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On the 48th anniversary of my arrival in Vietnam, the USA’s aggressive posture of world empire through occupation continues unabated –

Generals vs Trump continued, the generals essentially give Trump the finger, no way the USA will leave Syria anytime soon:

https://sputniknews.com/analysis/201804061063286243-trump-administration-internal-conflict-on-syria/

Following on recent Kosovar provocations (see April Stories (1)), Serbia ‘arms up’ and prepares to meet threatened aggression on its territory:

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/04/balkans-take-fire-serb-fighters-lock-albanian-targets/

70th anniversary of USA supported, radical Christian massacre of Korean innocents, pointing towards the war to come:

http://www.atimes.com/article/jeju-koreas-island-ghosts-dead-finally-find-voice/

Diplomacy of empire:

“As of March 2018, the Trump administration has appointed only 70 of 188 U.S. ambassadors. At the same time, it has increased the deployment of special operations forces to 149 countries – up from 138 during the Obama administration in 2016. So while U.S. ambassadors are operating in one-third of the world’s capitals, special operations forces are active in three-fourths”

http://21stcenturywire.com/2018/04/02/us-has-special-forces-in-149-countries-and-ambassadors-in-only-144/

A lesson for our time?

“In ancient Roman times … Christians were the intolerant minority that pushed their views on the Roman majority. That’s how Christianity eventually became the official religion of the empire in 323 A.D. Times and players change but the principles of human nature remain the same”

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-03/why-nassim-taleb-thinks-leaders-make-poor-decisions

The new mass brainwash opportunity:

“More than 82% of students could not distinguish between an advertisement labeled “sponsored content” and real news on a website, according to the study

http://www.atimes.com/article/students-new-target-audience-fake-news/

He sees you when you’re sleeping, he know when you’re awake, he knows if you’ve been  bad or good so be good for goodness sake… Department of Homeland Security  puts out a tender for a (we’re watching you) contract:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-04-06/red-flag-homeland-security-hiring-media-monitoring-services-compile-journalist-and

Man attacks actor to save Jesus in ‘passion play’ production (yes, this actually happened, you can watch the video even if you don’t care to take in the attending satire)

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/04/02/hung-jury/

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Stories we all should wish were an April Fool’s joke

The only people not mentioned are Rastafarians; in Israel’s proposed drive to recruit people to Zionism:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/60-million-people-with-affinity-to-israel-should-be-tapped-ministry-report/

Heating up Kosovo to raise the temperature in the Balkans: The USA deliberately looked the other way or this would never have happened:

http://www.minareport.com/2018/03/26/major-tensions-between-us-protectorate-kosovo-and-serbia/

Of course the USA propaganda arm doesn’t mention the meeting of ethnic Serb leadership had been crashed by armed thugs in black uniforms, but then if it were the Kosovars the ones being told to behave, EU strong-arm puppet Mogherini would have traveled to Pristina first, rather than Belgrade:

https://www.rferl.org/a/kosovo-serbs-government-walkout-roadblock/29128141.html

Followed on with:

“In an attempt to occupy the northern part of Kosovo by Albanian special forces or a new pogrom against the Serbs, Russia will immediately send significant military assistance”

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/03/putin-to-serbia-within-hours-i-can-send-forces-to-defend-serbs-in-kosovo/

Facebook added to socially transmitted diseases (STDs) list:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-28/facebook-condom-mozilla-launches-firefox-extension-avoid-zucks-spying-eyes

Speaking of socially transmitted diseases, France & ‘clap’ (also known as ‘French disease’) find its way back into colonial possession:

https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201803301063055471-france-macron-syria-kurds/

Is the forgoing because Trump thinks he’s pulling the USA out?

http://eaworldview.com/2018/03/syria-daily-trump-v-pentagon-over-withdrawal-of-us-troops/

Doesn’t make sense with the Pentagon piling in:

https://southfront.org/us-deploying-heavy-military-equipment-to-consolidate-its-presence-in-syrias-al-tanf-russian-foreign-minsitry/

The generals versus Trump at the White House is a game still playing out:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/03/17/a-criminal-magic-act/

