There's Only One Game: Podcast of September 1, 2014 Show

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This is the Ron Paul clip in which he discusses a just war…

Here is the Victoria Nuland speech to Chevron / Exxon…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eUSg6ebcQ4
Here is the Hillary interview the day MH17 was shot down…

Here is the article purporting to show John McCain with the head of ISIS!
John McCain, Conductor of the “Arab Spring” and the Caliph

There’s Only One Game: Podcast of September 1, 2014 Show

Hour 1
Hour 2
Hour 3
Hour 4

This is the Ron Paul clip in which he discusses a just war…

Here is the Victoria Nuland speech to Chevron / Exxon…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eUSg6ebcQ4

Here is the Hillary interview the day MH17 was shot down…

Here is the article purporting to show John McCain with the head of ISIS!
John McCain, Conductor of the “Arab Spring” and the Caliph

The world is in flames, but are any of them hot enough to engulf US? On this week's show…

In watching cable news today (not to get facts, mind you, just to find out where “they” want us to focus), there was news of crisis in Iraq, Syria, Israel, Libya, Afghanistan & Ukraine (and at one point a FOX News hostess actually said, “Don’t forget about Korea!” Korea????) To top it all off there were numerous stories to terrify us about ebola: African cities blockade themselves, CDC issues high alert, New York man tested for ebola, ebola dirty bomb feared….
Not one of those stories really has the power to change my world except one (unless ebola is going to be some kind of a false flag and not just a psyop, but I refuse to even contemplate that). That’s Ukraine. We could wade in or wade out anywhere else on the list, IMO, and it wouldn’t matter much to you and me, but we are waking the Bear in Ukraine and I’m not sure we can control that outcome. So the question is, Why are we doing this?
The possible answers include: to start a Cold War, to start a Hot War, for the bankers, for the MIC / defense companies, for the oil companies, to reshape American culture, to destroy the dollar or to  create a New World Order. These are my top candidates and I gotta say, I don’t like any one of them. Here are a few things that are not on my list: to stop megalomaniac Putin who is a menace to society, to make the world safe for democracy, to end corruption in Ukraine, for humanitarian reasons / because the Ukrainian people need us and deserve our help.
I will try to tick off my whys and why nots on these possibilities but I must also touch on the BIG POSSIBILITY: that it is perhaps no coincidence that the Arc of Crisis has been set aflame at the same time we are looking for trouble with Russia and China…i.e., to provoke THE BIG ONE. I can hardly get my mind around the possibility that complete maniacs are pulling the levers of power, but then I remind myself of what the American public was thinking and feeling a hundred years ago when the Great War started and again 75 years ago when World War II was in the offing.
Do you think this is even a remote possibility? Even if these guys are just bumbling their way to World War III, could these missteps have such dire consequences, or will cooler heads prevail in the end? The show is on tomorrow, Saturday, 3PM-6PM ET, on News 95-5 and AM750 WSB.
 

The world is in flames, but are any of them hot enough to engulf US? On this week’s show…

In watching cable news today (not to get facts, mind you, just to find out where “they” want us to focus), there was news of crisis in Iraq, Syria, Israel, Libya, Afghanistan & Ukraine (and at one point a FOX News hostess actually said, “Don’t forget about Korea!” Korea????) To top it all off there were numerous stories to terrify us about ebola: African cities blockade themselves, CDC issues high alert, New York man tested for ebola, ebola dirty bomb feared….

Not one of those stories really has the power to change my world except one (unless ebola is going to be some kind of a false flag and not just a psyop, but I refuse to even contemplate that). That’s Ukraine. We could wade in or wade out anywhere else on the list, IMO, and it wouldn’t matter much to you and me, but we are waking the Bear in Ukraine and I’m not sure we can control that outcome. So the question is, Why are we doing this?

The possible answers include: to start a Cold War, to start a Hot War, for the bankers, for the MIC / defense companies, for the oil companies, to reshape American culture, to destroy the dollar or to  create a New World Order. These are my top candidates and I gotta say, I don’t like any one of them. Here are a few things that are not on my list: to stop megalomaniac Putin who is a menace to society, to make the world safe for democracy, to end corruption in Ukraine, for humanitarian reasons / because the Ukrainian people need us and deserve our help.

I will try to tick off my whys and why nots on these possibilities but I must also touch on the BIG POSSIBILITY: that it is perhaps no coincidence that the Arc of Crisis has been set aflame at the same time we are looking for trouble with Russia and China…i.e., to provoke THE BIG ONE. I can hardly get my mind around the possibility that complete maniacs are pulling the levers of power, but then I remind myself of what the American public was thinking and feeling a hundred years ago when the Great War started and again 75 years ago when World War II was in the offing.

