Saturday, April 30, 2016

Peter Koenig -- Brazil: Dilma – Don’t Let Go! Open Letter to President Dilma Rousseff

Brazil: Dilma – Don’t Let Go!
Open Letter to President Dilma Rousseff
By Peter Koenig

Dear President Rousseff,

April 28, 2016 "Information Clearing House" - Please do not let go! Don’t let the corrupt neoliberal right wing with the help – no, at the instigation of Washington steal your country – take away Brazil from the Brazilians, rip-off and destroy all you and Lula have achieved in the last 14 years, free education, health services, efficient and modern public transportation, a basic social safety net – a more equal society. During the past decade and a half, you were able to distribute the benefits of Brazil’s riches to the majority of Brazilians, slowly turning the tide from the oligarchs, the latifundios – to the people, to those who work the lands, who have built and are still building and are eager to continue building a Brazil for all Brazilians.

The dying beast in the North is roaring; it cannot tolerate a free and autonomous ‘backyard’. A new sort of ‘coups’ is being invented – less blood, more fraud, election fraud, like in Argentina ), and in Venezuela

In the case of Brazil, it is legislative fraud, buying and putting into key positions crook-politicians, like Vice-President Michel Temer and Eduardo Cunha, President of the Lower House, who miraculously ascended (was ‘elected’) to his current position in February 2015 – and this in the midst of the huge, so-called ‘Car Wash’ corruption scandal, in which he is involved with bribes amounting to tens of millions of dollars allegedly from Petrobras. A similar parliamentary impeachment coup was carried out in Uruguay in 2012, removing President Fernando Lugo, by the same US instigators. The pattern is notorious.

The accusations – and proofs – against Eduardo Cunha, are disproportionally graver than the mild accusations of ‘administrative accounting’ manipulation that Dilma Rousseff is alleged having committed. Though there is no proof of this in the case of President Rousseff, every country and its neighbor does it. Among the worst offenders of this practice is the North American creation of NATO in Europe.

Please, Dilma, do not allow the oligarchs and latifundios to return and to run Brazil under the direction of Washington. Mr. Temer has already mentioned how, as new President, he would undo the social benefits and equality you and your predecessor have let Brazilians enjoy; he would return Brazil to the bankers, J.P. Morgan and Goldman Sachs, and of course to the IMF – back to the debt trap, call it the death knell.

US Air Force Bombed Aleppo and then Blamed Russia

US Air Force Bombed Aleppo and then Blamed Russia

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Two US Air Force A-10 warplanes carried out airstrikes on Aleppo Wednesday, destroying nine facilities, Russia’s Defense Ministry reported. The same day, the Pentagon accused Moscow of bombing two hospitals, despite no Russian flights over the city.
“Yesterday, at 13:55 Moscow time (10:55 GMT), two American A-10 assault aircraft entered Syrian airspace from Turkey, flew right to the city of Aleppo and bombed targets there,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said Thursday.
Also on Wednesday, Konashenkov referenced, the Pentagon’s spokesman, Colonel Steven Warren claimed that Russian warplanes allegedly bombed two hospitals in Aleppo.
“In his words, some 50,000 Syrian have been allegedly deprived of vital services,” Konashenkov said, pointing out that Warren forgot to mention either hospitals’ coordinates, or the time of the airstrikes, or sources of information. “Absolutely nothing.”
“No Russian warplanes carried out airstrikes in Aleppo city area yesterday. The nearest target engaged was over 20km away from the city,” Konashenkov stressed, adding that on the contrary, airplanes from the US-led anti-ISIS coalition were active over Aleppo, “both aircrafts and UAVs.”

JAMES PETRAS -- President Obama: The Race for the Imperial Legacy

President Obama: The Race for the Imperial Legacy

04.29.2016 :: United States

Only the rankest gang of corrupt media pundits in the US media can pretend this gangster President should evade a war crimes tribunal.


