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Friday, May 17, 2024

Putin Receives Hero Welcome In China After Dress Rehearsal Trump Assassination


May 16, 2024

A foreboding new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today first noting President Putin received a hero welcome upon arriving in Beijing to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping, says these two nuclear weapons armed superpower leaders signed a statement on deepening relations, after which President Putin declared: “It is absolutely crucial that Russian-Chinese relations are not ad hoc contacts and are not aimed against anyone...Our cooperation in world affairs is one of the main stabilizing factors on the international stage...Together, we defend the principles of fairness and the democratic world order based on the multipolar realities and international law”, then President Xi observed: “Relations between modern-day China and Russia, which span nearly 75 years, have been tempered in difficult conditions and stood the test of a fickle international situation...Ties between Beijing and Moscow are a model of relations between large powers and neighboring states, characterized by mutual respect, trust, friendship and mutual benefit”.

During his remarks in China today, this report notes, President Putin revealed: “The vast majority of transactions between Russia and China are now carried out in national currencies, bypassing the US dollar”—a revelation quickly followed by top Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov most factually observing: “China is too strong to be influenced by brazen Western attempts to force it to limit its cooperation with Russia”.

Also facing “brazen Western attempts to force it to limit its cooperation with Russia”, this report continues, is socialist European Union and NATO member nation Slovakia, whose nationalist populist “Slovak Donald Trump” leader Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico came to power last October in an overwhelming election victory, then declared: “I say it loud and clear and will do so: The war in Ukraine didn’t start yesterday or last year...It began in 2014 when the Ukrainian Nazis and fascists started to murder Russian citizens in Donbass and Lugansk...We can pour all the weapons of the world, all the money there, and Russia will never be defeated militarily”, then he warned all socialist European Union leaders: “If we can’t tell the truth at the Brussels table that, for example, anti-Russian sanctions didn’t work, that further destruction of Ukraine and killing Ukrainians is going nowhere, that the fanatic implementation of the Green Deal is killing our economies, that 20,000 casualties in the Gaza Strip cannot be overlooked just because Israel causes them, we are on a slippery slope that can be not only politically, but also economically destructive for Europe”.

Yesterday, this report details, Pro-Trump nationalist populist leader Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot multiple times by a radical socialist terrorist, but survived the assassination attempt after emergency surgery, and today it sees articles appearing like “DISGUSTING: British SKY News Commentator Appears To Justify Assassination Attempt On Populist Prime Minister Robert Fico, Compares Him To Victor Orban – As Fico Battles For His Life In Hospital”.

Following nationalist populist leader Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico being swept into power last October, this report notes, nationalist populist leader Geert Wilders, whom socialists branded the “Dutch Donald Trump”, was swept into power in the socialist European Union and NATO member nation the Netherlands after his overwhelming election victory last November—socialist forces have kept Wilders from forming a government for the past six months, but a few hours after Prime Minister Fico was gunned down yesterday, Wilders announced a new government has been formed—an announcement quickly followed by the leftist media raging: “Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders and three other party leaders agreed on a coalition deal early Thursday that veers the Netherlands toward the hard right, capping a half year of tumultuous negotiations”—but Politico, in its just released article “How Geert Wilders Turned All Corners Of Dutch Society Into Far Right Voters”, more honestly observed: “The taboo of voting for populist, anti-immigration parties is fading...Far-right voters are not who you think they are...According to November exit poll data, men and women, urban and rural, old and young voted for the far-right party...Across Europe, far right parties are advancing with support from young — and first time — voters...Despite being one of the EU’s wealthiest countries, the Netherlands’ shortage of affordable housing has become a key concern...Amid rising prices, many have an increasingly cynical outlook on life...Unlike their parents and grandparents, this generation feels less restricted by party loyalties, making them more of a wild card and therefore an attractive pool of new voters for anti-establishment candidates ”.

