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The killing of Boris Nemtsov and the Spring (Vesna) Youth Movement in Moscow

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On the night of February 27, 2015, Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed in Moscow. Nemtsov was a leading Kremlin critic in Russia, and, along with Alexei Navalny and others, was planning and organizing the Vesna opposition march set to take place on March 1.

Boris Nemtsov killed in Moscow LIVE UPDATES from RT:

http://rt.com/news/236359-nemtsov-killed-moscow-politician/

http://rt.com/news/236363-nemtsov-killed-politician-moscow/

http://rt.com/news/236531-nemtsov-murder-cctv-russia/

From Sputnik News:

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150228/1018879441.html

Russian politician Boris Nemtsov shot and killed in Moscow:

http://tass.ru/en/russia/780155

ALERT: Russian Opposition Leader SHOT DEAD – Ukraine 2.0 Incoming?:

http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/02/27/alert-russian-opposition-leader-boris-nemtsov-shot-dead-in-moscow/

An Opposition Leader’s Death Could Spark a Backlash, from Stratfor:

There are reports that Nemtsov was shot four to seven times in the chest by multiple assailants who jumped out of a car on a bridge just south of Red Square. The shooting was professional and smooth, with well-aimed fire and no deaths of bystanders. The bridge served as a channel to trap the victim, giving him nowhere to run. The killing was also brazen, taking place near the Kremlin, which has heavy security and heavy CCTV coverage. He reportedly was walking with a woman from Kiev, who was approximately 24 years old, and without a security detail.

Nemtsov is among a group of established anti-Putin leaders that include Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Mikhail Kasyanov (People’s Democratic Union), Garry Kasparov (Other Russia coalition) and Vladimir Ryzhkov (Republican Party of Russia). Nemtsov, like most of these leaders, has a mixed reputation in Russia. Much of the population associates Nemtsov with former President Boris Yeltsin’s disastrous economic plan of the 1990s. But Nemtsov jumped onto the anti-Kremlin bandwagon of Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption blogger who is considered the chief opposition leader in Russia.

https://www.stratfor.com/analysis/russia-opposition-leaders-death-could-spark-backlash

Vladimir Putin – the automatic Lee Harvey Oswald

Reminiscent of the immediate rush to judgement to blame Putin for the downing of Malaysia Airlines MH17, the implication that this was an assassination ordered by the Kremlin came before any clear details emerged – indicating that another Putin demonization campaign was already in the works.

The phrase “Putin critic” is currently the omnipresent headline in the Western media. A simple Google search will suffice:

Boris Nemtsov, outspoken Putin critic… – CNN.com; Boris Nemtsov, leading Putin critic, shot… – Fox News; Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead – NPR; Major Putin Critic Gunned Down in Moscow – The Daily Beast; Leading Putin critic gunned down outside Kremlin – Telegraph; Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow – NBC News; Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov Shot Dead in Moscow – Newsweek

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This swiftly-appearing implication is not based on any evidence. Putin is the automatic Lee Harvey Oswald in the fantasies of the Russophobic western media.

ABC News – Boris Nemtsov Joins List of Dead Vladimir Putin Critics:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/boris-nemtsov-joins-list-dead-vladimir-putin-critics/story?id=29292143

From the Stratfor article above:

Navalny and his followers plan to hold mass rallies in Moscow and 14 other cities on March 1 — the first such rally possible since the 2011-2012 demonstrations against the Kremlin — to protest Russia’s actions in Ukraine…

Nemtsov’s death makes this weekend’s events even more important. The shooting will bring out a string of conspiracy theories in Russia because the Kremlin has long wanted Nemtsov out of the way. Nemtsov reportedly told the media just weeks ago that he feared Putin would kill him. However, the Kremlin also knows that Nemtsov’s death the day before the rally could spark a backlash and bring out more protesters. March 1 is a day to watch Moscow for the size of the protests, and whether Putin can maintain the peace. As Lenin said, the purpose of terrorism is to terrify. Nemtsov’s death had the purpose of creating terror. The question is who wanted to create it.

People who normally whine about “conspiracy theorists” will eagerly accept the Putin-did-it conspiracy theory! Contrary to what Stratfor is suggesting, however, these nouveau conspiracy theorists are much more likely to be American and European than Russian.

With the Vesna march only two days away, why would Vladimir Putin want to give this anti-Kremlin event all this wonderful free publicity? Why would Putin want to give Vesna a martyr? 

Eric Kraus: Had the Kremlin wanted him out of the way there were other ways – especially in Moscow. A car crash. An (induced) heart attack. Poisons. Why do a public hit within sight of St. Basel’s Cathedral on Red Square so as to provide a public feast for the foreign press picture editors? The timing is equally suspicious. Perfectly timed to draw maximum attention to the upcoming opposition March which had risked falling flat. (Eric Kraus, Facebook status update.)

Peter Lavelle: “…and of course Putin is at fault.” Of course we all know that is how the west will read this. Nonetheless, before all the low-octane analysis and clueless reporting starts let’s be clear: Nemtsov was politically so (self-) marginalized in Russia that he had to go aboard for anyone to notice him (like Kiev). He was political dead before he was murdered. Thus, there can be no doubt this is a false flag op. Many in Washington are grinning and probably celebrating. No matter. Russians will not be fooled by this kind of cheap and deadly propaganda attack. (Peter Lavelle, Facebook status update.)

Major Critic Of Vladimir Putin Shot Dead In Moscow:

Irina Khakamada, a prominent opposition figure who co-founded a liberal party with Nemtsov, blamed a climate of intimidation and warned that the murder could herald a dangerous destabilization. “It’s a provocation that is clearly not in Putin’s interests, it’s aimed at rocking the situation,” she said in remarks carried by RIA Novosti news agency.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/world-news/boris-nemtsov-killed-russia

Breaking news: FALSE FLAG IN MOSCOW!:

There are folks in Langley tonight who got a promotion.

http://thesaker.is/breaking-news-false-flag-in-moscow/

It is also strange that the BBC’s initial report of the Nemtsov shooting quotes the Riga-based Russian start-up news site called Meduza:

According to Russian-language news website Meduza, “several people” got out of a car and shot him.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-31669061

Why wouldn’t the BBC look to other Russian news sites in Moscow, opting instead to use a fledgling Riga, Latvia-based news aggregator as their source?


What is Meduza?

Meduza is a news website formed from the ashes of Lenta.ru, which some claim was smashed to pieces by the Kremlin. Some of the top people from Lenta decided to set up shop outside of Russia, and they chose former Soviet city and modern-day neo-Nazi stronghold Riga, Latvia as their base of operations for this anti-Putin project. They have tried to deny ties to Kremlin opposition leader and notorious oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky, but some insiders claim that Meduza is one of Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia projects – itself being a George Soros Open Society project. One of the editors at Meduza has admitted…

that Mikhail Khodorkovsky… was a passive investor, however she refused to name any other backers…

From Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meduza

Russian journalists set up shop in Latvia after Kremlin crackdown:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/23/russian-journalists-meduza-project-latvia-kremlin-crackdown

https://meduza.io/en

For more on Khodorkovsky, see my previous blog post on Color Revolutions:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/color-revolutions-financial-warfare-against-russia/


Mikhail Khodorkovsky breaks political silence, saying he would lead Russia:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/21/mikhail-khodorkovsky-breaks-political-silence-prepared-lead-russia

What is Open Russia?

Open Russia was launched by Mikhail Khodorkovsky during an online conference held on September 20, 2014.

