15:59 [Press TV] (E)
A top executive and daughter of the founder of the Chinese telecom giant Huawei, who was arrested in Canada, has been accused of charges related to alleged sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran, a court hearing says.
12:38 [VoltaireNet] (E)
Donald Trump’s attempt to re-balance the commercial flow between China and the USA does not correspond only to his aim of bringing de-localised jobs back to the United States. Indeed, the deployment of new transport and communications infrastructures is swiftly becoming a threat to the US position as leader of the world. The struggle centred around Huawei illustrates the way in which economic and military preoccupations inter-connect.
12:01 [The Unbalanced Evolution Of Homo Sapiens] (E)
by Vanessa Beeley and Whitney Webb - Only by masking their otherwise unpopular policies in the cloak of Jo Cox’s tragedy, and humanity’s natural empathy for good samaritans and the downtrodden, has this small group of powerful individuals been able to launder disastrous wars and military adventurism as “the right thing to do.”
11:58 [Global Research] (E)
Addressing the German Marshall Fund (GMF) think tank on Tuesday, Mike Pompeo sought to reinvigorate GHW Bush’s new world order extremism – endless wars of aggression its defining feature, world peace, stability, and mutual cooperation among all nations considered abhorrent notions. US belligerence following Soviet Russia’s 1991 dissolution speaks for itself, notably post-9/11. Endless wars rage in multiple theaters against nations threatening no one.
11:22 [Steven Guinness] (E)
A case in point was last week’s release of the Bank of England’s EU Withdrawal Scenarios, which after less than a day’s coverage disappeared from the main headlines in both television and print media. Instead, the G20 meeting of world leaders, the continuing political recriminations over Brexit and ‘Russiagate‘ served as adequate distractions from the central bank.
8:47 [Eurasia Future] (E)
As the proverbial dust clears from a G20 summit that saw Donald Trump pursue a (temporary) policy of detente in the trade war with China while palpably ignoring Russian President Vladimir Putin, some commentators are suggesting that the US is utilising a “divide and rule” method in respect of its relations with the two Asian superpowers.
17:54 [Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
During the US electoral campaign last year people of various political convictions feared that the election of Hillary Clinton as US president might lead to a military confrontation with the Russian Federation. On the other hand, Donald Trump declared that better relations with Russia appeared to him to be in US interests. That’s the way it seemed during the electoral campaign. But you know, in the west, candidates will say a lot of things to get elected before settling into the business as usual of their predecessors. The Deep State does not allow transient politicians to make big changes which harm its interests.
16:16 [Disobedient Media] (E)
Europe’s powder keg is growing dangerously close to an explosion as unrest spreads from France to surrounding mainland nations. These protests are unified by many different factors such as dissatisfaction with mass migration and anger at economic failures blamed on President Emmanuel Macron. But most significantly, they are united by the use of yellow by those who have taken to the streets. The “Yellow Vest” protests are in fact, a color revolution. While color revolutions can morph into popular resistance movements, they are at their core professionally organized and instigated, sometimes at the state level. In the case of Europe’s Yellow Revolution, the big winner, and also one of the only states to avoid unrest, is Great Britain.
16:13 [Voltaire Network] (E)
For Thierry Meyssan, by taking to the streets, the French have become the first Western population to take personal risks to oppose financial globalisation. Although they do not realise it, and still imagine that their problems are exclusively national, their enemy is the same force that crushed the region of the African Great Lakes and a part of the Greater Middle East. In order to understand the project which inextricably unites these apparently disparate events, we have to take a step back.
10:38 [offGuardian] (E)
The truth must be spoken with a view to the results it will produce in the sphere of action. As a specimen of a truth from which no results, or the wrong ones, follow, we can cite the widespread view that bad conditions prevail in a number of countries as a result of barbarism.
12:37 [Al Jazeera] (E)
Russia`s use of military force against Ukrainian ships and sailors has `no justification`, the group says.
