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The Return of Gaullism


Paul Craig Roberts has repeatedly stated his wish that Europe would finally generate a leadership that was strong enough to shake off the bully from Washington.

The only possible conclusion from the facts is that Washington is determined to involve Europe in a war with Russia or at least in an armed standoff in order to break up Europe’s political and economic relations with Russia.

Europe’s leaders are going along with this because European countries, except for Charles de Gaulle’s France, have not had independent foreign policies since the end of World War II. They follow Washington’s lead and are well paid for doing so.

Well mr. Roberts, your wish could come through. Marine le Pen calls herself a Gaullist and plans to take France out of NATO and the EU and form an alliance with Russia. It is likely that Germany will follow her example. With the current French government in free fall, this could happen even before the end of Hollande’s regular term.

[Ron Paul Institute]


[] – Interview with Marine Le Pen: ‘I Don’t Want this European Soviet Union’
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The Netherlands Admits Existence MH17 Investigation Agreement


The Dutch Openbaar Ministerie (Public Prosecutor) admitted that an agreement exists concerning the MH17 investigation between the Netherlands, Belgium, Australia and [drummroll]… Ukraine!

29 augustus 2014 – Landelijk Parket

On 7 August 2014, following the coordination meeting held at Eurojust on 28 July, authorities from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium and Ukraine signed an agreement to set up a joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate the crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, with the participation of Malaysia and Eurojust.

The JIT supports UN Security Council Resolution 2166’s call for a full, thorough and independent international investigation into the incident. The resolution calls on all states and actors in the region to cooperate fully with the investigation efforts, including by providing unhindered access to the crash sites.

A JIT facilitates international cooperation and the gathering and sharing of information and evidence. Expertise and knowledge can also be exchanged more easily. Under the aegis of the JIT, for example, forensic and digital investigations can be done.

Authorities from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Ukraine, and Malaysia, as well as authorities in the UK, Germany, the Philippines, Italy, Canada, New Zealand, Indonesia and the USA, countries whose nationals are victims of the crash, are cooperating closely. The Dutch National Public Prosecutors Office is coordinating the JIT. Currently criminal investigations are being conducted in the Netherlands, Ukraine, Belgium, Malaysia and Australia.

Dutch and Australian investigators and experts, including a Dutch public prosecutor, are present in Ukraine.

Eurojust is playing an important role in facilitating international cooperation in the investigation into the crash.

A week ago Mark Sleboda reported about the existence of an agreement between exactly these four countries, adding that a non-disclosure agreement was part of the deal. The Dutch Openbaar Ministerie does not confirm this, but more significantly does not deny it either. You can bet your last dollar that the OM was well aware of the non-disclosure agreement ‘rumours’, but nevertheless did not bother to debunk them.


The NOS, (Dutch BBC), however chimes in:

Nederland heeft, naar nu bekend wordt, op 7 augustus een overeenkomst ondertekend met Australië, België en Oekraïne over het onderzoek naar de oorzaak van de vliegramp met MH17. Dat blijkt uit een Engelstalig persbericht namens de vier landen en de Europese justitie-organisatie Eurojust.

Onderdeel van de afspraak is dat de ondertekenaars de baas blijven over de informatie die ze zelf inbrengen. Ze kunnen dus een veto uitspreken over het openbaar maken van hun eigen gegevens. Dergelijke afspraken worden vaker gemaakt in internationale onderzoeken waarin gevoelige informatie van bijvoorbeeld inlichtingendiensten wordt gedeeld.


So it is official: the main suspect, the Kiev junta, has a veto right in preventing sensitive information made public. This stinks to high heaven. It is like Al Capone being a member of the jury, burdened to sentence, well, Al Capone.

The Western political elite must be pretty desperate to engage in such an adventure with the internet around, as if the world is going to be fooled by this. The criminal US political elite wants to destroy Russia and does all it can to create a mega-conflict. The European elite is totally immersed in the Atlanticist Faith, so the leaderless and coward European bitch follows its US pimp, where ever he goes. Exactly how the eastern European bitch behaved vis-a-vis its Soviet pimp. Now look what happened to that bitch when their pimp went belly-up:

We resisted the temptation to post the other picture.