Do you think this is even a remote possibility? Even if these guys are just bumbling their way to World War III, could these missteps have such dire consequences, or will cooler heads prevail in the end? The show is on tomorrow, Saturday, 3PM-6PM ET, on News 95-5 and AM750 WSB.

 

On this week's show…Update on Ukraine!…Oh wait – why does the US care about Ukraine again????

The pat answer to why there’s a problem in Ukraine is basically that Putin is an expansionist megalomaniac who wants to be President of Russia for life, wants to reassemble the Soviet Union and wants to have statues of himself erected all over Russia like Stalin did. Seriously, I have heard all of those reasons in the mainstream media. Problem is, even if all of that were true, it doesn’t actually explain the crisis in Ukraine, because the US started that one plain and simple. (If you want proof, check out my post and podcast: Exposing the Shadow Government in Ukraine (and the US?))
Even if we hadn’t started it and Putin did actually start it because he’s a megalomaniacal tyrant, why does the United States care about it at all much less care about it more than Europe does??? The EU is going kicking and screaming down the path of hostility with Russia and we’re egging them on at every step. Within minutes of the downing of flight MH17, the US governmental-media continuum made it crystal clear: “Now the EU MUST join the US in sanctioning Russia.” And so they have.
But again I ask, why do we care so much? It’s not like they’re threatening to spread communism – after all, We’re All Socialists Now! It’s gotta to be more in the lines of realpolitik or some other vague or cronyistic “American interest,” but what specifically?  I can think of several reasons the western power elite might want to beat Russia back with a stick right now, each of which I will cover on the show this Saturday (regular time 3PM-6PM ET on WSB.)
To get you primed, I am posting below a few good articles that give some background on the situation and some clips I’m going to play on the show to help explain why I think the military industrial complex (which I always go out of my way to specifically define as primarily the finance, energy and defense industries – like the WSJ inadvertently does in the headline below), and specifically US oil and gas companies, might be behind this.
Here is Hillary Clinton within hours of the downing of flight MH17 laying out the three things she expects the tragedy to accomplish, including that the EU move away from energy dependence on Russia.

And here is Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland early this year reporting to the executives from Chevron and Exxon (competitors?), while still complaining of Ukrainian jetlag, that she just got back from trying to shape the direction of Ukraine, that over the years “we” (meaning you and I) have spent $5 billion in Ukraine to steer it toward Europe generally and the IMF specifically (!) and thanking profusely these energy giants for all their help in this regard, in standing shoulder to shoulder with “us,” and in praise of their continued efforts to make Ukraine a hospitable place for giant American oil companies. (Well, that last point is not a direct quote, but in the last minute or two of the video that’s the definite impression one gets!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eUSg6ebcQ4
There are other possible explanations for our belligerent behavior toward Russia, including: the new anti-dollar movement among the BRICS nations led by none other than Putin’s Russia; there’s also the very long term plan of what the New World Order should look like (Zbigniew Brzezinski recently said we must move toward a bipolar world of the US and China with Russia playing catch-up); perhaps it’s the old Report from Iron Mountain plan, ie, Big Government needs Big Enemies to justify its existence and maintain consent of the governed.  This is a big nut to crack and there’s lots to talk about, so it’s a good thing we have 3 hours!
Here are the articles…
Is Putin Worse Than Stalin? by Pat Buchanan
My thoughts On Pat Buchanan’s Brilliant And Incisive Take On Washington’s Ukrainian Fiasco, by David Stockman
On Dominoes, WMDs And Putin’s “Aggression”: Imperial Washington Is Intoxicated By Another Big Lie, by David Stockman
US, Europe Turn Up Heat on Russia: Sweeping Sanctions Target Banking, Energy & Defense Industries; Western Companies Brace for Impact Wall Street Journal
A Time of Unprecedented Instability? An Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski
In one of Stockman’s articles above, he alludes to how Secretary of State James Baker in 1990 promised Gorbachev that if Russia let East Germany reunite with West Germany and be a part of NATO, the west would not expand NATO a “single inch” to the east. Since that time, the west has expanded NATO to include the exact countries that Gorbachev was worried about. The implication is that if anyone has been expansionist, it has been the west. Here are the post-promise members of NATO…

