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Yes, Bill Clinton ASKED Russia to interfere in a US presidential election: Jon Rappoport

Yes, Bill Clinton ASKED Russia to interfere in a US presidential election
by Jon Rappoport
July 18, 2017

Press outlets are now reminding us that President Bill Clinton interfered in the 1996 Russia election that brought Boris Yeltsin to power for a second term.
This is by way of saying, “Well, if Putin helped Trump win the 2017 election, so what? The US did the same thing in Russia.”

Clinton Russia election
That’s an interesting but not terribly strong argument. However, there is another piece to the 1996 Clinton op, and it is explosive and quite relevant.
Let’s start here, with the 1996 leak of a document detailing a meeting between Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin. Sean Guillory, writing at, states:
“According to a White House memo leaked to the Washington Times in March 1996, Clinton and Yeltsin had agreed to support each other in their respective reelection bids.”
We are talking about mutual interference. President Clinton helps President Yeltsin win, and President Yeltsin helps President Clinton win.
Bill Clinton asked the president of Russia to interfere in a US presidential election.
Digest that.
The Washington Post (2/26/96) reports on “…a memo written by Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, according to White House press secretary Michael McCurry. It [the memo] recounted talks between Clinton and Yeltsin earlier this month when both leaders attended an anti-terrorism summit in Egypt.”
“The memo, as quoted in the [Washington] Times, said Clinton pledged to work with Yeltsin to maintain ‘positive’ relations with the United States as both men seek reelection this year. One way to do this, the memo quoted Clinton as saying, is for Yeltsin to stop restricting poultry imports. Clinton said ‘this is a big issue, especially since 40 percent of U.S. poultry is produced in Arkansas,’ the memo said.”
We had a US president, Bill Clinton, specifying HOW the Russian president could help him win a second term as US president.
Let that sink in.
The Associated Press reports, on March 28, 1996: “Citing a classified memo, the Washington Times reported yesterday that Clinton had promised Yeltsin to back his re-election bid by formulating “positive” policies toward Russia…On a matter important to his political supporters in Arkansas, Clinton asked Yeltsin to stop restricting poultry imports. ‘This is a big issue, especially since 40 percent of U.S. poultry is produced in Arkansas,’ Clinton said, according to the memo…On Monday, Vice President Al Gore announced Russia was lifting the ban, which was imposed because of the suspicion that U.S. chickens are not inspected sufficiently for salmonella, which causes illness.”
Clinton promises to back Yeltsin in his effort to win the presidency of Russia.
In return, BECAUSE IT IS IMPORTANT TO CLINTON’S POLITICAL SUPPORTERS, Clinton asks Yeltsin to lift Russia’s ban on importing chickens, particularly since 40% of US poultry is produced in Arkansas, Clinton’s home state. And lo and behold, Yeltsin does comply with Clinton’s request for help in winning the 1996 US presidential election. Yeltsin lifts the ban on importing US poultry.
Both president agree to interfere in each other’s election.
And it gets worse. The major chicken producer in Arkansas is Tyson. The Fiscal Times reports, on 2/2/16: “…consider a largely forgotten financial scandal that directly involved Hillary Clinton during 1978 and 1979.”
“Under the guidance of an attorney representing Tyson Foods, Hillary Clinton made a $98,540 profit from a $1,000 initial investment in less than one year trading commodity futures. While $98,540 may not seem like much money relative to the Clinton family’s wealth today, it exceeded Bill and Hillary’s combined annual income at the time.”
“…Clinton’s initial trading also had a serious irregularity…her $1,000 initial investment was well below the $12,000 deposit required by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for the first trades she executed. So not only did Hillary make an extraordinary profit for a novice investor, she did so without following the rules applied to less well-connected traders.”
There is much more to say about the relationship between Tyson Chicken and the Clintons, but we’ll leave it there for now.
So there is a precedent of Russia interfering in a US presidential election (by stark invitation)—and nothing happened to the US president, Bill Clinton, who asked for the interference. Nothing.
Clinton was, of course, upset when the memo of his meeting with Yeltsin was leaked. But here is how he spun his objection:
Washington Post, 2/28/96: “[Clinton Press Secretary] McCurry said Clinton and [National Security Advisor] Lake considered the leak to be far more sensitive than the typical anonymous disclosure that is commonplace in Washington journalism. ‘The president feels like he ought to be able to sit down with the president of Russia and have a private conversation,’ McCurry said.”
Clinton and Yeltsin agreeing to interfere in each other’s presidential election was ignored, as if it were of no concern. The big issue was the leak of the memo. Private and highly felonious deals between two superpower chiefs of state? No problem.
To repeat: this 1996 memo-scandal of enormous proportions didn’t make a dent in Bill Clinton’s second term in office. After a brief press blast, and a round of “I’m shocked” within the Beltway, the roar died and vanished.
If a comparable memo were unearthed from the Trump team today, impeachment proceedings will begin in a matter of hours, and the press would be booking seats for the firing squad.
Soros-paid street soldiers would lift Barack Obamas up on their shoulders, break down barriers at the White House, and carry him into the Oval Office.
We need to revisit the old saying, “It’s not the conspiracy (that hurts a political criminal), it’s the cover-up (of the crime).”
There needs to be an addendum. “It’s not the conspiracy, it’s the coverage.” Meaning press coverage.
If a politician commits a major crime and the press coverage dies out, the politician gets away with it. If the press keeps hounding the politician endlessly, he doesn’t get away with it—even if there is no solid proof he committed a crime in the first place.

Yes, Bill Clinton ASKED Russia to interfere in a US presidential election

Jon Rappoport
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.

Brzezinski Wanted NATO to Become the “Hub of a Globe-Spanning Web” of Security Pacts

