Monday, July 21, 2014

Stepping on the Path of Open Hostility – US to Create New Military Alliance against Russia

The US Congress is doing its part to escalate the tensions with Russia over Ukraine. The Russian Aggression Prevention Act of 2014, which is introduced in Senate, has been read twice and is referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. It provides major non-NATO ally status for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova. Actually, the bill provides a blueprint for US intentions in Ukraine and Eastern Europe for the coming years... The bill directs the US Department of Defense to assess the capabilities and needs of the Ukrainian armed forces. It authorizes the President, upon completion of such assessment, to provide specified military assistance to Ukraine» and «Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should: (1) provide Ukraine with information about Russian military and intelligence capabilities on Ukraine’s eastern border and within Ukraine’s territorial borders, including Crimea; and (2) ensure that such intelligence information is protected from further disclosure»... 

Forget about Compromises, it’s Capitulation that US Wants from Iran

Nikolai BOBKIN | 22.07.2014 | 00:00

July 20 did not happen to be the date of Iran’s nuclear problem’s final settlement. The Iran’s talks with the «big 6» (5 United Nations Security Council members and Germany) are prolonged till November 24. The pause was proposed by the United States, Great Britain, France and Germany who sent their foreign chiefs to Vienna. The heads of foreign offices from China and Russia did not go to Vienna themselves; their states were represented by deputy minsters. Iran agreed to wait so Moscow and Beijing put up no objections. The commentaries differ. On the optimistic note the majority hope the next meeting will take place in August. The details of the next round of talks are still to be made precise. 
The break itself does not solve any problems. A year will have passed since the parties adopted in Geneva a joint plan of action to guarantee that the Iranian nuclear program is used only for peaceful purposes in exchange for lifting international sanctions from the Islamic Republic. But the stances may drastically change. The talks may end up without any result. First, the document is effective for a year since the date of signature. It means the agreement has to be prepared no later than November 24, 2014. The talks cannot go on forever and the remaining four months are announced to be the last chance. Second, the talks are hindered because of the remaining lack of trust on the part of the Western «big six». No matter there have been six rounds of talks since November last year, the US State Secretary John Kerry insists there must be a proof that Iran has no plans to acquire nuclear weapons. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said the coming four months of extended nuclear negotiations between the West and Iran may be the last chance to reach a peaceful solution for a long time. There is no explanation why the United States and the European Union display such mistrust towards Tehran. 
Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov, the head of Russian delegation at the talks, does not agree with his Western counterparts. Iran is complying with the full amount of its obligations under an interim agreement it reached last November at the talks in Geneva with the P 5 + 1 negotiators, said the Russian diplomat. «There are no remarks (on the compliance with obligations) for the time being and the Iranians are acting on all the obligations they undersigned», Sergei Ryabkov said. Iranian Foreign Minister Zavad Zarif said there are major differences of opinion remaining concerning the lifting of sanctions against Tehran. The whole process boils down to US-Iran bargaining. Tehran has gone great strides making concessions. At the end of the tunnel it sees complete lifting of sanctions in exchange for enrichment of uranium. Iranian spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei takes a firm position, saying the nuclear research will never stop because Iran has to be ready to stand up to hostile states. He made this fundamental statement after the recent round ended in failure and the talks were delayed.
Iran is aware that America and its allies will use the time for making the final conditions of the deal tougher. The proposals made by Tehran appear to be insufficient for the West because there is no refusal of Iranian legal right for uranium enrichment. The United States would like the agreement with Iran to be similar to the one concluded with Syria on chemical weapons including the elimination of all industrial facilities capable of uranium enrichment. The text of the current agreement allows Tehran to produce and enrich uranium under supervision. The West believes the Iranian society is too close and intransparent to make it effective. The Washington’s stance on the issue coincides with the one of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who warned that the U.S. should not agree to any pact with Iran that does not dismantle the country’s nuclear capabilities. Any deal that doesn’t destroy Iran’s nuclear program would be a «catastrophic development», he said. Israeli Prime Minister warns that the ayatollah’s ruled Iran cannot have a nuclear bomb. The nuclear capable Israel is not afraid of Iranian nuclear potential; its goal is to keep the sanctions in force to prevent the economic revival of Iran. 
The lifting of sanctions is not an issue as yet. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Ryabkov says the United States and the European Union have stopped increasing the burden of sanctions; the pressing in some areas has eased. True the West has abstained from imposing new sanctions against Iran since the talks kicked off last fall. But it does not ease the imposed restrictions. The oil embargo is in effect, Iranian banks are isolated and cut off from international financial system and that’s among other things. The West has unfrozen another $2, 8 billion of Iranian assets. This is the Iranian money received for oil export. The oil supplies abroad have not even reached the half of what it had been before the oil embargo was imposed. Today the Americans have become «soft» enough to allow Tehran take $500 million monthly from their multibillion accounts. 
The West never believed the sanctions alone could have stopped the Iran’s nuclear program; it’s only an element of the whole specter of issues related to the Iran’s nuclear program. It’s nothing else but a leverage to exercise pressure and dictate twisting the Iran’s arms. Washington needs another Iran, the one to comply with its orders and supporting the US Middle East strategy, in particular in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf. It’s obvious the White House wants to drive a wedge in the relationship between Tehran and Moscow. The Iranian problem has always been too politicized. Washington still cherishes the dream of regime change in Iran. By dragging time when it comes to lifting the sanctions, Americans undermine the Iranian people’s trust to Iranian leadership led by Hassan Rouhani. They drive the government of Iran to the wall providing extra chances to its opponents who keep on dreaming to refuse the idea of diplomatic settlement of Iran’s nuclear problem. This kind of US policy has been unchanged for more than thirty years. It paralyzes the Iranian economy and also hurts the US. Sanctions against Iran cost the U.S. as much as $175.3 billion in lost export opportunities over 18 years, according to a new report from the National Iranian American Council. Losing out on selling to Iran has cost the U.S. an average of between 51,043 and 66,436 jobs for every year between 1995 and 2012, according to the study from NIAC, a critic of U.S. sanctions policy that represents Iranian American before lawmakers. The study, released exclusively to the Wall Street Journal, calculated the losses based on how much trade would be expected between two economies the size of U.S. and Iran, accounting for distance. «If we’re going to discuss whether sanctions are worth the price, you need know the price», said Trita Parsi, president of NIAC.«Especially as we are talking about whether to move forward with this policy». Mr. Parsi said sanctions against Iran have escalated the crisis and hardened the regime’s hand. U.S. policy makers have argued that ramping up sanctions helped push Iran to negotiate and may have persuaded Iranians to elect President Hassan Rouhani, viewed as more moderate than the previous leadership. The White House has insisted the sanctions have always been imposed in concert with the European Union to produce maximum effect. Perhaps Europe has lost much too while supporting the America attitude towards Iran. Soft sanctions are never effective, but when they get tough – the damage is mutual. US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew repeated after Kerry that the United States will not expedite lifting the sanctions imposed on Iran because the sanctions’ regime has put the Iranian economy into a complicated situation and is working as an effective instrument in dialogue with Tehran. 
Nothing new in the US foreign policy thinking. If there is a dialogue, then it is conducted from the position of strength, direct dictate and threats. The widely publicized diplomatic efforts of President Obama aimed at putting an end to confrontation with Tehran still pursue the very same goal – it’s nor a compromise that is expected from Tehran, but rather complete capitulation.

