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Heavy darkness befalls the North; the sun rarely emerges from between the clouds. This year, Russia has noticeably less street illumination, and the spirits are anything but festive. Only the whiteness of the snow and Christmas trees break the gloom and remind us of the forthcoming low point of the cosmic wheel, Yuletide, when days starts to wax and nights to wane. As this stellar event foretells the Nativity of our Savior, this is a period of hope after a very difficult year, all over the world.

Putin supporters are unhappy

The Russians keep guessing what President Putin will tell them in his traditional televised address to the nation at the break of the New Year. He should say, this year is over, and we shall all cheer, people propose. Even the most optimistic ones are disappointed by lacklustre economic performance, and they blame the government of Prime Minister Medvedev and his liberal monetarist team. Meanwhile Putin rises above the blame game, but the government is less and less popular.

  • As the Rouble drops, even the rather pro-Kremlin mass-circulation newspaper KP (full disclosure: I write an occasional column for the KP) published a call for the economy and finance ministers to resign or to be fired. There is a very little chance that Mr Putin will take this advice and clean his government stables.
  • He could beef up his credit by dumping some (or all) of his ministers, but Putin is stubborn and unusually loyal to his colleagues. No accusation has ever convinced him to dismiss a man of his team. His former defence minister Mr Serdyukov has allegedly been involved in some shady dealing, while Serdyukov’s paramour and assistant amassed millions by selling prime MOD assets to her cronies. Still, Putin did not dump him, and saved him from jail. (He had to resign to become a CEO, while she served a few weeks in prison, at most).
  • Last week, the opposition leader Mr Navalny aired some heavy charges against Attorney General Chayka. For his defence, Chayka said that the man behind the campaign is the notorious Mr Browder. Browder is an American crook who managed to appropriate many high-quality Russian assets for pennies during Yeltsin’s privatisation. Eventually he was forced to part with his loot and he has been sentenced to many years of jail in absentia. Browder is slime, no doubt, but it is a weak defence for Chayka. Still, Putin refused to drop Chayka or even to initiate an independent investigation of his alleged crimes.
  • Putin stands by the most hated politician of Yeltsin’s era, Mr Anatoly Chubays. The Financial Times called him Father to the Oligarchs. After leaving the government, Chubays has been appointed to lead the RUSNANO, a state-owned corporation notorious for its embezzlement and waste. Putin saved him many times over from prosecution.
  • Putin went, hat in hand, to Yekaterinburg for the grand opening of Boris Yeltsin’s Memorial Centre (price tag – nine billion roubles) and referred kindly to the loathed late President who appointed him his successor. People were furious seeing their president enjoying himself among the carpetbaggers of Yeltsin’s regime.
  • Can you imagine Fox TV transmitting Russian propaganda? In Russia, a major chunk of Russian media, state-owned or subsidised by the taxpayer, transmits pro-Western and anti-Russian agenda, alleged the eminent film director Nikita Michalkov, a staunch supporter of Putin, in his video seen by over two million viewers in a few days. He called upon Putin to assert his line and banish the enemies within, but state TV refused to broadcast the video.
  • Putin’s recent press-conference provided a chance for more criticism. Beside the points mentioned above, the journalists asked why state enterprise CEOs are paid millions of dollars a year, while everybody else is called upon to tighten the belt. They asked why the Russian Central Bank keeps buying US bonds and supports the US Dollar at the expense of the Rouble. They asked why import substitution does not work etc.

These are protests from the pro-Putin crowd, from people who supported his takeover of Crimea and his entry into Syrian war. They could bear some deprivation, but they are upset by Putin’s condoning thieves, by his apparent cronyism, by his oligarch friends. Until now, the critics avoided attacking Putin, but these are the early swallows. Dr Stepan Sulakshin, the head of a Moscow think tank, publicly accused Putin of knowingly leading Russia into further degradation.

This bubbling dissatisfaction of Putin’s supporters may yet turn more dangerous for the president than the 2011 Fronde of his hipster enemies. Meanwhile, head-strong Mr Putin does not wish to yield ground, sacrifice some of more hated ministers and CEOs, or attune internal policies to public expectations. Perhaps he is right, and things are not what they appear, but justice must be seen, not only done.

ORDER IT NOW

Talking Turkey with Israel

The Turkish friction caused by Erdogan’s decision to shoot down the Russian bomber is another source of Putin’s blues. He had spent a lot of effort nurturing relations with Turkey. All this effort went down the drain. There are multimillion projects, from a gas pipeline to tourism. All that was cut down at once. Putin’s plans to deliver gas to Europe bypassing the hostile Ukraine collapsed. This is a huge setback for the Russian president.

The rhetoric between the leaders became acrimonious. Hotheads in Russia speak of seizing the Bosporus and Dardanelles, of turning Istanbul into Constantinople and planting the cross on the ancient St Sophia church. The Turkish president threatened to occupy Russia within one week – with help of NATO.

Turkey’s choice is a result of its over-involvement in Syria. With so much investment, Erdogan was loath to see Syria gone. While his decision to down the Russian jet was rather extreme, the relations already were tense.

Putin’s trip to Erevan and his condemnation of “Turkish genocide of the Armenians in 1915” was an unnecessary provocation. No other world leader did it, but Francois Hollande of France who flew in for two hours and proceeded to Baku, the capital of Azeri Turks thus levelling the playing field. I actually called upon Putin to avoid this step, but the strong Armenian lobby insisted on this trip.

Afterwards, there was a supposed leak (in reality: a fake) of a harsh and insulting conversation between Putin and the Turkish ambassador. I checked with the Ambassador and other sides. It was a fake, but this fake has been spread in millions of sites and posts.

However, the $64,000 question is about Syria: will it become a vassal state to the reconstituted Ottomans or will it remain a sovereign state with strong ties to Russia. Russia thought it has a stronger hand as an invitee of the Syrian legitimate government; Turkey denied Bashar’s legitimacy.

The rift between Turkey and Russia became a fact. Its main beneficiaries were the US – and Israel. For the last five years, the relations between Israel and Turkey were hostile, since Israeli commandos massacred nine peace activists on board the Turkish vessel Navi Marmara. In face of the Russian threat, the Turks agreed to make peace with Israel.

Israel is involved in the conflict more than it admits. The Russians has published their evidence of Daesh oil being smuggled to Turkey by Turkish companies. This caused a lot of indignation in Russia and elsewhere. How do they dare to buy stolen oil and finance the terrorists!

The Russians forgot to mention that the smuggled oil goes to Israel. Israel is the main buyer of oil produced by the Kurds and by Daesh. This was reported and corroborated by the FT and by Al Araby al Jadeed. The Russian media avoided the topic, as Putin cherishes his good relations with Netanyahu.

Last week, Israelis attacked suburbs of Damascus and killed some Russian allies, Hezbollah fighters. Again, Russians took it quietly. None of indignation caused by downing of the bomber seeped into the Russian media.

Israel supports al-Nusra, declared a terrorist organisation by the UN. This is not a secret: recently the Daily Mail published a report glorifying Israeli soldiers saving lives of the Islamist fighters. Thousands of wounded guerrillas received medical assistance in Israeli hospitals and went back to fight Bashar.

Israel has a good working relations with Daesh, too. I was told that Daesh troops entered the Palestinian camp al Yarmuk being equipped with long lists of Palestinian activists. They were assembled and publicly executed. The Palestinians think that Daesh received the names from Israeli secret service and acted upon their request. Moreover, Daesh never ever attacked a Zionist target.

ORDER IT NOW

Putin – and Russian media did not say a word on that. Perhaps Putin is right; Russia does not need such a strong enemy as Israel, since Israeli leaders can say “Jump, Uncle Sam,” and Uncle Sam will ask “How high?” However, they could tone down their indignation regarding Turkish oil smuggling, Turkish help to the guerrillas and other Turkish misdeeds.

Israel is objectively an enemy: it is an enemy of Russia’s allies Hezbollah and Iran; it wants dismemberment of Syria in order to keep Golan Heights for good; it prefers a Somalised Syria to a healthy and strong one. But Netanyahu plays his hand cautiously despite his feeling of invulnerability.

The Israeli attack on the Damascus suburbs took place despite the Russian C-400 operating in Syria. Experts say the C-400 has been placed in Latakia and it can’t effectively protect the skies above the Syrian capital, while the C-300 purchased by the Syrians and located in Damascus has been hit by Israelis. Meanwhile, the Israeli Air Force is training at avoiding and coping with a C-300 in Cyprus, as that country has a C-300 of its own, recently bought from the Russians.

Putin has nothing to gain from confrontation with Israel; Israel prefers to have its way without fighting the Russians. Perhaps, sooner or later, the Israeli and Russian Air Forces will joust; but meanwhile both sides prefer to postpone that moment.

Putin hopes Erdogan will give up on Syria. This is not an easy task, but not an impossible one, either. For that, Putin must work with President Obama – or with the next American President.

Putin vs Western Leaders

It is often said that President Obama is a weak leader. I do not think so. He is a wily and sophisticated player. He voids every agreement his country made with Russia. There were, and are agreements galore: from Minsk to the recent UN SC resolutions. At first (and second) sight, the agreements follow the Russian line. Otherwise, the Russians would not sign them. However, after a while Obama offers a different interpretation. I would not like to argue against him in a court of law. He is as tricky as any lawyer.

Did he give up on the “Assad must go” mantra? It is not clear. He, and his Secretary of State John Kerry sometimes say that he may stay, but quickly contradict themselves and insist on his departure. They introduce new and peculiar ideas daily. For example, they say “Only Sunnis may deal with the Syrian crisis”. This strange idea inspired the Saudis and they even claimed they organised a huge coalition of Sunni states to fight Daesh. Needless to say, within a few days this “coalition” vanished like dew under sunrays.

However, at the bottom line, Obama plays by a Cold War script against Russia. Like a drunkard accuses others of heavy drinking, he accused Mitt Romney of “Cold War thinking”, and warned Putin of his “Cold War thinking”, but as a disciple of Zbigniew Brzezinski he hardly can think of anything else. Even Pentagon generals complained about this matrix of his mind, says Seymour Hersh.

There is nothing Putin wants less than a new round of the Cold War. He is not a new Soviet leader. People who dream of a new Stalin are barking up a wrong tree. One may regret it, and many Russians do regret it, but Putin has no great plans of social rearrangement. His ambition is more modest: he wants Russia to be independent, prosperous, great, and equal to other great nations like it was in 19th century.

Last week I was at the St Petersburg Cultural Forum, a gathering of artists, curators, and art ministers from 40 countries, and it was clear that Putin’s Russia is much more interested in its pre-revolutionary past and in the 19th century in general, than in 20th or 21st century art. They performed a lost play by Puccini, they reconstructed Petipa ballets, they read Tolstoy. They rebuilt palaces, they fixed old theatres, even the pre-revolutionary circus had been returned to its old glory inclusive of its old well-forgotten name and the royal circle. So many restaurants bear names reminding everyone of the Tsar times.

