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Saturday, 8 November 2014

Blast of arctic air via polar vortex to chill 42 U.S. states


As the polar vortex gets displaced to the south, the door will open for arctic air to plunge over the most of the United States as the new week progresses.

Only the Southwest, Hawaii, Alaska and South Florida will escape the grip of the upcoming arctic blast that the polar vortex can be blamed for.


"The polar vortex is a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region," stated AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski.


"Occasionally, this pocket of very cold air can get dislodged farther south than normal, leading to cold outbreaks in Canada and the U.S."


For this current outbreak, the harshest cold in relation to normal will encompass the northern Rockies and Plains. However, temperatures will also plummet throughout the Northwest and to the Gulf Coast and I-95 corridor.


The arctic blast will drop into the northern Rockies on Monday, accompanied by a snowstorm on its leading edge, then will spread across the Northwest and Plains through Wednesday.


Later in the week is when the cold will reach the I-95 corridor, but it will not be of the same magnitude as earlier in the week.


Many communities across the northern Rockies and Plains will experience a 20- to 40-degree drop in high temperatures from one day to the next.


Tuesday and Wednesday will prove to be the coldest days of the week across the northern Rockies and northern High Plains, where highs will be held to the teens with subzero lows.


"The combination of cold air, wind and other conditions, including snow in part of the Midwest and northern Plains, will send AccuWeather RealFeel® temperatures plunging into the single digits and teens."


"Such cold will raise the risk of hypothermia and frostbite for those not properly dressed," Sosnowski continued.


Across the Northwest, South and I-95 corridor, the arrival of the cold air will create a December-like feel with a 10- to 20-degree change in high temperatures from the preceding day.


While the chill in the South and East will not be as extreme as what communities to the west are bracing for, Sosnowski is still urging people to winterize their vehicles and plumbing.



"Freezing temperatures are possible in parts of the South and East that have not yet had such temperatures this season."

Once the frigid air arrives, it will not be quick to depart.


Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing for nearly two weeks in the Upper Midwest, Minneapolis included.


The impending cold may set off lake-effect snow downwind of the Great Lakes later next week, when AccuWeather.com meteorologists are also monitoring the potential for a storm to bring snow to other parts of the Northeast.


Latest indications also point toward another winter storm crossing the nation next Thursday to the following Monday. With the cold air still in place, there could be a swath of snow stretching from the Northwest to the central Plains to the Northeast.


Enough cold air could even be in place for wintry weather around Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington.


Continue to check back with AccuWeather.com for the latest details on the cold outbreak and any snowstorms.


Swath of Winter storms extend from Turkey to Japan

While much of the tropical activity tends to diminish in the Northern Hemisphere during the winter, sometimes the western Pacific can remain active.


"The cooler waters southeast of Asia will likely yield far less tropical activity in the western Pacific compared to last winter," AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls said.

Six of the eight named tropical systems struck the Philippines from November 2013 to February 2014. Super Typhoon Haiyan delivered a devastating blow to the Philippines in November.


Nicholls and AccuWeather Long Range Team expect no more than one named tropical system [tropical storms and typhoons] to directly affect the Philippines or to pass near Japan this winter.


Cold Air to Aim for Northeastern Areas


Cold air will make lunges toward the traditionally chilly winter locations of northeastern China and Manchuria.


According to Nicholls, "The most significant cold shots will occur during January and February but will tend to be brief."


By the end of the winter, the back-and-forth pattern should result in near-average temperatures from Beijing, China, to Seoul, South Korea.


Comparatively less frequent cold intrusions will result in above-average temperatures by the end of the three-month period from Shanghai and Hong Kong, China, to Tokyo, Japan.


Active Storm Track Expected Turkey to Japan


Cooler-than-average water temperatures from the Philippines and South China seas will play a role in the track of non-tropical storms during much of the winter.


Most Pacific Ocean storm systems will tend to track farther east, when compared to last winter. Most of the storms will track near or east of the Mariana Islands. Much of the area from southern India and Malaysia to Vietnam and the Philippines will be dry and warm as a result.


"Storms are likely to focus from the North China Plain, across the Korean Peninsula and into southern Japan," Nicholls said.


Snowfall is forecast to average above normal in Seoul (normal is 15 cm) and near normal in Tokyo (normal is 10 cm) as a result. However, a slight shift in the storm track or a single major storm could greatly affect snowfall in this swath. Snowfall in this area is not likely to linger very long.



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Visitors walk in the snow at Enoshima Shrine in Fujisawa, near Tokyo, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014. Tokyo received 48 cm (18.8 inches) of snow during the winter of 2013-14. The majority of the snow fell in two storms during February.



Farther northwest, a temperature contrast zone will likely set up a storm track in a swath from Turkey to the Hindoo Koosh and the Himalayas. This swath, which includes part of the Middle East, is forecast to be an extension of the stormy zone across the Balkan Peninsula of Europe.

Episodes of locally heavy rain, snow and wind are in store in this swath, which could disrupt travel. It is possible one or more winter storms may affect Istanbul.


Quiet and Dry South of the Storm Track


The area south of the Himalayas and Hindoo Koosh tends to be dry during the winter. This winter should be no exception.


South of the storm track, over southwestern Asia, areas from near the Arabian Sea to northern India, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar will have temperatures averaging near normal this winter. Rainfall in this area will be near to below average.


Storms passing by to the north could kick up episodes of wind and dust in parts of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan.


Poor credit? Lenders can now disable your car with GPS-based kill switches




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Imagine this scenario: You're on an important trip miles from home and stopped in traffic, but before you can continue on your way, your car shuts down. You've got enough gas in the tank and no mechanical problems. But you're stranded far from home because you're a few days late on your car payment and the lender won't let you drive until the debt is paid.

If this sounds like part of a dystopian future in which repo men are now cyborgs, it's not. It's happening today and becoming a big part of the new automotive landscape. Car dealers and automotive lenders are targeting those with poor credit by installing GPS-based kill switches, or starter-interrupt devices, on the cars that they sell.


The recently reported that about 2 million cars are now outfitted with such kill switches in the U.S., which is about one-quarter of subprime car loans, and creditors are not shy when it comes to remotely disabling cars whose owners are behind on their payments:



"Some borrowers say their cars were disabled when they were only a few days behind on their payments, leaving them stranded in dangerous neighborhoods. Others said their cars were shut down while idling at stoplights. Some described how they could not take their children to school or to doctor's appointments. One woman in Nevada said her car was shut down while she was driving on the freeway.


"Beyond the ability to disable a vehicle, the devices have tracking capabilities that allow lenders and others to know the movements of borrowers, a major concern for privacy advocates. And the warnings the devices emit - beeps that become more persistent as the due date for the loan payment approaches - are seen by some borrowers as more degrading than helpful."



Subprime automotive-loan borrowers, those with FICO credit scores below 660, debt-to-income ratios of more than 50% or a bankruptcy in the past 60 months, are a growing segment of automotive borrowers. This phenomenon has been buoyed by auto dealers trying to continue a strong sales rebound after years of weak sales and by securities investors who buy bonds backed by those loans and see them as a way to get ample returns when other interest rates remain low.

In a healthy economy, buying subprime securities can be a lucrative way to exploit those who are still struggling with debt, but still may be able to find work and earn a decent wage. But when the economy goes soft, so do the subprime markets, as lenders become wary of taking on large credit risks. As the economy weakened in 2007, and the subprime mortgage securities market became unstable, it resulted in the U.S. credit crisis which, in turn, fueled the deep recession between 2007 and 2009.


But in this lukewarm recovery, investors are bullish on at least one subprime loan market. While foreclosed homes have proven nearly impossible to resell during hard times, used cars still sell relatively well even during a deep recession, providing ample collateral for these subprime loans.


Still, investors are skittish because they're aware that car loans are not as well vetted as mortgage loans. The success of the auto dealer model is to let buyers come in, pick out a car, and complete the financing in one day.


Burned by subprime securities in the past and worried that car-loan applicants are not as thoroughly scrutinized as home buyers, investors need to be assured they're not throwing good money after bad, and that's where starter-interrupt systems (sometimes euphemistically called payment assurance devices) come in. They force borrowers either to pay the debt in full or face having the car sit idle for weeks or even months until it is eventually repossessed and resold. The theory is that when making a car payment is as essential as putting gas in the car, people will be more likely to make their payments.


But starter-interrupt devices and reselling repossessed cars might still be more than an economic placebo than a panacea for investors. Critics caution that packaging such loans into securities is still very risky business. Writing for Vox, executive editor Matthew Yglesias rationalized his skepticism by saying, "returning to the idea of lending people money so they can buy more stuff than their wages will support isn't going to solve anything."


Bad Credit? No Problem!


