8 thoughts on “NEWS AND VIEWS FROM THE NEFARIUM NOV 7 2013”

  1. Our esteemed leaders need to watch more movies, like “Billion Dollar Brain”. This was the third in a series about the sardonic super- spy, Harry Palmer. Prophetic for 1967, with Michael Caine (as Harry Palmer), Karl Maulden, Francoise Dorleac (Catherine Deneuve’s older sister), and Oscar Homolka, even the Latvia scenario was predicted. Hah!

  2. Milton Zentmyer

    In my opinion, the Putin billionaire stories are a way of bringing Putin down on the level of all the corrupt US politicians and corporate elites. They cannot stand any high moral ground taken by anyone.

    Putin really does love Russia.

  3. As a Russian I would like to write some thoughts about past Russian history for a half a century.
    First of all about the collapse of the USSR. Actually there were no crisis in economy or governance that would affect the elimination of the country. Cold war was a competition in economy, culture, educational system, intelligence, space, actual wars(Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan) but the main race was between elites. And by the murder of Stalin and his team the soviet elite was the weakest aspect of that competition. And in 1970s some part of the soviet elite became more weak, more corrupt and greedy. They controlled property on the means of production, they had high level of consumption, they traveled around the world, but they hadn’t owned almost anything. That was contradiction. At that time in USSR came extra easy oil money(appr. 200 billion). And that became one more pushing factor in order to start changing the state. Part of the Soviet elite wanted to become a propriators of the Soviet economy(by the late 80s 20% of GWP). Western elite(it was united in cold war against USSR) decided to use this contradiction and later trick the soviet elite(“we tricked them” – phrase used by Brzhezinsky in answering why West had not kept it’s word not to expand NATO in Eastern Europe). At the time Gorbachev arrived in Kremlin the operation was on it’s finishing stage. After 4 died soviet leaders in 3 years young healthy Gorby immediately became popular. But in order to push changes and reforms elites organised deficit on simple products and stated all the time that soviet economy can’t produce jeans, laundry determent, enough meat. Of course that was simple sabotage. At the same time the public opinion was formated through “spacebridges USSR – USA(older people should remember Donahue and Posner). So there were two main factors in USSR collapse – Western elite and corrupted soviet elite that was so stupid and weak that believed to the first ones and was totally bribed.
    After the USSR was destroyed, the CIA and others’ agencies personal came in Russia. For example first Russian government(prime minister was Gaidar) was a cover up government, cause all decisions were made by CIA directly. The KGB became the branch of the CIA as a system. Of course not all employees obeyed. For example colonel Putin left KGB at that time.
    The act of soviet capitulation was signed in form of “Russian constitution 1993”. In which Central bank submits to FRS, media submits to New York rating system, prohibition on ideology etc. Also were signed contracts on nuclear disarmament(which Putin sabotaged). And during last 22 years millions of people left former soviet union for USA, Europe, Israel. There were quit many scientists and all kinds of engineers. The economy was destroyed through so called oligarchs(Khodorkovsky, Berezovsky, Abramovich etc). These are war reparations in different forms that post USSR is still paying to the west.
    I would like to add about Syria. I do not think that Putin was a key figure in stopping USA’s attack on Syria. Part of western elites didn’t want a big war there. Israel wanted, Oil corporations wanted. Vatican and European banksters didn’t want.
    Mr. Farrell, you are using the term “authoritarian” quit often, what do you mean by that term?

  4. Robert Barricklow

    Who really can really believe the Western Press? Their credibility is commensurate with with financial institutions – it is based upon the substance of thin air – literally & figuratively.
    The analyses of the reveral of USSR and USA positions is – par excellence.
    Putin was set in postion long ago.
    The elitest powers need to checked.
    Can’t help but think there is a global clique of intelligence networks, working in a circle within circles powerbase.
    Also the 2000 Apartment Bombings giving Putin a boost in popularity & power was orchestrated. But the 2001 orchestrated 9/11 in the USA pales in comparison. There in lies the difference. Since then, Russia has moved to challenge, what only can be described, as a system which represents no one’s interest(even those implementing it).

  5. “My working and personal relationship with President Obama is marked by growing trust. I appreciate this. I carefully studied his address to the nation on Tuesday. And I would rather disagree with a case he made on American exceptionalism, stating that the United States’ policy is “what makes America different. It’s what makes us exceptional.” It is extremely dangerous to encourage people to see themselves as exceptional, whatever the motivation. There are big countries and small countries, rich and poor, those with long democratic traditions and those still finding their way to democracy. Their policies differ, too. We are all different, but when we ask for the Lord’s blessings, we must not forget that God created us equal.
    Vladimir V. Putin is the president of Russia.”
    9/11 was the day the Americans were traumatized, but as Dr.Judy Wood correctly puts it, it wasn’t just a psychological attack on the Americans but indeed it was an attack on ‘human consciousness’.
    9/11 was the day the president of Russia wrote an Op-Ed in the New York Times, titled “A Plea for Caution From Russia”.
    Perhaps his choosing of the date is meant to send a message to the financial elites in control of the West, but i doubt Putin was making a ‘plea’ to these elites, as evidenced in his own words, “RECENT events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders.”, as far as i’m concerned he’s genuinely making a plea to the American people as well.
    In the chronicles of otherworldly records, 9/11 was the day the devil danced in the smokes of twin towers, and 9/11
    was the day a Russian spoke to America on behalf of ‘God’.

  6. The KGB has a long ancestry going back to John the Terrible or Ivan Grossny five hundred years ago. The Russians also remember the stabs in the back to them and to the Eastern Roman Empire and the Orthodox Christians in Western Asia by the west. The Western have a naff messing up around the world.

  7. Thanks again for some very simple reporting and analysis of a very important international situation. In a sane world, JPF would have a one hour political commentary show 5 nights a week (or at least, once a week), prime time, in the mainstream media.

    I still find it difficult to believe that “the mainstream media” absolutely refuses to provide rational analysis of such situations (and if they do occasionally, it is almost always easily seen to be pure propaganda, more extreme than that seen in Nazi Germany or the old USSR).

    QUESTION: What does anyone here think of the reports (in the Western media of course) that Putin “has amassed a personal fortune of between 4 and 7 billion dollars”? The few articles I scanned a few weeks ago always admitted that there was no evidence at all for the claim, but that it was their educated guess. As usual, no proof, just assertion (aka “propaganda”). I am not claiming to know anything about the issue, it’s just that IF it is correct, that would probably just turn Putin into one of the “oligarchs” that he has so famously put down in Russia. And that makes it look (to me) even more like a made-up story to discredit Putin in the eyes of the American public. But I would be interested what people here think of the “Billionaire Putin” stories.

  8. More geopolitical games being played, when are they going to stop?
    This world has had it’s share of wars started by governments and it’s ironic that most of us are just sick of it.
    What is it going to take for these nutcases to get the message, we don’t want any more wars. I just wish we could “tear up” the three books, and you know which one’s I’m talking about, that keep this world of ours in constant conflict.

    They may play games with Putin, but he is no mans fool, the fools are in London and New York,and they had better take notice that he isn’t going to be pushed around, he checkmated them once and he can do it again without firing a shot.

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