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CIA's Research in Behavioral Modification

by Oui Wed Feb 1st, 2023 at 02:28:27 PM EST

From the CIA documentation center at Langley, Va.

Killing Hope -- U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II

The opportunity to build the war- ravaged world anew, to lay the foundations for peace, prosperity and justice, collapsed under the awful weight of anti-communism.

The weight had been accumulating for some time; indeed, since Day One of the Russian Revolution. By the summer of 1918 some 13,000 American troops could be found in the newly-born Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Two years and thousands of casualties later, the American troops left, having failed in their mission to "strangle at its birth" the Bolshevik state, as Winston Churchill put it.

The young Churchill was Great Britain's Minister for War and Air during this period. Increasingly, it was he who directed the invasion of the Soviet Union by the Allies (Great Britain, the US, France, Japan and several other nations) on the side of the counter-revolutionary "White Army". Years later, Churchill the historian was to record his views of this singular affair for posterity:

    Were they [the Allies] at war with Soviet Russia? Certainly not; but they shot Soviet Russians at sight. They stood as invaders on Russian soil. They armed the enemies of the Soviet Government. They blockaded its ports, and sunk its battleships. They earnestly desired and schemed its downfall. But war--shocking! Interference--shame! It was, they repeated, a matter of indifference to them how Russians settled their own internal affairs. They were impartial--Bang!

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Will Planet Earth Survive Capitalism?

by Oui Sun Jan 1st, 2023 at 02:09:32 PM EST

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Mazel Tov! Netanyahu

by Oui Thu Dec 29th, 2022 at 08:23:38 PM EST

Of three controversial leaders, Prime Ministers Boris Johnson, President Trump ... Netanyahu is back in power, America's closest ally in he Middle East and just as religious, bigoted and fascist as its sponsor, the United States of America. As the oppression and occupation of the West Bank continues with more military force.

Many moons ago I wrote ...

Xenophobia, Israel, Alt-right and the Jewish Question

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One China Policy Stand-off

by Oui Mon Dec 26th, 2022 at 10:51:10 PM EST

 

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Merkel's Explosive Interview Die Zeit

by Oui Sun Dec 25th, 2022 at 10:50:05 AM EST

"Hatten Sie gedacht, ich komme mit Pferdeschwanz?" -- Die Zeit

Angela  Merkel über ihren neuen Lebensabschnitt, mögliche Fehler ihrer Russlandpolitik, ihre Rolle in der Flüchtlingskrise und die Frage, ob mit deutschen Kanzlern ungnädig umgegangen wird.

When I first learned of the content, I could not believe to have been deceived by the Germans and Angela Merkel ... I had much trust in Merkel's leadership. If her statement about the intent of the Minsk Agreement is her attempt to revise history for her biography, she handed  the Kremlin an argument for starting the military operation and propaganda never to sign any peace or security treaty with the West or NATO allies again.

Frontpaged with minor edit - Frank Schnittger

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Russia Adding Defense Western Border

by Oui Wed Dec 21st, 2022 at 08:21:06 PM EST

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Biden: Iran Nuclear Deal Is Dead

by Oui Wed Dec 21st, 2022 at 10:05:56 AM EST

Biden didn't want to lose the mid-terms in November.

Biden failed on his promise to revive the Obama era JCPOA. Another big failure of American diplomacy, which too is dead.

In 2021, Biden failed in negotiations demanding more concessions from Iran while increasing Trump administration sanctions. The opposition groups were resuscitated like the terror group MEK.

The Biden negotiating team dragged their feet with illusionary hope the Iranian election of June 2021 would pressure a favorable deal. The moderates lost power and Iran's future was sealed.

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Modern Day Europe and Energy Poverty

by Oui Mon Dec 19th, 2022 at 03:56:53 PM EST

Situation during the Covid-19 pandemic - Nov. 2021

Energy poor must not bear the cost of soaring energy prices

Rising energy prices put European households in jeopardy, particularly energy-poor and vulnerable households. While gas, electricity and carbon prices are soaring across Europe, millions of European are forced into unacceptable choices between heating or paying their rent. People on lower income living in poorly insulated homes and reliant on fossil gas for heating will suffer the most.

Frontpaged with minor edit - Frank Schnittger

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Borders, Sovereignty and Rendition from Libya

by Oui Sun Dec 18th, 2022 at 09:56:16 AM EST

New World Order equates to America's Culture and Rule of Law ... Permanent War and Chaos.

2/2 Saghir: Several parties involved in the extradition, not officially confirmed. On level of government, they are: (Presidential Council, PM Abdul Hamid #Dbeibeh, Ibrahim Dbeibeh, FM Najla #Mangoush & Naziha Ashour). Security officials (Ghneiwa Kikli & Abu Ghadada).

