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Obama Wants More Sanctions against Russia

By Stephen Lendman
June 10, 2015
Global Research

 

25a0a-war-looms-for-obama-in-iran-syria-and-north-korea-img_Obama commented after two days of G-7 discussions. He repeated tired old demagogic boilerplate we’ve heard many times before.

“(W)e’re…here to stand up for the fundamental principles that we share as democracies: for freedom; for peace; for the right of nations and peoples to decide their own destiny; for universal human rights and the dignity of every human being,” he blustered.

Fact: Democracy in America is pure fantasy. Monied interests control everything. Ordinary people have no say whatever. Elections are farcical when held.

Fact: Throughout his tenure, Obama waged war on fundamental freedoms – including targeting more whistleblowers of government wrongdoing than all his predecessors combined and making America a Big Brother society more than earlier.

Fact: Peace is anathema for US policymakers. Endless direct and proxy wars rage.

Fact: Sovereign independent nations are targeted for regime change.

Fact: America is the world’s leading human rights abuser on a global scale.

Obama took credit for nonexistent economic recovery. Protracted Main Street Depression conditions exist.

Real unemployment tops 23%. Tens of millions wanting jobs can’t find them. Those created are rotten low-pay, poor or no-benefit part-time or temp ones.

“(I)n the global economy, America is (not) a major source of strength,” as Obama claims.

He urged punishing Greece more than already by forcing greater austerity cuts on people least able to tolerate them.

He outrageously corporate written TPP and TTIP trade legislation include “high standards to protect workers, public safety and the environment.”

Their provisions are polar opposite. They’re anti-consumer, anti-environmental nightmarish bills.

G-7 countries remain “strongly united in support of Ukraine,” said Obama. He promised continued political, economic and technical support. He omitted explaining heavy weapons America supplies Kiev to continue waging naked aggression on its own people.

“Russian forces continue to operate in eastern Ukraine, violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity,” he claimed.

“This is now the second year in a row that the G7 has met without Russia – another example of Russia’s isolation – and every member of the G7 continues to maintain sanctions on Russia for its aggression against Ukraine.”

Fact: The whole world knows Washington and Kiev partner in waging dirty war without mercy on Donbass Ukrainians rejecting fascism – wanting real democracy.

Fact: It’s common knowledge in Western capitals that no “Russian aggression” exists. The Big Lie otherwise drowns out hard truths.

Obama’s claim about sanctions hurting Russia are way overblown. EU countries supporting Washington’s agenda do so at their own expense.

Russia is strong and resilient. Its partnership with other BRICS countries represents a strong counterweight to G-7 dominance. America’s attempt to influence its geopolitical policies failed.

“…Sanctions against Russia will remain in place so long as (it) continues to violate its obligations under the Minsk agreements,” Obama blustered.

“Our European partners reaffirmed that they will maintain sanctions on Russia until the Minsk agreements are fully implemented, which means extending the EU’s existing sectoral sanctions beyond July.”

“And the G7 is making it clear that, if necessary, we stand ready to impose additional, significant sanctions against Russia.”

Fact: Russia scrupulously observes all three Ukraine ceasefire agreements – the latest one in February this year.

Fact: Washington and its proxy Kiev junta violated them straightaway – wanting war, not peace.

Blaming Russia irresponsibly for crimes they committed indicates protracted war, increased US saber rattling, more sanctions and other hostile policies risking direct confrontation.

America is the greatest threat to world peace and stability. As long as EU countries go along with its imperial agenda harming their own interests, the unthinkable is possible – the nightmare of potential humanity destroying nuclear war.

With lunatics in charge in Washington, the unthinkable could become reality.

A Final Comment

G-7 countries Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, and Japan foolishly yield to US pressure on bashing Russia.

A joint communique following two days of talks said “the duration of sanctions should be clearly linked to Russia’s complete implementation of the Minsk agreements and respect for Ukraine’s sovereignty.”

“(W)e…stand ready to take further restrictive measures in order to increase cost on Russia should its actions so require.”

It bears repeating. Russia is wrongfully blamed for US/Kiev high crimes. All G-7 countries know what they won’t admit, including America – the greatest threat in history to world peace.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago. He can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.
His new book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”
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Global Shift in the Balance of Power Is Moving from West to East

By Joachim Hagopian
March 18, 2015
Global Research

 

chinadollarA major recent event last week largely went unnoticed by both MSM and independent news sources alike. The British are apparently jumping ship away from the US dollar/petrodollar in an overt effort to align itself more closely with the BRICS alliance as it seeks a new standard international currency. For several years Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa (BRICS) have been preparing the world for its transition from USD standard international currency to its own alternative-in-the-making. America’s so called mother country England has seen the writing on the wall and knows the global balance of power is rapidly tilting in favor of where the sun always rises in the emerging East. 

