America and Western Europe seem obsessed with the fear of Russia. Never mind that the combined military might of the U.S. and NATO literally dwarfs that of Russia, the West behaves as if Russia is about to conquer the world.
No doubt, Russia is one of the world’s superpowers in terms of nuclear missiles; but if nuclear war is what frightens the West, why are they threatening Russia by surrounding the country with military bases and hypersonic missiles? Why is NATO inciting Russia by violating agreements to NOT encroach on Russia’s borders? Why do the U.S. and NATO conduct military war games on Russia’s doorsteps? One could get the idea that the West is trying to goad Russia into nuclear war.
With the U.S. surrounding Russia with bases and missiles, we have not forgotten that Russia is only 55 miles from Alaska, have we?
America and Western Europe should be much more concerned about what they are doing to themselves than what Russia might do to them, because the West is destroying itself.
As the famous cartoon strip character Pogo said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.”
Daniel Webster said it this way:
If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.
The Biblical Natural Law principles of Liberty and constitutionalism were thrown out of Washington, D.C., at the end of World War II. (Some would argue that Abraham Lincoln decimated those principles in 1861.)
While the West is fixated on taking revenge against Russia over Ukraine, they don’t even seem to notice that they are putting the noose around their own necks.
With all the puppeteers controlling political leaders these days, it’s difficult to determine the individual intelligence of these leaders. It does appear, however, that the intelligence of Russia’s Putin dwarfs that of France’s Macron, Poland’s Duda, Britain’s Johnson, Germany’s Scholz—and especially that of the imbecile residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
For example, Putin’s decision to tie the Russian ruble to gold was pure genius. (Could the gold-backed ruble replace the petrodollar? It’s not far-fetched.)
Of all of the moronic decisions former U.S. President Richard Nixon made, his decision to take America off the gold standard was his most moronic decision—from a constitutional, limited government and Liberty perspective, that is. Big Government politicians, Big Bankers and the military-industrial complex loved it.
Tying the ruble to gold is an economic game changer—especially considering all of the economic sanctions placed against Russia by the West. Let me put it this way: It’s going to be a VERY COLD winter for Western Europe.
Cue to the coming catastrophic economic consequences felt by Europeans in their daily life (but not by the wealthiest five percent): inflation devouring salaries and savings; next winter energy bills packing a mean punch; products disappearing from supermarkets; holiday bookings almost frozen. France’s Le Petit Roi Emmanuel Macron – perhaps facing a nasty electoral surprise – has even announced: “food stamps like in WWII are possible.”
We have Germany facing the returning ghost of Weimar hyperinflation. BlackRock President Rob Kapito said, in Texas, “for the first time, this generation is going to go into a store and not be able to get what they want.” African farmers are unable to afford fertilizer at all this year, reducing agricultural production by an amount capable of feeding 100 million people.
Russia, so far, was selling 155 billion cubic meters of gas to Europe each year. The EU rhetorically promises to get rid of it by 2027, and reduce supply by the end of 2022 by 100 billion cubic meters. Gromov asked “how,” and remarked, “any expert has no answer. Most of Russia’s natural gas is shipped over pipelines. This cannot simply be replaced by Liquified Natural Gas (LNG).”
The risible European answer has been “start saving,” as in “prepare to be worse off” and “reduce the temperature in households.” Gromov noted how, in Russia, “22 to 25 degrees in winter is the norm. Europe is promoting 16 degrees as ‘healthy’, and wearing sweaters at night.”
The EU won’t be able to get the gas it needs from Norway or Algeria (which is privileging domestic consumption). Azerbaijan would be able to provide at best 10 billion cubic meters a year, but “that will take 2 or 3 years” to happen.
Gromov stressed how “there’s no surplus in the market today for US and Qatar LNG,” and how prices for Asian customers are always higher. The bottom line is that “by the end of 2022, Europe won’t be able to significantly reduce” what it buys from Russia: “they might cut by 50 billion cubic meters, maximum.” And prices in the spot market will be higher – at least $1,300 per cubic meter.
I’m reading economists who are saying that Europe’s sanctimonious sanctions against Russia could result in the collapse of NATO and the European Union. Putin may have already figured that out.
As for the U.S., the sanctions against Russia—and Russia’s counter sanctions against us—are helping to fuel an already depressed economy caused by the phony Covid pandemic. America is already experiencing the highest inflation rates in decades—and it’s only going to get worse. And all of the signs point to the bottom falling out of the stock market.
By allowing neocon and neolib warmongers to control both major parties in Washington, D.C., the American people have forged their own chains. By heeding the lies and falsehoods of professional propagandists in the mainstream media, the American people have forged their own chains. And by giving their hearts over to establishment, statist pastors and churches, the American people have forged their own chains.
On rare occasions, the media will even admit that, in order to promote the war agenda, the American people will be lied to.
NBC News has a new report out citing multiple anonymous US officials, humorously titled “In a break with the past, U.S. is using intel to fight an info war with Russia, even when the intel isn’t rock solid”.
The officials say the Biden administration has been rapidly pushing out “intelligence” about Russia’s plans in Ukraine that is “low-confidence” or “based more on analysis than hard evidence”, or even just plain false, in order to fight an information war against Putin.
It was an attention-grabbing assertion that made headlines around the world: U.S. officials said they had indications suggesting Russia might be preparing to use chemical agents in Ukraine.