12 March 1999  Czech Republic Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991 as part of Czechoslovakia.
 Hungary Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991.
 Poland Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1990.
29 March 2004  Bulgaria Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991.
 Estonia Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991 as part of the Soviet Union.
 Latvia Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991 as part of the Soviet Union.
 Lithuania Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991 as part of the Soviet Union.
 Romania Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991.
 Slovakia Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991 as part of Czechoslovakia.
 Slovenia Previously part of Yugoslavia 1945–1991 (Non-aligned)
1 April 2009  Albania Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1968.
 Croatia Previously part of Yugoslavia 1945–1991 (Non-aligned)

For more on the expansion of NATO…

And in case you’re wondering why there’s a cartoon manatee at the top of this post, click through to watch this CNN video, Chris Cuomo loses it on RT host Peter Lavelle, then come back here and watch the youtube video below. The last two minutes of Cuomo’s “interview” reminds me of an old Dr. Katz skit. It’s a little out there, but tell me if you get it (you can start at 0:29):

On this week’s show…Update on Ukraine!…Oh wait – why does the US care about Ukraine again????

The pat answer to why there’s a problem in Ukraine is basically that Putin is an expansionist megalomaniac who wants to be President of Russia for life, wants to reassemble the Soviet Union and wants to have statues of himself erected all over Russia like Stalin did. Seriously, I have heard all of those reasons in the mainstream media. Problem is, even if all of that were true, it doesn’t actually explain the crisis in Ukraine, because the US started that one plain and simple. (If you want proof, check out my post and podcast: Exposing the Shadow Government in Ukraine (and the US?))

Even if we hadn’t started it and Putin did actually start it because he’s a megalomaniacal tyrant, why does the United States care about it at all much less care about it more than Europe does??? The EU is going kicking and screaming down the path of hostility with Russia and we’re egging them on at every step. Within minutes of the downing of flight MH17, the US governmental-media continuum made it crystal clear: “Now the EU MUST join the US in sanctioning Russia.” And so they have.

But again I ask, why do we care so much? It’s not like they’re threatening to spread communism – after all, We’re All Socialists Now! It’s gotta to be more in the lines of realpolitik or some other vague or cronyistic “American interest,” but what specifically?  I can think of several reasons the western power elite might want to beat Russia back with a stick right now, each of which I will cover on the show this Saturday (regular time 3PM-6PM ET on WSB.)

To get you primed, I am posting below a few good articles that give some background on the situation and some clips I’m going to play on the show to help explain why I think the military industrial complex (which I always go out of my way to specifically define as primarily the finance, energy and defense industries – like the WSJ inadvertently does in the headline below), and specifically US oil and gas companies, might be behind this.

Here is Hillary Clinton within hours of the downing of flight MH17 laying out the three things she expects the tragedy to accomplish, including that the EU move away from energy dependence on Russia.

And here is Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland early this year reporting to the executives from Chevron and Exxon (competitors?), while still complaining of Ukrainian jetlag, that she just got back from trying to shape the direction of Ukraine, that over the years “we” (meaning you and I) have spent $5 billion in Ukraine to steer it toward Europe generally and the IMF specifically (!) and thanking profusely these energy giants for all their help in this regard, in standing shoulder to shoulder with “us,” and in praise of their continued efforts to make Ukraine a hospitable place for giant American oil companies. (Well, that last point is not a direct quote, but in the last minute or two of the video that’s the definite impression one gets!)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eUSg6ebcQ4

There are other possible explanations for our belligerent behavior toward Russia, including: the new anti-dollar movement among the BRICS nations led by none other than Putin’s Russia; there’s also the very long term plan of what the New World Order should look like (Zbigniew Brzezinski recently said we must move toward a bipolar world of the US and China with Russia playing catch-up); perhaps it’s the old Report from Iron Mountain plan, ie, Big Government needs Big Enemies to justify its existence and maintain consent of the governed.  This is a big nut to crack and there’s lots to talk about, so it’s a good thing we have 3 hours!

Here are the articles…

Is Putin Worse Than Stalin? by Pat Buchanan

My thoughts On Pat Buchanan’s Brilliant And Incisive Take On Washington’s Ukrainian Fiasco, by David Stockman

On Dominoes, WMDs And Putin’s “Aggression”: Imperial Washington Is Intoxicated By Another Big Lie, by David Stockman

US, Europe Turn Up Heat on Russia: Sweeping Sanctions Target Banking, Energy & Defense Industries; Western Companies Brace for Impact Wall Street Journal

A Time of Unprecedented Instability? An Interview with Zbigniew Brzezinski

In one of Stockman’s articles above, he alludes to how Secretary of State James Baker in 1990 promised Gorbachev that if Russia let East Germany reunite with West Germany and be a part of NATO, the west would not expand NATO a “single inch” to the east. Since that time, the west has expanded NATO to include the exact countries that Gorbachev was worried about. The implication is that if anyone has been expansionist, it has been the west. Here are the post-promise members of NATO…

