World Watching Geo-Politics Archived #17

 

 

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Russia Orders US Aircraft To Stay Out Of Syrian ‘De-Escalation Zones’



 

 

House to Probe Whether Obama Undermined U.S. National Security to Finalize Iran Deal

FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. President Barack Obama returns from vacation rested and ready for a busy fall, including pressing Congress for Zika funding and fending off congressional attacks over the administration's $400 million "leverage" payment to Iran. Obama also plans a dogged effort to help elect Democrat Hillary Clinton as president. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Citing a POLITICO investigation, Republican leaders of the House oversight committee said Friday they have launched a sweeping investigation into whether the Obama administration, in trying to win support for a nuclear deal and prisoner swap with Tehran last year, undermined an ambitious U.S. counterproliferation effort to thwart Iranian weapons trafficking networks.

 

 





US-Led Coalition Planes Banned From Syria Safe Zones

Russia has said that the four safe zones that are to be established in Syria will be closed to all US-led coalition warplanes.

“As for [the coalition] actions in the de-escalation zones, starting from now those zones are closed for their flights,” Russian envoy Aleksandr Levrentyev told journalists.

A memorandum was signed on Thursday establishing four “safe zones” in the Syrian provinces of Idlib, Latakia and Homs, as well as parts of Aleppo.



Navy Under Trump Avoids Chinese ‘Islands’

Image: Navy Under Trump Avoids Chinese 'Islands'
President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up while speaking to Navy and shipyard personnel aboard nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford, Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By Theodore Bunker   |   Wednesday, 03 May 2017 10:50 AM



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BRING IT ON, KIM

US threatens decisive response as North Korea fires ANOTHER failed ballistic missile just hours after Donald Trump warned of ‘major conflict’ with rogue state

Medium range rocket – which may have been nuclear capable – crashed down into the Sea of Japan minutes after launch

THE US threatened a swift response after North Korea fired another failed ballistic missile last night, ratcheting up tensions with the West.

Trump administration chiefs said a raft of new economic sanctions and military manoeuvres may be speedily deployed after the rocket threat.

A North Korean ballistic missile is fired from a submarine during an earlier rocket test this week

 
A North Korean ballistic missile is fired from a submarine during an earlier rocket test this week

People watch a TV broadcasting of North Korea's failed missile launch at a railway station in Seoul

 
People watch a TV broadcasting of North Korea’s failed missile launch at a railway station in Seoul

North Korea fired a volley of missiles towards Japan in March. Tensions with the West have reached fever pitch over recent weeks

 
North Korea fired a volley of missiles towards Japan in March. Tensions with the West have reached fever pitch over recent weeks

US Government source says North Korea’s missile test was unsuccessful

North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!

 

US Navy warship patrols Japanese waters following failed North Korea missile launchEarlier the President warned of a “major, major conflict” with Kim Jong-un’s hermit state if it doesn’t fall into line.

And China ordered it to stand down its rocket testing or risk harsh sanctions.

In a failed test, a missile was launched from Pukchang Airfield north of the capital Pyongyang at around 9:30pm GMT.

US officials confirmed they had tracked the medium range weapon, which may have been nuclear capable, and that President Trump had been informed.

He later tweeted: “North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!”



 

 

 



Putin: Russia Leaving Global Banking System – Ditching Dollar For Gold

Putin announces that Russia is leaving international banking system - ditching dollar for gold

Joining other BRICS nations such as Brazil, India, China, and South Africa  – Putin says he is liberating the Russian people from the international banking mafia so that Russia can enjoy real financial independence.

The problem, however, is the international banks are threatening to bar Russian access from this system if they leave the ‘big club.’

Many economists have informed the world leaders of the consequences facing them if they remove Russia from the SWIFT system. Ewald Nowotny, an economist and a policy maker for the European Central Bank highlighted how if Russia is removed from the SWIFT system international companies conducting business in Russia will be the first to suffer.

However, according to Elvira Nabiullina, a Russian economist and former economic advisor to President Putin and the head of the Central Bank of Russia, if Russia is removed from the Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunications then Russia’s banks won’t collapse. She explained how they have devised a new system that will continue operations in the SWIFT format and will work as an alternative for the country.

According to a report published last year, more than three hundred banks in Russia have adopted the SWIFT alternative – the System for Transfer of Financial Messages, or SPFS as the Russians call it.

Furthermore, to enhance the SPFS system, Russia’s Central Bank’s first international branch in Beijing was opened, and the Chinese opened a financial institution in Russia to strengthen the financial relationship between the two nations and the beginnings of the ‘de-dollarization’.

As for the Federal Reserve and other international financial institutions that trade in non-physical currency and futures, and all other riskier practices; are now buying bulk quantities of physical gold – leaving their old practices behind.

According to Mac Slavo who writes for SHTFplan, the NGOs ran by Soros have been questioned and kicked out, along with Rothschild establishments.

“It seems that only all out war will ever settle these power plays for the dominance or death of the U.S. petrodollar, which is ultimately controlled by the same few hands that steer and control the central banks of nearly all the world’s nations,” wrote Mac Slavo. “Only by stealth and monotony have these activities remained in the shadows.”



 

 



More than 100 soldiers feared dead after attack on Afghan military base

 
Up to 140 Afghan soldiers have reportedly been killed by Taliban attackers disguised in military uniforms. Officials say this is the deadliest attack ever on an Afghan military base.

 

 

Newsbud Exclusive- Trump’s Pentagon Bombs Caves Built by the CIA

After the United States dropped a GBU-43B, or Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb—the largest conventional bomb in its arsenal—on a tunnel complex in the Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, both WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden tweeted the complex was built by the CIA.

“Those tunnels the U.S is bombing in Afghanistan? They were built by the CIA,” WikiLeaks tweeted on April 13.

“Those mujahedeen tunnel networks we’re bombing in Afghanistan? We paid for them,” Edward Snowden tweeted on the same day.

Both cited an article published by The New York Times on September 11, 2005, four years after the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Washington.

It is worth quoting the Times at length:

“The first time bin Laden had seen the Tora Bora caves, he had been a young mujahedeen fighter and a recent university graduate with a degree in civil engineering. It had been some 20 years before, during Washington’s first Afghan war, the decade-long, C.I.A.-financed jihad of the 1980’s against the Soviet occupation. Rising to more than 13,000 feet, 35 miles southwest of the provincial capital of Jalalabad, Tora Bora was a fortress of snow-capped peaks, steep valleys and fortified caves. Its miles of tunnels, bunkers and base camps, dug deeply into the steep rock walls, had been part of a C.I.A.-financed complex built for the mujahedeen. Bin Laden had flown in dozens of bulldozers and other pieces of heavy equipment from his father’s construction empire, the Saudi Binladin Group, one of the most prosperous construction companies in Saudi Arabia and throughout the Persian Gulf. According to one frequently told story, bin Laden would drive one of the bulldozers himself across the precipitous mountain peaks, constructing defensive tunnels and storage depots.” (Emphasis mine.)