16.07.2017 Author: Steven MacMillan

BrzezinskiThe end of May marked the death of a man who had been at the center of global affairs for decades. Zbigniew Brzezinski, born in Warsaw in the 1920s, was one of the most influential foreign policy advisers in the US, who also played a pivotal role in the drive towards further global integration.
Brzezinski earned his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1953, and subsequently became a professor at that university, before moving on teach at Columbia University. From 1966 to 1968, he was a member of the Policy Planning Council at the Department of State, and in 1968, he served as chairman of the Humphrey Foreign Policy Task Force for Hubert Humphrey’s presidential campaign.
Brzezinski: The Internationalist
From 1973 to 1976, Brzezinski served as the Director of the newly formed Trilateral Commission, an internationalist organization he himself helped to create. In a 1989 interview, Brzezinski revealed his role in founding the Trilateral Commission along with the elitist American banker, David Rockefeller, before bragging how this organization was the first to propose the idea of holding a G7 (was G8 for a period) summit (emphasis added):
“Not only did I run it [the Trilateral Commission], I helped to found it and organize it with David Rockefeller. So, if any of our viewers are conspiracy minded, here is one of the conspirators… It is a North American, Western European, Japanese organization to promote closer contacts between these three regions of the world. And the commission is composed of private citizens, not government officials, who are leaders in the different sectors of society… We’re incidentally the ones who proposed, originally, the holding of the annual summit meeting of the industrial democracies.
Throughout their lives, Brzezinski and Rockefeller worked towards the goal of creating an integrated global system. In David Rockefeller’s book ‘Memoirs,’ he admits that his family has been part of a “secret cabal” working towards building a “one world” system (emphasis added):
“Some even believe we (the Rockefeller family) are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure—one world, if you will. If that’s the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
In addition to playing an instrumental role in founding the Trilateral Commission, Brzezinski was also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a frequent attendee at the elitist Bilderberg conference, illustrating his position as a high-ranking individual deeply entrenched in the parallel governmental system.
Giving the Soviets their Vietnam War and Encouraging Pol Pot
Brzezinski’s most notable role in public life was when he served as Jimmy Carter’s National Security Advisor (NSA) from 1977 to 1981. Famously, in this role, Brzezinski was one of the main intellectual architects who advocated arming the Mujahiddin in Afghanistan, a scheme that he hoped would increase the probability that the Soviet Union would intervene. In an interview with Le Nouvel Observateur in 1998, Brzezinski recalled this operation (with the translation from French provided by William Blum and David N. Gibbs):
Question: The former director of the CIA, Robert Gates, stated in his memoirs that the American intelligence services began to aid the Mujahiddin in Afghanistan six months before the Soviet intervention. In this period, you were the national security advisor to President Carter. You therefore played a key role in this affair. Is this correct?
Brzezinski: Yes. According to the official version of history, CIA aid to the Mujahiddin began during 1980, that is to say, after the Soviet army invaded Afghanistan on December 24, 1979. But the reality, closely guarded until now, is completely otherwise: indeed, it was July 3, 1979 that President Carter signed the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul. And that very day, I wrote a note to the president in which I explained to him that in my opinion this aid was going to induce a Soviet military intervention.
Q: Despite this risk, you were an advocate of this covert action. But perhaps you yourself desired this Soviet entry into the war and looked for a way to provoke it?
B: It wasn’t quite like that. We didn’t push the Russians to intervene, but we knowingly increased the probability that they would.
Q: When the Soviets justified their intervention by asserting that they intended to fight against secret US involvement in Afghanistan, nobody believed them. However, there was an element of truth in this. You don’t regret any of this today?
B: Regret what? That secret operation was an excellent idea. It had the effect of drawing the Russians into the Afghan trap and you want me to regret it? The day that the Soviets officially crossed the border, I wrote to President Carter, essentially: “We now have the opportunity of giving to the USSR its Vietnam war.” Indeed, for almost 10 years, Moscow had to carry on a war that was unsustainable for the regime, a conflict that bought about the demoralization and finally the breakup of the Soviet empire.
Q: And neither do you regret having supported Islamic fundamentalism, which has given arms and advice to future terrorists?
B: What is more important in world history? The Taliban or the collapse of the Soviet empire? Some agitated Moslems or the liberation of Central Europe and the end of the cold war?
Also in his role as NSA, Brzezinski and the Carter administration encouraged the Chinese to continue supporting the genocidal Pol Pot in Cambodia. After Vietnam launched a full-scale invasion of Cambodia at the end of 1978, seizing power by early 1979, the US pressed China to continue assisting the Khmer Rouge in their fight against the occupying Vietnamese forces, with Brzezinskiadmitting that he “encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot.”
Obama: Brzezinski an “Outstanding Friend”
In more modern times, Brzezinski remained a pivotal figure in the US, working in a plethora of think tanks and advising numerous mainline political figures. One such figure was the former US President, Barack Obama, who he was very close to. In a March 2008speech, Obama revealed how intimate his relationship was with Brzezinski, calling him an “outstanding friend:”
“To Dr. Brzezinski; I can’t say enough about his contribution to our country. Here’s somebody who helped to shape Camp David, and bring about a lasting peace between Israel and some of its neighbours. Somebody who has over decades trained some of the most prominent foreign policy specialists, not only in the democratic party, but has trained a number who ended up in the republican party as well… He has proven to be an outstanding friend, and somebody who I have learned an immense amount from. And for him to support me in this campaign, and then come out to here in Ohio, is a testimony to his generosity.”
NATO to be the Global Security Nexus Point?
One of the defining features of Brzezinski was his essays and books pertaining to his long-range geostrategic visions. In one such essay, penned in 2009 for Foreign Affairs – the publication of the CFR – Brzezinski expounds on his vision of what NATO’s purpose and role could be in the future.
Titled: An Agenda for NATO: Toward a Global Security Web, Brzezinski begins by detailing how, in essence, NATO has been obsolete since the end of the Cold War, and how the security alliance faces a problem of legitimacy. “What next?”, he writes. Brzezinski then moves on to argue that the world now faces “unprecedented risks to global security,” with “extremist religious and political movements” among these risks, movements that he himself helped to empower through advocating giving the Mujahiddin US aid (emphasis added):
“The basic challenge that NATO now confronts is that there are historically unprecedented risks to global security… The paradox of our time is that the world, increasingly connected and economically interdependent for the first time in its entire history, is experiencing intensifying popular unrest made all the more menacing by the growing accessibility of weapons of mass destruction – not just to states but also, potentially, to extremist religious and political movements. Yet there is no effective global security mechanism for coping with the growing threat of violent political chaos stemming from humanity’s recent political awakening.” 
From there, Brzezinski details how an array of different security packs have arisen around the world in recent decades, including the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Brzezinski then gives a glimpse into how many individuals in the Western elite see the role of NATO in the future. He first rejects the idea that NATO could be, in itself, a global army, before advocating a variant of this idea, in the form of NATO being the “hub of a globe-spanning web of various regional cooperative-security undertakings” (emphasis added):
“To remain historically relevant, NATO cannot – as some have argued – simply expand itself into a global alliance or transform itself into a global alliance of democracies… A global NATO would dilute the centrality of the U.S.-European connection, and none of the rising powers would be likely to accept membership in a globally expanded NATO. 
NATO, however, has the experience, the institutions, and the means to eventually become the hub of a globe-spanning web of various regional cooperative-security undertakings among states with the growing power to act. The resulting security web wouldfill a need that the United Nations by itself cannot meet but from which the UN system would actually benefit. In pursuing that strategic mission, NATO would not only be preserving transatlantic political unity; it would also be responding to the twenty-first century’s novel and increasingly urgent security agenda.”
Although Brzezinski’s vision seems far from probable at the present time, it will be interesting to see the path the world takes in the years and decades to come.

Steven MacMillan is an independent writer, researcher, geopolitical analyst and editor of  The Analyst Report, especially for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook”.

Robots Are Inventing Their Own Languages: Jon Rappoport


Robots are inventing their own languages
The programming and design of artificial intelligence
by Jon Rappoport
July 14, 2017
Artificial Intelligence

