Putin’s Choice. Your Choice?

Submitted by Steven Kaszab

Every Super Power that exists and existed previously is obligated to pursue certain obligations to itself and its people. 

  1. A nation needs to be either allied to another nation supplier or have its own supply of essential products such as fuel, food. The necessities.
  2. Every national government pursues and nurtures an  ability to unite its people. Unity is far better than chaos.
  3. Most national administrations study future developments, the possibilities of what could and would happen that can effect their nation. 
  4. Self sufficiency in all things has often been the milestone of national governments.National Governments are obligated to nurture their youth, and ensure future generations are well educated, creative and ambitious.
  5. When in doubt, all national governments will support every endeavour to make the nation more successful, and greater then the previous administration.6. A Leader, no matter the political stripe, will work towards leaving their mark on their nations politics and history.

President Putin is presently playing the same cards that every so called democracy in existence has played. How did America become such a power house economically and militarily? By annexing, conquering and buying their land masses. Britain, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium to name a few were colonial powers that raped the African, Latin American, Asian and Caribbean continents. India still feels the effects of British Colonialism to this very day. India’s move towards Religious Fascism today is directly influenced by British political management, playing one race or religion against the other. If the people are not united, they will certainly fall. Distorting and manipulating a peoples national quest allows nationalist elites to rule the day.

President Putin’s adventure has not been a failure as so many wish you to think. Like so many other super powers before him, Putin is taking his nations vast riches and capabilities and throwing them against the wall, hoping that something will stick. Once a great powerful empire, Russia’s fear of those that surround and threatens Russia continues to effect policy, even if it is an illusion. If your nation has become the majority supplier of all energy to the EU, why not inject political adventure into the equation? America does it all the time, as do other super powers. Russia’s economic engine needs a reason to modernise and grow. Simple capitalistic greed is not enough. Pride in the nations accomplishments, its conquests, its power must be quenched. The Ukraine belonged to the Russian soviet federation,as too the Imperial Russian Empire.Then western forces assisted elites within the Ukraine to force separation from Russia.  If Hawaii decided on its own accord to declare independence from America, what do you think mainland America would do? Who is this war good for? The super powers armament industry and suppliers, that’s who. Billions sent to Ukraine to fight off Russian aggression. And will Ukrainians return to a democratic government once this war is over? A process of rebuilding can be an oppressive moment in a nations life.

Perhaps not. And will the Ukraine have to pay back all those weapons? The weapons are not free. Loans that will hang over the Ukrainian People for generations to come. The economic and political speed bumps these people will have to endure maybe unachievable. All this time the super powers and their allies show up for photo ops, gathering to bad mouth the Russian leader, who they had no problem dealing with a year ago. The world claims Putin is illegally claiming 4 regions of the Ukraine. If you know anything about history, you’d know what National Governments have put their people through. War, lots of war. The invention of modern slavery came from the imaginations of Portuguese and Spanish entrepreneurs. The British perfected it in the Caribbean. The super powers polluted their own land masses through uncontrolled capitalism, and when their fellow citizens complain, so these fellows established their toxic manufacturing plans and processes in third world nations. 

I guess all I am saying is the “free world” is calling one of their best natural recourse suppliers names, all because President Putin did not follow the rules. What is good for the goose is good for the gander right? The wealthy get wealthier, the rest of humanity suffers now and in times to come. Now I am not a promoter for Putin or anything Russian. My family came from Hungary, who experienced Soviet Russian aggression, and every time I hear someone talking in Russian I go on guard unintentionally. I am suspicious of anything Russian, except for their food, most filling:)

Super Powers play high and mighty with each other, and the lowly citizen suffers. How long must this be allowed to happen? History repeats itself as a time honoured process. 

War – When Cowards and Mad Men Take Powah

Submitted by Pachamama

Source: Latuffcartoons

While Bajans wait with baited breath for manna from the mouth of the preeminent national coward, of all times, the world is going to hell in a handbasket.

And while that manna is destined to leave those with a Pavlovian palate as intellectually starved as before, a constellation of global forces are driving us to the final war.

Of course, none of this has the potential to demonstrate the basis truism that anything which can happen, or not happen, in Barbados cannot make local circumstances much better, any time soon.

Conversely, what’s happening in the global environment could easily make the anticipated pronouncement of this PM moot, at best. And at worst, alter all sets of calculations.

