Tuesday, January 31, 2017
As a result of the shelling, 207 miners remain underground. The Ukrainian shelling left Zasyadko mine without power, 207 miners remain underground. Emergency Situations Ministry conducts rescue operations, are brought aboard.
"Today, as the result of the shelling, Zasyadko mine has been left without power. Due to inactive elevator machinery, there are people remaining underground. At this moment, Emergency Situations Ministry brought emergency generators aboard and is conducting rescue operations. As you can hear, the shelling is still continuing, explosions can be heard far away," said Dmitry Astrakhan, the DPR People’s Militia press service war correspondent.
"We went for the duty, the mine is deenergized. We were waiting for power. 0.28 We were told there is none, all boars are off-the-line," said Maxim, a miner from Zasyadko mine in Donetsk.
"Zasyadko mine has been left without power. 203 miners remain underground, four people are in the cage which was coming up. At this moment mine-rescuers are working there, the evacuation is taking place now. There is a difficulty due to the cage’s freezup, therefore it is coming up slower than it should," said Alexey Kostrubitsky, the DPR Emergency Situations Minister
The situation in republic on Monday has got much tenser, and not just on the contact line. Since the last evening, and up to now, the shelling
through all the directions won’t stop. Ukrainian forces launched more than 211 tank shells and mortar rounds onto Donetsk, Makeevka, Gorlovka,
Yasinovataya outskirts and the south of the DPR.
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Posted: 25 Jan 2017 07:53 AM PST
* El Ejército sirio ha lanzado ofensivas devastadoras contra los grupos terroristas Frente Al-Nusra y EIIL (Daesh, en árabe) en Damasco y Homs, respectivamente.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Donald Trump at CIA Headquaters
by Donald Trump
Mike Pence: Thank you to the Acting Director Meroe Park. Thank you for 27 years serving the United States of America here at CIA.
It’s a great privilege for me to be with you today and to have the opportunity to introduce at his first event, on his first full day, the new President of the United States, Donald Trump. (Applause.)
As you can imagine, it’s deeply humbling for my family and I to find ourselves in this role. I’m grateful to our new President for the opportunity he’s given me and the opportunity the American people have given us to serve. But it’s especially humbling for me to be before all of you today – men and women of character, who have sacrificed greatly – and to stand before this hallowed wall, this memorial wall, where we remember 117 who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
I can assure you this new President and our entire team recognizes and appreciates the sacrifices of all of the men and women of the intelligence community of the United States of America. (Applause.)
By James Petras
January 20, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - The norms of US capitalist democracy include the election of presidential candidates through competitive elections, unimpeded by force and violence by the permanent institutions of the state. Voter manipulation has occurred during the recent elections, as in the case of the John F. Kennedy victory in 1960 and the George W. Bush victory over ‘Al’ Gore in 2000. But despite the dubious electoral outcomes in these cases, the ‘defeated’ candidate conceded and sought via legislation, judicial rulings, lobbying and peaceful protests to register their opposition.
These norms are no longer operative. During the election process, and in the run-up to the inauguration of US President-Elect Donald Trump, fundamental electoral institutions were challenged and coercive institutions were activated to disqualify the elected president and desperate overt public pronouncements threatened the entire electoral order.
We will proceed by outlining the process that is used to undermine the constitutional order, including the electoral process and the transition to the inauguration of the elected president.
Regime Change in America
In recent times, elected officials in the US and their state security organizations have often intervened against independent foreign governments, which challenged Washington ’s quest for global domination. This was especially true during the eight years of President Barack Obama’s administration where the violent ousting of presidents and prime ministers through US-engineered coups were routine – under an unofficial doctrine of ‘regime change’.
The violation of constitutional order and electoral norms of other countries has become enshrined in US policy. All US political, administrative and security structures are involved in this process. The policymakers would insist that there was a clear distinction between operating within constitutional norms at home and pursuing violent, illegal regime change operations abroad.
By Pepe Escobar
January 20, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - "Sputnik"- The Trump era starts now – with geopolitics and geoeconomics set for a series of imminent, unpredictable cliffhangers.
I have argued that Trump's foreign policy guru Henry Kissinger's strategy to deal with the formidable Eurasia integration trio – Russia, China and Iran — is a remixed Divide and Rule; seduce Russia away from its strategic partnership with China, while keep harassing the weakest link, Iran.
In fact that's how it's already playing out – as in the outbursts of selected members of Trump's cabinet during their US Senate hearings. Factions of US Think Tankland, referring to Nixon's China policy, which was designed by Kissinger, are also excited with the possibilities of containment regarding at least one of those powers "potentially arrayed against America".