President Obama is racing forward to establish his imperial legacy throughout Russia, Asia and Latin America. In the last two years he has accelerated the buildup of his military nuclear arsenal on the frontiers of Russia. The Pentagon has designed a high tech anti-missile system to undermine Russian defenses.
In Latin America, Obama has shed his shallow pretense of tolerating the center–left electoral regimes. Instead he is has joined with rabid authoritarian neo-liberals in Argentina; met with the judges and politicians engineering the overthrow of the current Brazilian government; and encouraged the emerging far-rightwing regimes in Peru under Keiko Fujimori and Colombia under President Santos.

In Asia, Obama has clearly escalated a military build-up threatening China’s principle waterways in the South China Sea. Obama encouraged aggressive and violent separatist groupings in Hong Kong, Tibet, Xinjian and Taiwan. Obama invites Beijing billionaires to relocate a trillion dollars in assets to the ‘laundry machines’ of North America, Europe and Asia. Meanwhile he has actively blocked China’s long-planned commercial ’silk route’ across Myanmar and west Asia.

In the Middle East, President Obama joined with Saudi Arabia as Riyadh escalated its brutal war and blockade in Yemen. He directed Kenya and other African predator states to attack Somalia. He has continued to back mercenary armies invading Syria while collaborating with the Turkish dictator, Erdogan, as Turkish troops bomb Kurdish, Syrian and Iraqi fighters who are engaged on the front lines against Islamist terrorism.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Felicity Arbuthnot -- Death and Destruction in Iraq, Extensive US War Crimes: Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS

Global Research, April 27, 2016


 “The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” (Albert Camus 1913-1960.)

On 1st May 2003, George W. Bush stood in a dinky little flying suit on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and in a super stage managed appearance told the lie of the century: “Major combat operations in Iraq have ended. In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed. And now our coalition is engaged in securing and reconstructing that country.” (1)

The illegal occupation and decimation of Iraq continued until December 2011. In June 2014 they returned to bomb again in the guise of combating ISIS. As the thirteenth anniversary of Bush’s ridiculous appearance with a vast “Mission Accomplished” banner behind him, Iraq is largely in ruins, Iraqis have fled the murderous “liberation” and it’s aftermath in millions and there are over three million internally displaced.

Trump “The Fascist”: Backdoor Backing of a Political Psychopath Named Hilary Clinton

Introduction: From left to right a raucous chorus has emerged to denounce Republican Presidential primary frontrunner Donald Trump as a ‘fascist’. They cite his campaign promises to build an Israeli-style wall along the US border; his threats to expel eleven million undocumented immigrants; and to restrict foreign Muslims from entering the US, as well as the way his pugnacious face and arm resemble those of Benito Mussolini (’he juts out his chin, he raises his arm’).…

They decry his extreme nationalism as ‘resembling Hitler’s policy’, by which they mean his opposition to detrimental free trade agreements and his slogan to “Make America Great.. Again.”

In this article I will critically address the current cartoonish image of fascism with fascism’s historical reality, and then proceed to analyze the so-called “lesser evil” politics behind the re-invention of an American fascist in the guise of billionaire Donald Trump.

Fascism: Fact and Fiction

Historically, fascist politics involved organized mass movements, armed militia and paramilitary groups who assaulted political opponents and violently censored critical speech and suppressed the right to assemble. Fascists scapegoated minorities, especially gypsies and Jews, and burned trade unions and leftist headquarters, assassinating their leaders and beating their members. Programmatically, they attacked pacifists and defended overseas wars and empires in the name of ‘living space’. Evoking a past imperial glory, they were not ‘isolationists’.

Candidate Trump has not organized anything resembling a mass movement, let alone an armed militia. There are no ‘Trumpeting Brown Shirts’. At most, the police and a handful of his (often elderly) white supporters have punched a few KKK-dressed provocateurs who have physically disrupted and threatened Trump’s public meetings and his exercise of free speech. In fact, the ‘fascist’ disruption of democratic freedoms seems to be mostly organized and practiced by his political rivals.

