Statement from the President Regarding the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty

Excerpt:

Tomorrow, the United States will suspend its obligations under the INF Treaty and begin the process of withdrawing from the INF Treaty, which will be completed in 6 months unless Russia comes back into compliance by destroying all of its violating missiles, launchers, and associated equipment. Our NATO Allies fully support us, because they understand the threat posed by Russia’s violation and the risks to arms control posed by ignoring treaty violations


 

Source: whitehouse.gov.

Global Currency Reset Begins

This video is a great explanation of the changes that have been taking place in financial systems around the world, since the US Housing Crisis of 2008, and the formation of BRICS (Brazil, India, China, and South Africa).

It shows how countries are moving towards a combination of gold-backed and resource-based currencies, which further explains why Trump is working towards mining America’s resources. By contrast, Canada’s Liberal government(s) are working hard to keep its own resources in the ground, thus keeping them from being a wealthy nation in the new financial system.

BREAKING: Obama Admin Reportedly Approved General Flynn Calls with Russian Ambassador


On Friday, Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents about making contact with Russian Ambassador Kislyak during the transition period. In a stunning twist, the Trump White House revealed to CNN that the calls were approved by the Obama administration.  The Hill reports: The White House said on Friday that it was the Obama administration […]

Source: BREAKING: Obama Admin Reportedly Approved General Flynn Calls with Russian Ambassador

Russia isn’t Bluffing, Hillary Won’t Help- Military Source

This will not end well
– Soren K

An Israeli Colonel’s Observations
by Vince Lanci

I personally attended the AIPAC conference in March of 2016. One of the breakaway meetings was hosted by an Israeli Colonel. No press was allowed, but the content was public. I attended and asked a naive question about the US involvement in Syria against ISIS. What follows is a transcript of my notes as the Colonel was kind enough to answer.

  1. “It is the US, not Russia that is waffling on who it backs in the region”- answer to “Why is Russia not stepping up”
  2. Russia will not back down on Syria, Putin will not walk away from Assad as his ally
  3. Syria offers Russia the ONLY real water access on the mediteranean side and therefore the Atlantic
  4. They will not give up this port, It is a line in the sand for their defenses
  5.  the USA is underestimating how important this port is to them
  6. the Warsaw pact was created out of fear, not aggression.
  7. Russia will likely seek to expand its Atlantic footprint  to hedge themselves.- prophetic, Cuba
  8. Isreal is not “watching” just because it is muslim on muslim war. It understands Russia’s need to not be land locked just as we do. So we are staying out of it.
  9. Israel recognizes the situation the US is in and does not envy it

The Players ( we think)

  • Saudi allies are Sunni Wahhabi extremists in practice- we need their oil, they need our arms
  • Shia Iran an enemy with Russian backing
  • Syrai is Shia with Iran backing
  • ISIS is Sunni and out to kill all including Saudi’s who do not recognize the new Caliphate
  • Assad is a murderer and the devil we know- remember when we toppled the last evil dictator in Iraq?
  • the USA likely is responsible for the ISIS creation to destabilize Shia regimes- the enemy of our enemy ends up being our enemy too!

USA: We got this!

Enter Hillary Clinton to Save Us

Recently, Wikileaks released more emails with Hillary Clinton’s Imprint on them. Here are 2 from Clinton’s 2013 Goldman Sachs Paid Conference:

On Bombing Iran- Sure, Why not?

On Her Saudi Sponsors: They’ll get Nukeswhy not, they paid her for them already

 

Bombing Iran, which is backed by Russia. Arming or permitting a nuclear Saudi Arabia. Adding complexity upon complexity to solve problems we do not understand. That is how politicians “solve” things. In finance, in diplomacy, and in law. Remove nothing, add to the complexity.

Opinion:The sectarian war has unveiled our own duplicitious dealings in the middle east. We think the US is buying time for a face saving exit. If not then we are doomed by egotistical crusaders. If not now, soon. Because Hillary Clinton has made it clear she will protect her Saudi sponsors. We hope the US is bringing this to a head now because it knows what a Clinton Presidency can bring.

vbl

Source: marketslant.com

Russian Government Officials Told to Immediately Bring Back Children Studying Abroad

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In Europe, when it gets serious, you have to lie… at least if you are an unelected bureaucrat like Jean-Claude Juncker. In Russia, however, when it gets serious, attention immediately turns to the children.

Which is why we read a report in Russian website Znak published Tuesday, according to which Russian state officials and government workers were told to bring back their children studying abroad immediately, even if means cutting their education short and not waiting until the end of the school year, and re-enroll them in Russian schools, with some concern. The article adds that if the parents of these same officials also live abroad “for some reason”, and have not lost their Russian citizenship, should also be returned to the motherland. Znak cited five administration officials as the source of the report.

The “recommendation” applies to all: from the administration staff, to regional administrators, to lawmakers of all levels. Employees of public corporations are also subject to the ordinance. One of the sources said that anyone who fails to act, will find such non-compliance to be a “complicating factor in the furtherance of their public sector career.” He added that he was aware of several such cases in recent months.

It appears that the underlying reason behind the command is that the Russian government is concerned about the optics of having children of the Russian political elite being educated abroad, while their parents appear on television talking about patriotism and being “surrounded by enemies.”

While we doubt the impacted children will be happy by this development, some of the more patriotic locals, if unimpacted, are delighted. Such as Vitaly Ivanov, a political scientist who believes that the measure to return children of officials from studying abroad, is “long overdue.” According Ivanoc, the education of children of the Russian elite abroad is subject to constant ridicule and derision against the ruling regime. “People note the hypocrisy of having a centralized state and cultivating patriotism and anti-Western sentiment, while children of government workers study abroad. You can not serve two gods, one must choose.”

On the other hand, political analyst Stanislav Belkovsky quoted by Znak, believes that such decisions should be approached with more pragmatism. Such a recommendation is more likely to lead to an outflow of officials from the state, rather than allow the return of the children studying at elite foreign universities. He also warned of attempts to recreate an echo chamber such as that experienced after the failed July coup attempt on Turkey’s President Erdogan.

But what he said next was more disturbing: “On the one hand, this is all part of a package of measures to prepare the elites for some ‘big war’ even if it is rather conditional, on the other hand – this is another blow to the unity of President Putin with his own elite” Belkovsky said. He adds that the Western sanctions launced in March 2014, had sought to drive a wedge between Putin and elites. In response, the Kremlin began to act precisely according to the logic of these sanctions. “But while a ban for having assets in the West is one thing, and understandable, when it comes to a ban for offshore health and education services, the blowback will be far greater, as it represents a far more important element of the establishment’s life strategy.”

Ultimately the motivation behind Putin’s decision is unclear: whether it is to show Russia’s high-ranking oligarchs who is boss, to boost a sense of patriotism among the nation by sending a symbolic message that the west is no longer a welcome destination for Russia’s rich kids, or just a preemptive move of repatriating of any individuals affiliated with Russian politics for other unknown reasons; however it underscores the severity of the ongoing diplomatic crisis and just how significant the upcoming isolation between Russia and the West is likely to become in the coming months – unless of course tensions de-escalate dramatically in the very near future – resulting in even greater collapse in global commerce and a further slowdown to world economic growth, which may ultimately lead to an armed conflict, whether regional or global, as the only possible outcome.

 

Source: zerohedge.com.