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Friday, June 13, 2014

The Guerrilla Economist on demise of US dollar as Reserve Currency & Collapse of US Economy

Obama threatens Attack 3 Years after Withdrawal from Iraq

Bible proved right again....There's A Humongous Hidden Ocean Deep Beneath The Earth's Surface

Genesis 7:11

New King James Version (NKJV)
11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened.


Earth's surface oceans are quite apparent, even from satellite images of our blue marble, but now scientists have found oceans' worth of water are hidden deep in Earth's mantle, locked up in a mineral called ringwoodite.

Deep within the Earth's rocky mantle lies oceans' worth of water locked up in a type of mineral called ringwoodite, new research shows.

The results of the study will help scientists understand Earth's water cycle, and how plate tectonics moves water between the surface of the planet and interior reservoirs, researchers say.

The Earth's mantle is the hot, rocky layer between the planet's core and crust. Scientists have long suspected that the mantle's so-called transition zone, which sits between the upper and lower mantle layers 255 to 410 miles (410 to 660 kilometers) below Earth's surface, could contain water trapped in rare minerals. However, direct evidence for this water has been lacking, until now.

Steve Jacobsen / Northwestern University
Fragments of the blue-colored mineral ringwoodite synthesized in the laboratory.

To see if the transition zone really is a deep reservoir for water, researchers conducted experiments on water-rich ringwoodite, analyzed seismic waves traveling through the mantle beneath the United States, and studied numerical models. They discovered that downward-flowing mantle material is melting as it crosses the boundary between the transition zone and the lower mantle layer.

"If we are seeing this melting, then there has to be this water in the transition zone," said Brandon Schmandt, a seismologist at the University of New Mexico and co-author of the new study published today (June 12) in the journal Science. "The transition zone can hold a lot of water, and could potentially have the same amount of H2O [water] as all the world's oceans." (Melting is a way of getting rid of water, which is unstable under conditions in Earth's lower mantle, the researchers said.)
A water-rich mineral

Ringwoodite is a rare type of mineral that forms from olivine under very high pressures and temperatures, such as those present in the mantle's transition zone. Laboratory studies have shown that the mineral can contain water, which isn't present as liquid, ice or vapor; instead, it is trapped in the ringwoodite's molecular structure as hydroxide ions (bonded oxygen and hydrogen atoms).

In March, another research group discovered an unusual diamond from the mantle that encased hydrous ringwoodite. Though the find suggested the transition zone could contain a lot of water, it was the first and only ringwoodite specimen from the mantle scientists have ever analyzed (all other samples were produced in the lab or found in meteorites), and may not be representative of other mantle ringwoodite. [Shine On: Photos of Dazzling Mineral Specimens]

"Right now, we're one-for-one, because that ringwoodite had some H2O in it, but we didn't know if it was normal," Schmandt told Live Science. So Schmandt and geophysicist Steven Jacobsen of Northwestern University in Illinois set out to observationally test if other mantle ringwoodite also contains water.

The researchers knew the crystal structure of ringwoodite allows the transition zone to hold water, but that structure changes if the material moves across the boundary to the lower mantle (due to increasing pressures and temperatures). Because the structure of minerals in the lower mantle can't trap water the way ringwoodite can, Schmandt and Jacobsen reasoned the rocks would melt as they flowed from the transition zone to the lower mantle. "Melting is just a mechanism of getting rid of the water," Schmandt said.

To test this hypothesis, Jacobsen and his colleagues conducted lab experiments to simulate what would happen to transition zone ringwoodite as it travels deeper into the Earth. They synthesized hydrous ringwoodite and recreated the temperatures and pressures it would experience in the transition zone by heating it with lasers and compressing it between hard, anvil-like diamonds.

Using their setup, they then slowly increased the temperature and pressure to mimic the conditions in the lower mantle. The ringwoodite transformed into another mineral called silicate perovskite, and transmission electron microscopy showed that the mineral contained silicate melt around single crystals of perovskite.

