July 23, 2014

Opening remarks of Vladimir Putin at the Russian Security Council meeting


Note: normally the meetings of the Russian Security Council are held behind closed doors.  This time, however, the press was allowed in just to record the beginning of the opening remarks of Vladimir Putin.  Then the press was asked to leave.  Clearly, this is intended as a message to the Russian people.  I have bolded out the part which appear the most important to me.

The Saker
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Good afternoon, colleagues.

Today we will consider the fundamental issues of maintaining the sovereignty and territorial integrity of this country. We all understand how many political, ethnic, legal, social, economic and other aspects this topic encompasses.

Sovereignty and territorial integrity are fundamental values, as I have already said. We are referring to the maintenance of the independence and unity of our state, to the reliable protection of our territory, our constitutional system and to the timely neutralization of internal and external threats, of which there are quite a few in the world today. I should make it clear from the start that, obviously, there is no direct military threat to the sovereignty and territorial integrity of this country. Primarily, the strategic balance of forces in the world guarantees this.

We, on our part, strictly comply with the norms of international law and with our commitments to our partners, and we expect other countries, unions of states and military-political alliances to do the same, while Russia is fortunately not a member of any alliance. This is also a guarantee of our sovereignty.

Any nation that is part of an alliance gives up part of its sovereignty. This does not always meet the national interests of a given country, but this is their sovereign decision. We expect our national legal interests to be respected, while any controversies that always exist, to be resolved only through diplomatic efforts, by means of negotiations. Nobody should interfere in our internal affairs.

However, ever more frequently today we hear of ultimatums and sanctions. The very notion of state sovereignty is being washed out. Undesirable regimes, countries that conduct an independent policy or that simply stand in the way of somebody’s interests get destabilized. Tools used for this purpose are the so-called color revolutions, or, in simple terms – takeovers instigated and financed from the outside.

July 22, 2014

What Makes Strelkov Feel “Melancholy” – Military-Political Situation Report, July 20, 2014

Ukraine: the plot thickens



Part I

Monday 21 July 2014

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Far from the situation getting clearer as time goes on, the events around the destruction of Flight MH17 are getting murkier with each passing hour, the reporting from the popular media continuing to obscure rather than inform.

Having followed the developments all Sunday, a single post I have written is now over-long so I have broken it up into several parts, starting with a review of a piece in The Observer that offers a headline proclaiming "MH17: the evidence against Russia".


What grabbed my attention, though, was the sub-heading, which immediately goes on to declare: "In the hours after the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine, evidence assembled from various sources appeared to point the blame at militants armed with Russian missiles".

This seems classic of the genre, tainting the media coverage. The "militants" (or separatists) are being automatically linked with the Russians – fair enough in normal circumstances but not in this situation, where the assumption that the two are working together has Russia share the responsibility for the destruction of HM17.


July 16, 2014

HUNGARY EXCLUSIVE BREAKING……Is the EC/US axis about to try and destabilise the dissenting Government of Viktor Orban?

SOROS INVOLVEMENT IN DIRTY TRICKS SPELLS TROUBLE FOR HUNGARY


The Slog first posted about Viktor Orban’s outspoken Hungarian government in January 2012. Since then, Mr Orban has won a further General Election here by a very clear majority.This is called democracy.

Hungary is an EU member that wisely decided to stay out of the eurozone.

Hungarian politics are complex, but the Sun headline is this: Orban and his right wing Party are actually nationalists opposed to three things – US neoliberalist colonisation, the euro, and Brussels throwing it’s weight about. Although the Opposition in Budapest positions itself as ‘socialist’, it actually consists largely of former Soviet apparatchiks who became reborn as neoliberal fanatics soon after the USSR collapsed. But they still like the idea of rule by faceless bureaucrats: and so naturally, the EU suits them perfectly. (Think Angela Merkel)

Now think of Hungary this way: Orban is rather like the Tory/UKip opposition to creeping dictatorial superstate, trying to keep the Dromey/Miliband/Balls axis of opportunism at bay. The only difference is that Orban has won two sweeping majorities in a row, and he isn’t up US globalism’s arse.

Since 2010, Orban has committed three sins in the eyes of the Junckeresque US Fed/euro Believers. First, he told the IMF he didn’t need its loan. Second, he told the EC FinMins to mind their own business on the subject of his chosen economic strategy. And third, he’s made it clear that, for the foreseeable future, the euro is No 674 on his priority list.