There is a wind of nostalgia in Russia, and it is for Russia of Leo Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky. Putin has ordered that the remains of the White generals, philosophers, artists be brought back for burial on the Russian soil. Soviet and Communist memories are suppressed. Recently, Prime Minister Medvedev called for another bout of commemorations for Stalin’s victims. I am not sure that this is a wise policy; perhaps it would be better to let past to take care of itself. But here we are: Putin and his crowd are old-style liberals, not social reformers. They do not want to raise the banner of revolt. They want to fit into the world as it is, but as equals.

ORDER IT NOW

The problem is, there are people who are hell-bent on hegemony and full-spectrum dominance, and they are not likely to allow Russia to go its own way. They want to impose their rules, and set in place their docile rulers. That’s why the very modest intentions of Putin meet so much resistance in NATO and the Pentagon, in the White House and in Westminster. What’s worse, these people already control the mainstream politics of many countries, from the US to Japan, to France and Sweden. It does not matter which of the mainstream politicians win elections, the result is the same.

Putin’s (and Russia’s) hope lays in politicians outside the controlled mainstream. Donald Trump is a good example. Putin is not particularly interested in US internal politics and in Mr Trump’s unusual proposals. This is an internal matter of the US, and Putin steers clear of it, like he wants the US to steer clear of Russia’s internal matters. For him, what is important, is that Trump’s America would not try to dominate the world and impose its agenda. The moral question whether Trump’s ideas about Muslims or Latinos are lofty or base is a question for the American people to decide. Putin and many other foreign leaders want America’s non-interference in their internal affairs.

The rude Mr. Trump seems to be the candidate least likely to push the button for nuclear suicide of mankind. Much less likely than nice Mrs Clinton who could nuke Russia because Russians do not celebrate gay marriages. Remember, her nice husband bombed Belgrade because the nasty Serbs did not allow for the secession of Croats (or was it Albanians?)

Trump – or any straightforward decent politician who does not take orders from the Masters of Discourse – would be able to play ball with Mr Putin, by classical rules of international law. Trump and Putin could return the concept of sovereignty to its privileged position. This would end many wars. The war in Syria began when Mr Obama and Mr Hollande said “Assad must go”. By the classical rules, no state may interfere in the affairs of another sovereign state. From the Russian point of view, the war in Syria is first of all a war for sovereignty and against global Imperial vassaldom.

The Russians want to light their Christmas trees and wish Merry Christmas and go with their women and children to a Christian church without being scolded by the Obamas and Clintons of this world for insufficient political correctness and failure to mention Kwanzaa.

That’s why it is important for all of us if we may hope to reach peace, this Christmas or the next one.

Israel Shamir can be reached at adam@israelshamir.net

This article was first published at The Unz Review

 
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  1. I like to complain and criticize, but there is not much to complain about in this Mr. Shamir’s article. He even criticizes Israel for inhuman and manipulative practices, as any objective person would. But just a small one: who are these “Masters of Discourse”.

    Trump – or any straightforward decent politician who does not take orders from the Masters of Discourse – would be able to play ball with Mr Putin, by classical rules of international law

    I really liked this most critical ever write up about Putin’s problems. Personally, I think Putin is a very good leader, but not a great one. It is more that his opponents, both domestic and foreign, are total dills, which makes him come out on top in most situations. Also, after the drunken fart Yelstin, anyone would look like a genius. But Putin does have many faults and makes many mistakes, some of them listed in this great article.

    I wrote before that the Israelis are more responsible for the Israel’s policies than others. They can influence outcomes more than I can, for example, living on the opposite side of the World, in one of the many puppet countries, a country which always does whatever the “Masters of Discourse” want. But some Israelis are taking positive action against all odds and should be truly, truly admired for it: http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/12/21/israeli-attacks-on-a-dissident-soldiers-group-could-backfire.html. I have my own list of the Israeli heroes, because there are not too many.

    Finally, it may be too early to wish Mr. Shamir a Marry Orthodox Christmas, which is my Christmas as well, coming on 7 January, but he may not write another article before then, so:
    Mary Christmas Mr Shamir, to you and to your family;
    Счастливого Рождества!
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    and the best Wishes for the New Year (Russia celebrates the New Year on 1 January, although based on the old Julian calendar, the New Year Day would fall on 13 January).

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  2. so, in others words, putin is being too soft, too nice.

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  3. most interesting, layered essay. For a fact, Putin is still surrounded by too many Jews…and other corrupt oligarchs. In fact, he is one himself. His most immediate problem, however, is this: Erdogan – with or without an OK from Isramerica and NATO – has now blocked the Straits. No Russian warship or supply ship has transited north or south since a sub got through on 13 December. I am not sure how long Putin’s expeditionary force in Syria can hold out on air supply only; probably not all that long. Pretty soon, Putin must make an an extremely dangerous call: either admit defeat in Syria and withdraw, or seize Constantinople and the Straits. If the former, his regime will wither and die; if the latter, and he pulls it off – via a coup de main (see: Crimea) – US/NATO/EU will collapse, and Putin will be astride half the planet. If he settles for half measures and gets stuck, then we are likely looking at WW III. Odd, how the MSM and most of the ‘net have missed this festering catastrophe. But then, during most of July 1914, the media and peoples’ attention was also everywhere except where it should have been

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  4. Very good article and the blues are just beginning, though it doesn’t give me any satisfaction to say that. I have always said that Putin wages an unequal and half hearted fight against his opponents, but perhaps that is all he can do. He seems to be one or two steps behind his opponents in planning, if has any plans at all, because it looks to me that he is just reacting. He was caught by surprise in Georgia and Ukraine. In Georgia instead of going all the way and getting hold of Saakashvili and putting him on trial the same way Milosevic was, he just went half way and let him stay. Now the same Saakashvili is causing problems in Ukraine. The whole Crimea situation was just a knee jerk reaction on Putin’s part. In Syria he decided to intervene only after the fall of the last government held military base and airport, and only in a very limited and in my opinion the least effective way. He had a choice of Syria or Turkey as an ally and he chose Syria. He lost Turkey and as a consequence will loose Syria as well. Putin and his generals do not seem to understand modern warfare and their insecurity results in frequent threats with nuclear weapons. Every time NATO gets closer Putin gets worried, and rightly so, and starts threatening without doing much. I think he should be more worried about what is going on behind his back right in Moscow.

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  5. thought you can transit a body of water if there is no other way? just like how the chinese ships did it a couple of months back. and how the american ship did it in the south china sea?

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  6. Now the same Saakashvili is causing problems in Ukraine.

    I had a good laugh at this statement of yours. If I were Putin, I would only wish for more Saakashvilis in Ukraine. Not only would the consumption of neck ties skyrocket, then the whole putsch thing would only collapse sooner with a few more Saakashvilis in position of power.

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  7. [Now the same Saakashvili is causing problems in Ukraine]

    Problems, that is, for the svidomite junta. If you don’t understand that, I’m not going to put much stock in your opinion on effective ways to intervene and people who don’t understand modern warfare.
    If you are here, can sdonne and utu be far behind?

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  8. Putin is trying to have it both ways on almost all areas both at home and abroad. He is tolerating corrupt members of the government . He is allowing people to pall around his administration who don’t share his modest dream . He is allowing the media to ride rough shod on the doctrines,tactics,ideologies that are dear to him .
    His friends were limited to begin with – Iran of Ahmednezad,Venezueala of Chavez, Ghaddafi of Libya,and Basher of Syria . Instead he allowed their slow decimation in the hope of being left alone with respect by the west.
    He coud have supported Turkey when its citizen were killed by Israel . He could have used that moment to push Armenia ,Turkey,Azerbaizan reach some kind of detente and solution to get all three out of the western orbit or at least offered them a space that transcend past ,bury the unresolvable knotted and tarred past for a better future . I think Turkey might have smelled the tea leaves and been read the riot act after the Flotialla incident after Gezi protests and after the successful diplomacy with Brazil over Iran. it didnt find any support . Turkey decided that it had no options but to stay in the American cpurt as obeient vassal . Obedient vassal also loses morality after losing relevance and self respect.

    Putin could have informed the Islamic world from Indonesia to Morocco how dangerously corrupted and dangerously destructive the Arab royals,the sheikhs and the western leaning Muslim politicians have become . He could have wrested the positive feeling respect and understanding and the support of a large section of Muslim population by giving them an alternative narrative .
    It is may be beyond his financial and politician abilities . May be it was difficult to have a 19 th century ‘s history and society based dream as a future without giving up the baggage of the 19 th century . That bagge of dismissive attitude to the orient to the Chinese to the Caucasus to the non white brownish people from ” steppe” or from Africa or Latin Ameria and fondness for western cultures and Finaces ( which act always as the psychological Trojan horse and which in turn bring the real dangers of total subversion from within. It makes the victims love the plunderer ,and the predators ) might have sealed the fate before this got off the ground . Other countries do that . India has done in in Brtish time. Muslim countries are doing it now . One can’t bring the past back without visiting the same fate that arose out of the inconsistencies and the contradictions of the perceived glorious past. America also can’t bring back ,even if it wants its 18 or 29 th century’s romantic past . Attempts itself will ruin it further .

    What Putin is facing ,has been confronted with same dismal result by other.This is our fate. There is half pregnancy. There is half morality . There is no meeting of devil and divine halfway on the corridor of power .
    May be its the fate of humankind to be usurped and occupied by the American behemoth in every strand of material existence and psychological meaning . Because nothing inspires anymore ,nothing gives the sense of permanence ,nothing lifts the hope for eternity, because the ethics and moral have become largely a function of the man made laws and of f social engineering . In a way ,we are not moral being but robot of needs ,influenced and managed by needs . In that world the music coming out of flute at a dark quiet night will no longer be heard by the crowd cheering for public display of raw sex, anger ,and transient mental energy by the 21 st century’s pop music.

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  9. Does it mean that the true reform has to come from within America,from within the Zionism for the good of the rest of the world?
    The world can’t repose its faith on a capitalist China largely controlled by the corrupted elite. India has nothing to offer yet except an yearning for a seat at the western table .
    May be the revolution has to start over there in US. May be that’s why cop is wearing the battle ready military uniform . May be that’s why we see ever growing numbers of the flickers of hatred that are then allowed to become the inferno . At least the inferno divides the sheep into various warring camps of identity politics and marginal significance . These are among with other are our new deities Our little territorial God . we cant compromise on the little things . So we give up the big stuff.
    We still have to ask the ” Brahmins” to mediate,intercede,and ask the power to pray for us in their elitistic language of new Sanskrit.