Kissinger and Dr. Zbig "Grand Chessboard" Brzezinski are the two foremost, self-described Western dalangs – puppet masters – in the geopolitical arena. In opposition to Kissinger, Obama's foreign policy mentor Brzezinski, true to his Russophobia, proposes a Divide and Rule centered on seducing China.
Yet an influential New York business source, very close to the real, discreet Masters of the Universe, who correctly predicted Trump's victory weeks before the fact, after examining my argument offered not only a scathing appraisal of those cherished dalangs; he volunteered to detail how the new normal was laid out by the Masters directly to Trump. Let's call him "X".
The non-stop China watch
By Peter Koenig
January 20, 2017 "Information Clearing House" - A Financial genocide, if there was ever one. Death by demonetization, probably killing hundreds of thousands, if not millions of people, through famine, disease, even desperation and suicide – because most of India’s money was declared invalid. The official weak reason for this purposefully manufactured human disaster is fighting counterfeiting. What a flagrant lie! The real cause is of course – you guessed it – an order from Washington.
On 8 November, Narendra Modi, the Indian Prime Minister, brutally declared all 500 (US$ 7) and 1,000 rupee-notes invalid, unless exchanged or deposited in a bank or post office account until 31 December 2016. After this date, all unexchanged ‘old’ money is invalid – lost. Barely half of Indians have bank accounts.
The final goal is speedy global demonetization. India is a test case – a huge one, covering 1.3 billion people. If it works in India, it works throughout the developing world. That’s the evil thought behind it. “Tests” are already running in Europe.
The Nordic countries, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, are moving rapidly towards cashless societies. Electronic money, instead of cash, allows the hegemon to control the entire western world, all those who are enslaved to the dollar monetary system. Meaning literally everybody outside the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) that includes, China, Russia, most of Central Asia, Iran, Pakistan and – yes, India is an apparent candidate to join the SCO alliance.
There was no limit set in rupee amounts that were allowed to be deposited in bank or postal accounts. But exchanges or withdrawals were limited the first two days to 2,000 rupees, later to 4,000 rupees, with promises to further increases ‘later on’. The restrictions have to do with limited new bank notes available. The new money is issued in denominations of 500 and 2,000 rupee-notes.
On 9 November, none of the country’s ATM machines were functioning. Withdrawing money was possible only from banks. Queues behind bank counters were endless – lasting hours and in some cases days. Often times, once at the teller, the bank was out of cash. Imagine the millions, perhaps billions of labor hours – production time and wages – lost – lost mostly by the poor.
The news media has been more interested in the histrionics of anti-Trump rioters than the presidential inauguration. Consistent with history the liberals and the Left are being manipulated by oligarchic interests. This manipulation can occur because of the banality of Left-wing analyses, the fundamental common world-view of the Left and global oligarchy, and the psychoses and neuroses afflicting both the leadership and rank-and-file of the Left.
Oswald Spengler observed that the Left has served the interests of money since Tiberius Gracchus was backed by the equites. In his own time he noted that there has not been a proletarian, not even a communist, movement that has not served the interests of money. (Spengler, The Decline of The West, London, 1971, vol. 2, p. 464, note 1; p. 402). During the French Revolution funds were provided by the Duc d’Orleans. During Spengler’s time Jacob Schiff of Kuhn Loeb & Co. was funding the Russian revolutionists via the Amercian journalist George Kennan. Funds were provided by Olof Aschberg of Nye Banken, Sweden, who became the first director of the USSR’s Ruskombank; William Boyce Thompson, mining magnate and Federal Reserve Board director; Parvus-Helphand, the Menshevik turned arms merchant, et al. (Bolton, Revolution from Above, London, 2011, pp. 57-65). It seems that more often than not revolutions in the name of ‘the people’ are a façade for the replacement of a traditional ruling class by an oligarchic ruling class; in this we can include the Reformation of Henry VIII, the Puritan Revolution of Cromwell, and the ‘Glorious Revolution’.
So when today we talk of oligarchs behind ‘colour revolutions’ throughout the world, the dismissive, smirking response from academic and journalistic pundits about ‘conspiracy theorists’ wears thin, particularly since the oligarchic interests are open about their aims. Such is the confidence they have in their ability to manipulate the mass mind with buzz-words such as ‘human rights’, and ‘equality’. How the Trump presidency will play out is extraordinarily difficult to forecast, given the presence of oligarchs and Russophobes at cabinet level. Regardless, Trump has unleashed a populist revolt which is deeply troubling for the oligarchs.
George Soros, the speculator, one would think would be anathema to the ‘social justice’ street walkers of the Left. However, the extent of their moral and intellectual bankruptcy is shown by their zeal in furthering the Soros-globalist agenda.
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