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On the „new“ Middle East Policy of the Trump Administration

Trumps „neue“ Nahostpolitik!

Kein US-Präsident hat in so kurzer Zeit für so viel Chaos und Irritationen nicht nur in den USA, sondern auch in den internationalen Beziehungen gesorgt wie Donald J. Trump. Bei aller Kritik an Trump darf man ihm zugutehalten, dass Europa ein neues Feindbild hat. Ein anderer positiver Nebeneffekt, den die Trump-Hysterie ausgelöst hat, ist der Niedergang der Populisten, insbesondere in Frankreich, Großbritannien und in Deutschland.

Dass die amerikanischen und europäischen Medien eine beispiellose Dämonisierung von Trump betreiben, hat viel mit der unerwarteten Wahlniederlage von Hillary Clinton zu tun. Die mediale Klasse hatte sich eine Welt zurechtgelegt, die mit der US-Wirklichkeit wenig zu tun hatte. Vor den Machenschaften der Clintons wurden die Augen verschlossen, obwohl ihre Skandale himmelschreiend sind. Ein möglicher Vorwahlsieg von Bernie Sanders, Clintons Gegenkandidat, wurde von der Demokratischen Parteiführung regelrecht „gestohlen“. Neben ihrer absoluten Unglaubwürdigkeit kam ihre Geringschätzung für die einfachen Leute in dem Begriff der „deplorables“ (die Bedauernswerten) zum Ausdruck. New York City und Los Angeles repräsentieren eben nicht die gesamte USA.  Weiterlesen

Shadow World 2016

This documentary shows the reality of global arms deals. It’s cover-up before the public is just shocking. Johan Grimonprez based his research on Andrew Feinstein’s book “The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade,” which appeared in 2011.

In the 1980s, US President Ronald Reagan used the late British PM Margaret Thatcher as a go-between for an arms deal with Saudi Arabia because Reagan was afraid of the Israel Lobby to accuse him of aiding the enemy. That was the moment; the Saudi influence reaches giddy heights. The longtime Saudi ambassador Prince Bandar bin Sultan, better known as „Bandar Bush,“ who went in and out of the White House, was dismissed from his post by the Saudi government because after 9/11 he was no longer tolerable.

„Politicians are more or less like prostitutes but only more expensive,“ says Riccardo Privitera, Arms and Equipment dealer from Talisman Europe Ltd. Politicians do what powerful lobbyists tell them, especially when money is involved. It’s funny to watch how Margaret Thatcher made a curtsey to the most criminals of all regimes, Saudi Arabia, to sell them weaponry.

With the corrupt politicians, this disease of permanent wars will go on and on. Their lust for money and war destroyed the Middle East, not Islamic fundamentalism like they and the fawning mainstream media make the public believe. Summing up the message of the documentary: The US and the Brits do everything in their power to keep this business running. Deaths and wars are too lucrative to stop them.

First published here.

Deutschland zwischen den Fronten

Abhören unter Freunden gehe gar nicht, so einer der vielen Dummsprüche von Kanzlerin Angela Merkel, als durch die Snowden-Enthüllungen bekannt wurde, dass der große US-Bruder und „Freund“ nicht nur diese Bundeskanzlerin, sondern schon ihre Vorgänger abgehört hatte. Aber die Laienspielerschar in Berlin kann sich trösten, werden doch flächendeckend alle führenden Politiker in Europa von der NSA abhört und bespitzelt.

Gert R. Polli war mehr als 25 Jahre Berufsoffizier beim Österreichischen Bundesheer und dort überwiegend im militärischen Auslandsnachrichtendienst tätig. Im Jahr 2002 wurde er mit der Gründung und Leitung des österreichischen zivilen Nachrichtendienstes, dem Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung (BVT), betraut, die er bis 2008 innehatte. Aktuell ist seine private Sicherheitsfirma polli-IPS (Intelligence & Public Safety) in der Abwehr von Betriebs- und Wirtschaftsspionage spezialisiert.

