Leaks, Liars, and the New Political Weapon of Choice

The election of 2016 was won and lost in cyberspace, in the world of intelligence agencies, hacking, and leaks, and the war between the Globalists and their factional enemies continue there.

It always amuses me when terms and concepts once relegated to the realm of conspiracy theory and crackpots suddenly start popping up in the mainstream lexicon, words like “deep state,” “shadow government,” and “globalism” are suddenly appearing in headlines and being tossed around by those empty, talking heads on TV. The exposure of the global hidden hierarchy and power structure, and the family feud between Globalist hardliners like the Clintons and detentists like Kissinger, has shown us that the deep state hierarchy isn’t just vertically striated, but horizontally divided as well. This is, and has always been, a conflict between factions.

Which should mean that the dubious effort to prove that there is a vast, monolithic conspiracy should be coming to an end, as well as the hopeless search for that grand unified theory that can explain every event, every actor, every relationship, and all of history in one neat little package (IE “It’s the Freemasons!” or “It’s the Jews!”). Hopefully, alternative research will become a bit more nuanced with this turn of events, and the public conscious can get beyond the “conspiracy theory” marginalization term.

Because of these changes, this blog will change too. If the media has decided to inch closer to what I know to be the truth, then I will move further in that direction as well. This blog has briefly touched upon some very deep geopolitical topics like tectonic weaponry, the bearer bonds scandals, and the pedophilia rings currently being rounded up by the Trump administration, but those are just the tip of the iceberg. It is time to shed light on the deepest secrets of the Globalists, secrets like the Black Eagle Trust, the events going on in Antarctica, and what Joseph Farrel calls the “archaeology wars” between the US and German Globalists. Examining these oddities will demystify many of the seemingly nonsensical, arbitrary decisions of the Globalists, such as the Middle Eastern mission of widespread regime change.

But the subject of this post will be the fake media, and the official death of their influence as a manipulative PR tool. Their collective failure to manufacture the consent needed for a Hillary Clinton presidency showed that the age of mass media collusion and perception management has come to an end. The election of 2016 was won and lost in cyberspace, in the world of intelligence agencies, hacking, and leaks, and the war between the Globalists and their factional enemies continue there.

Perhaps the most readily apparent example of this new paradigm is the Rachel Maddow fiasco. Maddow’s “expose” of the President’s 2005 tax returns was a spectacular failure, and the current theory is that Trump himself furnished the returns as they were fairly benign. If true, she fell for what intelligence operatives call “chumming the waters” using black propaganda. But the question weighing on my mind is how she could have fallen for such a ruse. Maddow is intelligent, she is a graduate of Stanford, an Oxford Rhodes Scholar, and a Globalist propagandist on par with Ivy Lee and Joseph Goebbels. I am inclined to believe she chose suicide by Trump rather than trying to maintain the untenable position of a Globalist shill.

Without a Globalist administration to support them, the fake media have lost nearly all of their inside sources and have been relegated to the role of the outsider, and relying on leaks. Even worse, President Trump’s ability to circumvent the fake media has severely crippled their ability to control the narrative, which has sent the press into a frenzy. The Globalists know this as well, so the media has been tasked with pushing the Russian hacking conspiracy theory in an effort to distract Democrat voters from the disaster of 2016, and the continued rule of corporatist cronies like Schumer, Pelosi, and Perez. With their credibility in tatters, and public trust levels in single digit numbers, their job is to peddle wishful thinking to their dwindling, disillusioned audience in an effort to reunite the shattered left.

EU Globalists like Merkel in Germany have quickly recognized this new paradigm of weaponized leaks, and a particularly damaging leak of emails targeting Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak exposed efforts to manipulate the Turkish press and social media as well as ties to ISIS oil smuggling via a firm called Powertrans. Albayrak happens to be the son-in-law of Turkish President/Dictator Recep Erdogan, and the leak has worsened the totalitarian, authoritative image of Turkey’s government. When a journalist from the German newspaper Die Welt began to report on it, he was arrested for disseminating terrorist propaganda.