Venezuela condemns Israeli invasion of Gaza (for video press below link)

Mon Jul 21, 2014 5:3AM GMT

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has condemned Israel’s invasion of the Gaza Strip, saying the Tel Aviv regime is committing genocide against the Palestinians.
Maduro made the remarks on Sunday, comparing the Israeli invasion of the besieged Gaza Strip to an “extermination.”
In addition, Maduro said the Israeli actions against Gaza could not be justified as like-for-like warfare.
“Venezuela also rejects the cynical campaigns trying to condemn both parties equally, when it is clear you cannot morally compare occupied and massacred Palestine with the occupying state, Israel, which also possesses military superiority and acts on the margins of international law,” said Maduro.
The Venezuelan president has called for an emergency meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council to condemn the Israeli regime for its atrocities and policy of genocide against the Palestinian population in Gaza.
Meanwhile, Bolivian President Evo Morales has also condemned the Israeli invasion of Gaza, saying it was time to take action “to end the genocide that Israel is carrying out on Palestine.”
Israeli warplanes have been carrying out incessant airstrikes against Gaza since July 8. On July 17, thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion into the densely-populated strip as well.
A total of 478 Palestinians have so far been killed in Israel’s war on Gaza and more than 3,000 others have been wounded.

Israel drops white phosphorus bombs on Gazans
 white phosphorus bombs to pound several residential areas across the besieged Gaza Strip.

Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:15PM GMT

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The lethal bombs violate all international conventions and are considered as banned weapons in civilian areas.
This comes as a Norwegian doctor in the besieged coastal enclave has recently criticized Israel for using cancer-inducing bombs against Palestinian civilians.
Medics says some Palestinians in the besieged enclave have been wounded by a new type of weapon that even doctors with previous experience in war zones do not recognize.
Israel also used depleted-uranium and white phosphorus shells in the besieged region during their previous assaults.
The latest revelation comes as Israeli tanks and warplanes keep pounding the besieged enclave. Sources say at 39 Palestinians were killed on Monday alone.
Sunday has been the bloodiest day of the two-week conflict. More than 100 Palestinians were killed in the Shejaiya neighborhood near Gaza City on Sunday. The majority of the victims were civilians including children, women and the elderly.
The latest casualties bring the Palestinian death toll to 510 from 14 days of Israeli attacks. Over 3000 Palestinians have also been injured in the onslaught.
Medical workers are now raising the alarm over a humanitarian crisis in Gaza where hospitals are running low on basic medical supplies.
The UN Security Council has expressed serious concern over the growing number of casualties in the Gaza Strip, calling for an immediate ceasefire between the conflicting parties.