18:10 [Ronald Thomas West] (E)
...Following colonization, along came ‘decolonization’ and what do you suppose happened with colonial borders? They mostly remained as laid down by the colonizers. Where were the ‘decolonization’ rules written down? In the colonizers (western) international law. What is the economic system inherited by the colonized states? More or less, the colonizers system of western capitalism... It’shard to imagine the Konrad Adenauer Siftung’s ‘civil society’ promotion of… “…groups whose thuggish young legions still sport a swastika-like symbol, whose leaders have publicly praised many aspects of Nazism and who venerate the World War II nationalist leader Stepan Bandera, whose troops occasionally collaborated with Hitler’s and massacred thousands of Poles and Jews.
1:11 [Tom Luongo] (E)
George Soros is losing. He still thinks he’s winning. But, in reality, he’s losing. All around you, if you look closely enough, you will see the spectre of George Soros lurking behind the headlines. The caravan, net neutrality, regulating Facebook, the de-platforming of independent media, color revolutions and election meddling, refugee creation and manipulation, the trolls on Twitter, your blog and YouTube, etc. All of these things we see in the headlines today are a product of George Soros’ money and his singular obsession with re-creating the world in his image.
13:42 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
We are in a showdown moment. At this week`s Group of 20 Summit—only three days away, in Buenos Aires, there is the potential for Great Power diplomacy in the direction of a New Paradigm of foreign relations, as an outcome of the sideline meetings of heads of state and government of the United States, China, Russia, India and others.
20:48 [Asia Times/Pepe Escobar] (E)
The West is complaining about Russian `aggression` but the incident looks more like a cheap ploy by a desperate Ukrainian president and US conservatives keen to undermine Trump`s next pow-wow with Putin.en the Ukrainian navy sent a tugboat and two small gunboats on Sunday to force their way through the Kerch Strait into the Sea of Azov, it knew in advance the Russian response would be swift and merciless. After all, Kiev was entering waters claimed by Russia with military vessels without clarifying their intent. The intent, though, was clear; to raise the stakes in the militarization of the Sea of Azov.
11:27 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
The provocation launched by the government of Ukraine on Sunday — deploying three military ships into Russian territory without the required notification — has achieved the intended results.
23:23 [investmentwatchblog] (E)
Break Amazon up. It’s too big and treats employees like slaves
23:42 [Peak Prosperity] (E)
Things are worsening. But we`re not over the edge quite yet.s you already know, things are unraveling. The narratives of the past are being revealed as false and fraudulent -- even harmful. For example, the fallacy of pursuing "ever more" growth. Growth up to a point is beneficial, but it turns self-destructive when it exceeds what available resources can sustain. As it is practiced, economic growth as pursued around the world today is now destructive. If we continue on our current trajectory, it will become fatal.
17:23 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Planet of War - Still Trapped in a Greater Middle Eastern Quagmire, the U.S. Military Prepares for Global Combat. American militarism has gone off the rails - and this middling career officer should have seen it coming. Earlier in this century, the U.S. military not surprisingly focused on counterinsurgency as it faced various indecisive and seemingly unending wars across the Greater Middle East and parts of Africa.
17:23 [Zero Hedge] (E)
...As a matter of very fact, regardless to the reality in global politics that the Cold War was over in 1989, Washington continued to drive toward the getting the status of a global hyperpower at any expense for the rest of the world. The Balkans undoubtedly became the first victim in Europe of the old but aesthetically-repackaged American global imperialism.
22:05 [Tom Luongo] (E)
Look who’s back in the news this week. None other than Mr. Anti-Putin himself, Bill Browder. But Browder isn’t happy at all as to why he’s in the news this time.
22:04 [The American Conservative] (E)
Better to bring the troops home on our terms than wait for a debt crisis to do it for us. The chickens are coming home to roost. It’s only a question of when.
21:39 [Strategic Culture/Eric Zuesse] (E)
The Post-World-War-II world order was dominated by the one WWII major combatant that had only 0.32% of its population (the lowest percentage) killed by the war: the United States. The Soviet Union’s comparable number killed by the war was the highest — it was 13.7% — 42.8 times higher than America’s.
13:18 [Zero Hedge] (E)
A new study by Bloomberg Economics claims that US sanctions have knocked as much as 6% off Russia`s economy over the past four years. ... Meanwhile the U.S. State Department announced this week it`s actually considering further rounds of draconian sanctions related to the Skripal case.
