Pompeo Testifies, Affirms No Crimea Recognition, Neocon Senators Push Sanctions on Russian Sovereign Debt

Pompeo Testifies, Affirms No Crimea Recognition, Neocon Senators Push Sanctions on Russian Sovereign Debt

Those who watched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s testimony to the Senate on Wednesday about the content of the President’s meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin could be forgiven for thinking nothing has changed in U.S.-Russia relations. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), who is co-authoring legislation with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) to increase sanctions against Russia including targeting investors in the Eurasian country’s sovereign bonds led the questioning of Pompeo.

To the Secretary of State’s credit, Pompeo defended Trump’s prerogative to meet one on one with Putin and just their translators in the room as hardly unprecedented for great power summits. He also emphasized that U.S. policy with regards to non-recognition of Crimea’s accession to the Russian Federation and the Ukraine sanctions had not changed as a result of the Trump-Putin meeting. What has changed is the deep state’s recognition of defeat in Syria and constructive talks between Moscow, Washington and Tel Aviv on ending the conflict in that country — despite the provocative Israeli shoot down of a Syrian Air Force jet along the Golan Heights.

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De-dollarization reaches Europe as France, Germany, and UK to defy U.S. in continuing trade with Iran

De-dollarization reaches Europe as France, Germany, and UK to defy U.S. in continuing trade with Iran

Unlike a decade ago when the world as a whole was in lockstep for the sanctioning of Iran over its nuclear program, that is no longer the case following President Trump's decision to scuttle the 'Iran Deal' negotiated by his predecessor in the White House.  And as the U.S. has begun implementing new sanctions against the Middle Eastern OPEC nation, France, Germany, and even the UK have decided not only to defy Washington in continuing trade with Iran, but are also planning to do so outside the dollar.

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Syraq SITREP 60: Putin and Trump Plan Syria Talks at Helsinki Summit, Neocons Claim Kremlin and Iran Plotting Attacks on U.S. Troops

Syraq SITREP 60: Putin and Trump Plan Syria Talks at Helsinki Summit, Neocons Claim Kremlin and Iran Plotting Attacks on U.S. Troops

The Syrian Arab Army is achieving rapid advances as part of Operation Basalt. Many ‘Free Syrian Army’ militants are surrendering without a fight, and a few have joined in the pro-government forces offensive against the Al-Qaeda linked jihadists. According to CNN, President Trump told King Abdullah during their meeting last week in Washington that he intends to strike a deal with Russian President Vladimir V. Putin to facilitate the withdrawal of American troops from the Al Tanf area bordering Jordan and Iraq. U.S. backed Kurdish fighters recently clashed with pro-government militias near the extensive deconfliction line the Americans enforce around their illegal under international law base. The Russian Defense Ministry has complained the Americans use al-Tanf to harbor and re-train former ISIS terrorists.

Naturally, The Wall Street Journal’s editorial board and reporters are disturbed, while the neocons are enraged that Trump would make any concessions to the Russians. But Trump reportedly intends to demand — in return for a phased American withdrawal — the complete exit of Iranian, Hezbollah and pro-Iranian Shi’a foreign fighters from Syria. Even with the great prestige Russia enjoys among its Syrian allies and frenemies in the Turks alike, it isn’t clear Putin can deliver on this demand. Damascus has hosted at least a few Iranian military advisers since the early 1980s.

Also, the prospect of a false flag operation, either against U.S. troops or a chemical attack on Syrian civilians to be blamed on Assad, is not to be taken lightly. If the globalists cannot stop the Trump-Putin summit now set for July 16 in the Finnish capital Helsinki, the neocons appear hellbent on spoiling or blocking any positive outcomes from it…

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This Is the Moment for Change

This Is the Moment for Change

Two events of the day point the way for how the New Silk Road paradigm is the means to overcome what is currently being whipped up in the Trans-Atlantic as inevitable, insoluble strife: the migrant crisis and trade war.

In the Americas, Bolivian President Evo Morales met in Beijing today with President Xi Jinping, and signed commitments for Belt and Road collaboration between Bolivia and China. Morales said it will mean economic development and peace throughout the continent. Also in China, is a delegation from the Dominican Republic, conferring on economic projects and business in the Caribbean. Generalized across Ibero-America, this activity--along with defeating the narco-criminals--can end the poverty and danger driving millions to flee their homelands. At present, 200 million out of the 650 million-plus people in Ibero-America and the Caribbean live in poverty, which can all be changed.