As the spat between Ankara and Berlin becomes increasingly angry, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Deniz Yucel, a Die Welt reporter with dual nationality, a “German agent” and a member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

Erdogan says Yucel was a PKK plant with German support

Dictators have a habit of seeing spies around every corner, and the allegation may have just been a convenient excuse to silence dissent, but Erdogan would be right to anticipate a German/Globalist offensive in the theater of cyberspace. Relations between the two countries have finally hit rock bottom after the chain reaction of Brexit, and the rejection of unlimited, uncontrolled immigration meant that Syrian refugee flows would end in Turkey, placing an immense burden on the Turkish state. From there, relations between Turkey and the EU soured quickly.

Contrary to expectations, Turkey actually gained the upper hand by threatening to unleash migrants into a EU that no longer had the political will to accept them. And on more than one occasion, Erdogan threatened to unleash those migrants unless Turkey received some concession from Merkel and the Globalists. Ultimately, Turkey left the EU and the West altogether to join Russia and China in their BRICS system of finance and trade. The Chinese offered to build rail and highway infrastructure and promoted economic development. Pipeline deals between Russia and Turkey were finalized, and proposals were made to introduce Turkish agriculture to the rest of the Asian continent. In short, Russia and China had everything to offer Turkey while Merkel, the EU, and the Obama Administration had nothing.

And because Merkel has nothing to appeal to Erdogan, she has nothing to lose from attacking him, and burning down that already smoldering bridge. On the other hand, Merkel has everything to gain politically by distancing herself from a dictator who is very unpopular in Europe. Erdogan’s response was simply to arrest the journalist and accuse him of sedition, which is itself an interesting observation. Now we are presented with the question of what is to become of Globalist soft power strategy? Prior to President Trump, the fake media and NGO’s did most of the heavy lifting on behalf of the West, but now the press have discredited themselves and some very revealing leaks have some European leaders contemplating a ban of George Soros’ Open Societies NGO’s. As we have seen with Merkel and Erdogan, targeted leaking is only marginally successful in totalitarian states, so how will Globalists effect political change without starting a hot war?

And then there’s the Vault 7 leak, which was incredibly damaging to the CIA in that it revealed sources and methods. Add that to the damage that President Trump has already caused, and the Soft Power capabilities of the Globalists are almost nil.

So what do all of the talking heads have to say about this? Well, they are calling it a “new” type of warfare called Hybrid Warfare, which incorporates everything from economic inducement to full-blown military operations and the theater of cyberspace. In other words, its the old Soft Power Full Spectrum Dominance strategy but with more emphasis on cyberwarfare.

And if you are familiar with history, there is really nothing new about this multifaceted geopolitical strategy. The ancient Christian crusading orders of the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller operated their own intelligence networks, ran their own independent financial systems, and were considered sovereign orders that worked for the Papacy and the Holy See to secure Palestine, but were not governed by them. The Knights Templar became so powerful, they were purged by Pope Clement V. Royally chartered mercantile companies such as the East India Company and in particular the Dutch East India Company also had their own intelligence networks and were essentially the technocrats of their day with an expertise in maritime navigation, ship building, and control over Asian trade. Thus began the strategies of large-scale economic inducement and cultural infiltration that continues to this day.

So perhaps it’s true what they say- there really is nothing new under the sun. Granted, cyberwarfare is relatively new, but the war of ideas stays the same no matter the technology or the medium. The invention of the printing press allowed the mass dissemination of ideas during the Protestant Reformation as well as the American Revolution, and it seems with the fall of the fake media and the rise of the internet, another new revolution has begun with the victory of President Trump. A global counterrevolution is taking place in Britain, France, Italy, and the Netherlands, and the Globalists are far, far behind the curve.

The Beginning of Geopolitical Upheaval and a New Economic Order in 2017

In order to win back trillions of dollars in repatriation, Trump, through his appointees, has called for the establishment of a new economic order.

After talking about the geopolitically obstructionist nature of the Russian hacking theory in my last post, one might wonder exactly what the Globalists in the DC establishment are obstructing. We already know what the obstructionists want: open borders, the outsourcing of jobs in the “pivot to the Asia,” coziness with the Saudis, endless foreign wars and conflicts, and so on. But what does Trump, and most tellingly, one of his appointees tell us about his geopolitical goals over the next four or eight years in office?

