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False History: World Crises Fomented by Western Machinations – Finian Cunningham

Ukraine, Korea, Syria, Iran … Falsifying History Is Uncle Sam’s Way to War / By Finian Cunningham / Strategic Culture Foundation / With Endnote by Quemado Institute / April 24, 2017 / Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed the International Arctic Forum this week [March 30, 2017] on the real and present dangers from falsifying history. He said such deliberate distortion of history erodes international law and order, creating chaos and leading to further conflict. The Russian leader deplored the use of history as an «ideological weapon» to demonize others, and he said that without proper understanding of history we are bound to repeat mistakes of the past. That also reminds one of the maxim Karl Marx once wrote: «History repeats itself first as tragedy, then as farce». As if on cue, while Putin was enumerating the dangers of false history, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko was being hosted in London by British premier Theresa May during a two-day visit. The Kiev-based regime that Poroshenko leads came to power through an illegal, violent coup against an elected government in February 2014, with clandestine support from Washington and the European Union. The Ukrainian state military ever since have been waging a war on the eastern region of the country, resulting in a death . . . READ MORE>>

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Putin, Tillerson On Track for Detente 2.0?

Tillerson Laid Basis in Moscow Talks for Better US-Russia Cooperation on Syria / Sputnik News / April 23, 2017 / Analysts claim that the talks Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov laid the basis for improved US-Russian cooperation on Syria. / WASHINGTON / The talks Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov laid the basis for improved US-Russian cooperation on Syria, analysts told Sputnik. “This meeting seems to have put things on a more peaceful track. We can all applaud that,” professor of neuroscience and political commentator John Walsh said. “Definitely the outcome of the talks with Tillerson, Lavrov and Putin was much better than expected.” The talks established the ground work for cautious but improved collaboration between Moscow and Washington in seeking to resolve the six-year-long civil war in Syria that cost more than half a million lives and crated more than four million refugees, Walsh said. “The cooperation could range from joint military action to the much simpler one whereby the US pressures its allies like Saudi Arabia and Qatar and perhaps Israel whose role is unclear to cease support of ISIS [the Islamic State, also known as Daesh],” he said. Walsh also believed that Tillerson’s visit paved the way for a visit by President Donald Trump to the Russian capital in the near future. “I think the prospects . . . READ MORE>>

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Why Trump’s Foreign Policy Has Most Analysts Baffled

President Trump and the Creative Process / By Donovan Kiersten / Quemado Institute / April 23, 2017 / Many political analysts are confused by contradictory impressions of US President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. They interpret his actions at a level beneath his intelligence, accusing him of inexperience, inconsistency, incompetence, insincerity or even malicious intent. Such analysts make themselves look foolish. Trump is guilty of none of these things. Then what is the secret of his method? Why does it look so erratic? Viewed at a deeper level, it appears Trump is using an approach similar to what software developers call incremental prototyping. This is an effective creative technique, and may be the core of the creative process natural to artists and scientists, and possibly even to businessmen. But what does incremental prototyping mean? Many technical problems encountered in the field of computer software are so complex that no human being, no matter how brilliant, can solve them using preconceived methods. Yet corporate managers, in their ignorance, often demand up-front design documents. Since engineers may have no idea what techniques will be ultimately effective, as often the problems to be solved have never been solved before, they sometimes write obfuscational design documents that have nothing to do with the final product. Then, when it comes to . . . READ MORE>>

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DPR President Zakharchenko: Questions From Around the World

Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / April 17, 2017 / I am impressed yet again with the brilliance and humanity of Alexander Zakharchenko, distinguished leader of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Setting an example of diplomacy, Zakharchenko kindly answers questions from enemy as well as friend. We thank the publication Novorossia Today for making available this question-answer session with the DPR President. / What do I think of America? It seems to me that this country, which started very well, is now lost. And this is a matter of ideology: tolerance, the dictatorship of minorities, sexual revolutions and the absence of restraining moral principles, the destruction of the bond between generations … And also deception and pharisaism. An illusion. As a result, we see a split between the people and the elites. So, America is facing a serious shock. I do not understand how it can serve as a model for anyone. –Alexander Zakharchenko / EXCLUSIVE: Donetsk People’s Republic President Alexander Zakharchenko Answers Questions From All Over the World, from Ukraine To New York / Novorossia Today / Vadim, Mariupol city: Question: Inadequate “pod-heads” from among our now-former fellow citizens like to ridicule absolutely everything in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, from the prices for tomatoes to the largest funeral of our heroes and reservists’ gatherings. They say people are driven there. It’s clear that it’s from their own defectiveness. After all, they themselves drive the schoolchildren to funerals of their “camrades”, forcing them to bow before the murderers and accomplices of the murderers of children like . . . READ MORE>>

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The End of the Trump Presidency

By Federico Pieraccini
Strategic Culture Foundation / Concluding Comment by Karl Pomeroy / April 13, 2017 / “Trump has already lost his most loyal supporters, who had voted for him to stop US military adventures abroad.” / On April 4 2017 in the Syrian city of Khan Shaykhun, a city controlled by western-backed terrorists, chemical weapons killed more than eighty civilians. Immediately, local and foreign sources (the White Helmets and Syrian Observatory, respectively, dubiously linked to Al Qaeda groups) blamed the Syrian Arab Army, accusing them of employing chemical agents. In the following forty-eight hours, the mainstream media flooded print media and the airwaves with information that alleged that Assad used chemical weapons. As is known, it is not the first time that the legitimate government of Syria has been accused of attacking its own people with weapons of mass destruction. In all similar events in the past, it has been later discovered that the chemical agents in question were used by the Al Nusra Front and Al Qaeda terrorists. In 2013, Obama tacitly rejected the  . . . READ MORE>>

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On Track for Armageddon? Putin, Tillerson Meet in Moscow

Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / April 12, 2017 / Donald Trump has led us on a wild ride, blaming Assad for a chemical weapons attack most certainly caused by terrorists, rudely interrupting his Mar A Lago dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping to conduct a Tomahawk missile strike on Syria, tweeting an ultimatum to China, even as a North Korean submarine was sighted off the coast of California: “North Korea is looking for trouble. If China decides to help, that would be great. If not, we will solve the problem without them! U.S.A.” So how will the U.S.A. solve the problem? By bombing North Korea so Kim Jong-un nukes Los Angeles? Trump has gone off the deep end, totally brainwashed by the war criminal mob around him. And today, belligerent and irresponsible U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. What can come of this ill-timed conference? More threats and insults? The Duran will be covering the story. Below that is Paul Craig Roberts analysis of events: / BREAKING: Putin and Tillerson meet in Moscow / By Vladimir Rodzianko / The Duran / April 12, 2017 16:00 UTC / Despite speculations that a meeting would never take place, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is in fact . . . READ MORE>>

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BREAKING: Dramatic Escalation in Syria

By Sophie Mangal / Quemado Institute / April 9, 2017 / According to trusted military sources of Inside Syria Media Center source in Syria, after the U.S. Tomahawk strikes on the Shayrat air base on April 7, Russia has taken measures to guarantee more security for its military in case the attack is repeated. Sources also claimed that two Russian all-purpose jets capable of spotting and intercepting cruise missiles are barraging in the Eastern Mediterranean. If any attacks on the objects, where the Russian military are located (including the Hmeimim and Tartus bases), take place, the Russians are likely to carry out retaliatory strikes on the ships that launch cruise missiles. As our source states, Russian military advisors have been stationed at the positions of all of the Syrian antiaircraft defense systems to assist in intercepting cruise missiles. / Related article: H. R. McMaster Manipulating Intelligence Reports to Trump, Wants 150,000 Ground Soldiers in Syria / By Mike Cernovich / Medium.com / April 8, 2017 / Current National Security Adviser Herbert Raymond “H. R.” McMaster is manipulating intelligence reports given to President Donald Trump, Cernovich Media can now report. McMaster is plotting how to sell a massive ground war in Syria to President Trump with the help . . . READ MORE>>

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US Syria Strike Threatens Donbass, Europe – Eduard Popov

US Syria Strike Could Hit Donbass and Europe Too / By Eduard Popov / Translated for Fort Russ by J. Arnoldski / Posted Quemado Institute April 8, 2017 / The missile strike on a Syrian airbase on April 7th by US ships in the Mediterranean Sea buried hopes for a warming of relations between the US and Russia with the ascent of Donald Trump’s White House. The prevailing opinion among Russian experts is that Trump was forced to pursue the previous administration’s foreign policy program in the Middle East. Others argue that Trump’s hardened actions and rhetoric towards Russia are the new US President’s bargaining for giving him a free hand in implementing his domestic program. Yet perhaps these explanations are marked by a degree of confusion and self-deception on our part. People in Russia see Trump like they want to see him. But Trump the Republican is merely trying to regain America’s role as the main cowboy which it lost after two terms of a Democratic President. Therefore, the clash of US and Russian interests in Syria (and not only Syria) was probably predetermined. And our attempts to explain this as the insidious influence of the Democrats is another self-deception. The US really did behave in the spirit of a cowboy in bombarding . . . READ MORE>>

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EXCLUSIVE from Al-Shayrat Airbase, Syria and the Aftermath

By Sophie Mangal / Quemado Institute / April 7, 2017 / On April 7, between 3.42am and 3.56am, a massive rocket attack was carried out from an area near Crete Island in the Mediterranean Sea. Two destroyers of the US Navy (USS Ross and USS Porter) launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the Syrian Al-Shayrat airbase in Homs Province. According to various mass media, only 23 of them reached the Syrian airbase. The strike on the Al-Shayrat airbase in Syria’s Homs Province destroyed a material storage depot, a training facility, a canteen, six Mig-23 aircraft in repair hangars and a radar station. The runway, taxiways and the Syrian aircraft remain undamaged. According to the command of the Syrian airbase, two Syrian military personnel were missing, four were killed and six were burned in the firefighting. The remaining 36 cruise missiles hit the surrounding peaceful settlements. As a result five civilians including three children were killed in the village of Al-Shayrat located 1.5 km east of the airbase. Seven citizens were wounded in Al-Manzul (1 km north of the airfield). Four people including one child were killed in Al-Hamrat (4.5 km south . . . READ MORE>>

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Will Trump Improve Our Relations with Russia? Contrasting Views of Paul Craig Roberts and Alexander Mercouris

By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / March 8, 2017 / Click here for big print version of this article. / Political analysts Paul Craig Roberts and Alexander Mercouris offer pessimistic vs. optimistic views respectively of President Donald Trump’s chances of delivery on his campaign promise of friendship with Russia. Is it time to abandon hope? Or will Trump and Putin overcome the wrath of malicious powers in the United States government and the Western media? I first present Roberts’ incisive commentary. My own editorial follows, critiquing Roberts’ negative stance, and after that an article on US-Russia cooperation in Syria by Alexander Mercouris, Chief Editor of The Duran. / Washington’s Benevolent Mask Is Disintegrating / By Paul Craig Roberts /March 7, 2017 / The few weeks of Trump’s presidency suffice to make clear that there will be no change this time either. Normal relations with Russia are on the back burner, if not off the stove. The material needs of the military/security complex for an enemy in order to justify its budget and police state powers, and the ideological needs of the neoconservatives for US world hegemony, are deemed to be more important than trust between thermo-nuclear powers. As for the liberal/progressive/left, they regard working to preserve life on . . . READ MORE>>

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Are the Rothschilds Fomenting American Russophobia?

Let’s Zero In on the Real Culprits Who Threaten World Peace / By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / March 3, 2017 / Full Movie: House of Rothschild at end of post / It’s all too easy to blame the Americans for neoconservative foreign wars. Analysts cite the Deep State is as the instigator of U.S. aggression, while many accuse the Democrats of the treasonous drive against President Trump. And in a weird twist of politics, demonization of Russia has not abated since the election of our Russia-friendly President. Instead, left-wing mania has escalated, until a chat with a Russian ambassador is claimed grounds for impeachment. Senators such as insane John McCain and flaky Jeff Flake, both from Arizona, decry the aggression of the Russian Federation. And as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford said at the Brookings Institution on February 23, 2017, “Russia is an existential threat to the United States.” Yet the only incident these Russophobes can cite is Russia’s adoption of Crimea. What they fail to mention is the following self-evident principle: After a violent government overthrow—such as the US-backed Maidan coup that ousted Ukraine’s President Yanukovich—there exists no . . . READ MORE>>

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Transcript: Trump Speech to Congress February 28, 2017

slavmar1-17wPresident Trump Speech To Congress – Transcript: “Believe In Yourself, Believe In America” / Conservative Treehouse / February 28, 2017 / President Donald Trump: Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, the First Lady of the United States, and Citizens of America: Tonight, as we mark the conclusion of our celebration of Black History Month, we are reminded of our nation’s path toward civil rights and the work that still remains. Recent threats targeting Jewish Community Centers and vandalism of Jewish cemeteries, as well as last week’s shooting in Kansas City, remind us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all its forms. Each American generation passes the torch of truth, liberty and justice – in an unbroken chain all the way down to the present. That torch is now in our hands, and we will use it to light up the world. I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart. A new chapter of American Greatness is now beginning. A new national pride is sweeping across our nation. And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within . . . READ MORE>>

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Novorossiya in Crisis: Please Help Quemado Institute Help Donbass

slavfeb4-17vWe Need to Spread the Word – Part II / By Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / February 26, 2017 / Help us to help save Donbass /
Our number one goal since founding this website in November 2014 has been to help the cause of Novorossiya by raising the awareness of people in the West. We take no donations and do not advertise. Our time is donated freely. All we need from you, our readers and followers, is to help the cause by spreading the word. The Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics are in serious trouble right now. Enemy ukrainian battalions are attacking relentlessly along the contact line, expanding their occupied territory with the tacit approval of the OSCE, the very body assigned the task of impartial observation of Minsk ceasefire compliance. The OSCE turns a blind eye to Kiev’s shelling and bombing of Donetsk and Lugansk residential areas and critical infrastructure. Azov Battalion Invades Donetsk Filtration Plant: Two nights ago, under the cover of darkness, the Kiev-aligned Azov battalion invaded and seized the Donetsk Water Filtering Station, placing civilians in grave danger of water shortage and . . . READ MORE>>

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Flynn Ouster Kills Foreign Policy Hopes Under Trump (Revision: Hope Resurrected)

Only a Surprise Move Can Restore Detente with Russia / By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / February 16, 2017 / slavfeb16-17zAs many Russia watchers agree, the purging of President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn spells the end of any real clout the administration might have had in establishing friendly relations with Russia. Flynn was an advocate of detente. Immediately following his resignation, Trump, with unprecedented hostility, tweeted, “Crimea was TAKEN by Russia during Obama’s administration. Was Obama too soft on Russia?” Too soft? To imagine a nation being harder on Russia than the U.S. was during the ex-President’s term is to imagine World War III, which we might now be facing had Hillary Clinton won. So on the positive side, we achieved some respite by electing the Manhattan billionaire. Just not as much as we hoped. (See revision at end of post.) One grave danger, as always foremost on our minds at Quemado Institute, lies in a possible U.S. supported military buildup in Ukraine, further imperiling the Republics of Novorossiya. This is especially critical now, at a time when Kiev regime leader Petro Poroshenko has planned a meeting in the U.S. with President Trump. Now that Flynn is gone, who will bolster in Trump a reasonable stance toward Russia and Donbass? But other dangers . . . READ MORE>>

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Flynn Resignation: Is Trump a Figurehead?