The European central banking cabal from the City of London, a separate and private political and financial entity apart from the rest of both London and England, sent British royalty Prince William to China to quietly sign a deal to become a founding member of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). This surprising new development is a clear indication that the royal Bank of England is placing its financial bet and future on China and the East as its rock solid anchor. Much of the world has been looking to move away from and abandon the longtime global financial stronghold of the US Federal Reserve, its World Bank and US dollar standard. A US official feebly chastised UK in the Financial Times:

We are wary about a trend toward constant accommodation of China, which is not the best way to engage a rising power.

More consternation arose when Germany, France and Italy have additionally made overtures in the same direction. This worldwide trend spells utter defeat for Obama and his disastrous foreign policy. After Washington’s been exerting strong-armed pressure on Australia as its key allied partner supporting its failing Asian pivot designed to check China’s growing regional and global dominance in the Pacific Asian market, Australia is now also looking to follow suit accepting and embracing China’s lead.

According to international investor and entrepreneur Simon Black, the US is experiencing major economic blowback after two plus decades of aggression as the only global superpower:

     … After years of endless wars, spying, debt, money printing, bailouts, and insane regulations, the

rest of the world has had enough. And they’re looking for an alternative.

Enter the China led BRICS alliance and its New Development Bank and now China’s other investment bank entry AIIB. Simon takes liberty in his interpretation of Britain and Europe’s bold rebellion after decades relegated to being a mere puppet of the US Empire:

Look, you have $18.1 trillion in official debt, you have $42 trillion in unfunded liabilities, and you’re kind of a dick. I’m dumping you.

Perhaps some Americans may feel a bit betrayed and unsettled by our longtime strongest global allies one by one seemingly abandoning the US dollar and American Empire in its reckoning time of need. If these geopolitical and economic trends are examined beyond their face value though, the changes occurring now may reflect much more significant, deeper changes than a mere alteration of standard international currency (as impactful as that will likely be for the US). These deep rooted fundamental changes have everything to do with the major global shift now taking place where the West’s ruling power elite itself is losing to the emerging global power rising in the East.

The latest act of bold economic defiance breaking rank with US Empire interests mirrors last month’s bucking trend that Europe exercised when putting the skids on the US campaign for sending heavy armaments to Ukraine and pushing for war against Russia. The fact is Europe and especially Germany depend on natural gas from Russia and the US imposed sanctions on Russia hurt Europe even more than Russia. That along with wanting to avoid war in their own backyard has nations like Germany and France softening their hardline, US pushed anti-Russian posturing.

Several weeks ago German and French leaders attended meetings in Mink, Belarus to negotiate a peaceful way out of the escalating violence in Eastern Ukraine between the government forces in Kiev and the ethnic Russian separatists seeking autonomy in the Donetsk and Lugansk region. In the same way Netanyahu attempted to fan the war flames against Iran, the same day Germany and France were gathering in Minsk to meet with Putin and Ukraine leaders, Secretary of State Kerry showed up in Kiev mouthing the same worn out lie of “Russian aggression” in a transparent feeble attempt to sabotage the Minsk talks. Again, the tie-in is the Israeli-US crime cabal constantly at work every chance they get peddling and promoting more global violence, death and war.

For over a year now Washington’s war drums have been beating louder for NATO to join forces with Ukraine, pressuring Europe to submit as it always has in going along with its permanent war agenda, all the while falsely demonizing Russia’s President Putin with outrageous propaganda lies and nonstop false flags not unlike the WMD lies against Hussein in 2002-3 Iraq. But in a rare gesture of independence, unwilling to start a war so close to home against nuclear powered Russia that Europe relies heavily as a critical source for its natural gas consumption, the powers of Europe are seeking a non-violent resolution to its regional conflict that carries the devastating potential of triggering World War III.

Meanwhile, NATO Supreme Commander US Air Force General Philip Breedlove fashions himself to be a Dr. Strangelove incarnate, making repeated bogus claims and lies of Russian army presence inside Eastern Ukraine in a vain yet persistent attempt to foment war. Having such a deluded and deceitful warmonger in charge of the NATO nuclear arsenal poses a calamitous threat to the entire world. Yet his commander-in-chief Obama has chosen not to relieve him of command. Instead German leaders have openly criticized Breedlove and the European Union wants to replace NATO with its own continental army. This very public geopolitical conflict over such widely differing Western approaches toward Ukraine seriously undermine American Empire’s global influence and power, again underscoring simultaneous developments around the world that indicate consistent across the boards US foreign policy failures and from the broader context, a rapid US decline as the sole global hegemonic superpower.

