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German Intelligence: Separatists Downed MH17


German magazine der Spiegel reports that the German intelligence agency BND has come out to support the thesis that Ukrainian separatists were responsible for shooting down the MH17 Boeing with a Buk missile. Apparently the agency has briefed a parliamentary commission and provided a detailed analysis, supported by satellite images and photos. The briefing was done by BND president Gerhard Schindler on Oktober 8.


Editor: we remain loyal to our own interpretation of events, until the ‘detailed analysis’ will have been publicized (if ever) and the Russians had a chance to react. Interesting is that again most German commentators remain skeptical in regards of these BND ‘revelations’. The BND is little more than a branch of the CIA. Der Spiegel does not provide any details nor a time horizon for the release of these data. If the US can force the Europeans to impose sanctions against their will, as was revealed by US VP Joe Biden, then it should be possible to instruct organizations like the BND to publicly support the US interpretations of events.

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ISIS – the Face of Archaism

Three ‘European’ ISIS fighters, addressing the viewers in English, French and German. These people are familiar with European life, the comfort, the complexity, the abundance, the safety. Yet they do not feel attraction to that sort of life, the life in the cubicle, the television, the gadgets. These people make or mockery of the liberal idea that it is possible to ‘integrate’ them into modern life. These people are not modern and never will be. They have seen modernity from the inside and rejected it. In order to keep the myth alive that it possible to integrate perhaps not all, but most Muslims into the West, the concept of ‘moderate Muslim’ was invented, a fata morgana, pun intended. Like in every culture, people brave enough to be a warrior and ready to die for the cause, are a minority. But rest assured that the majority of young Muslims living in the West, even those of the third generation, or rather precisely those of the third generation, feel admiration for the people in the video, not to mention the Muslimas. For the modern western liberal establishment, these people are the horror, because they are the living proof that the Wests’s secular, liberal, progressive, emancipated, humanistic model of future society could fail.

Kobani Did Not Fall

ISIS is not invincible after all. Kurds are apparently a tougher nut to crack than Arabs. Mosul (1.8 million) fell in a matter of days, but Kobani (44,000) survived, against the expectations of many, including ours. ISIS fighters are reported to be in retreat, Kurds now hold 65-70% of the city, although the battle is not over yet. US airstrikes appear to have a share in this turn of events: ISIS no longer has vehicles, like tanks and trucks at its disposal. The danger is not over yet, but the Kurds seem to have seized the initiative.

[] – ISIS Retreats From Besieged Syrian City

ZDF Does it Again

The German ZDF, a sort of BBC-2 (but then completely different), with yet another episode of die Anstalt (the asylum). The studio is supposed to represent the foyer of an asylum, where lunatics can say and do as they please.

This episode begins with a symbolic discussion between Uncle Sam and Mother Russia (with heavy accent). Next discussion about NATO and Anders Rasmussen.

Here satire about US policies in the Middle East.

These kind of broadcasts are unthinkable in Anglosphere for its subtle criticism of NATO and western policies in general and barely hidden sympathy for the Russian position. It shows that Germany is not a solid member of the West and neither is France btw. Well, on the political level perhaps, but not the population. Push them enough and both will switch sides. Putin knows this, that is why he does not let himself being pushed into the arms of the Chinese completely, while there is still a chance for regime change in Europe.

[] – Die Anstalt

Here is a scathing critique against the German media landscape in general and names are being mentioned and how much they are in the pocket of the US. The episode (April 29, 2014) was banned from the ZDF media library (but obviously not from youtube) after a court proceeding. Note that this episode predated the recent revelations of Udo Ulfkotte.

“Are you seriously claiming that the media are merely a branch of the NATO PR office?”
“Oh my, that was you who said it, although you have said it well”

What If Russia Stops Delivering Gas to Europe?

The EU commission wrote an internal report about what the consequences would be if Russia decided to stop delivering natural gas to Europe. The result can be seen in four graphs, depicting the European situation after 1, 3, 6, and 9 months respectively without Russian supply. Green is normal, dark red means less than 50% of normal consumption.

