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There is a glowing review of Obama-esque ‘hope’ concerning the nomination of William ‘Bill’ Burns as the new administration’s Director of CIA. The review is plausible/improbable & outcome remains to be seen. [1]

Written by an Indian diplomat, M K Bhadrakumar, he takes an interesting quote from Burn’s book ‘The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal‘ in a context of less ‘militarization’ wherein Burns asserts American diplomacy should:

“…harness all the tools of American statecraft – from the soft power of ideas, culture, and public diplomacy, to … intelligence-gathering and covert action”

As well, Bhadrakumar notes:

“Burns is widely praised as a titan of the foreign policy world and also happens to belong to that breed of diplomats who believe that diplomacy and espionage are two sides of the same coin”

One presumes the article & quotes more or less exclude CIA paramilitary operations (e.g. Syria) as a direction that should be emphasized in Burns’ philosophy as the new Director of Central Intelligence.

But, there is this other point, in case of Burn seeing diplomacy & espionage as “two side of the same coin” where in fact the CIA & USA’s Department of State are historically more like ‘Siamese twins.’ This second is a qualified point that sees things a bit differently than two sides of the same coin (public postures vs back-stabbing acts) in a matter of Siamese twins or more than one cognitive process pushing or initiating policy in fact. This is more than a typical two-faced ‘diplomacy’ coin, in a case of the left hand not knowing what the right hand is up to.

Of course, as always, it will be the factual legacy Burns leaves behind him that will determine what will be and what came to naught. In this vein, it should do to examine a bit (just a bit) of Burns’ history, raise a question and propose a litmus test.

My recollection of Bill Burns in respect to Iran is a bit different to the pundits of the present; as a matter of fact Burns has been in past circumstance of having to work with some of the USA’s nastiest ‘diplomatic’ personalities and guilt by association, e.g. a murderess or the murderous Condoleezza Rice, is ‘just deserts’ in the political game. [2]

That Burns is presumably a good reporter of facts is no solid indicator his proposed philosophical outlook will be of any significance whatsoever. [3]

The question posed is, how much control over the actual function of the CIA Burns will actually possess (or even care to possess.) He will be pressed from above and below to implement criminal policies, and authorize criminal acts. His superiors are incompetent politicians steeped in aggressive geopolitical lies & greed, e.g. ‘The Russians did it’, no matter if or when the Russians did not do it & rank corporate corruption or practically unlimited “Citizens United” undisclosed PAC money and; his minions (senior CIA operatives), are quite frankly, tactically & socially stupid, not only patently treasonous, international criminals. [4]

Litmus test: when the present and two preceding FBI directors (Mueller, Comey & Wray), all of them, have shielded a narcotics cartel hit-man (serial killer), that is Enrique ‘ricky’ Prado, for the fact Prado doubled as a high ranking CIA officer-operative, does Burns stop protecting Prado, allowing prosecutions to go forward, or does Burns consider shielding Prado that part of “covert action” that is legitimate ‘statecraft’? [5]

In fact it is time someone cleaned up the CIA’s act. Will Burns do it or will he even exercise control over an agency shielding numerous rank killers, not only Prado? Does the Obama-Brennan era extra-judicial “Kill List” targeting American citizens, and the harassment, sabotaging the personal lives of, and framing of dissident Americans living abroad (a laundered, CIA version of the FBI’s COINTELPRO) cease and desist or do these mafia quid pro quo programs see new ‘life’ breathed into them? [6]

This target (yours truly) wants to know. Because as of this week, in Serbia, it is become clear the ‘dogs have not been called off.’ [7]

But maybe I should know already. The counter-point analysis that should be read, relating to Burns’ “The Back Channel”, describes a man incapable of comprehending his failures. The teaser from John Helmer:

“William Burns is the man who might have been US Secretary of State if Hillary Clinton had been elected President in November 2016. Since then he has been composing an apologia pro vita sua — a book of religious convictions describing what went wrong through no fault of his own or of God’s, explaining what a victim Burns and the United States have been of bad luck; bad timing; President Donald Trump’s “narcissism”, “erratic leadership” and “active sabotage”; and Russian malevolence

“To the ex-Ambassador to Russia and ex-Deputy Secretary of State, the Russian evil is a motiveless, psychopathological crime. Russians, especially the few high-ranking ones Burns met as a State Department apparatchik, can’t help themselves. There is no cause and effect between action and reaction, between US offence and Russian defence. Nothing Christian Brothers alumni and missionary Americans like Burns have done explains (in Burns’s tract) why the Russians behave so badly, and why their souls must forever burn in hell unless they repent. Five hundred pages of holier-than-thou, confessor to the wicked Russians — that’s been the Burns mission” [8]

 

[1] https://archive.li/zsNyv

[2] https://archive.li/LTrhx

[3] https://archive.li/Wxt3x

[4] https://archive.li/tub2k

[5] https://archive.li/V8wJ3

[6] https://archive.li/yBeG2

[7] https://archive.li/1lIpv

[8] https://archive.li/LHS2R

 

A former Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence for Special Forces, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald had lived over thirty years in close association with Blackfeet Indians (those who still speak their language), and is published in international law as a layman: The Right of Self- Determination of Peoples and It’s Application to Indigenous People in The USA or The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole. Ronald has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

“Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as cooperation with the good” -Mahatma Ghandi

^ Bellingcat, er, Bill the Cat

Navalny poses as a higher ranking ‘apparatchik’ within Russia’s security services, scrambling to understand what went wrong with the plot to murder (himself) with the nerve agent novichok. He (Navalny) ostensibly has reached one of the foot-soldiers (a Russian intelligence services officer, at his home phone) tasked with carrying out Navalny’s assassination (I would have said you can’t make this shit up except for someone clearly did.) The hoax is audacious.

The 1st problem with Navalny’s ‘hoax call’ reported by Bellingcat is the dates. The 2nd problem is Bellingcat is the reporter. Or, you can switch the order, these are co-equal problems, followed by a 3rd problem that is the call itself.

1) The poisoning happened on 20 August, the ‘hoax call’ is made on 14 December, and released by Bellingcat on 21 December. Now, wait a minute. The context of the call, a desperate demand for answers of what went wrong (Navalny didn’t die) for a report to higher up authority, is something you would expect within the first 48 hours, not nearly three months later. By the time this call was made, that dust should have settled and been vacuumed up by Russia’s intelligence services, everyone would have been debriefed by this time, including the target of the hoax call.

2) Bellingcat is an organization on the point of ‘the Russians did it’ (or the Russians should be held responsible, even if they didn’t do it) world information warfare stage from Syria chemical warfare crimes to MH17 to the Skripal poisoning to (now) Navalny (and whatever else escapes my memory at the moment.)

Every reasonably competent intelligence officer from either side of the ongoing state of warfare between the NATO & NATO associated intelligence agencies, and Russia, perfectly assumes Bellingcat is a front for British intelligence, if they are honest, which is forbidden in this case, if you work for Western intelligence (as well, the CIA might easily request a favor from MI6 and its proxy Bellingcat, time to time.) Of course, if you are Russian, it is not permitted in the liberal democracies to believe anything you have to say (whether truthful or not.)

3) The recorded call itself requires you to believe Russian intelligence officers assigned to assassinations are 85 IQ troglodytes in eternal state of drunk or hungover. That works, if you are a Robert Littell (CIA disinformation) spy novel fan or, alternatively, a 007 freak where Russian intelligence operatives, when it comes to assassinations, are so muscle-bound around the head, there is no space left for brains (having all been squeezed out by steroids, obviously.) But the propaganda ploy works for precisely the subliminal stereotype created in the Western media audience; at many levels we all are conditioned (or attempted to be conditioned) to believe the stereotypes.

At 14 minutes in, there are real questions. He’s too slow & dumb (the FSB guy) he should have been wide awake by now, this all seems scripted. Do we know it is actually the Russian officer on the other end? Rather, is it a MI6 or CIA actor? In the very early stages (long before the 14th minute), the ‘Russian’ intelligence officer should have demanded to make the call himself, calling back from a secure phone to his interrogator (after confirming with his own chain of command), at the least. I can’t believe the Russians are without strict protocol training in this regard. The so-called ‘Konstantin Kudryavtsev’ (a real person but certainly not the person in the call) is too stupid, by far, to demand this obviously important security protocol, and that stupidity is covered by the very fact of discussing ‘a secure line’ while posing him as half-awake & consequently ‘snookered.’ But even a hungover and half-awake 85 IQ (if such ever existed in the FSB, not likely) should grasp violating this protocol while running his mouth could find him hung upside down in chains in the basement of the Lubyanka (FSB Headquarters in Moscow) while his bosses decided what would become of him. This raises a related issue; why would someone who’d so famously screwed up a hit still be on the job? The entire business stinks from the beginning.

Then, at 18 minutes in, the ‘Russian’ troglodyte is volunteering via unsecured line a local investigative chief’s phone number to a ‘superior officer’ (Navalny’s alias) that prior to this call he has never even heard of:

It just goes downhill from there…

The concluding question should be, did Nalvany understand he had been talking to a Western intelligence asset/actor? The answer would be “probably not.” Narcissists are brilliant material for intelligence agency manipulations, in this case of Western intelligence engineering (from the outset) Nalvany being of greater value as an information operations asset in Berlin as opposed to a perpetually failed color revolutionary in Russia.

 

Related: Initial impression in the Navalny ‘poisoning’ (22 August)

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A former Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence for Special Forces, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald had lived over thirty years in close association with Blackfeet Indians (those who still speak their language), and is published in international law as a layman: The Right of Self- Determination of Peoples and It’s Application to Indigenous People in The USA or The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole. Ronald has been adjunct professor of American Constitutional Law at Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany (for English credit, summer semester 2008.) Ronald’s formal educational background (no degree) is social psychology. His therapeutic device is satire.

