The Trump Administration has just accused Venezuela’s newly appointed Vice-President, Tareck El Aissami, of being involved in drug trafficking, thereby dishing out the usual criminal spiel – illegal sanctions against a foreign dignitary with travel bans and asset seizures. This is Washington’s abject behavior at its best, as are so many others around the world of similar nature.
Therefore, let me say upfront: We can protest as much as we want. The Anglo-American empire in Washington and its European vassals do not care one bit. To the contrary, the more hapless protests there are, the more they laugh to themselves – ‘Bingo! We did it again. – Case closed. And sanctions stay. New ones are invented at will, wherever and whenever it pleases the empire. Because nothing happens from the opponents – other than hot air.
Sanctions – economic sanctions, as most of them are, can only stand and ‘succeed’, as long as countries, who oppose Washington’s dictate remain bound into the western, dollar-based, fraudulent monetary scheme. The system is entirely privatized by a small Zionist-led elite. FED, Wall Street, Bank for International Settlement (BIS), are all private institutions, largely controlled by the Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan et al clans. They are also supported by the Breton Woods Organizations, IMF and World Bank, conveniently created under the Charter of the UN.
Few progressive economists understand how this debt-based pyramid scam is manipulating the entire western economic system. When in a just world, it should be just the contrary, the economy that shapes, designs and decides the functioning of the monetary system and policy.
Even Russia, with Atlantists still largely commanding the central bank and much of the financial system, isn’t fully detached from the dollar dominion – yet.
‘Renegades’ of the US-globalized Deep State must de-dollarize and migrate towards the eastern SCO-based economy (SCO = Shanghai Cooperation Organization, including Russia, China, most of Central Asia, Pakistan, Iran; – and India for good or for bad, is a contender), where the future is, where huge and honest prospects of future economic development are emerging, especially the Chinese initiated New Silk Road, or OBOR – One Belt-One Road – that foresees an infrastructure, industrial and technological boom, connecting Vladivostok with Lisbon and Shanghai with Hamburg – and everything in between. China’s President Xi Jinping has opened the door for everyone to join – no force, sheer invitation.
This also means breaking loose from the IMF’s and World Bank’s debt tentacles and the rest of the western monetary gangsters. It doesn’t happen overnight, but steps towards regaining sovereignty should be initiated rather sooner than later – to reduce, speak withstand and eliminate sanction imposed damages. For Russia, despite the Atlantists, sanctions were a blessing. They are the best that could have happened to our economy, Mr. Putin said. They pushed us to promote an economy of self-reliance, especially in agriculture and industrial development. In 2015, Russia was the world’s first wheat exporter.
Back to drugs and fighting drug lords. The Plan Colombia which started in 2000 and has since cost about US$ 20 billion, was officially designed precisely to fight the drug mafia’s coca plantations and drug cartels. Yet, since the Plan begun, the surface of coca plantations has more than doubled in Colombia; and output efficiency today is almost three times what it was in 2000.
Washington’s fake accusations and outrageous slandering of Venezuela’s Vice President, Mr. Tareck El Aissami, are totally absurd. They are aiming in a first instance at further bad-mouthing Venezuela among the uneducated MSM-brainwashed international public. It’s ‘false news’ propaganda, attempting to pull Venezuela into the drug ‘war’ playing out between Colombia, Mexico and Peru – all fomented by Washington.
Up to his recent assignment as Vice-President, Mr. El Aissami was Interior Minister, successfully fighting drug mafias, covertly promoted by the DEA and the CIA. Clamping down on the new Vice-President might be a punishment for his unwavering fight against the US backed drug lords, while he was Interior Minister. In fact, during his ministerial tenure, Tareck Al Aissami, a man of full integrity, has hit hard the cartels of international drug dealers, capturing 102 drug lords, of whom 21 were extradited to the United States. To make things even more ridiculous, apparently Tareck Al Aissimi does not even hold a US visa neither has he any assets in the USA that could be frozen as claimed.
The bigger and larger scale agenda behind this latest defamation scheme maybe a monstrous attempt to bring NATO to South America. Yes, you read right – Pentagon’s European military branch, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. They have absolutely nothing to do in Latin America, but as long as nobody screams murder and acts against it – the impunity of the empire is almost bottomless.
The little publicized fact is that President Manuel Santos of Colombia has recently invited NATO to come to Colombia to help him ‘fight organized crime’ – meaning, most likely a new FARC war, easily revived with a few false flags – as already happened recently
This move has been under preparation since 2012 / 2013, right from the beginning of Peace Negotiations between the Santos Government and FARC. It started with a so-called ‘best practice technical assistance agreement’ between NATO and Colombia – extendable to real troops and armory movements into Colombia – meaning automatically NATO spreading all throughout Latin America. The Natoization of LATAM! – What a prospect!