The most feared person in the world by elite socialist forces, this report concludes, is American nationalist populist leader President Donald Trump, whom the “far-right voters that are not who you think they are” have been flocking to in droves, which caused anti-Trump political action committee Lincoln Project co-founder and board member Rick Wilson to publicly issue the order: “The donor class can’t just sit back on the sidelines and say oh well, don’t worry, this will all work itself out...They’re still gonna have to go out and put a bullet in Donald Trump...That’s a fact”—a public assassination order followed by American conservative journalist Laura Loomer warning: The Deep State is going to try to kill Donald Trump...He must be protected at all costs—after the without any doubt President Trump dress rehearsal assassination attempt on Prime Minister Fico yesterday, socialist European Union and NATO member nationalist populist leader Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orb├ín, whom socialists branded the “Hungarian Donald Trump”, posted the message: “I was deeply shocked by the heinous attack against my friend, Prime Minister Robert Fico...We pray for his health and quick recovery!...God bless him and his country!”, then he was immediately warned: “Double your security, Mr. Prime Minister...They're out for blood”.

https://rumble.com/v4vh4mn-putin-meets-with-xi-russian-president-receives-warm-welcome-in-beijing.html

By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscribers

https://www.whatdoesitmean.com/index4614.htm

Friday, May 10, 2024

Russia says US is interfering in India's domestic affairs and general election

May 09, 2024

Russia has accused the United States of meddling in the domestic affairs of India. Russian foreign ministry accused the White House of complicating the 2024 Lok Sabha polls and described the interference as a "colonial period mentality".

Moscow stated that Washington has not yet provided any reliable evidence of the baseless claims of involvement of Indian citizens in the murder plot of a Khalistani terrorist in that country.

The foreign ministry responded to a question regarding a recent report by the Washington Post, which claimed that an Indian intelligence officer hired a hit team to kill Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun.

India has already issued a strong-worded response and denied the report, stating that the report made "unwarranted and unsubstantiated" imputations on a serious matter and that an investigation into the case was underway.

The ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said, "According to the information we have, Washington has not yet provided any reliable evidence of the involvement of Indian citizens in the preparation of the murder of a certain G.S. Pannun. Speculation on this topic in the absence of evidence is unacceptable."

Last year in November, US federal prosecutors charged an Indian national with collaborating with an Indian government official in the failed conspiracy to assassinate Pannun, who was designated as a terrorist by India under the anti-terror law Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Zakharova further added that the US lacks an understanding of India's national mentality and history. She slammed the report for making "unfounded accusations" about religious freedoms in India.

"Regular unfounded accusations by the United States against New Delhi... we see that they groundlessly accuse not only India but also many other states... of violating religious freedoms are a reflection of the United States' misunderstanding of the national mentality, the historical context of the development of the Indian state and disrespect for India as a state," she said.

As quoted by RT news, she said, "The reason is that they try to unbalance the internal political situation in India in order to complicate the general parliamentary elections. That is part of meddling in India’s internal affairs."

She added, "The Washington Post, it seems to me, should use the term "repressive regime" and everything you quoted in relation to Washington. It is difficult to imagine a more repressive regime than Washington, both in domestic and international affairs."

Srishti Singh Sisodia is a digital journalist at WION and majorly writes on world politics.

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Thursday, May 9, 2024

BRICS To Use Gold To Challenge US Dollar

The growingly popular BRICS alliance has continued to grow in numbers and support over the past year. In August 2023, the alliance agreed to expand its total members in 2024. Furthermore, the bloc announced the development of a new currency. This BRICS currency will be driven to fully ditch the US dollar in trade and usher in a new era.

The currency is expected to be backed by gold, a precious metal sought after by BRICS nations since the announcement. With gold on the rise, the precious metal is bullish and will be a battlefield for the West’s US Dollar and BRICS moving forward.

Russia has assumed the main leadership of the bloc alongside China. Since it invaded Ukraine, the country has sought alternative financial mechanisms. In turn, Russia and BRICS are looking to the growing momentum of gold to back their new currency. However, as the US dollar continues a slow decline, more countries including the US itself are also turning to gold as a global reserve. The precious metal is becoming evermore so precious, and will likely be a setting for a standoff between BRICS and the US dollar for some time.

In addition, many experts see Russia inspiring other countries to pursue gold-backed trade and currencies to abandon the US dollar. Countries in Africa, including Zimbabwe, have an interest in BRICS’ de-dollarization initiative and, thus also an interest in gold.

With further development to come, African nations are hoping to reach the levels of economic growth as their Western and northern counterparts and may see a gold-backed currency as the next step to reach those heights. Hence why interest in the bloc around the continent has grown significantly.

In a world where both BRICS and GOLD are bullish, the US dollar is at risk. As the bloc continues to fight the greenback, the precious metal as an asset

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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Putin Orders Tactical Nuclear Drills As Russia Warns “Western Leaders Won’t Be Able To Hide”

A beyond foreboding new Security Council (SC) report circulating in the Kremlin today first noting President Putin held his final meeting with the government this morning on the eve of his inauguration tomorrow, says the last official act of his expiring fourth term in office was ordering tactical nuclear weapons drills, about which the Ministry of Defense (MoD) announced: “Missile forces of the Southern Military District will be directly involved in the exercise...It will also require the participation of military aircraft and the Russian Navy...The goal of the exercise is to iron out the practical aspects of the preparation and deployment of non-strategic nuclear weapons...Provocative statements and threats against Russia by certain Western officials are the reason for the drill”.