Open Russia today is about bringing together citizens living both inside and outside of Russia, who share the European values of a strong, dynamic, and forward-looking state founded upon effective democratic institutions and the rule of law. Open Russia will enable these citizens to communicate and work together, to make their voices heard, and to mobilise effectively in the cause of common interests and goals.

http://www.khodorkovsky.com/what-is-open-russia/

Citizens “who share European values”? That sounds a little like Euromaidan – they talk about change, democracy, European values, working together and making your voice heard, and fighting corruption, but have no real program for economic prosperity.

But Open Russia also sounds like something else: the Open Society of George Soros!

George Soros is the founder and chairman of Open Society—a network of foundations, partners, and projects in more than 100 countries.

http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros

The Real Crime of M. Khodorkovsky:

With his new billions in effect stolen from the Russian people, he made some powerful friends. He set up a foundation modeled on US billionaire George Soros’ Open Society, calling it the Open Russia Foundation. He invited two powerful Westerners to its board—Henry Kissinger and Jacob Lord Rothschild.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article168007.html


Meduza is also connected to opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was recently detained for handing out Vesna fliers in the Moscow Metro:

http://news.yahoo.com/moscow-police-detain-opposition-figure-navalny-subway-152925329.html

http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2668678

The Vesna march, or Vesna (Spring) Youth Movement march, is set to kick off on March 1.

The organizers of the opposition march Vesna, which is scheduled for March 1, have agreed to hold it in the Moscow Maryino area, Boris Nemtsov, co-chairman of the party RPR-PARNAS, told a press conference on Friday. “After intensive debate and consultations, we came to the conclusion that we agree to hold the march in Maryino,” Nemtsov said. Nemtsov emphasized that the demands of the march are more important to the opposition that its venue. “The main thing to us is that all residents, including residents of Maryino, hear our demands,” Nemtsov said.

http://rbth.com/news/2015/02/20/opposition_agrees_to_hold_march_1_march_in_maryino_43912.html

http://spb-vesna.ru/

Ahead of this, the Vesna people put out a YouTube video of university students in Moscow apologizing to Ukraine for Putin’s actions.

Движение Весна (Vesna Movement) YouTube page:

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsBSwdHSLX_OELIHLYIw_6Q

This is also being promoted by Radio Free Europe.

‘Ashamed’ Russian Students Ask Ukraine To ‘Forgive Us’:

http://www.rferl.org/content/russian-students-ashamed-ukraine-video-response/26848769.html


Who is Alexei Navalny?

Navalny and Neoliberalism:

Navalny is a right-wing populist. No doubt. But I would submit he’s more of an American variety than a European facsimile. His xenophobia comes with an anti-elitist élan tinged with a libertarian distrust of big government. If Navalny ran in a US election, he’d find common cause with the Tea Party. He’d make an excellent Fox News pundit if he added flamboyancy to his abrasiveness.

http://seansrussiablog.org/2013/08/01/navalny-and-neoliberalism/

Exploring the possibility of a ‘Russian Maidan’

The political front that will take to Russia’s streets has already long been identified. It includes the same brand of extreme “nationalists” and ultra-right groups seen overrunning Ukraine’s political order. This includes literal Neo-Nazis. One of the prevailing figures among Russia’s ultra-right is US-backed Alexey Navalny – billed by the West as an “anti-corruption activist,” who is in all reality a neo-fascist operating openly in the service of Wall Street.

Alexey Navalny was a Yale World Fellow, and in his profile it states: Navalny spearheads legal challenges on behalf of minority shareholders in large Russian companies, including Gazprom, Bank VTB, Sberbank, Rosneft, Transneft, and Surgutneftegaz, through the Union of Minority Shareholders… Navalny is also co-founder of the Democratic Alternative movement…

The Democratic Alternative, also written DA!, is a US State Department National Endowment for Democracy (NED) fund recipient, implicating Alexey Navalny as an agent of US-funded sedition. The US State Department itself reveals this as they list DA! among many of the “youth movements” they support operating in Russia…

That this funding is nowhere on NED’s official website indicates that full disclosures are not being made and that NED is engaged in clandestine funding.

http://www.sott.net/article/290362-Exploring-the-possibility-of-a-Russian-Maidan

http://journal-neo.org/2014/12/20/the-impending-russian-maidan/

More on Navalny:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/color-revolutions-financial-warfare-against-russia/

Navalny was detained for handing out Vesna fliers in the Metro, and now, one of the key organizers of Vesna, Nemtsov, has been shot. Again, it is hard to imagine what possible gain this shooting could be for the Kremlin, especially following the large anti-Maidan march in Moscow of the previous weekend, and Putin’s growing approval ratings.

This obviously could be to the benefit of any number of Putin enemies, including the Russian opposition to Putin, the Kiev fascist clique, the CIA, and NATO. It remains to be seen which suspect emerges as the strongest, whether it is one of these suspects or someone else.

Anti-Putin Opposition Looks to Russian Spring for Revival:

Just before he was jailed for handing out leaflets at a metro station, Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny used his last moments in a Moscow court to record a video urging supporters to join a March 1 protest against President Vladimir Putin.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-02-26/anti-putin-opposition-looks-to-russian-spring-for-revival

The article goes on to say:

The opposition “hasn’t been this weak for many years,” Stefan Meister, an analyst at the German Council of Foreign Relations in Berlin, said by phone. “Even when we have a growing economic crisis in Russia, there’s still high support for Putin.”

US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow:

Clearly to match the expectations the “spring” rally was meant to have, to infuse the “virus” US Senator McCain had claimed was intended for Moscow, something drastic would have to be done to change the current calculus.

http://journal-neo.org/2015/02/28/russia-us-backed-opposition-leader-gunned-down-in-moscow/

The “current calculus” has indeed been changed. It remains to be seen who will benefit from this and how each side will react. The Vesna marches will go on as planned, apart from the one in Moscow.

Funeral March to Replace Moscow Opposition Rally After Nemtsov Murder:

The planned Vesna (“Spring”) opposition rallies will take place as scheduled outside of Moscow, but the one in the Russian capital will be replaced with a funeral march in memory of Boris Nemtsov, a Russian politician killed late Friday night, co-chair of the RPR-PARNAS political party, Mikhail Kasyanov, has told journalists.

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150228/1018872078.html

Russian Investigators: Nemtsov Killing Linked to Charlie Hebdo Comments:

Investigators are working on the hypothesis that the killing of Boris Nemtsov was related to his stance on the attack of Charlie Hebdo magazine. “Nemtsov received threats related to his position on the shooting of journalists in the office of Charlie Hebdo edition in Paris,” Vladimir Markin, who represents the Investigative Committee of the Russian Fedеration…

http://www.novinite.com/articles/166899/Russian+Investigators%3A+Nemtsov+Killing+Linked+to+Charlie+Hebdo+Comments


Names to know:

Boris Nemtsov: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Nemtsov

Nemtsov from 2005 – no stranger to color revolutions:

http://www.kommersant.com/p547313/r_1/Boris_Nemtsov_Exercises_His_Right_to_the_Left_/

Alexei Navalny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexei_Navalny

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mikhail_Khodorkovsky

Yegor Gaidar: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yegor_Gaidar

Anatoly Chubais: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatoly_Chubais

http://www.russiaprofile.org/bg_people/resources_whoiswho_alphabet_c_chubais.html

Meduza: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Meduza

Open Society Foundations: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_Society_Foundations

National Endowment for Democracy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Endowment_for_Democracy

Vladimir Zhirinovsky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vladimir_Zhirinovsky

Boris Berezovsky: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Berezovsky_(businessman)

Mikhail Chernoy: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Cherney

RUSSIA – The Rise and Fall of the Oligarchs:

 

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Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., tweets a photo of himself with slain Russian politician Boris Nemtsov and says he is ‘very saddened’ by his death – @SenJohnMcCain

John McCain is ashamed of America, supports fascists and terrorists:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2015/02/24/scandal-john-mccain-is-ashamed-of-america-supports-fascists-and-terrorists/


BBC, from February 2005:

Boris Nemtsov, once a rising star in the Russian political firmament, has joined forces with Ukraine’s new liberal president Viktor Yushchenko.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4287957.stm

Mr Nemtsov was prominent during Ukraine’s Orange Revolution.

