The Q Anon Psyop and Overthrowing Iran -- Be Very Cautious Friends

The Q Anon Psyop and Overthrowing Iran -- Be Very Cautious Friends

One June 20, during a rally in the Rust Belt city of Duluth, Minnesota President Trump stepped toward and nodded to a man wearing a t-shirt in the crowd with an American flag “Q” on it. Other individuals in the crowd reportedly chanted QAnon’s slogan, “Where We Go One We Go All (WWG1WGA)” to each other at the event. Q t-shirts were later photographed in the crowd at a Trump rally on June 27 in the neighboring (oil-rich, and therefore geoeconomically significant) state of North Dakota.

For those in the alternative media and on the Youtube, Reddit and chan boards who’ve been closely following Q phenomenon since his/their appearance on the 8 Chan boards, like our very own @BanksterSlayer, what we’re about to say isn’t anything new. The Russian Analyst has hesitated to take a firm position on the significance of Q, even as a debate has raged in the alt-media regarding whether this person or group of persons really is close to President Donald Trump, or if the whole thing is some sort of elaborate live action role play (LARP) or ‘psyop’. The mainstream media position that Q is simply a chans prank or conspiracy kookery dreamt up by Trump fanboys does not seem sufficient to explain the ‘tells’ or breadcrumbs Q has posted, including photos that appear to be taken via smartphone by someone standing Secret Service-detail close to the President.

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The Saker Rogue Money Radio 05/16/2018

The Saker Rogue Money Radio 05/16/2018

Team RogueMoney’s friend Andrei Raevsky aka The Saker returns to the program to discuss the Trump Administration tearing up the nuclear agreement with Iran and the related Israeli violence against Syria and the Palestinians. He also discusses Russia’s turning away in disgust from the (post)West, and the origins and operations of what The Saker refers to as the ‘Anglo-Zionist Empire’. — JWS

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Trump's Iran Deal gambit may soon lead Europe to dump the Petrodollar

Trump's Iran Deal gambit may soon lead Europe to dump the Petrodollar

Over the past 10 days or so there have been two events engineered by President Trump which are threatening to tear apart the fabric of U.S. - European relations.  And these events are the moving of the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, and the President tearing up the JCPOA (Iran Deal).

And while the first of these actions may end up simply spawning rhetorical outrage in Brussels or on the floor of the U.N., the second could be much more disastrous for Washington as European leaders appear ready to throw all caution to the wind by ignoring potential U.S. sanctions and change to purchasing oil from Iran in Euros.

This means in layman's terms that Europe would be the next bloc to dump the Petrodollar.

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The British and “Christian” Hand in the Gaza Slaughter

The British and “Christian” Hand in the Gaza Slaughter

This week LaRouchePAC.com takes on a topic which for many Bible believing Americans as well as secular Jews who fear the “Christian Right”’s influence is a touchy subject — the role of Christian Zionism in support of destructive Israeli policies. Conditions that have been enabled by decades of ignorance and occasionally, the deliberate indifference of many Evangelical Christians to the fate of the Mideast churches, suffering under the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank (less severe than the prison-like conditions Palestinian Muslims and Christians alike are subject to in Gaza) and far worse, an attempted genocide at the hands of jihadists sponsored by the State of Israel and its Saudi ally’s proxies in Syria. This followed the mass emigration of Iraqi Christians particularly Assyrians due to the violence triggered by the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq and subsequent spawn of ISIS that sought to eradicate Christianity and the Yazidi sect on the Nineveh plain where the Bible says the prophet Jonah preached repentance.

While Democrats beat the drums for hostilities against Russia, even as they hypocritically pose as peacemakers to defend the nuclear deal reached by the Obama Administration with Tehran (but never ratified as a treaty by Congress); President Trump has the Republicans veering toward overt war against Iran. Or at least, a serious confrontation with Iran’s Lebanese Hezbollah and Yemeni Houthi allies. With weak, incredibly indebted economies already showing signs of strain before oil prices create pain at the pump, neither the Democrat nor the Republican position can lead to a positive outcome for Americans. Due to Moscow’s alliance with Tehran in Syria and China’s objection to any aggression against Iranian territory, both parties current foreign policy agendas can lead to great power war if they remain unchecked by the American people…or by U.S. European and Asian allies mustering the will to say not just no, but hell no to Washington’s arm twisting.