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Many are wondering how Trump plans to fund an infrastructure repair bill while cutting taxes. The money has to come from somewhere, and repatriation of trillions of dollars from offshore accounts, foreign investment from allies like Japan, and lots of deregulation are keys for the Trump administration. Repatriation of funds is paramount, or else the administration will fall into the standard establishment protocol of Big Government Republicanism and running up the national debt.

In order to win back trillions of dollars in repatriation, Trump, through his appointees, has called for the establishment of a new economic order. For the position of Secretary of the Treasury, Trump has nominated Steven Mnuchin. Although many immediately took notice of Mnuchin’s membership in Skull and Bones and Goldman Sachs, few know the interesting details of his background.

According to Catherine Austin-Fitts, former Assistant Secretary of Housing and Urban Development and founder of The Solari Report, Steven Mnuchin is the son of Robert Mnuchin, the man who ran the equity trading desk at Goldman Sachs.

“When I worked there in the summer of 1977, I used to take some of the courses in the equity sales intern program and knew all those guys, which is how I met his dad. If you wanted to understand everything about equity on the planet, all you had to do was sit on that trading floor. Bob Mnuchin ran the arbitrage desk on that trading floor. You’re talking about somebody with unbelievably deep ties for generations in the equity world.”

In other words, the Mnuchins are Goldman Sachs royalty, identifying at least one group of the deep state who have splintered from the Globalists and aligned with Trump. Catherine also notes how Steven Mnuchin was working closely with the architects of the housing market collapse, siphoning trillions of dollars out of the US economy and taking it elsewhere.

“So the idea of taking the people who engineered the financial coup d’état and using them to bring the money back is certainly interesting. If you’re talking about a machine that has real power, the question is: Can you get it to have a positive return to the taxpayer?”

That is indeed the question at hand. When the old Soviet Bloc countries transitioned to capitalism, debt/equity swaps and equity trading gave insolvent governments a way to restructure their debts by selling off state-owned assets. In Russia, this was done under the Yeltsin regime to benefit pro-Western factions within the Russian deep state, factions that still do not see eye-to-eye with Vladimir Putin.

The lure of privatization could be very effective at repatriating money to the US. For example, the privatization of space required a huge amount of fixed capital, technological development, and innovation, but the lucrative prospects of asteroid mining and space tourism drew in investors and entrepreneurs from around the world. Of course, the financial predators wait in the wings, licking their teeth at the prospect of the classic “pump and dump” to line their own pockets at the expense of society.

Trump’s call for a new economic order is a shift away from debt based finance, centralization and Globalization and a move towards innovation, privatization, and deregulation.

The Middle East

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Israeli officials said they felt betrayed last week when the Obama administration decided not to veto a UN resolution condemning Israel’s territorial expansion. Yesterday, the House of Representatives voted to condemn the resolution and demand its repeal.

“The 342-to-80 vote reflected the bipartisan nature of Congress’s support for Israel. Almost all of the votes against the resolution came from Democrats, and a handful of Democrats also voted ‘present.'”

House votes to condemn U.N. security council resolution on Israeli settlements

This is yet another attempt by Globalist stalwarts to sabotage and obstruct any return to a detente policy and to force the next administration back into the status quo. Israel has recently accepted Russian investments and cooperation exploiting the Leviathan gas field, a venture that Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson would be very familiar with.

In Turkey, we have what would appear to be even more obstructionism and sabotage with the assassination of a Russian ambassador at an art exhibition. The assassin claimed revenge for Russia’s actions in Syria, but the only effect this has had has been to embolden and inflame political hardliners backing both Putin and Erdogan, putting pressure on them to act against the West, and sabotaging any possibility of rapprochement between the US and Russia.

With the US becoming energy independent, and the silent, unremarked upon death of “peak oil,” don’t expect the Trump administration to be anywhere nearly as cozy with the Saudis as a Hillary Clinton administration would have been. The Saudis have been trying to sell off ownership of their state-run oil industry in an attempt to diversify their economy- dealing mostly with defense technology and arms manufacturing. Globalist carbon policies dictated this process, but the unexpected victory of Trump, who doesn’t believe in Climate Change, have caused the Saudis to prepare for a future that hasn’t arrived yet, and may not arrive for a while longer.