Bad Signs of New World Order Takeover: Why Didn’t Donald Trump Defend Michael Flynn? / By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / February 14, 2017 / slavfeb14-17zRetired General Michael Thomas Flynn was one of President Trump’s best appointments, reassuring us that Trump was sincere about mending relations with Russia. Now, fake media and fake political subterfuge have eliminated Flynn from his role as National Security Advisor. Why did the the fake contingent have the power to remove Flynn? Because Trump, in his newly acquired status as figurehead, in which he ostentatiously entertains allied heads of state much as would the Queen of England, is powerless because he has not seized power. We expected Trump would seize power immediately upon taking office. What we did not anticipate was that he would be criticized to death. Everyone has a limit on the unfair vilification they can take and maintain their personal authority and confidence. But few have ever been vilified as severely as Trump. He has not “sold-out”; he remains sincere. Trump has simply been vilified to death by traitors to America and freedom. And not just by subversive political elements like John McCain, nor by snowflake libtards, nor by the Rothschild-owned media outlets like Reuters and Associated Press, upon which all the other mainstream news sources depend, but also, sadly, by the alternate media, who have done their share in tearing him down. One egregious example is “respected” author Finian Cunningham who, in his latest article slamming Trump on the “esteemed” platform Strategic Culture Foundation . . . READ MORE>>

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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin May Meet in Slovenia

Date Not Set for Future Presidential Summit / By Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / February 10, 2017 / Russia PutinRussia and Donbass watchers have anxiously awaited a face-to-face meeting between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the two most prominent leaders of the free world. Putin has extended the first gesture, accepting Slovenian President Borut Pahor’s offer to host such a meeting in Ljubljana. Putin met today at the Kremlin with Pahor, who is in Russia on an official visit. The two presidents also discussed prospects for developing Russian-Slovenian relations. Optimistically, a Trump-Putin summit offers hope for a beginning of resolutions on the Ukraine civil war. as well as for the Syrian crisis. Donetsk People’s Republic leader Alexander Zakharchenko has expressed cautious optimism about President Trump, saying earlier this week that he “trusts Trump more than he trusts Poroshenko or Tymoshenko, [whose] words have little to do with reality.” It is doubtful Zakharchenko would have expressed such trust in Obama. So far, Trump has not given a clear signal as to how he will handle Ukraine, nor what to expect from his likely upcoming talks with Ukraine’s post-coup President Petro Poroshenko. However some Russian analysts, such as Eduard Popov, believe the US President and his team know exactly what is going on in Donbass, and are not . . . READ MORE>>

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Number One Threat to Donbass: Will Trump Team Meet with Poroshenko?

Post-Coup Ukraine President Arranges Talks / By Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / February 4, 2017 / Addendum February 5, 2017: Nikki Haley’s UN Full Statement/ slavfeb4-17vUnconfirmed fake news sources such as UNIAN and Radio Free Europe report today that U.S. President Donald Trump and President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko are scheduled to hold a telephone conversation on the night of February 4 to 5, citing the White House press office. The UNIAN source continues: “The conversation with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is scheduled to begin at 16:45 EST (01:45 Kyiv time on Sunday). As UNIAN reported earlier, the date of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s visit to the United States for a possible meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump is being discussed, according to the Ukrainian president’s administration.” President Trump himself says nothing about a planned phone call on Twitter, and so far I’ve seen no other reports to confirm it. In any case, such talks are premature. Trump has not had time to study the complex issue of Donbass. This and other events may be cause for alarm. The biggest longterm transnational threat to Donbass I see was summed up by . . . READ MORE>>

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Amidst Fake News Tsunami, We Stand As An Island Of Truth

Alternate Media Goes Beserk / By Karl Pomeroy/ Quemado Institute / February 2, 2017 / slavfeb2-17xNever have I seen so much confusion in the alternate media. The mainstream press used to the provenance of fake news. Now these damaging fairy tales are fabricated, conjured, manufactured and sensationalized by even the surliest non-mainstream platforms. It’s like a shattering blast from a tidal wave of mass psychotic dementia Global Research, Strategic Culture Foundation, Moon of Alabama, Information Clearing House—none publish the truth anymore. With apologies to Adam Garrie below, The Duran seems to publish more truth than any site I’m aware of. Paul Craig Roberts is usually good, but occasionally starkly disappointing. If there are better sources than these, please enlighten me, lest I abandon blogging and take up the bagpipes full time. Witness the following: Alex Jones at Infowars now “reveals” that Vladimir Putin has secretly organized all of the anti-Trump protests—and Jones has a “documentary” to prove it. Jonathan Marshall at Robert Parry’s Consortium News alleges the “jury is out” on who started the latest war provocations in Donbass, as if maybe it wasn’t Kiev, but could just as easily have been the Donetsk and Lugansk Republics! Adam Garrie of The Duran sagatiously “informs” us Novorossiya is losing the war because it lacks weapons and training—as if the DPR/LPR could not . . . READ MORE>>

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Putin-Trump Call: First Move Toward Friendship? – Alexander Mercouris

By Alexander Mercouris / The Duran / January 29, 2017 / Posted Quemado Institute January 31, 2017 / slavjan30-17yThe single most important fact known for certain about US President Trump’s and Russian President Putin’s first telephone conversation, with took place yesterday Saturday 28th January 2017, is that it lasted for a whole hour. That is an unusually long time for two busy leaders such Trump and Putin to spend talking to each other. It shows that they not only took the call seriously but that they used it to discuss the full range of US-Russia relations, and – perhaps most important of all – to become acquainted with each other. The last is important because both Trump and Putin are known to be individuals to whom trust and personal contact matter highly. The importance of trust to both Trump and Putin was discussed in an interesting article by the British journalist Piers Morgan, who is a personal friend of Trump’s, who however has also obtained some unusual (for a British journalist) insight into Putin’s personality as a result of information given him to him about Putin by former US President Bill Clinton: “Never break your word to him (Donald Trump -AM). Trump’s a very loyal guy, as I can personally attest. I’d bet very good money that if you keep your word to him, he will keep his to you. Remember, you don’t have to like him to do good business with him. Bill Clinton once told me that when he met with Vladimir Putin, they would eventually throw everyone else out of the room and go hard at each other until they reached points of agreement. Pertinently, Clinton said Putin never reneged on any of those personal agreements. His handshake . . . READ MORE>>

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Syrian Republic: Text of New Constitution Proposed by Russia

Syria’s New Draft Constitution As Presented at Astana Peace Talks / Source: Inside Syria Media Center / Conclusion by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / January 31, 2017 / slavjan31-17zInside Syria Media Center has published the new draft constitution for Syria in English. This draft was presented by Russian diplomats to the Syrian opposition’s delegation during the recent peace talks in Astana. The draft consists of proposals which are covered by Arab Mass Media. The preliminary version of the suggested constitution promotes the Kurdish Cultural Autonomy. It would also set limits on presidential terms, and would decentralize Syrian state authority. Pages 2 – 10 of the English version of Syria’s new draft constitution are presented below, with a link provided to the remainder of the text. A concluding commentary by Quemado Insitute’s Kennedy Applebaum, evaluating the risks and hopes regarding Russia’s role in Syrian constitutional reform, follows the text of the constitution. . . . READ MORE>>

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Tulsi Gabbard: “End Our War to Overthrow the Syrian Government”

slavjan25-17rWhy Are the United States and It’s Allies Helping al-Qaeda and Other Terrorists Groups In Syria? – Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Back From Syria / Novorossia Today / January 26, 2017 / Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard released the following statement upon her return: Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard Returns From Syria with Renewed Calls: End Regime Change War in Syria Now. US gov must #StopArmingTerrorists & end our policy of arming & supporting those working with Al Qaeda & ISIS. The people of Syria are crying for peace, asking the US to stop arming terrorist “rebels” who are destroying Syria. “My visit to Syria has made it abundantly clear: Our counterproductive regime change war does not serve America’s interest, and it certainly isn’t in the interest of the Syrian people. “As I visited with people from across the country, and heard heartbreaking stories of how this war has devastated their lives, I was asked, ‘Why is the United States and its allies helping al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups try to take over Syria? Syria did not attack the United States. Al-Qaeda did.’ I had no answer. “I return to Washington, DC with even greater resolve to end our illegal war to overthrow the Syrian government. I call upon Congress and the new Administration to answer the pleas of the Syrian people immediately and support the Stop Arming Terrorists Act. We must stop directly and indirectly supporting terrorists—directly by providing . . . READ MORE>>

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Trump Deals Lethal Blow to Global Corporate Power Grab – Paul Craig Roberts

Three days in and Trump has already kept one pledge / By Paul Craig Roberts / Posted Quemado Institute / January 25, 2016 / slavjan25-17wOn Trump’s third day Trump is one up on the Establishment. Can this last? I am not a Trump booster. I am a scorekeeper. On the third day of his presidency Donald Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacificic Partnership (TPP). Based on this we must assume he will also deep-six the Trans-Atlantic Partnership. Trump and his advisors regard the Pacific and Atlantic partnerships as trade deals like NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement that sent American jobs to Mexico at the expense of Americans. However, the most strategic part of these agreements is that they make global corporations immune from the laws of the countries in which they do business if those laws adversely impact the profits of the global corporations. Who decides the question? Not the courts of the countries or a world court. The question is decided by a corporate tribunal staffed only by corporations. In other words, the sovereign laws of sovereign countries, such as France’s laws against GMOs, are subject to damage suits decided by corporate tribunals, which means the end of the legal sovereignty of countries. The so-called trade partnerships are weapons of American economic imperialism. Whether Trump and his advisors are aware of this or not, Trump has on his third day dealt a lethal blow to a power lusted after by US global corporations. How will this formidable force respond to . . . READ MORE>>

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Trump Inaugural Ceremony: Impressions of the Day

By Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / January 20, 2017 / slavjan20-17zWe have three internet machines here at the ranch—two running Microsoft Windows, one running Linux—but no cable TV. Our experience from the Presidential debates has been that without cable, we can’t get livestream coverage of the event, except on Infowars.com. So we planned to watch Trump’s historical inauguration on Infowars. No such luck. Shall I say we missed his swearing in? We did. I felt cheated. On the Linux machine afterwards, we found a photo—beautiful I must say—of Trump’s hand on a bible held by Melania, dressed in gorgeous blue. But the livestream event was not there for us. How could this have happened? Here’s how. First, Alex Jones of Infowars had promised to cover the Inauguration ceremony. But what he did instead, after holding an interesting discussion with top-hatted Roger Stone, was to have two of his flunky reporters talk over almost the entire event while a silent image moved on a wall screen behind them. We did not get to hear any of the introductory speeches: we just saw mouths moving in faces on the screen, while Alex Jones’ reporters talked and talked. These two reporters—good heavens should I remember their names—had nothing to say except what I’ve heard a hundred times and known for months or years. It was an endless rehash of . . . READ MORE>>

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Trump Inauguration: Beware the Coup of the Snowflakes

Is This An American Maidan? / By Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / January 14, 2017 / Important update: January 15, 2017 / slavjan14-17zWith five days to go before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, it looks as if a planned attempted coup d’etat against the American government is underway. We have CIA disruption, George Soros backing, Clinton-Obama plotting, and ominous signs from the Pentagon, which in a highly suspicious move, has ordered Maj. Gen. Errol R. Schwartz, Head of the D.C. National Guard in charge of inauguration security, to step down at 12:01 January 20, the moment Trump is sworn in. What can be the intent of this disruptive anti-American move, other than to set the stage for violent protest? The circumstances do not look too different from those that preceeded the Maidan coup in Kiev, and the backstage supporting cast—CIA, George Soros, the Rothschilds, the Clintons—are the same. They prey upon the bleeding hearts of the Snowflake crowd, convincing these out-of-touch people that to overthrow governments in the name of “democracy” is noble. The Snowflakes do not bother to check the facts. Their virtuous hearts throb with pride that they are finally doing something good for the world—a world they have largely demolished through their murderous neocon policies. Is this a Maidan coup? No, there is no real coup to take place. The United States is not Ukraine. For all its flaws, the U.S. has a long established history of tradition that is not easily disrupted. Nevertheless, the heart-throbbing do-gooders of the Obama-Hillary camp are “damned-if-they-don’t’ determined to disrupt what should be a beautiful and triumphant inauguration ceremony. The most dangeorus scenario to look out for would be a false flag operation, analogous to the 2014 CIA sniper shootings in Kiev’s Maidan Square. Those murders were . . . READ MORE>>

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Syria Holds High Expectations for Astana Peace Talks

What should we expect from the talks on Syria in Astana? / By Sophie Mangal / Edited by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / January 12, 2017 / slavjan12-17zAs of March 2017, it will be exactly six years since the beginning of the conflict in Syria. Some journalists have made unfavorable forecasts, wondering about the very possibility of reconciliation. Complicated by foreign intervention on the part of Israel, the war in Lebanon, for example, continued for about 15 years. But even a six-year term is much too long. That is why we must maintain hope that the meeting in Astana, Kazakhstan, scheduled for January 23, 2017, will eventually lead to a positive result. Following that, there will be an occasion to consolidate the success of the negotiations in Geneva under the auspices of the UN. So what might the upcoming negotiations in Astana lead to? Latest Statements of the Main Actors: Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev backs the initiative to conduct the negotiations, and has announced his readiness to provide a platform and to support unconditional assistance to the peace process. Syrian President Bashar al Assad considers the possibility of reaching an agreement on the Syrian crisis settlement and is ready to discuss with the anti-government forces any questions about ending the conflict, including a referendum on a new constitution of Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes that it is possible to give birth to the idea of Syrian-Syrian talks in Astana, and that a nationwide ceasefire will be signed as a result. Then practical negotiations on a political reconciliation could be launched. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu expresses concerns . . . READ MORE>>

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MH17 Coverup: Netherlands Officials Detain Dutch Journalists, Confiscate Reports from Donbass – Updated

Journalists Held, All Materials Seized / Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / January 9, 2017 / slavjan9-17wTwo Dutch investigative journalists, Michel Spekkers and Stefan Beck, traveled to the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics this past week to investigate the crash site of the Malaysian Airlines Boeing 7777 Flight MH17. The passenger plane, having been directed over the war zone by Kiev air traffic controllers, was downed on July 17, 2014 near the border between the Donetsk and Lugansk Oblasts. Spekkers and Beck were accredited by the DPR and LPR and traveled freely in the area, talking to the local people. They were accompanied during the first few days of their visit by well-known British video journalist Graham Phillips. Upon returning to Amsterdam after a week in Donbass, the two journalists were detained by Dutch officials and all of their notes and materials were seized. When they asked which law they were breaking, the officials refused to comment. This adds to the already massive evidence of the Dutch coverup of the cause of the MH17 crash. It is particularly noteworthy that Spekkers and Beck, who speak Russian, were free to talk with the local people, many of whom, as we know from videos and news reports, were eyewitnesses to one or more fighter jets . . . READ MORE>>

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Trump to Build America, Not Bring Down Iran, China – Adam Garrie

The nuance of Donald Trump’s rhetoric on China and Iran / By Adam Garrie / The Duran / December 31, 2016 /  Donald Trump’s views on Iran and China may be misunderstood. He is complimenting both countries for making America look stupid, not declaring his intention to destabilise either. Many anti-war pundits have been worried at some of the more bellicose rhetoric that Donald Trump and some of his new cabinet picks have been uttering against Iran and China. Whilst this rhetoric certainly bears scrutiny, like much of Trump’s language, there is far more than meets the eye. Trump strikes me as something of a pre-ideological politician in an age where rabid ideologies, especially neo-liberalism are ravaging much of the earth. Neo-liberalism’s greatest foreign policy flaw is addressing non-existent threats by weakening other nations, rather than focusing on strengthening the home-front. To understand this, one ought to look at the comparative state of the military strength and sophistication of France vis-à-vis Prussia at the beginning and end of the 18th century. In 1700 France was not only the largest, but also the most sophisticated army in Europe. Prussian leaders noticed this and began a military build-up that resulted in one of the most sophisticated armies in Europe, whose method of operations was developed in a rapid period of time during the 18th century. The rivalry in Europe between . . . READ MORE>>

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Trump Beware: Kissinger a Threat to Russia’s Strategic Alliance with China – Paul Craig Roberts

slavdec28-16xWhat is Henry Kissinger Up To? / By Paul Craig Roberts / Paul Craig Roberts website / December 28, 2016 / With Conclusion by Karl Pomeroy /  Quemado Institute / The English language Russian news agency, Sputnik, reports that former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger is advising US president-elect Donald Trump how to “bring the United States and Russia closer together to offset China’s military buildup.” If we take this report at face value, it tells us that Kissinger, an old cold warrior, is working to use Trump’s commitment to better relations with Russia in order to separate Russia from its strategic alliance with China. China’s military buildup is a response to US provocations against China and US claims to the South China Sea as an area of US national interests. China does not intend to attack the US and certainly not Russia. Kissinger, who was my colleague at the Center for Strategic and International studies for a dozen years, is aware of the pro-American elites inside Russia, and he is at work creating for them a “China threat” that they can use in their effort to lead Russia into the arms of the West. If this effort is successful, Russia’s sovereignty will be eroded exactly as has the sovereignty of every other country allied with the US. At President Putin’s last press conference, journalist Marat Sagadatov asked if Russia wasn’t already subject to forms of foreign semi-domination: “Our economy, industry, ministries and agencies often follow the rules laid . . . MORE>>

