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Canadian Oil Sands – Kjell Aleklett Visits Fort McMurray

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The chairman of ASPO Kjell Aleklett reports of a recent visit to the Canadian oil sands mining operation in Fort McMurray.

[Google Maps] – Fort McMurray

[aleklett.wordpress.com] – A visit to the heart of Canada’s oil sands industry – Fort McMurray

The road Fort McMurray to Fort McKay passes the heart of the Canadian oil sands industry.

I travelled from Fort McMurray to Fort McKay, a distance of 58 km. Along that route I passed near part of the heart of Canada’s oil sands industry including Suncore Mine, Syncrude Mine and Shell Mine.

map-mcmurray-mckayEn route impressions.

Before I arrived in Fort McMurray I had no real understanding of the size of the area from which oil sands are mined. If one draws a circle of 50 km radius then that will encompass the heart of the mining activity. A little less than I had imagined… Places where industrial activity is ongoing, especially where mining activity is occurring, are not pretty to look at. The oil sand mining along Highway 63 is a clear example of this. But they show also that it is possible to rehabilitate these areas.

02-mcmurrayOriginal undisturbed landscape. What an empty space!

The oil production rate is currently 1.9 million barrels per day (Mb/d). The current lower oil price makes it uncertain whether this production rate will increase. In our 2007 publication we predicted maximal possible production from the oil sands in 2015 at 3.5 Mb/d so it is clear that current production is not following our “crash programme scenario”. According to Canada’s prognoses production in 2025 will be 4.5 Mb/d, a rate that seems far from possible…. In the OSCA text on the oil sands they give Canada’s producible oil reserves as 173 billion barrels, of which the oil sands represent 168 billion. If the production rate increases to 2.7 Mb/d then sufficient oil sands exist for over 150 years of oil production.

Installed Wind capacity: 9 GW. Plan until 2025: 55 GW (20% electricity).
Hydro electricity: largest in the world.

Editor: report confirms that from an energy perspective, Canada is probably the country one needs to worry about least. Low population density, lots of hydro-power, lots of space with large wind power potential.

[youtube.com] – Fort McMurray

Leon de Winter Product Placement Door Afshin Ellian

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Wij zijn dikke vrienden

Leon de Winter en Afshin Ellian zijn dikke maatjes en we kunnen het vermoeden niet onderdrukken dat daar een ethnisch componentje aan ten grondslag zou kunnen liggen, maar dat kunnen we niet bewijzen. Leon de Winter heeft een roman geschreven over bin Laden en die gelegenheid wordt door Ellian aangegrepen door bespiegelingen te lanceren over het fenomeen van empathie met de vijand door de geschiedenis heen, de persoon van bin Laden in het bijzonder, met natuurlijk rijkelijk gelegenheid om het boek van de Winter te pluggen. Hier een paar quotes uit het artikeltje met, toegegeven ietwat skeptisch getint commentaar:

Ellian bewierookt het fenomeen van empathie met de vijand. Maar in de geschiedenis is er een uitzondering:

Empathie bij het begrijpen van de verslagen vijand was geen taboe. Niet alleen literair, maar ook juridisch en militair werd geprobeerd een en ander te leren van de verslagen vijand. Met de opkomst van het nationaal-socialisme kwam een einde aan deze traditie.

De nationaal-socialistische wreedheden konden slechts – terecht – in een demonisch perspectief worden geplaatst. Ze werden niet gedemoniseerd; ze waren een moderne verschijning van het kwaad. Dit werd niet gezien als een interruptie in een lange traditie van oorlogen en conflicten.

Sindsdien is de verleiding groot om het nationaal-socialistische kwaad ook op andere conflicten toe te passen. Het nazisme was in alle opzichten uniek.