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  10. An interesting and thought-provoking article. And a very interesting take on Trump. It’s strange: Hillary Clinton is a blood soaked monster joined at the hip to Wall Street, who has deliberately destabilized much of the world, creating huge suffering. And she wants to gut social security to help feed the oligarchs, and give away US democratic principles to foreign trade boards, etc. Donald Trump has a big mouth (sadly necessary to avoid being ignored by the corporate press) but his principles are moderate – and yet Trump is a ‘fascist’ and Hillary mainstream? We have turned things backwards.

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  11. Your comment is rather strange.

    [His friends were limited to begin with – Iran of Ahmednezad,Venezueala of Chavez, Ghaddafi of Libya,and Basher of Syria . Instead he allowed their slow decimation in the hope of being left alone with respect by the west.]

    I don’t see how Putin could have stopped Ahmadinejad, never the most important leader in Iran, from having to leave office after his terms expired. Nor how Putin could have cured Chávez from cancer or prevented his successor Maduro from holding a parliamentary election. Nor what magic button he could have pressed to prevent the Syrian war. You have more of a point with Quadhappy, but in the last analysis it was he who fucked up by trusting Blair etc.

    [Putin could have informed the Islamic world from Indonesia to Morocco how dangerously corrupted and dangerously destructive the Arab royals,the sheikhs and the western leaning Muslim politicians have become]

    I seriously doubt there is a single person in the Islamic world, including the culprits themselves, who isn’t aware of those facts. You really think everything would be different if only they heard it from the mouth of Putin?

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  12. The “Masters of discourse” are the International Zionism. Putin, Donald Trump, and the entire western political landscape is controlled that “Zionist Monster”.

    On Wednesday, Greek parliament passed a bill (193-56) legalizing civil partnership for gay couples, two years after the country was condemned by a European court for discrimination. However, gay couples wouldn’t be allowed to adopt Greek children. But, like Israeli Jews they can have surrogate babies.

    Fundamentalist Bishops in Greece’s powerful anti-Muslim Orthodox Church, led by Bishop Seraphim of Piraeus, have vehemently opposed the law, arguing it undermine the institution of family.

    Bishop Seraphim has blamed the Zionist Monster for the legislation. He said the cohabitation bill is result of the “constant war against the faith” being waged by “the international Zionist Monster”, which he claimed control the Greek government – the most anti-Muslim European state.

    http://rehmat1.com/2015/12/23/top-bishop-zionist-monster-controls-greece/

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  13. {He could have used that moment to push Armenia ,Turkey,Azerbaizan reach some kind of detente and solution to get all three out of the western orbit or at least offered them a space that transcend past ,bury the unresolvable knotted and tarred past for a better future .}

    To get all three out of Western orbit ?
    Do you have any clue what you are talking about ?
    Armenia is not in Western orbit.
    Armenia is member of EEU and CSTO.
    Armenia and Russia have been allies for a couple centuries.
    But Armenia is friendly with US, Canada, France, Germany, EU countries, Islamic Republic of Iran, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan,…. Argentina,…..
    Pretty much every country except the two terrorist Turkic states.

    And Armenia will never be part of the so-called Western (Neocon) orbit, as long as the genocidal, criminal state Turkey is a member of NATO.

    {..,bury the unresolvable knotted and tarred past for a better future }

    Still spreading your denialist poison Türkoğlu ?
    Armenians are not going to forget the so-called “knotted and tarred past”: we called it Armenian Genocide at the hands of your nomad Turkic kin.
    Will Never forget.
    And we’ll see to it there is justice for our murdered millions.
    One way or another.
    Tell your friends.

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  14. {Putin’s trip to Erevan and his condemnation of “Turkish genocide of the Armenians in 1915” was an unnecessary provocation. …. I actually called upon Putin to avoid this step, but the strong Armenian lobby insisted on this trip.}

    “I actually called upon Putin to avoid this step, but the strong Armenian lobby insisted on this trip”.
    Oh, wow: Mr. Shamir, you actually called upon President Putin to avoid this step ?
    Didn’t know you had so much influence on Putin.

    And you and your denlialist Turk buddies can put “Genocide” in quotes all you want: will make no difference.

    btw: after President Putin made his powerful speech in Yerevan on April 24th, and nomad Turks went ballistic and started threatening Moscow, on April 28th, PM Medvedev posted the same speech on his official website just to let your Turkic buddies know to shut their yaps.

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  15. [Russia, Armenia unite air defenses, create regional system in the Caucasus]

    https://www.rt.com/news/326869-russia-armenia-airdefense-caucasus/

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  17. Dear Kiza, my favourite reader and commenter,
    Thank you for your Christmas wishes – I celebrate both dates, on 24th with Swedes and on 6th with Russians, as is the wont of Palestinians. They actually prefer the Western date for Christmas and the Eastern for Easter.
    As for Masters of Discourse, this is a name I gave to the obscure group of people who guide the discourse; who decide for whom we should feel grief (for a boy who drowned on the Greek Island) and for whom we should not (for a boy killed in Gaza). I wrote even a book called Masters of Discourse. You can read it when you have time.

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  18. “Last week Israelis attacked attacked suburbs of Damascus and killed some Russian allies, Hezbollah fighters. Again, Russians took it quietly”.

    Give me a break.

    Israel killed a Hezbollah terrorist who spent decades in Israeli prisons. This individual once went on a rampage in Israel that included killing several civilians and bashing in a girl’s head with his rifle butt.

    He was in Syria because he was in charge of planning a Hezbollah front against Israel from the Syrian side of the Golan.

    Russia might be pro-Assad but it is hardly “allies” with Hezbollah. There is little love between Hezbollah and Russia and Israel would not have struck a Hezbollah site in Syria without a tacit understanding from Putin that Russia will turn a blind eye.

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  20. Putin does what he has to do and no more to protect Russia from Imperial aggression. Russia (and the world) is lucky to have him. Russia can oppose Turkey and Saudi Arabia because they are expendable. But She cannot attack Israel. Israel is the heart and soul of the Anglo/Zionist Empire. An attack on Israel would be an invitation to nuclear winter.

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  21. Demneted people have remote memory pretty intact

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  22. “Demneted people have remote memory pretty intact
    People with Dementia of all varieties inlcuding the Armenian one”

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  23. Putin could have stopped Russia and China going with the sanctions against Iran , could have offered SCO membership. Putin could have at least verbally supported Chavez when Chavez was ridiculing “wolf” Bush . Putin could have raised heckles when Somalia was attacked on false charges by Bush’s regime of Evangelcial Neocons . He could have with Germany and France made much stronger case against Bush’s regime change in Iraq . No Putin swallowed same untrue mix of western academic -political brews and saw the world through the prism of Bush .
    BTW , if you have the power to stop a crime , you stop and you do it as part of job, if your job description says so. Being one of the permanent members of UNSC, you are expected to do so.

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  24. Erdogan’s decision to shoot down the Russian bomber…

    …The rift between Turkey and Russia became a fact. Its main beneficiaries were the US – and Israel.

    hmm

    The Turkish president threatened to occupy Russia within one week – with help of NATO

    .
    I should think so!

    Israel supports al-Nusra, declared a terrorist organisation by the UN. This is not a secret: …
    Israel has a good working relations with Daesh, too. … …Moreover, Daesh never ever attacked a Zionist target

    Is it possible that this whole stinking affair is orchestrated by Zionists intent on stealing land?

    Israel is objectively an enemy: it is an enemy of Russia’s allies Hezbollah and Iran; it wants dismemberment of Syria in order to keep Golan Heights for good

    end game

    Putin has ordered that the remains of the White generals, philosophers, artists be brought back for burial on the Russian soil. Soviet and Communist memories are suppressed. Recently, Prime Minister Medvedev called for another bout of commemorations for Stalin’s victims

    This is music to my ears and what I have been hoping and praying for. If the zio-west is going to foment war with Russia, they will need the former satellite states for a staging ground. But if Putin is able to repudiate the crimes of the Soviets, then that will neutralize much of the hostility between Russia and its NATO state neighbors. This is wonderful news!

    The problem is, there are people who are hell-bent on hegemony and full-spectrum dominance, and they are not likely to allow Russia to go its own way. They want to impose their rules, and set in place their docile rulers. That’s why the very modest intentions of Putin meet so much resistance in NATO and the Pentagon, in the White House and in Westminster. What’s worse, these people already control the mainstream politics of many countries, from the US to Japan, to France and Sweden. It does not matter which of the mainstream politicians win elections, the result is the same.

    the Fiends

    The moral question whether Trump’s ideas about Muslims or Latinos are lofty or base

    neither

    simply practical and prudent

    Trump and Putin could return the concept of sovereignty to its privileged position

    It sounds too good to be true

    Great article

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  25. “Trump and Putin could return the concept of sovereignty to its privileged position. This would end many wars.”

    Hear Hear.

    What are a few personal insults put on mouthy fools – next to peace.

    Can we not have the prospect of peace because sweet Rosy O’Donnell was verbally spanked by D Trump?

    Really?

    Prevail – Elect him!

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  26. Atrocities come and go, and we become accustomed to them – to the point where no one raises an eyebrow anymore.

    But then another is reported and its nature is so vile that it awakens the sleeping conscience. Mr Shamir:

    Israel has a good working relations with Daesh, too. I was told that Daesh troops entered the Palestinian camp al Yarmuk being equipped with long lists of Palestinian activists. They were assembled and publicly executed. The Palestinians think that Daesh received the names from Israeli secret service and acted upon their request. Moreover, Daesh never ever attacked a Zionist target.

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  27. Christians should have Christian loyalties and should not play politics with the Truth. Israel Shamir who professes to be also a Christian does not like that Putin acknowledged Armenian Genocide. Israel did not like it either. Turks did not like it. What are Shamir’s loyalties?

    Israel Shamir would like to not dwell on crimes committed by Bolsheviks on Whites and Christians. He would like everybody to forget about it. So, Shamir does not care about the Truth.

    To Whom is Israel Shamir Loyal?

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  28. I wish I hadn’t read this. Now I feel very blue going into Christmas.

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  30. {To Whom is Israel Shamir Loyal?}

    You tell me.
    I can call myself anything: a Jew, a Christian, a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Taoist, an Agnostic,…
    But what I advocate in my commentary is my calling card.

    Mr. Shamir calls himself Christian.
    But he, like an Islamist Turk, denies the Genocide of Armenian Christians at the hands of Islamist Turks.
    And the Genocide of Christian Assyrians.
    And the Genocide of Christian Pontic Greeks.

    You tell me.

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  31. “Israel has a good working relations with Daesh, too. I was told that Daesh troops entered the Palestinian camp al Yarmuk being equipped with long lists of Palestinian activists. They were assembled and publicly executed. The Palestinians think that Daesh received the names from Israeli secret service and acted upon their request. Moreover, Daesh never ever attacked a Zionist target.”

    The “war on terror,” indeed.

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  32. {Demneted people have remote memory}

    I am glad you recognize your medical condition, nomad.
    Now, you should seek professional help.
    Why don’t you make an appointment with your nomad shaman in his Yurt: get a fresh start for 2016. Bring your sheeps with you.