Trump, far from scapegoating the powerful Jewish minority in this country, gave a shamelessly Israel-centric speech and received a standing ovation from nearly 18,000 mostly prominent Jews at the March 2016 meeting of the major pro-Israel lobby (AIPAC).

His rhetoric, concerning the expulsion of 11 million undocumented workers from Mexico and Central America and the building of a border wall, is a far cry from the practice of imprisoning and violently expelling over two million undocumented Latinos under the Clinton-Bush-Obama/Clinton regimes. At its worst, Trump promises to continue the existing federal policy on immigration and not create a ‘fascist’ rupture with past administrations. Is a ‘rhetorical cement wall’ worse than the real wall of armed border police, helicopters and armed carriers that have operated under the Presidencies of Clinton - Bush - Obama/Clinton with its hundreds of migrant deaths in the desert? Are declarations of a repressive immigration policy more ‘fascist’ coming from Trump’s loud mouth than the actual official practice of violently seizing undocumented workers from their homes and workplaces with long-term imprisonment and expulsion? Expelling youth, raised and educated in this country, or violently splitting up productive, well-integrated families and imprisoning their main breadwinners for lack of documents…that’s the official policy of the current and past three administrations.

There is far less of the truly fascist embrace of pre-emptive war and invasion in Trump’s speeches than in the actual policies pursued by the Clinton-Bush-Obama/Clinton regimes. In fact, among Trump’s numerous critics, especially his Republican rivals and the Hillary Clinton camp, we hear the loudest denunciations of his non-interventionist foreign policy (isolationism), which is “out of line” with the interventionist, overseas wars of current and past Republican and Democratic administrations. Trump’s critics and media pundits are ‘horror-struck’ at his apparent willingness to co-operate with Russian President Putin against common enemies, such as ISIS. Is his pragmatic regard of Russia more or less fascist than his rivals’ support for the Ukrainian putsch, orchestrated by the Obama regime in alliance with bona fide armed anti-Semitic Ukrainian fascists? His calls to dump NATO as an expensive drain on US treasure and manpower have the elite howling in outrage!

The propagandists, who paint Trump as a modern American fascist, cite his crude sexist remarks as ‘examples of a misogynist totalitarian’ while pointing favorably to Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton as potentially the ‘first feminist President’. In regard to his alleged misogyny, ‘the Donald’ pointed to Madame First Lady, Senator and Secretary Clinton’s promotion and critical role in US wars against Libya, Iraq and Syria where well over one million women have been rendered refugees, raped, injured or killed. Which is worse, one may ask: Crude locker room jokes or millions of orphaned boys and girls denied parents, homes, education and any future in the Middle East and North Africa? That is the world Midwife Hillary Clinton had helped to deliver.

Misogyny is the in the eye of the deceiver.

Are Trump’s verbal attacks on the practice of US multi-nationals relocating abroad to avoid US taxes and Wall Street financial houses hiding billions of the US elites’ obscene wealth in offshore tax shelters, more detrimental to ‘American values’ (as charged) than Hillary Clinton’s pandering to Wall Street while pocketing over $300,000 for each 45 minute sycophantic performance (marketed as her ‘policy lectures’), or her decades of actively promoting globalization - including the US job-destroying NAFTA?

Clearly Trump currently lacks program, organization and practice that define a fascist politician. At the very worst, he parrots the general line of attack against immigrants and Muslims. So far he would just bar them from the US but not bomb them ‘to the stone-age’. This should be contrasted with the actual policies carried out by the war-criminals Clinton/Bush/Obama-Clinton. It would be hard for Donald to ‘trump’ Hillary when she threatened to ‘obliterate Iran’ and its scores of millions of citizens because of Iran’s fictitious ‘nuclear program’.

On the other hand, Trump’s own meetings and rallies have been the victim of repeated disruption by organized groups acting like fascist thugs. Role reversal in real life: Trump, the target of rabid sustained mass media attacks, is pronounced the fascist …

Bashing Trump: Backdoor Backing of Hillary the Militarist Psychopath

If the objective case for labeling Trump ‘a fascist’ is weak or non-existent, why do so many prestigious academics and journalists play this stupid game of name-calling?