Even in perspectief: Ellian was in zijn jongere jaren lid van de Iraanse communistische partij. Hij heeft zelfs tijdens de Sovjet-bezetting van Afghanistan medicijnen gestudeerd in Kabul. Bij Ellian zul je dus nooit een onvertogen woord horen over het communisme. Als je de track-record vergelijkt van het nationaal-socialisme en communisme gedurende vredestijd, dwz tot aan September 1939, dan waren de Duiters heiligen vergeleken met de Sovjets. Zo uit het blote hoofd: in Duitsland kwamen hooguit pakweg een paar honderd mensen om, nota bene vnmlk Nazis zelf (!) tijdens interne machtsstrijd (Nacht van de Lange Messen, 90-200) en de Kristallnacht, een spontane volksopstand nav de moord op een Duitse diplomaat door een Joodse meneer in Parijs, waarbij ca. 94 Joden te betreuren waren, zeg maar de schaal van een goedgeplaatste autobom in het midden van Baghdad, waarvan er vele honderden afgingen na de illegale invasie van de VS in 2003. Verder zaten er ca. 28,000 vnmlk (veelal Joodse) communistische leiders in de kampen. Wat zou je anders moeten doen met die lui, als je eenmaal weet wat ze hebben aangericht in Rusland, China and Cambodja?

En nu de USSR. Daar was letterlijk niemand zijn leven veilig. Miljoenen zijn daar opgepakt, kregen een schijnproces en werden mbv een nekschot in kelders afgemaakt als er ook maar de geringste twijfel bestond aan de ideologische zuiverheid van het slachtoffer. Verder zaten er miljoenen regime-tegenstanders in de Gulag-kampen. En toch waagt (voormalige?) communist Ellian te beweren dat het Nazisme, een puur reaktie- en verdedigings-verschijnsel tegen het communisme, uniek was in het schenden van de mensenrechten. Zijn club was honderden malen erger. En wat er tijdens de oorlog gebeurde, daar zijn we voor een groot deel afhankelijk van wat de geallieerden als waarheid hebben opgedist tijdens hun Nuremberg showprocessen en moeten we maar hopen dat ze niet (te veel) gelogen hebben (we weten wel beter).

Leon de Winter heeft in zijn nieuwe roman Geronimo de aansluiting gezocht met de traditie van Aischylos. De Winters boek gaat over Osama bin Laden. De wrede terroristenleider is ook in Geronimo de leider van een moorddadige bende – daaraan heeft De Winter in zijn laatste roman niets veranderd. Maar hij ontzegt Osama de menselijkheid niet.

Uiteraard bij Ellian geen spoortje twijfel aan het door de VS geconstrueerde verhaal omtrent 9/11, in werkelijkheid een operatie uitgevoerd door Israëliërs en Amerikanen, de twee mensensoorten die Ellian het meest bewondert (in genoemde volgorde). De inzittenden en piloten werden kort na opstijgen vergast met capsules, verscholen in de luchtschachten, waarna de vliegtuigen op de automatische piloot zich op weg naar hun doel begaven en 2 uit 4 dat doel (WTC1/2) ook daadwerkelijk bereikten, F93 (target WTC7) werd neergeschoten (de jet piloot zag de dode lichamen van passagiers en piloten in hun stoelen hangen) en F77 stortte in the Atlantische oceaan, al dan niet na te zijn neergeschoten. Pentagon werd geraakt door drone of kruisraket oid, na een haastig uitgevoerde improvisatie.

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Except for Netanyahu as a pilot, Haaretz inadvertently got 9/11 right [source]

Ik heb gehuild om Apana en om vele andere Afghaanse meisjes.

Het lijkt ons een fraai gezicht, die Ellian huilend in een hoekje met een boekje, terwijl tranen van gevoel over zijn wangen biggelen. Maar de miljoenen Russen die werden afgemaakt door de Cheka zullen Ellian met zijn selectieve morele verontwaardiging aan zijn communistische multiculturele r**t roesten. Immers, je kunt geen omelet maken zonder een ei te breken. Of niet soms?!

[elseiver.nl] – Ook in de gruwelijkste oorlogen kan empathie voor de vijand bestaan

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Peak Oil Sneak Preview

Severe fuel shortages in Nigeria.
Reason: strikes by fuel marketers and transporters.

