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Russia Warns Of East Ukraine Invasion To "Defend Compatriots", EU Threatens Gazprom, Rosneft CEOs With Visa Ban

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While Russia has been massively piling up troops next to Ukraine's eastern border, one thing that was missing to allow the crossing of the border was a provocation, aka the proverbial spark to give Moscow the green light to "defend" Russian citizens in the East. It may have just gotten that last night, when as previously reported, clashes in the eastern city of Donetsk between pro-Ukraine and pro-Russian civilians turned lethal, killing at least one person and dozens injured. A clip of the clashes can be seen below:

 

Needless to say, this escalation was just the green light Russia needed. As Reuters reports, the Russian Foreign Ministry, responding to the death of at least one protester in Ukraine's eastern city of Donetsk, repeated President Vladimir Putin's declaration of the right to invade to protect Russian citizens and "compatriots".

"Russia is aware of its responsibility for the lives of compatriots and fellow citizens in Ukraine and reserves the right to take people under its protection," it said. Curiously, organizers of the anti-Moscow demonstration said the dead man was from their group. That, however, is irrelevant, and in the fog of war, when tank batalions enter a country to "defend" select citizens, mistake are made.

In the meantime, and as we have been reporting since day one, Russian troops continue to gather:

A Reuters reporting team watched a Russian warship unload trucks, troops and at least one armored personnel carrier at Kazachaya bay near Sevastopol on Friday morning. Trucks drove off a ramp from the Yamal 156, a large landing ship that can carry more than 300 troops and up to a dozen APCs.

As also reported before, the key event in the coming days is the Crimean referendum whether to join Russia. Which is why a doomed last ditch diplomatic scramble has seen John Kerry rush to London where he later today he will meet Russian foreign minister Lavrov in a final attempt to diffuse the situation. The attempt will fail.

Summarizing it best, or perhaps just waking from a month-long nap, was the Estonian defense minister, Urmas Reinsalum who suddenly appears agitated to quite agitated:

  • PUTIN IS PREPARING TO INVADE EASTERN UKRAINE: ESTONIAN DEF MIN
  • UKRAINE EVENTS CLEARLY SHOW RUSSIA ONLY ACCEPTS FORCE: ESTONIAN DEF MIN

Hardly anyone is surprised there...

But perhaps the biggest news so far this morning is that the EU is considering visa bans to 13 Russian politicians and industry leaders, which according to Germany's Bild, include the headest hocnho of all: Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller. From Reuters:

Visa bans threatened by the European Union and United States should Crimea vote to join Russia in a referendum would target at least 13 Russian politicians and industry leaders including Vladimir Putin's close aides, Germany's Bild newspaper reported.

 

The visa ban list includes Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, head of the presidential administration Sergei Ivanov, the secretary of the National Security Council Nikolai Patrushev, as well as several of Putin's advisors, Bild said in an advance copy of a report to be published on Saturday. The report cited diplomatic sources in Brussels and Washington.

 

Visa bans could also be slapped on the chief executive of Russian energy firm Gazprom Alexei Miller, and Igor Sechin, head of Russia's top crude oil producer Rosneft .

Remember, it is all about the gas. And if Europe "forces" Russia's hand by denying Gazprom free access, then Gazprom will have no choice but to retaliate. At that point all bets are off.

 

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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:27 | 4547128 kliguy38
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Ya wanna "hold" over the weekend........hehehehhee.......

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:39 | 4547169 Winston Churchill
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Double dog dare anyone to BTD.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:40 | 4547173 SheepRevolution
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This should get exciting....

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:48 | 4547202 john39
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it will be interesting to see how many different parts of Ukraine wish to dump the new kiev coup installed government.  I suspect, before long, most of the country will turn on Kiev.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:54 | 4547234 eclectic syncretist
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Give me a motherfuckin' break!  Unless the EU has a 3-D printer that lets them print natural gas (in addition to Euros) this is just meaningless pissing in the wind bullshit.  It's like a kid on the playground saying "if you don't do it my way I'm going to take my ball AND POP IT".

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:12 | 4547330 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Cue horse-faced Herman Munster holding his breath until he gets what he wants.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:22 | 4547381 kaiserhoff
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Sitzkrieg.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:03 | 4547634 krispkritter
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Putin vs. Obama: Smiley?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:06 | 4547660 kaiserhoff
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Damn it, Krispy, that which is seen cannot be unseen.

Why does Barry look so happy;)

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:09 | 4548854 StychoKiller
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:23 | 4547401 superflex
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There go silver and gold again.  Au to 1385 and Ag to 21.76

Better get to work Mr. Yellen.  

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:06 | 4547654 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Cue horse-faced Herman Munster holding his breath until he gets what he wants.

That would be a hilarious scene after he is passed out on the floor! Want in one hand and sh*t in the other.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:18 | 4547718 Manthong
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Maybe horseface could put his bogus swiftie medals on a rail gun and aim it at the Kremlin.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:42 | 4547495 Bunker Boy
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 "I suspect, before long, most of the country will turn on"... the West. There, fixed it fer ya.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:41 | 4547177 johnQpublic
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new red line to be draw by obammy, in indelible ink this time, at western ukaine border

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:10 | 4547318 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Obama is just a little bit confused. His "red lines" aren't actually red. They're dark grey lines on a red Etch-A-Sketch®.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:07 | 4547652 Professor Fate
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Are you kiddin'?  Up until a week ago, Obammy thought Ukraine was the 58th state.  The only one he hasn't visited.  Poor bastard!  Can't get no R-S-P-E-C-T from Vlad the Impalor, either.

Fate the Magnificent
"Push the Button, Max"

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:46 | 4547193 Republi-Ken
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Russia blocks internet sites of Putin critics (Reuters)

Maybe Comrade Snowden likes his new safe home Russia now?