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Censorship 1984-Style: Alternate Media May Soon Be Suppressed – Obama Signs H.R. 5181 (Revised)

slavdec25-16yGroundwork Laid for Countering Russian News / Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / December 26, 2016 / Zero Hedge and Investment Watch Blog, in two articles posted below, inform us today that the current acting American President has quietly signed into law Bill H.R. 5181 (full text posted below). This bill establishes funding and organizational structure for the U.S. government to carry out the task of identifying and evaluating information sources that publish foreign “disinformation and propaganda”, especially originating from Russia, with a goal of countering that propaganda using “pro-active fact-based narratives”. From the wording of the bill, it seems to authorize research on identifying foreign “disinformation” sources, analyzing why they have influence, and determining procedures for “protecting” America and its allies. Zero Hedge implies the bill is intended to shut down alternate news outlets, while Investment Watch warns of criminal penalties. H.R. 5181 however does not explicitly mention any actions against American news sites. Nor does it suggest blocking any sites or imposing any penalties. If the latter were true, the Quemado Institute website would have to close down immediately. Many of our articles, particularly on the News from Novorossiya page, originate from the . . . MORE>>

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Putin’s 2016 Year-End Press Conference, Donald Trump, and Concluding Commentary on Donbass

slavdec23-16zPutin Slams US Democratic Party As “Shameless Losers”, Says Russia Alone Believed In Trump’s Victory / By Tyler Durden / Zero Hedge / December 23, 2016 / With Concluding Commentary on Donbass by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / December 23, 2016 / Covering numerous topics, from foreign politics to the Russian budget, the price of oil, sports doping allegations as well as the US election during his annual end-of-year news conference, Russian president Vladimir Putin slammed the US Democratic party saying “the party that is called the Democrats has clearly forgotten the original meaning of that name” and added that “the use of administrative resources (by the Democrats) is absolutely shameless.” He continued the rout saying “outstanding figures in American history from the ranks of the Democratic Party would likely be turning in their graves. Roosevelt certainly would be. They (the Democrats) are losing on all fronts and looking elsewhere for things to blame. In my view this, how shall I say it, degrades their own dignity. You have to know how to lose with dignity.” Continuing his barrage against the Democratic Party, Putin said it is “losing on all fronts” and that it is wrongly trying to blame President-elect Donald Trump’s victory on external factors. “You need to learn how to lose gracefully,” he said. He added that “losers always look for someone to blame, but they should first of all look at themselves. Putin then said that “the most important . . . MORE>>

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Donbass Survives Despite Western Globalist Hatred and Fear – Janus Putkonen

EU Racism: Refusal of Human Rights to 3.5 Million Donbass People in Europe / By Janus Putkonen / DONi News / Edited by Karl Pomeroy /Quemado Institute / December 7, 2016 / slavdec7-16zThe European Union advocates the values of “liberal democracy” and condemns racism. The EU demands safety, equality, freedom of trade and movement across Europe for everyone…. But what about the 3.5 million Donbass citizens in the former Ukraine, who are living their lives in the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics [DPR/LPR]? Suddenly none of the mentioned “westen values” matter, and the whole ethnic Russian population in Donbass has been hunted by the West: the EU, USA and NATO. Do you know that here in the DPR, all basic human rights have been denied by the West to about 2 million citizens, and in the LPR the situation is the same. For example, if you have a business, a factory in Donbass, you don’t have any right to export products to European markets. Yes, there are also great difficulties with Russian customs, but maybe with huge effort, some sales opportunities can be opened up there. Not a single western financial institution will give you even a basic way to transfer money, I mean, not for your private or business needs. You are blocked, and the Russian liberal banking system won’t help you either, and basically your life is dependent on one thing—the flow of cash. When you live in Donbass, you are placed under full-scale western economic blockade. It does not matter who you are, nor what you have done in the . . . MORE>>

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Trump’s First Objective: A Successful Inauguration

The Criterion of Power / By Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / November 28, 2016 / WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 10: President Elect Donald Trump, center right, walks through halls of U.S. Capitol for a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center left, (R-KY), November, 10, 2016 , Washington, DC. Accompanying him are his wife, Melania, right, and Vice President Elect Mike Pence, left. (--Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post/ Getty Images)The mainstream media, none moreso than The New York Times, are hellbent on making it look like President-elect Donald Trump’s transition is in chaos. This illusion serves the nefarious purposes of the Western ruling elite, who seek to disrupt Trump’s inauguration to office in any possible way, from slanderous press, to bogus vote recounts, to massive planned demonstrations on inauguration day. Let us hope there is nothing worse in store. On the subject of chaos, MSNBC now reports that Trump is “furious” with his winning campaign manager Kellyann Conway for her objection to his potential appointment of Mitt Romney as Secretary of State. No doubt this is pure fabrication on the part of MSNBC and other mainstream outlets. Conway said in an interview Sunday that she thought the consideration of Romney was a betrayal of Trump supporters. And maybe it is, if judged on the surface. Deeper analysis, however, may shed light on Trump’s underlying strategy. Regarding Conway’s public statement, it seems unlikely Trump would be angry over such a minor disagreement, especially after her magnificant performance as campaign manager. Trump says he likes to work with people who disagree with him. Conway would be no exception. It is worth recalling that Vice President-elect Mike Pence made a public statement about his support for the Iraq War, yet Trump took this in stride, dismissing the episode in the second presidential debate with a mere . . . MORE>>

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Full EU Alternate Media Censorship: Europe Takes Lead over NATO, US – Janus Putkonen

The New Rising Threat: EU Information Blockade / By Janus Putkonen / DONi News / Conclusion by Quemado Institute / November 26, 2016 / slavaug27gWe are edging towards a full scale information and media war. Yes, you can still read this article in the territory of European Union, but for how long? Concerned international discussion has arisen during the past week on the EU draft resolution which was passed in the European parliament Wednesday. Russia’s Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, warned that “if the EU begins censoring Russian media, then we will of course take measures in response”. Her warning is based on the EU report, which was voted in favor on Wednesday: the EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties. The European Parliament voted on a non-legislative resolution which urges the EU to “respond to information warfare by Russia,” with RT and Sputnik news agencies branded the most dangerous “tools” of “hostile propaganda.” Zakharova branded the document as “paranoia” and part of “the ongoing demonization of Russia,” adding that it is filled with “made-up messages, myths,” and reflects “the ideology which has been cultivated towards Russia recently.” “It is irresponsible to equate Russian media organizations with terrorist groups such as Islamic State. It is irresponsible to mix up . . . MORE>>

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Trump Conducts Transition in Style of Businessman – Alexander Mercouris

MSM Wrong Again: Donald Trump’s Transition Is Going Smoothly / By Alexander Mercouris / The Duran / Conclusion by Quemado Institute / November 23, 2016 / slavnov23-16xLess than 2 weeks since his unexpected election victory, it is already becoming clear that one of the major problems Donald Trump is going to face is the established media’s hostility to everything he does. A case in point is the way the media is misreporting his discussions aimed at setting up his new administration. There has been much talk about how this process has supposedly be chaotic, with much talk of a backlash against Trump for some of his appointments. On the contrary my opinion is that the process has been going quite smoothly. Trump acted decisively and quickly to replace Christie with Pence as head of the transition team, rather than remove Christie too late when it was already obvious that he was not up to the job, whilst the appointments of Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff and Stephen Bannon as chief strategist seem to be carefully judged to balance the appointment of a seasoned political insider and professional manager (Priebus) against a loyal publicist and ideologue (Bannon), whilst his appointments of Michael Flynn as National Security Adviser, Jeff Sessions as Attorney General and Mike Pompeo as CIA chief bring in seasoned professionals who in the cases of Sessions and Pompeo should not have difficulty getting Senate confirmation. The latter is important because the way Trump . . . MORE>> Click here.

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Novorossiya Residents Express Joy, Hope over Trump Election Victory – Graham Phillips Video

slavnov10-16tGraham Phillips in Donbass: What Lugansk Residents Think of Donald Trump / Video by Graham Phillips / November 10, 2016 / Lugansk, LPR / Well-known British video journalist Graham Phillips interviews passersby in the city of Lugansk, Lugansk People’s Republic, Novorossiya, asking what they think about Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. elections. Spontaneous smiles and hopeful responses suggest most of the people there admire Trump for his positive outlook, his policies on world peace, and his promise of better relations with Russia. Most see Hillary Clinton as more warlike. One woman even said the old lady was too sick to govern. Surprisingly, these articulate and charming people thousands of miles across the globe seem more educated about the U.S. elections than Americans themselves. Click here.

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Comey Defies Lynch Amidst Rigged U.S. Election, Globalist Puppet Masters Belong at Hague – Joachim Hagopian

The Real Reasons Why FBI Director James Comey Reopened the Hillary Email Investigation / By Joachim Hagopian / Global Research / October 31, 2016 / slavoct31-16zThis last Friday it became public record that FBI Director James Comey reopened the Hillary Clinton email server investigation after repeatedly testifying before Congress and the world up to last July that he’d closed the case, after in his words not finding sufficient evidence of “any criminal wrongdoing” to indict her in spite of her four years as Secretary of State egregiously breaching our national security: committing obstruction of justice and willful tampering with evidence; deleting 30,000 emails after receiving a court subpoena constituting destruction of evidence; not to mention repeatedly engaging in perjury before Congress and the FBI. But obviously a federal investigation still in process in late June never stopped Bill Clinton’s illegal ambush at the Phoenix airport of Comey’s boss US Attorney General Loretta Lynch (image below) “clearing” the way for Hillary to proceed without consequence to be anointed as the next US figurehead puppet president by the . . . MORE>>

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Busted: Jig Is Up for New World Order

One World Government Not in the Cards / By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / October 29, 2016 / World takeover by military force:slavoct29-16z The military phase of global takeover by the New World Order cartel has been in full swing since 9/11. Prior to that coordinated attack, the One World Government gang, sometimes known as the Western Aristocracy, Ruling Elite or Corporate Establishment, worked primarily in the spheres of financial manipulation, covert operations, and persuasive indoctrination. Since entering the overt military phase, the Elite has orchestrated pervasive coups and wars in South America, North Africa, Ukraine and the Middle East. They now speak openly of “regime change” in Russia, as reported by analysts Diana Johnstone (Hillary Clinton’s Strategic Ambition In A Nutshell: Regime Change in Russia, Putin an Obstacle) and Robert Parry (Key Neocon Calls on US to Oust Putin). The goal is full world takeover and the establishment of a One World Government. Destruction as a tool: Why do they use wars and coups? Take a simple analogy. To build a skyscraper on occupied land, it is first necessary to demolish the buildings that are there. The Elite is now conducting global demolition. They are destroying nations, borders, infrastructure, governments, social institutions, cultures and societies. Through this demolition . . . MORE>>

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The Presstitutes Have Set Up The Election To Be Stolen – Paul Craig Roberts

Election Potpourri / By Paul Craig Roberts / Paul Craig Roberts Website / October 24, 2016 / Conclusion by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / October 26, 2016 / slavoct26-16yOver the course of its history, the New York Times has reported on many American elections that have been rigged or stolen or are suspected of having been being rigged or stolen. For example, as a supporter of the black civil rights movement, the NY Times has many stories in its archives of elections rigged by disenfranchisement of black voters. But this was when the NY Times was an independent voice before it became a whore for the Oligarchs who rule America. When the NY Times reported that black Americans could have no confidence in the integrity of American elections, the NY Times did not denounce itself for delegitimizing American democracy. The NY Times forgot all of this when it published Max Fisher’s article yesterday. Fisher fished up “scholars” among the Hillary advocates, and they obligingly told him that Trump’s questioning of the integrity of American elections were the tactics of a would-be dictator who is at work delegitimizing democracy so that he can take over. What Fisher and his “scholars” overlook is that the US government is already delegitimized in the eyes of the American population, as well as foreign populations. If the US government was not already delegitimized, Donald Trump would not have been successful in what, despite Trump’s damnation by the presstitutes, was an easy sweep-aside of the Establishment’s candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. The US government is delegitimized, not only in the eyes of Americans, but also in the eyes of most of the world. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs, their careers, their hopes, because corrupt bought-and-paid-for-Washington enabled Globalism . . . MORE>>

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Trump in Pennsylvania: Mood of Joy, Contract with Voters

Uncensored: An Inside Look at a Donald Trump Rally / By Peter Kizenko / The Duran / Posted Quemado Institute / October 24, 2016 / Trump holds a campaign rally in Johnstown, PennsylvaniaGiven the current political landscape, I felt compelled to attend a Donald Trump rally to see what it’s all about. It’s been since 1980 since I last attended a political event and this the story of that trip. I received a phone call from my good friend Steve (an ardent Trump supporter) Thursday morning exclaiming that Trump will be in Pennsylvania on Saturday [October 22, 2016] and do I want to go. I quickly looked at the map to see where Johnstown, PA is and said I’m in. Trump was scheduled to speak at 4:00 pm at the Cambria County War Memorial, home of the immortal ice hockey comedy Slapshot! We quickly downloaded our tickets and were advised to arrive early even though doors were opening at 1:00 pm. I woke up at 4:30 am Saturday morning to begin my trek West. As Steve said, “The Colonialists had it tougher..” We decided on the Mohegan Sun Pocono as our meeting point and hit the road around 8:00 am. Weather forecasts called for heavy rain all day with 25 mph winds but we would not allow that to deny us. Although we hit a couple pockets of rain the storm never really materialized. (We hypothesized that the DNC had hacked the National Weather Bureau in an effort to deter attendees.) Rolling into Johnstown around noon we knew we were close when we saw a line snaking over the bridge and beyond. Having no idea on what kind of crowd or attended mood to expect we were overwhelmed by the positive and electric . . . MORE>>

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Corporate Elite Takes Crucial Step Toward Third World War – Peter Koenig

Is Washington “False Flagging” The New Russia-Iran-Syria-China “Axis of Evil”, Into Nuclear War? / By Peter Koenig / Global Research / October 21, 2016 / slavoct21-16jFalse flagging has hundreds of years of history; successful history that is. Otherwise the method of lying and bullying people into false believes would not have survived the times. But false flags took on a new dimension since 9/11. The subsequent terror acts, including the Arab Spring and ‘Color Revolutions’; downing of a Russian plane over Egypt; shooting down of a Malaysian plane over the Ukraine; Paris murderous shootings at ‘Charlie Hebdo’ and ‘Bataclan’; Brussels; Nice; Munich; Orlando, Florida; San Bernardino, California – to name just a few over the last years – were perpetrated by the very actors claiming to fight terror, namely predominantly the secret services of the US, UK and Israel, the European vassals and NATO. The purpose of such acts of terror is to create fear, to justify a police crackdown on the populations and doing away with every time more of the democratic civil rights still left in western society. The penultimate goal is total militarization of the western world, to prevent and suppress protests and revolts if and when the population eventually wakes up to the flagrant lies that it has been force-fed by the presstitute media for years on end. And that in itself is a crucial step towards the ultimate goal of Full Spectrum Dominance of the world, or world hegemony, by a small corporate and financial elite. Alas, militarization of the west and ongoing wars and chaos throughout the world, causing millions of . . . MORE>>

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Motorola: Symbol of Donbass – Kristina Melnikova

Death of Symbol of Donbass’s Resistance Will Not Shake Its Faith in Victory / By Kristina Melnikova / Eadaily.com / October 18, 2016 /slavoct19-16gAssassination of the hero of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Commander of the Sparta Battalion Arsen Pavlov (Motorola) has become one of the worst news for Donbass so far. Motorola enjoyed respect of both the people and the comrades-in-arms. He was not only a fearless and charismatic fighter (there are lots of such fighters in Novorossiya) but also the face of the whole resistance. And now that Donbass is mourning for him, it is mourning for all defenders dying in this endless war every day. Well-known leader of self-defense forces, Igor Strelkov’s comrade Yevgeny “Prapor” Skripnik has told EADaily about Motorola and has explained why he is one of the symbols of Donbass. “I knew Motorola before we came here (Donbass – EADaily). He was an ordinary fighter. In Slavyansk, he was just like all the others. But there was something striking about him… He showed his worth when we were fighting a group of the Right Sector (banned in Russia – EADaily) in Semyonovka. There he organized a group and managed to throw the enemy back. He was very brave. One of the reasons he became so popular is that he was very active and was not afraid of mass media. He became most popular after the fights for Ilovaysk and the airport. He was . . . MORE>>

