In 1935, Major General Smedley Butler’s seminal book “War Is A Racket” warned of the dangers of the US military-industrial complex, more than 25 years before the outgoing US President Eisenhower implored the world to “guard against” the same thing.
One of the most decorated soldiers in US military history, Butler knew what he was talking about, famously writing that war is “…conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many.”
While he lamented the loss of his fallen comrades and despite the gongs he received for defending his country, Butler came to understand that he was actually a “high class muscle man for big business, for Wall Street and the bankers.” Later, the historian Antony C. Sutton proved that Butler was right.
When the US administration of George Bush passed its Foreign Operations Appropriation Law in 1991, it ended all US credit to the former, thriving socialist republic of Yugoslavia. At the time the perception on the Hill was that Yugoslavia was no longer required as a buffer zone between the NATO states and their former Warsaw Pact adversaries, so its independent socialism was no longer tolerated.
The US military industrial complex, that Butler and Eisenhower told everyone to tackle, effectively destabilised the entire Balkan region, destroyed hitherto relatively peaceful countries and then fuelled the resultant wars with its pet Islamist terrorists. Ably assisted by the World Bank and the IMF.
So-called “assistance,” via the Train and Equip Program, gave US taxpayers the opportunity to funnel $500M to private security contractors like DynCorp. DynCorp put taxpayer’s money to use, seemingly by training terrorists and child trafficking to paedophiles.
The US and its Western allies’ military industrial complex pulled off more or less the same trick in Iraq, Libya and nearly in Syria. In hindsight this doesn’t appear to have been a very good idea. That is, if you think wars are fought for the reasons we are told.
Having bombed Iraq into the stone age, to stop its regime producing the WMDs it didn’t have, the US then “rescued” the country, from the horrific violence and starvation sanctions the US government itself visited upon the Iraqi people, by establishing the US led coalition’s puppet Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) government. Once installed, the CPA did things like award US engineering firm Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) a ‘sole source contract’ to fix and operate all of Iraq’s oil wells.
That US Vice President Dick Cheney, who lied passionately about Iraqi WMD, was also in receipt of an annual $2M stipend from KBR was just a coincidence. As was the massive boost to the value of his Halliburton shareholdings as a direct result of the war he was instrumental in starting.
When the former UK Prime Minister Teresa May OK’d missile trikes upon Syrian civilians, the fact that her husband made millions out of it, as his investments in missile manufactures went through the roof, was also just a coincidence. In no way did she personally profit from killing children and the fact that her family continues to make a fortune by killing more children in Yemen does not undermine Theresa’s very public profile as a champion of good causes. Although, it appears, not killing children isn’t one of them.
So we shouldn’t be surprised when, once again, we discover that war, far from an impediment to business, actually improves operational margins, increases production, boosts markets and offers white collar criminal enterprises industrial scale profits.
Sure, people, including children, die in huge numbers but so what? Where there’s muck there’s brass. War certainly is a racket.
It turns out that Ukraine has been buying Russian fuel from the EU member state Bulgaria throughout the Ukraine War. An odd oversight for alleged combatants in a war. It is similar to the Ukrainian government’s decision to allow the continuing transit of Russian gas from Gazprom to EU markets through its resident pipelines.
The Russian energy giant Lukoil, whose former CEO Ravil Maganov accidentally fell out of a window a few months ago—a common problem for the wrong Russian executives—has been shipping Russian oil to its refinery in the Bulgarian port city of Burgas. The Burgas refinery is the only one in Bulgaria and the largest in the Balkans. From there the refined gas-oil (red diesel) is exported to Russia’s supposed enemy, Ukraine.
This was all being done in secret, says the Russian MSM, although this is just perception management, pro-war propaganda. There has also been a lot of nonsense written by the Western MSM, alleging that Bulgaria has been illicitly circumnavigating EU “sanctions.” Regardless of the fact that this too is monumental tripe.
There isn’t anything “secret” about it. In truth, the door was left open for Russia and Bulgaria to continue this trade, at least until the end of 2024, because the EU inserted a loophole to ensure that they could. Presumably, the Russian government knew nothing about the massive oil shipments, which is why it remained a “secret,” according to Russian MSM.
Given that the “secrecy” narrative is total claptrap, why would both the Western and the Russian MSM want to peddle essentially the same disinformation? Let’s spend a moment to reflect upon the EU’s non-sanction sanctions shall we?
It means that third party non-EU trading nations, like Kazakhstan for instance, can ship Russian oil to the EU unhindered by the inconvenience of alleged sanctions. The sanctions are for reordering global energy flows, not ending them.
While the switch-over has plunged European citizens into an energy crisis, that’s OK. It is essential for the future of the planet that Europeans are convinced to accept ever increasing energy prices. Otherwise they might not welcome the transition to the “sustainable energy” that will make their lives much worse.
Red diesel in Ukraine is used for industrial and heavy machinery, in agriculture and manufacturing for example. It is also used for, oh I don’t know, fuelling tanks and armoured personnel carriers, mobile artillery units and stuff like that.
Stories from European news outlets that Bulgaria provides nearly 40% of Ukrainian military fuel are all nonsense because reasons. Officials have denied the evidence, such as confirmation from the former Bulgarian President, so it isn’t “officially approved” evidence. Consequently, it can safely be discounted by anyone gullible enough to do so.
Don’t forget, according to Western and Russian MSM outlets, it’s all a secret. Which may come as a relief to some, because otherwise the Russian government would have been colluding with the EU to ensure that the Ukrainian military could stay in the fight wouldn’t it?
Recently, despite apparently running out of weaponry, if you believe Western propaganda that is, Russia has launched a massive missile strike on Ukraine, targeting Ukraine’s energy infrastructure. According to Russian MSM this is part of the Russian governments efforts to undermine Ukraine’s “military capabilities.”
The fact that it ensures that Ukraine will need to be rebuilt by borrowing enormous sums from international financiers, with the diligent assistance of Gazprom investors BlackRock, is not relevant. So ignore this too please.
Gazprom sells gas to Moldova which is now going to provide gas to Ukraine via the Ukrainian transit gas pipelines that Russian bombing has accidentally missed entirely. The Moldovan government is keen to stress that this is not the gas it buys from Gazprom but is rather the gas it buys from somewhere else it hasn’t specified despite admitting that it is completely reliant upon Russian energy.
If the energy and the fuel from countries like Moldova, Bulgaria and Kazakhstan is used by the Ukrainian government’s military, which it won’t under any official circumstances whatsoever, and Gazprom gas helps keep Ukrainian’s lights on, despite the missile strikes, it looks like the Russian government’s objective is to keep Ukraine at war while hobbling it just enough to ensure it can’t win.
This can’t be true because NATO appears to be doing exactly the same thing and Russia and NATO are enemies. Although NATO’s not quite enough assistance differs from the Russian governments not quite enough aggression, it essentially amounts to the same thing.
The piddly number of tanks offered to Ukraine by its NATO “partners,” the reluctance from NATO to give Ukraine military aircraft and the tepid reception for Ukraine’s more recent pleas to join NATO, appears to signal that NATO isn’t prepared to provide, or perhaps isn’t capable of providing, the military support Ukraine would need for victory. But it is seemingly willing to give it just enough old used scrap to keep it loosing.
This means Ukrainians, the new Russian populations in the Donbas, and troops on both sides, though primarily the Ukrainians, will continue to die while the geopolitical landscape continues to shift around them. Meanwhile the military industrial complex and the billionaires it enriches, such as Elon Musk, are making a fortune. When the conflict is concluded, multinational corporations on both sides will be awarded the contracts to rebuild the stuff their government partners have just destroyed.
Let the officers and the directors and the high-powered executives of our armament factories and our munitions makers and our shipbuilders and our airplane builders and the manufacturers of all the other things that provide profit in war time as well as the bankers and the speculators, be conscripted.
While some might think it wise to add politician’s to that list, for some unfathomable reason, far more people seem to think this is a good point but that it isn’t a serious proposal. Why not? Do they not get it, do they not understand what Butler, Eisenhower, Sutton and many more like them have been trying to tell them for nearly a century?
What is it about the military industrial complex that they assume to be inevitable? Why on Earth do they think it is a “necessary evil?”
It is only necessary because millions, perhaps billions, of us accept that war is the “failure” of foreign policy and diplomacy, instead of understanding the obvious fact that it is the extension of foreign policy. As we are seeing right now with the warmongering posturing of the West and China, war is the intended product of foreign policy and sledgehammer diplomacy.