Venezuela with Hugo Chavez was the only country protesting already during Colombia’s initial negotiations with Brussels / NATO. Today, except for Venezuela, I don’t know of any other Latin American country that shouted out in protest. Not that it mattered, as nothing matters to the exceptional nation. But it would help spread awareness about what Washington has in store as its latest oppressing atrocity for Latin America.
Might this be one of the chief purposes of this intimidating defamation launched against Venezuela and her Vice President, whose ethical integrity is proven beyond doubt?
Peter Koenig is an economist and geopolitical analyst. He is also a former World Bank staff and worked extensively around the world in the fields of environment and water resources. He lectures at universities in the US, Europe and South America. He writes regularly for Global Research, ICH, RT, Sputnik, PressTV, The 4th Media, TeleSUR, TruePublica, The Vineyard of The Saker Blog, and other internet sites. He is the author of Implosion – An Economic Thriller about War, Environmental Destruction and Corporate Greed – fiction based on facts and on 30 years of World Bank experience around the globe. He is also a co-author of The World Order and Revolution! – Essays from the Resistance.
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Defense Secretary Mattis Rules Out US-Russia Military Cooperation in Syria
Trump said he wants to cooperate with Russia in combating terrorism in Syria. Defense Secretary Mattis rejects the idea.
In Brussels at NATO headquarters, he claimed “(w)e are not in a position right now to collaborate on a military level, but our political leaders will engage and try to find common ground or a way forward so that Russia, living up to its commitment, can return to a partnership of sorts here with NATO.”
Russia’s aggressive actions have violated international law and are destabilizing. (It has) to prove itself first. The point about Russia is they have to live by international law just like we expect all nations on this planet to do.
Separately, Rex Tillerson said “we expect Russia to honor its commitments to the Minsk agreements and work to de-escalate violence in Ukraine. Where we do not see eye-to-eye, the United States will stand up for the interests and values of America and her allies.”
These type comments aren’t encouraging, sounding like Carter Ashton and John Kerry never left.
Wars raging in multiple theaters are Washington’s doing, not Russia’s, going all-out to resolve them in Syria and Ukraine diplomatically.
Actions by America, NATO, Israel and other regional rogue states flagrantly violate international law. Russia is the world’s preeminent peacemaker.
Hostile comments by Mattis and Tillerson run counter to Trump’s rhetoric. Is he saying one thing while pursuing another?
Is Washington’s imperial agenda safe in his hands? Will endless US wars continue unabated? Will new ones be launched?
Will adversarial relations toward Russia, China and all other sovereign independent nations remain official US policy?
Will the horrors of the last 24 years continue at home and abroad? Is Trump the latest in a long line of US warrior presidents?
Is catastrophic nuclear war on his watch possible? Humanity holds its breath.
A Final Comment
Russia hope two rounds of Syria peace talks in Astana, Kazakhstan boost chances for significant progress toward conflict resolution when all parties involved meet in Geneva on February 23.
Deputy Russian Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov called Astana a “platform” for continuing dialogue next week.
Three previous Geneva rounds failed because Washington undermined them. It remains to be seen if Trump wants war or peace.
It’s unclear where Turkey stands. It illegally occupies part of northern Syria. On Thursday, Syria’s chief peace talks negotiator Bashar al-Jaafari accused Ankara and opposition representatives of “disrupt(ing) the Astana meetings.”
They prevented adoption of a final communique, he said, showing an “irresponsible attitude” toward the proceedings.
Turkey sent a low-level delegation to Astana, arriving late, calling into question its commitment to conflict resolution.
Jaafari also demanded Erdogan withdraw Turkish troops operating illegally in Syrian territory, saying his regime “cannot simultaneously start fires and then act like a firefighter.”
Conflict resolution in Syria is nowhere near being achieved. Much depends on Trump’s intentions as they become better known. Early signs aren’t encouraging.
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‘World Government’: A Former ‘Conspiracy’ Myth is Now Emerging from the Shadows
By Mark Anderson
The TRUTH HOUND
‘Stop the Presses’ News & Commentary
The “subtly” named “World Government Summit,” which started Feb. 12 and ran through Feb. 14 in Abu Dubai, United Arab Emirates, included a few Bilderberg Group and World Economic Forum (WEF) members, such as WEF founder Klaus Schwab and frequent Bilderberg attendee Christine Lagarde, longtime International Monetary Fund chief.
But with Arab officials comprising perhaps half of the attendees, the pedigree of this much-lesser-known annual summit differs significantly from the Bilderberg-WEF axis and its North American-European complexion. An overriding fixation on world rule, though, is the irreducible shared goal.
The annual Bilderberg meeting involves a mere 140 high-flyers from finance ministries, banking, royalty, parliament, the technology sector, select silent media etc. Bilderberg’s anonymous press department issues one sketchy annual press release and produces zero video footage of its speeches and proceedings.
