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USA Really, a Russian website, had been a brilliant idea, actually, with a mission statement to open up to American writers reporting on what the USA corporate media will not. However it became today, 20 December 2018, a casualty of Robert Mueller’s ‘the Russians did it’ political circus born out of John Brennan’s CIA on behalf of the neoliberal Hillary clique. Henceforth, any American contributors to USA Really will have put themselves within reach of prosecution and those writers perceived as a threat will be at risk.

I had long held out the Russians only need to stick to the unvarnished facts of the USA’s political (and other) corruption, without any unnecessary spin, to win the propaganda wars. This is not a matter of I’ve aligned myself with Russia, it’s a matter of observing the American press has become a criminal arm of Western multinational corporate greed and related world domination. Worthless, dated habits influencing policies based in lies propping up a geopolitical fantasy reality are the soup du jour spoon-fed to Americans; where mainstream reporting allows little room for the underlying actualities. And certainly there is no room for truly independent journalists. Everyone, whether Americans or Russians, deserve better.

I should go on to say American alternative media is little better. Because the USA is multi-fractured society, there is little place for anyone who resists alignment with the diverse ideological media platforms’ sponsors. Perhaps the closest is Unz Review but it hosts too many butt-hurt idiots and polarizing hate-mongers to really attract a core of readers who’d like the undiluted, unvarnished facts in common sense terms.

USA Really appears to have been pointed in this new direction of offering American ‘citizen reporters’ opportunity but is in the learning curve. Their mission statement is good but could use improvement. Yes, I would also welcome diverse writers but with a caveat; keep the ideology and related jargon out of the reporting and restricted to the authors biographies (require writers sticking to the facts in the common dialect.) Meanwhile, one could read human interest stories and some geopolitical work, the latter particularly of varying quality, some excellent writers, and some other, tired writers and subjects, too often rehashed in exhausted, ideological jargon. Understanding the American psyche at the meta level and related quality control in the submissions is not yet accomplished at USA Really. But it is a new experiment in Russian journalism, sponsoring American writers covering the USA solely, and the potential for a resounding success was there. I expect this had been the actual reason for ‘sanctioning’ USA Really and its editor in chief. It’s evil but the reality is, it’s not a fight I’m ready to take on; Robert Mueller’s ugliness representing the Trumanite anti-constitutional order, stemming from the National Security Act of 1947, has won this round with below the belt punches:

Dear USA Really

It is with regret I am informed that, today (having read the story at your site), The United States of America has placed your organization on its targeted by sanctions list. I believe this to be unwise, to contravene the USA’s own founding principles of law, referring to First Amendment in our Bill of Rights particularly, and an indication of weakness and fear on the part of those who would consider themselves to be leaders of my nation.

However I might fully grasp and understand I have a lawful right to associate with, and exercise free speech through, the media platform USA Really, I also understand the current political climate, and associated actors, would not respect this in what amounts to an undeclared state of war with Russia. As a pensioner, I simply am not positioned with the necessary resources to guarantee my rights in any possible actions the USA might see in its (mistaken) interests to harass myself with; whether administrative procedure or possible criminal charges if I were to make further contributions. Therefore please be informed I can no longer prepare work in docx format from my blog or otherwise initiate submitting stories for your readers. As your staff may be aware, my personal position is particularly delicate/precarious in relation to certain criminal elements associated with USA governance.

My work submitted to your publication prior to today should be protected by the USA ‘ex post facto’ prohibition. But, speaking to my entry for the “Global Democracy” award (John Reed category), I request any prize money won be donated to a Russian charity, and as a war veteran, I would suggest to the orphans of Russian casualties in Syria. I can no longer suggest a USA charity on account of the legal and/or public relations problems this might bring to otherwise deserving people in today’s irrational USA political climate.

With profound wishes for a better future relations with Russia, my sincerest greetings

Ron West

http://ronaldthomaswest.com

“The history of the great events of this world are scarcely more than a history of crime” -Voltaire

referencing: https://usareally.com/2326-usa-really-and-its-chief-editor-alexander-malkevich-were-sanctioned-by-the-us

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A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and 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

 

 

‘Beware of Greeks bearing gifts’ or ‘Don’t look a gift horse in the mouth’?