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  33. .1 The infamous rightwing Israeli Benzi Gopstein, leader of the Jewish extremist terror group Lehava, is back in the headlines. He wants all the Christians out of Israel, and they can take their holiday with them. On December 17, the Haredi website Kooker published (Hebrew) an article by Gopstein: “Christmas has no place in the Holy Land … Let us remove the vampires before they once again drink our blood” and claimed the establishment of the state of Israel was “the most ringing slap in the face the church ever received” after centuries of failed attempts to eliminate Jews.
    This is nothing new, Gopstein is a Kahanist and claims Jewish law mandates the burning of mosques and churches.
    Haaretz reports:
    Gopstein wrote in the article that he is disturbed by “the fall of the line of defense of the Jewish people against our deadly enemy for hundreds of years – the Christian Church

    http://mondoweiss.net/

    2 Israel’s ambassador taunts the White House (again) with holiday gift of settlement goods

    http://mondoweiss.net/

    3Adelson told Jeb Bush that Baker’s speech to J St speech cost him ‘a lot of money’

    http://mondoweiss.net/?s=adelson+

    4 Neocon meteor Sen. Cotton is funded by Abrams, Adelson and Kristol and loves war a little too much
    5 Media coverage of Adelson’s support for Christie leaves out Adelson urging Obama to nuke Iran

    And now from the author

    “The Russians forgot to mention that the smuggled oil goes to Israel. Israel is the main buyer of oil produced by the Kurds and by Daesh. This was reported and corroborated by the FT and by Al Araby al Jadeed. The Russian media avoided the topic, as Putin cherishes his good relations with Netanyahu.
    Last week, Israelis attacked suburbs of Damascus and killed some Russian allies, Hezbollah fighters. Again, Russians took it quietly. None of indignation caused by downing of the bomber seeped into the Russian media.
    Israel supports al-Nusra, declared a terrorist organisation by the UN. This is not a secret: recently the Daily Mail published a report glorifying Israeli soldiers saving lives of the Islamist fighters. Thousands of wounded guerrillas received medical assistance in Israeli hospitals and went back to fight Bashar.
    Israel has a good working relations with Daesh, too. I was told that Daesh troops entered the Palestinian camp al Yarmuk being equipped with long lists of Palestinian activists. They were assembled and publicly executed. The Palestinians think that Daesh received the names from Israeli secret service and acted upon their request. Moreover, Daesh never ever attacked a Zionist target.”

    Will sign off for now, please call with any questions or concerns. Thank you! Why the heck anybody is fighting with anybody Just give the countries ( US Saudi Palestine and Russia ) to the Zionist for administration .

    All these fracas about Shia unni, Muslim Christian and Russian and American will get a thoughtful well thought -out responses and proper remedies from the High priest Sanhedrin .

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  34. “The moral question” is out of comprehension for the deciders of the Empire of Federal Reserve; this is the root of the problems that the Middle East, Europe, and the US are suffering right now. The deciders are not interested in peaceful coexistence but only in parasitic “acquisitions.”

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  35. Hello Kiza,
    I have been AWOL for a bit, and peeked in only to read Israel’s article (the only ones I truly love at this site these days). He did not disappoint, and you took away precisely the lines I was going to query him about. For the rest of it, I could not gainsay one bit.

    Thank you Mr. Shamir!

    She yihe le’ha kol tov b’chaim. Elohim shomeya.

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  36. Can you confirm the info about closing the straits?

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  37. “No Russian warship or supply ship has transited north or south since a sub got through on 13 December.”

    Can you back this claim up?

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  38. Of the many excellent articles by Israel Shamir I’ve read, this one is highly enlightening:

    “The Elders of Zion and the Masters of Discourse”

    http://www.israelshamir.net/English/Elders_of_Zion.htm

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  39. Do you just regurgitate everyone else’s crap or do you have any original and/or intelligent thoughts?

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  40. Don´t worry too much. Even though Shamir writes really well, this article is missing the point. It´s sort of “geopolitical bitter-sweet melancholia” that takes nowhere. As many commenters here, Shamir don´t understand the real nature of power politics. He´s describing Putin from the distant friends point of a view, and you know, half-truth is much more dangerous than pure lie. I don´t want to say that Putin is above any criticism, definately not, but all things happening in our world and in Russia right now are not in his hands. He´s just playing his part, as we all. People put too much on his shoulders, typical messiah syndrome. He´s just a human being, but IMHO, very capable and honest politician. Personally I believe that he will win his battles, because he has upper moral hand. West has became worse than Sodom and Gomorrah. And I agree with some commenters here that how on earth some Christians want to remain in a silence, about the question of Armenian genocide? I´ve seen old photos of those crucified young girls, during the genocide. The whole world should condemn such a massive crime. So, is orthodox Christian Shamir accusing orthodox Christian Putin because of condemning genocide? Because it wasn´t a clever political move in his mind? I would say that from Putin´s side, we should except clever political moves, but from Israel Shamir, being a Christian, we should except analysis based more on spiritual truths.

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  42. I think it is not true

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  43. First you say that many commenters here do not understand the real nature of power politics. And then you say that Putin will win because he has upper moral hand. Do you mean that in the power politics might does not make right and it is the moral power that is the real might?

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  44. What the heck are “sdonne” and “utu”?

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  45. Great to see you back Sam, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Sorry to take your lines, it is only because we are of one mind, you and I. I hope you will have some quality time over the break and maybe catch up on some reading you may have wanted to do. I will be reading two of Israel’s books, which I have not read before.

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  46. Dear Mr. Shamir, you are definitely one of my two favorite authors: you and Mike Whitney. You both have clear thoughts, in-depth understanding of the subject, and excellent information sources. These are all the characteristics which the MSM have lost almost completely.

    Your two books: ‘Masters of Discourse’ and ‘Cabbala of Power’ are now in my holiday/vacation reading list (it is summer where I am). I just got them today in the electronic version from Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Israel-Shamir/e/B009W8E4HG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1450912414&sr=1-2-ent.

    It is good to know that your family celebrates two dates of Christmas, both the Eastern and the Western (sorry about by spelling of Merry Christmas), and as Palestinians do. I will definitely keep an eye for your articles next year. Most people expect 2016 to be a bad year, but I am not so pessimistic, because people can surprise and come back to their senses when we least expect it.

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  47. The biggest pile of regurgitated crap here is the ziotroll crap.

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  48. This is a quote that has irritated you: “Israel has a good working relations with Daesh, too. I was told that Daesh troops entered the Palestinian camp al Yarmuk being equipped with long lists of Palestinian activists. They were assembled and publicly executed. The Palestinians think that Daesh received the names from Israeli secret service and acted upon their request. Moreover, Daesh never ever attacked a Zionist target.” The quote is from this article (that you decided to read and comment on). If you think that the quote presents facts on the ground inaccurately, please refute it with facts instead of posting a rude and irrelevant question.
    Actually, your passionate response made me look for other internet sources re the Israel-Daesh relationships. Here is one of them: http://www.voltairenet.org/article186827.html
    “General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Commander of NATO, told CNN that the Islamic Emirate (“Daesh”) had been “created by our friends and allies to defeat Hezbollah.”

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  49. The Turks have not closed the Bosphorus strait completely or officially. But they are dragging on the processing of the Russian ships into days and weeks, it is the old administrative go-slow trick. Thus, effectively, they have closed it for any perishable goods maritime transport (fresh food etc).

    This will increase the cost to Russia of supplying its force in Latakia and only spoil the now bad relationship further. Quite pointless really. Russia will just hit the Turkish forces in Syria even harder and so on.

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  50. “flowers of galilee” also recommended

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  51. “This will increase the cost to Russia of supplying its force in Latakia and only spoil the now bad relationship further. Quite pointless really. Russia will just hit the Turkish forces in Syria even harder and so on.”

    God forbid more blood between Russia and Turkey; this would lead to nothing good. It is really tragic that the great mutually-profitable relationships between the two countries have been demolished, for the detriment of ordinary citizens. Turkey continues playing with fire hoping that NATO (the US) would come to rescue. Most likely, the insults towards RF have been approved by the Erdogan’s handlers in DC.

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  52. “Ziotroll”.

    Wow, that’s original. I never heard that one before.

    Did you make it up? You must be pretty smart!

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  53. And there are thousands upon thousands of eyewitnesses & confessions for witchcraft and sorcery. The world’s great minds and official courts of law all confirmed it as reality.

    I wonder what Shamir really thinks. Is he loyal to the absurd ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’?

    The ’6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’ are scientifically impossible frauds.
    see the ‘holocaust’ scam debunked here:
    http://www.codoh.com
    No name calling, level playing field debate here:

    http://forum.codoh.com

    The ‘holocaust’ storyline is one of the most easily debunked narratives ever contrived. That is why those who question it are arrested and persecuted. That is why violent, racist, & privileged Jewish supremacists demand censorship. What sort of truth is it that crushes the freedom to seek the truth?

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  54. “Putin – and Russian media did not say a word on that. Perhaps Putin is right; Russia does not need such a strong enemy as Israel, since Israeli leaders can say “Jump, Uncle Sam,” and Uncle Sam will ask “How high?” However, they could tone down their indignation regarding Turkish oil smuggling, Turkish help to the guerrillas and other Turkish misdeeds.”

    That’s Putin’s Achilles Hebe.

    No matter what Jews do, they cannot be blamed.
    Jews got US behind them, and that means they got the world behind them since US controls the world.

    During the Ukraine crisis, the Ukies were saying they are friends of Jews and calling Russians ‘Nazis’, and Russians were saying they are friends of Jews and calling Ukrainians ‘Nazis’. Even though Jews were most responsible for causing the mess, both sides were pleading to the Jews. And even though Jews were using everything in their power to hurt Russia, Putin didn’t do anything untoward to the Jews. The Teflon Jew is a monstrous thing. Russia is sort of like the GOP. Most Jews hate the GOP and do everything in their power to defame and destroy it, but American Conzos are singing hosannas to Jews. Jews in media dic*-slapped Sarah Palin in every which way, but she just got on her knees and screamed “I LOVE ISRAEL”.

    In the US, Dems say ‘we love Jews and Israel’, and GOP says ‘we love Jews and Israel.’

    This is all very surreal and crazy since the most subversive and destabilizing force in the world are Jews.

    Russians mustn’t overly rely on their natural resources. Russia must develop their human resources. Russians need disciple, dignity, respect, work ethic, unity, and etc.
    Russians are too slovenly and wasteful. Too bearish.

    Russians really need to look to Germans. Germany isn’t that big. Germany has limited amount of natural resources. But Germany is a major nation because Germans work hard and do things right(though, due to low birthrates and self-loathing, Germany as a race and nation may well fade away as Germany is being taken over by Muslims and Negroes). The main asset of the Germans, as well as with Japanese, is human capital, human resources.
    And that’s why Russians have yet to develop. And this is going to need a cultural, spiritual, and moral effort.

