There's a slowly growing  discussion out there that Russia may be next on the list for the worn-out playbook called "regime change":

Has the U.S. Targeted Nuclear-Armed Russia with Regime Change?

In this context, it is perhaps worth recalling that the recent apparent hacking of JP Morgan is being spun by some sources as a Russian cyber attack (a point on which I remain highly skeptical given the Western media's increasing tendency to blame various failures in the Western system on Mr. Putin and those always-evil-never-to-be-trusted-Russians):

Stolen JPMorgan data rerouted to Russia: Bloomberg

As the first article observes, "The U.S. has, of course, already carried out regime change in Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Chile, Haiti and many other countries.  The U.S. was also instrumental in the recent regime change in Ukraine."

And as it also notes, there is a growing consensus in foreign circles that Russia is next for the program of "regime change":

"New Republic writes:

"'There are now voices in Moscow saying that these sanctions are an attempt to force regime change in Russia.'

"Richard Becker – of the American anti-war group Answer Coalition – says:

"'Their (US and NATO) clear aim is to surround Russia, to weaken Russia in the long run [and] to bring about regime change in Russia…'

"DNA India argues:

'Washington’s obvious plan is to get troublesome Putin out of the way. The expectation is that once Russians feel the crunch they will turn against the president.


'Regime change has become the latest buzzword against rulers the West dislikes. It was Iraq’s Saddam Hussain at one time, Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi at another time and now it is Russia’s Putin. The Russian leader may not be an easy prey.'

"Former Indian ambassador M.K.Bhadrakumar theorizes that it is Russia’s sheltering of Edward Snowden which is the motivation for the U.S. push for regime change in Russia:

'The US is undoubtedly in a punishing mood. What accounts for it? Can’t be Syria. Can’t be Iran, Iraq or Afghanistan. Can’t be the Arctic, can’t be BRICS.

'Yes, it has to be the unprecedented humiliation and damage caused to the US’ global standing and foreign and security policies by the Edward Snowden affair, which Washington believes was masterminded from the Kremlin. It’s payback time for the CIA.'

"Former Associated Press and Newsweek reporter Robert Parry wrote in April:

'Now that the demonization of Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is in full swing, one has to wonder when the neocons will unveil their plan for “regime change” in Moscow, despite the risks that overthrowing Putin and turning Russia into a super-sized version of Ukraine might entail for the survival of the planet.'

A little word to the wise here: a destablized Russia - for that would be what any regime change would result in - would be far worse to deal with than the current one. But there's another problem: that's no likely to happen. And there's yet a third problem, and it's something I've been warning about for some time, and it's something that, given the current relationship between "the Russian mafia" and the various Latin American drug cartels, should give anyone contemplating such a course of action reason to stop and consider the implications very carefully: covert operations and "regime change" is a game two can play.

From the Russian point of view, the first article points out, in its own implicit way, why such a course of covert action might be one the Russians might ponder: the USA's constant meddling in the internal affairs of other nations, its broken promises not to expand NATO - really  broken when one considers the recent statements to the effect that the USA needs bases in the Baltic states - all of it, and most especially Washington's post-9/11 role as a principal de-stabilizing geopolitical factor, have to have the policy mandarins in Moscow and Beijing and New Delhi worried. Indeed, as I put it in last week's News and Views from the Nefarium, the BRICSA bloc has but one overriding uniting factor, and that is the determination to resist this no-limits USA unipolarism.  So what if, in addition to those BRICSA discussions about international financial clearing and their need for their own independent institutions and mechanisms for it, and if in addition to their discussions for their own development bank, there are even more private and secret discussions on "regime change" in the West. This wouldn't simply be a matter of replacing one president or Congress with another, but rather, realizing the deeper structures of power behind them.

And that's the point: the BRICSA nations, largely led by Russia in this respect, have already recognized those structures, and are taking steps to free themselves from them. That's the "soft" regime change. The "hard" regime change...well, that's another matter entirely. But you can bet your bottom reminbi they're talking about that too.  They would, in fact, be bereft of their senses if they did not have such contingency plans.

As I say, it's a game two (or more) can play.

See you on the flip side...

(Thanks to Mr.T.W. and Mr. V.T. for these articles!)




