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Krigens omkostninger: den såkaldte "krig mod terror" har dræbt over 801,000 mennesker og kostet 6,4 billioner dollars.

US soldier
© Capt. Charlie Emmons/U.S. Army/Flickr/cc
En amerikansk soldat affyrer en M4 karabin under en øvelse med skarp ammunition ved Tactical Base Gamberi, Afghanistan 29 maj 2015.
"Tallene fortsætter med at stige, ikke kun fordi mange krige fortsætter, men også fordi krige ikke slutter, når soldater kommer hjem."

Den såkaldte krig mod terror, begyndt af USA's regering i kølvandet på angrebet den 11 september, 2001 har kostet mindst 801.000 liv og USD 6,4 billioner ifølge to rapporter offentliggjort onsdag af Costs of War Project ved Brown University's Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs.

Kommentar: The war on terror has also paved the way for a domestic police state where agencies of all stripes have effectively made the US citizenry the enemy - and have been preparing to treat them as such. A study on this development would be useful as well, and round out the picture.

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Cow Skull

'Fuldstændigt vrøvl!' Putin siger 'Ruslandstruslen' er falsk, opfundet af dem, som prøver at tjene på det - anmoder USA om at gentænke sin politik med NATO allierede i Europa

Putin
Europa ved, at Rusland ikke vil angribe dem og ikke længere vil betale Washington for beskyttelse, sage Vladimir Putin, der anmodede USA om at gentænke relationerne med kontinentets NATO allierede.

USA fortalte tidligere de europæiske nationer, at de beskyttede dem fra Sovjetunionen og at de skulle betale for det, sagde putin på scenen ved "Russia Calling" investeringsforum i Moskva. Men USSR kollapsede for næsten 30 år siden og USA's "tilnærmelse" fungerer ikke idag.

På trods af problemer "med Ukraine, spekulationerne om Krim og Donbass, forstår alle, at Rusland ikke vil angribe nogen," forklarede Præsidenten.
Dette er nonsens, fuldstændigt nonsens! "Ruslandstruslen" er opfundet af dem, som kun ønsker at tjene på det ved at udnytte deres rolle som fortrop for kampen mod Rusland... Det er indelysende for alle og fuldstændigt klart for lederne af de større europæiske nationer.

Kommentar: The problem is that the US isn't ready to stop making an enemy out of Russia. In fact, we can probably expect even more belligerent, threatening and outright aggressive behavior coming from Washington in the years to come. And then God help them because Russia will not be taking it lying down.


Cowboy Hat

"Heldige" Trump soler sig i Ruslands sikkerhedsresultat i Syrien

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Rusland har haft held med en imponerende sikkerhedsaftale for at undgå eskalering af vold og krig i Syrien. Det er en win-win situation for fred, aftalt mellem Rusland og Tyrkiet. Uden tvivl er den en mest heldige, der får gavn af aftalen, USA's præsident Donald Trump.

Selvom om man ikke skulle tro det, når man lytter til Trumps trumpetblæsning angående den seneste våbenhvile udarbejdet af Rusland og Tyrkiet. Den amerikanske leder tilskrev al ære for denne fredsaftale som "et resultat skabt af os, De Forenede Stater... Ingen anden nation har gjort det.

I Trumps tomme ære, indregner han sit tvivlsomme poltiske skift tidligere på måneden, af mange anset som et skammeligt forrædderi mod kurderne, som var en forløber for Sochi memorandumet, der skabte en ny fredskorridor i det nordøstlige Syrien, der skal overses af Rusland, Tyrkiet og den Syriske stats styrker.

Det er ligesom én, der taber en kurv æg. Så kommer der en anden, og på én eller anden måde får han vendt rodet til en omelet, mens den oprindelige æggeknuser klapper sig selv på skulderen for at være mesterkok.

Caesar

Vladimir Putin, fredsmægler i Syrien

Den russisk-tyrkiske aftale etablerer en sikker zone langs den Tyrkiske grænse og der vil være fælles russisk-tyrkisk militærpatruljer
putin erdogan sochi

Aftalt!
Forhandlingerne i Sochi var lange - over seks timer - spændte og hårde. To ledere i et lokale med deres oversættere og adskillige tyrkiske ministre nærved, hvis rådgivning var påkrævet. Det der var på spil var stort: en plan til omsider at pacificere det nordøstlige Syrien.