"What that tells us is if there is similarly hydrated ringwoodite in the transition zone that's dragged down, we would expect it to produce melt," Schmandt said. "Because melt changes how seismic waves propagate, that's a target I can hunt for [with seismometers]."
Finding the melt

Using the Earthscope USArray, a network of portable seismometers across the United States, Schmandt analyzed seismic waves as they passed from the transition zone to the lower mantle. He found the waves slowed as they crossed into the lower mantle, suggesting that melt was present in the boundary. Importantly, the decrease in seismic velocity didn't happen everywhere — models showed the wave velocity decreased only where material was flowing downward from the transition zone to the lower mantle, as the researchers predicted. [Infographic: Earth's Tallest Mountain to Its Deepest Ocean Trench]

The melt produced in the boundary likely then flows back upward, returning to minerals that can hold the water, Schmandt said, adding that this mechanism allows the transition zone to be a stable water reservoir.

"[The study] provides critical experimental support for the important role that the transition zone plays in controlling the melting behavior and flux of hydrogen in the deep Earth," Graham Pearson, a mantle geochemist at the University of Alberta, who wasn't involved in the work, told Live Science in an email.

Anna Kelbert, a geophysicist at Oregon State University who also wasn’t involved in the study, notes that scientists have previously used numerous approaches to look for evidence of Earth's interior water reservoir, but this is the first time researchers have searched for clues of the reservoir by focusing on the potential water-induced melting at the bottom of the transition zone. "It provides an important multidisciplinary perspective on this problem," Kelbert said. "It has important implications on our understanding of the behavior of subducting slabs deep in the mantle, and on our understanding of [the] overall water budget/distribution in the Earth."

Schmandt hopes to now analyze seismic data from other areas across the globe and see how common mantle melting is. This would allow researchers to see if there's something special about the subduction history of the mantle beneath North America, or how the Earth's plates have shifted beneath one another over time.

The new findings will also help scientists better understand Earth's water cycle. "The surface water we have now came from degassing of molten rock. It came from the original rock ingredients of Earth," Schmandt said. "How much water is still inside the Earth today relative to the surface?"

Read more: http://www.livescience.com/46292-hidden-ocean-locked-in-earth-mantle.html#ixzz34XINNrXC

Debt is No Salvation

Thus far 2014 has been a fertile year for really stupid economic ideas. But of all the half-baked doozies that have come down the pike (the perils of "lowflation," Thomas Piketty's claims about capitalism creating poverty, and President Obama's "pay as you earn" solution to student debt), an idea hatched last week by CNBC's reliably ridiculous Steve Liesman may in fact take the cake. 

In diagnosing the causes of the continued malaise in the U.S. economy he explained, "the problem is that consumers are not taking on enough debt." And that "historically the U.S. economy has been built on consumer credit." His conclusion: Consumers must be encouraged to borrow more money and spend it. Given that Liesman is CNBC's senior economic reporter, I would hate to see the ideas the junior people come up with.

Before I get into the historical amnesia needed to make such a statement, we first have to confront the question of causation. Just as most economists believe that falling prices cause recession, rather than the other way around, Liesman believes that economic growth is created when people tap into society's savings in order to buy consumer goods that they could not otherwise afford. But consumption does not create growth. Increasing productive output allows for greater consumption. Something needs to be produced before it can be consumed.

But even allowing for this misunderstanding, consumer credit does little to increase consumption. All it accomplishes is to pull forward future consumption into the present (while generating a fee for the banker). This is like giving yourself a blood transfusion from your left arm to your right. Nothing is accomplished, except the possibility of spilling blood on the floor. But it's not even that benign.

If, for instance, a consumer borrows to take a vacation, the debt will have to be repaid, with interest, from future earnings. This just means that rather than saving now (under-consuming) to pay in cash (which under normal circumstances would earn interest and defray the cost) for a vacation in the future, the consumer borrows to vacation now and pays for it in the future. But shifting consumption forward can only create the illusion of growth.

Unlike business credit that can be self-liquidating (businesses borrow to invest, thereby expanding capacity, increasing revenue, and gaining a better ability to repay the loan out of increased earnings), consumer credit does nothing to help borrowers repay. Why would a consumer expect it to be easier to pay for a vacation in the future that he can't afford in the present? Especially when he is using credit to pay, which will add interest costs to the final bill. As a result, consumer loans diminish future consumption more than current consumption is increased.