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Transcript: Donald Trump Speech in West Palm Beach Florida, October 13, 2016

Trump’s Historic Speech Denouncing International Finance, Globalism and the Media / National Public Radio / October 13, 2016 /
slavoct14-16cDonald Trump: Wow. What a group. What a group. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you, folks. Thank you, folks. It’s great to be right here in Florida, which we love. In 26 days, we are going to win this great, great state and we are going to win the White House. Our movement is about replacing a failed and corrupt — now, when I say “corrupt,” I’m talking about totally corrupt — political establishment, with a new government controlled by you, the American people. There is nothing the political establishment will not do — no lie that they won’t tell, to hold their prestige and power at your expense. And that’s what’s been happening. The Washington establishment and the financial and media corporations that fund it exist for only one reason: to protect and enrich itself. The establishment has trillions of dollars at stake in this election. As an example, just one single trade deal they’d like to pass involves trillions of dollars, controlled by many countries, corporations and lobbyists. For those who control the levers of power in Washington, and for the global special interests, they partner with these people that don’t have your good in mind. Our campaign represents a true existential threat like they haven’t seen before. This is not simply another four-year election. This is a crossroads in the history of our civilization that will determine whether or not we the people reclaim  . . . MORE>>

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Western Drumbeat to Ban Russian Media – Finian Cunningham

slavoct13-16sWest is Gunning for Russian Media Ban / By Finian Cunningham / Strategic Culture Foundation / October 13, 2016 / It would be monumental, but Western states seem to be moving, ineluctably, towards banning Russian news media channels from satellite platforms and the internet. That outcome – albeit with enormous ethical and political implications – seems to be a logical conclusion of the increasingly frenzied transatlantic campaign to demonize Russia. Washington, London and Paris appear to be coordinating an unprecedented media onslaught that is vilifying Russia for almost every conceivable malfeasance, from alleged war crimes in Syria to threatening the security of Europe, to shooting down civilian airliners, to subverting American presidential elections. And that’s only a sample. British foreign secretary Boris Johnson declared this week that Russia is in danger of becoming a «pariah state». Ironically, that fate has less to do with Russia’s actual conduct and more to do with the desired objective driving Western policy towards Moscow – to isolate and portray Russia as an international reprobate. If Russia can be sufficiently demonized in the eyes of the Western public by their governments, then the political context is created for drastic measures, which would otherwise be seen as unacceptable infringements of democratic rights. Measures that go way beyond economic sanctions and into the realm of media censorship. How weird is that? The «free world» which deplores «Russian authoritarianism» moving towards media censorship and policing what it deems as «thought-crime». European parliamentarians this week voted for a resolution . . . MORE>>

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Neocons Push to Strike Syria, Russia While Slamming Trump’s Sexual Banter – Paul Craig Roberts

Engage In Sex, Not War / By Paul Craig Roberts / October 11, 2016 / slavoct11-16xDuring the sexual scandals of Bill Clinton — the “bimbo eruptions” as Hillary called them — the Democrats and progressive opinion ruled out a person’s sex life as a political factor. Now suddenly nothing more than juvenile locker room banter without the actual sex has become the determinant of political unfitness. Where did the 11-year old recording of locker room talk between Donald Trump and Billy Bush come from? Who recorded it and kept it for 11 years for what purpose? Why was it released the day prior to the second debate between Trump and Hillary? Was the recording an illegal violation of privacy? What became of the woman who recorded Monica Lewinsky’s confession to her of sex with Bill Clinton? Wasn’t she prosecuted for wiretaping or some such offense? Why was Billy Bush, the relative of two US presidents, suspended from his TV show because of a private conversation with Trump? You have to take men’s sexual banter with a grain of salt, just as you do their fish stories. President or candidate Bill Clinton himself publicly engaged . . . MORE>>

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Role of NGO’s in Regime Change and Military Interventionism – Vanessa Beeley (Video)

NGO’s and Terrorists Play Good Cop-Bad Cop Role in Western Imperialist Agenda / By Vanessa Beeley / AlternateView.co.uk / Introduction and Conclusion by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / October 8, 2016 /We live in a world governed by propaganda. / slavoct8-16xVanessa Beeley explains, in this 1 hour 12 minute VIDEO, the role of so-called humanitarian NGO’s as spearheads of violent US-EU-NATO intervention in sovereign countries such as Libya, Syria, and Yemen, and the devastation that results from the misuse by the deep state of our natural human compassion. / Preliminary Remarks By Vanessa Beeley: The NGO Soft Power Complex: Humanitarians or “Executioners”? We live in a world governed by propaganda where the majority of media mouthpieces are gagged by those who own them and only permitted to release information that serves the narrative of the ruling elite or Imperialist powers. We know that our governments lie. We know that our media channels lie. We search for integrity and truth among the rubble of propaganda. We want to pin our hopes on a power for “good”. So what does the machine create? It creates a power for good in its own image. It creates the Non Government Organisations, the Not for Profit Industrial Compex [NPIC] to give us the illusion, not only of this power for good, but of our own empowerment, our own stakeholding in reducing the misery being inflicted upon Humanity. The problem reveals itself when we consider who does actually fund & create these flagships of philanthropy. The problem lies with the foundations and government think tanks who have their hands firmly on the helm and direct the ship where they want it to go. Do we really . . . MORE>>

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Entrenched Oligarchy Seeks War, People Control Nothing – Paul Craig Roberts

Washington Leads The World To War / By Paul Craig Roberts / Global Research / October 6, 2016 / slavoct6-16vWhat must the world think watching the US presidential campaign? Over time US political campaigns have become more unreal and less related to voters’ concerns, but the current one is so unreal as to be absurd. The offshoring of American jobs by global corporations and the deregulation of the US financial system have resulted in American economic failure. One might think that this would be an issue in a presidential campaign. The neoconservative ideology of US world hegemony is driving the US and its vassals into conflict with Russia and China. The risks of nuclear war are higher than at any previous time in history. One might think that this also would be an issue in a presidential campaign. Instead, the issues are Trump’s legal use of tax laws and his non-hostile attitude toward President Putin of Russia. One might think that the issue would be Hillary’s extremely hostile attitude toward Putin (“the new Hitler”), which promises conflict with a major nuclear power. As for benefitting from tax laws, Pat Buchanan pointed out that Hillary used to her benefit a loss almost as large as Trump’s and during the Arkansas years Hillary even took a tax deduction for itemized . . . MORE>>

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MH17: New Russian Data Sparks Controversy

New Information from Defense Ministry on MH17 Increases Confusion / By Nikolai Litovkin / Russia Beyond the Headlines / Posted with Conclusion by Quemado Institute / October 1, 2016 / slavoct1-16vRussian military officials have offered new information about the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 over the breakaway republics in eastern Ukraine in July 2014, but the data does little to clarify the situation ahead of the release of a Joint Investigation Team report. The Russian military says it did not observe the flight of a missile from a Buk-M1 air defense missile system (ADMS) from the rebel-held regions of eastern Ukraine in the direction of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in July 2014, according to statements made by Andrei Koban, the commander of Russia’s Aerospace Forces’ Radio Engineering Troops, on Sept. 26. According to newly released data, which was taken from Russian radar stations on the border with Ukraine, as well as information received by Russia’s armed forces from the leadership of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (the DNR and LNR), the objects observed by Russian radar in the sky that night in addition to the Malaysian aircraft were two civilian airliners and an Orlan-10 unmanned aerial vehicle, which was made of composite materials and was about 6 feet long. “In comparison, the missile of the Buk air defense system has a length of more than 5.5 meters [18 feet], a diameter of 0.4 meters [1.3 feet] and a wingspan of about 1 meter [3 feet]. The missile is made of metal, has . . . MORE>>

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MH17 Crash Investigation: Links from Eric Zuesse and Commentary by Quemado Institute

American Political Historian Eric Zuesse Reports on MH17 Story and Coverup / By Karl Pomeroy /Quemado Institute / September 29, 2016 / slavsep29-16tWell-known geopolitical historian Eric Zuesse has sent, at my request, a number of links to his past articles on the downing of Flight MH17, the Boeing 777 passenger airliner that crashed near Torez in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on July 17, 2014. Zuesse’s research on the cause of the downing of the 777 is especially important now that the Dutch Safety Board has released, on September 28, 2106, the preliminary “findings” of Phase II criminal inquiry of the MH17 official crash investigation. Articles by Eric Zuesse exposing the reality of the MH17 shootdown . . . MORE>>

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He Who Hesitates is Lost and Russia Hesitated – Paul Craig Roberts

Posted with Conclusion by Quemado Institute / September 25, 2016 / slavsep25-16kThe Russian government deceived itself with its fantasy belief that Russia and Washington had a common cause in fighting ISIS. The Russian government even went along with the pretense that the various ISIS groups operating under various pen names were “moderate rebels” who could be separated from the extremists, all the while agreeing to cease fighting on successive verges of victory so that Washington could resupply ISIS and prepare to introduce US and NATO forces into the conflict. The Russian government apparently also thought that as a result of the coup against Erdogan, which was said to implicate Washington, Turkey was going to cease supporting ISIS and cooperate with Russia. Alas, the Russians so fervently, or perhaps I should say feverishly, desired an agreement with Washington that they deceived themselves. If Finian Cunningham’s report is correct, Washington has taken advantage of Russia’s urging that Washington and Turkey join in the attack on ISIS by invading . . . MORE>>

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Third World War Has Never Been So Close – Alexander Dugin

Third World War Has Never Been So Close – VIDEO / By Alexander Dugin, Top Russian Geopolitical Analyst Katehon.com / September 20, 2016 / Posted Quemado Institute
September 22, 2015 / slavsep22-16xAs we have already said many times, the main aspect of this political season is not elections, but war. But if elections do have importance somewhere, then this is in the US where, once again, they are closely connected to war. Two days ago, on Saturday, September 17th, the likelihood of this war was breathtakingly high. As we know, American troops, who no one ever invited to Syria, bombed the positions of the Syrian army at Deir ez-Zor. As a result of the bombing, 60 Syrian soldiers were killed. This strike was extremely important for ISIS militants, whom the US is informally advising and arming while supposedly fighting them. This crossed the line. Bombing Syrian soldiers is one thing, but this means declaring war not only against Syria, but also Russia, which is fighting in Syria on Assad’s side. And this means that we have reached a climax. Sure, the US leadership immediately reported that the airstrike was a mistake and warned the Russian leadership not to express . . . MORE>>

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Evidence Grows in Deir el-Zour: US Backs ISIS, Russia Makes Accusation

American Bombing No Mistake / By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / September 19, 2016 / slavsep19-16yEvidence continues to accumulate that the United States is supporting terrorism overseas. The American air strikes in Syria’s eastern province of Deir el-Zour on Saturday, September 17, 2016, which killed some 80 Syrian troops and allowed ISIS to expand in the area, constitute de facto proof of deliberate Pentagon military aid to terrorists and in particular ISIS. The US government claims the bombing was a mistake. This is impossible to believe. The air strikes violated the new US-Russian ceasefire, constituting a crime on that basis alone. But that’s not the most important evidence. No sane person could conceivably accept the claim that the Pentagon is so ignorant it did not know what it was doing. Place the Criminals in Isolation: It is time Obama be impeached, and his terrorist cohorts infiltrating the American government be put on public trial. The people of this country, along with officials . . . MORE>>

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War and Peace: Ultimate Impact of the US Elections

Americans Have the Power to Vote for Peace / By Karl Pomeroy Quemado Institute Opinion Page / September 13, 2016 /

Donald Trump (--The Economic Times)

Donald Trump (–The Economic Times)

There should be no confusion about who to vote for in the 2016 US elections. Donald Trump is the peace candidate, Hillary Clinton the war candidate. This is the logical conclusion. On US Foreign Aggression: First of all, Trump has never deviated from his noninterventionist stance. Whether or not he can fully overcome status quo opposition to his foreign policy, his America First principle has been unwavering. Martin Sieff describes it this way (War or Peace: For Whom Do We Vote on November 8th?): “There can be no guarantee that Trump will succeed in achieving his expressed goals in foreign policy. He will certainly not be a dovish or disarming president. But he has been totally consistent in his expressed determination to be a more cautious and responsible one. By contrast, a vote for Hillary Clinton will ensure, at the very best, more of the existing . . . MORE>>

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Trump vs Clinton: Existential Issue of Nuclear War – Eric Zuesse

By Eric Zuesse / Strategic Culture Foundation / Posted Quemado Institute / September 8, 2016 / slavsep8-16zThe biggest difference between the two major-Party U.S. Presidential candidates is that Hillary Clinton wants to continue the Obama-Administration’s policy of regime-change in nations that aren’t hostile towards Russia (such as Iraq, Libya, Ukraine and now Syria), and that Donald Trump doesn’t. Trump wants to focus U.S. national-security policies instead upon eliminating jihadists (a problem that the U.S. and Saudi governments actually gave birth to in Pakistan and Afghanistan starting in 1979, in order to cripple the Soviet Union — which ended in 1991). Trump says that the Cold War is over, but Hillary says «Russia must pay a price». However, neither candidate has provided any fleshed-out position on the matter. Hillary Clinton doesn’t need to do so, because she has already shown by her actions in public office, that she has consistently favored overthrowing heads-of-state who were either . . . MORE>>

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Zero Hedge: Hillary Set Up Personal Server to Hide Scams of Clinton Foundation

If This Does Not Disqualify Hillary For The Presidency, It’s Hard To Know What Will / By Tyler Durden / ZeroHedge / August 28, 2016 / slavaug29-16sEven the traditionally ‘establishment’ Wall Street Journal is waking up to the utter incredulity of an American media (and citizenry) which appears capable of cognitive dissonance on an epic scale when it comes to Hillary Clinton. As Kimberly Strassel explains the latest emails show that State and the foundation were one seamless entity. This is the week that the steady drip, drip, drip of details about Hillary Clinton’s server turned into a waterfall. This is the week that we finally learned why Mrs. Clinton used a private communications setup, and what it hid. This is the week, in short, that we found out that the infamous server was designed to hide that Mrs. Clinton for three years served as the U.S. Secretary of the Clinton Foundation. In March this column argued that while Mrs. Clinton’s mishandling of classified information was important, it missed the bigger point. The Democratic nominee obviously didn’t set up her server with  . . . MORE>>

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US Meddling, the Kiev Regime, and Globalist Contempt for Trump

The Foreign Invasion of American Politics / by Justin Raimondo / Antiwar.com / Posted David Stockman’s Contra Corner / August 25, 2016 / Foreign free riders hate Trump and love Hillary—with good reason. /

Clinton Foundation donors include dozens of media organizations, individuals (--politico.com)

Clinton Foundation media donors  (–politico.com)

As one of my Twitter followers put it so succinctly: “Globalization: Where leaders from any country get to pick US Presidents.” As the Clinton campaign’s Robby Mook tears a page out of Joe McCarthy’s book and smears Donald Trump as being “Putin’s puppet,” the irony is that this election has seen foreign interference in American politics to an unprecedented degree – on Hillary’s behalf. In the past, foreign actors tried to hide such activities, rightly thinking that they might encounter resentment – or even legal consequences – for trying to meddle in affairs that are none of their damned business. Not anymore. Now that we’re a global empire, with our leaders proclaiming the supreme importance of exercising “US leadership” and sticking our noses in every petty squabble on earth, our client states . . . MORE>>

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Pentagon Threat: US Will Shoot Down Syrian, Russian Planes – Eric Zuesse

Dangerous Crossroads: U.S. Invades Syria, And Warns Russia / By Eric Zuesse Global Research / August 23, 2016 / Conclusion by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute /

Russian Air Force in Syria: Su-27 Sukhois (--Senior Airman James Richardson)

Russian Su-27 Sukhois (–Senior Airman James Richardson)