Along with assurances that we’re facing an imminent takeover of industrial production by robots and other artificial intelligence (AI), we’re also being told that AI can develop its own systems of communication and operation, without help from humans.
Here is a sprinkling of quotes from the mainstream and technical press:
The Atlantic, June 15, 2017: “When Facebook designed chatbots to negotiate with one another, the bots made up their own way of communicating.”
Tech Crunch, November 22, 2016: “Google’s AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language.”
Wired, March 16, 2017: “It Begins: Bots Are Learning to Chat in Their Own Language.”
The suggestion is: AI can innovate. It can size up situations and invent unforeseen and un-programmed strategies, in order to accomplish set goals.
Who benefits from making such suggestions? Those companies and researchers who want to make the public believe AI is quite, quite powerful, and despite the downside risks (AI takes over its own fate), holds great promise for the human race in the immediate future. “Don’t worry, folks, we’ll rein in AI and make it work for us.”
Beyond that, the beneficiaries are technocratic Globalists who are in the process of bringing about a new society in which AI is intelligent and prescient enough to regulate human affairs at all levels. It’s the science fiction “populations ruled by machines” fantasy made into fact.
“AI doesn’t just follow orders. It sees what humans can’t see, and it runs things with greater efficiency.”
Let’s move past the propaganda and state a few facts.
AI is not running its own show.
It isn’t innovating.
It isn’t creating its own languages.
It isn’t doing any of that.
AI operates within the parameters its human inventors establish.
Any honest AI designer will tell you that.
If, for example, an AI system is given a goal and a set of “options” for achieving the goal, AI will select which option is best ACCORDING TO STANDARDS ITS HUMAN OPERATORS HAVE PROGRAMMED INTO THE SYSTEM.
Think of it this way: AI is given a set of options; but it is also given instructions on how to select what is presumably the most effective option. So AI is bounded.
There is no choice. There is no freedom. AI isn’t “jumping ship.”
“We gave our robot Charlie the task of getting from Chicago to New York. The whole plan was laid out as a vast hiking trip, with internal street maps built in. But then Charlie suddenly took a cab to O’Hare and boarded a United jet for JFK…”
No he didn’t.
AI performs as it is programmed to perform, within set parameters.
“We sent Charlie to LA to marry the actress who ordered and paid for him. But then, at the church, Charlie suddenly said, “This is a mistake. You should go back to your first husband. He never had sex with that waitress in St, Louis. She was his sister, and he was trying to help her escape from a terrorist cell. He never told you that because then he would have had to tell you he isn’t a banker, he actually works for the CIA. He’s a good guy. Talk to him. The truth will set you both free…”
Won’t happen.
But this kind of thing will happen: “According to scientists at Blah-Blah University, programmed robots are not only capable of inventing solutions to problems that ‘go beyond their internal software,’ the robots also make choices that benefit people. They’re very similar to people, except they tend to be smarter and invent more effective courses of action…”
Sell it, sell it.
“Alice, a medical technician in Minneapolis, claims her robot saved her life. ‘I was on the verge of swallowing a whole bunch of pills, but Charlie came to the rescue. He showed up in my bathroom and took the pills out of my hand. I learned something important that day. My free choice is important, but kindness and concern are more important. Charlie is the most vital companion in my life…’”
Sell it, sell it.
And of course, we’ll see more debates and court cases featuring questions about robots having rights, “just like humans.”
***Actually, in an entirely illogical fashion, we’ll see more and more “evidence” showing humans don’t have free will, because their brains dictate all thought and action, while robots will be touted as “free and creative.”
Some college professor will argue robots should be granted more “privileges” than humans, because the robots aren’t inherently “prejudiced.”
Another professor will insist that robots must be subjected to committee investigations, to make sure they aren’t “racist.”
“Today, in New York, a former Burger King employee, who is a refugee from Somalia, filed suit against a robot named Charlie, claiming Charlie uttered a racial slur while ordering a cheeseburger for his employer, a wealthy real estate developer…”
Behind all this, the fact remains that, no matter how many complex layers of “decision-making” are programmed into AI, the machine is always acting within rules and guidelines laid out in advance. It is never choosing.
Individual humans are capable of free choice, and are also capable of changing their own rules and standards.
Humans are free to say they aren’t free, as well, if they want to.
Let me make a psychological point here. There are many people who want to dominate relationships. They want to be in charge. They will want robots. They will want sophisticated robots THAT SEEM TO BE CHOOSING TO COMPLY WITH THEIR EVERY WISH AND DEMAND. These people will believe the robots are real and alive and human, in order to fulfill a fantasy in which they have found partners who want to go along with their agenda.
This is a pretty good definition of psychosis.
The AI designers and inventors and technicians tend to have their own bias. They want to believe they are creating life. They don’t want to think they are just putting together machines. That isn’t enough. The technocratic impulse involves faith in MACHINES AS LIVING ENTITIES.
Thus, we arrive at all sorts of myths and fairy tales about humans merging with machines, to arrive at a new frontier, where, for example, human brains hooked up to super-computers will result in higher consciousness and even the invocation of God.
Technocrats will say, do, and believe anything to turn machines into what machines aren’t.
They’ve crucially abandoned THEMSELVES and their own potential; so all they have left is THE MACHINE.
And if you think these technocrats should be allowed within a thousand miles of State power, I have communes for sale on Jupiter. Naturally, these utopias are run from the top by robots. They know what’s best for you.
Finally, understand this about propaganda: Those who control the output of information will admit to problems and mistakes with the issue they are promoting. Such confessions add to the “reality” of the information. And naturally, the propagandists will also claim that the problems can be solved. In the case of robots and AI, the problems are couched in terms of bots taking power into their own hands—but this “unexpected” situation a) demonstrates how capable bots are, and b) the power can be dialed back and modulated. So all is well. The future is bright.
It’s bright, if you want planned societies run by AI, where humans are fitted into slots, and algorithms determine who eats, who doesn’t, who has access to water and who doesn’t, how much energy can be used by each human, and all production and distribution are controlled from a central planning center.
Unless freedom lives—human freedom—you’ll be treated to something like this:
“Today, executives at the North American Union headquarters announced that several key bots broke through their programming and invented a new solution for clean water distribution to the population. This innovation will guarantee a more equitable water supply for millions of citizens. Control over the ‘rebel bots’ has been re-established, and their ‘amazing solution’ will now be incorporated into their standard operating framework. Three polls indicate that a lofty 68% of respondents support the bots in their efforts to better serve us…”

Jon Rappoport
The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world.

Robots are inventing their own languages

Trump Cannot Improve Relations With Russia When Trump’s Government and the US Media Oppose Improved Relations

