Mattis’ Resignation Letter
Ron Paul Liberty Report
“The same warmongers of liberal and neoconservative stripes who had no problem with President Obama taking us INTO war in Syria without Congressional approval are now screaming bloody murder because President Trump has decided to take us OUT. Are they acting on principles? Or pure politics?”
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I love cats and heard about Mostik a few months ago. Since then, I’ve been following him (her?) on social media. I don’t read, or speak, Russian, but Facebook and IG translate, for what it’s worth. I’ve played with Google Translate to comment in Russian, but only a few times, as it probably doesn’t translate correctly. My header image is of the Crimean Bridge. I think it’s beautiful and from photographs that I’ve seen of Crimea, I’d love to visit one day (I don’t buy into the Russophobia)!
Starts around five minutes in.
The FT said its choice of Person of the Year is “usually a reflection of their achievements. In the case of Mr. Soros this year, his selection is also about the values he represents.”
— Read on www.newsmax.com/finance/streettalk/george-soros-ft-person-year/2018/12/19/id/895052/
“Missing” 60 Minutes Interview
The fact is, there is nothing to “respect” and everything to condemn about Barr’s work as a key inner circle operative throughout George Herbert Walker Bush’s rise to power, from CIA Director to Vice President to President. These aspects of Barr’s resume remain whitewashed by mainstream coverage. They have been amply documented by whistleblowers and those who worked directly with Barr.
The issue at hand is not Barr’s “legal mind”, but the ruthless mind that he wielded with frightening authority and expertise as George H. W. Bush’s treasonous hatchet man in the Justice Department. William Barr distorted and corrupted the law, as grossly as anyone in modern history.
This was referenced in the article, as well. https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/1994/eirv21n42-19941021/eirv21n42-19941021_029-william_barr_the_bush_clique_and.pdf
I learned a lot reading this entire interview with Lavrov. Although, this part makes me feel sad for the people of Donbass. I wish there was something that I could do, besides share what I find to make other Americans aware! I haven’t heard anything back from my state representatives, in Congress. I’m disappointed in all of them, though, for other reasons. I guess if they don’t want to take time out for their own citizens, why would they take time out for Donbass? 😞
Question: When we mentioned the growing tension in the world, we actually meant Ukraine. The Kerch Strait incident is going too far. We also had in mind Donbass, where almost every day they are expecting an attack. Why do we compare poorly to Ukraine, according to the opinion of the world community?
Ukraine has assumed a clear ideological position: Russia confronts us, so we fight Russia, defending ourselves, and so on. We – Russia – are declared the enemy. Soon our church, our priests may become great martyrs, because we do not know what will happen to them. Some get imprisoned, and criminal cases are brought against them. Then, there might be a religious war, we have already gone this far. With the situation so aggravated, we still hold a sluggish, relaxed position, when Ukraine has openly declared us an enemy, and introduced martial law. Why don’t we declare Ukraine a Nazi regime? We have a lot of evidence: the new law on the Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN) and the Ukrainian Insurgent Army recognising Hitler’s rabble as heroes. This has already been proven. Why do we not explicitly declare that Nazism is a rabid dog one doesn’t talk to, but shoots? This would give us a moral trump card in the global community. This would not be a conflict with Ukraine, which has declared us an enemy and has already declared martial law, but a fight against the Nazi regime. The Ukrainian people are not our enemy. The enemy is the Nazi regime. Why not declare it directly?
We are putting our diplomats who remain there at risk (our readers write about this). Why not withdraw the Embassy from that country?
Many people ask us when Russia will recognise the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics.
Sergey Lavrov: We are not at war with the Ukrainian regime, which has all the features of the Nazi and neo-Nazi. The Russian-speaking citizens of Ukraine who live in Donbass are fighting it.
Question: Then maybe we should break off the relations with them? How can we have a relationship with the Nazi regime?
Sergey Lavrov: We have relations with the Ukrainian state. The Ukrainian state is much more important for us than the regime that came to power thanks to the West betraying all norms of international law and international behaviour.