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Nemtsov with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko.


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Anna Durytska

Nemtsov was shot and killed… when walking with Ukranian model Anna Durytska… The killing happened the day before the opposition march Vesna (Russian for “spring”), a street demonstration organised to protest against economic conditions in Russia and the war in Ukraine.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Boris_Nemtsov


Putin in 2012 – opposition is looking to turn someone into involuntary martyr:

http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/02/28/3962

Other links:

http://redpilltimes.com/obvious-false-flag-operation-liberal-opposition-politician-boris-nemtsov-shot-dead-in-moscow/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/russian-opposition-leaders-see-kremlin-links-to-nemtsov-murderrussian-opposition-leaders-see-kremlin-links-to-nemtsov-murder/2015/02/28/1626f9b2-bed6-11e4-9dfb-03366e719af8_story.html

http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-cia-may-just-assassinated-boris-nemtsov-moscow-blame-putin/

http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/02/28/3961

http://rt.com/op-edge/236407-babich-nemtsov-death-putin/

http://rt.com/news/236411-boris-nemtsov-reformist-opposition/

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150228/1018878675.html#ixzz3T1ip9HwV

http://sputniknews.com/analysis/20150228/1018896732.html

http://fortruss.blogspot.sk/2015/02/did-us-murder-boris-nemstov-imminent.html

http://rt.com/op-edge/236407-babich-nemtsov-death-putin/

http://rt.com/news/236569-nemtsov-mourning-rally-murder/

http://www.sott.net/article/293253-Insignificant-Putin-critic-gunned-down-by-someone-who-hates-Putin

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-boris-nemtsov-assassination-russias-non-system-opposition-refuses-to-blame-the-kremlin/5434206

Police Arrest Ukrainian Lawmaker at Nemtsov’s Funeral March in Moscow:

Moscow police confirmed the arrest of Ukrainian parliament member Oleksiy Goncharenko ahead of the march commemorating slain Russian politician Boris Nemtsov on Sunday. Goncharenko took part in the violent events in southern Ukraine’s Odessa on May 2, 2014, when far-right activists blocked anti-EU protesters inside the city’s House of Trade Unions and set the building on fire. According to official statistics, the incident killed 48 people and wounded over 250.

Goncharenko posted photos of dead activists in Odessa on Twitter and expressed public support for “cleansing” of the camp of the opponents of the newly-installed Ukrainian authorities.

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20150301/1018921582.html

What’s a false flag?:

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/11-signs-of-false-flag.html

https://mariamuir.com/12-signs-false-flag-operation/

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2015/02/41-admitted-false-flag-attacks.html


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Scandal: John McCain is ashamed of America, supports fascists and terrorists

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Senator John McCain has been one of the leading advocates of arming the fascist junta of Kiev and the ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria. Now he says he is ashamed of America!

John McCain: I’m ashamed of my country:

“This is a shameful chapter. I’m ashamed of my country. I’m ashamed of my president. And I’m ashamed of myself,” McCain said on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”

McCain, a former presidential candidate, strongly believes the US should be providing weapons to Ukraine’s government, which is battling Russian-backed separatists.

http://www.businessinsider.com/john-mccain-im-ashamed-of-my-country-2015-2

Senator McCain continues with his anti-American rant:

“Honestly, it’s terrible,” McCain said. “The Ukrainians aren’t asking for American boots on the ground.”

Yes, they are!

“That’s not the question here. They’re asking for weapons to defend themselves.”

And when they get those weapons, what do they do with them?

http://fortruss.blogspot.ru/2015/02/ukraine-sells-off-british-armored.html

http://fortruss.blogspot.ru/2015/02/ukraines-128th-brigade-commander-blamed.html

“And they are being slaughtered.”

Yeah, the eastern Ukrainians are being slaughtered – by the Kiev fascist clique!

http://russia-insider.com/en/tv_media_watch/2015/02/17/3576

https://euromaidangenocidenovorossiya.wordpress.com/2014/12/07/in-the-words-of-the-eastern-ukrainians/

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150220/1018534477.html#ixzz3SIOSkfsm


 Fascist Friends

John McCain has lost his mind. He has become a reckless warmonger and a raving, hysterical Russophobe with absolutely no regard for American interests or the lives of American troops, who are being put at risk of a bloody, devastating war with Russia for the benefit of his fascist friends in Kiev.

1mccain-with-neonazi-in-ukraine   John McCain with Ukrainian fascist Oleh Tyahnibok.

John McCain Went To Ukraine And Stood On Stage With A Man Accused Of Being An Anti-Semitic Neo-Nazi:

http://www.businessinsider.com/john-mccain-meets-oleh-tyahnybok-in-ukraine-2013-12

http://www.globalresearch.ca/there-are-no-neo-nazis-in-the-ukraine-and-the-obama-administration-does-not-support-fascists/5370269

https://libcom.org/news/neo-nazis-far-right-protesters-ukraine-23012014

http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-and-right/us-backing-neo-nazis-ukraine

https://euromaidangenocidenovorossiya.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/so-you-say-there-are-no-nazis-in-ukraine/


 McCain to Protesters: Get out of here, you lowlife scum!

Kissinger, Schultz, And Albright Testify At Senate Hearing On US Nat'l Security

Senator McCain is willing to risk a war with Russia (a great strategic ally of the US) over Ukraine (a country of no strategic value to the US) in order to bring “democacy” to Ukraine (which they already had.) But notice how he reacts when American citizens dare to speak up:

John McCain tells protesters at hearing – Get out of here, you lowlife scum:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jan/29/john-mccain-henry-kissinger-protest-lowlife-scum

http://www.cnn.com/2015/02/01/politics/john-mccain-henry-kissinger-scum/

Who’s the Low Life Scum?:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/02/02/whos-the-low-life-scum/

But… come on! Why would anyone want to arrest a nice guy like Henry Kissinger? 


 McCain Supports ISIS

Senator McCain also believes in supporting ISIS terrorists in Syria in order to overthrow the democratically-elected President Bashar al-Assad.

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#ArrestMcCain4ISIS Arrest McCain for Aiding ISIS:

http://www.handsoffsyria.org/

John McCain admits he met ISIS and says “We know these people intimately”

John McCain: Has Rand Paul ever been to Syria? Has he ever met with ISIS? I know these people. I’m in contact with them all the time.

Overwhelming Evidence That John McCain Met With ISIS-Allied Rebels:

http://gotnews.com/yes-john-mccain-met-isis-allied-rebels/

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 Ashamed of America and the President?

So John McCain supports Neo-Nazis in Kiev and ISIS terrorists in Syria… and now he says he’s ashamed of America?

As many people have pointed out, if George W. Bush had done any of the things Obama has been doing, like drone-striking women and children throughout the Middle East and helping to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, leaving Libya in utter chaos and turmoil, the left libs would be screaming bloody murder!