This fact was not reported by the establishment media after the MOAB—Mother of All Bombs—was dropped in Nangarhar, allegedly on a faction of the Islamic State said to have occupied the tunnel and cave complex.

The Tora Bora caves, known locally as the Sp?n Ghar cave complex, are also located in Nangarhar on the border with Pakistan.

According to reports, fighters from the Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP) present at the complex when the MOAB was dropped were from Uzbekistan and Pakistan and included a group of Orakzais and other tribal fighters from the Tehrik Taleban Pakistan, veterans of Pakistan’s tribal area insurgency who were forced across the border by the Pakistani military in the Zarb-e Azb offensive, launched in June 2015, according to Borhan Osman, Kate Clark, and Martine van Bijlert writing for the Afghanistan Analysts Network.

Nangarhar is in the same region as the Khost province. In 1986 during the CIA engineered war against the Soviets in Afghanistan, Osama bin Laden and the Pakistani intelligence service ISI worked together to build a tunnel complex in Khost.

Matthew Forney of Time Magazine visited part of the Tora Bora cave complex. “For the first time, the infamous man-made caves of Tora Bora were thrown open,” he wrote on December 11, 2001. “These weren’t the five-star accommodations with internal hydroelectric power plants and brick-lined walls, areas to drive armored tanks and children’s tricycles, and tunnels like capillaries that have captured the world’s imagination. Such commodious quarters might exist higher in the White Mountains, but these were simply rough bunkers embedded deep into the mountain. They were remarkable nonetheless.”…read more

 

 




 

Le Pen Rejects EU Flag: ‘I Want to Be President of the French Republic, Not the European Commission’

Marine Le Pen

 



 

Newt Gingrich: Three critical things everyone needs to know about Trump’s Syria airstrikes

U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a CEO town hall on the American business climate at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque - RTX341QU

U.S. President Donald Trump hosts a CEO town hall on the American business climate at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, U.S., April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque – RTX341QU

There are some fascinating parallels between President Trump’s decisive but low-key military response to the Syrian chemical attack and President Reagan’s equally decisive but low-key response to provocation by Libya in 1981.

In both cases a conservative Republican had replaced a weak liberal Democrat.

In both cases the liberal Democrat had talked a lot about moral power and key values but had been very unwilling to use the military. In both cases the military was left underfunded, under strength and undercapitalized so the incoming president had to advocate for a substantial military build-up.

In President Reagan’s case the Libyan dictator, Qaddafi, had declared the Gulf of Sidra Libyan territory and had termed the line of entrance into the gulf as “the line of death.”

Libyan fighters had fired on an American reconnaissance plane in1980 but President Carter had not responded to the challenge.

President Reagan wanted a low-cost way of showing that America was a tougher, more aggressive country. He asked the Navy what would happen if we deliberately crossed the “line of death” and the Libyans challenged us. The Navy assured him that they could handle the obsolete Libyan equipment with minimal risk. As a result, President Reagan authorized a large battle group including two nuclear powered carriers.

On August 19, 1981 two United States Navy F-14s shot down two Libyan aircraft for no losses.

As a sign of the new calm, steady American approach President Reagan told the press,

“If our planes were shot down, yes, they’d wake me up right away. If the other fellows were shot down, why wake me up?”

In one decisive understated fight President Reagan sent the Kremlin a signal that a new, tougher, and more risk taking American government was now prepared to challenge their efforts to control the world.

In commemoration of this decisive turning point there is an F-14 on display at the Reagan Presidential Library.

As an initial military action, there is a real similarity between the Reagan approach and what President Trump ordered on Thursday.

The Syrian dictatorship had clearly broken every agreement about chemical warfare and was using a vicious chemical weapon against civilians – including women and children.

In using these chemical weapons the Syrian military was violating a United Nations resolution and making a mockery of Russian assurances that the dictator Assad would refrain from using his chemical stockpiles.

President Trump had criticized his predecessor, President Obama, for setting red lines in Syria and then doing nothing. He had also criticized plans to put military forces on the ground to occupy the country.

The president had three choices. He could say a few noble words but do nothing in the Carter-Obama tradition.  He could launch a major American ground campaign to replace Assad even if it meant confronting the Russians and the Iranians. Or he could use American technological strengths to launch a limited but very violent attack against a specific target, in this case the airfield from which the chemical weapons had come.

Much like President Reagan, President Trump chose a high-result, low-risk strategy. The United States hit the airfield with enough missiles that a powerful message was sent to Syria and the world. The United States is back in the business of leading from the front.

The way the Trump Administration dealt with the Russians was a good example of this new leadership. Putin was not consulted. The Russian military were warned through military channels of what we were doing and in effect were told to stay out of the way.

The fact is the United States is so much stronger than Russia that we can project power in a way they can’t stop. President Trump’s superb national security team knows how to apply military power and they showed it. This action took less than 48 hours to plan and it was powerful.

Three other points about President Trump’s response.

First, he had just met this week with President al-Sisi of Egypt and King Abdullah of Jordan. He clearly had their advice on how to deal with Assad.

Second, he was in the middle of dinner with the Chinese Premier and stepped out to speak to the country about the missile attack in Syria. If the Chinese wanted a vivid demonstration of the change in American toughness they could hardly have had a more timely visit.

Third, the President’s talk with the American people (and in fact with the world) was very emotional and very revealing. It is worth reading in its entirety.

I want to emphasize two parts of the talk.

First, President Trump grew very emotional when he reported “Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad launched a horrible chemical weapons attack on innocent civilians.  Using a deadly nerve agent, Assad choked out the lives of helpless men, women, and children.  It was a slow and brutal death for so many.  Even beautiful babies were cruelly murdered in this very barbaric attack.  No child of God should ever suffer such horror.”

The emotion as he talked about “beautiful babies” is a real reminder of how much the President loves children and especially babies. You can see it in how he treats his own children, but it really came through in his remarks.

Finally, for the first time I can remember an American President said “God bless America and the entire world.”

The president so many had feared was an isolationist has proven he will represent America first – but will also care for those in harm’s way around the world. It was a feeling President Reagan would have fully shared.

Newt Gingrich is a Fox News contributor. A Republican, her was speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1995 to 1999. Follow him on Twitter @NewtGingrich.

 

 

Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming, U.S. official says

 



Tillerson: Russia Must Choose Between Assad and the U.S.

Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad

LUCCA, Italy (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson issued an ultimatum to Russia on Tuesday: Side with the U.S. and likeminded countries on Syria, or embrace Iran, militant group Hezbollah and embattled Syrian leader Bashar Assad





Every ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ In America Has Just Been Vindicated



Michael Snyder, End of the American Dream

Yes, the government can use your phone, your computer and even potentially your television to spy on what you are doing inside your own home. On Tuesday, Wikileaks released thousands of documents that prove what virtually every “conspiracy theorist” in America has been saying for years about government spying. And I don’t even like to use the term “conspiracy theorist” much, because the truth is that most “conspiracy theorists” are simply citizen journalists that are attempting to expose things that the mainstream media doesn’t want to talk about. And one of the things that the mainstream media has always been hesitant to address is the unconstitutional surveillance that U.S. intelligence agencies systematically conduct on their own citizens.