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U.S. Escalates Sanctions War on Russia, Frustrated Russians Debate How to Fight Back

U.S. Escalates Sanctions War on Russia, Frustrated Russians Debate How to Fight Back

As tensions somewhat eased over Syria in the past week, with Moscow’s military chiefs meeting their U.S. counterparts in Azerbaijan and the Anglo-American case that chemical weapons use by Assad justified punitive missile strikes falling apart, the economic motives behind Washington’s belligerence remained. Despite delaying a new round of Russia sanctions announced by his neocon UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, on April 16, 2018 President Donald Trump tweeted an allegation that not only Beijing was a currency manipulator, but also Moscow. “Russia and China are playing the Currency Devaluation game as the U.S. keeps raising interest rates. Not acceptable!”

The fact that U.S. sanctions announced earlier this month against key Russian industrial and metals conglomerates are a major reason for the ruble’s slide versus the dollar was not lost on the Russians, or the few Americans who chose to comment on this presidential tweet. Curiously the Trump tweet calling out Russia for supposedly malign economic behavior was ignored by the Cold War 2 enthusiasts. Perhaps admitting that there is anything the ‘gas station posing as a country’ with a GDP ‘smaller than Italy or Spain’s can do to actually impact the American economy is a taboo among neocons. Alternatively, since it doesn’t fit their Narrative that Trump is Putin’s puppet, the information is discarded. Most likely though this Trump tweet was simply lost in the legacy media shuffle of Stormy Daniels, extraordinary legal pressure on the President’s longtime attorney Michael Cohen, and the furious online and media propaganda war over Syria. Bloomberg, whose job it is to report on the Russian economy and not merely repeat deep state boasting about inflicting huge casualties upon ‘Wagner mercenaries’ in Syria, ran a story suggesting that the Kremlin is looking to make important concessions. Supposedly these present a way for the newly reelected Putin to save face with his hard liners, while paving the way for a White House summit the Kremlin desperately wants.

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As China Retaliates for and Mocks Trump Tariffs, Eurasian Consolidation Accelerates

As China Retaliates for and Mocks Trump Tariffs, Eurasian Consolidation Accelerates

Team RogueMoney, Jim Willie, London Paul, Pepe 'empire of chaos' Escobar have all been saying it for years: a new Eurasian axis centered on China and Russia with Iran and soon Turkey is rising. But the obvious connection between the second Cold War the legacy media has incessantly pushed against Russia since 2013 if not 2008 and the Trump Administration's bemoaned 'trade war' with China remains deliberately obscured for mainstream 'informed' Americans.

It's as if The New York Times, Washington Post and others cannot, or more accurately do not wish to admit, that American sanctions or tariffs on Moscow and Beijing respectively inevitably make either pole of the Eurasian axis increase its support for the other and points in between (like Tehran). That would require them to then logically concede that attacking the Russian economy through sanctions means Russia gets more diplomatic and economic help from China, at the very moment when they are demanding President Trump take a tougher line on the former while seeking conciliation in trade talks with the latter. That is, they would have to admit waging Cold War 2 is economically asinine, so long as China remains determined to support Russia, and mainline Washington is locked in a geoeconomic struggle the USA cannot win but can only lose, so long as Americans remains outside the One Belt One Road (OBOR) New Paradigm.

Nonetheless, there are signs that official Washington and especially London are having to belatedly cope with the new reality. British media went into damage control mode to defend the integrity of UK intelligence agencies if not Theresa May and Boris Johnson this weekend, after the UK FM was exposed as lying about Porton Down identifying nerve agent that supposedly poisoned Sergei and Yulia Skripal as coming only from Russia. Even CNN has had to report Gen. Wei Fenghe's blunt statement this week at the Moscow International Security Conference that "I am visiting Russia as a new defense minister of China to show the world a high level of development of our bilateral relations and firm determination of our Armed Forces to strengthen strategic cooperation...to support the Russian side in organizing the Moscow International Security Conference the Chinese side has come to show Americans the close ties between the Armed Forces of China and Russia, especially in this situation. We’ve come to support you." With Moscow accelerating completion of mega-gas pipelines and other infrastructure forward financed by China's newly introduced petroyuan, this trend will continue...until the 'double helix' as one Vineyard of the Saker contributor calls Russia's integration into Beijing's financial, military/industrial and energy/scientific megaproject, becomes unbreakable.