1:13 [Russia Insider] (E)
All wars initiated or supported by the US establishment – from the occupation of Iraq in 2003, the second Israeli war on Lebanon in 2006, the regime-change in Syria in 2011 and the occupation of a third of Iraq in 2014 – have failed in their goal of stoking the fire of sectarian war between Sunni and Shia in the Middle East.
7:37 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Does any of this make sense? No. But it`s so darn profitable to the oligarchy, it`s difficult to escape debt-serfdom and tax-donkey servitude. We rarely ask "does this make any sense?" of things that are widely accepted as beneficial-- or if not beneficial, "the way it is," i.e. it can`t be changed by non-elite (i.e. the bottom 99.5%) efforts. Of the vast array of things that don`t make sense, let`s start with borrowing from future income to spend more today.
10:36 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Former Goldman managing director, Nomi Prins, join Chris Blasi on The Great Reset Opportunity Report to discuss her new release Collusion, as well as current geopolitical and macroeconomic issues. In this interview Nomi makes the case that central bankers have been rigging markets for the sake of the bankers at the expense of regular citizens, and will continue to do so. Nomi further shares her conclusion that should the ongoing machinations of the central bankers lead us into another global financial crisis they have no plan B.
9:29 [SOTT] (E)
Billed as a `referendum on Trump`s presidency`, the US Midterm Elections drew an unusually high number of Americans to the polls yesterday. The minor loss, from Trump`s perspective, of majority Republican control of the lower House of Representatives, suggests, if anything, the opposite of what the media and establishment want you to believe it means. An important clue to why the American media has declared permanent open season on this man transpired during a sometimes heated post-elections press conference at the White House yesterday.
17:03 [The Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
In the last few weeks, numerous articles and analyses have been produced relating to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. However, the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States has not been questioned, and the reason for this has not yet been explained.
22:27 [Patriots for Truth] (E)
I was listening to the recent interviews and at the 15 minute mark of Alibaba and the Globalist Thieves, there was the discussion of the Clintons from the 1990s coupled with murder by Chinese tyrants. That triggered a memory.
13:38 [IMI-online] (E)
2009 - Zbigniew Brzezinski’s book The Grand Chessboard: American Primacy and Its Geostrategic Imperatives is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand current and future U.S., EU and NATO policy.
13:32 [The Burning Platform] (E)
The current state of the American Army. Troops learn the hardships of pregnancy. The United States seems to be contemplating war with Russia, Iran, China, or all three Washington pushes NATO ever closer to Russia, leaves the nuclear-missile treaty and tries to destroy both countries and China economically. Why the push for war? Simple. Asia is awakening. China (from which I have just returned) grows economically at a scorching pace–and all power rests on economic power.
11:27 [Global Research] (E)
One of the 3,000 Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department on New Year’s Eve (where real news is sent to die quietly) has revealed evidence that NATO’s plot to overthrow Gaddafi was fueled by first their desire to quash the gold-backed African currency, and second the Libyan oil reserves. The email in question was sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by her unofficial adviser Sydney Blumenthal titled “France’s client and Qaddafi’s gold”.
11:18 [youtube/E. Michael Jones] (E)
Using insights he got while reviewing the book House of Trump, House of Putin by Craig Unger (see November 2018 issue of Culture Wars magazine), E. Michael Jones, editor of Culture Wars, recently gave a talk in Bavaria, Germany.
11:11 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Billionaire investor George Soros ... - who famously financed much of the opposition to Trump SCOTUS pick Brett Kavanaugh - is now partnering with Mastercard to hand out money (in the form of `investment capital`) to migrants, refugees and "others struggling within their communities worldwide," according to Reuters. Through their partnership, Soros is effectively providing open financial support for migrants and refugees seeking to enter the US and Europe.
10:51 [offGuardian] (E)
Frank Lee reviews Beyond US Hegemony by Egyptian economist Samir Amin, who died earlier this year. This work by the Egyptian Marxist, Samir Amin, was first published in 2006, but has been remarkably prescient in its evaluation of US strategic imperial policy before, and, a fortiori, after that date. Many, if not most, Americans and of course their Petainist vassals in Europe, have always been in denial about the imperial ambitions and practises of the US.