But now imagine if Obama had said the things John McCain has said. What if Obama announced that he was ashamed of America? How would the right-wingers on Fox News react to that? Probably the same way they reacted to these less harmful incidents:

Obama Gives Marines a Latte Salute:

http://insider.foxnews.com/2014/09/23/%E2%80%98how-disrespectful-was-that%E2%80%99-karl-rove-blasts-obama%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98latte-salute%E2%80%99

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/fox-and-friends/blog/2014/09/24/obama-uses-coffee-cup-salute-marines

http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/23/obama-uses-coffee-cup-to-salute-marines/

http://www.forwardprogressives.com/yes-fox-nation-really-tried-attack-president-obama-saluting-two-marines/

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Michelle Obama Takes Heat for Saying She’s ‘Proud of My Country’ for the First Time:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/02/19/michelle-obama-takes-heat-for-saying-shersquos-lsquoproud-my-countryrsquo-for/

Does Michelle Obama Dislike America?:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/2008/02/20/does-michelle-obama-dislike-america/

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/02/20/michelle-obamas-america-and-mine/

Obama Attended Hate America Sermon:

http://www.newsmax.com/RonaldKessler/Obama-hate-America-sermon/2008/03/16/id/323197/

Fox Analyst – Obama’s Prayer Breakfast Speech Sounded Like Rev. Wright:

Johnson ultimately declared that Obama’s message was one of “guilt,” “shame,” and “remorse,” and said the entire Obama Administration is “confused” and “needs therapy.” He added that the U.S. has nothing to be ashamed of and should not be showing sympathy. “The president’s comments, in my view, are not helpful and are confused and confusing,” Johnson concluded. “And he needs quickly to make it clear what he really means about American exceptionalism, superiority, and keeping America safe.”

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-analyst-obamas-prayer-breakfast-speech-sounded-like-rev-wright/

Why would anyone think Obama doesn’t love America? Plenty of reasons:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/02/23/the-insiders-why-would-anyone-think-obama-doesnt-love-america-plenty-of-reasons/

You don’t own 9/11 – Jon Stewart tears Rudy Giuliani apart:

http://www.salon.com/2015/02/24/jon_stewart_slams_rudy_giulianis_comments_about_obamas_love_of_america/

Rush Limbaugh: Obama Shatters Our Self-Esteem; Denies American Exceptionalism:

http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2009/09/23/obama_shatters_our_self_esteem_denies_american_exceptionalism2

I never thought I would find myself defending President Obama, but here we are! Obama is far from perfect, but he has tried (in his own pathetic way) to slow down the “bomb everything that moves” agenda, at least since the disaster of Libya, and now he finds himself under constant attack by neocon nutjobs like John McCain. Obama should at least be supported when he wavers on the warmongering agenda, because wavering is better than what the Republicans have in mind, which is – war with Russia to oust Putin and support Kiev’s genocide in eastern Ukraine, war in Syria to remove Assad, and more war in Iraq.


 Enough is Enough!

Senator John McCain is a lowlife scum, and I am ashamed of him! #ArrestMcCain4ISIS

Keep Saying No to War Against Russia:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/keep-saying-no-to-war-against-russia/

Condemning Russia and torturing prisoners? Contact Congress now:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/condemning-russia-and-torturing-prisoners-contact-congress-now-this-means-you/

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When the US says Navalny, Russia should say Pinkney:

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2015/01/05/when-the-us-says-navalny-russia-should-say-pinkney/

To Hell with the warmonger agenda! Let’s get busy on the economy of America now!

http://21stcenturywire.com/2015/02/23/the-tax-wall-street-party-americas-answer-to-syriza/

Russophobia is not an economic recovery program for Ukraine!

http://rt.com/business/233427-ukraine-boosts-gas-price/

Warmongering is not an economic recovery program for America!

http://againstausterity.org/

http://taxwallstreetparty.org/

Forget all our other troubles – the Russians are coming!:

The gap between the rich and the poor continues to grow. Train and bus fares continue to rise. Twice as many people are living in poverty than 30 years ago. And our National Health Service is being privatized before our very eyes. But hey – we Brits must forget about all those things – because there’s something far more important to worry about. The Russians are coming!

http://rt.com/op-edge/235075-russian-threat-jets-defense/

Beware the neocon warmonger clique: NATO Commander Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, US Army European Commander Gen. Ben Hodges, ISIS Czar John Allen, Secretary of State John Forbes Kerry, US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power, Gen. Jack Keane, Gen. David Petraeus, US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Jen Psaki, and Senator John McCain.

http://tarpley.net/warmonger-clique-exposed-kerry-samantha-power-gen.-keane-petraeus-press-obama-and-dempsey-to-attack-syria-for-benefit-of-erdogan-saudis/

http://tarpley.net/pinkneys-first-interview-from-prison-broadcast-on-world-crisis-radio/

http://tarpley.net/isis-czar-allen-psaki-fbi-push-obama-towards-more-conflict-in-syria-fireallen4xmas/

Defending Ukraine from Russian imperialism?:

In Bertrand Russell’s A History of Western Philosophy, the philosopher delivered his summarization of the writings of Catholic theologian Thomas Aquinas thusly, “Before he begins to philosophize, he already knows the truth; it is declared in the Catholic faith. If he can find apparently rational arguments for some parts of the faith, so much the better; if he cannot, he need only fall back on revelation. The finding of arguments for a conclusion given in advance is not philosophy, but special pleading.”

American foreign policy is determined in much the same fashion…

One lie is that Putin has a feverishly expansionist foreign policy. No evidence exists for this claim, repeated ad nauseum in the West…

Another lie is that we know Russia was behind the downing of MH17…

A third lie is that the toppling of Viktor Yanukovych was a democratic uprising…

A fourth lie is that Western sanctions against Russia are merited, since they are based on Russian aggression…

This isn’t nuanced propaganda. It isn’t hedging or garden variety bias. It’s flat-out mendacity…

How soon before the term “Hun” starts circulating?

http://www.sott.net/article/292968-Defending-Ukraine-from-Russian-imperialism

Lavrov – US must stop acting like global prosecutor, judge and executioner:

http://rt.com/politics/official-word/191272-lavrov-rt-interview-full/

US Rep in Ukraine Spends All Day Bashing Russia on Twitter:

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20150225/1018737862.html

No Weapons to Ukraine – An Open letter to the U.S Senate:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/no-weapons-to-ukraine-an-open-letter-to-the-u-s-senate/5433364

Petition – NO WEAPONS TO UKRAINE:

http://diy.rootsaction.org/petitions/no-weapons-to-ukraine

Color Revolutions & Financial Warfare against Russia

Beware the Color Revolution!

I-Am-Ukrainian-Protest-Video   I am a Ukrainian… foundation-funded dupe!

It’s too late for Ukraine to take this advice, but not too late for Russia. Maybe it’s not too late for Americans and Europeans to wise up?

Head of Stratfor, ‘Private CIA,’ Says Overthrow of Yanukovych Was ‘The Most Blatant Coup in History’

George Friedman, who is the Founder and CEO of Stratfor, the ‘Shadow CIA’ firm, says of the overthrow of Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych that occurred on February 22nd of 2014: “It really was the most blatant coup in history.” Friedman further says that “The Russian authorities can not tolerate a situation in which western armed forces will be [in Ukraine] a hundred kilometers from Kursk or Voronezh [in Russia]”, and that the goal of the U.S. is to “maintain the balance of power in Europe, helping the weaker party,” which he says is Europe. He furthermore says, “The United States considers the most dangerous potential alliance to be between Russia and Germany. This would be an alliance of German technology and capital with Russian natural and human resources.”