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Syraq SITREP 35: Israel Admits F16 Shot Down by Syrian Air Defense

Syraq SITREP 35: Israel Admits F16 Shot Down by Syrian Air Defense

The Israeli Air Force announced shortly after dawn Saturday morning that one of its American made F16 fighter jets was hit by a Syrian surface to air missile, crashing after both pilots ejected over northern Israel's Jezreel Valley. According to the IAF spokesman the Lockheed Martin fighter jet was struck by a SAM as it was carrying out an air strike against alleged Iranian targets in southern Syria. The purpose of the raid according to IAF Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus was a response to an Iranian made drone being sent into Israeli air space. 

The Syrian military command claimed to have struck not one but two IAF jets with SAMs, taking down one and damaging another in response to Israel's 'aggression'. Whether or not Russia had a role in recently updating the older Soviet shipped S200 long range SAMs or if it was a newer, post-2011 shipped SA11 'BUK' which hit two IAF jets was not immediately clear Saturday. IAF technicians will likely know within hours if not days if the shrapnel that took down the F16 which crashed in northern Israel came from a Soviet/Russian designed SAM or an Iranian Shahren SAM.

What is clear is that several years of the Israelis being able to strike Syria with impunity while violating Lebanese air space to do so may be coming to an end. And the repercussions not only apply to Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, but also to Washington, which this week bombed pro-government Syrian tribesmen in Deir Ez Zor province. If Damascus can take down an upgraded IAF F-16, then some of the US Air Force's F15E Strike Eagles of the type that carried out the 'defensive' Coalition strikes on Wednesday could also get shot down in the nearest future.

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The Saker RMR 02/09/18

The Saker RMR 02/09/18

The Swiss White Russian Floridian known as The Saker joins V the Guerrilla Economist for a conversation on this week's U.S. attack on pro-government militias in Syria, Cold War 2, and historical truth. -- JWS

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RMR The Saker 12/08/2017

RMR The Saker 12/08/2017

V the Guerrilla Economist interviews James the Russian Analyst's friend The Saker, a White Russian Floridian whose non-profit Vineyard of the Saker site has become a go to source for all things Cold War 2.0, especially related to Iran and Hezbollah. A former analyst for the Swiss military who was fired back in the 1990s for dissenting against NATO's aggression in the Balkans, The Saker brings a unique perspective to a topic deliberately distorted by the Russophobic mainstream media. You won't want to miss this hour long insightful program. -- JWS

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Interview with The Saker Time Monk Radio 11-10-2017

Interview with The Saker Time Monk Radio 11-10-2017

The Russian Analyst's friend Andre Raevsky better known as The Saker joined Time Monk Radio on Friday for an hour plus length conversation on the second Cold War and breakdown of what Andre calls the 'Anglo-Zionist Empire'. See also The Saker's recently republished at Zerohedge article "Two American Myths" about the realities of the U.S. homeland not being spared in any military confrontation with Russia and Russian (and Chinese) super/hypersonic missile capabilities to inflict unacceptable losses on the U.S. in a war -- even without the use of nuclear arms. That article was written partially as a follow up to an earlier article by Andre responding to former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Dr. Paul Craig Roberts column, "Someday Tomorrow Won't Arrive" about Washington's civilians (not so much the Pentagon anymore) arrogantly underestimating Russian military prowess and resolve.

Please give the program a listen and consider purchasing a copy of The Saker's book or donating at Vineyard of the Saker. -- JWS

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Southfront Interview with The Saker, 08-12-2017

Southfront Interview with The Saker, 08-12-2017

Southfront.org, one of the Russia Analyst's go to sites for maps and updates on the Syria conflict, has posted their interview with my friend Andrei Raevsky aka The Saker. In this hour and forty minute plus interview, the Florida resident discusses his background, including a dismissal from the Swiss military's general staff after earning degrees in strategic studies from Johns Hopkins. The Saker also mentions some of his favorite themes, including the fact that sanctions target Europe as much as Russia, and the degeneration of multiple and often contradictory American foreign policies run by the White House, CIA, and Pentagon (with the latter two groups insurgents killing each other in Syria as recently as last summer) into 'not-agreement capable' (недоговороспособны).