Asia

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After President Obama spoke at a memorial in Hiroshima, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came to Pearl Harbor to commemorate those killed in action. There has been a sincere desire by both sides (and maybe all of the US factions) to reaffirm our alliance with Japan. With Russia somewhat uneasy over the Chinese takeover of the South China Sea, Putin has welcomed Japanese investment in Siberian gas ventures and worked to resolve the Kuril Islands territorial dispute.With all of this recent fence mending, it would appear that Japan is establishing a position of detente. Given the location of the country, and the conflict between the US and China to control trade around the Pacific Rim, it’s not a bad idea. Expect Japan to play a vital part of any rapprochement between the US and Russia.

On Christmas day, a Russian plane carrying the Alexandrov Ensemble, formerly the Red Army Choir, to a Russian military base in Syria crashed into the Black Sea minutes after take off. The day after, Vladimir Putin declared a day of mourning, and investigations have concluded that it was an accident. But with the recent assassination of a Russian ambassador in Turkey and the flimsy Russian hacking theory being aired on most news networks in the US, I would not be surprised to discover Globalist involvement to – you guessed it – obstruct Trump.

Similar to the assassination in Turkey, the death of the Alexandrov Ensemble, and suspicions of foul play, have been whipping up the Russian hardliners backing Putin to act against the US and pro-Western factions in Russia.

Europe

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In Europe, and the EU, the struggle between centralization and sovereignty continues. While the British establishment are still trying to hold back the triggering of Article 50, many European Parliament politicians have become concerned over the formation of an EU military. They have pointed out that such an army would be redundant to NATO, except even more bloated and bureaucratic. Any proposed EU army would also suffer from the same complications in coordination and logistics that NATO suffers from- i.e. language barriers and the need for mass standardization. On top of that, the US and the UK, two of the largest military powers in the world, will not be members of the EU, excluding their military might from an EU army.

In other troubling news, Yves Chandelon, the NATO Auditor General and the man in charge of investigating the international funding of terrorism, was found dead from a gunshot wound in Brussels. The official cause of death has been ruled a suicide, but Chandelon’s family disagrees. Could this be an effort by the Globalists to cover for their friends Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar? It is these three nations who have been implicated in the funding and nurturing of ISIS. Or perhaps this is a measure by the Globalists to rid themselves of further oversight, so they can continue their clandestine operations to manipulate world affairs well after President Obama leaves office.

The Wikileaks Podesta Emails Part II: Syria, ISIS, and Sunnis

“So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians. In Libya we didn’t have that problem.”

Despite the fact that Julian Assange is doing his part to withhold the more sensitive communications from the public, these leaks still have some very revealing information buried in them. The speeches to Hillary’s well-heeled friends in particular really might contain enough information to justify the speaking fee. Their purpose is to give her donors a heads up or inside knowledge to be used to their benefit financially and politically if Clinton makes office. The unwashed masses are going to have to make do with lies, empty promises, and half-truths.

Saudi Arabia and Qatar Funding ISIS

In an email Podesta sent to Hillary Clinton in September of 2014,  Podesta mentions that the Saudis and Qataris have been secretly funding ISIS since 2014, and the two nations are competing for influence over Sunnis in the region.

“This entire effort should be done with a low profile, avoiding the massive traditional military operations that are at best temporary solutions. While this military/para-military operation is moving forward, we need to use our diplomatic and more traditional intelligence assets to bring pressure on the governments of Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which are providing clandestine financial and logistic support to ISIL and other radical Sunni groups in the region. This effort will be enhanced by the stepped up commitment in the KRG. The Qataris and Saudis will be put in a position of balancing policy between their ongoing competition to dominate the Sunni world and the consequences of serious U.S. pressure.”

https://www.wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3774#searchresult

Following the passage of the Iran deal, the political loss of Iraq to the Iranian Shia sect, and an uprising of Houthi rebels in Yemen, it’s very clear that Iran is attempting to knock Saudi Arabia off as the dominate power in the region. The Saudis’ answer is to contain the offensive and use political pressure and lobbying in Washington to reverse the Iran deal and deprive the Iranians of a nuclear bomb, which would counterbalance the Saudi’s own nuclear armaments. The strait of Hormuz, a gateway in and out of the Persian gulf and part of a crucial maritime trade route for oil tankers, is now witnessing Iranian-Italian naval drills, Saudi naval drills, Iranian threats of mining and provocations on US ships.