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EX-U.S. Naval Officer Wayne MADSEN on Shooting Down of MH-17

MH-17: Beware of the «Chameleon»

Wayne MADSEN | 21.07.2014 | 00:00

The 10-day NATO exercise code named «BREEZE 2014» has ended in Black Sea. The exercise, which included the use of electronic warfare and electronic intelligence aircraft such as the Boeing EA-18G Growler and the Boeing E3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), coincided with the shootdown of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in eastern Ukraine, some 40 miles from the Russian border. NATO ships and aircraft had the Donetsk and Luhansk regions under total radar and electronic surveillance. 
MH-17 was shot down over a region where Russian-speaking separatist forces have been battling against the alliance of the Ukrainian armed forces and a private mercenary force answerable to a Ukrainian-Jewish billionaire oligarch.
The U.S. Army has revealed that the 10-day exercise involved «commercial traffic monitoring». Because of the sophistication of the electronic warfare and intelligence used during SEA BREEZE, it can be assumed that commercial traffic monitoring included monitoring the track of MH-17.
Past NATO-Ukraine exercises in Crimea were called «SEA BREEZE». This year's annual SEA BREEZE exercise with Ukraine, approved by the rump Ukrainian Parliament, is clouded in mystery with the Pentagon saying it was only «in the planning stage and we can't announce dates yet». However, 200 U.S. Army personnel normally assigned to bases in Germany were in Ukraine during the time of the MH-17 fly-over. They were participating in NATO exercise RAPID TRIDENT II. Ukraine's Ministry of Defense led the exercise.
BREEZE included the AEGIS-class guided missile cruiser USS Vela Gulf.  AEGIS cruisers' AN/SPY 1 radar has the ability to track all aircraft over a large region. For example, the AEGIS test center in Moorestown, New Jersey, was able to see the Boeing 747 TWA Flight 800 when it disappeared from radar screens in 1996 near East Moriches Bay, Long Island. According to Lockheed Martin personnel who operated the AEGIS test center in New Jersey, the Navy ordered the SPY 1 radar turned off for «maintenance» shortly before the downing of TWA 800.
From the Black Sea, the Vela Gulf was able to track Malaysian Airlines 17 over the Black Sea and any missiles fired at the plane. U.S. AWACS electronic intelligence (ELINT) aircraft were also flying over the Black Sea region at the time of the MH-17 flyover of Ukraine. Growler aircraft have the capability to jam radar systems in all surface-to-air threats. 
The announcement of U.S. BREEZE and RAPID TRIDENT II military maneuvers came on May 21, 2014, and were announced on the website operated by Vice President Joe Biden's office. Biden's son, Hunter Biden, is a newly-named director of the Ukrainian natural gas and oil company Burisma Holdings, Ltd., owned by IhorKolomoisky, the Ukrainian-Israeli mafia oligarch, whose is known as the «Chameleon». Kolomoiskyhas raised his own mercenary army, complete with the BUK missiles allegedly used in the shootdown of MH-17. Kolomoisky, the Governor of Dnipropetrovsk oblast in eastern Ukraine, has threatened terrorist attacks against Russian-speaking officials in eastern Ukraine, including assassinations. 
Burisma is a typical RUIM [Russian - Ukrainian - Israeli - Mafia] operation, with subsidiaries in such tax havens as Cyprus and the British Virgin Islands. It is part of Kolomoisky's large umbrella corporation called Privat Group.
Kolomoisky, estimated to be the second-richest person in Ukraine, also has strong connections inside Kiev's Borispol International Airport, where it has been reported that Ukrainian Interior Ministry troops stormed the air traffic control tower shortly before MH-17 was shot down. A Spanish air traffic controller, who possessed knowledge of the Ukrainian Interior Ministry's involvement in the shootdown of MH-17, reportedly had his life threatened by people he described as «Maidan» troops, a reference to the Maidan Square uprising that toppled the Ukrainian government earlier this year. The Spanish controller, identified only as «Carlos,» understood that the shootdown of MH-17 was carried out by supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister YuliaTymoshenko and Interior Minister ArsenAvakov. Kolomoisky is a political ally of Tymoshenko and Avakov.
Kolomoisky, until 2012, owned Aerosvit Airlines, which used Borispol as a hub, and Donbassaero, which was based out of Donetsk Airport. Aerosvit leased all of its planes, including a Boeing 767, from Boeing Capital. After filing for bankruptcy, Aerosvit and Donbassaero ceased flying in April 2013. Among other Kolomoisky airlines, Skyways Express, based out of Stockholm ArlandAirport; City Express, based at Gothenburg, Sweden Airport; and Cimber Sterling, based out of Sønderborg and Copenhagen Kastrup Airports in Denmark, all filed for bankruptcy in 2012. Kolomoisky continues to be active in commercial aviation. His Private Group owns Dniproavia, which is based at Dnipropetrovsk Airport.Kolomoisky’s aviation and Israeli security contacts gives him carte blanche access to secure airport facilities in Europe and around the world.
Kolomoisky's forces are armed with advanced weaponry, obtained both from Ukrainian weapons inventories and from purchases on the black market. Kolomoisky's forces reportedly possess the BUK surface-to-air missile system said to have been used to shoot down MH-17. Kolomoisky's forces, comprising Ukrainian regular military personnel; neo-Nazi units from west Ukraine, and foreign mercenaries, including Georgians, Romanians, and white supremacists from Sweden and Germany; and ex-Israel Defense Force Blue Helmet commandos, are mainly separated into four battalions: the Azov Battalion; the Aidar Battalion, the Donbass Battalion; and the 2,000-strong Dniepr-1 (or Dnipro-1) Battalion, which was responsible for the deadly May 1 fire-bombing of the trade union building in Odessa and the burning alive of people trapped inside the Mariupol Police Station on May 9. Dnipro-1 also maintains a 20,000-member reserve force. 
