August 1st, 2014
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ZERO HEDGE: DID PUTIN INDICATE HE’D RELEASE CLASSIFIED CONTROL FILES ON WESTERN LEADERS?

Mr. K.L. who is a regular reader here, found this extremely interesting “take” on recent events, including the downing of MH 17 in the Ukraine’s Donetsk region, and the inability of American officials to offer anything like substantive proof to their claims that it was Russian-backed separatists that fired the missile:

US State Department “Confident” MH17 “Mistakenly” Downed By Separatists, Finds No Direct Link To Russia

There’s a fly in the “attack Russia ointment,” as Zero Hedge makes abundantly clear, citing the Associated Press coverage of the story:

“Senior U.S. intelligence officials say they have no evidence of direct Russian government involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17.

“They say the passenger jet was likely felled by an SA-11 surface-to-air missile fired by Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine and that Russia ‘created the conditions’ for the downing by arming the separatists.

“The officials briefed reporters Tuesday under ground rules that their names not be used in discussing intelligence related to last week’s air disaster, which killed 298 people.

“They said they did not know if any Russians were present at the missile launch, and they wouldn’t say that the missile crew was trained in Russia.

“ A senior official said the most likely explanation was the plane was shot down by mistake.” (Emphases in the original)

Ok…so just Russia “created the conditions”? I think not. If Russia is to be held to blame for the incident simply by having “created the conditions,” then surely the same must ultimately be even more applicable to the USA and the West’s actions in fomenting the coup and creating the chaos in the first place, if indeed, even they are responsible, for recall my high octane speculation of a few days ago: neither the West, the Ukraine, nor Russia has anything to gain either by creating the incident, sponsoring proxies or cut-outs to create it, or even by “creating the conditions.” But some independent rogue group might

This is not, however, our focus here. The real focus is on the zinger that occurs at the very end of the Zero Hedge article with these two salvos:

“So – to sum up – having told the world that they would release details surrounding intelligence about the MH17 disaster, US officials have pulled a ‘trust us’ moment… blamed the ‘terrorists’ and given themselves an out with Putin… all with absolutely no public proof whatsoever…

“Which leaves us with one question - What happened between The White House and Putin (and perhaps Merkel) that ended with this lowering the tone of the debate?” (Emphasis in the original)

What indeed? Granted, it’s hard to pull off a “trust us” moment when trust in the US government internationally is at an all time low.

Recall, for a moment, that President Putin phoned President Obama almost immediately after the downing of MH17, so what Zero Hedge is asking is what, exactly, did Putin(and perhaps Merkel) really convey to the White House, and why the subtle backpedaling from Washington?

Well, if the disclosure of Victoria Nuland’s “phone call” comments prior to the Kiev coup are any indicator, if the USS Donald Cook incident are any indicator, and if the extensive Russian corporate networked contacts with the West and the Ukraine are any indicator, then perhaps Mr. Putin is sitting atop a mound of his own “classified information and sources,” and may have conveyed that he was willing to “share it,” leaving the Republicans in the US Senate to pick up the ball with the “Russian Aggression Act of 2014.” Perhaps Mr. Putin also gently reminded the West that Russia never did buy into the doctrine of Mutually Assured Destruction, and that for them, as for the late West German Chancellor Audenaur, nuclear weapons are “just another form of artillery.”

And I’ll bet, like Zero Hedge, that it was a conference call including Frau Merkel, present, perhaps, by Mr.  Putin’s invitation, and perhaps even unannounced and unbeknownst to the other end of the call.

See you on the flip side…

 

 

THE CORKER-MCCAIN “RUSSIAN AGGRESSION PREVENTION ACT OF 2014″…

The craziness and out-of-control nature of the corruption evident in foreign policy lately has taken yet  another turn for the worse. But this one boggles the mind folks. It seems that the aptly named US Senator from Tennessee, Mr. Bob Corker, with the considerable political weight of US Senator John McCain behind it, has come[More...]

UKRAINIAN GOVERNMENT RESIGNS: JULY 24 2014, AND A BIT OF WAFFLING FROM THE US DEPT OF STATE: PART TWO

Yesterday, you’ll recall, I blogged about the resignation of the Ukrainian government after the Ukrainian Rada had refused to pass legislation required by the IMF to free a second level of funding to that beleaguered government, amid accusations from the Pentagon and State Department that the Russian government had sent into the eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk[More...]

JAPAN WANTS INTERNATIONAL MISSION TO MARS

Prior to the Secret Space Program conference, Mr. Henrik Palmgren of Red Ice Creations radio interviewed me about the conference and other space matters, and one of the things we both talked about during that interview, was the prediction of an increase in indicators of international efforts in space. No sooner said than done, as[More...]

THE COMING THIRD COUNCIL OF NICEA IN 2025

Pope Francis I and Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople Bartheolomeos are planning to hold an ecumenical love-in at Nicea, site of the first ecumenical council in 325, for the year 2025, on the 1700th anniversary of that council which gave, in one form or another, the creed used by most liturgical Christian churches to this day:[More...]

PUTIN, THE UKRAINE, AND A $20,000,000,000 FAST ONE… SOME SPECULATION

In the wake of the Ukrainian crisis and the Russian “annexation” of the Crimea, there has been a certain school of thought out there that says Mr. Obama played Vladimir Putin for the fool, as Russian rhetoric about invasions of the Eastern Ukraine only served to pull Western capital out of Russia. This school of[More...]

TIDBIT: AN EU “THINK TANK” ANALYSIS

Here’s an interesting analysis for EU watchers that comes from Europe itself. You’ll note if you read the whole lengthy article, that there was a European swing to the BRICSA bloc, which has been abruptly forestalled: Excerpt GEAB (April 2014) – Crisis Alert for European governance – Risk of a Very Large Separation between EU[More...]

THE GMO SCRAPBOOK: GMOs NEITHER SAFE NOR NECESSARY? THE EMERGENCE OF ANTI-GMO GEOPOLITICS

Yesterday I blogged about the recent decision in an Australian court against a farmer raising GMO crops on his fields, by a non-GMO farmer whose fields had been contaminated by the GMO crops brought to his field by processes of nature, causing him to lose his organic farming certification. The lesson of the suit is[More...]

NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM JUNE 12 2014

Pope Francis hosts Jewish and Muslim prayers at the heart of Catholicism: Pope Francis Hosts Jewish and Muslim Prayers at Vatican Israeli and Palestinian presidents pray for peace with Pope Francis at Vatican    

NO SOONER SAID THAN DONE: PART TWO: LAVIOLETTE’S “BLACK HOLE AT NASA”

Yesterday I began a little serialized blog about the conflict of visions between those who maintain there is no secret space program, nor any pool of hidden and viable alternative technologies to the chemical rocket, and those who maintain the contrary. We left off with the mention of Dr. Paul LaViolette’s book Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion: Tesla,[More...]