And Maybe Comrade Putin can put Comrade Snowden in charge of spying in Ukraine.

A new career move for "The Defender of Democracy"...

But watch out Comrade Snowden, you may be shutdown for speaking out in Russia.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:01 | 4547261 Momauguin Joe
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Off topic, but the fact that Snowden has gotten so much airplay in the MSM (and continues to get airplay) leads me to believe that he's been a part of the Matrix all along.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:22 | 4547394 Freddie
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Yes.  Something does not add up.  There is a virtual blackout of what the USA and State Dept did in the Ukraine.   Totally illegal and probably impeachable.  Looks like DOJ and Holder gave Harry Reid a get out of jail card.  Harry and the Dems have not had a budget for 5 years.   Endless looting of Amerika under Bushes, Clintons and Obama.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:42 | 4547501 john39
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that snowden is a fake is pretty obvious if you just step back and think about how silly the entire narraive is.   anyway, jon Rappoport has been covering the snowden psyop for awhile.  here is something from yesterday:

http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2014/03/11/snowden-feinstein-cia-nsa-t...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:48 | 4547531 Thought Processor
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Rappoport is good.  He was on this long before anyone else began to question Snowden's motives.

 

But the fact that the MSM outlets continue to give this air time means it's an op.  Anyone notice how Senator Feinstein's CIA accusation coverage lasted all of 24 hours.  Then POOF, it's gone.

Snowden is a CIA limited hangout Psy-Op meant to hit the NSA.  

 

 

 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:24 | 4547759 Johnny Cocknballs
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the fact he didn't really say anything new and got saturation coverage suggests Tarpley, who is a batshit crazy marxist nut, may be right on Snowden.

He did, unlike wikileaks or al qaeda, target israel at least once, the story about the raw data feed - but virtually no MSM press covered that, including, famously, the NYT.

I'll admit being totally puzzled by the Malaysian plane thing {something to do with framing Iran? capturing Chinese scientists or spies? just a bizarre accident in a radar dark spot?}....and this recent Feinstein/CIA thing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Ymez-5-77s

I wonder how much is real and how much is theatre.  Feinstein seems somewhat scared/nervous in the above clip - is she wondering how much info the CIA has on her contacts with Israeli intelligence or financial crimes?  Is she wondering if she pissed some of the wrong people off?

Or is it all an act to make us think the security state sayan extraordinaire is really looking out for Americans' privacy rights all of a sudden?

Some sort of civil war amongst the ghosts may or may not be occurring, but it seems inevitable.  NSA seems to be largely controlled by a 5th column. The CIA is deeply corrupt, of course, but they may be more "American."  'More.'

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/04/shady-companies-nsa/all/

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/11/nsa-americans-personal-data...

 

What's your take?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:05 | 4548268 Overfed
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My take is the hope that the CIA will do some good for once and suicide Swinestein.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:52 | 4547548 swmnguy
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No kidding.  The only part of the intercepted Nuland-Pyatt conversation that is allowed to be remembered is the "Fuck the E.U." part.  That we allow, because it gets the "Freedom Fries" crowd all giggly, wondering if the French have surrendered yet.

The other 99.5% of the conversation, talking about funding and directing the protests, and selecting "Yats" to be the banksters stalking horse in Kyiv, is not permitted to be remembered.  As an experiment, I've written up several comments to post on MSM websites.  The pairs of comments are identical except that in one, I quote from the forbidden part of the conversation.  In the other, I omit those quotes.  Almost every time, the one without the qotes gets posted, and the one with the quotes...disappears.

The suppression of facts is very sophisticated.  They don't just shut things down.  They even report the facts early on, then just bury them.  Only long afterward do they delete the original story, usually.  The facts are there, but most people miss them or don't understand them at fiirst, and then later once the desired narrative is established, contradictory facts are shaded out of existence.

It all reminds me of the Soviet-era joke where an American delegation was hosted in Russia by Soviet citizens.  As they talked, the Americans were astonished by how well-informed their Soviet hosts were about the true nature of geo-politics.  They asked where, in a totalitarian state, they were getting their information.  "Pravda," their hosts replied.  "But isn't Pravda all state propaganda," asked the Americans.  "Of course," replied the Soviets, "But you have to know how to read Pravda."  Same thing and more applies to the US MSM.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:01 | 4548085 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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But unlike the Soviet days the internet is like a giant memory hole the issue isn't information but shear laziness of the populations in general to not dig to get the 'real' story.

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

There also seems to be a bigger divide here between the the EU/NATO and UN in general hence the total disregard for international law concerning this interim government that is possibly an illegitimate and unconstitutional one at the same time.

remember who radio free europe is tied to..

http://www.rferl.org/content/was-yanukovychs-ouster-constitutional/25274...

It is like all the slime is turning on each other over this.

Turf wars galore here.

To get a good understanding where the German's as the defacto head of the EU and in turn calling the shots head is in all this take the time to read this paper.

http://www.swp-berlin.org/fileadmin/contents/products/arbeitspapiere/EU%...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:05 | 4548271 Urban Redneck
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It's not a joke.  Back in the 80's I was told the same thing quite directly by an SIS officer (ironically in the land of the other SIS), only he cited 3 American propaganda rags.  Industry jargon is useless unless one can also comprhend the esoterica.  Spies, diplomats and bankers all have their own pedigree of Schrödinger cats.  It's not a rabbit hole, welcome to the mutiverse.  

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 14:00 | 4548811 swmnguy
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Indeed.  Over the years I've gotten a lot better at reading The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, etc. too.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:45 | 4547514 Rafferty
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I think Snowden himself is honorable and straght-up but something's not right about the whole thing.  Hope I'm wrong.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:07 | 4547293 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Republi-Ken bleated:

Russia blocks internet sites of Putin critics (Reuters)

Maybe Comrade Snowden likes his new safe home Russia now?