The commonsense explanation of their ruffled bluster is because they are setting up ‘Trump-the- Straw-Dragon’ in order to promote the poisonous Madame Secretary Hillary Clinton as the ‘lesser evil candidate’ for President of the United States.

No serious observer minimally aware of Clinton’s carnal embrace of multiple simultaneous disastrous and destructive wars in Ukraine, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Libya, could possibly support her - unless if they are convinced that a greater danger looms on the horizon and “we have to defeat fascist Trump at all cost”? No serious democrat or wage and salaried employee can ignore Madame Clinton’s role as Wall Street’s most shameless pimp unless they ‘believe’ that a loud-mouth New York ‘fascist is worse than Wall Street’.

The phony scaremongering about Trump’s “fascism” just serves to cover up Clinton’s most servile promotion of traitorous wars for the benefit of Israel. One should envision the thousands of desperate Syrian refugees clinging to decrepit boats in the Mediterranean when reading excerpts of Clinton’s private e-mails: According to WikiLeaks, Hillary declared that “the best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability (sic) is to help (sic) the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad. … The fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies”. Not a bad thing for Israel - but a cruel and criminal policy against a sovereign nation and multi-ethnic society. Madame Clinton followed through with these demented pronouncements, which can only be viewed as genocidal! Clinton promoted the most violent proxy war, uprooting over half of the civilian population of Syria and killing hundreds of thousands, while shredding a sovereign nation. She thus pandered to her Israeli mentors and Pluto-Zionist funders.

To justify backing a serial war monger, a US Secretary of State who has served Israel’s interests, and a politician who has carnalized her ‘feminist principles’ with Wall Street billionaires, Hillary Clinton’s smarmy supporters have had to invent an opponent who is even worse: Creating and then denouncing “Trump the Fascist” serves as a backdoor justification for supporting a proven political psychopath!

Janet Phelan -- The Management of Dissent: How to Destroy an Activist

24.04.2016 Author: 
Janet Phelan

Column: Society

While the West, and the United States in particular, has repeatedly voiced criticism over human rights abuses in other countries, the US’s own record in terms of detaining and incarcerating dissidents is now becoming conspicuous.

In presenting a recent report on human rights issues, US Secretary of State John Kerry stated: 

“Here is the truth, we believe: A government that fails to respect human rights, no matter how lofty its pretentions, has very little to boast about, to teach, and very little indeed in the way of reaching its full potential.” 

This report itself is heavily weighted in terms of naming Asian and Middle Eastern countries as human rights abusers. Kerry reports that “In every part of the world, we see an accelerating trend by both state and non-state actors to close the space for civil society, to stifle media and Internet freedom, to marginalize opposition voices, and in the most extreme cases, to kill people or drive them from their homes.” 

The United States is not named in the report.

However, the US is itself a major culpable actor in such abuses. Despite its continuing and increasingly strained efforts to self-promote as a defender of human rights, the US is now inhibiting media and internet freedom as well as regularly imprisoning activists–often without trial.

The world is already aware of the use of the Espionage Act to imprison and otherwise intimidate whistleblowers. The cases of Bradley ManningJeffrey Sterline,  James Hitselberger,      John Kiriakou,   and others have hit the mainstream press.

What the world may not be aware of is that non-CIA connected individuals, who are merely attempting to correct and/ or broadcast injustices, are now facing jail time.

F. William Engdahl -- How NATO-linked Think Tanks Control EU Refugee Policy

27.04.2016 Author: F. William Engdahl

Column: Politics
Region: Middle East
Country: Saudi Arabia

How NATO-linked Think Tanks Control EU Refugee Policy

A flood of uncontrolled war refugees from Syria, Libya, Tunisia and other Islamic countries destabilized by Washington’s ‘Arab Spring’ Color Revolutions, has created the greatest social dislocation across the EU from Germany to Sweden to Croatia since the end of World War II. By now it has become clear to most that something quite sinister is afoot, something which threatens to destroy the social fabric of the very core of European civilization. What few realize is that the entire drama is being orchestrated, not by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, or by faceless EU bureaucrats of the Brussels EU Commission. It is being orchestrated by a cabal of NATO-linked think tanks.