Contact: penucquemspeaks@googlemail.com

Part one HERE, part three HERE

Article last updated 12 December

It should be kept in the back of the reader’s mind there will be many plausible cases of overlay in the warring camps; the operations (paramilitary) sector of the CIA is historically a George H.W. Bush fan club and George H.W. Bush was a “Never Trump” Republican. Yet my sources indicate there appears to be Pentagon aligned religious extremists at CIA. Also, at the Pentagon (my shorthand for the Department of Defense) there are CIA aligned generals (if temporarily in the present contest for control) opposed to Trump. Not that these last are in love with the extremely corrupt Biden force, they simply see Biden as a less immediate existential threat. Now, concerning the States versus States lawsuit with Texas taking advantage of its original jurisdiction at the Supreme Court (with up to 17 states joining Texas suing Georgia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin), no matter how the SCOTUS political animals rule, the ante is upped when it comes the USA’s potential for being torn in half (see part one, linked above) per the extensive propaganda operations (information wars) convincing their respective voters there is a theft (position of Pentagon’s Trump camp) or a coup (position of CIA’s Biden camp) but both sides are playing it disingenuously. Biden’s controllers DID steal the election but it appears they were set up by the Trump camp who’re misrepresenting how the theft actually happened & on who’s behalf, covering for their own dirty players manipulating perception on behalf of certain geopolitical goals –

Now, let’s have another look at the developing story of Sidney Powell and Gina Haspel relating to the vote fraud allegations concerning the USA 2020 election. In short, it is alleged CIA Director Gina Haspel should have known and warned against the use of Dominion voting machines that have been (credibly) alleged to have rigged elections around the world:

^ Computer vote tabulation machines documented as easily subject to tampering/manipulation by brand (blackboxvoting.org 2016) [1]

The equally (to Dominion) fraudulent ES&S system (both use the old GEMS software originating with Diebold) covered the ‘Republican Heartland” as of 2016. This is the Pentagon’s historic vote theft ground. ES&S is the system that had turned Nebraska into a ‘red state’ some years back when used to put (subsequent Secretary of Defense) Chuck Hagel into the Senate. All of the states are ‘historically’ (age of internet & related computerized voting) stolen at will. The Pentagon (DoD) knew how to reveal the Dominion fraud in the 2020 election and attempted to do just that; knowing full well the CIA dared not point the finger back at the Pentagon’s ES&S fraud without opening themselves (becoming vulnerable) to the Dominion fraud charges. Where the Pentagon lost the contest to now is in the MSM coverage, historically CIA controlled turf, they have been unable to neutralize the propaganda.

Trump’s (longtime CIA asset) Attorney General William Barr says he cannot find any indication of voting machine fraud as evidence of exactly that is escaping the several states like feral street cats fleeing a dumpster on fire. It does well to recall here the man Barr just appointed ‘special prosecutor’ in the matter of ‘Russiagate’, that is John Durham, was in charge of the DoJ ‘investigation’ that ran cover for CIA Director Gina Haspel over a decade ago, when he (Durham) found Haspel not culpable for torture at a black site (a site Haspel was in charge of.) Trump Attorney General Barr’s subsequent (present) assertion he has seen no evidence of vote rigging, at first blush, is inconsistent with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani claiming vote fraud until you look at the suggestion Giuliani is deliberately screwing up the court cases he has filed, getting loss after loss registered in the media; reinforcing in a large portion of the public thinking there is nothing there. All four of the preceding named individuals have done tremendous damage to Trump and profile as Trump’s political enemies in a Trumpian psy-ops pseudo-reality created by ‘spooks.’

Then, we have the intrepid Sidney Powell who recently split from Rudy Giuliani (both purported to be fighting the computerized vote fraud on Trump’s behalf) coming up with what we are supposed to believe is the real score; she is producing numerous witnesses, producing evidence via experts (includes intelligence), producing forensic cyber analysis & expert opinion on statistical improbabilities, in short (with relevance possibly depending on the political alignment of deep state judges), producing what Giuliani has not, in his numerous court fails. And then, it gets weird.

Sidney Powell represents former (Obama era) Defense Intelligence Agency head Mike Flynn and he most certainly should know where the (CIA) bodies are buried, including vote fraud. In fact the Pentagon itself is ‘expert’ in vote fraud and has its own track record relevant to computerized voting in concert with CIA. [2], [3]

Does the present circumstance indicate a messy divorce?

Flynn can’t decide if it was ‘coup’ or China & Iran, he is all over the map (interview) when Flynn says (or at least strongly insinuates) China manipulated the electronic vote to favor Biden, but then he says an electronic vote didn’t get the result Biden wanted and this required ballot dumps [but in actuality if you needed to uphold an electronic tabulation fraud with a hand recount, then you’d see the ballot dumps happening.] So now we have the moronic idea the Biden team is dumping ballots to uphold an electronic voting fraud run by China. Did the Biden team have the fraudulent ballot printing outsourced to China and illegally plug the machines into the internet for China too? In fact Flynn appears to use his psy-ops training to associate “Socialist” Biden supporters (ignoring Biden’s people are shafting the AOC & Sanders’ agendas) and a stolen election with American mainstream media, Facebook, Twitter & China (he uses his credentials to conflate them all as identical.) [4]

Then, Lt General McInerney (retired) gets involved and some makes some lucid points but then starts talking about the 305th Military Intelligence Battalion (Arizona) is working for Trump and claims American Special Forces seized Dominion software implicated internet servers from the CIA at a secure military facility in Germany (see part two of the interview at preceding footnote [4].)

How this all spills out in the information wars is quite interesting. Military Times (owned by MSM, not the military) quotes certain American military spokesmen denying the 305th Battalion is an operational intelligence organization, rather asserting this is only a military intelligence “training” facility. In fact if such an entity actually existed as described by Flynn’s attorney Sidney Powell and General McIinerney, a military intelligence training facility would be the perfect cover story for a clandestine military intelligence operations center; it easily could be both, a training facility AND an operational intelligence organization, with only the operational intelligence side knowing both the cover story (that actually trains people) & the operational aspect. Did Flynn, McInerney & Powell blow open a state secret here? [5]

Insofar as discrediting General McInerney because he was fired from FOX News for “falsely” claiming John McCain ‘sang like a canary’ for his North Vietnamese captors, well, maybe that claim wasn’t false after all, FOX fired McInerney in 2018, it was in 2016 the tape of John McCain singing a song of geopolitical fellatio on behalf of his captors (via Radio Hanoi) was recovered from the National Archives. [6]

So, wrapping this warring spooks camps’ multiple/competing psy-ops-information operations reporting up, it would appear nobody actually knows where or how this plays out except to say ‘the Russians did it’ boogeyman (CIA) is in a vote fraud (that DID happen) slug-fest with ‘the Chinese did it’ boogeyman (Pentagon.) This is painted as a vote fraud that ‘never happened’ (What?! The ‘Russians did it’ boogeyman isn’t blaming the Russians?!) by ‘the Russians did it’ boogeyman whereas ‘the Chinese did it’ boogeyman has China responsible for routing vote fraud through ‘the Russians did it’ boogeyman internet servers secured at a ‘the Chinese did it’ boogeyman’s military facility in Germany. Oh, don’t get me started on THAT aspect of this clusterf**k.

The really SCARY part of all of this is, ‘the Chinese did it’ boogeyman has tossed Iran into the conspiratorial soup; providing Trump (Mike Pence and the apocalyptic Christian Zionists at the Pentagon, actually) a recipe for casus belli; the narcissist-ego-maniac Trump gets fed spoonfuls of ‘the Iranians helped China steal the election from Trump to get Biden in and JCPOA back’ (sanctions relief) *with a robust push from MOSSAD* (Bibi has been trying to get the USA to attack Iran for over 12 years) and .. dragging China in? Well, It’s been an interesting life.

The ‘plot sickens’ it could be said; now it would seem this ongoing real life political clown act, at least in appearance, rivals a QAnon psyop (be certain to read the satire) running as a live exercise, you know, sort of like when Dick Cheney was running the war games that morphed into 9/11:

The ‘suicided’ (incorruptible) Michael Ruppert (above video) was a world class detective who’d uncovered CIA cocaine trafficking into Los Angeles’ Black community and life was never the same for him again.

And here’s a CIA moron confessing (bragging, actually) about his connections and insider knowledge preceding/concerning 9/11:

Naw, it couldn’t get that bad, you think?

References:

[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fob-AGgZn44

[2] https://archive.li/Ox2XZ

[3] https://archive.li/CtHjf

[4] https://www.worldviewweekend.com/tv/video/wvw-tv-exclusive-lt-general-michael-flynns-first-interview-president-trumps-pardon

[5] https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-army/2020/12/01/this-retired-three-star-falsely-claims-us-soldiers-died-attacking-a-cia-facility-in-germany-tied-to-election-fraud/

[6] https://www.trunews.com/article/john-mccains-1969-tokyo-rose-propaganda-recording-released

Update (part two) HERE

So, lawyer Sidney Powell says CIA Director Gina Haspel had to have known the Dominion election software was open to manipulation and should have warned against its use in the USA election. In fact it appears that in one county Dominion’s ‘smartmatic’ flipped 6,000 Trump votes to Biden which is a 12,000 vote differential (minus 6,000 to Trump becoming plus 6,000 to Biden.)  If this happened on a single occasion, it should warrant all Dominion machine tallied votes recounted by hand.

Well, as a matter of fact, election software (as of the past two decades) is historically how the USA manipulates some elections, not only at home, but especially abroad (and how ‘independent’ foreign entities manipulate their own elections.) Powell is spot on. How would Powell know this? One fairly straight up assumption would be Powell represents a former major intelligence agency head, that is Mike Flynn, erstwhile boss of the Defense Intelligence Agency. Flynn knows where the bodies are buried.

Has it really happened in the USA before? Oh yes, the Diebold machines:

Voting machine fraud had been used in the Bush Jr era. As well, Ron Paul complained it was the reason he lost in Republican primaries:

So it is the Trump slime machine has busted the Biden & Never Trump Republican slime machine by calling out the Dominion voting machine fraud. Where does it all fit together (or come apart, as the case may be?) Well, Trump’s people have broken the unwritten rules (or unpublished rules) by calling out the CIA’s expertise in manipulating (nominally foreign) elections and Sidney Powell has apparently been provided all the technical information necessary to bring it all together for judicial review:

Then, for my readers exterior to the USA, where has ‘Dominion’ (sounds like empire) ‘smartmatic’ been busy? Lots of places, like Georgia, Pakistan, Ecuador, Venezuela, The European Union, and many more.

Back to the USA, essentially what we have here is, the deep state internecine war is breaking the surface like circling shark dorsal fins in an upcoming feeding frenzy. Somebody smells blood and likely it is the stealth infiltrators of the Trump administration represented in Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo, William Barr (a double agent) et al, & allied Pentagon faction, read the Doug Coe cult, who most certainly won’t need the petty mobster Trump anymore, once the Biden/Soros ‘victory’ is overturned (depending on the deep state judges and perhaps ultimately whether Trump’s Supreme Court political appointees stab him in the back in concert with deep state lawyer (double agent) Rudy Giuliani deliberately screwing up Trump’s legal arguments and neglecting evidence.)

23 Nov 2020 update: At the Georgia recount we see emerging evidence of what you’d expect to see if voting machine fraud had been involved and the hand ‘recount’ had to be matched with the machine tally:

“It was of particular interest to me that hundreds of these ballots seemed impeccable, with no folds or creases. The bubble selections were perfectly made (all within the circle), only observed selections in black ink, and all happened to be selections for Biden” -Affidavit of Democratic election observer

As well, Giuliani appears to be running cover for this fraud and has now thrown Sidney Powell (& his client Trump) under the bus. HERE & HERE

No matter which camp ultimately prevails in this complex of deceits, the other camp’s rank and file (the voters) will be convinced they’d been cheated; when in fact they all get cheated, everyone loses regardless.