On Monday, August 22nd, the United States government—which demands the overthrow of the internationally-recognized-as-legal government of Syria—officially announced that America’s military forces in Syria will continue to occupy Syrian land, no matter what the Syrian government says, and will shoot down any Syrian planes that fly over U.S. forces there. As reported on Monday by Al-Masdar News: The Pentagon has announced that the USA is ready to down Syrian and Russian planes that they claim threaten American advisers who by international law are illegally operating in northern Syria. On Friday, Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis claimed that US jets attempted to intercept Syrian planes to protect the American advisers operating illegally with Kurdish forces in Syria after Syrian government jets bombed areas of Hasakah when Kurdish police began an aggression against the National Defense Force. On  . . . MORE>>

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Ruling Elite Seeks One World Government, Hillary a Puppet – Joachim Hagopian

Introduction: Why Does America Massacre Foreign People? / By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / August 19, 2016 / slavaug19-16vYesterday the Ron Paul Institute posted the following quote: “Bin Laden Speaks…Should We Listen? Osama bin Laden’s youngest son, Hamza, purportedly released an audio recording earlier this week in which he called for young Saudis to get involved with al-Qaeda in Yemen and in which he called for retaliation against ongoing US military operations in several countries in the greater Middle East. Said the younger bin Laden: ‘We will continue striking you and targeting you in your country and abroad in response to your oppression of the people of Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia and the rest of the Muslim lands that did not survive your oppression.’ Should we listen to him and start thinking about removing his recruiting tools, or do we keep doing  . . . MORE>>

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Trump Does Not Want War With Russia – Fred Reed

Hillary, Trump, and War With Russia / By Fred Reed / Information Clearing House / Posted by Quemado Institute / August 18, 2016 / slavaug18-16zThe Goddamdest Stupid Idea I Have Ever Heard, and I Have Lived in Washington. Don’t look for a walk-over. The T14 Armata, Russia’s latest tank. You don’t want to fight this monster if you can think of a better idea, such as not fighting it. Russia once made large numbers of second-rate tanks. That worm has turned. This thing is way advanced and outguns the American M1A2, having a 125mm smoothbore firing APFSDS long-rods to the Abrams 120mm. (As Hillary would know, that’s Armor-piercing, fin-stabilized, discarding-sabot. You did know, didn’t you, Hill?) This isn’t the place for a disquisition on armor, but the above beast is a very advanced design with unmanned turret and, well, a T34 it isn’t. (I was once an aficionado of tanks. If interested, here and here.) A good reason to vote for Trump, a very good reason whatever his other intentions, is that he does not want a war with Russia. Hillary and her . . . MORE>>

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Full Transcripts: Trump Speeches on ISIS; Law and Order

Two Speech Transcripts with Concluding Comments by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / August 17, 2016 / Full Transcript – Donald Trump’s ISIS and Foreign Policy Speech / Heavy.com / August 15, 2016 /slavaug17-16z Here is the full transcript of Donald Trump’s August 15th speech, via the campaign’s website: / Thank you. It is great to be with you this afternoon. Today we begin a conversation about how to Make America Safe Again. In the 20th Century, the United States defeated Fascism, Nazism, and Communism. Now, a different threat challenges our world: Radical Islamic Terrorism. This summer, there has been an ISIS attack launched outside the war zones of the Middle East every 84 hours. Here, in America, we have seen one brutal attack after another. 13 were murdered, and 38 wounded, in the assault on Ft. Hood. The Boston Marathon Bombing wounded and maimed 264 people, and ultimately left five dead – including 2 police officers. In Chattanooga, Tennessee . . . MORE>>

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Outrageous Rubbish of the Anti-Trump Elite: Analysts Defend Republican Candidate

Momentum Builds For Donald Trump As Authors Expose Media Deception / Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / August 12, 2016 / slavaug12-16yAttempts by the neoconservative American establishment to derail the campaign of Donald Trump are backfiring, as prominent geopolitical analysts cut through the media hyperole and expose the rigged system for what it is: a political machine designed to perpetuate the power and perks of the global elite while destroying the foundations of American democracy. James Petras, Stephen Lendman, and Patrick Buchanan argue in the following commentaries for a rapid turnaround of political trends in favor of Donald Trump: /  Obama Versus Trump, Putin and Erdogan: Can Coups Defeat Elected Governments? / By James Petras / Information Clearing House / Never in the history of the United States, has a President and Supreme Court Judge openly advocated the overthrow of a Presidential candidate. Never has the entire mass media engaged in a round-the-clock one-sided, propaganda war to discredit a Presidential candidate by systematically ignoring or distorting the central socio-economic issues of their opposition. “Many of our interlocutors have been purged or arrested”. — James Clapper, US Director of Intelligence . . . MORE>>

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Political Assassination The American Way: Trump Enters Elite Kill Zone – Finian Cunningham

Political Assassination – The American Way / By Finian Cunningham / Sputnik News / Reposted at Quemado Institute / August 11, 2016 / Donald Trump And Mike Pence Hold Town Hall In Scranton, PADonald Trump has entered a political kill zone. And the American establishment is lining up to take him out. We are talking here in virtual terms – at least thus far. Nowadays, political assassination by US powers-that-be does not necessarily involve physical liquidation of the individual deemed to be an enemy of the state. Who needs all that blood and controversy? Especially when character assassination achieves the same desired end result — that is, elimination of target from the public domain. The fierce media crossfire that the Republican presidential contender is being subjected to leaves little doubt that this is a concerted effort to destroy this politician. In the past week, we have seen a fusillade of vilification fired at the New York property. . . MORE>>

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Hillary Exemplar of Neo-Fascism; Trump An Anathema To Pentagon-CIA – Finian Cunningham

Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / The Campaign Circus / Quemado Institute / August 8, 2016 / slavaug8-16xFormer director of the Central Intelligence Agency Michael J Morell vilifies Republican candidate Donald Trump for minor personality traits while hailing Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for her drive to wage illegal wars, an irony elucidated in the first article below by geopolitical analyst Finian Cunningham. Starkly contrasting Morell’s hawkish viewpoint, former Georgia Senator and Assistant Secretary General for Defense Support at NATO Mack Mattingly argues that Trump’s support for normalized relations with Russia is really the most reasonable stance, especially in view of the fact that NATO’s mandate evaporated at the end of the Cold War. If the US 2016 elections appear to be a media circus, this is not the fault of Donald Trump, who advocates reason in world affairs. The neocon warmongers and their corporate-owned news agencies have . . . MORE>>

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Controversial Lugansk Republic Leader Igor Plotnitsky Survives Assassin Bomb Attack

/ Assassination Attempt on East Ukrainian Leader Raises Tensions and Provokes Questions / By Alexander Mercouris / NewColdWar.org / Posted Quemado Institute Aug 7, 2016 / slavaug7-16zAttempted assassination of Igor Plotnitsky, leader of the breakaway Lugansk People’s Republic, provokes fears of infighting and of a possible Ukrainian summer offensive. News of the assassination attempt on Igor Plotnitsky, the head of the breakaway Lugansk People’s Republic, will come as no surprise to close observers of the Ukrainian conflict. Whilst there is a strong possibility that the assassination attempt was the work of the Ukrainian secret service the SBU, it is by no means impossible that it is the result of factional infighting within the Lugansk People’s Republic. Whereas the political situation in the neighbouring Donetsk People’s Republic has stabilised with its leader Alexander Zakharchenko apparently both effective and popular, the same has not been true of the Lugansk People’s Republic where Igor . . . MORE>>

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Hillary Clinton and the Neo-Cold Warriors

The Democrats: Party of Joe McCarthy and Lyndon Johnson / By Wayne Madsen / Strategic Culture Foundation / August 3, 2016 / Posted at Quemado Institute / August 3, 2016 slavaug3-16x/ The rhetoric emanating from the podium of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia sounded eerily familiar. Democrat after Democrat waxed on about the «dangers» posed by Russia and the inability of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump to deal with them. Chief among these neo-Cold Warriors was former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, the second-worst Secretary of State in American history. Meanwhile, the Democrats’ spin machine was turning out propaganda memes calling Trump «Kremlin Don», «Don the Red», and even dredging up references to the Soviet Union and Joseph Stalin. Of course, this rhetoric was directly borrowed from the chief «Red baiting» politician of the dark days of Communist «witch hunting» in the United States, the infamous Republican senator from Wisconsin Joseph McCarthy. Like McCarthy, the Democrats, once again under  . . . MORE>>

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The Corrosive Psychological Effect of “Nyet” on the American Hegemonic Psyche

/ The Power of “Nyet” / By Dmitry Orlov / Club Orlov / Posted Quemado Institute / July 29, 2016 / slavjul29-16tThe way things are supposed to work on this planet is like this: in the United States, the power structures (public and private) decide what they want the rest of the world to do. They communicate their wishes through official and unofficial channels, expecting automatic cooperation. If cooperation is not immediately forthcoming, they apply political, financial and economic pressure. If that still doesn’t produce the intended effect, they attempt regime change through a color revolution or a military coup, or organize and finance an insurgency leading to terrorist attacks and civil war in the recalcitrant nation. If that still doesn’t work, they bomb the country back to the stone age. This is the way it worked in the 1990s and the 2000s, but as of late a new dynamic has emerged. In the beginning it was centered on Russia, but the phenomenon has since spread around the world and is about to engulf the United States itself. It works like this: the  . . . MORE>>

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Nuclear War vs. Global Peace: Trump and Putin Poised to Solve Crisis

Though Hysteria Mounts, the Future is Peace / By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / July 26, 2016 / U.S. property mogul Trump gestures during a media event on the sand dunes of the Menie estateGeopolitical analysts are right to be alarmed about Bush-Obama-Clinton neoconservative policy. This arrogant agenda of reckless aggression has pushed NATO troops to the doorway of Russia, destabilized the Islamic belt of the Middle East and North Africa, created a fertile breeding ground for human revenge by terrorists like ISIS, and nudged Russian President Vladimir Putin to warn of retaliation. Yet as hysteria mounts in the anti-establishment media about nuclear world war, the answer escapes many analysts. This curious phenomenon seems suspect. If these authors are sincere about preventing nuclear war, why don’t they acknowledge our best hope for peace? Why Vilify Peace? Recent articles abound on the threat of nuclear war. Paul Craig Roberts is one of the leading  . . . MORE>>

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Alexander Dugin: Realist Trump to End Contradictions Between US and Russia

The US Establishment Plans War to Stop Trump / By Alexander Dugin, Russia’s number one geopolitical thinker / Information Clearing House / Conclusion by Karl Pomeroy, Quemado Institute / slavjul11-16z  July 11, 2016 / VIDEO transcript: Greetings, you’re watching Dugin’s Guideline. The situation around Russia at the international level is gradually worsening. Even the most attentive international analysts have observed this. Recently, the Stratfor Think Tank published an article with an expressive title: The U.S. and Russia Plan for Conflict. Why are they drawing attention to this conflict now? The opposition between the Land (Russia) and the Sea (the USA and NATO members) is something constant and unchangeable. If one loses something, the other gains something, and vice versa. Only naïve people and the direct agents of influence can believe in the “reset” of the “friendship” with the West. But why has the duel between these civilizations become more intensive only recently? There are many explanations for it. But let’s regard the internal . . . MORE>>

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Israeli Violence in Gaza and the Plight of Palestine

Sott.net / Conclusion by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / July 2, 2016 / Insatiable thirst for violence: Israeli warplanes launch several airstrikes on Gaza Strip slavjul2-16x / Israeli warplanes have launched several airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in yet another act of aggression against the besieged Palestinian coastal territory. No casualties have yet been reported in the Saturday morning attacks that followed reports of an alleged rocket launch from Gaza on a vacant kindergarten in the town of Sderot in the occupied Palestinian territories. The Israeli warplanes reportedly hit the Zeitoun district of Gaza City and a site belonging to the Palestinian resistance movement, Hamas. The Israeli bombardment of Gaza came hours after Tel Aviv imposed a closure on the occupied West Bank city of al-Khalil (Hebron) and its surrounding areas following the killing of an Israeli man in a drive-by . . . MORE>>

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Orlando Shooting: Investigative Report on Motive and Coverup

Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / June 29, 2016 / slavjun29-16yOne of the oddest things about media reports of the Orlando shooting is that they continue to announce, more than two weeks after the incident, that 49 to 50 people were killed. This is the same number stated on June 12, 2016, the morning of the tragedy. Yet the Orlando Regional Medical Center reported via Twitter on June 16 that nine additional people had died in the hospital, while six were still in critical condition. This means 58 or more have perished as a result of the shooting. Why is this figure not reported? Another strange fact we’ve discussed at Quemado Institute, and which political analyst Paul Craig Roberts has pointed out, is that not one single eye-witness on-site photo or video of the event or victims has appeared on Twitter or the Internet, a seemingly impossible omission. Roberts concludes the event might never have happened . . . MORE>>

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Two Nuclear Superpowers at Worst Confrontation Since 1962 – Stephen F. Cohen

/ Is the US Pursuing a Rogue Policy by Waging Undeclared War Against Russia? (VIDEO) / By Stephen F. Cohen / The Nation / June 22, 2016 / Quemado Institute repost / June 26, 2016 / slavjun26-16sWashington’s NATO buildup on Russia’s borders, its refusal to cooperate with Moscow in Syria and Ukraine, and its anti-Putin propaganda form an ominous pattern. Nation contributing editor Stephen F. Cohen and John Batchelor continue their weekly discussions of the new US-Russian Cold War. (Previous installments are at TheNation.com.) Cohen raises three “hypothetical” and heretical questions for discussion. Does the recent escalation of anti-Russian behavior by Washington, from its growing NATO military buildup on Russia’s western borders and refusal to cooperate with Moscow against the Islamic State in Syria to the Obama administration’s refusal to compel its government in Kiev to implement . . . MORE>>

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Nuclear World War: The Mounting Threat

By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / June 24, 2016 /slavjun24-16y Vladimir Putin, Paul Craig Roberts, Donald Trump and other world observers continue to warn about the growing threat of major nuclear war. NATO’s escalation at Russia’s borders has created a volatile arms imbalance, contrived by Western leaders under the pretext of defending Europe against Russian or Iranian aggression. Let’s be clear. Putin’s Russia poses no threat to Europe, nor has there been any recent Russian aggression. Ukraine was destabilized by an American-sponsored coup. After Crimea voted to join Russia, Putin . . . MORE>>

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Beltway Imperial Arrogance, The Kiev Coup, and Trump’s Challenge to the Ruling Class – David Stockman

In Praise Of Ignorant Politicians … Unschooled In Beltway Delusions / by David Stockman / June 21, 2016 / Quemado Institute repost June 22, 2015 / slavjun22-16yThe Imperial City deserves to be sacked by insurgent politicians of the very ignorant kind. That is, outsiders unschooled in its specious groupthink and destructive delusions of grandeur. That’s why Donald Trump’s challenge to the beltway’s permanent bipartisan ruling class is so welcome. He is largely ignorant of the neocon and war hawk catechisms and sophistries propounded by joints like the Council on Foreign Relations. But owing to his overweening self-confidence, he doesn’t hesitate to lob foreign policy audibles, as it were, from the Presidential campaign’s line of scrimmage. It is these unpredictable outbursts of truth and common sense, not his bombast, bad manners and bigotry, that has the Acela Corridor in high dudgeon. The Donald’s establishment bettors are deathly afraid that he might confirm to the unwashed . . . MORE>>

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Orlando Shooting: Gun Rights and the American Police State – Paul Craig Roberts

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / June 20, 2016 /  Paul Craig Roberts, political analyst, blogger and former United States Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy, proposes in the article below that the Orlando mass shooting, which allegedly left some 50 victims dead, may not have actually happened—or at least, there is reason to doubt its occurrence due to a suspicious lack of evidence. Where were all the videos and photos taken by eye-witness observers? …. / Orlando Wrap-up / By Paul Craig Roberts / A few of my readers are still trying to help me to prove the official Orlando shooting story line. Unable to find videos of the massive presence of ambulances and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) that the presence of 50 dead people and 53 wounded people would require, readers are reduced to supplying me . . . MORE>>

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Bring The US Death Machine Home! – Jacob Hornberger