This is extraordinary. Remember all those dire things that were supposed to happen when Peak Oil hit? All the stuff in The Long Emrgency? Cars queuing up for miles to buy petrol, public transportation jacking up rates, cell phones not working, banks closing their doors, planes grounded for lack of fuel, supermarkets stripped bare, scalpers selling gas in jerry-cans, factories shutting down, stations going off the air, people losing their jobs, political disorder, human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria… Turns out all of it is happening…In Nigeria… Felix Onuah, a Nigerian journalist, told Al Jazeera from Abuja on Thursday that many companies and businesses have been forced to shut down due to a dearth of supplies.”There is a serious crisis. About eighty percent of petrol stations do not have fuel in the country,” he said.

[source]

[hipcrime.blogspot.nl] – Peak Oil Dress Rehearsal?

Norway Overtook Russia as Europe’s Largest Gas Supplier

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[rt.com] – Norway outstrips Russia as western Europe’s largest gas supplier

EU To US: Give Us Your Gas

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Potentially catastrophic European fuel supply situation. Ellipse shows where 74% of the world’s oil and 70% of the gas is. China acquired Pakistan as a client state recently and virtually borders the Middle East now. The Middle East is sinking into chaos, thanks to US interventions and Europe chooses to pick a fight with Russia on orders of Washington. It won’t be long until the European population will be forced to intervene against the leftist establishment on the very moment when Europe will be cut off from all fossil fuel supply. This could hurt a little.

You really have to despair at the quality of what in Europe passes as energy consultant these days. Where 5 minutes of browsing at this site suffices to know that the US simply doesn’t have enough local gas production to supply itself for years to come…

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…Europe nevertheless insists that the US should deliver. The US of course refuses, because they don’t have the gas, but instead proposes to frack the European soil instead. The Euro snobs, who apparently couldn’t care less about US soil, insist that Europe basically is too good to be fracked (a notion with which we agree), so the EU-US natural gas dispute is in a stalemate.

One could of course suggest that there is enough Russian gas and oil for Europe to be supplied in the traditional way, but leftist Europeans in charge always do what Uncle Sam orders. After all, the very fact that the Russians agreed to let East-Germans return to Germany after 1989, is not good enough a reason for Russian Crimeans to return to Russia. Because, you see, the Americans are exceptional and need to give permission first and European lefties agree with that notion. The consequence of this all could be that the fuel-starved European economy is going to crash, if these pro-American and anti-Russian attitudes will remain in place.

They won’t.

[russia-insider.com] – EU Wants Rapid Access to US Gas Fracking

MIT Upbeat About Prospects Solar Power

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[source] Siemens solar plant, Le Mées, France

MIT comes to the conclusion that with existing solar panel technology, the world can very well be powered. The real bottleneck is not technology, but investment. By 2050 a large chunk of the current overall power consumption of 15 terawatts could be replaced using solar power. 15 terawatts represents the power equivalent of 15,000 standard 1 GW power plants.

MIT expects battery technology to play a key role in the development of the solar economy.

[rt.com] – Solar panels can power the world
[MIT study] – pdf, 356p, complete report

Stoepranden and Peak Oil

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‘Stoepranden’ contest in the Dutch town of Dordrecht, 2013

First Dutch national stoepranden championship 2012 Dordrecht

When we were young in the sixties, one of the most favorite pasttimes in the Netherlands was ‘stoepranden‘ or ‘stoeprandje butsen‘ (curbstone bouncing) as it was called in our town. The idea was that two contestants with a ball were standing on the opposite sides of the street, equipped with two stoops and that they would aim the ball precisely at the edge of the stoop, to make it bounce back. Making the ball return at least over the middle of the road was enough for one point, catching the ball before it would touch the ground were two points. We must have scored tens of thousands of stoepranden points in our lives.

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Den Helder, sixties

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Den Helder, sixties.

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Rooswijk, sixties.

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Rosmalen, 1962.

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Tilburg. Average Dutch street in 2015 with parking spaces, replacing traditional curbstones. No game of stoepranden possible.

From the pictures above it is clear what happened to the game of stoepranden: died a slow death due to the rise of mass car ownership, beginning in the sixties. In the sixties there were lots of children in streets and few cars, the ideal conditions for stoepranden to thrive. Today it is the other way around: streets inhabited by DINKYs (dual income, no kids) and two cars, meaning: goodbye to stoepranden.