    Germans and Japanese got something that Russians don’t have. Germans and Japanese got discipline and work ethic. They are serious workers and concerned citizens mindful of community standards.

    If Russians developed their human potential, they could be in a much stronger position, indeed much more so than Germany and Japan.
    Because of their limited geography and natural resources, Japan and Germany must rely on global business, and global community is controlled by the US. So, Germany and Japan have no choice but to be bitches of Uncle Samowicz.

    But Russia can be self-sufficient even if closed to the world. Russia has enough land and enough natural resources to achieve this. But Russians have failed to do this time and again cuz their human resources remain low.
    Russian should be making much of their own technology and machinery. But they’ve failed in this and depend on imports from abroad. This is why Russia is so vulnerable to sanctions, especially with Germany, the maker of top-notch machinery.
    While Russia needs to expand trade with the world, it needs contingency plans to be self-sufficient in times of crisis. Russia needs to focus on developing and keeping core industry and technology in Russia. The current crisis should alert Russia that it cannot trust the world as long as Jewish-controlled US is hostile to it.

    Now, US is economically most advantaged cuz it has the most number of smart Jews. This is a great plus for America as smart Jews come up with dazzling technology and science and stuff. But it’s also a minus for many Americans since Jews gain the most power and then use that power to control just about everything. So, US is totally controlled by Jews. All Americans have benefited from Jewish technology and wealth creation, but they must also live under the power of Jews who insist on homo agenda, crazy foreign policy, anti-white propaganda, open borders, and degradation of gentile women into a bunch of whores.

    Russia has some smart Jews but nothing like the US. Jews have lots of individual genius. In contrast, gentiles like Japanese and Germans aren’t as smart as Jews. But Japanese or Germans pulling their human resources together can do amazing things. It’s like Germany vs Brazil in soccer. Brazil has faster runners and better all-around individual athletes. But Germans work better as a team. Germans and Japanese have thrived on teamwork. And this is what Russians need to understand. The power of teamwork where every individual is well-disciplined, ethical, cooperative, and responsible. One on one, a Russian is no match for a smart Jew. But if Russians all work together as a team like Germans and Japanese do, they can achieve so much.
    Russians need to learn from the German/Japanese advantage.

    So, how can the Russian national character be changed? That is the million dollar question. Whoever does it can turn Russia into a giant Prussia, and that will truly be a formidable power.

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  55. It’s really much simpler.

    Plummeting oil prices.

    It’s serious issue to Russia cuz most of its exports are natural resources.

    Putin did the right thing in Georgia. It’s a big headache to occupy a foreign nation, and had Russians invaded all of Georgia, Russia’s neighbors would have grown alarmed.

    Putin did the right thing in Ukraine. No sense getting too involved there. It will just be a quagmire.

    But Russia is really hurting from oil prices and sanctions.

    Now, if Russia had developed more of a comprehensive economy in the past 20 yrs, things would be different. But Russia just rode on rising oil prices.

    Well, greatness really comes during a period of crisis. Can Putin inspire Russians to change their ways and become a great nation?

    The problem is too many Russians are lazy and expect the state to do things for them. Now, social democratic model can work IF people work hard and pay into the state. But too many Russians are not hard workers or wealth-creators.

    And the power of oligarchs would be less problematic if Russian masses were made of more serious stuff. Look at Hong Kong. It too is a land of oligarchs. Look at China. It has lots of oligarchs. And US is now more an oligarchy than anything else.
    Even so, there are lots of hardworking and energetic people in HK, China, and US who know how to get things done.

    Russia needs more apt pupils and more hard workers. But their whole educational system is corrupt(professors get promoted with bribes, students routinely cheat on exams), and Russian values have a long way to go.

    Even if Russia had no oligarchs at all, its economy would be in trouble because far too many Russians are lazy and sloppy at what they do.

    Indeed, Russians have come to rely so much on oligarchs precisely because the masses have been so incapable at the small things that leads to big things.
    It’s like in that movie K-19 by Kathryn Bigelow. That big submarine was undone because of a tiny flaw. It’s like no matter how big and strong a body is, it will grow sick and wither if its liver and other organs grow diseased. Russia has a big strong body but suffers from clogged artery, cirrhosis of the liver, kidney stones, and other diseases. Putin and others need to diagnose the Russian soul, national character, and psychology of this illness. Of course, the problem is political and social too, but it’s essentially one of the soul. Consider Japan and Germany after WWII. The social system has broken down. There were black markets. German women were selling their bodies for soap and soup. But Germans and Japanese still had the stuff of national character, discipline, social conscience, and communal cooperativeness in their souls. So, they were able to work together to rebuild and then make their nations run again.

    But Russians lack that national character. If they had it, they would have made much greater progress since the worst-of-times of Yeltsin. Putin did some good things, but for the most part, Russia cruised on high prices of natural resources and foreign investment.

    Now, if oil prices suddenly go up, Russia will be much better off, and things will turn bright for Putin.
    But a truly great nation shouldn’t depend so much on the vagaries of the global commodity market.

    Russians need to learn from Nene Romanova, an atypical young Russian woman in Tokyo in the year 2032. She is into details and details. Both God and devil are in the detail. One has to be sharp, thorough, impeccable, focused, disciplined, and etc.
    While great geniuses like Einstein and others could think freely, most people are better off mastering certain tasks through hard work and great effort. Most Germans and Japanese are not all that smart. So, why have Germany and Japan achieved so much? Because a lot of Germans and Japanese are serious about getting the work done and doing it right. One not-to-bright but hardworking German may not be much, but if there are millions of them, they constitute a great force.

    We can’t expect Russians to become a bunch of Einsteins or Google boys, but we can expect Russians to become a bunch of Nene Romanovas, and then they’ll achieve at least as much as the Japanese and Germans. Romanova Option is the proper way of turning Russia into a big Prussia.

    Serious people are better at teamwork and cooperation than lazy slovenly people.
    Russians often can’t get their act together they fail at team spirit. They fail at team spirit cuz too many individual Russians are not properly mindful of his role in the system and the program.

    It’s like the Space Squid Creature in DESTROY ALL PLANETS.
    How is it able to grow bigger and bigger and bigger?
    Because all the space aliens work as one, and so they merge together into a giant squid monster.
    It’s like a fist. No single finger constitutes a fist. Two fingers don’t make a fist. Not even three. No, all five fingers must come together to form a fist.
    The Founding Fathers were a fist, the coming together of highly talented and serious men.

    Russians need to change their character, and if Putin is really made of great stuff, he will see this crisis as an opportunity. As the saying goes, when the going get tough, the tough get going. He should use this crisis as an opportunity to call on Russians for fundamental changes to the national character so that Russia will better protected and independent in times of future crisis. But Putin may not be able to do much cuz his power depends so much on the other oligarchs. If he tries to remove those who stand in his way, they may pull off a palace coup.

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  56. How the news are made: https://www.rt.com/news/326902-germany-fake-documentary-ukraine/. This has become a standard practice of the Western MSM – to hire actors and sometimes to use movie studios to produce “news”.

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  57. Putin should give a national speech like this:

    Look at the map. Our country is so big. And Russia has plenty of people, indeed more than any single European nation. We have lots of natural resources. We have a long and proud history. Then, how come we suck so bad when it comes becoming a great power? Why can’t our economy be bigger than that of Germany and Japan?
    How come we’ve been unable to sustain the momentum of our great achievements? The Tsars did modernize Russia with railway and stuff, but how come Russia lagged behind Germany? And how did Russia end up getting involved in stupid WWI and then embarking on the commie revolution?
    Then, under Stalin, there was rise of great industry, but why couldn’t we sustain the growth? Some might say it was due to communism, but look at China. It’s still ruled by the commie party, but it did a hell of a lot more than we did.
    It appears whenever Russians did something great, it was under the bully whip. That will get things done, as under the Tsar and Stalin, but using force only goes so far and eventually burns people out. So, the Tsarist model failed, and the Stalinist model failed too. If we keep going like this, we’ll be worse than dumb polacks. We are gonna end up tarded.

    So, what the hell is our problem? I mean we aren’t a bunch of Negroes. We are white people and according to HBD, our average IQ is close to that of Germans and other Europeans. So, why can’t we get our act together? Why do we prefer guzzling vodka, dancing on tables, and wrestling with bears to getting serious and working at building a truly great modern nation? What holds us back?

    The oligarchs, you say? Sure, the oligarchs are bad eggs, but would they have risen so high and fast if most of you Russian were such tards? I mean just think about it. Suppose Russia was inhabited by Jews. Would only a handful of oligarchs rise to the top while all the rest remained tarded? No. If given freedom, lots of Jews will work hard to succeed. Some will rise very high, some will rise high, some will rise, some will do okay. There will be a gradation from the top to bottom.
    But when communism ended, just about the only people who tried to do anything were the oligarchs while most of you Russian dumbasses were drinking vodka and throwing up all over the place? And then, the violence and thuggery? People. Brothers and Sisters, why are we fighting?

    Now, look at China. It has some very super-rich people. But it has some very rich people. It has many rich people. It has many well-to-do people. and etc. China still has lots of poor folks, and there’s lots of corruption. But despite all that, it has seen tremendous growth at all levels of society. That means there is work ethic and drive at ALL levels of society.
    But look at our country. There’s a handful of people with real drive, but most Russians are just happy to goof around and drink vodka and dance on tables and get into fights. That’s why Russian science cannot get beyond this:

    If we go on like this, even Vietnam is gonna pass us in GDP.

    There is much to be done in government and many institutions where there’s too much corruption, but all you morons have to change your ways too.
    It’s like Africa with them ghastly Negroes. It’s often been said that Africa suffers from bad governance, and that is true. But corruption in Africa extends from top to bottom. Even if leaders were good, everyone else will be acting crazy and pulling dirty tricks and etc. It’s like the lowlife southern Italians. Everyone is corrupt from top to bottom. And of course, the Greeks are even worse.

    So, we need a fundamental change in our national character, our cultural virtues, our attitudes and outlooks, and the way we look ourselves and do stuff.
    We need to emulate the principles exhibited by the Knight Sabers in Bubblegum Crisis, and only then can we as a people really begin to build the foundations of a powerful nation.

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  58. Russians are surely the greatest underachievers in history.

    All those people, all that land, all that culture, but just not getting it altogether.

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  59. :-)

    nuanced approaches are far closer to reality – a shared preference indeed, Kiza!

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  60. Putin is trying to play in the big leagues with a minor league team. Its just not going to work. The Russian economy simply is not large enough to provide a decent standard of living, maintain a nuclear arsenal 10 times greater than what China feels is adequate, field major conventional forces and engage in low level warfare on its periphery and in Syria. All the wishes and hopes by some to the contrary reality can’t be changed.