Interventionism Is a Rotten Tree with Rotten Fruit / By Jacob G. Hornberger / Hornberger’s Blog / Ron Paul Institute / June 17, 2016 / Residents and a Free Syrian Army fighter walk along a street lined with damaged buildings in Deir al-ZorFifty-one State Department officials are calling on President Obama to expand U.S. interventionism in Syria by initiating a bombing campaign against the Syrian government. Apparently they’re not satisfied with the great “success” that their philosophy of interventionism has brought to Iraq, Libya, Syria, Pakistan, Yemen and the rest of the Middle East. They want the U.S. national-security state’s death machine to bring even more death and destruction than it has already brought to that part of the world for the past 25 years. It would be difficult to find anything more incredible and audacious than that. The Pentagon, the CIA, the NSA, and the rest of the military-industrial complex . . . MORE>>

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War on Assad Spells Naked US Aggression – Daniel McAdams

Ron Paul Institute / June 17, 2016 / Conclusion by Karl Pomeroy: Sanders vs. Trump / Quemado Institute / State Department ‘Diplomats’ Demand War on Assad (and Russia) / By Daniel McAdams / slavjun17-16zIn a move that the New York Times reports is nearly unprecedented, some 51 mid-level State Department employees have signed a letter calling for the Obama Administration to begin bombing the Assad government in Syria immediately. Demonstrating the reality that the “soft power” of diplomacy is in fact just a front for the “hard power” of bombs, these “diplomats” demanded the administration immediately initiate: “[A] judicious use of stand-off and air weapons, which would undergird and drive a more focused and hard-nosed US-led diplomatic process.” Yes, to these supposed trained “diplomats,” the “diplomatic process” consists of making final demands after the military has bombed . . . MORE>>

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Hillary Okays Drone Strikes VIA Blackberry, Kills 2192 People

Clinton Discussed Top Secret CIA Drone Info, Approved Drone Strikes, Via Her Blackberry / By Peter Van Buren / Ron Paul Institute / Quemado Institute / June 16, 2016 / slavjun16-16zA new report in the Wall Street Journal reveals emails in which then-Secretary of State Clinton approved CIA drone assassinations in Pakistan from her unsecured Blackberry. Top Secret/SAP Messages: The timing and location of these strikes are considered Top Secret/SAP [special access program], in that revealing such data could allow the targeted humans to escape, and embarrass U.S. ally Pakistan, whom many believe is tacitly allowing the United States to conduct such military operations inside its sovereign territory. At specific issue are 22 emails that were on Clinton’s private server. These messages were not publicly released, withheld entirely. However, the broad contents were leaked to the Journal by anonymous. . . MORE>>

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Hillary Led US into Wars of Chaos — Diana Johnstone

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / June 6, 2016 / slavjun6xPolitical analyst Diana Johnstone, in the article posted below, warns of the dangers of a Hillary Clinton presidency and constrasts her hawkish Korean policy with Donald Trump’s more reasonable stance. The commentary is brilliant, with the exception of two statements. The author contends: “Trump is groping clumsily, at times idiotically, toward a major shift in US foreign policy. He is ill-prepared for the task. If ever elected, he would have to fire the neocons and take on a whole new team of experts to educate and guide him. That would be something of a miracle.” Trump may seem clumsy to those who overlook the opposition he faces among corrupt globalists and entrenched transnational powers. To have any impact on that morass of self-serving oligarchs, the billionaire. . . . MORE>>

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Clinton, Unqualified for President, Plunged America into Foreign Policy Morass — Buchanan

Hillary Rejects ‘America First’ / By Patrick J. Buchanan / Patrick Buchanan website / June 2, 2016 / Quemado Institute / June 6, 2016 / slavjun6z“Clinton to Paint Trump as a Risk to World Order.” Thus did page one of Thursday’s New York Times tee up Hillary Clinton’s big San Diego speech on foreign policy. Inside the Times, the headline was edited to underline the point: “Clinton to Portray Trump as Risk to the World.” The Times promoted the speech as “scorching,” a “sweeping and fearsome portrayal of Mr. Trump, one that the Clinton campaign will deliver like a drumbeat to voters in the coming months.” What is happening here? As Donald Trump is splitting off blue-collar Democrats on issues like America’s broken borders and Bill Clinton’s trade debacles like NAFTA, Hillary Clinton is trying to peel off independents and Republicans by painting Trump as “temperamentally unfit” to be commander . . . MORE>>

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Hillary Anti-Trump Ad Backfires: Wall Street Bankers to Blame – Rolling Stone

Hillary Clinton’s New Anti-Trump Ad Misses the Mark / By Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone / May 25, 2016 / Conclusion by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / Clinton accuses Trump of “rooting” for a crash caused by her own donors. / slavmay26zA new attack ad put out by the Hillary Clinton campaign this week achieves the near-impossible, making Donald Trump look wronged and (almost) like a victim. More believably, it makes the Democrats look sleazy and disingenuous in comparison. The ad begins with a picture of a grinning Trump and the words, “In 2006, Donald Trump was hoping for a real estate crash.” It proceeds to a series of grim scenes from the financial crisis. Against a Roger and Me-esque montage of blighted neighborhoods, it reads off stats: “9 million Americans lost their jobs. 5 million people lost their homes.” . . . MORE>>

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A Neocon Creation: Russia-China Alliance Too Strong For Washington – Paul Craig Roberts

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / April 17, 2016 / slavapr17uPaul Craig Roberts, former Reagan administration insider and member of a “secret presidential committee” to investigate the CIA in connection with its perpetuation of the Cold War, is one of the world’s top experts on strategic threats to the United States. Top among these, Roberts notes, is the ever-growing Russian-Chinese alliance. In the following perceptive analysis, Roberts urges Americans to vote out the neocon puppets. Quemado Institute’s foremost . . . MORE>>

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How CIA Controls the Media: Special Report

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / March 31, 2016
AP WATERGATE DEEP THROATThat the Western mainstream media is a factory for lies, propaganda and fabrication has never been more evident than in the current presidential elections. The lies pile up by the day: Hillary hasn’t committed any crime (despite sending classified data over an unclassified network, a federal offense); Trump’s four bankruptcies make him unfit to lead (even though his other 96 businesses were successful); Cruz is eligible for President despite being born in Canada (although Obama had to “prove” he was born in the US) … the list is endless. In three revealing editorials below, political analysts Paul Craig Roberts, Arjun Walia of Global Research, and James F. Tracy also of Global Research, expose shocking facts about CIA and government direct manipulation . . . MORE>>

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Trump a Game Changer in US Foreign Policy – Andrei Akulov

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Views Reflect Sentiments of People / By Andrei Akulov for SCF / Strategic Culture Foundation / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 30, 2016
slavmar30zOn March 22, Donald Trump carried delegate-rich Arizona by a wide margin. He easily defeated his opponent (Ted Cruz), taking all 58 of its Republican delegates and adding to his delegate lead despite Mr Cruz’s easy victory in Utah. Those Republicans who hoped to stop Mr Trump suffered another blow. If not defeated in Wisconsin in two weeks, he is unlikely to be stopped from clinching the Republican nomination in June. Fully three-quarters of Republican primary voters expect Mr Trump to be their party’s nominee. Having won in eighteen states, the candidate is close to nearly forty-eight percent of the delegates. It brings into focus Mr. Trump’s stance on key foreign policy issues. In his interview with CNN ahead of March 22 Western Tuesday vote (Arizona, Idaho and Utah), Donald Trump said the US should rethink . . . MORE>>

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Trump Right About NATO, Washington Catalyzed Kiev’s Crypto-Nazi Government – David Stockman

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / March 24, 2016
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump InterviewDavid Stockman, in the article presented below, praises Republican US Presidential candidate Donald Trump for his sound noninterventionist policies. As Trump stated in a recent interview with the Washington Post, the US should end its involvement with NATO and stop interfering in the defense of other countries, a policy endorsed whole-heartedly by Quemado Institute. Indeed, Trump as President could put our website out of business. What would we have to complain about? Considering the horrendous cost in human terms of US interference in the Middle East and Ukraine, which has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths, nonintervention is certainly a start. The moral implications of these astrocities . . . MORE>>

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Donald Trump Speaks Against US Foreign Intervention – Washington Post

Trump Questions Need for NATO, Outlines Noninterventionist Foreign Policy / By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa / Washington Post / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 21, 2016
slavmar21vDonald Trump outlined an unabashedly noninterventionist approach to world affairs Monday, telling The Washington Post’s editorial board that he questions the need for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which has formed the backbone of Western security policies since the Cold War. The meeting at The Post covered a range of issues, including media libel laws, violence at his rallies, climate change, NATO and the U.S. presence in Asia. Speaking ahead of a major address on foreign policy later Monday in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Trump said he advocates a light footprint in the world. In spite of unrest . . . MORE>>>

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Russia as Ally, China as Foe: A Unique Dichotomy in US Relations

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / March 16, 2016
Russia and China present two vastly different pictures in the US foreign relations arena. While geopolitical analysts, such as Brian Cloughley in the article below, lump them together as identical nonexistent threats, claiming tensions with the US stem entirely from errant Washington policy, the two countries could not be more different with regard to their potential as ally or foe. For those who followed events at the time, rather than projecting back a revisionist agenda, China in the 1950’s seized by force two vast adjacent territories: sovereign Tibet and Xinjiang. These brutal invasions, in which hundreds of thousands of foreign citizens were massacred, increased China’s land area by some 40%, adding . . . MORE>>

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Trump Compassionate, Hillary Arch Racist – John V. Walsh

Who is the Arch Racist: Hillary or the Donald? / By John V. Walsh for Counterpunch / Information Clearing House / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 10, 2016
slavmar10pWho is the arch racist, Hillary or Trump? To answer that, let us ask another question, a simple one. Which is worse: to denigrate some members of a group or religion or race – or to kill them by the millions? And maim more millions and displace even more millions? Which is more “racist”? With that in mind, who is the arch racist, Hillary or The Donald? Do the liberals who criticize Trump, but not Hillary, as racist forget the slogan of the anti-Vietnam War movement, “Stop the Racist Bombing.” And which causes more blowback, more revenge attacks by the victims – the denigration with words or the killing with bombs and sanctions? . . . MORE>>

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US and NATO Aim for World War III: Direct Aggression Against Russia – Eric Zuesse

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / April 13, 2016 / Handout of Boeing's new "next generation X-plane" that would eventually succeed the F-35 fighter jetAmerican political analyst Eric Zuesse, in the compelling article below, makes an excellent case for a US-NATO drive toward World War III. To anyone wishing to take responsibility for the future of this earth, reading Zuesse’s commentary is a must. His article is well-documented, insightful and to the point. I would only say that he blames the American aristrocracy for aggression against Russia, when the European elite plays at least as large a role. It also seems wrong to say “the US is preparing for an invasion of Russia,”—if Zuesse means militarily. The Western powers are certainly trying to undermine Russia and overthrow Vladimir Putin, but they pursue this . . . MORE>>

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Pavel Gubarev’s Historical Book on Donbass Civil War

The Lonely Fight of Novorossiya: A review of Pavel Gubarev’s book The Torch of Novorossiya / By Jacek C. Kaminski / Translated by J. Arnoldski for Fort Russ / Posted at Quemado Institute / April 1, 2016
slavapr1pPavel Gubarev’s book The Torch of Novorossiya is an extremely important source for understanding the essence of the dramatic political and military struggles now taking place in Ukraine. We are dealing not only with the testimony of an important participant in the events, but also the bold forecasts of a political visionary which have a fair chance of being realized. In Poland, the 32-year old figure of Pavel Gubarev might be forgotten, but in Ukraine, and especially in Donetsk, he still has a considerable number of followers. We recall that the author was one of the initiators of the uprising in Donbass which led to the proclamation of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the civil war in Ukraine. After the . . . MORE>>

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How CIA Controls the Media: Special Report

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / March 31, 2016
AP WATERGATE DEEP THROATThat the Western mainstream media is a factory for lies, propaganda and fabrication has never been more evident than in the current presidential elections. The lies pile up by the day: Hillary hasn’t committed any crime (despite sending classified data over an unclassified network, a federal offense); Trump’s four bankruptcies make him unfit to lead (even though his other 96 businesses were successful); Cruz is eligible for President despite being born in Canada (although Obama had to “prove” he was born in the US) … the list is endless. In three revealing editorials below, political analysts Paul Craig Roberts, Arjun Walia of Global Research, and James F. Tracy also of Global Research, expose shocking facts about CIA and government direct manipulation . . . MORE>>

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Trump a Game Changer in US Foreign Policy – Andrei Akulov

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Views Reflect Sentiments of People / By Andrei Akulov for SCF / Strategic Culture Foundation / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 30, 2016
slavmar30zOn March 22, Donald Trump carried delegate-rich Arizona by a wide margin. He easily defeated his opponent (Ted Cruz), taking all 58 of its Republican delegates and adding to his delegate lead despite Mr Cruz’s easy victory in Utah. Those Republicans who hoped to stop Mr Trump suffered another blow. If not defeated in Wisconsin in two weeks, he is unlikely to be stopped from clinching the Republican nomination in June. Fully three-quarters of Republican primary voters expect Mr Trump to be their party’s nominee. Having won in eighteen states, the candidate is close to nearly forty-eight percent of the delegates. It brings into focus Mr. Trump’s stance on key foreign policy issues. In his interview with CNN ahead of March 22 Western Tuesday vote (Arizona, Idaho and Utah), Donald Trump said the US should rethink . . . MORE>>

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Europe Faces Beginning of the End

Deadly Blowback from Neo-Imperial Wars / By Johnathan Marshall for Consortium News / March 25, 2016 / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 27, 2016 / slavmar27mExclusive: The E.U.’s crisis – with the post-World War II project to unify Europe spinning apart amid economic stress, refugees and terrorism – can be traced back to E.U./U.S. neo-imperial wars in the Arab world, says Jonathan Marshall. / In what may be the most dramatic blowback yet from Western military intervention in the Middle East, terrorism and the mass influx of foreign migrants are now putting the very existence of the European Union at risk. Foreign wars fanned by European and American interventionists in the name of democracy and humanitarianism now threaten those same values in Europe as never before since the end of World War II. This threat comes at a time of popular discontent over the region’s . . . MORE>>

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Terrorists, Migrants, Massive Surveillance: The European Vicious Cycle

Another Chapter in NATO’s Gladio Strategy? / By Wayne Madsen for SCF / Strategic Culture Foundation / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 27, 2016 /
slavmar27pEurope has experienced another Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist attack. This time terrorists set off bombs at Brussels International Airport in Zaventem, a stone’s throw away from NATO headquarters, and the Maelbeek Metro station, in the heart of the European Union’s Brussels office building complex. The Brussels attack was linked to the November 13, 2015 attacks in Paris, which targeted the Bataclan concert hall and restaurants and cafés in the heart of the city, as well as the Stade de France football stadium. In almost a replay of the Paris attacks, the news media began reporting that the Brussels . . . MORE>>

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Backroom Maestros Target Trump in US Elections: Soros, Rove & Gang – Wayne Madsen

Who Is Fueling Anti-Trump Protests? / Soros Disruption: American-Style / By Wayne Madsen for SCF / Strategic Culture Foundation / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 24, 2016
slavmar24xEastern Europeans and Arabs are all-too-familiar with the political street hooliganism sponsored by global «provocateur» George Soros and his minions. Lately, middle-class Americans have had a taste of the type of violent protest provocations during the current US presidential campaign that have previously been visited upon governments from Macedonia and Moldova to Syria and Libya. Recently, Donald Trump campaign rallies have seen highly-coordinated and well-planned political demonstrations in Chicago, Cleveland, St. Louis, Dayton, and other cities. The rallies were disrupted by highly-coordinated and well-planned protesters waving . . . MORE>>

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Trump Right About NATO, Washington Catalyzed Kiev’s Crypto-Nazi Government – David Stockman

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / March 24, 2016
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump InterviewDavid Stockman, in the article presented below, praises Republican US Presidential candidate Donald Trump for his sound noninterventionist policies. As Trump stated in a recent interview with the Washington Post, the US should end its involvement with NATO and stop interfering in the defense of other countries, a policy endorsed whole-heartedly by Quemado Institute. Indeed, Trump as President could put our website out of business. What would we have to complain about? Considering the horrendous cost in human terms of US interference in the Middle East and Ukraine, which has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths, nonintervention is certainly a start. The moral implications of these astrocities . . . MORE>>

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Donald Trump Speaks Against US Foreign Intervention – Washington Post

Trump Questions Need for NATO, Outlines Noninterventionist Foreign Policy / By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa / Washington Post / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 21, 2016
slavmar21vDonald Trump outlined an unabashedly noninterventionist approach to world affairs Monday, telling The Washington Post’s editorial board that he questions the need for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, which has formed the backbone of Western security policies since the Cold War. The meeting at The Post covered a range of issues, including media libel laws, violence at his rallies, climate change, NATO and the U.S. presence in Asia. Speaking ahead of a major address on foreign policy later Monday in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, Trump said he advocates a light footprint in the world. In spite of unrest . . . MORE>>>

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The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention—But Does It Apply to Donbass?

Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute /March 18, 2016 / slavmar18uI present below a review by Graham E. Fuller, posted yesterday at the Ron Paul Institute, of Rajan Menon’s new book The Conceit of Humanitarian Intervention. Fuller, a former CIA official, portrays City University of New York Professor Menon as an enlightened critic of US neoconservative aggression abroad, a policy that has caused the deaths of tens or hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, primarily in the Middle East. But as I was reading Fuller’s excellent synopsis, I had an uneasy sense this was too good to be true. What then, I wondered, is Rajan’s opinion on Ukraine and Donbass? Alas, my discovery . . . MORE>>

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Russia as Ally, China as Foe: A Unique Dichotomy in US Relations

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / March 16, 2016
Russia and China present two vastly different pictures in the US foreign relations arena. While geopolitical analysts, such as Brian Cloughley in the article below, lump them together as identical nonexistent threats, claiming tensions with the US stem entirely from errant Washington policy, the two countries could not be more different with regard to their potential as ally or foe. For those who followed events at the time, rather than projecting back a revisionist agenda, China in the 1950’s seized by force two vast adjacent territories: sovereign Tibet and Xinjiang. These brutal invasions, in which hundreds of thousands of foreign citizens were massacred, increased China’s land area by some 40%, adding . . . MORE>>

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Trump Earns Praise From Remote Political Poles: The Saker, Ben Carson, William Blum

By Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / March 14, 2016
slavmar14xIn the lead-up to March 15, another “Super Tuesday” when 358 Republican delegates will be decided—165 of them from the winner-take-all states of Florida and Ohio—Donald Trump is winning support from surprisingly disparate political quarters. What does the billionaire businessman have in common with quiet, meticulous Ben Carson? Or with fiercely critical anti-American geopolitical analyst known as “The Saker?” Reason, pragmatism and fairness are the common qualities that draw together a wide variety of thinkers, transcending the bias of origin or the facade of personality. Trump, far from the “demagogue” that some detractors call him, represents these qualities of principled thought essential in a . . . MORE>>

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North Korea: Psychoanalysis of the Threat

By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / March 11, 2016 /
slavmar11yTwo articles from Sputnik News, presented below, along with a commentary by geopolitical analyst Andrew Korybko, clarify the looming threat of a nuclear strike erupting out of North Korea’s desperate and furious leader Kim Jong-Un. Desperate and furious is a dangerous combination. But global analysts, even bold ones, fall short of saying the obvious. Korybko characterizes Kim Jong-Un’s dead serious drive to prevail as naivete. The analyst also weaves in his theory that the United States government is provoking the North Korean dictator in its goal to contain Russia and China—although the slovenly US President and power-hungry Pentagon are rarely capable . . . MORE>>

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Trump Compassionate, Hillary Arch Racist – John V. Walsh

Who is the Arch Racist: Hillary or the Donald? / By John V. Walsh for Counterpunch / Information Clearing House / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 10, 2016
slavmar10pWho is the arch racist, Hillary or Trump? To answer that, let us ask another question, a simple one. Which is worse: to denigrate some members of a group or religion or race – or to kill them by the millions? And maim more millions and displace even more millions? Which is more “racist”? With that in mind, who is the arch racist, Hillary or The Donald? Do the liberals who criticize Trump, but not Hillary, as racist forget the slogan of the anti-Vietnam War movement, “Stop the Racist Bombing.” And which causes more blowback, more revenge attacks by the victims – the denigration with words or the killing with bombs and sanctions? . . . MORE>>

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How Insane Economic Policy Controls Our Lives – Paul Craig Roberts

Introduction and End Notes by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / March 9, 2016 /slavfeb5q In the article posted below, Paul Craig Roberts lays bare the harsh facts of American personal economic deprivation. His excellent commentary is followed by my own editorial on how we can fight back, with pragmatic steps by which the truly impoverished can achieve wealth and well-being. / The Financial System Is A Larger Threat Than Terrorism, by Paul Craig Roberts / March 8, 2016 / In the 21st century Americans have been distracted by the hyper-expensive “war on terror.” Trillions of dollars have been added to the taxpayers’ burden and many billions of dollars in profits to the military/security complex in order to combat insignificant foreign “threats,” such as the Taliban, that remain undefeated after 15 years. All this time the financial system, working hand-in-hand with policymakers, has done more damage to Americans than terrorists could possibly inflict. The purpose of the Federal Reserve and US Treasury’s policy of zero interest rates is to support the prices of the over-leveraged . . . MORE>>

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Iraq: US Tactics Spawn Daesh, Crush Non-Sectarian Sunnis

Strength and Weakness of the Islamic State / By Alexander Kuznetsov for Strategic Culture Foundation / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 8, 2016 / slavmar8uOn Feb. 28 armed groups from the Daesh terrorist organization made a swift raid on Abu Ghraib near Baghdad and for a day held their positions in the city. Abu Ghraib is actually a suburb of the Iraqi capital, located twenty kilometers from the center of Baghdad. Back during the American occupation it gained notoriety for its military prison, where those who took part in the patriotic resistance movement were sent. The sudden capture of Abu Ghraib by terrorists took place at a time when the insurgents were losing their positions. Last March Iraqi forces seized Tikrit (Saddam’s hometown) from Daesh militants. In late December, the Iraqi army joined the Shiite al-Hashd al-Shaabi militias to finally liberate the strategically important center of Ramadi in Anbar province. Kurdish Peshmerga fighters managed to wrest away the Sinjar Mountains . . . MORE>>

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Donbass: Memory of Sorrow and the Battle of Zhdanovka

Widows of Donbass War: At the Gates of Grief / By Laurent Brayard for DONi.Press / Source: Slavyangrad.org / Posted at Quemado Institute March 8, 2016 / slavmar8yWe are in a small Donbass village situated between Gorlovka and Zhdanovka; the place is grim, the roads are full of potholes, a Lada [brand of Russian cars –trans.] approaches dragging a trailer with two punctured wheels making strange soft sound as there is no asphalt on roads in the village. Warmer weather has turned the place into a cesspool by which small poor and quirky houses are aligned. It is, nevertheless, still Donbass, that is the wealthy capital of Donetsk with its monuments, theatres and universities and this village clinging on a hillside. Only the sun of a late cold day mitigates this impression. Natalia opens the door of her very modest house. She may be 35 years old, a simple woman. She was a waitress in her husband’s . . . MORE>>

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Super-Fraud Romney Has Nerve Attacking Trump – David Stockman

Mitt Romney Is The Real Super-Fraud: Here’s The Proof, Chapter And Verse / By David Stockman / Romney’s a neocon echo chamber who has not the slightest grasp that the Washington War Party is ransacking the world and bankrupting the nation. / David Stockman’s Contra Corner / March 3, 2016 / Posted at Quemado Institute / March 7, 2016
slavmar7nNow that’s a screaming case of the pot calling the kettle black if there ever was one. Mitt Romney has lashed out at The Donald for being a “phony and fraud”, but consider this. During his 16-years at Bain Capital, fully one-fourth or $600 million of the firms cumulative $2.5 billion of profits were scalped from companies which went bankrupt soon after Mitt and his partners got out of town with the loot. No wonder the American voters did not believe him when he claimed to be the “job creator”! Yes, the GOP establishment’s putative “jobs” candidate from 2012 was never really a businessman at all. He was an LBO strip-mining artist who rode the first Greenspan Bubble to riches between 1987 and 2000. Yet in the overwhelming share of the 77 investment deals he superintended during that period, he left behind financial . . . MORE>>

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US Think Tanks & Ruling Aristocracy Seek World Conquest – Zuesse

America’s Psychopathic Establishment,  By Eric Zuesse / Strategic Culture Foundation / March 5, 2016 / Posted at Quemado Institute March 7, 2016
slavmar7uIt’s not only the right-wing think tanks (such as the Hudson Institute and the Rand Corporation) that urge America to invade countries that pose no threat against the US, but also liberal think tanks (such as the Open Society Foundation and the Brookings Institution) that urge firebombing of cities and even ethnic cleansing in order to defeat foreign leaders whom the American aristocracy want to overthrow. Though there is space here to mention just a few examples of these «liberal» psychopaths, these will be representative ones. In 2002, Kenneth Pollack of the Brookings Institution came forth with his book, The Threatening Storm: The Case for Invading Iraq. As the Council on Foreign Relations promoted it: «This highly  . . . MORE>>

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DPR President Alexander Zakharchenko: We Voted, We Took Up Arms, We Want to Live Freely

Statement on Donbass Elections and the Results of Normandy Four Talks of March 3, 2016 / Quemado Institute / Source, Zakharchenko official website / March 7, 2016 slavmar7zAlexander Zakharchenko, President of the People’s Republic of Donetsk, spoke on March 4 about the results of the March 3 Paris foreign ministers’ meeting in the Normandy Format, saying “We agree on conducting elections, but the conditions of their implementation should be agreed upon by us.” The DPR leader stated, “I want to remind everyone that the fate of the residents of Donbass cannot be decided in Paris. Believe me, I understand that Kiev would like to show that the Republic is the territory of Ukraine. But I now officially declare that Donbass is not the territory of Ukraine. We voted, we took up arms, we want to live freely. Why do we feel this way?” said Zakharchenko. “I will explain, We were not satisfied with the coup that took place in Kiev. We were living in the country, then woke up in some gangster den in which armed people . . . MORE>>

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Trump, Le Pen Could Topple Euro-Atlanticist Paradigm

Neocons Panic That Trump Presidency Would Mark End to Their New World Order / Sputnik News / March 7, 2016
slavmar6zAs eccentric billionaire Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump continues to rack up primary victories, the party’s establishment is beginning to wonder whether the political outsider can be stopped. Alarmed, neoconservative pundit Anne Applebaum goes so far as to suggest that a Trump presidency would mark “the end of the West as we know it.” On Saturday, real estate mogul Donald Trump racked up two more primary victories, winning in Louisiana and Kentucky, and thus securing a total of 373 delegates, with establishment candidates Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich trailing with 291, 122 and 33 delegates, respectively. With some pundits now openly asking whether the Republican establishment really has a chance to derail Trump, others, including neocon journalist Anne Applebaum have resorted to scaremongering. In a recent op-ed for The Washington Post, Applebaum . . . MORE>>

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Possible Trump Nomination Triggers Neocon Hysterical Breakdown

Panicked Neocon Armchair Warhawks Penning Harshly-Worded Letter on Trump Foreign Policy / By Daniel McAdams / Ron Paul Institute / March 2, 2016 / Posted on Quemado Institute March 4, 2016
slavmar4r The neocons are renowned for their courage on the battlefield. There is no keyboard they are afraid to finger. No pen they won’t commandeer. When the battle cry is sounded, they unhesitatingly push the “on” button at their computers and saddle up for battle. Off with the loafers and under the desk! “Caution to the wind! Bring in a wine spritzer, dammit, I’m off to waaar!” While this Institute and this column most definitely do not take a position on any candidate and in fact your correspondent views voting itself with disdain in today’s corrupt US political system, it is impossible to avoid viewing with extreme amusement the collective neocon hysterical breakdown over the possibility that voters of the Republican Party — a party neocons crashed en masse starting in 1972 and especially 1976 — may be sending as their nominee for president a man who has committed the cardinal sins of: 1) Stating the obvious that the Iraq war. . . . MORE>>

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Russian Analyst Alexander Dugin: Trump is a Sensation

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / March 2, 2016 slavmar2v
I am pleased and amused to present a brief article by renowned Russian philosopher Alexander Dugin regarding his impressions of Donald Trump and the American political scene. Calling Obama a “black Muslim Democrat” and Hillary “quite annoying”, Dugin characterizes Trump as “a sensation.” The Russian aptly recognizes that “rude readhead” Trump is on a track to solve America’s internal problems and leave humanity alone, in a world “tired of American hegemony and its destructive policy of chaos.” Like a trapped wild animal about to be released, Dugin stares at the open cage door, wondering if Trump is genuine or fake. I can assure Dugin that the flambuoyant billionaire is not a product of the US ruling elite / Top Russian Ideologue’s View of Donald Trump / Russian Geopolitician: Trump is Real America / By Alexander Dugin / Russia Insider / This week, America starts primaries season . . . MORE>>

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Turkish-Instigated Refugee Crisis Existential for Europe – Escobar

Europe’s Slow Motion Debacle / By Pepe Escobar / Strategic Culture Foundation / March 2, 2016
slavmar2xFrom a failed attempt to clear the Calais jungle to the appalling situation at the Greek-Macedonian border, the EU crumbles under the strain of a massive refugee crisis. Even the Kafkaesque Brussels Eurocrat construct admits it – off the record, because official EU must always project a mythical image of unity: «We are on the edge of an abyss». Across the EU and amidst Russian intellectual elites, scenarios proliferate on the imminent collapse of Western civilization, as a huge number of refugees cannot be properly assimilated. In Russia, this process is examined with extreme concern because it happens not far from Russia’s . . . MORE>>

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Trump Phenomenon Spawns Unlikely Divisions: Americans Rally while Pro-Russians Defy

Have Global Analysts Deserted Putin Just to Shun Donald? / Introduction and analysis by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / February 29, 2016
slavfeb29vMichael Hirsh, national editor for Politico Magazine, offers a refreshing analysis of why the American people are rising up against the established US aristocracy to support Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. Of course, Trump, unlike Sanders, is now commanding a huge lead on the eve of Super Tuesday, when over a quarter of Republican deligates will be decided for the upcoming nomination. So Trump is the phenomenon of interest. Sprinkled into his commentary, presented in full below, Hirsh offers a few inevitable flip remarks discrediting Trump, even while the article as a whole is eminently fair and insightful. He claims, for example, that Trump and Sanders supporters tend to be angry, somewhat less educated, more-industrial-age-than-information-age-skilled Americans.” Angry, yes, and . . . MORE>>

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Crimes in Libya: France Falls Toward Full-Blown Fascism – Finian Cunningham

Orwell Bienvenue to France – Encore! / By Finian Cunningham for Strategic Culture Foundation / February 28, 2016 / Posted at Quemado Institute February 29, 2016

slavfeb29yFrance is in the throes of a «secret war» in Libya – in audacious violation of international law. But to report on this criminality is an offense! Welcome to the Orwellian world of double-think that the French state has entered. A report in French newspaper Le Monde this week lifted the lid on France’s clandestine operations in the North African country. It said that French special forces were conducting covert missions to set up air strikes against the Islamic State terror group. The mission has been authorized by French President Francois Hollande, according to Le Monde. The special forces are being deployed for «discreet action» to prepare strikes on Islamist targets. Immediately, France’s Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian came down on the publication like a . . . MORE>>

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Obama Panel Seeks Totalitarian Control: Universal Mental Health Screening

America’s Dictator Must Be Impeached / Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / February 27, 2016 / slavfeb27wA looming prospect that may be hard to accept for American intellectuals, natural health advocates, individualists, free thinkers, students of yoga, dissenters, and dedicated nonconformists is the proposed totalitarian intrusion into our innermost mental processes recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force. According to investigative journalist Alex Newman, this influencial panel, appointed by the Obama administration’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recommending mandatory testing among many segments of population for a fabricated psychological illness called “depression”, otherwise known as unhappiness, and is seeking to extend this requirement to all Americans over the age of the twelve. If diagnosed, the individual would be required to take what have been proven to be dangerous and harmful drugs to “counteract” what used to be considered a normal state of mind . . . MORE>>

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Europe-Dominated Ruling Elite: US Dictatorship and the Anti-Russian Campaign

Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / February 26, 2016
slavfeb26zAmerican investigative historian Eric Zuesse is a long-standing advocate of improved US foreign relations and an avid critic of the financial elite that dictates the anti-Russian policies of the West. He is right to lay blame for many of the world’s ills squarely on the shoulders of the American aristocracy, who harbor corrupt and warlike hegemonic ambitions that result in destruction, financially and militarily, of sovereign nations across the globe. But there is one point on which I cannot agree with Eric Zuesse. He seems, both in his analysis of Western Russophobia below and in previous editorials I have read, to hold the United States and its aristocracy one hundred percent responsible for these evils, while ignoring the role of powerful factions . . . MORE>>

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Syrian Cessation Agreement Suspect: Will Ceasefire Last?