Wars don’t just “happen” by accident. They are planned, engineered and delivered as required. Our’s and our children’s deaths mean nothing to the people who we allow to lead us into war. They don’t have skin in the game but they should and we have the power to make sure that they do. All we have to do is refuse to fight. It really isn’t rocket science. Obedience is not a virtue.
But we won’t because we continue to fall for the same old lies, time and time again. We continue to imagine, like amnesiac slaves, that we can only be led to a better future by following another bunch of parasitic criminals.
Around and around we go: blowing up and starving children to death, condemning pensioners to freezing fuel poverty and accepting that we might just have to sacrifice ourselves and our loved ones along the way.
When the warmongers next press gang our sons and daughters into dying for their ambitions, we will again say it is in a good cause: for the defence of our country, our culture or our way of life.
It isn’t, it never was and it never will be as long as we continue to go along with it.
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There is a lot of genuine footage of the fighting in eastern Ukraine that is very disturbing and unsettling, no matter how callous you may normally be. Bodies strewn around like so much refuse, like discarded beer cans on a Friday night. Often badly mutilated. Gathered in rows or piled up in heaps. Newly dug cemeteries stretching as far as the eye can see, endless rows of graves festooned with Ukrainian flags. Though Ukrainian bodies are normally just left where they fall or tipped into a nearby ditch.
Most of the casualties by far are Ukrainian. Israeli military intelligence gave estimated figures as of a couple of weeks ago that are supported by other sources (including the BBC, believe it or not.) 157,000 dead plus 6,000 foreign mercenaries, plus 2,000 Poles. 230 British and Americans. Russian dead at around 18,000, a third of these being not Russian army but Donbas militia.
A lot of these were killed by heavy artillery fire and thermobaric weapons with a flamethrower effect. With Ukrainians taking up to 60,000 shells a day, ten shells for every one they fire back. When a shell explodes on a target, it produces razor sharp and red hot fragments and splinters with a jagged edge several inches long. Anyone hit by those is just a piece of unrecognisable offal.
A Ukrainian civilian filmed himself going to a destroyed tank with the crew dead inside. He filmed himself going into the tank and cutting some flesh off the dead bodies. He then fried it in a pan and ate it, bragging about how he was eating Russians. Somebody later pointed out that the tank was in fact Ukrainian, and this individual was cannibalising his fellow Ukrainians.
A stray pig was shown feeding on the corpse of a Ukrainian, chewing on the leg. The animal had probably escaped from a farm and was starving.
When the reality and scale of the fighting become known, there is likely to be a wave of revulsion akin to that of the Western Front a century ago.
>Otherwise they might not welcome the transition to the “sustainable energy” that will make their lives much worse.
Yeah, sure, because having sustainable energy, that is, energy from sources that can be maintained indefinitely, is the sort of thing that is likely to make people’s lives much worse. As opposed, I guess, from not transitioning to sustainable energy, and logically crash into a wall at some point when the energy from sources that are guaranteed to run out, eventually does run out.
This needs repeating many times as the breast implants keep deflecting the truth of this tenet. Until the energy needed to dislodge these parasitic psychos is put into practice then the worms of consumerism will continue to turn and burn.
War is not only a Racket, it’s a predictable routine.
Not only that, it’s a formula, a “science you can trust”© and apply to determine whether one’s approaching or whether or not you’re in one, just in case you can’t quite tell, aren’t exactly sure or just can’t see it.
If you know what to look for you can see it coming from 1,000 miles away.
Sadly, I have now lived long enough to observe that not only is War a predictable routine, but resistance to it is a useless and futile reflex.
The images below are copies of a ‘poster’ I made 20 years ago, almost to the day, as the U.S. invasion of Iraq approached, and the same poster, recycled, with the least possible effort I could expend upon it, for this weekend’s “Rage Against The War Machine” rally in DC, Sunday, February 19, 2023.
If somebody could write me a software script, I could go back to sleep, like Rip Van Winkle, and not even have to wake up to change the date for the next one! (I mean, the next one after the ine we’re in.)
However, given my age, I’ll probably be dead by then.
Here’s to hoping I die peacefully in my sleep.
Cheers, and, g’nite!
Again for Iain Davis.
Guess what the cinese stratgy is …..
Ahahaha, a new bullshit article from the FUCK-OFF-GUARDIAN!!!
There is no “foreign policy”. Instead, there is a globalist oligarchy such that no part of the planet is “foreign”. And the policies which they push are those of global resetting.
A Transformative Shock
“How much more bloodshed do we need to understand that the transition is upon us?”
Feb 16, 2023
World Government Summit Panel Discusses the ‘Shock’ Needed for the World Order Transformation
“To me the big question is how are we going to go through this transformation…it cannot be gradual, it has to be driven by a certain shock that will happen”
[1 min video]
We are all conscripted into these wars through our taxes that help pay for them.
My late mother raised five children and would not harm anyone
But during world war 2 she worked in a factory in south wales helping to make bombs.
My late father who had been a coal miner joined the RAF and became a aeroplane engineer. Helping to build and repair the engines of the aircraft that would deliver the bombs to be dropped on Germans. After the war my mothers twin sister married a German POW and we went to live in Germany for 2 years when my father was posted there.
I have since visited my wife’s friend in Germany 2 more times.
We don’t need to see those that we kill who are no different from ourselves.
In Ukraine brother is set against brother a tragedy for them but an opportunity for those that make wars.
It’s Always “Business As Usual”
So why should the Ukraine war be any different?
Ok. Read the comments from the China-influencer ‘John Magufuli’ on Röpers website yourself.
This guy is pretty well informed.
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A glaring error in paragraph 3. “While he lamented the loss of his fallen comrades and despite the gongs he received for DEFENDING HIS COUNTRY,”. None of Botler’s military engagements involved the DEFENSE OF HIS COUNTRY. That was the whole point of War Is a Racket.
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Brave man, saying that in these parts XD
Get Butler also was recruited by these banking and industrial billionaires to serve as interim President after a banker-engineered coup against the Federal government. At the end, he ratted them out in Sense testimony. A true patriot, even though his patriotism was as misplaced as ours is today.
The purpose of war is exactly what it looks like and is. It’s purpose is to kill off peasants and keep the masses afraid and stupefied.
The purpose of “sexual education” is to expose young children to sex.
The purpose of the police is to protect your owners from you, the ignorant peasant serfs.
All countries are human farms. Your owners are human farmers
In the aftermath of WW1, there was widespread revulsion over all the lies that had been told to get America into the war, and the obscene profiteering afterwards.
This actually resulted in very hard hitting Congressional investigations into the whole racket by progressive politicians, with the guilty parties having their feet held to the fire.
Wide ranging neutrality legislation was proposed to prevent any repetition, basically by taking the profit out of war.
Arms production and arms dealing were to be a state monopoly, with no opportunity for private profit.
Loans to belligerent powers were to be prohibited, so that there were no vested interests pushing for the victory of one side. By 1916, American bankers had lent $5,500 million to Allied countries and only $27 million to Germany. American entry into the war was the obvious way of ensuring those loans would be repaid.
US citizens were to be forbidden to travel to war zones, to avoid Lusitania type incidents.
If war was declared, the US stock market was to be closed for the duration, with government control over the whole economy, prices and wages. Profits and dividends were to be controlled and subject to strict limits. Anything over permitted limits would be taxed at 100%. Personal incomes would be limited to $10,000, a substantial amount at the time, but mere chicken feed to profiteering war tycoons.
A conscription board would be set up to ensure that the rich and privileged did not escape service. The first candidates for recruitment would be the unemployed stockbrokers, or if they ere too old to serve, their children.
Some of the proposed legislation passed into law in the neutrality acts. It is as relevant today as it was then. Take the profit out of war and the worst profiteering warmongers will suddenly be transformed into ardent pacifists.
There is nothing new under the sun.
Between 1337-1453 England fought the so called Hundred Years War against France.
It was a disaster for most people in both countries. English armies rampaged across France, living off the land, reducing the population to starvation and destitution. People in England were subjected to extortionate taxation to pay for the whole racket, leading to the Peasants’ Revolt of 1381.
So why did this war racket go on for so long?