    The Russian economy is heading into 3rd world status with a GDP smaller than Italy’s and its still shrinking. It is falling ever further behind technologically. People here talk about some surface to air missiles as if these are game changers. They aren’t. The US is developing weapon systems that travel at the speed of light. To a laser beam a SAM is a stationary target! Russia can’t even build blue water warships anymore. That is why it had to buy those ampibious assault ships from France. Outside of ICBMs ( which are about as useless a weapon system as a nation can build) and its legacy armaments industry it produces almost no advanced technology.

    Russia needs to get rid of Putin and concentrate on economic development not foreign policy. You need a great economy to be a great power, advice the US should heed as well.

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  61. Putin, Jewish? I think not. When he was first elected President it was revealed in the west that his mother had quietly raised him faithfully tied to the Orthodox Church. He remained faithful throughout his career at the KGB in silence, knowing full well that open adherence to the Christian religion was death to his government position. Jews, on the other hand, had free rein to be Jews openly, inasmuch as they were the overwhelming hierarchy of the Communist Party and had been since well before the revolution. Interestingly, Putin required that all of his Ministers declare religious affiliation at time of appointment. Those that had no Orthodox affiliation were required to be Baptized prior to installation.

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  62. If it wasn’t for Putin the oligarchs would still be looting Russia. Putin is developing Russia economically. They just don’t have the advantage of having stupid American executives building manufacturing plants for them that they can steal from like the Chinese.

    Putin is playing the hand that he is dealt. What should he do, roll over like Yeltsin and watch the US try and screw him at every turn?

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  63. Well there is that little problem of everybody trying to take that land from them and destroying the country in the process.

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  64. Didn’t the US mothball its aircraft mounted laser anti ICBM project with Boeing? You know the one that takes up an entire commercial airliner?

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/29/us-mothballs-airborne-laser-missile-defense-weapon.html

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  65. I wonder why putin trust the words coming out of obama? putin makes a deal with USA, obama or kerry can renegade or change the terms of the deal at their convenience.

    why the hell would putin take deals with the usa seriously? it is just bizarre in a way.

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  67. “Russia needs to get rid of Putin and concentrate on economic development not foreign policy. You need a great economy to be a great power, advice the US should heed as well.”

    Sounds like a solution: Disarm RF, remove Putin, and let the Wall Street and City of London to reign over the vastness of Russian Federation… But this plan had been already applied, in the 90-s, and that created some stunning “miracles” in Russia: the average life-span for men reached the whooping 57 years, the state industries and national resources were looted by free-marketeers (see Russian oligarchs), whereas the stats for prostitution, child-homelessness, and drag addiction went to stratosphere. Yeah, the Harvard boys (the best and brightest imbeciles) still feel nostalgia for the drunkard-at-a-wheel Yeltsin. That was a grand time indeed for the US “advice.” But the ungrateful Russians chose a different path, and look for the results – dramatic improvement in the quality of life in Russia as compared to the tragic 90-s.
    After the great and very pricy exploits in the Middle East (the millions of maimed and dead), the US have become alarmed that Russia did not want to become the US vassal and to let the Federal Reserve to make a host out of Russian state and people.
    Why don’t the US leave Russian Federation alone on her supposed way to “3rd world status?” Again, what was the rationale for destroying the functional states of Iraq and Libya – the WMD? really? You wrote that Russians “need a great economy to be a great power, advice the US should heed as well.” But the US are consistent in preventing the formation of “great economy” that could help RF to become “a great power.” Please find time to count the number of the US military bases around the globe to realize a drive for hegemony that does not tolerate other “great powers.”

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  70. Israel Shamir is loyal to his readers.

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  71. Yes. That´s what I mean. For example, West is in big troubles now, because they are gradually losing the info-war. Why do you think that US put so much effort to justify they illegal wars in ME? That´s why they invented the “War on terror” and “Arab spring”, and that´s why ME suffers so much. Fake justification made it all possible, drones, cruise missiles against civilians during the Iraq war etc. Truth is the most powerful weapon in the world. And now West is desperately trying to prevent the truth, but I think that they can´t stop the progress anymore. They were sleeping too long and their hubris is too deep rooted. That´s why they will eventually lose everything. I want also to clarify a bit more my claim about the power politics. Shamir wrote that Obama “is a wily and sophisticated player” and that he “would not like to argue against him in a court of law” since ” He (Obama) is as tricky as any lawyer.” Absolutely. I agree with him. Also, he would be a great preacher, he´s really good speaker. Or a great university teacher. But in power politics that´s not important at all. What´s important, is to understand what drives him and why. Attributes like good, evil, capable, and so on, don´t count much in geo-politics since hidden institutions rule behind the curtains. So, in any case Obamas hands are tied to certain strategies. And I will predict that those strategies are doomed to lose.

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  72. the situation speaks for itself. If the Russians try to run a ship thorough the narrows, it will be seized…or sunk. Putin knows this, so he has not tried. He has a fundamental decision to make: accept defeat in Syria, with vast and terrible consequences for his regime and Russia, or seize Constantinople and the Straits…which will leave him astride half the planet as US/EU/NATO collapse…or, if the latter come to Turkey’s aid, likely irradiate half the planet

    incidentally, on 18 March 1915 a Brit/French naval squadron tried to run the Straits at the southern (Dardanelles) end. 3 battleships later, they abandoned the effort

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  73. http://www.ibtimes.com/russia-turkey-crisis-27-russian-ships-blocked-after-moscow-detains-turkish-vessels-2231946

    scroll down to Lara Stuart-Muller aerial foto of Russians ships blocked at northern entrance to the Straits. Date: 17 December. Then go to Bosphorus Naval News, an official Turkish Navy site @ http://turkishnavy.net

    this site posts multiple close shots of every warship/supply vessel that transits w/in 24-48 hours of that transit. The site has been frozen since 17 December; last posted photos (15 Dec.) are of the Russian sub that transited on 13 December

    looks like Game On. I hope I’m wrong. I really do

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  74. see my reply to Utu, @ #66

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  75. Perhaps, I don’t follow military programs as closely as I once did. I think you are speaking of those 747 mounted chemical lasers that were developed to intercept ICBMS in their boost phase.
    Flying above the weather they would have the advantage of great range and power with the drawback that you have to be airborne at the moment of launch and your 747 platform be able to survive flying along the enemy littoral. At $200 million plus just for the 747 also not cheap.

    Today the focus seems to be using smaller lower power lasers that can be combined into a single beam and concentrate on terminal flight. The 27.5 kilowatt battlefield laser system that can hit rockets, mortar and artillary shells for the price of a few pennies of electricity per seems to be more efficient. Range is less and weather a problem but combined with other kinetic systems seem to offer a cheaper way to defend against more threats.

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  76. it is, unfortunately, true. See the references at my #66. I am amazed that hardly anyone, MSM or ‘net, has noticed that the world is at its most dangerous intersection since July, 1914. Well…hardly anybody – except the oligarchs and diplos – was paying attention then either

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  77. “one himself” refers to “corrupt oligarchs”, not “Jews”. Putin has $billions in loot stashed in Swiss banks. Obama threatened to seize it some time ago, but has not yet done so. “Jews” references the Roitman brothers and other such moguls orbiting Putin

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  78. [Now, US is economically most advantaged cuz it has the most number of smart Jews. This is a great plus for America as smart Jews come up with dazzling technology and science and stuff. But it’s also a minus for many Americans since Jews gain the most power and then use that power to control just about everything. ]

    Hi Priss,
    I’ve been attempting to lower the price of pork bellies for you, and it has worked a bit.

    Merry Christmas!

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    Putin has been around for a good number of years now and it’s inevitable that anybody, no matter how talented, will run out of steam and wear out their welcome. He’s helped the nation get back on it’s feet after the disastrous collapse of the early 90′s and for that he’ll go down in history as one of their better leaders. Sooner or later he’ll be leaving so one question will be whether he helped groom the next generation of leaders, identifying and bringing forth talented and capable people. It’s unfortunate that he places friendship and personal attachments above principles. This is a shortcoming and leads to corruption. It would be a great misfortune if after all that’s taken place for Russia to eventually become just another western-style plutocracy, fighting over plunder and vying with the rest to see which gang gets what.
    His trip to Armenia may have ruffled Turkish feathers but so what? They’ve committed mass killings throughout their history and their dirty dealing continue to this very day, having recently staged the Syrian false flag gas attack that killed hundreds of civilians and being behind, along with others, the hideous Daesh. They can do that but let’s not hurt their delicate feelings by mentioning it? If the Armenian genocide is true then lets all speak the truth, over and over, letting the chips fall where they may. In the long run speaking the truth gains the respect of everyone.

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  80. Much better quality:

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  81. This is the most atrocious piece of rubbish masquerading as a serious article that I’ve come across in a long while.
    Any quick scanner of Russian news from reliable sources – The Unz Report isn’t such a source – knows that this is a pack of lies, and unsubstantiated ravings. Putin has no relationship with Chubais, who did his best to derail Putins early search for work and has never been forgiven for it – nor does he deal with any oligarchs except strictly in business. As long as they run their commercial concerns honestly and transparently, pay their taxes and treat their workers decently and stay out of politics, he says Russia needs them, because Russia needs a powerhouse of working industry, and good businessmen provide that.
    Unlike poverty stricken America which has outsourced all its industry to Asia and left it’s own country sinking into the mire.
    A few hours study of Putin, done independently and with an open mind not already stained with typical American anti-Russian anti-Putin BS will demonstrate an honest, decent, hard working man with an overwhelming love of his country and its people; one who took a rapidly disintegrating county being raped and pillaged by Americans like Soros, the board members of Chevron and so forth, whose actions led to the deaths of nearly 8 million Russians, and saved the country and the people.
    America should wish for such a President. Of course, most of the oligarchs were American backed Jews, who still hate him. So let see, what’s his name? Israel Shamir? would write a piece of absolutely hate filled BS like this.
    Perhaps he can explain, with all this dislike of his “friends” how come Putin has an approval rating of 90% in Russia.

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  83. http://fortruss.blogspot.com/2015/12/hounding-bear-hybrid-methodology-of.html

    Hounding the Bear: Hybrid Methodology of Containing Russia, by Kypriyanova

    “Russia… is sovereign enough to challenge Washington’s global hegemony… Thus, the Pentagon lists Russia as one of the top threats to the U.S… The Russian Federation is also a large, resource-rich land…”

    The parasitoids will continue hounding the bear till a major crisis erupts; this crisis needs to be serious enough to endanger the US/Israel/UK plutocracy. Sigh.

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  84. Thank you for the info on the situation in the Straits (your #73 comment). If this is really the case and if this would continue, Russia will have to withdraw from Syria. This would be the end of Putin. That Russian media do not talk about it is understandable but the silence in Western media, which like to rejoice of every Putin’s setbacks, is not. For this reason I take this “news” with a grain of salt.

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  86. incidentally, on 18 March 1915 a Brit/French naval squadron tried to run the Straits at the southern (Dardanelles) end. 3 battleships later, they abandoned the effort

    In an era before guided missiles and air support where you had relatively inaccurate naval guns to defend you.