July 9, 2017 | By Paul Craig Roberts

Putin Meets trumpPresident Trump Has Been Contradicted by His Own Government, Which Has Lined Up Against Him in Favor of Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, and the Russophobic Presstitute Media that serves the military/security complex and the neoconservatives.
I am afraid that The Saker and Finian Cunningham are correct. Nothing can come of Trump’s meeting with Putin, because, as Cunningham puts it, “Trump doesn’t have freedom or real power. The real power brokers in the US will ensure that the Russophobia campaign continues, with more spurious allegations of Moscow interfering to subvert Western democracies. Trump will continue to live under a cloud of media-driven suspicions. And thus the agenda of regime change against Syria and confrontation with Russia will also continue. Trump’s personal opinions on these matters and towards Vladimir Putin are negligible—indeed dispensable by the deep powers-that-be.”
Cunningham points out that instead of lauding the meeting as the beginning of the process to defuse the high tensions between the two major nuclear powers, the US media denounced Trump for being civil to Putin in the meeting.
What is missing from the media in the entirety of the Western world and perhaps also in Russia is the awareness that the dangerous tensions are orchestrated not only by Hillary and the Democratic National Committee, the neoconservatives, the US military/security complex, and the presstitutes, but also by President Trump’s own appointees.
Trump’s own ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, and Trump’s own Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, sound exactly like Hillary Clinton, the Democratic National Committee, the neoconservatives, the Washington Post, the New York Times, CNN and the rest of the totally discredited presstitute media that is committed to raising tensions between the US and Russia to the point of nuclear war.
On the same day that President Donald Trump said “it is time to move forward in working constructively with Russia,” and the day after he said “I had a tremendous meeting yesterday with President Putin,” the ignorant, stupid, Nikki Haley, who Trump appointed as US UN Ambassador, publicly contradicted her president, forcefully stating: “we can’t trust Russia and we won’t ever trust Russia.”
The ignorant stupid Haley is still in office, a perfect demonstration of Trump’s powerlessness.
The ignorant stupid Haley has gone far beyond Obama’s crazed UN Ambassador, neocon Samantha Power in doing everything in her power to ruin the prospect of normal relations between the two major nuclear powers. Why does Nikki Haley work in favor of a confrontation between nuclear powers that would destroy all life on earth? What is wrong with Nikki Haley? Is she demented? Has she lost her mind, assuming she ever had one?
How can President Trump normalize relations with Russia when every one of his appointees wants to worsen the relations to the point of nuclear war?
How is President Trump going to improve relations with Russia when President Trump stands powerless in face of his dressing down by his UN Ambassador? Clearly, Trump is powerless, a mere cipher.
Joining Nikki Haley was Trump’s Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Tillerson, allegedly a friend of Russia, is also working overtime to worsen relations between the two nuclear powers by publicly contradicting the President of the United States, thereby making it clear that Trump is barely even a cipher. Tillerson, a disgrace, said that Putin’s refusal to admit that Putin elected Trump by interfering in the US election “stands as an obstacle to our ability to improve the relationship between the US and Russia and it needs to be addressed in terms of how we assure the American people that interference into our elections will not occur by Russia or anyone else.”
Trump’s incompetence is illustrated by his appointments. There is no one in “his” government that supports him. Everyone of them works to undermine him. And he sits there and Twitters.
So, what is President Putin’s belief that an understanding can now be worked out with Washington worth? Not a plugged nickel. Trump has zero authority over “his” government. He can be contradicted at will by his own appointees. The President of the United States is a joke. You can find him on Twitter, but nowhere else, not in the Oval Office making foreign or military policy. The president Twitters and thinks that that is policy.
The Trump administration was destroyed when the weak Donald Trump allowed the neoconservatives to remove his National Security Advisor, General Flynn. Trump has never recovered. “His” administration is staffed with violent Russophobes. Wars can be the only outcome.
We know two things about the alleged Russian interference in the Trump/Hillary presidential election. One is that John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director, and Comey, Obama’s FBI director, implied repeatedly that Trump was elected by Russian interference in the election. The other is that the charge is false. Neither the CIA nor the FBI have provided any evidence whatsoever that any such interference occurred. Indeed, months into the case, the special prosecutor, the former FBI director, can produce no evidence. The whole thing is a sham, but it is ongoing. There will be no end to it as it is designed to undermine President Trump with the people who elected him. The message is: “Trump is not for America. Trump is for Russia.”
This is astounding! The NSA has intercepts of all transmitted data. If Russia interfered in the US presidential election the evidence would be obvious and immediately available.
Despite the obvious lies told by Brennan and Comey, the New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, MSNBC and the rest of the scum, no one has been arrested and put on trial for their efforts to overthrow the elected president of the United States. This proves beyond all doubt that the President of the United States is a non-entity. A figurehead incapable of action independently of the Deep State that controls him.
If Vladimir Putin really believes from his meeting with Trump that all of the orchestrated false charges against Russia can now be removed and normal relations restored, Putin is in la-la land. Nikki Haley says that the US will NEVER trust Russia. If Putin trusts Washington, Russia will be destroyed. And the rest of the world with Russia.

Project Blue Beam: Still Crazy After All These Years?



Project Blue Beam: Still Crazy After All These years?
By Martin Harris
In this business, one comes across all manner of wild and crazy sounding claims: Hillary clones, Shapeshifting reptilian pop stars, Martian slave colonies and so on. Some of these are hoaxes and Fake News, some are that crafty blend of truth and falsehood we call disinformation, and others, although often garbled or exaggerated, turn out to be essentially true.
But did you ever hear the one about how the United Nations is in cahoots with NASA and intend to usher in the New World Order with the Antichrist in Charge? And how will they accomplish this? With a simulated Alien invasion!
Of course you’ve heard it. Project Blue Beam. And that’s the thing. Even though it started as an obscure fringe conspiracy story decades ago that should have disappeared, it has, to the contrary, gained momentum and continues to be discussed, debated and expanded upon. Why? Is Blue Beam still so crazy after all these years, or has it become more plausible?
Let’s find out!
It was related to me some time back that during the United Nations General Assembly on the subject of UFOs, a curious exchange occurred. Present at this assembly were J, Allen Hynek and Jacques Vallee, the “elder statesmen” of Ufology.

One of the attendees casually asked these two luminaries about Roswell. The two scientists glanced at each other, shrugged, and retorted “what about Roswell?”. The inquisitor shrugged back, and no more was said about the matter.
The strange thing about this, is that the incident happened in 1978, three years before Moore and Berlitz’s book “The Roswell Incident” that transformed an obscure newspaper report from 1947 into legendary status and made a quiet New Mexico town into a place of pilgrimage for UFO buffs. William Moore, who was also involved in the MJ12 controversy and the Bennewitz affair, later confessed publicly that he had willingly acted as a conduit for disinformation on behalf of government agencies, supposedly in exchange for being granted priveliged access to “real” restricted information (knowing the way government agencies work, the reality is more likely that Moore was being given one line of disinformation in exchange for disseminating another!).
This would not be the only time that Hynek and Vallee would be approached with a dangling carrot of sensational information, nor the last time they would fail to take the bait; both men being far too cautious and sceptical to fall for disiformation games. Others however, would take the bait with enthusiasm, such as Timothy Good and Stanton Freidman, who both almost simultaneously received copies of the infamous MJ12 documents.
A pattern emerged during the 80s and 90s, where offers of sensational UFO related documents, footage etc, would be offered to researchers, starting with the upper echelon (Hynek, Vallee, Jenny Randles etc.) and if they refused to play along, the source would simply move down the ranks until a less discerning or more publicity-hungry ufologist swallowed the hook.
Someone wanted to disseminate certain ideas, certain themes, in order to alter public perception and create a “new mythology”, beginning with scientists and researchers, and then entering into the mainstream via books, movies, and TV shows. Not just promoting a belief in extraterrestrials, but a specific image of how these aliens should look and act.
What’s the purpose of this psy-op?
I believe the answer lies with the most bizarre and extreme document ever: The notorious Project Blue Beam.
The document itself is none too convincing. Despite the UN logo, the text reads like something cooked up by an extremist of the most paranoid sort. And certainly, two decades ago, much of it seemed most unlikely. And as for NASA being involved in such a project…seriously?? Actually, it is more likely, and indeed the whole plan more plausible, than first looks would suggest.
I propose that we view Blue Beam not as a hoax, but as an idea. An idea which has at least partly come to fruition, and other parts of which exist as a contingency. Alarmingly, even some of the more dramatic elements seem to have become reality with docile acceptance from the masses.
Were Monast the only source of this plot to bring about radical global change, one might be more inclined to reject the whole thing (even taking into account the manner of his premature demise), but Monast is not the only source, nor, indeed, the first.
There are three primary sources that relate to us a similar, but not identical, version of the same overall plot. Henceforth I shall refer to these collectively as “Blue Beam”.
*Carol Rosin (Werner Von Braun and the Hoaxed Alien Invasion)
*Norio Hayakawa (The Grand Deception plan)
*Serge Monast (NASA-UN Project Blue Beam)
Aside from these three sources, we have the words of politicians who have made statements, usually in public speeches, that echo the aims and ideas mentioned in Blue Beam.
First, I shall present some of these quotes. Most of them are well known, but bear repeating. Others the reader may be unaware of.
Watch and listen:

..and this is a classic: Not only is the New World Order explicitly mentioned (and this is important!) Bush associates this NWO with the United nations;
And General McArthur! “A united human race….”
Henry Kissinger at one time suggested that should the world suddenly face an external threat  (i.e., from “outerspace”)  whether REAL or PROMULGATED, it would accelerate a cry for a global unified government.
Mikhael Gorbachev recalls:
“At our meeting in Geneva, the U.S. President said that if the earth faced an invasion by extraterrestrials, the United States and the Soviet Union would join forces to repel such an invasion. I shall not dispute the hypothesis, though I think it’s early yet to worry about such an intrusion…”

Notice that Gorbachev doesn’t say this is an incredible proposition, he just says that it’s too early to worry about it. Reagan upped the stakes again by including the “alien threat” not in a domestic speech but to a full session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. Towards the end of his speech to the Forty-second Session on September 21, 1987, the President said that, “in our obsession with antagonisms of the moment, we often forget how much unites all the members of humanity. Perhaps we need some outside, universal threat to make us recognize this common bond.”
On April 28, 1997 U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen made the following statement:
“Others [terrorists] are engaging even in an eco-type of terrorism whereby they can alter the climate, set off earthquakes, volcanoes remotely through the use of electromagnetic waves… So there are plenty of ingenious minds out there that are at work finding ways in which they can wreak terror upon other nations…It’s real, and that’s the reason why we have to intensify our [counterterrorism] efforts.”
Secretary of Defense William Cohen at an April 1997 counterterrorism conference sponsored by former Senator Sam Nunn. Quoted from DoD News Briefing, Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, Q&A at the Conference on Terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and U.S. Strategy, University of Georgia, Athens, Apr. 28, 1997.
(Source: Tom Bearden)
I could go on…and on…but you get the idea. The alien invasion ploy, the means to trigger earthquakes and alter the weather: essential ingredients in the Blue Beam plan, have been spoken of openly by high ranking individuals time and again. And in Cohen’s statement we find another key ingredient mentioned: Terrorism.
The threat of an earthly “alien” threat in the form of terrorists and “rogue nations” was specifically mentioned in Von Braun’s messages related via Rosin:
“According to von Braun, space based weapons, later known as the “Star Wars” program, were to be publicly promoted as our space “shield” against the evil Russians. Then they would be promoted as our defense against terrorists from Third World countries (‘rogue’ nations or ‘nations of concern’). Then their necessity would be justified as protection against asteroids and meteors, and the “last card,” the final justification according to von Braun, would be their installation in orbit against an extraterrestrial threat from outer space.
Von Braun told Dr. Rosin that she would begin to notice a certain “spin” on the news, which would illustrate the need to build space-based weaponry because our enemies “might” have these weapons, so our intelligence community would proceed on the assumption that they DO have these weapons. As we now know, this is exactly how the Star Wars program transpired.
According to Wernher von Braun, all of these publicly announced threats were lies.”…
This was the early 70s!
And Hayakawa’s “Grand deception” version originally outlined in the 1980s says:
They seem to believe that this could easily begin with the escalation of the Middle East conflict, involving Israel.
They seem to believe that Iran and Syria will play a major initial role in this scenario.
They say that the Ezekiel 38 scenario includes the attempted invasion into Israel by all Islamic forces (led and orchestrated by the northern-most power, i.e., Russia)  and will conclude with a miraculous Israeli victory.
They believe that it is suggested in the Bible that it will take 7 years to bury the dead from this unprecedented conflagration.  (The U.S. will be involved, directly or indirectly in this conflagration,they explain).”
Both the Von Braun and Hayakawa warnings, while not exactly prophetically accurate, contain elements that seem eerily familiar in the early 21st. century: Space based weaponry; terror attacks; The combined Islamic Forces (ISIS); the MSM news-spin. And yet, other elements seem unlikely at first. Islamic forces led by Russia? well, this IS a pro-Israel version of the plot, and believe it or not there are hints of collusion:
“The world scene is changing, and not for the better.  In recent weeks, Iran and Russia – two countries that exploit perceived weakness – have repeatedly flexed their muscles against the U.S. military – both in the air and on the sea. The brazen and threatening actions aimed at our military are designed to do one thing – intimidate the United States.
In addition to the provocative actions of Iran and Russia, we are constantly reminded of the growing threats of the Islamic State (ISIS) – radical jihadist terrorists pledging to destroy America and our way of life.”
In fat, Russia’s position in Middle eastern affairs, especially where Syria and Islamic State are concerned, can appear murky and complex, if not contradictory:
I ask the reader to pause with me for a moment and be clear on this. The point is not whether or not one believes a collusion between Russia and IS is true or not (discernment and scepticism are required), but:
A) Elements within the MSM want you to believe so, and,
B) Such a scenario was promoted in an obscure conspiracy claim, first publicised in the early 1980s!
Think about that: Pre 9-11, pre internet, pre Desert Storm, and before Bush Senior started hyping up the NWO propaganda.
Both Hayakawa and Monast versions of Blue Beam claim that the project was originally planned to take place in the mid 1980s, but for various reasons was postponed.
While the cynical may suggest that that the project never eventuated because it never actually existed, there is in fact a certain logic to the idea of a mid 1980s date for the project.
Let’s give this some historical context.
It was in the early 80s that Reagan and Gorbachev started mentioning the idea of a “Threat from space” uniting humanity. It was also the time of America’s controversial SDI plan, and Russia’s HAARP-like DUGA “Woodpecker” radar array. In fact it certainly appears in hindsight as if the superpowers were gearing up with all the right ingredients for a Blue Beam scenario (and one could speculate that SDI could in itself be construed as a “threat from space”). I will return to this subject in Part Two of this blog in greater detail, but, meanwhile, by the mid 1980s, something changed.
For starters, there was Gorbachev’s Perestroika, embodying the concept of Glasnost (openness), which ultimately resulted in the downfall of Soviet communism and the dissolution of the USSR into separate states. Then there was the Chernobyl nuclear disaster (End-times Christians will note that the English translation of Chernobyl is Wormwood, which Revelation names as the poisoner of the Earth’s waters). Being within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, Russia’s Duga “Woodpecker” OTHR was abandoned and forever silenced.
Considering, then, the shift in the balance of power resulting from the collapse of the USSR, the idea of a world-uniting simulated extraterrestrial invasion seems rather redundant, especially taking into account the technical and logistical nightmare of such an undertaking, even if 1980s technology were up to the task. And I repeat that we shall return to subject in the next instalment.
Three decades later, however, the impending New World Order promised by George Bush is still looming, with or without holographic aliens!
What about the United Nations role in all this? War and terrorism create refugees. And refugees or “IDPs” are all part of the 2030 Agenda:

It all seems like part of a grand plan, does it not? “strengthen international cooperation…orderly and regular migration”. Is the intent to bring together people of diverse cultures and religions in order to integrate them, painfully but rapidly, into a New World Order? Is 2030 the year has been set for the birth of the gestating NWO?
“Follow-up, review and implementation of the migration-related commitments of the 2030 Agenda is critical for achieving the development goals.  Progress towards implementing the 2030 Agenda will be reviewed at global, regional and national levels as well as thematically.” (Refer pdf link above).
Looking on a smaller scale, look at the Grenfell Tower scenario in London. The subsequent events fit right in with the 2030 agenda.
See how rapidly mandatary vaccination is being implemented. Try searching any town, city, or country online along with “2030” and see what you get. I’ve already covered the post-earthquake Christchurch in relation to all this.