While Wall Street is once again exploiting those with dubious credit by trading bonds based on loans that are engineered for high return, lenders and bondholders are wary of being caught flat-footed the way they were during the housing crisis. They're seeking ways to mitigate the risk that devastated the economy after the housing bubble.


Financial analysts say about a quarter of all automotive loans are subprime, and expect that number to climb as consumer debt continues to rise. These loans can be highly lucrative for lenders, with interest rates that can be well over 20%. Many of these subprime auto payments often come in late, bringing in late fees as well. Nearly 4% of all subprime auto loans are more than 60 days late, up by 3% from 2013.


reports that investment rating companies are bestowing top grades for bonds based on subprime auto loans, but some critics say that investors can't easily figure the real risks.


"Investors are basically taking the issuer's word that they follow certain procedures," Eugene Grinberg, a former analyst who structured subprime auto securities told . "There is opportunity for fraud."




So it's likely, to calm worried investors, the bundlers of these securities are trying to mitigate their risk by encouraging retail lenders to have the starter-interrupt devices installed.

Public Service or Public Exploited?


Lenders are quick to justify the starter-interrupt systems, saying that without them, hundreds of thousands of automotive loans would not be possible and it allows many more people the freedom of car ownership than would otherwise be possible. The makers of the starter-interrupt devices say they help keep borrowers up to date on their loans. One device maker told the that late payments have fallen to about 7%, down from 29%. Furthermore, many lenders say they're aware that borrowers may, for various reasons, be late with payments and they claim they make calls to borrowers well before they make the decision to disable their cars.


Dealer organizations claim their customers don't balk when they're told that a GPS starter-interrupt device will be installed on the car. Some dealers even claim the devices actually help car buyers get better loan terms and improve their credit ratings.


Tom Nyitrai, a New York car dealer, recently told a Buffalo television station that 90% of the cars he sells have starter-interrupt devices installed on them.


"Yes the GPS unit can typically help the customer get a lower down payment, lower monthly payments, lower interest rate because the bank considers the risk in that loan to be lower," Nyitrai told WIVB News 4. "This unit obviously is an extra incentive to make sure your payment is done on time, and as long as you do that, you do improve your credit score."


The National Alliance Survey says starter-interrupt systems disable 14% of cars immediately when the payment day is missed, while 30% of consumers are provided with a short grace period. About 54% of lenders use discretion with the systems, while another 1% report only using them as a threat.


But borrowers tell a different story. Many have told various media outlets that their cars have been shut off without warning, leaving them in a lurch or in danger. The reports that cars have been disabled even when owners are current with payments.


Passtime, the Colorado company that makes many of the GPS starter-interrupt devices told the Post-Dispatch it's not heartless; it's given consumers remotes that give them a 24-hour reprieve if their car is ever shut down.


"We never want anyone to be stranded," says Passtime CEO Stan Schwarz.


While most states approve of the use of starter-interrupt device, California allows them only at "Buy Here, Pay Here" dealers that make direct car loans to consumers. Wisconsin is the only state that bans them. As CBS MoneyWatch reports, the state's Department of Financial Institutions says "the act of disabling a vehicle has the same result as taking possession of the vehicle" and that disabling a car before a creditor can legally take possession of the car represents "an improper repossession."


So far, it seems that while starter-interrupt systems are not very consumer friendly, they are friendly to those who hold their debt. And the idea might be catching on elsewhere. Marc Rotenberg, president of the Electronic Privacy Information Center, sees their success inspiring similar devices for the real estate industry. He recently told NPR that the same payment assurance technology is now being used by landlords, who can remotely keep renters out of their apartments if they fall behind on their rent.


"That's where I think it's going to get really interesting," Rotenberg told NPR.


Vladimir Putin's historic defiance of the Anglo-American Axis and their New World 'Order'


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President of Russia Vladimir Putin - the likes of which the world hasn't seen in a very long time.



Why is the Anglo-American Axis so afraid of Putin and determined to bring him down?

No world leader has been so demonized by the West over the past decade as President Vladimir Putin of Russia has.


No other president or prime minister has been subjected to so many outrageous personal attacks and unrelenting false accusations.


Clearly, Vladimir Putin represents a genuine threat to the World Shadow Government (WSG) in a way that profoundly unnerves those who reside at the peak of the global power pyramid.


Why are they so afraid of him?


Before that question can be answered, the hidden history of the preplanned collapse of the USSR must first be understood and properly considered. Only by understanding the true historical context in which Vladimir Putin operated at that time will his actions and pronouncements of today take on great meaning. This unknown history is also quite important if one is to comprehend the reactions of his countless detractors throughout the leadership of the Anglo-American Axis (AAA). As follows:


Ultra-Secret Deal Made Prior To The Engineered Collapse Of The USSR Following The Fall Of The Berlin Wall


One of the best kept secrets which predicated the inevitable collapse of Soviet communism and the subsequent breakup of the USSR is that it actually occurred in a manner not too unlike a carefully controlled demolition. Only in this case they were bankers and politicians, investment brokers and power-brokers who actually pressed the buttons. All of the plans toward that end were fastidiously laid by these stakeholders, all of whom had the greatest interest in exploiting the vast wealth of the Russian motherland.


The fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the USSR was not the spontaneous series of major events that the Mainstream Media (MSM) would have us believe. Neither was it the result of President Ronald Reagan's request: "Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall"; although his Hollywood background made for some great (and convincing) political theatre. "Perestroika" and "glasnost" were simply buzzwords bandied about to present the appearance of a fundamentally changed USSR. Yes, Russia did become liberalized especially in contrast to Soviet Communism, but only so it could be neo-liberalized by the banksters.


In fact, the entire dissolution of the USSR was the product of numerous top secret meetings which took place with very high level (as in highest level) representatives from the USSR, USA, UK and other major AAA nations and WSG controllers. By and large the most important of these meetings concerned the meticulously engineered business and commercial, banking and investment aspects necessary for an orderly breakup of the USSR republics and its eastern European satellites.


By 1989 the pendulum of power had swung from those who wished to see the USSR and her satellites controlled by communism to those who wanted to directly control her prodigious natural wealth, industrial base and other national assets by way of naked predatory capitalism. Toward that end the many notorious Russian oligarchs were each selected and appointed by the Western coalition of bankers to oversee the outright theft of all major assets and natural resources from the Russian people. This unique form of corrupt predatory capitalism was at first hidden from public view as it was implemented to strip everything of value from both the state and the citizenry.


This jointly blessed transitional process was the only way in which the Soviet Union was 'permitted' to be liberated from those who secretly controlled her destiny throughout nearly 75 years of nominal Soviet Communism. Leaders such as Mikhail Gorbachev and Boris Yeltsin were chosen to rubber stamp the entire state-coordinated theft by the oligarchs. As political leaders are usually kept in the dark, neither of them, nor their inner circles, were privy to the details of this scheme to steal Russian wealth. They were merely frontmen whose primary task was to usher the process along with the veneer of legitimacy. However, because of their positions of political power and unique vantage points, both were grimly aware that "a deal had been made with the devil " behind their backs.





Boris Yeltsin bore the greatest burden because of the timing of his term as President as he watched the oligarchs steal everything in sight. His well known drinking problem and heart condition were surely the result of having to go along with the whole charade. Nevertheless, he knew that in the future stewardship of Vladimir Putin, Russia would be "protected". For just as the vulture capitalists from both Russia and the West executed their plans (and contracts) to strip Russia bare, so, too, had an ultra-secret group of Russian patriots and nationalists, loyal politicians and government officials made an even stronger compact to take it all back ... when the right time presented itself.

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And who, praytell, decides what the National Interest really is??



The CIA, also known as The Company, was directly involved in this CON of the century.

The following headline portrays exactly what did not occur just prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall and subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union.


Director Admits C.I.A. Fell Short In Predicting the Soviet Collapse - New York Times


Can anyone believe that the CIA tried to present itself as having failed to predict this monumental and unparalleled collapse, particularly when it was The Company that was actually pulling the levers and pushing the buttons of what was essentially a controlled demolition?


The CIA even went so far as to take a lot of bad press to convince the American public (and the world-at-large) that they had 'truly' failed miserably in this regard. Such was their intent to hide the actual scheme perpetrated against the Russian people, as well as against all the former republics that made up the Soviet bloc, that the CIA was made the subject of various political dramas acted out all over the 'Washington, DC theatre district' in an effort to cover up any US involvement.


The Company does after all bear the direct responsibility of seeing to it that all Anglo-American Axis international agreements are strictly adhered to. In reality, contract enforcement of this nature has always been the CIA's primary duty. In the instant case of Russia, however, their long range assessments and strategic analyses fell WAY short of the mark. So mistaken were they that it can now be safely stated that it was really the CIA that ultimately got conned. Perhaps there were also those well-positioned CIA 'whistleblowers' who played the game so as to alert their Russian counterparts of the various schemes and scams being run from Saint Petersburg to Vladivostok by the Western banksters.