Pressekonference bagefter var lidt akavet - det begrænsede sig til almindeligheder. Men der er ingen tvivl om, at den russiske præsident Vladimir Putin og hans tyrkiske modpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan klarede det næsten umulige.

Den russisk-tyrkiske aftale etablerer en sikkehedszone langs den syrisk-tyrkiske grænse, noget Erdogan har kæmpet for siden 2014. Der vil være en fælles Russisk-Tyrkiske militærpatruljer. Den kyrdiske YPG (People's Protection Unit), del af de ommærkede, US-allierede Syrian Democratic Forces, vil blive nødt til at trække sig tilbage og endog opløse sig, specielt på strækningen mellem Tal Abyad og Ras al-Ayn, og de vil blive nødt til at opgive deres meget værdsatte byområder så som Kobani og Manbij. Den syriske hær vil komme tilbage i hele det nordvestlige område . Og Syriens territoriale integritet - bydende nødvendigt for Putin - vil blive opretholdt.


Kommentar: As we suspected, the Turkish 'invasion' of northeastern Syria last month was more like an incursion done with a view to stimulating Syrian-Kurdish cooperation, presenting Trump with a problem if American troops got caught in the crossfire.

Trump probably saw through the ruse, but to his credit he played along with it and spun US troops' withdrawal from the border region into a 'win' in terms of his electoral promise to 'end endless wars'.

Trump can claim all the credit if he wants, but everyone knows there's only one peacemaker...
Putin peacemaker
© dailystar
Peacemaker Putin banner hang over Manhattan Bridge, New York - 6 Okt, 2016



Stormtrooper

Liberal Fascisme: Hvorfor fascisme altid har været en venstreorienteret bevægelse, og hvordan man genkender dets kendetegn

Liberal Fascism
I tider med gennemgribende politisk korrekthed, med bøller som angriber dem som stiller spørgsmål ved den hellige liberale treenighed af diversitet, inklusivitet, og lighed,og med en medie som følger partilinjen og tilsviner afvigere, så er det let at se hvorfor flere og flere mennesker kalder den nuværende progressive gruppetænkning for "fascistisk". Men hvis du ser tilbage i historien som Jonah Goldberg gjorde i sin bog, Liberal Fascism, så vil du forstå at det på en måde mister noget væsentligt: nutidens venstrefløj bruger ikke blot fascistiske metoder. Nej, fascisme er og har altid været et progressivt venstreorienteret projekt. Hvad vi idag kalder for konservatisme har meget lidt at gøre med det - og er rent faktisk det stik modsatte deraf.


Kommentar: Denne artikel er delvis oversat til dansk af Sott.net fra: Liberal Fascism: Why Fascism Has Always Been a Leftist Movement, And How to Recognize Its Flavor


To understand this, we first need to realize that fascism is a revolutionary movement, in the tradition of the French Revolution. As Goldberg puts it,
...the French Revolution was the first totalitarian revolution, the mother of modern totalitarianism, and the spiritual model for the Italian Fascist, German Nazi, and Russian Communist revolutions. A nationalist-populist uprising, it was led and manipulated by an intellectual vanguard determined to replace Christianity with a political religion that glorified "the people," anointed the revolutionary vanguard as their priests, and abridged the rights of individuals.
Revolution isn't exactly a conservative talking point, now is it? Or consider an early program of Mussolini, "the father of fascism": some of the things these early fascists wanted included a lowering of the minimum voting age, the end of the draft, the repeal of titles of nobility, a minimum wage, building "rigidly secular" schools for the proletariat, a large progressive tax system... in other words, a classically leftist platform. Fascism was, in a sense, a Bolshevik revolution minus internationalism. Consequently, many American progressives at the time were full of praise for Mussolini. Hitler was similarly anti-capitalist and anti-conservative. Writes Goldberg:
The Nazis rose to power exploiting anticapitalist rhetoric they indisputably believed. Even if Hitler was the nihilistic cipher many portray him as, it is impossible to deny the sincerity of the Nazi rank and file who saw themselves as mounting a revolutionary assault on the forces of capitalism. Moreover, Nazism also emphasized many of the themes of later New Lefts in other places and times: the primacy of race, the rejection of rationalism, an emphasis on the organic and holistic- including environmentalism, health food, and exercise- and, most of all, the need to "transcend" notions of class.
Goldberg leaves no doubt that fascism - both Mussolini's classical fascism and Hitler's Nazism - but also communism as fascism's equally-evil-twin - is in essence collectivist, anti-capitalist, anti-religion (except that it can use religion sometimes to further its aims), wants to control everything in the name of welfare, progress and for the "good of the people", uses science as a sort of priestly class to provide justification for the leaders of "the movement", hates the individual and always seeks to advance the collective... yep, exactly the Orwellian nightmare we see today, mostly on the left.