Putin advisor Sergei Glazyev nailed it when he said:

The war has been provoked to destroy the Russian World, to draw Europe into it, and to surround Russia with hostile countries. Unleashing this world war, America is trying to deal with its own internal problems.

Current economic turmoil reverberating in Japan is in large part due to the notorious corruption of the Abe government that may soon have additional problems to contend with once accusations over a fraudulent past elections get fully exposed. Abe has been a subservient tool used by the same international crime syndicate controlled by subversive Israeli-American forces. As such, Japan will also be moving away from the USD/West geopolitics and very likely pivoting toward China and a Pacific alliance that excludes the US Empire finding itself increasingly isolated on the outs.

Though incumbent Prime Minister Netanyahu is the apparent winner in today’s Israeli election, the despot had to claw and fight for his political life to survive another day. Recent revelations that he’s been a Russian spy surfaced right after his disgraceful debacle in front of the Israeli captured US congressional audience on Capitol Hill two weeks ago and then came the despicable treasonous display of 47 Republican senators threatening letter to Iran. Bibi’s days of hate, war and paranoia are numbered as the ugly truth about his evildoing will continue to unfold that will soon bring him down. Showing his true evil colors right to the end, the day before the election Netanyahu once again reminded the world that an autonomous Palestinian state will never come to pass while on his watch.

Within the last couple weeks other mysterious events suggesting some cataclysmic, behind-the-scenes development included the apparent disappearance of Vladimir Putin for 11 consecutive days, fueling speculation from an internal political coup to possible sickness and/or death to witnessing the birth of his child at the bedside of his girlfriend in Switzerland. Because so many monumental breaking stories and developments seem to abound every week, Putin’s normally high profile lifestyle would naturally generate even higher profile speculation over his abrupt, extended disappearance. Of course it begs the question asking if it’s merely coincidental with these other earth-shaking events or very much related.

For years the CIA and US Empire have been hard at work in nations from Eastern Europe through the Caucasus to Central Asia all the way to China courting the favor of corrupt dictators and supporting coups promoting anti-Russo-Sino US puppet governments along the entire corridor bordering Russia and China. Despite such Obama’s plan after the 2008 Russian-Georgia conflict was to a reset relations with Russia. But with last year’s US-induced Ukrainian coup and Russia’s annexation by consensual vote of Crimea that “reset” plan went out the window. In 2011 Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan signed the economic alliance of the Eurasian Union. Meanwhile, recognizing the strategic importance of the land bridge between Europe, the Middle East and Asia, Putin has made inroads strengthening ties with the three South Caucasus nations. Putin enticed Armenia to also join the Eurasian Union and has mediated hostilities between Armenia and oil rich Azerbaijan while seeking to repair and realign with Georgia that previously leaned toward the West. US Empire has largely failed to gain a foothold in this part of the world.

Other key geopolitical developments that have been ongoing for some time center in such remote places as western China’s mineral and oil-rich Xinjiang Province. With the powerful US Navy patrolling and to a great extent controlling Pacific waters in conjunction with Obama’s flop of an Asian Pacific pivot, the geopolitics chessboard strategy to hem the two adversarial giants in with hostile neighbors has generally backfired. Furthermore, the US was not prepared for Russia and China to suddenly renew an ultra-close economic, political and military bond that would effectively counter US Empire’s hegemonic aggression. They promptly signed a $400 billion oil-gas pipeline deal that will span a landlocked pathway, thereby foiling the US plan to seal off the China’s energy access via the Pacific. Hence, Moslem populated Xinjiang Province that is the proposed pipeline passage route has become a highly contentious target where the West and CIA in particular have been funding and supporting a separatist movement and acts of terrorism as a disruptive interdiction tactic. Overall this covert strategy has failed.

The Western cabal controlled crime syndicate led by the likes of kingpin Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu financed and supported by the likes of multibillionaire Sheldon Adelson and the Saudi royal family along with congressional henchman and ISIS friend Senator John McCain and the rest of his treasonous Republicans, the rogue US intelligence agency the CIA and NATO’s General Breedlove are all bent on plunging the US Empire-NATO forces into World War III on multiple warfronts at every global hotspot – Ukraine, Syria, Iran, the Caucasus all the way eastward to China’s Xinjiang Province and northward to the oil-rich Arctic against the forces of the two most powerful nations of the East – Russia and China. As a desperate last ditch attempt to retain its many centuries of Rothschild-Rockefeller power and dominance, these evil-minded, megalomaniacal psychopaths know that their hitherto unchallenged global control and strength that have bankrupted and nearly destroyed the planet is fast slipping away. So they seem all the more erratically resolute in seeking revenge by taking the entire earth down with them.