Because it was immensely profitable for a few people, an opportunity for campaigning nobility and mercenary captains like Hawkwood, who would often change sides to fight for anyone willing to pay them, often becoming fabulously rich in the process.
Nothing changes very much.
An 18 year old boy whom I love, our best friends’ son, is leaving to join the US Army in a couple of weeks and I don’t object. I worry, of course, considering the world situation but I figure he’ll probably be all right. He’ll likely be stationed behind a computer screen, right? He’s a fine kid but he isn’t exactly college material and he might learn stuff like mechanics or plumbing, jobs with a real future. Plus I think it’ll be an exciting and interesting experience. Give him something to tell his grandkids. Naturally I can think of many good political reasons why he shouldn’t join but I am holding my tongue. I will pray for him.
Assuming the screen doesn’t materialize,,
will you also be worried for those he could be ordered to kill or pray for those he does so?
He could also have chosen to learn a trade and make his way in the world peacefully.
Most people in college aren’t “college material,” but the US army is scarcely a better choice. Maybe trade school?
Will his soul be alright? Since Military Chaplin’s have been neutered to not preach the Gospel many Servicemen have trouble dealing with guilt. They too often resort to the suicide solution these days.
We now hear less of the spin that
:- the soldiers had PTSD from concussions caused by IEDs
:- the invaded peoples including refugees and those with bombed homes or dead family members also had PTSD.
This is a joke right? Asking for someone who grew up on military bases during the Vietnam war and whose dad was two years flying sars in Vietnam among other places. Sure yeah he will be alright. Maybe his mom can get a bumper sticker for her car stating her proudness.
Thank you for your service …
He might be a drone operator in Nevada wiping out wedding parties and villagers in Yemen, Somalia, or anywhere else his bosses decide to export freedumb and democracy to. Why don’t you try to divert him into something more respectable and less socially harmful, like pimping or drug pushing?
“US is sending depleted uranium to Ukraine ”
NATZO up to the same old dirty tricks as in Iraq and Serbia. As though poor Ukraine did not have enough radioactive poison from Chernobyl. Despite their crocodile tears our Leaders care nothing for the lives nor the health nor the welfare of the people in Ukraine.
Whats the point, they got gain of function labs there.! 😂
AFAIK, the West has not developed the reprocessing of nuke waste unlike Russia. Using it in artillery shells is one way to get rid of it. It may also be concealed in objects such as golf clubs. The cheapest method is to dump it at mid-ocean.
“To those who know, no explanation is necessary; to those who don’t, none is possible.”
This is a rather famous, if sleazy, quote (I don’t know who first said it though). It applies in spades to the War issue. You either already know – just KNOW – war is wrong under any conceivable circumstance; or you’re not likely to accept any argument against it.
There are those (I think mostly here in the US) who have the unmitigated gall to say WWII was a “good war.” Those who say such utter nonsense are either self-serving or incredibly delusional. But they do say it – there are people who divide wars into “good” and “bad.”
There’s only ONE good war:
The Monkees – Zor and Zam – YouTube
Scott Ritter explains the difference between the EU$A’s freelance Mozart Group and Russia’s freelance Wagner Group in today’s Ukraine. Again, Ritter points to superior combat performance, government backing and organization on the Russian side.
Money is made from war but that doesn’t mean that wars are fought to make money. In fact, historically the problem has been the opposite: you need money to fight wars. The Bank of England was created to finance war through the national debt. The post-1688 system enabled permanent war. With a view to what? To creating a global empire, to control the entire world. If the City of London/Wall Street axis is unable to accept the impossibility of this task then we are heading into WW3 which could only be nuclear- the West is no longer capable of fighting a conventional war as the Ukraine war has dramatically revealed. The war behind the war is going on inside the USA between a largely civilian, insane War Party and a military which at least in part knows the terrible truth about their own military shortcomings, conventional and nuclear. To suggest this is some kind of ongoing theatre reminds me of the left who loved to quip: it’s just a capitalist war, comrade! It isn’t just anything: the destiny of humanity is at stake
I disagree. Early wars (conflicts) were fought to enable confiscation of territorial resources. Once this method was perfected, the object became confiscation of resources combined with the creation of wealth via trade and finance. The Phoenician empire employed piracy toward these goals. The Punic wars between Rome and Carthage, were largely fought over territorial control of shipping and trade. As they say: The rest is history.
The good news is that any level of nuclear exchange will end man’s ignorance forever…
Did Alexander the Great set out to confiscate territory? I think his goal was much deeper: to unite the whole world as he understood it. He was massively indebted by his war preparations and it did become a kind of pay-as-you-go as he looted temples for gold on the way to pay his soldiers. The British empire began with piracy but it was a means rather than an end. The end once again, as John Dee termed it, was a New World Order.
“you need money to fight wars.”
And how does the West raise money? By pawning the family jewels to Uncle.
“I never heard of a war that my sons did not like” — Big Mama Sadie Rothschild.
That is why, in my humble opinion, NATZO is unlikely to declare war on Russia: because we are unlikely to get a war loan. The EU$A has maxed out its financial credit by splurging on debt, and NATZO (pop.700M) has maxed out its military credit by winn]ing war only against small countries (Serbia pop.7M, Liby pop.7M, Iraq pop.30M) losing agains Afghanistan (pop. and not taking on Iran (pop.40M) and not even daring to take on Iran (pop.90M).
Why could WW3 only be nuclear? Are you sure it hasn’t already started?
How it is that people are thriving at Hiroshima and Nagasaki less than 100 years later even though we were told the radioactivity would make those locations uninhabitable for at least that time.
Is nuclear war a known for fact reality, or just a theory, because no one really knows how the first EMPs will affect incoming?
This is not to suggest that I support nuclear war. It is to suggest that we have more reasons to question the reality of it, than not. Could be that nuclear bombs are just a fear mongering and control mechanism.
Let’s set off, say, twenty nukes and see … what’s there to lose?
There does seem to be this underline tone of it being contrived which sells the illusion no one is getting hurt / killed or people/s being displaced.
Scott Ritter says 250K Ukrainian soldiers needlessly fed into the meat grinder. Alexander Mercouris says he believes there was even higher Ukrainian mortality in combat, and the Zelensky regime has repeatedly refused pleas by Ukrainian generals to allow their men to retreat from hopeless positions. Both agree that the EU$A does not care about the welfare of Ukraine or the Ukrainians. But I see our leaders beginning to shed their crocodile tears over the needless slaughter of Ukrainians — after ignoring it since 2014.
Neither Ritter nor Mercouris can be regarded as a neutral source. They have no idea how many of any side has died and nor do I.
The telling thing with propaganda sources on either side is the way they simply gloss over the casualties the side they support has suffered
In that respect the likes of Ritter mirror the most horrendous pro Ukraine propaganda
They are a whole lot more reliable, credible and objective than the state controlled BBC propaganda mouthpiece, the Grauniad and the rest of the MSM.
“Putin is dying of Parkinson’s disease/ cancer/ athlete’s foot……he has gone mad and been put in a loony bin……he has died and been replaced by a body double……Putin has had all his generals shot……all the generals he has had shot have risen up and deposed him…..Putin is about to flee to South America and has a plane fuelled up and waiting for him on the tarmac…….Zelensky is about to ride into Moscow on a white horse at the head of his million man army, followed by the Ghost of Kiev and the Heroes of Snake Island.”
The word you were trying to use us UNDERLYING.
I think you completely missed the point. The point is not that nobody is dying etc. but rather that no-one POWErFUL is suffering in the slightest, they are doing well whilst the proles live in trenches in the snow and watch their friends get blown apart if they are lucky enough to avoid that fate themselves.
War seems inevitable because the dictates of power seem inevitable: but power is an illusion – impermanent. Yet all empires think it real and eternal: so every empire eventually gets the war it is trying to avoid. Today we stand on the abyss of WW III, about to step over it seems.
“Take Your Dirty Hands Off Turkey”
says Turkish Interior Minister Feb.3d. The minister stressed that “terrorism in Turkey has not ended, but the issue is no longer at the top of our agenda.”
“We know who feeds the terrorist organizations. It is the United States that feeds the PKK-PYD [Kurdistan Workers’ Party banned in Turkey],” he added.
According to Soylu, the US and the West have spent years “providing them with money, logistical support and human resources, they have not given up their dream of creating a terrorist state” in that area.
