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2/18 US "moving in Ukraine to contain Russia"... on "the road to Damascus"

US playbook "...moving from passive stance to use of covert involvement to contain Russia in Ukraine"

New Dimensions of U.S. Foreign Policy Toward Russia,
2/11/14 By George Friedman, Stratfor, Geopolitical Intelligence, weekly/ new-dimensions-us-foreign-policy-toward-russia -

The struggle for some of the most strategic territory in the world took an interesting twist this week. Last week we discussed what appeared to be a significant shift in German national strategy in which Berlin seemed to declare a new doctrine of increased assertiveness in the world -- a shift that followed intense German interest in Ukraine. This week, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland, in a now-famous cellphone conversation declared strong contempt for the European Union and its weakness and counseled the US ambassador to Ukraine to proceed quickly without the Europeans to piece together a specified opposition coalition before the Russians saw what was happening and took action.

2/11 Panorama of "Islamic Terrorist Threat" Producers

Producers of 'islamic terrorist threats': interconnecting Intel, USAID, Kavkaz Center-type sites, Foundations, Think-tanks, mainstream media, academics, NGOs

U.S. navy ships head to Georgia - 8/21/08

USAID's Kavkas Center strategic communications articles listed here:

RESET. Putin bans USAID in Russia - 9/19/12 Nuland said "The United States said Tuesday it is ending USAID operations in Russia after Kremlin demand .."We are extremely proud of what USAID has accomplished in Russia over the past two decades. While USAID's physical presence in Russia will end, we remain committed to supporting democracy, human rights, and the development of a more robust civil society in Russia"...Grigory Melkonyants, deputy director of Golos, the country's only independent election-monitoring body, which also benefits from US financial support, said closing the USAID office "is an unfriendly move toward the US"... criticized the Kremlin's "paranoia and nervousness"

Relations between America and Russia seriously ... 1/4/14 Kavkaz-Center

2/10 US $5 Billion to Ukraine, 'Awaits Russia's Next Move' Post Sochi

"The three great imperatives of geopolitical strategy are to prevent collusion and maintain security dependence among the vassals, to keep tributaries pliant, and to keep the barbarians from coming together."
Zbigniew Brzezinski, 1997 The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives

F*** the EU: Leaked tape of Sr. US Diplomats Conversation Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt
US State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki called the leak "a new low in Russian tradecraft" and said "I didn't say it was inauthentic" when asked to confirm if the tape was legitimate.

"Sowing discord among Western allies is a tactical maneuver, straight out of the Soviet playbook"
Awaiting Russia’s Next Move in Ukraine
2/10/14 Celestine Bohlen,
Western diplomats worry over possibility of more aggressive moves by Russia once the Sochi Games are over. Sowing discord among Western allies is a tactical maneuver, straight out of the Soviet playbook. What worries Western diplomats is the possibility of more aggressive moves by Russia once the Sochi Games are over... All agree the stakes are high in what is sounding more and more like an eerie replay of the Cold War. A Russian official accused the US of “crudely interfering” in Ukrainian politics, while a US diplomat in a taped conversation, warned that the Russians would surely “be working behind the scenes to torpedo” any agreement brokered in Kiev by the West. When the Olympics end, the competition over the future of Ukraine will still be going on. The question is how leaders in Russia and the West choose to play it out.

Nuland: US spent $5 Billion In Ukraine
December 13, 2013 Speech by Victoria Nuland - Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, National Press Club

2/7/14 Olympic 'Games' in Sochi


Geostrategic capitalist politics drive the games: The 2o14 Olympics is a crucial nodal point in US efforts destabilize Russia, one of the two re-born capitalists, which with China, threaten US global dominance, and thus the survival of US finance capital.
The media psywar is also laying the foundations for terrorist attacks it is predicting -- by Chechen terrorists -- with whom the US has long, deep connections, as you'll see.