At the heart of Kolomoisky's Army is a Nazi «Brownshirt»-style force of ardent Kolomoisky loyalists who have used guns, iron bars, and batons to seize control of factories and offices in Ukraine that Kolomoisky has expropriated from so-called «separatist» sympathizers.
Some of the Georgians who serve in Kolomoisky's Army have reportedly been trained in the use of BUK missile systems previously sold by Ukraine to Georgia under the presidency of MikheilSaakashvili. Kolomoisky has utilized ex-President Saakashvili's «consulting services» in Dnipropetrovsk in the military and political campaign against the breakaway people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Kolomoisky placed a one million dollar bounty on Ukrainian Member of Parliament member Oleg Tsarev, who fled to Russia after being severely beaten by Ukrainian right-wingers in Kiev.
Kolomoisky chooses to «command» his army from the safety of Switzerland, far from the front lines and relatively safe from arrest if his ties to terrorist attacks are ever pursued by legitimate governmental authorities.Kolomoisky has a powerful «insurance policy» against any legal recriminations. He counts on the powerful Israel Lobby in the United States to support his cause. Kolomoisky has publicly spoken of Ukraine as the «second homeland» of the Jewish people. And with «The Lobby» in his corner, Kolomoisky has indirect access to the highest levels of power within the Department of Defense, NATO, and the U.S. Intelligence Community. 
A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777, the same type that was used by MH-17 and the still-missing Malaysian Airlines flight 370, which disappeared on March 8 while en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, is stored in a hangar at Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. The Boeing 777 in Israel, with serial number 28416,  Malaysia registration tail numb 9M-MRI, was sold to GA Telesis, LLC of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on October 21, 2013. The Boeing 777 was re-registered with the United States tail number N105GT and first stored at Tarbes Lourdes Pyrenees airport and on November 4, 2013, was transferred to Tel Aviv, where it was last spotted in a hangar. 
GA Telesis was founded by its CEO, AbdolMoabery. GA Telesis, a global aircraft leasing firm, is now owned by Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Century Tokyo Leasing. Moabery, a former U.S. Naval officer, formerly worked for Aviation Systems International, Inc. as executive vice president and for C-S Aviation Services, Inc. as sales and marketing director. Both of Moabery's former companies are partly-owned by George Soros, who is partly responsible for laying the groundwork for the Ukrainian coup that ousted President Viktor Yanukovych. C-S (Chatterjee-Soros) Aviation is co-owned by Purnenda Chatterjee, who runs the Chaterjee Group, an investment firm.
Chatterjee Group owns Winston Partners of Alexandria, Virginia, an investment firm co-founded by Marvin Bush, son of George H W Bush. Winston owns corporate entities in the Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, Curacao, and Delaware. One of the Winston entities, Winston Capital Fund, has another Bush family investor, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. Interestingly, Marvin Bush has served as an adviser to HCC Insurance Holdings, Ltd,  a re-insurer of the World Trade Center in New York. Marvin's business dealings have also involved the purchase and leasing of commercial aircraft.
The executive chairman of GA Telesis Composite Repair Group, LLC, which would be responsible for retrofitting the Malaysian Boeing 777 in Tel Aviv is Aviv Tzur, an Israeli national who was previously the chairman of Ultimate Aircraft Composites (UAC), an Israeli-staffed firm that merged with GA Telesis. UAC, like GA Telesis, specializes in repairing and retrofitting aircraft. UAC also had contracts with the Israeli government.
The presence of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 in Tel Aviv, the mysterious disappearance of a second Malaysian Boeing 777 on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, and the attack on yet a third Amsterdam-to-Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Boeing 777 over eastern Ukraine may be more than coincidental. Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport is a center for Israeli Mossad activity in Western Europe. Israeli-owned ICTS controls the security at Schiphol for passengers and cargo. It was ICTS that permitted Nigerian national Umar Farouk Abdulmutallah to slip past Schiphol’s normally stringent security on Christmas 2009 and board a Northwest Airlines Airbus bound for Detroit. While approaching Detroit, Abdulmutallah, who was permitted to board by ICTS in Amsterdam without a passport or U.S. visa, tried to detonate explosive materials sewn into his underpants.
The seizure of the air traffic control center at Borispol by allies of Kolomoisky shortly before the shooting down of MH-17 and Kolomoisky’s strong links to Israel, which benefitted immensely from the downing of MH-17 because it drew the attention of the world’s media away from its ground invasion of Gaza, which began just as initial reports about the fate of MH-17 were being transmitted, may be the real story behind the loss of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 and the horrible deaths of its 298 passengers and crew.