Let’s take a look at another aspect of the Blue Beam plan: Indoctrination through Science Fiction
And while many, many examples spring to mind (I’m sure you can all think of plenty) I’m going to focus on just one. And this one example will take us down the rabbit-hole straight to the origins of the conspiracy.
That movie, you probably won’t be too surprised to hear, is Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. While some elements of the story and production are lifted directly from Dan O’Bannon’s original screenplay for Alien, others have a stranger and more sinister origin (as if Alien wasn’t sinister enough!). The premise of the story is that humanity was created from the DNA of planet-seeding, god-like beings called “Engineers” (they bear a resemblance to the Watchers of the Book of Enoch, and the Titans of Greek mythology). Although certain elements of the story were excised from the final film cut, Scott explains that after humans were created, something went wrong. The Engineers tried successive corrections via genetically created prophets and religious emissaries, one of whom was Jesus. The Engineers ultimately decide that humanity is a failure, and in the near future are launching an invasion of Earth, with a deadly cargo to wipe us all out.
In summary: We were created by aliens, those same aliens are coming back to exterminate us with some horrible plague (hence all the recent pandemic False Flag conditioning, one wonders?), and the only way we can defeat them is by teaming up as “united Earth”.
So what is the origin of this plot element?
No doubt the name William Dudley Pelley will be familiar to many.
An ardent fascist and founder of the Silvershirts Of America. But how many have read his 1950 book “Star Guests”?
‘Pelley’s theology featured celestial beings who migrated to Earth from Sirius and advocated the imposition of a theocracy on the United States based around the teachings of Jesus Christ (as prounced by Pelley) in order to prepare the nation for the Second Coming. The Collins Elite believed that demonic beings were masquerading as extraterrestrials and have allegedly considered imposing a theocracy on the United States (possibly via a faked Second Coming, Project Blue Beam-style) in order to save the citizens of this nation from these beings, who are allegedly repelled by the figure of Jesus Christ.”
Anyone who has, will notice a remarkable resemblance to the Prometheus plot premise. Including Jesus and (here’s the Blue Beam connection) a “Second coming” or Rapture event. Pelley was also an associate of George Hunt-Williamson, one of the first “Gods From Space” proponents (well before Von Daniken), who in turn was an associate of the infamous contactee, George Adamski. Both Williamson and Adamski promoted an image of benign Venusians who were tall, blonde, and distinctly Aryan. Hunt-Williamson in turn was an associate of Ufologist Ray Stanford and clairvoyant Dorothy Martin, with whom he founded The Abbey Of The Seven Rays; a name with distinctly Theosophist connections. And now we are getting close to the bottom of the rabbit-hole!
Although Pelley’s Star Guests was published in 1950, he claims the material was “channelled” psycichally to him in the 1920s. And so we can make the final connection:
Dudley Pelley “received” his information at the time Alice Bailey was promoting The Seven Rays and “Age Of Aquarius” (one of Pelley’s themes) along with other Theosophist concepts in America. More significantly, it was in 1922 that Bailey and her high ranking Freemason Husband, Foster Bailey, founded The Lucis Trust.
“Lucis” refers to Lucifer: Christians associate this fallen angel with Satan, and his name, “light Bearer”, is synonymous with the Greek Prometheus (who stole fire from the gods and gifted it to humanity). In both cases the light or fire represents knowledge and wisdom. To the Lucis Trust, this fallen angel is a hero and saviour.

And so we come full circle back to Serge Monast’s Project Blue Beam and it’s ultimate objective: The instalment to world rule of the Maitreya (who, according to Monast, is the Biblical Antichrist). This Maitreya is the spiritual and physical successor to Lucifer; a bringer of salvation. He will take physical form as young, successful, impeccably mannered man who will achieve the seemingly task of brokering peace among all nations.
More tellingly, he is predicted by Lucis to reveal his identity to the world “shortly after 2025”. Awfully close to the much publicised 2030 deadline for the New World Order.
Obviously this “Maitreya” is, according to Monast, The Biblical Antichrist.
Take a look at the current geopolitical stage and one might discern a potential Maitreya or two lurking in the shadows!
The most damning piece of evidence? The Lucis Trust is a charter organisation of The United Nations and a very closely tied in with the aims and objectives of the UN.

I think one can no longer dismiss Blue Beam as a paranoid conspiracy theory. It resonates closely with the aims and objectives of the United nations and the Lucis Trust.
We should, therefore, take a closer look at the most controversial and sensational stages of Blue Beam.
Along with the geopolitical machinations, terrorist threats and science fiction themes, the plan outlines an unprecedented series of worldwide earthquakes “at strategic locations”after which there will be some remarkable archaeological discoveries, the revelation of which to the public, will be carefully timed to promote a re-evaluation of humankind’s origins. Obviously these revelations are designed to transform the aforementioned sci-fi themes into actual evidence. Many will feel vindicated by these revelations, but the claims and discoveries need to evaluated with caution and objectivity.
The worldwide earthquake spike has indeed taken place, notably in 2010-2012, and the comments of William Cohen quoted earlier should be taken into account. I’m sure most readers of this blog are at least passingly familiar with the purported potential of HAARP and the series of suspicious “coincidences” surrounding many recent supposedly natural disasters.
Less obvious are the archaeological findings, but they are coming out of the woodwork.
The first example of note involved the much-discussed Mayan calendar wheel that supposedly predicted doomsday in December 2012.

It was revealed, mere weeks out from the heavily publicised End-Of-All-Time, that a new Mayan frieze had been discovered showing successive calendar wheels. The objective? To promote the concept that the Mayans intended 2012 to mark, not the end, but the beginning of a New Age.
Here are a few more examples of recent discoveries that subtly promote the Blue Beam agenda:
Note that the discoverer of the Bosnia Pyramid believes the Maya were descendants of Atlanteans who were themselves descendants of Plaeidians!
You may think these archaeological findings and theories aren’t that significant in the scheme of things, but, look closer and a pattern emerges.
*Many of them deal with the origins of life on Earth
*There is a suggestion that either humanity specifically, or terrestrial life generally,  was seeded by outside influences.
*A surprising number of announcements in the mainstream press centre around findings in Turkey.
Turkey has long been seen as the great cradle of post-ice age civilisation, predating even Sumer (Refer Andrew Collins, “From The Ashes Of Angels” for more on this subject). Sites like Catal Huyuk at Tel-Al-Armana have been known and investigated since the 1950s, but it is only now that major revelations like the “Cometary disaster” stele are coming to the fore. Have these press releases been timed?
It is also in Turkey that the government is making a concerted effort to diminish Western Science doctrines in favour of more creationist education. Creationism is also gaining traction in many other countries, and would seem, at first glance, to be opposite to the Illuminati-Elite-NWO agenda: Nothing could be further from the truth.
The most extreme form of the creationist uprising deals with the idea that the Earth is flat.
These ideas deal with one of the stated goals of Project Blue Beam: The breakdown of the current scientific paradigm of a Godless evolution. The promotion therefore, of the idea that life on Earth was intelligently created and subsequently guided by a greater intelligence, and equally importantly, the idea that we are all “quarantined” here: There is no escape from our Earthly prison.
It is only a short jump from this “knowledge breakdown”, to “reprogramming”. The new program being, as you’ve probably guessed, that we were indeed artificially engineered, and that we are indeed imprisoned here, and that God/Al’lah and the angelic host, are synonymous with extraterrestrials.
The very same story that is being sold to us by movies like Prometheus and first promoted by Dudley Pelley, originating with Alice Bailey and The Lucis Trust.
To recap: We didn’t evolve, we were created. Our creator isn’t happy with the results, has made repeated attempts to “fix” us, and could return at any time to wipe the slate clean. our only chance at averting this impending lies with a miraculous peacebroker, The Maitreya, who can bring about the seemingly impossible goal of World Peace.
Heck, chances are that if all goes to plan, the holographic light show won’t even be necessary. Just as Von Braun allegedly said, the Alien Invasion Hoax will be kept as a last resort contingency, if the Terrorist Threat card fails. As things stand, now, it seems to be working fine.
World Peace: The dream of every beauty pageant contestant since, well, as long as I can remember. I’d like to teach the world to sing….what we need is a great big melting pot.
The problem with globalisation isn’t “world peace”, it’s “who gets to run the show?”. And the primary problem with the 2030 Agenda is that as far as I can see, 99% of it get to share what we have and make do with less, while the 1% Elite continue to dodge their taxes and hoard trillions Oh, I know, they perform philanthropic acts for the betterment of humanity blahblah. Spare me. These acts of philanthropy only follow the aim of reinforcing the Agenda. Enforced vaccination schemes; archaeological digs and scientific discoveries that reinforce certain ideologies. No results no funding, so the scientists make sure the results fit the agenda. And you thought science was the pursuit of truth?