Attention

'Blot toppen af et isbjerg': Bulgarsk journalist afslører hvordan amerikansk købte våben ender op hos ISIS i Yemen

ISIS tank
Mortergranater vist i en propaganda video fra Islamisk stat har sat en bulgarsk journalist på sporet af et formodet amerikansk styret netværk af våben som bliver transporteret og leveret til militante i Mellemøsten, fortæller hun til RT i et eksklusivt interview.

Denne historie begyndte tilbage i juni måned, da terrorister fra Islamisk Stat (IS, tidligere ISIS) i Yemen demonstrerede adskillige serbisk lavede 82mm mortergranater i deres propaganda video. Den uafhængige undersøgende journalist, Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, tror at den dødelige ammunition endte op hos jihadkrigerne efter at have været igennem amerikanske hænder.


Tracing origins

Clearly visible on one of the shells is a mark that reads '82 mm M74HE mortar shells KV lot 04/18.' The letters KV stand for the Serbian state arms manufacturer Krusik, located in the town of Valjevo, while the digits 04/18 refer to lot 04 produced in 2018. One should not jump to any conclusions, however, as it is not the Serbs who were responsible for the shells suddenly appearing in the hands of terrorists, according to Gaytandzhieva.

A trove of "explosive" leaked documents she said she received from an "anonymous source" shows that the lot in question was part of a deal between the Serbian arms factory and a Pentagon contractor, Alliant Techsystems LLC. It was part of a purchase of more than 100,000 such shells "for the needs of the US government."


Kommentar: This story is bigger than Iran-Contra, but the mainstream media aren't touching it with a ten-foot pole. Gaytandzhieva has uncovered that the U.S. is diverting weapons to al-Qaeda and ISIS - the very terrorists who are supposed to have been the target of the war on terror for the past 18 years. And they're doing so "for the needs of the U.S. government." Just let that sink in. SOTT has been saying this for as long as they've been doing it - but Gaytandzhieva has uncovered the proof. So naturally, the MSM must not cover it at all. That would necessitate some heads to roll - probably an uncomfortably large number, including some at the very top of the U.S. power structure. And that can never happen.

See the full reports: And Gaytandzhieva's previous investigative work:


Newspaper

Kontrol af medierne: Propaganda, Censur, Magt og Kontrol

"Intet forkommer mere overraskende for dem som betragter menneskelige anliggender med et filosofisk øje, end den lethed med hvilken de mange er styret af de få; og den ubetingede underkastelse, med hvilken mænd og kvinder giver afkald på deres egne følelser og lidenskaber til fordel for de af deres herskere."

~ David Hume, Of the First Principles of Government, 1768
Leni Riefenstahl hitler

Leni Riefenstahl & Friend — She was his 2nd favourite propagandist!... and the original 'feminazi', perhaps?

Kommentar: Delvis oversat til dansk af Sott.net fra: Inside The Submissive Void: Propaganda, Censorship, Power, And Control



Controlling the Proles


The following yarn may be apocryphal, but either way the 'moral of the fable' should serve our narrative well. The story goes like this: sometime during the height of the Cold War a group of American journalists were hosting a visit to the U.S. of some of their Soviet counterparts. After allowing their visitors to soak up the media zeitgeist stateside, most of the Americans expected their guests to express unbridled envy at the professional liberties they enjoyed in the Land of the Free Press.

One of the Russian scribes was indeed compelled to express his unabashed 'admiration' to his hosts...in particular, for the "far superior quality" of American "propaganda". Now it's fair to say his hosts were taken aback by what was at best a backhanded compliment. After some collegial 'piss-taking' about the stereotypes associated with Western "press freedom" versus those of the controlled media in the Soviet system, one of the Americans called on their Russian colleague to explain what he meant. In fractured English, he replied with the following:
"It's very simple: in Soviet Union, we don't believe our propaganda. In America, you actually believe yours!"