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It Could be a Cold Winter in Europe


Milan came, Milan went. Despite declarations from politicians about agreement over ‘parameters’, there is no real solution for the gas crisis in Ukraine. Meanwhile in Moscow, the first snow has fallen. Perhaps in a week or so, Ukraine will follow.

A summary of the state of affairs: the Russians since June insist on a gas price of $485/1000 m3, but offer a discount of $100, provided the Ukraine first pays the outstanding gas bills. And from now on, considering the behavior of the Ukrainians in the past, the Russians will only deliver new gas on a pre-paid basis. The Ukrainians reject this and demand that the “just price” should be $269 (past and present), as negotiated by ousted president Yanukovitch in December. But that price was from a time when Ukraine was still in Russian orbit and Russia’s friend. Currently it is a western colony and now market prices prevail. Under pressure from the Europeans, they offered to pay the outstanding debt on a temporary $320 basis, until a final agreement would have been reached. The Ukrainians however insist that this kind of money paid would be for gas delivered, not payments on outstanding debt. The Russians declined and went home.

So what’s next? Temperatures will fall and Ukraine is going to suffer. Not difficult to predict what the Ukrainian government will do next: illegally tap, just like they did in 2009, forcing the Russians to shut of deliveries, intended for Europe, but passing through Ukraine. And since the Eurofools, on orders of Washington, halted the construction of South-Stream, (after all, we don’t want to be too dependent on Russia, now don’t we?) as a result, Europe is now dependent on Ukraine.

Guess what’s going to happen next? Europe is forced to foot the Ukrainian bill, that’s what’s going to happen. And isn’t that fair? After all, the pathetic eurofools who did show up on Euro-Maidan…

Brussels conquers Maidan. In the insane asylum, everybody thinks he is a Napoleon.

… as water-carriers for the US global empire, did they not proclaim that they would show solidarity with the protesters? Well then, pay, you suckers, at the expense of the European tax payers. What the eurofools achieved was, that instead of adding another huge territory (larger than France) to their EU empire on the cheap, they imported a total economic basket case, with a population, four times that of Greece, in far worse economic condition, but with huge expectations. Good luck with that. And on top of that they ruined relations with Russia. The satanic DC mafia can’t stop laughing. We don’t like to say it, but it remains to be seen if the EU construct can survive the errors made in the recent past.

[] – Deadlock and Gas Talks in Milan

James Corbett On MH17

August 26, 2014


When Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down on July 17, 2014, we were immediately inundated with base propaganda trying to convince us that the shootdown could be traced back to the Kremlin. But what was this rush to judgement based on? What have we learned about the crash since then? Why has MH17 completely disappeared from the news cycle? And who really stood to benefit from the disaster? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this week’s edition of The Corbett Report.

Obama Does the United Nations

Barack Obama and his handler du jour David Axelrod

“As we gather here, an outbreak of Ebola overwhelms public health systems in West Africa, and threatens to move rapidly across borders. Russian aggression in Europe recalls the days when large nations trampled small ones in pursuit of territorial ambition. The brutality of terrorists in Syria and Iraq forces us to look into the heart of darkness.”

[] – source quote.

You got it right. The total nobody [*], empty suit, NWO poster boy and proxy for Anglo central banking interests, whose only role in life is to read aloud in the cameras from a piece of paper what his handlers have written, sums up the three evils in this world in front of a global audience:

Ebola, ISIS and Russia

It is the standard US practice of demonization of everyone who stands in the way of US global imperial designs.

Regardig these three evils:

- ISIS is the brainchild of the US. It were the US and UK who instigated the destabilization of the Middle East, first the 2003 invasion in Iraq, based on WMD lies. Than in 2011 Anglosphere initiated the attempted overthrow of Assad via paid Jihadis, from which effort ISIS was born. As a result of these Anglo wars of aggression, hundreds of thousands got killed over the passed decade and millions of people were displaced.
Russia: if the West had not attempted for many years to destabilize the Ukraine, after earlier western attempts failed (“Orange revolution”), Crimea would still be Ukrainian. There was no Russian invasion, instead the Crimeans seized the opportunity to call a referendum and sneak out of Ukraine; nobody ever seriously doubted the outcome of the referendum. Kiev is now run by fascist thugs and the government is a CIA puppet. What was Russia supposed to do? Stand idly by and watch NATO take over its naval base Sevastopol, Russia’s only warm water port? Get real.
Ebola: and there are accusations from insiders that even Ebola could have been a US initiated disaster (we don’t have any opinions for or against this accusation).