It should now be clear why all the Russian oligarchs ran to London, Tel Aviv and New York City.


What better way for the oligarchs to shield themselves from Russian indictments than to seek the full protection of the CIA, MI6 and MOSSAD crime syndicate deep within the Anglo-American Axis (AAA). Even the recently freed ex-president, Mikhail Kodorkovsky[1], of the now defunct Yukos Oil has been spending more time in the good ole USA stumping for a new Russian revolution. The CIA's other Russian political plant, former world chess champion Gary Kasparov, has also been working overtime to supplant Putin as "Protector of the Realm" as he preaches incessantly to the American political establishment about the 'grave danger' of Putin's truly enlightened leadership.


It seems that neither of these Western dupes understands that this is not 1917. And that Vladimir Putin is not Czar Nicholas of Romanov fame. They also fail to realize that many of their fellow oligarchs abroad, as well as political pawns at home, have met with disastrous fates; such are the forces from on high which have aligned with Putin's master plan for a strong and sovereign Russia. Each one of the many oligarchs, acting out of extreme self interest as they have, cannot even hope to touch Putin now that state power has been irreversibly consolidated to administer the Kremlin's will.



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The Maidan or central square in Kiev, Ukraine after the disastrous coup that was directed and financed by the U.S.



The Ukraine: Another CIA-Coordinated Coup d'etat ... For The USA And Israel

What is particularly surprising, in view of the very dynamic moves being played on the current global geopolitical chessboard, is that the West is so transparent in regard to both their method and motive toward undermining Russia. The recent Kiev coup and ongoing Ukraine revolution provide a perfect example of yet another nation collapse executed within the historical orbit of Russia. Here, again, Zionist oligarchs with ties to the US, UK and Israel have been appointed to all the key national leadership positions, as well as to the governorships of all the regions known as oblasts. Once again, the AAA game plan has been executed according to the same playbook as that utilized during the USSR collapse, with the billionaire oligarchs taking total control of the wealth of the Ukraine.


Most do not know, but there is a plan afoot by the Modern State of Israel to set up a return to its original homeland in the Ukraine. The Eastern Ukraine was once a part of the kingdom of Khazaria during a time when Judaism was chosen by the king to become the official state religion. Those Khazarian adherents to Judaism would go on to constitute what is now known as Ashkenazi Jewry. Over centuries of migrations throughout Russia, as well as emigrations to all parts of eastern, central and western Europe, the Ashkenazim have evolved into the richest and most politically powerful religious group in Eurasia.


In fact the Modern State of Israel (MSI) was formed by the Zionist movement which derived its power and wealth from Ashkenazi Jewry the world over. However, the MSI experiment is not going so well. Most of those Jews who emigrated from Russia and the Ukraine, as well as many who fled Europe during pre World War II persecution, post WWII chaos and right up to the present day instability now understand that they jumped right from the frying pan into the fire.


Furthermore, many Jews have now come to realize that the cultural PTSD[2] generated by both WWI and WWII was purposefully inflicted so that they would be more amenable to taking up residence in a foreign patch of desert land surrounded by Muslim and Arab nations which were forced to watch the outright theft of Palestine in broad daylight from their brethren. Not a good way at all to move into the neighborhood, especially when the neighbors can very easily lob mortars and missiles into your midst.


This is where the plot to repopulate the Ukraine comes in. Most Israelis of European descent are naturally more comfortable on "the Continent" completely out of range of such mortar and missile attacks. Hence, the Ukraine was chosen by the Zionist leadership as a new fallback position. Not only is the brazenly apartheid regime of the Modern State of Israel untenable in any civilized world, it has shown itself as the thoroughly rogue nation and criminal state that it is today. In fact, the Modern State of Israel has ignominiously distinguished itself as an unprecedented and peerless international pariah.


Particularly in light of their recent destruction of Gaza, Israel has essentially sealed its fate. Consequently, the Middle East has morphed into a HUGE powder keg ready to blow whenever Israel decides to cross one too many red lines for the umpteenth time. Any normal person living in such a volatile environment would only want to far remove themselves from such a precarious state of affairs, which is why there is now a very quiet movement of Ashkenazi Jews back to the Ukraine, their ancestral homeland.




The US-UK-EU-Ukraine coalition has telegraphed its misguided intentions from the start.

From the very beginning of the manufactured civil war in the Ukraine, the Western powers have revealed their intentions of creating a new "European Israel". Removing the Russian language and substituting Hebrew as the second official language of the Ukraine is just one quite obvious move toward the establishment of a new Israeli enclave. All the while the Anglo-American Axis accuses Russia of having designs to create a new region - Novorossiya - known literally as New Russia. Such a red herring has accomplished the goal of not arousing suspicion as to the real plot to take over the Ukraine, just as Palestine was in the late 1940s. Furthermore, witness Israel's extraordinary silence regarding the whole AAA misadventure in the Ukraine before and during the ongoing, fabricated civil war.



Not only would such a "European Israel" provide a highly strategic geopolitical location from which to continue their efforts to destabilize Russia, the AAA would also use the Ukraine to run interference throughout the European Union. Just as Israel has been used to disrupt the entire Middle East for decades, the new Ukraine state being constituted for Israeli resettlement will serve a similar function throughout a Eurozone that is slowly becoming hostile to Jewish populations and their interests.

When the neofascist leadership in Kiev turned the military loose on the urban and rural areas of the Eastern Ukraine, it became apparent that a much greater agenda of ethnic cleansing was at work. Many authoritative reports have indicated the wholesale slaughter of innocent civilians, as well as the wanton destruction of infrastructure/places of worship/homes/businesses of the Russian-speaking populace. Some have even insinuated that a slow motion plan of systematic genocide is at work.


Old Empires Must Die To Make Room For The REAL Global Transformation That Putin Promotes


If the Anglo-American Axis is distinguished by one pursuit above all, it is its unquenchable thirst for oil and natural gas. So addicted is the AAA to hydrocarbon fuel that the Petrodollar quickly became the world reserve currency. The strength of so much sustained worldwide demand for oil as an energy source has now reached a critical point however. Both the AAA war machine and economic juggernaut require LOTS of oil and gas to run its tyranny across the planet. Not only is the Anglo-American Axis terribly wasteful and inefficient in the utilization of these energy resources, which Russia possesses in great abundance, it expends considerable amounts of time and energy, money and capital in the process of further acquisition of the hydrocarbon fuel needed to maintain sole superpower status.


Herein lie the seeds of its own destruction, for the Anglo-American Axis can no longer bear the costs necessary to maintain its empire. The extent to which war and other forms of conflict have been relied upon to secure additional sources of oil and gas no longer makes sense. All the nations which have walked down this path of perpetual war have been exposed. Some, like Israel, are now considered anathema to an overwhelming majority of nations worldwide. Likewise, the USA is vilified all over the world as a bully bent on self-destruction, just as the UK is universally known by its City of London bankster MO.


In light of these commonly held perceptions, the fortune/fate ratios of both the BRICS Alliance and Anglo-American Axis, are soaring and plummeting respectively. While the European-American-Japanese economic model continues to go bust in real time, the BRICS Alliance is at the very least setting itself up for a future boom. Clearly the trajectories of the BRICS nations are poised to shoot toward the stars, as the Western powers are precariously plunging toward an unprecedented "crash and burn". Ironically, it is only through the cooperation and collaboration with the BRICS allied nations, and especially Russia, that the Eurozone and American sphere of influence can be saved from almost certain economic collapse and financial breakdown.


When the smoke and mirrors that define so much of the Western economic mirage begin to fade, Eurozone countries will profoundly regret imposing such counterproductive sanctions on Russia. It is they who now suffer tremendous economic consequences, right in the middle of a resurgent recession, from Russia's much more debilitating economic sanctions. Even the vaunted economic engine of Europe - Germany - has lost its capacity to jumpstart the rest of the EU, all because they chose to side with the real perpetrators of the Kiev coup d'├ętat.


The battle for the Ukraine is not so much about the AAA geopolitical gambit gone wrong, as much as it is a litmus test for those who will be allowed to join an authentic global movement defined by economic justice, social equality and political stability. Furthermore, it is respect for national sovereignty - above all else - that Putin's Russia, Jinping's China, and Modi's India expect from the world, as the rest of the world ought to receive from all the BRICS nations.





A good metaphor for what we are witnessing on the world stage.





Enter Vladimir Putin, The Perfect Foil To The
Anglo-American Axis

First, it is critical to understand that it is not just Putin the man who they're afraid of. It is not even Russia as a nation that scares the living daylights out of the AAA. It is the FORCE behind Putin which they have not seen occupy a major political office since John F. Kennedy. Surely, the AAA must wonder how they all got so tricked into believing that Putin was one of them in the first place. He was, after all, a KGB functionary with all the right credentials to be trusted to play their game, only their way, all the time.