[I was a little suspicious that the business of publicly burning the Koran seemed like a ploy to get Erdogan to respond in kind. Then w very little motivation 10 consulates recalled their personnel due to “fear of terrorism.” Not very believable. Were they really being called out of harm’s way due to a planned earthquake???]
The quake was Feb. 6. There’s a substantial piece about Haarp suspicians here
Erdogan has grown far oo ambitious. He sent drones and men his country trained to Ukraine. He also has military dealings with Russia. IOW, playing both sides. His forces pound Syria and then rush in with reporters to blame terrorists and offer humanitarian aid. He is still involved in Libya. He wants to be the unquestioned leader of Muslim Brotherhood. After the fake coup against him, he has many enemies in his own country.
Warmongering China? Really? Then again, it’s an Iain Davis article….
He is published on U.K Column..
I do not read UKC but ever since WW2 I have been interested in any lofty ethical “attack on the Left from the Left” because they have had deadly effect on Socialism in the EU$A — almost amounting to Cultural Genocide. Does UKC combine Russian-bashing with its China-bashing?
I am one of the people, who had believed the fair intentions of China for a long time. But investigating Chinas philosophy (sunTsu, Kang Youwei) and practise (America Second from Stone Fish) and the longlasting eternaö friendship between Rockefellers (successor of NaziGermany in Rockefellers interest was the CCP since 1947 until now and in future.) have taught me to be less naive …
I’ve used RT as a source, which I hope will be more acceptable to you. I presume you do not support Taiwan’s independence movement. Personally I think there are parallels with the people in the Donbas, although again we see the influence of global powers.
So please do highlight why you think the statement of Colonel Tan Kefei is not warmongering posturing – Quote from RT:
Do you think questionable assertions of sovereignty backed up with threats of violence against the people who wish to be autonomous is only warmongering when the West makes such statements?
Christ, what a trainwreck of an article, right down to misspellings “trikes instead of strikes” and improper pronouns “[missile strikes] upon Syrians” instead of “[strikes] on civilians” et al.
Even more inanity:
Uh…. Gazprom has a contract with Ukraine that extends to 2025. Furthermore, if Ukraine fails to deliver the gas, it is required by law to pay Russia anyway.
Uh…. no. First of all, Russia hasn’t “missed” bombing any pipelines because they’ve never targeted them. Why should they? Not only are they providing income for Russia, but a lot of that gas is going to friendly countries (like Moldova! DOH and Serbia, Hungary, etc).
Secondly, you obviously don’t know what a virtual reverse flow (or backhaul is), or else you’d know Ukraine’s been doing it for years, including 2022-2023, especially with countries like Slovakia.
Furthermore, Moldova’s gas situation is far more complex than you clearly are able to comprehend. In fact, there’s a huge battle going on internally between some elements of the GAE which want to spend billions to convert Moldova’s infrastructure to be able to (directly) import gas/electricity from the EU and those who think that financing that (as well as the future costs, which will be higher) is too expensive.
Literally, the guy who approved Moldova’s last gas deal was sacked this week, so you know what? Try spellchecking your damn article and getting your facts right. THANK YOU – for some of us, this is real life, not just an amusement.
Are you the same Sam who posts as Admin2? If so, I apologize for saying that you don’t know a lot.
Sam is you talking to yourself and being abusive behind a thin mask 😂
Perhaps because the trade is supporting the EU economy that is giving weapons to the Ukrainians, who also benefit from it, to blow up their own soldiers?
You comment on this trade saying it is: –
An argument you undermine with your own previous comment:
combined with your subsequent explanation:
Oh, well that’s alright then. That explains why a Russian state owned (apparently) energy corporation is is assisting a foreign government to kill its own nation’s soldiers and the people its own government is supposedly protecting.
Which is a bit odd because, if you go to the cited link:
Presumably Gazprom is a real stickler for contract law, but only with nation states its own government is at war with.
I accept that the article doesn’t explore the complexities of the situation in Moldova but may I respectfully suggest to you that is because that isn’t the subject of the article.
I am interested in your notion the the Ukrainian backhauling contracts are not enabled with Russian government complicity given that the Moldovan government, whilst seeking alternatives, has admitted that it is currently totally reliant on Russian energy.
A claim apparently evidenced by the fact that its only available solution to the energy problems caused, in part, by Gazproms selective ability to dishonour contracts, is to do a deal with the Russian corporation Inter RAO owned Kuciurgan power plant which is in the Russian backed breakaway region of Transnistria.
Please do explain how this means that the Russian government is helpless to do anything about Ukraine’s backhauling contracts with Moldova?
Especially seeing as the Gas Ukraine is storing, as its part of the backhaul deal, certainly is from Gazprom. Despite claims to the contrary, and while Gazprom continues to honours its contract with Ukraine, but not with Moldova.
As for the spelling and the poor grammar, mea culpa!
I’s practically illiterate innit?
A long and convoluted attempt to defend an untenable position. Especially since Seymour Hersh has communicated an authoritative admission by the Man from Uncle. Now try to defend the MSM position: Seymour Hersh is acknowledged to be the top U$ Investigative Journalist, but Seymour Hersh no longer exists.
It is not about the question, who did it. It is about the question ‘who knew about it’ and above all ‘who is the profiteur/s’. The simple leftist view of ‘they are only taking their chance seems hopeless naive to me: they let set countries in flames which they want to ‘help’ and to posess like Western Ukraine today. The ‘leaders’ have no other part than selling the countries to the oligarchs with the method. German business for example is massive influenced by China
But politically (NATO) heavily dependent on the NeoCons and the Bidens mob. So the poor actor Scholz playing chancellor in a Shakespearian setting is torn between two Lords, knowing well, that the US will blow up the Germans rather than handing the over to China, whose governor in Europe will be Russia.
So in the end you will find, that there are always the same partly prominent institutions like BlackRock and the WEF mobster companies with the CCP dynasty, who are the winner. Listen to the visible touchet old man Schwab at B20:
Se fast fisch will iit se slou fisch. Se winnr teiks it ol.
.. visibly touched
Recommend reading the following especially to IAIN DAVIS
THIS is my information given directly to me in a german blog by a german-chinese influencer, who loves collectivist orders and hates Germany. Unfortunately we Germans have had always the tendecy to be bigoted, so for him it was more important to fight against me as to be silent about the chinese strategy:
The Chinese have long since established their networks here. Similar to the “Atlanticists,” but so far acting discreetly and inconspicuously. They have no media power, but what use is the media power of the “Atlanticists” if their cause is lost? The Chinese networks have the stronger power in the background, compared to the desolate USA and the even more desolate EU, which has become totally dependent on China.
Previously passive and preoccupied with building their own strength, these networks are currently activating the controls for the power mode. First step was probably incitement to maximum sanctions, knowing the consequences. Our regime is now pirouetting until the new, stronger force takes full effect.
The methods of Chinese foreign policy are actually quite simple, but effective, and those who don’t already have one should get a Chinese character dictionary.
The groups do not only consist of the parent companies. The overall network with shareholdings and joint ventures is even less German, and production with all the suppliers and contract manufacturers even less so.
The shares of the parent companies are controlled by the “Black Rock” type, along with Chinese and Arabs. Business and production chains are mainly controlled by China. Thus, VW is largely Chinese through 中国第一汽车集团 (zhōng guó dì yī qì chē jí tuán) as well as 上汽大众汽车
(shàng qì dà zhòng qì chē).
Germany is no longer a factor. Just as it has no independent industry, as part of the EU it has no independent state structures. Through the EU and globalist institutions, everyone who wants to and can, rules in.
Said “German big industrialists” are employees of the PRC who have received instructions from Zhongnanhai, so to speak.
Germany has nothing at all to do with the events, except that it is just the object of a hostile takeover by China, the “Western” Ancien Régime has been glued.
The seizure/ confiscation/ theft of Russian state assets is an unprecedented step with far reaching consequences that will take time to play out.
During WW2, even during the Blitz, German state funds held in London banks were not seized and payments were made to creditors by British banks on German instructions.
The Ford Motor Company in Cologne produced vehicles for the German military, but the German government appointed an official to protect the interests of foreign shareholders.
The much trumpeted seizure of $300 billion of Russian assets at the behest of von der Leyen and Co. has proved to be something of a damp squib. It seems that most of this money has been spirited away back to Russia, and the EU kleptocrats have only succeeded in getting their grubby hands on about $36 billion, 12% of it.