Investigative journalist, author and syndicated columnist. Has some twenty years experience in security issues. As a U.S. Naval Officer, he managed one of the first computer security programs for the U.S. Navy. He has been a frequent political and national security commentator on Fox News and has also appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, PBS, CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, and MS-NBC. He has been invited to testify as a witness before the US House of Representatives, the UN Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, and an terrorism investigation panel of the French government. A member of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Press Club. Lives in Washington, D.C.

Nach dem Abschuss der Malaysischen Verkehrsmaschine MH17 bleibt Aufklärung das vorrangige das Gebot der Stunde für Friedenskräfte

Eine Reflexion von Irene Eckert am 19. Juli 2014

Mit dem Abschuss der malayischen Verkehrsmaschine MH17 an der russisch-ukrainischen Grenze am Donnerstag, den 17. Juli ist ein weiterer Vorwand geschaffen worden für die Ausweitung der Kriegszone. Ein möglicher Angriffskrieg gegen Russland scheint in greifbare Nähe zu rücken. Die Regierung Obama und sämtliche große Medien der westlichen Welt beschuldigten unmittelbar nach der verbrecherischen Tat mehr oder weniger offen Russland. Das fehlende Motiv der Russen und das fehlende Know How auf Seiten der russlandfreundlichen „Rebellen“ wird einfach ignoriert.

Russland reagiert gegenüber solchen kaum noch verbrämten Anschuldigungen in der nun schon gewohnten ruhigen diplomatischen Manier: Der Online-Dienst von RT („Russland Heute“) vermeldet am heutigen Samstag: „Eine ukrainische Boden-Luft Abwehrrakete vom Typ BUK war in der fraglichen Region in Betrieb als am Donnerstag eine Malayische Verkehrsmaschine abgeschossen wurde, sagt der russische Verteidigungsminister und widerspricht damit der Darstellung Kiews.“

Die Verursacher des Verbrechens gegen eine zivile Luftverkehrsmaschine aus Malaysia müssen von unabhängigen Experten ausgekundschaftet werden. Die Täter sind haftbar zu machen. Darauf müssen Friedenskräfte bestehen.

Es gilt dafür auch, sich des geopolitischen Hintergrunds für das Verbrechen zu gegenwärtigen.

Erinnern wir uns. Es ist schon die zweite „verschwundene“ malaysische Maschine ihrer Art in diesem Jahr. Einnern wir uns ähnlicher Vorkommnisse in der Vergangenheit, so an den Itavia Flug 870, der am 27. Juni 1980 über Ustica/Italien abgeschossen wurde, gedenken wir der Opfer des „Korean Airliner 007“, der am 1. Sept. 1883 über Kamtschaatka abgeschossen wurde, rufen wir uns den Iran-Air-Flug 655 vom 3. Juli 1988 in Erinnerung, den Siberia-Airlines-Flug 1812“, der am 4. Okt. 2001 von einer ukrainischen Rakete getroffen wurde, ein „Manöverschaden“ über dem Schwarzen Meer. Erinnern wir uns weiter an die „Achse des Bösen“, die Ex-US-Präsident Bush nach dem Angriff auf das WTO 2001 aufstellen ließ. Malaysia, ein noch stabiles südostasiatisches Land steht auf dieser imaginären Liste von über 40 Staaten. Diese Liste wurde bis dato von „unseren Verbündeten“ Punkt für Punkt „abgearbeitet“, während sich das wirklich Böse in der Welt immer mehr ausbreiten konnte.

Erinnern wir uns weiter an das PNAC-Papier der US-Neocons „Für ein Neues Amerikanisches Jahrhundert“. Die Destabilisierung von unliebsamen Staaten, ja deren Zerstörung, ist das erklärte Ziel der geopolitischen US- Strategie-Studie.

Das Wiederwachen Russlands als Nation war nach derartiger US-Strategieplanung nicht vorgesehen. Nach der Zerstörung der Sowjetunion glaubte man sich vielmehr am Ziel- und Endpunkt der Geschichte angelangt. Die Geltendmachung einer eigenständigen Interessenpolitik unter Putin stört die Kreise des Imperiums ganz entschieden. Der Hegemon war durch Putins Wahl zum Präsidenten aufs Äußerste alarmiert.

Die friedliche Lösung der „Syrienfrage“, zu der im letzten Jahr Putins Russland massgeblich beigetragen hat, stand nicht auf der US-Agenda. Eine Verhandlungslösung mit dem Iran ist von manchen tonangebenden Kräften in den Vereinigten Staaten ebenso wenig wirklich gewollt.

Das Zusammenrücken Russlands mit seinem großen, kommunistisch geführten und wirtschaftlich sehr erfolgreichen Nachbarn China wird als besonders schwerwiegende Bedrohung imperialer Interessen wahrgenommen. Das Imperium versucht relativ wenig erfolgreich Zwietracht zu schüren zwischen den Völkern Chinas und zwischen China und seinen Nachbarn. Vor allem Japan und Vietnam versucht man aufzuhetzen. Eine kluge, dem Frieden dienende Geopolitik in dieser Region konterkariert allerdings zunehmend die Diversionspolitik der USA.

Hinzukommt die Einigung der BRICS-Staaten (Brasilien, Russland, Indien, China, Südafrika) auf ihrer jüngsten Tagung im brasilianischen Fortaleza unmittelbar im Anschluss an die Fussballweltmeisterschaft zu Beginn dieser Woche. Alle lateinamerikanischen Staaten waren vertreten, keines der lateinamerikanischen Länder hat sich durch die massiven Drohungen aus Washington von der Teilnahme abhalten lassen. Die Staatengruppe rückt näher zusammen, die Aufnahme weiterer Mitglieder ist als mittelfristiges Ziel anvisiert. Den US-dominierten Weltdisziplinierungs- Instrumenten IWF und WTO wurde durch Gründung eines eigenen Kreditinstituts (für Entwicklungsländer) schon einmal die rote Karte gezeigt.

