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On the basis of secret evidence, a UK inquiry under orders from Washington decided that the death ten years ago of a low level spy was “probably” ordered by President Putin of Russia. There is no motive whatsoever for Putin to have been concerned with the dead spy, Litvinenko. He was of no consequence or threat to Russia.

Probably, Litvinenko’s death was due to the fact that he was engaged in the smuggling of nuclear materials and accidently poisoned himself.

What these unsubstantiated attacks on the President of Russia are doing is elevating Russia. The non Anglo-Zionist world, which is the largest part of humanity, has lost confidence in the veracity of the West. The Western media, a collection of prostitutes, is in such lock-step mindless compliance with the anti-Russian agenda that the most implausible accusations against President Putin are reported as if they were proven fact.

Western news organizations, such as the BBC and the New York Times, once respected news organizations, are now widely regarded as government propaganda organizations that lie for their living.

Here is the report of a person who used to believe the lie until he looked into the case.

As I wrote recently, all they do is to lie to us. Lies are the West’s principle weapon. As the lies wear out, the West is exposed as a liar that never can be believed about anything.

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• Category: Foreign Policy • Tags: American Media, Putin, Russia 
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  1. attonn says:

    The UK is not a serious country anymore. Who cares what they say?

  2. The puzzling happenstance is that the ordinariness of blatant lying has become redolent of late Soviet mendacity, which had also reached extraordinary levels.

  3. Conspiracy theorizing has become official propaganda.

    The puzzling happenstance is that the ordinariness of blatant lying has become redolent of late Soviet mendacity, which had also reached extraordinary levels.

  4. “On the basis of secret evidence, a UK inquiry under orders from Washington decided that the death ten years ago of a low level spy was “probably” ordered by President Putin of Russia.”

    This is outrageous. Normally, formal inquiries in Commonwealth countries will only say if someone is or isn’t responsible for something. They don’t go around making probabilistic statements like so and so “probably did it.” Especially if the evidence for this claim isn’t released to the public.

    Imagine if the media went around saying so and so “probably did it” everytime they reported on a court case where the accused was let off because of lack of clear evidence. Dodgy stuff.

  5. Sean says:

    Litvinenko publicised a claim that Putin is a child molester along with a video showing him behaving rather peculiarly with a little boy. So someone in the Russia secret services got a their poison of choice (Polonium) out of the secure state repository and used about 13 million quids worth to kill Litvinenko. They left a trail like an elephant in six feet of snow. Putin probably did not order it, but he is the leader and he should keep his dogs on a tighter reign.

    • Replies: @Kiza
  6. Macilrae says:

    Probably, Litvinenko’s death was due to the fact that he was engaged in the smuggling of nuclear materials and accidently poisoned himself.

    “The FSB operation to kill Mr Litvinenko was probably approved by
    Mr Patrushev and also by President Putin. ”

    “Probably” we should be more careful how we throw around this word around – particularly if you are a distinguished judge or respected economist – in either case where is the evidence?

  7. alexander says:

    Dear Mr Roberts,

    So true.

    But for arguments sake, perhaps we can reconsider using the designation of “The West”, to ascribe this foul and disingenuous behavior emanating from it ?

    Maybe we should consider calling it “what the West once was” or can be again…. once the Neocons are safely remaindered to Guantanamo Bay ?

    Nothing these people are doing stand for the West that I grew up in. Nothing they are doing represents me, and I am nothing if not a man of the “West”.

    It would make millions of us “Westerners” feel a heck of a lot better, if those who have hijacked our good name, and used it for the” evil” they wish to commit, were held to account for their fraudulent behavior without denigrating us.

    • Replies: @Kiza
  8. Kiza says:

    Good to get a confirmation of the Hasbara involvement in this stupid propaganda story as well. The old quip: “do not believe anything until it is officially denied”, has been transformed into: “understand everything when Hasbara, such as Shaun, repeats it”. Putin is the biggest bone in the throats of just your Ziocon Nazis of the Anglo-Zionist establishment, so it would have been expected that your guys would have produced another “probabilistic” story of Putin’s guilt. Through tons of mud (bull manure) the Putin’s way and hope that some of it sticks. In reality, you are just making more and more people wake up to your Israeli propaganda.

