Friday, March 16, 2018

Moon of Alabama — Governments Decree 'Truth' About Skripal - Dissenters Will Be Punished

Iraq WMD redux. Substitute "chemical weapons" for "mushroom-shaped clouds."

Oh, and did I forget MH17?
The Skripal incident is now, by chance or by design, part of a much larger campaign about 'western' dominance over 'the east'. Russia, which ended the unilateral moment of U.S. nuclear primacy, is currently the main target. The situation is extremely dangerous as any further escalation, in the Middle East, the Ukraine ore elsewhere, might lead to a war between nuclear armed powers.
The government decreed 'truth' about the Skripal case has many discrepancies. The connection of the case to Russia is much weaker than the propaganda claims. But doubt and dissent about it are not allowed to prevail.….
Only geostrategists realize at this point (and have for a long while) that taking down Russia is actually a key piece in taking down China. Kissinger's advice was to ally with Russia. But the Western elites have set upon the course of first taking out Russia, which would put NATO on the Western border of China and the Seventh Fleet on the Eastern border.

Of course, the Russian and Chinese militaries and intelligence services are well aware of this and preparing for it.

The West is well aware of MAD and has no intention of launching into an all-out war with nuclear-armed Russia that no one would win. The plan is to isolate Russia, grind it down economically, and force regime change by a population that has no other recourse than to put in a Western puppet government.

Unless one views what is happening globally in terms of the grand chessboard, it looks daft. But if one does, the geopolitics and geostrategy are actually very clear.

Moon of Alabama
Governments Decree 'Truth' About Skripal - Dissenters Will Be Punished
Tony Catalucci


Video and transcript.

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Aaron Maté interviews Stephen F. Cohen, Professor Emeritus of Russian Studies, History, and Politics at New York University and Princeton University


This is the desired effect. The objective is to get the Russian leadership so infuriated that they loose it and overstep. Carefully designed but I doubt that Putin will fall for it. It's too transparent for someone with his background and experience.

The Western leaders are not only outclassed by the Russian (and Chinese) leaders, but the Russians and Chinese do know how to play 3 and 4 dimensional chess on the grand chessboard.

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Sputnik International
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But the Western propaganda is working, the objective of which is to create fear of the "enemy" domestically.

33% answered affirmatively to the poll question, "Do you feel that recent news regarding Russia’s information cyber warfare is a precursor to its interest in initiating cyberattacks on the U.S. electric grid?" 48% answered, "don't know," and 19% said "no."

EE Online
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McLaughlin and Brennan still maintain that the CIA never lied to policymakers about the information obtained from the use of torture. Thus, we have one of the biggest lies of all from a former deputy director of the CIA and a former director of the CIA, respectively, who regularly “inform” the American people on cable television.
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Melvin A. Goodman | senior fellow at the Center for International Policy, professor of government at Johns Hopkins University, and a former CIA analyst,


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John said...

In his early years Putin did all he could to suck up to the US and EU, but he was rebuffed time and time again. Putin never saw any future with China but with the west, seeing Russia as a western, European and Christian country. He was forced into an alliance with China and others. It was such a giant strategic blunder by the outgoing Clinton and Dubya. Any thoughts, Tom?

Tom Hickey said...

@ John

The mother of all strategic blunders. It will result/is resulting in the end of the American Empire.

RT chief Margarita Simonyan explained it perfectly in her 60 Minutes interview. The Russians were all wildly pro-American after the collapse of the USSR. She said Clinton's bombing of Serbia changed instantly. That is when the US "lost Russia." It's been downhill since then.

W's unilateral breaking of the ABM treaty and NATO's forward march just confirmed it.

Tom Hickey said...

Sputnik International
Putin Praises Unprecedentedly High Level of Russian-Chinese Relations - Kremlin

Thanks to Uncle Sam.

Jonf said...

Comes the comment from Moon of Alabama straight out of Germany. Yeah, I should trust this guy.

Tom Hickey said...

Moon of Alabama is German.