My international readers will understand the first admonishment, but outside of a horse culture, the second might bear some explanation. So, the anecdote:

It was Summer of 1977, at the Sportsman Bar in Columbia Falls, Montana, I was drinking with a friend, George, when a grizzled sheepherder decided to interrogate us, for the fact of our long hair and his desire to know if we were hippies or the fundamentally different ‘mountain people.’ Sort of like you wouldn’t necessarily know by superficial glance, whether a horse was six years old or sixteen years old. After a few short, unsatisfactory answers to his rude interjections, the old shepherd suddenly demanded to know “How old do you think I am?” George and I looked at each other and ignored this question. Our ignoring him did not derail his determination, however, and he answered his own inquiry with a solemn and and assertive “I am forty five.”

With a nod of the head towards the ancient one (he couldn’t have been a day under a badly beat up sixty years, by all outward appearance, and looked a full ten years older or more than that) I told George “You had better check his teeth.”

My indirect but satisfactory reply caught the old man just as he was taking a swallow of his beer (as if to punctuate his declaration) and he blew the beer out his nose with involuntary laugh and as well choked on significant amount of brew that went down his windpipe and began a coughing fit so severe it changed the color of his complexion and looked as though he actually might not survive.

With the old man hanging onto the bar with both hands so as not to collapse while struggling to find his ability to breathe, George’s and my conversation went something like this:

George: My God, Ron, ‘better check his teeth’ was a little harsh.

Myself: If he dies, whose fault is it? We didn’t initiate his ass-holiness.

It seemed like five eternities, but could not have been five minutes, finally the old man had recovered his breath, and altogether satisfied we were not hippies, afterwards left us alone. As a matter of fact we were ‘mountain people’, both young war veterans who were expert horsemen and local hunters influenced by the indigenous tribal culture reflected in our long hair; rather far away, philosophically speaking, from your typical ‘peace and love’ college student/dissident types.

It follows, when it comes to rude people interjecting uninvited crude behaviors into other peoples’ lives, that old man, with his honest sense of humor and ability to laugh at himself when confronted concerning his bull-shit, was possessed of humanity ten thousand times greater than a Gina Haspel or Hakan Fidan.

Speaking of jokes that can kill people, in the 1 November update of this blog’s piece on the Khashoggi assassination, you will find this language:

“When Gina Haspel flew to Turkey to ‘review evidence’, no doubt she compared notes with Hakan Fidan on who has the better ‘insurance file’ where national players represented in the intelligence agencies heads do business based not only on common interests but also liberally blackmail each other”

The very next day, the timing couldn’t have been more fortuitous, a former head of a French intelligence agency made what amounts to an unheard of admission (big mistake), the proposed fact intelligence agencies are often in position to call the shots between nations, in international relations:

Sophie Shevardnadze: But nevertheless, when the Washington-Moscow relationship was already in tatters, sanctions were flung around and everything, heads of Russian security and intelligence services – top brass – went to the United States to meet with their American counterparts (despite the personal sanctions). It showed that if need be, two conflicting sides can still benefit from talking to each other.

Bernard Squarcini: This is where I’m telling you that on one hand, it is a necessity, and on the other hand, if we don’t want to show it, it is done in a fairly confidential way, via the intelligence services, who are trusted by the heads of state.

Shevardnadze: The intelligence services are actually right after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,’cause their are kind of doing what the Ministry of Foreign Affairs couldn’t do? 

Squarcini: But we work together with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we transmit all the tidbits of information that are brought forth that might be of concern to them, and even better, and it happened to me personally, often when I went to see my foreign counterparts, I would always go visit our ambassador in that country and would transmit fresh analysis to the embassy.

Shevardnadze: So when diplomacy fails, that’s for secret services to come into play.

Squarcini: Which is very good! Especially useful when two countries no longer talk… Like in a married couple…

Meet NATO’s Trojan Horse

It was 22 October when the CIA’s Haspel traveled to Turkey for a meeting with MIT’s (Turkey’s intelligence chief) Fidan. It was one week later, two remarkable things happened, and both are concessions to Iran; 1) it was announced eight nations, presumably including Turkey, will be exempt from sanctions if they continue doing oil business with Iran, and 2) USA tells the Saudis to wind down and quit the proxy war with Iran in Yemen.