In fact, borrowing to consume is the worst use of society's limited store of savings. As explained in my book, How an Economy Grows and Why it Crashes, savings leads to capital formation and investment, which grows productive capacity. When production grows, goods and services become more plentiful and affordable, thereby raising living standards. Consumer credit interferes with this process. Funds borrowed for consumption are not available for more productive uses. Since consumer credit reduces investment, it also reduces future production, which must also reduce future consumption.

Liesman is also mistaken that consumer credit has been the historic foundation of growth in the United States. It may surprise him to know that consumer credit was largely unknown until the second half of the 20th Century. Before that, people simply did not, or could not, buy things on credit. They tended to pay in cash (even for cars) or with the now quaint system of lay-a-way (which is essentially the opposite of consumer credit). Credit cards did not become ubiquitous until the 1970s. It was also much more common for Americans to save money for an uncertain future, the "rainy day," that we were always being warned about. But savings rates now are only a fraction of where they had been for most of our history. Consumers now expect to borrow their way out of any crisis. Yet the American economy enjoyed some of its best years before consumer credit ever became an option.

What Liesman is really advocating is that consumers borrow money to buy things they cannot afford. What kind of economic advice is that? Especially now that one third of Americans have less than $1,000 saved for retirement; a statistic so shocking that even CNBC recently cited it as a cause for concern. Does he really think that these savings-short Americans should take on even more consumer debt? Does creating a nation of bankrupt seniors who are too broke to retire ever create a more prosperous society?

Contrary to Liesman's asinine contention, it's not consumer credit that built the U.S. economy but its opposite - savings! Under-consumption not excess-consumption is what made America great. By saving instead of spending, consumers provided society with the means to increase investment and production that led to rising living standards for all. Unfortunately, it's consumer credit that is helping to destroy what savings once built.

Credit to Peter Schiff

Rare HONEY MOON to appear on Friday 13th for first time in 100 years

Honey Moon, Honey Moon lunar

A rare full 'Honey Moon' has not fallen on Friday 13th in June since 1919 and it will not appear again until 2098.
The event will send shivers down the spine of horror story aficionados particularly after the advent of the recent Blood Moon which was said to herald the ‘End of Days’ in Christian writings. 
According to ancient literature, the movements of the moon, stars and sun can be read as signs of what is to come for the people on earth.
The Bible even forewarns: “And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring.” [Luke 21:25]
“For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. [Isaiah 13:10]
The Honey Moon however is somewhat less foreboding and is said to herald a fruitful summer, according to some ancient civilisations.
Stargazers will be able to view the beautiful sighting from around 1am tomorrow morning.
Gazers in the Canary Islands and Chile will have the best view but it will also be seen in parts of Europe and North America.
Those who are unable to view the moon will be able to watch a live stream for two hours from the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands and the Pontificia Universidad Catolica De Chile.
The moon will have a golden, almost champagne, hue due to its low positioning on the horizon which is the result of light having to travel further to reach Earth.
It will be at its lowest point in the sky for a year, appearing just 12 degrees about the horizon.
The rare celestial event has great significance in some ancient cultures and some sources have even worshipped the Honey Moon as the advent of the arrival of an abundant summer.
The Algonquin Indian tribes of North America even called the Honey Moon the 'Strawberry Moon' which marked the exact time of year to gather the fruit.
The Honey Moon's name derives from the fact that bees are in full flourish in June and their hives are steeped with honey.
Honey Moon, Honey Moon celestial eventThe Honey Moon will glow in the sky [GETTY]
Honey MoonYou can watch the Honey Moon on a live stream above [GETTY]
Traditionally the honey would have been made into mead which was then drunk after weddings during the Summer Solstice - hence where the name honeymoon comes from.
Expert astronomer Bob Berman told Universe Today: “Is this Full Moon of June the true origin of the word honeymoon, since it is amber, and since weddings were traditionally held this month
“That phrase dates back nearly half a millennium to 1552, but one thing has changed: weddings have shifted, and are now most often held in August or September.
“The idea back then was that a marriage is like the phases of the Moon, with the Full Moon being analogous to a wedding. Meaning, it’s the happiest and ‘brightest’ time in a relationship.”
Credit to The Daily Express

The Three Stages of a Revolution: The People Are Being Dragged Into the Third Stage

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Many believe that America is plunging head first into a civil war with the forces of the New World Order which have hijacked our government. Trust me, nobody reading these words wants live through the times that the globalists have planned for us and if you listen to people who advocate for a civil war, at the present time, then you need your head examined.
The resulting instability of our economy will provide the pretext to institute a series of false flag attacks which will provide the federal government with a preemptive opportunity to impose one of the most draconian forms of martial law that the world has ever seen. There is a chance that the American people will shed their shackles and finally rise up and that is exactly what the globalists desire.
If the globalists can draw us into a civil war and crush the opposition, they can end all pretenses and their full blown tyranny will be fully exposed for all to see and experience firsthand.  How close is America to falling into a civil war?