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Trump’s National Security Advisor John Bolton outed as a member of the trans-Atlantic deep state group ‘Le Cercle’

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/Le_Cercle

A long term trend in the news cycle, Americans with ‘incorrect’ (read wrong political orientation) stories must resort to Russian news outlets to get their information out; in this case former Bush administration security official Michael Maloof:

https://www.rt.com/op-ed/421774-iraq-war-hussein-intervention/

Senator Rand Paul flat out states there is a ‘deep state’

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-22/rand-paul-admits-absolutely-deep-state-exists

What United Press International won’t tell you about the arrest of Ukrainian ‘Maidan revolutionary’ Savchenko…

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/03/22/Ukrainian-MP-Savchenko-accused-of-plotting-to-overthrow-parliament/2661521753120/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=13

…is Savchenko is just one more in a growing list of credible witnesses stating the people the USA backed coming to power in Ukraine are the same people who massacred the protestors and police:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/mar/15/nadiya-savchenko-ukraine-war-hero-wants-coup/

The German conservative political establishment arrests Catalan separatist Puigdemont on behalf of the neo-Francoist regime ruling Spain, recalling Nazis siding with Franco in the Spanish civil war:

https://www.elnacional.cat/en/politics/germany-political-prisoners-headline_251886_102.html

Think that’s a harsh interpretation? Have a look at what German intelligence has been up to under Merkel:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2014/03/25/germanys-martyrs-of-the-maidan/

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The liberal democracies phenomenon of pretending our leaders are accountable drags on:

“If there was a trial we’re talking about years rather than months down the road. We have still never seen a French President be tried, charged and put in jail” at:

http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/on-air/mike-hosking-breakfast/audio/catherine-field-french-president-sarkozy-arrested-but-unlikely-to-be-jailed/

The (very much) better take (my satire) on the never-ending Sarkozy scandal at:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2013/05/19/maison-de-lhistoire-de-france/

It’s only a matter of time before everyone is part of ‘the block-chain’…

“IBM believes that within five years minute cryptographic anchors smaller than a grain of salt will be embedded in everyday objects and devices that are linked to blockchain databases to monitor supply chain security”

…and this will be a full on ‘red pill/blue pill’ world with no doubt a ‘monitoring of the anchor-embedded human supply chain security’ at:

http://www.atimes.com/article/the-future-is-here-and-its-microscopic/

Shoot the messenger. Well, not, or only ‘sort of.’ Following the grotesque set of historical events that culminated in Stalin, one might say there could never be sound reason to appreciate the message of Karl Marx. But, then, that whole business is riddled with paradox; after all, it was under Stalin’s leadership Russia had destroyed Hitler’s armies to a point D-Day could be possible as anything other than a colossal defeat. Just one example. Emerging from that paradox is today’s World Socialist Website pointing us to our own Hitleresque (or Stalinesque) problem with secret ‘security’ apparatus you won’t find in mainstream; Central Intelligence Agency & Pentagon penetration of Congress:

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/13/pers-m13.html

^ “In a three-part series, the World Socialist Web Site documented an unprecedented influx of intelligence and military operatives into the Democratic Party. More than 50 such military-intelligence candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination in the 102 districts identified by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee as its targets for 2018. These include both vacant seats and those with Republican incumbents considered vulnerable in the event of a significant swing to the Democrats…”

Part 1) https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/07/dems-m07.html

Part 2) https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/08/dems-m08.html

Part 3) https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2018/03/09/dems-m09.html

Over at ‘shit hits the fan’ its been noticed those who would rule us are flocking to survival camps:

“Each camp has a shooting range and is equipped to handle between 50 and 500 people during any SHTF scenario. The camps will have lodges, underground bunkers, and guard towers. In the event of a social meltdown, members will be responsible for manning those towers” at:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-20/what-do-they-know-we-dont-dc-officials-flock-doomsday-camps

Well, what some of us know is, rationality is in short supply where the USA’s nuclear trigger is located:

https://www.fort-russ.com/2018/03/pompeos-promotion-zio-christian-armageddonist-power-play/