Last October 8, 2015 amid the great stream of hundreds of thousands of refugees flooding into Germany from Syria, Tunisia, Libya and other lands, a newly self-confident German Chancellor Angela Merkel proclaimed on a popular German TV program, “I have a plan.” She took the occasion to take a sharp dig at coalition partner, Bavarian CSU head, Horst Seehofer, a stauch critic of Merkel’s open arms refugee position since spring 2015 that saw more than one million refugees enter Germany last year alone.

Since that point, with iron-hard resolve, the German Chancellor has defended the criminal Erdogan regime in Turkey, an essential partner in her “plan.”

Stephen Lendman -- US-Backed Terrorists Shell Aleppo Hospital -Russia and Syria Blamed


by Stephen Lendman

Overnight Wednesday, US-backed terrorists shelled Aleppo’s Doctors Without Borders (MSF) al-Razi hospital and nearby residential areas - killing at least 20, injuring dozens, some critically.

Syrian media reported rocket shells “stuffed with highly explosive materials” caused extensive damage.

A Syrian military source said falsified reports blamed its warplanes and Russia’s for the attacks. US-backed terrorists bore full responsibility.

Three children and six medical staff were among the casualties. The ICRC said escalated fighting worsened the humanitarian situation for tens of thousands of area residents.

Other Aleppo area terrorist attacks in the last 24 hours killed at least 49 civilians. Cessation of hostilities is more myth than reality.

What Life Is Really Like In The American Police State

What Life Is Really Like In The American Police State

What Life Is Really Like In The American Police State

 Censored, Surveilled, Watch Listed and Jailed: The Absurdity of Being a Citizen in the American Police State

By John W. Whitehead
April 25, 2016

“You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”
—George Orwell, 1984

In past ages, those who dared to speak out against tyranny—viewed as an act of treason—were blinded, castrated, disfigured, mutilated, rendered mute by having their tongues cut out of their heads, and ultimately crucified.

In the American police state, the price to be paid for speaking truth to power (also increasingly viewed as an act of treason) is surveillance, censorship, jail and ultimately death.

It’s a diabolically ingenious tactic for muzzling, disarming and ultimately eliminating one’s critics or potential adversaries.

However, where many Americans go wrong is in assuming that you have to be doing something illegal or challenging the government’s authority in order to be flagged as a suspicious character, labeled an enemy of the state and locked up like a dangerous criminal.

In fact, as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, all you really need to do is use certain trigger words, surf the internet, communicate using a cell phone, drive a car, stay at a hotel, purchase materials at a hardware store, take flying or boating lessons, appear suspicious, question government authority, or generally live in the United States.



Publicado a 28/04/2016

Breakthrough Discovery!
Dark Journalist Daniel Liszt and Pyramid Expert Dr. Carmen Boulter explore her shocking and exciting new discoveries of ancient sites using a new Space Archaeology Satellite Scan technique that suggest the Atlantean Hall of Records may have been found! 

Complete Archaeological Blackout
Renowned early 20th century psychic,Edgar Cayce, known as the "Sleeping Prophet" predicted that evidence for Atlantis and its advanced technology would one day be found beneath the pyramids at Giza, through a hidden passageway underneath the right paw of the Sphinx.

Egyptology, of course scoffs at the very idea of the "Lost Civilization", let alone one possessing highly-advanced technology. Concerned with controlling the narrative of Ancient Egypt, investigations running counter to that narrative have been derided by or even blocked by Egypt's Minister of Antiquities, Zahi Hawass (now retired) in what some call an "Archaeological Blackout".