A tactical nuclear weapon (TNW), otherwise known as a non-strategic nuclear weapon, this report notes, is generally smaller in power than a strategic nuclear weapon (SNW)--under the Nuclear War Doctrine of the Russian Federation, tactical nuclear weapons can be fired from artillery systems and missile launched from aircraft, naval vessels and submarines—tactical nuclear weapons are specifically designed to strike forward enemy bases and decision making centers far from a conflict zone—and under the Russian nuclear war “escalate to deescalate” doctrine, a tactical nuclear weapons strike is intended to give an enemy time to rethink its objectives before strategic nuclear weapons begin obliterating them.

The latest socialist Western colonial “provocative threat” against Russia, this report continues, was issued by top radical socialist Democrat Party lawmaker United States Congress House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, who yesterday proclaimed: “Chaos and dysfunction in the House GOP has effectively given Democrats the majority” and declared: “We can’t let Ukraine fall because if it does, then there’s a significant likelihood that America will have to get into the conflict – not simply with our money, but with our servicewomen and our servicemen”—and with the socialist Democrat Party in effective control of the United States Congress able to declare war, it caused Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev to most gravely warn: “Sending their troops to the territory of former Ukraine will mean their direct involvement in the war...We will have to respond to this...And, alas, not on the territory of former Ukraine...Western leaders won’t be able to hide on Capitol Hill, or in the Elysee Palace, or on 10 Downing Street...A global catastrophe will ensue”.

Quickly joining the socialist Democrat Party now in control of the United States Congress threatening war on Russia, this report details, socialist European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell grimly warned: “If we don't support Ukraine, Ukraine will fall in a matter of days”—a grim warning followed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov most factually observing: “It is not the Ukrainians who are at war, but rather the collective West is using them as a tool in a proxy conflict against Russia...Western powers are no longer talking about a supposed victory over Russia, they are only seeking to prevent themselves from being defeated”, then he gravely assessed: “There will be presidential election in the United States soon...There is no division between Democrats and Republicans over Russia and China...One may be tougher, the other even tougher, but in principle we don't see any difference...For both, no matter who wins the election, we are by and large the enemy...Whether we are an adversary or an enemy is a nuance...But the strategic defeat that they say should be inflicted on Russia is the goal of the American establishment”.

While watching the “global catastrophe” close in on him, this report notes, corrupt socialist Western colonial puppet leader Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky proclaimed like the madman he truly is: “The world sees it, God knows it...And we believe God has a chevron with the Ukrainian flag on his shoulder...So, with such an ally, life will definitely win over death”—the Russian Orthodox Church quickly issued the factual statement: “The Lord is not a resident of the Kiev Region for Zelensky to mobilize him and put him in the Ukrainian army”—then the Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) observed: “Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is clearly starting to lose the fight for the hearts and minds of Ukrainians, the more so because his legitimacy as president will end after his five-year term in office expires on 20 May...the US does not care who heads Ukraine...The most important thing for that person is to be able to continue the armed conflict with Russia...War to the last Ukrainian must not stop” and revealed: “The United States has ramped up its search for an alternative to Ukraine's Zelensky...Contacts have been made with Petro Poroshenko, Vitali Klitschko, Andriy Yermak, Valery Zaluzhny, and former speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament, Dmytro Razumkov...It is believed that these figures could become key players in the event of a sudden deterioration on the front that would necessitate an urgent change in the Kiev regime's leadership”.

In conclusive proof that madman puppet leader President Zelensky hasn’t mobilized any god into the Ukrainian army, this report continues, the MoD announced today: “Over the past 24 hours, the Ukrainian Armed Forces lost up to 380 soldiers and another Abrams tank, while Russian forces improved their positions on the battlefield” and revealed: “Over the past 24 hours, operational-tactical aviation, missile forces and artillery of groups of troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed: a warehouse of Western-made missile weapons in the area of ​​the city of Odessa, as well as a radar station for detecting and tracking air targets P-19 in the area of ​​the village of Kozyutovka, Kharkov region”—and if Kiev uses UK-provided missiles to strike Russian territory, the Foreign Ministry revealed about its emergency meeting with British Ambassador Nigel Casey today: “Casey was warned that the response to Ukrainian strikes using British weapons on Russian territory could be any British military facilities and equipment on the territory of Ukraine and beyond”.