Good thing that sort of thing can't happen in the good ol' land of the free, home of the brave.

http://www.zerohedge.com/article/wikileaks-loses-website

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:56 | 4547582 Johnny Cocknballs
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Mr Schroeder told a discussion forum hosted by Germany’s Die Zeit newspaper that as someone who was aware of history, Mr Putin had certain justifiable “ fears about being encircled” and that since the end of the Cold War there had been “ unhappy developments” on the fringes of what was once the Soviet Union.

He also claimed that the European Union appeared not to have “ the remotest idea” that the Ukraine was “culturally divided” and had made mistakes from the outset in its attempts to reach an association agreement with the country.

Mr Schroeder accepted that Russia’s intervention was in breach of international law but compared the Kremlin’s action to his own government’s military support for the NATO bombardment of Serbia during the Kosovo crisis in 1999.

“We sent our plans to Serbia and together with the rest of NATO they bombed a sovereign state without any UN security council backing,” Mr Schroeder insisted, adding that he had since become cautious in apportioning blame.

Mrs Merkel has described Mr Schroeder’s claims as “shameful”. She told the German parliament that there was “no way” that the Kosovo crisis could be compared with Russia’s intervention in Crimea.

An attempt by the German Green Party to ban Mr Schroeder from speaking in public about Ukraine was narrowly defeated in the European parliament on Thursday.

- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/ukraine/10697986/Merkel...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 23:26 | 4551000 zstard
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Key word...Reuters

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:53 | 4547198 y3maxx
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"Knock Knock...Who's there?...WW3...WW3 who? Russia, China, India and the rest of Mother Earth Citizens gonna knock the Evil Empire, USSA out into Orbit, once and for all."

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:00 | 4547260 Ranger4564
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I originally thought Russia and China and India were defending the world from the US and Western comrades... but I'm now thinking this is another left / right charade... the real story is the collapse of the $ and the transition to a new SDR... the threats about bad consequences and all that, those are about the IMF and SDR which every other nation has ratified except the US. Every otehr nation's politicians are on the hook for having signed, but the US Congress is stalling hoping something will camouflage the treason.

This is not actually a win for Humanity, no matter which side appears to be winning... this is a lose lose for humanity... no matter which side wins, the world will soon have a global currency based on an SDR. For some, that might not be such a shocker, since the Global Reserve Currency status is already a defacto global currency, and at the whim / mercy of one imperialist superpower... be that any of the recent former superpowers.

So on the one hand, I hope we get a more equitable SDR currency system in place that removes priviledge from any single nation state... on the other hand, I am now petrified that we've moved completely into a stateless monetary oligarchy which will ruthless dictate global policy no differently than the indifferent corporations. It's all about money, and these evil motherfuckers are centralizing it. BIS at the top, IMF as the dirty agent.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:28 | 4547441 RaceToTheBottom
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"I hope we get a more equitable SDR currency system in place that removes priviledge from any single nation state.."

 

Seriously? and why would they do that?

 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:12 | 4547498 PeakOil
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SDR? Meh... IMF sponsored P.O.S.

Gold bitchez!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:34 | 4548420 Urban Redneck
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Bindar Dundat.

1659 - Bank of Amsterdam and the migration from banco florin (old SDR) to Dutch dukaat (new SDR).  

Rinse, Repeat.

Right now SDR's are repriced every few years by IMF dictat (read US/FRBNY).  The trade-off for a new SDR is greater SDR exchange rate volatility as a function of something closer to an actual clearing and settlement price (or more accurately a reflection of the underlying currencies existing pricing volatility carried through to the SDR itself), but still subject to the manipulations of BIS member banks.

A good read.  I left my copy in the US, but wish I hadn't.  It doesn't really get into the long history of settlement currencies, and some of the papers are truly  worthless (warning: they're all written by economists), but if you speak Bankster and can read between the lines...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:45 | 4547520 TruthHunter
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The whole world's got Testosterone poisoning

 

did they stop putting tranquilizers in the contrails?  :-)

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:04 | 4547638 williambanzai7
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Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:35 | 4547828 Smiley
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Can't stop laughing at the baloon, good stuff.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:27 | 4547129 negative rates
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It's the golden rule, he who has the most gold, makes the most rules.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:33 | 4547149 LawsofPhysics
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Yes, I will only added that in the absence of a functioning fusion reactor, "he who has the most oil and gas can actually do something".

As the world returns to the feudal system and the robber barrons fight for their territory I expect we will see "spring riots" every year.

Hedge accordingly.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:46 | 4547192 trader1
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"the world" never left the fedual system.

and, we still have slavery today - see China, India, and other developing countries with billions of "poor" people producing goods for "rich" people in the "old + new world"

 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:53 | 4547228 LawsofPhysics
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I am refering to the U.S.S.A dipshit.  They don't have a "SNAP" program in those countries (and soon there won't be one in the U.S.S.A).

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:15 | 4547348 eclectic syncretist
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Laws,

totally agree with your message here, and would like to add that additionally, we don't have any meaningful quantities of extractable rare earth metals left.  That's why Boeing, Lockheed-Martin, and the other military industrial complex companies have to get materials from china to build our high-tech weapons systems: it's the only place they can get them. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rareearth_production.svg

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-03-13/u-s-will-ask-for-wto-s-help-to-...

If China for whatever reason decided to quit exporting rare earth metals our air force, for instance, would be immediately crippled. 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/10/us-usa-china-weapons-idUSBREA2...

With the continual and ongoing abuse of the worlds reserve currency by the Fed and US Gov our country is in a difficult place at the moment.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:24 | 4547414 LawsofPhysics
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The true power brokers in China and the U.S.S.A have been on the same page since 1971.

