-at-large at and columnist at the Telegraph, about the latest on the unpayable debt crisis in Greece. Liam suggests a Grexit will happen but that Greece won’t be the first European nation to leave the euro.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 28th, 2015.]

Friday, 27 February 2015

Washington Has Resurrected The Threat Of Nuclear War — Paul Craig Roberts

'Foreign Affairs' is the publication of the elitist Council on Foreign Relations, a collection of former and current government officials, academics, and corporate and financial executives who regard themselves as the custodian and formulator of US foreign policy. The publication of the council carries the heavy weight of authority. One doesn’t expect to find humor in it, but I found myself roaring with laughter while reading an article in the February 5 online issue by Alexander J. Motyl, “Goodbye, Putin: Why the President’s Days Are Numbered.”

I assumed I was reading a clever parody of Washington’s anti-Putin propaganda. Absurd statement followed absurd statement. It was better than Colbert. I couldn’t stop laughing.

To my dismay I discovered that the absolute gibberish wasn’t a parody of Washington’s propaganda. Motyl, an ardent Ukrainian nationalist, is a professor at Rugers University and was not joking when he wrote that Putin had stolen $45 billion, that Putin was resurrecting the Soviet Empire, that Putin had troops and tanks in Ukraine and had started the war in Ukraine, that Putin is an authoritarian whose regime is “exceedingly brittle” and subject to being overthrown at any time by the people Putin has bought off with revenues from the former high oil price, or by “an Orange Revolution in Moscow” in which Putin is overthrown by Washington orchestrated demonstrations by US financed NGOs as in Ukraine, or by a coup d’etat by Putin’s Praetorial guards. And if none of this sends Putin goodbye, the North Caucasus, Chechnya, Ingushetia, Dagestan, and the Crimean Tarters are spinning out of control and will do Washington’s will by unseating Putin. Only the West’s friendly relationship with Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakstan can shield “the rest of the world from Putin’s disastrous legacy of ruin.”

When confronted with this level of ignorant nonsense in what is alleged to be a respectable publication, we experience the degradation of the Western political and media elite.

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High Caliber Deal: How Will Ukraine Use Weapons Supplied by Other Countries?
Ukraine claims it has signed an arms deal with the United Arab Emirates. Security analyst and former UK intelligence officer Charles Shoebridge says that Kiev could use weapons provided by other nations in both offensive and defensive ways.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2015.]

British Foreign Office Wants UK Journalist Graham Phillips out of Donbass

Graham Phillips prepared an answer, which he also put up on social networks. In his letter the nice European diplomatic manners are combined with the quite Russian frankness and "novorussian" views. «I accept that my working practices may appear unconventional, — he writes to the Foreign Office. – However they are easily explainable – I wear camouflage when filming from frontline positions so as not to attract extra attention to those I am with, or myself. The Ukrainian military are equally inclined to shoot journalists as combatants.».

The British journalist explains his political position to the British diplomats, which in essence puts him into the same category with the separatists in the eyes of the Europeans and the Kiev authorities. «Firstly, on a factual point, I’m not in Ukraine, I am in Novorossiya, which voted to secede from Ukraine in referendums last May 11th, after the violent revolution of Euromaidan installed an unelected, far-right government,» — Graham explains. — «I wear ‘separatist insignias’ because I think Novorossiya is a beautiful country. I’ve taken part in firearm drills to augment my experience, and understanding, as a war correspondent.»

Graham also informs of his plans to return into Great Britain in the nearest time. "I appreciate the support of my country, in a diplomatic capacity, and hope that my work here has enlightened our nationals to the real situation here, rather than the skewered misrepresentation sadly perpetrated by much of the British media, and the mistaken position of the British government.".

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2015.]

Gold: Fool’s Gold - Michael Rivero

Internet Freedoms and Government Intervention
Guest's website:

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2015.]

The Trans-Pacific Partnership: The Dirtiest Trade Deal, You've Never Heard Of

The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is a deal currently being negotiated between 12 countries, including Australia - and currently, drafts leaked to media suggest that there's a lot to be afraid of. The Abbott Government can still refine or reject parts of the deal that aren't in the public interest; but without public pressure, there's little hope of hearing about, much less putting a stop to, the devil in the detail.

Watch and share. This is vitally important information.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 27th, 2015.]

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Ukraine Won’t Abide by Ceasefire Deal’s Withdrawal of Heavy Weapons

One of the most important aspects of the Minsk ceasefire for eastern Ukraine was the removal of heavy weapons from the front lines. Both sides were a bit slow in getting this going, with the rebels just finally starting the pullback over the weekend.