Eigene hausgemachte wirtschaftliche Sorgen lassen zusätzliche Alarmglocken schrillen. Die Stellung des Dollars als Weltwährungsreserve ist „in Gefahr“. China, Russland und der Iran sind bereits dazu übergegangen, wichtige Transaktionen nicht mehr in Dollar sondern in Landeswährung vorzunehmen. Ein ähnliches Vorgehen war einst  ein wesentlicher Grund für den Krieg gegen den Irak und Libyen. Jetzt aber erfolgt eine „konzertierte Aktion“ eurasischer und afrikanischer Staaten.

Die imperialen Mächte erkennen, dass ihr Stündlein geschlagen hat; sie sehen mehr als die meisten Friedenskräfte. Entsprechend aggressiv reagieren sie, sozusagen präventiv.

Das verbrecherische Vorgehens Israels gegen GAZA spricht Bände. Der "Kettenhund"* der USA und seiner Verbündeten muss von der Ukraine und dem Aufbau einer Kriegsfront dort gegen Russland ablenken. Das folgsame, weil vollständig von den USA und seinen Verbündeten abhängige  Israel wird wieder einmal instumentalisiert, um an einem wehrlosen Volk „Stärke“ zu demonstrieren. Was für ein Pyrrhus- Sieg wird dort gerade errungen gegenüber einem unbewaffneten einkasernierten Völkchen? Was für Lorbeeren erntet man mit einem so rassistischen  und jedem Völkerrecht Hohn sprechenden Vorgehen?  Man treibt offen in den Ruin.

Friedenskräfte müssen diese Zusammenhänge aufdecken und sich der realen Schwäche der EUSAJAPAN Dollarhegemonie bewusst werden. Daraus wächst Kraft zum Widerstand.
Hoffnungs- oder Mutlosigkeit sind ganz fehl am Platze. Ebenso fehl am Platze ist es, den diversen Ablenkungsmanövern auch innerhalb von "Friedensbewegungen" auf den Leim zu gehen.
Der Fokus muss gelegt werden auf die inhaltlich brennendsten Fragen. Dazu gehören, neben der Aufklärung von Vergehen gegen das Völkerrecht in Gaza sowie nach wie vor gegen Syrien und jüngst in der Ukraine selbstredend die Aufklärung über den Abschuss der malayischen Verkehrsmaschine vorgestern, der fast 300 Menschen zum Opfer fielen.

Friedenskräfte müssen sich der Unterwanderung in ihren eigenen Reihen bewusst werden, worauf bereits der kanadische Wirtschaftswissenschaftler Michel Chossudovsky auf der Rosa Luxemburg Konferenz der Zeitung „Junge Welt“ im Januar 2014 in Berlin aufmerksam gemacht hatte.
Die wahren Verantwortlichen, die Schuldigen für eine zum Kriege treibende Politik müssen benannt und vor allem zur Rechenschaft gezogen werden, überall und auf allen Ebenen. Mit Larifari und Äquidistanz zwischen Opfer und Tätern kommen wir keinen Schritt weiter. Postmodernes Relativierungspapperlappap hilft nicht einmal den Schaden zu begrenzen. Die Wahrheit exstiert und sie ist auffindbar. Machen wir uns daran sie zu suchen. Lassen wir uns nicht von diffamierenden Sprachregelungen wie „Truthseeker“ und „Putinversteher“ einschüchtern. Beharren wir als Bürger von Demokratien auf unseren Rechten.

In der Bibel sind übrigens die am meisten vorkommenden Vokabeln Wahrheit und Gerechtigkeit eines!
Nehmen wir die Worte beim Wort.
Wenden wir uns gegen unverbindliches Gefasel und gegen ungeprüfte und unfundierte Schuldzuweisungen nach beiden Seiten. Klagen wir die Verantwortlichen für die kriegerische Poltitik seit 1999 an und mobilisieren wir mit einer beweiskräftigen , völkerrechtlichen, sozialen und humanen Argumentationsführung die Massen gegen neue Kriege.

Dem Frieden dienen und dem Menschenrecht diese Aufgabe gehört untrennbar zusammen.

* Mit der drastischen Metapher vom "Kettenhund" soll auf die wahren Verantwortlichen zurück verwiesen werden. Ohne seine Herren und Meister wäre nämlich das kleine Israel niemals zu einer so unverfrorenen, so offen völkerrechtswidrigen und aggressiven Politik in der Lage. Dieser Verweis ist sehr wichtig, auch um einer neuen Welle von Antisemitismus entgegenzuwirken. 