The red states’ conservatives are being driven to a deep (superstitious) conservatism of a distant past due to a real subliminal fear of a ‘liberal’ cultural revolution being imposed upon them, the blue states’ liberals are becoming radicalized (into intolerant ‘woke’) because they perceive a revanchist conservatism threat imposing what they consider are archaic social values on themselves in turn. No matter which side prevails, the police state wins (until it all finally and overwhelmingly tears itself apart.)

The Western ‘civilized’ human nature hasn’t really changed much in two and half thousand years:

“The tyrant, to hold onto his power, suppresses every superior thinker, does away with good men, forbids knowledge & enlightenment, controls every movement of the citizens and, keeping them in perpetual servitude, wants them to grow accustomed to baseness and cowardice, has his spies everywhere to listen to what is said in meetings, spreads dissension & slanders among the citizens and thereby impoverishes them, and is obliged to make war in order to keep his subjects occupied & impose on them permanent need of a supreme leader” -Aristotle

Related: The Logic Behind The American Vote

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“In any democracy, ethics, self restraint, tolerance & honesty will always take a second seat to narcissism, avarice, bigotry & persecution, if only because people who play by the rules in any democracy are at a disadvantage to those who easily subvert the rules to their own advantage” -Ronald Thomas West (Ronald’s Maxim)

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Posted on the 1,628th anniversary of Theodosius of Rome passing legislation prohibiting all pagan worship in the empire –

The letter this essay introduces, goes to the subject of the differing social psychology of the Orthodox and Western Christian worlds; where perceptions are impacted by the actual and imagined actions of others.

The Orthodox world does (in this reporter’s estimation) extend a much greater trust to those adversaries it must negotiate with; for the simple fact of a principle of ‘unity’ or perhaps better said, a lesser focus on the individual with a greater focus on the larger social good. This primacy of a consolidated belief that contracts (say what you mean and mean what you say) will be honestly negotiated and should honored stems from a very different perception of this world than that of the West in general. This likely stems from an ‘incomplete split’ of the Orthodox psyche where…

[Orthodox priest/scientist/inventor] “Florenskii’s theology reflected a complex, nuanced monism and cosmological integrality. Vseedinstvo [complete unity] was everywhere he looked. The “diversity of the universe, enclosed in unity, indicates a united, free, creative Will.” The source of Truth is unity: “If there is Truth, then it is real rationality and rational reality; it is finite infinity and infinite finiteness, or, – to put it mathematically, – actual infinity; infinite, conceivable as an integral Unity, as a single, complete Subject in itself.” Truth, Good, and Beauty are metaphysically one process, originating from one source: God. For Florenskii, Truth (Istina), defined as action serving God or others, leads to unity, and sin and the absence of truth lead to disunity. Anthropocentric and egoistic action goes against God and destroys unity: “Self-affirmation of the personality, its opposition to God is the source of fragmentation, disintegration of the personality, impoverishment of its inner life; and only love, yes to a certain degree, again brings the personality into unity.” All love – plutonic, familial, and sexual – comes from God. Sin causes the “soul to lose its substantive unity.” “Chastity is simplicity, that is organic unity, or, again, integrity of the personality.” Perversion and an absence of shame are “duality”, “non-unity, non-integrality.” At the same time, sin also has unity if only imaginary in nature: “Sin is unstable in itself. The unity of impurity is imaginary, and the illusory nature of this false unity is revealed as soon as it is forced to come face to face with Good. Uncleanness is one – as long as there is no Pure One, but just the approach of the Pure throws off the mask of unity from it (uncleanness).” “The providence of God and the freedom of creation, being antonyms, constitute one dogma – the dogma of God’s love for creation, which has its basis in the idea of ​​God-Love, that is, of the Divine Trinity.” Bringing reason back in, seemingly, Florenskii regards the study of the “unity of creation” as “the precondition for science.”” [1]

The difference to the Western Christian is stark; where “the dogma of God’s love for creation” is practically unknown & unheard of, rather the rationalized individual’s freedom to plunder (subliminally derived from “the Earth is cursed for thy sake” of Genesis) that has transformed into ‘prosperity gospel’ is emphasized. Indeed, in the annals of the USA, were one to look for a similarity to the unity of Florenskii’s thinking, one should step out of the Western Christian experience to find it; in the Deism of Thomas Paine:

“…in Deism our reason and our belief become happily united. The wonderful structure of the universe, and everything we behold in the system of the creation, prove to us, far better than books can do, the existence of a God, and at the same time proclaim His attributes. It is by the exercise of our reason that we are enabled to contemplate God in His works, and imitate Him in His ways. When we see His care and goodness extended over all His creatures, it teaches us our duty toward each other, while it calls forth our gratitude to Him”

In fact the American Christian nearly universally, ungratefully, demonized and rejected Paine, the philosopher previously credited for America’s success in acquiring independence by motivating the populace to noble thoughts, for his essay “Of The Religion of Deism Compared With the Christian Religion”, from which the preceding paragraph is taken.

Should it, now, surprise anyone, when it is posited the social psychology of Eastern and Western Christianity is fundamentally different? When the Westerner speaks out both sides of his mouth, the typical Easterner can only read one side or the other; when meeting with outstretched hand to greet, the Westerner’s first instinct is to look for the other hand, to discover whether it conceals a knife destined to one’s back; whereas the Easterner takes the outstretched hand as a gesture that should only be met with sincerity, without duplicity. When East meets West, the West takes advantage reflected in the Western cynical folk wisdom “it was like taking candy from a baby.” This is what Russia’s Yeltsen experienced and it is what Russia’s Putin nearly experienced. Now it is Serbia’s experience.

Putin, over the course of his first seven years, extended his hand on multiple occasions, but was met on every occasion with a middle finger or a knife. It was only in his 2007 speech at Munich, Putin stated ‘enough is enough.’ Seven years is a long time to learn the Western geopolitic does not respect its’ agreements and in every interaction where there are not outright insults when rejecting sincerely offered partnership, there will be a concealed knife. [2]

In relation to his unswerving support for Alexandar Vucic, who is in process of surrendering Kosovo with what amounts to negotiating a quit-claim deed concerning the Serbian territory at the international level, the Patriarch appears to upholding contradictions, unless he’d not been presented the facts in a fully informed way. The unkind (Western perception) would be (a subverted monastic mentality) the Patriarch is complicit in the proposed crimes of Vucic but what it actually is, is an inability to comprehend a Serbian president would blatantly lie to the people and the head of Serbia’s Orthodox church, however this thought has two possible tracks; accounting for the possibility Vucic would lie to himself, in Western psychology this is called a “denial mechanism” (which carries the same practical outcome.) This observation derives from, prima facie, conflicting statements of Serbia’s Patriarch:

“”For eight years I have been listening about Vučić’s preparing to betray Kosovo”

“He [the Patriarch] also asked if it made sense to “convict a man for something he did not do, just because some think he will do it.”

“”Vucic has tackled the numerous problems of Kosovo. He has shown himself to be a responsible statesman on many national issues. The citizens gave their opinion on his work in the elections,” [Serbian Patriarch] Irinej told Vecernje Novosti.

“He added that he thinks that Serbs and Albanians should be left to agree on everything on their own without imposing a “solution” in favor of only one side. “In that respect, the United States can play a great and historical role,” the patriarch said” [3]

Clearly the Patriarch does not grasp the duplicitous nature of the USA, also he does not grasp the entire affair Vucic is negotiating with the Americans and Europe has to do with surrendering Serbia’s sovereignty over Kosovo; and if Vucic himself were to claim he was not cognizant of what he is signing away, it should defy belief. Moreover, the Serbian Orthodox position is clarified at the official Serbian Orthodox Church website:

“His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch has said today that the only agreement that the Serbian Orthodox Church accepts is the one in which Kosovo is part of Serbia.

“”That is absolutely the position of the Church, and nothing has changed there. We will still see in which direction the negotiations between the Serbian and Albanian sides are going, we are still getting to know the matter, “said Patriarch Irinej, commenting on the negotiations that took place between Belgrade and Pristina in the previous days” [4]

This could be aggravated by the possibility Vucic himself is not fully informed as to the implications of what he had done (signed the so-called ‘economic normalization’ agreement) in a context of international law. Another practical outcome is (the fact) Vucic has violated the ‘Kosovo clause’ of the Serbian constitution (whether he realizes this or not.) However international law very likely won’t concern itself with this ‘domestic matter’ but will examine the facts of what the duly elected/appointed Serbian officials have conducted in matters of international relations only.

Finally, there is the possibility of information provided to the Patriarch is culled or otherwise curtailed or presented in such a way as to deceive and ultimately shape his perception away from the holistic (aggregate) facts (per Catholic or blackmailed or bought agents of influence within the church.)

But overall, the greatest deficiency is the differing social psychology, where the Eastern perception cannot easily or fluently grasp the depth of the Western duplicity. This should likely be very true for the Patriarch. A kinder interpretation would extend this naivety to Vucic but if this were the case, it should demonstrate his advisors had failed him at every level.

How the social psychology plays out with the majority of Serbians supporting Vucic is profoundly different to that of the Western democratic tradition; Serbia, very similar to Russia, had precisely ZERO Western democratic tradition prior the end of the Twentieth Century and in fact both peoples are conditioned to authoritarian regimes based in a principled unity, this is literally recorded into the Serbian genetic memory. Vucic behaves as a king, and the Serbian people behave as though Vucic were indeed a king. It is ingrained in the DNA. When Vucic appoints ministers, they behave as Dukes & Lords and the people largely accept this. The Russians are lucky, their Tsar Putin is an enlightened despot with the best interests of the Russian people at the core of his being. He keeps his Dukes & Lords on a leash, they cannot loot Russia with impunity, that door of opportunity for the most ill behaved oligarchs (Dukes & Lords) was slammed shut in the year 2000. Putin the man understands his people’s psychology and he has played the (fraught with danger) intrigues of court quite well. Meanwhile, Serbia cannot afford a King Yeltsin; Yeltsin did not, most likely actually could not, grasp the depth of the Western evil that had extended its’ hand to him, and his Dukes & Lords possessed no self restraint. The West could not swallow & digest Russia quickly enough to get away with it, the proposed feast was too large. The necessity of Serbia finding competent leadership is even more compelling; as Western corporate neo-colonialism aggressively moves to swallow & digest what it actually fears in a paradox of subliminal psychology; the unity principle in Orthodoxy opposed to individualism.

“Revelation” in real time has been noted on many occasions in the simple, uneducated Orthodox Serb villager, as opposed to the perfectly psychotic ‘visions’ (manipulations) of the mass psychology in Western Christianity.