Now where is the European leader who could break with the US pimp and abandon the Atlanticist Faith?


SITREP Ukraine


  • NAF forces have taken Bezimenne, 15 km east of the city center of Mariupol. Ukrainian army in Mariupol is isolated
  • Yatsenyuk wants fast track into NATO, which Germany is going to veto. Read: Yatsenyuk is pretty desperate.
  • There are an estimated 20,000 Kiev soldiers trapped an surrounded in Donbass cauldrons, see map. No need for NAF to attack them, as time will run out for the Kiev troops since they don’t receive any supplies. Putin called for free passage for these troops, provided they leave weapons, vehicles and ammo behind. The rebel leadership agreed with this, passing the message to West-Ukraine that the rebels are not interested in slaughtering Kiev forces, fighting for US/CIA/Nuland/Kerry/oligarchs.
  • Kiev hardly has an airforce left, most planes where shot down.
  • Dmitri Orlov claims NAF-Kiev soldier kill rate is 140:1. Here Kiev soldier testimony that things are bad indeed for them.


Most Ukrainians, including the Russophiles in the East, are not really interested in a merger with Russia, just like most French Canadians are not interested in a merger with France or Flemish Belgians not in a merger with the Netherlands. They are interested in a large degree of autonomy within the existing state framework. Ukraine is not different and hence a federal solution would be the most reasonable outcome. Having said that…

If one large city in Novorossia would tilt towards the uprising, such an event could trigger an uprising in the rest of Novorossia. The number one candidate to do so is not Dnepropetrovsk, not Zaparorzhia, not Nikolaev, not Kherson, not Odessa. It would be Kharkov, the second largest city of Ukraine, after Kiev. Something is brewing there…

“Manifest” by Andrey Avramenko, Kharkov
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Orlov on the Ukraine


In his latest piece, Dmitri Orlov, the Russian prophet of the coming Soviet style collapse of the US, sets the record straight on a number of common western misconceptions:

  • There is no Russian invasion in the East of Ukraine.
  • Moscow does not support/recognize the rag-tag governments of the Lugansk and Donetsk ‘People’s Republics’.
  • Moscow does not arm the rebels.
  • Russia does not want to resurrect the USSR and is no threat to Europe.
  • Kiev is not going to prevail against the insurgency. The kill rate is 140:1 in favor of the rebels against a totally demoralized Ukrainian ‘army’.
  • The Kiev government is not popular and not even stable. Another Maidan revolution maybe in the works.

Editor: we agree in almost every aspect of Orlov’s assessment, except with the certainly he asserts that Moscow is not arming the rebels. And although it is true that Russia is not invading Ukraine like 120,000 Americans invaded Iraq in 2003, we are not so sure that Russia is not carrying out pin point raids on Ukrainian soil of limited scope.


The Western Timebomb

Photoshopped picture showing the mayor of The Hague Jozias van Aartsen in less favorable conditions. The original was harder. Van Aartsen was ridiculed for ignoring the trouble ISIS supporters in The Hague were creating and refused to interrupt his holiday.