BRICS against Dollar Dominance or the US as Global Stronghold of Evil

Nil NIKANDROV | 18.07.2014 | 00:00

The process of bloody globalization going on a rampage is slowly becoming a thing of the past as raw awakening is gradually stepping in. The US blitzkrieg aimed at achieving global dominance controlled by Washington under the slogan of «unipolar democracy» is seen as a failure by the rest of the world. But the administration of Obama is not ready to concede defeat and continues to be seeking pretexts to start wars using provocations and black propaganda to create the images of enemies. 
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – the countries which make up the group of BRICS drastically change the contemporary world. One of the trends is doing away with the financial system that emerged after the Second World War. BRICS wants to put an end to the dollar dominance or the use of green funny money to buy everything that has material value accompanied by constant cheating on the part of the United States. 
Speaking at the VI BRICS summit in Brasilia (July 15-16), President Vladimir Putin said the reform of international financial-currency system has become ripe since a long time ago because it was putting the group at disadvantage and hindering the progress of new world economies, «In the BRICS case we see a whole set of coinciding strategic interests. First of all, this is the common intention to reform the international monetary and financial system. In the present form it is unjust to the BRICS countries and to new economies in general. We should take a more active part in the IMF and the World Bank's decision-making system. The international monetary system itself depends a lot on the US dollar, or, to be precise, on the monetary and financial policy of the US authorities. The BRICS countries want to change this». There is an urgent need to include BRICS as an equal partner into the decision making process of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. 
In Fortaleza BRICS signed the Declaration and Joint Plan of Action. The declaration reflects the common vision of contemporary political and economic situation in the world and defines the plans of further cooperation. The plan sets the missions to carry out till the next summit to take place in Russia in 2015. All global media outlets reported about the setup of the New Development Bank (NDB) with the headquarters in Shanghai and the $100 billion BRICS contingency reserve arrangement (CRA) will be raised from the member countries’ central bank reserves while capital for the group’s development bank will come from national budgets. According to President Putin, «BRICS Bank will be one of the major multilateral development finance institutions in this world.» «In terms of escalating international competition the task of activating the trade and investment cooperation between BRICS member states becomes important,» the Russian leader said. 
Bringing emerging economies closer has become vital at a time when the world is guttered by the financial crisis and BRICS countries can’t remain above international problems, said Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff. She cautioned the world not to see BRICS deals as a desire to dominate. «We want justice and equal rights,» she said. «The IMF should urgently revise distribution of voting rights to reflect the importance of emerging economies globally,» Rousseff said. According to the Brazilian President, the group has to great extent mitigated the negative impact of the global crisis on world finances and the economic growth. The creation of the new development Bank and the BRICS contingency reserve arrangement (CRA) shows that no matter cultural, ethnic and linguistic differences exist, the group is ready to create a sound and positive strategic alliance to counter instability on international arena. Dilma Rousseff emphasizes that the group has emerged not to get together against anyone but to serve its own interests. She believes BRICS facilitates the prosperity of the planet. 
The five BRICS countries represent almost 3 billion people with a combined nominal GDP of US$16.039 trillion and an estimated US$4 trillion in combined foreign reserves. As of 2014, the BRICS nations represented 21 percent of the world economy. The BRICS countries now account for 11% of global capital investment, and trade turnover almost doubled in the last 5 years. The trade turnover inside the group has doubled in recent years and it’s just a start. The Russian experts have prepared the BRICS Strategy for Economic Cooperation. Its implementation will let he group gain the leading positions in the world economy. 
A BRICS-UNASUR (the Union of South American Nations) summit also took place. Anti-BRICS propaganda had predicted the participation of only «populist leaders» – Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, Ecuadoran leader Rafael Correa, the President of Bolivia Evo Morales and, perhaps, «eccentric» sometime President of Uruguay Jose Mujica. Instead, all South American leaders came to Brazil to personally see the BRICS heads of states and get the information about the group’s activities firsthand. Trade and economy topped the agenda. South America wants to get the most from its contacts with the «Big Five». 
President Maduro said the summit was to protect the multipolar world. In Venezuela the concept is reflected in the state policy set forth in Venezuela's Second Socialist Plan of the Nation 2013-2019, or Homeland Plan. The goal is to ensure the influx of petrodollars required for the country's socioeconomic development without compromising the maximum oil recovery in the long term. The document has been approved by the National Assembly. The Venezuelan leader believes his country needs a new economic order to be created by Latin Americans on their own continent. He said the meeting was of historic importance getting together the South Americans to choose their own way of development and the five most fast-growing nations in the world. 
There were bilateral meetings with South American counterparts. Vladimir Putin held fruitful talks with the presidents of Bolivia, Uruguay and Venezuela. 
Washington used the issue of Ukraine to intensify the propaganda campaign against Russia against the background of BRICS-UNASUR summit. Earlier on July 15 Obama urged EU envoys to impose tougher measures against Russia. In case the EU leaders refuse to adopt new sanctions, the White House would act unilaterally. The ambassadors of the European Union were invited to the White House. The US exerted hard pressure to make European countries adopt tough measures against Russia to «punish it for the aggression». The new sanctions, the first so-called «sectoral sanctions» used by the U.S. against Russia, hit a number of banks, like, for instance: OAO Gazprombank and VEB and some Russian energy firms, like OAO Novatek, Rosneft, Kalashnikov limiting their access to the United States’ capital markets. Some high standing officials are also on the list. Even before the announcement of the sanctions Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov commented on July 15, «It is sad that the president of the great power approaches such issues from such a position,» he told reporters. «I’d like to mention as well that all the BRICS leaders stressed that by condemning unilateral actions in the global politics they do not seek confrontation, but on the contrary advocate joint efforts with the participation of all the great powers that would try to find a mutually acceptable solution to various problems,» the Russian diplomat added. In this connection Sergey Lavrov referred to the words of President Vladimir Putin who was speaking about the positive experience of the cooperation on the Syrian issue during the meeting with the BRICS leaders earlier on July 14. «That is why we should, probably, take a philosophical approach to every problem, but we oppose unilateral actions and emotions with the reason and pragmatism», the Minister said. 
BRICS and the majority of UNASUR members are critical towards the US sanctions. The media reports and bloggers’ posts say Washington pursues just one goal – to aggravate the situation at the Russia-Ukraine border and pour fuel on the fire of the conflict with the help of the US-controlled government of Poroshenko. Obama stresses the US has a special role to play in finding solutions to such conflicts. 
Has any such problem been solved by the United States during, say, the recent 25 years? Devastated countries, thousands dead, hundreds of assassinated politicians and military leaders who have not met the standards of the US-style democracy which is the only one that is genuine, is it not the egregious irresponsibility? Normal people are scared by the US strong desire to create Pax Americana on the ruins of other, more ancient and in a way, more perfect civilizations? It is rejected even by the closest allies of the empire. Reasonable leaders watch with concern the irrevocable of the United States turning into the global center of evil. 