Daniel McAdams and Moon of Alabama Question US Intentions; Doubt Peace Can Hold One Minute / Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / February 23, 2016 /
slavfeb23vA key phrase in UN Security Council Resolution 2254 was curiously left out of yesterday’s Syrian hostilities cessation document (Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, as Co-Chairs of the ISSG, on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria, February 22, 2016), creating an ambiguity that may provide leverage for continued US support of ISIS or Al Qaeda-associated terrorist units, according to Daniel McAdams at the Ron Paul Institute, based on an analysis by Moon of Alabama. The cessation document says only, “the cessation of hostilities does not apply to ‘Daesh’, ‘Jabhat al-Nusra’, or other terrorist organizations designated by the UN Security Council,” meaning terrorist acts by these . . . MORE>>

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US-Russia Joint Statement on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria

US Department of State / February 22, 2016 / Posted on Quemado Institute / February 23, 2016 / Joint Statement of the United States and the Russian Federation, As Co-Chairs of the ISSG, on Cessation of Hostilities in Syria
slavfeb23yWashington DC / The United States of America and the Russian Federation, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) and seeking to achieve a peaceful settlement of the Syrian crisis with full respect for the fundamental role of the United Nations, are fully determined to provide their strongest support to end the Syrian conflict and establish conditions for a successful Syrian-led political transition process, facilitated by the UN, in order to fully implement the Munich Statement of the ISSG on February 11th, 2016, UN Security Council Resolution 2254, the 2015 Vienna Statements and the 2012  . . . MORE>>

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Vladimir Putin: Transcript of Statement on Russia-US Peace Agreement in Syria

President of Russia Official Website / February 22, 2016 / Posted on Quemado Institute / February 23, 2016 / The President made a special address following the adoption of a joint statement by the Russian Federation and the United States of America, as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), on the cessation of hostilities in Syria. (VIDEO)
slavfeb23zPresident of Russia Vladimir Putin: Friends, I just had a telephone conversation with President of the United States of America Barack Obama. The phone call was initiated by the Russian side, but the interest was certainly mutual. During our conversation, we approved joint statements of Russia and the US, as co-chairs of the ISSG, on the cessation of hostilities in Syria. Adoption of the statement was preceded by intensive work by Russian and American experts. We also made use of the positive experience we accumulated over the course of cooperation in eliminating chemical weapons in Syria. Our negotiators held several rounds of closed . . . MORE>>

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F. William Engdahl: We Americans These Days Can Only Organize Wars – Analysis of Middle East Crisis

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / February 22, 2016
slavfeb22qI do not agree with F. William Engdahl that Barack Obama is President of the United States. The man called Obama, factually speaking and contrary to law, has never been proven to be American-born—a persistent truth despite media-concocted stimuli that evoke reactionary disdain for those who point this out. That the US President must be natural born is not a minor technicality; it is the major criterion for ineluctable loyalty. Those of us born in the United States have little choice but to try to make this country work, no matter how dissatisfied we are or how dissenting our views may be. Those who have enjoyed dual citizenship or were born in foreign countries have a ready alternative if the US fails, such as moving to Canada in the case of Ted Cruz, or perhaps Indonesia in the case of Obama. Not only is Obama not . . . MORE>>

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Pentagon Unleashed: US Bombs Libya, Shields ISIS in Syria

The Pentagon Is Out of US Government Control: Opinion / By Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / February 21, 2016

slavfeb21vThe Pentagon has usurped control of United States military operations abroad, and no longer takes direction from the executive or legislative branches of the American government. Current acting US President Barack Obama, a vaporous-minded charlatan incapable of leadership, retains no capacity as Commander-in-Chief, but is wholly under the dictates of military decision-makers. The Pentagon is thus free to ravage the world at will. It has seized executive power to become, in the foreign arena, a de facto military dictatorship. The urgency of reining in a Pentagon-on-the-rampage has reached unprecedented proportions. Will the world as we know it survive the President’s current term of office? Two articles presented below illustrate this paradigm in the war theaters of Libya and Syria . . . MORE>>

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Aleppo: Repression, Violence and Hope – The Unknown Story

The Media are Misleading the Public on Syria, By Stephen Kinzer, Boston Globe / February 18, 2015 / Posted on Quemado Institute February 20, 2015

Aleppo, Syria (--haralddoornbos.wordpress.com)

Aleppo, Syria (–haralddoornbos.wordpress.com)

Coverage of the Syrian war will be remembered as one of the most shameful episodes in the history of the American press. Reporting about carnage in the ancient city of Aleppo is the latest reason why. For three years, violent militants have run Aleppo. Their rule began with a wave of repression. They posted notices warning residents: “Don’t send your children to school. If you do, we will get the backpack and you will get the coffin.” Then they destroyed factories, hoping that unemployed workers would have no recourse other than to become fighters. They trucked looted machinery to Turkey and sold it. This month, people in Aleppo have finally seen glimmers of hope. The Syrian army and its allies . . . MORE>>

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Vitaly Churkin on Bashar Assad: Who Really Is the Man?

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / February 20, 2016

Vitaly Churkin, UN, March 6, 2015. (--Reuters)

Vitaly Churkin, UN, March 6, 2015. (–Reuters)

Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin expresses his view on the recent declarations of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a Kommersant inverview quoted in the Russia Beyond the Headlines article posted below. But first, who really is Assad? The Syrian President sounds, in last week’s extensive interview with Agence France-Presse (AFP), like any responsible democratically elected leader regarding his concern for the Syrian people and his pledge to defend the nation’s sovereignty. Yet Western governments and media unfairly vilify him, and the US has made repeated attempts to overthrow his government using “moderate” terrorist operations, a hypocritical strategy that has . . . MORE>>

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Gubarev Appointment Proves Zakharchenko’s Leadership

Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / February 19, 2016 / slavfeb19wAn article by Colonel Cassad, posted at Slavyangrad.org on February 14, 2016, has partially allayed any doubts I may have had about the intentions of Donetsk People’s Republic President Alexander Zakharchenko. Pro-Novorossiya sources on Twitter and other sites have accused the DPR leader of being both an oligarch himself and a traitor to the Republic, the latter mainly because he supports the Minsk Agreements at the sacrifice of sovereignty for Donbass. (See for example my February 18, 2016 commentary Minsk: A Betrayal and Tragedy for Donbass.) The political and moral analyses give rise to a complex debate, and I am divided  . . . MORE>>

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The Syria Question: Would Moscow Use Tactical Nukes Against a Turkish-Saudi Invasion?

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / February 18, 2016

slavfeb18sRobert Parry of Consortium News is one of the world’s top experts on the complex web of alliances in the Middle East. Here, Parry suggests that Vladimir Putin has threatened to use “tactical” nuclear weapons in the event it becomes necessary to protect the 20,000 Russian troops in Syria from Turkish-Saudi aggression.

To my mind, this makes little sense. Putin is fully aware that nuclear weapons cannot be used for “tactical” purposes, given the risk of escalation into a broader conflagration. Even a “moderate” exchange of 50 to 100 Hiroshima-sized bombs would plunge the Northern Hemisphere into a nuclear winter that might . . . MORE>>

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Minsk: A Betrayal and Tragedy for Donbass

The Complex Dilemma, by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / February 18, 2016
slavfeb18wAs a regular reader of Donbass news on Twitter for almost two years, I am deeply struck by the sorrow many feel at the loss and abandonment of the Novorossiya vision—abandonment not by the world at large, but by the leaders of Donbass itself. Further exacerbating this loss, which some call a betrayal, is the indifference of the Russian government to the fate of Donbass, as evidenced by Vladimir Putin’s avid promotion of the Minsk Agreements and support of the vile and corrupt regime in Kiev. Even so-called “Russian” media outlets such as TASS and Sputnik News continue to call the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics “self-proclaimed”, just as the enemy . . . MORE>>

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Saudi-Turkish Invasion of Syria Poses Enormous Risks – Lauria

Consortium News / February 15, 2016 / Posted on Quemado Institute / February 16, 2016 / Exclusive: President Obama must decide if he will let the Syrian civil war come to an end with Russian-backed President Assad still in power or if he will escalate by supporting a Turkish-Saudi invasion, which could push the world to the brink of nuclear war, writes Joe Lauria.

Obama’s Most Momentous Decision, By Joe Lauria

slavfeb16sWith the Russian-backed Syrian army encircling Aleppo, cutting off Turkish supplies to rebels and advancing on the Islamic State’s capital of Raqqa, a panicked Saudi Arabia and Turkey have set up a joint headquarters to direct an invasion of Syria that could lead to a vast escalation of the war. And there’s only one man who could stop them: President Barack . . . MORE>>

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Syria: Kerry’s Peace Plan A Formula for Permanent War

Syria and Munich 2016 / By Michael Jabara Carley
Strategic Culture Foundation / Posted on Quemado Institute / February 16, 2016

slavfeb16vOn Thursday, 12 February, US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Munich. Kerry announced that a ceasefire agreement could be implemented «within days». Lavrov replied that «the main result of meeting in Munich was a confirmation of the UN resolution on Syria». Many media sources say that «the West», largely represented by the United States and its British amanuensis, are in a panic because Russian military assistance to Syria has turned the tide of battle in the proxy, not civil, war against the Syrian government . . . MORE>>

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Syria Notifies UNSC: Turkish Ground Forces Enter A’zaz

Turkish forces cross into Syria: Damascus / PressTV / February 14, 2016
Syrian Foreign Ministry, Damascus The Damascus government says Turkish forces have entered war-torn northern Syria to help foreign-backed militants fighting against the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The Syrian Foreign Ministry in a protest letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) said on Sunday that “around 100 gunmen some of whom are believed to be Turkish forces and Turkish mercenaries” entered Syria through A’zaz area which is located north of Aleppo near the Turkish border. It also noted that the Turkish forces were accompanied by a dozen pick-up trucks mounted with heavy machine guns . . . MORE>>

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Medvedev Speech Transcript, Munich Security Conference 2016: “Terrorism is Civilisation’s Problem”

Government.ru/en/news/21784/ / February 13, 2016 / Munich, Germany / Posted on Quemado Institute February 14, 2016

Dmitry Medvedev (--content.time.com)

It is common knowledge that terrorism is not a problem within individual countries. … Take ISIS, whose ideology is not based on Islamic values but on a blood-thirsty desire to kill and destroy. Terrorism is civilisation’s problem. It’s either us or them, and it’s time for everyone to realise this. There are no nuances or undertones, no justifications for terrorist actions, no dividing terrorists into ours or theirs, into moderate or extremist. The destruction of the Russian plane over Sinai, the terrorist attacks in Paris, London, Israel, Lebanon, Pakistan, Iraq, Mali, Yemen and other countries, the grisly executions of hostages, thousands of victims, and endless other threats are evidence that international terrorism defies state borders. Terrorists and extremists . . . MORE>>

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Global Conflict Looms as Turkey Hosts 20 Saudi Fighter Jets

Saudi Arabia Deploys Forces to Turkey: Another Big Step in Bringing the World Closer to War

by Andrei Akulov / Strategic Culture Foundation / February 14, 2016

slavfeb14xThe complex, multi-sided war in Syria, raging since 2011, has drawn in most regional and global powers, caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis and attracted recruits to Islamist militancy from around the world. Now it is turning for worse as military preparations in Turkey get underway. Saudi Arabia is deploying fighter jets to the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik as the kingdom prepares to take part in an intensified campaign in Syria. About 20 Saudi jets have reportedly arrived at the base in Adana in southern Turkey. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu confirmed the Saudi aerial . . . MORE>>

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Web Censorship and Western Propaganda: The Google Blockade

One Way the Ruling Elite Suppresses Dissent on the Web, by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / February 13, 2016

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Why does the New York Times boast a Google PageRank of 9, while the highly respected TASS Russian News Agency bears a PageRank of 0? Yes—zero. PageRank, on a scale of 1 to 10, indicates Google’s assessment of the “reliability” or “importance” of a website, based first and foremost on the quantity and “quality” of its incoming links. A lot of popular sites link to the New York Times, hence its PR of 9. And if the New York Times  . . . MORE>>

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Paul Craig Roberts on Hillary and War: Substantial Threats to the World

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / February 11, 2016

H. R. Clinton (--townhall.com) Political commentator Paul Craig Roberts again alerts us to the dangers of impending Nuclear World War emerging from the tendency of lazy-minded Americans to cater to the destructive elite. The fact that 50% of Democrats have voted so far for Hillary Clinton is enough evidence of the thesis to shock any educated person. About this, Roberts is right. He favors Bernie Sanders, a candidate who, unlike H. R. Clinton, is not bought and paid for by the war-happy ruling aristocracy. It should be pointed out that Donald Trump is not financed by the madmen in power either. And far from being a neoconservative, Trump advocates non-intervention by the United States in foreign . . . MORE>>

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Donald Trump: The Country’s Last Hope – CNN Editorial

Why these Obama voters are backing Donald Trump

By MJ Lee, CNN Politics Reporter / CNN Politics / February 8, 2016 /
Donald Trump (--AP) Farmington, New Hampshire / Eight years after they drew inspiration from Barack Obama’s insurgent campaign, some of the very voters who helped elect the first African-American president are standing behind a candidate whose image and message are strikingly different: Donald Trump.  Obama campaigned on themes of hope and change; Trump declared in his June announcement speech that the American Dream was dead. Obama called on the country to shed racial divisions; some of Trump’s biggest applause lines are his pledge to build a . . . MORE>>

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Julian Assange, Exposed US War Crimes, and the Threat to Human Rights

Introduction by Kennedy Applebaum / Quemado Institute / February 6, 2016

Julian Assange and lawyer Jennifer Robinson arrive at Belmarsh Magistrates' Court, 2011 (--ft.com) The arbitrary detention of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has become a symbol of the global totalitarianism that is now being forced on an unwilling populace by the United States government, its allies in Europe, and the Transnational Financial Elite. The United NationsHuman Rights Watch, and many aware citizens have taken a stance against Assange’s unjust confinement. The following anonymous commentary reveals the growing threat of extreme power in the hands of a paranoid killer minority . . . MORE>>

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Human Rights Watch Defends Assange, Condemns UK, Sweden, US

Posted by Quemado Institute / February 5, 2016 /
On Assange, Following the Rules or Flouting Them? / By Dinah PoKempner, General Counsel / Human Rights Watch  / February 5, 2016 / It should not have been terribly surprising to Sweden or the United Kingdom that the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention found that the various forms of confinement suffered by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange violate his human rights. The Working Group has many times warned that it is unlawful to force someone to choose between liberty and a fundamental right, such as asylum, which Assange now enjoys only so long as he stays inside the walls of the Ecuadorean embassy. What is news are the deplorable rhetorical parries from the UK and Swedish governments, who both stated not just disagreement, but that the Working Group . . . MORE>>

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US Warmongering in Libya Escalates World Catastrophe: Is there hope?

Introduction by Karl Pomeroy / Quemado Institute / February 3, 2016

slavfeb3wPolitical analyst Adam Johnson paints a stark picture of sociopathic US and NATO policy on planned military operations in Libya and Iraq, underscoring the cheerleader role of the mainstream media in the perpetuation of a mob consciousness that craves ever-increasing slaughter and chaos. In the article reprinted below, Johnson is understandably pessimistic about the world’s future. Yet he ignores certain optimistic outcomes that may be possible with the next  US President. Overlooking the positive potential of Republican front-runner Donald Trump, Johnson laments, “None of the major presidential candidates, including the most progressive member of the U.S. Congress, Bernie Sanders, outwardly opposes the U.S.’ current anti-ISIL efforts, including the once-unpopular drone . . . MORE>>

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