A Lack of Vetting and Jihadis Infiltrating Refugee Flows

Hillary admits that refugees fleeing the Syrian war to Jordan and Turkey cannot be vetted properly in a transcript of a paid speech given to the Jewish United Fund of Metropolitan Chicago’s Vanguard Luncheon on October 28, 2013. She also acknowledges that there’s no way to know if ISIS agents are infiltrating migrant flows.

“So I think you’re right to have gone to the places that you visited because there’s a discussion going on now across the region to try to see where there might be common ground to deal with the threat posed by extremism and particularly with Syria which has everyone quite worried, Jordan because it’s on their border and they have hundreds of thousands of refugees and they can’t possibly vet all those refugees so they don’t know if, you know, jihadists are coming in along with legitimate refugees. Turkey for the same reason.”

WikiLeaks: Hillary Clinton Said Jordan ‘Can’t Possibly Vet All Those Refugees’ from Syria; ‘Jihadists Are Coming in Along with Legitimate Refugees’

Open Borders

Hillary told a bunch of Brazilian bankers about her dream of turning North America into the EU, and dissolving borders.

“My dream is a hemispheric common market, with open trade and open borders, some time in the future with energy that is as green and sustainable as we can get it, powering growth and opportunity for every person in the hemisphere.”

https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/927

Intervening in Syria

During a 2013 speech to Goldman Sach CEO’s, Hillary complains about how agents of US foreign policy are having much more difficulty acting covertly on the world stage due to loose lips with the media. Clinton also bemoans the inability of the US to gain a tactical toehold in Syria without killing lots of civilians. Russian S-300 and S-400 missile systems have prevented American domination of Syrian airspace over the battlefield.

“And there is still an argument that goes on inside the administration and inside our friends at NATO and the Europeans. How do intervene — my view was you intervene as covertly as is possible for Americans to intervene. We used to be much better at this than we are now. Now, you know, everybody can’t help themselves. They have to go out and tell their friendly reporters and somebody else: Look what we’re doing and I want credit for it, and all the rest of it.”

“But the idea that we would have like a no fly zone — Syria, of course, did have when it started the fourth biggest Army in the world. It had very sophisticated air defense systems. They’re getting more sophisticated thanks to Russian imports. To have a no fly zone you have to take out all of the air defense, many of which are located in populated areas. So our missiles, even if they are standoff missiles so we’re not putting our pilots at risk — you’re going to kill a lot of Syrians. So all of a sudden this intervention that people talk about so glibly becomes an American and NATO involvement where you take a lot of civilians. In Libya we didn’t have that problem. It’s a huge place. The air defenses were not that sophisticated and there wasn’t very — in fact, there were very few civilian casualties. That wouldn’t be the case. And then you add on to it a lot of the air defenses are not only in civilian population centers but near some of their chemical stockpiles. You do not want a missile hitting a chemical stockpile.”

GOLDMAN-SACHS-SPEECHES

Of course, none of this is really coming out of left field, and most of these emails are a few years old, but they do finally corroborate the suspicions and allegations being made against the US and the Saudis in regards to recent events in the middle east. Thanks to Wikileaks we now know this insider information, and we didn’t have to pay her one red cent for it.

Russia’s Plan to Infiltrate European Energy Markets

A recent IEA report forecasts the oil glut continuing into 2017, so the ball is in Putin’s court as the West and its allies continue pumping oil to keep the ruble weakened.