Ist es vielleicht ein Zufall, dass deutsche Großunternehmen und Großbanken in den USA mit milliardenschweren Klagen überzogen werden? Oder, dass deutsche Unternehmen so gut wie keinen Fuß mehr in den USA auf die Erde bekommen? Deutschland ist das Land, dass am stärksten von allen westlichen, östlichen und nahöstlichen Geheimdiensten ausspioniert werde, so Gert R. Polli in seiner aufrüttelnden Analyse über die desolate Situation der deutschen Geheimdienste und die Naivität der deutschen politischen Klasse. Deutschlands Feinde sind nicht im Osten sondern im Westen.  Weiterlesen

The CIA and the NGOs

The Ancient Greeks knew: “Religion is regarded by the common people as true, by the wise as false, and by rulers as useful.” No less a figure than the late Zbigniew Brzezinski and the CIA made use of this saying by recruiting the Muslim Brotherhood to fight a proxy war against the Soviet Union in Afghanistan, which led to the withdrawal of the Soviets from the Hindu Kush. Since then, the CIA used the mercenaries to fight more proxy wars in the Balkans, Chechnya, and Azerbaijan. Due to the wars of aggression against Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen the US and its vassal states created sectarian violence that led to civil wars. Right now, the CIA and the Muslim Brotherhood are present in the form of ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

No one has studied this triad more intensively than F. William Engdahl who is a renowned geopolitical analyst, risk consultant, author, and lecturer. Engdahl was born in Minneapolis/MN, and grew up in Texas. After earning a degree in politics from Princeton University, and graduate study in comparative economics at Stockholm University, he worked as an economist and investigative journalist in the US and Europe. He was named Visiting Professor at Beijing University of Chemical Technology and delivers talks and private seminars around the world on different aspects of economics and politics with the focus on geopolitical events. For the last 30 years, Engdahl has been living in Germany.

He has written numerous best-selling books on oil and geopolitics: The Lost Hegemon: Whom The Gods Would Destroy,  Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World OrderSeeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, and not to forget: Target China to name only a few. His books are translated into 14 foreign languages.

His latest book on the role of the NGOs focuses on their involvement in US regime change operations and in steering up fabricated mass protests to facilitate the efforts of the US Empire and the CIA to replace resilient national oriented governments by obedient ones that will execute the Washington agenda. All this happens under the pretext of democracy à la US-American style.

The following interview focuses on Engdahl’s latest book in German Secret files NGOs (Geheimakte NGOs).

Ludwig Watzal:  I guess we could agree upon the fact that the CIA is the world’s worst terror organization. After WW II, hardly any coup d’état or organized uprising happened without the helping hand of the CIA. As I understood your book, in the last 25 years, the CIA got quite a few so-called little helpers in the form of NGOs. Please, could you elaborate on that?

William Engdahl: During the Reagan Presidency very damaging scandals were becoming public about CIA dirty operations around the world. Chile, Iran, Guatemala, the top secret MK-Ultra project, the student movement during the Vietnam War to name just a few. To take the spotlight away from them, CIA Director Bill Casey proposed to Reagan creating a “private” NGO, a kind of cut-out that would pose as private, but in reality, as one of its founders the late Allen Weinstein said in a later interview to the Washington Post, “doing what the CIA did, but privately.” This was the creation of the NGO named National Endowment for Democracy in 1983. Soon other Washington-steered NGOs were added like the Freedom House or the Soros Open Society Foundations, the United States Institute of Peace and so forth.

The money was often channeled via USAID of the State Department to hide its origin. Every major regime attack by the US Government since then including the Solidarnosc in Poland, the Yeltsin CIA-backed Russia coup, the 2004 Ukraine Orange Revolution, the 2008 Tibet riots, the Arab Spring of 2011 to today—all have been done by this group of very select “democracy” NGOs. Little wonder that countries like Russia and China or Hungary act to ban them as “undesirable NGOs.”    Weiterlesen

9/11 and the Endless War on Terror

The US calls itself an exceptional nation; this holds also be true for its criminal energy. The „National Institute of Standards and Technology“ (NIST) is just covering up the 9/11 circumstances such as the Bush gang did. The controlled demolition of the Twin Towers and WTC No 7 seems obvious. Watch this revealing and excellent video. Only ignoramuses can deny the overwhelming evidence. Justice still has to be done in the US. Why doesn’t the „greatest builder on earth,“ US President Donald Trump, appoint an independent committee to investigate the real circumstances of 9/11? He knows that the official narrative was made up as his first comments after September 11, demonstrate.