  • In 1984 Serbs, Croats and Bosnians were holding hands and celebrating their winter Olympics in Sarajevo. A few years later the Yugoslav order evaporated and they all went after each others throat. Result: 200,000 deaths and 4 million displaced people on a population of merely 22 million. The situation is stable again after a process of ruthless ethnic cleansing.
  • In 2003 the US removed Saddam from power, resulting in a breakdown of order Americans were unable to stop. Up to one million people were killed on a population of ca. 25 million and ‘stability’ returned only after a process of ruthless ethnic separation.
  • Who would have thought that an uprising in Tunisia would kick-start the ‘Arab Spring’? A desperate vegetable seller put himself on fire in December 2010 and the rest is history.
  • In Britain on August 11, 2011 a ‘youth’ was shot and killed by the police, which lead to an uprising in most of the larger towns nation wide, which could only stopped with the greatest difficulty.
  • Who would have thought in August 2013 that a civil war would break out in Donbass? Hardly anybody. Yet it happened anyway eight months later and it is not over in a long shot and will probably end with the liquidation of Ukraine as a unitary state.
  • According to Haaretz, 27% of the ‘french’ youth/young adults supports ISIS. It is only a matter of time until that time-bomb goes off.
  • And than there was Ferguson/USA. Again, a convenience store robber with ‘ethnic background’, who obeyed orders not to walk in the middle of the street and assaulted the policeman, got shot. The result was an uprising with strong ethnic undertones that lasted for days. Meanwhile the reality is that in American schools white pupils are now a minority as well.
  • In England in the town of Rotherham it was recently revealed that no less than 1400 children were sexually abused by ‘Asian’ men (Paki muslims). Although social workers were fully aware of it, nothing was done against it because of fear being branded a ‘racist’. One can be certain that Rotherham is only the top of the ice-berg. A country where these things can happen is morally bankrupt. If Muslims would be targetting for a European country to add to their Caliphate in statu nascendi, take Britain, not Spain. Britain won’t be able to defend itself. londinistan

Morale: the story of the post-1945 cultural-marxist West is drawing to a close. Expect the US to balkanize, after the world dumps the dollar and Washington will default. Expect clashes to begin soon in continental Europe, probably first in France, for instance after Marine le Pen is elected as the next president of France. If EU morons continue to antagonize Russia by throwing in the windows of the only reliable gas station Europe has and at the same time ISIS takes over the Middle East, the fuel situation could become desperate in Europe, accelerating the break-down of the order, that is going to happen anyway.


Dedollarization has Begun in Earnest


The energy deal between Russia and China earlier this year was not specific about the financial terms and it was assumed payment would be conducted in dollar, regardless of intentions to eliminate the dollar in Russian-Chinese trade. However:

According to Russia’s RIA Novosti, citing business daily Kommersant, Gazprom Neft has agreed to export 80,000 tons of oil from Novoportovskoye field in the Arctic; it will accept payment in rubles, and will also deliver oil via the Eastern Siberia-Pacific Ocean pipeline (ESPO), accepting payment in Chinese yuan for the transfers.


The Russian government and several of the country’s largest exporters have widely discussed the possibility of accepting payments in rubles for oil exports. Last week, Russia began to ship oil from the Novoportovskoye field to Europe by sea. Two oil tankers are expected to arrive in Europe in September.

According to Kommersant, the payment for these shipments will be received in rubles.

[] – The Nail In The Petrodollar Coffin: Gazprom Begins Accepting Payment For Oil In Ruble, Yuan

Syria, Ukraine & Natural Gas


Pepe Escobar explains the origin of the conflict in Syria from a competition between Qatar and Iran about who could build a pipeline for European markets, sourced from the largest gasfield in the world, Pars, partitioned between Qatar and Iran. Syria had preference for a pipeline Iran-Iraq-Syria-Mediterranean, so Iran could sell gas from Iran, where Qatar insisted on a pipeline Qatar-Syria-Turkey, so Qatar could sell gas from Qatar. Obviously, Turkey and Iran’s arch-enemy Washington backed Qatar. If Syria had its way, the EU could be provided with gas for 45% from Russia & Iran, which meant tight European integration into Eurasia, which was unacceptable for the strategists in Washington. So the plan was to overthrow Assad and install a moderate Muslim Brotherhood sort of regime, which would have enabled the Qatar-Turkey ‘Sunny’ pipeline. As things stand now however, neither of both pipelines are going to be build any time soon.