However, just like JFK back in the early '60s, once Putin saw exactly how the AAA game was being played on the people - EVERYWHERE - he flipped on them and has never looked back. Because his predecessor Boris Yeltsin, who assisted the Russian oligarchs in the plundering, pillaging and raping of the Russian motherland, gave his firm blessing to Putin as political heir, no one ever thought Putin would perform such a 'radical' 180° turnaround. In both the formulation of state policy and administration of the federal government he set about the process of taking back Russia from those who misappropriated her wealth. So dramatic was his conversion against the rapacious oligarchy that he is now spoken of as a veritable reincarnation of Peter the Great who also saved Russia from enemies both within and without.


President Putin's close alignment with the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church - His Holiness Patriarch Kirill - has become the cause for the deeply religious and traditional people of Russia to become enamored with him. His socially conservative agenda is much more in sync with Russian sensibilities as it is protective of a refined culture that is at odds with the permissiveness of an ever-coarsening Western society. In this particular area of divergence, Putin's Russia has served as a countervailing force to the AAA modus operandi of sewing seeds of social chaos and political disorder wherever they set their sights.


It is significant to point out that the Russia that Yeltsin inherited was one that the thoroughly corrupt oligarchs were promised. In other words, the emancipation from Communism only came with the understanding that the Russian oligarchs would be permitted to steal the nation's assets - natural resources, industrial plants and whatever else they could get their hands on. This little known fact is why Boris Yeltsin freely admitted at the end of his career to some historic mistakes, especially those related to the systematic transfer of Russian wealth to those now infamous oligarchs.


He knew that it was the key to Russia's eventual freedom from those Western powers which were integral to orchestrating the fall of the Berlin Wall in a relatively orderly manner.


History has now shown us that Boris Yeltsin had great foresight in his choice of Vladimir Putin as Prime Minister. His final words to Putin in his capacity as President were: "Take care of Russia. " They have likewise been translated as "Protect Russia." In Putin was the perfect vessel found to ensure that Boris Yeltsin's last wish would be honored. Putin himself uttered the following words a couple of days prior to Boris Yeltsin's funeral.




"We will do everything we can to ensure that the memory of Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, his noble thoughts and his words 'take care of Russia' serve as a moral and political benchmark for us,"[3]






Of course doing so meant that the oligarchs either went to jail or into exile.

Which is exactly what Putin set about to do, regardless of Western reaction and/or threats from all the usual suspects. Putin would not, under any circumstances, allow predatory capitalists to destroy Russia. He quite deliberately - under cover of "national security" - initiated all of the necessary legal process and governmental procedure to reclaim that which had been stolen from the Russian people. This particular tact was especially effective, and foolproof, since the AAA has used the same pretext to take over nations large and small for centuries.


Nevertheless, the West could only recoil in utter shock that a President would actually protect his nation in this fashion. That Putin put the interests of Russia and its citizenry before the bankers ... and the industrialists ... and the powerful oligarchs was seen as the ultimate betrayal. After all, his actions ran counter to the back room deal that was cut by the real power-brokers who negotiated the "fall of the Wall". Communism was to be eradicated ONLY if the oligarchs were granted unfettered access to Russia's wealth. And so they were ... ... ... for the time being.


Little did anyone know that Boris Yeltsin - and especially Vladimir Putin later on - tricked them all. Unfortunately, such a benevolent deception ultimately took a great toll on Yeltsin's health in the form of death by heart disease. As an extremely patriotic and self-sacrificing Russian leader, Boris Yeltsin knew that he had to play nice with the Western leaders (and their oligarch agents) if the nation was to be liberated from their predatory claws. In the end he did a superlative job, particularly in ensuring a smooth transition to Putin upon whom fell the weight of the benign double-cross.





The main reason Vladimir Putin is so despised by the Western Powers is because he totally tricked them for the benefit of the Russia people.

No one understands Russian history of the 20th century better than the justifiably resentful citizens of the USSR. These folks suffered great trials and tribulations at the hands of Communist thugs who were put into power by Western bankers and the Anglo-American political class. They know exactly what happened to their motherland in the wake of the totally fraudulent Bolshevik Revolution. They also know precisely who was responsible for such a catastrophic social, economic and political cataclysm.




"It has been said that the Russian steppes has born many a philosopher. That great expanse of land runs on seemingly forever with wide open sky and unbroken winds that stir the soul ... to know the truth ... and nothing but the Truth."[4]




Only by understanding the temperament of those Russian peoples who lived through the disaster of Communism, which was foisted on them by foreign agents with a surreptitious agenda, will the forces that stand behind Putin be correctly understood. In this regard, it is not Putin, the President, that the Western Powers are dealing with. It is a proud and patriotic Russian movement that sprang up with the awareness that the Anglo-American Axis was responsible for their lost century. This truth cannot be erased from history by airbrushing a few internet sites which are controlled by the CIA. Nor can the many odious and therefore inconvenient historical facts be eradicated from the Russian psyche when so much pain and suffering was caused to so many.

Truly, the forces which support Putin in his quest for genuine national sovereignty are much greater than any US President or UK Prime Minister, NATO Supreme Allied Commander or European Union Leader. In fact the power behind Vladimir Putin is Russia herself, a force quite determined not to be held prisoner by the Anglo-American Axis ever again. And no amount of saber-rattling by Washington, or economic terrorism by the European Union, or financial sabotage from the City of London will alter that determination.


Nuclear Weapons Have a Way Of Serving As The Great Equalizer


Unlike every other country that has recently fallen to naked Anglo-American aggression, Russia had substantially developed much nuclear weapon technology during the Cold War. Little did the West ever imagine that Russia would then use the prospect of not only nuclear weapon technology, but also far more advanced and destructive weaponry which has never been utilized before on Planet Earth, as as a powerful deterrent to unprovokedAnglo-American Axis acts of war.


Nor did the same Western predatory capitalists ever dream that the richest man in Russia - Mikhail Khodorkovsky[3] - would be imprisoned for 10 years. Being their point man for the further looting of Russia's oil and gas reserves and related assets, the whole misguided AAA scheme went completely bust. However, once the oligarchs were stripped of their power, money and influence, all the West could rely upon was brute force, as they continue to exercise with extraordinary savagery in places like the Ukraine. To intimidate and threaten, coerce and extort is all the Anglo-American Axis knows how to do these days, so successful have these tactics been in subjugating completely powerless and/or defenseless nations around the world for many decades.


Nevertheless, now that the Russian Federation has reassessed their nuclear weapons capability and redeployed critical assets on their western border, their tactical response and strategic preparedness have never been better. While this particular state of affairs poses a great obstacle to the AAA's long range plan toward a New World 'Order', Russia and the ever-growing BRICS Alliance present an even greater challenge to their fatally flawed implementation plan.



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Russia's Demand For Respect Of National Sovereignty Is Representative Of A Much Larger Worldwide Movement

Russia is not only joined by the BRICS Alliance in its efforts to level the global playing field, it is also supported by many other nations near and far, Hungary being one that has broken ranks with the European Union. Certainly the broke and bankrupted Anglo-American Axis has its job cut out when going up against a growing number of countries that will no longer be treated like stepchildren. When nations like China and Russia, India and Brazil, South Africa and Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador, publicly express their misgivings with American hegemony, the whole world pays close attention. Therein lies the real power behind Vladimir Putin.


History books will one day show that the world community of nations rallied around the moral high ground taken by Vladimir Putin in the second decade of the new millennium. Not only do the Russian people fully support their president, but the vast populations of China, India, and many other nations stand solidly behind their leaders against the incessant meddling by the Anglo-American Axis . The pervasiveness of the internet has simply made it too easy to share what is REALLY going on around the world, especially when the AAA is working so vigorously against the interests of common people everywhere.


Vladimir Putin, no matter what intrigues and machinations are set in motion to disrupt his best intentions, has been found out by his own people. They know that he has done his level best to protect Russia. They also know that, in his resolve to take care of the Russian people, he also considers the best interests of citizens of every nation, including those which relentlessly antagonize Russia and persecute him at every opportunity. This extraordinary posture is not only quite rare among world leaders today, it is an admirable quality in any age ... which is just another reason why they so detest Vladimir Putin's wise and enlightened leadership.


"Take care of Russia" literally became Putin's "moral and political benchmark"


Only by divine ordination does a KGB lieutenant colonel wind up fulfilling the last wishes of his predecessor serving alternately as both President and Prime Minister of Russia. Because Vladimir Putin took that presidential directive so seriously, however, he now sits in the crosshairs of the most formidable military machine and economic juggernaut on Earth. However, in stark contrast to JFK's short tenure which took place in the very belly of the beast, Putin has an unparalleled firewall of protection erected around him. He knew that if Boris Yeltsin's final wish was to be carried out, he and his collaborators would have to be protected from harm. The AAA team, after all, never plays nice and always breaks the rules.