Recalling Squarcini’s “if we don’t want to show it, it is done in a fairly confidential way, via the intelligence services” one wonders who might have been present at the meeting other than the obviously blackmailed parties, that is Haspel and Fidan. Obviously blackmailed, one might ask? Certainly.

Erdogan and Fidan are no darlings of the Iranians, the Turks have been key in creating the perfect mess in Syria, to the Iranians profound concern. If it were not for that fact, the USA military would not be camped out in Syria east of the Euphrates, on Iran’s border, as the guests of separatist minded Kurds. That Erdogan had been too stupid to see this coming, changes nothing. He blew it in the eyes of Tehran. Moreover, it wouldn’t matter who was in charge in Turkey, they’d have to cooperate with Iran in regards to the Kurds.

This brings up Turkey and Iran on opposite sides of the ‘regime change’ endeavor in Syria where the losing Sunni extremists (takfiri-salafi) will be dispersed to the four corners of the world. Certainly by now the Iranians have all of the intelligence they need to expose Erdogan and Fidan’s Salafi nature (with Fidan a member of the Turkish branch of al-Qaida since the 1990s.) The Iranians could live without Erdogan and his minions but meanwhile, when stuck with this bozo leading their neighboring nation, the point has come the blackmailed Erdogan regime can be the Iranians’ useful idiot.

On the Western democracies side, it is simply inadmissible, however consistent with Erdogan’s policies, that 1) a serving NATO intelligence chief of 8+ years, Hakan Fidan, is a bona fide Salafi terrorist with two decades passed since he’d taken membership in the Turkish branch of al-Qaida. It follows, the gross imbecility of the other NATO nations intelligence agencies either 2) unaware of this information and associated potential for career ending scandal or what’s worse 3) knowing but allowing this to go unchallenged, would put every Western intelligence head at risk of not only scandal but in jeopardy of prison term.

The result? This not only explains Iran’s history of exploiting Fidan where he…

“arranged the secret black marketing of Iran through Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government”

…as a means of breaking past USA imposed sanctions but explains how it is the USA is presently taking steps to make the renewed sanctions regime ineffective enough Iran will survive until alternative (to SWIFT) oil trade mechanism is in place, and conceding the proxy war with Iran in Yemen; following the meeting between the CIA’s Haspel and MIT’s Fidan. This also should explain certain European nations resisting the Israeli lap-dog Atlantic Council’s policy on Iran in regards to reimposing sanctions; raising the question in geopolitical chess terms: what other, related avenues to ‘check’, could possibly be in the works? Stay tuned.

A former Special Forces Sergeant of Operations and Intelligence, Ronald Thomas West is a retired investigator (living in exile) whose work focus had been anti-corruption. Ronald is published in International Law as a layman (The Mueller-Wilson Report, co-authored with Dr Mark D Cole) and 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

A Constitutional Thumbnail For Dummies

the oath and the oaf

Trump recently whined over a law passed OVERWHELMINGLY by Congress, tying his hands in dealings with Russia. Trump’s right (or his lawyers got it right.) But then Trump SIGNED the law, knowing full well the law was unconstitutional, with the lame excuse his veto (he didn’t exercise) would be overridden by a wide margin. Now, before we go into Trump’s missed political opportunity of his life, based in an exceedingly simple constitutional question, let’s examine why this blog has a specific category for “morons”, closely related to, if not synonymous with, ‘oaf’

oaf |ōf|
noun
a stupid, uncultured, or clumsy person.
ORIGIN early 17th cent.: variant of obsolete auf, from Old Norse álfr ‘elf.’ The original meaning was ‘elf’s child, changeling,’ later ‘idiot child’ and ‘halfwit,’ generalized in the current sense

President ‘grab em by the pussy’ Trump had already made a case for being ‘uncultured’ and only a half wit could wonder what attracts ‘cultured’ women to an oaf. For Trump’s fan base (which are likely math-challenged half-wits) the answer is precisely $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$.00¢

Then, reinforcing the definition of our oaf through his actions (for The Donald’s fan base of half-wits, or people too stupid to understand they’re stupid) becomes slightly more complicated, with a ‘constitutional question’ recently raised. Except for this question was strictly implication (tip for those half-wits willing to read on: we are not  discussing ‘constitutional’ in the vulgar slang, defined as ‘taking a shit’, also known as the act of defecating, noted 2nd instance for the uninformed cultured)

A 98-2 vote in the Senate, a 419-3 vote in the House of Representatives for a law that is unconstitutional on its face where Congress infringes on the executive prerogative and Trump signed away his presidential gonads rather than veto it. What’s wrong with this picture?