However, if ASPO president Kjell Aleklett is right, peak oil is immanent. The prices of diesel and petrol are rising again and Peak Car and Peak Traffic Jam are already behind us. And although we are reasonable confident that there is still enough alternative fossil fuel around to set up a renewable energy base, the assault against the conventional five-passenger car could be intense the coming years, due to financial collapse and rapidly increasing fuel prices. When additionally the 1968-value system of easy divorce & feminism could be smashed questioned, who knows, the Golden Age of stoepranden could return.

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Hope for the future: Dutch towns, majority inhabited by Dutch people with no cars… and stoepranden in fine shape… and enough Dutch children around to play the game.

[wikipedia.org] – stoepranden

Pictures:
[ontdekdenhelder.com]
[rosmalenseherinneringen.nl]
[historischeverenigingkoogzaandijk.nl]
[bd.nl]

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First Dutch stoepranden champion 2012: Iseline Visser

Peak Oil Comic

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[stuartmcmillen.com]

Cassandra Ugo Bardi and the Philosophy of Less

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Ugo Bardi is a member of ASPO Italy and has written books about resource depletion. And on top of that since March 2011 he maintains a blog named Cassandra Legacy. Browsing through his earlier entries it is obvious that Bardi is not afraid to use the word ‘collapse’.

Yet two days ago he posted an article on his blog that seems to contradict his earlier concern:

With the ongoing collapse of the oil prices, we can say that it is game over for the oil and gas industry, in particular for the production of “tight” (or “shale”) oil and gas. Prices may still go back to reasonably high levels, in the future, but the industry will never be able to regain the momentum that had made its US supporters claim “energy independence” and “centuries of abundance.” The bubble may not burst all of a sudden, but it surely will deflate… I think we can identify at least three different strategies for the future: 1) more of the same (oil and gas) 2) a push to nuclear, and 3) a push for renewables. Let’s see to examine what the future may have in store for us…

3. A big push for renewables. Surprisingly, the renewable industry may have serious chances to take over from a senescent oil industry, leaving the nuclear industry standing still and gasping at the sight. The progress in renewable technology, especially in photovoltaic cells, has been simply fantastic during the past decade (see, e.g., the recent MIT report). We have now a set of methods for producing electric power that can compete with traditional sources, watt for watt, dollar for dollar. Consider that the most efficient of these technologies do not need critically rare materials and that none brings the strategic and security problem of nuclear. Finally, consider that it has been shown (Sgouridis, Bardi, and Csala) that the present renewable technology could take over from the current sources fast enough to prevent major damage from climate change.

It looks like we have a winner, right? Indeed, the atmosphere around renewables is one of palpable optimism. If renewable energy picks up enough momentum, there will be nothing able to stop it until it has catapulted all of us, willing or not, into a new (and cleaner) world.

There is a problem, though. The renewable industry is still tiny in comparison to the nuclear industry and especially in comparison to the oil and gas industry. And we know that might usually wins against right. The sheer financial power of the traditional energy industry may well be enough to abort the change before it becomes unstoppable. Something wicked may still come……. (*)

Editor: we started our blog nine months later than Bardi started his and we have arrived at the same conclusion as he does: in principle there is no long term energy problem. Renewables can for 100% replace fossil fuel as an energy source. And in all likelihood there is enough fossil fuel left to set up this new renewable energy infrastructure. Creating 10-15 solar panels per household is less of an effort than producing a car for said household and far less costly and lasts 30 years, so what’s the problem? Our focus of concern has moved away from energy problems towards geopolitical transition and risk of war, financial instability and multicultural destabilization.

EXTRACTED says that we are reaching the limits of economically feasible extraction of a number of mineral commodities, including metals and fossil fuels, as while the world will never run out of its minerals, extracting them will prove far more expensive, making their everyday use unfeasible. Instead, we must meticulously manage what is left and use renewables to generate energy. We need to close the industrial cycle, recover the minerals used and transform our approach to resources.

Ugi Bardi’s speech during the hearing “EU Energy Security Strategy under the conditions of the Internal Energy Market” organized by ITRE Committee (Industry, research, energy) at the European Parliament, Brussels 2014-11-5. Bardi is professor of Chemistry at the University of Florence and he is past chair and cofounder of Aspo Italia, the Italian association for the study of peak oil.