But now the mainstream media is being forced to talk about government surveillance because Wikileaks has just exposed it for all the world to see. According to Wikileaks, the CIA has been secretly running “its ‘own NSA’ with even less accountability and without publicly answering the question as to whether such a massive budgetary spend on duplicating the capacities of a rival agency could be justified”. It is known as the Central Intelligence Agency’s Center for Cyber Intelligence, and it has produced “more than a thousand hacking systems, trojans, viruses, and other ‘weaponized’ malware”. In fact, the computer or phone that you are reading this article on may be infected with one of their programs right now.

The documents that were released by Wikileaks show that government spooks can remotely take control of Apple iPhones, Google Android phones, Microsoft Windows operating systems and Samsung smart televisions, and once in control of those devices they can use them to spy on their owners.

The ironic thing is that while Barack Obama and members of Congress have been accusing Russia of conducting cyberattacks, the truth is that U.S. intelligence agencies have been perhaps the biggest offenders of all….read more here

 

Michael Savage Turns on Trump, Says Syrian Gas Attack Was False Flag Operation

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Conservative talk show host, Michael Savage, who fervently supported Trump during the Presidential campaign, soured on him today. Savage, referencing his background in science, having a PhD in epidemiology, said the alleged gas attack in the ISIS controlled city of Idlib was most likely phosgene and not sarin.

Backing up his claim that the attack did not contain sarin, Savage made reference to photos showing first responders attending to bodies without gloves or protective gear. Had sarin been used in the attack, all of those men in white helmets would be dead.

 

In nearly a 15 minute soliloquy over the attack, Savage lamented that the neocon ‘military tweet’ by Trump was a ploy to increase his popularity, in light of falling poll numbers. Verbosely, Savage hemmed and hawed with disappointment, dispirited that he spent over a year advocating for Trump, who said he eschewed the interventionist policies of people like McCain, Graham, and Schumer, only to cave in shortly after winning the Presidency.

Savage also questioned the timing of Jared Kushner’s trip to Iraq, coupled with Bannon’s timely demotion from the NSC — just ahead of the attacks as being highly suspicious.

“This whole thing stinks to high heaven,’ said Savage. Furthering his criticism of the President, Savage proclaimed: “It looks like Hillary, deep state won, and Trump is doing her bidding.”

As it pertained to who was responsible for the attack, Savage reminded his audience that just last week Putin was considered to be the smartest and most diabolical man on earth. If so, why on earth would he permit Assad to launch a chemical weapons attack, when they had already defeated the rebels, which was sure to turn public opinion against them?

“Why would he do it, you morons you?”, said Savage.

Who are we supporting? According to Lindsey Graham, the ‘free Syrian army.’

Savage exploded: “The free Syrian Army? There is no such thing. The free Syrian Army are our moderate terrorists created by the CIA and John McCain. John McCain and Lindsey Graham are the mouthpieces for this army of murderers.”

“The west jumped to a conclusion, before there was any investigation.”

A must listen to a voice of reason.

Content originally published at iBankCoin.com



Is This The Beginning Of The End For U.S. Empire?

Original newz story – Click here
Authored by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

 
 

Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.

Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to revisit something I wrote back in January.

 

From the post, Very Powerful People in the U.S. Government Want War – This is Their Sales Pitch:

We need to understand that those who want this war will be absolutely relentless. The sales pitch will not end until they get exactly what they want. This is where all of us critical thinkers need to play a key role. We must be prepared to diligently analyze all unsubstantiated official claims, and push back against the war-mongers, because we know for certain the oligarch-owned corporate media won’t. We must be prepared to inform our fellow citizens about what’s happening so that we don’t fall victim to a cheap sales pitch with devastating consequences. Unfortunately, we must also be prepared for a possible deep state false flag if the current sales tactic falls on deaf ears.

 

America cannot win a global war of such a scale if it is based on false pretenses and in the absence of exceedingly strong public support. This support does not exist. Will this serve as a necessary restraint against the masters of war and their devious plans? It’s too early to tell, but I do know that if we are unnecessarily pushed into a global conflagration, it will not end well for us. If this is the road our twisted status quo insists on taking us down, let us never forget who they are and the self-serving motivations behind their actions.

Four months later, the deep state got exactly what it wanted. Trump’s weaknesses have been identified and exploited, and he’s successfully been manipulated into neocon foreign policy like George W. Bush and Barack Obama before him. I’ve spent much of the past several months warning about exactly what happened last night, but the die is now cast. There’s no turning back from the path we’re on.

And don’t give me this garbage about Trump playing “4D chess.” Trump’s a brilliant salesman, and that’s about it. There’s nothing special or superior about Donald Trump intellectually, and he’s one of the most unwise people to ever become President. There was a hope he meant what he said about non-interventionism during the campaign, but that hope should be entirely extinguished at this point. Trump is a very weak man desperately looking for praise from those he claims to hate.

The purpose of today’s post is not to discuss what happened last night. All of you have read the news by now. My intent today is to explain what I think this means for the years ahead. I believe last night’s strike represents the beginning of the end for U.S. empire. Although the U.S. has been declining domestically for this entire century,



 

 

 

Donald Trump Announces ‘Tremendous Progress’ During Meeting with Chinese President

Donald Trump Announces ‘Tremendous Progress’ During Meeting with Chinese President



Wikileaks just released another set of documents from Vault 7 that detail the CIA’s secret anti-forensic program, Marble Framework, which allows them to prevent forensic investigators from pinning hacking attacks, viruses, and trojans to the agency. It shows just how protected the CIA is from being held accountable for unethical or illegal actions.

According to Wikileaks, the program allows them to direct blame away from the CIA and onto another party by hiding fragments of texts that would allow the author of the malware to be identified.

Perhaps more alarmingly, they can also “add foreign languages” to malware, meaning that the agency can effectively divert attention to other countries. The program lists Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic, and Farsi in example code. So, if malware and hacks are indeed domestic, they could easily be made to look as though they originated from another country.

Wikileaks has pinned the information atop their Twitter page



Another top Democrat admits that Obama began spying on Trump as early as 2015
Another top Democrat has joined a long list of Obama insiders who have outed their former boss for illegally spying on Donald Trump. Mary Anna Marsh, principal of the Dewey Square Group, a Democrat PR firm, revealed to



CDC Emails Reveal Obama, Clinton Covered Up Cholera Outbreak In Haiti

Leaked CDC emails reveal that Clinton and Obama covered-up cholera outbreak in Haiti

Newly leaked CDC emails reveal that the Obama administration in collusion with Hillary Clinton’s State Department covered up a massive cholera outbreak in Haiti that killed over 10,000 people. 