Secondly, the Japanese government is now working on specifics for first-ever cooperation with China on joint ventures in third countries, under the Belt and Road framework. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week spoke of how Japan's "infrastructure exports" can be done on a collaborative basis. A task force is at work on selecting priority projects. This is a powerhouse arrangement.

Photo: Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) shakes hands with Bolivian President Juan Evo Morales Ayma during a welcoming ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, June 19, 2018. Xi Jinping held talks with Juan Evo Morales Ayma on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Li Xueren)

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A Cloud Continues To Hang Over US MIlitary Operations In Syria

A Cloud Continues To Hang Over US MIlitary Operations In Syria

In December last year, General of the Army Valery Gerasimov, chief of the Russian military’s general staff and deputy defense minister accused the U.S. of using its Al-Tanf base in Southern Syria to train Daesh operatives to attempt to foment further instability.

Moscow further stated that the U.S. was gathering former Daesh fighters in order to regroup the militants under a new name, based on satellite intelligence and other sources. Gerasimov also claimed the U.S. had moved up to 400 fighters from the Kurdish-controlled city of Al-Shaddadi in the North East of Syria to the U.S.’s unilateral de-confliction zone in the southern region of Al-Tanf.

Photo by SSG Bertha A. Flores [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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Clearing the Fog of War: Lies, Damn Lies, Damn British Lies

Clearing the Fog of War: Lies, Damn Lies, Damn British Lies

The Washington Post of Monday, April 16, portrays President Trump as surrounded by a traitorous foreign policy team which is lying to him constantly and persistently about Russia and actions this team has taken in the President’s name, in your name, against Russia and China. The Post attempts to claim that Trump’s national security staff staged a palace coup against him concerning Russia and Syria and that Trump lost the battle. But the President responded immediately by acting against the traitors around him. He scuttled the appointment of Nikki Haley’s assistant, the Never-Trumper Jon Lemer, for a national security post with Mike Pence. The White House announced that new sanctions against Russia, based on Russia’s support for Syria, which Nikki Haley promoted only yesterday, were being rolled back. It was publicly announced that President Trump still wants to meet with Vladimir Putin, although a date has not yet been set.

At the same time, French President Macron bragged to the world that it was he who duped the President into a missile attack on Syria, reviving the very Clinton/Obama regime change doctrines the American people righteously rejected in the 2016 elections. This only sets the stage for ferocious blowback on the President of France.

Xinhua photo above by Ye Pingfan:
President Trump and Prime Minister Theresa May at the opening of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on May 25, 2017

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Enough! Call Congress And Your Senator And Tell Them To Shutdown Robert Mueller, Stop The British Drive To War

Enough! Call Congress And Your Senator And Tell Them To Shutdown Robert Mueller, Stop The British Drive To War

We, the United States, are about to launch an attack on Syria and, possibly, the Russian troops therein, based on perfidious British lies; based on what may turn out to be history's final and blackest intelligence hoax, the one that eliminated the human race. At the same time, President Trump's personal lawyer's office was raided today, April 9, 2018, based on a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The issue apparently concerns allegations surrounding a years old affair between the President and the lying and disgusting porn star Stormy Daniels. This is considered so serious by Mueller and our corrupt FBI, that the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution can be summarily tossed aside. These two outrageous events are completely related. Unless you rise up with us right now to stop it, this country is in grave, graver peril. The outright attempt to blackmail this President into the war he was elected to stop has been escalated beyond anyone's imagination...

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Lavrov Points to Likely British Intelligence Role in Skripal Poisoning

Lavrov Points to Likely British Intelligence Role in Skripal Poisoning

Tuesday's admission from the head of Great Britain's biochemical defense lab at Porton Down located a few miles from the crime scene in Salisbury, England where ex-GRU agent Sergei and his daughter Yulia Skripal were poisoned is a bombshell. It directly contradicts the statements of British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson to Deutsche Welle TV that Porton Down scientists had explicitly traced the alleged novichok nerve agent to secret production facilities in Russia. Together with Yulia's miraculous recovery from exposure to a toxin said to be ten times more deadly than VX and the multiple versions of how she and her father came into contact with the substance (smeared on their door according to The New York Times US/UK sources, sprayed through the vents of Sergei's BMW, or the latest version: hidden by unknown assassins in breakfast kasha cereal) the entire British government case is collapsing before our eyes.