[clubofrome.org] – Ugo Bardi
[resilience.org] – Ugo Bardi
[zeit.de] – Wir versuchen die Leute zu warnen

Why We Fight: The Battle of Russia

US propaganda movie from 1943. The hypocrisy is as usual breathtaking. The courage of Soviet army is praised sky high… because they are doing the dirty work so the US can advance to global pole position, at the cost of the European mother civilization. A few years later when Europe was subjugated, which had been the mutual aim of the US and USSR since 1933, the very same USSR would become the ‘Evil Empire’.

Iceland as a Potentional Renewable Energy Exporter

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[source]

Iceland has a lot of vulcanic activity as a consequence of its location on top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge:

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Iceland has a population of merely 326,000 people, living in a mostly uninhabited mountainous area of 103,000 km2. The mountain and vulcanic activity are interesting from an energy point of view: potential for hydro power and storage (larger than mountainous Italy or Spain), as well as geothermal energy (hot water), providing for 85% of the domestic energy needs. The rest comes from imported oil for transport. Iceland has quite a large hydrogen production capacity used in cars. Since 2012 Iceland is in talks with the UK about constructing a cable for transmission of electricity between the two countries. Electricity prices in Iceland and UK are 9 and 20 dollar cent/kwh resp., which offers potential for export from Iceland to the UK and the rest of Europe. Most potential for hydro power and geothermal energy has not been developed; the Icelanders are already by far the biggest energy consumers on the planet:

Translating over-all energy use (oil, gas, coal, nuclear, renewable) into kg oil equivalent/capita you get, according to the Worldbank:

Iceland 16,905
Canada 7,474
US 7,056
Russia 4,559
Germany 3,825
Ukraine 2,485
China 1,717
Senegal 260

So, how much potential does Iceland have to offer?

[Deutsche Welle] – Icelandic power export plans still a pipe dream
[nytimes.com] – Iceland Looks to Export Power Bubbling From Below
[economist.com] – Power under the sea
[icetradedirectory.com] – Energy in Iceland
[renewableenergyworld.com] – In Iceland, Geothermal Energy is “Use or Lose It”
[theguardian.com] – Iceland’s volcanoes may power UK
[wikipedia.org] – Icelandic hydroelectric power stations
[nea.is] – Hydro Power
Iceland’s precipitation combined with extensive highlands, has an enormous energy potential or up to 220 TWh/yr. Of the primary energy consumption in Iceland, in 2008, 20% was generated from hydropower. The total electricity production was in 2008, 12,5 TWh from hydro.

[vedur.is] – Development of a methodology for estimation of Technical Hydropower potential in Iceland using high resolution Hydrological Modeling

Calculations were performed with this new method and results presented at an industry conference in 1981 (Tómasson, 1981). The calculations showed that total hydropower potential from precipitation was 252 TWh/yr, where the greatest potential was in the south-east, part of Iceland which has extensive glacial coverage and the least potential in the northern- and western part with less precipitation and lower elevation.

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Dutch Volcano To Produce Geothermal Energy

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Artist impression of non-existing above-ground Dutch volcano.

Until recently the Dutch public was not aware of the fact that The Netherlands harbored a true volcano on it’s territory, or rather under its territory, at a depth of 2 km, which explains this seemingly remarkable geographical ignorance.

This could change though as plans have emerged to use geothermal energy from the volcano, at a temperature of 140 degrees Celcius, 30 dgrees more than usual at those depths, to provide energy for the nearby island of Terschelling.

According to the plan, Terschelling is to become independent of gas and electricity from the mainland by 2020.

zuidwalvulkaan[source] Location Zuidwal-volcano

[duurzaamterschelling.nl] – Geothermie Terschelling

Google Earth Global Power Station Overview

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Screen shot free Google Earth desktop application with Delft University kml file loaded

For this rich information source you need to have Google Earth installed on your computer or get it from here:

[Google Earth Download] – no need to install the Pro version.

Next download the kml file, containing location and other information of power plants from all over the world, from this link…

[tudelft.nl]

… and open the kml file in Google Earth with File/Open.