At the same time, assets of the sanctioning countries in Russia have been conservatively estimated at $500 billion. The true figure is probably much higher. BP had to write off a $25 billion investment in Sakhalin 2, which was then sold to an Indian energy company, and Renault disposed of a large car factory it owned for a nominal one ruble. Macdonalds was another big loser.
And after the seizure/ theft of 80 tons of Venezuelan gold and Iranian assets, property rights no longer exist in the UK/ EU/ US. What oil sheikh or foreign tycoon in his right mind would risk investing assets in those countries now, when Russians have been robbed solely on the basis of their nationality. For economies now based on parasitic financial capitalism, this is likely to prove disastrous.
None of that vapid pedantry addresses the point the piece is making. You have simply proven that you are a simple minded, state loving Russtard with a laughably conceited and delusional self image
The booty form war may include these:
– Bullion, valuables in safe-deposit boxes, and cash reserves, from banks or elsewhere, within the invaded territory or held abroad. This includes private property.
– Valuables and other assets seized from businesses, homes, people, corpses, etc. Subversive Imperialism also entails this.
– Machinery and supplies from factories and godowns.
– Cultural artefacts and works of art. See Note 4.4.2.g2.
– Natural resources, e.g., grain and minerals including petroleum
– Intelltctual property: research, designs, patents, etc.
– Human body parts, for the benefit of injured soldiers or for sale. Note: The White Helmets are laundering their image in Syria now.
– Narcotics that allied warlords cultivate, with the military providing irrigation, fertiliser, equipment, supplies for refining, guards for plantations and long-range transport.
– Aid meant meant for war victims.
– Reparations imposed.
– Repayment imposed for the military “rescue” and continued “protection”.
– Reconstruction of infrastructure and other “development”.
– Larceny of loans or aid meant for “development”, military training or armaments.
– Workers including refugees: skilled, unskilled or enslaved.
– Territory, at least temporarily, e.g., site for a military base or tourism.
I posted this Link on a previous thread, but it is worth reposting. Firstly, it illustrates the old cry of the righteous, men such as Abraham and Jonah, to the Lord in His infinite mercy: “Will not a country be spared for the sake of the Few Just Men inside it?”
Two men, Scott Ritter and Judge Napolitani, their names already inscribed in The Book of the Righteous Yanks, explain how the Biden&Obomba regimes weaponized Ukraine to weaken China’s ally Russia before they make war on China itself. The Biden&Obomba regimes carelessly killed a quarter of a million expendable Ukrainians, only to find that pouring U$ weapons into Ukraine has made Russia stronger. And now the same U$ regime which got Ukraine into this mess fears that it is throwing away in Ukraine the weapons it will need for its attack on China.
“These are the dumbest people on the planet” — Scott Ritter, on the Biden’s military advisors.
So just ignore the evolving and obvious evidence that the two sides are basically one side.
Ignore the lessons covid taught us about the real nature of geopolitics at the highest levels.
Ignore the fact that “multipolarity” is a core aim of the Great Reset.
Ignore the fact that the same phony Left brigade that pushed the covid lie are now pushing this “multipolarity” and pumping out nonsense about the war in Ukraine being a struggle for the future of humanity.
Ignore reality in fact and just keep spewing out the old east-west divide mantras and quoting people with a bias or vested interest in maintaining this outmoded POV
And the quarter of a million dead Ukrainians – ignore them too?
Making up reassuring fantasies about why they died is worse than ignoring them. It’s propping up their corpses to populate your little tableau of “good v evil”. Only way to honor them is to have the basic decency to face the real reasons they died and quit cheering on one set of killers as if this was some necrophilic superbowl.
Its nothing to do with ‘cheering on one set of killers‘ its the realisation that postulating clever ideas for whatever war they might have planned for us is ultimately meaningless if we are all dead.
“Ignore the real nature of geopolitics at the highest levels.”
Young Samuel, you have a lot to learn. But time is on your side.
I do not ignore the real nature of geo-politics at the highest level, as described St.Paul: “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood only, but against Powers and Principalities in the Heavens”.
Down at the lower level, at the flesh and blood level — the WW2 of my childhood and early manhood, especially the war in what is today called Ukraine — it mattered vitally whether WW2 would be won by Russia or by the Nazis: those same Nazis and Fascists whom we in the Anglo-Euro-U$-sphere had nurtured and armed as “our bulwark against Communism”.
Fortunately in WW2, the territory today called Ukraine (including U$-funded IG-Farben Labor Camp Auschwitz — which the U$ resolutedly refused to bomb despite entreaties from Jews) was liberated by Russia. I note that Russia has not been invited to the EU$A celebration of VE Day. May8 is my wife’s birthday, and she was one of the Galitzian Jews under threat of genocide by German Nazis and Ukrainian Nazis, who was liberated on 8th May 1945.
And today, in the post I Linked above, Scott Ritter declares that the EU$A’s military leaders have again lost in Ukraine. “These are the dumbest people in the world”.
(For those with short memories, or for youngsters like Sam, UN Weopons Inspector Scott Ritter — one of the Righteous Yanks without whom his country cannot stand — gave up his job because he would not perjure himself by testifying at the UN that he, Scott Ritter, had not properly done his job of disarming Iraq after the Gulf War, and that Saddam Hussein really had Weapons of Mass Destruction as declared to the world by British PM TB.Liar.)
“On the 8th of May, 1945, I heard on the radio that the war had ended. It was my 13th birthday, and it was the happiest day of my life. After years of hiding in terror, I was going to live!” — Alice Bogner, The Suitcase.
I’ve read the history lesson many times. The trouble is that it doesn’t square up with recent events i.e. the World According to Covid. I therefore conclude that either something fundamental has changed in the meantime or this history is not quite correct.
East-west divide mantras …
What happened to your main man Matthew Efhet.?
So no one on the right?? is pushing the Big Bear fighting the Nato psyop which you was pushing not long ago.
Only the left is doing this.??
No the right are pushing it as well….funny that innit. I think the reason so many on this site bash the left is that they, as I, supported the left until they saw it was just another confidence trick, just like there’s nothing conservative about the tories.
The M.I.C sets sites/blogs like this up to do exactly that.
Cater for the Disgruntled ex lefties who get manoeuvred to vote right with the constant left bashing. How else did people vote for (Boris/Brexit/Trump or the E.U populists).
Another commentator pointed out, They hardly ever do articles about the other political party. (Like the Conservatives/Reptilians).
When they do mentioned them which is rare as rocking horse shit, it is always by there names and not the Commi/left/liberal label they give the opposite party.etc.
Anyone who points this out for to long on sites like this disappear under the censor (pending) manoeuvred they play to make it hard for there comments to get through and seen in real time.
I reckon they go out of their way to point out the futility of the left right divide and the false binary nature of it. Both sides are just out for what they can get, not for honouring the wishes of their voters. Maybe some MPs care but they’re helpless to do anything and never rise up the slippery pole of control.
except they don’t do that, the MSM on both sides keep talking about the east-west confrontation and spreading fear porn. So does most of the indy media. It’s very rare to question that narrative like Davies does.
Ideas change – geopolitical as well as anything else. For millennia war was presented as a conflict between two opposing forces. Now the idea is shifting from one of duality to one of unity, wherein the opposing forces are actually working together for the same paymaster.
I know: that’s Geopolitics 101. But stop and ask why it’s changing and who benefits from the change. It makes a big difference how war is presented primarily because these kinds of ideas are not really aimed at those of us who try to look behind, beneath, above and around the idea – they’re aimed at the masses, who generally accept them at face value.
The idea that war is unipolar works beautifully to reinforce the movement toward a global government – one all encompassing entity which creates artificial conflicts at will.
True, that’s not how the masses see it – they still see war the old fashioned way. But this is a period of transition; and as the unipolar idea gains traction, the masses will be led to see this global government as being already in place – as being inevitable and unstoppable.
At that point, game over. The Great Reset is set in cement.
Despite supposed anomalies like Russia continuing to sell energy and materials to its western enemies and anyone willing to pay for them, it seems clear that globalist elites are intent on provoking wars with Russia, China and Iran to resolve the current crisis of western parasitic financial capitalism, which has abandoned the industrial capitalism of the past to new upstart rivals.