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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. yankee phil on September 19, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I can’t get my head around the fact that Putin,who put Janakovich up for presidency,didn’t see how corrupt the guy was when most of the money he was stealing was the gas income from Russia. Putin had to see it was being siffoned off by the kronies in power as the debt crisis grew every year. Then Putin backs down after taking Crimea under its wing when after the referendums in the east of Ukraine he’d have had a reasonably legitimate mandate to accept these area’s into his realm of influence also in part due to the ethnic russian make-up of the basic populations there.

  2. emlong on September 12, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Don’t about you guys, but I find myself praying a lot these days and trying to do so not in a haze of fear. This planet has always been a rough place, and it is probably always going to be so. I am coming around to the old idea that it is a school for souls and a pretty harsh school at that, nor do I anymore think that death is the finality of the soul. I have seen too many things that say otherwise. These periodic eruptions of psychopathology and spiritlessness in some people have been the norm for all of 3 or 4 million years that the homo sapiens experiment has been running. It may be that “school” wouldn’t have it any other way.

  3. T.J. on September 11, 2014 at 4:32 pm


    ‘Hail-Mary’-pass reasons for poking the Russian bear *now* may be both simple and complex.

    Rothschild & Rockefeller boys on top for 200+ years. In U.S., Bush boys only since +/-1940s-1970s+ (with Daddy-Bush/NeoCon globalist influences on Boy George, O’Boy, Billary & G7). BRICS are the new kids.

    However, if new kids’ bank & money systems compete, then RR&B may lose & don’t like that. Toppling China difficult. Russia less difficult. Brazil easy (with foe’s plane crash, Rousseff loses to new foe). India done?

    SE Asia & Iraq-Iran wars, Afghan1&2, 9/11, Iraq2&3, Egypt1&2, Libya, Syria, Israel, Ukraine, MusBros, A-Q, ISIS, oil/gas, etc. = great game of chaos+.

    Henry’s WSJ OpEd was anti-chaos memo from R2 boys to Zbig & R1/Bush boys.

    If RR&B can’t control new kids OR create chaos, then it’s game-set-match -favoring new kids’ win. But chaos is easy. RR&B are good at that…

    • jedi on September 12, 2014 at 8:39 am

      they are all playing losing hands….born losers.

      Every time they win, they lose….the irony of the board game.

      • Robert Barricklow on September 12, 2014 at 8:53 am

        I like that analogy jedi.

        • jedi on September 12, 2014 at 9:01 am

          kindred spirits Robert, we do enjoy the truth

  4. DownunderET on September 11, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Trying to put Russia into a death spiral isn’t a good look. I mean history tells us of a couple of “oops” moments, Napoleon tried, Hitler tried, and now the neocons in Washington think it’s a chinch. Well Mr. Putin isn’t going anywhere soon, and the more they push, he will push back, and the winner is…………..?

    • jedi on September 12, 2014 at 8:41 am

      ever think for a moment that Russian gypsies were behind Napoleon and Hitler?

  5. marcos toledo on September 11, 2014 at 10:48 am

    I read today about this right from the horse’s mouth English well that news source is living up to it’s name at least in this case truth. I have a Twitter gadget on my Ighome on my computer and while scrolling Twitter came upon this story eleven minutes after it was posted on that site. It’s interesting that the author of that article opened with JFK assassination interesting tie in.

    • Nidster - on September 11, 2014 at 6:42 pm

      Well there should be no doubt after Mr. Obama’s speech 24 hours ago that he plans to bomb Syria in the very near future. Also, as the article you cite makes clear NATO will be conducting a military exercise called ‘Rapid Trident’ to be held in Ukraine, September 15-26. It appears that would be a perfect place to stage a ‘false flag’ event.

      I find the JFK assassination tie in interesting too. Why did the writer lead with that event? If something bad were to happen to Mr. Obama, and if it “appeared” a right wing militia group was involved, it would not be simply replacing one President with another because in the immediate aftermath all hell would break out in America. That scenario might trigger a collapse of the FRN and require a substitute currency, but how would that actually benefit any of the BRICSA nations?

      • Robert Barricklow on September 11, 2014 at 7:10 pm

        Mr. Biden is Mr. Israeli personified.