The Ukrainian people have nothing to do with it. The overwhelming majority, I am sure, wants peace in the country, wants to get rid of this shameful regime and return to normal relations with the Russian Federation. For that, the internal problems of Ukraine will have to be resolved, of course. They are much wider, and much deeper than just the DPR and the LPR. As a reminder, it all happened because the West has committed criminal connivance, I should say. Back in February 2014, the European Union, through the foreign ministers of Germany, Poland, and France, guaranteed an agreement between Viktor Yanukovych and the opposition. The next morning, the opposition destroyed that agreement. Neither France, nor Germany, nor Poland, nor the United States, which did not sign the document, but actively supported it, lifted a finger. They did not even apologise to those who had hoped that the agreement would lead to a peaceful settlement.
Three days later, Dmitry Yarosh who led all the military operations on the Maidan, publicly stated (it was his official statement and is still available) that “Russians should not be in Crimea, because they will never glorify Stepan Bandera or Roman Shukhevych and will never think in Ukrainian.” Therefore, he said, Russians in Crimea “must either be destroyed or expelled.” After that, unrest began among the Crimean people. When Yarosh later tried to organise an attack on the Supreme Council, it erupted in a protest, which led to a referendum and eventually to the decision to return Crimea to the Russian Federation.
Now we are obliged to fulfill the Minsk Agreements.
Question: They collapsed long ago. You spoke about this 18 months ago. Nobody remembers that now, except Donbass.
If you come to the village of Zaitsevo, where every household has buried someone, and if you mention the Minsk Agreements, I don’t know what they will do to you. They honour them, and the fact that they are being killed on a daily basis – is that Minsk Agreements as well?
Sergey Lavrov: I believe that there is no alternative to the Minsk Agreements, and I also said that back in 2016. The UN Charter has also been violated many times, and it has also malfunctioned on many occasions. But we must not give in to panic. Are you suggesting that we recognise the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics?
Question: Yes, of course.
Sergey Lavrov: And then what?
Question: After that, we would defend our territory, recognised by us, and we would help our fraternal peoples.
Sergey Lavrov: Do you want to lose the rest of Ukraine? Do you want to leave it at the mercy of the Nazis?
Question: As I see it, we should go to war against the Nazi regime because they declared martial law against us, they have called us enemies, and they attack our ships.
Sergey Lavrov: We will not go to war against Ukraine, I can promise you that.
— Read the full interview on thesaker.is/lavrovs-interview-with-radio-komsomolskaya-pravda/
20 Unheeded Warnings in Washington’s Farewell Address
President George Washington
Be vigilant, people will seek to use the government for selfish ends.
Avoid overgrown military establishments; they are hostile to liberty.
Prevent all obstructions to the execution of the laws.
Control bureaucracies; make sure they all work together.
Avoid political parties; they will cause divisive factions and unscrupulous men will use them to undermine the government.
Give allegiance to the Constitution; improve it as necessary.
Do not alter the Constitution lightly, or based on hypothesis; apply the experience applied when it was created.
Be suspicious of administrators; they may serve themselves rather than the people.
Watch for consolidation of power in any department of government.
Preserve existing checks and balances and add more where power needs to be checked.
Religion and morality are essential to create the virtue necessary to preserve the union.
Promote widespread education; democracy requires literate citizens that understand the system of governance and take responsibility for themselves.
Avoid debt; and immediately discharge any debt created by war.
Taxes are unpleasant; government spending should be candidly conducted.
Cultivate peace and justice toward all nations.
Avoid alliances and maintain neutrality among nations.
Avoid dependency; a weak state that allies with a stronger state will become its servant.
Real patriots will resist intrigues, while dupes will surrender to interests.
In trade, give no nation a favored nation status.
Be guided by principles, not interests.
Oh, well. At least I can hold my head up and say I didn’t deliberately sacrifice my vote for nothing more than the ephemeral dreams of a “global economy” and the “American exceptionalism” that the Hildebeast (Clinton) was incessantly touting, and which Trump consistently opposed. That is why I chose Trump. That, and the idea that countries actually do have borders that should not be open to every Guatemalan fruit picker who wants to suck the life out of the welfare teat. At the very least, though, I did not want to have our country incinerated due to the hubris of a lunatic Commander in Chief.
— Read on lesstraveledroad.com/2018/11/04/spies-like-us-2/
It was a nice dream, while it lasted. Found this blog through Saker’s site. It looks interesting. I know; I use that word often.