This could be cynically dismissed as robbers squabbling over the loot, but there are now open and explicit plans to destroy and dismember Russia, carving it up into separate colony pseudo states, and plundering its resources. This is virtually identical to Hitler’s vision in General Plan Ost, or the U$A’s Middle East Oil Wars of the past 30 years.
Follow The Money and Chewy Bono.
It’s interesting that the group who are fundamentally in control and ownership of production of weapons, energy, finance and control over Western “ democracies” seldom are investigated in any rigorous depth.
Namely, the City of London, which as Eustace Mullins, Edward G Griffins plus others state controls the Federal Reserve.
Moreover, it is noticeable, that despite Putin allegedly being in cahoots with the New World Order/ City of London he expelled and jailed their numero unos banker’s, Rothschilds, envoy, one Mikhail Khordokovsky.
Thus thwarting the death knell of Russia after a millennium long struggle to destroy it.
The devil’s advocate in me cannot but ask whether the one-world government wouldn’t actually be a good thing, since it would inevitably have to involve the abolishment of such things as countries and presumably wars too, as there would be no countries to fight against. Or would they leave at least two countries to hold the occasional war for the abovementioned enrichment purposes? Quite possible!
Anyway, the author is absolutely right. As soon as they start brainwashing you with our culture, our native land (glorious and free), our way of life, democracy (!!), and wave a flag in front of your face, it’s time to tell them to go fuck themselves. They’re pulling the wool over your eyes with the intention to screw you. Your country is not yours anyway – it’s a corporation that belongs to them and serves them to keep you on a short leash. You don’t need a country, flag, all the bullshit associated therewith, past military exploits in particular, to live a life in harmony with fellow human beings, regardless of who they are, where they came from. Fuck country, fuck anybody putting fences around you, such as state borders, fuck anyone who pretends to stand above you and tells you what to do. Especially if it’s killing other creatures, like people.
Don’t let them draft you. Run for the hills, pretend that you’re a cripple, whatever. If it doesn’t work, do Good Soldier Schweik or, worse comes to worst, go Full Metal Jacket on them.
“The devil’s advocate in me cannot but ask whether the one-world government wouldn’t actually be a good thing,”
Not only the Devil advocated One World Govt; it was also advocated by many people who had seen the horrors of WW1 and were beginning to approach WW2. Albert Einstein for instance (“Einstein on Peace”).
After WW2 I was both anti-Nationalist and pro-EU. I noticed the rot set in when UK Labour peer Lord Kinnock was kicked upstairs to the EU Commission, and began his more important career by disciplining those EU whistleblowers who had begun to reveal Nepotism in the EU.
Nowadays I put my faith in people rather than in institutions. Even though:
“No man is an island” (we need instutions) but “Hell is other people” (institutions are only as good as the people who run them).
Why do you think the globalists stage these wars if not for the purpose of exhausting the people and wearing down their resistance to the idea of a one-world system that can keep the peace — where ‘peace’ means the total absence of freedom?
Not so much devil’s advocate as expressing the whole NWO raison d’etre.
They have wanted the destruction of the nation state ever since the Treaty of Westphalia which is why this country immediately embarked on the 100 years war against France once it became the first signee.
That is because the nation state and with it nationalism are the only serious threat to world wide communism which is what they want to achieve.
Countries have war’s for lots of reasons just like car’s have lots of mechanical problems. You don’t decide to junk the whole idea because of there are problems. You fix them. Then you perfect whatever goes wrong and carry on perfecting things until they are right.
You don’t junket the whole spirit and meaning of govt of the people, for the people and by the people
Countries have been taken over by corporations which is what has happened in the UK ever since it was taken over by the City of London, crown corporation through the Venetian banking cartel.
To abolish the whole idea though is to allow these evil machinations to triumph. The connections and deep relationship a people have with their country is one they cannot overcome. If that is achieved there will nothing to stop them starving you and your family to death and sending you all too the camps.
But you appear willing to help in their work.
I appear to be willing to use my brain as opposed to spewing incoherent verbiage, and explore all the options.
‘I appear to be willing to use my brain…‘ – you don’t do irony then?
The one thing I would point out which tends to skew the idea that a unified world could preclude war is that there have been periods when the (known) world was virtually unified – Rome, the Moguls. The Pax Romana may have put the brakes on wars per se but not on human misery and slaughter.
Just as today, resources tend to be unevenly distributed. Rome needed what others had; so after the conquest, the real work of empire began, with constantly increasing Tribute (aka Extortion).
It’s all a matter of distribution. A one world central government would necessarily take the lion’s share of resources for itself – human nature dictates this. Which would breed resentment among those whose lands hold the resources but who receive the “leftovers” of the spoils.
So the process would begin all over again. Human nature absolutely precludes a one-world approach – except in name only. It didn’t happen back then and it won’t happen now. Fairness never has been and never will be a central feature of human existence.
Sounds great. Rule by Paedo Bill Gates, Bugman Klaus Schwab, Shyster George Soros, Blackrock, Vanguard and Golden Sacks, who could possibly object to that?
Whether the mask is labeled fascism, democracy, or dictatorship of the proletariat, our great adversary remains the apparatus—the bureaucracy, the police, the military. Not the one facing us across the frontier of the battle lines, which is not so much our enemy as our brothers’ enemy, but the one that calls itself our protector and makes us its slaves. No matter what the circumstances, the worst betrayal will always be to subordinate ourselves to this apparatus and to trample underfoot, in its service, all human values in ourselves and in others.
An excellent quote from Simone Weil. As always, the enemy are the police and military goons we create in our bedrooms and boardrooms…
A report in my newspaper today said that the US Army is having problems signing up enough new recruits. It fell woefully short of last year’s target so is going to try to meet a larger target today. The reason given is that today’s youth doesn’t like the regimentation or the risk of death and injury etc. etc. A more likely reason is that the youth of today looks at the work of servicemen that they know about and see people in some desert hellhole or trapped on a barren mountain being shot at by anyone who thinks they could get away with it. On leaving the service they don’t seem to have stellar employment prospects — a lot of them seem to end up among the chronically homeless. (A fair few end up in urban police departments where they seem to have difficulty separating their Iraq experience from the reality of urban policing — its all cruising around in heavily armed vehicles waiting to shoot anything that the think might shoot at them.)
Overall, not a pretty picture. War is Hell, even when its the grossly asymmetrical sort that the US likes to practice. Just now and again, though, things happen that remind the practitioners that its not just another version of “Call of Duty” — there are no re-spawns in real life!
(What’s new is old — see https://youtu.be/KqeLZ-oDc8g )
But what has changed to suddenly make recruitment difficult? The vaxx, and what it reveals about the total lack of commitment by the chain of command to the welfare of enlisted men.
Yup. That’s it right there. War’s always been dangerous and the vets have always gotten the shaft — sadly, that’s nothing new. But the clot-shot is, and that’s scaring off the military’s target demographic: rural White males.
The enemy is anybody who’s going to get you killed, no matter which side he’s on.-Joseph Heller, Catch-22
We Can Win By Redefining the Possible
The basic elements of our victory are NECESSARY. What is necessary to the survival of the freedom upon which civilization depends is possible. Necessity truly is the mother of invention; the creativity and compassion of humanity cannot be beaten by subhumans grasping after power.
I have been saying for 3 years that we need to introduce all over the internet the question of How Best to Divide the Assets of the psychopathic billionaires who attack Humanity. If you don’t talk about it it cannot happen. It is perfectly plain that we can never be free while a very few own the means of our survival; they don’t perform the labor, and the means of their ownership has been theft through banking interest and control of governments.
We must have some part of an alternate money supply before they spring the money-trap; we must have some part of the military with us, and we must have some form of wider media. Money, Military & Media
All of these are possible and certainly necessary.
MONEY– There are approximately 20 States that fought Covid restrictions. Talk up the need for an alternate money supply. It’s presently not illegal, you know.
MILITARY– They are US– our relatives. It’s time we started beefing up the State militaries. 22 States have an active military at some level.
MEDIA– All our success to date has been as a result of our limited internet media. I don’t know how to broaden our media, but surely there’s a way.
Talk about the need to redistribute the assets of the billionaires is the easiest– and I’m convinced will acquire it’s own groundswell. If introduced as a question via various methods I think people will sign on to one method or another. Should individual counties take possession & use it for public purposes like roads, low-cost housing, irrigation, etc?