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If The Donald had not been castrated by whatever it is castrates every president’s arrival in DC since JFK (Pentagon liaison to the CIA L Fletcher Prouty called it “The Secret Team“, closely related to what the CIA’s George H.W. Bush designed to be “The Enterprise” and also related to what has been extensively documented by investigative journalist Jeff Sharlet as “The Family“), The Donald could have turned Congress on its head with this simple statement:

Of the 522 members of Congress who voted on the “Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act”, 517 violated their oath to uphold our Constitution. Only 5 members of Congress have upheld their oath. I am proud to make their number 6, with my resolute veto of this constitutionally faithless law

But no, our 71-going-on-5-years old President ‘The Donald’ joined in with a violation of his own oath, when he signed the act into law; missing opportunity to put 517 of his political enemies in a compromised position with their constituents … when, due to Trump’s statement, they would have been faced with casting a very high profile, second vote in violation of their oath, to override Trump’s veto.

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Trump’s ‘constitutional’

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Small Dog Syndrome or ‘Yappy Dogs With a Death Wish.’ Did you know if you get up close, face to face, with the Chihuahua in the window of a car in the parking lot, the miniature dog will become so insane with wishing to terrify you, he’ll involuntarily urinate in the car? That must be what Putin is doing to Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania:

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^ NATO’s broken promise not to expand east

NATO’s three Chihuahuas, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, would appear to suffer a serious case of what’s called ‘small dog syndrome’

Small dog. Big mouth. Are our blustery, pint-sized pooches the product of nature, nurture, or a bit of both? Perhaps it’s a genetically ingrained Napolean complex. Or could it be that our pooch has developed Small Dog Syndrome as a result of social experiences and parenting?

Or, perhaps the better question to ask, is this on account of negative social experiences & parenting? Our three Chihuahuas probably have acquired Small Dog Syndrome on account of both.

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To begin our analysis, it should be pointed out our three Chihuahuas, that is Lithuania, Latvia & Estonia, were all provinces of Russia to 1918, when the world’s map had been redrawn on account of World War One. Briefly independent, the Soviet Union grabbed them back about the time Josef Stalin became (with good cause) paranoid of NAZI Germany. He wanted to put a buffer between the Germans and St Petersberg (a.k.a. Petrograd & Leningrad, to those who’d not kept up on the changes in our rapidly disintegrating  geopolitic.) Meanwhile, NAZI Germany grabbed the three Chihuahuas from the Soviet Union with the design to make them into a part of ‘NeueOstLand.’ The Soviet Union grabbed the Chihuahuas back at the conclusion of the war and then, the Chihuahuas were set free again, when it was Russians had dismantled the Soviet Union.

Now, it stands to reason the three Chihuahuas would not have enjoyed what the Soviet Union became under Stalin, but the same could be said of the Russians who’d dismantled that empire, something the Russian writer Solzhenitsyn had established beyond a doubt. And somehow, possibly because the Chihuahua breed has a skull configuration appearing as though its brain had collapsed from inbreeding, our three Chihuahuas cannot seem to separate out the fact Stalin was a Georgian in their paranoia of Russians and the fact it was Russians had freed them.

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Lithuania. Small dog. Big mouth:

“Vilnius: Lithuania on Thursday accused Russia of a military “invasion” of conflict-torn Ukraine and called for a United Nations Security Council meeting over the issue.

“Lithuania strongly condemns the obvious invasion of the territory of Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation,” the foreign ministry said, adding that the Security Council should address the matter “immediately””

Never mind the CIA, with the complicity of the political party providing the current German chancellor, overthrew an elected government in Ukraine and has supported a post-coup neo-nazi regime in Kiev.