 



Trump is correct in saying that NATO is now obsolete and requires reform

Rather like Trump has recently said, I first spoke around 12 months ago that NATO has become an obsolete organisation and that we were beginning to witness the death of it as an institution. Many people were surprised and some even questioned my sanity in suggesting what they perceived was a ridiculous proposition. I will not regurgitate what I have written previously on this subject but will refer readers to the following article which I wrote back in September 2016.

What I will draw your attention to though is my closing remarks in which I said the following:

“It is quite clear that Europe now realises and regards Russia as a partner and not an enemy and that despite all the mindless rhetoric coming out of Washington, the need for NATO with its borders is rapidly becoming an irrelevance. Russia in itself by its actions in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan as well as the military cooperation agreements that it has signed with many nations is also undermining NATO’s influence in the world. When we factor in Trump’s remarks about NATO it faces a very uncertain future and unless it is prepared to radically reform, it will become extinct in relatively short order.”

We fast forward a mere four months from when I published that article and a great many developments have come to pass in recent months, not least in the Middle East with regards to Syria and Iraq.  However these sentiments have been bought sharply into focus given the election of Trump  and his remarks the other day.

Trump was quoted as saying that,

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“I said a long time ago that NATO had problems. Number one it was obsolete, because it was designed many, many years ago. Number two the countries aren’t paying what they’re supposed to pay. I took such heat, when I said NATO was obsolete. It’s obsolete because it wasn’t taking care of terror.” Trump continued,  “With that being said, NATO is very important to me. There are five countries that are paying what they’re supposed to. Five. It’s not much.”

Unsurprisingly, his NATO counterparts were alarmed at such remarks but Trump hits the nail squarely on the head. What truly alarms NATO is that Trump clearly wishes to normalise relations with Russia and desires to ease tensions which have been induced intentionally by cabalist interests. There is no doubt that NATO is a serious financial burden and undertaking for the US who contributes nearly 50% of its total annual budget. What is also unquestionable is that NATO has not wisely spent its vast budget on protection from genuine global threats.

The risk of the collapse of NATO is all too real now and Trump has merely highlighted its obvious deficiencies. NATO has long since not been a defensive alliance and has been seen in the last decade to be overtly offensive and aggressive in the face of much opposition. Trump clearly wishes to see a radical overhaul of NATO and that is absolutely what is required as we move towards the new paradigm.

It is quite clear that the West and Russia do have common enemies as witnessed in Syria and Iraq. It is absolutely critical that all nations across the globe cooperate and fight the common enemy of global terrorism. Perhaps more crucially it needs to abandon its old ideologies which were after all part of the cabal’s divide and conquer agenda.



Russia creates ‘unstoppable’ hypersonic Zircon missile with Navy destroying 4,600mph speed





The Crumbling American Superpower

 

5463423232The catastrophic events around the California Oroville Dam in recent weeks underscores a far more urgent problem. The American Society of Civil Engineers has just released their quadrennial assessment of United States essential infrastructure–roads, clean water supplies, levees, ports, dams, bridges, electric grid. The report gives the nation a near-failing D+ grade. America is coming to resemble the economic infrastructure in the Soviet Union domestically at the collapse of communism during the late 1980’s. The recently-announced Donald Trump proposal to invest $1 trillion over ten years to address the problem, mainly building high-speed trains (to date the USA has not one) doesn’t even come close to the scope of the problem.

A Wall Street-driven agenda of globalization of US manufacturing and out-sourcing of production has left America a hollowed-out, crumbling Superpower. Since the 1980’s the United States has significantly under-invested in both new infrastructure and in renewing old. As US multinational corporations moved their factories overseas to cheap labor production in Mexico, then in Asia, especially China, and elsewhere, they found tax loopholes that allowed them to walk away from supporting the country that as recently as the 1960’s was the world industrial economic leading nation. Today US corporations hold $2.4 trillion in overseas profits that they keep abroad to avoid US taxes.

The result of all this neglect is that over the past three decades since the end of the 1980s, federal funding of major infrastructure projects such as dams has dropped by half, from 1 percent to 0.5 percent of GDP.

Infrastructure Report Card

On March 9, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) released its 2017 “Infrastructure Report Card.” They review the state of national infrastructure every four years. Since their 2013 report, despite four years of an alleged Obama economic recovery, the state of affairs is unchanged at a near-failing D+ with F being fail.

The US President just met with leading industry representatives to discuss his proposal for spending $1 trillion in a combination of public-private funds over 10 years, most apparently on roads and high-speed rail. The ASCE estimates that almost five times that, or $4.59 trillion, is urgently needed over the next 8 years only to bring the situation to a level of “adequate” or B grade by 2025. The economic cost to the national economy of the crumbling infrastructure is calculated annually in the hundreds of billions of dollars in wasted economic inefficiency.

Yet even that modest Trump proposal to spend $1 trillion in infrastructure is likely to be “dead on arrival” according to Wall Street analyst Randall Forsyth in a report in Barrons. One effect of more than eight years of abnormally low Federal Reserve interest rates have left the various state pension funds seriously underfunded, requiring them to draw more from state general budget funds. States will not have the money to join with the Trump national plan even were that to be passed by Congress, which itself is not at all clear. Forsyth notes, “In the United States, state and local governments count infrastructure projects as current spending—as opposed to investments, capitalized over the life of the projects, as with private corporations—budget constraints hampered their ability to fund projects.”

In addition, Trump has promised another Federal tax cut at the same time. In short, The Donald’s economic team don’t even have their infrastructure ducks in the pond, let alone in a row with reality.

Third World-Style Blackouts

Some of the report highlights are instructive and alarming. The nation’s basic electric grid is in dire straits. Most USA electric transmission and distribution lines were constructed in the 1950s and 1960s, with a 50-year life expectancy. Lines built in 1967 are today at their life end, yet still being used.

The increasing demand for electricity also means that the 640,000 miles of high-voltage transmission lines in the power grids of the nation are at full capacityGiven the lack of investment in the power grid, aging equipment, capacity bottlenecks, and increased demand, as well as increasing storm and climate impacts, third world-style blackouts or power failures are in store for the nation unless urgently-needed investment is made.

Highway Arteries in Dire Condition

The nation’s highways are in dire condition. Sixty years ago the US Congress passed the Federal Aid Highway Act of 1956 during the Eisenhower Administration, the National Defense Highway Act as it was also called. The Act authorized the then-huge sum of $25 billion for the construction of 41,000 miles (66,000 km) of the Interstate Highway System over a 10-year period. It was the largest public works infrastructure project in American history until then, comparable to spending $218 billion today. The US freight economy was deliberately being moved from rails as it had been before World War II, to large tractor-trailer truck transport and the Interstate Highway Act created a huge economic gain in time and efficiency for that transformation. The flexibility of truck freight over rail was significant and the financing was paid 90% by the Federal Government through a Highway Trust Fund paid for by federal fuel taxes to be used exclusively for highway construction and maintenance. The states paid 10%.