12 March 1999  Czech Republic Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991 as part of Czechoslovakia.
 Hungary Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991.
 Poland Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1990.
29 March 2004  Bulgaria Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991.
 Estonia Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991 as part of the Soviet Union.
 Latvia Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991 as part of the Soviet Union.
 Lithuania Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991 as part of the Soviet Union.
 Romania Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991.
 Slovakia Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1991 as part of Czechoslovakia.
 Slovenia Previously part of Yugoslavia 1945–1991 (Non-aligned)
1 April 2009  Albania Member of the rival Warsaw Pact 1955–1968.
 Croatia Previously part of Yugoslavia 1945–1991 (Non-aligned)

For more on the expansion of NATO…

And in case you’re wondering why there’s a cartoon manatee at the top of this post, click through to watch this CNN video, Chris Cuomo loses it on RT host Peter Lavelle, then come back here and watch the youtube video below. The last two minutes of Cuomo’s “interview” reminds me of an old Dr. Katz skit. It’s a little out there, but tell me if you get it (you can start at 0:29):

Who is to blame for the humanitarian crisis resulting from the downing of flight MH17? (Take the poll.)

In my opinion from watching this CNN interview and also from watching Crosstalk on RT, I think Peter Lavelle has a much better grasp of the facts than Chris Cuomo, which is probably why Cuomo is talking over him and calling him names. Unfortunately, however, one thing Lavelle doesn’t answer is the accusation that comes from Cuomo and has been flying around US media for days: Why did the Eastern Ukrainians leave the bodies in the field?  The answer seems obvious to me based on a press conference I watched from Saturday (two days after the downing) in which the leader of Donetsk, Alexander Borodai, begs for permission from “the international community” to remove the bodies or for officials to drive the 4 hours from Kiev and do it themselves. (See the press conference below.)

Here is the CNN clip of Cuomo and Lavelle going at it: Cuomo-Lavelle tete-a-tete

Just in case this disappears, here are some of Cuomo’s statements for the record:
“This is Peter Lavelle who works for RT, a part of the Russian government-owned news operation there.”
“I don’t know how intelligent your answers are but my questions are spot on.”
“I’m not a representative of the US government, [but] you’re a representative of Russia.” [to which Lavelle responds: you resort to “character assassination within five minutes!”]
“What you’re saying is frightening.”
“What
I sound like is a reporter who feels deeply for the 298 lives who were lost who were not part of this conflict and don’t need to be part of your discussion about Russia being unfairly blamed.”
“You need to remind yourself of the job my friend.”
“Here’s the difference between you and me, Peter:
You are obsessed with clearing Russia from culpability and that’s okay. I am focused on talking about how this plane and its victims were treated.”
“This is a joke. We have to get out of this [inaudible].” [Cuomo gestures to walk off.]
“Why should you carry water for Russia when you’re supposed to be a journalist?”
“Peter Lavelle, your obvious appetite and desire for what to do is to represent the best interests of Russia no matter what the facts are and to shout down people who are asking legitimate questions….let the audience decide.”
“Peter Lavelle you have to live with what you do for a living. I appreciate your coming on New Day so people can experience your answers and thought process for themselves.”
The full video can also be found in this article at mediaite.

I do think it’s a bit ironic that Cuomo, son of former NY Governor Mario Cuomo, accuses Lavelle of carrying water for the Russian government when Cuomo is in the inner circle of an elite US ruling family. (See image above for the circles in which Chris’s brother, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo, travels). As a matter of fact, when I first heard Chris Cuomo was a “journalist” I laughed out loud – kinda like when I realized the intrepid John Miller of CBS – the one who got all the “exclusives” in the Dzokhar Tsarnaev case – used to be a national spokesman for the FBI!

As the youngest of nine siblings, not all of whom I would want to be held accountable for, I do not vote for guilt by association, I merely suggest that when politicians and journalists share a dinner table, truth is not sitting at the head. (This is actually a serious issue that has only recently been getting some attention, for example: Presidents of ABC and CBS News Have Siblings Working at White House With Ties to Benghazi.)

At the end of the video, Cuomo says “let the audience decide” – so what do you think?
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Please also watch this press conference of Alexander Borodai, acting prime minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic, begging for permission from the international community to remove the bodies or for officials to drive the 4 hours from Kiev to start the investigation. This was on Saturday, two days after the crash and four days ago from today. (You might have to click the cc/closed captioning button in the lower right of the video for English subtitles to show up.)