 The Three Stages of a Revolution

dhsMany believe that the revolution has already begun and I would agree with them to some extent. There are three distinct stages of revolution and we are moving down the path to civil war at a frightening pace. You may not realize this fact, but your government certainly does! When DHS purchases 2.2 billion rounds of ammunition and 2700 armored vehicles, it is clear that they are preparing to kill millions of uncooperative Americans. When you realize that every federal agency including the National Weather Service has acquired millions of rounds of ammunition, what does that tell you?
Along these lines, the local police departments are militarizing at an alarming rate and care clearly preparing to go to war with the American people. The purchasing of guns by the American public is at an all-time high. In short, the American people and many of the federal and law enforcement agencies are presently locked in an arms race.
To the sheep, they believe everything is as it has always been. To most Americans, they know something is terribly wrong, they just don’t know what because Anderson Cooper is not telling them. To a growing number of Americans, we know how we got to where we are and where this is simmering conflict is heading.
Generally, speaking there are three stages of any revolution. Which stage is America presently in?

Stage One of the Revolution

which is The first stage of a revolution, is a war of ideas and a campaign for the truth. This is what I am trying to accomplish on my website and on my talk show. Where I see the enemy at the gate, most of my friends and neighbors are sleeping through the unfolding attack. We are in a war of words and if we fail to use our words to awaken all of humanity, we are hopelessly lost and the globalists will carve us up for dinner. There is indeed strength in numbers and if we are unable to wake up our fellow countrymen, we will negate the only true tactical advantage we have, which is solidarity from a numerically superior force.
It should now make sense to you as to why 98% of the media is controlled by globalist controlled business interests consisting of five mega corporations, who in turn are controlled one way or another, by the members of the Federal Reserve. In order to win this fight, we need more people speaking out, making videos and calling MSM talk shows. We especially need to reach the police and the military in order to remind them of their constitutional duty to protect the people against a tyrannical government.
Our counter to the control of the MSM, is to exclusively support the alternative media.  Obama has given control of the Internet to the United Nations and if Obama’s globalist friends  are successful in taking down the alternative media, then it will become necessary to enact a type of Committees of Correspondence  apparatus similar to what our Founding Fathers did in the pre-Revolutionary War period in our history. On the ground communication is timeless, effective and very difficult for a totalitarian government to negate. THE PEOPLE CANNOT WIN A REVOLUTION BECAUSE THE RESISTANCE HAS NOT CONVINCED THE MASSES AS TO THE THREAT WE ARE LIVING UNDER AND HOW BAD IT WILL BECOME