Putin’s push towards eclipsing the dollar with the ruble as world reserve currency has hit a snag. When he decided to use Russian oil sales to back the value of the ruble, gaining control over world energy markets became a priority. But the events in Crimea and the resulting sanctions on Russia have complicated those plans. A financial embargo preventing Russian oil industries from accessing Western investors, and a ruble weakened by the oil glut limits the amount of industrial infrastructure Russia can develop. European markets such as Germany and Poland are currently being serviced by middle eastern nations like Iraq, Iran, and Saudi Arabia via the Ukrainian pipeline system.

Russia prepares for gas divorce from Europe

A recent IEA report forecasts the oil glut continuing into 2017, so the ball is in Putin’s court as the West and its allies continue pumping oil to keep the ruble weakened. The Russians have responded by reducing the costs associated with refining and condensing natural gas into liquid form. With the Ukrainian pipeline system out of reach, the Russians have taken to using a variety of means to transport fuel including via maritime shipping. There has also been a program to decentralize natural gas refinement with many smaller, regional refineries rather than one large refinery. This would appear to be a measure taken to add stability to oil production and oil prices, and therefore, the value of the ruble.

Despite being cut off from Western investors, the Russian oil industry has maintained course and Putin has continued seeking out other investors. Japan has invested in Siberian oil development, and the stalled TurkStream pipeline running from Southern Russia, underneath the Black Sea, and into Turkey was restarted at a G20 meeting between Putin and Erdogan. Until the Russians can access Europe, they will focus on trading with Asian nations. After sanctions on Iran caused an Iranian-Pakistani pipeline deal to fall through, Russia and China each have signed deals building pipelines across Pakistan. Putin may be attempting to flood part of Asia with oil, intending for Asian surpluses to eventually make their way into the European market.

Some analysts have warned that Asia-Pacific nations have long-term gas delivery contracts, forcing most of the LNG glut to head to Europe.

By using nations like Turkey as proxies, Putin can circumvent Western sanctions and geopolitical circumstances to gain a foothold in Europe.

Meanwhile, in America, the Obama administration is doing its part in feeding the oil glut using hydraulic fracking methods, but a potential PR mess awaits the democrats as they head into the elections. In North Dakota, local Native American tribes have been protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline running through their reservation, citing environmental contamination concerns. After protests became violent, the federal government ordered a halt to the construction, calling for “serious discussion” to resolve the issue. The Obama administration is forced to walk a fine line between feeding the oil glut in the unipolar war against Russia, or risk a PR incident with the protests in North Dakota. Press coverage of this issue would also bring up the fact that Obama has consistently supported pipeline projects, undermining the eco-friendly appeal of the democrats and their climate change rhetoric.

 

EU’s Response to Erdogan: Debit Cards for Everybody

For all intents and purposes, it appears that Erdogan has used the refugee crisis to extort the EU.

The last time I wrote about the Syrian refugee crisis, Turkish dictator Recep Erdogan had given the EU a very interesting ultimatum. Erdogan openly challenged the EU bureaucrats, threatening to release up to 2 million refugees into a Europe already disgruntled over refugee policies unless the EU agreed to advance Turkey’s membership into the union. The Globalists faced a lose-lose situation- either deny Erdogan further and face the political/social/economic nightmare of a tidal wave of refugees and immigrants, or give in to the demands and undermine the authority of the EU’s edicts. Now, nearly three weeks later, the EU has responded.

EU to Provide Debit Cards, Cash to Refugees in Turkey as Part of Migration Deal

In what is being billed as a “humanitarian program,” the EU and Turkey have worked out a deal where up to one million refugees in Turkey will be given prepaid debit cards and monthly stipends funded by the EU. The program is expected to cost $393 million, and is just one part of a larger $3 billion program to help Turkey.

When it comes to humanitarian assistance, “our cooperation with Turkish authorities has been excellent,” [Christos Stylianides] added.

Although the EU bureaucrats managed to bypass Erdogan’s ultimatum for now, this response seems to benefit Turkey particularly. The money on the debit cards will be spent on the local Turkish economy, and the people of Europe will be saddled with the bill. What’s more, this debit card scheme cannot resolve the situation, it can only kick the can down the road and buy the EU some time before Erdogan starts making more demands. For all intents and purposes, it appears that Erdogan has used the refugee crisis to extort the EU.