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/12/head-stratfor-private-cia-says-overthrow-yanukovych-blatant-coup-history.html

http://www.kommersant.ru/doc/2636177

Stratfor – Ukraine Coup Plotted by US Over Russian Stance on Syria:

The head of Stratfor… insisted that Russia’s involvement in Syria was not the only reason for the Ukrainian crisis. However, many in Washington started to perceive Russia as a problem, the expert told the newspaper, adding that at that time the US decided to divert Russia’s attention away from the Middle East.

http://sputniknews.com/politics/20141219/1016024377.html

For those among us who are still confused about recent events in Ukraine, it is absolutely essential to read up on Zbigniew Brzezinski.

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Brzezinski Mapped Out the Battle for Ukraine in 1997

Zbigniew Brzezinski: “Ukraine, a new and important space on the Eurasian chessboard, is a geopolitical pivot because its very existence as an independent country helps to transform Russia. Without Ukraine, Russia ceases to be a Eurasian empire.”

“However, if Moscow regains control over Ukraine, with its 52 million people and major resources as well as access to the Black Sea, Russia automatically again regains the wherewithal to become a powerful imperial state, spanning Europe and Asia.” The former national security advisor to Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981 and top foreign policy advisor to Barack Obama, Brzezinski wrote that US policy should be “unapologetic” in perpetuating “America’s own dominant position for at least a generation and preferably longer still.” Brzezinski delved into the importance of little known Ukraine by explaining in his 1997 book, “Geopolitical pivots are the states whose importance is derived not from their power and motivation but rather from their sensitive location… which in some cases gives them a special role in either defining access to important areas or in denying resources to a significant player.” “Ukraine, Azerbaijan, South Korea, Turkey and Iran play the role of critically important geopolitical pivots,” he wrote in The Grand Chessboard, a book viewed by many as a blueprint for US world domination.

http://original.antiwar.com/chris_ernesto/2014/03/14/brzezinski-mapped-out-the-battle-for-ukraine-in-1997/

Brzezinski Clan Color Revolution vs Diebold Vote Fraud In New Hampshire, by Webster G. Tarpley:

It is widely recognized that Zbig has provided the playbook for Obama. David Ignatius made this relationship clear enough in his review of Second Chance in the Washington Post when he wrote: “The most intriguing part of Brzezinski’s book is what I would describe as the Obama manifesto. (He doesn’t call it that, but I don’t think he would quarrel with that characterization, either.) Brzezinski argues that the world is undergoing a “global political awakening,” which is apparent in radically different forms from Iraq to Indonesia, from Bolivia to Tibet. Though America has focused on its notion of what people want (democracy and the wealth created by free trade and open markets), Brzezinski points in a different direction: It’s about dignity.” (March 14, 2007) Zbig’s brand of dignity is the kind attained through secession, balkanization, and the creation of a weak petty state for each ethnic minority ­ starting with Kosovo and Chechenia. This is the mine of neo-Wilsonian demagogy that an Obama administration will exploit ­in the service not of peace but of US world domination and encirclement of Russia.

http://www.rense.com/general80/die.htm

http://www.rense.com/general81/demise.htm

http://www.rense.com/general82/grand.htm

US-NATO Encirclement of Russia:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-nato-encirclement-of-russia-america-launched-the-cold-war-before-the-end-of-world-war-ii/5381447

http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-backstory-to-the-russia-ukraine-confrontation-the-us-nato-encirclement-of-russia/5371776

http://www.globalresearch.ca/natos-military-encirclement-of-russia-obama-escalates-nato-confrontation-with-russia/5385455

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/11/us-state-departmentnato-enlargement-project/

What would the United States do if a hypothetical Russian Empire were to incorporate Mexico or Canada into a military alliance? To ask the question is to answer it. Why is it so difficult to understand that the best way to start a war is to threaten a country’s vital interests?

http://dissidentvoice.org/2014/03/us-policy-of-isolating-russia-and-expanding-nato-is-a-dismal-failure/

http://sputniknews.com/voiceofrussia/2013_12_11/NATO-engaged-in-wars-aggression-against-small-countries-Rick-Rozoff-0170/

NATO: Who? Us? Encircle Russia? Never! We’re harmless little bunny rabbits of freedom!

See this link for NATO’s own “debunking” of the encirclement “myths”:

http://www.nato.int/docu/review/2014/Russia-Ukraine-Nato-crisis/Nato-enlargement-Russia/EN/index.htm

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Is US-NATO Preparing to Wage War on Russia?:

The endgame is to weaken the Russian Federation, undermine its institutions, impoverish its population. Meanwhile, the US Congress has passed enabling legislation which provides a de facto green light to president Obama to declare war on Russia. Reports have also confirmed that Washington is contemplating “regime change” in the Russian Federation with a view to installing a more compliant government in the Kremlin.

According to President Vladimir Putin: “We see the tragic consequences of the so-called color revolutions and ordeals survived by the peoples of the states that faced these irresponsible experiments of covert and sometimes even… overt interference into their lives… This is a lesson and warning for us and we will do everything possible to prevent this from happening in Russia.”

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/12/us-nato-preparing-wage-war-russia.html

The outrageous strategy to destroy Russia:

The whole thing is quite clear: the deployment of NATO’s forces around Russia was a preventive measure. If Russia’s reaction is to be defensive, it means that it is planning to restore its empire and totalitarianism.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article30038.html

Ukraine And Its Position on Brzezinski’s Grand Chessboard:

The choices provided to Russia by Brzezinski’s philosophy are between total fealty to the European Soviet and total irrelevance. No self-respecting nation would choose either of these two options for its future and this is a fact that Brzezinski is undoubtedly aware of. Thus, it is clear that the Russians are being faced with the non-choice that is the Brzezinski doctrine, a philosophy that, when put into practice, makes conflict virtually inevitable.

http://www.activistpost.com/2014/05/ukraine-and-its-position-on-brzezinskis.html

Should Russia accept Brzezinski’s plan?

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2011/11/04/should-russia-accept-brzezinski-plan-ii.html

Could we even see a Siberian Spring in the next year or two? That would fit in very well with the Brzezinski Plan, so don’t be surprised.

US Attempted Color Revolution in Russia?:

Russia is mindful of America’s intentions. Putin blamed illegal sanctions and manipulated oil prices for Russia’s economic woes. “They will always try to chain the bear,” he said. “And once it’s chained, they’ll rip out its teeth and claws.” “They’ll stuff it. And start to put their hands on its Taiga (Siberian forest belt). We’ve heard statements from Western officials that Russia owning Siberia (isn’t) fair.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-attempted-color-revolution-in-russia/5421120


Color Revolution – coming soon to a theater near you in Moscow?

How will the color revolution come to Moscow? It’s probably already underway in the form of Alexei Navalny’s Tea Party-style anti-corruption campaign, targeting yuppies, hipsters, neo-libs, techies, and “office plankton”:

Kremlin critic Navalny: To Moscow via Yale

The 37-year old blogger is the first Russian opposition figure who was partly educated in the US. Running for mayor is the high point of his political career thus far. “The Yale World Fellows Program is extremely proud” to have Navalny as one of their alumni, Cappello told DW. The US university supports Navalny’s hopes to foster democracy in Russia.