In the USA we have ‘deep state’ forces running two (2) major national security projects simultaneously. First, and most importantly, there has been a determination that Russia must be brought to heel, at any and all cost. What madness!

There are big lies about interference in all manner of elections by Russia. That the United States has rigged, stolen, derailed more elections than can be recalled seems to be of no import.

Secondly, these same interests have long decided that Trump, under the real threat of impeachment charges, maybe death for treason as well, whether real or trumped-up, must be made to do their bidding – as was every other president of the USA before.

War has always given meaning by the American military industrial security complex. The whole economy is based in war. Without the war industries there is no empire.

Given these circumstances, neither Trump nor Putin, as much as they would want to propose entente, notwithstanding or because of a belief, that Putin may be holding a trump card on Trump.

But war or rumours of war is the order of the day. American and Russian military forces are engaged in the Syrian theatre. One mistake could lead to Armageddon in the place from whence this name comes.

Trump appears to have finally found the last two pieces for his war cabinet with the appointments of John Bolton as national security adviser and Mike Pompeo as secretary of state. Both as hawkish as can be possible.

He has promised a May 2018 withdrawal from BarJam, as known by the Iranians. The JCPOA, as called by the West. It is an agreement with the five permanent members of the UNSC and Germany – the ‘Five plus One’ – to limit the Iranian nuclear programme in exchange for sanctions relief. For Trump and Trump alone, this is the worst deal ever made.

When we add the rabid Zionist Bolton to the mix, big trouble cannot be too far away, even when the deep state forces themselves see no reason for a war on Iran. Pompeo is no less a Zionist though he is not known for supporting the anti-Iran terrorist, the MEK, like Bolton long has.

Trump was a genuine coward when his time came to go to war. So was Bolton. Bolton has called, for years, for the bombing of Iranian nuclear sites. For years he has called for regime change in Iran. None of these internal and competing forces have any problems with real terrorist states like Saudi Arabia and Israel. Indeed the USA itself is the foremost terrorist state on earth. War is terror! America is a warlike nation.

It is American, British and French weapons, planes, refueling aircrafts, satellites targeting, missiles which are illegally bombing the poor people of Yemen for three (3) years, without just cause, killing over 14000 Yemenis, destroying critical infrastructures, causing cholera, mass starvation and holding 26 million Yemenis hostage under an illegal blockade, while the world keeps silent. Barbados has nothing to say about this.

The United Kingdom and Theresa May, with the help of MI5, seem to be making their contribution to the coming Great War. What a pitiful former empire. The Sripal incident was concocted to add weight to the irrational Russiaphobia being galvanized through popular media as controlled by the deep state forces of the Five Eyes countries – USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. CNN, MSNBC, BBC etc are mouthpieces for the global security state.

Western actions against Russia do not make sense to those who have no desire to ‘march unto war with the cross of western Christianity going on before’. Why not let the OPCW – the internationally renowned Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons – test the samples, make the chemical agent available to the agency, follow its established protocols.

Jeremy Corbin is again under pressure. This time for his refusal to blindly follow Theresa May down a war path, not dissimilar to Iraq, but based no evidence at all. No evidence has been provided, only grand charges. And the world must take the word of professional liars like Theresa May.

Up to today deep state forces have succeeded in getting more than 30 world nations to expel over 150 Russian diplomats – a euphemism for spies, they say. All based on a flimsy case, in which not even the accused has seen the evidence, if there is any.

The deep state forces make their case through their talking heads and placemen. But neither the Iranians nor the Russians are afraid of them. And that is a problem. The aggressors are not known for confronting and defeating strong countries, only broken back ones.

It was the Soviets who loss 26 million of their citizens in defeating the Western built and strengthened Nazi regime. In this some measure of credit must also go to Churchill. Before the Americans joined the Second World War, around 1943, on the side of the ‘allies’, it was Churchill who defied Hitler.

There is no way to win a hot war against Russia, but the deep state forces are not deterred. A better estimate would be the total annihilation of us all. In addition, the Russian have just given a strategic response to nearly 30 years of Western (NATO) encroachment on its boundaries, encirclement.

In his recent New Year’s speech Putin exhibited a dazzling array of new weapon systems to counter the expansionism by the West. Before Obama left he committed over one trillion in nuclear weapons ‘development’. Trump has substantially increased the military budget. They are making ready for the Malhama!