In respect to this, it should be noted the Orthodox (unlike Rome) did not burn alive everyone daring to express the intuitive intelligence resembling the oracles of paganism. In the West, the genetic memory (potential) indicative of intuitive skill born of the Universe’s unity principle had been largely stamped out. The resultant Western ‘split’ became irrevocable; beyond the Heavens and Earth, this split separated the hemispheres of the human brain to the micro-level, and points to a final, literal, dis-integration.

The ultimate fallacy of this Cartesian-Platonic ‘objective’ reality (one example only) is demonstrated in the inability of the Western scientist to grasp the simple progression of the events that had shaped him; beginning with a world of ‘unity intelligence’ denied by Plato, Plato’s adoption by Western Christianity and the consequent necessary schism that had to manifest with Plato’s uncompromising divorce of intuitive intelligence from ‘practical’ matters (logos), leading to an individualism so severe that a newly discovered & unnatural atheism eloped with Western science; becoming a mind-set so extreme that, when a brilliant mind shaped by a culture not yet divested of its’ unity intelligence points his thinking to what had been (in ancient era) the obvious, what will the Western scientific canon do with demonstrable evidence its’ culture is not compatible with its’ pretensions of ‘empirical’ understanding of our experience? (and certainly not compatible with actual reality.) Vitaly Vanchurin, a theoretical physicist, in his paper “The World as a Neural Network” proposes:

“We discuss a possibility that the entire universe on its most fundamental level is a neural network…” [5]

I suppose it should not come as a surprise it would be a Russian, shaped in his intelligence by a culturally inculcated principle of unity, that would explore physics in this direction. But should it be so shocking if it were to be discovered the Human brain simply mirrored (is an organic model of) the universe?

But my own take would be the likely related fascination with unity in Orthodoxy has its roots in pre-Christian beliefs, again noting the Orthodox church, unlike Rome, did not burn alive everyone manifesting intuitive intelligence resembling pagan beliefs. My observation, living in Serbia, is the Orthodox Serb villager is often pagan in custom if not name. And it is herein lie the root of the Western animus to the Orthodox Slav, a subliminal, deep, psychological terror of a unity principle that should reveal the greater Western culture is, in and of itself, incompatible with its’ pretensions.

Hypocrisy never sensed itself so vulnerable. How should the Orthodox Slav meet the problem of confronted with a fear so penetrating & abiding, the West must feel compelled to destroy every manifestation of that which is self-aware in a principle of unity? A Serbian King who cannot expertly ponder this question is worse than without value, for the simple fact ‘the long game’ of the West is the Orthodox of the Balkans will be subverted to Eastern Rite Catholicism, little different to the ‘Catholicized’ (Eastern Rite Catholic answering to Rome) Ruthenian of Western Ukraine (‘gifting the world’ with a legacy of Stephan Bandera’s SS Galacian & the subsequent Nazis of the 2014 Maidan in Kiev.)

If the West has its’ way in these matters, after the first indigenous generation of Western educated Serbs rise to power in Serbia, there will be no one left to read this essay with a deep understanding; already demonstrated by those Serbians colonized/co-opted into the western canon of knowledge at foreign university who no longer can feel unity, taste unity, or know the social aroma of unity, for the fact they have no avenue (mental capacity) to ‘enter’ unity, and the true Serb mentality consequently can only be viewed negatively in their drive to enter the EU.

We already see this phenomena manifest in Prime Minister Brnabic, the American and British educated (BBA diploma of the Northwood University and MBA of the University of Hull) Brnabic has been tied to various consulting companies implementing USAID policies in Serbia (recalling USAID’s history as an umbrella for several organizations promoting color revolution.) Would Brnabic be a willing and/or complicit intelligence agency asset? She doesn’t need to be, Western mentality has co-opted her mind via education and she is consequently perfect material for unwitting manipulation. She will be used accordingly:

“The government I am proposing is pro-European”

“The prime minister-designate said it was important for her to stress how pro-European the new government was.

“”Our task is to accelerate the process of European integration in the coming period. Changing the Constitution of the Republic of Serbia in the field of justice is a necessary step in further strengthening the rule of law and further harmonization with the European acquis and European standards,” she said.

“She announced support for changes to the Constitution in the field of justice.

“”In the previous mandate, the Government of Serbia, after extensive public consultations that lasted a little over 18 months, as well as consultations and support of the Venice Commission, sent an initiative to the Assembly to change the Constitution so that our society has a judiciary that is independent of any influence. We will continue to support changes to the Constitution in the area of ​​justice in order to find the best solutions for our legal system,” she said.

“She points out that it is important for our society to have a judiciary that is independent of all political influences, but also much more efficient and responsible towards citizens.

“Regulating media sphere

“When it comes to the media sphere, the Media Strategy for the period until 2025 was adopted, she reminds.

“The government, she says, did the job in partnership with media and journalists’ associations, whose representatives made up half of the members of the Working Group for drafting the Media Strategy.

“According to Brnabić, the transparency and inclusiveness of the whole process were supported by partners from the OSCE Mission to Serbia, the EU Delegation to Serbia, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Norway and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation.

“She adds that the same working group continued to work on the Action Plan for the implementation of the strategy, which, as she points out, will be one of the first documents on the agenda of the new government” [6]

What we have here (the cynical western perception or ‘knife held behind the back’) appears to be Vucic, who ‘lip services’ the Slav ethic, assuages the Patriarch and makes friendly noises in the direction of Russia, has handed the ‘dirty work’ of European integration to Brnabic. The afore-mentioned OSCE is penetrated by Western intelligence to point of poisoning the entire organization, the EU Delegation speaks for the EU’s primary or controlling power (that would be Germany) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation is nothing short of a LITERALLY Nazi infected front for the German foreign intelligence service Bundesnachrichtendienst. [7]

In fact this is identical direction the USA is pushing for, per the American Embassy’s website mission statement concerning Serbia:

“As U.S. Ambassador, Anthony F. Godfrey leads the U.S. Government’s efforts to advance its partnership with Serbia, expand economic prosperity, and assist Serbia’s efforts for European integration. It is in the strategic interest of the United States that Serbia develops as a modern, democratic, and prosperous European nation that is at peace with its neighbors and demonstrates full respect for the rule of law and rights of its citizens. Helping our Serbian partners to strengthen their democratic institutions, protect the rights of members of minority communities, combat corruption, and improve media freedom are key areas for Ambassador Godfrey and his team. Supporting Serbia’s goal of EU membership and regional stability by promoting the normalization of relations between Pristina and Belgrade is a top priority for Ambassador Godfrey” [8]

In fact Godfrey’s decades career as an embassy “political officer” leaves little room to doubt his is the USA Department of State’s Siamese twin Central Intelligence Agency role in a senior capacity; perhaps better stated, likely the top CIA official in Belgrade, following on:

“He [Godfrey] served from 2015 to 2019 as Political Minister Counselor, and then Deputy Chief of Mission, at U.S. Embassy Moscow, Russia”

Could (the kinder view) Vucic be so naive a Slav mentality as to be utterly unaware of the treasonous (to the Orthodox Slav mentality) dynamic he has trapped himself in? It’s theoretically possible, Yeltsin was apparently so naive, but this must be doubted in the case of Vucic, whose many conversations with the Russians following the Yeltsin era (Putin & Lavrov, particularly) should have disabused him of any such innocence. However the innocence of Serbian Patriarch is plausibly a different matter:

Letter to the Serbian Patriarch

Dear Office of the Honorable Serbian Patriarch

I am a non-Orthodox father of Serbian citizen children. I am not a Christian but hold a profound respect for the historical Jesus. My beliefs are shaped in a pre-Columbian (pre-Christian) Native American tradition, a tradition nearly extinguished by the Western church (Catholicism, particularly.) Consequently, I approach Christianity with caution, because my cultural shaping cannot reconcile many of the admirable principles Jesus had taught with contrary acts construed to be ‘Christian.’

In Europe, I have discovered ‘truth’ is often a malleable thing, particularly in relation to geopolitics. The prima facie result appears to be ‘truth’ is often presented in ways that are not clean; whether partial truths, or alternatively stated, misaligned facts presented that actually become deceits. These deceits might stem from human frailties of psychology (e.g. self deceits) or derive from more perverse source; servicing a lower temporal nature.

It is my present opinion (as my understanding of the Orthodox church grows) that the church in the East should never become so cynical as that headquartered at Rome; where my perception as a past intelligence professional leads me to believe certain recent events in Montenegro indicate (at least in part) a Rome initiated gambit pointed towards an attempted targeting this region of the Orthodox church with the long term aim of converting the Montenegrin Orthodox faithful into Eastern Rite Catholics. But I digress from the point of my writing to you today. This immediate (preceding) point is made simply to say if I see Catholicism as duplicitous and corrupt (I do), I presently entertain no animosity towards Orthodoxy. Rome would have burned alive the Serb villagers for certain habits stemming from ancient times (our native experience had been similar to this) and it is to the credit of Orthodoxy this has not been the case in Serbia. I sincerely thank you for this, on behalf of my Serbian children.

This message is not to intended to criticize Orthodoxy, even if there were philosophical elements possibly we would never agree upon; for instance I have shaped my children in the direction of secular ethics but also intend they will have a sympathetic understanding of Orthodoxy in a Serbian historical context. My own belief is, having lived outside the laws of Judeo-Christian monotheism, I expect I will be judged according to my life in the awareness of my understanding of our creator, ‘The Great Mystery’, no man can fathom; except to know it is better to be good than bad, honest dealings with our fellow man & truthful reporting are the correct road to follow, and at the end, it is better to die than to compromise one’s ethics and cleanliness of one’s mind. In this regard, it should be noted our native teaching “you have to correct your mistakes” requires forgiveness can only manifest after self-correction; the one cannot precede the other. This lived (original native philosophy) demands some compromises are never to be entertained because it is better to surrender one’s life rather than indelibly dirty the clean light of one’s spirit. It is in this frame of thinking we meditate.

Now to the point of this communication; concerning Alexandar Vucic and his recent (September) trip to Washington, DC. I fear your offices have been misinformed, misled or have in some great sense misunderstood the chicanery the Americans engaged in. What President Vucic signed was in fact a de facto capitulation per the rule of reciprocity in international law.

I admire the Serbian Patriarch’s demand repatriation of Kosovo’s displaced Serb population must be the 1st point addressed prior to discussion of any other issue; yet there remains a great danger in any misapprehension of the “Economic Normalization” agreement President Vucic signed. I could not imagine there would be a developing circumstance of the child shouting “The emperor has no clothes!” but in fact any competent lawyer (with courage) should be able to effect the point of this folk wisdom. It should be better to self-correct in this regard than to experience a greater humiliation.