Incubator for future leaders

In August 2010, Navalny went for four months from Moscow to New Haven, Connecticut. At that time, he already was a famous Internet activist. The scholarship for Yale was a stroke of luck, he wrote in his blog. “There are said to have been around 1000 applicants for 15 places.” But it’s not only luck – his Yale grant also came thanks to recommendations from former chess world champion and turned opposition activist Gari Kasparov.

The Yale World Fellows Program has existed since 2001 and offers courses in philosophy, world politics and economy. It sees itself as an incubator for global leaders. The candidates are selected from a pool of successful politicians, businessmen and journalists around the world – people “whose biggest achievements are yet to come,” explains Cappello. Former Yale graduates like Berlin politician Sergei Lagodinsky confirm that Navalny fits that description. “You had the immediate feeling that he could become a leader of the opposition,” Lagodinsky told DW.

While others would try to brag about their stint at an Ivy League university, Navalny doesn’t make much of a fuss about it. In the CV he’s handing out as part of the Moscow campaign, the time in the US isn’t even mentioned. Navalny wants to avoid being branded as a pro-Western candidate.

http://www.dw.de/kremlin-critic-navalny-to-moscow-via-yale/a-17021240

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Alexei Navalny – the next hero of democracy? “He’d make an excellent Fox News pundit if he added flamboyancy to his abrasiveness.”

Exploring the possibility of a ‘Russian Maidan’

The political front that will take to Russia’s streets has already long been identified. It includes the same brand of extreme “nationalists” and ultra-right groups seen overrunning Ukraine’s political order. This includes literal Neo-Nazis. One of the prevailing figures among Russia’s ultra-right is US-backed Alexey Navalny – billed by the West as an “anti-corruption activist,” who is in all reality a neo-fascist operating openly in the service of Wall Street.

Alexey Navalny was a Yale World Fellow, and in his profile it states: Navalny spearheads legal challenges on behalf of minority shareholders in large Russian companies, including Gazprom, Bank VTB, Sberbank, Rosneft, Transneft, and Surgutneftegaz, through the Union of Minority Shareholders… Navalny is also co-founder of the Democratic Alternative movement…

The Democratic Alternative, also written DA!, is a US State Department National Endowment for Democracy (NED) fund recipient, implicating Alexey Navalny as an agent of US-funded sedition. The US State Department itself reveals this as they list DA! among many of the “youth movements” they support operating in Russia…

That this funding is nowhere on NED’s official website indicates that full disclosures are not being made and that NED is engaged in clandestine funding.

http://www.sott.net/article/290362-Exploring-the-possibility-of-a-Russian-Maidan

http://journal-neo.org/2014/12/20/the-impending-russian-maidan/

Western Media Still Hiding Its Russian Darling Is a Racist:

http://russia-insider.com/en/2015/01/03/2207?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ethnic Slurs Haunt Alexey Navalny:

http://globalvoicesonline.org/2013/07/25/ethnic-slurs-haunt-alexey-navalny/

Navalny and Neoliberalism:

Navalny is a right-wing populist. No doubt. But I would submit he’s more of an American variety than a European facsimile. His xenophobia comes with an anti-elitist élan tinged with a libertarian distrust of big government. If Navalny ran in a US election, he’d find common cause with the Tea Party. He’d make an excellent Fox News pundit if he added flamboyancy to his abrasiveness.

http://seansrussiablog.org/2013/08/01/navalny-and-neoliberalism/

See this intriguing article for a great (critical but realistic) breakdown of Putin’s Nixon-like turn from the “Petersburg liberals” to the Russian “silent majority”:

Sorry America, Ukraine isn’t all about you:

http://pando.com/2014/05/14/sorry-america-the-ukraine-isnt-all-about-you/

National Endowment for Democracy – “Ukraine: The Maidan and Beyond”

http://www.ned.org/events/ukraine-the-maidan-and-beyond

Ukrainian ‘Protesters’ Backed by KONY 2012-style Scam:

The video, entitled I am a Ukrainian, already has over 3 million views. It features an attractive woman insistently claiming that the Ukrainian uprising is solely about freedom and democracy.

The origins of the video are not quite as ‘grass roots’ as is portrayed. The clip was produced by the team behind A Whisper to a Roar, a documentary about the “fight for democracy” all over the world, which was funded by Prince Moulay Hicham of Morocco. The “inspiration” behind the documentary was none other than Larry Diamond, a Council on Foreign Relations member. The Council on Foreign Relations is considered to be America’s “most influential foreign-policy think tank” and has deep connections with the U.S. State Department. Diamond has also worked closely with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The National Endowment for Democracy is considered to be the CIA’s “civilian arm” and has been deeply embroiled in innumerable instigated uprisings, attempted coups and acts of neo-colonial regime change since its creation in 1983, including the contrived 2004 “Orange Revolution” that brought US puppet Viktor Yushchenko to power in Ukraine. Larry Diamond also played an instrumental role in the Arab Spring under the auspices of the NED, a series of supposedly grass roots revolts that were in fact organized and managed by some of the most powerful western institutions on the planet.

http://www.infowars.com/exposed-ukrainian-protesters-backed-by-kony-2012-style-scam/

Russia Expects a Color Revolution to Follow the Destruction of Its Economy – Putin Warned of Threat in November:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/russia-expects-a-color-revolution-to-follow-the-destruction-of-its-economy-putin-warned-of-threat-in-november/5420586

Who pulls the strings of Femen and Pussy Riot?:

http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2014/12/who-pulls-the-strings-of-femen-and-pussy-riot/

Webster Tarpley Breaks Down Arab Spring, Ukraine, & other Color Revolutions on Pittsburg Radio:

The Cold War Has Never Ended for the CIA:

The Cold War is over. It’s time to ditch all the Cold War agencies, departments, and entities. A good place to start would be with the CIA and USAID.

http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/archives/featured-articles/2014/december/17/the-cold-war-has-never-ended-for-the-cia/

Lavrov says he has reasons to believe US sanctions aim at Russia regime change:

December 16, 2014 – Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday he has serious reasons to believe that the United States is attempting to change the regime and destabilize the situation in Russia with the help of sanctions. “Some politicians don’t even hide it,” Lavrov said. “Of course sanctions hurt, but I don’t believe the sanctions will help the European Union. The United States ordered the EU to impose sanctions and frankly we have overestimated the independence of the European Union (from the US),” the minister said. Lavrov said sanctions could not be considered an “instrument of serious policies.” “Sanctions are a sign of irritation,” he said. Russia will overcome the West’s sanctions, which will only make the country stronger, Lavrov said on Tuesday. “Russia will not only survive but will come out much stronger,” Lavrov said in an interview with France 24 TV channel. “We have been in much worse situations in our history and every time we have got out of our fix much stronger,” he said.

Sergey Lavrov interview with France 24:

Regime Change: NPR is National Public Radio, or National Pentagon Radio?

NPR Propagandizes Against Putin, for Regime-Change in Russia:

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/12/npr-propagandizes-putin-regime-change-russia.html

If not Navalny, then who?

Mikhail Khodorkovsky breaks political silence, saying he would lead Russia:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/sep/21/mikhail-khodorkovsky-breaks-political-silence-prepared-lead-russia

What is Open Russia?

Open Russia was launched by Mikhail Khodorkovsky during an online conference held on September 20, 2014.

Open Russia today is about bringing together citizens living both inside and outside of Russia, who share the European values of a strong, dynamic, and forward-looking state founded upon effective democratic institutions and the rule of law. Open Russia will enable these citizens to communicate and work together, to make their voices heard, and to mobilise effectively in the cause of common interests and goals.

http://www.khodorkovsky.com/what-is-open-russia/

Citizens “who share European values”? That sounds a little like Euromaidan – they talk about change, democracy, European values, working together and making your voice heard, and fighting corruption, but have no real program for economic prosperity.