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DARPA and Ukroboronprom

by Oui Sat Dec 17th, 2022 at 10:17:33 AM EST

Great Insight from CNN

Introduced the former Defense Minister Andriy Zagorodnyuk appointed in the first cabinet of Zelensky and Party Servant of the People. He now holds a high post at the Atlantic Council.As minister he was responsible for the defense giant Ukroboronprom.

After decades of preparation, Ukraine can only survive militarily by NATO arms delivery and intervention.

Aggression by the Pentagon and DARPA to integrate Ukraine into NATO

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Financial Crisis of 2022-25

by Oui Thu Dec 15th, 2022 at 07:10:43 PM EST

Update: The Brief Casus belli | EuroActiv |

UK banking rules in biggest shake-up in more than 30 years | BBC News |

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9th Package EU Ban On Russian Language

by Oui Thu Dec 8th, 2022 at 08:36:53 AM EST

Further desperation hit Brussels as 9th sanction package needed to support the civil war in Ukraine. It is Europe's war now ... #WeAreNato

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Rightwing Coup Plot In Germany

by Oui Wed Dec 7th, 2022 at 09:38:20 AM EST

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Consequences of War In Europe

by Oui Sun Dec 4th, 2022 at 10:11:32 AM EST

How does the fabricated energy crisis touch your personal life ...
How have you adapted your personal lifestyle ...
Managing household budget under inflationary pressure ...
Overall profit taking of business taking advantage of surge in prices ...

The greatest bs of the war in Ukraine, fought to "protect our freedom" ...

The long term effects on the European economies as military spending surges and consumers are left with a sixfold up to a tenfold energy costs and the fossil fuel suppliers reaping wartime profits.

Politicians are the sheep as wolves unite in packs to attack.

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US economy: The benefiter

by Oui Sat Dec 3rd, 2022 at 06:47:12 PM EST

From a 2008 diary by < US expat Ukraine >

The New Revolution

    "Capitalism trumped people, and therefore trumped democracy. What we have now is a capitalist republic. The democracy part gets the back seat. We are disposable, legally."

We don't have to take this laying down, hammered into financially constrained corners.  But we can if we want to. Most of us won't do much until the wolf arrives at our own door. Before that, it's tolerable. That's common behavior among most of us everywhere. We look after our household and family first, because that is our main support and base of operations.

Moving through one crisis to the next where Main Street gets crushed by Wall Street, American oligarchy and politicians in the bubble of Washington DC.

This morning a broadcast about Detroit USA, it's wealthy history up to and including its bankruptcy, saving the Detroit Art Institute (DIA). Shocking indeed, sacrificing the pensions of civil servants ... basics of pure capitalism.

Slowly Europeans are awakening to a new Dawn of de-Industrialization ... an irreversible process started on February 24 and will continue for at least a decade.

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US Global Power Grab: Economic Deglobalization

by Oui Wed Nov 30th, 2022 at 08:39:18 AM EST

America's hegemony and human rights (adversaries only)

A new look of the evil R2P policy and overthrow of leadership in sovereign states ... setting aside the UN Charter. War propaganda.

Dutch national broadcasts going full throttle to go after China now that Russia is hanging in the ropes. #WeAreNato

Freedom for more military operations by NATO through instilling FEAR

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Taiwan DPP Looking at Major Defeat

by Oui Sat Nov 26th, 2022 at 08:33:27 PM EST

Interesting, does the people of Taiwan (Taipei election) reject Biden's aggressive policy to confront China?

See update below this was the case as the DPP pushed the China issue during the campaign, there is hope.

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Dutch gods are on coke (Nederlands)

by Oui Sun Nov 20th, 2022 at 01:14:34 PM EST

Besides the endemic problem of racism, trumpist belief in conspiracies, swallowing disinformation, national TV news broadcasts "promoting" xenophobia and promotion to disregard human rights laws ... extensive criminal behavior in traffic ... drugs use causing traffic deaths and violent car rage .. all components of decay in society possible in a pure capitalistic setting of rewards for narcissists and riches.

A setting where businesses, politics and sport clubs can't provide safe surroundings for employees in the workplace. Girls and boys suffer from sexual predators on a large scale. The top of the iceberg only is seen on the news. Financial center Amsterdam SE with coke and employee intimidation similar to global cities where only profits and "success" matters. Money 💵 💰 talks and earns influence to live the "American dream" to the fullest .... the rest are suckers, or as Trump so eloquently spoke of veterans buried @Arlington ... losers!

White collar crime on a vast scale has freedom to operate. Prosecutors, detectives, public financial experts are lacking in numbers and funds.

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A Swiss Model Escape to Pre-Brexit

by Oui Sat Nov 19th, 2022 at 11:09:11 PM EST

Get a team together ... start the negotiations.

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UK and US Isolated to Five-Eyes Community

by Oui Sat Nov 19th, 2022 at 10:00:43 AM EST

Sunak China policy is aligned with the US and our allies Canada and Australia.

A promising young leader coming from the British Tory community ... tackling the economic and foreign policy mess left by his predecessors building on the promises of Brexit.

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