President Joe Biden later said it publicly. But three U.S. officials told NBC News this week there is no evidence Russia has brought any chemical weapons near Ukraine. They said the U.S. released the information to deter Russia from using the banned munitions.
It’s one of a string of examples of the Biden administration’s breaking with recent precedent by deploying declassified intelligence as part of an information war against Russia. The administration has done so even when the intelligence wasn’t rock solid, officials said, to keep Russian President Vladimir Putin off balance.
So they lied. They may hold that they lied for a noble reason, but they lied. They knowingly circulated information they had no reason to believe was true, and that lie was amplified by all the most influential media outlets in the western world.
On the empire’s claim last week that Putin is being misled by his advisors because they are afraid of telling him the truth, NBC reports that this assessment “wasn’t conclusive — based more on analysis than hard evidence.”
This NBC report confirms rumors we’ve been hearing for months. Professional war slut Max Boot said via The Council on Foreign Relations think tank in February that the Biden administration had ushered in “a new era of info ops” with intelligence releases designed not to tell the truth but to influence Putin’s decisions. Former MI6 chief John Sawers told The Atlantic Council think tank in February that the Biden administration’s “intelligence” releases were based more on a general vibe than actual intelligence, and were designed to manipulate rather than to inform. (Source)
And just as happened with the phony Covid narrative, I just received word from my webmasters that Google is beginning to censor information that is NOT anti-Russia. We can expect the other social media giants to quickly follow suit. This should tell us everything we need to know about the veracity of the Ukraine narrative.
It is necessary to understand that there has been no Russian invasion of Ukraine. Russian troops are operating only in eastern and southern Ukraine. The troops served the purpose of preventing a large Ukrainian army, now encircled and trapped, from conquering the two Donbass Russian republics recently recognized by Russia after an eight-year delay. The other task assigned to the Russian troops is to exterminate the neo-Nazi Azov militia that has committed atrocities against the Donbass Russians. The process has gone slowly, because the fighting is mainly in Donbass, which is populated by Russians, and the Kremlin wants to rescue the people, not kill them.
Russia has no need or intent to invade Poland, Romania, the Baltics, Finland, Sweden. Missile bases in these countries can be eliminated with precision weapons from a great distance. Russia sent troops into Ukraine in order to liberate Donbass from Azov attack and occupation and to prevent the invasion of Donbass by a 100,000 Ukrainian army.
I urge readers to read this in-depth analysis of the Ukraine situation that augments Dr. Roberts’ brief analysis above and is written by former NATO intelligence officer, former colonel of the General Staff, ex-member of the Swiss strategic intelligence, specialist on Eastern countries Jacques Baud. He was trained in the American and British intelligence services. He has served as Policy Chief for United Nations Peace Operations as an expert on the rule of law and security institutions.
PLEASE READ HIS REPORT.
Furthermore, I urge readers to watch this 2-minute video of Former CIA Operations Director John Stockwell on how the government manipulates the news media.
Here is a transcript of that video:
John Stockwell, Former CIA Operations Director
Stockwell: There are other functions, however, some of them more legitimate than others. One is to run secret wars. Another thing is to disseminate propaganda to influence people’s minds. And this is a major function of the CIA. And unfortunately, of course, it overlaps into the gathering of information. You have contact with a journalist, you will give him true stories, you’ll get information from him. You’ll also give him false stories. You also work on their human vulnerabilities to recruit them, in a classic sense, make them your agent, so that you can control what they do, so you don’t have to set them up sort of, you know, by putting one over on them, so you can say, “Here, plant this one next Tuesday.”
Interviewer: Can you do this with responsible reporters?
Stockwell: Yes. The Church Committee brought it out in 1975, and then Woodward and Bernstein put an article in Rolling Stone a couple of years later. Four hundred journalists cooperating with the CIA, including some of the biggest names in the business, to consciously introduce the stories into the press.
Interviewer: Give me a concrete example of how you use the press this way.
Stockwell: Well, for example, in my war, the Angola War that I helped to manage, one third of my staff was propaganda. I had propagandists all over the world, principally in London, Kinshasa and Zambia. We would take stories, which we would write, and put them in the Zambia Times and then pull them out and send them to a journalist on our payroll in Europe, but his cover story, you see, would be that he’d gotten them from his stringer in Lusaka who had gotten them from the Zambia Times. But after that point, the journalists Reuters and AFP, the management was not witting of it. Now our contact man in Europe was, and we pumped just dozens of stories about Cuban atrocities, Cuban rapists. But we didn’t know of one single atrocity committed by the Cubans. It was pure, raw, false propaganda to create an illusion of communists, you know, eating babies for breakfast.
It is the function of the CIA to keep the world unstable, and to propagandize and teach the American people to hate, so we will let the Establishment spend any amount of money on arms.
The so-called “defense” corporations are multinational conglomerates that have no great loyalty to the United States. They are in fact no longer U.S. corporations but transnational entities loyal only to themselves.
The major function of secrecy in Washington is to keep the U.S. people from knowing what the nation’s leaders are doing.
The United States is cast in the role of Praetorian Guard, protecting the interests of the global financial order against fractious elements in the Third World.
Enemies are necessary for the wheels of the US military machine to turn.
A final quote from Daniel Webster sums it up:
There is no nation on earth powerful enough to accomplish our overthrow. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from another quarter. From the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government, from their carelessness and negligence. I must confess that I do apprehend some danger. I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men and become the instruments of their own undoing.
As I said, the West is destroying itself.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.