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Latvia. Small dog. Big mouth:

“These sanctions will not be catastrophic for the Latvian economy,” Straujuma said, adding that behind the scenes “Latvia has been working hard to ensure the gas sector is not affected” as Latvia is almost totally reliant on Russia for supplies of natural gas”

Somehow, in Latvia, the folk proverb ‘Don’t bite the hand that feeds you’ got lost in translation, or was just lost. Notice the dent in the skull of the Chihuahua, indicating collapse where the brain should have been. A physiological trait the Latvian government appears to share with Nazis:

“Four Latvian MPs (E. Cilinskis, J. Dombrava, R. Dzintars, I. Parādnieks) attended the Waffen SS fest giving it, in 2014, a flavor of state approval taken in tandem with the gifting of the city center and Liberty Monument area”

You can watch the Latvian National-Socialist Party glorify this annual festival & related marches at youtube:

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(^ fine print: notice Baltic Nazi sympathies are in line with the Ukrainian Svoboda Party & Right Sector the Russians are taking issue with, Nazis having taken power in Kiev with ample assistance from an ever more aggressive & expanding NATO.)
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 Estonia. Small dog. Big mouth:

“Russia has been destabilising Ukraine for too long. By now, terrorists acting in Eastern Ukraine have received added reinforcements in the form of Russian military forces that can clearly be recognised. This is undeclared war”

Sure, it actually is undeclared war, a war began by NATO and the EU undermining Ukraine, empowering neo-nazis, while crapping on its promise to Russia not to expand NATO when the Russians agreed to dismantle the Soviet Union. And speaking of terrorists in Eastern Ukraine, what do you suppose that might have to do with the coup supporters murdering people en mass on multiple occasions? One of those occasions is spoken to by the Estonian foreign minister, captured in a phone call:

Now, why do you suppose the Estonian didn’t go public with this? Because the Estonian government also harbors Nazi sentiment?

”It is really surprising that Estonia has so hysterical reactions in their need [to] support the SS-Waffen celebration. I wrote a RT-column about two weeks ago about these celebrations. And now SS-Waffen celebrations are carried out again in Estonia, but Estonia’s security service wrote the prohibition against me to enter the country. Estonia limits the freedom of journalists to report about the political phenomena, if these journalists don’t work under the service of Estonian security service and their ideology.

”I had a plan to enter to Estonia and write a RT-column about these SS-Waffen celebrations, feelings, symbols, etc. I haven’t ever done any crimes in Estonia (or in other country), I am an EU-citizen. Fortunately, I had planned to travel separately from Finnish friends of mine. If did I travel with them on board, now I would sit in a prison cell, together with Dr. Johan Bäckman.

”Johan Bäckman, an adjunct professor at the Helsinki university, was arrested during last night 30th July although his name was not on any “blacklist”. Bäckman has never done any crime in Estonia. He would have written critically about these Nazi celebrations.

”Petri Krohn, the president of the association Finland without Nazism has also an entry ban for the days of SS-celebrations.”

Now, we’ve established the three Chihuahuas have some common traits, collapsed heads where brain cavity should have existed, related Nazi sympathies & associations, and not least, Small Dog Syndrome, in lay terms known as ‘Yappy Dogs with a Death Wish’

Small Dog Syndrome develops when an owner “protects” their dog from the world. They may not allow their tiny dog to socialize with dogs larger in size for fear they will be hurt. Instead of allowing the dog to play, they sit with him in their lap or race in and swoop up the pup each time a bigger dog comes near. By doing so, they deprive their dog of important socialization with his surroundings and other dogs, creating an aggressive dog that is unsure, fearful, and anxious.

Huh. Sounds like NATO has been an irresponsible parent, protecting our three Chihuahuas from Russia and reality. But you know what? Aggressive behaviors taken together with sympathetic relations towards & support for Nazis in Kiev, considering Russia’s history, could get small dogs penalty-kicked like a football at the poorly defended NATO goal. But hey, with a depression where a brain cavity should exist, what other consequence could one expect for our three Chihuahuas? (goes for a few medium size NATO dogs too, it’s a consequence called ‘fallout’)

Related: Tactical Nuclear Weapons for Dummies

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Nazi eugenics = inbred dogs:

^ “Even Chihuahuas know something is wrong with them”

Ukraine for Dummies

 Deep State IV (related)

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