There has been no conclusive CCTV footage presented of suspects in the most surveilled island on the planet. Or eyewitnesses to suspicious persons around the Skripals prior to their collapse hours (not minutes) after their alleged exposure to deadly nerve agent. These huge 'plot holes' had already put the Theresa May government's case for a targeted assassination (as opposed to what Moscow is calling it, a provocation designed to be blamed on Russia) from any government or non-government entity in doubt.

The Cold War 2 turbocharging legacy media is doing its best to help Theresa May's government and pseudo-experts backing its story put up brave faces. They insist that British intelligence confirmed the existence of hidden Russian stocks of novichok for assassinations via intel sources and methods MI6 cannot disclose. However, we know from Wikileaks that the British government and the then Hillary Clinton-led State Department had ordered suppressed discussions around the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and at The Hague in the Netherlands of how much the U.S./UK governments knew about novichok and the availability of the chemical formula to many state actors.

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Tell the British to “Git,” Otherwise We Are Finished

Tell the British to “Git,” Otherwise We Are Finished

Yulia Skripal, age 33, the daughter of former GRU agent and exchanged MI6 asset Sergey Skripal is said to have improved from critical to stable condition in a hospital. This miraculous (and for HMG narrative, highly inconvenient) recovery is occurring after British authorities settled on nerve agent smeared on their front door as an alleged method of poisoning her and Sergey on March 4, 2018. The latest (already posted to Wikipedia) version of how the Skripals were allegedly poisoned with Novichok, a Soviet developed nerve toxin ten times more deadly than VX, was produced after the British government came under well deserved criticism for failing to explain where and how the poisoning happened with dozens of people said to have been exposed to the chemical agent (but only one policeman from the scene, and not the doctor who initially treated the Skripals, showing any signs of illness).

Anonymous British government sources had offered multiple versions ranging from the toxin coming in Yulia's luggage while visiting from Moscow to the poison being introduced through the vents of Sergey's BMW -- while accusing the Russians of presenting ridiculous theories to deny their involvement. Which is classic projection on the part of those accustomed to instantly assigning guilt to Russia, and being the judges, jurors and cheerleaders for the executioners of the post-Western world.

Today's news of Yulia Skripal's potential ability to speak as a witness comes too late to stop the deterioration of relations between Russia and the mostly NATO countries that followed the Anglo-Americans lead in expelling dozens of diplomats, with Moscow announcing the closure of the U.S. consulate in Russia's second city of St. Petersburg and the expulsion of 60 accredited American diplomats/CIA agents under diplomatic cover. However, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's complaint that HMG is in violation of its obligations under the 1963 Vienna Convention (specifically article 36) to grant consular access to a Russian citizen in distress were finally reported by mainstream media outlet the Associated Press -- now that Yulia may start talking in ways inconvenient to the farcical British version of events. A British court claim that no one in Russia of any relation or from the Russian Embassy had sought to speak with Yulia or obtain precise details about her and Sergey's medical condition has also been revised after reporter John Helmer exposed the lie.

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Rogue Mornings with Special Guest London Paul 03-16-18

Rogue Mornings with Special Guest London Paul 03-16-18

The Sirius Report's London Paul returns to the RogueMornings format on Friday March 16, 2018 to discuss the British government's Sergei Skripal poisoning case falling apart for lack of presentable 'novichok' evidence. London Paul also talks about the firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and his replacement by neocon influenced CIA director Mike Pompeo and the obvious desperation of the cabal the stepped up Russia hysteria reveals, pointing toward the 'event driven' economic collapse scenario. -- JWS

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Neocon Crazies Push War Provocations, Undermine President Trump: They Must Be Defeated!

Neocon Crazies Push War Provocations, Undermine President Trump: They Must Be Defeated!

This week it was the turn of the Dutch security services and their chosen media mouthpieces to do their part to prop up the 'Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee and sent the emails to Wikileaks' Narrative. The sensational story from De Volkskrant and the TV program Nieuwsuur claims that AIVD, the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service technicians observed the SVR's 'Cozy Bear' group hacking the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in real time. This latest story sourced to anonymous spooks, the Dutch-owned English-language Moscow Times explains, may account for the otherwise inexplicable failure of the FBI to subpoena physical access to the DNC's servers controlled by private, Atlantic Council-linked security firm Crowdstrike. A firm that has been conspicuous by its absence from more recent stories, including from the Associated Press, sourced to other cyber security companies concerning the DNC 'hack'.

