When the postWW2 ‘international order’ that has cannibalized the world is collapsing, and its global terror war (GWOT) WW3 is also doomed,
state terror is the only option for an non-productive speculative finance capitalist system based on crimes and lies.
Its deadly desperation was on display in the special -effects Trump-trip ‘election campaign’ orchestrated to make US capitalist fascism look ‘moderate-by-comparison’ -- as the state waged a concentrated genocidal campaign against Black people, provoking angry protests triggering martial law with an upsurge of patriotic white supremacist ‘blue lives matter’ against the ‘black lives matter movement’ -- with leadership created and deployed by US dept of justice COPS Office, supported on the ground by ‘smart power Soros NGOs. (see http://burbankdigest.com).
Major media “news”(officially “strategic communications/public diplomacy”) 24/7 propaganda saturated with timely US false-flag “ISIS influenced attacks” ever-changing-no-evidence narratives, and bogus ‘fierce election battle’ --- calculated to win patriotic support for a desperate fascist state .
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Report: U.S. Intelligence Examining Trump Adviser's Russia Ties
In-Depth Coverage By RFE/RL September 24, 2016
Based on reporting by Yahoo News, The Washington Post, and Reuters
Yahoo News is reporting that U.S. intelligence officials are trying to establish whether a businessman identified by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump as a foreign policy adviser has held private discussions with senior Russian officials on bilateral issues, including U.S. sanctions.
In a report published September 23, brand the news outlet cited "multiple sources who have been briefed on the issue" as saying that the individual under scrutiny is Carter Page, a former Moscow-based investment banker whom Trump identified in March as part of his foreign policy team.
Yahoo News cited an unidentified "Western intelligence source" as saying that U.S. officials have received intelligence reports that during his trip to Moscow in July, Page met with Igor Sechin, chairman of state-owned Rosneft and one of President Vladimir Putin's closest allies.
Sechin is among numerous Russian officials and businesspeople sanctioned by Washington and the EU over Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula in March 2014 and subsequent backing of armed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
Yahoo News cited the same Western intelligence source as saying that U.S. intelligence officials have received reports that Page has also met with Igor Diveikin, a right-hand man of Vyacheslav Volodin, Putin's first deputy chief of staff and a key architect of Russia's political landscape during Putin's third term.
The report said Page, who previously worked for Merrill Lynch in Moscow, declined to comment when reached by Yahoo News.
Page raised eyebrows in U.S. political circles in July with a lecture he delivered to students and businesspeople in Moscow in which he accused "Washington and other Western capitals" of impeding other nations' "potential progress through their often hypocritical focus on ideas such as democratization, inequality, corruption, and regime change" -- criticisms that echo those frequently voiced by the Kremlin.
Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks in August called Page an "informal foreign policy adviser" who "does not speak for Mr. Trump or the campaign."
The Yahoo News report cited Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller as saying this week that Page "has no role" in the campaign and that "we are not aware of any of his activities, past or present."
Page said in an interview with with Bloomberg in March that he had investments in state-owned Russian energy giant Gazprom, which has also been hit by U.S. and EU sanctions.
He currently heads Global Energy Capital, a New York-based investment firm that says it focuses on the energy sector in emerging markets.
Trump has said he will improve battered bilateral ties with Russia if he is elected to the White House and has spoken positively about Putin. He said earlier this month that the Russian president has been more of a leader for his country that Obama has been for the United States.
Hillary Clinton, his Democratic rival in the November 8 election, has accused him of being too sympathetic to Putin. Her campaign has also suggested that hackers, alleged to be Russian, who have stolen and published emails of Democratic National Committee staff are working on behalf of the Kremlin to improve Trump's electoral chances.
Both Trump and the Kremlin have dismissed these suggestions as baseless.
The Yahoo News report was published a day after leading Democrats on the congressional intelligence committees accused Russia of trying to influence the U.S. election via computer hacking and called on Putin to "order a halt to this activity."
Based on reporting by Yahoo News, The Washington Post, and Reuters
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Russia Under Fire At UN After Deadly Aleppo Bombings
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Britain, France, and the United States lashed out at Russia for its actions in Syria, amid intensification of the bombing campaign over the northern city of Aleppo. "What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counterterrorism, it is barbarism," the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, told an emergency meeting of the Security Council on September 25. Power also said the regime of President Bashar al-Assad and its ally Russia were "laying waste to what is left of an iconic Middle Eastern city." "Instead of peace, Russia and Assad make war,” she said. “Instead of getting life-saving aid to Syrians, Russia and Assad are bombing hospitals and first responders."
The U.S. ambassador went on to call on the Security Council to "have the courage to say who is responsible and tell Russia with one voice to stop."
The UN meeting, requested by Britain, France, and the United States, comes after the Syrian regime declared last week a new offensive against eastern Aleppo, where some 275,000 people are living. At least 231 civilians have been killed in violence in the embattled city and its outskirts since a weeklong cease-fire, brokered by the United States and Russia, fell apart on September 19, according to the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said Syrian forces were trying to rid the terrorists from Aleppo harming as few citizens as possible -- without saying whether Russian forces were involved in the aerial bombardments. Churkin said there was a humanitarian corridor by which residents could leave, being blocked by rebels. He also blamed armed opposition groups for sabotaging the truce and accused the Western coalition of failing to separate moderate factions it backs from "terrorist" groups.
Syria's Ambassador Bashar Jaafari railed against the "filthy propaganda war" waged by the United States and its allies and said Damascus "will not give up a single inch of its territory."
Churkin said bringing peace to Syria was "almost an impossible task now," but made clear that reviving the cease-fire was still a goal Moscow would pursue if as part of a "collective" effort on all sides. "
Does Russia think it can install confidence and trust with its partners negotiating a cessation of hostilities with one hand and supporting the regime with the other hand?" asked France's UN Ambassador Francois Delattre.
The British envoy, Matthew Rycroft, said Russia's actions have “prolonged the conflict, prolonged the suffering." "It is difficult to deny that Russia is partnering with the Syrian regime to carry out war crimes," Rycroft added.
UN special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura told the meeting that the past week has been “one of the worst ones in Syria during the near six years of this devastating conflict." De Mistura said nearly 2 million people in Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, are without running water following the escalation in fighting.
He urged the Security Council to press for a cessation of hostilities, weekly 48-hour pauses in fighting to deliver aid, and medical evacuations for several urgent cases in eastern Aleppo.
On the sidelines of the meeting, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged an end to the offensive in Aleppo, saying the bombs "are not busting bunkers, they are demolishing ordinary people looking for any last refuge of safety.""International law is clear, he said, the systematic use of indiscriminate weapons in densely populated areas is a war crime."
With reporting by Reuters, AFP, AP, and dpa