Escobar is much less convincing when he suggests that the Ukrainian fracking potential was the determining factor in the conflict. He even suggests that ethnic cleansing is the undeclared goal, so fracking can commence unhindered. It is unlikely that Europe would support regime change in Ukraine to get fracking started and at the same time jeopardize the far greater volumes of fossil fuel from Russia than Ukraine can ever hope to offer. Realistically, the regime change was prepared years in advance, long before the fracking craze began in the US. In truth it was all about weakening Russia by stealing an ancient satellite from Moscow and mostly initiated by Washington. The EU empire builders were indeed also eyeing Ukraine and were willing to exploit the Maidan demonstrations for a rapprochement Brussels-Kiev, if it could be achieved ‘on the cheap’, without antagonizing Russia too much. But as things stand now, particularly Germany has second thoughts and would like to dump the Ukrainian project altogether.


Kiev Protesters Demand Resignation Poroshenko


Hundreds of people have gathered in front of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry in Kiev, demanding resignation of President Petro Poroshenko and the defense minister over the poor handling of the military operation in the southeast.

Editor: more indications that Kiev’s “anti-terrorist-operation” in the East is not going well at all.


Lavrov Does Not Rule Out Split of Ukraine


SELIGER, Russia. Aug 27 (Interfax) – Only talks between the Ukrainian government and eastern Ukrainian regions can make it clear whether the eastern territories are willing to remain part of Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov argued on Wednesday…

“I’m sure that what has already been achieved in the regions of Luhansk and Donetsk consolidates these regions in their fight for what is most important – for the right to live in those lands the way their fathers and grandfathers did, and live the way they want to live as well, speaking the Russian language, providing their children with education in the Russian language, electing their own governors and legislative assemblies, being able to get the money from taxes on economic activities that are carried out on their territory, being able to maintain economic, cultural and purely human contacts with their relatives and friends in the Russian Federation and other countries. That is the main thing”

In other words, “Ukrainian territorial integrity”, as western politicians insist, like Angela Merkel, is not self-evident for Russian foreign secretary Sergei Lavrov.


SITREP August 27

The tide in Donbass is changing, NAF is in the offensive, direction south/south-west. Unconfirmed reports state that rebels even have taken over a town in Zaporozhia oblast. The advantage of advancing towards the Sea of Azov coast is that rebels can be supported/supplied by the Russian navy. Meanwhile NATO accuses Russia of having at least 1000 soldiers fighting in SE-Ukraine. Russia implicitly denies that there are regular soldiers operating in the Ukraine, but insist these are volunteers.

Meanwhile NAF fights near Mariupol and Berdyansk. The goal seems to be to take Melitopol next and occupy the entire north coast of sea of Azov, connecting Russia and Crimea.


Former German Defense Secretary Speaks Out Against The West (US & NATO)

Former German defense secretary Willy Wimmer and 33 year CDU member of the Bundestag (German parliament) speaks out against the policies of the West/NATO.

People in Germany are fed up with NATO lies and wars organized by the US, ‘here, there and everywhere’… We will be all happy if the NATO secretary-general (Rasmussen) will have left office.





Countries Depending on Russian Gas



ISIS 100,000 And Counting

Prominent representative of the New World Order and its brain child, hired-gun and rent-a-terrorist-for-$50/day-temping-agency ISIS, that turned out to have an agenda of its own and took a hike from the US global imperial agenda.

The first line of defense against the US empire (“NWO”).

Add ISIS to that first line of defense:

And in second line: China and the rest of the BRICS, European nationalists…

…and American constitutionalists:



The number of Islamic State recruits is much higher than that estimated by foreign observers – around 100,000, says one of Iraq’s foremost security experts with unique access to intelligence. The terrorists are swallowing up other insurgent groups.

Foreign estimates put the figure between 20,000 and 50,000…

And with the capture of Iraq’s Mosul – a Sunni stronghold – in June, the group gained access to thousands of new recruits, among them former officers from Saddam Hussein’s army, vehemently opposed to the current Shiite-majority government…

More worryingly still, its growth is being spurred along by American airstrikes.