Winners & Losers Oil Price Collapse

oilwinnerslosers[twitter.com]

The data explains why Europe is booming right now.

But this picture could change radically soon, with the rapidly approaching of peak oil in 2015-2016.

Potential For Large Decrease CO2 Emission in Germany

braunkohl[source] Braunkohlekraftwerk Niederaußem des Energieversorgers RWE. dpa

Energy consultant Energy Brainpool has conducted a study, paid by Greenpeace, showing that it is possible to immediately switch off no less than 36 lignite fueled power stations (15 GW) with hardly any consequences at all, other than saving 70 million ton CO2/year. Cleaner electricity could be bought elsewhere in Europe and electricity prices would merely increase with 0.6 cent/kWh (24 euro/household/year). The study does recommend to keep a number of these power stations in a ‘strategic reserve’, so they can be switched on again in case of a supply bottleneck.

[spiegel.de] – 36 Kohlemeiler könnten auf einen Schlag vom Netz

[source] Braunkohlekraftwerk Niederaußem near Cologne

Top Ten Gas Reserves

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[twitter.com]

1941 – Iwan Maisky, Soviet Ambassador to London

From [1:40] mr Maisky claims, shortly after the beginning of the German attack on the USSR, 22.6.1941, that the USSR did not want this war and that it was forced upon the USSR by Hitler.

Right, and now over to a closed meeting, four years later, in the run-up to the Nuremberg tribunal. Mr. Jackson, the chairman of that tribunal has closely studied the German archives and arrives at a startling and alarming conclusion, the minutes of which mysteriously ended up in the tribunal minutes, probably by mistake by an American clerk who did not understand the significance of the document, completely undermining the validity of the outcome of that trial:

[avalon.law.yale.edu]

MR. JUSTICE JACKSON. I really think that this trial, if it should get into an argument over the political and economic causes of this war, could do infinite harm, both in Europe, which I don’t know well, and in America, which I know fairly well. If we should have a prolonged controversy over whether Germany invaded Norway a few jumps ahead of a British invasion of Norway, or whether France in declaring war was the real aggressor, this trial can do infinite harm for those countries with the people of the United States. And the same is true of our Russian relationships. The Germans will certainly accuse all three of our European allies of adopting policies which forced them to war. The reason I Say that is that captured documents which we have always made that claim-that Germany would be forced into war. They admit they were planning war, but the captured documents of the Foreign Office that I have examined all come down to the claim, “We have no way out; we must fight; we are encircled; we are being strangled to death.”

Fortunately for the Americans and Soviets, it were them and not an independent judge, who presided over the trial. You see, Americans and Soviets aren’t exactly accustomed to the higest standards of justice, but that is what you can expect from parvenus.

So how did the allies solve this little problem? Simple: Nuremberg public prosecutor Vishinsky, the mastermind of the Moscow show-trials had an idea how to solve that problem.

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Andrei Vyshinsky, Moscow 1934.
Vyshinsky’s role in crafting the Soviet legal system in the early 1920s paved the way for Josef Stalin, who “could never get his fill of blood,” to legally turn Russia into a human slaughterhouse. Vyshinsky’s efforts were essential to establishing the legal framework necessary to wrongly convict the millions of people needed to populate the largest and most inhumane prison system ever created – the Gulag Archipelago. And that criminal sat in the chair of the public prosecutor in Nuremberg, judging (inventing?) the crimes of the Germans. And the Americans played along, in their horniness to add western Europe to their empire.

Vyshinsky brought with him a list of nine points that according to the Soviets should not be discussed during the Nuremberg show-trial:

  1. USSR/Versailles relationship
  2. Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact
  3. Molotovs vist to Berlin as well as von Ribbentrop’s visits to Moscow
  4. Any issues regarding the political system of the USSR
  5. The Baltics Soviet republics
  6. Soviet-German agreements regarding exchange of German population from the Baltics
  7. Soviet foreign policy and more in detail, the straits and Soviet territorial claims
  8. The Balkans
  9. Soviet-Polish relations (West-Ukraine/Western Belo-Russia)

Source Vyshinsky: Stefan Scheil

With this list any possibility of German defense was blocked in advance, because the discussion of the context of the war was eliminated. Germany started the war, because Germany crossed the borders first. That was the reasoning.