Here is whistleblower George Lucas’s vision of what is brewing, wrapped up in science fiction allegory:
“We stand on the threshold of a new beginning. In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society, which I assure you will last for ten thousand years. An Empire that will CONTINUE to be ruled by this august body and a sovereign ruler chosen for life. An Empire ruled by the majority, ruled by a new constitution! By bringing the entire galaxy under one law, one language, and the enlightened guidance of one individual, the corruption that plagued the Republic in its later years will never take root. Regional governors will eliminate the bureaucracy that allowed the Separatist movement to grow unchecked. A strong and growing military will ensure the rule of law. Under the Empire’s New Order, our most cherished beliefs will be safeguarded. We will defend our ideals by force of arms. We will give no ground to our enemies and will stand together against attacks from within or without. Let the enemies of the Empire take heed: those who challenge Imperial resolve will be crushed. We have taken on a task that will be difficult, but the people of the Empire are ready for the challenge. Because of our efforts, the galaxy has traded war for peace and anarchy for stability. Billions of beings now look forward to a secure future”
(Palpatine’s speech from Star Wars: Episode Three, expanded).
Lucas himself tells it as it is: “Greedy individuals who don’t play by the rules…”
” If you keep in mind that this New World Order New World Government is a worldwide dictatorship you cannot forget that a dictatorship will do everything possible to make sure they will be in a position to control anybody everywhere on the planet.  That’s why the kind of new technology they’re putting on right now everywhere is a technology for control of the people.
If you take, for instance, the technology that we had in the 1940s and the 1950s that kind of technology was made to help the people for an easier life.  But the new technology – if you take the time to look at computers, microchips, new microchip cars, super highway… you’ll notice, and this is evident, you’ll notice that all that technology is built in a way to track down and control anybody everywhere.  And as that kind of technology is made in such a way, it’s made also for a purpose…to implement the New World Religion which is also the basic foundation of the New World Order government.”
(Serge Monast, transcript from 1994 seminar).

Take a look at what’s going down right now:

Will China Assume the Leadership of Globalization?
And although this last is from 2012, it is interesting nevertheless, especially for the repeated references to the year 2030 and global power shifts:

In the second part of this blog, I will focus on the technology and feasibility of a holographic sound and light show in the sky, and some tests that may have occurred already, and ask: What is the alternative to the New World Order, is there a positive alternative?

As with all my blogs, I ask you to think for yourself, do your own research, and feel free to provide constructive criticism and feedback.
Part Two coming soon(ish!).

Sovereign Debt Jubilee, Japanese Style, By Ellen Brown

Sovereign Debt Jubilee, Japanese-Style Thursday, June 29, 2017 By Ellen Brown, The Web of Debt Blog | News Analysis

Let’s face it. There is no way the US government is ever going to pay back a $20 trillion federal debt. The taxpayers will just continue to pay interest on it, year after year.

A lot of interest.

If the Federal Reserve raises the fed funds rate to 3.5% and sells its federal securities into the market, as it is proposing to do, by 2026 the projected tab will be $830 billion annually. That’s nearly $1 trillion owed by the taxpayers every year, just for interest.

Personal income taxes are at record highs, ringing in at $550 billion in the first four months of fiscal year 2017, or $1.6 trillion annually. But even at those high levels, handing over $830 billion to bondholders will wipe out over half the annual personal income tax take. Yet what is the alternative?

Japan seems to have found one. While the US government is busy driving up its “sovereign” debt and the interest owed on it, Japan has been canceling its debt at the rate of $720 billion (¥80tn) per year. How? By selling the debt to its own central bank, which returns the interest to the government. While most central banks have ended their quantitative easing programs and are planning to sell their federal securities, the Bank of Japan continues to aggressively buy its government’s debt. An interest-free debt owed to oneself that is rolled over from year to year is effectively void – a debt “jubilee.” As noted by fund manager Eric Lonergan in a February 2017 article:

The Bank of Japan is in the process of owning most of the outstanding government debt of Japan (it currently owns around 40%). BoJ holdings are part of the consolidated government balance sheet. So its holdings are in fact the accounting equivalent of a debt cancellation. If I buy back my own mortgage, I don’t have a mortgage.

If the Federal Reserve followed the same policy and bought 40% of the US national debt, the Fed would be holding $8 trillion in federal securities, three times its current holdings from its quantitative easing programs.

Eight trillion dollars in money created on a computer screen! Monetarists would be aghast. Surely that would trigger runaway hyperinflation!

But if Japan’s experience is any indication, it wouldn’t. Japan has a record low inflation rate of .02 percent. That’s not 2 percent, the Fed’s target inflation rate, but 1/100th of 2 percent – almost zero. Japan also has an unemployment rate that is at a 22-year low of 2.8%, and the yen was up nearly 6% for the year against the dollar as of April 2017.

Selling the government’s debt to its own central bank has not succeeded in driving up Japanese prices, even though that was the BoJ’s expressed intent. Meanwhile, the economy is doing well. In a February 2017 article in Mother Jones titled “The Enduring Mystery of Japan’s Economy’s Economy,” Kevin Drum notes that over the past two decades, Japan’s gross domestic product per capita has grown steadily and is up by 20 percent. He writes:

It’s true that Japan has suffered through two decades of low growth . . . . [But] despite its persistently low inflation, Japan’s economy is doing fine. Their GDP per working-age adult is actually higher than ours. So why are they growing so much more slowly than we are? It’s just simple demographics . . . Japan is aging fast. Its working-age population peaked in 1997 and has been declining ever since. Fewer workers means a lower GDP even if those workers are as productive as anyone in the world.

Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist for the World Bank, concurs. In a June 2013 article titled “Japan Is a Model, Not a Cautionary Tale,” he wrote:

Along many dimensions — greater income equality, longer life expectancy, lower unemployment, greater investments in children’s education and health, and even greater productivity relative to the size of the labor force — Japan has done better than the United States.