In other words, Obama should keep his much shut with his groundless accusations.

There seems to be no other way to avoid a US global bankster empire than to build a Eurasian counter coalition of Europa, Russia, China and Islam to throw this menace back over the ocean. The best way to do this of course is by gradually refusing to accept the dollar, complemented with secret diplomacy between Paris, Berlin, Moscow and Beijing, aimed at constructing a new multi-polar world order after the demise of Pax Americana, boiling down to the Pacific (including Australia) as Chinese and the Atlantic as Greater European sphere of influence, bringing back all the action to Eurasia, where it had been home for millenia. New York should be closed down as the de facto diplomatic capital of the world and replaced by a new diplomatic focal point near the center of gravity of Eurasia. Astana/Kazakhstan, along the New Silk Road, could be an appropriate location.

The fall of the dollar, as well as the realization that the US will not achieve its ‘calling’ of conquering the world, will trigger a wave of secession’s and Balkenization process on US soil, potentially leading to a map like this, with Mexico reacquiring territory lost in the 19th century:

Atzlan rising, demography is destiny. Mexico restoring the pre-1846 borders

Potentially a New Israel could be carved out in the north-eastern part of the US, after the Caliphate will reabsorb Palestine. And in the conservative heartland of the US, a territory could emerge, where “Dolly Parton meets Hitler“, as peak oil luminary James Howard Kunstler sneeringly put it.

[] – Vladimir Putin Reminds Obama That Sowing Discord Between Nuclear Powers Can Undermine Strategic Security
Paul Craig Roberts comments the statements made by Obama in the UN.

[*] – Nobody can tell for sure where he was born, officially Hawaii, but more likely in a hospital in Kenya. He started his career as a community organizer in Chicago, until he was recruited by business(wo)men Betty Lu Saltzman, Abner Mikva, Penny Pritzker, Lester Crown, and Valerie Jarret, to drive home the point that the days of Euro-America were over for good.


We know, there are doomers out there who will use every opportunity to spell doom and gloom. Examples of outbreak of infectious diseases like SARS and HIV could eventually be contained. Perhaps Ebola will be no different, let’s hope so. On the other hand, the Black Death in Europe, peaking around 1350, caused 30-60% of the population to die. Those were the Middle Ages, you say, with bad hygiene. True. But since a few decades we have a globalized world, some say overpopulated, with easy long distance travel. This is a new situation, with unpredictable consequences.

With prognosticed infection rates by official health organisations of 10,000/week in two months time, we could be living in a different world in the beginning of next year.

[] – Ebola Gets Worse (Airborne?)…
[] – Growing concerns over ‘in the air’ transmission of Ebola (2012)

Mohamed Air


Never a dull moment with ISIS. According to unconfirmed eyewitness reports, our upstart nation builders have acquired three jets from the Syrian army, which is not that spectacular, but also managed to get these vehicles airborn from Dscharah air strip. If true, respect! Topgun with a turban.


Eurasia and the New Silk Road

china railway, yuxinou[source]

Pepe Escobar, Brasilian born and roving correspondent for RT and other outlets, is not a fan of the US global empire, to put it mildly. In one of his latest articles he gives thought to the question if it is possible to push the US out of Eurasia. The short answer is: yes. Escobar is contemplating the possibility that Germany could join Moscow and Beijing:

A specter haunts the fast-aging “New American Century”: the possibility of a future Beijing-Moscow-Berlin strategic trade and commercial alliance. Let’s call it the BMB. Its likelihood is being seriously discussed at the highest levels in Beijing and Moscow, and viewed with interest in Berlin, New Delhi and Tehran. But don’t mention it inside Washington’s Beltway or at NATO headquarters in Brussels… the tectonic plates of Eurasian geopolitics continue to shift, and they’re not going to stop just because American elites refuse to accept that their historically brief “unipolar moment” is on the wane.