But Open Russia also sounds like something else: the Open Society of George Soros!

George Soros is the founder and chairman of Open Society—a network of foundations, partners, and projects in more than 100 countries.

http://www.opensocietyfoundations.org/people/george-soros

The Real Crime of M. Khodorkovsky:

With his new billions in effect stolen from the Russian people, he made some powerful friends. He set up a foundation modeled on US billionaire George Soros’ Open Society, calling it the Open Russia Foundation. He invited two powerful Westerners to its board—Henry Kissinger and Jacob Lord Rothschild.

http://www.voltairenet.org/article168007.html

George Soros – Running to Head National Bank of Ukraine?:

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ead_1418967540

http://rusvesna.su/news/1418939190

http://en.apa.az/xeber_george_soros_may_be_appointed_head_of_na_220617.html

http://www.infowars.com/soros-may-become-top-ukraine-bankster/

Gegen Russland – Soros & Brzezinski fordern ein Schlachtfeld Europa:

http://www.contra-magazin.com/2015/01/gegen-russland-soros-brzezinski-fordern-ein-schlachtfeld-europa/

Here’s Conchita Wurst, another would-be color revolution operative, who has asked to meet with Vladimir Putin. It probably won’t help that she’s holding up a “Euro-Manezhka” sign! Manege Square is adjacent to Red Square in Moscow.

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But notice the location of the Euro-Manezhka Twitter account! Hint: it’s not in Russia:

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Ukrainians could get visa-free regime for EU Schengen zone by May 2015:

Success at last! That’s all the Maidan kids wanted anyway, right? To flush Ukraine down the IMF toilet, get the hell out and never come back? Sorry about your pension, grandma, but I’ve got a job interview at Starbucks in Berlin!

http://uatoday.tv/society/ukrainians-could-get-visa-free-regime-for-eu-schengen-zone-by-may-2015-398484.html


The Ruble Crisis of December 2014 and Gloating Hyenas:

As the ruble slides, many pundits point to Western sanctions as the cause. This is pure fantasy! The main reason is the falling price of oil. And where should we look for the cause of this? Let’s go back to last year and look at Putin’s support of Assad in the face of Western plans for invasion of Syria on the ridiculous pretext that Assad gassed his own people in a chemical weapon attack. Many Western leaders, especially in London and in the US State Department, were annoyed with Putin and his support of Assad, but only one person actually visited Moscow to threaten Putin in person if he wouldn’t back down: Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar! At the time, he issued thinly veiled threats of terrorist attacks at the upcoming Sochi Olympics, but are we now seeing Prince Bandar’s threats manifesting themselves in the form of plunging oil prices?

See World Crisis Radio for a discussion of this issue among others:

McCain – Saudis troubled Russia not Obama:

“It has nothing to do with any action taken by the President of the United States,” [the] Arizona senator said…

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/12/22/391312/mccain-saudis-troubled-russia-not-obama/

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/12/saudis-us-collude-dropping-oil-prices.html

Prince Bandar threatens Putin with Chechen terror attacks:

According to a diplomatic leak detailing the Bandar-Putin meeting in Moscow on July 31, Bandar suggested that Putin’s agreement to abandon the government of Bashar al-Assad would lead Saudi Arabia to restrain its Chechen terrorist clients who have been attacking Russia targets for years. Putin reportedly grew furious, interpreting Bandar’s offer as a warning that the Sochi games would be threatened by terrorism if Putin didn’t comply, according to opednews.com website.

http://en.alalam.ir/news/1551009

http://www.infowars.com/saudis-threaten-russia-with-olympic-terrorist-attacks-unless-it-abandons-syria-support/

The Russian-Saudi Showdown at Sochi:

https://consortiumnews.com/2013/12/31/the-russian-saudi-showdown-at-sochi/

Saudis offer Russia secret oil deal if it drops Syria:

Prince Bandar, head of Saudi intelligence, allegedly confronted the Kremlin with a mix of inducements and threats in a bid to break the deadlock over Syria. “Let us examine how to put together a unified Russian-Saudi strategy on the subject of oil. The aim is to agree on the price of oil and production quantities that keep the price stable in global oil markets,” he said at the four-hour meeting with Mr Putin. “We understand Russia’s great interest in the oil and gas in the Mediterranean from Israel to Cyprus. And we understand the importance of the Russian gas pipeline to Europe. We are not interested in competing with that. We can cooperate in this area,” he said, purporting to speak with the full backing of the US.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/energy/oilandgas/10266957/Saudis-offer-Russia-secret-oil-deal-if-it-drops-Syria.html

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/did-assad-gas-his-own-people-or-is-this-a-false-flag-attack-by-the-opposition/

The Christmas Spirit of the Gloating Hyenas:

The Washington Post did not waste a second in gloating over the impending misery of the Russian people:

Sorry, Putin. Russia’s economy is doomed:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/12/15/russias-economy-is-doomed-its-that-simple/

Paul Krugman:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/19/opinion/paul-krugman-putins-bubble-bursts.html?_r=0

The sneering hatred among the Russophobe fanatics at the Washington Post and the New York Times is shamefully apparent.

Russian Ruble Plummets Losing More Than 20% in a Day, Hitting New Dollar and Euro Lows:

http://www.globalresearch.ca/russian-ruble-plummets-losing-more-than-20-in-a-day-hitting-new-dollar-and-euro-lows/5420296

Free Fall of the Ruble: Who’s Behind it? A Ploy of Russia’s Economic Wizards? Whose Chess Game?

http://www.globalresearch.ca/free-fall-of-the-ruble-whos-behind-it-a-ploy-of-russias-economic-wizards-whose-chess-game/5420796

Keep in mind – so far, actual prices within Russia haven’t gone up so much (certainly not matching the plunge in the ruble-dollar rate) which reminds me of the obviously manipulated price of silver and gold right now. $17 for an ounce of silver? Sure! Too bad nobody’s dumb enough to sell at that price. The other thing – the ruble has already stabilized somewhat. Now if Russia can put a stop to any new hot money attacks from abroad (ahem, George “I didn’t even know what a credit-default swap was” Soros) then I think this will pass and the big Washington Post “gloat-over-Russian-misery” party will have to be postponed.

Washington Post: Russians are doomed this time, don’t you think, Lee Corso?

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Panchi Belaunde: It looks like a massacre. If you listen to conventional financial news, they’ll all tell you that you’d have to be insane to own anything in Russia right now—stocks, bonds, currency, etc. They’ll tell you that the ruble is in freefall, and that the dollar is the place to be. Appearances are deceiving but the numbers [are] not. As with any bank, one of the most important metrics in determining a central bank’s financial health is its level of solvency. Specifically we look at the bank’s capital (i.e. net assets) as a percentage of its total balance sheet. The US Federal Reserve only has a basic capital ratio of 1.26%. Talk about razor thin. (This is down from 4.5% just a few years ago). That means if the value of the Fed’s assets declines by only 1.26%, the issuer of the world’s dominant reserve currency becomes insolvent. On the other hand, the Russian central bank’s ratio is 12.5%—literally almost ten times greater than the Fed. Capital cushion is crucial because when the unsuspected happens, this is what can help keep you afloat. Another important metric is gold. It’s important to see the amount of REAL ASSETS that a central bank holds in reserve. We look at a central bank’s GOLD reserves as a percentage of the money supply, i.e. how much gold backs the money supply. In Russia, it’s 6.2%. And rising. Last year it was 5.5%, and the central bank is continuing to heavily stockpile more. How much gold backs the dollar? Precisely zero point zero percent: Nothing. With no gold and pitifully razor thin solvency levels, it really wouldn’t take much of a shock to topple the dollar. By comparison, the ruble is much better capitalized and actually has something backing it.