If in August I had thought ‘Serbia could do much worse than Alexandar Vucic’, in October my thinking is Alexandar Vucic should have done much better for Serbia. The American charlatans had tricked him like a child.

I have attached an assessment in this matter of the “Economic Normalization” agreement translated to Serbian; as well this letter has been translated for your perusal.

With kindest regards

Ronald West

 

Attached assessment referred to may be read HERE

Related: A Serbian King

References:

[1] https://gordonhahn.com/2020/10/25/monism-in-pavel-florenskiis-thought-excerpt-from-the-working-paper-tselostnost-perceptions-and-aspirations-regarding-integrality-in-russian-thought-culture-and-politics-part-i-monism/

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X7Ng75e5gQ

[3] https://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2020&mm=10&dd=16&nav_id=109463

[4] http://www.spc.rs/eng/statement_serbian_patriarch_irinej

[5] https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.01540

[6] https://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2020&mm=10&dd=28&nav_id=109547

[7] https://fort-russ.com/2020/05/germanys-plot-against-serbia-exposed-education-espionage/

[8] https://rs.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/our-ambassador/

 

Wishing the Patriarch a speedy recovery from his covid 19 positive test –

20 Nov: May his legacy be  positive consequence for Orthodox unity –

‘The Donald’ (super-narcissist) Trump, whose real estate empire was built on the back of organized crime sleaze (the Roy Cohn factor) out-maneuvered Democrat & Never Trump Republican alike in the 2016 election cycle, winning with the electoral college loophole, sparing us a President Killary but brought his own murderous baggage along for the ride; necessarily performing political fellatio on the hardcore Christian right & fundamentalist (Coe cult’s) Mike ‘Israel can do no wrong’ Pence Evangelical base, and Pence aligned Pentagon generals (closet anti-constitutional theocrats) anticipating literal Armageddon. If this crew wins reelection, a ‘recalcitrant’ Trump would be pushed aside (perhaps disposed of by MOSSAD) en-route to pulling the trigger on Iran; which might happen anyway if he loses, during that period quaintly describing a ‘lame (but nevertheless nuclear armed) duck.’

This preceding has seen Republican state and county political apparatus dis-enrolling Democrat voters by every known trick in the book. Show up to vote and discover (in countless cases) you’re not registered anymore:

On the ‘other side of the aisle’, literally “dead” people from New York to Florida are voting for a mentally decrepit slime-bag of corruption, that is Joe Biden, which would shortly morph into a Kamala Harris presidency that will make the USA into a model gulag necessary to sustain empire (nevertheless doomed to fail.) Kamala is the majority corporate boards’ choice and (the neoliberal faction at) CIA’s favorite. With Harris, political corruption goes from exceeding the speed of sound to hyper-sonic, the police state goes on steroids, the USA doubles down on ‘regime change’ across the globe (y’all know the score, the pipeline(i)stan brothels should only ‘service’ USA approved clients) and RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! is ostensibly the greatest (an absolute political lie) evil on the planet.

Inevitably, it is a mere matter of the USA’s demise being fast & painful (Trump-Pence) or slower & maybe even more painful (Biden-Harris.)

There is no ‘lesser evil’, a vote for either is a vote for sewer rats of evil.

In the following weeks, if the USA violently begins tearing itself apart on a large scale, eventually making the recent Balkans wars look like a school-yard spat, given the preceding circumstance, this should surprise no one. These people are leaders? What joke could stink more than this:

The Logic Behind The American Vote

Some toilet paper is scented. Most toilet paper is flushed. It follows, some flushed toilet paper should smell good.

 

 

This book review is reproduced for my Australian readers, particularly, but is recommended for everybody. The simple fact this review is banned in Australia gives added credence to the exposé it covers; the excellent journalism of John Helmer debunking the MH-17 (state sponsored) disinformation campaign cooked up by liberal democracies in the geopolitical game demonizing Russia. Originally found at John Helmer’s site. Reproduced with permission.

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By Evan Jones, Sydney
@bears_with

The MH17 was brought down over six years ago. John Helmer, with others, has compiled a book on the farce that has attended the pursuit of cause and culprits. Australia’s involvement is peculiarly both integral and marginal.

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was brought down over Eastern Ukraine on 17 July 2014. All 298 people on board lost their lives – including 196 Dutch, 43 Malaysians and 38 Australian.

Overseen by the Dutch, a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was established in August 2014, formally comprising personnel from the Netherlands. Ukraine, Australia and Belgium. Malaysia itself was not admitted to the JIT until late November, reputedly because of  its scepticism towards the Ukrainian version of the cause of the shoot-down and who was responsible.

Before anybody had inspected the site, that line was that Russia and/or pro-Russian rebels against Kiev did it. The weapon was a Buk ground-to-air missile, the launcher brought in from Russia and returned after the dirty deed.

The JIT investigation and Dutch court case is effectively a Dutch-Ukrainian affair. As Helmer et.al (henceforth Helmer) note, Ukraine possesses the  ‘right as a JIT member to veto what is investigated, what is disclosed, who to convict’ (Ch.6). Belgium  (4 nationals dead) is out of picture. Australia is both inside and outside the tent.

Site material reclaimed is partial, and evidence is spotty. Ukrainian air traffic control data have not been released. However, two forms of evidence, Australian-linked, appears to be atypically decisive, at least in a negative sense.

Helmer (Ch.6): ‘Two reports by Australian coronial investigators, David Ranson, a pathologist from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) and Iain West, deputy coroner for the state of Victoria, have revealed the cause of death of the victims, ruling out shrapnel from an exploding Buk missile warhead. The first Ranson-West report, released in November 2014, [is outlined] here. A second report, eight pages in length and written by Ranson, followed a month later. This was sent to the Victorian State Coroner, Judge Ian Gray. …

‘To date, the consensus identification of the external blast source is a point to the left of the aircraft, forward of the left wing. … The record by [Dutch pathologist George] Maat’s Australian team members at [Dutch military base] Hilversum is that no Buk detonation could have taken place without filling the bodies of passengers on the left (port), forward side of the cabin, but the evidence of the bodies shows this didn’t happen.’

The Ranson report was released to victims’ families, discussed with the Australian Federal Police, and to select others. Ranson and West also spoke on the matter at the Asia-Pacific Coroners Society Conference in Melbourne on 14 November. However the material has subsequently been classified. Why?

The sister of the Malaysian MH17 pilot went to Halversum to inspect her brother’s body. She claimed that (Ch.8) ‘she had seen a film of his body and had been told by investigators there were no shrapnel or bullet wounds’. Her response was deflected in the Dutch media.

The Abbott government was in place. Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop had a priori opinions on whodunnit (Chs.8 & 9). In early November, Abbott claimed: ‘“We were given very strong security advice [that is, from the Americans] in the days following the atrocity as to the type of weapon, as to the place from where the weapon was fired and as to the likely prominence of the weapon and there’s been nothing since then to question that original security advice.”’

Their interests ran contrary to the information that Coroner Gray had in his possession. Abbott, titular Rhodes Scholar, had trouble reconciling his will, impetuous, with the forensic evidence produced by Australian specialists.

According to former Army officer James Brown in 2016, Abbott had initially offered to send Australian troops to control the crash site. Brown is Malcolm Turnbull’s son-in-law and apparent conduit for Turnbull’s exposé of Cabinet activity. Abbott then willingly brought Australia into an American-hatched idea to send Dutch and Australian troops (of which 3,000) into Eastern Ukraine (Ch.18), with logistic support from others. Germany said it’s not on; the Dutch then said it’s unrealistic. But Abbott had the Australian military and security establishment in knots even after the potential European partners had pulled the plug.

Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister in September 2015, bringing his own brand of ambiguity to the fog. Turnbull promised the victims’ families action to find and prosecute those responsible, wanted to blame the Russians, yet was more circumspect than Abbott. Turnbull declined to issue certification as to the crash’s cause that would open the way for the Australian government to pay compensation to the families under the Supporting Australian Victims of Terrorism Overseas Act.

There was another source of dissidence from Australian specialists. The Dutch Safety Board, officially responsible for investigations, had quickly (with Ukrainian and American governments’ support) attributed the aircraft’s demise to a Buk missile. Yet the senior figure in the Australian contingent, the AFP’s Detective Superintendent Andrew Donoghue, urged caution. Helmer notes (Ch.14), citing Donoghue before a Victorian Coroners Court hearing 15 December 2015, ‘“initial information that the aircraft was shot down by a [Buk] surface to air missile” did not meet the Australian or international standard of evidence’.

In court, the forensic pathologist repeated conclusions contained in his late 2014 reports that no ‘distinctive pre-formed’ metal fragments had been found in the two CT scans of the Australian victim bodies.

Donoghue also noted that, courtesy of secret Australian government negotiations with Novorussian leaders, his Australian team had belatedly gained access to the crash site, in the face of Ukrainian government-enforced restrictions. Donoghue reported that some potential witnesses who had come forward refused to testify unless provided protection from Kiev reprisals.

Bizarrely, Deputy Coroner West’s judgment defied the evidence before him from Donoghue and Ranson, claiming that the Dutch Safety Board had it right in determining that a Russian Buk missile had caused the MH17’s destruction. This in spite of the fact that West’s name is attached to the first Ranson report of November 2014 which (with the second December report) notes the absence of metal fragments in the bodies that a Buk missile warhead would have produced.

In March 2017, then Attorney General George Brandis delivered to Prime Minister Turnbull advice that there remains (Helmer) ‘insufficient evidence of what and who caused the MH17 crash to meet the Australian statutory test of a terrorist act’ (Ch.21). Apart from attribution of guilt to culprits, there is the necessity to prove malicious intent.

Several days previously, the Ukrainian government (Helmer) ‘had applied to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to convict Russia of financing, arming and aiding terrorist acts, including the destruction of MH17’. Australian legal opinion thus undermined the Ukrainian government’s move, as well as the Joint Investigation Team’s renewed claim in September 2016 (Ch.18) that the Russians and the Ukrainian rebels reliant on them were responsible. The Dutch and Ukrainians aren’t listening.

Yet Turnbull continued to publicly blame Russia. On 5 March, the Sydney Morning Herald reported Turnbull, in the context of a stoush with Senator Pauline Hanson, thus:

‘But Mr Turnbull said there was no doubt Russia was involved in the 2014 “murder”. “Vladimir Putin’s Russia is subject to international sanctions, to which Australia is a part, because of his conduct in shooting down the MH17 airliner in which 38 Australians were killed. Let’s not forget that,” he said. “That was a shocking international crime. Vladimir Putin’s Russia is not, and should not be, an object of admiration in any respect.”’

Turnbull was wearing two hats – one as lawyer, the other as politician.

Part Three of Helmer’s book (‘The standard of proof’) is devoted to the Dutch prosecutor’s absence of proof. Part Four is devoted to the trial of four accused individuals – three Russians and a Ukrainian – amidst disdain for the absence of proof, involving  a travesty of Dutch law itself.