In this context, the dispassionate observer discerns two trends:

July 14, 2014

Is Moscow Abandoning the Nationalists at home
and the Rebels in Ukraine?


Commentary for 14 July 2014

The Russian-backed rebellion in Eastern Ukraine hasn’t done well in recent weeks. The anti-Kiev separatists have suffered setback after setback, defeat after defeat (and still, there is no Russian invasion). What could Moscow be thinking? Polls show that Russia’s image has been damaged throughout the world after the annexation of Crimea. In Eastern Ukraine Moscow’s surrogates have lost popular support. 

On July 11 The Jamestown Foundation published a piece by military analyst Pavel Felgenhauer who says the pro-Russian uprising in Donbas is about to collapse, with rebel forces evacuating Slavyansk. The informal analysis of the situation, supposedly given by Russian geopolitical analyst Alexander Dugin, is almost identical: “Putin has a sun side and a moon side. The sun side is the one that annexed Crimea while the moon side betrays the children of Slavyansk.” Accompanying this analysis is a story which says that Dugin has been fired from his position as head of the Department of Sociology and International Relations at Moscow State University. According to HungarianAmbience.com, “[Dugin] was removed from the university for political reasons, because certain circles didn’t like his views on the Russian-Ukrainian conflict.”

U.S.-EU Merger Talks Underway in D.C.



Excerpts from: Transatlantic Danger:
U.S.-EU Merger Talks Underway in D.C.
Written by  -  July 10, 2013

Pooling Sovereignty, Once 'Unthinkable,' Now 'the Model':  “...the ultimate aim of the TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership]  promoters is the economic and political merger of the United States with the European Union....
     
"Shröder’s [1999] vision of an all-powerful EU central government is shared by his successor, Angela Merkel, who told reporters in 2012: ...the clear goal of the architects of the TTIP [Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership] is to ensnare the United States in the same ever-tightening process of economic and political integration and convergence that has transformed Europe from a continent of independent nation-states into a supranational federation ruled by unelected and unaccountable oligarchs in Brussels, unrestrained by any constitutional impediments...
    
"Now the nations of the European Union are trapped, and many of its citizens are trying desperately to extricate their countries from the tightening EU noose. They are being forced to pay for bailouts for the big banks, corporations, unions, and government boondoggles. They are being forced to accept regulations dictated by Brussels bureaucrats over all areas of their lives....

July 12, 2014

Particularly Close to Germany


BERLIN/BRUSSELS (Own report) - With Jean-Claude Juncker, Germany will have a politician as President of the EU Commission, who has always been a close ally. Juncker says that "since his earliest youth," he has "always felt particularly close" to Germany, an affinity that "grew even stronger" in later years. The former prime minister of Luxemburg is seen as former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's protégé and as the "mediator" in Germany's interests, wherein he had also won France over to accept Germany's standpoint on an economic and monetary union. The transition from the Barroso cabinet to that of Juncker will be coordinated by the German national, Martin Selmayr, who had previously been employed as cabinet director of the EU Commissioner for Justice, Viviane Reding, (Luxemburg) and was considered to "actually be the Commissioner of Justice." He is also considered to become cabinet director of Juncker's office as President of the Commission. Germans are at decisive posts on the Council of Ministers as well as in the European Parliament, for example as parliamentary group whips, and the German national, Martin Schulz is being considered for the next presidency of the parliament. An influential German journal commented the concentration of Germans at the leadership level of the EU's bureaucracy with "The EU speaks German."

Kohl's Protégé
According to both his own admissions and the views of his detractors, Jean-Claude Juncker has, from the very beginning, been - both personally as well as politically - Germany's close ally. "I have always felt particularly close to Germany - since my earliest youth," he said in November 2013. "That has remained so, and even, in fact, grown stronger." Juncker traces this affinity back to the fact that his father, who served in the German Wehrmacht during the Second World War, had raised him to be "pro-German." That had been "one of his life accomplishments." "Not everyone could achieve that after the Second World War."[1] Politically, the EU Commission's president-elect is considered to have been former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl's protégé. In the 1980s, the Prime Minister of Luxemburg, Jacques Santer, "introduced" his employee, Juncker, "to European politics," according to a critical retrospection on his political biography. Kohl then transformed him "into a European political authority." "I owe my influence in Europe to him," Juncker admitted in October 2012.[2] Already in 1988 - at the unusually early age of 33 - Juncker was awarded Germany's "Federal Cross of Merit". "You have more than lived up to the hopes placed in you in 1988," praised Chancellor Angela Merkel, November 8, 2013, as she awarded him the second highest national award - the "Grand Cross of the Order of Merit".