Stage Two of the Revolution

Stage two of a revolution consists of civil disobedience or nonviolent resistance. Today marks the beginning of the World Cup. People like and you and me, who live in Brazil, are using this world stage to expose the globalist takeover of Brazil and how it has turned into a corporatocracy designed to enslave the average person. What is occurring in Brazil is identical to what will soon be happening in the U.S. when the bottom falls out of the dollar.
Thanks to Obama, he has given Americans the perfect pretext to begin to resist our criminally controlled government and America is presently sitting on the edge of being immersed in stage two of a revolution. I am speaking specifically about gun control.  Obama is now making it clear, he is coming after our guns and if Congress will not do it, he will through Executive Order! Obama inexperience is showing. He has already played his gun control hand and no amount of false flag events, designed to undermine the Second Amendment, will sway most gun owners into giving up their guns, Australian style. But that is not the goal. The globalists are using Obama’s ineptitude to draw out any resistance so it can be crushed.
gun confiscation 21No matter what gun control laws that Obama brings to the American people, the people need to disobey as civil disobedience is our best friend.  However, passive disobedience is our best friend. Most readers already know what happens when a civilian population surrenders its guns. If you knowledge of history is shaky, take a look at Pol Pot, Rwanda, Hitler, Stalin and Mao. The University of Hawaii tells us that that over 260 million people were killed by their governments in the 20th century. Any nation that gives up its guns, has sealed its fate. 
When, not if, but when Obama comes for our guns, all of us have a constitutional duty to disobey these unlawful policies. If this form of civil disobedience does not stem the tide of tyranny sweeping the country, then withhold your money from the globalist apparatus. Stop paying taxes as much as possible. Take your money out of Federal Reserve Bank. Do not shop in the corporate chain stores controlled by Federal Reserve members such as Walmart or any other well known globalist entity. Shop local and begin to trade and barter with your neighbors and friends. Buy gold and silver and get of the corrupt Petrodollar as much as possible. In short, stop feeding the beast. Practiced en masse, these financial practices are often enough to bring a criminal government to its knees. However, you better store food and water because history shows the next step that a totalitarian regime would take would be to starve the people into submission. Further, we all need to realize that  if stage two does not bring the criminal banksters to their knees, stage three is unavoidable and that means all out war. If our resistance is forceful enough, yet asymmetrical, we may force the globalist cowards to retreat and regroup and therefore, we can buy time. Their hesitation works to our advantage. We can use the time to solidify our positions and will be in a new position to make demands of the government. The military and law enforcement will have one more day to reconsider their allegiances. If our civil disobedience is forceful enough, we can make the globalists think twice about beginning a civil war.
The retreating globalists will eventually return with new methods and strategies to enslave humanity. We can only hope that we are united enough to resist being taken into stage three. The key to not being dragged into a revolution that we cannot win is to give up your guns.  And please spare me the bravado that you will win a revolution against the globalists. This is crazy thinking. Only the military could hope to challenge the forces controlling our government. If you are crazy enough to think that you can win a revolution against the globalists, you are even crazier if you say it. They have camps for people like you, FEMA camps!

Stage Three: All Out War

Stage three is direct physical confrontation with the powers that be which involves a large number of citizens. In this case, our enemies will be comprised of whatever minions that the Federal Reserve can bring to the fight such as a well-armed DHS. If Americans have done their due diligence in stage one, the majority of the military and the police will defend the people. However, they must know that the people will stand with them. These objectives must be accomplished in Stage one. And right now, the military does not believe that there are enough people to stand with them. Most of the police will never stand with the people after events like Vegas false flag assassination of the two police officers. The younger officers. today, are conditioned to believe that YOU are their enemy.
A successful revolution cannot simply jump to stage three without having progressed through the first two stages. The first two stages are the necessary prerequisites that the globalists require to build the cohesiveness that they will need to begin the roundups, the murder, the mayhem and the total subjugation. False flag attacks are prominent part of the transition between stage two and stage three rebellion. False flag attacks also provide the justification and also galvanizes the pro-governmental forces to a point in which they begin to enslave the people. Why do you think the NDAA and the John Warner Defense Act were passed?
When Stalin’s forces were dragging a third of the Russians out of their homes, it was too late for the Russians to fight back because the ideological base of resistance had not been built. The Russian people were defeated by Stalin because they did not win stage one of the revolution. We desperately need to heed this lesson from history and embark on a tireless crusade to wake up our country as to the dangers that lie ahead. And even if the people are sufficiently awakened, it does not guarantee victory of any kind unless of course, the bravado crowd has stored directed energy weapons in their basements.
Therefore, it is the duty of every awake American to educate their neighbors, family and friends, whether they want to hear the truth or not. Remember, any kind resistance to tyranny will not succeed unless there is an attitude of defiance towards the tyranny. Tyrants require minions to carry out their tyranny. Education about the present tyranny can lessen the size of the potential minion pool. Again, this is accomplished  in stage one.
If we are going to mount even a civil disobedience resistance, it is now or never. Start an email distribution list. Talk to everyone  you know. Post short notices about the tyrannical government at your community mailboxes. Be creative, think of new ways to reach your neighbors. And by the way, buy guns and ammunition. Hide some of your guns. If possible, buy the guns off the books so there is not a government list with your name on it. No, I am not advocating violence, but I do support the concept of self-defense if it comes that.
When martial law is imposed, have a pre-designated meeting place for you and your family because cell phone communications may be down. Carry three days of needed resources in your cars because you cannot predict when you will experience trouble getting home. Form resource coalitions with your friends and coworkers. Store resources at differing safe houses, in your area, with friends and family that you trust. Turn off your television which only serves to condition people to accept defeat and to embrace the plans of the New World Order. Build backup plans for your contingency plans. Someone in my rural area put a notice up at the mailbox commanding everyone to prepare and that they will not feed everyone when the proverbial poop hists the fan. This is good advice. The other side desperately wants a revolution, that is not militarily inspired, so they can crush any remaining resistance to the New World Order. Start preparing today like your life depends on it, because it does.