Recruitment has never been easier, according to al-Hashimi. The organization’s leader, “Baghdadi carries now the flag of the jihadi against the crusader.”

“Most of those who joined — and I know them personally — are either former army officers or their sons,” said another expert and former intelligence officer, Salem Aljomaily.

A third specialist in the field, also an intelligence officer, Ibrahim al-Sumaidei, backs al-Hashimi’s assessment, giving a grim forecast.

“The Islamic State’s members have multiplied in a very dangerous way… Having plenty of arms and funding has made the Islamic State swallow the fighters of the other Sunni insurgent groups,” he said…

Political figures throughout the Middle East and EU continue to allege Turkey’s neglect of the growing problem. One regional leader told the Guardian, “Let’s see how they react to the latest ISIS advance… for more than a year now people have been telling them this has got out of control. They have to seal the border now. This so-called caliphate cannot be allowed to stand.”

Editor: it is the typical modernist liberal naivety to expect that Turkey will act against ISIS, where in reality Turkey secretly loves what ISIS is doing, namely getting rid of all the ancient European colonialist Sykes-Picot borders in the Middle East and as such pave the way for a Turkish run Caliphate. In the end Turkey will incorporate all these ISIS warriors, who are currently doing the dirty work for Turkey, into its own huge army.


In the end a Caliphate could emerge, encompassing Turkey, ISIS, Lebanon, Palestine, most of Saudi-Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Capital Istanbul. A sort of Islamic EU. Ottoman Empire 2.0.

Newspaper Extinction Timeline

The ‘dead tree’ version of the traditional newspaper is rapidly going extinct. Obviously competition from the ‘digital world’ is the decisive factor. Most media are already online, but it is not easy to earn money, as there is so much information out there for free. It is not so much the transition from paper to screen that is revolutionary, the ultra-easy way of publishing information for a worldwide audience, that is revolutionary. For the first time in history there exists a truly free press.

Same message: decline in sales of German newspapers.

James Corbett on MH17

Youtube text: published Aug 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.

[Show notes and MP3]

Formation of an Independent State Novorossia

The Declaration of Independence of Novorossia. Press conference by Alexander V. Zakharchenko, Chairman of The Council of Ministers of The Donetsk National Republic. It touches upon a few key points regarding the war, its origins and what and whom Kiev is fighting.

The possibility of Federalization is also discarded as irrelevant as that ship had certainly sailed. This is a fight for independence now.


If Russia was sending its regular troops, we would not be talking about the battle of Elenovka.

We have an influx of volunteers from all over the world.

Of course, the Russian help would be very desirable, but from a political point of view it is impossible and unrealistic.

We did not want to go to Europe. We have different mentalities, religion… We want to go East.

Poroshenko’s Unitarian Opening Gambit



“The purpose of my visit to Minsk is to stop the bloodshed and to start the process of finding a political compromise”…”The interests of the people of Donbass should and will be taken into account”…

In an opening statement, Poroshenko also expressed confidence that none of the participants of the talks question the independence of the Ukrainian state and the right of its people to determine their present and future… He called Ukraine “a responsible member of the international community,” saying that it demands respect for its sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Excellent, douze points!

“The Ukrainian people have made their choice in favor of a unitary democratic European state”

No they have not! Poroshenko seems to have missed that there is a war going on in his country over exactly this issue!

And mr. Poroshenko, Switzerland and Belgium are democratic European states as well, yet not Unitarian but federal. So it is up to you mr. president: either the Belgium/Switzerland/Canada solution now or continue the war and end up like Yugoslavia or Czechoslovakia and your rump-Ukraine will be land-locked like Belarus.

[] – Ukrainian president: Kiev ready to discuss all possible peace proposals

Donbass SITREP

It looks like the turnaround in the civil war is a fact: NAF forces are advancing towards the coast and threaten seaport Mariupol. Dnepropetrovsk and Kharkov, let alone Odessa however are still far away and won’t be taken unless people there join the uprising.


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