Star of David

Arbejdede Pædofilen Jeffrey Epstein For Mossad?

Epstein Mossad
Hvor omfattende Israels spionage imod USA er en kæmpe historie men den sjældent omtalt i massemedierne. Den israelske stat toppen regelmæssigt listen af angiveligt venligstillede lande som aggressivt udfører spionage imod USA og den jødisk amerikanske Jonathan Pollard, som var fængslet i 1987 for espionage for Israel, er nu anset for at være den mest ødelæggende spion in USAs historie.

Hollywood Producent & Israelsk Spion Arnon Milchan


Kommentar: Delvis oversat til dansk af Sott.net fra: SOTT Focus: Did Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein Work For Mossad?


Last week I wrote about how Israeli spies operating more-or-less freely in the U.S. are rarely interfered with, much less arrested and prosecuted, because there is an unwillingness on the part of upper echelons of government to do so.

I cited the case of Arnon Milchan, a billionaire Hollywood movie producer who had a secret life that included stealing restricted technology in the United States to enable development of Israel's nuclear weapons program, something that was very much against U.S. interests. Milchan was involved in a number of other thefts as well as arms sales on behalf of the Jewish state, so much so that his work as a movie producer was actually reported to be less lucrative than his work as a spy and black-market arms merchant, for which he operated on a commission basis.

Arnon Milchan flanked by Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg at the 2016 Oscars

Arnon Milchan flanked by Leonardo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg at the 2016 Oscars
That Milchan has never been arrested by the United States government or even questioned about his illegal activity, which was well known to the authorities, is just one more manifestation of the effectiveness of Jewish power in Washington.

Kommentar: See also:


Boat

Soros og den illegale immigrations 'forretning', et 'kriminelt fænomen' - Et interview med Francesca Totolo

manlanternboat
© Charon
"Aldrig før har et kriminielt fænomen nydt så udbredt støtte fra regeringer, politiske partier, religiøse og civile organisatioer, populær opbakning, aldrig før har en suveræn stat givet afkald på at kontrollere sine egne grænser."
De indledende ord fra Gianandrea Gaiani er en passende introduktion til Francesca Totolo's seneste bog Inferno Spa. Gaiani er ikke nogen fremmed til forretningen omkring illegal immigraion, og er forfatter til adskillige bøger om emnet. Han blev interviewed af Gefira i 2017 da den italienske regering endnu stadig var en center venstreorienterete pro-immigrations koalition. Totolo har sagt ja til et eksklusivt interview for Gefira og vi traf hende fornyligt i Florence, hvor hun var for at præsentere sin nye bog.


Francesca Totolo is a freelance investigative journalist and collaborates with a variety of Italian and international press agencies and websites. Her investigations have been published both in Italy and abroad. We could easily call Totolo a diligent - and outspoken - journalist as her new book, which she wrote with Dante's Inferno in mind, involves just that: solid, painstaking, diligent research and fact-checking. The result is the equivalent of an encyclopedia of who's who in the business (Spa is the Italian acronym for joint-stock company, equivalent of the German AG) of the immigrants' industry, an industry which moves an unending flow of human beings and money.

She has divided her book into different sections, entitling them with some of Dante's appellatives in his Divine Comedy: first the ferrymen or Charons who deliver thousands of human beings to the other bank, then the hypocritical NGOs followed by the traitors to the country at all levels, sided by the omnipresent politically correct mainstream media and well-funded organizations of all sorts.

All these infernal characters have in the end one Master Mind, who acts like a modern and nefarious Virgil: George Soros and his mind-boggling network. Totolo is ready to point out, at the conclusion of her book, that Soros is himself an actor, albeit of the highest level, lending his face to higher "movers and shakers behind the curtains", who have already decided that the original European population must be replaced.


Attention

Amerikansk Pravda: NY Times indrømmer at de sender historier til den amerikanske regering for godkendelse inden udgivelse

New York Times, subway
© Getty Images North America / Ramin Talaie
The New York Times har sorgløst erkendt at de sender større scoops til den amerikanske regering inden udgivelse, for at være sikker på at "nationale sikkerhedsembedsmænd" ikke har "nogen bekymringer."

Kommentar: Nice that the NYT decided to come clean about its relationship to the intelligence community. But the proof was there all along.

As the quote attributed to George Orwell goes:
"Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed; everything else is public relations."
or propaganda . . . .