In light of Putin's perceived reneging on a contract that was essentially agreed to by Yeltsin, there existed no moral imperative for him to abide by such an illegal and unethical agreement. On the very face of it, he could have been rightfully accused of treason of the highest order had he complied with the demands of the AAA. Only a traitor would perform on such an outrageous contract, so Putin knew that both the law and the people would be on his side once he flipped on the oligarchs and their Western sponsors. Nevertheless, doing so has brought the wrath of the Rothschilds and the Rockefellers, the Council on Foreign Relations and the Royal Institute of International Affairs, the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderberg Group upon himself and Russia.


Being the wise, old soul that Putin is, he knew that his terms in office would be the most consequential of the modern era ... for both Russia and the world-at-large. He has not shrunk from the demands of such a difficult undertaking; in fact, he seems to be emboldened by the formidable challenge that it is. But then he has the people of Russia firmly on his side, as well as an overwhelming majority of nations on Earth. When the people power around the planet starts to coalesce around the true intentions that Vladimir Putin represents and has frequently uttered, the change many wait for will come fast and furiously. Truly, global transformation lies right around the corner; a genuine new world order marked by implicit respect for both national and personal sovereignty.


The Future Of the World Lies With Russia




"Through Russia comes the hope of the world. Not in respect to what is sometimes termed Communism or Bolshevism - no! But freedom - freedom! That each man will live for his fellow man. The principle has been born there. It will take years for it to be crystallized; yet out of Russia comes again the hope of the world."

~ Edgar Cayce




Clearly this prophetic utterance by Edgar Cayce was both prescient and perceptive. For not only have the steppes of Central Asia forged the hearts and minds of the Russian people over centuries, the tyranny of Soviet communism proved to be a crucible like no other. Russia has always been a nation of philosophers with writers like Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky molding the national consciousness since the 19th century. Given their relatively recent release from the imposed atheism of godless Marxism, Russians young and old have re-embraced the mystical traditions of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Given this very profound and ongoing cultural transformation, a new national mindset is emerging. Undoubtedly it is one that is bending inexorably toward a more conservative and traditional society, especially one that is moving in the opposite direction of Western societies. Putin is well aware of the sensibilities which predominate throughout the Motherland. He seeks to offend no one, but at the same time will not let the crazies run the asylum as they do throughout the Anglo-American Axis. Nor will he permit the values and principles, customs and traditions of any minorities dominate Russian culture.


In light of what is at stake for both Putin's Russia and Obama's USA, it is now apparent that an epic battle has been raging across the land. The most recent battle in the Ukraine is only one more among those being waged throughout the entire Middle East and beyond. Both Russia and China have seen their geopolitical positions assaulted and undermined wherever they attempt to establish new markets or engage trading partners. Particularly wherever energy resources are at stake, the wars have become more apocalyptic. So much so that many wonder if an epoch-ending World War III is around the corner. However, such an engineered Armageddon can only be foisted on the community of nations with the participation of both East and West.


Fortunately, Putin's Russia will not be goaded into a World War 3 scenario. Neither will Jinping's China nor Modi's India. Because of Putin's unshakeable resolve and strong leadership within the BRICS Alliance, none of the nations being routinely assailed by the AAA will be triggered into full scale war. The whole world has Vladimir Putin to thank for his sane and sober response to so many conflicts and skirmishes, false flag attacks and proxy invasions being staged across the planet on a weekly basis by the Anglo-American Axis.


The Russian people have come to respect Putin as a leader who is fiercely protective of the Motherland. Comparisons to Peter the Great, who has been praised "as an industrializer and cultural visionary who turned his country into a European power" are quite understandable. Under the stewardship of Tsar Peter I "Russia became feared but also respected by its neighbors, and he is the official czar-hero of Russian history."[6] Perhaps the following picture disseminated by the AAA Mainstream Media as a putdown does reflect Putin in his current role as "Protector of Russia" and moral leader of the free world.



State of the Nation

November 5, 2014

Author's Note


There is a massive amount of false information being spread across cyber-space regarding Vladimir Putin. One of the primary disinfo campaigns is to link him to the very oligarchs who still remain in positions of power in Russia. Putin inherited an unprecedented economic mess and financial disaster from decades of communist mismanagement. He was also forced to deal with pervasive political problems and endemic government corruption from the same era. All the while he had to steer the country through major social, philosophical and religious transformation. In view of this context, is it not clear that he had to - initially - make as many friends as possible before all the purges began?


Given these realities, Putin did what any righteous and pragmatic leader would do - usher the process along in as smooth and painless a way as possible. The vast majority of Russians had already suffered terribly ... for many decades. Therefore, he has always tried to work with those who have been cooperative. Some of the oligarchs saw the writing on the wall and made the overtures necessary to convince Putin of their loyalty to rebuilding Russia first. Those that left the Motherland would not renounce their thieving ways. Those who have stayed are much more aligned with Putin's program than their previous affiliations and behavior might indicate. When faced with either being exiled or joining the cause, it became a fairly easy decision for those oligarchs who valued their Russian roots.


Then there is the matter which concerns those who assert that Putin must be in bed with the Rothschilds, the Western elite, the NWO, the Illuminati, the World Shadow Government, the FED (banksters), etc. As the president and prime minister of a once superpower nation, how could he possibly terminate all the normal international relationships in the midst of rebuilding the nation? It was only through the vital trade and commerce with Europe, as well as satisfying the energy demands of those and other countries, that Russia had the cash flow to survive the whole ordeal. So much of the Russian economy was (and is) driven by oil and gas revenue; a reality that Russia would have to face sooner or later. For the sake of survival, deals were made whenever, wherever and with whomever necessary.


Lastly, there are those who declare that Putin is unwittingly being used as controlled opposition. Do they really think that Putin is not aware of the many games being played by the AAA's vast network of intelligence services? He was KGB, doing a heckuva lot more than the MSM would ever acknowledge. His involvement at the highest levels of playing the now ubiquitous Great Game gave him an education that only the Committee for State Security could provide. In fact, only the invaluable experience accrued within Russia's primary security agencies (he was also appointed head of the FSB) could adequately prepare him for his future challenges. Therefore, when many ask how an ex-KGB officer can possibly do good, we wonder how Putin could have performed the herculean task of a successful national rehabilitation since 1999 ... without being purged or assassinated!


Moral of the story: Only an extremely well connected ex-KGB operative and well informed ex-FSB Director could possibly have received the necessary support and vigilant protection to have kept him out of harm's way for the past 15 years as Russia's premier leader and statesman.


Editor's Note


This article is the first in a series about Vladimir Putin's Russia. Part II is entitled:


PUTIN: The President And The Power(s) Behind HimJust Like JFK, Putin Goes His Own Way


There should be no doubt whatsoever that Vladimir Putin is the John F. Kennedy of the New Millennium.


Endnotes


[1] The Real Crime of M. Khodorkovsky by F. William Engdahl


[2] The Chosen People: Israel, 'Christian' Zionism and the Middle East Crisis by Revisionist Historians for World Peace


[3] BBC NEWS | Europe | Russian ex-president Yeltsin dies


[4] Anonymous Russophile


[5] Khodorkovsky passed Yukos shares to Rothschild Bank


[6] Peter the Great - Wikipedia


Recommended Reading


Locus Of Global Power Shifts From The West To The East


The WAR for the Ukraine: What's the real story?


The Russian Response To A Double Declaration Of War


References


Tens of thousands march for Putin in shadow of Ukraine war


Putin lashes out at US, West for destabilizing world


Putin Accuses U.S. of Blackmail, Weakening Global Order


Putin Leaves The Reservation: Issues New Rules For International Relations


Vladimir Putin Is The Leader Of the Moral World


Ukraine: Obama, NATO beg for more war - Putin endeavors to bring peace


"Whatever We Decide Is A Disaster For Us" France Admits Putin Is Winning, Europe "Blinked"


President Boris Yeltsin's Mistake Was To Heed Advice Of Westerners To Retain Power


Special Note


For the many intuitive souls out there who can look at a photo and apprehend the spirit of the person being photographed, here's a

great teaching moment about the real Vladimir Putin.



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The US' pathetic attempt to cover up funding of Hong Kong's "Occupy Central"




Images: Various scenes of Martin Lee "not" leading Occupy Central. From taking to the stage, to standing shoulder to shoulder with Anson Chan and self-proclaimed "Occupy Central" leader Benny Tai himself, Martin Lee, contrary to the outright lie stated on NED's official website, is clearly a co-organizer of "Occupy Central." This is in addition to an admitted trip to Washington D.C. Lee made earlier this year in an appeal for support.