The farcical character of the proceedings has been ignored in the Australian media. The  Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) is representative.

The  SMH did report (8  March 2020) the disgust of the Russian Ambassador to Australia at the lack of evidence for the ‘official’ accusations of Russian guilt.

The  SMH also gave voice to one Jerry Skinner (27  May 2018), an American lawyer, flamboyantly seeking victim family clients to sue first Malaysia then the innately evil Russians for their murderous act. Skinner claims to have ‘helped negotiate $2.7 billion from the Libyan government to compensate families  of victims of the Lockerbie air disaster’. Given that the Libyans were not responsible for this atrocity (see Helmer’s Ch.25), Skinner’s talents are evidently remarkable. Helmer deals with Skinner and his litigious law firm in Chs.16 & 23.

The bulk of  SMH coverage of the MH17 crash and the investigatory and legal aftermath has been carried by successive London-based correspondents Nick Miller  and Bevan Shields. Miller and Shields have dutifully repeated the Western correct line without deviation.

What and who to believe? The detached Australian might ask, how could Dutch authorities be engaged in skulduggery? Aren’t the Dutch a decent and progressive people?

Well not quite. As is noted of the MH17 book’s co-author: Max van der Werff, he ‘began his career as a citizen journalist investigating the torture of civilians by the Dutch colonial administration during the Indonesian war for independence’.

As legal academic  Ramses Wessels reported  in 2008, the Netherlands opportunistically abandoned its previous neutrality in joining NATO in 1949. Wessels notes: ‘During the Cold War, the Netherlands proved  to be an active and loyal member of the Alliance, which allowed for a much larger role in international affairs than its size would justify.’ Ah, punching above their weight – where have we heard that before?

The Netherlands continues its allegiance to what has become, following the fall of the Soviet Union, a transparently criminal organisation.

As for the economy, the opportunistic Netherlands has probably been the second biggest beneficiary after Germany of the European Union and its exploitative hierarchy. Not content with its perennial trade surplus, the Netherlands has turned itself into a tax  haven at the heart of the EU (documented meticulously by Gabriel Zucman), that status becoming particularly attractive to trans-border European companies (such as Airbus and Peugeot/Fiat).

In short, predictably, the Netherlands has no principles, only interests. And thus it is with the MH17 show trial.

In the meantime, the victims’ families are treated as mere pawns in a brutal revamping of the Cold War, with the post-coup Ukraine dictating terms via the seemingly respectable Dutch court system. It is a phenomenon beneath contempt. You’ll have to read Helmer et.al because you won’t read about it in the Australian MSM.

[*] This review has been banned from publication in Australia.

Left, Associate Professor Evan Jones is a retired political economist, based in Sydney. He taught at the University of Sydney from 1973 until 2006. Right, click to read the book.

This article first appeared at Fort Russ News

“The saying “the buck stops here” derives from the slang expression “pass the buck” which means passing the responsibility on to someone else” [1]

This piece begins with an asymmetrical question to the subject of taking (or imposing) responsibility for disaster; why is it Europe worships its biggest losers? Because the collective memory of any given (European, includes its colonial progeny) society constitutes a state of denial or refusal to take responsibility for colossal mistakes? Recalling…

History is the lie commonly agreed upon” -Voltaire

…and considering Voltaire was French, we can, by way of introduction to the following essay, simply point out Napoleon was a multiple loser, several times on a grand scale, who’d drained France of both: blood & treasure. Despite the destruction of the ‘Grande Armée’ (380,000 dead French empire soldiers solely due to Napoleon’s Russia campaign) and ultimate defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon is regarded as ‘great.’ WTF. Fewer, if any, created greater mischief for France than Napoleon. Following on Russia, it was Britain finally imposed responsibility on a greatly weakened France.

As well, then we have aftermath. Napoleon was responsible for the initial unity of several German principalities that ultimately led to the modern German state, and, with his ‘Napoleonic Code’ imposed upon these, introduced the idea of a ‘uniform education’ that, shortly after, inspired Prussia to (with Rules!, Obey!) educate all future Germans into Prussian mentalities and we know what that blessed France with, only a short century later, WWI & ‘pause’ WWII.

But, let us not forget, concerning the two ‘great’ colonizing powers (empires), Britain & France, the greater mischief had been wrought by Britain. The recipe had been straightforward and simple; as England had devolved away from real democratic principles (bloated from the corruption of empire), it had baked up what looks like…

Sing a Song of Sixpence,
A bag full of Rye,
Four and twenty Naughty Boys,
Baked in a Pie.

When the pie was opened
They began to sing;
Wasn’t that a dainty dish,
To set before the king.

…or in the modern idiom:

Empty the jails and lunatic asylums of Britain into the American colonies, add in Europe’s (as a whole) banished religious fanatics (Calvinists, especially) and stir it all into a hybrid vigor that became today’s American empire. Who will be held responsible for the world’s superpower run by hyper-criminal lunatics (and religious fanatics) that have dispensed with the rule of law except for a fraudulent pretense; where those accountable to constitutional principles are suborned into ‘color of law’ applied like make-up on a corpse (of a thoroughly dead republic.)

color of law

n. the appearance of an act being performed based upon legal right or enforcement of statute, when in reality no such right exists [2]

What the preceding definition misses is, these days, it is a common occurrence for suborned American politicians to pass, and rank political animals (judges) to uphold, laws so far outside the scope of their constitutional authority, it is difficult to recognize the reality with even the most twisted (honest) caricature.

“Rule of Law”, the very essence of any notion of accountability, should not be ‘Color of Law’ on steroids, where no-one assumes responsibility for the crimes of empire but in fact that is where the USA is arrived at. [3]

It is in this environment or pretense of law, an incredible charade is playing out concerning so-called ‘Russiagate’ where no one party will take responsibility for a web of deceit so tangled, it resembles nothing so much as the habitat of a Black Widow:

^ Gina Haspel

The Questions No One Asks

1) How is it when Pompeo left the CIA, to become Trump’s Secretary of State, a Russiagate principal, Gina Haspel, CIA Chief-of-Station in London when the phony Steele Dossier was concocted, and up to her neck in other aspects of the attempted take-down of Trump, was the name put forward for Trump to nominate as Pompeo’s CIA replacement? Who was responsible for putting a #1 enemy of Trump forward for Trump to nominate to become boss at the CIA? Why didn’t Pompeo tip Trump to Haspel’s ‘hands on’ dedication to sabotaging his campaign? Why on Earth would Trump nominate a CIA Director that not only has a vested interest in Russiagate ‘damage control’ but has sucked Trump deeper into the patently false Russia animus? [4], [5], [6], [7]

2) It would appear the Mueller probe was more about setting up ‘patsies’ than getting to the bottom of what actually happened. Now that any attempt to hang ‘responsibility’ for Russiagate on 2nd tier bureaucrats (e.g. Peter Strzok, Lisa Page et al) is slipping away, who is next? Killary, who took the abandoned Russiagate project from ‘Never Trump’ Republicans and breathed new life into it? The point of the Durham investigation is clearly ongoing damage control, and here is where the web smells to high heaven: (when still President), Obama himself was briefed on Russiagate with (then) CIA Director Brennan and (then) FBI Director Comey present. Now, the real rub: Attorney General William Barr and Gina Haspel are sleeping together with John Durham in a probe run by a pro (Durham) with a who’s who résumé of damage control for CIA including CIA destruction of interrogation tapes and wider CIA torture. Appointed by a Bush Jr Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, in a previous stint (stunt) concerning the crimes of Haspel, Durham ‘investigated’ (sandbagged the investigation of) Haspel and torture in 2008 and found no grounds for prosecution. [8], [9], [10], [11]

3) Does anyone else recall William Barr, who began his career as a CIA analyst and liaison to Congress, was Bush (41) Attorney General during the CIA’s Iran-Contra damage control efforts, as well, it smells to high heaven he worked for the former CIA Director GHW Bush presidency during the FBI sabotage of the Boys Town pedophilia investigation which reached all the way to the White House. [12], [13]

4) Finally, insofar as CIA ‘personalities’ involved, the biographical indicators tied to Obama that media, both alternative & mainstream, won’t touch with a proverbial ‘ten foot pole’ … why the strong profile indicating Obama had been a CIA asset for the entirety of his adult life? Son of an American intelligence officer, Ann Dunham, Obama worked for the long time CIA front company, Business International Corporation, prior to his community service & political career, and plausibly performed covert work for the intelligence community throughout his career, including a strong indication he’d been assigned to penetrate the anti-imperialism politic & community activism of Jeremiah Wright:

“Business International has a long association with the world of intelligence, covert actions, and attempts to penetrate the radical left — including Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)” [14], [15]

Obama, the CIA instructed snitch? Well, why not? The profiling fits, topped off with a presidential history 180 degrees opposed to the anti-empire activist community he supposedly emerged from.

Insofar as the CIA people surrounding Trump, one should recall the longest serving CIA Director, Allan Dulles, crafted the agency from its early years to serve his (and his brother John Foster Dulles) personal corporate interests, the history of United Fruit is unequivocal. [16]

What is going on with the Durham investigation is shielding the high level foot soldiers for corporate America, plain and simple. Barr has stated there will be no action taken before the election. If Biden wins, the outcome will be mild or negligible, perhaps some lowly apparatchiks will be made to fall on their swords; if Trump wins, the reach will be for someone a bit higher but either way, the end result will be all about damage control. [17]

It follows, none of the 2020 political posturing surrounding Russiagate & Russia is about Trump as much as it is about treasonous intelligence cells at the apex of power seeking to shield the core of its power from scrutiny; this core is not to be found in any of these agency principals as much as it is the corporate boards and associated criminal cabals the CIA has historically serviced.