The truth about the horror and destruction these Western oligarchs have conspired and caused worldwide for centuries cannot even be fathomed. They have ensured a permanent state of war (in the US alone 93% of its 239 years) right up to the present Bush crime family-neocon fabrication of the “war on terror,” then under Obama this last year alone wrongly plunging America into another dangerous cold war with Putin’s Russia, and dozens of tragic false flag events like 9/11 designed to demonize Moslems into becoming the instantaneous post-Communist designated enemy of the twenty-first century with the US-Saudi-Israeli creation of al Qaeda/ISIS. These dark malevolent forces of evil that have propagated so much misery and suffering on humanity for so long are finally at last being exposed like never before.

The Western oligarch agenda to inflict a globalized system of absolute totalitarian fascist police state NWO control on every nation and people on earth trapped in hopeless debtor bondage may just be running into a brick Eastern wall as clear losers in the ongoing economic/currency war. Despite the constant jabbing of Putin and his Russian bear in vain attempts to manipulate him to react with military force in eastern Ukraine and despite the failed overt assault in the form of US Empire’s Asian pivot designed to close in and isolate China from the rest of Pacific Asia, ironically it’s the United States that finds itself increasingly alone as the longtime global village bully that’s finally met its match about to get its comeuppance. The smarter, economically stronger forces emerging from the East are winning the power war potentially without even firing a single shot against Western oppressors. Hopefully peace will prevail and the international crime syndicate that has long controlled the West will be deposed of as the murderous traitors to both peace and humankind.

As a necessary qualifier, actual real life tends toward shades of gray far more than black and white. Undoubtedly elements of corruption and evil lurk behind all the most powerful nations in both the West and the East. But the forces of China and Russia appear to be seeking a far more rational, humane and even peaceful resolution to the West-instigated West vs. East geopolitical military showdown sinisterly orchestrated by the international crime cabal’s global agenda of polarization, militarization, privatization and unsustainable, insurmountable debt-driven feudalism based on pure theft, deception, exploitation, impoverishment and pervasive planetary destruction.

Seeking to avoid the inevitable bloodbath that would result from world war and possible nuclear annihilation of all life forms on earth, the East appears to be seeking to avert such global disaster by ensuring that this ongoing war is won by successfully transitioning to an international currency backed once again by the gold standard. The Western central banking cabal consisting of the Bank of England and other European central banks, America’s Federal Reserve Board, its World Bank and International Monetary Fund along with the Israeli-US government crime cabal all stand to ultimately be stripped of their absolute power that have the entire world drowning in debt, crushing destabilization and impoverished despair. But now a light at the end of the tunnel at least is shining a little brighter.

Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing and has a blog site at http://empireexposed. blogspot. com/.

War on a Global Scale. The First Manmade Extinction on Planet Earth: The Endgame’s “Final Solution?”

By Joachim Hagopian
January 28, 2015
Global Research

nuclear-warIt’s difficult not to see war on a global scale fast approaching. All the signs are here. From the vantage point of looking at the recent past in view of the present world conditions and developments, World War III appears inevitable. US Congress last month handed Obama authorization to wage war against Russia. US-NATO forces in Europe are scrambling for war readiness. So is the Russian military. In recent months Russian and Indian military forces have been busy training in joint operations. This year Russia and China are holding joint naval exercises in both the Mediterranean and the Pacific Ocean. Each side is preparing for nuclear war.

Many factors that have been dangerously at play are rapidly converging now in 2015. The global debtor economy is absolutely unsustainable. Despite all the lies from our government and mainstream media, most of us are recognizing that the existing money paradigm based on infinite growth clashes with the bottom line reality of earth’s dwindling finite resources. The strategy of the private Western banking cabal in the US operating as the Federal Reserve to simply keep printing more fiat money as IOU’s is clearly not working. You can’t make money out of thin air without a consequence at some point down the road. The oligarchs that designed this flawed, broken system of Ponzi scam theft, maintaining its predatory practice of placing people and nations in insurmountable debt, have known full well that you can’t keep borrowing from Peter to pay Paul because in the end, the bill collector will demand payment due. Long past the tipping point, we’re now reaching that moment when payment’s due.

All the propaganda lies with the bogus number crunching are a mere sleight of hand to trick the public from realizing the ultimate truth – that the day of reckoning is drawing ever closer. More than one in four working age Americans is permanently out of work or underemployed. Over half of young people under age 25 do not have jobs in the US. More than three out of four Americans say they’re living from paycheck to paycheck.

The banking industry is currently in a state of crisis as world bankers all around the globe have been mysteriously “committing suicide” in droves at an unprecedented rate – 36 last year alone. Some are known execution-style murders. Prominent banksters handling the finances and gold belonging to the world’s wealthy elite and national governments are disappearing fast.

