As he announced new sanctions against Russia yesterday, President Obama denounced Russia’s annexation of Crimea. “Basic principles between governments in the world must be upheld in the 21st century,” Obama intoned, such as “the notion that nations do not redraw borders simply because they are larger or more powerful.”
The War Activists ~ link ~ War activists, like peace activists, push for an agenda. We don’t think of them as activists because they rotate in and out of government positions, receive huge amounts of funding, have access to big media, and get meetings with top officials just by asking — without having to generate a protest first.
They also display great contempt for the public and openly discuss ways to manipulate people through fear and nationalism — further shifting their image away from that of popular organizers. But war activists are not journalists, not researchers, not academics. They don’t inform or educate. They advocate. They just advocate for something that most of the time, and increasingly, nobody wants.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is unperturbed by Western threats. Russia’s economy has undergone tremendous changes in the past 15 years. Even so, according to Reuters, Russian Deputy Economy Minister Sergei Belyakov warned at an economic forum there are “clear signs” that the Russian economy is currently in crisis.
NATO and the Ukraine in two weeks of war games ~ link ~ The maneuvers, dubbed Saber Guardian, began on Friday morning at the Novo Selo training facility in eastern Bulgaria. According to reports, some 700 troops from countries including the US, Bulgaria, Georgia, Romania and Turkey are taking part in the exercises.
US Army Europe spokesperson Jesse Granger said the drills were planned before the renewed tensions between Russia and the West, and that they aimed at increasing regional flexibility, preserving and enhancing NATO interoperability, and facilitating multinational training.
Syrian military forces take full control of historic castle ~ link ~ Syrian government forces have fully regained control of the famous medieval castle of Qal’at al-Hisn and its surrounding areas near the western city of Homs.
The capture of the historical site is the latest of the army’s gains in its three-year battle against militants operating in Syria.
Afghanistan bleeding American taxpayers - Corruption the culprit ~ link ~ From Day One of the US war in Afghanistan, it has always been about lies, fraud, corruption...all build on the 9/11 False Flag event. Stirling
Petrodollar Alert: Putin prepares to announce "Holy Grail" Gas Deal with China ~ link ~ The old saying, "Payback is a real bitch", comes to mind here for the West. Good and important article, do take the time to read it all at the link. Stirling
For now there have been no major developments as a result of the shift in the geopolitical axis that has seen global US influence, away from the Group of 7 (most insolvent nations) of course, decline precipitously in the aftermath of the bungled Syrian intervention attempt and the bloodless Russian annexation of Crimea, but that will soon change. Because while the west is focused on day to day developments in Ukraine, and how to halt Russian expansion through appeasement (hardly a winning tactic as events in the 1930s demonstrated), Russia is once again thinking 3 steps ahead... and quite a few steps east.
While Europe is furiously scrambling to find alternative sources of energy should Gazprom pull the plug on natgas exports to Germany and Europe (the imminent surge in Ukraine gas prices by 40% is probably the best indication of what the outcome would be), Russia is preparing the announcement of the "Holy Grail" energy deal with none other than China, a move which would send geopolitical shockwaves around the world and bind the two nations in a commodity-backed axis. One which, as some especially on these pages, have suggested would lay the groundwork for a new joint, commodity-backed reserve currency that bypasses the dollar, something which Russia implied moments ago when its finance minister Siluanov said that Russia may regain from foreign borrowing this year. Translated: bypass western purchases of Russian debt, funded by Chinese purchases of US Treasurys, and go straight to the source.
Mortgage or Food: Thousands march to Madrid in anti-austerity protest - video ~ link
Can All Cancers Be Cured In Less Than 12 Weeks? ~ link ~ This is a great article. Do yourself a favor and read it all at the link, and save it! Stirling
On a recent interview, Dr. Leonard Coldwell claimed that ‘all cancer’ along with ‘all other kinds of immune diseases’ are based on emotional and mental stress and can be cured in less than 12 weeks through holistic cancer remedies. In addition, Dr. Coldwell names several cancer-curing treatments that are being suppressed by the medical and pharmaceutical industry, including sodium bicarbonate, apricot kernels, oxygen therapy, rife machines and colloidal silver.
If you are wondering why there is no “official” cure for cancer, then try tracing the revenue cancer takes in each year. Cancer is a $60 billion a year industry, while cancer protection and the early intervention of cancer brings in an additional $162 billion each year.
There are over 300 to 400 known cancer cures that have virtually no side effects and nearly a 100% cure rate.
The medical profession has a cancer cure rate of 2%. If you do nothing, you have a 27% chance of recovery.
We are all born with cancer and cancerous cells, and our immune system gets rid of it from Day 1.
The only cause for illness is lack of energy.
The main cause for lack of energy is physical and emotional stress.
Saudi Arabia tells Qatar to close Al-Jazeera ~ link ~ Tensions continue to flare between Qatar and other Gulf countries, with Saudi Arabia demanding that Qatar shut down Al-Jazeera, a source told AFP on Friday.
The demand came during a Gulf Cooperation Counil meeting on March 5th. After the meeting, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, and Saudi Arabia withdraw their ambassadors from Qatar.
Meet the Store Owner who shot five gang members - video ~ link ~ Good for him! Stirling
Is Roundup Weedkiller a Brain-Damaging Neurotoxin? ~ link ~ In America Big Pharma and Big Agra get by with mass murder by 'donating' millions to the political whores in Congress and the Administration!!! Stirling
Why dark chocolate is really good for you ~ link