Downed Airliner: Fake Audio Tape Shows US-Backed Hit to Frame Russia Finian CUNNINGHAM | 21.07.2014

In a devastating twist to emerge over the weekend it now seems that the Malaysian civilian airliner downed over Ukraine was most probably brought down as a result of sabotage by the US-backed Kiev regime... The key to this dramatic twist is the identification of incriminating audio tapes over the weekend as fake – tapes that were created initially to implicate Moscow, as part of a massive black operation involving the destruction of the civilian airliner and all those onboard... Over the weekend the accusations against Russia from Western governments and media have steadily grown to a crescendo. In his usual round of Sunday television programmes, US Secretary of State John Kerry went as far as claiming that American intelligence was now certain that Russia had supplied the missile system to the militia in eastern Ukraine... 
Finian CUNNINGHAM | 21.07.2014

Sondersitzung des UN-Sicherheitsrats zu Gaza

Montag, 21 Juli 2014 04:57
Sondersitzung des UN-Sicherheitsrats zur Krise in Gaza
New York (IRIB/AFP) – Angesichts der Ausweitung der israelischen  Bodenoffensive und des Anstiegs ziviler Opfer  im Gazastreifen hat der UNO-Sicherheitsrat eine Feuerpause gefordert.
Die Sorge um die Zivilisten in dem Kampfgebiet wachse, sagte der amtierenden Ratspräsident Gasana bei einer Dringlichkeitssitzung des Gremiums in New York. Man rufe alle Seiten auf, die Kämpfe sofort einzustellen und das internationale Völkerrecht zu achten. Der Sicherheitsrat war auf Antrag Jordaniens zusammengekommen.
Am Sonntag kamen bei der israelischen Aggression in Gaza mindestens 105 Palästinenser, darunter viele Kinder und Frauen, ums Leben.
Der Botschafter  Frankreichs im Sicherheitsrat, Gerard Araud, sagte vor Beginn der Ratsitzung, dass bei diesem Treffen das Ergebnis der Bemühungen  des UN-Generalsekretärs, Ban Ki Moon, in der Nahostregion um einen Waffenstillstand in Gaza erörtert worden seien.
Der Chef der palästinensischen Autonomiebehörde, Maumud Abbas, hatte  zuvor die israelischen Verbrechen  in Gaza als Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit bezeichnet und  eine Sondersitzung des UN-Sicherheitsrats gefordert.
Bei den Angriffen der israelischen  Streitkräfte in den vergangenen 13 Tagen auf den Gazastreifen, sind nahezu 501 Palästinenser getötet. 77% der Opfer waren Zivilisten.
Montag, 21 Juli 2014 05:56
Netanjahu bedankt sich bei Obama
Tel Aviv (IRNA/AFP) -  Der Ministerpräsident des zionistisch-israelischen Regimes Benjamin Netanjahu hat sich nach eigenen Angaben beim US-amerikanischen Präsidenten für seine Unterstützung bedankt.
Er habe sich in einem Telefonat bei Präsident Obama für die Unterstützung der Gaza-Offensive bedankt, sagte Netanjahu am Sonntag bei einer Pressekonferenz in Tel Aviv. Ermutigt durch das Schweigen der internationalen Gremien gegenüber den brutalen Angriffen des zionistischen Regimes auf die Einwohner des Gazastreifens und die Unterstützung dieser Angriffe durch seine Verbündeten fügte er hinzu, dass er sehr starken internationalen Rückhalt für die komplizierten und intensiven israelischen Militäroperationen im Gazastreifen sehe. Israel habe internationale Legitimität für seine Militäroperation gewonnen, nachdem die Hamas einen von Ägypten ausgearbeiteten Entwurf für einen Waffenstillstand abgelehnt habe, behauptete Netanjahu.
US-Außenminister John Kerry hatte zuvor der Hamas Sabotage vorgeworfen. Die Hamas müsse wissen, dass die USA den ägyptischen Entwurf für einen Waffenstillstand unterstützen, sagte er. „Wir streben nach einer gerechten Feuerpause“, behauptete Kerry ungeachtet der palästinensischen Forderungen nach der Aufhebung der Gaza-Blockade, eines dauerhaften Waffenstillstands und der Freilassung palästinensischer Häftlinge.
Muslime, Araber sowie viele weitere Menschen weltweit verurteilen die israelische Offensive gegen den Gazastreifen und bringen ihre Abscheu gegenüber den gewalttätigen und unmenschlichen Aktionen der Zionisten zum Ausdruck.
Durch diese Offensive sind in den letzten zwei Wochen mindestens 501 Palästinenser, darunter 40 Frauen und 112 Kinder getötet worden.