So, where does ‘the buck stop’? Well, plainly these days it doesn’t. The rule of law does not apply. The bottom line is profit and if profit means we blow up everybody, everything and ourselves along the way, well, the lunatics putting obscene amounts of money in their pockets might not have thought that through. Unless you’re Mike Pence, Mike Pompeo et al, in which case if they manage to blow this small planet up, rather than face accountability, it just a matter of ‘God’s will.’ [18]

 

[1] https://www.trumanlibrary.gov/education/trivia/buck-stops-here-sign

[2] https://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/Color+of+Law

[3] https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2017/12/01/the-oath-and-the-trash-bin/

[4] https://www.zerohedge.com/political/cia-director-haspel-and-anti-trump-conspirators

[5] https://www.sgtreport.com/2020/10/federalists-sean-davis-cia-director-haspel-personally-blocking-declassification-of-documents-that-will-reveal-truth-about-russiagate/

[6] https://thefederalist.com/2020/10/05/intel-sources-cia-director-gina-haspel-banking-on-trump-loss-to-keep-russiagate-documents-hidden/

[7] https://www.theblogmire.com/from-the-folks-who-lie-cheat-and-steal-for-a-living-project-fake-duck/

[8] https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/nov/15/cia-risks-sliding-back-into-illegal-torture-methods-warns-real-life-star-of-the-report

[9] https://www.propublica.org/article/haspel-spies-and-videotape

[10] https://nypost.com/2020/05/11/looks-like-president-obama-ordered-up-phony-russiagate-scandal/

[11] https://www.lawfareblog.com/durham-investigation-what-we-know-and-what-it-means

[12] https://www.justice-integrity.org/1608-senators-fail-to-grill-barr-on-his-cia-past-iran-contra-coverup

[13] http://salem-news.com/articles/december292012/boys-town-scandal-tk.php

[14] https://www.newsbud.com/2012/07/05/barack-obama-his-mother-and-the-cia/

[15] https://www.dallasnews.com/news/faith/2008/03/27/listen-to-and-read-the-whole-god-damn-america-sermon-by-the-rev-jeremiah-wright/

[16] http://www.historycommons.org/context.jsp?item=guatemala_1627

[17] https://www.axios.com/barr-durham-report-election-3c02ec6a-7613-4083-b35c-4844de6da16b.html

[18] https://fort-russ.com/2019/07/israeli-christian-zionists-eye-up-war-on-iran-a-conundrum-of-evil/

 

 

          Čitajte na srpskom

“I Said No”
The Self-Deceit & Defeat of Aleksandar Vucic

“It is impossible to calculate the moral mischief, if I may so express it, that mental lying has produced in society. When a man has so far corrupted and prostituted the chastity of his mind, as to subscribe his professional belief to things he does not believe, he has prepared himself for the commission of every other crime” -Thomas Paine

Serbia’s President Vucic met Trump at the White House and came away with a ‘small victory.’ Or so he seems to think. This self-annointed, clueless king needs a new vizier:

“I said ‘no’ at the toughest place in the world.

“Now I can officially say that I said what I said regarding recognizing Kosovo at the most difficult place in the world. In the room where I was sitting, there were Pence, Kushner, Johnson, Grenell, O’Brien, a hundred times more powerful people than me. This was a problem for them. I’m not interested in form and chairs” -Aleksandar Vucic [1]

Well, I think Vucic should have been interested in the visual message of the ‘chair’ he’d sent around the world when his “No” had (in actuality) multiplied into entirely too many cases of ‘Yes’ recalling this next image:

^ Aleksandar Vucic meets ‘Trump in drag’

In short, Vucic was out of his league and got ‘played.’ Now he has to explain away what he had signed:

What Trump’s cabal of criminals perfectly understood when they invited Vucic to Washington was, that Vucic would absolutely be required (a small matter of domestic politics) to say “No” to the constitutionally prohibited explicit recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. [2]

After the Americans placing precisely that (recognition of Kosovo as an independent state) in the initial draft, the ‘bait and switch’ was delivered; Vucic got the ‘Point 10’ or explicit recognition of Kosovo independence removed, only to be provided a document with thinly concealed recognition of Kosovo as an independent state or (that is to say) a document with multiple cases of implicit recognition of Kosovo independence. Then, our ill-advised King Vucic was so relieved at Point 10 having been removed, he signed it. His Vizier failed him.

Now, let’s have a bit of a closer look.

Implementation of joint infrastructure agreements (highway, railroad ect) with a political entity that presently controls, and seeks the independence of Kosovo, equals implicit recognition of an independent Kosovo; the legal point here is, this act confers legitimacy on a political force in violation of the Serbian constitution but nevertheless subjects Serbia to principles of international law. Much of what follows would be subject to the same principle where one cannot do any ‘de jure’ business with an entity and subsequently claim that same entity has no legal competence (the international law’s ‘rule of reciprocity.’) [3]

Joint operation of the Merdare ‘common crossing point’ will be read (in future) as a strong indicator Serbia recognizes Merdare as an international border crossing per the principle laid out in the preceding paragraph (reciprocity) for the simple fact the administration on the Kosovo side considers itself an independent state.

Serbia and Kosovo separately joining the ‘Mini-Schengen Zone’ is outright de facto recognition of Kosovo as an independent state. In a case where Serbia did NOT recognize Kosovo’s independence, Kosovo could only enter the ‘Mini Schengen’ as a part of Serbia with Mini Schengen consisting solely of Albania, Macedonia & Serbia. Mini-Schengen is proposed as a trade association of independent states. Serbia agreeing to sign on to Mini Schengen as a peer to Kosovo is practically a recognition of independence given to Kosovo.

Accepting the US Department of Energy to draw up plans to “share” Lake Gazivoda is a strongly implicit recognition of Kosovo’s independence, because as a matter of fact a nation-state does not ‘share’ its water with a territory on peer terms except that territory were an independent state. If Serbia were sovereign over Kosovo, it would not ‘share’ but ‘assign’ water to that province.

Agreeing to refrain from any action communicating to other nations that Kosovo should not be recognized as an independent state speaks for itself.

Other points:

Diversifying energy supplies, example given, sets up possibility of taking business concessions from state controlled corporations like Gazprom and giving them to utterly uncontrolled and ruthless outlaw Western corporations like Chevron (the language is too broad & non-specific.) [4], [5]

Giving an “An international, US International Development Finance Corporation full time presence in Belgrade, Serbia” accomplishes two things, neither good for Serbia. 1) this will give the American corporate oligarchs an inside track on the privatization of what remains of Serbia’s state owned assets and 2) will give the Central Intelligence Agency a parallel track to penetrate every aspect of Serbia’s economy; pointing to the US International Development Finance Corporation is a USA government subsidiary of USAID. USAID is at the nexus of American ‘color revolution’ policies and firmly grounded in CIA history where the clandestine ‘Operations Division’ does NOT support American democratic principles (the USAID cover story) but in actuality supports acquisition and control of resources & markets by major American corporations. [6], [7]

Demanding Serbia dismantle its 5G is the USA using Serbia to stick a thumb in the eye of China.

Enhanced airline passenger & crime information sharing with the Pristina criminals who should be in a cell at the Hague, together with the entity (USA intelligence services) that created al-Qaida, is nothing short of a bad cosmic joke. What crime groups will that information be shared with? How will it compromise Serbia’s security structures?

The next bad joke is the idea there can be sincere “interfaith dialogue” with Salafi & Wahhabi radicals, currently free to proselytize throughout Kosovo. [8]

The bad joke after that is a double: concerning locating missing bodies, do you suppose ‘Pristina’ is going to locate and repatriate bodies of Serbs disappeared and harvested for organs? Who would believe that? The other problem with ‘reconciliation’ is the idea dislocated Serbs are going to be welcomed back and their properties restored; this had already been a demand of the UN for two decades with practically nothing more accomplished than ongoing abuse of those Serbs who did not (yet) leave Kosovo. [9], [10]

^ It’s not the ethnic Serbs in helmets & masks with weapons

The Western model that legalizes homosexuality practically demands ‘gay evangelism’ that radicalizes conservative societies into opposition. Serbia should be careful with Richard Grenell’s pet point; it is one thing to be tolerant, it is another thing altogether to push homosexuality in a culture’s face, a habit of numerous Western societies. Serbia risks unnecessarily alienating other nations with this agreement’s paragraph made with a gun pushed against Serbia’s back. And the joke element: what fool would believe for one millisecond that Kosovo’s growing Salafi society will do anything but de facto criminalize homosexuality in actual social practice? [11]

Certainly Serbia’s nasty reputation for trafficking weapons to proxy terrorist organizations should not benefit Hezbollah (or otherwise benefit any de facto warring party in the Middle East) but there is a magnificent hypocrisy in the demand by the USA that Serbia must ban Hezbollah, when it was the USA created al-Qaida (which splintered, one faction becoming Islamic State), with the USA now dictating who is a terrorist organization. [12], [13]

Finally, Serbia’s reward that came with Vucic agreeing to move Serbia’s embassy to Jerusalem was delivered within the hour of his signing; when Israel recognized Kosovo as an independent, sovereign nation and the humiliation was complete. [14]

 

[1] https://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2020&mm=09&dd=10&nav_id=109215

[2] https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/Serbia_2006.pdf

[3] https://scholarship.law.cornell.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1509&context=cilj

[4] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gazprom

[5] https://www.donzigerlaw.com/press-releases/2018/3/13/chevron-selling-major-oil-assets-in-canada-while-trying-to-escape-95b-pollution-debt-owed-to-rainforest-villagers

[6] http://colorrevolutionsandgeopolitics.blogspot.com/2011/04/from-archives-philip-agee-terrorism-and.html

[7] https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Document:Privatization_for_Dummies_%E2%80%93_The_Nuts_%26_Bolts_of_The_World%27s_Biggest_Scam

[8] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_propagation_of_Salafism_and_Wahhabism_by_region#Kosovo

[9] https://balkaninsight.com/2015/09/04/kosovo-organ-trafficking-how-the-claims-were-exposed-09-04-2015-1/

[10] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66pG9r7q8G8

[11] https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2020/09/07/richard-grenell-white-house-press-decriminalise-homosexuality-sham-serbia-kosovo/

[12] http://armswatch.com/us-task-force-smoking-gun-smuggles-weapons-to-syria-serbia-files-part-2/

[13] http://www.theinsider.org/news/article.asp?id=0228

[14] https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/serbia-to-move-embassy-to-jerusalem-normalize-relations-with-israel-trump-says-1.9129600

 

20 February 2021 update: “We’ll have herd immunity by April” by Dr. Makary, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Bloomberg School of Public Health –

Вирусолог Павел Волчков

^ Geneticist Pavel Volchkov

“The intelligence services of the United States and Russia are essentially at war” -Dmitri Trenin, Colonel, GRU (retired)

There is little reason to believe Covid 19 would not be subject to the intelligence agency driven propaganda wars between the Western democracies and Russia & China. For those who’ve studied the Western propaganda method, it is clear the Edward Bernays’ ideal has triumphed on behalf of corporate boardrooms. In short, ‘public relations’ (media) is suborned to the sole benefit of the capital/corporate model. Western intelligence has become heavily invested in preserving what the USA calls its ‘vital national interests’, a euphemism for Western corporate control of the world’s resources and markets. All of this plays in the model envisioned by Bernays (pervasive lying to the public while incorporating principles of psychology), refined and applied to the modern media with a robust assist from the USA’s Central Intelligence (to which the NATO and European states intelligence agencies are practically feudal vassals.) From Carl Bernstein’s “CIA and the Media” in 1977, to the more recent confession of Udo Ulfkotte in his 2014 book “Bought Journalists: How Politicians, Intelligence Agencies and High Finance Control Germany’s Mass Media”, it is demonstrated Western media has (for many decades) been taking prepared script from Central Intelligence and ‘friends.’ No matter the light Bernstein (who folded back into mainstream, Wikipedia avoids directing readers to his 1977 work) or Ulfkotte (who found his audience in the German right) might be cast in now, both parties are/were veteran mainstream media personalities and their claims are credible.