In a final bid to avert a “global catastrophe”, this report concludes, Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in France today to try to talk sense with the socialist Western colonial powers, after which he will travel to Russian-allied nations Serbia and Hungary, then meet next week with President Putin in Beijing—President Xi began his travels at the same time the leftist New York Times released its article “China Is Buying Gold Like There’s No Tomorrow”—world-renowned American multi-billionaire hedge fund investor Mark Spitznagel just warned: “We’re witnessing the greatest credit bubble in human history...Credit bubbles end...They pop...There's no way to stop them from popping...The Fed has brought the economy to a place where there’s no turning back”—Russian Executive Director Alexey Mozhin at the International Monetary Fund just issued the alert: “In the event of the collapse of the dollar and the international monetary system, it will be necessary to turn the said BRICS accounting unit into a real currency, backed by exchange goods”—after retired United States Army General H.R. McMaster demanded that the socialist Biden Regime double defense spending to prepare for World War III, it caused the world’s richest and smartest man Elon Musk to exclaim in horror: “We need to do something about our national debt or the dollar will be worth nothing”—all of which comes at the same time the American peoples still aren't aware that the conflict in Ukraine has nothing at all to do with so-called freedom and democracy, but is an existential conflict against socialist Western colonial fiat currencies backed by nothing continually printed to fund wars, that’s being waged by gold-commodity-production backed currency powers Russia and China.

https://rumble.com/v4tinw3-putin-orders-tactical-nuclear-weapons-drills-to-be-conducted.html

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By: Sorcha Faal, and as reported to her Western Subscriber

https://www.whatdoesitmean.com/

Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Sahel's 'Axis of Resistance'

The emergence of Axes of Resistance in various geographies is an inextricable byproduct of the long and winding process leading us toward a multipolar world. These two things – resistance to the Hegemon and the emergence of multipolarity – are absolutely complementary.

The Axis of Resistance in West Asia – across Arab and Muslim states – now finds as its soul sister the Axis of Resistance spanning the Sahel in Africa, west to east, from Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger to Chad, Sudan, and Eritrea.

African Sahel states

Unlike Niger, where the change in power against neocolonialism was associated with a military coup, in Senegal, the power change comes straight from the polls. 

Senegal plunged itself into a new era with the landslide victory of Bassirou Diomaye Faye, 44, in nationwide elections on 24 March. A former tax inspector who had just spent a fortnight stint in jail, Faye emerged with the profile of an underdog pan-African leader to turn the ‘most stable democracy in Africa,’ under French puppet incumbent Macky Sall, upside down. 

The incoming Senegalese president now joins Ibrahim Traore, 36, in Burkina Faso, Aby Ahmed, 46, in Ethiopia, Andry Rajoelina, 48, in Madagascar, as well as future superstar Julius Malema, 44, in South Africa as part of the new, young pan-African generation focused on sovereignty. In his election manifesto, Faye pledged to reclaim Senegal's sovereignty no less than eighteen times.  

Geoeconomics is key to these shifts. As Senegal becomes a substantial oil and gas producer, Faye will aim to renegotiate mining and energy contracts, including the largest ones with British Petroleum (BP) and UK gold mine operator, Endeavor Mining. 

Crucially, he plans to ditch the exploitative CFA franc – the French-controlled currency system used in 14 African states – even setting up a new currency as part of reshaping relations with neocolonial power France, Senegal's top trading partner. Faye, echoing Comrade Xi Jinping, wants a "win-win" partnership. 

Enter the Alliance of the Sahel States

Faye has not yet been clear on whether he intends to kick the French military out of Senegal. Were that to happen, the blow to Paris would be unprecedented, as embattled Petit Roi Emmanuel Macron and the French establishment consider Senegal the key player when it comes to blockading landlocked Niger, Mali, and Burkina Faso, which have already left Paris in the (Sahel) dust.  

The three latter states, which have just formed an Alliance of the Sahel States (Alliance des Etats du Sahel, AES, in the original French), are not only a major Paris nightmare after serial humiliations but also a big American headache – epitomized in the spectacular breakdown of military cooperation between Washington and Nigerien capital Niamey. 

The culprit, according to the US Deep State, is, of course, Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

Obviously, no one in the US Beltway has been paying due attention to the Russia–Africa diplomatic flurry since last year, involving all key players from the Sahel to the new African BRICS members Egypt and Ethiopia.