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I believe that Obama’s people will very soon begin to commence even more serious false flag attacks,  and much more serious than we saw in Las Vega, in order to hasten the implementation of martial law and force the real leadership of the opposition out in the open where they can be crushed in a brief civil war.
The Vegas murders of two police officers was merely the first of many that are to come. America cannot be subjugated to the desired level so long as the American public own guns. Obama must seize the guns by any means possible. Shocking people into giving up their guns, through a series of false flag attacks,  represents the best course of action which will provide the least amount of resistance from the general public.

If America can keep the globalists mired in stages one and two, through some of the suggested actions, America might be able to force a lengthy stalemate. For the time being, on June 13, 2014, this is precisely where we are at.  Time is not on the globalists side because propaganda does not shield the truth from the masses forever. This is why the globalists have to resort to collapsing the dollar and initiating false flag attacks as a means to force this issue into the third stage by confiscating our guns.

If a high percentage of the people were prepared to sit out the collapse of the dollar, through being prepared, and to “roll with the punch of the imposition of martial law” as a result of false flag attacks, the globalists would eventually run out of steam. We also need to realize that individuals like George Soros would even go so far as to start revolutionary movements as a means to draw out public resistance that could be crushed. Do you remember when the globalists got caught funding the Occupy Wall Street movement? Same strategy, same result, and whatever happened to the Occupy Wall Street movement?  The Occupy movement is dead on arrival. The same will happen with any “underground” revolutionary movement. Do not be deceived. Prepare, pray and let the globalists run out of steam. To paraphrase the Bible, in Romans 12:2, it essentially commands its followers to not be an integral part of the world. Prepare to be outside the grid, outside the food supply system, outside the need for public services because they will be used to control the people in times of desperation.

One Caveat

fema camp workersOne caveat that every American needs to be aware of is to securely hide at least one gun that is off the books. Because if passive resistance fails, we will need a collective means to defend ourselves. I believe we can forestall the globalists’ plans to such a degree that they will fall apart. The longer we can delay total subjugation, the more the globalist minions will see through their evil agenda and come to realize that they are working towards their own enslavement. This could lead to great attrition within the ranks of our  would be captors. The globalists are much like the boxer in that if he cannot knock out his opponent by the third round, he will lose because he will run out of steam. However, if the globalist trump card is genocide and mass imprisonment, all bets are off.  If genocide and mass detentions were to begin to take place, then you will have had direct war declared upon you and your family and you will have to act accordingly. However, we would be very stupid to engage the enemy on the battlefield. Instead, we will need to engage our enemies in an asymmetrical form of warfare and that will be the topic of the next part of this series.
Credit to Common Sense


 Aleksandr Dugin                                       Rasputin

As Russia continues stepping up its propaganda war, the Putin regime continues to implausibly deny any responsibility for the civil war spawned in the eastern regions of Ukraine. Putin’s cynical denial of responsibility for his operatives’ actions in Crimea strained the imagination of even the most credulous observers; even Putin had to confess that the “little green men” were really his soldiers all along. By some accounts, Kazakhstan and Belarus, Russia’s partners in its new Eurasian Economic Union, may be looking for a way out before the union even goes into effect next year.

Why does Putin risk a war in Ukraine? Because he cannot build a meaningful Eurasian Union without Ukraine—and if that means settling for as much of Ukraine as he can steal, so be it. As Leon Neyfakh recently wrote for The Boston Globe:

Ukraine—with its steel mills, coal plants, bountiful agricultural resources, and massive population of 46 million people—has always, according to Russia experts, been key to Putin’s vision for the Eurasian Union.