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  87. The aircraft mounted laser has a serious problem with atmospheric interference. They actually send out a beam and try to compensate for it. I don’t think it is working as well as they hoped.

    I have seen pictures of the smallish lasers mounted on ships. My guess is that they are hoping to find a replacement for the Phalanx radar guided Gatling gun. It has been 20 years since I had anything to do with it and I imagine the target discrimination is much better but the word then was that helicopter pilots refused to land when it was active. The radar signature of the rotors fooled the system into locking onto them. There were occasional reports of the system locking onto a phantom target and sending out a barrage of bullets.

    A small laser on the battlefield against small low cost projectiles might make sense but maybe not with a sophisticated missile against high value targets such as an anti-ship missile to take out aircraft carriers. The laser has no mass and is subject to the same issues as one sees with stealth technology. The missile can have a material that absorbs and dissipates (think space shuttle heat shield) the heat long enough for the missile to reach the target or it can deflect the beam. If a 20 mm chunk of depleted uranium or tungsten traveling at 3000 fps with a tip designed to drill through a thick slab of steel spinning at 240,000 RPM hits a missile something is going to change in the missile’s trajectory.

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  88. We all know that if Russia is singing the BLUES what is the rest of the world singing to with as much debt that their countries are accumulating take for instance the UNITED STATES WITH OVER 18’000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION DOLLARS IN THE HOLE AND STILL THROWING MORE BILLIONS INTO IT.

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    But what is even worst, of all the rest of the world does not even have a CHRISTIAN PRESIDENT LIKE RUSSIA DOES HAVE IN PRESIDENT PUTIN, THAT IN ITSELF IS BEEN ON THE RIGHT SIDE WITH OVER 80% APROVAL RATEING AROUND THE WORLD EXCEPT OBVIOUSLY WITH THE INTERNATIONAL TRIBE OF PARASITES THAT BELIEVE THE WORLD WAS GIVEN TO THEM TO RULE OVER. EVEN WHEN WE ALL KNOW THAT THEY CAN’T EVEN RULE THESELVES AS LAWLESS AND GODLESS AS THEY ARE THEY HAVE NOT EVEN CARE TO KNOW WHICH god IS THE ONE THAT GAVE THEM THE WORLD TO RULE.

    As Christians we all know that we too are on the winning side no matter how dark the day or night may appear since we are not going by sight but by the grace of our LORD AND SAVIOUR
    The ignorant Zionist Christians are still snoring under the false believe that Israhell will be invaded in the future by Russia with out knowing that Israhell has already been INVADED BY THE FORCES OF THE ANTI-CHRIST ALL THOSE INTERNATIONAL JEWS THAT HAVE MOVED FROM ALL OVER EUROPE FOR THE LAST 67 YEARS ARE THE GOG AND MAGOG WITH ALL ITS BANDS THAT WERE MENT TO INVADE ISRAHELL ON THE LAST DAYS THAT IS WHY THE SEMITE PALESTINISNS ARE AND HAVE BEEN DESTROYED EVER SINCE GOG AND MAGOG MADE ITS INVATION BACK IN 1948.

    And the modern BABILONIAN EMPIRE WHICH IS THE UNITED STATES IS IN THE PROSCESS OF BEEN DESTROYED FOR THE LAST 100 PLUS YEARS. WHILE THE CHRISTIANS FELL ASLEEP UNDER THE DECEPTION GOD WARNED US ABOUT OF WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN ON THE LAST DAYS WHEN MEN WAS TO CHOSE TO BELIEVE THE LIES MORE THAN TO BELIEVE THE TRUTH AND HERE WE ALL ARE/

    If God gave Israel to the HEBREWS then We believers also know that North America was given to the CHRISTIANS BUT LIKE THE HEBREWS THAT REJECTED CHRIST 2,000 YEARS AGO SO THE ZIONIST CHRISTIANS HAVE ALSO DONE THE SAME THING TODAY BY GIVEING MORE PRASESS TO THE IMPOSTOR JEWS THAN TO OUR SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST WHICH IS THE ONLY ONE THAT CAME FROM THE FATHER TO SAVE HUMANITY , WHILE THESE MISERABLE JEWS ARE THE ONES CHRIST KICKED OUT OF THE TEMPLE AND THE ONES THAT DEMANDED TO THE ROMANS TO ASSESINATE OUR LORD.___

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  89. How can Obama seize Russian money in a Swiss bank? I doubt even the cowed Swiss would go along with something that dumb. They are willing to turn over American tax cheats, yeah, but Russians stashing Russian money?

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  90. A professor at UCLA who taught classes on Ottoman history maintained that it was a forced migration where people died along the way (similar to the Trail of Tears the Cherokee had to endure). The deaths were exaggerated and the Turks kept poor records so there is very little in the way of a paper trail or honest historical record. I doubt anybody will really ever know the real truth. Everybody is dead so the stories of Turkish brutality are like all those stories by Auschwitz survivors, the people repeating them are not the people who lived them. How much is real and how much is exaggerated for effect?

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  91. What did they do to the Iranian $$$ ?

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  92. The only thing I would agree with you on is that there is a major similarity between today’s and the situation almost 2,000 years ago when Jesus Christ overturned the tables of the money changers in Jerusalem on Passover.

    Replace:
    the Money Changers -with- Bankers and MIC War Profiteers,
    Herod’s Temple -with- the state of Israel,
    Pontius Pilate and his troops -with- the US President, Congress and military,
    believers in Christ -with- all true believers in Christ, including the Russian nation,
    the mob baying for Jesus’ blood -with- Western countries which voted to bomb the defenders of Syria (SAA) under pretense of bombing the terrorists,
    and so on.

    Personally, I am not a highly religious person. For me, the Christ’s message has always been about two principal human evils:
    1) the desire to lord over others (to enslave them),
    2) the revenge instead of forgiveness.
    Thus, Christ’s message is a universal one for all of humanity, a message lacking from all other religions and beliefs except Buddhism. Having lost (or having never had) the Christian values, the West will lead the World into a nuclear holocaust.

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  93. I’m surprised that you guys don’t know what the bottleneck is in the Russian economy. According to Nikolay Starikov’s free online book, countries categorized as “developing” by the IMF/Fed system may print their currency only in an amount equivalent to the value of their exports. This is why so many countries give up even food self-sufficiency to produce exports. And why they end up so often in debt-slavery to the IMF or Western govts. Of course development even of a simple company, let alone a nation is dependent upon investment capital. Even if not growing, one often needs working capital. Without it, nations borrow or sell shares in their natural resources. What I am telling you is the basis of Western Hegemony. The solution is MMT: Modern Monetary Theory; there are books on it; also this site bilboeconomicoutlet.net. Michael Hudson is a major proponent. Also the Sanctions now prevent Russia from even borrowing, except for extreme short-term at disadvantageous rates. To get to MMT, or any sane monetary/economic policy Russia would need to nationalize the ruble and the central bank. Do you not realize that most central banks are “independent” of their govts (i.e., controlled by the international bankers thru the IMF/Fed system? http://lit.md/files/nstarikov/rouble_nationalization-the_way_to_russia’s_freedom.pdf

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  94. Wasn’t that money in the US?

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  95. Yes, the key issue today is who prints the money. All nations, except the US, can print only as much as they produce goods and services. Nationalizing the central bank is a fool’s solution (central planner’s solution). The central bank works well after neither private, banking cartel ownership, nor under “nationalized” that is government ownership.

    When banking started in the West, there were no central banks, all banks were industry centered – one bank served one industry, to handle access of capital of some members and demand for capital by others. This worked well until the bankers worked out that they could gain control not of only of their industry, then of the whole society, by generalizing their capital function. Central banks were a pinnacle of such societal control, it is when and how banks became the true masters of the society.

    I cannot see any model of ownership of central bank which could diminish the catastrophic role that this institution plays in the society, could you? Were you suggesting that Russia should nationalize the Russian Central Bank? This would bring a short-term benefit and a long term disaster to Russia. The trick is to strike a balance, to maintain Central Bank’s independence from central planners and manipulators, whilst focusing the Central Bank on the productive side of the society. The US has totally lost this battle, and it looks like China is losing it as well.

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  96. This is the continuation of the story on the Israeli group DTS: http://www.haaretz.com/misc/article-print-page//.premium-1.692741.

    Israel is full of horrible people, but there are some extraordinary individuals there too. They are a minority, but we can only support them and wish them success in breaking the monopoly on decisions that the Nutty Yahoo crazies own at the moment. If there were more people such as general Levin, then maybe Israel could stop being the World’s worst pariah nation and become a positive member.

    On the same topic, here is a reminder how things got to where they are now (the crazies in total control): https://consortiumnews.com/2015/12/21/the-murder-of-yitzhak-rabin/.

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    WHAT NON-JEWS HAVE TO LEARN IS THAT HUMANITY IS BEEN GOING THROUGH AN INFORMATION WARFARE FOR THE LAST 100 YEARS BUT THE TRUTH WAS KEPT IN THE DARK THEN CAME THE PRINTED PRESS, RADIO, AND LATER TELEVITION AND THE ZIONIST JEWS BEGAN THEIR BUYING EVERY MEANS OF COMMUNICATION IN ORDER TO INSULT ANY ONE THAT COULD SPEAK THE TRUTH AS TO THEIR EVIL DOINGS, BY RIDICULE SHAMEING THEM WITH THE CONSPIRACY THEORIST IN ORDER TO STOP THEM FROM LETTING THE REST OF THE IDIOTS THAT THEY WERE BEEN TURN INTO SLAVES.

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    BENJAMIN H. FREEDMAN HIMSELF A OMCE ZIONIST JEW THAT WAS AN INSIDER WITH THE ELITIST AND WAS PRESENT AT ALL VERY IMPORTANT EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE DURING THE LAST CENTURY IN OUR REPUBLIC, WAS TAKEN PRISONER BY OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST AND FROM THEN ON HE SOLD HIS SOAP FACTORY AND USED ALL HIS FORTUNE WHICH AT THAT TIME WAS AROUND 2’500,000.00 DOLLARS TO WAKE UP THE ONCE CHRISTIAN NATION OF USA.

    HE WENT TO MILITARY INSTALATIONS. AND SPOKE OF THE ENEMY THAT WAS OVERTAKEING OUR REPUBLIC, FROM INSIDE OUT, EVEN SPOKE OF THEIR SATANIC PLANS OF THE DESMANTALING OF OUR REPUBLIC AND THE SHEEP REFUSED TO WAKE UP AND DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT THIS MAN MR. BENJAMIN H. FREEDMAN DIED AROUND THE 1980′S SPENT ALL HIS FORTUNE BY USING FULL PAGES OF A NEWS PAPER THAT WAS KNOWN AS THE COMMON SENSE NEWSPAPER AROUND THE NEW JERCY AREA, THAT WAS OWNED BY A CLOSE FRIEND OF HIS.