I found Borodai’s pleas to be sincere. Do you? Another poll follows the video.

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For more MSM RT-baiting, here’s one from the BBC…

For the Peter Lavelle’s full program on MH17 spin…

Evidence on Flight MH17 begins to emerge…or does it?

Here are two articles from ZeroHedge presenting evidence that counters the official narrative the mainstream media rolled out literally within minutes that the news of the downing of flight MH17 hit the airwaves. My first reaction at the time was: how the heck do they know what happened before anyone even got to the crash site? Well, the initial reporting was rash to say the least.

Let’s continue to see what evidence emerges in this story and evaluate it the way government evaluates its intel (which is 80% open source!): weigh the credibility of the source and the plausibility of the information. I’m fine discounting Russia Today, for example, as low credibility, but our propaganda machines (Fox, CNN, etc.) are absolutely no better in my mind. So we are left with plausibility of information. That assessment I leave to you…

Key Piece of Video “Evidence” for Russian Responsibility for Malaysian Plane Shootdown Debunked

Russia Says Has Photos Of Ukraine Deploying BUK Missiles In East, Radar Proof Of Warplanes In MH17 Vicinity

As we fast approach the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, let us not forget that the United States got into that war because Germany sank the Lusitania with Americans on-board…problem is, Lord of the Admiralty, Winston Churchill, did all he could to put innocent Americans in harms way, even trying to trick Germany into accidentally sinking one of our vessels.

In my opinion, World War I, more than any other single event (and there are plenty of good candidates), marked the beginning of the end of the American Experiment. The end of the end of it might well be World War III. If the plan really is to deliver the coup de grace via a full-on hot war, I would guess a Democrat is slated to win the White House in 2016…only a Democrat could get away with it, just as one observer astutely pointed out only a Republican president will be able to pull off grabbing our guns.

In case you don’t know the significance of World War I and why we got involved in it, this fascinating interview offers a clue…

MH17: MSM Rushes to Judgment: Podcast of July 19, 2014 Show

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This is a must watch press conference from eastern Ukraine about the stalling tactics of the west in beginning the flight MH17 investigation. This directly contradicts MSM propaganda reports.
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As I said, there is some disgruntlement even in western Ukraine as men are conscripted to fight their countrymen in the east. Here is the mother of a conscript protesting in the west.

The US government (specifically, Department of State spokeswoman Jen Psaki) says west Ukraine’s aggression toward east Ukraine is justifiable based on Kiev’s right to maintain Ukraine’s “territorial integrity.” I would argue that “territorial integrity” is not a justification to prevent secession. In the US, for example, those who argue in favor of Lincoln’s right to force the south to remain in the Union almost always cite ending slavery not maintaining territorial integrity. In other words, it’s a humanitarian argument and not based on the Law of Nations which expressly allows for secessions such as Crimea’s and potentially east Ukraine’s.

On a side note, the west calls east Ukraine’s resistors “separatists” yet Russian press calls them “federalists.” There is definitely some linguistic spin in this…as my 8-year-old son tells me, “Separatists are the bad guys!” I asked him how he knew and he said he learned it from Star Wars. Ha! I’m not reading too much into it, just thought that was interesting. But it does actually matter if they are simply fighting for a confederation rather than a separation. My guess is that at this point there will never be a Ukrainian federation to include the east, but it might have been a reasonable compromise at one point.

Here is the document I referred to that explores the necessity of war to gain society’s consent to coercive government: Report from Iron Mountain

Here is something on Churchill and the Lusitania false flag which got the United States to join World War I for no valid defensive reason: False Flag at Sea.

And in case you don’t think western advisers would ever recommend a false flag to start a desired war, check this out from the esteemed Washington Institute for Near East Policy. In case you haven’t heard of this organization, here’s a line about it from Wikipedia: This Institute’s “research is timely and policy related, and its recommendations have been adopted by policymakers.

On the show a caller reminded me of the Iranian airliner flight 655 that was shot down by the USS Vincennes in 1988. I missed the reference but here’s the wiki entry: Iran Air Flight 655.

Here‘s the entry on Korean Air Lines Flight 007 that was shot down by the Soviets as a spy plane in 1983. You’ve probably heard of that one, but not of the Korean Airlines Flight 902 that was forced to land in 1978 by the Soviets, again suspecting Korean Airlines was using passenger planes on spy missions. Here‘s the wiki entry on that.

If you’re interested in my analysis of what happened to the first Malaysian Airlines flight to go down this year, check out: Cracking the Code on Malaysia Flight 370 for the podcast and The Ping is the Thing for the article.