Why does Putin risk a war in Ukraine to build his Eurasian Union? Because he is implementing—in whole or in part—the Eurasianist doctrine which was developed by the man know as “Putin’s Brain:” Aleksandr Dugin (pictured, top). Dugin’s Foundations of Geopolitics helped reshape the views of Russia’s political and military elite in the late 1990s and gave a new form to old prejudices against the Western nations by means of the Eurasianist ideology.

Putin appears to have given support to Dugin’s Eurasianism from the earliest days of his presidency: the Evraziia (Eurasian Movement) was organized in April 2001 as the "brainchild" of presidential counsel Gleb Pavlovsky. Eurasianism has not only found favor with the Putin regime: Gennady Zhuganov of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation and Vladimir Zhironovsky of the Liberal Democratic Party have both proclaimed their adherence to varying forms of Eurasianism, and Dugin is credited with having influenced both men.

Eurasianism leaves intact many of the territorial goals of the old Soviet Union while updating the ideology for a world which has grown cold to Bolshevik boilerplate. Gone is the old Marxist-Leninist claptrap about the "class struggle" in favor of a global conflict rooted in “sacred geography” and an "inevitable" conflict between the continental might of Eurasia and the "sea power" of the United Kingdom and United States.

However, Dugin is not only “Putin’s Brain”—he’s also “Putin’s Rasputin.” Dugin’s ideology is filled with invocations of "metaphysical Marxism" and adherence to the Traditionalist views of the "mystical fascist" thinker Julius Evola. Dugin’s ideology is one which claims that a final conflict is coming between Eurasia and (in Dugin’s words) “the kingdom of the Antichrist.” As pertains to this kingdom of the Antichrist, Dugin maintains, “the United States is the center of its expansion.” For Dugin, there is one course which lies open before those who oppose the "Antichrist:" “The American Empire should be destroyed. And at one point, it will be.”

What remains to be seen is how far Putin will go to implement Eurasianism.