19:42 [youtube/rt] (E)
Anya Parampil reveals the new propaganda strategy the US is using to delegitimize socialist governments in Latin America. She reports on John Bolton’s speech delivered in Miami on Thursday, coining “Troika of Tyranny” as the new “Axis of Evil.”
14:29 [Global Research (Peter Koenig)] (E)
Fascism is on the march. And this despite the fact that 99.99% of the population, not just in Latin America, worldwide, want nothing to do with fascism – so where is the fraud? Why is nobody investigating the scam and swindle in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia? – and then putting the results up for everyone to see? - In the meantime, we have learned about Cambridge / Oxford Analytica (CA & OA). How they operate and cheat the electorate.
16:08 [Tom Luongo] (E)
...There are innocent and guilty actors populating the American stage. Unlike the naïve children who joyously revel in the costumes they don for Halloween, unaware as they are of the death fears they exorcise, the corporate mainstream media wear their masks year-round, while they consciously abet the United States government, its intelligence agencies, and its allies in exercising their God-given right to inflict death on people around the world, including many innocent children.
13:08 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
Step back and view the current situation in the world as a whole. The Western world, which has been the center of world progress since the European Renaissance, is in chaos. The German government is collapsing, as both of the parties which have led that nation since World War II have lost nearly all their support across the country.
23:33 [Sott] (E)
During the International Institute for Strategic Studies 14th dialogue in the Bahraini Capital Manama, Bret McGurk, the US envoy for the global coalition to defeat the Islamic State group (ISIS), took leave of his designated function by expressing unusual solicitude for Syria when he said it is "necessary for the Iran-Backed militias to leave Syria to ensure a stable and independent country". The US presidential special envoy also said he is looking forward to promoting "mutual US-Iraq interests and for the Iraqis to strengthen their own interests and sovereignty".
12:44 [Zero Hedge] (E)
As America enters the 18th year of its war in Afghanistan and its 16th in Iraq, the war on terror continues in Yemen, Syria, and parts of Africa, including Libya, Niger, and Somalia. Meanwhile, the Trump administration threatens yet more war, this time with Iran. (And given these last years, just how do you imagine that’s likely to turn out?) Honestly, isn’t it time Americans gave a little more thought to why their leaders persist in waging losing wars across significant parts of the planet? So consider the rest of this piece my attempt to do just that.
10:46 [Swiss Propaganda Research] (E)
How can U.S. foreign policy of the past several decades be explained in a systematic and rational way? The following chart – based on a model developed by political science professors David Sylvan and Stephen Majeski – reveals the imperial logic behind U.S. diplomatic and military interventions around the globe.
22:13 [Stephen J. Gray] (E)
01/2016 - “War criminals” attend, as do arms dealers and money launderers. Also represented are the biggest head choppers in the world, as are killers of children.
20:48 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Now that Saudi Arabia has become a P.R. liability, Samantha Power and Ben Rhodes have quietly condemned the war in Yemen. But when they had the power to stop it, they were complicit.
20:50 [SOTT] (E)
Left-wing financier George Soros is planning to profit from the illegal immigration crises in the United States and the European Union that he was instrumental in creating. Soros traffics in revolution and human misery. His devious business deals have brought the financial systems of the United Kingdom and Malaysia to their knees. Soros helped finance the 1989 "Velvet Revolution" in then-Czechoslovakia. He acknowledged having orchestrated coups in Croatia, Georgia, Slovakia, and Yugoslavia.
18:17 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
We are now two weeks before the U.S. mid-term elections, which, whatever the outcome, will be a break-point in world affairs. At the same time, the financial system centered on Wall Street and the City of London is about to blow out, while the British geopolitical crowd is madly pushing international confrontation to the point of all-out war, and equally madly demanding that industrial society be eradicated from the planet, in the name of its CO2 green insanity.