“The money spent by the refugees will go directly into local economies, giving a boost to communities so generously hosting refugees,” [Ertharin Cousin] added.

No matter how Globalists like George Soros attempt to manipulate public opinion towards the refugee crisis, the people of Europe are not buying. The inability to disperse refugees means Turkey is the one to bear the brunt of the Globalist’s war in Syria. Unhappy with this proposition, and recognizing the importance of Turkey’s role, Erdogan has turned the tables on the non-elected bureaucrats running the EU, fracturing the Western coalition against Assad. The rejection of the EU’s refugee policies has produced a domino effect, causing the West’s geopolitical plans to come to a screeching halt in Syria. This is the true reason why the acceptance of the EU’s refugee policies is being pushed so intensely in Europe.

Turkey has complained that the money, which was agreed to in exchange for Ankara’s help in preventing migrants from entering the EU, is arriving too slowly.

 

US Capitulates to Russia Over Syrian War Cooperation

The administration is now publicly announcing Kerry’s cooperation with Lavrov in what could be construed as an unofficial abandonment of the regime change goal.

A little over a month ago, a strange thing happened in Washington. On July 14th, Secretary of State John Kerry got on a plane, flew to the Kremlin in Moscow, and met with Vladimir Putin to discuss cooperation and coordination between US and Russian military forces in Syria. The meeting lasted three to four hours and until 1 o’clock in the morning. On the 15th, Kerry met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, most likely going over the finer points and details of military cooperation. This offer concluded a slow, forced shift in US policy, over the course of a few years, that originally demanded the removal of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, a.k.a. “regime change.” This initial policy changed to allowing Assad to stay in power until stepping down on a later date. Then, after a meeting in December of last year, US policy again changed to allowing Assad to compete in future elections and abandoning any timetables calling for his resignation. The July meetings between Kerry, Putin and Lavrov signaled that the original mission of regime change had quietly been abandoned.

The Obama administration just ‘made a scary retreat’ in its Syria policy, and negotiations are quickly unraveling

But this shift would not remain quiet, and suspicion among the media and political commentators would grow after press secretaries/mouthpieces could not elaborate on Sec. Kerry’s meeting. The White House Press Secretary could not even confirm if the White House had or had not approved the meeting. In fact, the State Department spokesperson refused to even comment or characterize the meeting. When confronted with the accusations of a shift in US policy, the State Department simply avoided, dissembled, and played semantic word games until the press gave up on the question. These weird, embarrassing interactions have been linked below:

7/14/16: White House Press Briefing

Matt Lee: So, the Russians were right about Syria? 14 July 2016

Fast forward to today and cooperation with the Russians is treated as a no-brainer, nothing to see here. The fact that the US has been pressured into changing its foreign policy has gone unrecognized. The administration is now publicly announcing Kerry’s cooperation with Lavrov in what could be construed as an unofficial abandonment of the regime change goal.

Lavrov, Kerry to meet on Syria and Ukraine in Geneva on Friday

Russia also said that the two ministers had talked about the need to separate “Washington-oriented” Syrian opposition groups from the “terrorist groups” that are not covered by a regularly broken ceasefire.

This detail may seem somewhat minor or mundane, but it’s actually quite important. As the US has refused to identify exactly which “moderate” terrorist groups they are backing against Assad, the Russians couldn’t target them to remove the West’s influence in Syria. If Kerry is forced to share this information with Lavrov, expect to see a rapid degradation of the West’s power in Syria, and for Assad to remain in power. Such a result would be yet another failure by Western leadership, who have also been contending with a myriad of issues including the Brexit, the EU immigration crisis, Chinese expansionism, and a petulant Erdogan in Turkey. Time and time again, the Globalists are finding themselves between a rock and a hard place by refusing to yield to silly things like national sovereignty or self-determination.