A Finnish source claims that Americans, Soviets and the Churchill war party had already decided upon the destruction of Germany, even before Germany felt itself forced to intervene in Poland. And that matches precisely with the discovery made by Jackson. If that source is correct, and we strongly suspect it is, than this Maisky chap must have been lying through his teeth in this video.

And indeed, Iwan Maisky had several clandestine meetings with Churchill, leader of the British war party. These meetings took place behind the back of Chamberlain and could have been used to coordinate the planning of the future war between Churchill and Stalin. At the same time, Churchill was on the phone with Roosevelt on a daily basis, just as illegally. And for this we do have proof that Churchill and Roosevelt were plotting for war, long before the US found the Pearl Harbor loop-hole, provoked by the US oil-boycott, to circumvent Congress that blocked US war entry:

Watch this fascinating 25 minute BBC documentary about the American clerk Tyler Kent [mirror part-1, part-2], who oversaw the Roosevelt-Churchill plotting for war against Germany and decided to be a Edward Snowden avant la lettre and warn Congress, at the time not yet a paper tiger. Unfortunately, Churchill intercepted Kent and threw him in jail.

Here a large German archive (see for selected samples below), which must contain the same material Jackson and his crew must have encountered. In the Spring of 1941, German intelligence discovered that the USSR was secretly in a state of full mobilization, from Wladiwostok to Brest-Litovsk and was preparing to overrun Europe and bring the ‘blessings of Bolshevism’ to the shores of the Atlantic. So the Germans had the choice: deal the first blow or wait for the Soviets to deal the first blow. Logically they choose the former and that was the only reason why the Soviet army made it to Berlin and not Amsterdam. But the problem is that if you lose the war, like the Germans did, everybody can accuse you of having started it, even if it is not true. International law knows a provision that allows for preemptive strikes, like the Germans did. But international law in the hands of mass-raping & city nuking Americans or Soviets is of course a joke. They wanted to add Europe to their respective globalist empires and they would not let themselves be distracted by formalities like international law.

We predict that our hero Vladimir Putin, the Russian de Gaulle, will be willing to open his war archive and confirm this explanation of events, provided he will get greater Europe in return and protect the Siberian part of his country from becoming incorporated into the rising Chinese superpower, once the American problem will have been dealt with, so we can start the coming Greater European confederation with a clean slate and Europe, now including Russia, can return to global prominence, where it naturally belongs. The very fact that Putin prudently began to propose a revisionist view lite of the events of WW2, clearly points in the direction of such a willingness. But that was in 2009 and European-Russian relations were very cosy, until the Nuland bunch intervened, early 2014. But we should not be too sad about that event, because as we have stressed before, Paris-Berlin-Moscow could evolve into a death-trap for Europe if it happens prematurely. First the US must fall apart and only the day after we can confederate.

[rapsinews.com] – tellingly the Russian justice ministry resists attempt to criminalize historic revisionism, against what are probably Soviet-apologists in lower echelons of the judiciary.

Samples from German archives:

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Islamic State Has Baiji Oil Refinery Surrounded

Two weeks ago, Iraqi forces reported the conquest of the largest oil refinery in Iraq. Now it seems as if it could fall back again the IS forces.

[news.vice.com] – Islamic State Attacks Iraq’s Biggest Oil Refinery With Suicide Bombers and Car Bombs

Now You’re Talking: Tesla Storage for $350/kWh

teslaTesla storage home wall (sort of king-size Apple computer mouse; we reluctantly picked a photo with a car to give you an idea of the size)

Tesla’s selling price to installers is $3500 for 10kWh and $3000 for 7kWh. (Price excludes inverter and installation.) Deliveries begin in late Summer.

[mashable.com] – The killer feature of Tesla’s Powerwall is the price
[cleantechnica.com] – Tesla’s Home Battery Offering In Context
[teslamotors.com] – Energy Storage for a Sustainable Home
[spiegel.de] – Batterie für Selbstversorger

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