U.S. backed Coup in Ukraine, China wins, Russia resists and Insane McCain

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U.S. backed Coup in Ukraine, China wins, Russia resists and Insane McCain

U.S. backed Coup in Ukraine, China wins, Russia resists and Insane McCain

McCain Joins Bolton, Invites Israel to Bomb Iran

Senator John McCain took to the Senate floor last week to rail against peace talks with Iran. No surprises there. But McCain went beyond blasting the deal. He suggested a surprising and disturbing method of blowing up the talks. The Israelis will need to chart their own path of resistance. On the Iranian nuclear deal, they may have to go rogue. Let’s hope their warnings have not been mere bluffs. Israel survived its first 19 years without meaningful U.S. patronage. For now, all it has to do is get through the next 22, admittedly long, months.

Go rogue? This saber rattling it is not just a momentary fit of John McCain’s signature pique. McCain, and his allies like Senators Lindsey Graham and Robert Menendez, have repeatedly slipped language into bills calling for the U.S. to support Israel if Israel attacks Iran’s nuclear facilities. One such bill, Senate Res. 65, nicknamed the “Backdoor to War” bill read in part:

Lo and behold, Former UN Ambassador John Bolton, just wrote a piece in the New York Times bluntly titled, “To Stop Iran’s Bomb, Bomb Iran.” Bolton, was one of the main cheerleaders for the war in Iraq and assured the public that: “We are confident that Saddam Hussein has hidden weapons of mass destruction and production facilities in Iraq.”Full story

McCain and his other insane pals all need to be committed to asylum, where the basic course of treatment is mandatory shock therapy.  The residents of Arizona should make sure this nutty war monger never serves another term again.   What is very interesting though is that articles of this nature are suddenly appearing with increasing frequency. The Neo-cons/Zionists do not understand that their days are numbered and the more they resist the harder it’s going to be for them. 

Every major war for the past 30 years was caused by the USA and the results have been horrible at best.  So insane McCain and his bandwagon of loudmouths have absolutely no evidence to indicate engaging a country leads to anything good.  Israel has a boat load of nuclear missiles which have been illegally constructed and nothing is being said about this. If we are going to enforce the rule, let’s be fair with the enforcement. No nuclear weapons in the entire middle east.  What this is coming down to is an indirect war between, Russia and China and in this game the USA cannot win.   If Israel continues to push Iran and Syria, they might find themselves facing a very tough Russian bear. When the bear is ticked off, it does not back down; it would be in Israel’s best interest not to push Russia too far. Russia has strategic interests in the Region..   The story below indicates how the situation is escalating

 

Putin: We urge Israel to stop supporting Syrian rebels

“I truly sympathize with the innocent Holocaust victims perished during the World War II but I cannot agree with Israeli oppressions against the Palestinian civilians, conjuring the horrible heinous crimes perpetuated by German Fascists”Russian Izvestia daily newspaper quoted president Putin as saying on Sunday.

The Jewish nation, President Putin added, was established according to lofty and humane principles but nowadays in reality what we are witnessing is that IDF is perpetrating pogroms against the local Palestinian inhabitants in Palestinian territories occupied since 1967. President Putin also referred to dipterous Syrian crisis, accusing the right-wing Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu of affording hard-line al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists with safe harbor, training facility and medical treatment.

“The Israeli officials’ argument about Islamist terrorists seems insincere in a time when the Israeli field hospitals along border with Syria offer medical treatments for Saudi-backed cutthroats,” added Putin, underlining the urgency to reach a political settlement and to end foreign—baked insurgency.  Meanwhile Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov described Israel’s settlement policy as “wrong” during a major speech on Friday and called on Israel to halt its settlement policy, the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA) reported. According to KUNA, the Russian official said that Israeli settlements represent an obstacle to the normalization of relations with the Palestinians and expressed hope that all parties would return to the negotiating process. Full Story

Putin is no longer mincing words; he is becoming more aggressive and this is something the West should take notice off. He was patient for a very long time. The more they push Russia now, the worse the outcome.  The Bear will simply not back down anymore.

 

US isolated as allies line up to join China-led bank

U.S. resistance to a Chinese-led Asian regional bank has left it isolated among its Asian and European allies and given some heft to China’s frequent complaints that Washington wants to contain its rise as a world power.South Korea, one of America’s closest friends in Asia, announced Thursday it will join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, or AIIB, which is intended to help finance construction of roads and other infrastructure. Beijing has pledged to put up most of the initial $50 billion in capital for the bank, which is expected to be set up by year’s end.

The U.S. has expressed concern the new bank will allow looser lending standards for the environment, labor rights and financial transparency, undercutting the World Bank, where the U.S. has the most clout, and the Asian Development Bank, where it is the second-largest shareholder after Japan.