The two sides were supposed to do the pullbacks within two weeks of the ceasefire, and the rebels were about a week in when they began. That’s far better than the Ukrainian military, however, which is now refusing to pull weapons out at all.

The army is claiming that the rare skirmishes ongoing in the nation’s east justify them keeping their military assets on the front lines, even though that’s the opposite of what the ceasefire deal said.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2015.]

Leaked Cables Show Netanyahu’s Iran bomb Claim Contradicted by Mossad

Binyamin Netanyahu’s dramatic declaration to world leaders in 2012 that Iran was about a year away from making a nuclear bomb was contradicted by his own secret service, according to a top-secret Mossad document.

It is part of a cache of hundreds of dossiers, files and cables from the world’s major intelligence services – one of the biggest spy leaks in recent times.

Brandishing a cartoon of a bomb with a red line to illustrate his point, the Israeli prime minister warned the UN in New York that Iran would be able to build nuclear weapons the following year and called for action to halt the process.

But in a secret report shared with South Africa a few weeks later, Israel’s intelligence agency concluded that Iran was “not performing the activity necessary to produce weapons”. The report highlights the gulf between the public claims and rhetoric of top Israeli politicians and the assessments of Israel’s military and intelligence establishment.

The headline says it all. The Iran WMD lies are/were the same as the Iraq WMD lies ... pushed by megalomanic politicians.


[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2015.]

The Government Can Go Back in Time and Listen to Calls You Made Before You Were a Target

Back in May 2013, a former FBI agent went on national television and twice told the American public that "all digital communications" are recorded and retained for posterity by US government agencies. Those comments came just a month before the first Edward Snowden leaks rocked the world. Later that June Glenn Greenwald, the reporter to publish the first of the Snowden leaks, told an audience in Chicago that the NSA collects the content of one billion phone calls per day.
When FBI agent Tim Clemente said on television in May 2013 that the federal government had the ability to go back in time and listen to all of Tamerlan Tsarnaev's phone calls, it wasn't at all clear exactly how the NSA might technically do such a thing. In order for spy agencies to make use of phone calls harvested en masse, they not only have to collect and store every phone call made in the United States. They also have need the encryption keys to unscramble the conversations, to turn the bits of data into something meaningful to intelligence analysts. This latest Snowden leak shows us the NSA and FBI apparently have no problem doing the latter.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2015.]

Whatever Became of Economists and the American Economy – Paul Craig Roberts

According to the official economic fairy tale, the US economy has been in recovery since June 2009.
This fairy tale supports America’s image as the safe haven, an image that keeps the dollar up, the stock market up, and interest rates down. It is an image that causes the massive numbers of unemployed Americans to blame themselves and not the mishandled economy.

This fairy tale survives despite the fact that there is no economic information whatsoever that supports it.
How can there be a recovery when nothing has recovered?

Do economists believe that the entire corpus of macroeconomics taught since the 1940s is simply incorrect? If not, how can economists possibly support the recovery fairy tale?

We see the same absence of economics in the policy response to the sovereign debt crisis in Europe. First of all, the only reason that there is a crisis is because instead of writing off that part of the debt that cannot be paid, as in the past, so that the rest of the debt could be paid, creditors have demanded the impossible–that all the debt be paid.

In an attempt to achieve the impossible, heavily indebted countries, such as Greece, have been forced to reduce old age pensions, fire government employees, reduce social services such as health care and education, reduce wages, and sell-off public property such as ports, municipal water companies, and the state lottery. These austerity packages deprive the government of revenues and the population of spending power.
Consider “globalism.” Every country has been convinced that globalism is imperative and that not to be part of the “global economy” means economic death. In fact, to be part of the global economy means death.
Understand the economic destruction that globalism has wreaked on the United States. Millions of middle class factory jobs and professional skill jobs such as software engineering and Information Technology have been taken away from the American middle class and given to people in Asia. In the short-run this drops labor costs and benefits the profits of the US corporations that offshore the jobs, but the consequence is to destroy the domestic consumer market as jobs that permit the formation of households are replaced with lowly paid part-time jobs that do not.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2015.]

Keiser Report (E723): Sovietization of Capitalism

In this Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss removing the document to remove the men who rule our bureaucratic world - from their mountains of derivatives paperwork, which has added nothing to global GDP to the piles of QE, which has added merely more paper gains to an over-bloated stock market.

In the second half, Max interviews David Graeber about his new book, The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. They talk about the Sovietization of capitalism as more and more paperwork and more and more contracts are required for the simplest of every day financial exchanges. Max introduces the concept of a Fee-ocracy which believes in the ideology of fee-ism, whereby spinning enough contracts and debt makes us all rich as epitomized by the practice of Quantitative Easing which is printing paperwork.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 26th, 2015.]