Credit to Breitbart


Heavily armed, well funded, and organized as a professional, standing army, the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept southward into Iraqfrom Turkey and northeastern Syria, taking the cities of Mosul and Tikrit, and now threaten the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad itself. The United States was sure to prop up two unfounded narratives – the first being that US intelligence agencies, despite assets in Iraq and above it in the form of surveillance drones, failed to give warning of the invasion, and that ISIS is some sort of self-sustaining terror organization carving out a “state” by “robbing banks” and collecting “donations” on Twitter.
The Wall Street Journal in its report, “Iraqi Drama Catches U.S. Off Guard,” stated:
The quickly unfolding drama prompted a White House meeting Wednesday of top policy makers and military leaders who were caught off guard by the swift collapse of Iraqi security forces, officials acknowledged.
In another WSJ post, “U.S. Secretly Flying Drones Over Iraq,” it claimed:
A senior U.S. official said the intelligence collected under the small [secret US drone] program was shared with Iraqi forces, but added: “It’s not like it did any good.” The rapid territorial gains by the Islamist forces loyal to Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, an al Qaeda offshoot, caught the U.S. by surprise, the officials said.
ISIS has convoys of brand new matching Toyota’s the same vehicles seen among admittedly NATO-armed terrorists operating everywhere from Libya to Syria, and now Iraq. It is a synthetic, state- sponsored regional mercenary expeditionary force.
Despite drone flights collecting intelligence, and a 3-year ongoing CIA program (herehere, and here) all along the Turkish-Syrian border to “monitor” and “arm” “moderate” militants fighting the Syrian government, the US claims it was caught “by surprise.” If drones and CIA operatives operating in ISIS territory weren’t enough to detect the impending invasion, perhaps the CIA should have just picked up a newspaper.
Indeed, the Lebanon Daily Start in March 2014 reported that ISIS openly withdrew its forces from Latakia and Idlib provinces in western Syria, and redeployed them in Syria’s east – along the Syrian-Iraqi border. The article titled, “Al-Qaeda splinter group in Syria leaves two provinces: activists,” stated explicitly that:
On Friday, ISIS – which alienated many rebels by seizing territory and killing rival commanders – finished withdrawing from the Idlib and Latakia provinces and moved its forces toward the eastern Raqqa province and the eastern outskirts of the northern city of Aleppo, activists said.
The question remains, if a Lebanese newspaper knew ISIS was on the move eastward, why didn’t the CIA? The obvious answer is the CIA did know, and is simply feigning ignorance at the expense of their reputation to bait its enemies into suspecting the agency of  incompetency rather than complicity in the horrific terroristic swath ISIS is now carving through northern Iraq.
Described extensively in the full New Eastern Outlook Journal (NEO) report, “NATO’s Terror Hordes in Iraq a Pretext for Syria Invasion,” the United States, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, have funded and armed terrorists operating in Syria for the past 3 years to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars – coincidentally the same amount that ISIS would require to gain primacy among militant groups fighting in Syria and to mobilize forces capable of crossing into Iraq and overwhelming Baghdad’s national defenses.
The most prominent routes into Syria for foreign fighters is depicted, with the inset graph describing the most widely used routes by foreign fighters on their way to Iraq, as determined by West Point’s 2007 Combating Terrorism Center report “Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq” (page 20). These same networks were then used to invade and attempt to overthrow the Syrian government itself in 2011, with the addition of a more prominent role for Turkey, and today in 2014, to re-invade Iraq once again.
The NEO report includes links to the US Army’s West Point Countering Terrorism Center reports, “Bombers, Bank Accounts and Bleedout: al-Qa’ida’s Road In and Out of Iraq,” and “Al-Qa’ida’s Foreign Fighters in Iraq,” which detail extensively the terror network used to flood Iraq with foreign terrorists, weapons, and cash to fuel an artificial “sectarian war” during the US occupation, and then turned over to flood Syria with terrorists in the West’s bid to overthrow the government in Damascus.
What’s ISIS Doing in Iraq? 
The NEO report would also post Seymour Hersh’s 2007 article, “The Redirection,” documenting over the course of 9 pages US, Saudi, and Israeli intentions to create and deploy sectarian extremists region-wide to confront Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah in Lebanon. Hersh would note that these “sectarian extremists” were either tied to Al Qaeda, or Al Qaeda itself. The ISIS army moving toward Baghdad is the final manifestation of this conspiracy, a standing army operating with impunity, threatening to topple the Syrian government, purge pro-Iranian forces in Iraq, and even threatening Iran itself by building a bridge from Al Qaeda’s NATO safe havens in Turkey, across northern Iraq, and up to Iran’s borders directly. Labeled “terrorists” by the West, grants the West plausible deniability in its creation, deployment, and across the broad spectrum of atrocities it is now carrying out.
ISIS’s alleged territory spans across both Iraqi and Syrian territory. If it is able to establish a NATO-backed buffer zone, it will be able to launch attacks with impunity into Syria, Iraq, and Iran – in a region-wide sectarian war the West has been engineering for years.
It is a defacto re-invasion of Iraq by Western interests – but this time without Western forces directly participating – rather a proxy force the West is desperately attempting to disavow any knowledge of or any connection to. However, no other explanation can account for the size and prowess of ISIS beyond state sponsorship. And since ISIS is the clear benefactor of state sponsorship, the question is, which states are sponsoring it? With Iraq, Syria, and Iran along with Lebanese-based Hezbollah locked in armed struggle with ISIS and other Al Qaeda franchises across the region, the only blocs left are NATO and the GCC (Saudi Arabia and Qatar in particular).
With the West declaring ISIS fully villainous in an attempt to intervene more directly in northern Iraq and eastern Syria, creating a long desired “buffer zone” within which to harbor, arm, and fund an even larger terrorist expeditionary force, Syria, Iraq, Iran, and others are offered an opportunity to preempt Western involvement and to crush the ISIS – cornering and eliminating NATO-GCC’s expeditionary force while scoring geopolitical points of vanquishing Washington’s latest “villain.” Joint Iraq-Iranian operations in the north and south of ISIS’s locations, and just along Turkey’s borders could envelop and trap ISIS to then be whittled down and destroyed – just as Syria has been doing to NATO’s proxy terrorist forces within its own borders.
Whatever the regional outcome may be, the fact is the West has re-invaded Iraq, with a force as brutal, if not worse than the “shock and awe” doctrine of 2003. Iraq faces another difficult occupation if it cannot summon a response from within, and among its allies abroad, to counter and crush this threat with utmost expediency.
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