This interview looks at the story of two leading Egyptologists whose early digs were sponsored by the Edgar Cayce Foundation's Association for Research and Enlightenment (ARE). One had previously written a book on Cayce's readings, describing how Ancient Egypt was founded by the survivors of Atlantis. 

Were these archaeologists secretly looking for the Ancient Hall of Records, using the Cayce readings, while publicly disavowing their former sponsor, to stay in line with official Egyptology?

Queen Nefertiti and The Pharaoh Akhenaten
The story of Pharaoh Akhenaten and his wife, Nefertiti has been framed by Egyptologists in a way to suggest that the Amun Priesthood was heroic, in deposing the heretically monotheistic "mad king", says Boulter. According to her, the real story is much more intriguing and it relates to Akhenaten's esoteric knowledge about the founding of Ancient Egypt.

Why did the Priesthood attempt to strip Akhenaten and Nefertiti from history? Was Nefertiti able to escape, to conceal ancient knowledge of Egypt's Atlantean past and off-world origins in a sacred tomb? Will Boulter's latest archaeological find finally bring closure to this ancient 
mystery, once and for all?

Shocking, enlightening, bizarre, unnerving, strange and compelling. You don't want to miss this unique Dark Journalist episode!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

VT -- Angela Merkel: The ships that never came. Neither will.

Angela Merkel: The ships that never came. Neither will.