Sheep in both countries will be sacrificed unless they wake up.

same as it ever was...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:03 | 4547949 Rafferty
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Actually I'd say 1913 would be more acurate.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:19 | 4547726 Spastica Rex
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They could possibly get them from North Korea.

Hmmmmm...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:01 | 4547923 trader1
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you are missing the picture for failing to think big.  you're getting there, but you still have more homework to do.

to better understand the world today, which will lead to ways of understanding the root cause of its problems and hence the solutions, then i suggest the following non-exhaustive course of study (or at least a brief refresher training in any area):

  • Ethics and Philosophy 101
  • Art, Music (Comedy and Drama) 101
  • Mathematics 101
  • Language (Mother Tongue and Foreign) 101
  • Science 101
  • History of World Religions 101
  • World History 101 (from pre-historic / ancients until present, and not just the American and/or Western view - this is important) 
  • Economics/Business 101
  • Historical Fiction, Fantasy and Sci Fi 101
  • Psychology 101
  • Athene's Theory of Everything
  • Quantum Mech/Phys 101 (Through the Wormhole series documentary makes the topic a little more accessible to those who aren't science buffs)
  • Bertrand Russell's History of Western Philosophy complemented by a deeper dive into Spinoza and Leibniz
  • Alan Watts' the Book complemented by his audio recorded lectures
  • Adam Curtis' documentaries (Century of the Self, All Watched over..., etc.)
  • Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror series
  • Bill Hicks and George Carlin 101
  • Andrew Stanton's WALL-E
  • Juan J. Campanella's The Secret in Their Eyes
  • Godfrey Reggio's documentaries (Koyaanisqatsi and others) 
  • Ron Frickes' Baraka and Samsara documentaries
  • Louis Malle's My Dinner with Andre
  • Richard Linklater's Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly
  • Richard Schenkman's The Man from Earth
  • Tom Tykwer's Cloud Atlas
  • Gary Geck's Secret History series
  • Terence McKenna's The Food of the Gods
  • Tobias Churton's Gnostics and The True Story of the Rosicrucians series
  • History of Switzerland 101
  • go back and read + analyze (and not always literally) aurora ex machina posts here on zh

synthesize all above (meta) in context of the media propaganda (both foreign and domestic) and everyday world and local events/interactions you experience. 

the rest is up to you and me.

 

EDIT: if you're going to junk this, at least have the courtesy to challenge the merits of the proposed education.  what would you add or take away?

would such education have a regressive or progressive impact on human/world evolution?  why?  provide definitions for any terms you feel require such elaboration.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 18:58 | 4550138 TheGoldMyth
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Thanks trader1.

 

  • The Stanford University Prison Experiment in conjunction with the study of Stockholm Syndrome to be taken together.
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:45 | 4547190 TheGoldMyth
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"It's the golden rule, he who has the most gold, makes the most rules.".... negative rates. And that is why gold can never again be used as a form of currency. Now that the central banks own most of the gold, it is only one with a severe dose of Stockholm Syndrome who would actually encourage the use of this as a form of currency after it has all been stolen using the most corrupt financial system the world has ever known.

Gold is tainted by criminality and needs redistrubution and some bankster prosecution including the return of stolen goods which would flood the market wiith gold. This would drive down the current value of gold which is largely attributed to an artificial scarcity manufactured by central banks that thrive in a criminal environment..

It might be a good idea to use gold as currency if there is a need to ensure that banksters whgo have stolen the gold remain in control of everything and anything. The idea that gold can be used as a currency in this circumstance is for the criminally insane.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:50 | 4547217 Winston Churchill
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You keep posting this gibberish.

Central banks do not own most of the gold,private owners do.

Please do a little research with an open mind.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:00 | 4547256 TheGoldMyth
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:00 | 4547608 TruthHunter
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"Central banks do not own most of the gold,private owners do."

The 52% of Gold in the form of jewelry is essentially non-monetary.

The transaction cost is high and liquidity is abyssmal.

 

According to wikipedia, Central bank holdings exceed investment holdings.

Investment holdings aren't necessarily private either.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:44 | 4548466 Urban Redneck
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You really need to get out more...

Gold jewelry is highly monetary, a black Mercedes can pull into the market in Dubai with a literal treasure chest of gold jewelry in the trunk, and that gold jewelry can be wired for pickup in either cash or gold bars (or even other gold jewelry) in Hong Kong or Mumbai in a matter of minutes (and without using SWIFT).

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:01 | 4548538 silvermail
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You are trying to challenge the assertion that the gold is in private ownership, exceeds the volume of the part of the gold, which is owned by central banks.
You can not challenge this fact,and therefore are trying to turn the conversation to the topic of the difference in value of the investment and gold jewelry.
But your argument is zero. Because from 2003 to 2013, gold prices rose by more than 300%.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:52 | 4547225 TheGoldMyth
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Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank.
Give a man a bank, and he can steal all the gold in the world.

Those with Gold Stockholm Syndrome, would of course cheer the criminal on and hope he/she/them on to acquire more gold simply so their own pittance of gold is worth more.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:22 | 4547391 trader1
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the "false" golden rule...

which stems from our psychological deficiencies in overcoming selfishness, greed, power, and need for control propped up by a mythology going back thousands and thousands of years to justify the male dominator culture.  <h/t mckenna, aurora ex machina, and countless others>

i think some guy about 2000 years ago who challenged the romans had some innovative ideas for overcoming the systemic ills of the day, which are no different from the present.