My thanks to Ft Russ…

Investigative journalist Yasha Levine blows the whistle on TOR as a government spying tool:

https://surveillancevalley.com/blog/fact-checking-the-tor-projects-government-ties

International aid organizations amount to a humanitarian-industrial-pedophilia complex:

https://www.theautomaticearth.com/2018/02/aid-for-sex/

Democratic National Committee lawyers argue primary elections rigging is a protected 1st Amendment right:

https://disobedientmedia.com/2018/02/lawyers-for-the-dnc-argue-that-primary-rigging-is-protected-by-the-first-amendment/

Florida school shooting, teacher’s disturbing narrative raises more questions about the ‘official’ story:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-26/questions-emerge-over-florida-shooters-full-metal-garb

Nazism alive and well in Germany:

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/02/27/German-village-votes-to-let-Hitler-bell-remain-in-church/1831519748640/?utm_source=sec&utm_campaign=sl&utm_medium=9

Double Standard at USA Department of Justice, Jeff Sessions lets the Inspector General take on DoJ refusing to investigate Clinton abuses, a wrist slap when compared to special counsel Trump faces:

https://apnews.com/ac46b875046d411693e95ed1e210bf66/AP-source:-Ex-FBI-No.-2-to-be-criticized-in-watchdog-report

650 Spanish jurists make a case the rule of law has been hijacked by the government of Spain:

https://www.elnacional.cat/en/news/jurists-spain-violation-rights-catalonia-europe_243333_102.html

Lindsey Graham reports Trump will invade North Korea:

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-03-03/lindsey-graham-fighting-war-north-korea-would-be-worth-it

Featured satire:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/02/24/the-time-i-fondled-a-dogs-nuts/

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Spain and the Catalonia independence movement; renown French journalist Jean Quatremer points to resurgent Francoism in Spain, compares Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy to Turkey’s President Erdogan:

https://www.elnacional.cat/en/politics/interview-quatremer-rajoy-erdogan-europe_237942_102.html

USA reported to be stirring hostilities up in Ukraine before the Germans and Russians can get UN peacekeepers in place:

http://www.minareport.com/2018/02/09/us-sends-hundreds-of-advisors-to-eastern-ukraine-ahead-of-new-offensive/

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https://www.rt.com/news/419110-russia-sanctions-ukraine-gabriel/

Florida shooting story doesn’t match up with student account:

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/eyewitness-multiple-shooters-active-drill/

Trump administration argues it can withhold, at will, any and practically all documentation on how the USA’s Food and Drug Administration decided to approve genetically modified salmon:

http://www.gmwatch.org/en/news/latest-news/18106-court-rejects-trump-administration-secrecy-in-gm-salmon-case

CIA argues it has the right to selectively leak to its media assets and deny the same information to reporters it doesn’t like:

http://dailycaller.com/2018/02/15/cia-argues-the-public-cant-see-classified-information-it-has-already-given-to-favored-reporters/

Non-Russian criticism of ‘the Russians did it’ Mueller grand jury indictments fairly typical of people outside of the USA’s propaganda loop:

http://ian56.blogspot.com/2018/02/the-spuious-mueller-indictments-of-13.html

Per the immediate preceding, my own observation would be, even if the Special Counsel allegations were to be credible, the people bringing them destroy all credibility; when your lead investigator/special prosecutor’s history is framing people for crimes they didn’t commit, sandbagging & sinking criminal investigations into international narcotics & arms trafficking, protecting related money laundering & hired killers, and providing cover for the perpetrators (intelligence agencies) … why would any reasonably honest & intelligent person give two cents credibility to, and possess a rat’s ass level of sympathy for, ‘special’ counsel Robert Mueller? Why be concerned with anything other than the likely fact the entire process is a case of fatally poisoned ‘justice.’

Related legacy articles at ronaldthomaswest.com:

Personal experiences and political observations, having lived in Catalonia:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2017/11/03/catalonia-paradox/

The (still unexplained) ordering a swat team away from an active shooter:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2013/09/19/the-navy-yard-reporting-smells-wrong/

On Robert Mueller’s history of protecting criminals:

https://ronaldthomaswest.com/2018/02/07/bob-manson-charlie-mueller/

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