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Iraqi Army Downs 2 UK Planes Carrying Weapons for ISIL

"The Iraqi Parliament's National Security and Defense Committee has access to the photos of both planes that are British and have crashed while they were carrying weapons for the ISIL," Head of the committee Hakem al-Zameli said, according to a Monday report of the Arabic-language information center of the Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq.

He said the Iraqi parliament has asked London for explanations in this regard.

The senior Iraqi legislator further unveiled that the government in Baghdad is receiving daily reports from people and security forces in al-Anbar province on numerous flights by the US-led coalition planes that airdrop weapons and supplies for ISIL in terrorist-held areas.

The Iraqi lawmaker further noted the cause of such western aids to the terrorist group, and explained that the US prefers a chaotic situation in Anbar Province which is near the cities of Karbala and Baghdad as it does not want the ISIL crisis to come to an end.

Earlier today, a senior Iraqi provincial official lashed out at the western countries and their regional allies for supporting Takfiri terrorists in Iraq, revealing that US and Israeli-made weapons have been discovered from the areas purged of ISIL terrorists.

"We have discovered weapons made in the US, European countries and Israel from the areas liberated from ISIL's control in Al-Baqdadi region," the Al-Ahad news website quoted Head of Al-Anbar Provincial Council Khalaf Tarmouz as saying.

He noted that the weapons made by the European countries and Israel were discovered from the terrorists in the Eastern parts of the city of Ramadi.

Al-Zameli had also disclosed in January that the anti-ISIL coalition's planes have dropped weapons and foodstuff for the ISIL in Salahuddin, Al-Anbar and Diyala provinces.

Al-Zameli underlined that the coalition is the main cause of ISIL's survival in Iraq.

"There are proofs and evidence for the US-led coalition's military aid to ISIL terrorists through air(dropped cargoes)," he told FNA in January.

He noted that the members of his committee have already proved that the US planes have dropped advanced weaponry, including anti-aircraft weapons, for the ISIL, and that it has set up an investigation committee to probe into the matter.

"The US drops weapons for the ISIL on the excuse of not knowing about the whereabouts of the ISIL positions and it is trying to distort the reality with its allegations.

He noted that the committee had collected the data and the evidence provided by eyewitnesses, including Iraqi army officers and the popular forces, and said, "These documents are given to the investigation committee ... and the necessary measures will be taken to protect the Iraqi airspace."

Also in January, another senior Iraqi legislator reiterated that the US-led coalition is the main cause of ISIL's survival in Iraq.

"The international coalition is only an excuse for protecting the ISIL and helping the terrorist group with equipment and weapons," Jome Divan, who is member of the al-Sadr bloc in the Iraqi parliament, said.

He said the coalition's support for the ISIL is now evident to everyone, and continued, "The coalition has not targeted ISIL's main positions in Iraq."

Supplies for ISIL/ISIS are also coming across the open Turkish border as reported by German DW TV News. ISIS is doing the West's dirty work in the Middle East against the Shiite population that is allied to Iran and Syria.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2015.]

Ukrainian Crisis News. Latest News of Ukraine, Donbass, Kharkov, USA, Europe 23.02.2015

1) Half Kiev’s forces in east Ukraine killed by poor kit, friendly fire
2) Arms Pullback Begins in E. Ukraine
3) 2 killed in blast at 500-strong pro-Kiev rally in Kharkov
[false flag]
4) Pro-US Sectarian is Head of Ukraine’s Security and Defence Council

Look for staged provocations that will reignite the fighting.

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"Ukraine will go to war in late March"--Zakharchenko
The head of the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic Aleksandr Zakharchenko announced that Ukraine is bringing up heavy equipment to the conflict zone and, in his opinion, might resume combat operations in late March or early April.

“We are beginning the withdrawal of heavy equipment, while Ukraine is bringing it up from Kharkov and Dnepropetrovsk. Seems to be there will be a provocation. Ukraine will go to war in late March or Early April. Ukraine needs war,” Zakharchenko said during a Monday briefing.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2015.]

Norman Finkelstein: Netanyahu is a Maniac

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the recent Israeli attack on Gaza. Norman Finkelstein, author of ‘Method and Madness - The hidden story of Israel's assaults on Gaza’, says the Goldstone report was 'devastating' in its conclusion that Israel was trying to punish and humiliate the citizens of Gaza, and that Israel has a 'maniac' for a head of state.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, February 25th, 2015.]