For the United States, so-called "color revolution" used to be a specialty until recently. The Western media has delighted in exposing the US State Department's role in the wake of successful political subversion around the world via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and a long list of subsidiaries including Freedom House, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the International Republican Institute (IRI) headed currently by US Senator John McCain.



The US "not" supporting color revolution in Ukraine in 2013-2014.



For example, the Guardian would admit in its 2004 article, "US campaign behind the turmoil in Kiev," that:

...while the gains of the orange-bedecked "chestnut revolution" are Ukraine's, the campaign is an American creation, a sophisticated and brilliantly conceived exercise in western branding and mass marketing that, in four countries in four years, has been used to try to salvage rigged elections and topple unsavoury regimes.




Funded and organised by the US government, deploying US consultancies, pollsters, diplomats, the two big American parties and US non-government organisations, the campaign was first used in Europe in Belgrade in 2000 to beat Slobodan Milosevic at the ballot box.



Amid the more recent unrest in Ukraine, Washington's role was less subtle, with US Senator John McCain of IRI literally flying to Kiev and taking to the stage side-by-side literal Neo-Nazis to lend the movement political legitimacy it desperately lacked.





US State Department's Michael Posner would admit on multiple

occasions that the US was backing, funding, and even equipping opposition

groups around the world to carry out political subversion.



The US State Department would also brag again toward the end of the so-called "Arab Spring" of its role in fostering the chaos that would eventually lead to deadly protracted warfare across North Africa, as well as within and along Syria's borders and now Iraq. The New York Times would report in its April 2011 article, "U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings," that:

"A number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadhi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Washington."



The article would also add, regarding the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED):

"The Republican and Democratic institutes are loosely affiliated with the Republican and Democratic Parties. They were created by Congress and are financed through the National Endowment for Democracy, which was set up in 1983 to channel grants for promoting democracy in developing nations. The National Endowment receives about $100 million annually from Congress. Freedom House also gets the bulk of its money from the American government, mainly from the State Department. "



The New York Times minces no words - the US put those protesters out on the streets after years of careful planning with some of the training and preparations taking place as early as 2008 - however, it should be remembered that initially the United States disavowed any connection at all with the protests and at first attempted to feign surprise regarding the uprisings. In fact, it was US President Barack Obama himself who would disingenuously claim during a speech in May 2011 that:

The question before us is what role America will play as this story unfolds.



Of course, that role was already being fulfilled in the form of millions being channeled into political subversion years before President Obama would even take office. He would also claim:

...we must proceed with a sense of humility. It's not America that put people into the streets of Tunis or Cairo - - it was the people themselves who launched these movements, and it's the people themselves that must ultimately determine their outcome.



It must be remembered that President Obama made these patently false claims after the New York Times published its article. There was nothing genuine about President Obama's speech, nor anything genuine about the "Arab Spring" besides, perhaps, the good intentions of some of the protesters willfully exploited by Washington and its network of global political subversion.

Fast Forward to "Occupy Central," Washington's Latest Project





Prominent "Occupy Central" co-organizers Martin Lee and Anson Chan visited Washington D.C. to marshal support for upcoming, premeditated unrest. Here, they speak in front of a NED-hosted event. NED now suggests it is a mere coincidence they are financially and sociopolitically linked to each and every prominent "Occupy Central" leader, and that no direct support has been provided.



In the streets of downtown Hong Kong, a dwindling number of protesters carry on in vain. They hold a city and region hostage in attempts to carry out yet another US-funded and directed "color revolution." The ruse, however, has been fully exposed with each and every leader of the so-called "Occupy Central" or "Umbrella Movement" being tied to the US State Department's now familiar network of political subversion. Stalled and unable to materialize the momentum needed to replicate the success of foreign-backed subversion elsewhere, the US is now attempting to disavow any role in fostering the unrest in the first place.

The US NED website now has a page dedicated to disavowing evidence it is behind "Occupy Central." Titled, "The National Endowment for Democracy and support for democracy in Hong Kong," NED claims:



In the wake of recent pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, state controlled Chinese news outlets have published erroneous reports that the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has played a central role in the protests.



NED would go on to admit that it is extensively funding political activity in Hong Kong. It would also claim:

Reports that NED Vice President Louisa Greve met with organizers of the Hong Kong protests are inaccurate, and while the National Endowment for Democracy is supportive of the goals of universal suffrage and genuine democracy, no leader of the current protests has sought assistance or counsel from the NED. On April 2, 2014 Ms. Greve moderated a panel hosted by NED featuring prominent democracy advocates Martin Lee and Anson Chan, and the full video of that event is available online. This was one of many appearances and meetings Lee and Chan scheduled during their trip to the U.S. in the spring of 2014 to discuss Hong Kong's future. While Mr. Lee and Ms. Chan are leading democratic figures in Hong Kong, they are neither leaders nor organizers of the current protests; neither are they grantees of the NED. Lee was honored with NED's annual Democracy Award in 1997 in recognition of his work to support freedom of the press, full democratic elections, the rule of law, and human rights in Hong Kong.



However, Martin Lee in particularly, is a regular speaker , supporter , and demonstrably a chief organizer of "Occupy Central," despite NED's insistence otherwise. He is a permanent fixture both vocally defending the ongoing unrest in the streets and in fact, on the streets himself shoulder-to-shoulder with other prominent "Occupy Central" leaders.

NED claims, "no leader of the current protests has sought assistance or counsel from the NED," however this does not explain why current protest leaders and the organizations they are affiliated with have in fact most certainly received NED assistance.


"Occupy Central's" self-proclaimed leader, Benny Tai, is a law professor at the University of Hong Kong and a regular collaborator with the US NED and NDI-funded Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) also of the University of Hong Kong.





"Occupy Central's" head organizer, Benny Tai, conducts the majority of his political activity within the US NED/NDI-funded Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL), yet NED claims no "Occupy Central" leader is receiving any assistance from NED. One must wonder what NED defines as "assistance" if cash handouts do not apply.



In 2006-2007 (annual report, .pdf) he was named as a board member - a position he has held until at least as recently as last year. In CCPL's 2011-2013 annual report (.pdf), NDI is listed as having provided funding to the organization to "design and implement an online Models of Universal Suffrage portal where the general public can discuss and provide feedback and ideas on which method of universal suffrage is most suitable for Hong Kong."

Curiously, in CCPL's most recent annual report for 2013-2014 (.pdf), Tai is not listed as a board member. However, he is listed as participating in at least 3 conferences organized by CCPL, and as heading at least one of CCPL's projects. At least one conference has him speaking side-by-side another prominent "Occupy Central" figure, Audrey Eu. The 2013-2014 annual report also lists NDI as funding CCPL's "Design Democracy Hong Kong" website.


Civic Party chairwoman Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, in addition to speaking at CCPL-NDI functions side-by-side with Benny Tai, is entwined with the US State Department and its NDI elsewhere. She regularly attends forums sponsored by NED and its subsidiary NDI. In 2009 she was a featured speaker at an NDI sponsored public policy forum hosted by "SynergyNet," also funded by NDI. In 2012 she was a guest speaker at the NDI-funded Women's Centre "International Women's Day" event, hosted by the Hong Kong Council of Women (HKCW) which is also annually funded by the NDI.


These connections are not accusations concocted by "state controlled Chinese news outlets," but rather documented by the US State Department and its subsidiaries themselves.


What we find documented regarding the admitted US support for "Occupy Central's" various personalities and organizations is no different than what one would have found upon investigating the US State Department's backing of opposition fronts taking part in the "Arab Spring" before the US finally admitted its direct role in funding, equipping, directing, and backing the uprisings. The only difference is that widespread public awareness of Washington's role in Hong Kong's current unrest has occurred before such admissions were made, and more importantly, before the US succeeded in its goals.


The West's Weak Rebuttal


While NED itself has elected to outright lie about its role in backing "Occupy Central," both mainstream and lesser cogs in the West's propaganda machinery have attempted to attack and undermine the credibility of those exposing documented US backing of "Occupy Central." Hardly worth mentioning, these attacks focus not on the accusations themselves or any kind of sound, logical, or factual rebuttal, but tired logical fallacies and ad hominem attacks on the journalists, analysts, and causal observers simply directing readers toward this documented evidence.


Suffice to say, such attacks are entirely inadequate and had scarcely worked in 2011 when astute observers began pointing out US involvement in the allegedly "spontaneous" "Arab Spring." Evidently, they have an even lesser effect on salvaging the credibility of "Occupy Central" still cluttering Hong Kong's streets today.


One wonders if and when the US State Department will come clean on its destabilization efforts in Hong Kong, or if this is the beginning of the end for the entire strategy of covert political subversion ushered in under the cover of supposed "spontaneous" "popular" uprisings. For China, this would be particularly welcomed news, since Hong Kong is by far not the only region within its vast territory the target of US subversion. Far more dire conflicts simmer in its western Xinjiang province and across the Tibetan Plateau, all also undulated with US State Department backing in the form of NED's "assistance."