 

 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:35 | 4547466 Bendromeda Strain
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Won't even waste a click on your nonsensical rant and oh so clever avatar. Honest weights and measures in all things including money. I don't care about the how, I just want to see the when. Read the Monopoly rules concerning the banker (may issue money on blank paper if bank is empty) and reconsider your arguments about the nature of financial criminality. You are living in Monopoly World.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:00 | 4547612 TheGoldMyth
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Thanks!!
Bendromeda Strain. With "Get Out Of Jail Free" coupons. They print those out fo thin air as well.
I am amazed we still have air left on this planet for them to print more. The air is starting to get very thin indeed. (Money/Debt is printed out of thin air. Thin air found in the upper atmosphere is a vital resource that is in decline, and is possibly the cause of the recent Polar Vortex.)

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:16 | 4547350 GoldenTool
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The hard part is figuring out how to use it the right way.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:23 | 4547402 TheGoldMyth
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GoldTool..Very hard to do in a criminal environment.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:36 | 4547470 Bendromeda Strain
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As promoted by the likes of you...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:48 | 4547869 just-my-opinion
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MMMM...Kay

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:57 | 4548521 TheReplacement
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He who has the most guns takes the gold and doesn't care about rules.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:28 | 4547133 e-recep
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Visa ban? LOL, that's some sanction there.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:03 | 4547276 Ranger4564
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Agreed. But it's OK, they have access to a 300 foot long Yacht. They'll just settle negotiations in international waters. ;-)

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:56 | 4547579 LawsofPhysics
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Don't worry, these CEOs can still travel to Iran, India, China, Brazil...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:49 | 4547876 just-my-opinion
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Traval......I love to traval

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:31 | 4547140 hookah
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Somebody make a violent protest in Alaska. I want to see Putin claiming Alaska must join Russia.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:03 | 4547277 youngman
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You know Obama does not like Alaska...and he could use the cash to bail out his Obamacare...so it would not pass me that he would sell it back to Russia....

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:33 | 4548682 silvermail
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Somebody make an armed fascist coup in Washington.
Russia declares that "the new government" in Washington - it's nice and legal.
I want to see how Texas will agree to submit to the criminal rebels authority.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:32 | 4547142 Son of Captain Nemo
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More propaganda from the Yids in LA to get the Russians to do something "anything"...

In addition to throwing out executives, Putin needs to expel "the usual suspects" diplomats from Moscow -starting with the U.S., U.K., Israel and select EU members that are the source of the problem.... And be counting and documenting all those wonderful passports on the way out!

This isn't about just brinksmanship anymore for Russia, it's about it's complete safety and survival.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:36 | 4547160 hookah
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Yeah, they must go full communist way, ban all in and out traffic. Sounds perfectly logical.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:42 | 4547184 Son of Captain Nemo
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Consider the source?!

If the U.S. hadn't invaded occupied and decimated 4 Countries in 13 years -wouldn't need to be saying that...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:42 | 4547500 HardAssets
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Son of Capt Nemo:  "Consider the source?!

If the U.S. hadn't invaded occupied and decimated 4 Countries in 13 years -wouldn't need to be saying that... "

 

Agreed. 

Putin is no angel or hero, but he seeks to protect the best long term interests of the Russians - including their independence and self defense.

Some here seem to be conveniently forgetting the various global US invasions, sponsored color revolutions, and the Nazi elements in the Kiev overthrow.

Perhaps the reason for this is their source for 'news':

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/11/western-media-lie-factory-pau...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:52 | 4547549 Son of Captain Nemo
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My bad...

Did I say 13 years or 64 years?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:37 | 4547145 Rakshas
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You be cool now and everything be everything......yadadamean

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:34 | 4547151 Maximus Failius
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God damn!  Seeing a competent leader in action gives me a giant F'ing hard on!

 

Putin may be a dirty SOB with a dark past,  but he's a leader and a talented one.  In this day and age of the american empire lead by facebook popularity contests, it is refreshing to know there is a leader somewhere in the world who isnt an emasculated manservant.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:39 | 4547170 hookah
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Yay, Putin wons the Cult of Personality contest. Too bad Russians dont have any great tv star, that could compete with Putin.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:33 | 4547464 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Go back to your war drum circle, hippie.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:37 | 4548700 silvermail
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It is a pity that in the U.S., any moron can successfully compete on the TV show with any president.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:50 | 4547180 Dr. Engali
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Is he being a leader or is he part of,  possibly even being duped into playing a roll in, an orchistrated plan?

 

 

"We are on the verge of a global transformation. All we need is the right major crisis and the nations will accept the New World Order."
- David Rockefeller

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:51 | 4547223 john39
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'they' need to lure the U.S. and Russia into a devestating war where both are utterly destroyed.   Let's hope Putin is strong enough, and smart enough, to avoid the trap.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:18 | 4547367 LawsofPhysics
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Putin is very old school, and like the U.S.S.A. he will protect genuine interests of Russia.  The BIG difference is in the people, russians are still very much aware of how things operated under the Soviet Union.  They will help Putin protect other Russians and Russian interest, but that's it.

Now compare that to the average 'merican (who willinging signs up to be sent 6,000 miles from home to die).

Going to get real fucking interesting when they shut the SNAP program down in the U.S.S.A.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:05 | 4547284 MeMongo
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Indeed Max, we took out ole Saddam, cuz of you know those nooklears that were never found, and just look how great that place is doing today without a singular leader. Frickin AP reporting the shitties want to legalize marraiges as young as 9 yrs old. George Carlin was spot on when he said "If your Country happens to be full of brown people watch the fuck out"!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:36 | 4547155 Winston Churchill
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I know its hard to remember because of recent history, but sanctions, and blockades

are Acts of War.

Putin is very old school.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:45 | 4547188 rtalcott
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That reminder needs to be seen in the MSM....