  6. Anthroposophe on September 11, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Some analysts predict a “World War” scenario sooner rather than later, because the US has to strike before the looming economic collapse hits. In a Washington Post Op-ed in February, Condi Rice essentially called for regime change in Russia. This all closely follows Zbig Brzezinski’s prescription for Russia going back to the late 90s. Russian Federation will be broken up into three separate entities: This hearkens back to British imperial policy of the 19th century (which was put on hold to make use of Russia against Germany.)

    A Russian analyst whom I have found enlightening is Evgeny Federov. There are several hours of video interviews with English subtitles available on Youtube. Here he predicts a EuroMaidan type event in St. Petersburg this month:

    Putin and Russia have been reminding us of their “strategic” weapons so I think (hope) that open war by the US and Nato is unlikely. However, the West has an ace in the hole, ISIS (which, as it turns out, is run by a core of Chechen mercenaries):
    This was predicted by an article in the Economist magazine back in the 90s. Terry Boardman has written about it in his book “Mapping the Millenium.”

  7. loisg on September 11, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Well, first off, I don’t put anything past the neocon game book of ridiculous, outrageous attempts to control everything for their own purposes. I know they have been involved in regime change as Joseph rightly suggested and this would just be another step ( why stop now?) they do their fair share, and maybe more, of blaming the victim. But by the same token, I don’t put anything past the Russians attempting to shift the blame for their own actions in the Ukraine, playing the victim. I don’t believe either one.

    • DaphneO on September 11, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      What do you think Russia has done in Ukraine please?

      • jedi on September 12, 2014 at 8:43 am

        same thing it did too Rhodesia

  8. basta on September 11, 2014 at 8:54 am

    In TPTB’s view, it’s a race between Russian “regime change” and Western financial collapse, but the big problem is that the Ziocon sociopaths are three laps ahead and gaining, so Putin has a little breathing room for now.

  9. emlong on September 11, 2014 at 7:50 am

    The US appears to be mostly engaged in “posturing” – attempting to behave as though it were still a superpower with the resources to deploy its military all over the globe when in fact it is bankrupt. This is all a show – a ruse. When the financial system finally can’t find another can to kick down the road then the show will have to fold up its tent and draw in its tentacles – maybe start spending its hugely debased currency on its own miserable people nearly half of whom live at the poverty level. This sad spectacle has unwound slowly enough that we tend to forget how imploded and corrupted the US has become – how ridiculous and clownish. Really, all the rest of the world needs to do is just hang in there and amuse us with little compliments while neatly dodging us whenever possible, and allow us to rot from within and finally collapse. Overextended empires always carry the seeds of their own destruction in their hip pocket. Worry points along the way – when China’s economy exceeds the US’s (it already has technically) there will be hell to pay for awhile as the last of the mean old white dudes from the Bush era recoil in horror. Who knows what revenge they will exact on the planet. Isn’t that what this is all about really – rage at being a mere equal rather than superior to? I know how the Great Generation thinks – they are mad as hell about the various usurpations – it is almost purely a question of vanity for these guys.

    • Robert Barricklow on September 11, 2014 at 7:58 am

      And one other adage comes to mind for the “West”:

      Play with fire and you’ll get burnt.

  10. Robert Barricklow on September 11, 2014 at 7:35 am

    Be careful what you wish for.

    • jedi on September 12, 2014 at 8:52 am

      they dont even know what they are wishing for anymore….and that is a very bad spot for anyone to be in…..but it does prove a point. Primarily problem solve, ie create…so creates could like a good Rabbit could.

  11. old97polarcat on September 11, 2014 at 7:16 am

    Not sure what you mean by “realizing the power structures behind them”? Does realizing mean exposing them or somehow taking control of them?

    If I were a US neocon, I would be looking at destabilizing India rather than Russia. It’s a much easier target with loads of already existing religious and ethnic tensions to exploit. What I would want to prevent is RIC becoming a unified bloc. Also, I would exploit tensions in Western China.

    But all this misses the bigger point of climate change. Methane is the game changer. Once methane is out of the bag – and it already is — all hell breaks lose climate-wise. You can shuffle the chairs on the deck of the Titanic all you want with this scheme and that scheme, but in the end, you can’t put the methane genie back in the bottle. Ten years of post-WWII status quo left, at best.

  12. foggygoggles on September 11, 2014 at 6:01 am

    What’s really needed, is a “regime change” in the US! When pigs fly….

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