Jul 282014
 

ukr2Zero Hedge: “A week after Russia revealed photos of Ukraine deploying Buk missiles in the east as well as radar proof of Ukraine warplanes in the vicinity of MH-17, the US has yet to present any of the incontrovertible evidence supposedly in its possession that proves it was the separatists who shot down the plane, a narrative which has already propagated through western media.

Instead, several hours ago the US. Office of the Director of National Intelligence released satellite images taken by the private civilian company Digital Globe (and thus not government sourced), which US officials say offer proof that Russian forces have been shelling eastern Ukraine in a campaign to assist rebel groups fighting Ukraine’s government in Kiev.”

Opinion: I doubt we will find out the truth about flight MH17, but what’s becoming obvious is that this new US/Russia standoff over Ukrarine is ultimately about energy on many levels.

First, it’s important to realize that we are being lied to daily. Second, the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, admitted to lying to Congress last July, and third, Clapper is the same guy who in 2011, told the US public that the Muslim Brotherhood had changed and eschewed violence. Not long after that, the Brotherhood had control of Egypt.

But about Ukraine’s vast shale oil reserves:

  • Gas exports to Europe are regarded as a key Russian trump card amid anger over its role in Ukraine
  • Europe gets approximately 30% of its natural gas from Russia
  • Hunter Biden, Joe’s son, is working for the Ukrainians to drill for shale oil and Putin is very unhappy about it

It’s hard to predict what will happen short term. If investigations into the attack on MH17 establish a clear link with Russian separatists in Ukraine – and Putin continues to support them – then deeper sanctions may be hard to resist and the crisis is likely to have a rapid and fundamental impact on Europe’s economy. On the other hand, if the investigations are inconclusive and Putin’s 85% approval rating continues, gas supplies might remain uninterrupted.

It is not hard to see long term, however. Energy, or the lack of it, will likely be the spark the ignites the final world war.

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Jul 222014
 

Investors Business Daily Op-Ed: “The downing of Malaysia Flight 17 casts new light on just how inept and decadent the United States and Europe have become.

Faced with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and attempts to repeat in eastern Ukraine, the best Western Europe and the U.S. have mustered are strong words and token sanctions on top Russian officials and several companies.”

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Jul 212014
 

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The Daily Beast: “Now that the U.S.-Russia relationship has broken down, Moscow could throw a wrench into the teetering nuclear negotiations with Iran.

The escalating tensions between Washington and Moscow, brought to fever by the MH17 airliner disaster, are finally to the point where they threaten to spoil the number one item on President Obama’s foreign policy agenda: the nuclear talks with Iran. The man doing the threatening is Russian President Vladimir Putin.”

Opinion: July 16, 2014 President Obama said this “We have repeatedly made clear that Russia must halt the flow of fighters and weapons across the border. We have to see concrete actions and not just words.”

With those words, new sanctions were imposed on Russia that target major banks, energy companies, the Russian defense industry, and individuals the White House said were responsible for the continuing support of the Ukrainian separatists .

On July 17 a surface-to-air missile hit flight MH17.

At this point the war of words between the two presidents is crucial. The US must move quickly to form an energy policy to supply Europe or Putin could punish the EU this winter.

At the same time the US must supply Ukraine with weapons or the Russian Czar will push harder to acquire his former empire.

If all the US can do is threaten to isolate Russia economically, it will only make maters worse.

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Jul 052014
 
Is Christine Lagarde The Most Dangerous Woman In The World?

Zero Hedge, Martin Armstrong: “I have been warning that there is an idea that has been running around behind the curtain that the national debt of the USA could be settled by usurping all pension funds in the country. Here is a remarkable blueprint that throws all previous considerations concerning the purchase of government bonds over

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Jul 042014
 
Establishment Pushing “Cashless Society” to Control Humanity

The New American: “The global establishment is increasingly pushing the notion of what it calls a “cashless society” — a world in which all payments and transactions would be conducted electronically, creating a permanent record for governments to inspect and track at will. Multiple governments from Africa and Asia to Europe and the Americas are

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Jul 032014
 
The BRICs Are Morphing Into An Anti-Dollar Alliance

Zero Hedge: “While numerous massively indebted administrations around the world hope to divert the attention of what’s left of their struggling middle class away from its daily impoverished existence and distract it with flashing lights and glitzy animations showing another all time market high on a daily basis, a significantly more important shift taking place

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Jun 302014
 
EU Prepares framework For Military Use Against Citizens

Stratrisks: “The EU creates a legal framework for Europe-wide deployment of police and military units . At the same time, the EU Commission is working intensively on the creation of a single EU police unit as well as an EU public prosecutor. The use of the “European Gendarmerie Force” (EUROGENDFOR) is made ​​possible by the “solidarity clause” as Heise reported. At

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