“By maintaining their distance from the bank, American and Japanese responses seem problematic at best and churlish at worst,” wrote Jonathan Pollack, a specialist on East Asia at the Brookings Institution.

“It is a small-potato issue that is making the United States look weak at a time when U.S. influence in the region is otherwise quite strong,” said Elizabeth Economy, director for Asia studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.

China has been revelling in Washington’s unease. Full Story

Britain, our closest ally has seen the writing on the wall and has decided not to buck the trend.  The Aussies, on the other hand, are still dreaming, and the Japanese and South Koreans are backing the wrong ship and will pay dearly for their lack of foresight when they are dwarfed by the economic might of China, India and Russia in the years to come.  It appears though that the Aussies could be changing their mind (read the story below) given the sudden and surprise decision by Britain to join forces.   This is another clear signal that things are changing. The speed at which these changes are appearing is increasing drastically; we forewarned our subscribers of this.   Expect this trend to continue.   The USA had every chance in the world to maintain the upper hand, but it refused to take advantage of this, and we went on record to officially state (roughly early last year) that the US had lost that opportunity forever. Now there is nothing the USA can do that will reverse the trend.  The future powers have realigned, and their position is not in sync with that of the USA.  The trend has changed and once an ultra long-term trend change occurs, no amount of artificial force will prevent it from exerting itself.  Market Update March 20, 2015

The above is an excerpt of what we said in the last update. How much has changed since then? Every single nation that was on the side of the USA has abandoned it including South Korea and Australia.  The only silly hold out is Japan and they are about as broke as the USA; misery loves company.   China is indeed gloating for they pulled off a colossal win here. Their next coup is going to be when CIPS comes online later this year; this system is going to compete directly with SWIFT and watch how fast countries in the emerging world (tomorrow’s futures leaders) will sign up to be part of this new payment system.   The ship is sinking fast and as we indicated the trend is gathering momentum at a truly frighteninng pace. 

 

Fed: Goodbye, unemployment

You can stop worrying about unemployment now. At least that seems to be thinking among members of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, who have been making it clear they are turning their attention to the central bank’s other mandated responsibility– controlling inflation. Today, Chicago Fed President Charles Evans told a London audience that despite what he calls the “terrific” progress made in reducing unemployment, the Fed should hold off on raising interest rates until inflation ticks up.

Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Andy Serwer points out that a similar theme was struck by Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer earlier in the week, when he said in New York that unemployment is near its “natural” level of 5%.

“A lot of people are not going to like the fact that the unemployment war is being declared won,” he notes. “But the Fed is looking forward. It’s like Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski saying ‘next play.’”Full Story

So unemployment is no longer an issue. I guess that means Elvis Presley is still alive.  This confirms our recent statement, “If you are bored out of your mind and in the mood for science fiction, main media outlets are the perfect sources for this.

U.S. military challenged maritime claims of 19 countries in 2014

The U.S. military conducted freedom of navigation operations last year challenging maritime claims by 19 countries, from China to Argentina, asserting U.S. transit rights in defiance of efforts to impose restrictions, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. It was the largest number of countries challenged in more than a decade, establishing the program’s return to levels from before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, when U.S. forces had to curtail operations because of other priorities, officials said.

The rise in operations was due in part to an increased focus on Latin America, where the U.S. military challenged the claims of half a dozen countries, including Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela, according to the Pentagon’s annual Freedom of Navigation Report for 2014. The military has regularly conducted operations disputing some of China’s maritime claims in recent years and did so again in 2014. A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said none of those claims were related to Beijing’s dredging to create islands out of reefs in the South China Sea.

Tehran has tried to restrict passage through the Strait of Hormuz to signatories of the Law of the Sea Convention, which the United States has not endorsed. Manila has designated the Sulu Sea and other areas as archipelagic waters over which it has complete sovereignty, a claim Washington disputes. Full Story

This trend is about to end. Now it will be the USA that will constantly be challenged and inch by inch the aggressors will take away all its previous gains. One very clear signal that this trend is picking up steam is the speed at which almost every single ally of the US deserted the USA and joined up forces with the New Chinese bank.  The next shock wave will be China’s CIP’s system which will compete directly with SWIFT.  SWIFT is so sacred that instead of kicking Russia out of the club at the behest of the US, they actually offered Russia a seat on the board. In our opinion, in our opinion this is too little too late.

 

Russia Rebounds, Despite Sanctions

Sanctions meant to punish Russia for snatching Crimea from Ukraine one year ago were supposed to hurt Russian business. And they did. Russian stocks, bonds and commodities had the worst performance in 2014 of those in any emerging market.