If the US public doesn’t come to terms with the real circumstances on 9/11, the so-called wars on terror will go indefinitely. Perhaps the Ziocons will love it. Their short-term goals are bringing down Assad and Iran, in the long run, they will try to destabilize Russia and China by using the desperados from ISIS and the bought mercenaries. Now it’s the „Muslim threat,“ later it will be the „Russian“ and „Chinese threat.

Paul Craig Roberts writes: „Anyone who believes the official 9/11 story, like anyone who believes Oswald killed JFK, like anyone who still believes that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and Al-Qaeda connections, that Assad used chemical weapons, who believes the Gulf of Tonkin lie, who believes that Sirhan Sirhan killed RFK, that Russia invaded Ukraine, etc., is too far gone ever to be rescued from The Matrix in which they live.“

So far, the corporate media are still able to cover up the truth about the reality of 9/11 by calling everybody a conspiracy theorist. In fact, 9/11 was the largest conspiracy against the American people perpetrated not by these alleged 19 Muslim hijackers. The real conspiracists are all still alive and kicking.

Geheimakte NGOs

Nichtregierungsorganisationen (NGOs) stehen immer noch in dem Ruf, von edlen, humanitären und philanthropischen Motiven geleitet zu sein. Die NGOs sind Teil der Zivilgesellschaft und sollten also in kritischer Distanz zum Staat stehen. Ihr Image scheint tadellos, sie genießen hohe Glaubwürdigkeit und Vertrauen ganz im Gegensatz zu den Politikern. Auch werden sie von den Medien immer noch verhätschelt, befinden sich quasi auf der medialen Sonnenseite. Zu Unrecht, wie das Buch zeigt. Hinter dem Mäntelchen der Wohltätigkeit missbrauchen Geheimdienste und Milliardäre die NGOs für ihre politischen

William Engdahl kratzt gehörig am Image dieser „edlen, selbstlosen Ritter“. Die NGOs gehen heute wie die CIA vor, aber nur auf privat- und zivilgesellschaftlicher Ebene. „Vieles von dem, was wir heute tun, wurde vor 25 Jahren verdeckt von der CIA erledigt“, so Allen Weinstein, Mitverfasser der Gründungsakte des „National Endowment for Democracy“ (NED), einer US-NGO, die an allen Aufständen und Staatsstreichen der letzten zwei Jahrzehnte durch die USA maßgeblich beteiligt war. Die Aufgabe von NED bestand darin, auf „hinterhältige Weise systematische US-Propaganda als Waffe zu nutzen, um weltweit Regierungen abzusetzen, die sich nicht Washingtons Agenda fügen wollten. (…) Das NED war ein Werkzeug, um etwas zu erschaffen, was wir als Scheindemokratie bezeichnen können, mit dem Ziel, Washingtons globale Agenda zu fördern“, schreibt der Autor.  Weiterlesen

Trump’s War Strategy against Russia and Iran in Syria

To sidetrack from the numerous pending investigations into the alleged meddling with Russian officials by Trump advisers during the Presidential race, the „best“ thing to get a kind of relief from his political hunters would be a military confrontation with Russia and Iran, although Trump started out as someone who wanted a rapprochement with Russia. The whole investigation spin is all about destroying such a move. The neoconservative’s think-tanks, the Zionist Israel lobby, and the Netanyahu regime would love it if Trump would further escalate this conflict. Netanyahu has been agitating against Iran for the last 20 years.

De facto, the US bombing campaign is helping the terrorist groups in Syria. Apparently, the US is supporting so-called moderate rebels, which don’t exist in Syria. It’s a US pipedream. The assertion, the US acted in self-defense is ridiculous. The US and its Western allies are aggressors. They intervened in Syria against international law. Trump has outsourced his role as commander-in-chief to some of his military commanders in Syria.