    GOD ALL MIGHTY GAVE US PLENTY OF WARNING BUT THE STUPID SHEEP THAT STILL POUNDS ITS CHEST WITH PRIDE UNDER THE BELIEVE THAT THE FILTHY JEWS ARE THE CHOSEN OF GOD IGNORING THE FACT THAT NO BODY CAN GO TO HEAVEN UNLESS IT BECOMES REGENERATED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD ONCE AND MAN ASKS GOD FOR FORGIVNESS BY REPENTENCE GOD WILL MEET THAT MAN AND NOT ONLY FORGIVE HIM BUT IT BEGINS TO CHANGE ITS LIFE FROM INSIDE OUT, AND STOPS BEEN A JEW OR A GENTILE IT BECOMES A NEW CREATURE IN GOD’S EYES.

    THIS ZIONIST JEWS DON’T LIKE TO BE JUDGED BUT THEY DO LOVE TO LORD OVER ALL NON JEWS WITH THEIR SATANIC JUDGMENTS ON EVERY THING WE DO FROM THE FOOD WE EAT TO THE AIR WE BREATH, AND NO ONE CALLS THEM OUT ON THEIR DAMN SATAIC PHILOSOPY. WHO AS SATAN WORSHIPERS THEY ARE JUST FOLLOWING THEIR MASTERS GUIDANCE.

    THROUGH OUT THEIR EXCISTENSE THEY HAVE NEVER CHANGED THEY WERE SAVAGES LAWLESS AND GODLESS SEXUAL DEVIANTS THAT DEAL WITH EVERY THING THAT IS AGAINST GOD’S ORDER THEY PREFER CHAOS AND DISORDER JOHN CHAPTER 8 EXPLAINS WHO THIS BEAST REALY ARE BY JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF DOING A PRE WARNNING AS TO WHAT AND WHO THEY REALY ARE.THEY HAVE NOT EVEN ONE DROP OF HEBREW BLOOD IN THEM SO WHEN THEY CLAIM TO BE SEMITS THEY ARE LYING LIKA ALL THE REST OF THEIR LIES

    SO THE WRITER OF THIS ARTICLE IS A JEW I WOULD NOT TRUST WHAT HE SAYS FOR ALL THE GOLD IN THE WORLD ALL JEWS ARE THE SAME LYERS. THEY ARE MASTERS AT PROVIDING HE SHEEP WITH ” SELECTIVE THRUTHS ONLY”

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  100. china killed millions in occupied tibet.
    sudan killed millions in occupied darfur.
    russia killed a million in occupied chechnya.
    indonesia killed half a million in occupied papua.
    israel killed 25,000 palestinians.
    who is worst pariah nation?

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  101. Surely this is satire?

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  102. We hear this argument .
    I hope after this explanation,you won’t try it again
    1 Who supports China,Sudan,Russia in UN by voting,by not sanctioning by sending weapons ,by sending money,by sending tax exempt donations?
    2 Who allows a dual citizen of China Russia,Sudan to revolve between the government of US / West and the respective governent of said countries( China,Sudan,Indonesia) and always protect the interests of the said countries?
    3 Which country out of those spy on USA and not get mentioned by the government or the media ?
    4 Which of those ountries attack their neighbors with impunities and get each time moral,financial,military,and diplomatic support of West for doing that?
    4 Which country among those make promises and enters treaties and then walk out ? Indonesia kept the promise of election ,so did Sudan and then followed up by keeping the promises and honoring the results?
    ( Israel? Oslo peace promises , Hamas election ? Does it ring a bellin the Western conscience)
    Which of those countries write the Bill on the sanctioning of the neighboring countries attacked by those countries for US congress?
    6 Which of those countries send their psychopath to get western citizenship and then buy the election to favor those countries interest openly?

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    Now let’s discuss the other aspect that are I he tent in the behaviors of these countries -
    Chechnya n. Tibetian or S Sudanese or Westn Sudanese or Timorese were not and did not live as second class or third class citizen . The fight was for to live separately and for getting the revenue of the natural resources exclusively for the inhabitants of the local ( Chechenya or Tibet or Timor)
    Palestinian wants to stay within Israel with same rights of Israeli. China gives same right to Tibetian that it gives to Chinese and Russia now does same .
    Israel wants the land of Egypt,Lebanon part of Jordan and whole Palestine but not its people .


    Is Israel a Nazi state with final solution? Not yet . Hitler wasn’t there until 1941 . He wanted Jews to leave . Israel wants same . At least Jews were provoking Hitler or responding by boycotting within US and West at government level and were forc ing the private by intimidation,legislation,and propaganda . Jews were also getting countries lined up to attack HitlerThere would be final solution if that kind of activities were ever mounted by Palestinian,Syria,or Lebanese .
    That’s what the Jeiws intellectual and military strategists imply when they say or write in American newspaper of bringing nuclear winter to the west if Israel were for forced to change its behaviors . They argue by using or they confuse by using the pressure to accommodate as existential threat to Israel. Then they justify their threat of onliterating the world . they use the excuse of existential threat that will be used to bring the West down.

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  103. “Pakistan opposes any efforts to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Pakistan’s foreign secretary said on Wednesday.

    “Pakistan is also against foreign military intervention in Syria and fully supports the territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic,” Aizaz Chaudhry said during a meeting of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/asia/20151224/1032274797/pakistan-opposes-toppling-assad-syria.html#ixzz3vLq2OmFG

    Wind has started blowing in the new different direction. Putin needs to hang in there .

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  105. No problem with the Straits:
    Date Number Name Direction Nationality
    24.12.2015 132 Minsk Northbound Russia
    23.12.2015 130 Korolev Southbound Russia
    21.12.2015 150 Saratov Northbound Russia
    21.12.2015 158 Tsezar Kunikov Southbound Russia
    19.12.2015 Dvinitsa-50 Southbound Russia
    19.12.2015 142 Novocharkassk Southbound Russia
    18.12.2015 Yauza Southbound Russia
    17.12.2015 71 USS Ross Southbound USA
    17.12.2015 156 Yamal Northbound Russia
    14.12.2015 132 Minsk Southbound Russia
    No reason to worry before time!

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  106. It is not so. See my comment #105 for details

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  107. The straights are open. See my comment #105 for details

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  108. It is not so. See my comment #105 for details

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  109. http://plumenclume.org/blog/68-le-blues-de-poutine-par-israel-adam-shamir

    Première publication : The Unz Review

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  110. Finally, someone placed a question to the MSM propagandizers and other profiteering “analysts:”
    “Now that I have “come clean” about Kremlin blandishments that have come my way, I turn to my political opponents…and ask how much they are benefiting in terms of grants, professional promotions and access to the high and mighty in Washington for publicly supporting the propaganda lines of State Department handouts. I wouldn’t dream of accusing them of being on the CIA payroll…”

    https://consortiumnews.com/2015/12/26/the-obsessive-putin-bashing/

    Well done!
    The above article gives a lot of space to one Kirk Bennett (a “former U.S. Foreign Service officer who spent most of his career working on post-Soviet issues”) which fancies himself an expert in Russian history (he is not). The following is Mr. Kirk Bennett’ faithful parroting of the official DC line:
    “The argument for arming Ukraine [by the US] has absolutely nothing to do with neocon conspiracies, knee-jerk interventionist impulses, aspirations to spread democracy indiscriminately around the world, or a pathological obsession with keeping Russia down. Securing Russian cooperation internationally will not come from pandering to Moscow’s selective and self-serving “Russia as victim” narrative, but through a dawning Russian realization over time that their current course dooms them to enmity not only with the West, but with their ostensibly fraternal post-Soviet neighbors. Russia has embarked on a path to isolation, deprivation, chronic conflict and decline.”
    Once a former Foreign Service officer is always a Foreign Service officer. Or (tongue in cheek) “I wouldn’t dream of accusing him of being on the CIA payroll…”

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  111. “…..selective and self-serving “Russia as victim” narrative…”

    Is Kirk Bennett a Jew? If so, he’s doing some serious projecting. (If not, some serious misattribution.)

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  112. Those who put their salvation in the form of revolution in America (or the laughably misnamed “democratic West” in general) are either delusional or simply dishonest.

    Like all these other vaunted Western “democracies,” the only revolution that America will spawn is a fascist one. That is why you see America’s police militarization and high tech surveillance state proceeding apace–despite the pathetic “protests” in the so-called Land of the Free.

    These protests, though limited in nature, often times are even treated with vitriol, disdain, or glib indifference by the self-proclaimed “freedom-loving” American people themselves–as seen by their hostility to the Black Lives Matter movement. This is especially true of White America, who by and large, are are fanatical nationalists and cannot stand any political dissent that questions their false God of America.

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  113. “perhaps it would be better to let past to take care of itself”

    The past has a tendency to repeat itself if people don’t take care that it doesn’t.

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  114. make up numbers
    all your numbers are fiction

    israel/jewry is responsible for the deaths of millions
    go live as the living palestinians.
    gaza – history’s largest concentration-extermination prison.

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  115. israel can never be a positive member of earth
    until jews stop being jews, trash judaism.
    what we see in israel, eg, a pack of insane jews stabbing a picture of an 18 month old child that jews murdered, is judaism without controls, is pure jew.
    tolerable jews are jews moderated by others, controlled by a larger more powerful culture.

    the crimes committed by jews in occupied palestine are so cruel, horrible, no future show of humanity warrants the future acceptance of these monsters.

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  117. That translation got picked up by Alain Soral’s site:

    http://www.egaliteetreconciliation.fr/Le-blues-de-Poutine-36897.html

    I’m always cheered up when I see this sort of informal news networking in action. It’s kind of like smuggling or running a blockade when articles make their way around the web like this from one “fringe” site to another.

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  121. I’m black yo I’m black yo I’m blacketty black black blacketty black black I’m blacker than black, I’m black yo.

    boring…

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  122. I think Greeks have their own very legitimate reason to dislike Muslims: Approximately 375 years of Muslim domination.

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  123. What is the basis of the metaphor of being taken prisoner by Jesus Christ?

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  124. The US Dept. project in Ukraine is taking next step:

    https://consortiumnews.com/2016/01/06/reality-peeks-through-in-ukraine/

    “Of course, Biden has his own Ukraine cronyism problem because – three months after the U.S.-backed overthrow of the Yanukovych government – Ukraine’s largest private gas firm, Burisma Holdings, appointed his son, Hunter Biden, to its board of directors.
    Burisma – a shadowy Cyprus-based company – also lined up well-connected lobbyists, some with ties to Secretary of State John Kerry, including Kerry’s former Senate chief of staff David Leiter, according to lobbying disclosures.”

    Tens of thousands of civilians died thanks implementation of the project.

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  125. Putin under Heavy Domestic Pressure Being Forced to Act Drastically somehow | NEW.EURO-MED.DK
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