The Elite Wants More


BERLIN (Own report) - The CDU and Green party-affiliated foundations have been holding conferences with prominent experts to continue Germany's campaign by elite circles to promote a more aggressive German global policy. Ultimately, a "public discussion of the security policy's soft and hard factors" must take place, insisted the head of the Policy Department of the German Defense Ministry, Monday at a conference held by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. At the Heinrich Boell Foundation, just shortly before, the audience was told that "a 'pacifist Sonderweg'" (special path) cannot "be permitted." Germany must finally "come out of the comfort zone." According to the reader published by the Heinrich Boell Foundation, it must be "accepted that it may become necessary to take action outside the current international legal framework." The reader calls for the creation of a "national security bureau" within the chancellery, patterned after the US-American "National Security Council," and to significantly "upgrade" the "equipment of Germany's intelligence services." Decisions on foreign military missions should, thereby, be structurally facilitated.

Germany's foreign policy establishment is persistently pursuing its campaign for a more aggressive German global policy. The campaign - which the German President has repeatedly revived with demands for an expansion of German military missions and is supported by major media organs - has not made much headway. A recent opinion poll indicates that a majority in the German population favors discretion in foreign policy, while a mere 13 percent is in favor of new German military missions. (german-foreign-policy.com reported.[1]) However, the political establishment insists. Last week, two party-affiliated foundations - the Green Party-affiliated Heinrich Boell Foundation and the CDU-affiliated Konrad Adenauer Foundation - lent their support by holding conferences with prominent guests.

Why Would The U.S. Spy On Germany?


By Dr. Gary K. Busch 11/7/14

There are endless discussions today in Europe, especially Germany, about the U.S. spying on German politicians and institutions. The fact that these questions can be raised displays a level of naiveté that borders on the psychotic or delusional. The U.S. monitors its “friends” because they continue to follow policies in their national and international activities which impinge on, and often threaten, U.S. goals and interests. Just as it is their sovereign right to follow policies they believe are useful to them it is equally true that the U.S. has the right to monitor what they do to protect its own interests.

It is rich that the two most outspoken nations which criticise the U.S. monitoring are the two with the worst track records of acting unilaterally against the common “Atlantic” interest. Both Germany and France have a history of undertaking policies which counter U.S. interests. The problem in the post-Cold War period is that both France and a reunited Germany felt that the removal of the Soviet threat opened the doors for them to pursue policies which did not require expenditures on their own defence or to pay little attention to the effects of their actions on the broader security interests of the trans-Atlantic alliance; their ultimate security blanket.

One of the key reasons for this has been that the focus of danger under the Cold War strictures was the danger of the Soviet state and its associated communist parties. Post-war Europe saw danger as coming from the Left, or at least anything to the Left of Social Democracy. The French Communist Party (PCF) and the Italian Communist Party (CPI) did not disappear with the fall of the Berlin Wall. The followers of the Socialist Unity Party of East Germany (SED) did not disappear after the reuniting of Germany. They adapted and became democrats; even Angela Merkel. Across the new Europe the remnants of the former ruling communist parties learned to share power with their enemies. More importantly, there was a startling lack of reorganisation of the domestic military and political intelligence services across Europe.

June 30, 2014

The Coming Man

Commentary for 30 June 2014
It was Aristotle who reminded us, in his Metaphysics, that “our ancestors in the remotest ages” portrayed the sun, moon and planetary bodies as gods. These ancestors believed “that the divine encompasses the whole of nature.” Myths were propagated by our ancestors, said Aristotle, “for the persuasion of the multitude” to certain and specific social and legal practices.
A famous persuader and myth-maker of the last century, named Adolf Hitler, wrote a book titled Mein Kampf, in which he postulated the theory (read myth) of the Jews as “enemies of the Aryan race.” He would later confide to his Valet, Heinz Linge, that the Jews were not really “a race” but represented a state of mind or idea (i.e., an opposing myth).
We tend to think of a myth as something old, belonging to primitive people. Savages and barbarians believe in myths, we say to ourselves (while we believe in science!). The Vikings founded their society on myths, as did the ancient Germans, Romans, Greeks and Celts. Yet we are no different today. Communism and National Socialism were myths as well. Both of these, in turn, despised the myth of democracy. In the Second World War, the three myths of the modern world – Communism, Nazism and Democracy – fought against each other.