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:36 | 4547161 Iam Yue2
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No Champions League Final for Alexei then.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:38 | 4547163 the not so migh...
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he is going in, he won't let nazis kill russians ethinic groups

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:40 | 4547174 hookah
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Actually Pro Ukraines who were beaten and killed. But ZH forget to mention small things like that...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:42 | 4547181 Winston Churchill
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Even better to go in to save Ukrainians as Kiev has lost control.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:44 | 4547186 the not so migh...
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i read stories of protesters getting paid in euros to stir the pot.  With the fog of war putin will use to his advantage. 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:49 | 4547209 Zwelgje
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Wanting the Ukraine under the rule of an unelected IMF guy named "Yats" is being 'pro-Ukrainian?

Since when do you decide what is good or bad for the Ukraine?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:01 | 4547611 HardAssets
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Zwelgje:  "Wanting the Ukraine under the rule of an unelected IMF guy named "Yats" is being 'pro-Ukrainian?

Since when do you decide what is good or bad for the Ukraine?"

 

 

Maybe he's got the wrong source for his 'news' ?

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/11/western-media-lie-factory-pau...

 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:05 | 4547648 shutdown
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Hell, Yat's not even Ukrainian! He's Jewish for crying out loud. And that's precicely the reason he got face time with the president. 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:40 | 4547856 Johnny Cocknballs
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I'm not a fan of TOO for various reasons, but they do sometimes have good articles on verboden topics...

Nationalists, Jews and the Ukrainian Crisis: Some Historical Perspective

^long, but quite decent background info sorely lacking in most discussions of the current Ukrainian nationalist movement and its origins. 

Philip Giraldi on the Neocons, Ukraine, Russia, and the Oligarchs

So the Shactmanites ended up supporting an aggressive foreign policy, exemplified by Henry Jackson, a cold warrior and the most visible supporter of Israel in the U.S. Senate.  One of Shachtman’s many Jewish disciples was Carl Gershman, who is now head of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED)...

So you have the head of NED, the guy who made the "I am Ukrainian" video, the ambassador, the lead state department hack, the UN under sec, and the new Ukrainian PM as well as at least one of the new governors, and most of Ukraine's oligarchs all being Jewish {as well as most of the leadership of the 'Jewish Moscovite Mafia' } and it is nowhere a story.

Well, it's an indirect story.

I looked at google news earlier and clicked on two stories, one business insider, henry mayer, one time.com, cathy young - both anti-Russia/anti-Putin in re Crimea, and both writers Jewish - as are a disproportionate amount of the negative, even warmongering anti-Putin hit pieces.

I mean, Ukraine is 0.7% Jewish.  The very heavy Jewish involvement in the politics and press of this manufactured crisis is the biggest unstory of them all.

I don't want to see anyone getting hurt, and feel for the long-suffering people of Ukraine.  TPTB so wanted their coup they got in bed with real, honest to goodness neo-nazis, and I'm not sure the real story in Ukraine is in the Crimea and in the East.

I think pretty soon it could be the west of Ukraine that becomes a real clusterfuck.

The Unstable Alliance of Nationalists and “Mainly Jewish Oligarchs” in the Ukraine
Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:06 | 4548567 Rafferty
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I feel pretty sure that the Nationalists/Nazis are just shock troops cum cannon fodder used to get the elected government to resign.  They'll be disposed of once no longer needed.

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 00:49 | 4551204 Johnny Cocknballs
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That's the idea.   But some things are easier said...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:05 | 4547651 viahj
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quoting Tyler from the post..."Curiously, organizers of the anti-Moscow demonstration said the dead man was from their group."

so STFU you petulant child statist.  do you work for John McCain?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:47 | 4548740 silvermail
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These pro Ukrainians came from Kiev to Donetsk with iron sticks. Why they came to Donetsk in two buses?
They came in Donetsk to set their Fascist regime, which they managed to establish in Kiev. But they miscalculated. Population Donetsk refused to submit to the authority of fascists and criminal rebels from Kiev.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:41 | 4547176 Maximus Failius
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We (the west/US) could de-escalate all of this right now,  but unfortunatly war is too profitable and its not really about the little people who get to catch the bullets anyway.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:39 | 4547171 1fortheroad
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Next thing you know, Oputin might just boot out the central banksters.

 

Gas for gold

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:42 | 4547183 tony wilson
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FRANK KITSON

FRANK KITSON

this is all frank kitsons fault.

pseudo gang concepts.

 

so we had blair and cam moron in israel yesterday

merkel visiting the queen

the kiev nazi leader in the whitehouse

jewish oligarchs taking over the cities.

blackwater and mossad on the streets

all looking quite jewish donta ya think.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:50 | 4547216 Republi-Ken
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Hey did you ever hear of the 1994 Treaty signed by Russia and the USA

to forever never ever invade and violate Ukraine's sovereign borders?

Ukraine gave up its entire nuclear arsenal as collateral. Got that?

Putin just violated his own 94 Treaty.

And Obama has no choice but to defend the written word of the USA to protect the borders of Ukraine.

Got that?

Its called International Law.

Hey TYLER why havent you told your readers the whole truth and nothing but???

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:54 | 4547229 Winston Churchill
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More fool them for trusting foreign powers to abide by agreements.

Don't they teach history in Ukraine?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:07 | 4547299 Debugas
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Sadly nobody cares about international treaties anymore :(

"Might is Right" is the rule of the day

 

 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:11 | 4547322 The Wizard
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The law? Since when does this administration and government care for or follow the "law"? Oh, sorry, I forgot the Constitution is an outdated document.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:14 | 4547344 kill switch
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What entity in the first place overthrew a duly elected President with international oversight of the elections??? Hint,,USA USA USA USA,,The hypocrisy is overwhelming....Nothing but the truth.....

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:21 | 4547376 LawsofPhysics
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What good is a treaty or law that cannot be enforced?