"God forbid" The Saker half-jokes, "that peace or cooperation would break out" according to Donald Trump's campaign promise to improve relations with Moscow. "It's absolutely fascinating to observe, that basically the masks [the deep state has worn] are slowly but gradually falling off." -- JWS

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Syraq SITREP 21: Trump Dumps AlCIAeda, Iraq's VP Calls for More Russian Arms/Presence in Mesopotamia

Syraq SITREP 21: Trump Dumps AlCIAeda, Iraq's VP Calls for More Russian Arms/Presence in Mesopotamia

The emergence of oil-rich Iraq from the ashes of occupation and war, first by the Americans and second by the Saudi-Qatari financed fake Caliphate (whose collapse has been accompanied by an acrimonious divorce between Riyadh and Doha), is directly linked with the rise of a Eurasian axis from Moscow to Tehran to Beijing, first promoted by former Soviet spymaster and Mideast hand turned Russian Prime Minister Yevgeny Primakov back in the 1990s.

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Trump Gets Neoconned -- Now What?

On Thursday night over fifty Tomahawk cruise missiles were launched from U.S. Navy ships in the Mediterranean against a Syrian base allegedly used by the Damascus government jets that bombed the town of Khan Sheikhoun, held by Al-Qaeda and allied jihadist groups, where some sort of poisonous agent is said to have killed scores of civilians earlier this week.

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'Givi' Assassinated in Donetsk, Ukrainian Army Building Up for Another Failed Offensive

'Givi' Assassinated in Donetsk, Ukrainian Army Building Up for Another Failed Offensive

Mikhail Sergeyevich Tolstykh, aka Givi, one of the most prominent commanders of the Donbass resistance to the Kiev government, was assassinated in his office this week. Givi had been one of the most effective tacticians for the Novorossiya Armed Forces (NAF) / Donetsk People's Republic during the heavy close quarters fighting for the ruins of the Donetsk Airport between October 2014 and January 2015, culminating in a fight after which he punched and abused some Ukrainian Right Sector POWs and stripped off their epualets on camera. Other than this footage showing him punching a Right Sector commander shortly after battle, there is no evidence to support Ukrainian claims that Givi tortured or killed UAF prisoners.

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Readout of the First Trump-Putin White House Phone Call

Readout of the First Trump-Putin White House Phone Call

In the call, the two world leaders vowed to work together against ISIS and wished each other's people prosperity. Putin again congratulated Trump on his electoral victory and the two sides declared their intent to improve relations.

Trump was flanked for the call in the Oval Office by Vice President Mike Pence, National Security Adviser and retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus and senior counselor to the President and former Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon. According to Reuters and other reports the call did not include discussion of the sanctions placed by the U.S., EU and other countries such as Canada on Russia.

Trump also spoke with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, confirming a meeting in Washington on February 10 where trade will be at the top of the agenda, and with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Trump also spoke with French President Francois Holland and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. -- JWS

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Seven Days in January: Trump Claims to Canary Trap Leaking ODNI/CIA Briefers, Calls CNN 'Fake News' Buzzfeed 'A Pile of Garbage'

Seven Days in January: Trump Claims to Canary Trap Leaking ODNI/CIA Briefers, Calls CNN 'Fake News' Buzzfeed 'A Pile of Garbage'

As the Russia Analyst predicted, team Trump is fighting back and the soft coup to de-legitimize the president elect of the United States is unraveling. Another prediction, from Team Rogue Money's Intelligence Insider mentor 'W', made in an interview with V before the end of the year, that we would see a hard year for many who went against Trump is also coming true. The identity of the 'ex' MI6 officer who reportedly put together the dirty 'pee-gate' dossier on behalf of Trump's political adversaries, has been revealed as 52-year-old Christopher Steele of Orbis Business Intelligence (a name he distressingly for Google searches, shares with an unrelated gay porn star).

Despite legacy media disputing Trump's implication that intel services were involved in the latest smear of him, the UK's Defence and Security Media Advisory issued a 'D notice' requesting British media not circulate Mr. Steele's name Wednesday -- even though it has been reported by the WSJ and numerous other American outlets. Mr. Steele has scurried away from his Surrey, UK home and is nowhere to be found by reporters, while the UK television tax-funded BBC is doing damage control to bolster the dossier and their beleaguered CNN colleagues across the Pond. We strongly suspect after January 20 Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United States as well as British Prime Minister Theresa May are going to be hearing from Trump aides regarding the so-called 'impartiality' of taxpayer-funded (and historically, MI6 mouthpiece) BBC and whether Mr. Steele is in fact an 'ex' MI6 officer when the British government tried to treat him briefly as if he were still on Her Majesty's Secret Service (aka the Russian expression that there's no such thing as an 'ex' chekist).

