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UPDATE 12/27/2014: A better analysis of the Ukraine fiasco is here: https://myrandomthoughtdump.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/putins-pounds-of-flesh/

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Brinksmanship?

Brinksmanship

There was a coup in Ukraine, then Russia invaded–but why?

It seems the coup in Ukraine was related to gas (Article 1) and Central Bank corruption (Article 2):

  • Russia was NOT getting paid what they were owed by Ukraine for natural gas. Ukraine’s prior leaders didn’t want to pay for at least two billion dollars worth of gas they stole from pipeline trans-shipments “intended for the EU” but supposedly “used in Ukraine.” Russia has been unsuccessfully pursuing payment for several years. (More here.) It’s reasonable to assume that Ukraine’s leaders continued to steal gas. If only “somehow” Ukraine’s leaders could be replaced by more agreeable leaders, maybe then Russia could collect payments owed (and maybe less Russian gas would be stolen).
  • Ukraine’s prior leaders threatened to NOT renew Russia’s lease of its Black Sea naval base (located in Ukraine) if Russia continued to demand full payment for the gas they had stolen. (More here.) Tsk, tsk. If only “somehow” Ukraine’s leaders could be replaced by more agreeable leaders, maybe then it might be easier for Russia to keep it’s naval base on the Black Sea.
  • Russian gas supplies routed through Ukraine to Europe were disrupted, which is unacceptable to the European Union. In its attempts to get paid by Ukraine, Russia “temporarily” in 2009 cut back the amount of gas routed to Europe through Ukraine’s pipelines. As a result gas supplies to Europe were disrupted and gas prices in the EU shot up. This was outrage to the EU. They complained to Ukraine and Russia. Russia said they just wanted to get paid but Russia agreed to resume gas trans-shipments, but at a reduced level, until they got paid. (More here.) EU leaders were frightened that Ukraine’s leaders wouldn’t ever pay Russia and that there would never be a reliable supply of Russian gas available to Europe. If only “somehow” Ukraine’s leaders could be replaced by more agreeable leaders, maybe then Russia could be paid and Russia could turn EU’s full gas supply back on.
  • Top managers of Ukraine’s Central Bank were stealing from the Central Bank, which endlessly annoyed the Central Bank’s owners. (Article 3) Although there were demands to replace the Ukraine’s Central Bank’s top management, it wasn’t getting done. Owners of Central Banks don’t like it when the “help” start stealing from them. Perhaps these owners came to the conclusion that Ukraine’s prior leaders had to go in order to replace Ukraine’s Central Bank management?

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If you can stomach it . . .

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“No army can stop an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo

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Here are ten signs that the elite are losing control over the people:

(Source: http://www.activistpost.com/2013/09/10-signs-global-elite-are-losing-control.html, by Eric Blair)

466742532_1f2aa14cb5_z1. Official lies no longer effective: The lies they tell simply don’t work anymore. There was a time when official lies, especially about war and peace, were believed. Because, after all, how evil would it be to lie about such things? Generally people want to believe they are being told the truth when life and death is at stake. The boy who cried wolf has cried one too many times. Even if they told the truth at this point, very few would believe them.

2. No confidence in politics: US politicians have a paltry approval rating. The trust in government is at all-time lows here and around the world. Mainstream polls show only 10% of the public has confidence in Congress. In other words, 90% don’t believe in them to be competent to govern. Watch this Town Hall exchange where a man threatens US Senator John McCain with arrest for treason to his face. This would have never happened just a year or two ago.

3. No confidence in media: The most recent polls show that 77% of the population no longer trusts corporate TV news. Is it any wonder why the establishment media failed to sell the lies about the alleged Syria chemical event? With all their monopoly might over the airwaves, they can no longer claim that black is white simply because officialdom says so.

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UPDATE Nov. 7, 2012: I was right! . . . but wish I was wrong.

UPDATE Dec. 26, 2012: Barack Obama received more than 99 percent of the vote in more than 100 precincts in Ohio on election day. Ohio was a very important swing state in Obama’s election. Third world dictators don’t even get 99% of the vote. See the key Ohio precinct vote counts here. Lucky coincidence for Obama that he was so popular in those Ohio precincts.

A bold prediction about the outcome of the upcoming U.S. election:

I know, for sure, who is going to win.

The winner will be the candidate who is in favor of and supports:

  • Going to war with Iran
  • Continuation of bankster bailouts
  • Continuation of the ongoing legal corporate “donations” and lobbying that pays politicians to be total sellouts
  • Increasing the size of government–through more debt, regulation, entitlements, military spending, etc.
  • Restriction of liberties, erosion of the Bill of Rights, expansion of police powers, and the growth of Federal power over States Rights
  • Continued multi-trillion-dollar debt-based spending, putting the United States into a position of never-ending debt, and possibly economic collapse.

Which candidate is this, you ask?

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America was once the nation the rest of the world looked up to.

The degeneration of the US political structure into criminal insanity is something historians will ponder for a very long time.

What happened?

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Well, there’s your problem . . .

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