If you are so upset, please report to your nearest military recruiter and sign up.

FYI- the elected governement that signed the treaty was overthrown.

Shouldn't you be asking by whom?

If it was forces from the west, then that also violates a few laws too dipshit.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:09 | 4547671 HardAssets
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If the invader is a color revolution pushing, bribe the protesters, put our unelected guy in, government/NGO driven op - - - for some, it doesn't count ?

Yes, public education and t.v. have taken their toll, but people really can't be this clueless, can they ?

 

http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/2014/03/11/western-media-lie-factory-pau...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:21 | 4547738 Winston Churchill
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Sadly, the answer is yes.

They died of narcissism, will be their epitath.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:21 | 4547385 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Republi-Ken, still bleating, still dreaming:

Hey did you ever hear of the 1994 Treaty signed by Russia and the USA

Nope, never did. Why don't you tell us about it. Did the US senate ratify it at the same time as the treaty with Gorbachev not to expand NATO?

See, anyone can pull imaginary treaties out of their asses.

Besides, everyone knows that the US only abides by treaties when convenient.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:36 | 4547426 RaceToTheBottom
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"Hey TYLER why havent you told your readers the whole truth and nothing but???"

 

Putin had his shirt on the whole time.

Plus US presidents cannot do crap without congress agreeing and the US congress is designed and paid to be worthless.

All marketing, on both sides.  Ukraine was road kill from day one, cause that is it's role in the world

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:59 | 4547542 Kirk2NCC1701
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Hey Republi-Ken, I'm pretty sure that "agreement" was a "MEMORANDUM".

In case you don't know the diff between a Treaty and a Memorandum, the former is a legally-binding Agreement (a Contract, if you will). The latter is not.

If you spent any time in real law or mid-to-high level corporate management, you'd know that an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) or MOI (Memorandum of Intent) means jack shit in a court of law, and is used for PR and Marketing purposes all the time.

And in case some 'cowboys' want to play it fast & loose with Word Substitution games... Sorry, but in matters of Law words are EVERYTHING.

Clearly, the MSM hacks and a bunch of others failed (once again) to pick up on the subtle but important matters, and repeat/regurgitate crap they hear from the MSM.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:18 | 4547725 RaceToTheBottom
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Yes, it was a Memorandum, but it was not that fact or the ratification boondoggle that is keeping the US from acting.

http://www.npr.org/2014/03/09/288298641/the-role-of-1994-nuclear-agreeme...

It was designed that way from the begining, so that the US could remain free to do nothing or at least something minimal, and still be in compliance.  Typical politician crap but MO when dealing with smaller nations.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:37 | 4547838 Volkodav
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Ignorant post...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:29 | 4548092 jerry_theking_lawler
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What about supplying 'funds' for a government overthrow...where does that fit into your Treaty of '94? Follow the money and then report back who is the bad guy.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:45 | 4547191 blindman
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http://www.rferl.org/content/ukrainian-oligarch-firtash-vienna/25295949....
Friday, March 14, 2014
Ukraine
Ukrainian Oligarch Firtash Arrested In Vienna

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:46 | 4547196 TheGermanGuy
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It will be Syria where the West will retaliate, I´m not saying they should, but they will, so expect some turn of events there soon.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:00 | 4547247 JustObserving
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Yes, that is quite likely.  After all, many propose that the putsch in Ukraine was retaliation for Putin blocking Obama's war in Syria based on lies of sarin use and for giving asylum to Snowden.

One can soon expect a war in Syria based on allegations that Syrians are not destroying their chemical munitions fast enough. And of course, Assad is the new Hitler, just like Putin.  If Hillary says it, it must be true.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:30 | 4547451 blazinrabbit
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Just a guess but my thoughts lead me to believe that he next US move will be in North Korea - asymmetric all the way.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:51 | 4547880 just-my-opinion
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You know....History always repeats it's self

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:51 | 4547220 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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Oh wow, I just checked the financials: gold over 1380. Hang in there baby. 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:05 | 4547282 Invinciblehandaxe
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damn those vertical lines in au

i fkn love them

stocked to max warehouse capacity :)

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:11 | 4547242 i-dog
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LOL ... theatre of the absurd!

Though Putin may have "gone rogue" on the NWO, I doubt it. It's my contention that the tired old 'Problem ... Reaction ... Solution' in play here is to drive those "independent" Baltic and Caucasus states that wouldn't, or couldn't, join the EU to rejoin into a re-constituted Soviet Union (minus those states that have already joined the EU).

Central planners always want to expand their centrally planned domain to encompass the globe. So, the more they can consolidate under either Barroso or Putin, the better the NWO will like it. They don't really care which one of the two absorbs the "independents", so long as they do get absorbed. (The same tactic is in play in MENA, except that they'd now like them all under the Muslim Brotherhood ... whereas 10 years ago they were working hard to get them all into an expanded EU).

JMO.

PS. Martin Armstrong has an interesting perspective: That they plan to use this war as an excuse to introduce a global electronic currency. IMO, the puppet masters do seem inordinately desperate to get their stooges to provoke a war (for motives that go well beyond simple stupidity). Either scenario seems possible to me.

http://armstrongeconomics.com/2014/03/14/russian-capital-flows/

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:13 | 4547339 Wen_Dat
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Next, on As The World Turns...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:56 | 4547583 Johnny Cocknballs
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3 Jewish Neocons Plotted to Install a Jew as Prime Minister of the Ukraine, which has a Jewish population that amounts to 0.7% of the population.

They succeeded.

Victoria Nuland, Jewish, is Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, plotted with US Ambassador to the Ukraine, Geoffrey Pyatt (Jewish), and working with a third neocon Jew, Jeffrey Feltman, Under Secretary General of the United Nations, to install a fourth Jew, Arseniy Yatseniuk, as Prime Minister weeks before it occurred.