By Santiago Sunset for Veterans Today

Thus perished the dream about Europe of nations and peoples without borders – now, inner and outer doors are closed. If we would paraphrase Tolkien, it would sound like this: the door to Europe is shut, and the dead are who are keeping it. And “the dead” are, of course, what else than rotting class of European politicians. So there you are, the old enemy of people, mildew nobility, still riding, proud ancestors of butchers of the world, heirs of colonial masters and slave-traders.
Just like nobody asked hundreds of millions of Europeans when the door to this terrible, in the best tradition of days of Nazism  inhumanly conducted exodus was opened, mostly of troubled people from Iraq and Syria, in the same way nobody asked the same hundreds of millions when the door to Europe was shut. Funny thing, the door was closed just the same way as it was opened, silently and without bold-printed headlines in newspapers, in one gloomy European night – that’s the way of Europe, solving her problems never walking transparent and sunny side of the street of history.
When this New Age Great Migration of Peoples started I was startled: how it came that borders didn’t hold on? How it came that in one night rivers of people overflowed international border passages without slightest resistance on the part of state administrations on its way? I know very well people of this historical area. They are stubborn people, ready and willing to confront any challenge, like massive trespassing of national borders. Actually, nobody in the world likes trespassing. I wonder what Chinese would do in similar situation, confronted with sudden massive inflow of – let us say – Pakistanians. Neither Russians would hesitate to immediately stop some hypothetic inflow of, let us assume, Turkish people. And yet, more than one million people passed through at least ten international borders like a hot knife through butter. In few words, it was too easy. Curious thing is that even the Pope in a way blessed this festival of European political stupidity. I wonder if he would welcome trespassing of one million refuges through the Vatican.
To find the answer, who and why organized this international inhumane happening, the best way is to observe consequences: which political forces have benefited? On the one side, state administrations (political elites) gained much firmer control over national societies; Europe without inside borders is dead; social stability in northern European countries, the primary target of refuge inflow, is on the test; eastern part of Europe decided to run its own policy in handling emerging social crisis. On the other side, political disintegration of Europe did not easy Russian position at all, pressed with Anglo-American strangling NATO-belt; namely, only confident and strong Europe can resist destructive Neo-Con policy of political West. Therefore, the soundest conclusion stays that behind migration of refuges in its civilizationaly primitive and intolerable practice firmly stays the so called New World Order project. In that meaning, Angela Merkel might be, and might be not, just an innocent tool, a lamb to be sacrificed, a political naïve pawn believing into significance and autonomy of German independent project of acquiring a source of lacking human labor and genetic material.
And yet, if history cannot blame current posture of German politicians when it is about their goals, Merkel at first place, it can blame and will put the blame about the manner in which German politicians conducted their project. Namely, if Germany really wanted so badly this human genetic material, then Germany should send inquiries directly to its embassies in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, to give the opportunity to the best of future German citizens, to choose technicians, doctors, engineers, prosperous families with bright children. And finally, as civilized country and highly organized society, Germany should have sent ships directly to Mediterranean, to collect and bring this people directly to Hamburg. But these ships never came. Neither will.
Still, some ships did come. It is well known the story of South Pole explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. After epic journey in the open twenty-foot boat across eight hundred miles of roughest sea in the world, stormy sub-Antarctic ocean, Shackleton immediately prepared to return with rescue team to save the rest of the party still remained on Elephant island struggling for life in the most severe conditions. After few futile attempts to approach the island blocked with heavy pack that made impenetrable barrier, Shackleton turned to Falkland Islands to cable for help to His Majesty the king George of England. The next day he received the following message:
“Rejoice to hear of your safe arrival in the Falkland Islands and trust your comrades on Elephant Island may soon be rescued. GEORGE R.I.” Additionally, the British Admiralty informed Shackleton that no suitable vessel was available in England and no relief could be expected before October (it was early beginning of June 1916 at the time) – The First World War was rumbling in Europe, and priorities, including ships, were elsewhere. At the end Shackleton begged Chilean Government to let him have “Yelcho”, a small steamer, for a last attempt to reach the island. So the party was finally rescued, not by mighty Royal Navy but by a small Chilean vessel.
The point is that humanity should put its confidence on “Shackletons”, and not “Merkels”, which is nothing more and nothing less than, as soon as possible, implementation of direct democracy in the world. So, if talking about current elections in the US, therefore, I would strongly support by some contributors of VT already suggested, the project NOPE, particularly to those voters that are fluctuating among two equally unsatisfying options, Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton. Divided and confused among two politically and historically equally spent and long ago compromised political platforms, American electoral body actually has a historical opportunity to escape fruitless situation. Opting for NOPE, these voters could send a strong message to political elite that America had simply got enough of political stupidity and total lack of vision how to make America not “great again”, but how to make America the leader of one better world. In that meaning, the election of Bernie Sanders could mean prerequisite to that historical change toward implementation of direct democracy as the best way of immediate influence of every man and woman on conditions of their lives, not touching a bit American way of life such as it is as liberal democracy, since direct democracy, if anything, means free and responsible human choice in free and responsible human world. As somebody inspiredly noted in some of the previous articles, America needs a poet to save her. It would not be a crime of wishful thinking if I would express hope that maybe Mr. Bernie Saunders will find out that he is a poet enough to make that decisive step, and someday become the First Administrator of direct democracy in the US, and thus in the world.

Santiago Sunset is the author of the book “Embracing the 21st century – contributions to the Manifesto of the third millennium”, available at Amazon.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The Constitutional Coup “Color Revolution”:Two-Step Regime Change In Brazil

Global Research, April 26, 2016
Oriental Review 25 April 2016


Brazil is in the midst of a prolonged regime change operation, as documented step-by-step by Pepe Escobar in his articles for SputnikRT, and the Strategic Culture Foundation. The author’s intent isn’t to get into the situational specifics of each and every detail behind the US’ techniques, but to provide a general overview of the strategies that are at play and their contribution to Hybrid War theory.

Brazil is an important New Cold War battleground not just because of its institutional multipolarity, but particularly because of its role in China’s One Belt One Road global vision. The Chinese announced last year that they plan to build the Twin Ocean Railroad between Brazil’s Atlantic Coast and Peru’s Pacific one in order to facilitate transoceanic trade between the two BRICS members by enhancing Brasilia’s transcontinental trade capability. Because this mega project is located in the US’ own hemisphere, the “Monroe Doctrine”-obsessed Exceptionalists accelerated their existing regime change plans for Brazil with the intent of overthrowing its government and replacing it with a pro-unipolar quisling.


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