Recently increasing debates over how much gold the Swiss National Bank should hold in its repository have sprung up. Central banks in such allied nations as the Netherlands and Germany have made motions to collect on its due from the US Federal Reserve in anticipation of Greece going completely belly up and dragging down the European Union economy. No one really knows how much gold the Federal Reserve even holds as no audit’s been conducted in over half a century. But then as former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan once arrogantly quipped, the Fed’s not accountable to anyone [except their oligarch masters.]

While bankruptcy is in the air throughout the West, clearly a global shift in the balance of economic power is in full sway according to the consensus of global economic experts. After all, these shifts have been cyclical throughout history. In addition to US European allies repatriating their gold from the US, nations from the East like Russia, China and India are busily hoarding enormous gold stockpiles as a bracing strategy in anticipation of the economic collapse of the United States and Europe. Russia and China are actively leading the way as the pied pipers trading in gold and their own currencies rather than the US petrodollar and US dollar as the thoroughly doomed standard international currency.

US-NATO aggression wreaking havoc around the world has set up this impending downfall, pushing nations like Brazil, India, and South Africa to join Russia and China in the economic BRICS alliance as other smaller nations will soon be rushing to jump the sinking US Empire ship. Numerous smaller nations that through IMF and World Bank extortion have been exploited and plundered by US Empire will be turning against their longtime world bully. Even US global chessboard allies Saudi Arabia and Turkey are covertly seeking to make trade agreements off the US dollar with other nations. Unfortunately the American people stand to most suffer, but by oligarch design its treasonous government has directly caused this current dire circumstances. The US is forced to now reckon with its brutal past as its karmic lesson unfolds – what goes around comes around.

Because of the recently failing economies worldwide, the global demand for oil consumption has forced the price of oil to drop to near $45 per barrel. The US also convinced Saudi Arabia to flood the oil supply as a strategy against Russia. Though the earth’s oil supply actually peaked in 2005, the most refined oil produced out of the ground by the Saudis and OPEC nations is nearing depletion. With America’s disastrous fracking at all cost for crude oil, the US has just surged ahead as the world’s largest oil producer. But now that the price of oil has drastically fallen, many of the recently booming US energy companies have been caught off guard with the spiraling price, soon making it unsustainable for them to continue meeting their high operating costs for its cruder shale. The exorbitant cost of the crudest oil extracted from Canada’s tar sands will even fare worse. The energy corporations up till recently flourishing in both North Dakota and northern Alberta will soon go bust even when oil prices begin to once again rise. The same reason they fell in recent months, national economies floundering and creating oil demand destruction will only be replicated in the near future, in effect sealing the doomed fate of the US and European economies.

Meanwhile, Russia as a huge oil and gas producer while also presently strained by lowered oil prices will continue to suffer. But unlike North America, its reserves largely consolidated to its two vast giants Gazprom (#2 oil and gas producer in the world) and Rosneft (#15), the world’s largest publicly traded petroleum company, stand a far better chance of surviving the current storm in the long run. The primary reason is Russia has been busily making deals with oil and natural gas pipelines to China – a massive $400 billion deal over the coming years. Putin is in a position to trade Russian natural gas and oil for other nation’s needed goods and services, completely bypassing US petrodollars. In response to the West’s latest re-installment of the next cold war, Putin has sought to secure and strengthen its alliance with China. The US’s fatal foreign policy renewing hostilities with rival Russia is producing grave consequences for both Europe and North America. Russia’s has been supplying 34% of the European Union’s natural gas supply, and 70% of Ukraine and Germany’s. With the ongoing friction over crisis in Ukraine, Russia exporting its natural gas to Europe is no longer deemed a Putin priority, much to Europe’s chagrin.

The pipeline running through Ukraine that largely supplied Western Europe has been turned off in the aftermath of the US led aggressive coup a year ago in Kiev and the West’s continued propaganda lies and false flags demonizing Putin in its desperate attempts to bait Russia into war in Ukraine. As punishment for Ukraine allegedly siphoning off gas from the pipeline running through its country to Europe, Gazprom has cut its supply off to Ukraine and six southern European countries, decreasing its supply to the continent by 60%. Putin has recently decided to forgo the planned South Stream pipeline through Bulgaria to Europe and made a deal with US ally Turkey to run the pipeline through that nation all the way to Greece.

In an exclusive Global Research radio interview this week, according to Russian emigrated engineer, respected author and geopolitical analyst Dimitry Orlov, Russia stands to outlast the eminent global economy collapse with longer growing seasons for self-sufficient food supplies over a larger area due to global thermal warming. Having already survived their own economic collapse in 1991, Orlov sees Russia fairly well prepared for the upcoming economic downturn. In contrast, he believes North America and Europe will soon be undergoing much more upheaval and destruction than that of the Soviet Empire’s dissolution.