In sharp contrast to its prior regard of Niger as a staunch ally in the Sahel, Washington is now forced to present a calendar date to get its troops out of Niger – after a military cooperation deal was annulled. The Pentagon cannot be involved in military training in Nigerien territory anymore.

There are two key bases – in Agadez and Niamey – which the Pentagon spent over $150 million to build. Niamey was finished only in 2019 and is managed by the US military's African Command, AFRICOM.

Operational objectives are, predictably, shrouded in mystery. The Niamey base is essentially an intel center, processing data collected by MQ-9 Reaper drones. The US Air Force also uses the Dirkou Aerodrome as a base for operations in the Sahel.

Now things get really exciting, because the presence of a de facto CIA drone base in Dirkou, manned by a handful of operatives, is not even acknowledged. This dark base allows intel collection everywhere in Central Africa, from west to north. Call it another classic example of former CIA director Mike Pompeo's "We Lie, We Cheat, We Steal."

There are roughly 1,000 US troops in Niger who may soon face ejection. The Americans are trying everything to stem the bleeding. Only this month, US Undersecretary of State for Africa Molly Phee visited Niger twice. Losing bases in Niger will translate into Washington following Paris in losing control of the Sahel – as Niger gets closer to Russia and Iran. 

These bases are not essential to exercise surveillance over the Bab al-Mandeb; it's all about the Sahel, with drones operating on their limit and violating every sovereign air space in sight. 

Incidentally, a hefty delegation from Niamey visited Moscow in January. Then, last week, Putin discussed security cooperation in phone calls with Mali's interim President, Assimi Goita, and Niger's military junta President Abdourahmane Tchiani before talking to the Republic of Congo's President Denis Nguesso. 

Ivory Coast: The Empire turn-around

Pro-west puppet regimes are dwindling fast all across the African continent. The Alliance of the Sahel States – Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger – may be the vanguard of an African Axis of Resistance, but there's more, in the form of South Africa, Ethiopia, and Egypt as full BRICS members – not to mention serious candidates for the next wave of BRICS+, such as Algeria and Nigeria.  

Russia, diplomatically, and China, commercially, plus the full weight of the Russia–China strategic partnership, are clearly focused on the long game – counting on Africa as a whole as a key multipolar player. Additional evidence was provided once again during the multipolar conference last month in Moscow, where charismatic pan-African leader Kemi Seba from Benin was one of the superstars. 

Pan-Eurasian diplomatic circles even allow themselves to joke about the recent hissy fits by Le Petit Roi in Paris. The utter humiliation of France in the Sahel is likely one of the drivers of Macron's chest-thumping threats to send French troops to Ukraine – who would be turned into steak tartare by the Russians in record time – and his eagerness to support Armenia's current Russophobic stunts.

Historically, the fact remains, that Africans considered the former USSR much more pliable and even supportive when it came to siphoning natural resources; that goodwill has now also been transferred to China. 

As a regional integration platform, the Alliance of the Sahel States has everything it takes to become a game-changer. Senegal under Faye may eventually join, but Guinea already offers the geographical capacity to provide the alliance with credible maritime access. That will lead to the progressive extinction of the western-controlled, Nigeria-based ECOWAS. 

Yet, never dismiss the Hegemon's mighty tentacles. The Pentagon master plan does not entail abandoning Africa to a multipolar Russia–China–Iran sphere of influence. Yet no one across the Sahel's Axis of Resistance buys the US 'terror threat' card anymore. There was virtually zero terror in Africa until 2011, when NATO turned Libya into a wasteland, then put boots on the ground and erected military bases across the continent.

So far, the Alliance of the Sahel States is winning the sovereignty-first information war, hands-down. But there's no question the Empire will strike back. After all, the whole game is tied to the Beltway's supreme paranoia of Russia taking over the Sahel and Central Africa. 

Enter the Ivory Coast, now that Senegal may be about to start flirting with the Alliance of the Sahel States. 

Ivory Coast is more strategic to Washington than, for instance, Chad because Ivorian territory is very close to the Sahel alliance. Still, Chad has already recalibrated its foreign policy, which is no longer Western-controlled and comes with a new emphasis on getting closer to Moscow. 

What lies ahead for Empire? Perhaps US 'anti-terror' drones shared with Paris at the French base in the Ivory Coast to keep the Sahel alliance in check. Call it the humiliated Gallic rooster embracing the Hegemon in West Africa without receiving even the crumbs of a stale croissant.

By Pepe Escobar April 1, 2024

https://thecradle.co/articles/the-sahels-axis-of-resistance