However, as Crowdstrike critics like cyber security expert Jeffrey Carr have pointed out, 'Cozy Bear' aka Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) 29 is not a proven group of Russian hackers, but a set of tools and techniques which have been 'in the (dark web) wild' for several years and used by online criminals likely based in multiple countries, including on at least one occasion intruders linked to domains in Ukraine (through if not from which John Podesta's Gmail account was allegedly spearphished). The anonymously sourced story is also inconsistent with previously reported 'confessions' from Russians under prosecutorial duress that they hacked the DNC on Kremlin orders off site, chock full of inconsistencies and seriously suspect timing. The Russian Analyst started his analysis with the ridiculous claim that Russia's external intelligence service Sluzhba vneshney razvedki (SVR) would hide a notorious hacking team targeting the White House and State Department in plain sight, literally steps from the Kremlin inside or beneath a building (judging from the article's description) belonging to the M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University's faculties of journalism or African and Asian studies. Such a set up could be easily infiltrated by NATO spies posing as visiting students, looking for signs of top secret facilities on the premises. For debunking of the Anglo-American-Dutch deep state article and explication of its curious timing, see New Zealand Internet Party activist Suzie Dawson's "10 Reasons the Dutch-Russia Hacking Story is Fake News" posted on Steemit.

With this intro out of the way, we present Harley Schlanger's latest piece written earlier this week for the German magazine of the LaRouche movement, Neue Solidarität. -- JWS

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A New Cold War?—No, But It Could be Worse than the Cold War

A New Cold War?—No, But It Could be Worse than the Cold War

From Russia, from China, and from NYU's Stephen F. Cohen in the United States, experts are speaking about the beginning of a new Cold War—and with it, the danger of hot war involving the superpowers, and even nuclear strikes. Now for many of us who lived through it, the phrase "Cold War" conjures up the image of an endless, one-dimensional nightmare with no escape. It kills the thinking process—which we can ill-afford right now.

In reality, the historical parallel is all wrong—BUT the results of the neocons' and neoliberals' wildly throwing the U.S. into confrontation with Russia and China today, may actually be much worse than the old Cold War of the last century.

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с новим годом!The Russian Analyst is Back in 2018

с новим годом!The Russian Analyst is Back in 2018

After a multi-month break due to personal and health reasons, the Russian Analyst will be back posting at RogueMoney.net, and perhaps covering Eurasian cryptocurrency developments for RogueCoin.net too in 2018. We want to thank the Guerrilla, Producer CJ and content contributors to Team RM for the phenomenal growth of our site and webcast audience in the past year, and we look forward to breaking down developments in Eurasian geo-economics this year.

With Russian federal elections in March, not covert at all Anglo-American-Israeli attempts to fuel a colored revolution inside Russia's Eurasian ally Iran, Democrat deep state efforts to salvage their failing #MuhRussia hacked the election narrative, the Pentagon arming Kiev to escalate conflict in the Donbass, and a serious terrorist threat as Russia hosts the 2018 World Cup, there will be no shortage of flashpoints in the coming months. We look forward to informing this astute audience what it means and how it will impact their world in the Chinese Year of the Dog. -- JWS

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Russian MOD Reveals Images Of US Forces Near to Daesh Operations

Russian MOD Reveals Images Of US Forces Near to Daesh Operations

The ISIS pseudo-caliphate is in its last days, as the Syrian Arab Army aided by Russian advisers is killing Daesh terrorists by the scores daily using artillery, bullets and bombs east of the Euphrates River city of Deir Ez Zor. However, not everyone is happy with the SAA taking back oil and gas fields near the Iraqi border that, under international law, rightfully belong to Damascus.

Despite face to face deconfliction talks held in recent days at an unspecified location between the U.S. and Russian militaries, SDF Kurds backed by American special forces leapfrogged through Daesh lines to capture a large gas field previously developed by the U.S. company Conoco. Days after warning the SDF that any fire from their positions at the SAA would be met by overwhelming Russian-directed firepower in response to attacks, Moscow's defense ministry released photos on Sunday alleging that Daesh melted away and mingled with U.S. special forces and SDF Kurds during the American led advance down the Euphrates valley. In other words, the Russians accused the Americans of being in cahoots with elements of ISIS, after claiming the CIA was behind last week's failed attack by 'former' Al-Qaeda terrorists on a Russian military police detachment in a deconfliction zone north of Hama...