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US Proxy Egypt Bombs Libyan Islamists


The Egyptian army is one of the very few allies the US can trust in the Middle East, provided the US coughs up the dough. The Egyptians announced that they have begun air strikes against Islamists in Benghazi/Libya, the very same Islamists the US used earlier to get rid of colonel Khadaffi. Ground troops will follow. We wonder when the Muslim Brotherhood will rear its head again in Egypt?

[] – Egypt warplanes hit Libya militias, officials say

Consequences of EU Pushing Russia Into The Arms of China on Orders of Washington


Last week Chinese PM Li flew to Moscow to sign a monster contract worth 410 billion dollar. The contract was mainly about natural gas, that won’t go to Europe anymore, because the eurofools…


…did not have enough spine to stand up to the Americans and defend the interests of the European citizens, against global empire builders from Washington, busy colonizing Ukraine, so they can install missiles there, aimed at Moscow and push the Ukrainian economic black hole into the EU, so the European tax payer can bleed. The loss of potential natural gas deliveries to Europe from Russia, now going to China, could have dire consequences for Europe, once the Middle East sinks into war and chaos, halting fossil fuel deliveries: end of the European economy. ‘Depression’ would not be strong enough a word to describe the resulting situation. Game, set and match Washington.

Another part of the deal was a high-speed rail link of 770 km between Moscow and Kazan, to be ready before 2018. The Chinese can hope that they can build the Moscow-Petersburg link as well. This railway line could have been build by Siemens and/or Alsthom, but, hélas, politicians like Merkel, Hollande and van Rompuy (pictured above) is all Europe has and that is not good enough against US predators. China will also renew the Russian electricity grid, bye, bye European industry!

Even the historically very liberal, very pro-American Elsevier Magazine (the Dutch Newsweek) is having second thoughts about the wisdom of these sanctions. They are also warning that Russia and China are not ‘isolated’ at all, but perhaps it is the West that should worry about becoming isolated by a world that increasingly becomes hostile against the ‘arrogant West’.

[] – Monsterdeal tussen Moskou en Peking zet het Westen buitenspel
(Monster deal between Moscow and Beijing sidelines the West)

Editor: Elsevier is a ‘right-wing’ publication, whatever this may mean in the liberal Dutch context. These are the people with a mortgage, a Volvo, play golf and drink cognac. The reader responses are even more skeptical against western policies. Slowly the European public is moving away from the Atlanticist Faith. Let’s hope that Europe will dump America before the world dumps the West.

Yemen Moving Into Iranian Sphere of Influence?


The whole world is watching ISIS, but misses what is going on in Yemen right now, where Shiite militias took over, much to the delight of Tehran, with the potential for a significant shift in the Middle Eastern balance of power.


At the same the risk is high that with the Houthis taking over the capital Sanaa, the country could become destabilized or even ripped apart. Many Yemeni’s think that the Houthis (30% of 25 million Yemeni’s) are supported by Iran. Meanwhile they took ministries, military bases, government buildings, and the airport, without meeting significant resistance, in similar fashion that the Iraqi army hardly resisted ISIS in June; Sanaa (2m) fell like Mosul (1.8m).

Apart from Iran, there are also many links between the Houthis and Hezbollah, as sitting president Hadi signaled earlier this year in pan-Arab newspaper Al Hayat.

Geo-strategically the most significant implication could be, that Iran not only would control access to the Gulf via the Strait of Hormuz, but also access to the Red Sea and Suez canal.

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All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars

4 Feb., 2013

Written and spoken by Michael Rivero.

[] – Illustrated transcript

You Can See This Collapse Coming A Mile Away

James Rickards bestseller author James Rickards is a guest of Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog show. From Wikipedia:

James G. Rickards is an American lawyer, economist, and investment banker. He is a regular commentator on finance, and is the author of The New York Times bestseller Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis, published in 2011, and The Death of Money: The Coming Collapse of the International Monetary System, published in 2014.

A few sweeping statements from the show:

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EU Study Recommends Onshore Wind Energy As Cheapest Energy

Structure externalized costs of diverse energy sources

Ecofys on behalf of the European Commission presented a study, giving thumbs up for onshore wind energy.