17:20 [The American Conservative] (E)
Our Western European partners thought it was a bad idea then, and do now. Why aren`t we listening? Some terrible foreign policy ideas seem to have eternal life. One example is the proposal to expand NATO yet again by offering membership to Georgia and Ukraine.
15:58 [The Economic Collapse] (E)
Does He Know Something That You Don’t?
8:54 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Humiliation and fear of a catastrophic decline in status foment mutiny and rebellion. I recently finished The Bounty: The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty, a painstakingly researched history of the mutiny, but with a focus on how the story was shaped by influential families after the fact to save the life of one mutineer, Peter Haywood, and salvage the reputation of the leader, Fletcher Christian, via a carefully orchestrated character assassination of Captain Bligh.
8:52 [Zero Hedge] (E)
"Paid protesters are real," writes the Los Angeles Times, after a lawsuit filed by a Czech investor against a business rival spotlighted the seedy, and very real business of people hired to express fake outrage, support, and everything in between. According to a lawsuit filed by investor Zdenek Bakala, Prague-based investment manager Pavol Krupa hired Beverly hills company Crowds on Demand (COD) to stage a protest near Bakala`s home in Hilton Head, SC.
14:55 [Zero Hedge] (E)
....A new Daily Beast investigation has revealed that Obama`s first National Security Adviser, James L. Jones, now works for the Saudis — and despite a growing public movement of Western companies and media organizations to divest and distance themselves from their previous close relationship with the kingdom and events sponsored by crown prince MbS — Jones is refusing to budge. As The Daily Beast concludes in its report, "It’s another sign of the deep reach of Saudi money into the Washington elite."
14:52 [LaRouchePAC] (E)
"The war to defeat the British Empire and create a classical New Paradigm is clearly winnable, so long as we keep our mobilization in high gear in the period immediately ahead," Helga Zepp-LaRouche emphasized today in a discussion with associates. She took special note of two recent developments that underscore that potential.
7:53 [Strategic Culture/Eric Zuesse] (E)
NATO — the neoconservatives, the marketeers for firms such as Lockheed Martin and BAE — has taken over the social-media giants and much of online international ‘news’-reporting, including that of virtually all independent news-sites and blogs.
7:45 [Zero Hedge] (E)
Two disappearances, and two very different responses from Western governments, which illustrates their rank hypocrisy. When former Russian spy Sergei Skripal went missing in England earlier this year, there was almost immediate punitive action by the British government and its NATO allies against Moscow. By contrast, Western governments are straining with restraint towards Saudi Arabia over the more shocking and provable case of murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
3:24 [Washington`s Blog] (E)
One should not sell bombs to a government that abuses human rights, which means murders a man without using one of the bombs. If Saudi Arabia had murdered a man using a bomb, it would be fine to sell Saudi Arabia more bombs. But Saudi Arabia murdered with a non-bomb weapon, and so shouldn’t have bombs anymore.
3:17 [govtslaves] (E)
...Corporate Occupation and the American Friends Service Committee, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, and Who Profits maintain comprehensive lists of corporations enabling Israel’s crimes against Palestinians
3:09 [The Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
The “special relationship” between the United States and the United Kingdom is often assumed to be one where the once-great, sophisticated Brits are subordinate to the upstart, uncouth Yanks.
2:54 [govtslaves] (E)
Even a criminal network such as the one we see in the swamp has an organizational and communication structure. We need all White Hats to pay attention to this intel and act accordingly. This is the center hub of their activity – the den of the devil, so to speak.
2:47 [Liberty Blitzkrieg] (E)
For the many low wage Amazon workers — both full time and temporary — set to receive a raise thanks to the just announced boost in minimum pay to $15/hour, the news is certainly a big plus.
2:28 [Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog] (E)
Journalist Alex Newman says everywhere you look around the world, you see a “struggle for power” between “We the People” and the New World Order Globalists.
2:17 [The Strategic Culture Foundation] (E)
Strange things happen in East and Central Europe that get little mention from media outlets. Two heads of state, the PMs of Slovenia and Slovakia, resigned almost simultaneously. Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico was a victim of the scandal over the murder of Jan Kuciak, a journalist who was investigating government corruption. The PM had to step down amid mass street protests.