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Seven Days in January: This Time CIA Soft Coup Plotters and #NeverTrump ers Have Gone Too Far

"Desperate people do desperate, stupid things". - V the Guerrilla Economist

The Russia Analyst had been putting together his assessment of the shoddy, quite revealing (in an unintended and unflattering way for its authors) #RussianHacking assessment put together by the U.S. intelligence community, when the 'news' broke via CNN and the CIA's other favorite stenographers at NBC News Tuesday evening, that President elect Donald Trump had been briefed on a Russian kompromat (dirt) file on him last Friday. Ok, we thought, big deal, rumors about the Russians blackmailing Trump dating back to The Donald and Ivana Trump's first visits to perestroika era Moscow in the late 1980s had been circulated by The Donald's adversaries since he got into the race.

Then we read that Buzzfeed, a clickbait site for hipsters with a neolibcon foreign policy slant, had published a dossier built by a former MI6 operative who had been hired to do opposition research by #NeverTrump Republicans and then Democrats. Said oppo file containing all manner of libelous BS -- what #NeverTrump political operative and pervert @TheRickWilson referred to routinely in tweets as far back as March as 'the thing' that journalists should find ways to avoid 'legal' consequences for publishing. The 'dodgy dossier' as The Atlantic tried to cover their rear ends in 'reporting' contained not only clumsy errors about various locations in Moscow and tales of Trump aides jetting off to Prague for secret meetings with the Russians that never happened. The main allegations are that the FSB has video of Trump cavorting with hookers on a bed Barack Obama slept in at the Moscow Ritz Carlton -- with scatological details thrown in for good measure to make #GoldenShowers trend on Twitter. Ugh...

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World Famous Alexandrov Ensemble, Humanitarians, Russian Journalists and Commanders Killed in Tu-154 Black Sea Crash

World Famous Alexandrov Ensemble, Humanitarians, Russian Journalists and Commanders Killed in Tu-154 Black Sea Crash

Early on Christmas Day as the nocturnal Russia Analyst prepared for bed, we read the God-awful news: a Russian military Tupolev 154 airliner had crashed off the Black Sea coast of Sochi, in southern Russia. The #Tu154 had 92 souls on board, 84 passengers and eight crew.

As of Monday, December 26, Russian government sources are seeking to damper speculation that a bomb on board may have brought down the jet. But questions linger as to how a single or even catastrophic engine failure or explosion could've brought the aircraft down so quickly, without an apparent distress call. Or how a highly experienced crew which included a pilot who had safely landed after a potentially disastrous Tu-154 somersault on approach a few years ago could've committed a fatal error. Coming as it does just days after a Russian ambassador was assassinated in front of an APTN cameraman in Ankara, Turkey, the question of whether this was a dirty deep state enemy action looms in the minds of individuals like my friend, The Saker.

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Bellingcat Produces 'Report' on Russian Artillery/Rocket Strikes on Ukrainian Army in 2014, But Like the MSM Refuses to Investigate Kiev's Thousands of Hidden KIA

Bellingcat Produces 'Report' on Russian Artillery/Rocket Strikes on Ukrainian Army in 2014, But Like the MSM Refuses to Investigate Kiev's Thousands of Hidden KIA

Soviet dictator Josef Stalin allegedly said, "One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic". Had Stalin lived to see the strange proxy war played out in Ukraine between Washington and Moscow since 2014, he'd probably say an addendum, which is that several Russian servicemen's disavowed combat deaths in the Donbass are big news. Whereas the thousands of 'missing' (actually dead) Ukrainian soldiers and volunteer battalion members are irrelevant to advancing the US/NATO Narrative, and therefore remain (hidden) statistics...which the media outlets promoting Bellingcat's latest 'report' on Russian rocket and artillery fire at Ukrainian Army units back in 2014 have refused to properly investigate. But as we enter 2017, the great Ukrainian combat deaths cover up is about to catch up with the mainstream media and the U.S.-propped up regime in Kiev, because the incoming Trump Administration may not be inclined to do the likes of Sens. McCain and Graham the favor of sustaining the cover up inherited from the Obama Administration...

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