Or should each citizen be given a share? Or some combination? Should those who’ve been cheated of their retirement be made whole? How about the businesses forced to close due to lockdown?
All of this is necessary. You are not going to be allowed to go out and live on the fringes while the rest of society is murdered, taken over & enslaved. Probably when 5G is fully deployed they’ll be able to kill all life in a particular area w some type of EMF, or some other mass weapon in the water or whatever. The idea that they’re going to let you opt out is a fantasy. Your only choice is to WIN.
The real solution doesn’t seem popular. Taking the millionaires money sounds difficult, how about just only using local non debt money, that way they’re just left behind with their ill gotten useless gains.
The real solution, taking away their assets, is NECESSARY. It will seem more possible if it is talked up along with the specifics by which those assets were acquired.
We cannot win while leaving the power structure in place.
In war, nice guys finish last.
What is talked about and considered moves the whole idea of what is possible and reasonable.
We’re taught to revere our military and servicemen. “Thank you for your service!!!” I feel like saying, “I’m sorry you were hoodwinked into risking your life and health fighting yet another unnecessary war.”
Not all wars are unnecessary. Russia’s SMO in Ukraine was necessary to remove NATZO nukes and bioweapons from its borderlands.
The last necessary war in the EU$A was the war against Nazism in WW2. Every subsequent war declared by the EU$A has been a Luxury War: a war against a small country, either to de-Socialize it (Korea, Vietnam, Egypt, YugoSlavia, Iraq, Libya), or to maintain colonial supremacy (Kenya, Congo and other African countries) or to rob little countries of their mineral resources and/or pipeline routes (Libya, Iraq, Sudan, Indonesia, Serbia, Syria, Kuwait). No wellfed scion of the EU$A feels like risking his comfort, even in a luxury war: the pay is too low, the risk is too high, and domobilization prospects too risky — one has lost years of competitive advantage on the job stakes.
Sorry to disappoint, but WWI and WWII were choreographed by the exact same banksters who brought us all Yugoslavia, Iraq and Ukraine. Globalism goes back a while …
WW2 was really a continuation of WW1. The following Cold War, and Domino Theory, was a continuation of WW2. The end of the Cold War ushered in the Russian war in Afghanistan. When that war in Afghanistan ended, they soon started the War on Terror. Now that the 20 year occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan are ending, they are contriving the next war.
In between we have the never ending boom and bust cycle that the Central Bank Cartel perpetuates with their debt based slavery monetary system.
The Great Depression was almost 100 years ago, and will hit that centennial at around 2030. I expect there will be a Greater Global Depression between 2025 and 2035.
All of this history, and future, being contrived by TPTB.
It is my opinion that TPTB in this world starts with the Central Bank Cartel.
I always have to ask, whenever I hear the phrase “thank you for your service”, if you were fighting for freedom, why are we less free today than we ever have been in the modern era?
Who is really benefiting from endless foreign entanglements, as our mothers, fathers, sons, daughters and friends, have their blood spilled?
Dutch (and other) traders used to do business with both side of the conflict in the Eighty Years war 1566-1648: one of the reasons it lasted so long. They sold to their own enemy the Spanish when they appeared weak. Some let religion trump nation at times.
A lot of the cannons on the Spanish Armada were made in England!
and the Vatican funded William of Orange, allegedly…?
Or the Holy See. It’s all so convoluted and opaque.
The US stopped conscription (a military draft) due to the PEACE, Civil Rights and Black Power Movements in the 1960’s and 70’s. In the US young men refused to go to war (female soldiers weren’t around then, that came later), we resisted the draft and spoke out openly against US imperialism and government sanctioned apartheid at home (euphemistically called “Jim Crow” or segregation).
Today, with advanced technology the warmongering plutocrats won’t need a military draft they will use more drones, robots, unmanned machines, mercenaries and induce immigrants to serve as a way to gain citizenship sorta like the Romans did when their empire was in decline. War is a racket, the only ones who profit are the plutocrats and their minions, the rest of us pay a heavy price as these psychopaths attempt to further their evil agendas.
That “volunteer” military thing works much better for the plutocrats. That way, not everyone need serve and as so many who serve today do it for economic reasons, that’s just another perk of our monopoly capitalist system for the plutocrats. As long as our economy is as shitty as it is, soon to get shittier, there’ll be plenty of those willing to take their chances as cannon fodder so they can eat. For now our military takes an oath to the US Constitution, but there are already plenty of mercenaries who take no oath and are only loyal to those who sign their paychecks. There’ll undoubtedly be more of that in our future.
Then there’s the divide and conquer part of it when those who did not have to make that choice in order to make a living can tell those who did make that unfortunate choice to join how stupid they are for doing it, or that they’re all merely killers who get off on war. Plus the moronic line of “if no one volunteered there’d be no more war” which is a particularly idiotic favorite of mine.
You would be totally correct that our owners will use whatever automated tools they can along with bombing any country that tries to fight back to the Stone Age. Now they’re going to bring that on home, and for those who think the only problem is the US, that’s something to really celebrate. Never mind that’ll blow right back on them in a second, most don’t think that long to see that as a possibility. They’re as bad as the willfully ignorant that still think their own governments really exist for their health and safety, or that the wars are fought for democracy and freedom….
A very well stated article by Mr. Davis. The excerpt below echoes an interesting talk I attended in 1990. The talk was centered around the dissolution of the former soviet union.
“The US military industrial complex, that Butler and Eisenhower told everyone to tackle, effectively destabilised the entire Balkan region, destroyed hitherto relatively peaceful countries and then fueled the resultant wars with its pet Islamist terrorists. Ably assisted by the World Bank and the IMF.”
Yes. Nearly every conflict since 1947 has been financed by the above financial operatives. Smedley Butler was quite correct.
The person giving the talk I attended in 1990, had toured most of the Balkan region, was a former journalist, and happened to be of Ukrainian lineage…
Young American lass shows off her mastery of Australian English
We All Live In Bhopal:
Just another industrial accident: Palestine, Ohio, train wreck:
Mr Davis gets better and better with some deft satirical touches making his sharp perceptions much more readable.
Eisenhower is less well known for purposely letting a million German prisoners of war die in open fields in France. Kinda dulls his shine and calls his integrity into question.
Didn’t Major General Smedley Butler also stop an american coup d’etat against Roosevelt? This was organised and involving the usual suspects/families who all got away Scott-free.
This cabal postponed the coup d’etat to 2001 instead, when there were few left in the american military with the same caliber as the major. Ollie North was their hero.
Warmongers, posing as politicians and benevolent globalists, will think twice before waging war when they know there is no one prepared to fight their war for them.
Didn’t we europeans learn our lessons from the first two wars of the 20th century? Weren’t we told the same old lies then that we are hearing now? This time around we are being told that an army infiltrated by nazis is our friend and Russia is now our enemy.
Yes Major General Smedley Butler blew the whistle on a plot to overthrow President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Alas none of the conspirators Smedley Butler exposed ever were arrested, convicted or went to jail. They ultimately got rich off of WWII
Many of the old suited psychopaths are approaching the end of their lives.
Loveless, sexless, hollow and perpetually frustrated, they grasp and grab at anything, in a feeble attempt to assuage their cancerous ennui.
Wars, famine, plagues, perverse media and total control give them a frisson of excitement before they exit Earth. Forever.
What. A. Waste. Of. Oxygen.
Even these creeps are puppets, of invisible but the “negative” universal forces. Their use is actually to stimulate positive universal forces amongst the zombie like human masses. Homo sapiens is quite an animal of bad habits, but at least we have some consciousness about it unlike other wild animals.
Your alternative update on #COVID19 for 2023-02-13. An estimated 13m worldwide killed by the jab. IVM inhibits replication RNA viruses. Fake alien invasion (blog, gab, tweet).
The “enemy out there” model has always served the string pullers well, and the masses gobble it up every time. Saves them from examining what’s on the inside, amongst their own families, cultures, governments, industries, …
Iain, Do you think? it will escalated to the “We are at war” media campaign similar to covid with Russia…
The really shocking plans of WHO to take over governments are moving forward quickly. These amendments to their proposed Pandemic Treaty give them control over most countries and people under the guise of a “potential health emergency” – a personal decision by the Director-General of WHO.
The draft will be discussed at the World Health Organization in Geneva from 27 Feb to 3 March. This draft is silent on any oversight or accountability mechanism for the treaty, only to be agreed upon at the governing body’s first meeting.