Russian propaganda (I’ve not studied the Chinese method), on the other hand, recognizes Western media is so corrupt, the Russians need only more or less stick to the facts when reporting, to convince intelligent people their news platform is the superior model and ‘go to’ source to discover what is actually happening. Where the story might have ‘inconveniences’ that must be dealt with, the preferred Russian method is to initiate what I call ‘the flip’ (related to ‘lies by omission.’) Misleading, under-reporting is the result. Time to time, this becomes a quite notable event, where the Russian propaganda method skews things along (somewhat goes along with) the Western story-line; to neutralize the demonization employed by the Western intelligence (modified Bernays) model. When the Russians run with a Western propaganda lie, in order to ‘flip’ it, it usually is a ‘whopper’ (a really big lie.) A contemporary example of this would be the Russians allowing the patently fraudulent Dutch Buk missile story to gain traction at Sputnik & RT because the Russians have solid evidence that particular missile was in the possession of Ukraine when MH 17 was downed. That the Ukrainians (independently of the MH 17 downing) exploded that missile to create false evidence and blame Russia is not a story (argument) the Russians are interested in. The Russian propaganda approach (flip) is ‘if you want to claim that missile brought down MH 17, fine, we have the original Soviet era paperwork showing Ukraine possessed it’ (never mind all parties know it was a Ukrainian Air Force SU 25 combat jet brought down the civilian passenger plane.)

With the Covid 19 epidemic, there may be emerging evidence of a similar approach; where Russia to now has more or less played along with the West’s propaganda game (and ‘flipped’ it with high profile technical & humanitarian aid, e.g. to Italy) concerning the Covid epidemic rather than open up to be overtly demonized. But now Sweden and a particular (very well accredited) Russian virologist/geneticist may have thrown a bit of a monkey wrench into the propaganda machine’s gears. Follows is the Russian online magazine Izvestia interview that goes counter to all of the hysteria we see generated elsewhere. So, what are the real facts? Will there be a second Covid 19 wave? Do people lose their Covid immunity? These are valid questions.

**

Izvestia: Based on the fact that 20% of people with antibodies to coronavirus were officially recorded in Moscow, we can safely assume that 40-60% of the capital’s residents already have immunity to it, Pavel Volchkov, head of the MIPT genomic engineering laboratory, told Izvestia in an exclusive interview. This means that there will be no second wave of morbidity in the capital, the expert is sure. In addition, the virologist shared his views on exactly how the COVID-19 pandemic began. He is leaning towards the laboratory-origin version of SARS-CoV-2.

Izvestia: Pavel Yuryevich, from your point of view, how many people in Moscow already have immunity to SARS-CoV-2?

Volchkov : Recently, an article was published by Swedish scientists who conducted a study of T-cell immunity (“Sustainable T-cell immunity in recovering patients with the asymptomatic COVID-19 course”), the results of which I personally had long been waiting for. They analyzed a large number of biological samples by conducting an expensive ELISPOT analysis (Enzyme-Linked ImmunoSpot – T-cell detection method). It turned out that even those who did not have IgG antibodies had T-cell immunity. And there are two to three times more such people in the population than those with antibodies.

Izvestia: What does it mean?

Volchkov: If in Moscow [it is] officially recorded 20% of people with high titers of IgG antibodies, then you can safely add another 20-40% to this figure. It turns out that about half of Moscow residents are immune to coronavirus. They will not get sick anymore.

Izvestia: Recently, articles appeared that showed that antibodies are lost …

Volchkov: And that’s fine. They must be lost. This always happens. There is a half-life of IgG, IgM, IgA antibodies. Their amount in the blood begins to fall six months to a year after meeting with the infection. There are so few of them that this amount cannot be detected by any test. What is the purpose of antibodies? Here the virus flew into the respiratory tract, infected a group of cells, created a small local focus (with a mild course of the disease). The immune system recognized these cells and localized them – it is like the city of Wuhan was closed in China. It turns out that a large number of antibodies do not seem to exist, but the immunity has formed and worked. However, it is concentrated in T- and B-memory cells. When the infection again is exposed to a person, the immune system recognizes it, the cells will begin to produce antibodies.

Izvestia: Does it make sense then to test for IgG antibodies?

Volchkov: It does. This test is cheap and gives us a cutoff. This cut-off now is 20%. So we can multiply this amount by two to three times. It’s hard to say the exact number, for this you need to conduct a large-scale study using expensive ELISPOT analysis, as the Swedes did.

Izvestia: Is it possible to say that the ‘herd’ immunity that everyone has been talking about for so long has already taken shape in Moscow?

Volchkov: For the multi-million population city, today’s figures in the region of 700 new infected per day indicate that it has formed. If we really had only 20% of the residents with immunity, then with open restaurants and shops, we would expect a much larger number of infected people.

Izvestia: But after all, on this figure (+700 people per day) you can maintain for a long time. Or not? What is your prediction?

Volchkov: I think this figure will now begin to decline and will reach zero at the end of August. It is clear that in the capital for a long time there will be imported cases from regions that belatedly began to ‘pick up’ the coronavirus.

Izvestia: That is, the second wave will not happen?

Volchkov: For Moscow, it is already impossible. Now people who have formed natural immunity in the capital are 40-60%. If the dynamics continues, their number will increase by the end of August to 80–90%.

Izvestia: And in other cities of Russia, the second wave is possible?

Volchkov: Only in those that are well insulated and where there is an extremely low level of infection. In big cities, definitely not. If you have already burned the grass, then the burned-out areas cannot be ignited again. Do you know how firefighters fight fire? They take and burn the front of the strip to stop the fire. This strip is our buffer immunity.

Izvestia: But what about the fact that the virus mutates and the body may simply not recognize it?

Volchkov: In any case, it does not mutate very quickly. Even the seasonal flu virus needs several years to re-infect you. And then in the event that part of its segments, and the flu has eight, will be re-sorted, that is, replaced by parts from another influenza virus. Coronavirus is single-segment – it cannot change that way.

Izvestia: But can it recombine?

Volchkov: Maybe. But this event is more rare. It must take at least a couple of years for it to be able to return and cause you some kind of pathology. And still it will not be comparable to the first time. The immune system at least somehow recognizes it, which means it [the immunity] will work. A secondary immune response will develop.

Izvestia: The war of supporters of the natural and artificial origin of the coronavirus continues on the pages of the media, on social networks and blogs. What can you say at the moment when so many articles about its structure have been published?

Volchkov: I came to the conclusion that the probability of the virus overcoming the inter-species barrier without human help [accidental eating of a bat carrier SARS-CoV-2] is significantly less than the one that it had help. By help, I mean prolonged cultivation of the virus in the laboratory, the introduction of amino acid modifications, experiments to infect human cells if possible. All this is described in the famous article of 2015 [Nature magazine, November 9, 2015]. In favor of this hypothesis is also the location of the city of Wuhan.

Izvestia: How is that in your thinking?

Volchkov: Wuhan is located in the very center of China. Bats are not found there. They live in the south, in Yunnan, on the border with Vietnam. It was there that they were caught to isolate new coronaviruses, which are now stored in the collection of the Wuhan laboratory. Although theoretically it can be assumed that they were brought thousands of kilometers to eat.

Izvestia: But it is possible?

Volchkov: Yes, perhaps. But in practice, traditional cuisine is considered traditional because its menu contains local species of animals. If the virus ‘jumped’ onto a person when it was eaten, it would be found in Yunnan, on the border with Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar. From there the epidemic would have spread.

Izvestia: Speaking about the origin of SARS-CoV-2, you can only consider probabilities?

Volchkov: I’m afraid so. In the [genome] sequence it is not written: ‘I am made synthetically.’ There are no obvious ‘donkey ears’ – traces of a genetic engineering structure. But there is a hint of it. This is the famous furin insert, about which much has already been said.

Izvestia: But could it find itself in the genome of the virus during recombination?”

Volchkov: It could. However, the likelihood of this event greatly increases, provided that you create thousands of amino acid mutations. And the fact that American and Chinese scientists did this is proved by the 2015 article. If you look at the publications of these scientific groups, it becomes clear that they are very active, have worked with these viruses for a long time. In addition, the Chinese have a large library of coronaviruses, where the most genetically close sample of RatG13 has been discovered. It was brought to the Wuhan Institute of Virology from Yunnan in 2013. For seven years, when it was cultivated, passivated, it could naturally acquire a large number of mutations. In addition, science has made great progress in this regard over the past 10 years. We live in an era of synthetic biology, when you can synthesize some parts de novo, and then ensure a seamless insertion of such a synthetic part into the genome.

Izvestia: That is, 10 years ago, you would definitely say, looking at the genome, what is inserted there?

Volchkov: Exactly. And now there are technologies of extended genetic synthesis, when thousands of nucleotides can be synthesized. You simply send the letter sequence to a special company that synthesizes it and sends it back. The possibilities are huge now. In this way, whole libraries of new coronaviruses can be generated. Suppose there are 10 million of them there. And then you can choose the most promising one from them, assemble it using the reverse genetics method and test for the ability to infect human cells.

Izvestia: That is, from your point of view, the probability that the virus has leaked from the laboratory is quite high?

Volchkov: Yes. An argument in this favor is also that coronaviruses were not considered particularly dangerous for some time. And it was possible to work with them at the second level of protection [there are four of them, the third and fourth levels, according to the American classification, are especially dangerous. – Izvestia]. Actually, this is understandable, because the initially isolated viruses could not pass from an animal to a person to overcome the inter-species barrier and, accordingly, from person to person.

Izvestia: That is exactly what was affirmed at the very beginning of the pandemic …

Volchkov: At the second level of protection, it could easily fly out and infect the scientist. And what’s important: it’s impossible to see right away. The funny thing is that the one who brought this virus out of the laboratory did not even understand that they did it. And still may not understand to now.

The original Russian language interview with geneticist Pavel Volchkov at Izvestia:

https://iz.ru/1031582/anna-urmantceva/vtoraia-volna-dlia-moskvy-uzhe-nevozmozhna

An aside: insofar as freedom of press is concerned, something so straightforward with counter-narrative as the preceding interview in what amounts to Russian ‘mainstream’ news would NEVER pass muster and go to press in the Western corporate media.

Tip of the hat to John Helmer –

Further reading:

1) https://physiciansforinformedconsent.org/covid-19/

2) https://www.zerohedge.com/political/stockman-clown-cars-are-fully-loaded-and-dr-faucis-leading-parade

 

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