But with 90 speakers and 4,000 attendees from 130 countries, the Dubai summit, much like the WEF, is a larger and basically open forum that’s broadcast worldwide via summit organizers’ You Tube channel and official website.
Still, it’s hard to get past the Dubai summit’s name, which is yet another admission from the smug one-worlders who tend to run things that “world government”—long portrayed as a fantasy entertained by those unstable souls who inhabit the “conspiracy theory” realm—is for real, although there’s ongoing debate as to whether a world government has been fully consummated.
Some believe a world government would be, overall, beneficial to air, water, soil and humanity. But others, such as most people in alternative media and a growing number of citizens, believe that a world super-state brings with it the aphrodisiac of too much money, power and control, and so the only way to prevent the abuses of a world super-state is to never allow such a state to come to full fruition, especially under a financial system rigged to benefit the plutocratic few—a tsunami of money and credit for the top tier and a money drought for the rest—caused by inherent defects in an overly centralized monetary system that needs to be changed into a more democratic model.
For instance, engineer and economic visionary Clifford H. Douglas, some 100 years ago, released key books, including “Economic Democracy,” that outlined a dramatic, workable and humane departure from the enthralling modern monetary system which holds everyone in its deceptive grip — much like the golden ring in Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” — ensuring that the world, unless this corrupt economic system is abolished, will always have tyrants who will inherit or sell their souls to this system, thereby guaranteeing that the world will remain in its current condition of pending world tyranny where the many serve the few. (Also see www.socred.org).
And, notably, the Dubai summit follows another recent indication that world government is really being sought, or is nay upon us. The world-government deniers at the New York Times, referring to the 2017 WEF in Davos in January, quoted economist John Mauldin as saying: “Trump’s election victory is a clear indication that the majority of people are not interested in a world government, but want to return to a classical local democracy. Strange as it may seem to the Davos [WEF] men, most people tend to love their ‘patria,’ the land of their fathers.”
CURIOUS PRONOUNCEMENTS IN DUBAI
For starters, the Dubai summit’s website is littered with quotes from this and that attendee that seek to inspire—but often carry ambiguous meanings with a rather negative aftertaste.
For example, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, who heads UAE’s Ministry of Culture Youth and Social Development, was quoted as saying, “An outstanding government views every citizen as a natural resource,” implying that people are considered commodities.
To be fair, other attendees stated nicer-sounding things like, “The happiness of our people is prioritized as a public good”—an object of “our efforts to promote both human and sustainable development.”
Sustainable development, which has an imprecise meaning, may in some cases lead to better policies to preserve water and soil, laudable goals to be sure. But in many cases, United Nations-style sustainable development involves top-down policies that impose costly regulations which erode private property and make land less productive, while actually harming the environment and eroding the food supply.
In Michigan and Texas, among other places, locally directed community gardens that produce healthy organic food, in both urban and rural settings, are going a long way toward a genuine sustainable development that does not require a world authority to direct it.
Others in Dubai were quoted as saying that governments are “the largest service providers in the world” who need the input of “the world’s greatest minds,” the narcissistic implication being that such brilliance is embodied by those professors, bureaucrats, journalists, bankers and others attending and headlining the Dubai and WEF summits.
UN BUREAUCRAT SPEAKS
Getting into deeper essentials in Dubai, Helen Clark, the 8th director of the United Nations Development Programme and former prime minister of New Zealand, gave an address that summed up the core outlook of the summit. In so doing, she addressed certain challenges which she described as “being beyond the capacity of nation states” to resolve themselves.
Her rather dry talk was not without its surprises.
“We’re now for global governance,” she announced, as if full support for world governance is just now coming to the fore, although the remark also confirms that world governance (government) is the current or pending reality.
This comment therefore addressed fact that the Arabic translation of the Dubai summit’s name approximately means “summit of the governments of the world,” which has a different connotation that World Government Summit.
And as Ms. Clark said, the framework for global governance (i.e. world government) came when the League of Nations (precursor to the UN) was formed 100 years ago, although the league, reportedly devoted to peace, failed to stop World War I.
We’re now for global governance.” — UN official Helen Clark.
Besides, those in elite circles, like Ms. Clark, have for decades pushed for, and helped establish, de facto world government through the UN (founded in 1945) and through various other institutions.
She also noted, “I think the magnitude of the shared problems we have does require us to continually reinvigorate the multilateral institutions.”
For instance, in the “peace and security” realm, “effective global governance . . . is struggling,” she admitted, therefore she feels UN member states should move ahead “with progressive agendas” to reinvigorate the UN’s mission to address “the root causes of conflict.”
She was silent, however, on UN members like the U.S., Israel and the UK helping terrorist outfits like ISIS under the guise of fighting them (via arms shipments, official lies about the nature and goals of ISIS, etc.) . . .
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