Olympics bring us all together with pride, passion and patriotism
Is there a more majestic sound than “Bugler’s Dream,” the Olympic theme song, as it heralds television coverage of the games? It’s topped only by the triumphant sound of “The Star Spangled Banner” played at medal ceremonies throughout the games and perhaps a roaring crowd chanting “USA! USA! USA!” ...I love the Olympics and the Summer Games particularly. There’s something about the games that bring people together and renew our collective sense of American pride...Unfortunately, politics or world events sometimes enter the Olympic arena. But at best, the Olympics represent hope, passion, unity, courage, determination and patriotism.

Olympics: torch relay began life as Nazi propaganda
“The Olympic torch is designed to shine through the centuries, a signal of peaceful understanding between nations...arousing more and more enthusiasm for the ideal of humanity.”

In 1936 Nazi Germany hosted both the Winter and Summer Olympic Games...

As Olympics Begin, Russia Experiences a Downturn

2/3/14 BRAIN Behind Seahawks

Seahawks owner Paul Allen NFL's richest owner, net worth estimated by Forbes at $15.8 billion 2014/ 01/ 31/ paul-allen-sings-the-praises-of-russell-wilson-richard-sherman/

The Microsoft co-founder could conceivably own about a third of the NFL if he chose to sites/ monteburke/ 2014/ 01/ 31/ an-interview-with-seattle-seahawks-owner-paul-allen

The Rise of Severe Brain Injuries
...In 2012 players suffered 1,496 severe injuries...the highest total in the study which goes back to 2004, and the frequency of severe injuries continues to rise. The NFL would like to believe the game has been made safer through changes to equipment and rules and that the increase in severe injuries is the result of better treatment. So far, data analysis does not support that, but more changes are coming to the league.From the Saints’ Bountygate scandal to the suicide of retired star Junior Seau...

NFL Doctor Says Disease Is Overstated

1/28/ State of Union

Presidents and all politicians are executors for the bipartisan National Security Agenda
Obama to Assert Unilateral Agenda
President to Seek to Use State of the Union Address to Shift Souring View of Leadership

unilateral executive privilege nothing new:
Obama presidential order waives penalties under the Child Soldiers Protection Act of 2008
2012 posts/ 2012/10/ 01/ obama_waives_sanctions_on_countries_that_use_child_soldiers
Obama waived almost all U.S. sanctions that use child soldiers for the third year in a row...presidential memorandum waiving penalties for U.S. arms sales to Libya, South Sudan, and Yemen and partially waived sanctions against the Congo...countries declared the worst abusers of child soldiers by the State Department under the Child Soldiers Protection Act of 2008

"When a little boy is kidnapped, turned into a child soldier, forced to kill or be killed - that's slavery, It is barbaric, it is evil, and it has no place in a civilized world. Now, as a nation, we've long rejected such cruelty"
2012 Obama, Clinton Global Initiative.

Presidential Determination No. 2011-4 to Section 404(c) of the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008

1/19/14 Afghanistan Overview

Let our position be absolutely clear: an attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf region will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States of America, and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary, including military force.
President Jimmy Carter, State of the Union Address, 20 January 1980

The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy And Its Geostrategic Imperatives,Zbigniew Brzezinski,1997
"A Geostrategy for Eurasia," Foreign Affairs, September/October 1997, Council on Foreign Relation

"US made plans for a major assault on Afghanistan before WTC attacks"
9/18/01, BBC, George Arney,

US planned war in Afghanistan long before September 11

Iran, Afghanistan Sign Security Accord
The interior ministers of Iran and Afghanistan signed a security agreement March 12 to increase cooperation between their nations regarding border security. The agreement also calls for collaboration on surveillance of their shared border and fighting drug trafficking. (full article subscribers only)

Afghan-Iran pact will not affect U.S. postwar plans, says top U.S. diplomat
."At this point I would not attach a lot of importance to it," Ambassador James Dobbins, U.S. special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, told the Senate Foreign Relations panel Outside of Tehran, "there is a quite a ...consensus" from regional powers for US troops to remain in Afghanistan after 2014, Dobbins said. 