Since about 2007-2008 and the financial and economic crisis, the Federal Highway Trust Fund has been seriously underfunded, requiring emergency injections from the General Budget to maintain solvency. Because of the repeated refusal of the US Congress to raise national gasoline or fuel taxes to insure adequate repair of the Interstate Highway System, present condition of the nation’s roads is abysmal to put it politely. The current Federal fuel tax for the Highway Trust Fund has been set at $0.184 per US gallon, a level where it has remained since 1993. In Germany the Federal fuel tax is $6.14 per US gallon.

In addition, states that finance the maintenance of their roads with a state fuel tax have severely underfunded taxes there as well. As of July 2016, twenty one states out of fifty had gone ten years or more without an increase in their state per-gallon gasoline tax rate.

The result of this severe and chronic underfunding of Federal and state highway funds, according to the ASCE infrastructure report, is that more than 40% of America’s urban Interstate highways are congested and traffic delays cost the country $160 billion in wasted time and fuel in 2014. One out of every five miles of highway pavement is in poor condition.

Bridges to Oblivion

The United States is a vast expanse of land from New York to California in the so-called Lower 48 states (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). Along Interstate I-80 you drive almost 3000 miles by car or 4800 kilometers. Many bridges make that national transportation possible.

The infrastructure report of the ASCE notes that of the 614,387 bridges, almost four in 10 are 50 years or older. Not just ageing, but 56,007 — 9.1% — of the nation’s bridges were structurally deficient in 2016. They calculate that daily on average there were 188 million trips across one or another structurally deficient bridges. They estimate a cost of $123 billion needed to rehabilitate those structural deficiencies.

Water, water everywhere, not a drop to drink…

In the early 1960’s the clean water status of United States water supplies was world class. As an example, the water management practices of Dallas, Texas where I grew up, were under the direction of Henry J. Graeser, father of a close high school friend. Graeser went on to become president of the American Water Works Association. His consulting on clean water management engineering was in demand around the world. That’s merely one personal anecdote of the high quality of American water management just five or so decades ago. That’s no longer the case.

The report of the American Society of Civil Engineers states that in 2017 drinking water across the United States is delivered through some 1.8 million miles of pipes. Many of those water pipes were laid between World War I and World War II. Since they were laid, total US population has increased by two to three times from 100 million citizens in 1914, 140 million in 1945 to more than 310 million today.

The infrastructure to provide water to the significantly larger US population today includes dams and reservoirs, well fields, pumping stations, aqueducts for transport of large quantities of water over long distances, water treatment plants, reservoirs in the distribution system.

The water pipelines were designed with a lifespan of between 75 and 100 years. As one result of the deteriorating drinking water pipeline grid, the US undergoes an estimated 240,000 water main breaks per year. Over two trillion gallons of treated drinking water annually is wasted as a result. That equals about half of total national water consumption for an entire month. According to the American Water Works Association, an estimated $1 trillion is necessary to maintain and expand service to meet demands over the next 25 years.

The report of the engineers’ society on infrastructure goes on to report similar alarming results for the US airports, as with the nation’s dams such as the still-endangered California Oroville Dam. The USA today has an estimated 2,170 deficient high-hazard-potential dams as a result of the lack of investment. Similar grim results are reported for America’s Inland Waterways, Levees, Ports, Rail, Schools, and Wastewater treatment plants.

During the Vietnam War era of the late 1960’s President Lyndon Johnson spoke of “guns and butter.” It did not work then.

Given the vastly higher level of National debt, and the far worse state of basic economic infrastructure today compared with the 1960’s, the guns and butter fantasies of the Trump Agenda have even less chance to work to restore the national economy.

Today, the sincerity of the Trump claim he wants to “make America great again,” rises or falls on the determination to prioritize the serious rebuilding of the economic infrastructure of the nation. That would actually return national economic value in form of increased jobs and increased economic efficiency and profitability. The wars with China, with Iran, with Syria and seemingly also with Russia that Trump’s team of warriors is intent on pursuing, are worse than a stupid waste of scarce national resources. Building up nations is far more appropriate and gratifying than destroying them.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”
http://journal-neo.org/2017/03/14/the-crumbling-american-superpower/



Biggest anti-Kremlin rally in years rocks Russia; opposition leader arrested

Protesters hold a cardboard cutout poster depicting Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at Marsivo Field in St.Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, March 26, 2017. Thousands of people crowded in St.Petersburg on Sunday for an unsanctioned protest against the Russian government, the biggest gathering in a wave of nationwide protests that were the most extensive show of defiance in years. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

Russian authorities detained hundreds of anti-corruption protesters and arrested the nation’s leading opposition figure Sunday, as the biggest demonstrations against the Kremlin since 2011 broke out in several cities around the nation.

Police detained anti-graft crusader Alexei Navalny in central Moscow, where thousands took to the streets in a rally staged roughly a year before President Vladimir Putin is expected to run for a fourth term in power.

While crowds of supporters surrounded riot police as they closed in on Mr. Navalny, videos circulated online showed a van carrying the opposition leader away from the scene.

Potential ‘smoking gun’ showing Obama administration spied on Trump team, source says



Report: House Intel Committee to See ‘Smoking Gun’ Evidence Obama Admin Spied on Trump Team

Republican congressional investigators expect a potential “smoking gun” establishing that the Obama administration spied on the Trump transition team, and possibly the president-elect himself, will be produced to the House Intelligence Committee this week, a source told Fox News.

Classified intelligence showing incidental collection of Trump team communications, purportedly seen by committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and described by him in vague terms at a bombshell Wednesday afternoon news conference, came from multiple sources, Capitol Hill sources told Fox News. The intelligence corroborated information about surveillance of the Trump team that was known to Nunes, sources said, even before President Trump accused his predecessor of having wiretapped him in a series of now-infamous tweets posted on March 4.

The intelligence is said to leave no doubt the Obama administration, in its closing days, was using the cover of legitimate surveillance on foreign targets to spy on President-elect Trump, according to sources.

The key to that conclusion is the unmasking of selected U.S. persons whose names appeared in the intelligence, the sources said, adding that the paper trail leaves no other plausible purpose for the unmasking other than to damage the incoming Trump administration.

The FBI hasn’t been responsive to the House Intelligence Committee’s request for documents, but the National Security Agency is expected to produce documents to the committee by Friday. The NSA document production is expected to produce more intelligence than Nunes has so far seen or described – including what one source described as a potential “smoking gun” establishing the spying.

Some time will be needed to properly assess the materials, with the likely result being that congressional investigators and attorneys won’t have a solid handle on the contents of the documents – and their implications – until next week.

Because Nunes’s intelligence came from multiple sources during a span of several weeks, and he has not shared the actual materials with his committee colleagues, he will be the only member of the panel in a position to know whether the NSA has turned over some or all of the intelligence he is citing. However, Fox News was told Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., had been briefed on the basic contents of the intelligence described by Nunes.

CIA Director Mike Pompeo is also sympathetic to the effort to determine, with documentary evidence, the extent of any alleged Obama administration spying on the Trump team, sources said.