The Iranians have foiled all kinds of Western plots against them. This writer has met them and we can attest that they are unafraid of their enemies. Iran has defeated Israel three (3) times, without credit. A defeat of Israel is also a defeat of the United States, for the Zionist regime is merely a cat’s-paw of empire although it still harbours hopes of a Yinon Plan, as a stepping stone towards Pax-Judaeca. In the Iran-Iraq War all the global forces, and most of its neighbors, supported Saddam Hussain, but the Iranian prevailed.

There are reports that the al-Saud regime has recently agreed to pay the United States of America hundreds of billions to defray the cost of a war against the Islamic Republic of Iran. This seems credible in light of the fact that the terrorist war on the Syrian Arab Republic was largely bankrolled by the al-Sauds. That global terrorism has its genesis in Riyadh. And from Riyadh the funding goes to propagate terrorism around the globe. State terrorism is about to become real. We already know that Trump believes in taking over the resources of countries as a consequence of war. So why would he not pimp-out the security service of the USA to defeat the perceived arch enemy of the al-Saud regime, especial when a buck can come to his pocket. He’s said as much.

Another obvious hot spot is no doubt the Korean Peninsula, though with Trump, China or Venezuela could easily be added to the mix. If he has any real courage. In spite of the entente provided by the Winter Olympics, more engagement of the Chinese and the absence of bombast by the belligerents, we fail to see the circumstances where the DPRK will surrender its nuclear capabilities even with Korean reunification and the withdrawal of American military bases.

Not when Supreme Leader Jong-Un has seen what happened to Saddam Hussein. What happened to Maummar Gaddafi. What Trump is threatening to do with the JCPOA signed with the Islamic Republic. It is difficult for us to see these China-led negotiations leading to the grand bargain, in the near term, an overly optimistic Trump presumes possible.

The American empire is prepared to destroy us all in its quest to maintain supremacy. The Chinese are holding on to notions of a long game. It is a logic which rests on the mistaken assumption that the American project will run out of steam and make room for them sometime soon. Like Russia they are fighting for the space to play a greater role. At the end of the day it will only be Russia and her allies willing to confront a fading hyper power and deal it a death blow. The response of the West then means total annihilation.

Dateline Ukraine – The NEW Cold War, The Grand Chess Board

Submitted by Pachamama

Photo Credit: 4 News

Photo Credit: 4 News

The schizophrenia of Western leaders and policymakers reminds us of their ‘illustrious’ forebears in Ancient Rome, particularly Nero and Caligula. For it was Caligula (37AD – 41AD) who named his horse as pro-counsel and Nero (54AD – 68AD) whose location of extreme madness at the centre of world governance remains infamous, even after nearly 2000 years. The proximity of this culture of insanity is not unlike the normalization of the madness of Bush (the younger) and Reagan, in more recent times. If we wanted to be charitable to Obama and then proceeded to draw parallels to the Libyan Roman Emperor, Alexander Serverus (222AD – 235AD), based solely on their supposedly mixed racial characteristics, a straight line of insanity to high office could be drawn directly to Barack Obama. Indeed, all Presidents of the USA were, are and must be, mad dogs of war.

At the end of the ‘last’ Cold War, Bush, the father, Reagan and Clinton promised Gorbachev of the former USSR that they will not bring NATO to Russia’s borders. However, as soon as there were sure about the formal dismantlement of the Soviet Empire they proceeded to do exactly that, with a number of states of the former USSR either joining NATO or becoming members of the European Union (EU) or both.

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The Bear Wrestler and POTUS

Presidents Obama and Putin

Presidents Obama and Putin

We live in the information age which gives currency to the view he who controls information controls the world. In response to the explosion of information governments  in the name of protecting national interest have been aggressively encroaching on the civil liberties of its citizens.  How far is too far when national interest is at stake?

BU has been observing events playing out in Eastern Europe and predictably positions will be drawn based for the most part where individuals were born, educated and socialized. No better place to observe a delineation in perspectives  – Russia or the USA, Putin or Obama – than to compare US media reports to African, Eastern and other non US sources. Any desire to be informed requires a methodical ferretting out of information to reach a fair conclusion. To retreat to dogmatic positions is to admit ignorance. A balanced view therefore requires operating on the premise both Russia and the USA have geopolitical interest to protect.

Barbados and the Caribbean are insignificant players on the world stage. However we should be concerned and react to how global conflicts continue to affect small island economies. This is even more critical in the current protracted and volatile global economic condition. Ironically the USA and Russia, two key players in the Ukraine conflict, makeup two of five five permanent members of the United Nation Security Council charged with policing the globe.

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