Reagan gloating over how the “evil Soviet Empire” with its Communist ideology was soundly defeated in the cold war by the triumphant United States through its Western “free market” capitalism has now come home to bite America squarely in the ass. Seems a telling reminder that “he who laughs last, laughs the longest.”

Considered an expert on the Soviet collapse, Orlov cites a number of commonalities and distinctions between the Soviet downfall and North America’s now impending collapse. Both the Soviet and the US Empires made the identical mistake of allowing runaway military spending to overextend its brute Empire forces in costly humiliating defeats vis-à-vis the already noted Afghan graveyard of empires as well for the US Iraq, Libya and Syria by proxy. Fact – despite spending more dollars than the next eight nations combined on its most powerful military on the planet, the United States of America has not won a single war in 70 years. The US “might makes right” bullying belligerence around the globe has clearly boomeranged on the Empire. The feds’ decision to prioritize its military power at the expense of its own national economy and its large, once vibrant middle class as well as its much needed investment in infrastructure will go down in history as the primary reason for the US downfall. Outsourcing its own manufacturing base to cheap labor abroad is another fatal flaw in US priorities. In the end, it was corporate profit and greed over its own people’s well-being that is about to bring down the sole global superpower.

Another shared reality that present day America has in common with the fallen Soviet Union is that each government is/was oppressively totalitarian in nature run by ironfisted, morally decaying elitists possessing corrupted ideologies that colossally failed and never really worked. Bottom line – the privileged ruling class of the Soviet oligarchy and the US oligarchy in their self-serving need for military empire expansion failed to adequately take care of its own people. This has especially been true of the middle class and the poor in the US and this unfortunately will only become more self-evident as US Empire continues to crumble. Though the trend toward impoverishment has been growing progressively more austere worldwide, when the US collapse hits bottom, the dependent welfare state created in America will abandon its poor, cutting off millions from all forms of assistance.

Still another commonality between the Soviet fall and America’s is both empires remained totally dependent and addicted to affordable oil. As of late the anemic US economy has played a major contributing factor to the current global oil demand destruction that has driven the plummeting oil prices.

Finally Orlov notes that the post-Soviet recovery, though difficult and rocky, proved not nearly as tumultuous as what awaits America’s collapse. The cost of living here in the US, the deep debt Americans are trapped in, the comparative high medical and educational costs and the near total lack of self-resourceful food supply that’s dependent so much on oil will cause US citizens especially in urban areas to suffer the most severe hardships the likes of which few Americans have ever known. The Soviet Union’s government continued even after its collapse to provide free medical and educational services to its people and the cost of living was far lower than in the US. Plus its citizens were not nearly as dependent on large corporate conglomerates in absolute control over virtually all food production, distribution, processing, packaging and supply as North Americans. Lastly, the present droughts that have plagued the agricultural heartland of the Midwest as well as California where the most produce in America is grown have dealt a crushing blow to US food production and will likely only continue.

By design the US Empire has possessed the King Midas touch in reverse, destabilizing and impoverishing every nation it has intervened in through war, invasion and occupation, producing failed states throughout North Africa and the Middle East. Despite its devastation of the second largest oil-producing nation on earth in Iraq, murdering a million and a half of its people, and this comes after the damage the US inflicted from the first Gulf War, the Iraq government is still less in control of its territory than when US troops were withdrawn over three years ago. With the US created Islamic State in control of most of the country now, the US Empire’s ongoing imperialistic blood-for-oil endgame has backfired, only generating limited oil extraction from its dozen years of sheer destruction.

The US-NATO bombed the current failed state of Libya into oblivion, unleashing its al Qaeda proxy mercenaries on the ground to remove Gaddafi from power because he had the bold audacity to switch to his own currency, defiantly eliminating dependence on the US petrodollar as its trade currency. The US has subsequently left Libya a failed state mired in perpetual civil war with various corrupt militant factions vying for control.

The US puppet government of Yemen is currently on the verge of collapse as another ruthless, anti-West, militant al Qaeda faction is ready to seize power. With two coups in Egypt it still is struggling politically and economically under a highly oppressive military general in power. After four years the extreme costs and efforts of trying to oust Bashir al Assad from power in Syria has also failed, creating a quagmire of untold human suffering in that ravaged, war torn nation.