At a dramatic Wednesday news conference, Nunes claimed to have seen evidence that members of the Trump transition team, possibly including the president-elect, were subjected to “incidental surveillance” collection that Nunes characterized as legal but troubling.

“What I’ve read bothers me,” he told reporters, “and I think it should bother the president himself, and his team because I think some of it seems to be inappropriate.”

Schiff blasted Nunes for not coming first to the Intelligence Committee with the information.

“If accurate, this information should have been shared with members of the committee, but it has not been,” Schiff said in a Wednesday statement.

 

 



 

 

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Police brutality protest in Paris turns ugly
Thousands of people protesting police brutality in Paris faced scenes of carnage and chaos as police fired tear gas at protestors and beat them with batons on Sunday. Marching under the banner, “march for justice […]

 




 

Diplomats shocked by sudden death of Russian UN envoy Churkin 

Diplomats shocked by sudden death of Russian UN envoy Churkin
Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The cause of Churkin’s death has not yet been released.

 

 



Commentary: Trump’s agenda includes hitting back – hard

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President Trump used language against his Democratic opponent that GOP candidates past would not have used.

Ironically, it was a billionaire businessman who broke the mold in the 2016 presidential campaign and brought a new voice into Republican politics. Donald Trump took up the cause of the forgotten working class, promising to restore America’s industrial prowess and bring back the jobs that a corrupt elite with a globalist outlook had negotiated away in reckless trade deals that sent Americans to the back of the bus and squandered the prosperity they had created over generations.

Equally groundbreaking was Trump’s bluntness in confronting the corruption of both parties for participating in a rigged system that left their constituencies out in the cold. The failure to secure the borders was a national disgrace in which both parties were complicit. In focusing on the criminal aliens who had not been blocked at the borders and were not deported, he broke the silence imposed by the politically correct party line. In calling Clinton a “crook,” a “liar,” and the enabler of a sexual predator, he took her off the pedestal on which her gender and the Democrats’ fantasy of a Republican “war on women” had placed her. By speaking out against the Democrats’ rape of the inner cities and their treatment of their black constituents as second-class citizens, Trump burst a bubble that had protected Democrats from the consequences of their actions and opened the ranks of the Republican Party to “people of color.”

Trump’s readiness to go for the Democrats’ jugular rallied Republican voters frustrated by their leaders’ long-running deference to Democratic outrages and their willingness to keep their party on the defensive. It was this rallying of the Republican troops, who turned out in record crowds during the campaign, that led Trump to call what he had created a “movement.” It is a movement, first of all, anchored in its opposition to the Democrats’ collectivism and in defense of individual liberty.

Perhaps Trump’s most significant innovation as a Republican candidate was the moral language he used to indict his Democratic opponent. Previously, Republicans would have been too polite to call their opponents liars and crooks – even when the evidence clearly showed that they were. If their opponent was a woman, they would never have dreamed of using such language, so deferential were they to the stringent rules of political correctness. Trump broke free of this constraint. But Republicans need to take this a step further and create a unifying theme that has a moral resonance with which they can characterize their opponents and level the political playing field….

That theme is individual freedom. The economic redistribution that progressives demand is not “fairness,” as they maintain. Socialism is theft and a war on individual freedom. Compulsory public schools are not a service to minorities and the poor but are infringements on their freedom to choose an education that will allow them to pursue the American dream. Obamacare is objectionable not only because its mandates drive up the costs and diminish the quality of health care, as Republicans have argued. Far more important is that government-controlled health care takes away the freedom of individuals to manage their own health and secure their life chances. Onerous taxes and massive government debt are not accounting problems; they are a war on the ability of individuals to work for themselves instead of the government and are therefore an attack on individual freedom. This is the moral language Republicans need to use if they are going to defeat the progressive agenda.

The movement galvanized by Trump can stop the progressive juggernaut and change the American future, but only if it emulates the strategy of his campaign: Be on offense; take no prisoners; stay on the attack. To stop the Democrats and their societal transformation, Republicans must adhere to a strategy that begins with a punch in the mouth. That punch must pack an emotional wallop large enough to throw them off balance and neutralize their assaults. It must be framed as a moral indictment that stigmatizes them in the way their attacks stigmatize Republicans. It must expose them for their hypocrisy. It must hold them accountable for the divisions they sow and the suffering they cause.

The first question to ask when thinking about how to frame such attacks is this: How is it possible that Democrats and progressives can pose as defenders of minorities, the middle class, and the poor? Democratic policies have devastated all three. “The data is going to indicate, sadly,” the left-wing talk-show host Tavis Smiley admitted in a candid moment, “that when the Obama administration is over, black people will have lost ground in every single leading economic indicator category.”

For generations, Democrats have controlled America’s inner cities and virtually all the urban blight zones. Their policies have made it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to acquire guns to defend themselves and more difficult for police to apprehend predators and keep them off the streets. Their welfare policies have destroyed families and created lifelong dependencies on government handouts. The number of African American lives damaged or destroyed by Democratic policies alone would exceed the wildest dreams of any Klansman.

Yet Democrats are still able to persuade people that they are defenders of minorities, working Americans, and the poor.

How do they do it? By attacking Republicans and the rich as uncaring and oppressive. They portray their political opponents as racists. By demonizing conservatives and wealth, Democrats are able to pretend they are friends of minorities and the poor, even as they leave them mired in dependency and exploit them for political gain.

Democrats don’t actually hate rich people or believe they are oppressors. Democratic Party socialists want to be rich and work overtime to achieve it, often – like the Clintons – exploiting a corrupt political system to do so. In fact, the really successful Democratic Party socialists are rich – filthy rich. Just ask George Soros, Jon Corzine, Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emanuel, Terry McAuliffe, and scores of other multimillionaire and billionaire progressives like them. As far as progressives are concerned, rich people are fine, provided they toe the party line and support its destructive agenda. This may be cynicism on steroids, but for them, it has been a winning strategy.

How can believers in individual rights and free markets expose this charade and repel the attacks? How can they neutralize the slanders and show that it is actually conservatives who defend opportunity and independence for minorities and the poor, for working Americans, and for the middle class? It’s not rocket science: Republicans need to turn the Democrats’ guns around and fight fire with fire.

Democrats don’t actually hate rich people or believe they are oppressors. Democratic Party socialists want to be rich and work overtime to achieve it, often – like the Clintons – exploiting a corrupt political system to do so. In fact, the really successful Democratic Party socialists are rich – filthy rich. Just ask George Soros, Jon Corzine, Nancy Pelosi, Rahm Emanuel, Terry McAuliffe, and scores of other multimillionaire and billionaire progressives like them. As far as progressives are concerned, rich people are fine, provided they toe the party line and support its destructive agenda. This may be cynicism on steroids, but for them, it has been a winning strategy.

How can believers in individual rights and free markets expose this charade and repel the attacks? How can they neutralize the slanders and show that it is actually conservatives who defend opportunity and independence for minorities and the poor, for working Americans, and for the middle class? It’s not rocket science: Republicans need to turn the Democrats’ guns around and fight fire with fire.