  9. Kiza says:

    Here is a nice summary comment from a US guy on another zine:
    From popular culture to finance, “Western” appears largely synonymous with “sham” or “fraud”.

    My addition: most of sham and fraud in the West comes from the Anglo-Zionists.

  10. Sean says:

    There is an undisputed incident of Putin behaving oddly with a little boy as anyone can see for themselves How did Israel fake that?

    Anyway, there are as many Palestinians fighting against Assad Junior and Putin as for him.

    • Replies: @5371
    , @Anonymous
  11. 5371 says:

    Let’s rather talk about how your liver-chomping pets are taking a beating in Syria, idiot.

    • Replies: @Sean
  12. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Are you suggesting that Putin kissing the boy’s stomach at some public function was sexual? I didn’t think it was sexual at all. It just seemed like a cultural thing.

    • Replies: @Sean
  13. Sean says:

    The essential point is Litvinenko used it to allege Putin is a known child molester and Litvinenko’s former FSB comrades used that law authorising assassinations to do what they have longed to to do and poisoned him. I very much doubt Putin is a paedo or the British know enough about the inside workings of the Kremlin to draw the conclusion Putin ordered the assassination. But he should keep his brainless goon squad on a shorter leash, because this has damaged Russia.

  14. Sean says:

    The Southern Front are US backed and controlled from Jordan. With Russia’s bombardments, Assad is eliminating the Southern front of the FSA in Daraa
    closer and closer to the borders of Jordan and creating a vacuum that ISIS can fill. Destabilisation of the region will offer a golden opportunity With so many interests, native and foreign, involved, a way out does not seem in sight. Nor can the outcome be foreseen any more than that of the Thirty Years’ War could be four years after the beginning of the conflict, i.e. 1622. In fact there is good reason to believe that the hostilities have just begun. Additional players such as Lebanon and Jordan may well be drawn in. That in turn will almost certainly bring in Israel as well. Some right-wing Israelis, including several ministers, actually dream of such a scenario. They hope that the fall of the Hashemite Dynasty and the disintegration of Jordan will provide them with an opportunity to repeat the events of 1948 by throwing the Palestinians out of the West Bank and into Jordan. What should be done: Speaking as an Israeli now, given that real peace is out of reach for a long, long time to come, there seem to be two courses. The first would be for my country to complete the wall it has built around the West Bank in such a way as to get rid as of many Palestinians, specifically including most of those who live in East Jerusalem, as possible. That done, it should tell the settlers it is withdrawing and take as many of them as possible along. If, after that, the Palestinians in the West Bank still cause trouble, then Israel should deal with them as it dealt with Gaza in 2014. This has long been my own position; however, unless pressure is applied form outside it is very unlikely to happen. […] The second would be to hope for the collapse of the Hashemite Kingdom and its occupation by Daesh or some similar organization. That would create an opportunity to repeat the events of 1948 and throw the Palestinians of the West Bank across the River Jordan. This is the “solution” a great many Israelis secretly favor. And the longer the present uprising lasts, the larger their number will grow

    Robert Locke in 2003 If Israel follows through on this plan, it would probably be prudent for the United States to distance itself in various ways, perhaps by cutting off our billion dollars a year in economic aid. But, given that Israel really needs to get off of American welfare anyway, this would not be a serious problem.

    Even the Palestinians will be better off if they are forced to abandon their revanchist dream, which the other Arab states have pushed on them for the sake of making them a weapon against Israel, and to start constructing a normal society.

    Twenty years from now, many Palestinians may look back on the whole thing as irrelevant to their lives.

    Population transfer is not a perfect solution. Some people would get killed.

    But the alternative is a low-intensity war in which people are being killed every day. It would be a cauterizing but effective end to the conflict, a cutting of the biggest Gordian knot in world politics.

    And it has, as I said, crucial implications for other Western nations—including America.

    Things are shaping up nicely.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  15. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t see the connection between van Creveld’s and Locke’s articles.