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The US' pathetic attempt to cover up political subversion with Hong Kong's "Occupy Central"




Images: Various scenes of Martin Lee "not" leading Occupy Central. From taking to the stage, to standing shoulder to shoulder with Anson Chan and self-proclaimed "Occupy Central" leader Benny Tai himself, Martin Lee, contrary to the outright lie stated on NED's official website, is clearly a co-organizer of "Occupy Central." This is in addition to an admitted trip to Washington D.C. Lee made earlier this year in an appeal for support.



For the United States, so-called "color revolution" used to be a specialty until recently. The Western media has delighted in exposing the US State Department's role in the wake of successful political subversion around the world via the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and a long list of subsidiaries including Freedom House, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the International Republican Institute (IRI) headed currently by US Senator John McCain.



The US "not" supporting color revolution in Ukraine in 2013-2014.



For example, the Guardian would admit in its 2004 article, "US campaign behind the turmoil in Kiev," that:

...while the gains of the orange-bedecked "chestnut revolution" are Ukraine's, the campaign is an American creation, a sophisticated and brilliantly conceived exercise in western branding and mass marketing that, in four countries in four years, has been used to try to salvage rigged elections and topple unsavoury regimes.




Funded and organised by the US government, deploying US consultancies, pollsters, diplomats, the two big American parties and US non-government organisations, the campaign was first used in Europe in Belgrade in 2000 to beat Slobodan Milosevic at the ballot box.



Amid the more recent unrest in Ukraine, Washington's role was less subtle, with US Senator John McCain of IRI literally flying to Kiev and taking to the stage side-by-side literal Neo-Nazis to lend the movement political legitimacy it desperately lacked.





US State Department's Michael Posner would admit on multiple

occasions that the US was backing, funding, and even equipping opposition

groups around the world to carry out political subversion.



The US State Department would also brag again toward the end of the so-called "Arab Spring" of its role in fostering the chaos that would eventually lead to deadly protracted warfare across North Africa, as well as within and along Syria's borders and now Iraq. The New York Times would report in its April 2011 article, "U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings," that:

"A number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and grass-roots activists like Entsar Qadhi, a youth leader in Yemen, received training and financing from groups like the International Republican Institute, the National Democratic Institute and Freedom House, a nonprofit human rights organization based in Washington."



The article would also add, regarding the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED):

"The Republican and Democratic institutes are loosely affiliated with the Republican and Democratic Parties. They were created by Congress and are financed through the National Endowment for Democracy, which was set up in 1983 to channel grants for promoting democracy in developing nations. The National Endowment receives about $100 million annually from Congress. Freedom House also gets the bulk of its money from the American government, mainly from the State Department. "



The New York Times minces no words - the US put those protesters out on the streets after years of careful planning with some of the training and preparations taking place as early as 2008 - however, it should be remembered that initially the United States disavowed any connection at all with the protests and at first attempted to feign surprise regarding the uprisings. In fact, it was US President Barack Obama himself who would disingenuously claim during a speech in May 2011 that:

The question before us is what role America will play as this story unfolds.



Of course, that role was already being fulfilled in the form of millions being channeled into political subversion years before President Obama would even take office. He would also claim:

...we must proceed with a sense of humility. It's not America that put people into the streets of Tunis or Cairo - - it was the people themselves who launched these movements, and it's the people themselves that must ultimately determine their outcome.



It must be remembered that President Obama made these patently false claims after the New York Times published its article. There was nothing genuine about President Obama's speech, nor anything genuine about the "Arab Spring" besides, perhaps, the good intentions of some of the protesters willfully exploited by Washington and its network of global political subversion.

Fast Forward to "Occupy Central," Washington's Latest Project





Prominent "Occupy Central" co-organizers Martin Lee and Anson Chan visited Washington D.C. to marshal support for upcoming, premeditated unrest. Here, they speak in front of a NED-hosted event. NED now suggests it is a mere coincidence they are financially and sociopolitically linked to each and every prominent "Occupy Central" leader, and that no direct support has been provided.



In the streets of downtown Hong Kong, a dwindling number of protesters carry on in vain. They hold a city and region hostage in attempts to carry out yet another US-funded and directed "color revolution." The ruse, however, has been fully exposed with each and every leader of the so-called "Occupy Central" or "Umbrella Movement" being tied to the US State Department's now familiar network of political subversion. Stalled and unable to materialize the momentum needed to replicate the success of foreign-backed subversion elsewhere, the US is now attempting to disavow any role in fostering the unrest in the first place.

The US NED website now has a page dedicated to disavowing evidence it is behind "Occupy Central." Titled, "The National Endowment for Democracy and support for democracy in Hong Kong," NED claims:



In the wake of recent pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong, state controlled Chinese news outlets have published erroneous reports that the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) has played a central role in the protests.



NED would go on to admit that it is extensively funding political activity in Hong Kong. It would also claim:

Reports that NED Vice President Louisa Greve met with organizers of the Hong Kong protests are inaccurate, and while the National Endowment for Democracy is supportive of the goals of universal suffrage and genuine democracy, no leader of the current protests has sought assistance or counsel from the NED. On April 2, 2014 Ms. Greve moderated a panel hosted by NED featuring prominent democracy advocates Martin Lee and Anson Chan, and the full video of that event is available online. This was one of many appearances and meetings Lee and Chan scheduled during their trip to the U.S. in the spring of 2014 to discuss Hong Kong's future. While Mr. Lee and Ms. Chan are leading democratic figures in Hong Kong, they are neither leaders nor organizers of the current protests; neither are they grantees of the NED. Lee was honored with NED's annual Democracy Award in 1997 in recognition of his work to support freedom of the press, full democratic elections, the rule of law, and human rights in Hong Kong.



However, Martin Lee in particularly, is a regular speaker , supporter , and demonstrably a chief organizer of "Occupy Central," despite NED's insistence otherwise. He is a permanent fixture both vocally defending the ongoing unrest in the streets and in fact, on the streets himself shoulder-to-shoulder with other prominent "Occupy Central" leaders.

NED claims, "no leader of the current protests has sought assistance or counsel from the NED," however this does not explain why current protest leaders and the organizations they are affiliated with have in fact most certainly received NED assistance.


"Occupy Central's" self-proclaimed leader, Benny Tai, is a law professor at the University of Hong Kong and a regular collaborator with the US NED and NDI-funded Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL) also of the University of Hong Kong.





"Occupy Central's" head organizer, Benny Tai, conducts the majority of his political activity within the US NED/NDI-funded Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL), yet NED claims no "Occupy Central" leader is receiving any assistance from NED. One must wonder what NED defines as "assistance" if cash handouts do not apply.



In 2006-2007 (annual report, .pdf) he was named as a board member - a position he has held until at least as recently as last year. In CCPL's 2011-2013 annual report (.pdf), NDI is listed as having provided funding to the organization to "design and implement an online Models of Universal Suffrage portal where the general public can discuss and provide feedback and ideas on which method of universal suffrage is most suitable for Hong Kong."

Curiously, in CCPL's most recent annual report for 2013-2014 (.pdf), Tai is not listed as a board member. However, he is listed as participating in at least 3 conferences organized by CCPL, and as heading at least one of CCPL's projects. At least one conference has him speaking side-by-side another prominent "Occupy Central" figure, Audrey Eu. The 2013-2014 annual report also lists NDI as funding CCPL's "Design Democracy Hong Kong" website.


Civic Party chairwoman Audrey Eu Yuet-mee, in addition to speaking at CCPL-NDI functions side-by-side with Benny Tai, is entwined with the US State Department and its NDI elsewhere. She regularly attends forums sponsored by NED and its subsidiary NDI. In 2009 she was a featured speaker at an NDI sponsored public policy forum hosted by "SynergyNet," also funded by NDI. In 2012 she was a guest speaker at the NDI-funded Women's Centre "International Women's Day" event, hosted by the Hong Kong Council of Women (HKCW) which is also annually funded by the NDI.


These connections are not accusations concocted by "state controlled Chinese news outlets," but rather documented by the US State Department and its subsidiaries themselves.


What we find documented regarding the admitted US support for "Occupy Central's" various personalities and organizations is no different than what one would have found upon investigating the US State Department's backing of opposition fronts taking part in the "Arab Spring" before the US finally admitted its direct role in funding, equipping, directing, and backing the uprisings. The only difference is that widespread public awareness of Washington's role in Hong Kong's current unrest has occurred before such admissions were made, and more importantly, before the US succeeded in its goals.