 

France: Anti-Christian Attacks Rise 245%

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While racist, anti-Muslim, and anti-Semitic attacks have seen a huge fall since 2008, those on Christian places of worship more than doubled in this period of time, France’s interior ministry reported last week.





Radiation Levels Hit Record High At Fukushima Reactor 

Hole dectected in reactor at crippled Fukushima plant

The Fukushima nuclear power plant’s (NPP) operator has detected extremely high radiation levels at a damaged reactor at the Fukushima power plant in Japan.

Radiation levels that are lethal after brief exposure were found inside the second reactor on Thursday

Tokyo Electric Power Company also found a  hole which was likely caused by melted nuclear fuel was also discovered at the reactor.

Radiation levels of up to 530 Sieverts per hour were detected inside an inactive Reactor 2 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex damaged during the 2011 earthquake and tsunami catastrophe, Japanese media reported on Thursday citing the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO).

A dose of about 8 Sieverts is considered incurable and fatal.

A hole of no less than one square meter in size has also been discovered beneath the reactor’s pressure vessel, TEPCO said. According to researchers, the apparent opening in the metal grating of one of three reactors that had melted down in 2011, is believed to be have been caused by melted nuclear fuel that fell through the vessel.

The iron scaffolding has a melting point of 1500 degrees, TEPCO said, explaining that there is a possibility the fuel debris has fallen onto it and burnt the hole. Such fuel debris have been discovered on equipment at the bottom of the pressure vessel just above the hole, it added.

The latest findings were released after a recent camera probe inside the reactor, TEPCO said. Using a remote-controlled camera fitted on a long pipe, scientists managed to get images of hard-to-reach places where residual nuclear material remained. The substance there is so toxic that even specially-made robots designed to probe the underwater depths beneath the power plant have previously crumbled and shut down.



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U.S. World Population Control Programme Revealed – War and Famine


Pope Francis Goes After Freemasons and Seizes Power of the Knights of Malta


(Moe) The Vatican has officially seized power from the Order of Malta. An action that amounts to one sovereign country annexing another. This week the head of the Order of Malta, Fra’ Matthew Festing met with Pope Francis and resigned from the Order. Now the Vatican has ceased complete power of the order ending 900 years of sovereignty in what is being called “a brutal power-grab by the Vatican.”

 



IRELAND PASSES LAW TO BECOME WORLD’S FIRST COUNTRY TO FULLY DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS

Bill will drop coal, oil and gas investments from Ireland Strategic Investment Fund

Ireland has voted to be the world’s first country to fully divest public money from fossil fuels.

The Irish Parliament passed the historic legislation in a 90 to 53 vote in favour of dropping coal, oil and gas investments from the €8bn (£6.8bn) Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, part of the Republic’s National Treasury Management Agency.

The bill, introduced by Deputy Thomas Pringle, is likely to pass into law in the next few months after it is reviewed by the financial committee.

“This principle of ethical financing is a symbol to these global corporations that their continual manipulation of climate science, denial of the existence of climate change and their controversial lobbying practices of politicians around the world is no longer tolerated,” Mr Pringle said.



 

Refugee Flow From Somalia, Afghanistan Continues Into U.S.

Refugee Flow From Somalia, Afghanistan Continues Into U.S.


WATCH Geert Wilders at Europe Populist Conference: ‘If we do Nothing, we Cease to Exist’

Wilders at Europe Populist Conference: ‘If we do Nothing, we Cease to Exist’



Will Obama Get Away With It, After Spending Two Terms Knee-Deep in Human Blood?

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The other day, The American Conservative has once again dispelled the myth about the alleged greatness of the outgoing US president, who undeservedly received the Nobel Peace Prize. The media source would note that even more than any other president in the US history Obama relied on the use of brute force in his foreign policy.

It would note that Obama that is about to leave office will bear the unhappy distinction of being the only president to spend his entire tenure presiding over foreign wars. His “disdain of military force” is so strong that the US has bombed at least half a dozen countries on his watch, and his administration has assisted other governments in laying waste to one of the poorest countries on earth.

There can be little doubt that it’s all Obama’s fault, who has not simply occupied the position of the US president for eight years, but also enjoyed the authority of the commander in chief for that period, marked by thousands of civilian deaths across the globe, as it has been repeatedly stressed by a number of international organizations. Thus, the international human rights organization Amnesty International has recently reported that US-led coalition air strikes over the last two years in Syria claimed at least 300 civilian lives. According to Lynn Maalouf, who represents Amnesty International in Beirut, when analyzing the publicly available data, an impartial expert may come to the conclusion that the coalition forces didn’t not take adequate precaution measures to minimize civilian casualties. Last September a single US Air Force attack near Deir ez-Zor claimed the lives of 62 Syrian soldiers, while leaving at least a 100 more wounded. Lynn Maalouf notes that those soldiers weren’t terrorists or enemies of Washington, yet Western media sources fail to even mention this incident in their articles.

The strikes that the US Air Force carried out near the Syrian city of Aleppo last January resulted in over 40 civilians deaths. Earlier the bombardment of the Syrian village of Tokhars claimed the lives of 56, including 11 children. According to the official reports, a total of 67 civilians, including 17 women and 44 children, were killed in the period from May to July 2016 in the Syrian city of Manjib by American bombs.

According to the Airwars media portal, a total of 9,600 air strikes in Iraq and 5,000 in Syria resulted in the deaths of at least 1,584 civilians. It’s been noted that US warplanes dropped more than 52 tons of ordnance in the course of these attacks. However, the Pentagon deliberately downplays the number of civilians killed during its operations.

More than 20 civilians have become victims of the latest attack authorized by Barack Obama on January 3, when American B-52 bombers were used in the Iraqi Idlib province.

It should be recalled that because of the aggressive propaganda campaign launched by the White House against Saddam Hussein, Muammar Gaddafi, a number of prominent political figures of the destroyed Yugoslavia, that had allegedly been committing bloody crimes, the International Court of Justice started a veritable hunt after these politicians.

However, for some odd reason, the International Court doesn’t seem interested in the war crimes committed by Barack Obama, who is directly responsible for the murder of thousands of civilians in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries, even though there’s more than enough evidence against the Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

However, foreign citizens were not the only ones “to feel the light of Obama’s political genius on themselves”, since a great many of American families lost their sons and fathers due to the questionable decisions taken by the outgoing US president. No wonder that WorldNetDaily notes that Obama has been blithely watching coffins float by his entire presidency. In turn, a recent Gallup research shows that 60% of Americans believe that racism against US blacks got much worse under Barack Obama. And there’s a good explanation for this phenomenon, since there’s reports that the Obama administration hides rising murder rates in large US cities.

The question is will Obama be able to get away with all the crimes he has committed and will he be able to retain the Nobel Peace Prize laureate title after all?



Special Report for Truth Seekers and American Loyalists…..