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The Real Reason the U.S. is Targeting Russia:

http://investmentwatchblog.com/the-real-reason-the-u-s-is-targeting-russia/#xu3hDyVdKXd1mDzr.01

Pepe Escobar: What else is new? Stupidity galore all across Western corporate media on Putin’s annual press conference. Example:

http://fortune.com/2014/12/18/putin-shows-stick-to-west-carrot-to-oligarchs-and-heart-to-someone/?utm_content=buffer04564&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

What Putin is not telling us:

Russia is not “losing their savings”, as Western corporate media gloats. Russia can always require foreign companies to relocate to Russia. Apple, for instance, may open a manufacturing plant in Russia. The recent Russia-China deals include the Chinese building factories in Russia. With a depreciated ruble, Russia is able to force manufacturing that might have been located in the EU to be located in Russia; otherwise these companies lose the market. Putin somewhat admitted that Russia should have been demanding this much earlier. The – positive – process is now inevitable. And then there’s a “nuclear” option – which Putin didn’t even have to mention. If Russia decides to impose capital controls and/or imposes a “holiday” on repayment of larger debt tranches coming due in early 2015, the European financial system will be bombed – Shock and Awe-style; after all, much of the Russian bank and corporate funding was underwritten in Europe.

http://rt.com/op-edge/215675-putin-economic-sanctions-us-oil/

http://us.sputniknews.com/world/20141218/1013338247.html

Paul Craig Roberts – Russia To Unleash Ultimate Black Swan Against The West:

http://kingworldnews.com/paul-craig-roberts-russia-unleash-ultimate-black-swan-west/

http://b4intest.blogspot.ru/2014/12/bix-weir-alert-russia-lights-financial.html

Russian Roulette – Taxpayers Could Be on the Hook for Trillions in Oil Derivatives:

The sudden dramatic collapse in the price of oil appears to be an act of geopolitical warfare against Russia. The result could be trillions of dollars in oil derivative losses; and the FDIC could be liable, following repeal of key portions of the Dodd-Frank Act last weekend.

Whatever happened behind closed doors, we the people could again be stuck with the tab.

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/12/russian-roulette-taxpayers-hook-trillions-oil-derivatives.html

We Are Headed For A Major Dis-location And It Revolves Around The Dollar:

“How should the U.S. deal with Vladimir Putin’s invasion of the Ukraine? We should do to Russia what Ronald Reagan did to its predecessor, the old Soviet Union. We should drive them into bankruptcy by stabilizing the U.S. dollar.”

Simple question… who is we?

https://www.bullionstar.com/blog/koos-jansen/guest-post-we-are-headed-for-a-major-dis-location-and-it-revolves-around-the-dollar/

Forget ‘evil’ Putin – we are the bloodthirsty warmongers:

Stupid, ill-informed people nowadays like to compare Mr Putin with Hitler. I warn them and you that, if we succeed in overthrowing Mr Putin by unleashing hyper-inflation in Russia, we may find out what a Russian Hitler is really like. And that a war in Europe is anything but fun. So, as it’s almost Christmas, let us sing with some attention that bleakest and yet loveliest of carols, It Came Upon The Midnight Clear, stressing the lines that run ‘Man at war with man hears not the love song which they bring. Oh, hush the noise, ye men of strife, and hear the angels sing’.

Or gloat at your peril over the scenes of panic in Moscow.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-2882208/PETER-HITCHENS-Forget-evil-Putin-bloodthirsty-warmongers.html#ixzz3MWFzAXbu


Beware false flags to dupe you into war!

“This and no other is the root from which a tyrant springs; when he first appears he is a protector.” – Plato

11 Signs of a False Flag

http://www.activistpost.com/2013/11/11-signs-of-false-flag.html

A Brief History of False Flag Terror

http://www.corbettreport.com/a-brief-history-of-false-flag-terror/

Americans Are Finally Learning About False Flag Terror

http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/11/false-flag.html

Did Assad gas his own people, or is this a false flag attack by the opposition?

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2013/09/04/did-assad-gas-his-own-people-or-is-this-a-false-flag-attack-by-the-opposition/

Crashes of Convenience: MH17 Fully Exposed – The Shocking Truth About the Ukraine False Flag

http://www.globalresearch.ca/crashes-of-convenience-mh17-fully-exposed-the-shocking-truth-about-the-ukraine-false-flag/5397934

Evidence Is Now Conclusive: Two Ukrainian Government Fighter-Jets Shot Down Malaysian Airlines MH17. It was Not a ‘Buk’ Surface to Air Missile

http://www.globalresearch.ca/evidence-is-now-conclusive-two-ukrainian-government-fighter-jets-shot-down-malaysian-airlines-mh17-it-was-not-a-buk-surface-to-air-missile/5394814

MH17 Verdict: Real Evidence Points to US-Kiev Cover-up of Failed “False Flag”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/mh17-verdict-real-evidence-points-to-us-kiev-cover-up-of-failed-false-flag/5393317

Framing Russia? Fabricating a Pretext to Wage War: Flight MH-17 and “Operation Northwoods”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/framing-russia-fabricating-a-pretext-to-wage-war-flight-mh-17-and-operation-northwoods/5393113

US-NATO “Fast-Track War Plans”. After Failed MH17 False Flag, Washington Attempts Bold New Moves to Frame Russia

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-nato-fast-track-war-plans-after-failed-mh17-false-flag-washington-attempts-bold-new-moves-to-frame-russia/5393925

Russia’s Defense Ministry ridicules NATO’s photo-proof of invasion in Ukraine

http://rt.com/news/183536-nato-images-ridiculed-russia/

Ukrainian Soldier Confirms: Ukraine’s Military Shot Down Malaysian MH17 Plane

http://www.globalresearch.ca/ukrainian-soldier-confirms-ukraines-military-shot-down-malaysian-mh17-plane/5420559

Deleted BBC Report. “Ukrainian Fighter Jet Shot Down MHI7″, Donetsk Eyewitnesses

http://www.globalresearch.ca/deleted-bbc-report-ukrainian-fighter-jet-shot-down-mhi7-donetsk-eyewitnesses/5393631

MH17: Nations Conspire To Keep Investigations Classified – Leaked Document Reveals

http://au.ibtimes.com/articles/564116/20140827/mh17-investigation-update-conspiracy.htm#.VJPRlV4gCA


Your Anti-War Toolbox

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/12/06/keep-saying-no-to-war-against-russia/

https://bperet.wordpress.com/2014/12/11/condemning-russia-and-torturing-prisoners-contact-congress-now-this-means-you/

http://antiwar.com/

http://www.activistpost.com/

http://www.globalresearch.ca/

http://tarpley.net/

http://againstausterity.org/

http://www.handsoffsyria.org/

http://www.counterpunch.org/

http://www.zerohedge.com/

http://www.warresisters.org/

http://couragetoresist.org/

http://www.vvaw.org/

http://www.codepink.org/

http://veteransforcommonsense.org/

http://www.mfso.org/

http://www.opensecrets.org/

http://www.shadowstats.com/

Contact the White House:

http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/write-or-call

Find Your Representative:

http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

Contacting Senators:

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/general/one_item_and_teasers/contacting.htm