And now where the US has fought its longest war in American history in Afghanistan, with just an advisory contingent of about 10,000 US-NATO military forces still stationed in the country, without coalition air support, the Taliban enemy is again surging to once again retake control of the Kabul government and similar to Iraq, defeat looms on the horizon despite 14 long years of failed US intervention. Similar to the Soviet Union just prior to its epic fall near a quarter century ago, the US never learned from history, disastrously invading and occupying the nation known as the graveyard of empires. The over six trillion dollars of taxpayer money and still rising that’s been totally wasted in the destruction of Iraq and Afghanistan has only weakened and decimated America’s middle class tax base. And just like the Soviet Empire, defeat in Afghanistan signifies an identical precursor leading to the collapse of the US Empire.

The Western oligarchs know they are on the losing end of this impending collapse as the oligarchs from the East in Russia and China in a strengthening alliance have been coalescing its financial reserves into a growing formidable US adversary. Of course what always happens in the face of stagnant and collapsing economies is the notion that more war can pulls us out of economic lethargy when in fact war is always bad for the economy. The global transnational corporations President Eisenhower astutely referred to as the “military industrial complex” that are the greedy war profiteers always make a killing from war, and due to their neocon 9/11 gift inventing and waging its forever war of terror around the globe, the enormously gluttonous private defense contractors like Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon, Northrup and GE have never had it so good. The banking cabal and arms manufacturers owned and controlled by the same murdering oligarchs for centuries have loved war, of course always at humanity’s bloody expense.

Look at all the hotspots that have been recently heating up, now ready to boil over into a staged global conflict with the US-NATO-Israel forces of the West ready to go to war with the East’s Russia-China-Iran. After using NGO’s through the US State Department along with snipers and neo-Nazis to fuel the overthrow, the US created the coup that deposed another sovereign nation’s democratically elected leader last February. The feds in Washington poured $5 billion planting its neo-Nazi puppets into power in Kiev. The US-NATO are sending large shipments of arms into the country to incite and wage civil war with the ethnic Russians of eastern Ukraine, engaging in ethnic cleansing in both Donetsk and Lugansk. The West has created relentless false flag propaganda to no avail with the Malaysian MH17 airliner that the Kiev government shot down killing nearly 300 passengers, then of course blaming Putin and the eastern Ukrainian Russians. Obama still refuses to even release evidence showing it was all just another Western false flag not unlike the recently staged one in France. For a year the US aggression in Ukraine has been prodding and baiting Putin’s Russia to react with all-out war. Ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine are fighting off and defending their turf from the young, inexperienced, poorly trained Ukrainian soldiers used by Kiev as eastern warfront cannon fodder. Once again the US has been repeatedly frustrated over its malicious, failed strategies in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, conflict is rising in the Asian Pacific with Obama’s so called “pivot to Asia” stoking the fire between its nervous allies Japan and South Korea and its nuclear adversaries North Korea and China. Even the former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser is now admitting he fears the US is dragging Australia into an inevitable war fighting China in Asia.

Every region on earth is likely to be hopelessly embroiled in global war, even unpopulated regions like the Arctic Circle. With the polar ice caps estimated to be completely melted by next year, the power drilling oil grab and military posturing has the US-NATO forces preparing for an Arctic showdown with Russia legitimately claiming most of the Arctic Circle waters as its own. In the meantime, with no more solid ice to trap and prevent the deadly methane gas from leaking into earth’s atmosphere, untold disaster awaits us from that catastrophe-in-the-making as well.

Meanwhile, it’s full eugenics speed ahead with Bill Gates, Monsanto and Big Pharma’s toxic vaccines and killer drugs. With last year’s US staged Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa still spreading, and fresh new US government patents procured on the most deadly killer virus classified as bio-warfare ever, at any time it’s likely to become unleashed globally “accidentally on purpose” as one more lethal weapon in the eugenics arsenal. And with it transmittable as an airborne bioterror WMD killing 70% of infected human victims, it could make fast order of reducing the global population down much quicker than the US made AIDS virus. Where war and impoverishment don’t cull the human herd soon enough, the flesh eating virus will.

Also spiking at never before seen levels worldwide are fluoridemercury, and the heavy metal chemtrail cocktail accompanied by unchecked, continuous Fukushima radiation spewing forth for nearly four years now, all are soft kill poisoning the entire food chain causing increasing toxicity to lethal levels for human populations to perish particularly in northern latitudes. Across-the-boards the world stage has been set to purge the earth of billions of its current inhabitants.

A growing army of scientists are pointing to the 200 animal and plant species dying off each day as the pre-marker for the approaching sixth mass extinction of life on planet earth, and the very first caused by a handful of destructively defective, psychopathic humans reigning absolute power and terror over the earth’s dominion.