The West's Weak Rebuttal


While NED itself has elected to outright lie about its role in backing "Occupy Central," both mainstream and lesser cogs in the West's propaganda machinery have attempted to attack and undermine the credibility of those exposing documented US backing of "Occupy Central." Hardly worth mentioning, these attacks focus not on the accusations themselves or any kind of sound, logical, or factual rebuttal, but tired logical fallacies and ad hominem attacks on the journalists, analysts, and causal observers simply directing readers toward this documented evidence.


Suffice to say, such attacks are entirely inadequate and had scarcely worked in 2011 when astute observers began pointing out US involvement in the allegedly "spontaneous" "Arab Spring." Evidently, they have an even lesser effect on salvaging the credibility of "Occupy Central" still cluttering Hong Kong's streets today.


One wonders if and when the US State Department will come clean on its destabilization efforts in Hong Kong, or if this is the beginning of the end for the entire strategy of covert political subversion ushered in under the cover of supposed "spontaneous" "popular" uprisings. For China, this would be particularly welcomed news, since Hong Kong is by far not the only region within its vast territory the target of US subversion. Far more dire conflicts simmer in its western Xinjiang province and across the Tibetan Plateau, all also undulated with US State Department backing in the form of NED's "assistance."


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Hong Kong's "Occupy Central" is corrupt to the core: dirty money, dirtier leaders


A torrent of leaked documents and e-mails have exposed the already questionable "Occupy Central" leadership as engaged in unethical, opaque funding. Millions of Hong Kong dollars have been shifted around secretly without "Occupy Central" supporters' knowledge, concealing the source of the funding and the true nature of "Occupy Central's" agenda.

For weeks, Beijing, the local Hong Kong government, and analysts around the world have suggested that "Occupy Central" was far from the "spontaneous" "grassroots" movement it claimed to be and that special interests both within Hong Kong and beyond China's shores were guiding the movement. Leaked e-mails and documents, now confirmed by "Occupy Central" leaders and supporters to be authentic, have proven many of these accusations to be true.


Dirty Money, Dirtier Leaders


The () has revealed these leaked documents and emails in an ongoing series of articles. This includes their article, "Apple Daily head Jimmy Lai donated millions to pan-democrats, leaked files show," which states:



Hundreds of records detailing millions of dollars in donations to pan-democrats by the 's founder have been leaked to the media, a move the camp slammed as a "smear campaign".




According to the 900 leaked files, Jimmy Lai Chee-ying has donated more than HK$10 million to pan-democratic parties and politicians since last year. The donations included HK$5 million to the Democratic Party and HK$3 million to the Civic Party.




Other donations detailed in the files include amounts totalling HK$900,000 to the Hong Kong Civic Education Foundation and Hong Kong Democratic Development Network, both co-founded by Reverend Chu Yiu-ming, an organiser of the Occupy Central civil-disobedience movement.




Some media reports suggested the total donations since April 2012 could have been as much as HK$40 million.



Of course, "Occupy Central" co-organizer Martin Lee, is in fact a founding chairman of the Democratic Party, linking Jimmy Lai to yet other organizers of the unrest.

Lai has been the subject of earlier leaked documents showing he donated millions of dollars to the city's pan-democrats. He has confirmed that he did so.While some may be tempted to question the authenticity of the leaks, Jimmy Lai has already verified the claims. Another article titled, "Jimmy Lai Chee-ying says he 'hasn't given one cent' to Occupy Central organisers,"claims:


The same article would also report:



Lai said that while he had donated large sums of money to politicians in the pro-democracy camp, he had not given a cent to the co-founders of Occupy Central. His newspaper, though, had given the movement discounts for advertisements.



"Democracy" For the Benefit of Whom, the People or the Party?

And while Lai claims he hasn't given "one cent" to "Occupy Central's" organizers, it is clear that the movement itself is not designed for "democracy" for democracy's sake alone, but simply as a means of putting the pro-Western politicians Lai has admittedly given large donations to, into power.


Media mogul Jimmy Lai Chee-ying spent millions helping Occupy Central to hold its unofficial referendum in June, leaked emails show. Lai was also found to be providing vast sums of money for "Occupy Central's" so-called "referendum" conducted earlier this year by the University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme (HKUPOP). It should be noted that "Occupy Central" leader Benny Tai is an employee of the University of Hong Kong and has been a chairman of the university's Centre for Comparative and Public Law (CCPL), a confirmed recipient of US State Department funding via the US National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and its National Democratic Institute (NDI) subsidiary.




would report in an article titled, "Media mogul Jimmy Lai 'spent HK$3.5m on Occupy Central vote', leaked emails show," that:

Lai's Next Media group also offered extensive advice - including propaganda material - to the Occupy Central organisers - whom Lai dismissed in private as "idealist scholars" who "couldn't make the cut without help".


The emails were leaked by the same person who sent documents detailing the Next Media chairman's political donations to various pan-democrats two weeks ago. It is not clear how the documents were obtained.




One of the exchanges between Lai and his top aide Mark Simon shows that Lai spent some HK$3 million to HK$3.5 million to help the plebiscite. The email did not detail how the money was spent, only mentioning that the costs included "advertisements and billboards".



Lai has clearly tangled himself in a growing web of his own lies. With the incremental nature of the leaks affording Lai time to make further denials only to be exposed as a liar with the next series of leaks, he is taking the credibility of "Occupy Central" down with him. And Lai isn't the only individual involved with "Occupy Central's" backtracking as the truth is wrung from the the movement's dubious leadership.

"Occupy Central's" head organizer Benny Tai himself, has now been implicated in moving funds around secretly. 's article, "Occupy leaders refuse to reveal who donated HK$1.3m that co-founder passed to HKU," would report that:



Occupy Central last night declined to reveal the source of HK$1.3 million in donations that movement co-founder Reverend Chu Yiu-ming passed on to fellow organiser Benny Tai Yiu-ting.




At Chu's request, Tai gave all the money to the university where he works, to cover some of the expenses it incurred on Occupy's "civil referendum" and other activities, the movement said.



While "Occupy Central" is portrayed as a people's movement, or a students' movement, it is clear it is a politicians' movement merely dressed up as the latter. Revealed is a dubiously funded leadership trying to claw its way into greater power, all while abusing and exploiting the genuine concerns and good intentions of the many followers who've come out into the streets.

Hypocrisy and Semantics


Occupy Central's refusal to reveal the source of their funding is beyond dubious and betrays the very nature of what the movement allegedly stands for. Corrupt, opaque cabals of elitists using people toward their own end while wallowing in vast sums of money sounds strikingly familiar - in fact - these are the very claims the "Occupy Central" movement have leveled against the government in Beijing. Yet clearly, "Occupy Central's" own leadership differs very little beneath the cheap, peeling veneer of a progressive, democratic, movement.


The same article would also report:



The emails said Professor Chow Shew-ping, HKU's pro-vice-chancellor, was notified and met Tai on May 29 last year. A director of the university's development and alumni affairs office said Tai told her about the donor's identity in July and the "case [was] closed", said another email.




According to other leaked emails, the third Occupy co-founder - Dr Chan Kin-man - had been in contact with the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a US Congress-funded non-profit organisation that promotes democracy. Chan met a "Louisa" from the NED in January last year, while Tai met the vice-president of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs in June last year. The latter non-profit organisation, created by the US government, promotes democracy worldwide.




Chan said Occupy had never received any donation from foreign countries.



Unfortunately for Chan, however, this simply isn't true. Nearly every "Occupy Central" leader, including Benny Tai himself, belong to organizations or institutions that have received direct funding from NED and its subsidiaries. Unless Chan, like Jimmy Lai and Benny Tai, is attempting to use semantics to dishonestly disclaim foreign funding, such a statement is merely yet another lie from yet another now discredited "Occupy Central" leader.

It is likely that further revelations will be made public. Those taking to the streets, following this dubious collection of liars and frauds, must ask themselves what exactly they are protesting when those leading them appear no different than those they are allegedly protesting against. And while revelations that "Occupy Central's" leadership are liars and frauds do not in any way justify such behavior within Hong Kong's current government or in Beijing, it should give "Occupy Central" supporters pause for thought regarding their tactics, strategy, cause, and objectives.


To improve the life of ordinary people, ordinary people must not only formulate solutions themselves, they must be the ones who carry them out. The notion that simply nominating someone else to do it on the public's behalf leads to the very hypocrisy now on display amid "Occupy Central's" growing leadership crisis. Instead of blocking up one's own city streets, pragmatic solutions should be explored and implemented - solutions that are within the reach of local communities and do not require the dirty money of "Occupy Central's" political leaders, or the even dirtier leaders themselves.


Because just as "Occupy Central's" leaders are now playing games of semantics to disclaim dubious funding and affiliations, they are likewise merely using semantics to portray their version of dictatorship and elitism as "different" to the one they claim exists in Beijing.


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