    What van Creveld describes is expulsion in the fog of war and destabilization in the Mideast, while Locke proposes overt ethnic cleansing in an organized fashion under normal conditions and circumstances. The latter would not go unnoticed and fail to attract attention from the outside world, especially with civil disobedience and violence most certainly to be involved. It’s also highly unlikely that the US would simply be able to stand idly by with mere token displays of disapproval, especially when the Arabs and others start appealing to other countries:

    China supports East Jerusalem as capital of sovereign Palestinian state – President Xi

    Published time: 22 Jan, 2016 04:15
    Edited time: 22 Jan, 2016 04:33

    China has openly declared that it supports the independence of a Palestinian state which has East Jerusalem as its capital. Addressing the Arab League, the Chinese president also announced a \$7.6mn grant for a solar power project to improve Palestinians’ well-being.

    Speaking for the first time at Arab League headquarters in Egypt, Chinese President Xi Jinping stressed that the Palestinian issue should not be marginalized, as he declared Beijing’s support for the Palestinian peace process.

    “China firmly supports the Middle East peace process and supports the establishment of a State of Palestine enjoying full sovereignty on the basis of the 1967 borders and with East Jerusalem as its capital,” Xi told the Arab League’s delegates.

  16. Sean says:

    The option of the 1967 borders no longer exists, and by the way there is no such thing as a limited liability war meaning the Arabs are not going to get back that land. The Jewish diaspora exists for Israel and no one who goes against Israel will be listened to in the organised Jewish community in the US,. American Jews will go along with what Israel deems necessary and unless Israel wants to try being an Apartheid state it will have to either expel the Palestinians or give them their own state (which it shows no sign of wanting to do). The Israel lobby will have to defend expulsions by Israel. The attitude to expulsions done by Western countries to defend their national future would alter greatly with Western Jews accepting Israel wasjustified to defend the Jewishness of Israel by the very same method.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  17. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    The argument presumes that the US would simply be able to stand idly by with mere token displays of disapproval. That seems hard to believe, unless you also presume that the Arabs tacitly approve. Otherwise, the Arabs and others will start appealing to other powers, and the US will be inevitably dragged in and required to either explicitly approve of Israel’s actions or push back against Israel. Either way, the US will not be able to keep its hands clean of the matter. It would have to get down and dirty and possibly even go to war.

  18. Sean says:

    During the Iraq war the Arab states asked Israel to promise they would not use the conflict to expel the Palestinians and they refused to give any such assurances. The Arabs couldn’t and the US wouldn’t take any meaningful action against Israel is there was general chaos and fighting and Palestinians ended up in the existing Palestinian state (ie Jordan). Something similar is already openly talked about by a major Israeli politician. On Wednesday, Jan. 27 a large Hizballah force entered the southern Syrian town of Daraa, a critically dangerous event for Israel’s security. The way to the town, which lies near the Jordanian border and across from the Israeli Golan, was opened before Hizballah by none other than Russian forces. This was a blatant violation of President Vladimir Putin’s commitments to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah not to permit Iranian and Iran-backed forces, such as Hizballah and Iraqi and Afghani Shiite militias, reach their borders in consequence of Russia’s military intervention in the Syria war.
    Daraa is just 32 km from the southern Golan and 12 km from the Jordanian border. Hizballah forces in this town are therefore within easy striking distance from northern Israeli and Jordan.
    What happened Wednesday was that a sizeable Hizballah contingent made it into Daraa, the day after a Syrian unit under the command of Russian officers captured the town of Sheikh Maskin, cutting off rebel forces east of Daraa from their comrades to the west.
    Control of Sheikh Maskin is the key to the crossroads leading to Damascus in the north, the Druze Mountain town of es-Suwaida in the east, and Quneitra on Golan opposite Israel’s northern defenses.

    Assad and Putin are going to do it for Israel, which will certainly act if Hizballah moves in too close and Jordan descends into chaos. Any expulsions will happen during a wider war, and the US is not going to fight Israel and occupy the Middle East for the benefit of Palestinians.

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