Why is mainstream media almost silent on this? Why are we being distracted by ‘alien invasions’ and the possibility of Hillary running for President, etc. etc.?
This is why ……
Australia has decided against signing up … for now.
The previous PM, Scott Morrison, had provisionally given the go-ahead. He was a traitor to the people and to the nation. Also, on the C-shots, he said that they would only be released in Australia if they are found to be “100% safe and effective.” Now, Australia has one of the highest excess death rates in the world.
On the question of hanging, he’d be a good candidate.
But now Australia has a new P.M. who seems to be yet another puppet for the New Word Order mob.
In any case, it seems that Parliaments and P.M’s do not need to give the go-ahead to sign up to WHO’s pandemic treaty. It needs only the signature of a country’s representative at WHO. Bugger parliaments!
When did testing of the jabs start in Australia? Was it before 2021? Thanks.
Alien invasions and Shillary running for POTUS? I didn’t know about the Shillary part. That’ll almost be hilarious if it wasn’t going to be so damned painful to have to deal with all that idiocy again. Not to mention the ravings of that lunatic bitch and her shrill minions whining endlessly about all the misogyny, groan….
And I’m sure you know, you’ve answered your own rhetorical question of why aliens and Hillary are “making the news cycle” in the MSM. What else can one expect? Someone below said we gotta have balloons with the circus and by golly we got ’em. Now we’ve got the Shill adding her very own vomit inducing idiocy to the big show as well.
As for that WHO treaty, they’ll get that passed I am sure. And the hysterical and fearful will rejoice at all that inclusivity when the whole world is firmly under the thumb of Pharma. I wish there was somewhere to run but alas, there is not.
Yes, it does rather look like they’ve plumped for the alien invasion. At least in some form and likely they are testing the response. I guess no matter how absurd this is to some of us, it will freak out the gullible. Quite exhausting having to explain to the snowflakes that like the last bunch of crap, this is another bunch of crap.
I’m pretty sure I saw a Hillary quote in recent weeks in which she denied any intention to run for president in 2024. But I also know that even if I’m correct, the assertion is meaningless, so I’m not going to try and hunt for it.
Amerikan electoral politics is so grotesquely surrealistic that it doesn’t make any difference which dunces in the confederacy join in the fixed competition for the Oval Office Throne. But for me, the very sight of Hillary is gag-inducing; “less is more”, and “zero-tolerance” come to mind.
But this raises a lingering unresolved issue: if she indeed chooses to campaign for president in 2024– gack!– will we see the return of the odd behavior and habits she frequently displayed in 2016 that strongly implied that she suffers from serious health problems?
I won’t strain to recall all of the details, but at the time, there were many authentic-looking video clips of Hillary wearing those strange dark-blue sunglasses, being closely shepherded by some bodyguard type who reportedly was a Secret Service agent “with medical training”, obviously passing out and collapsing during public events, etc.
As you mention, the “Resistance”/TDS-fueled mass-media suppressed and repudiated any source that called Hillary’s health and fitness into question. And it was true enough that, for better or worse, some of the people who insisted that Hillary was indeed suffering from undisclosed serious health issues were obviously right-wingers or rabid Republicans with an anti-Hillary agenda.
But even given these biases, there was enough credible evidence that she was not well– and it seemed like more than just her reported zeal for consuming alcohol. I still think there’s a “there” there, but after the election the selective public interest in Hillary’s health evaporated.
It still bugs me, just as I’m still nominally bugged by the question of whether Ashli Babbitt’s alleged murder during the January 6th funny business at the Capitol was staged, or occurred as the official narrative insists. 🤔
Ukraine has a National Bank that is not on the BIS member list and its Governor resigned in July 2020 due to political ‘pressure’ & attempts to curb its independence from the BIS.
Enough with the hero worship of Smedley Butler.
Butler gave his opnions firstly to the Nye Committee. Butler was a Freemason; Nye was a Freemason; the majority of the committee (at least 5 of the 9) were Freemasons. Butler’s view that “war is a racket” didn’t stop him serving in the US military for decades. Anyone else smelling a rat here?
So, what’s this particular rodent? Butler’s testimony was given in a context of the investigation of “the merchants of death” and their role in causing WW1. Butler was mis-directing the committee and the public away from the true origins of the war. The war served many purposes but the central one was revealed in 1917 when a Britsh politician made a certain declaration. Who had stood in the way of the goal of that declaration? The Ottoman Empire. Who was propping up the Ottoman Empire? Germany. Remember the Berlin to Bagdad Railway? It gets a brief mention in most ‘Causes of WW1’ books before being dismissed as being of any real importance.
The real danger was that a proper investigation of “the merchants of death” might follow a path that headed towards the recipients of that certain declaration. That path had to be sidetracked. Just because a lying murdering deceiving bastard says something one likes doesn’t mean he’s not a lying murdering deceiving bastard. Butler was serving the racketeers as he had all his life (and generations of Butlers had before him). War is indeed a racket but not because Butler said so.Arguing “war must be a racket -even Smedley Butler said so” is like the Fraud arguing “the election wasn’t stolen – even Liz Cheney says so”. It fundamentally misunderstands who Butler/Cheney are.
BTW I’m not saying every Congressional committee was useless – the Reece committee into the foundations was much more genuine than Nye.
Which 1917 declaration please? Thank you.
Ah ha, it took me a while to catch the drift but now I see why the down ticks are there. Sherlie Holmes strikes again.
Yes, and then there’s Eisenhower’s farewell address on the MIC, etc. following his service as commander-in-chief, particularly over the expansion of cold war arms race. Always a favorite of peace activists.
Is that quite right? Didn’t the major general form his opinion after serving for many decades? He was fairly late in his career when he made those comments.
He could have taken his place in the conspiracy against Roosevelt but chose not to.
All of the important players in D.C. were bought and paid for, leading to the creation of the Federal Reserve in 1913.
While I agree that hero worship of Butler is inappropriate, the truths in “War is a Racket” cannot be ignored. It was also written after his service, as a reflection upon military achievements, or lack there of.
The idea that his book was written to deflect the Balfour Agreement leaked in 1917, when the book was published in 1935, seems like poor timing. I got the impression he wrote it to provide more fuel for the isolationist public attitude, and as a precursor to his political ambitions.
It is worth noting that there was a failed campaign shortly after WW1 to push the idea that certain groups of people were genocide during WW1.
This is not to suggest that I discount your assertions. I always find military personnel as questionable, especially those in the highest ranks that require congressional nominations.
Thomas, will you please provide a bit more info? Sincerely looking to learn.
“It is worth noting that there was a failed campaign shortly after WW1 to push the idea that certain groups of people were genocide during WW1.”
The “Military-Industrial Complex” is a deflection. Whereas Eisenhower settled into a quiet retirement, JFK’s brains were splattered over a Lincoln Continental for all the world to see. There is a layer above the corporations and they have long exercised substantial control over much of the world. However, there seems to be a split in progress – hence the failure of Kissinger to get his way in Ukraine.
JFK gave the “they” a label – the “monolithic and ruthless conspiracy” – and Kissinger is a visible face. The directors or putative owners of the corporations are also visible faces. Some of these visible faces are highly competent technocrats (like Kissinger and Rhodes) but others are vacuities (like Gates and Musk).
It’s an assumption that there’s some cooperative association of potentially identifiable people behind the visible faces. I’ll call this association “The Oligarchy”. However, they use their power to stay out of the spotlight. I could follow the usual routine of naming bloodlines etc, but I have no proof that this isn’t also a deflection and that there isn’t a further layer beyond.
That there is a meaningful conflict within or against The Oligarchy is also something of an assumption. But if it’s all theatrics, it prompts the question: Why don’t they just finish the job? What else but a conflict between powerful groupings is stopping them?
Because they’re in it together!
Neo-Nazi threat in new Ukraine: NEWSNIGHT
Feb 28, 2014
BBC Newsnight’s Gabriel Gatehouse investigates the links between the new Ukrainian government and Neo-nazis
I have seen a few videos of the “recruitment” of civilians in Ukraine. I could sense their fear and impotence in front of the strenght of the recruiters. They tried to run and resist,they didn’t want to go but they were forced to. Refusing to fight wasn’t an option.
The racket is still allowed to function because they have the guns.Period.
It’s not rocket science.