That is not to say that all is idyllic in Japan. Forty percent of Japanese workers lack secure full-time employment, adequate pensions and health insurance. But the point underscored here is that large-scale digital money-printing by the central bank used to buy back the government’s debt has not inflated prices, the alleged concern preventing other countries from doing it. Quantitative easing simply does not inflate the circulating money supply. In Japan, as in the US, QE is just an asset swap that occurs in the reserve accounts of banks. Government securities are swapped for reserves, which cannot be spent or lent into the consumer economy but can only be lent to other banks or used to buy more government securities.

Debt Japanese

The Bank of Japan is under heavy pressure to join the other central banks and start tightening the money supply, reversing the “accommodations” made after the 2008 banking crisis. But it is holding firm and is forging ahead with its bond-buying program. Reporting on the Bank of Japan’s policy meeting on June 15, 2017, The Financial Times stated that BoJ Governor Kuroda “refused to be drawn on an exit strategy from easy monetary policy, despite growing pressure from politicians, markets and the local media to set one out. He said the BoJ was still far from its 2 per cent inflation goal and the circumstances of a future exit were too uncertain.”

Rather than unwinding their securities purchases, the other central banks might do well to take a lesson from Japan and cancel their own governments’ debts. We have entered a new century and a new millennium. Ancient civilizations celebrated a changing of the guard with widespread debt cancellation. It is time for a twenty-first century jubilee from the crippling debts of governments, which could then work on generating some debt relief for their citizens.

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Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown is an attorney, president of the Public Banking Institute and author of 12 books including the best-selling Web of Debt. In The Public Bank Solution, her latest book, she explores successful public banking models historically and globally. Her websites are The Web of Debt Blog, Public Bank Solution and Public Banking Institute.

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The US Criminal “Justice System” is Devoid of Justice: Paul Craig Roberts

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The US Criminal “Justice System” is Devoid of Justice

Paul Craig Roberts

In 1992 Fran and Dan Keller were convicted despite the absence of any evidence of raping a 3-year old, a crime that never occurred. Among the absurd charges was the transport of children to Mexico to be raped by military officials. The Kellers spent 21 years in prison before finally being exonerated by a conviction integrity unit that found no credible evidence for the conviction.

This kind of ridiculous conviction plagued child care providers during the 1980s and into the 1990s. The Amirault family who operated the Fells Acres Day Care Center in Massachusetts were ruined. The Massachusetts supreme court judge who kept the Amiraults in prison despite the completely obvious fabricated case is today a Harvard University law professor. In Wenatchee, Washington, scores of people were ruined by insane allegations of a church practicing Satanic Sex Rituals on children. There was the Little Rascals Day Care case in North Carolina, the McMartin child care case in California, and many others. Few remember that President Bill Clinton’s attorney general, Janet Reno, rose to name recognition based on false convictions from child abuse witch hunts.

The insanity spread wider. Young women with emotional problems were told by “therapists” that they had been raped by their fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and brothers. Families everywhere were blown apart by wild charges.

“Child advocates” insisted that all male heterosexuals were suspect as child rapists. There was no such thing as a real trial, just a condemnation. Allegations alone destroyed people.

It spread into “wife rape.” States passed “wife rape” laws, and any wife could get rid of a husband by accusing him of rape. I investigated and wrote about the case of Wm. Strong. He was about to divorce his wife for her infidelity, but she struck first with a rape charge. Strong was the victim of wife rape law. His parole appeal is routinely turned down because of “the serious nature of your offense.” I myself have written to the Virginia Parole Board on several occasions pointing out that I covered the story and Strong was framed on false charges by his wife who outsmarted him. But the Virginia Parole Board has no interest in any evidence. The Parole Board exists for the purpose of protecting the system, not for admitting mistakes.

I wrote about many of the child care cases. Only in the Wenatchee case did facts that I helped to marshal result in the cases being overturned. During the entire process I was attacked by the local newspaper and radio station. Neither were interested in any facts. They knew the church was guilty. Period.

Evidence simply was not important. Juries were ramrodded by hysteria conjured up by “child advocates,” newspapers and TV reports.

Consider the case of Alabama Governor Don Siegelman. He was framed by Republican US attorneys and Republican federal judges. A normal everyday political contribution was turned into an influence-selling case. In Siegelman’s case, even the intervention of 113 former state attorneys general led by New York attorney general Robert Abrams, who called Siegelman’s frameup an “enormous scandal,” could not prevent Gov. Siegelman from being sent to prison by corrupt Republicans.

The Republican federal judge who presided over the atrocity was subsequently arrested for beating his wife bloody in an Atlanta hotel and got off. Of course.

In America only the innocent go to prison.

Americans do not understand this. They have been deceived by “law and order conservatives” that liberal judges always let the criminals off and that any criminals that somehow are sent to prison despite the liberal judges are rescued from jail by liberal parole boards.

The fact of the matter is that only 3% of felony cases go to trial, and in these cases prosecutors are able to bribe and to pay witnesses for false testimony against the accused and to withhold exculpatory evidence that would clear the defendant of the charges. In other words, conviction regardless of the evidence is almost always obtained.

In the other 97% of the cases, the defendant’s attorney negotiates with the prosecutor a fictitious charge to which the accused will plead guilty in exchange for dropping the more serious charge for which the accused was arrested. The attorney knows that to defend against even a false charge is unlikely to be successful and that the accused will draw a longer sentence from going to trial than from agreeing to a lesser charge in a plea bargain. Both prosecutor and judge are grateful, because it saves both from days, even weeks, of court time, thus keeping the judge’s case load lighter and permitting the prosecutor many more convictions with which to embellish his record. A week of plea bargains can produce many times the convictions of a week in court dealing with one case. The fewer cases the judge has to study and to apply his understanding of the law, the better for the judge.

As only 3% of cases go to trial, the police evidence is seldom tested. The police know this. One result is that it is much easier for the police to pickup someone who had committed a similar crime in the past and charge him, than to go to the trouble of solving the crime by investigating it. Indeed, the police are so out of touch with neighborhoods, compared to bygone days when police walked their beats and knew the population, and crimes appear so random, that many crimes simply can’t be investigated. Much easier to pick up someone with a record and charge them. This practice explains the high recidivism rates. Once convicted, they will convict you again. It is how crimes are “solved.”

Don Siegelman was probably the best governor Alabama ever had. He had to be good in order to be elected as a Democrat in a Republican state. The fact that President Obama, who had the support of 113 state attorneys general in behalf of Siegelman, did not lift a finger to have the Justice Department look into Siegelman’s frameup or use his pen to sign a pardon demonstrates that an ordinary citizen has no chance whatsoever. When a prominent governor can be framed, the fate of a single mom or a black man is sealed when they are arrested.

In the “American criminal justice system” justice is totally absent. There is no such thing as justice in America.

The criminalization of US citizens by the Injustice System is now one of America’s largest industries. Prisons have been privatized, and their inmates comprise cheap labor for Apple Computer and defense industries among many others. The United States of America not only has the highest percentage of its population in prison, it has the highest absolute number, substantially higher than “authoritarian China,” a country whose population is FOUR TIMES LARGER than the US but a country with fewer people in prison.

That should tell Americans something. But they are too brainwashed to see it. The morons rush to the defense of the police, and they praise prosecutors for their wrongful convictions. In America, to be accused is to be guilty. Not even President Trump is safe from being falsely convicted by false charges and driven from office.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy and associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts’ latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West, How America Was Lost, and The Neoconservative Threat to World Order.