Onshore wind is cheaper than coal, gas or nuclear energy when the costs of ‘external’ factors like air quality, human toxicity and climate change are taken into account, according to an EU analysis.

The report says that for every megawatt hour (MW/h) of electricity generated, onshore wind costs roughly €105 (£83) per MW/h, compared to gas and coal which can cost up to around €164 and €233 per MW/h, respectively.

Nuclear power, offshore wind and solar energy are all comparably inexpensive generators, at roughly €125 per MW/h.

[] – Wind power is cheapest energy, EU analysis finds
[] – EU report: Subsidies and costs of EU energy [pdf]
[] – It should be kept in mind that Ecofys is a renewable energy consultancy firm, so not entirely impartial.

MH17 Crash Site Safe


Four Dutch officials have returned to the crash site as part of an OSCE team, proving that it is very well possible to investigate the crash area. The OSCE team is busy collecting remaining body parts and possessions. What really should be done in parallel however, a forensic investigation, by the infamous Onderzoeksraad, is studiously avoided, err “postponed”. The Dutch government is doing everything it can to cover up the crime against 200 of its own citizens.

Meanwhile, the Dutch parliament wants to know what is keeping the Dutch government from resuming the investigation, where the local SES does operate in the area. Good question! In her answer, the Dutch government pretends to be ‘furious’ at both rebels and Kiev for not interrupting hostilities. Apparently nobody has told the Dutch government that there is (more or less) a ceasefire and that sporadic shelling takes place 40 km away.

But why flogging a dead horse, when it is so frigging obvious that the Dutch government can’t wait for the first snow to arrive in Donbass, so it has a real excuse not to have to continue the ‘investigation’. No doubt, PM Mark Rutte has been paid a visit by the American ambassador Tim Broas on how to handle the case in a satisfactory manner, for all parties involved (Kiev, Washington).

[] – Rebellenleider: crashzone MH17 is veilig voor onderzoekers
(Rebel leader: crash zone is safe for investigators)
[] – Kamer wil opheldering over Oekraïense zoekteams MH17

Russian Demographic Winter Halted in the Tracks


During the nineties, Russia suffered a catastrophic population decline, strongly correlated to the collapse of the economy and the sell-out of state assets to the US backed oligarchs. But in 2000, the oligarch Berezovski, who recently for good reason committed suicide, made the blunder of his life by promoting Wladimir Putin to become the new leader of Russia. Showing little gratitude to his backers, Putin started a war against the oligarchs and US interests and soon the oligarchs fled and found refuge in Britain or Israel. And at the same time, Wladimir Putin started to court Europe and Germany in particular, a relationship that became so cosy, that the US neo-con ruling political class opined that there was a real danger that some day Europe could change sides. The events in Kiev (CIA backed fascist coup + Kiev shooting MH17, coordinated with the US) then provided the opportunity for Washington to draw a red line and European cowards obeyed and went back in the Atlanticist ranks, but we digress.

Parallel to these foreign policy escapades, Wladimir Putin started a program to stop the decline of the Russian population in an already very sparsely populated enormous country. And it seems as if he is on the way to success. Over 2013, Russia for the first time had a small but positive demographic balance again. There is some cause for optimism that the population has reached a bottom at 143 million now and could climb to 150 million in 2030.

For details, see article below:

[] – Russian demographics: winter or spring…


Bill Kristol Converses


Bill Kristol is the high-end media face of the US global empire. He is the ueber-neocon, another word for a neo-Trotskyite with a tie. He founded the Program of the New American Century (PNAC) in 1997, now somewhat discredited, at least their website is down, but don’t think for a moment that the project itself is called off. PNAC had (and has) no other intention then to bring the world under control of the likes of Bill Kristol. Now, in the first part of the 21st century there are only two really revolutionary forces on this planet: the neo-cons in the US and the Jihadists in the world of Islam. The rest: Russia, China and Europe are on the defensive, for the moment at least. Both the neo-cons and Jihadists attemp to break the status quo. Regardless if you are a 9/11-truther or not, 9/11 was the opening salvo of the battle between these two revolutionary forces, the New Pearl Harbor.

Below a number of interviews with high ranking officials and authors:

[channel] – Conversations with Bill Kristol

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