The 2017 planned microchip implants (as broadcast by NBC) issued by the one world government as the New World Order trademark and the global war against humanity all brought to you by demonically possessed oligarchs is coming soon to a borderless country and an un-gated community near you. The breakdown in national economies will be driving inflation sky high where basic food stuffs becomes unaffordable after grocery shelves get emptied overnight. Panic, looting and violence in the streets will immediately follow, bringing on martial law to quell all the civil unrest the feds have been militarizing and prepping its police force for years to wage the second American civil war against its own people. As of late they’ve been merely warming up with murdering US citizens at will, especially of color. As soon as Obama declares martial law, we know the FEMA roundups will be next and all those waiting empty privatized prisons won’t be waiting to be filled any longer.

By then the longtime oligarch eugenics plan will be fully operational. Human genocide reducing the global population by 90% will firmly be in their grasp. As frightening and alarming as all this sounds, the doomsday scenario can no longer be ignored. The mounting daily evidence shows that this is not just some farfetched conspiracy nutcase ranting on a local street corner that the sky is falling. Global Research and other independent news sources have been doing their best to inform and alert our fellow earthlings about what’s been transpiring so that we citizens of the world can at least band together locally to literally roll with the punches that will soon be coming our way. Every day overwhelming warning signs are blasting red alert signals, ushering in an unprecedented apocalyptic era that’s now dawning in our human history.

The only rational conclusion is that the oligarchs have the human race in free fall heading toward mass extinction. No doubt the elite has its emergency survival contingency plans well in place to keep it safe and healthy while the rest of us are left to suffer and perish. But their diabolical grand plan risks overkill destruction on the earth’s surface especially from nuclear annihilation where even a small docile class of dumbed down slaves may not be left standing above ground to serve them. So unless they’ve secretly built hidden black ops underground cities or science (non)fiction colonies somewhere in outer space to migrate to in the final hour, their grand plan may just backfire on them, turning the entire earth into one huge crime scene where a mass scale homicide-suicide of the entire human species has destroyed all life on the planet.

Joachim Hagopian is a West Point graduate and former US Army officer. He has written a manuscript based on his unique military experience entitled “Don’t Let The Bastards Getcha Down.” It examines and focuses on US international relations, leadership and national security issues. After the military, Joachim earned a masters degree in Clinical Psychology and worked as a licensed therapist in the mental health field for more than a quarter century. He now concentrates on his writing.

Towards a New Joint Global Currency? Putin Calls Upon Washington “Not to Meddle in Russian Affairs”

BRICS and the SCO challenge U.S. global dominance

 

 

United States military aggression globally is stimulating the creation of a new international economic order that could serve as a viable alternative to the present Western-dominated version. Washington’s surrounding of both Russia and China with military bases and warships, its severe economic sanctions against Russia and Iran (a close Russian ally), and its attacks on Syria (a Russian and Iranian ally) are accelerating the consolidation of the BRICS country alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), as well as the expansion of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that now includes about half of the world’s population.

In May, BRICS members Russia (the world’s biggest energy producer) and China (the world’s biggest energy consumer) signed a $400 billion energy agreement in which Gazprom, the large Russian state energy company, agreed to supply China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) with 3.75 billion cubic feet of liquefied natural gas a day for 30 years. That equals a quarter of Russia’s huge gas exports to Europe.

Crucially, the gas deal was sealed in yuan and rubles, which worries the U.S. Most oil and gas trade happens in U.S. dollars and the requirement for countries to stock U.S. currency to pay for energy gives the U.S. enormous economic power. The Russia–China energy deal is a significant—and very intentional—step away from this setup. As Pepe Escobar, correspondent for Asia Times, put it in one article, “Russian President Vladimir Putin and [Chinese President Xi Jinping]… are scaring the hell out of the ‘Empire of Chaos.’ No wonder; their number one shared priority is to dent the hegemony of the U.S. dollar—and especially the petrodollar—in the global financial system.”

Escobar remarked the deal creates a “tectonic shift,” with Asia’s vast pipeline network, “intersecting with a growing Sino-Russian political-economic-energy partnership. Along with it goes the future possibility of a push, led again by China and Russia, toward a new international reserve currency—actually a basket of currencies—that would supersede the dollar.”

Peter Koenig, an economist and former employee (of 30 years) of the U.S.-dominated World Bank, told me the Russia–China energy deal is: “symbolic, because Russia’s total hydrocarbon trading per year alone amounts to about US$1 trillion. It is also a demonstration to the world that Russia and China are morphing into a strong alliance in trade, politics and defence. In that sense yes, the gas deal is clearly undermining the dollar.”

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De-Dollarization: Is BRICS a Viable Alternative to the U.S. Dominated World Economic System?

Interview with Asam Ismi of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

By Asad Ismi and Peter Koenig

Global Research, November 22, 2014