As in Russia, most of Ukraine's pro-EU oligarchs are Jews, and at least one of them was recently appointed to a governorship in Eastern Ukraine where, in all likelihood, western mercenaries are mustering.

But its the Jesuits behind it all- isn't that right, i-dog?

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:27 | 4547682 i-dog
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You obviously don't understand that the Jesuits and Khazar/Sabbatean/Ashkenazi Jews are one and the same. All of the most famous Jesuits - like Ignatius Loyola, Francis Borgia, Adam Weishaupt, Karl Marx and Joseph Ratzinger - were also crypto-Jews (but Khazar, not Semitic). Bilderberg was launched by a Polish Jesuit-Jew (Jozef Retinger). I could go on and on.

The 'Jews' didn't create the EU. The 'Jews' didn't create the USA. The CIA is not run by the 'Jews'. Horseface Kerry's Skull & Bones is a Jesuit secret society. The US Supreme Court now comprises 4 Jesuits, 2 Catholics (under a Jesuit pope) and 3 Ashkenazi Jews. Wake up!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:51 | 4547875 Johnny Cocknballs
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apart from thinking "Jesuits" are a different religion from "Catholics," thinking Marx was a Jesuit, thinking Loyola was a crypto, your problem is you have been brainwashed to ignore lots and lots of evidence or apparent evidence, and focus on relatively small {and old} bits of sham evidence.  Nice how you ignore "who" is and has been running the Fed, Treasury, IRS, State, FDIC, CFTC, SEC, OMB, CBO, and on and on and on and on...

{hint - not Jesuit priests, and not even Catholics - of either Latin or Greek rites}

It is you who must wake up, friendo.

http://youarenotsosmart.com/2010/06/23/confirmation-bias/

http://youarenotsosmart.com/2011/08/21/the-illusion-of-asymmetric-insigh...

http://youarenotsosmart.com/2009/10/01/hello-world/

 

The question you must ask yourself is - if you really are asleep, do you want to wake up?

You can, you know.

But you have to want to.

 

Do you?

 

 

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:17 | 4548022 shovelhead
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No mention of the Rastafarian-Lapland Alliance?

Better dig deeper.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:30 | 4548099 Johnny Cocknballs
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cute.

are there a lot of Jamaicans or Finns in the government?

I'll wait while you compile a list.

;o]

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:45 | 4548727 Rafferty
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This is one of  the classic hasbara tricks, the magicians' diversionary technique.  Not a shred of evidence to support this crazy partnership.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 08:56 | 4547243 kito
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China Will be happy to have gazproms ceo

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:00 | 4547259 Invinciblehandaxe
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funny thing is that it was the maidan nazis that came on the bus this time

to provoke things

and got very sweet welcome from the russian populations

go Putin go

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:52 | 4547550 overmedicatedun...
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obuma phone call today, "yes, yes what tee times can I get at Augusta, beep beep, damnit hold that call from that ass kerry, I am about to get to play at the masters!, russia will just have to stay on hold, I told kerry to keep them waiting, putin will do nothing, now about that tee time."

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:54 | 4547564 Zwelgje
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These western Ukies should be nominated for the 2014 Darwin Awards.

This is just as clever as going to Harlem with a sign which says "I hate Ni**ers".

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:06 | 4547283 youngman
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Putin does not need an excuse to invade..it is what a Russian does....if he wants it..he will take it..and I think in 6 months he will have it all

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:25 | 4547417 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Clinton/Bush/Obama does not need an excuse to invade..it is what an American does....if he wants it..he will take it..and he thinks in 6 months he will have it all

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:34 | 4547825 Canucklehead
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I think Putin understands the "new" way in doing business. Possession of a country's population is not the way to riches... It's important to be at the table and seen as a voice that needs to be "consulted"...

Putin is simply acquiring the ring on his finger that the "Free World" will need to kiss to get things done.

It's not in Putin interests to end this quickly. By doing so, he gives up his influence. He can make/break the political reputations of the clowns sent to deal with his people.

If I were Putin, I would take the weekend off and go shoot some liver eaters...

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 10:59 | 4547927 Chuck Knoblauch
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If you don't have the support of your people, your enemy will turn that weakness into his strength. You ignore the voice of the people at your own expense. This is most true in the Internet age.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:05 | 4547286 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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What would President Cuomo do? Ha ha ha.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:32 | 4547462 22winmag
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Bite your tongue!

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:06 | 4547287 The Shootist
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Vegas odds on invasion to the East? Better than fifty-fifty.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:06 | 4547288 holgerdanske
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VISA ban! Yes, that will scare them!

Except, who make the passports? If you ban an official with name X, he will just be traveling as unofficial with name Y. Sometimes these politicians are so one-folded!

And I wonder how you guys without physical gold are going to fare on the roller coaster.

Admission and access to seat-belt, one gold coin.

Admission but no belt, fiat money.

Please note, the coaster can, and frequently does, stop at the highest point, at which time it is inverted.

Have a pleasant trip. ;-)

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:07 | 4547295 Infinite QE
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Go Putin. Roust the Bolsheviks. Don't stop until all the Rothschild estates are in cinders.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:04 | 4547950 Chuck Knoblauch
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Revenge the Tsar and his family. Murdered by Rot-child funded thugs.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:54 | 4548771 Rafferty
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And financed by the Warburgs and the Schiffs.

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:07 | 4547298 Kina
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I guess Russia could make things a little more risky for Europe by arming Syria, stiring trouble in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere...putting oil supply lines at risk..... you know just highlight how important Russian supplies might be

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 09:08 | 4547307 Cleetus
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Smoke em if you got em

 

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