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German Foreign Minister Gabriel Supports Putin's Plan to Introduce UN Peacekeepers to Stop the War in Donbass

German Foreign Minister Gabriel Supports Putin's Plan to Introduce UN Peacekeepers to Stop the War in Donbass

With the war on ISIS and Al-Qaeda jihadists nearly won in Syria, Washington's neocons and their deep state allies are looking to arm Ukraine with American weapons in order to pressure Russia. However Russian President Vladimir Putin has not been standing still waiting for the Javelin missiles to start flowing to Ukrainian Army units and ultra-nationalist volunteer battalions fighting Russia's local proxies in the Donbass region.

While warning Washington in a press conference that arming the U.S. proxy Kiev government could lead to the conflict spreading from Donbass to other parts of Ukraine, Putin put forward a proposal to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to introduce peacekeepers into the war-torn region. This would allow the Minsk 2 agreements portions which neither side have implemented to go forward, keeping the pro-Russian Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics either nominally part of Ukraine or as de facto independent statelets with a frozen conflict, as in Transnistria and South Ossetia/Abkhazia.

While the State Department tepidly acknowledged the Russian proposal, what has to be disconcerting to the neocons is that Germany's Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel endorsed Putin's plan, while acknowledging that Berlin and Moscow still did not see eye to eye on the status of Crimea. In other words, just as Dr. Jim Willie, London Paul and V the Guerrilla Economist have been saying for the last several years, Germany is pivoting eastward and even Chancellor Angela Merkel's reelection to a fourth term is unlikely to stop the rising Paris-Berlin-Moscow consortium of geoeconomic interests.

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The #Kremlin’s Indifference to the US Grows Ever More Apparent

The #Kremlin’s Indifference to the US Grows Ever More Apparent

According to [White House National Security Adviser H.R.] McMaster, one of the top priorities of the US President’s trip is to develop a common approach to Russia and he added that Trump wants the US and Russia to have a more constructive relationship. However, Putin stated earlier in June that while the US and Russia maintained dialogue across international platforms, the foundation of mutual cooperation had been ruined, placing bilateral relations at “the lowest point since the Cold War.”

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Traitors Push Both Economic and Military Operations To Stop Trump's Effort to Build Relations with Russia and China

Traitors Push Both Economic and Military Operations To Stop Trump's Effort to Build Relations with Russia and China

Such actions, threatening war between the world's two leading nuclear powers, are militarily insane. Recall that the U.S. missile attack on the Syrian airbase in April was predicated on the false intelligence reports that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons, for no military or strategic purpose, on its own citizens. The color revolution now in play against President Trump, involving fake British intelligence channeled through British assets in the U.S. intelligence services, Congress, the mass media, and elements of the U.S. military, must be stopped. Otherwise, the world will be thrown back into the economic chaos and strategic disaster being orchestrated under Presidents Bush and Obama.

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Washington Post's #TrumpRussia Hysteria, as Seth Rich-Wikileaks Connection Confirmed

Washington Post's #TrumpRussia Hysteria, as Seth Rich-Wikileaks Connection Confirmed

Just when the Russia Analyst thought we could turn to writing about Vladimir Putin’s piano playing at the One Belt One Road summit in China, along comes more manufactured #TrumpRussia ns! hysteria, courtesy of CIA’s old/new favorite mouthpiece, the Jeff Bezos blog known as The Washington Post. Conveniently enough for the Democratic wing of the dirty deep state, this #fakenews story coincided with a report that would’ve been buried, were it not for a Trump ally and suspected informal counselor in the guise of the Internet’s headlines aggregator in chief Matt Drudge: confirmation from a private investigator and former DCPD detective hired by Seth Rich’s family, that the DNC staffer was in touch with Wikileaks before he was murdered.

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Amidst Comey Firing Furor, Trump Hosts Lavrov

One day after he fired FBI director James Comey for incompetence and covering for the Clinton crime family, President Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House. For the NeverTrumpers, and the #TrumpRussia ns conspiratrolls both paid and unpaid, and neolibcon Beltway bandits ranging from the Democrat Chuck Schumers to the GOP McInsanes, it was like boosting one upraised middle digit from POTUS to the Deep State Swamp with another.

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