June 29, 2014

The European Union prepares the ‘solidarity clause’ framework for military use against citizens



The EU creates a legal framework for Europe-wide deployment of police and military units . At the same time, the EU Commission is working intensively on the creation of a single EU police unit as well as an EU public prosecutor (more here ).
The use of the “European Gendarmerie Force” (EUROGENDFOR) is made ​​possible by the “solidarity clause” as Heise reported. At the unit, headquartered in Vicenza, Italy, all EU Member States are involved, the Gendarmerien, so police forces with military status are used. One of the founding countries of the EUROGENDFOR include Portugal, Spain, Italy, France and the Netherlands. We provide our services to the police unit of the EU, NATO or the UN.
“The ‘solidarity clause’ is redundant, since the EU already has mechanisms for mutual assistance in case of disasters. Secondly, the clause amplifies the course to a militarization of domestic politics, since upon request military can be used in another Member State. 
“On Tuesday, the representatives of the EU Member States in the Council adopted a decision on the so-called ‘solidarity clause’. Were a disaster or a loosely defined crisis to occur, the organs of the European Union would be obliged to assist using all the instruments at their disposal. This includes military resources”, warned Member of the Bundestag Andrej Hunko.

“After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus Boasts


“After America Comes North America,” Gen. Petraeus BoastsFormer general and CIA chief David Petraeus (shown), a key figure in the globalistCouncil on Foreign Relations and the shadowy Bilderberg network, boasted at a recent conference that the United States of America is set to be merged into the continental regime being erected under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Speaking at the Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty last week in London, the ex-commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan and Iraq essentially celebrated the end of U.S. independence — and by extension, the demise of the Constitution.   
“After America comes North America,” Petraeus said confidently in answering the question about what comes after the United States, the theme of the panel discussion. “Are we on the threshold of the North American decade, question mark? I threw that away — threw away the question mark — and boldly proclaimed the coming North American decade, says the title now.” He also boasted about how the three economies have been put “together” over the last 20 years as part of the “implementation” of the North American Free Trade Act.

June 27, 2014

America defines its major foreign policy goal as sodomia and threatens all opponents of democratic sodomization



American vice president Biden said that the protection of the "rights of sodomites" should be above all national cultural values and social traditions. At the same time, he called "inhuman" those countries that do not allow a free spread of democratic pederasty.

"I don't care what your culture is. Inhumanity is inhumanity. Prejudice is prejudice", said the defender of sodomists' "rights" Biden during a meeting with a group of sodomic activists from America and other countries.

It is to be recalled, that according to the American democratic authorities, it is a serious crime and violation of human rights if you try to introduce ban on the propaganda of pederasty among children.

The vice president said that all American government agencies have been instructed by Obama to give priority to promotion of sodomia worldwide and defend the rights of pederasts and sexual perverts of both sexes.

Countries that do not strengthen the rights of sodomites (that is, do not allow a free spread of pederasty), must "pay the price for inhumanity", Biden threatened.

Addressing the gathering of world sodomists, Biden announced - "You represent the majority, and those others - they are troglodytes".

Earlier, White House adviser on national security Rice said that protection of the rights of pederasts against "a global discrimination" was one of the most difficult "problems in the sphere of human rights that the United States faces".

Department of Monitoring
Kavkaz Center

http://kavkazcenter.com/eng/content/2014/06/25/19295.shtml

June 25, 2014

The stage is being set for World War III


Look at what's taking place and ask yourself for whom is Obama really working. It's certainly not the people of United States of America

Today, every American, everyone in the West needs to step away from their backyard barbeques and pool parties and pay close attention, look long and hard at what is being engineered in Iraq, for life as we know it will soon change. For Americans, Iraq is a half a world away. For others, it much closer. For everyone, though, it’s soon to become very personal for all of us.

America, the West and the world is bearing witness to one of the most significant geopolitical events of the last century taking place in Iraq and throughout the Middle East. But few fully understand the enormity of what they are seeing. Even fewer understand the big picture or thinking big enough, as all is not what it appears. We are witnessing the second act of the play about which I’ve previously written, which is the setting of the stage for World War III. Our world as we know it will soon change, and no one will be left untouched by the events that have been orchestrated by the globalist screenwriters and directors.