United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy

1/11/14 Dieudonné: Why Some Aren't Laughing

The US war for Africa, using mainly client state French and African proxy ground forces, is failing. A timely "al-qaeda resurgence' means more on the ground AFRICOM action.
Not timely however is Dieudonné growing popularity. The Franco-African political activist author, actor, comedian who keeps hitting where it hurts most, belittling the beast to the joy of millions. Especially untimely as. beside "losing Africa:, the US resurrected 2002 Saudi "Israel-Palestine Peace Plan" intended as a 'final solution' to Palestinian liberation, is fading - despite PA/PLO leadership being USraeli "partners". And Africa is only one critical 'piece' of the bipartisan US National Security strategy to secure its doomed global hegemony.

Same World, Same War: Asian Pivot, African Target
2/22/13 by Evan Taylor
There is no single Asia policy, Africa policy, or Middle East Policy.  There is a global agenda to control the resources and populations of the planet. The “Asia Pivot” and the “Africa Shift” are part of the same long-term Zbigniew Brzezinski strategy to dominate the great 'arc of crisis' across the underbelly of Eurasia.

*** see bottom of page: samples of his actual anti-imperialist politics and popularity show why the enemy must try to stop the movement

1/9/14 Why H1N1 / Tamiflu Again

Digest intro: US/Obama declare "Mexico a potential failed state"
US falsely claims latest HINI 'pandemic' came to US from Mexico--beside running drugs from Mexican cartels --control of which is essential to US post- WW2 global domination --as setup to declare Mexico "a failed state --ripe for US military "humanitarian aid" by the same imperialist predators who stole Mexico, turning into a client state, now not-compliant enough'. The same gangsters waging the current world war of terror to secure its collapsing fascist world dictatorship.

Seasonal flu widespread in the United States: CDC
1/4/14 Reuters
Nearly half the United States is reporting widespread influenza activity, most attributed to the H1N1 virus that caused a worldwide pandemic in 2009.. Additional increases are expected... If you have not gotten your flu vaccination you should get one now...

"additional psychological terror increases expected"
Thousands Face Balancing Act Over Flu Fears -
“They're coming without any symptoms; they want to be checked”...Some complain bitterly about news media “over-hyping” some places people seem perplexed — even mocking — given the relatively small number of confirmed U.S. cases and one fatality so far...


Killer flu recreated in the lab

1/1/14 New Year 'Contingency Operations'

NB: The US global war against working class and oppressed peoples and nations aims to disrupt and/or destroy resistance ("terrorism") to US imperialist led terror, 'war' and occupation. Under false pretexts, ("islamists", 'al-qaeda'), tearing apart sovereign nations, creating 'ethnic strife' and hundreds of millions homeless refugees, and using 'humanitarian aid' to tighten its domination grip. This is 'national security', the only way US finance capital can secure its rule from anti-imperialist-zionist revolution.The fascist 'homeland' systematically, systemically targets working and oppressed peoples' revolutionary potential, degrading them into dependent, vulnerable wards of the state:

*Wall Street shrugs off crises ending record-setting year - Dow Jones and S&P 500 index hit new highs -- as Feds policies and corporate profits bolstered stocks...ex: one, Warren Buffett: made $12.7 billion in 2013,~$37 million per day,~$1.54 million

* Bipartisan Budget cut official est.1.5 million off unemployment end of 2013, estimated 3.5 miilion more in 2014 ...

* U.S. blue-collar 'baby boomers' -- the 78 million born between 1946 and 1964 -- for millions of the long-term unemployed, unemployment insurance wil be cut; millions have had life-long worked for pension contracts - and their retirement futures - cancelled

*Common Core State for 'good citizens': Standards transform and nationalize kindergarten thru 12th grade curriculum in 45 states and DC

*The case for sending America's unemployed abroad

* 4 In 5 US Adults Face Near-Poverty, No Work...7/28/13>

*Obama's $700 billion 'defense budget' doesn't include actual 'war and related intel, etc. expenses budgeted under "Overseas Occupational Contingencies"

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