The stakes for an all-out war in the region are extremely high. The only political responsible, rational actor is President Putin and Iran, as strange that might sound. In the US and Israel war hawks are increasingly dominating the public discourse. The worst of all is the US Congress with their newly passed laws, which impose new sanctions against Iran and even Russia. Without having declared a war officially, which only Congress can do, they have given Trump a Road Map for an undeclared war.

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The Plot to Scapegoat Russia

The CIA, the Clinton gang, the liberal media mafia and the Deep State have started a conspiracy against President Donald Trump. All the talk about Russian hacks is a sting. The author deconstructs the criminality of the US political system which makes the Russian system looks fabulous. The US media and the political crooks try to do everything to stop Trump’s Detente towards Russia. Since President Putin has stopped the plundering of Russia under the boozer Yeltsin by the CIA and financial sharks, the demonization of Putin began. One gets the impression as if he is the devil himself.

Not Russia is the greatest threat to the corrupt American democracy but the CIA and the other Intel agencies, plus the „highly regarded“ FBI. The Russian hack story is a ruse to excuse Hillary Clinton’s crushing defeat and to whitewash the illegal and criminal behavior of vast areas of the Democratic Party. How come that the so-called liberal media kept mum during the Obama and the Clinton rampage in Libya, Syria and the rest of the Middle East? Dan Kovalik unmasks the hypocrisy of this elitist class.

Highly recommended!

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Becky Anderson (CNN) „Made“ Fake News

One of many CNN poster girls!

CNN is not only famous for its aggressive anti-Trump propaganda from day one of his presidency and before, but also as the most influential propaganda outlet for a „liberal“ version of the US Empire à la Obama, Clinton, and their ilk. In their reporting, Becky Anderson, Hala Gorani, and others demanded in their reports from the Muslim community representatives to come out in the street and protest against the terror attacks, as if they haven’t done it in the past.

As it seems, for one of CNN’s poster girls, Becky Anderson, was the Muslim protest not convincing enough. Out of hand, she organized a Muslim „ant-terror demonstration“ right behind a police cordon in London. This type of news was not „faked“ but „made,“ nevertheless it was fake news to manipulate a worldwide audience. For this kind of reporting, CNN is famous.

With eleven women, Anderson tried to stage a protest rally. One little boy also attended this strange demonstration. These „actors“ showed signs with meaningless slogans such as: „ISIS will lose“ or „ISIS is an enemy of Islam.“ I saw Anderson’s report on CNN, and I said to myself: Wow, brave women, knowing about the discrimination of women in Islam. The report on the staged mass rally seemed real. Anderson was thrilled about the terrific protest!

What the viewers didn’t see how the „mass protest“ was fabricated and staged.

And here the ridiculous reporting of a beautiful scene by Muslim moms and a little boy who showed a sign saying: „To the Heroes of London“. My journalistic heart is bleeding!

What will the CEOs of CNN do with such a propaganda journalist? With how many staged reports has CNN already duped its viewers that were not accidentally disclosed by an independent bystander?

First Published here and here.

Voices from Syria

Slowly but surely, the truth about the planned attack on Syria by Western powers under the leadership of the US Empire and its allies comes to the fore. For too long, the mainstream media held the monopoly on reporting about this havoc inflicted by the West together with its terrorist partners such as ISIS, al-Nusra front, and so-called moderate rebels in Syria. Especially the Obama administration pampered the last one. As the public knows by now, there hasn’t been such a thing as „moderate rebels.“

That the public in the West could have been so misinformed, was the fault of CNN, BBC, NYT and other media outlets. They prostituted themselves to the power elite in Washington D. C. Independent reporting was not their task. They were part of the international war party, which wanted to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, to establish another Islamic dictatorship according to the Saudi Arabian model. Already in August 2011, President Obama said, „Assad must go.“ Assad is still alive and kicking, and Obama is old news.  Weiterlesen