Knowing this, the adversaries of the West have begun to play off of this inflexibility, and Erdogan has given the US and the EU offers that they can’t help but refuse. By publicly promising to reinstate the death penalty, Erdogan has disqualified his country from EU membership, yet he is still demanding the advancement of Turkey’s application process into the EU. If the EU, doesn’t give in to his demands, Erdogan has threatened to unleash a wave of up to 2 million refugees into Europe. Either choice is a losing situation for the EU. Erdogan also gave the US an ultimatum, demanding the extradition of alleged Turkey coup plotter Fethullah Gulen. This creates a rather serious ethical/political dilemma as the US must weigh the geopolitical importance of good relations with Turkey against sending a man (and reportedly a Clinton asset) to his death. The fact that Erdogan is able to make these ultimatums suggests that Turkey represents a vital component in the West’s geopolitical ambitions against Russia, but I suggest that Erdogan has no intention to mend fences with the West. Instead, he has turned to the East.

Vladi’s World: A Look Inside Putin’s Plans for Russia

With the monetarists silent and the Keynesian policies being passed over, the Stolypin Club may have Putin’s ear, now.

In a previous piece about events in Eurasia I focused on Russia’s larger geopolitical goals and only briefly mentioned the New Silk Road Initiative and its economic implications. Now, we shall delve further into the latter. This article is from Mr. F. William Engdahl, whose research is admirably impeccable in its thoroughness.

Putin: Nyet to Neo-liberals, Da to National Development

The focus of the article is the Stolypin Club, an economic think tank inspired by the ideas of 19th century German-American economist Friedrich List. Compared to Putin’s other advisors, Alexei Kudrin the flustered Keynesian and the monetarist sect who recommend no action be taken, the Stolypin Club have developed a plan to reinvest in Russian education and healthcare to bolster their economy with skilled workers, the cessation of debt-based money, and the deliberate hording of gold (along with ally China) to use as a backing for the Ruble in opposition to the Dollar.

Friedrich List was the developer of “National Systems,” an old concept very much opposed by the Globalists in London, Berlin and Washington. List believed that the touting of international free trade (think TTIP, TPP, and NAFTA) was really a ruse to make the economies of less developed nations dependent on first world manufacturing or services. Instead, List suggested that an economic or customs union be developed for the region first, and when economic, technological, and cultural parity or near-parity is attained between the members of the union, the whole may be solidified under one government, treaty, or set of laws. Friedrich List’s ideas were rather well-received in his time, as Prussia used his principles to develop the massive Zollverein, a 164,000 square mile economic union controlling tariffs and economic policy between the German states in the 1800’s. By 1871, the region had solidified itself into the German Empire, the economic colossus that took the world four years to subdue in World War I. What’s more, List’s ideas would go on to inspire the European Economic Community, the predecessor of the EU.

Therefore, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see a penchant for economic and customs unions among the members of the Stolypin Club, and we find just that.

Both Titov and Glazyev, an adviser to Putin on Ukraine and other matters, are founding members of the Stolypin Club in Russia. In 2012 Glazyev was named by Putin, then Prime Minister, to coordinate the work of federal agencies in developing the Customs Union of Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia, today the Eurasian Economic Union.

Combine this outlook with Putin’s offer of partnership to Turkey along with the rest of Eurasia, it’s even more proof that Russia is attempting to free up and organize trade in Central Asia. Connecting Russia and China to this potential Zollverein would be the New Silk Road Initiative, an infrastructure project creating highways, rail lines, and communications systems throughout Asia and the Middle East. With the prospect of establishing a continent-wide trade system and a possible economic union in the South China Sea, China and Russia may have an economic basis to sustain their currencies outside of the Dollar system, which the Ruble had been pegged to for 24 years after the State Bank of Russia was privatized in 1990. The use of gold as a backing, however, has nearly no effect on the Dollar, but would be very useful in a time of war or in the aftermath of an economic collapse.

With the monetarists silent and the Keynesian policies being passed over, the Stolypin Club may have Putin’s ear, now. Given these clearly anti-Globalist policies and Nationalist tendencies, we can certainly expect the Globalists to gnash their teeth and shake their fists at Russia. If Putin decides to carry out these proposals, and attempt to break out with the Ruble, expect to see a sudden surge of counterfeiting of the Russian currency. Also expect to see sudden glitches and hacks in the BRICS global payment system, which competes with the West’s SWIFT system. Either way, it would be a good idea to keep an eye, or maybe both eyes, on the Stolypin Club.