Will it be World War or World Government as Trump Presidency Approaches

 

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The big geopolitical players are making final moves as the Presidency of Donald Trump and Western revolution loom. The Western military industrial complex made one of its final big moves by positioning a large tank army in Poland. This is ostensibly aimed at Russia but is in fact a move by a Christian alliance including Russia that is aimed at China. Incoming Trump Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, for his part, threatened to attack Chinese bases in the South China Sea. The background for these provocative remarks, CIA sources in Asia say, is that the Chinese have also sent 10 million people into Indonesia recently as part of a deal to build up the archipelago’s economic infrastructure, something that has raised alarm bells in the Pentagon. The Pentagon wants to build a new military base in the South China Sea to balance this Chinese move, the CIA sources say.

The Chinese responded by reminding the West, via the White Dragon Society, that in 1979, during the Sino-Vietnamese war, when Russia sent a mechanized army into China, Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping had it destroyed with a hydrogen bomb. The remains of this army can be seen on Google Earth and serve as a reminder why starting a war with China is not a good idea, Chinese intelligence officers say.

The sabre rattling is, in any case, just posturing in advance of heavy duty negotiations on how to change the way we run this planet that will resume in earnest once the Trump presidency starts. The result is likely to be some sort of loose, democratic and meritocratic world government being formed because the alternative, nuclear holocaust, is unthinkable, sources involved in the negotiations say.

Make no mistake, the Trump Presidency is a second American revolution and it will deeply affect the operations of the international secret rogue government. Russian intelligence operatives contacted the WDS last week to seek reassurance the Trump presidency will be allowed to go ahead. They were told by the WDS that Trump was not going to be another assassinated leader like Kennedy because, unlike Kennedy, Trump has the backing of the US military. Here is what Pentagon Sources had to say about the matter: “A CIA plot to whack Trump is unlikely since the military has read them the riot act. There are no Geneva conventions for domestic enemies of the state and military justice is swift and lethal.”

However, Trump is not going to be allowed to do everything he wants, especially when it comes to Israel, the Pentagon sources say. “The UN Security Council may vote on January 17 to impose 1967 borders on Israel enforced by sanctions,” they say. Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Trump “may be forced out if they oppose the will of the international community, as peace and settlement of all conflicts is needed for a global currency reset,” the sources add.

Russian FSB sources, for their part, were able to confirm that when Donald Trump visited Russia in 2013 he was

offered the chance to sleep in the same hotel room that Barack and Michelle Obama had slept in. “Everything is bugged and recorded in all the hotel rooms around the Red Square in Moscow,” says an FSB source who confirms video was recorded of Trump getting prostitutes to urinate on the bed the Obamas had slept in. “At the time he did not think he was going to become president so he did not care,” said the source, who operates a security firm for VIPs in Russia and claims to have a copy of the recording. However, the Russians point out he did nothing illegal and has never been blackmailed by them about this incident. Trump, for his part, has already announced his first overseas visit will be to Russia to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In any case, what is happening in the world is not about Donald Trump, he is just one aspect of a historical revolution. This revolution began in earnest with the British vote to exit the EU, took a further step with the election of Trump and is now headed for a Frexit or French EU exit, as French Presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen met with Trump last week in New York.

Even if Trump is killed, the revolution will continue because there has been a fundamental shift in the power structure of the West that has become unstoppable. The unelected, corrupt, Khazarian mafia owned EU is going to be replaced by a democratic European Union that includes the largest country in Europe, which is Russia, according to the gnostic Illuminati. This grouping will be allied with North America and will negotiate a 50/50 win-win new relationship with Asia when the dust finally settles, they say.

The change in world power can be seen by the diminished influence of the plutocrats gathered last week in Davos, Switzerland. The only major leader to attend this year was Chinese President Xi Jinping and this may not have been a good move on his part, Pentagon sources say. “As Xi attends Davos, cabal operatives [German Prime Minister Angela] Merkel and bibi [Netanyahu] bow out as Trump refuses to attend to avoid meeting Xi who may also be purged and replaced with a clone,” the Pentagon sources say. NSA and gnostic illuminati sources both claim Xi reports to Evelyn de Rothschild and is not a genuine, independent Chinese leader. Since the Rothschilds are losing power, their proxies around the world are being replaced, the sources say. This has already happened with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, CIA sources in Asia note. Asian Secret Society sources, for their part, insist Xi is independent and reports to nobody but his colleagues in the Chinese government.

In any case, the real mess that needs cleaning up in not in China but in the US where a major purge is continuing to unfold. The pedophile and related blackmail network in the US power structure continues to be dismantled in the so-called Pizza gate scandal. Also, the artificial drought and attempted grab of California farmland by Khazarian mobsters has been ended with geo-engineered storms. There are also over 150 FBI agents in five cities, working in tandem with the New York Police Department, probing the Clinton foundation for money laundering and financing so-called Islamic terror organizations, Pentagon sources note. The Clintons, in response, have been singing like canaries about their former patrons the Bush family and their Saudi and German allies.

The Saudis, the Israeli and CIA factions behind the ISIS mercenary army, for their part, are making threats against Trump, trying to provoke war by attacking Syria and using nuclear blackmail in order to keep control of their share of Middle Eastern oil money. This is not going to work because the entire planet has become disgusted with their criminal antics and nobody is being fooled any more by their primitive propaganda.

In Japan, meanwhile, the slave government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is acting like a deer frozen in the headlights as reality crashes towards them. The fraudulently elected Liberal Democratic Party government is still hoping that their bosses, Rothschild agent Michael Greenberg and Bush agent Richard Armitage, will somehow stay in power and protect them. They also thought Japan was going to be ruled by China as a part of deal made by the Bushes and Clintons with China, Asian secret society sources say. This is not going to happen since Japan will be allying itself with Korea and Russia in order to maintain a stable regional balance of power, Japanese right wing sources say.

Furthermore, bribed stooges like Shinjiro Koizumi, the son of arch-traitor Junichiro Koizumi, have disgusted the Japanese underworld by saying, as Koizumi Jr. recently did, that they are resigned to Japanese population shrinking to half of its current number. You can be sure a purge of these traitors will take place in Japan once the clean-up of their bosses in Europe and the US is completed.

A purge is already in progress in South Korea, the other Khazarian slave state in Asia, with the impeachment of the President and a bribery probe into the family that controls Samsung, their biggest conglomerate.

Message to Crown Prince Naruhito: save your country before it is too late and control of Japan is handed over to the Kim Jong Un proxy. Contact the White Dragon representatives in Japan if you do not know what to do and they will help. Time is running out.

In any case, the current logjam in world events will break big time once the Trump presidency starts on January 20th. Those who cling to the old structure will be flushed down the toilet of history along with it. “It is visibly falling apart and even the people in the old corporate media are starting to report this,” one Illuminati source noted. Those who embrace the coming revolution and wish to save the planet will get a chance to help in the job of starting a new golden age.

 

1fabio2Fabio Hurtado