That was then. Now the picture is changing, with investors starting to favor Russia in 2015. The ruble, which became the world’s most volatile currency, last year after President Vladimir Putin’s land grab, is stabilizing. The swings in its value narrowed this year more than any of the other 30 most-traded currencies.

Investors in Russian government securities denominated in rubles have earned the equivalent of 7 cents on the dollar so far this year, as measured by the Bloomberg Russia Local Sovereign Bond Index. In contrast, anyone holding similar government debt in emerging markets across-the-board has lost 1.1 percent in 2015.The picture is even rosier for Russia’s corporate bondholders; they’ve had a 7.3 percent total return in 2015, leading the gains in the index for emerging market corporate bonds compiled by Bloomberg. And while shareholders in the global emerging market stocks measured by the MSCI Emerging Market Index gained 1.7 percent this year, the 50 Russian stocks in the Micex index are up 11.9 percent — better than the Standard & Poor’s 500 or any other North American market.

The ruble’s relative value helps explain why there are some signs of confidence in Russia. Although the ruble remains the most volatile of the 31 most-traded currencies this year, its swings are narrowing. This is visible in implied volatility, a measure of traders’ bets on how much the currency’s value will change day-to-day. After surging in late 2014 amid the widening Ukraine crisis, the ruble now is fluctuating the way it did in 2009.

Business also appears to be on the rebound. Some 78 percent of the Russian companies in the Micex index showed greater annual sales growth than their global peers, even though the shares of these Russian companies lagged behind their international competitors, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s consistent with a two-year improvement in the relative value of Russian companies.  Full Story

Long term Russia is a great buy and those with vision and willing to take a bit of risk should consider setting up shop. Russia has made it relatively easy for foreigners to purchase and own land.   The next move will be a total overhaul of their business protocol and severe crackdown on corruption, all of which will make it a lot easier for business to operate in Russia.

American farmer among the winners in sanctions-hit Russia

Kansas-born farmer Justus Walker is prospering in Russia — one year after the U.S. and European Union began imposing sanctions against his adopted country over its aggression in Ukraine.

Walker, sporting a bushy beard reminiscent of a Russian peasant from past centuries, uses his Siberian dairy smallholding to support his missionary work. He shot to fame in August, shortly after the Russian government banned Western food imports in retaliation for the sanctions.

The farmer told Russian TV that said his cheese had been struggling to compete with Italian mozzarella until the ban kicked in. He chortled as he added: “But now your Italian cheese won’t be there!”The clip went viral across Russia, turning the American farmer into an Internet meme, even though he opposes sanctions and says his remarks were taken out of context. His sales soared and there was even a boom in Walker-themed souvenirs.

“It’s been nothing I could ever have thought of in my wildest dreams,” he told The Associated Press by telephone. Full Story

Well, this dude has just proved that anything is possible. There is a lot more to this story and we know it’s not an easy process to move and start anew.  However for those willing to take the risk, Russia is going to prove to be a very good long-term investment.  The food sector is going to be one of the earliest sectors to experience massive gains.

Most Russian food is not bastardized as is the case in the EU and more so in the US.  After Poland joined the EU, the quality of their food plummeted. Now you can only get food in the bazaars. Before Bulgaria joined the EU, there were dozens of factories producing great tasting pickles, Jams and host of other products without the addition of any poisons. After joining the EU, those factories were deemed to be inefficient and shut down and now those products have been lost forever. 

 

Washington Was Behind Ukraine Coup: Obama admits that US “Brokered a Deal” in Support of “Regime Change”

U.S. General John Campbell, commander of NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), folds the flag of the ISAF during the change of mission ceremony in Kabul. US President Barack Obama revealed the United States’ involvement in the Ukrainian crisis from its outset and admitted that the United States “had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine.”

US President Barack Obama’s recent interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakiria reveals the United States’ involvement in the Ukrainian crisis from its outset and that the country worked directly with Ukrainian right-wing fascist groups, experts told Sputnik.

On Sunday, in his interview with CNN, Obama admitted that the United States “had brokered a deal to transition power in Ukraine.”

“Obama’s statement is reiterating something that the world public opinion already knew — the US was involved in the coup of [ex-Ukrainian President] Viktor Yanukovych from the start. History shows us that the US has overthrown numerous governments in Latin America, Asia and Africa and replaced them with leaders that ruled with a fascist ideology that proved useful for Washington’s geopolitical interests,” independent researcher and writer Timothy Alexander Guzman told Sputnik.

Yanukovych’s decision to not sign an association agreement with the European Union in late 2013 triggered a mass wave of protests across Ukraine, culminating in the February 2014 coup. Following the transition of power, Kiev forces launched military operation against those who refused to recognize the legitimacy of the new government. Full Story

It appears that after all the Russians were not the instigators.

This YouTube clip sheds some more light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZmXAOPg7XY